Tuesday, 18 January 2011

An {awesome} year ahead

Here in the wonderful world of PaperArtsy we are buzzing with excitement of the year ahead!

December was fabulous, even tho we were a couple of family members down....here is Courtney and Hugo on skype to us saying Hi on Christmas day!
And their newest cousin baby Jack who got dressed up especially for the occasion! 

And I made a wreath whihc amde it onto the front cover of Craft Stamper Magazine....kind of like being Xmas number 1, except in Crafting Lingo! LOL
And while they were away we had an interesting day out with Ella at the London Britains Got talent prelim auditions before Christmas 
Here's a couple of the girls from the choir... they sang well...but we won't know until February if they get thru to the next round.... but i reckon these guys will...some kind of james Bond act...the little no-neck dude was really short compared to the others...they caused a bit of a ripple whewrever they went! You saw it here first guys!!
Anyway the muchkins had a fabulous month in NEw Zealand with all the family, and here they are the evening of Day 1 home, snuggled up with siblings - 2 white and 2 brown kids (L-R: Hugo, Ella, Corky and Millie)
And as you know if you are in the UK, while they were away, we had a LOT of snow late December!

Those crazy icicles kept growing so long - beautiful! This is alongside the PA workshop.

And my fave new tipple was Winter Pimms...warmed with apple juice.
So the week before Christmas, and the day BEFORE Heathrow closed for the snow, we received this lot from Ranger..I know..good planning on our part....
But MAN was it COLD the day Jo Firth-Young, Mark and I checked it all off! And it's not all here yet...we are still waiting for the goodie lovelies class kits bits from TIm and Mario to arrive!

If you don't know what I am referring to...of course we have only got the Tim Holtz coming to teach for a VERY special ArtsyCrafts event on Feb 24th and 25th at the deVere harben House, near Milton Keynes.
How excited are we on a scale of 1-10 .... only about 1 zillion!
So the week after Christmas I was busy sending out tickets on the one day that the post office was (a) open and (b) accessible!

And Sunday (just been) Lin and I taught the project we are also teaching at the same event to our talented assistants...looking a bit less than glamorous after a very early start....



So to the year ahead...well my lips are sealed at the moment...but January is filled with us designing loads of new products to be released at the Stitches trade show Mid February, and we will continue with the release of more Hot Picks and dies...

Here's a sneaky peek of one new design HP1102 that will be hitting stores very soon. I LOVE the new flower stamp which matches the already existing scallop flower die. The scallop has a very pretty edge and can also be used to make layered flowers. I often like to use a small clock face for the centre.


It's a busy place here at PaperArtsy World HQ, and 2011 is going to be so awesome I can't wait!

Leandra 

EDIT: If you are interested in attending the ArtsyCrafts Tim Holtz event, do email me sales@paperartsy.co.uk to go on the waiting list. We have had a few unexpected cancellations of late due to health/ surgery etc , so the wait list has spaces!

17 comments:

Kathyk said...

Woo Hoo indeed. Wish I'd managed to get a space on the workshop with my friend Lauren - who did!!!

Kathyk

Linda Elbourne said...

You are sooooooo gonna pay for publishig that last piccie ... enjoyed all the others ... but that one ... seriously?????

Glennis said...

A busy year ahead for you - will you be at the Craft Barn in June. I hope to be in UK at that time. Greetings from downunder

judith@poppy cottage said...

The new stamps look fab, can't wait to see what else you have lined up, Judith xx

Kaz said...

Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous pictures.....
I am sooooo excited for febuary to arrive, bursting at the seems with excitment, hope you are ready for an over excited, hyperactive 40 yr old!! Lolxx oooh what a tease too.... really look forward to seeing the new goodies, think a re-morgage may be rquired!
kaz xx

kjjc said...

So nice to see you back Leandra. Looking forward tothose new stamps-looking lush.

humel said...

Yay!! Great excitement :-) Come ON, February!! I'm so done with January now....

Helen said...

Good to see you back blogging again! Love the new stamps, can't wait to see them! (no, get them I mean!)

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

Oh leandra I can't wait to see what you have for us all at Stitches!!!
Roll on Feb :D
Julie xx

Piddawinkle said...

so glad to see your quarterly review is out, what are you like, LOL. Am looking forward to Tim time in Feb, but am trying not to get too excited, but just wait till the week before, dont know how I will manage to work, good thing I took the week off then, LOL, loving the numbers on the new hot picks, mwah Siobhan

Mariannes Kort og Stempling said...

OOooo I can hardly wait ;-) This is going to be so fun !!!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous second part of the saying on the new Hot Picks.Love all the teasers for the event, makes it a happy wait.
Margriet

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Wishing you all the best (not like you'll need it). Thats an incredible amount of boxes for a spot of crafting :0)))

JoFY said...

"...looking a bit less than glamorous ..." - speak for yourself love! lol getting us up as early as you did you were lucky we still had our eyes open for the photo! rofl
Had a great day!

Paper Paradise said...

Hi Leandra, Great to see you are so organised for the fantastic events you have coming up. Myself and Lynn have managed to get onto your 'Stitches' workshop on the Sunday, so look forward to seeing you in February. The projects using the Thorndon Hall papers are causing a lot of interest in Lynne's shop, thanks again for giving me the chance to work with them. Sue x

massofhair said...

New Hot Picks looking fantastic, when did you say they would be with our retailers? :-)

MarionE, Australia said...

Great to have you back, Leandra - I've missed you!! I just wanted to tell you that your photo of the pillar box in the snow just needs a robin and/or a bit of holly to make a lovely Christmas pic. Very nice.
I'll be waiting very impatiently for the new Hot Picks release. I'm loving this series.

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