Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Getting Back to It

So it has been a little while since I was last on here because I have been ill and had to have my appendix out....I think this is a valid excuse don't you!? ;-)

Whilst I was home recovering I had a little chance to do some crafting to curb the boredom!
I started to make some Teachers Thank You cards after a suggestion from a facebook friend.
So here are a few of the cards that I made.

I think the giraff one is my favourite but Idid enjoy making the flower pot ones as they can be done in so many different colours and are a great way of me using up my stash of gorgeous patterened papers. I sold the brightly coloured flower pot cards straight away and have orders for others to :-). That cheered me up whilst stuck in on the sofa!

So now i'm back at work I am going to be back to normal updating as often as I can and I hope that I can try and get as many people as I can crafting.

The next available class is on the 3rd July at Boulders Climbing Centre from 7:30-9:30pm and costs just £10 per person. You will make 4 lovely projects that you then take home to show off. Please contact me to book your place sally@greedygirlsgoods.co.uk or 07966016776.


Friday, 7 June 2013

Tuesday's class

So I had a great time on Tuesday evening nudging some lovely ladies to get crafty and make some gorgeous cards! We made 3 cards which included a fathers day card and a matching gift tag.

After two trial classes I feel its time to take the plunge and get my classes out there and known to the world! So with that I am starting a weekly class at Boulders Climbing Centre on Wednesday evening from july. Keep in touch for further details and to sign up to get your craft on!


Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Think BIG start SMALL.

Think BIG, start SMALL is this weeks mantra! I take my hat off to anyone starting their own business as it is not an easy task at all. Where to start, what to do, who to speak to.........arrghhhh no wonder so many people have dreams they dont follow. Baby steps for me from now on, businesses dont just happen over night and I have to be patient (not a strong point of mine!).

Friday, 24 May 2013

Recent Cards

Here are a couple of recent cards that I have made. One new home card that matches there kitchen and James birthday card with a movie theme. This was to go with a few movie memorabilia presents I bought him. I also made him a notice board and will get pictures up of that soon.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Classes Start Next Week!

So after some more phone calls and organisation there have been a few changes to the current class timetable, mostly for the classes held in Radyr. Room availability means that I am now holding a 1 hour class during a Tuesday afternoon here. This is great for anyone who want a taster or are restricted with how much time they have available.

Please take a look at the changes on the Classes/Events page and be sure to book and secure your place for a class that you fancy. Also share with your friends/family/colleagues as you may be surprised who the crafty bug bites! Its a great way to get out and meet people in a fun and relaxed environment, and don't forget you get to show off your creative make and takes!


Sunday, 19 May 2013

Back to Reality

So I am back home after a week in Greece with all of the family. We had a lovely time, even in the thunderstorms! There was plenty of laughs and gorgeous food to distract us from the few days of rubbish weather. After a late night drive home from Birmingham to say I am tired is an understatement, I am likely to be in bed shortly after uploading this post :-).

I've read in lots of places that people take there crafty kit away on holidays with them, I thought about this whilst packing my cases but I just couldn't decide on what to take. I am a 'what if' kind of person which would have resulted in a whole case packed full of crafty stash just in case I fancied doing this or that. Next time however I will spend some time beforehand preparing something to take as there was always and hour or two here and there that I thought 'oooh I could be making something now!'. I did manage to do a little bit of ad-hoc sewing as my niece broke her hat as soon as we arrived at the airport.

Next week is all about getting back into a rountine of work and business. I need to get busy preparing for the upcoming classes and put my crafty cap back on to muster up some fabulous projects for the lovely people that are joining me.


If you would like to book a place on one of the upcoming classes please email me sally@greedygirlsgoods.co.uk or phone/text me on 07966016776.

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Trial Class Craftyness!

Yesterday evening was the start of the new venture that is GreedyGirlsGoods classes. I held a trial class with 8 lovely ladies at The Old Church Rooms in Radyr to test out some projects, gain some valuable feedback, support and of course test to see if the nerves held up!

We completed four project all together which included 2 cards, a tag and a gift box. The target time was 2 hours which I admit was a little ambitious.......we ran over by an hour! However one of the lovely ladies brought along a homemade cake which kept us going :-)

Everyone getting crafty, lovely to see I am not the only one that likes to get messy while they craft! Maybe now my husband will believe me that it is part of the creative process.

Some of the lovely projects on display, everyone did so well and I love how each of the ladies put there own creativness into every project. No carbon copies here.

Everyone took advantage of the great Stampin' Up! colour combinations and the double sided papers. Just look at those gorgeous pinwheels and stamps.

I you would like to join in and get creative, come and join in at one of the upcoming classes. Times and locations can be found under classes/events tab at the top of the page. You can contact me to book or for further information at sally@greedygirlsgoods.co.uk or on 07966016776.

Thursday, 2 May 2013

They Are Here.

So after chopping and changing and phoning and viewing and more phoning I have finally booked dates, times and venues for my Craft Classes! I am very excited and am looking forward to sharing how much I love crafting with everyone.

Details of the forthcoming classes can be found under the 'Classes/Events' tab on here, they are going to be starting at the end of May so it will give you plenty of time to get yourself booked on. Dont forget that there is currently a maximum of 12 people per class so do not leave it til the last minute to book as you may be dissapointed. Email me sally@greedygirlsgoods.co.uk or phone/text me on 07966016776 to book or ask me questions.

Look forward to spreading the crafty-ness around Cardiff!


Sunday, 28 April 2013

Class Dates Coming Soon

So this week I have been on the hunt for securing locations for Craft Classes across Cardiff and I have managed to find 3 different locations which I think will be great for getting all creative in. I will be posting up times and dates of the first classes in the next few days ( they will be at the end of May when I am back from my holidays).  Why not follow my blog and you will get up to date information as soon as I post!

This coming week is all about the logistics of offering my services as a crafter for kids parties, I am having a couple of meetings to see what proceedures etc I need to follow in order to be available for kids parties. As soon as I have the green light I will be adding a section to the blog for more information.

Slowly but surely things are coming together for GreedyGirlsGoods, I am eager to get going and have to remember to 'Think BIG but Start small'. Its all exciting and the hard work and running around will hopefully pay off.

Im off to the craft room now to work on some projects for the first of my classes, remember to check back for upcoming dates and get yourself booked in before the spaces go!


Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Team Training with Amanda

So I spent all day Saturday with a lovely group of fellow crafters from the Stampin' Up! community. We created some lovely projects, swapped ideas, drank tea and ate cake and biscuits. Thats what I call BLISS in my world!

An inspiring lady called Amanda Fowler led the training day, she has a wealth of knowledge and experience that she openly shared with us all, which means I can now share it with you.

Here are just some of the projects that I made during the day with the details of the goodies used to make them. You will find AC item in the Annual Catalogue and S/S items in the Spring/Summer Catalogue.

Hinged Box - Perfect for keeping all of your cards in.

Summer Starfruit Card stock (127542) pg 152 AC
Crumb Cake Card stock (121685) pg 156 AC
Print Poetry Designer Paper (129312) pg 16 S/S
Oval Accents Bigz die (127005) pg 192 AC
Designer Builder Brads (129329) pg 12 S/S

Vintage Inspired dressmakers card
Midnight Muse Card stock (127546) pg 152 AC
Crumb Cake Card stock (121685) pg 156 AC
Early Expresso Card stock (121686) pg 156 AC
Print Poetry Designer Paper (129312) pg 16 S/S
Canvas Creations (129375) pg 20 S/S
Dress Uo Framelits dies (130101) pg 32 S/S
Designer Builder Brads (129329) pg 12 S/S
Flower Trim (126869) pg 5 S/S
Jewellry Tag Punch (117190) pg 183 AC
Tiny Tags Stamp Set (C: 118592) (W: 118091) pg 124 AC
Crumb Cake Ink Pad (126975) pg 156 AC
Early Expresso Ink Pad (126974) pg 156 AC
Soft Suede Ink Pad (126978) pg 156 AC

Pretty in Pink - Canvas Flower card
Rose Red Card stock (108613) pg 154 AC
Print Poetry Designer Paper (129312) pg 16 S/S
Canvas Creations (129375) pg 20 S/S
Very Vanilla Card stock (106549) pg 156 AC
Fun Flowers Bigz dies (121812) pg 193 AC
Oval Accents Bigz die (127005) pg 192 AC
Designer Builder Brads (129329) pg 12 S/S
Basic Pearls (119247) pg 175 AC
Rose Red Ink Pad (126954) pg 154 AC
Pink Pirouette Ink Pad (126956) pg 154 AC

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Hello World!

So I have finally got started and my blog is up!

My blog is a place to come and get crafty inspiration, buy beautiful Stampin' Up! products or host a party and book onto crafty classes held across Cardiff (coming soon, check back for details of places and times).

I will be updating the blog with lots of different projects I am working on on a regular basis, sorry I can't promise that will be everyday......even though I would love to be crafting 24/7, life gets in the way! Keep in touch by following my blog by simply entering your email address on the box on the left. Get instant updates straight to your email box. You can also like my Facebook page (the link is on the right of this page) for  a look at past projects I have done.
I would love to hear from you and know what you think of my blog, projects, class times etc so please comment whereever and whenever you feel you want to, any questions please get in touch. You can email sally@greedygirlsgoods.co.uk or give me a call 07966016776.

Happy Crafting People.......Hope you enjoy GGG.x