Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Our Challenge Winner & Crop Class

We had a Sketch challenge at our Crop on Saturday and I now have great delight in bringing you the photo of that fabby winning entry. Laura Valentine-Slack was our winner this week chosen by Fiona who was picked at random to do the judging and boy did she have a hard job!!! I was so glad I was not doing the judging myself as the entries were again of a wonderful standard, but a winner was found and a worthy winner it was too. Laura has put so much detail into this LO - check out the nifty cutting into her photos and there is so much cutting and layering going on that it truly is a work of art!! So a HUGE Well Done to Laura for her win - enjoy spending that voucher next month!!!



I can also reveal the photo of the Scrapbook Class that was done featuring fabric rosettes and lots of intricate cutting as well - must have been a theme for the day I guess........ LOL This used the My Mind's Eye Bloom & Grow paper Bijou Birds Green along with some Candle and White Bazzill. I think you will agree the colours are lovely and fresh and a great combination to take us all marching into the warmer months. The photo is of me and my best mate Julie at my Mum & Dad's 50th Wedding Anniversary party a couple of years ago now and we had a blast!! The little tag pulls out from underneath the photo to reveal the journalling..... Hope you like it....



Our next crop is on Saturday 30th May at the Parish Hall, Brent Knoll, Somerset from 10am - 4pm. If you fancy coming along and joining us for a great day then you can book your place HERE. I can't promise more scones, clotted cream & jam next month but rest assured there will be truly scrumptious cakes available!!!!! See you soon........

Friday, 24 April 2009

Golly!!!!!!!!

Blimey have we had a couple of busy days!!!! First it was the Basic Grey Limited Edition Clear Stamp sets that set the internet alight as we watched the stock control counting down and saw so many go out of stock so quickly...... and today its the Martha Stewart punches that have done it!!! Goodness we knew they were going to be popular but even we have been astonished by the speed with which our current stock has disappeared..... We didn't even get our full order either which is very disappointing as the UK Distributor has had our order since February so you would think they would have made sure to get sufficient stock - but at least we have been advised that another shipment is arriving with them on Monday so by the end of next week we should have the rest of our order!!!

So if you were unlucky today please let me know from our Coming Soon section what you would like and I will put your details on our Wish list so that when they arrive here next week I can contact you first!!

OK now I'm going to put up the rest of our new goodies and then start packing up for our crop tomorrow - such a busy life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

April 25th Crop Class Details

I know I've been a really naughty blogger lately but unfortunately things haven't been all plain sailing...... a bad back, my son home from Uni and loads of deliveries have all conspired against me getting time to blog!! Anyway with the next crop in just a few days time I have managed to get a moment to pop details of the Crop Scrapbooking Class up here for you:

We're doing a lovely summery page using White Bazzill as the base and combining it with MME Bijou Birds Green paper (we use both sides) and Candle Bazzill as well. The technique for this class is a fabric based one so you will need to bring along a needle and some thread - white is probably best but you can use any as it won't be seen at the end of the day. I have stamped my title using versamark ink so if you fancy doing something similar bring along your favourite alpha stamps and versamark otherwise you can use the dies available to create your title. The photo requirement is a landscape 6" x 4.5" (or 6" x 4") that will go with the papers - I have used one of me and my friend.

Other requirements are Trimmer, Cutting Mat, Craft Knife, Pencil, Ruler, Fine Tip Scissors, Double Sided Tape, Herma or other adhesive, 3D Foam & scoring tool.

I know you will love this LO and expect demand to be high for the remaining few places so please be aware that when all the places are gone..... they are gone!! See you all on Saturday for another fun day....................

Thursday, 9 April 2009

Finally..................... some photos!!

Sorry to have taken so long to get some photos uploaded.... but here we go: First up is Marlene's winning entry for the Basic Grey Mini Book Challenge. She used Marrakech papers and told us so much about why she scraps. Winning a Lime Rickey Collection Pack made all the effort worthwhile so Congratulations Marlene......



just one of the inside pages....



next Pippa's Basic Grey Mini Book also using Marrakech papers....



and one of the inside pages.....



next is Claire's lovely concertina book...



then we have Tracey's very first Mini Book she has ever made using the Colour me Silly papers....



then we have Jo's lovely folded Mini Book.....



then Penny's lovely book about her daughter......



More photos will follow in the next post but this should be a few to start you off!!!! I'm sure you will agree that we had some fabulous entries and it is just a shame that not everyone can win because they all deserved it!! Thank You ladies for all your hard work...