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Little Easter and Mother’s Day Baskets.

If you have been a Gilly Hunt craft class member for a while you will probably have made a similar basket with me at some time.

This years pretty’s are lined up on the shelf edge here awaiting filming. I just couldn’t avoid making a You Tube video featuring them as I know some of you would be keen to have another go.

This years choice are Teeny Tiny ones that use just a 3″x3″ squares and a 6″ thin strip for the handle. These tiny ones take up to 5 tiny eggs but are best suited to 3 or 4. They are are a great way to use up your scrap papers. Decorate each one differently for fun or make a whole batch the same to decorate your Eater dinner table.

Go take a look go onto you tube and in the search bar add Gilly Hunt for the full list of my videos. Please consider subscribing if you haven’t as it helps me by allowing me to send a n email each time a new video appears.

Someone asked if you had to pay to subscribe the answer is NO it’s totally free it just allows me to post an email to you when a new video is posted. Thanks

Wedding Fayre Fun

Well what a fun day at the recent Wedding Fayre.

Arranged by two lovely ladies with local businesses and attended by a totally local supporting cast including me. We had wonderful displays of cakes, candles, holidays ,DJs, drone pilots, hair and beauty, tanning, photographers, florists, me of course and many more. 27 stalls in all. A great networking event meeting creatives from the area.

I met lots of lovely new brides and many of their friends, bridesmaids, mothers and a few brave and involved partners too. We chatted wedding colours and bridesmaids gifts and many took a good look at the idea of DIY cards and decor. I am now busy sending out catalogues and contacting a few for hen night fun events.

Cue Lights , Sound and are we ready for action….. nearly!
I’m ready and all set up for the show…… bring on the people.
Here we go. What a fab time champagne flowed and crafty chat was fun.
Lot’s of lovely new brides, bridesmaids, partners or mothers.

I even got a go at flying a hugely expensive drone with camera attached. I hate them when they buzz over the common land near our home. However I have to admit it was great fun. I can see the buzz as well as hear it now! Refreshments came courtesy of a horse box and I discussed exotic holiday destinations with the honeymoon planner. Might be good ideas for a Ruby wedding coming in the next few years …… is John reading this?

A is Available & B is in the Bag !

Filming underway for B for Basics and Bases

Today is the launch of my A-Z guide to Stampin’ Up! Products. Tune in every Sunday to my channel on You Tube to catch my A-Z guide. I hope to guide you through the products we sell and the best ways to use them with tips and hints for more advanced crafters but with an aim to demystify everything for the beginner crafter. Please go take a look and press the subscribe button so you will get notified when each video is available.

Ready for tomorrow’s Wedding Fayre.

Last minute check before bed………Yes it all looks fine.

What a great greeting for a Wedding Fayre. I’m off to Cutnall Green Memorial Hall early to set up, but the event is 11am- 2 pm. If you fancy coming and having a look you’re very welcome. I’m hoping to advertise my classes and recruit, fingers crossed. I’ll try and remember to take a photo of the table when I’m all set up and pretty.

Loving being with people.

How great is it to get together with friends?
Well, don’t bother to answer that.

“…………….I can tell you it’s fabulous. “

I love each time I attend a Stampin’ Up! event. This photo says it all. What a fun crowd gathered this weekend to craft in Milton Keynes……… roll on June and the Birmingham event.

We braved the weather to be there and what a great time we all had. 3 wonderful craft projects, 3 amazing inspiration tables. Thanks go to Michelle and the ladies who put those inspiring displays together. We swapped samples and I have brought home some superb things.

I ran an introductory product class on Stampin’ Up! products aimed at beginner crafters and those new to Stampin’ Up! products. I seemed to be giving away all my top tips and tricks as I raced through a guide to products.

We were lucky to have Samuel and his mum Liz who is our new area manager. He did have fun even though he looks a bit over whelmed but us silly people in this photo.

So wish you had been there ? No worries. I’m going to repeat the class in a series of You Tube Videos. Same stuff but with lots of extra samples and ideas to try. Get ready by going onto You Tube and add my name, Gilly Hunt In the search bar. Look for the subscribe button You will find it just below the video. Click it and add you email and You Tube will notify you each time I send out a new video so you can follow the series.

Sale a Bration – FREE goodies and amazing team offering.

From January to March it’s silly season at Stampin’ Up!

It’s time to grab a bargain.

TIME TO BUY…………….BUY……………BUY………For any £45 spent in the annual or the newly released mini catalogue you get to choose a special limited edition item from the Sale a Bration catalogue.

If you want to see these catalogues please email me with your address to request them free of charge or just click the red shopping basket on the right for an online browse.

EVEN BETTER DEAL JOIN THE TEAM
If you fancy an amazing totally un matched deal then pay £99 and join my team. Why ?

Well you get the following specials as its sale time :

£130 to spend on anything you like yes really anything then as as you don’t qualify for Sale a Bration gifts we offer you …..

…. FREE at no extra cost a huge stack of 6×6 papers a stamp set of your choice ( with a few exceptions) and a totally cute extra tiny and really useful desktop mini paper cutter. Cut’s paper up to size 6×6.

GO ON YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO SIGN UP ….GO ON…CLICK THE JOIN tab at the very top of the page and follow the instructions. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

You will remain in the team until the end of July 2020 without any further spends.

You will get invitations to special events both my own and Stampin’ Up! ones.

You will get access to the facebook pages with lots of inspiration and help. Chat to fellow crafters in the safety of a private facebook group.

You will also get half price classes for team members

………..and best of all you get 20% off any further orders until the end of July.

Marvellous Memories

As I put away all the Christmas decorations and return to work again. I have been remembering some lovely new memories of my friends and family celebrating together this Christmas.

Thanks go to my super sister Sue for a great Christmas Day lunch, to my daughter Jen and Luke for several fun times at their and our home playing cards , doing the Big quiz together and generally eating and drinking too much, to the Hunt family for rampaging through my home and causing fun and chaos playing silly games and charades on Jam Roll Poly Saturday and to our friends and neighbours for joining us for our annual Christmas Eve bash. Finally to my parents and their friends for a bell ringing, game playing, firework watching New Years Eve meal.

Yes. I’m exhausted. As ever it makes me very grateful that I am lucky to have such wonderful people around me.

It has also made me remember that I was going to scrapbook more so I have these memories to pass along to the next generation etc….

Today I have been working on pages for a scrapbook. I have some great photos of Jenny when she was young on the beaches in Cornwall and need to get them into albums . Why not pop over to You Tube and take a look at what I’ve been up to using this beautiful Moments Stamp set. https://youtu.be/ZXgCPQJ38ic

Christmas Party Time

Brought to my knees by the Christmas party!

It was my Crafting Christmas Party this week and what a lovely relaxed evening it was. Sadly we were missing a lot of people due to illness as a cold and sickness bug took it’s toll and were down to only 9 of us. I’m sending my love to all who were ill. We missed you. I hope you all recover in time to enjoy Christmas with your family and friends.

Here’s our lovely deer main project card. Inking inside the embossing folder to get the effect. Want to try this then look out for my You tube video next week.

We enjoyed a look at the new mini catalogue, a great samples table with ideas, a sale table for those last minute Christmas buys, and a raffle which spread the winnings around the group with Stamp sets, ribbons, embellishments and fab papers as prizes.

The supper was as usual superb. What a generous bunch. Everyone brought some lovely bits to share and we now know who ate all the sweeties! ha ha

We made a great Christmas card some lovely boxes and I hope I inspired a few people to try something new with their punches during demo time. By the way, I will be sharing these demo ideas on You Tube soon as well as the deer card so why not go and subscribe now in readiness. ( simply add You Tube in the address bar then add Gilly Hunt into the search bar find any of my videos and click the subscribe button you will see below any of the videos) You will then get notified by email when I add new videos.

Have you seen my videos?

Here’s one of my recently introduced You Tube Videos.

Showcasing these lovely teeny tiny boxes.

Please go take a look at my other videos by opening You Tube and adding Gilly Hunt into the search bar. You will find several now including this weeks gift boxes. Another video will be coming on Sunday using these wonderful “Let it Snow” papers.

As supporters I would urge you to take a look give me a comment so I know you’ve been watching and please watch start to finish as I get bumped up the ratings for all videos viewed fully. Many thanks.

Just for my blog friends here’s a couple of others I have made after finishing the video. Hope you like them. Go search the red trolley to shop for bits and bobs for decorating and for wonderful Designer papers which are stunning quality. Perfect for this little itty bitty job!

Paper hand made earrings ready to gift in these pretty package wraps.
Nothing simpler than white ribbon edged with silver.
Real Red Ribbon with a bunch of silver threads looped and topped beautifully.
Crumb cake card stock stamped with a leafy image and tied with linen thread.
A simple wreath with red rhinestones.
Gold Foil adds the glitter and Polka Dot Toile Ribbon makes a pretty bow.
Pleated ribbon using tear tape between each pleat. Then a lovely metal embellishment.