Out on the Road

Hi Guys,

Sorry I haven’t posted for awhile but life just seems to take over sometimes and things are out of your control. I’m back now, not sure how long for though, so no promises. No, I’ll try my best.

Fiskars will be out on the road doing demos all over the country, so watch out for us. Kath will be doing demos in Scotland so make sure you go and visit her at a HobbyCraft near you, or at least close by. I’m sure she will be letting us all know where she’s going to be on her blog. And, Rachel and the others will be out and about too. Take a look here to find out the dates and locations of demos near you.

I had a great time at the Oxford Street and Bluewater John Lewis stores, although it was a little while ago. A belated thank you to all the people I met, crafters and John Lewis staff, I had a great time. Hopefully see you again soon.

stockholmpanoramaI am demoing for Fiskars a little further afield too, I am off to Stockholm, Sweden on Wednesday to demo at a show out there for 4 days and I’m so excited. The week after that I’m in Oslo, Norway, so really looking forward to that too. I’ll be taking pictures and letting you all know how it went when I get back. As long as I can get access I’ll put a few things on facebook and twitter too while I’m out there.

 

I still have work tonight and a million things to do before I leave on Wednesday so farvel for now as they say in the Nordic states.

Until next time …

Hina x

 

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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View From Ally Pally

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.

Dies

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

Crafting Heaven…

The sun has finally deciding to come out and play, although it’s taking a bit of persuading, and the cold and wind are still very reluctant to go. It looks like it is going to be a memorable April 2013 even if it’s only the weather we remember. Feeling like a treat is in order I go to the craft room and open up the box which contains a magnificent machine, which is The Fiskars Fuse Creativity System!!

Now, I love to stamp, I love to emboss and I love die cutting, so this is like finding heaven. I love, love love it. Why? Because, this machine will do all of these things together in one pass. I used to dream of being able to do this years ago when I first started stamping and getting it all smudged, my prays have been answered, I’m a happy crafter, can you tell?Fiskars Fuse Creativity System Competition

I know that you want one too, and you can, I suggest you get yourself off to the Fiskarettes Blog and submit a project so that you can win one. Get your skates on because the competition isn’t going to be around for ever.

I feel so lucky that I have the Fuse already and I know that it’s going to be an invaluable tool in my craft room from now on. Its ease of use is definitely a plus and the fact that I can use all the dies that I purchased from other manufacturers means that I don’t have to discard them just because I have a new piece of equipment. Having the potential to use up to 12”x12” dies is an added bonus for scrap bookers and card makers alike. In addition to all of this, it will cut multiple sheets with one die and one pass, which means time saving! And, when you have finished all your cutting, stamping and embossing, it will fold neatly away using minimal space. Above all, thinking about why we want a Fuse and the objective of having it, is that it can be used to make beautiful creations.

I’ve been busy making samples as I will be at Alexandra Palace, London, for the Big Stamp and Scrapbooking Show this weekend, 13th-14th April 2013. So, come along and see the Fuse being demonstrated and have a go yourself. The Fuse will be available to purchase at the Art of Craft stand, which is where I will be too, so pop over and see us. I’m looking forward to meeting all you crafty guys n gals.

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Fuse HeartFuse Heart 2

So until next time

Hina x