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!
EDIT: If you are interested in attending the ArtsyCrafts Tim Holtz event, do email me email@example.com 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!