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Friday, October 31, 2008

Having a spooky time

and everyone is enjoying themselves. RAK's, prizes and good food oh and lots of photos. Here's just a small selection.

More photos tomorrow.

Ready For Halloween !!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Looking at techniques

this is something we like to do a lot of at Scrapbook Sisters and there are 2 classes in November which use some of Tim Holtz wonderful products. On Saturday 1st we will be making some cards using Crackle Paint, Distress Ink Pads and Adirondack Paint Dabbers. On the last Saturday of November we will again be using a variety of tool to make our Altered Art Charm Bracelet.

If you haven't tried the Crackle paint yet then take a look at the following examples and I'm sure you'll want to have a go.

On this tag you can see both the background and the alphabet coated in crackle paint. It gives a great effect with very little effort.

Tag 2 again has a crackle backgound. The square picture frame is made from acetate and stamped. The image behind the window was hand drawn by Sally West. We are hoping to get her to draw some new stamps for us so watch this space. She is a very talented artist.

Tag 3 again has a crackle background but this time Sally has stamped over the top and used a white pen to highlight the title.

Tag 4 and this time most of the imagery is done directly on to the tag and enhanced with glitter. A piece of acetate has them been stamped and put over the top of the tag giving a 3d impression. (sorry the photo doesn't do this any justice at all).

Tag 5 is our last tag and shows just how good a peel off can be (Yes I said peel off). All of the stamping and the peel off spiders are on the crackle background but by putting the stamped acetate over the top it gives the tag a whole new look.

I want to thank Sally for these great examples and hope that you will all want to give Crackle Paint a go.

Monday, October 27, 2008

More Christmas Ideas

Firstly from karen using the one of the new Woodware Christmas Stamp Sets. These are simple to make cards but really effective and depending on the papers you stamp on, you can change the whole look of both the presents and the tree.

Next we have some cards from Gayle Bond. Gayle has made use of an existing stamp and one of our most popular sellers "The Bees" and turned it into a very cute Christmas Card.

And lastly, again from Gayle, we have a great card used in the Pop Up and Slide Class held last week and using one of our many Penny Black Stamps.

More inspiration tomorrow.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Lets Do Lunch was a resounding success

and we hope that everyone had as good a time as we did. The project was a journal designed especially to hold loads of memories covering one year beginning 1st November and was an adapted version of a class taught to us at Creative Escape 2008 by Kolette Hall.

Here are some sneak peeks plus a group photo. Everyone who came to this class will get a special invitation back in a years time for a further class.

I spent the day in the shop while Karen was teaching but after seeing the finished Journal I am going to get mine out of its bag and finish it. It's a fantastic way to record a year of your life and a great challenge.

You will be able to see Karens finished book here soon.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

We have a budding Super Model in our midst

and boy can he do all the poses.


I'm handsome - LOOK AT ME!!!


OK I've had enough now. (I am a boy you know)


All joking aside Harley (thats Karens little kitten in the picture) is one of the most sweet natured and lovable cats I have ever known. Just couldn't resist sharing the photos.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Do you realise just how talented young people are?

Well there are a lot of them out there and some of them come to our monthly kids class but the star of todays posting is Lianne Halfpenny.

A few weeks back Lianne came into the shop with her mum and told me she had to do a diary of her school trip to France. She wanted to make a scrapbook just like the ones her mum had made, for a class competition at school. Lianne knew what she wanted to do so she bought papers, embellishments and a stamp. She wanted everything to be blue white and red.

On Saturday Lianne came back into Scrapbook Sisters to show us her scrapbook. She had spent 2 weeks of her holidays completing the book and we were all really impressed with the detail and thought that had gone into it. I asked if I could share snippets of it with you so take a peek at Liannes Book.

Lianne didn't win the competition but I think you'll agree, she certainly deserves a big round of applause for her fantastic project.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Another busy Saturday

and two lovely classes, the first of which was the Christmas Cards Class. I have had so much to do over the last few days that I have got a bit behind with the photos and scanning of projects. I did however manage to take some quick shots of some of the cards which you can see in the shop.

I hope to be able to take some better pictures next week.

The general theme was acetate cards and hopefully everyone learnt something new and had a good time. You can find all of the stamps on the shop website.