Thursday, 28 May 2020

A quick update on my Petition to the Government

Hi everyone, I hope you are all still keeping well and staying safe. Looks like there lot of beautiful weather around. I had a wonderful letter yesterday from 'The House of Commons' with more support for my Petition for the Inclusion of Cause 2 into the Agriculture Bill. It was exciting to get it, not have anything like it since I turned 16, when I along with every other 16 year old was invited to 'The Palace of Westminster. 

Anyway, As I was still waiting for the Petition to be checked and made live, I wrote today for an update. I will share the Petition as soon as it's live, we still have the opportunity to make a difference, protect the Farmers and Crofters all over the UK, to improve Animal Welfare,Stop Sub standard imports into the UK, such as Battery Chicken and Eggs, Chlorinated Chicken etc, To name but a few.

Here is the reply:

HOC Petitions Committee <>
Thu 28/05/2020 12:28
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Dear Nicholas,

Thank you very much for your message.

I’ve had a look on the UK Parliament petitions system for you, and I can see that your petition is in our moderators’ queue for checking. At the moment, we’re receiving an exceptionally large number of petitions. Currently, we’re receiving five times the number of petitions which we usually receive, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This means that our moderators are taking several weeks to reach a particular petition in the queue for checking, then to check it as thoroughly as ever. We’re sorry that this is making the checking process take longer than usual. As soon as our moderators have decided whether they can accept your petition, they’ll get in touch with you by e-mail.

Usually, our moderators try their best to check petitions strictly in the order in which we receive them. Our moderators are checking to make sure that every petition follows the standards for petitions. If you’d like to take a look at the standards for petitions, you’re very welcome to find them here:

Thank you for taking a look at the update, Hopefully it will all be up and running very soon. In the meantime, enjoy your crafting, gardening or whatever is keeping you going through this. Take care and Stay Safe.xx

Thursday, 21 May 2020

A glimpse of Life in Bulgaria, A request for your support

Hi Everyone, I hope you are all doing okay, keeping safe and well. I know it's been a difficult time for so many, especially for those in flats or no outside area. We all miss seeing friends and family,won't it be wonderful to finally see them again. Im fairly used to not going out too much, so for me it's not been a huge difference and I am so lucky to have a large outside space. A lot of you will know I love roses and this year they have put on an amazing display. Especially this one, It's called Zephrine Drouin and has a wonderful scent.

I have to say it is a very different story when you are told to stay in,when the choice isn't your own you can immediately feel trapped. One of the things I really miss, has been coming over to the UK and my visits to Hochanda. My visits there have always been so uplifting, I am always made to feel so welcome. 

I ventured into the village square yesterday so I could share some of it with you. It's deserted, apart from the weeds slowing making an appearance between the paving. I am sure they will be cleared away soon and the villagers will soon come back, bringing life to the center again.

After my last post about the lockdown a couple of people said they were disappointed that I hadn't shared what it was like here, I didn't think anyone would be interested but here is a little about how it's been. There's been a huge difference in the way the lockdown has been implemented here and the way people have reacted to it over the weeks. Back in January, even before there was anything official, people were acting on their own initiative, the supermarkets were sanitizing trolleys and giving hand gel to each customer before they entered the shop,other than that life was still very normal.

By the beginning of Feb they were limiting the number of customers in the store, only 50 at a time and then it was one in and one out. Up to the end of Feb it had been changes made by the supermarkets and distancing that kept the numbers low, these little changes were still before anything official. I heard that by the 25th Feb the Bulgarian Government had installed thermal cameras in all of the Airports, Land and Sea Ports.

In the village, there is a little shop/bar, I can only describe it as being similar to a small corner shop in the UK with a bar attached. I took a photo to give you an idea. This had to shut when the bars restaurants had to shut.

There's also a square in the center, a lovely peaceful place and even swings and a slide for the Children. The large building is a community restaurant/bar where we can all get together for meals. It's especially great at Christmas and New Year when there's dancing, singing, quizzes and lots of prizes. It's always a lovely atmosphere when everyone gets together.

At the beginning of March Wizz Air stopped all flights to and from Italy & Israel. Herein Bulgaria they started disinfecting all trains and buses etc. At the same time cinemas,theaters, schools & shops closed.I was still hoping to come back to the UK, then on March 16th Boris Johnson gave the advice to Stay at Home and social distance, but at this time is was voluntary so I was so pleased that I could still travel. I actually thought it would have been the safest time,with many people staying in.

Looking at the news & pictures being shared on thee news and online, I was surprised at how many people weren't taking and notice of the advice given, the supermarket photos were shocking,from an outsider looking in and knowing what it was like here, many people just couldn't believe what they were seeing. It wasn't surprising  that the stricter measures were put in place the following week. Obviously it was a very small percentage,but sadly it spoilt it for the wider population. I have no idea why people act so differently here, but the public were great with the social distancing even before measures were put in place. I forgot to add earlier in this post, they have been adding some new seating in the  Village square, around the edge. They will be lovely to sit in and enjoy drinks and friendship.

This is where I would like to ask for some support for something I feel really strongly about. Last Wednesday part of the Agriculture Bill was voted down. This was the part that was to safeguard and protect Farmers,Crofters and Food Producers across the whole of thee United Kingdom. I have prepared a petition for the Government and they are looking at it as I type. The petition is to ask for assurance that all imported produce meets at least the same standards in the UK. It's the very least we should expect. Why should we import food and choose to eat food that falls way below the UK standard.

It seemed very strange to me that there was no mention of the Bill in any of the news, considering it's a huge change. UK farmers should not be put at a disadvantage by allowing sub standard imports. I need 21 Signatures at this stage for it to be reviewed before I can share it more widely. Over the next few days, I am going to provide further information,for now I would really appreciate the support for this very important issue. There's no point having World Leading Standards in the UK, If we don't expect Trade Partners to have at least the same standards in Animal Welfare, Food Safety, Quality and Environmental Issues. The petition will stop accepting names at 21, to be reviewed. We still have time to make a difference and support the UK, Details of my Petition are below, these are not showing until it's been reviewed Click this link to sign the petition:

My petition:
Assure us the UK Agriculture Bill will protect the UK’s Food & Farming Sector.
We need assurances that The Agriculture Bill will not be made law without legislation to ensure Agri-food imports are produced to at least the equivalent of those required by Farmers & Food Producers across the UK.They must not be put at a disadvantage,by allowing sub standard imports.

This important bill will be the foundation of the UK’s Food & Farming policy. Food standards must must be protected in any and all Trade Deals. We need a Cast Iron promise from the Government that all of these future imports are produced to at least the equivalent environmental, animal welfare & food safety standards as those required across the United Kingdom. To do otherwise will put the sector at a huge disadvantage. We're building ourselves a better future.Why should we accept anything less.

I know I am really looking forward to the day we are all safe and free to see Friends & Family, Children, Grandchildren and Parents. Until that day comes, we will have to keep each other positive. Like I always say, Im here and feel free to get in touch, I always love to hear your stories. Take care and Stay

Monday, 27 April 2020

Questions for the Government? Now there's a chance.

Hi, After my last to Blog Posts, I decided to write to Kier Starmer, Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak. It's always worth it when you feel you have something to say, well better than just posting on a blog anyway and more change of it being seen. From today anyone has the chance of asking the Government a question at the Number 10 Coronavirus Evening Briefing.

So many have been put off watching the briefing because of the questions put forward by the press. There are so many repeated by each of the groups. So now there's a chance to find out more. There will be one question put forward to the Government each day. The Government wont see the question prior to the Briefing and the daily question will be selected by an independent polling organisation.

You have to be over 18 to submit your question, they will be chosen around midday each day, if chosen the person will be contacted and given the choice of recording a video of your question to be played during the briefing. If you would rather not record you question, it will be read out on your behalf. It will be interesting to see what the public want to know and if it's any different to those asked by the media. The link to add your questions is: ASK YOUR QUESTION.

Here is the letter I wrote to Keir Starmer last week, If I ever get a response I will post on here. It was great to hear Boris Johnson earlier, saying that he would invite the opposition leader and others to be involved. This will be a great step forward and hopefully reduce the Backbiting and criticism we have seen, and in turn less time wasted. 

Finally my letter to Rishi Sunik, you never know, I might also get a reply to this and again, if I do I will add it here for you to see.

For now take care and Keep safe. xx

Thursday, 23 April 2020

Lots and lots to share, Captain Tom and his New Single, Covid19 & More

It really is a wonderful thing, I am sure there are many times we have all wished we had the luxury of hindsight. Unfortunately no one can see the future. It's easy for us all to look back and wonder how an unfolding situation might have turned out if we had taken a alternative path. No one can possibly say different choices would have made the outcome any better or worse. The journey might change, but who can honestly say if the end result would have been a better one. All we can really do is look back and learn from every decision made.

Every person has their own opinion on a variety of subjects and different topics. It's the coming together of minds and action that makes a vital difference.I am no exception, we all like to make our own decisions when it affects our lives and the lives of our Family and Friends. I'm not political, the important point now is to save lives, the best way to do that is work together and support each other.

It's doubtful that there are many who are enjoying the restrictions, but we know it's the right thing to do, keeping everyone safe. Whatever Government had been in power there would be many difficult decisions that would have to be made. They have followed health and scientific advice and taken into account information and data from many different experts. Despite all the criticism, they have chosen a path that they believe is best for the country at the time.

It was wishful thinking on my part, when I had hoped that the whole of parliament would join forces to fight this pandemic. It could have been an agreement between all parties or even a more formal route, creating a national or coalition Government for the duration, like I said in my last post. There has been so much condemnation and criticism, even more over the last 2 weeks. People are falling ill and lives are being lost, this really isn't time to be wasting valuable time, when it could be used for the good of the nation. 

It's always welcome to hear the views from experts, but there is a limit. Surely the media must have exhausted their list of possible guests. The variety of opinions, advice and condemnation is mind blowing and serves no useful purpose, when so many of them contradict others. It's really not surprising that the mental Health of some has been affected. Watching and reading the news can be terrifying. If reporters, editors and those responsible for the nations news had acted this way during the last War, the outcome could have been very different.

I've talked to and heard from a fair few people and their morale has certainly suffered, by far the biggest reasons are the way the numbers are continually reported, time and time again. The inaccuracies on the Television news. The media regularly sensationalising along with misleading headlines.

It's been a mammoth task for the Government to create a variety of packages designed to support approximately 95% of the population and in turn the economy.It will offer some welcome relief to many that do need the assistance and ensure that many businesses, employers and employees do have some security in this desperate time.

However there have been many businesses & individuals receiving Taxpayers money that are in a position to help themselves or easily have plenty to see them through. To many to mention here, one in particular that has been in the news is Richard Branson and Virgin Atlantic. Virgin is largely owned by Delta Airlines in the USA (49%) & KLM in France (31%) leaving only a 20% stake owned by Richard Branson.

You might already know that Richard Branson has been a 'Self Confessed Tax Exile, paying no Tax in the UK. My personal view is that the Government should, under no circumstances use Taxpayers money to help any business that can help themselves. Certainly not when there are businesses who can't secure the help they need to remain in business. Honestly I can't believe he has the Gaul to ask when he has more than enough funds. Even worse asking after he sued the NHS for 2 Million, money they could well do without losing.

Then there are the businesses that for one reason or another are not eligible, despite being profitable before this pandemic. Many of these would have not been in such a predicament, but through no fault of their own, they have been put in this impossible situation. It's understandable that the Government has to be cautious with Taxpayers money and certain checks have to be put in place to avoid any fraudulent claims. But to see any of these profitable businesses destroyed would be an avoidable tragedy.

Supermarkets have had their rates scrapped, saving billions of pounds between them. Understandable if they were suffering financially, but this is simply not the case. The supermarkets are one of the biggest winners in our current climate. For example Tesco's Business rates scrap is set to save them 700 million (about 50% of their annual profits), interestingly they are also proposing paying 637 Million to their shareholders, so in effect the Taxpayer will be covering their dividend. The savings to Sainsbury is going to be upwards of 500 Million, twice their annual profit. It's a huge amount to be lost across all of the Supermarkets, when this could be used to benefit those really in need of help.

It's simply not acceptable, when some are unable to purchase the essential food they need to survive. Some 'In Demand' items have now risen by about 4.4% according to the ONS, most of them being the everyday essentials. What about the homeless, Disabled, those on Benefits and Pensioners, it's a disgrace that there is no help at all for those with so little. Those people in society with the very least don't qualify for any of the assistance on offer. On the other hand, it's unbelievable that help is available for some of those who just don't need the assistance but are more than happy to take it.

Choice in the supermarkets has been reduced, which is understandable, however a lot of those products available are the higher priced branded goods. The everyday, Basic or Economy choices have all but disappeared from the shelves, so the savings that people have come to rely on are gone. Those people now have a very difficult choice to make, Which essentials items do they have to go without?

It should be a priority to consider ways of helping those people, perhaps a temporary addition to their pension or benefit or even a short term increment. The Government should have ensured every person affected by the current climate and needed help, got the assistance with all essential costs such as food, rent, mortgage, gas, electric etc. But they have left the bottom 20% who are most desperate with absolutely nothing, relying on Foodbanks and public generosity. Some are not even eligible to access a Foodbank for help, leaving them in a dire situation. However there are also those that can access the various Foodbanks, only to find they are also struggling.

As I have said, whichever Government had been in power, there would have been the same problems and disagreements. I am more concerned about Friends and Family, making sure they are as safe as they can possibly be. My hope really was that the Party Politics would have been set aside for the duration of this Pandemic. It is something that happened during the last War and should be the norm in times of emergency, where action and time are of the essence.

Captain Tom Moore, What an absolute Hero, He is such an inspiration to us all. His fundraising efforts have raised nearly 3 Million Pounds for the NHS and it's still rising. What an amazing accomplishment! It is going to benefit the NHS and through them it will have a positive effect on so many. The single he has made with Michael Ball and The Voice of Care Choir, 'You'll Never Walk alone' is doing very well, but every download will help this reach and stay at Number 1. If you have not downloaded it yet, there is still time.

There have been so many positives that have come out of this dreadful Pandemic, it's very easy to overlook them when the TV and Media is filled with Covid19 news. Let us hope that over the coming weeks the good news and accomplishments outweigh the terrible stories we are all so used to hearing.

Lastly I want to share, Last Friday the Government published news of some additional new test sites, with more to come very soon. In this there is also a revised list of those entitled to a test and included the families of those people, where that is appropriate, the list is now quite comprehensive. It also has information of how to arrange a test. I have been sharing the link to as many as possible as the media have not been sharing it, which could explain why the uptake of tests remains low compared with the 40,000 capacity. I also had an email to say that Amazon and the Royal Mail are also sending out tests, which is great news for those on the list, who can't drive or get to the testing sites. Here is the link, so feel free to share, it could help: GETTING TESTED ADVICE 

I'd love to hear your comments, views, experience and stories. It would be great to hear from you again or feel free to leave your comments below. I do hope that you are all keeping well. Take care and stay safe.

Monday, 13 April 2020

Working together to make things better. Stay Safe from Coronavirus

Hi Everyone. I think I am finally on top of everything, It's amazing how much goes by the wayside. This is very different to my normal posts, but I thought it would be a record of whats going on in our world right now. I have never been political, but like a lot of others there are some points that have really annoyed me, especially over the last couple of weeks. It's been clear that 'Point Scoring' seems to be a lot more important to some than allowing certain people to get on with what is so important.

Firstly, I want to say a huge thank you to Boris Johnson, Matt Hancock, Dominic Raab, Rishi Sunak and everyone in the Government along with the team behind them who are ensuring 'we're all in this together' and more importantly 'We're coming out of this Together'. Thanks also to all the frontline staff in a variety of positions, from  all areas of Healthcare, Delivery Drivers, Food Suppliers etc, the list really is endless, but everyone of them are helping us all to stay safe.

Wasn't it wonderful to hear the Queen's message to the Nation,such a wonderful lady, calming and reassuring to listen to. It's always a pleasure to listen to her. We're all going through such a challenging and traumatic period at present. The governments approach throughout this time has been in the best interests of every person in the United Kingdom.It has been professional at all times, taking into account the scientific data, but always in the best way possible to protect every person. Measures have also been brought in to protect the economy and businesses, it's understandable that they can't save every business, but the package they have made available is immense.

Is it time for a National Government? To maximise the Coronavirus effort? I think the Government has done an excellent job and I honestly believe they could continue to lead us through these unparalleled circumstances. I think that with Party Politics set aside for the duration, it would alleviate any unnecessary distractions.

We're all aware of the colossal task and the mammoth surge in demand for both PPE & those demanding supplies. PPE on the frontline is imperative to protect those in the NHS and working in the Health and Social care sector, everyone in the Government is working 24/7 to ensure the safety of everyone. Each minute spent backbiting or disputing their action, is time taken away from the more important job of tracking this Pandemic.

They are providing,supplying and procuring huge amounts of PPE, It's a huge task and they are all working tirelessly to get it to the places that need it. A majority of frontline locations are getting the equipment they need. But there are reports highlighting some areas where PPE is in short supply and is urgently needed, there have been huge improvements made and they are constantly working towards 100%.It's imperative that all frontline staff have everything they need, especially as they are putting themselves at risk day in and day out to protect us all.

It goes without saying that the best policy is to be open with the public,However constant squabbling about the lock down extension is not conducive and does little to ease public anxiety. It's fairly obvious to a majority of the public that the restrictions are going to remain in place for the foreseeable future. To relax them at present moment would destroy any gains made by the sacrifices of the past 3 weeks. It would be better to have the restrictions in place for a longer period, than to lose lives which can be saved.

Why on earth must the media,constantly ask about the measures.When will the be relaxed? How will they be implemented etc? These are impossible to predict without the necessary reports, as it has been pointed out time after time. Obviously the Government would like to lift the restrictions as soon as possible, minimising damage to the economy as much as possible. But they have to act responsibly and in the best interests of safety and progress.

It really doesn't help, listening to all the bickering about when and how they will be lifted, no one has a crystal ball, the Government will lift the restrictions when they know it's the right thing to do. It's incredibly stressful to have all these varying opinions about the lock down and when/how it will work. The Government has said, and will keep saying that they will make the decisions based on the data, when they have it.

On the BBC News this morning, Rachel Reeves mentioned the need for discussion with regard to the lifting of restrictions. She also said Parliament should reopen, albeit in a different way to adhere to the social distancing regulations, to maintain safety.

It had already been confirmed a few days ago, that they will reopen on the 21st April, probably remotely. Obviously lifting restrictions does require a great deal of thought and discussion, taking into account all of the relevant  data and scientific research.Ensuring that any easing of the restrictions is done responsibly when it's prudent to alter or lift them.

In my opinion however, It's simply not possible to have a concrete exit strategy for lifting the restrictions, it will need careful thought. Parliament can discuss a wide range of different measures and possibilities, but the order in which they could be implemented would be dependent on the scientific evidence and data to show if/when it would be right to do so. There just can't be a one size that fits all.

It's not something for the media to keep asking about, the lifting of the restrictions will be an ongoing and constantly changing discussion, that will need careful consideration to maintain the gains that have been made by keeping up the social distancing measures.

In the current climate, when action is of paramount importance and every minute counts, Is it time to create a National Government to deal with this dreadful Pandemic? Time will be better spent maximising the support given to all areas, rather than criticising the Governments handling of the crisis. This is totally different to anything anyone has ever had to deal with before. No one can possibly say whether the actions have been right or wrong, Boris Johnson & his team have acted on the best available data, information, scientific research and advice. Time spent 'Taking the Government to Task' as Kier Starmer says he wants to, Is time wasted, when working together would be more constructive. It's really not the time for blame, it's time to pull together and act in the best possible way.

On the one hand Kier Starmer says he's not interested in 'Scoring Points' against the Government, but rather contribute, his actions and comments tell a very different story. Which is a great shame, It's just what the country needs right now, opposition that can put politics aside for the good of the country. Everybody needs to play their part to stop the virus spreading and save lives. The UK needs to act as ONE, this situation needs a united front.

During a BBC interview Yesterday, Liz Kendall said more or less the same with regard to lifting the restrictions. She added that the Government needs to be transparent and include deaths outside of hospital rather than hide them from the public. The interviewer had actually been told earlier that those numbers were published each week for everyone to see, it was also explained that these deaths are not available in time to be included within the daily figures. Rather than share this information with her, he acted shocked when she said the numbers weren't being made available.

For anyone interested in the figures, they are published every Tuesday at 9.30. Due to the lag in reporting and registering these deaths are not included in the Numbers given at the daily Number 10 briefing, but they are not hidden. HERE ARE THE WEEKLY FIGURES.

From our discussions last week, I know a lot of you have been put of watching the evening briefings. I have been watching daily and sadly I can tell you that the questions from the media have not changed, the same questions are being asked day in day out. Honestly the ridiculous questions asked by them are beyond a joke.Many of them wasted,each asking the same question. Do they actually not listen to the previous questions and answers?In fact do they actually take note of what the panel is presenting, you wouldn't think so to watch.

Agreed, It's painful to watch, but it perfectly demonstrates why our newspapers are full of rubbish. Nine times out of ten the answers are twisted to suit the reporters agenda, by the time they reach print. This is why I like to watch live, you cant really rely on the transcripts provided by the media and rarely reflect the true content,and often dramatised.

These people have the privilege to put forward their questions and yet 80% are repetitive. Many important questions are never asked, we could be receiving valuable and beneficial information, if only the media worked together.

I have started a Mixed Media Journal with news,art and photos from all over the world. I'd love to hear from you, how are you doing,Keeping safe and well. It's great to be back and I hope to share a lot more with you over the next few months. It will be different to todays post.

Todays was written as It's so sad that with so many people working tirelessly and yet there are some that feel the need to rip them apart and criticise rather than offer support and assistance. It's not right, it's time to pull together.

Take Care,Stay Safe & Happy

Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Heat Transfer Links & Lot more Great News to Share

I have stolen some time to sort out a post and say Hi to you all, I can tell you I have missed being in touch so much. The wonderful Lou Withers has been a star and is going to Guest my December shows on Hochanda. This is such a massive treat for me as well, to sit back and enjoy. Lou has a huge talent and she always shares such a lot of inspiration, with everything she brings to us. Im really looking forward to watching and learning, to see the totally different take on the Craftascope Goodies. Tune in on Sunday 22nd December for a cracking selection of Craftascope goodies to suite a wide range of Occasions, Projects & People at unbeatable value too.

I can imagine you are all incredibly busy getting ready for Christmas and the big day. So sorry that I've not been around much over the last few weeks, I can tell you that I have really missed you all, the chats and your wonderful creations. I have to say a big thank you for all of your messages and the beautiful Christmas Cards, I promise that I am answering them all, but it's taking longer than I wanted.

There was a huge interest for the new Design Team Call, I had over 40 applicants, so it's taking time to  go through them. There's been some great artwork and I need to make sure I spend the time to make the decisions.

Today, I want to add some links for you. These are for the items that I use and recommend for use with the heat paints. There are other makes available, I've not used all of them, so I have listed the ones here that give the best results, while being great quality and great value too.

MUG LINK. These are super quality mugs, they are the ones I use and give excellent results, whether used in the press, oven or for even an iron for patient crafters.

SELLER LINK. This Ebay seller gives excellent customer service, the items are high quality and again give great results. Every item I used on the show, along with the samples was from here. There are other sellers that I have used, I will recommend this one as I found the quality was far superior and the results were excellent. They sell a wide range of items that are perfect for use with the heat paints, from key fobs, aprons, cushion covers, glass clocks etc. Highly recommended.

My heat press was from another seller, it was an item I purchased before discovering this seller. I have shared the link for the heat press I use various times previously, so please use the search facility on the blog.

SILICONE WRAP LINK. For those of you who dont have a heat press and don't want to buy one. This is for the silicone  wraps, they enable you to design your own mugs and bake them in the oven. Again there are others available, but these are the ones I have, so I know the quality.

For a Guideline, the oven should be around 350 F, they should be baked for around 30 minutes. Id also leave them in the oven until cool. PLEASE BE CAREFUL AS THEY DO GET VERY HOT!!!!

Just one last thing, I have at last figured out how to use Instagram, Well I say figured out, Im not great so please be patient, as I work it out. I am sure,I will make quite a few mistakes. My Name is NICKJR999, I will make the time to be around and I hope too chat to you all before Christmas. Take care and Happy Crafting.xx

Monday, 2 December 2019

Great Offers Ending Soon. Don't miss out

I was going to post this on Saturday Evening, but I have been without the internet. I am so pleased to see that so many of you have taken advantage of the special saving this weekend. I'd also like to say thank you for the lovely messages as well. I have tried to offer as much as I can, so there is something available for everyone. I thought I'd share some more inspiration for you today, just some of the things you could create with a few of the items available for you. There have been 8 sell outs, but there are still stamps dies and collections available for you. Here is the beautiful Rose Bouquet die, it's unique design allows you to use without the aid of glue, thanks to the tabs built into the design.

There's also a beautiful single Rose Striplet Die, this looks wonderful as a card front, with either designer papers, parchment or even your own background papers. There are so many ways to use this statement die. This also has the unique attachment built in, which is especially important when using parchment, which so easily shows adhesives. This is incredibly low on stock.

There are many other dies in the weekends events, including this beautiful Floral Striplet. As with most of the Craftascope dies, this is a two part die allowing you to use it in many ways to suit your project.

I love the next 2 dies and again they are designed to give you versatility. they're both two part dies and include stunning decorative outer edges to use together or separately, they make great toppers and look stunning Paper Pieced.

Another favourite is the Lady Marjorie Swag Die, it can be used in so many ways. It looks beautiful Paper Pieced or used with resin or glass paints. I have also experimented with my foiling machine for something totally different.

There is a stamp using the same design in the Regal Rose Collection. It was so popular that I designed a rose oval Set, there's also a coordinating 2 part dies set which goes hand in had to give many options for your creations.

Well that's all for now, Happy shopping. Please don't delay, if there are things you would like too add to your Craftascope Library or to buy as gifts. These offers will now be available until Tuesday, I have extended it as I was unable to post my update. The offers are limited and if they sell out before the end, they can't be replaced. Thank you ever so much for your support, Take care and Happy