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Friday, November 27, 2009

A break from layouts

In the afternoon class on this special day, we made 8 layouts and a lovely little stand which would make a great gift for someone who could then stand it on their desk or sideboard. Made entirely from 160gsm card and the kit papers this was easy to make and a fun way to use up the remaining papers.

See you all at the CROP tomorrow. Looking forward to a great day:)

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Sometimes the photo says it all......

This is a fantastic photo showing a reaction that would be hard to duplicate. Kerrys birthday was in October and on that morning her boyfriend Gary gave her the best present of all..............a beautiful puppy who she later called Ralph. Karen had the camera ready as Gary walked into the room. All Kerry could say was "Is he for me?" Classic moment caught on camera.


Wednesday, November 25, 2009


I hate this photo......We have both been trying for many weeks, to take a decent photo of ourselves by holding the camera at arms length and taking a photo blind. Sometimes it works really well and it's a great technique to master especially if you tend to go places on your own and need photos of yourself. You can of course, ask someone to take your picture but I always have visions of someone running off into the sunset with my precious camera. Anyway, this is a photo Karen took recently using the arms length method. My only comfort is that I also have a picture of her, used in a later layout, which I also know she hates. Sisters ehhh!!!!!!!!


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Crazy Stitching

Stickers can be used as they are but they can also be enhanced to make them appear more handmade. In this case Karen used stitching to enhance the detail. You will see this sticker used again later in the week, where I have used glitter to enhance it.


Monday, November 23, 2009

Stickers dont do it for me but......

I am not a fan of stickers but I can honestly say I loved the sticker sheet that came with this kit. Everything was so cute and I was just itching to use them. Paper piecing is my passion at the moment, creating a picture as a background for a photo so this worked really well.


Sunday, November 22, 2009

Novembers Special Edition Class Revealed

Over the coming week I will be showing all of the projects made in our first all day Special Edition Class. There was so much in the kit and I know that many of you just didnt get time to do everything you wanted so these photos should help. Hope you like them as much as we did making them.


I love this layout of Kerry and the buttons in the middle of the flowers work really well (although I will say that someone forgot to give me any buttons when we were making up the projects:) I wonder who that was?)

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Halloween Book

On the morning of Halloween Karen held a Halloween Class with everyone making a unique book to put their photos in. Karen is still in the process of changing the photos in hers so while we wait for the original I though it would be nice to have a look at one of the class made books.

So here it is, designed by Karen and adapted by Sally West. Hope you love it as much as we did:)

The pages get progressively larger as you turn the pages starting with a distressed front door with a real knocker.

Eeeek!!!!! (You had to be there:)

Love the wire spider Sally

Karen is getting really clever at making shaped chipboard books. Watch out for Karens "Fit For A King" book tomorrow.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

All Day Limited Edition....

What a great day in the shop today .Firstly it was Mums birthday and it was lovely to spend the day with her .She had lots of guest popping in to see her.....
Happy Birthday Mum x x x x x
It was a jam packed day .Which started with a beautiful calander and then over lunch we made a Christmas planner and after lunch used the latest Bo Bunny range to make layouts and a great picture frame. Here are just a few of the photos of the projects made.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Coral Barn November 2009

For those of you who come to classes you probably know that twice a year we try to get right away from everything and have some time crafting and having fun with friends. This November was no exception with 7 of us packing a bag (slight under exageration as everyone had a car full of scrapping goodies) and heading to our favourite place, Coral Barn.

This is a beautiful, tranquil place (until we arrive) where you can literally stay in your pj's all weekend and just relax (and craft to the early hours) however to build up an apetite for Sunday roast we decided to put on our hats and coats and head out to the local zoo.

Here are a very select few of the 2700 photos taken between us this weekend.

And watch this space because so many of you have asked if you could come away for the weekend with us that we have decided to do at least one weekend retreat in 2010. Yes thats crafting for 2 whole days plus a few very late nights if you're up for it. Details to be announced soon:)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Love these photos taken at Jeni and Carls Wedding reception and changed to black and white.

Monday, November 09, 2009

One of my favourites

I love this layout done by Karen. Its busy but really fun.

My Menagerie

Sunday, November 08, 2009


and this time I had to make use of the cute little animals plus one of the Martha Stewart Punches. Scrummy.