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Monday, April 30, 2012

1000 Followers Challenge

Click HERE to enter
This post will stay at the top of the Blog until it finishes so please scroll down for more recent posts. xx

Saturday, April 28, 2012


For months I have put off doing the configurations tray as a class but it had to be done. Surprisingly, once I got started I thoroughly enjoyed making it. The secret, I think, is to treat each little box as a separate project. That way you feel a little bit of success every time you finish a section.
Here is my version
and a class of lovely ladies
spent the whole day making their own version.
Here are a few works in progress
And some closeups
Thanks to everyone for a great day and don’t forget, if you would like to come along and play, we have a half day class in May and a full day in June. Don’t leave it too long as both classes are limited. Have a great weekend. xx

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Card Challenge No 81

It’s raining buckets here and has been for days and I’m starting to wonder whether the sun is ever going to come out. Still, looking on the brighter side, it is definitely card making weatherSmile
This week challenge is a recipe
and here is some lovely inspiration from our DT
Rita Pierce

Gayle Bond

Looking forward to seeing all of your lovely cards. xx

And the winner is…..

What a lovely selection of wedding cards. Thank you to everyone who has taken part and shared their ideas. I will move these across to our gallery this weekend for everyone to share.
Our winner this week as chosen by is…..
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This is a lovely card. Well done Pinky. Please add our winners badge to your blog with our thanks and we will enter you into the half yearly draw.xx

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Sharing a favourite project

Tonight, whilst waiting for my son to finish work, I had a chance to have a quick look at the new SCRAP365 magazine. One of the projects is a Flip Flap Flag Book and it made me think of a project I taught in a Crop class a few years ago.

This is my version, made to show off our holiday photos hence the Egyptian Theme.






Thanks for looking.xx

A Great Limited Edition Kit Class

Both Karen and I loved these papers (although we both were unsure of the writing page) from the new Fancypants “Be You” range.
Here is a peek at the nine layouts we made for the class. As soon as I can get decent photos I will show them in more detail.
You can find all of the papers and embellishments in store and HERE.
I have added a link so that you can add any pages you make using this lovely range. Never done this before so we’ll see how it goes. Hope you’ll join in. xx

Friday, April 20, 2012

Scrapbook Challenge

At last I have managed to get everything sorted and can re-start the Scrapbook Challenges again.
To start off with we are going to use a theme really close to my heart. For those of you who know me you will have guessed straight away but for those of you who don’t our challenge this month is……
You can enter twice and you do not need to have a blog to do this.
Here are a few layouts from out design team
You can use any stamps in any way. In order for a prize to be given we need at least 10 entries. A winner will be chosen by the DT and receive our most recent scrapbook kit.
This challenge will end on 31st May 2012. Good luck everyone. xxx

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Card Challenge 80

It’s getting to that time of the year again when I start to get visitors to the shop asking for help with wedding cards and invitations, so I thought I’d be cheeky and ask for some help.
All cards this week will be put into the card gallery for some permanent inspiration to all of our visitors.
Yes you’ve guessed it. Our challenge this week is
Here are a few examples from our DT.
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If you enter our challenge and have a blog, please give us a mention to encourage others to play along.
Looking forward to seeing all of your inspirations. xxx

And the winner is….

Thank you for all the lovely entries this week. We didn’t quite make the 200 but at the next anything goes challenge I will offer the same prize so keep checking back.
This weeks winner as chosen by is….
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Congratulations Heather you will be entered into our half yearly draw. Pease take our winners badge from the top right of the blog. xxx

Saturday, April 14, 2012

New blog launch

Over the last 2 years I have been teaching a 8” x 8” scrapbook class. I have been meaning to show some of them for some time but now there are so many of them I felt the need to give them a permanent home

So on Friday I launched a new Blog called 8 x 8 Scrap. Every day I attempt to post a double layout with a little bit of info about each one.

Here is a sneak peek


So, if you’re thinking about starting a scrapbook but think the normal 12” x 12” is too big, then this might be for you.

To give you an idea we complete 3 double pages in each class so an album comes together really quickly.

You can find the new Blog HERE. Thanks for looking. xx

Friday, April 13, 2012

Digi Disc Launch

Loads of you have asked for Gayle Bonds Digi Stamps on disc so we thought, why not.  So, for the last couple of weeks I have been busy making discs and photographing loads of Gayle's Card examples.
Each disc contains the digi stamps plus card examples so that you have plenty of ideas to get you started.
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sweet girls  gbdgirls
And of course our very newest disc of Digi Stamps from our March Class

You can find all of these discs and more HERE. And so that we have loads more example for our gallery I am adding a link below where you can enter cards made using Gayles Digi Stamps. This will run until 30th June and I will add a link on the side bar so that you can find it easily. 
There will be 3 prizes of 5 Discs and the winners will be chosen by our Design Team.
Have a great day and good luck everyone. xx

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Card Challenge 79

Wow we are fast reaching our 100th challenge. I’d better get some goodies ready for that oneSmile
As the kids are off this week and I know a lot of you are busy mums, I thought I’d make it easy for you so the challenge is…..
Here are some lovely DT cards to get you started.
Rita Pierce
Looking forward to seeing all of your lovely cards and if we reach 200 entries I will pick someone to receive Gayle Bonds new Teenage Boys Digi Stamps Disc.
Don’t forget to become a follower if you haven’t already. We are getting really close to that magic 1000. Good luck everyone xxx