Monday, 29 June 2009

Hat race

Had a great time yesterday at my all day crop, scrapping all day...heaven! It was a bit warm though, so fans were out in force!!

One of the layouts I did was a kit from Totalpapercrafts....My Minds Eye papers I adore, so I just loved doing this page. I am also trying to use older photos, especially of the children. How I wished I had a digital camera when they were growing up! Is so much easier to use the my recent photos but I have huge gaps in their albums and these need to be filled, so I am just going to have to get on with using the smaller photos and adjust the layouts accordingly. This picture happens to be a good one....back in the days before my daughter grew up all to quickly!!
Keep cool...its going to be a scorcher week!
This time next week will we be looking at photos of Andy Murray holding the mens champions cup at Wimbeldon?? I do hope so....but I fear I have still have to sit through many more nail bitting moments before we get to the finals!! lol but we should be used to that after watching Tim for all those years!

Thursday, 25 June 2009

Laugh, Live, Love

This is the one layout the girls did at this weeks class, more Andrea Victoria..I know, but thats a fluke as I had this class planned before I got karens kit! Its a simple double layout, the title and corners have been cut on the circuit. The amber flowers in the centres are a Martha Stewart punch. The grey flowers a Sizzix die.

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

K & Co Madeline

This is the layout I taught at the Totalpapercrafts crop on Sunday. The whole range is from K & Co and makes a beautiful heritage page...although you could use more modern photos as well. I showed them how to do the pleats and they all did it really well, especially as it was last class and they were starting to get!! For the labels I used a Nestabilites dies labels 4 and the gem stones come on the sheet of rub-ons. The girls also got a set of the fab velvet flowers in the kit with gem and pearl topped always fantastic value kits rom Karen. The photo is of my Nan when she was a child...I only have a couple of photos of her but she looks so beautiful! Not had a chance to complete my journaling yet...just need to check some details with Mum.
I still have some spaces left for an all day crop this sunday 28th if you are interested n Benfleet, £15.00 for the day, free tea/coffee etc and you will get a kit for a 12x12 layout complete with instructions.
Email me if you would like to come and I can pass on directions etc.

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Andrea Victoria

Had a great day yesterday at the Totalpapercrafts all day crop in Kent, although I am shattered I think the girls enjoyed my classes. The layout I am posting today is the first class I took, I did not design this class, the lovely Claire did but was unable to attend yeaterdays crop. Karen asked me to do my version of the kit with some smaller photos as Claire had used just one 7 x 5 landscape. The panel with D & E opens out in a cross and there are 4 other small photos inside. I added two of the tags (ones on the reverse) instead of more flowers. I am getting some mixed reactions to this line but I love it....its a bit different and sometimes its good to use papers you would not necessarily go for. Everything in the layout is from the Andrea Victoria range of papers and die cuts, the ribbon is from kuretake and the alphabet stamps are an Inkadinkado clear set.

Back tomorrow with my K&Co Madeline layout. Enjoy your Sunday! Happy fathers day to all dads!!

Sunday, 14 June 2009

MME Andrea Victoria

OK, so I am still here but been completely sidetracked with card making and scrapbooking has had to take a back seat for a while....but I am back on top of things now so hopefully posts should return to being a bit more regular!

Monday 22nd June is my next scrapbooking class...we are using the stunning papers by MME. Please don't hate me but I love this range....very different to anything else on the market colour wise at the moment. I just hope you love them as much as I do....they suit colour, sepia and b&w photos. Its a mix of gray/black with deep creams and ochres....would suit any theme. I am just putting the final touches to my layouts for class but as usual as I have gone to print the photos I have run out of one colour photo sizes will be forwarded in the next day or so. Its £15.00 for the class, we start at 10.30 and usually finish mid afternoon. If you would like to come please email me on to reserve a place.

If you cant come but would like to come along to my all day crop on Sunday 28th June ....I still have spaces. £15.00 again from 9.30 to 5.00, prices includes free tea/coffee/cakes etc and a kit for either a mini book or layout{still working on that one} you dont have to do the kit on the day, you get full instructions to complete it at home. The hall I am using is the WRVS hall in Benfleet. Again email me to reserve a place.

To be going on with here is a layout I did with some papers I had left over from the Basic Grey Marrakech kit. The stamps are Heidi Swapp for the Precious and Technique Tuesday for the journalling. I have left that one blank as these pages are for someone elses album and I am going to let them do their own journaling. The photo turn are a Sizzlet die....everything else is BG.

Back soon ....promise;)