Foil Fun

Since closing Cullen Crafts ive taken the decision to join forces with my Mam and daughter, we plan, I between real work and school, to get crafty and open and Etsy store πŸ˜€ Our new business name is G&T , G for Ger(me obs) & for Abbie and T for Trish my Mam, really it’s for Gin & Tonic cause I love it but ssshhhh don’t tell the others πŸ˜€

We’ve been trying a few things, logos, products while we still in pack boxes from the catboats mountain 😳 but we’ll get there! 

    
    
    
    
    
 

Tree Time With Docrafts

For my last demo of the year with Docrafts I received the fab bok dies, Snowflake, Tree & Star πŸ˜€ But what do you do to get more out of a simple box die well I had to get the old noodle working and came up with these Advent Trees.

The snowflake is a smaller 13 box  tree for the 12days  of christmas and the larger is a 26 tree πŸ˜€  
    
I decided it needed a top so cut out some leaves from the Docrafts Poinsettia Die Set and it definitely done the trick!

 
With the darker card ive highlighted the edges of the little trees with a gold inkpad & used the Docrafts poinsettia die for the white poinsettia:D

   
   

Flash and it’s gone!

So who stole November ??? So I had my mast demo for 2015 with Docrafts at Howdens Inverness, was great to catch up with my lovely ladies but that will be another post for another day with pics πŸ˜€ 

I’ve Dont most of this month playing with my new foil machine, a couple of craft fairs, Marilyn Manson concert & sorting my craft space! I’m still only have way through the boxes but I’m getting there, thankfully!

So after a lot of thinking and seditious on what to do next im joining forces with my Mam & daughter to open up an Etsy store for selling all our makes which im real excited about. Below are some pics of my new love, everything is being foiled lol

    
 

Cardboard City

While I was away on holibobs with the family the finishing touches where added to my Mam and mines new craft space, although she hasn’t got much of the space lol

Things are still pretty much upside down, I started selling stuff and then realised I have no mailing bags, tape or envelopes 😱 it’s changed a bit since this pic, I needed to make more room for my Mam and get the space to work better for all our crafts lol

  
    
 

End of One

   
    
    
 
On the 26th Septi officially closed Cullen Crafts bricks & mortar store, it was a weird day extreamly busy with customers old and new, peeps coming in to say goodbye or to grab a last min bargin. I had my family popping in throughout the day, helping with the continued move of my office(it’s amazing how much I squeezed in there in 7yrs lol) and really I think they where just checking up on me πŸ˜€ But it was less upsetting than I imagined so I know for sure it was the right decision. I closed the door for the last time and ordered in a Chinese so the four of us sat there with out dinner on paper plates and plastic cups filled with coke and just had a good jiggle about everything. I’ve loved Cullen Crafts it was a dream that I for filled and who knows one day may want to go back into playing shop keeper, I’ve met  some interesting people, met some horrid people, had some fab customers who I now think of as friends which I’m so grateful for and I’ve also lost some on the way but they are in my heart and always will be ❀ I’ve added pics of come of the flowers and chocs I received ❀

So what does this mean well as I lie here soking up the last day of Mallorca sunshine I can honestly say I haven’t a clue lol I will still be working with Docrafts and Trimcraft and I have a mountain of mess I need to clear through as the new craft room was just a dump and run job due to our already pre booked two week holiday!! What I am looking forward to it making stuff, I got so busy with shop business as you do with any business that crafting never got to happen unless it was with demo work or orders and that sucks!!!

So new space new crafter and hopefully new venture……….

Need Time Machine

Im in bad need of the above as everything is going to fast and I need to just stop . Unfortunately I don’t have that luxury, in the past two weeks I’ve have a 50% sale on everything in the shop, delt with a couple of shop owners buying stock, two Docraft demos- one Aberdeen one Dundee, 1 Trimcraft demo in Aberdeen, been to the Foo Fighters concert in Edinburgh, had a couple of family birthdays and  sorting through & packing the shop!! I feel blinking exhausted writing it lol

Things with closing the shop are going well, most of the back shop is done, stands have been sold & booked ready for collection after my last day, just need to find space to put everything after Saturday 😳😳😳

Still a long way to go but I’ll get there πŸ˜€