Demo at John Lewis

Hi Guys

Firstly, just to say, I’M BACK!! I know you’re all saying, 2where have you been?” Well, my house has been being decorated after the subsidence of the property had been sorted out and it is all topsy turvy. There is furniture all over the place and clothes and things everywhere too. It’s all still being sorted and I can’t really get into my craft room as it full of things that shouldn’t be in there and I can’t do any crafting. I can’t believe how long it’s taking!!

Even though the house is a mess I still needed to let you all know that I’m off to London, John Lewis on Oxford Street to be exact. I will be demonstrating in the store tomorrow, so if you’re around the area or visiting then pop in and say hello. I ‘ll have the Fiskars AdvantEdge, Interchangeable Border Punch and some other Fiskars tools so if you fancy a crafting afternoon be sure to visit.

I’m hoping to do some sightseeing today so will hopefully have some pictures to upload in the next day or 2.

Hope to see you there.

Until next time, when I’ll have some more news for you,

Hina x

 

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Gadgets Galore!

Hey Guys

Wow, it’s been so long since I wrote a post on the blog, I apologise. It’s been all go for the last few weeks so I’m sure I’ll be forgiven.

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I was at the beautiful Alexandra Palace last weekend and it seems I haven’t stopped since. The Big Stamp & Scrapbooking Show was great last weekend, even though during setup, the day before, we always wonder if we’ll get there on time. Well, we did get there and lots of crafty ladies and gentlemen stopped by, it was so nice to see you all. I also got a chance to catch up with my other craft buddies and made new friends, so all in all a fabulous time was had.

 

 

I was demonstrating the 3 new Fiskars tools which are the Fuse Creativity System, AdvantEdge and Interchangeable Border Punch. I absolutely love all these tools because the large range of designs for the punches and dies are so beautiful. It’s one of those where you want them all and it’s so hard to choose just a couple.

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Fuse Dies

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AdvantEdge Punches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fuse

The Fuse getting pretty

Lunch

Lunchtime, yum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My next stop is going to be Manchester, but it’s not until September so I should have a few more ideas with the tools by then. If you’re around that area I hope to see you there.

In the meantime, I will be posting on the Fiskarettes Blog as well as this one and I hope to be getting some responses from you all.

Before I go, I wanted to mention a new page, It’s called Just Niralee and its all about a uni photography student. Have a look and let me/Niralee know what you think.

Until next time

Hina x

Back and ready to go again

Desk at Harrogate

HAD SO MUCH FUN, THANK YOU HARROGATE =D

Hey Everyone, I’m back from Harrogate and a happy to be home, but it was great fun at the Great Northern Papercrafts Show. My workspace was a big mess, as per usual, but then again, what’s new?? We had some lovely samples, made my Kath and myself and even though I tried I didn’t get any more done while I was at the show. It was quite busy and to be honest, I spent a lot of time talking to the lovely people that came to stand instead. I thought that was a better choice.

Let me tell you, a huge lot of punched confetti was left behind for the cleaners, which, I’m sure they won’t be happy about as the AdvantEdge was put through its paces over the weekend. I met lots of guys’ n gals and, let’s say, my first visit will definitely be followed by a second later on in the year. I can’t wait.

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I was exhausted by the long drive back but was so pleased that a fajita dinner was waiting for me when I got home. THANK YOU GIRLS!

Well, I suppose we will all be preparing for the HobbyCrafts show at the NEC later this week. Although, I am not sure yet, as I haven’t had the go ahead, there may be a surprise. I don’t want to say anything right now because I don’t want to disappoint, just in case. The AdvantEdge will definitely be there along with me and Rachel. Kath will be doing the Fiskars workshops, so it will be a fun four days.

Well, I’m going to sort out the washing and unpack now. So, until later.

Happy Crafting

Hina x

 

It’s Showtime

This weekend is the Great Northern Papercrafts Extravaganza in Harrogate. Are you going? If you are then make sure you come and see us at the Art of Craft stand, where we’ll have a load of goodies for you including the brand spanking new AdvantEdge.

AdvantEdge-Punch-System_product_mainI’ll be demoing this fab new tool to the Fiskars range, so it’s your opportunity to come and see it first hand. I know I’ve mentioned it previously but I can’t say enough about it.

It’s probably one of the easiest tools I’ve used to make borders and I can truly say that I haven’t wasted any pieces of paper or card because there’s just no need to line anything up once you’ve put your paper into the tool. It does it all for you. It’s a really easy system.

The starter kit comes with the tool and a lovely floral punch and there are a further 8 you can get separately, there’s pictures of the designs below. It’s not just for paper either, it’ll punch up to 210gsm.

There’s also another new tool called the Interchangeable border punch and the punches that fit into that can also be used with the AdvantEdge. This gives you access to another 8 punch designs to choose from. You’ll feel like a spoilt princess. Let me mention that you can win one of these fabulous gadgets by going to www.Fiskarettes.co.uk. All you have to do is join the blog and upload a picture of one of your projects. You don’t even have to use Fiskars tools. If your project is voted the favourite, you could be the new owner of one of the newest tools around. You have to give a go, you’ve got nothing to lose.

Well, I think I’ve rambled on for long enough and I probably should pack. Time permitting, I’ll try and take a few pics at the weekend and tell you about my adventure when I get back. I’d also like to mention that if there’s anything in particular you’d like to see on this blog please leave a comment and I’ll do my best. So, until next time,

Happy Crafting

Hina x

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As promised

Interchangeable Boarder Punch Designs

Hi guys, I said I’d upload some pics and here I am!

I wanted to show you a couple of projects made with the new fantabulous gadget from Fiskars, the AdvantEdge and by using it you have a definite advantage if you like to decorate your cards and scrapbooks with fancy borders or ribbon borders.

When the Stitches trade show came to the NEC, I demonstrated the AdvantEdge and also its baby brother, the new Interchangeable Border Punch. As I’m a self confessed gadget girl, I loved both of these tools.

First of all, whenever I’m at a show I do get a lot of ladies asking if the border punches are a unit in their own right, or if they can get “cartridges” to swap the designs. As we know, until now, we had to get different punches for each design and if you’ve got space issues like mine you have cluttered cupboards bursting open and storage nightmares. Well, Fiskars have listened to all our prayers and sorted out the storage problem, as the “cartridges” are all stackable and to top it all off, they have also given us some fabulous designs.

WP_20130218_005The Interchangeable Border Punch’s big brother, AdvantEdge uses the largest punches currently on the market, measuring 2.25″ x 2.25″ the punch outs can be used as toppers for greetings cards as well as edgings, in this case bigger is definitely better! Slide and lock technology allows for very quick and easy production of borders saving time and any paper/card from mucked up attempts, as it works first time and every time. Idiot proof or Hina proof as I like to call it. The starter kit comes with a beautiful floral design and a further 8 designs are available separately. The kit also comes with an adapter plate, which is genius, as this allows the use of another 9 designs, made for the interchangeable border punch.

I will be demonstrating these fab new tools at The Great Northern Papercrafts Extravaganza on 16th & 17th March 2013. This takes place at The Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate. If you are there, I’d love to see you so come along and say hello.

Fiskars are actually giving away one AdvantEdge as part of a competition. All you need to do is go to www.Fiskarettes.co.uk join up on the website and upload a picture of one of your makes, you don’t even have to use Fiskars tools in particular. SO DO IT NOW!!! You never know and lets face it, what have you got to lose?

Before I go, here’s a couple of pics of cards using the AdvantEdge and Interchangeable Border Punch. Hope you enjoy them. Feel free to let me know what you think or if you have any questions. I’m always open to suggestions so if you’ve got any ideas send me a comment.

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Until next time… Happy Crafting

Hina x