Monday, November 24, 2014

Crafting with Ken.

Good morning all, and how the devil are you this Monday morning?
Did you have a good weekend?
I had a busy day in work on Saturday followed by a quiet evening chillaxing.  On Sunday I decided to pop over to The Papeterie in Aberdeen to meet the lovely Ken Oliver.  Last time Ken was in the country I couldn't make his class as I was at work, but I did get a surprised phone call from him via my PI boss Jan.  It was most strange as I was in a local DIY store looking for kitchen wallpaper.  We had a lovely chat and there was nothing else for it but I just had to have the paper I was looking at at the time.  Now every time I walk in my kitchen I look up at the walls and smile!
Getting back to Aberdeen and we had a lovely day, Ken told us all about his product "Stick it" and showed us his fabulous new papers and stamp pads.  Stick It goes in any die cutting machine attached to your card, it is repositionable until dry and glitter/gilding flakes work fabulously, with very little mess and no sticky fingers.

We had a lovely chat and quite a few giggles needless to say I came home with lots of ideas buzzing in my head, now just to find the time to play.

Thanks Ken for a super day and safe journey home, till next time!  ;)

I just had to add Stick it to my crafty stash but couldn't resist a few other beauties too.

This believe die cut was just fabulous in glitter.  Oh and a couple of other dies which caught my eyes.

I've been after a decent sized cracker die for ages, now I have no excuses but to make my own this year.  Another job to add to my list!  
The berries are for another crafty job I seem to have roped myself into for work, more of that later.
I still have my selection of goodies to share with you from the states too.....I really am bursting to open that parcel and play especially now I have stick it to make the job a whole lot easier.

It was lovely also to catch up with the gang over in Aberdeen who I haven't seen since I stopped demonstrating.  A big thanks to Pearl for my lunch, you are naughty!
Oh and a big happy birthday to the lovely Tina who celebrated in true crafty style yesterday, loved my cake.  x

Plans for my day then....get to crafting a.s.a.p!
That means getting off this computer and cracking on with the housework, boo, hiss.  I also have my Christmas cake in the oven this morning!
I have added an explanation mark to the above sentence because last year I made my cake a week before Christmas and it's not even December, happy, happy, happy on that front. 
Now if I could only make all my Christmas cards and write them too this week that would be that doesn't happen!  LOL.

Enough waffling from me, enjoy your Monday all and back soon with some more crafty gossip!  x


Jo said...

Stick It sound like a fab product Erika, will have to have a look out for it.Love the dies you bought, the cracker one does look a good size......looking forward to seeing some made up. Bet that Christmas cake smells delicious!
hugs Jo x

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Erika, enjoyed looking at your new stash, especially the cracker die, mmmm need to think about that one.
Pleased you had a good time at the workshop, never heard of Ken Oliver though, hugs Kate x

Shazza said...

sounds like a great day out and love your purchases. look forward to seeing your other parcel contents. Well done on the Crimbo cake. Most of my cards are made, hope to write them out this week.