Thursday, 24 September 2009

Where has the time gone...............

Goodness me I can hardly believe its only a couple of days until our regular monthly crops re-start!!! Just where did I put August and September I wonder? They have to be around here somewhere don't they???

Maybe its just me but time seems to go by so very quickly and I have hardly noticed the going of my summer............... OK I know it wasn't really a summer this year, more like a grotty spring really, but it just seems to have whizzed on by and now here comes winter!!! Still that does mean we have a very exciting and FULLY BOOKED crop on Saturday which is going to be such fun! I really look forward to seeing all my lovely croppers each month and I know that having had the summer recess, they will all be raring to go and full of chatter!! :) Thank goodness we have loads of lovely NEW goodies to show everyone and with a scrapbooking class and cardmaking class available, it is definitely going to be great.

The scrapbooking class has an Autumnal feel to it and I have used fabulous Basic Grey papers to create it. Unusually for me there is not a single piece of cardstock to be found anywhere on this LO!!!!! I have used a 6" x 4" portrait style photo (mine is of a Robin on a branch) along with Elementary, Juicy, Taper & Savory We are also going to be having some fun with Grungepaper, Distress Inks, Glimmer Mist and doing something a little different with eyelets too!!! Those doing the class will need a Big Bite (if you have one - Crop-a-Dile will not work for this I'm afraid), any favourite small flower punches, Glossy Accents, 3D foam, a Brown Marker and a toning brown inkpad if you wish to ink your edges........

So all that's needed now is for our Shop items to be packed up ready to go, the class items and kits sorted and away we go........................ See you there!!

Monday, 14 September 2009

Faabulous Limited Edition Kit & Class Instructions!!!

Today saw the launch of our fabulous Limited Edition Kit to go with the stunning Vintage Interactive Layout designed by our talented Designer, May Taylor!!! The kit can be found HERE and when you purchase it you will receive an email giving you a link to a special area of our website where you can download the full instructions and you also have access to lots of photographs as well so its a great deal!! The Layout features a sliding mechanism which will open and close even whilst it is inside your page protector which is really ingenious!! The papers used are the gorgeous Black Market Paper Society Vintage Romance which are perfect for all those family heritage photos we all have. When the slider is open you see the main photo with an additional photo at the top and your journalling at the bottom - slide it closed and the top photo and journalling are hidden away! So if you want to create this brilliant layout grab yourself a kit and get creating!!!!!



Now see the layout open......



I hope you like this layout as much as I do........

Thursday, 10 September 2009

I challenge you to use Metal!!!

We have a challenge over on UKS called Scrap Like You Mean It and its ArtCards turn to be the guest challenge this coming week starting tomorrow!!! Our challenge is to Scrap with Metal and to give some inspiration and ideas I have created a Mini Book Cover to go with a Layout I had already created using Metal. Shimelle has already launched the Challenge on the SLYMI forum and it will 'go live' on the Homepage of UKS tomorrow so if you want to join in and have some fun...... oh and maybe win a prize from us, then now's the time to join UKS if you haven't already!!! I hope you like my little Mini Book.......



And the next photo....



For those of you who didn't see the Layout here it comes......



So let's have some fun.............................

Sunday, 6 September 2009

I can put it back now.....

I'm pretty pleased today as I saw my 'Wonder at The Wynn' Layout published in The Scrapbook Magazine!! I should have another Layout in there again next month so I'm doubly chuffed!! Anyway for those of you who haven't seen it yet I can put it back on the Blog now - so, I hope you like it!!!!




Wednesday, 2 September 2009

We're back from Ireland....

As lots of you already know we went away over the Bank Holiday on a very short cruise to Cork... well Cobh (pronounced Cove) really!! To say the weather was awful was a bit of an understatement - it was dreadful.... We were fine leaving Southampton although it was blowing a gale and cold but the ship was stable until we headed out of the Bristol Channel and over to Ireland when it started to get 'choppy'! Thankfully I had found my sea legs so wasn't affected but I knew there were some who weren't so lucky when I saw airline sick bags taped to the handrails on the main stairs!!! You would think that 160,000 tons of ship would take a bit of 'throwing around' but I guess that just goes to show the power of the sea. Anyway we arrived in Cobh the next day at 3pm and it was raining really hard, very dark and Gary and I decided that we wouldn't venture ashore especially as we were seeing an Ice Show at 5pm so it would only have been a quick visit anyway. We stayed overnight in Cobh and the next morning when we woke the weather was, if anything, worse!!! After our leisurely breakfast and a wander round the ship, we decided to brave it and go ashore - it was only spitting with rain then and we had a really enjoyable walk getting some much needed fresh air! A little retail therapy and a fabulous cup of hot chocolate later and we were ready to get back on board for the evening sail away. Can you believe that around 5pm it started to clear up, the sun came out and people were in the pools and on the sun decks! We had a wonderful view of our 6pm sail away from a bar on the 14th deck with cocktail in hand.................. mmmnnnn lovely. The sea was a bit 'choppy' on the way home but once again the shows, some great dinner guests and lots of laughter soon made that pale into the background. So here we are, back on old blighty with some amazing piccies of people surfing on the back of our ship, us playing mini golf and being buzzed by a helicopter from Culdrose or Yeovilton (we weren't sure which but they were flying really close and low and we were able to wave to each other!!). All that's left now is to get back to work and sort out all the orders we had while we were away... we start shipping again tomorrow (Thursday).