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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Card Challenge No 93

It’s August 1st tomorrow and I keep opening the curtains and hoping it’s going to be bright and sunny. Well, even if the sub is not in the sky we can make our own sunshine right here with this fortnights challenge
Here are a few lovely examples from our talented Design Team:
Julie Blakeman
Jeannie Reed
Julie Wilson
Rita Pierce
Gayle Bond
Can’t wait to see all of your lovely cards. xx

And the winner is…..

yes I know it’s early but the collection has closed on it’s own and I can’t change it so thought I’d draw the winner early.

And our winner is…

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Congratulations Debbie. Please e-mail me at and add the winners banner to your blog.

Thank you to everyone who took part. Hugs xxx

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Fortnightly Classes

I don’t very often have time to share layouts from the fortnightly classes until after the kits are released but this time I thought I’d show you the layouts first.




I want to ride my bicycle



A little bird told me



These three are coming out as a kit next week so watch this space. Thanks for looking xxx

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


the blog has reached 900 followers. Thank you to everyone who follows us.

Now only 100 more followers and we hit the magic 1000. I am currently getting a huge goodie bag together and when we get to 1000 followers I will randomly select one of our followers using

So, ring your friends and get them to follow us and we promise to keep challenging you and giving you inspiration. xx

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Card Challenge No 92

I decided to keep it simple this time as summer holidays are fast approaching so this fortnight the Card Challenge is…..
The challenge will run from today to Tuesday 31st July at midnight. Here are a few examples from our fantastic Design Team to get you started.

Rita Pierce

Looking forward to seeing all of your lovely cards. xx

And the winner is….

Thank you for all of the wonderful cards this challenge. I think extending the challenge to two weeks gave everyone much more time to take part so over the summer (or rainer) I will be having all of the card challenges over two weeks.
Our wonderful winner this time as chosen by Random.Org is
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Congratulations Evie on winning this time. Please e-mail me at and I will get your prize out to you and don’t forget to add the winners button to your blog. Hugs xx

Monday, July 16, 2012

A little bit of inspiration

Now is it to early to mention Christmas? Most would say yes but to be honest I have had loads of you asking when the Christmas card classes are starting.
So to get you all started here are a few of my favourite blasts from the past.
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Hope these help to get the creative juices flowing.
And a date for you diaries, the first Christmas Card classes begin on Saturday 4th August.
If you have a fovourite Christmas card to share please add it via the link below and I will add it to our Gallery as permanent inspiration for everyone. I will get the DT to choose a top 5 who will each receive one of Gayle Bonds Christmas Digi Stamp Disc. Closing date is 31st August 2012.
Have a great evening. xx

Saturday, July 14, 2012


Hi everyone.

Just to let you know I no longer have a laptop which means, for a few days only if the nice man can mend it, I will not have access to e-mails, facebook or the websites unless I am in the shop.

With this in mind I am extending this weeks card challenge for another week. It will now end on 17th July at midnight.

Also don't forget, all news about the closure will stay at the top of the Blog until we close. PLEASE SCROLL DOWN for all inspiration and challenge posts.

Hope you are all having a great weekend. Oh and have to say "Come on Murray". xx

Sunday, July 08, 2012


Firstly thank you to everyone for your kind words, hugs and friendship. I have been overwhelmed by the response to the closure notice.

Many of you have asked about the fixtures and fittings in the shop such as the architects desk and paper racks. From Monday each item will be allocated a letter and number. If you would like any of the items I am accepting sealed bids. All you need to do is put your best offer in an envelope along with your name, a contact number and the name and number of the item you are interested in. Then seal your envelope and put the letter/number of the item on the front.

Envelopes will be opened on Sunday 19th August and everyone contacted to pay for and collect the item. This will be on a cash only basis.
Watch out for more updates coming soon. Hugs Julie xx


Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Card Challenge 91

Our card challenge this time is really easy so you can all have a go.
Our challenge is….
And here are a few ideas from our DT to get you started.

Rita Pierce
Julie Wilson
Looking forward to seeing all of your lovely cards. xxx

And the winner is….

Thank you for all of your lovely entries this time. Our winner, as chosen by is…….
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Congratulations Cindy. Please add the winners badge to your blog. If you e-mail me at I will get your prize out to you.
Thank you once again to everyone who took part.xx

Sunday, July 01, 2012

It was a great day

I will try to set up a gallery soon, of all the photos from classes past and present but for now I am posting just a few of the photos taken at Saturdays Creativity 101 class.

Lets look first at the messy table I photographed when everyone were using the Bigshot.


And the terrible two who got the giggles and made us all laugh.


And just a few shots of some work in progress.



And a table of smiley faces


I hope everyone had a good time. I will share the project later in the week.

And it’s goodbye from us

After 7 happy years in Norreys Road our lease has come to an end and it is time to say goodbye. Unfortunately the current economic climate makes it impossible for a business such as ours to survive. Everyone is cutting back and with larger businesses stocking more and more craft items and people selling cheap goods via E-Bay and other internet sites, we are unable to compete.
On the bright side, we have made loads of new friends and learnt so much from each other and shared some great times and for that, we are extremely grateful.
Our classes, including the fortnightly Scrapbooking Classes, will continue until Saturday 18th August when our last class “So Long, Farewell” will take place. This will be along the lines of the Creativity 101 Classes. So, if you want just one more class with Scrapbook Sisters take a look at our current class list and book your place.

This blog will continue with past projects, photos and news being posted on a regular basis. The challenges will also continue and we hope our Design Team will stay with us going forward.

Those of you who are interested in hearing about classes and crops after the closure need to e-mail Julie on with your details and she will contact you with more details. If you have given your information previously or have signed onto our website, you will still need to provide this information.

There will be more information posted here over the coming days so keep checking back for more details.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their friendship and support over the last 7 years. We hope you will stay in touch and follow our exploits as we venture once more into the big wide world where scrapbooking will once again become our hobby.
With love to everyone
Julie and Karen xxx

This post will remain at the top of the page until an update is posted. Please scroll down for all competion and normal posts. Thank you.

Scrapbook Challenge

Another nice, easy one to get you creating. This time our theme is
And here are a few ideas from our DT to get you started.
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Looking forward to seeing all of your lovely entries. xx