Sunday, 25 November 2012

OSAAT and a little catch up

Well what a week its been here at Choccy towers !!  I still seem to be struggling with juggling my very busy worklife with my homelife... I could actually do with a time machine so i can go back in time a few weeks, maybe them i may just be semi organised for the forthcoming festive 'c' word lol..
I have a grand total of 4 cards made !!  So i see i have some crafting to do...  This week i went into town to attempt some Christmas shopping.. Thats all good when you know what people would like ... but when you dont have any ideas..... then its hard..I bought a few bits and bobs. But, i have hardly touched the list of things i need to buy.. ( once i am told what people would like !)  I see online shopping being the way forward again...   Add into this a big' works Christmas party next Saturday.  A pre Christmas house tidy .. A huge blog hop to organise.... Makes for one very very busy girl :O)

I am never too busy to join in with our fun challenge over at One Stitch At A Time

This week i had to choose an image from the very tallented IkesArt... Unfortunately i had a problem with blogger that meant i wasn't able to load this image onto the main challenge blog :O(  Joys of being DT  co ordinator ... Mine always takes a back seat...
Anyway hopefully blogger will sort itself out and wont keep telling me i have used too much storage ... if anyone can help with this please let me know..

Heres my creation for this weeks,,,,, Fabric, ribbon or lace challenge....  Dont forget to stop by the challenge blog and see my teamies creations this week. They are as always stunning !!

Mine will be here as soon as i sort my blogger troubles :O(

As a temporary solution i have a second blog that can be found here  My card for today can be found here... A huge appology to IkesArt for having to redirect people here.
Its a very basic blog ... so appologies again.
I will be back here as soon as i can

Choccy xxx

Sunday, 18 November 2012

OSAAT Challenge #140 Use a Digi

At OSAAT  today we have a fabtastic fun challenge for you.. Its everyones favorite ,..... Use a Digi

For this challenge i picked a gorgeous image by Teri from Delicious Doodles called 'Snowy Postbox'  now i think this is a perfect Christmas image.
Here's my creation
Please excuse how dark this picture is.. I wanted to try to capture some of the stickles that i have used on it.

Here's a close up of the image.
All the snow has stickles on it. So it glistens like snow. I must say that i love this image !!! Its perfect for a quick card or you can take a little while adding more to your card. As i have tried to do with this one...
To see all the details of our challenge this week. Please visit our challenge blogWhilst you are there have a look at our DT'S  gorgeous creations this week... They are all beautiful. !!!
Choccy xxx

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Choccys' Demo Day and a OSAAT mini meet

Well as some of my craft friends know. I have started to work at a stationary/craft shop.... Yes its a hard job but someone has to do it ;O)

I was asked by my manager if i would do a craft demo day... I said yes of course... Then secretly had a little panic LOL...  It was in place of a docrafts lady coming in so .... yes a fairly big deal and HUGE  shoes to fill !!!  So when i thought about it more, i was filled with excitement and of course more terror  hehe.
The day arrived that the area manager was coming to take my picture to go on my poster !! After working an 8 hour day and getting wet , rained on on the way to the bank.. My photo was taken and my poster was born..

Here it is
So after being in windows and great big boards outside the store...
The day finally arrived.
Ive had so much support of my fellow OSAAT DT that i didnt think anything of a message this morning from my collab partner Mandy.... She wished me well and told me how brave i was.. Her message touched me so much.. I sent her a little message back thanking her and telling her i would let her know how it goes !!
The demo was due to start at 10am but by 9.15am i had lots of ladies hovering around.. So i started early.. Knowing what i wanted to create but having no time for prep , it was very much see how it goes.. The first few ladies i saw were interested in the Big Shot that was on offer ( i had taken mine in) So started cutting dies and embossing etc... All my Big Shots were sold out by 10.30 !!!
So then i set about making a countdown to Christmas... Well that took longer than i thought lol.. Bit it was great fun and it kept me busy.. In between making my countdown.... i was getting some art deco things together to start a few cards.. Customers were coming thick and fast.. But i kept my cool and handelled all their questions ok ........ i think.
I was sat colouring talking to a lady about digi images.. Someone walked in who looked like my teamie Mandy ... i put it down to me thinking about her after her lovely message... All of a sudden the lady turned and said ' Oooh you dont get that with our digis' do you Choccy ? '
It WAS  my Teamie .Mandy !!!!  She had travelled from Birmingham to Nottingham (80+ miles) to support me !!! Now thats team spirit !!!  Thats why i love the OSAAT  girls.. Thats why OSAAT  rocks !!!
The rest of my demo day was quieter,... which was fantastic.. It meant Mandy and i could have a cup of tea,, chat and try a few crafty bits we hadn't before !  Whats better than crafting with friends ??
Mandy stayed for a few hours, then it was time to say goodbye :O(
I finished my crafty makes , heres a picture of the things i made.
and to finish
A picture of me and the lovely Mandy :O)
All in all ....... a Fantastic day !!!
Choccy xxx

Sunday, 11 November 2012

OSAAT Challenge 139 With Thanks

Yay ... i am back after my much needed break..

How better to come back than with a fun OSAAT  challenge to tell you about.
Its  'With Thanks'
For this challenge i got to work with a great pre coloured image by Kaz from Kassal Designs.. Kaz is a fairly new designer on the team... so why not stop by and see her images :O)
Heres my creation using her image
and a close up
Pop over to the challenge blog to see my teamies have created to share with you all ..
Hope to see you there...
Biiiiig Hugs
Choccy xxx