Sunday, 23 November 2008

Basic Grey Granola

These are the layouts we are doing in class tomorrow, I love these papers!! think I say that about all the papers I use though...oops! Great for boys and men's pages and also for the outdoors photos, but you have flowers as well so you make it feminine. I had a new flourish stamp delivered last week so I decided to use that on one of the pages.

Great day for scrapping...far to cold & wet to go outside!!

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Simply Stated

The papers that were used in this weeks class are by Dream Street papers and are from the Simply Stated range.

The papers can be brought from the Crafty Cockney and the frame was cut on the cricut machine with the Home Accents cartridge. I am loving this cartridge, so many beautiful designs,I need to send a huge hug to Margaret for letting me borrow her cartridge. 21st and Cancun title were cut on the Street Sign cartridge.

The flourishes were done using the Bazzill stitch templates and then I joined the dots together with a white pencil before going over them all with a white gel pen...makes life alot easier especailly if you are pricking through onto black cardstock.

Off on a retreat at the weekend so looking forward to getting on with some of the many kits I have piled up in my craft room!

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Crate Prudence

These are the layouts the girls did yesterday, I love Crate paper, they have changed the texture and weight of the card since I last used it but I think its better now, not quite so thick. The diecut 12x12 sheets are beautiful and there are two designs for each range. The first layout is loosely based on the promotional layout from Crate,the other two are my own designs. Although all my kits have gone I do have some of the diecut sheets left if you are interested.

Saturday, 1 November 2008

Crate Prudence

This kit I am using for my class on Monday...for the girls that are coming the photo sizes are for 3 layouts:

1 7x5 land or 2 6x4 port
1 6x4 port
1 or 2 6x4 land or 7x5 port

I have used photos are myself,the kids and family so anything goes.

I will post layouts after the class.

Enjoy the weekend...wrap up warm!!

Monday, 20 October 2008

All day crop

Recovering after a fabulous day yesterday at our all day crop for Southend Scrappers. We had just under 40 ladies scrapping all day, they had a lovely roast at lunch (all the better for not having to cook it yourself)and 2 shops to buy some much needed stash from. The kit they had was from Three bugs in a rug and the main layout is the birthday one, I went on to make another 3 layouts from the kit. The day goes so quickly....roll on January 11th when we do it all again!!

Monday, 13 October 2008

Cosmo Cricket

Just to show you what the girls did in class today. The kit is the Little Boys or Little Girls Biography collection by Cosmo Cricket, together with a seperate sticker sheet, Bazzill and a shaped piece that I have cut on the cricut. In the collection pack you get 12 doublesided 8x8 cardstock, journaling cards, alphabet stickers and another inspiration sheet (as well as my instructions). The girls papers are different patterns and the colours are rosey pink, greens,red and aqua blue's....absolutely beautiful!! I have some of the kits left, they are £9.00, email me if you want one.

Thursday, 9 October 2008

Todays scrapbook class

This is what the girls are doing today, I love those spellbinder dies that I got at Ally Pally. They emboss really well and look fantastic when they have been inked and made to look like the beautiful leaves we are seeing now as the trees change colour.I also used my new cricut cartridge street signs for the first time, think this is going to be used quite alot! The other layout has used papers from Making Memories and I had a chance to use my precious stamp at last.

Thursday, 2 October 2008

Daisy Bucket

Here are the layouts that the girls did in class this week. I love Daisy Bucket papers..think its the feel of them, very different to normal scrapbooking paper! They had rub-ons and a stamp in this kit as well.

Monday, 29 September 2008

This weeks class

For the girls that are coming to me this week for scrapbooking, sincere apologies for not posting what you are doing sooner. I am having problems with delivery of the papers and had hoped to get them today but its not looking good! I went out and brought some of the papers so I could get on with the layouts which are now on my table sort of half done but I cant do anything now but wait, so I will give you the photos sizes and a photo of the papers from a web site so you can get an idea of colours.

layout 1 6x4 port or 7x5 Port
layout 2 7x5 land or 2 6x4 Port
layout 3 7x5 port or 2 6x4 land + 2 approx 2 1/2x3 1/2 port or a 6x4 land that can be cropped.

Thursday, 25 September 2008

dutch girls layouts

These are the layouts from this weeks class. I still have some kits left for £9.00 if you are interested. The kits includes 4 patterned cardstock, 4 sheets of plain cardstock, 1 precut circle, double sheet of die cuts, whole pack of die cut alphabets in white card, ribbon and snaps as well as full instructions for both the single and the double layout.

Sunday, 21 September 2008

Cosmo Cricket Dutch Girl

For the girls at this weeks crop, here are the papers we are using for a single and a double layout. You will need for the double layout, 1 6x4 portrait, 1 6x4 landscape which can have some of the right hand side cut off as it is going to be split over the two pages, so you dont want it going through somebodys face!! 1 6x4 landscape that can be cropped to about 5x4 and 2 3x21/2 photos(I had 1 landscape 1 portrait). For the single you need just one 6x4 or 7x5 portrait photo, if you dont have a coloured photo a black and white one would be fine. I have used photos my sons trip to Rome for the double and a photo of my hubby for the single, it has the title Love but you can change that to anything you want and replace the heart dies with something else from the huge sheet you are getting in this kit. You are also getting a beautiful pack of thin white cardstock alphabets, but I am getting to much glare from the wrapper so I have taken it off the photo.

I will post the layouts thursday as usual.

Enjoy the weekend....fab weather for once!!

Thursday, 18 September 2008

Basic Grey Ambrosia

These are the 3 layouts they did in class today. Titles, father and Son was cut on the circuit using Storybook and for Under the Boardwalk and Rome I used Ellsion Block Party. Flowers from

Friday, 12 September 2008

Vita bella mini book

As promised a look inside my mini book from yesterdays class. I have used 10 photos the largest being 3 x 21/2. You get the accents I have used with the book and I have added ribbon from the same range, which you get in the kit. The pocket has a tag which you can journal on or as I have done added another photo.

I have 2 kits left if anybody wants one, they are £5.00

Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Basic Grey Ambrosia

I have just completed my class layouts from next week the 18th September. I am showing you a peek at the stunning papers we are going to be using from the new Basic grey range Ambrosia. The are beautifully rich reds,oranges and greys suitable for any type of photo.

You will need the following photos for the 3 layouts you are going to be doing.

Layout 1.... 1 7x5 landscape
layout 2.... 1 7x5 portrait or 2 6x4 landscape plus 1 4x21/2 approx portrait.
layout 3....1 6x4 landscape plus 1 4x4 photo

I will post the layouts for everybody else to see next Thursday.

Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Vita bella mini book and layout

For anybody who is coming to this weeks class, I just wanted to let you know you need a 7x5 landscape photo and 3 small photos around 3x2. For the mini book you need lots of little photos, ones that can be cropped are ideal then you can play with where you want them to go.

Thursday, 4 September 2008

Vita Bella class layouts

These are the layouts that the girls did today at Crafty Cockney. The papers are Vita Bella and the embellishments have been made with the Vita Bella stamps and Versamagic Aegean blue and Colorbox chalk Lime Pastel inks. Flourish and words have been stamped with Versafine black ink. Ribbons are also from the same range. The title has been die cut with the cricut Plantin cartridge. The journaling stamp is from Lil Davis.

Monday, 1 September 2008

Happy 18th!

This is one of my layouts I have been wanting to do for ages of my daughter Emma blowing the candles out on her 18th birthday. The papers, chipboard embellishments and brads are all from the Imaginisce range. The flowers and ribbon are from my stash!

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Vita Bella

Thursday 4th September sees my first class at Crafty Cockney, Hullbridge. I wanted to give the girls a peak at what the papers etc look like that they are going to be using and also give some idea of what photos you need to bring.

In the first layout you will need 2 6x4 landscape or 1 7x5 portrait photo, the theme can be anything you like, I have used photos from Austria. The colours in the papers are deep turquoise blues/greens. The second layout is 1 7x5 portrait or 2 6x4 landscape again plus 4 photos that can be cropped to around 2" square or slightly bigger. Again any title/theme, it does not matter, I have used photos taken in some Alnwick gardens.

The following week we are doing a small mini album from the same range of papers and if time another layout. You can use any scraps you have left over from the first week in the mini album.

I dont have a full class so if anybody is free then they are more than welcome to come along, if I have any kits left over then I will make up some instructions and they will be available to buy. Classes start at 10.30am and finish around 4.00pm and the cost £15.00 that includes your kit.

Anything you need to know, please email me at here