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Monday, June 29, 2009

Work in progress....

And I am so loving doing this. After a hectic day and especially when it's so hot, I like to go home, have a cold shower, make a huge glass of orange squash and sit at my dining room table and "play". Most of the time I am preparing classes but on this occasion I am creating for myself.

I can sit here for hours at a time oblivious to everything around me as I engross myself in my work so here is a tiny peek at my project. If you want to see it finished you'll have to come to Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre on 6th/7th or 8th July and visit our stand. There will be loads of things to see and even a few make and takes to have a go at.

Hope to see you there.....

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Another Special Edition Kit Class is over

and this time we used the beautiful We R Memory Keepers Tiffany Range. The kits included Papers, Cardstock, Fibres, stamps, acetate butterflies and journalling tab. There were 8 layouts and a mini book to get ideas from and everyone had a great time. A special thank you th Jenni Boyns who acted as a guest designer on this kit.

I will try and get better pictures and replace these tomorrow.You can see more details in the Class Gallery plus in the Manufacturers Galley. The August Special Edition Kit Class is now on-line for booking. Don't miss it!!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Letter To A Friend

This was a project I found a long time ago, originally designed by Judi Watanabe, and I fell in love with it. So a few weeks ago I taught it to a group of lovely ladies. As I didn't give any clues in the description, I think everyone was pleasantly surprised at the project. Here are two examples I made.

And when you open it, there is a compartment for all those goodies you want to hide.

Here is the smaller version.

Loads more projects coming up on the Blog so keep checking back:)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Deco Pages can be scary

I have waited a while for my Deco page from Karen and when she gave it to me I was really pleased because it was a good idea for my theme, but there were 2 things that worried me. Firstly, and I know she did it for a joke, Karen used a Magnolia stamp for the girl on the swing and I am not a fan as she well knows.

However, the second thing is much more sinister...........What is lurking in the tree????

I've put the page away in my Deco Page book now but I have to go and look every so often to see if the "thing" hiding in the tree, is still there :)

And all that aside. here is another lovely Deco page by Maisie (her first one) for Suecanncrafts theme - Poetry. The poem is The Smugglers.

Nice one maisie and welcome to the swap.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Quiz Night Friday 3rd July 2009

As most of you know, Terry, our partner in crime, raises a lot of money each year for different charities however, the one most close to his heart is the National Deaf Children Society.

To raise money this year Terry is treking the Himalayas in Nepal in October and to help him reach his target we are holding a Quiz Night. We need 6 people per table with a maximum of 14 tables for the event.

If you can get a table together and want a fun evening out, please ring 01634 366355 during business hours to book a place or table. You will need to bring your own nibbles but there will be a bar for drinks and a raffle.

If you can't come along but would like to help out, you could donate a raffle prize or visit Terrys "Just Giving" site which can be found HERE.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Crop Class June 2009

Only a small class but a good one I hope. This time we made a frame and scrapbook page. I really enjoyed making this one. Hope you like it.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Another great Crop

and some fun photos of people

and inspiration too

Plus those Gorjuss Girls were everywhere.

We had a great day as usual. Thank you to everyone who helped us unpack and pack up plus to everyone who came, for the great day crafting. See you next time.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Wonderful Imagination

As a friendship grows you form a picture in your mind of someones style, likes and dislikes, etc, and then you join a Deco page Swap and all that gets blown out of the water.

Since we started this fantastic challenge there have been loads of surprises as everyone has swapped their Deco pages and on more than one occasion I have laughed out loud. That is exactly what I did when I saw this next Deco page made by Bev for Suecanncraft whose theme is Poetry.

Nice one Bev.

And then there was Vals interpretation of PamT's theme Nocturnal

It's amazing how everyones mind works. Love it Val.

You can see loads of our deco pages by clicking HERE. There are still many more to go on so keep checking back.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Just Gorguss

Julie Blakeman popped in the shop the other day and under her arm was a plastic box full of scrummy papers or so I thought. When she opened the box, there was a pile of beautiful cards made using the Gorguss Girl stamps which are now available in store at Scrapbook Sisters.

Take a look at her lovely designs.

Thanks for sharing Julie.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Deco pages

There are loads of fantastic Deco Pages posted in our gallery but I thought I'd share two of the recent pages received by me and karen over the last few days.

Karens theme is "Le Chat" and this Deco Page was made for her by Julie Blakeman (AKA Starflower)

My theme is Trees and their inhabitants and this Deco page was made for me by Sue Cann (AKA suecanncraft.)

If you would like to take part in the Dec Page swap then come and join us on the Forum. We have great fun.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

We love our job

Most people are used to seeing us either in the shop or teaching in our classroom, but there are many other things we do outside of the shop. Recently we were asked to do a series of talks by the Womens Institute, about Scrapbooking and the preservation of memories. Here is a picture of just a few of the lovely ladies we met on the day.

We travel the South East, teaching and having fun and we have loads more trips planned for this year. If you would like us to teach a class please contact us on or ring 01634 366355.

Thank you ladies for a lovely day. We'll see you soon.