Friday, 2 September 2011

New Chapter.

Well as the saying goes, when one door closes another one opens.

My Job as a Teaching Assistant has now officially come to an end, I got my P45 through the post, I must admit I had a few tears in my eyes.
Even though the job did stress me out, I really enjoyed my 5 years there and I met and taught some wonderful characters whom I hope, go on and get the life they want.

The new chapter in my life is that I will be Demo'ing for Oyster Stamps and touring the country, with the Sincerely Yours Shows. I will be mainly demonstrating Martha Stewart Punches and on the odd occasion Cuttle Bug and the Grand Calibur.

I hope to put up in the next few days, pictures of my sample cards, that I have been busy making.

Thats all for now.


Happy Crafting..............

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

HHHMMMMM last week at work...........

Oh boy does it feel strange.

I am leaving work on Friday along with 5 other TA's who were told in March that our Job's were at risk and they had to make redundancies, What a shock that was.

A 50% TA staff cut.

Am I sad, yes I am, I have given almost 6 years to the school, I have seen some lovely pupils blossom into very mature students. I have witnessed some disturbing behaviour by some students, wondering how will I cope with this; I did and I am proud of that.

On Monday a group of girls who I support gave me some lovely cards, they were most upset when I let them know I would not be returning in September and they begged me to stay, alas I cannot.

I wish all of the students I support the very best for the future and I hope that you achieve your goals.

Friday I feel will be the most difficult day, finding people to say goodbye to; knowing that I am unlikely to see them again.

The thought hurts a lot and I am in tears now.


Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Hey crafters would you like to save some money on Tim Holtz and Ranger products.

On the 4th and 5th of June only Ali-crafts are giving you a 20% discount off Ranger and Tim Holtz products.

Meanwhile at Oysterstamps they will be having some extra special prices going on the same weekend.

Go I tell you, and grab a bargain you know you want to!!!!!

Thursday, 10 March 2011

An update.................

Hmmmm lots of things have happened since I last blogged, I won't bore you with all the details, but My life has changed a bit, with that in mind I need to change my direction in life a bit.

Anyhow, I embarked on an on-line course called SheArt, run by a fantastic lady called Christy Tomlinson, I was a bit unsure at first as I am the first to admit I cannot draw for toffee !.

Christy has dealt with that in a brilliant way ( I won't give details as I don't want to spoil it for you if you decide to sign up)

So with no further ado I introduce my SheArt girl.

I have had a blast making her, I have *ahem* a few more canvases in my craft room ready for more girls to emerge as the course progresses.

I would love to know what you think of her.

Enjoy and take care.