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Friday, July 31, 2009

Pooh Sticks

Pooh Sticks

In this layout we have used the stamps with Timber Brown Stazon, to make a background paper

The bird border is again from the kit stamps.

The black dots and dashes highlight the scalloped decoration on the page.

More again tomorrow.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

More Layouts as promised.

There are loads more ideas today still using the Lillian Papers, Embellishments and stamps.


This time the flower stamp has been stamped using Olive Green Stazon and the border stamp has been used as a stem. The centre of the flowers os the centre od the O's on the sticky alphabet sheet.

I'm beginning to love cutting out photos and using them on the layouts.

Dreaming Of You

The title for this layout was made using the sticky alphabet with black pen lines outlining each letter.

Still more tomorrow. Yes they keep on coming.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Julys Limited Edition Class

I know how much you enjoy this class every month and Julys kit was no exception. This time we had loads of layout ideas and a card for the very first time and plenty of kit, including stamps, to make all of them.

For those of you who didn't have a camera on the day and didn't finish what you wanted I have spread the projects over the next few days with a few remnders on how they were done. So here goes.....

The Jokes On Me.....

The white flowers were stamped and embossed using the stamps.

The flowers on the pink were stamped with versamark and clear embossed.

The little border stamp made a lovely edge to the paper.

New Friends

This time the border stamps has been used as stitching.

Don't forget to use your embellishments.

Square brads compliment the page.

More tomorrow

Sunday, July 26, 2009

On-Line Class site ready at last!!!!!

We have always tried to teach good classes. Ever since we opened we have made it a priority to make projects that are interesting, well made and scrummy. Loads of you are either unable to get into a class or see the pictures on the blog/website and would like to come to class but live to far away.

The launch of our On-Line Classes has been planned for many months and we have tried very hard to give you the same quality instruction that you would get in class. Our new On-Line Classroom has many great features. You will be able to upload your finished projects, take part in live chats where you can ask questions and give feedback on your class experiences.

Please remember that if you see any particular project in our galleries that you would like to take as a class, then please e-mail us and we will see what we can do.

For the time being all of our classes will come with a kit but we are planning class only versions for our customers who live abroad and these will be launched soon.

Pre ordering for our first On-Line Class is now on our Website so pop over and take a look.

We hope you will enjoy sharing our classroom with us. See you there.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Breaking Free

Last Wednesday we finished our latest range of fortnightly classes. After a few weeks of flowers, swirls and "pretty colours" we searched for something more masculine and muted. The Breaking Free Range from My Minds Eye fitted the bill exactly. We did two layouts with photos and two without as this helps people to imagine their own photos on the layouts.

Here they are with a bit of detail so that those of you who didn't finish in class can complete your pages.

Looking For You

Tattered & Torn

Travel, Journey, Adventure


The colours are brighter new fortnight girlies but we think you'll like them.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Sneek Peek for Saturday

For those of you asking for colours in this Saturdays Kit here is a very small sneak peek.

I know, blink and you'll miss it but you won't want to miss this class.

I’ve Been Had......

I knew this was going to be an interesting evening when out of some large bags came cupcakes, “Big ones, small ones and some as big as your hat”.

The occasion was Sylvies Birthday and we were all given specially made hats and noses.

I didn’t even twig when asked to take this photo of Sylvie and Lynne

For those of you who came to Hempstead Valley, this should start to ring a bell.
The evening progressed and I spent most of my time being sent for different items stashed at the other end of the shop. We all enjoyed scrummy cupcakes during the evening.

I still didn’t twig but I was becoming a bit paranoid at all the whispering and coughing which seemed to start as soon as I either entered or left the room.

Just before the end of the evening it was suggested that we all have out photo taken with the layouts that had been made in the class. Michael very kindly agreed to take the photo

Even though he couldn’t stop laughing.

Then they decided to show me their layouts by sitting me on my own and revealing the photo we have been dreading.

I cannot believe that I sat with these friends for 2 hours scrapping and did not see what they were all up to. I never laughed so much.

These are the 6 layouts. I hope you like them Julie. And I would like to make a special mention to Jenni who couldn’t be there and Jeannie for a fantastic prank.
All I can say afraid, Be very afraid......

Here are the girls finished layouts using that horrible photo.....

Oh and one more photo for luck. Thanks Ladies......

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Jeannie's Been Published

You can see a little image of her card on the front cover of Creative CardMaking Issue 6. The little arrow marks the spot but if you want to see more and learn how to make this and many other cards,then you will have to come and buy this lovely magazine.

Well done Jeannie.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Que Sera Sera

This lovely range from K & Company was chosen by Karen for our K & Co Class last Saturday and it proved to be a great success. The colours are bright, the patterns...busy and at first sight you think "What am I going to do with that?". Well we found plenty to do with it and everyone had a great time.

The first layout was probably the biggest success with loads of colour variations. The first of this trio is by Karen and the rest are from 2 of our talented ladies in the class.

The second layout was simpler but no less effective.

Karen asked me to make the third layout and as I was itching to use Gayle Bonds "Fashion House" stamps I decided this was a good time and used them as embellishments.

Notice the button stamps mixed in with the flowers.

This was a lovely kit, not perhaps papers I would normally have picked up but so please we got the chance to use them. I will certainly look mor eclosly at papers in future.