Friday, 24 December 2010
I hope your Christmas Day is everything you wish it to be and that your own version of bedlam is fun!!
Tuesday, 21 December 2010
Tuesday, 14 December 2010
If you are looking for a gift for someone that will have a huge impact but won't take you long to create then this is well worth a look - its right up my street!!
Sunday, 12 December 2010
Friday, 10 December 2010
I used the poinsettia technique to embellish one of my scrapbook pages from the December kit and I have also added one to my December Daily album (I'll be posting photos over the weekend of my album so far). They are so quick and easy to make, not to mention super cheap! I hope you have a go and enjoy making these seasonal embellishments.
Sunday, 5 December 2010
While out for the day at the Christmas Dickens Festival in Rochester today, who should we bump into but one of our kit subscribers from waaaay up North in Stockton (thats nearly Scotland! LOL!!!). It just goes to show how very small the world of scrapbooking is proving to be. We took a pic of the whole family because shock, horror, they didn't have a camera with them!! Hope you like the photo Sandra and that you all had a great time!
If you've never been to the Dickens Festival we can highly recommend it, the High St, the cathedral and castle were full of stalls but the highlight was the cast of characters in Victorian costume. We took masses of photos and sampled our first mince pies and mulled wine of the season (well there was still snow on the ground!). Its officially Christmas now......
Friday, 3 December 2010
It looks like December is going to be a very creative month!
Thursday, 2 December 2010
I took some time while snowed in today to catch up with the first 3 days of assignments and am now the proud owner of an Art journal with some fab pages including a mix cd of music that inspires me. I've had great fun reliving memories of creating mix tapes back in the day - its a lost art!! I can highly recommend this class and its not too late to sign up if you fancy joining me - just drop by http://www.jessicasprague.com/ to register for 'Inspiration Everywhere'!
I've also been inspired by this year's 12 Tags of Christmas from Tim Holtz and its only day 2!! Check out his blog for fab ideas using a host of Ranger products - way more than I have but I have a feeling I can find something that will do!
And now I've just found Ali Edwards' December Daily posts and I'm tempted to create a mini album documenting everything we do this month. Her album looks do-able with its selection of pre-designed page layouts that can be used over again with a block of photos. I'd really love to be able to do this one, I'll need to crack on quickly though as I've already missed 2 days of the month - here's hoping the snow hangs around so I get some time!
Wednesday, 1 December 2010
This Winter themed page uses two 4" x 4" photos together with an inked and shimmer sprayed paper doily which was great fun and very messy to create! You'll also need a border punch, a snowflake punch, thin strands of pearl trim in grey and green, adhesive gems, snowflake charms, a few Websters bloomer fabric flowers and an adhesive alphabet for the title.
Tuesday, 30 November 2010
This lovely Christmas page uses a single 7" x 5" landscape photo and a fab technique using a decorative corner punch to create a circular frame to draw the eye in. You just need to add some bling and you are good to go!
We can't wait to see what else is coming from this gorgeous kit - thank you Claire!!
Monday, 29 November 2010
The first batch of designs come from Tracey and I'm sure you'll agree that they are absolutely gorgeous!!
This first design uses two 6" x 4" photos in a wintry theme, one landscape and one portrait. You'll need a wet adhesive, 3d foam pads, some crystals and adhesive letters for the title.
This second single page layout features two 6" x 4" portait photos with a 'Santa' theme. You'll need a 1" circle punch, a dark brown inkpad, a scrap of ric-rac and adhesive letters for your title.
Tracey's double page design uses four 6" x 4" Christmas themed photos, two landscape and two portrait. To complete this design you will need a dark brown inkpad, adhesive crystals, stickles in assorted colours, 3d foam pads and adhesive letters for your title.
Tracey added a sheet of red cardstock to her kit pack and had enough leftovers to make this additional single page design featuring two 6" x 4" portrait photos. You will need a paper pricker, embroidery floss and needle, buttons, flower punch and adhesive letters for your title.
Tracey has provided a couple of templates for those who want to recreate her designs - and who wouldn't, they are gorgeous!
The kit contains: 5 sheets of cardstock, 9 sheets of double sided patterned paper, 12x12 sheet of die-cuts, a whole pack of adhesive chipboard (4 sheets of shapes), silver glitter, silver grey ribbon, red ribbon.
Sunday, 28 November 2010
Friday, 26 November 2010
We are all on the mend now and should be back to full working order next week. Once we are back to work, the extra kits from the crop day should go on sale online. There are only a few and not all classes will be offered but we have been inundated with requests for these kits so if you're interested keep your eyes peeled!
Subscription kits update - we are STILL waiting for product from Prima to arrive for the November kits. We have chased the order and it is with Prima but we are waiting for it to be shipped to our UK distributor. We have been promised that it will be chased up and we are following up every couple of days.
Thursday, 18 November 2010
10am A Year of Celebrations
11am Scrapbook Jewellery
12.45pm Lost Property
1.45pm Little Black Dress
2.45pm Family Comes First
4.15pm Sowing the Seeds
5.15pm Heroes & Heraldry
6.15pm Away with the Fairies
There are breaks for lunch and refreshments thrown in for good measure!
The address for the venue (for those of you who need it for your satnav) is Meopham Village Hall, Wrotham Road, Meopham, Kent DA13 0AT and we will have a sign outside complete with green and brown balloons to help you find us!
We think that is all, but if you urgently need to contact us then it will be best to give us a call on 01702 535696 as things are so busy its unlikely we'll get to our email for the next couple of days!! See you there!!
We won't release the additional kits online, they will be available on the day if you are interested. Just speak to Pauline in the shop and she will be able to let you know the situation regarding what is available.
Tuesday, 16 November 2010
Monday, 15 November 2010
A Year of Celebrations peek
If you like clever pages then Claire F has produced something gorgeous for you in this class that documents an entire year of memories! You will need a 4" x 2" landscape photo - Claire cut hers down from a 6" x 4" photo and up to tweleve further small photos which can be 6" x 4" that you can crop.
You will need a black inkpad, scorer or bone folder, single hole punch and Claire suggests tweezers to handle the tiny alphabet stickers in this kit!
Family comes First peek
Claire F produces fab pages in her distinctive clean style but always with a little twist, this time she has a cute hidden space for loads of additional photos! The layout uses a 6" x 4" portrait photo and up to 8 further 4" x 4" photos. The theme of the class is 'Home' but any photos in the family or home theme would work.
You will also need to bring along a dark brown inkpad, a pricking tool, an embroidery needle (some will be available in class) and double sided tape.