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Saturday, 29 January 2011


Another WONDERFUL donation from a member of the Docrafts Forum - what a gorgeous load of stash THANK YOU Bluespero/Laura

Laura has said we can use it as we wish, most of it will be split up and used as raffle prizes, so get your tickets now! We have so many gorgeous prizes you have a big chance of winning!

One or two of the items will be used to make the Book covers on the day - this has the double advantage of saving us some expenses on products, plus the used items will be sold afterwards and all profits will go to add extra to the HugBinders final total.

Thanks again to Laura and thank you to everyone who has donated things and money to this worthwhile cause - however big or small your donation it is truly appreciated

For a list of raffle prizes please click on the tab above and follow the updated link

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

and another

a 'Tatty' original by the artist Ange Lee

will fit a 16" x 20" frame

Thanks Ange

and for anyone who would love this original on their wall remember - you have to be in it to win it!

Got your raffle tickets yet??

Because you need to to be in with a chance of winning this lovely encaustic wax picture from Barry Moulton of  - Thank you Barry - it is stunning. Picture doesn't do it justice as I took a photo of it whilst it was still in its protective cellophane envelope - I want it to arrive in tip top condition to its new home!

Not long now to HugBinders day and the pages are coming in thick and fast - Oh my days its getting exciting!

Sunday, 16 January 2011


ALTERED ART AND A LOAD OF TAT: Time is Marching On!: "Gosh its less than seven weeks to Hugbinders - time is whooshing by! I have spent the weekend knocking up a few covers for the books - I hav..."

Oh... I thought I would be really clever and share this from my blog - but it hasn't quite worked -  just click on the link and you can read the full post on my blog

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Hugbinders raffle prize mirror

Hugbinders raffle prize made by Debs
Fresh, funky and quirky was my aim for this mirror and the objective was to have the blue balloon logo included. Don't forget to get your tickets - you've got to be in it to win it!

Friday, 7 January 2011

Roll Call...

Time is galloping on and I have had a few emails from people asking 
a) how much is P&P going to be
b) how many copies of their page should they do
c) if you intend to attend the workshop (you will get a book included in the price) 
For us to be able to gauge the answers to these questions can you please leave your name in the comment box stating
a) if you intend to do a page  - when we know an approx number of pages, i can then make a mock up book and take it to the PO to be weighed
b) If you intend to buy a copy/copies of the finished book (you don't need to have made a page to buy a book!)  
 Thank you!!
I am keeping the list updated, of companies who are and who are not giving us permission  to use their stamps and then copy  the pages, please check this and if there is a company that isn't mentioned, please contact them yourself.
N.B Remember that you do have the option (as BIC is doing)  of hand stamping each copy with a stamp if needed. Its not as arduous as it sounds, as an example, BIC is completing her page with the stamps she is allowed to copy - copying this however many times and then finishing the page off by hand-stamping the image from Stampin' up (who have not given us permission) - Thanks for that BIC

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Happy New Year!

The Countdown has begun! Its only 2 months and 1 day to HugBinders - although the Ticker doesn't allow for the fact that February is a short month, so its actually 64 days or 1536 hours or 92160 minutes or 5529600 seconds - but unless you are reading this as the clocks chime on New Years Day then these calculations are now wrong..... but what is happening is time is slipping away, so start thinking about and starting your page, buying your raffle tickets and for those of you who are coming to the actual day, start packing your case!! 

HugBinders is a'comin' !

2010 was obviously a very sad year for those of us who knew and loved John - but I know John would not want us to be sad (mmmm easier said than done, but he always enjoyed setting me a difficult task!) and he would be so very chuffed that something positive was happening in his memory - so come on guys and gals, lets do him proud!

"There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness but of power. 
They are messengers of overwhelming grief and of unspeakable love." 
Washington Irving

Wishing you all a Very Happy and Creative New Year 
Love from Nicks, Lynn, Bev and Debs (oh and the Old Dear Sparkles) xxx 

PS.... No resting on your laurels - cos we need the pages by the 10th of Feb, which is only 41 days LOL!!

LOL UPDATE!! Ticker seems to have corrected itself! yesterday it said 2 months 2 days, today it says 2 months 4 days - which is more like it