Monday, 5 April 2010

It's all going on here!

Well we are almost ready for Version Scrap, the show which is in Paris this coming weekend April 9,10,11. We shall depart in the wee hours of Thurs am to head for Paris. We have all day to set up and the show opens that very evening to VIP peeps- who they are and how they get in I have no idea, but I'm just praying we arrive and get set up in time for doors opening at 6.30 pm. The show then continues for 3 days 9am to 7pm, those Europeans really work us hard! Breakdown is until midnight Sunday, and then we come straight back through the chunnel on a nocturnal crossing, we just have to make sure we are back in time to pick up Mark's parents from Heathrow at 6am Monday!! They fly in from New Zealand to stay with us for a month. I am pretty sure that the house will be in no fit state to receive them so I am praying for a miracle that I have the energy to clean up and re-organise for them on our return from Paris - that gives me about 3 hours! LOL. We do have to co-ordinate a major room shift about with the kids as Courtney needs her own room with GCSE's looming, so she'll move into Hugo's room, Hugo will share with Millie and Ella who have a large room, and the in laws get Courtney's room. Oh boy, its not a simple as just making the bed up! Lets hope they are too jet-lagged to notice too much of the chaos they will meet! Day 2 of them being here is FIL's 70th birthday, and I haven't even thought about that!!! Blimey. It's going to require all of my organisational and bossy skills to get the troops focussed for this effort. Anyway I am not thinking about all that until Monday!

For now we have some fab stuff to share with you. HUGE excitement here!!! Developed for release at the Version Scrap show we have dies to match our new Hot Pick stamps that were officially released on April 1st. Yes you are not seeing things...dies!
Use this stamp set HP1004
and you can stamp the large flower and leaf image onto the flower die PAD-GF. This is the larger of the grungy-collage style, steampunky image (top right) that Mark created and is causing such a buzz stamped as a metal rose. And you can see why... here it is all in one colour of metal, but it looks fab with different colours layered up too!!
OMG think of the possibilities, that you can even die cut your metal to make a metal rose it fab-u-lous. Samples like this were a magpie magnet on my demo table at the NEC! Everyone wanted to do the metal rose thing, and its so much easier than grungepaper as the metal holds its form...although I do admit to totally loving those grunge ones too!! Anyway we are filming a you-tube of the metal rose technique so stay tuned, we just have to fit in in with the show, room re-organisation and in laws! LOL

Oh but it doesn't stop there! As if!!
We also have the birdcage as a die
Here is the birdcage stamped onto acetate, I then painted bits with gold precious metal colour, and once that was dry, added some acrylic paints ...that's why its is the reverse... paint acrylics over the stazon on the stamped side, then flip the acetate over. Start with a Die cut acetate shape, stamp on it and go to it!!

The Moth

And to go with this set HP1005 we have
The bird
And the tag base for the filmstrip

And for the smaller flowers from the Squiggly Ink Flora and Fauna set
We also have another flower die to match the scallop edges of the larger flower from plate SIFF5

And to match the Tops and Tails plate 3 (SITT3) dragonflies we have these two. I love dragonflies as bellies on cards, they are so easy and very effective, especially in metal!
 All these are available to order on-line now. We will try to get orders out before we go to Paris, but if your order doesn't arrive by Thursday, then it will be shipped after Tues 13th April once we are back from the show! At least you know you will be top of the queue if you place an order now!!

Oh and I forgot to tell you, last week (before Easter) I spent 3 days with Lin putting the final touches to the May ArtsyCrafts weekends. We are really pleased with how the classes have all turned out, suffice to say birds abound with many techniques. Its going to be fab fab fab!!!

Here's a few sneaky peeks

I think both weekends have sold out, but if you still want a place call Karen on 01234 714848 to go on the waiting list.
Here is the state of Lin's workroom on Day 3!! And we thought we tidied up the night before! Oops

15 comments:

Helen said...

Love the look of the dies. I ddid seem them on twitter. Are they ok for the cuttlebug? Think I'm going to be spending lots on Saturday - Ally Pally not France, unfortunately!Have a great time...

craftimamma said...

I thoroughly enjoyed every second of watching you demo at the NEC and even before I watched I'd bought the fab new stamps. OMG now I neeed some of those dies methinks!

I don't envy you over the next week or so but I do wish you every success in France. I'm sure you don't need my good wishes though. You'll knock 'em dead!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Linda Elbourne said...

I have got the stamps ... but boy do I need those dies ... like now ... Cancel Paris and the in-laws ... I need them now :0)

Seriously Leandra ... Bon Voyage and Bon Chance and Comment ca va? apart from l'oiseau est dans le jardin ... that is all the french I know ... so ...

I hope you have a busy and fun show X

Horners Corner said...

I am trying to look at your on-line shop but all your site is doing is ''waiting for twitter.com'' to load up.

Piddawinkle said...

gawd blimey nothing like a bit of stress to get the juices going. Best of luck with your marathon weekend and a bit. Was minooching your store yesterday and already have my wish list, hope the dies are at ally pally as well, as they are defn on the list, now do I buy bird or flower first, or maybe both. Hehehe. Hope Paris is good for you, just sit down and put your feet up whilst people look around, they will never understand your english, LOL.

Heavenly Anarchist said...

Oh my! You are going to make me spend a lot of money!

Karin said...

Love the look of the dies matching the stamps but do the dies work in the cuttlebug? On the website it has Hot pick offer where can I find the details?
Looks like your going to be running on adrenaline of the week, hope all of your plans run smoothly.

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

Have a fabby time in paris :D
Julie xx

Sid said...

Those dies are really great, can't wait to get my hands on them !

The Crafty Chick said...

Thanks everyone for your comments.
Helen - they are like nestabilities in thickness, so they are good for all cutting machines. Linda will have limited numbers for Ally Pally
Linda - I'm sure you'll get to play with them over the weekend (en Anglais)
Horner - Sounds like a slow connection btw servers, no probs reported.
PiddyW - I'll try to put feet up! LOL
Karin - links direct to products are all through the blog post. or click here http://shop.paperartsy.co.uk/hot-picks-257-c.asp

HTH Leandra

Debbie S said...

Oh gosh oh gosh, how am I going to hide all my bags from Ally Pally from the bf? Oh the stress of it all! Seriously though hope Paris goes well and looking forward to seeing the dies at Ally Pally as well as the new stamps

Linda Cain said...

These are just to "die" for!!!!!!!! Fabulously scrumptous and of course I LOVE the metal.
Wish I was there!!!!

Your Friend in ART,
Linda

Anonymous said...

A rose, twittering birds and beautiful soft colours, love the sneakpeaks.
Margriet

A and E said...

Wow, would love to head to Paris for it! :)

we'd love to colaborate with your blog and products! Check out our blog and see what you think!

-Alex and Elsie x

carole said...

Youhhhoooouuu, I just come back from the show at the Parc Floral, near the Vincennes's Castle (I work near) in Paris and I saw you Leandra.... It was a big big pleasure... And I've bought this incredible dies and the stamps associate.
Thank you for coming in France, thank you for you disponibilty, you are an angel.

Leçon de français/french lesson, repeat after me : Les chaussettes de l'archiduchesse sont-elles séches ? archi-séches ?

Thanks again, have a great journey in France, and I hope I will find some Paperartsy Stamps in London when I will be there in July.
And thx for the little goody I found in my basket after paying my items.

Bye,
Carole

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