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Friday, 23 December 2011

Create & Craft Shows

Hi Everyone...

Just a quick note to let you know I have had some shows for Create & Craft confirmed for next week...
There's quite a few so I guess I'm going to be a busy boy over the festive season!

Here are the details:

Tuesday 27th at 9am, 10am, 1pm, 4pm and 5pm!
Wednesday 28th at 1pm, 2pm and 4pm
Thursday 29th at 11am, 2pm, 3pm and 5pm
Monday 2nd January at 9am, 11am and 12noon

These shows are a mixture of Hunkydory shows, Special Sale shows (some superb bargains to be had!!), Paper Clinic and a new printer show...

It looks like my Craft Ambassador role will be put to good use over the next week! Wish me luck!

Anyway, I hope you can watch and can find time to send me an email or two!

I'll take this opportunity to wish you all a wonderful crafty Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!!

Thankyou all for your continued support and encouragement :o)

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Create and Craft Shows

Morning Everyone

Just letting you know that I am back on Create and Craft next week :o)

All the shows are Brother shows, including some printers and labelling equipment... The particular printer I will be showing you is one that I love, especially for printing onto different textured cardstock...which is something I do alot of!

Anyhoo, the shows times are :-

Monday 12th December at 8am and 1pm and 3pm and 6pm (busy day!)

Tuesday 13th December at 10am and 7pm

Wednesday 14th December at 6pm

These are special 4 day deal shows and some of the products I will be showing are brand new, not been seen before, including the new A4  Printer (which would make a brill Christmas prezzy and addition to your crafting tools!)

Hope you can watch and remember too email in... I will find something to give away!

Happy Crafting!


Thursday, 1 December 2011

Just For You... :o)

Morning Everyone

It's another cold start to the day here in Nottingham, the heating is on, I've mashed a cuppa and made this lil Christmas Text Background Paper for you.... 

It seems to be that designing papers is another addiction I can add to my list! :o)

As I'm off to Germany tomorrow to the Christmas markets for the weekend (in the hopes I can get a few of the  gifts on my list ticked off!) I thought I'd give you all a lil gift too...

I've literally just finished this one... I hope you like it :o)

Just click on the paper below and it will open in another window, then just right click on it and save on your computer....

And remember.... I'd love to see what you do with the paper, or indeed any of my others, so please do send me a photo of your projects... You never know, I may just pop it on the blog for all to see :o)

Happy Crafting!



Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Loved this shape so much - I made 3!

Good Afternoon Everyone!

Well, the weather we are having lately is definitely crafting weather and that's exactly what I've been doing.... when I get home from work of course, there's no time to 'play' at the shop this time of year!

This lil card is a variation of the ever popular stepper card, I love stepper cards because of their technical appearance and the versatility they give us... so much so that I made this style in three different colour ways lol

The image is a digi I bought somewhere when I was browsing the tinternet, sorry, I cannot remember where as I must have looked at a thousand sites lol

As you'd expect from me, there is lots of distressing going on, as well as a combination of Flexmarkers and Promarkers... some punched and die cut snowflakes, buttons, twines and the obligatory glamour dust!

 Hope you like them as much I liked making them :o)

Here's a few lil photos for you...











Wednesday, 9 November 2011

I've been playing again .... :o)

Good Morning Everyone!

Well, it's a dreary start to this Wednesday morning so I thought I'd spread a lil crafty happiness and share with you all a new background paper that I have been working on...

This is from my forthcoming Shabby Roses Collection (tell you more when the time is right! lol)

You can also go onto my website and purchase my 'Intricate Snowflakes Collection' now :o) 

Anyhoo... here is my lil pre-Christmas freebie gift to you... 

Just click on the image and it will open in a new window, then right click and save to your computer...
Remember to let me see what you do with it :o)

Happy Crafting!







Thursday, 3 November 2011

Create and Craft Shows....

Good Afternoon Everyone!

Just a quick post to let you know I will be back on Create & Craft this weekend... so I won't be working at the   NEC, however, I will be at the NEC for a nosey on Saturday so if you see me, be sure to say hello :o)

My Shows are all on Create and Craft and this is the line up..

Friday (yep, tomorrow!)
8am, 10am and 4pm

Sunday
9am, 10am and 2pm

Hope you can watch, at least I'll be there to entertain those of you that are not at the NEC (or those that have been and spent up lol!)

Hope you can watch and remember to get those emails in :o)

Happy Crafting!

Love, as always
Phill
x

Sunday, 30 October 2011

So what do I do when I get half an hour of peace....

... I make a card! lol

Hi Everyone...

Now that's stranger than you think.... especially when I am at work in the shop (time is usually spent mashing, chatting, teaching, advising my lovely customers and oh yes, more mashing cuppas!) so to get half an hour of peace at the shop these days is so rare that you'd think I would put my feet up with, yep, another cuppa, but nope, not me... I play :o)

So here's a few photos of my lil half an hour (36 minutes of peace to be precise!) playtime card with one of my fave Gorjuss stamps...

Hopefully, you will notice the lovely Backing Paper too as it's one of my own ;o) 
More on that soon ;o)

Anyway,  I hope you like it.... 

Happy Crafting!
Love, as always
Phill
x





Saturday, 24 September 2011

Lil Freebie for you...

Hi Everyone

As you have probably heard me say a hundred, nay, a thousand times over the last few days lol, I am going on my holidays in a few days for a wee while so I thought I'd let you have a lil freebie background paper that I designed myself...
It's a lovely vintage coloured snowflake paper.... there'll be more soon, but I was thinking..... I could let you all have a freebie and a play whilst I am away, then you could show me what you did with it in your craft projects when I get back... sound like a plan?

I love background papers (as most of you know) and I like to create my own when I can't find the 'right' one, so here it is.... Have fun and enjoy using it...I hope I do this post right so you can click on the image, then right click on the image again once it opens in full size...(fingers crossed!)

Anyhoo

Happy Crafting!

See you all soon, with lots of holiday stories!

Love, as always
Phill
x

* FREEBIE has now been removed *
Let me know if you wanted it, but didn't get chance and I'll see what I can do :o)




Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Create & Craft Shows....

Hi  Everyone

Hope you are all well and busy crafting... I know I have been!

How are you getting on with your Christmas projects for this year? Me, well, I'm always last minute! lol
I make so many Christmas cards at my classes that I should just use those for myself, but I never do... I always like to create something new for close family and friends and this year will be no exception ;o)

Anyhoo... I have some more dates booked for Create & Craft shows and here they are... 
guess who is going to be a busy boy next week!

Monday 19th September at 1pm and 3pm on Create & Craft and then 
5-7pm on Ideal World for Craft o Clock

Thursday 22nd September at 9am and 12noon on Create & Craft

Friday 23rd September at 9am and 1pm on Create & Craft

You'll be sick of seeing me next week! lol

Hope you can tune in and see what I am bringing you... you'll love it!
And, remember to send in those lovely emails as always... I love hearing from you all :o)

I'll let you know some more news soon too ;o)

Happy Crafting!

Love, as always
Phill
x

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Forgot I had these.......

Hi Everyone....

Yesterday I found these fab Arc shaped cards at the shop, that I must have bought last year sometime! 
And I thought I'd take some home and have a play...

Thought I'd show you what I came up with....

Here is the finished card, a priddy lil Tilda card in pinks and greens.... hope you like it :o)

I've used my Longing Tilda stamp, pro-markers, Tim Holtz Core'dinations cardstock, Divine Swirls embossing folder, lil flower and leaf punches, a  Stampin up! border punch, some raffia twine and some other lil bits...

Happy Crafting!

Love, as always
Phill
xx



Friday, 19 August 2011

What am I up to?.....

Hi Everyone

Just thought I would pop a lil message on here to let you all know a little bit about what I am up to...

I can confirm that I will be back on your screens next Monday, 22nd, on Ideal World (not Create & Craft) for the full two hours of Craft o'clock!

I hope you can join me and drop me an email to say Hi :o)

As for who I am going to be working with/for.... well, that's a lil surprise, but I know you will put 2 and 2 together and figure it out, however, I will (on Monday or Tuesday next week) make an official announcement, just so you know what is actually happening and not what you may or may not have heard lol

Besides, I like to keep you guessing ;o) lol

I will take this opportunity too to say a huge thankyou for all your continued support and the numerous daily messages I get on Facebook, asking where I have been lol.... at least now you know I will be back :o)

I will see you all on Monday!

Happy Crafting!

Love, as always
Phill
x

Friday, 12 August 2011

Secret Project No.3 - It's a lush one ;o)

Hi Everyone

Well, as promised...here is my secret project no.3!

I so love these that I think they are now my new addiction....the possibilities are endless! (as you'll see soon lol)

So this time, I have gone with a more traditional, warm colour scheme with the rich burgundy, olive greens and smooth cream... all with a (hand painted 5 times in the end!) rich, old gold metallic frame.

The photos truly don't do this frame any justice as you can't capture the lushness of the gold and the richness of the colours!

And guess what....no Tilda this time! Instead I have used another of my faves, Gorjuss Girls... This one is the 'Toadstools' Gorjuss, from the Winter 2011 collection (all on my website!)

The frame has also (as you'd expect from me) been hand stamped and every single dot has been sprinkled with glamour dust to give it the festive sparkle ;o)

Anyhoooo, This frame is also on ebay for you to bid on, and, like last time, I will make a card for the lucky winner to go with the frame!

Hopefully, this link will take you to my ebay store, http://stores.ebay.co.uk/honeypotcrafts2010 then just look in the 'My Handmade Creations' section :o)

Happy Crafting and Happy Bidding!

Here you go... just a couple of lil photos for your perusal... I hope you like them :o)

Personal Orders now being taken for these, but don't epect it in a rush...I'm a perfectionist lol!

Love, as always
Phill
x







Monday, 8 August 2011

It's the final countdown!

Hi Everyone

Just a quick message to remind you that secret project no.2 ends tonight on eBay....
Remember, it's a one off of my work, I will not make another the same...ever!
And I will make you a little Thankyou card to go with it, and sign it of course lol

Here's your quick link to it... http://stores.ebay.co.uk/honeypotcrafts2010

Well, I have had a fabulous afternoon, crafty shopping for items for my secret project no.3... 
It's a secret (lol) so I can't tell you what I bought, but all will be revealed when it's completed, I have done the ground work, so to speak, so it should be ready in a couple of weeks (you know I'm a perfectionist!)

Anyyhoo,  Happy Bidding and Happy Crafting!

Love, as always
Phill
x

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Less than a day left.....

Hi Everyone

Well, I have to say I am overwhelmed by the number of you watching my secret project no.2 on ebay...
I really didn't think there would be that much interest! lol
Thankyou to each and everyone of you for liking my work enough to want it! ;o)

I thought I best let you know that there is now less than a day left on the bidding, finishes tomorrow night!
So here is the quick link again, in case you missed it on the previous post :o)

Happy Bidding!

And remember, I will make a little Thankyou card to go with the secret project, just for you, so once I know who wins it, I will address the Thankyou card to you :o)

Happy Crafting!
Love, as always
Phill
x

Friday, 5 August 2011

Secret Project No.2 :o)

Hi Everyone

OK, so you all know how much I love colouring in, Tilda & Edwin and faffing with my crafty stash...yes?

Well here are the fruits of my labour over the last few weeks.... 

I absolutely loooove this project, loved designing it, loved colouring it, loved stamping it... you get the gist lol

This really has been a labour of love too and I have (as usual) paid close attention to detail so I hope you can see that when you nebby at these phoros taken from my phone (I really must take my camera to the shop next time lol)

Anyway, without keeping you in suspenders any longer... Here are a couple of photos...

This creation is on my eBay site now so if you like it, want to bid for it, here's the link.. http://stores.ebay.co.uk/honeypotcrafts2010 

It's only on for three days and I will include a lil signed card to go with the frame for the lucky winner :o)

Happy Crafting

Love
Phill
xx






Tuesday, 2 August 2011

I have a plan.....

Morning All...

Well, I'm in one of those moods today!.... To de-clutter, tidy and organise my shelves etc at the shop!

It could get messy lol

Wish me luck! I will try and take a few photos later of what (if anything) I manage to finish lol

Have a great day and Happy Crafting!
Love
Phill
xx

Monday, 1 August 2011

It's all on 'The Other Blog' lol

Good Morning Everyone

Hope you are all well and crafting away!

I have just posted a message on my other Blog, www.honeypot-crafts.blogspot.com with all the details and photos of our Craftathon projects from yesterday :o)

Pop on over and have a nebby, see what you think 

And remember! 
All the new Winter 2011 Gorjuss Girls stamps are now on the website (quick link for you here on the right), but they are going like hot cakes so if you like Gorjuss Girls, be quick and order them!

Happy Crafting!

Love
Phill
xx

Sunday, 24 July 2011

My Secret Project - well, one of them ;o)

Good Evening Everyone

I have soooo loved working on this secret project, mainly because it has taken me so long to finish it, but I have worked on it as and when I had had time to and not rushed it to completion!
This was something I wanted to do for display in the shop, but of course it incorporates lots of my favourite things, such as the Magnolia Images, Distressing, Stamping and lots of colouring in!

I bought the individual 5" letters in March this year, whilst I was at Olympia, yep, waaaay back in March!

Each letter has been distressed with Faded Jeans and Walnut Stain several times to get the colours just how I wanted them... especially as the inks just got soaked into the letters, I kind of liked that as it gave more depth.

I have them stamped the swirly pattern on the edges of the letters with brown ink and added glamour dust accents to them.... painstakingly with a quickie glue pen!

You all know how I love my colouring inn and I have probably spent more hours than an average working month colouring all these lovelies in... there are 5 shades of brown in Tildas hair! And three in each set of clothing!

Anyhoo... this is now displayed in the shop, high up on one of the walls so it can't be touched lol
The photos are not particularly good as I did them on my phone, but I promised  you photos tonight, so here they are :o)
PS - It is straight on the wall... It is just so big it was the only way I could get all the image on the photo! lol

I hope you love it as much as I do :o)
(Onto secret project no.2 now... it's already started lol)

Happy Crafting!
Love
Phill
xx







Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Create & Craft Shows...

Hi Everyone

Just a quick post to let you all know that I have been quietly (ahem) in between everything else, doing my samples for this Sundays' (10th) shows on Create & Craft.

I will be on at
10am, 12noon and 3pm

I will be showcasing the fabulous Tulip Range at 10 and 3 and it's a toolshed at 12
(with some brilliant new products!)

Hope you can watch.... and remember to keep those emails coming... I love to hear from you all :o)

PS - I will have some very exciting news to share with you all ...... soon ;o)

Happy Crafting!

Love
Phill
x

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Ideal World Shows...

Good Morning Everyone!

Well, I have been up with the larks this morning! The sun is beaming and it looks like it's going to be a beautiful day (fingers crossed!)

I have been busy preparing for my next few shows on Ideal World (yep, not Create & Craft this time, I will be on Ideal World)

The shows are both tomorrow (Wednesday) and I am on at
12noon and 5pm!

I can tell you it will be a Christmas show... I know, it's June! but if you are anything like me (running around at the last minute) it's the early bird that gets time to relax and enjoy the festive season lol

So, I will hopefully be able to bring you some inspiration along with the fabulous, stunning products that I will be showing you.

I love Christmas, and particularly making Christmas cards, it's the time we get to go mad with glitter glue, glitter and use all the festive colours :o)

So, hopefully you can tune in and remember to send us an email, who knows, you could win one of the first Christmas cards I have made this year!

Happy Crafting!

Love
Phill
xx

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Create & Craft Shows...

Good Evening Everyone

Hope you are all well and crafting away!

I just wanted to let you know that I will be back on your Create & Craft screens this Sunday (12th June) at

10am - Woodland Folk Papercrafting Show (part 1)
12noon - Toolshed
5pm - Woodland Folk Papercrafting Show (part 2)

I may also be able to tell you some VERY EXCITING news soon!
Something that has been in the planning for a while now and is finally! coming soon....

But, I will tell you when all is ready :o) lol I know, I know...that's just teasing!

Hope you can watch and I will be giving a couple of my cards away to those who email in :o)

Happy Crafting!

Love
Phill
x

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Good Morning Tatty Teddy!

Hi Everyone

Just thought I would pop a photo on of a card we made at my workshop the week before last..

I love the Tatty Teddy stamps, cute and cuddly and a joy to work with!

Here I used my Cricut to create the big ovals, Tatty Teddy stamp, Aqua Markers to colour him in and various punches and of course some glitter glue to finish the flowers... as usual, my obligatory inking of the edges! lol

Hope  you like it!


Happy Crafting!

Love
Phill
xx

Friday, 27 May 2011

Create & Craft Shows

Hi Everyone

Hope the weather is being kind to you, it doesn't know what to do here in Nottingham!

Anyway, I thought I'd let you know that I am back on Create & Craft next Tuesday, 31st May at 9am and 12noon.

Hope you can watch!
Remember to email in and say Hi!

Happy Crafting!
Phill
xx

Friday, 20 May 2011

Create & Craft Shows...

Hi Everyone

Just a quick message to let you know that I will be on Create & Craft this Sunday, 22nd at

9am - Forever Friends Show
12noon - Tool Shed Show
3pm - Forever Friends Show

Hope you can watch!
Remember to email in and say Hi

Happy Crafting!

Phill
xx

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Today was Minithon day!...

Hi Everyone

It's been a while since I posted on my Blog, but I have been sooo busy with Create & Craft and filming for Docrafts Creativity TV! so I hope you'll forgive me!

Just so you know, you can join the exclusive Docrafts Creativity Club by clicking here, this is where you will find my video tutorials as well as a host of other Docrafts Designers projects...well worth a peek :o) 
Click the link to find out more and if you are already a member, add me as a buddy!

Anyway, today was our May Minithon at the shop and we made this lovely huge A4 Stepper card using some of the Magnolia Tilda & Edwin Stamps!
I used the V & A Hanovarian 12x12 Papers on my card as they work so well with the lace trimming :o)
My Cricut was put to good use here too, with the flowers, swirls and big scalloped ovals all die cut from it!
(I knew it was a necessary tool ;o) lol

Thanks to all who came today and made it such fun!

Here is a lil photo for your perusal :o)

Hope you like it!
Happy Crafting!
Phill
xx


Monday, 11 April 2011

If I was to do a lil ....

tutorial episode.... what would you like me to do?

Hi Everyone
I have been thinking about this for a wee while and can't decide what you would benefit most from...

So, you tell me...
What lil online tutorial would you like me to do for you? 
It has to be a quick'ish one...(few minutes) and a clean one! lol

Give me some ideas and when I get back from my jolly holidays at the end of the month, I will see what's been suggested and try and get one sorted and posted on the blog for you :o)

Happy Crafting!
Phill
x

Monday is my day off.... isn't it?

Good Morning Everyone
Well, Mondays are my day off...apparently, lol, but today I am sticking to my plans of getting in front (as much as I can) with work, so I am off now to do my projects for Docrafts Creativity Magazine and, if I get time after that, I am making a start on samples for a special Create & Craft show that will be coming in a few weeks time...will tell you more about that when I am allowed to ;o)

Hope you all have a great day!

Happy Crafting!
Phill
x

Friday, 8 April 2011

Create & Craft.....

Good Morning Everyone...

What a beautiful morning it is here! The sun is shining and the birds are singing, wonderful start to the day!

Anyway, just a quick message to let you all know that I am back on Create & Craft this Sunday (10th) at 12noon for a Tool Shed Show...
I will be showing you, amongst other things, a fabulous Border Punch System by Xcut.... 
You'll love it and I know you'll need one! I can't put mine down now I have it!

Anyway, just wanted to bring you up to date and hopefully I will see you (or rather you will see me lol) on Sunday!

Happy Crafting!

Love
Phill
x

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Clarity 'Flower' Card

Good Afternoon Everyone

Just a quickie, as I haven't posted any photos for a few days,..

These cards are what I have done at my classes last week/this week.... I love Barbara's big 'O' stamps, but instead of brayering the inside of the O, I have inked inside the O with distress Inks and added flower embellishments...

Couple of different colourways for your perusal and I have used clear embossing powder on one and kaleidescope embossing powder on the other.....
....hope you like them :o)

Happy Crafting!
Phill
x



Sunday, 3 April 2011

Good Afternoon.....

Good Afternoon Everyone...
Hope you are enjoying Mothers Day...

Just posting this message on here to let you all know to pop over to my Honeypot Crafts Blog as I have posted a job vacancy message on there...

Happy Crafting!

Phill
x

PS - off to colour in now lol

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

I'm a little teapot (well an 8x8 one really)

Hi Everyone

As promised, another photo! Two days in a row?....I'm on a roll lol

Another busy day at the shop, I have a workshop on Wednesday mornings too (yep, I do quite a few! lol)
We always have such a laugh,... can't beat a good laugh, with a good crowd whilst making cards!

Wednesdays are my short day (part timer I know) so I finish work a bit earlier, that means I have time to come home and finish off all (one or two really) the half done projects I have lying around lol

So, today, I finished my 8x8 Tilda Teapot Easel Card, some of you may have seen the Blue & Brown one I did at my Minithon last month, well this is the one I started at the Minithon, but didn't finish lol

Before anyone asks about the template, all I will say is, patience...later in the year lol ;o)

The papers I used are from Pink Petticoat... printed myself..
Tilda, is from my ever growing collection of Magnolia Stamps (please don't ask how many I have 'collected' as I'd be ashamed to tell you lol)

Anyway, I hope you like this card, it's a real labour of love as they do take a while to do... these type of cards I do when I need to relax and take time for myself.....

Happy Crafting!
Love
Phill
x


Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Bright 'Busy Bee' Kinetic Card

Hi Everyone
As promised, here is my first lil project for your perusal..
This is an A4 Kinetic Card, one of the cards I designed for the Craftathon at the shop last Sunday....

I loved working with the bright colours, after all, it is supposed to be summer now!

Been a busy day today, Tuesday always are, as I am closed on Mondays so all the regular 'Monday' phone calls  come on a Tuesday to me! I always have a workshop every Tuesday afternoon so that keeps me out of trouble (sort of lol)

Spoke to one of my colleagues about the next episodes of Docrafts Creativity we will be filming in May, we have some cracking projects lined up for that so I hope you are a member as these projects are exclusive to Creativity Club members :o)

Anyhoo, here is the lil photo for you... Hope you like it!

Happy Crafting!

Love
Phill
x




Monday, 28 March 2011

My first post!

Hi Everyone
Well, here we go!
This new Blog is my personal one, where I can hopefully (I stress the word hopefully!) keep you up to date with what is happening in my crafty life.
I will endeavour to pop photos on of my latest projects (will add some tomorrow!) and will be able to keep in touch with you all about any Create and Craft shows I have coming up .
I will also be able to tell you which Craft Shows I have will be visiting etc.

Well, Mondays are my day off from the shop, although I don't remember ever not crafting on a Monday!

Today I met the luvverly Steph (from Kuretake) at the shop and we had a couple of hours playing (oops I mean working!) with the Kurecolour Alcohol Pens, Zig Art & Graphic pens and all the others that she brought with her!

Now there was a reason Steph came to see me (not just to colour in lol)  and all will be revealed very soon ;o)
I'm sworn to secrecy, but promise I will tell you as soon as I can.

My new stamps (Molly Blooms) have arrived so I will be putting my new pens to good use over the coming days...watch this space for the results!

Anyhoo, I need some dinner now! So I will sign off and talk to you all tomorrow, when I will post some photos of my latest projects.

Happy Crafting!
Phill
x