Thursday 31 March 2011

Pictures from the Pins and Needles show

As I told you earlier we are at the Metro Arena with the Pins and needles Craft Show and there is so much to see there, not only paper crafts but all different types of crafts that is sure to inspire you.

Now I'm back there on Saturday but don't worry if you need a demo tomorrow I've been training up the guys to stand in for me, below is a picture of Craig showing his stuff to the passing ladies ha ha!

Ooh I love this display that I found whilst browsing.

This was another clever sew'n'sew that I found at the show.

I met a very talented lady named Joan Cutts, her work is amazing, I haven't a website for her but if you want something very special her prices are very reasonable, you can contact Joan at

Now how about finishing off the experience with a bit of indulgence

Pin & Needles Metro Arena

La Pashe News

We are at Pins and Needle at the Metro Arena for the Next 3 days, I'll be there demoing the Build a Blossom so if you missed them at QVC come and see us there, we have some wonderful deals.

Wednesday 30 March 2011

My Scrapbook - A Day for Daisies

Such a lovely image this one, my two girls when they were small went to stay with friends of ours for a weeks holiday and they kept a scrapbook whilst they were there, year later and they still loved looking through it.

My Scrapbook by A Day for Daisies and coloured with Copic Markers.

That scrapbook is nearly as big as she is lol!

I used the large script stamp by Stampin Up for the background some Marianne dies for the flourishes and some circle punches to make the easy blossoms and tucked a pearl inside each one.

Tuesday 29 March 2011

Mothering Sunday / Easter Card

I was thinking that although this isn't the typical Mothering Sunday card if you were to add the caption " Even though we've flown the nest you continue to feed us with love" and it would be perfect.

Equally it would work as an Easter card.

We're Hungry is one of the Newly released Digital Stamps by Just Inklined.

Coloured with Promarkers and Prisma Pencils stampin up designer papers, embossing folders by Sizzix and Cuttlebug and an Egg Nestabilities by Spellbinders.

Monday 28 March 2011

Caption Winner.

We have a caption winner. for Grandson Jack's photo

Cathy said... The caption might be: BYOB (bring your own bottle) my crib, midnight, don't be late. JackO

Love the golfer card too. great coloring and dp. perfect for a guy card. 26 March 2011 04:12 Congratulations Cathy we deliberated at work over who should be the winner and you came out on top.

I'll pop a little gift in the post for you.

Sunday 27 March 2011

Flower Girl - Mo Manning

Happy Sunday Everyone, I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend. The sun is splitting the trees here where I am so I'm off to make the most of it.

Before I do I wanted to share a new card with you.

Little Flower Girl, coloured with Copic Markers and made into an Easel card, the cuttlebug was used to emboss the pink card and edged using a Martha Stewar deep edger punch, the duck egg under paper was from my stash, I think it was from Papermania, some pearls a ribbon some flower petals and a bit of love to bring it all together.

A close up shot of the little Flower Girl by Mo Manning, such a little sweetie.

The Nestabilities Labels make a perfect writing place on the inside of the easel card.

Saturday 26 March 2011

A New Free Sheet for you all

Ooh it has been such a long since I gave you all a free sheet to work with so I set to today and designed this one for you all.
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Friday 25 March 2011

Sassy Cheryl Boy Golfer and a Dodgy Dude

Does anyone know this Gangster? a dodgy dude if ever I saw one.

I want captions for Jacks image, leave me a caption by Sunday midnight and I'll choose the best one and send that person a little gift.


A fun little image by Sassy Cheryl, Golfer Boy is a great image for the men with a little fun element to it, you just have to love those plus fours don't you?

Coloured with promarkers and teamed with some nature papers and a lemon ribbon oh yes and a big pearl for his golf ball.

Thursday 24 March 2011

Hobbycraft Show NEC Birmingham

La Pashe is at the Hobbycraft Show at Birmingham NEC, Craig and Jonathan will be there to great you at the stand. They have some great show offers so if you are visiting now is the time to get stocked up. Oh yes they are open to bribes and they lurvve sweeties.

Read on for more offers.

La Pashe can be located at stand C30

The boys have lots of offers for you at their stand but I'm going to give you another tasty offer.

When buying tell them Jak sent you and give them the code CP11 they will then give you a discount of 10% on everything you buy how cool is that?

and... the first person to go up to Jonathan pinch his cheeks and call him "Young Man" can have 1 free set of decoupage from me. (to be collected from Jonathan at the time it's done)

Wednesday 23 March 2011

Happy Birthday

As it's my Birthday today and I'm now in the wrong side of 40 I thought I'd share some of my photos of my in younger years.
Two of me in my Pram, isn't it a beauty? everyone say awe...
It's good to look back to past times, aren't photographs amazing?

Me being pushed on the swing by my dear brother Russell and on Holiday with a neighbouring holiday lady.

This is me with brothers Alan and Russell, and my wonderful dad.

Here I am with my gorgeous Nana and my cousin Susan, I'm the ickle one.

I'm off out with my Mam for a girlie day just the two of us then I get jack for a couple of hours tonight for some snuggles.

I hope you all have a wonderful day too.

Tuesday 22 March 2011

Flowers for my Mommy - Mothering Sunday

Just short post as I think the weekend has just cought up on me and my energy levels are zero, Everything is aching and I'm nodding while typing so I need to get off to my bed.
I used the last image from my set called Very Very Sweet by A Day for Daisies and coloured it with Copic markers and distress inks. I used the pendant dies by Spellbinders and a foilage die by Marianne designs.

Sunday 20 March 2011

Waiting for Rain

Poor love! she only needs a bit of rain so that she can sail her Yacht, she's all prepared for it too in her little Sou'wester and red gum boots.
I used one of the Marianne Creatable Doily Dies behind her and Designer papers from Stampin Up, some pearls and vintage seam binding ribbon.
waiting for rain is a Mo manning image and can be purchased here.
Image coloured with Copic markers.

Saturday 19 March 2011

Brilliant Day

We set off quite early this morning 7:30 am and made our way to Harrogate Papercraft Extravaganza and on arrival we were greeted by the exhibition Cow "Daisy".
The day was manic busy with lots of crafters armed with shoppers all awaiting to fill them up at whatever caught their eye.
I was doing demo's with the Build a Blossom and I did so many I have a blister.
I love it when someone watches me transform the flat sheet into a thing of natural beauty before their eyes and the disbelief at how easy they are to make until they see for themselves.
A very satisfying feeling indeed.
We had a marvelous day and after a good nights sleep I should be ready for round 2 tomorrow.

The display stand are really for Cupcakes and i saw them on facebook purchased by Nicola Joliffe one of my crafty friends and thought they would be perfect for the Build a Blossom flowers to showcase them.

I think they look like they should be in a flower boutique.

I must add that not 1 cup of tea came my way today from crafty friends (how rude) lol!

Friday 18 March 2011

A Special Flower - A Day for Daisies

Another beauty from A Day for Daisies, this one is A Special Flower from the Very Very Sweet collection I just love these, I'm imagining a feild of Poppies and a Cadbury's Flake (only the crumbliest flakiest chocolate) nummnumnum!
Coloured with Copic Markers and teames with some Gem Clusters, beads and ribbon and a bit of love to bring it all together.


Tomorrow Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th March I will be at Harrogate GNPE (Papercraft Extravaganza)
If you are visiting be sure to pop by the La Pashe stand and say hi, I'd love to see you there, I'll be doing demo's of the Build a Blossom showing just how easy they are to make.
Oh yes and come with a cup of tea I always get parched from chatting too much (just a little bit of milk and no sugar)

Thursday 17 March 2011

Project of the Month Blog Hop & Spot Prizes

Its that time again and this Month's theme for the Blog Hop is ese 2 images to create a scene and our host is Elaine and that's is where the blog hop begins.
You should have landed on my blog from Arielle We will hold this every third Thursday of the month , we aim to give you a little inspiration and hopefully a few Oooo's and Awe's along the way.The Dream Team is made up with some of the most talented ladies so be sure to give them all a visit.
The images I used on this months project are Patience and Cat's in the Bag
I think they compliment each other as the one in the bag looks as though it is trying to hide.
I coloured the images with Copic markers after merging them together I used Stampin Up designer papers and hand cut some paws to add as embelishment.

Next up is Bea and I just know she has something amzing to show you, don't forget to leave a comment as there is 2 spot prizes up for grabs choosen from the comments on our blogs.

Mo Manning is has an awesome image up for grabs for only $1 to raise some funds to help in the disaster in Japan. click on the image below to go and buy it.

Wednesday 16 March 2011

Ohhh No! Baby Jack talks like a Geordie

uh oh! Baby Jack talks like a Geordie if you listen carefully to his words you'll see what I mean.

Flowers in my Garden - A Day for Daisies

As soon as I saw this stamp I just fell in love with it, it is from a new to me company (A Day for Daisies) which I found in one of the groups I'm in, this one is so dreamy, it's called Flowers in my Garden, isn't she beautiful?
There is something quite surreal about her.
I used the Cuttlebug Stylised flowers folder to emboss the card and the border punch is by Martha Stewart (deep edger) I used the square Nestabilities to mount the image onto and copic markers to colour her.
Teamed with ribbon, pearls and a flower and a bit of love to bring it all together.