Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Our January Crop......

Saturday 22nd January was our very first crop of 2011 and there was a bit of a surprise in store for our ladies when they arrived!!  A photographer from our local newspaper was coming along to photograph us 'in action' for a write up in one of the editions.  So keep an eye out for the Weston Mercury published and distributed this Thursday 27th January 2011 as the ArtCards crop will be in there.....



We had lots of fun and chatter as always and my mum's delicious Chocolate Viennese Fingers were of course the first of the cakes to go despite many people having started their new year diets.  Still sometimes these things just 'have' to be done.... LOL  The Scrapbook class was a lovely coffee and teal combo where we made a flower from some beautiful Teal organza fabric which required some sewing but the end result is well worth the effort.  The papers used are the lovely Delish Designs from ArtCards along with a few additional embellies such as Basic Grey Pearls and some seed beads.  You can see the layout below....



Our next crop is being held on Saturday 26th February 2011 and we are delighted to be offering a fabulous 3 hour Mini Book Class from Cleo Jarvis for just £10.  This class will enable you to create a stunning eclectic but decent sized Mini Book using various textures and mediums such as old records, fabric, paint, and you will also be up-cycling some of your existing chipboard alphas too!!  This class is definitely going to be lots of fun and will allow you to also use lots of your own creativity to create a one of a kind project.  So if you want to come along and join us then please book HERE while we still have some places left.........

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Welcome to 2011............

Happy New Year to you all!!!  Yes, yes I know its just a little late but...... well better late than never right??  I do hope you all had a truly wonderful Christmas and that it turned out to be just what you wanted it to be......  Ours was different from our 'usual' Christmas in that instead of spending it with all my side of the family at my mum's place, we entertained my husband's youngest sister and her two girls and even though it was a busy day cooking etc, it was a really lovely time and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!!  Between Christmas and New Year my husband and I went off to Devon for a couple of nights and even managed a day at The Eden Project which is somewhere I had wanted to go for a very long time.  All in all we had a great time - a very memorable Christmas and New Year which was spent in our local Chinese Restaurant partying the night away.............................

So now back to 2011 and its just days away from the ArtCards first crop of the year which will be held on Saturday in Somerset.  We have an optional Scrapbook Class available which this month is in a lovely coffee and teal combo - quite yummy!!  The papers we are using are Delish Designs Main Dish, Entree & Stripes along with some gorgeous Teal organza fabric, some suede, cork, brads and fibres for lots of texture.  The photos required are two that can be cut down to measure approx. 4" wide x 4 1/4" high and bring along anything that you would like to use for a title - I have used some old foam Thickers for mine in white.  You can also bring along any other embellishments like jewels, pearls etc. that you might like to add as additional embellies to personalise your layout.

This month the home made cakes supplied by my mum are her 'to die for' Chocolate Viennese Fingers and from previous experience I know that these will not hang around for long!!!


Don't forget that on February 26th we have the very talented and lovely Cleo Jarvis (published in The Scrapbook Magazine regularly) coming along to teach a fabulous 3 hour Mini Book Class which will use texture and up-cycling amongst other things!!!!  One definitely not to be missed - classses are available to purchase NOW!!


So if you have bagged your space I look forward to seeing you on Saturday and if you haven't but would like to join us then please book HERE See you all soon........  Karen xx