Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Four More Sleeps And Counting ...........

Only four more sleeps until our Christmas Extravaganza! I am getting so excited, a whole 10 hours of crafting, chatting and eating cupcakes - what more could a girl ask for?

To get the ball rolling I am giving you a sneak peek of the take and make I am preparing. More sneakies to come tomorrow, I hope.

Hope you are all safe and warm and see you soon

Karen M

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Dates for your Diary

Hellooooooo Ladies

Are you getting excited yet? I certainly am and have been so looking forward to our Christmas Extravaganza. The classes are being designed and Karen and I are working on some little surprises. As soon as I have some sneaky peeks I will put them up.

Dates for your diary

8th January
5th February
5th March
2nd April
14th May
11th June
9th July
6th August
10th September
8th October
5th November
3rd December

Remember we only have 18 places so make sure you book your place.

Have a lovely week

Karen M

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Eye Candy

We promised you a fabulous class from Wendy Mckee and boy were we right! Just feast your eyes on these little tasters of what is to come next Saturday.

No photographs needed for this class but you do need a needle and white and brown thread.

We will bring some spares along just in case.

So not long now until our next crop.

Karen M

Saturday, 2 October 2010

It's In The Bag

Well we had our monthly crop today and each of us had a little carry out bag.

inside was this

and at the end of the afternoon we had turned it into versions of this!

An acrylic photo frame.

Thank you ladies for such a lovely day and I am counting the days until next month already.

Karen M

Thursday, 30 September 2010

Sneaky Peeks for October

Here we are ladies - as I promised, a taste of the class for Saturday.

See you soon.

Karen M

Thursday, 23 September 2010

A glimpse of what's to come.

Well hello ladies,

A little glimpse of the papers we are going to be using for the October class. They are from the Paper Girl line from The Girl's Paperie. I think you will agree that this is an absolutely gorgeous line. So from this you can assume that the class will be very pink and girlie - I am going to use one of my wedding photos.

I will post some sneaky peeks of the class next week and you will be able to get a better idea of what photo you would like to bring - only one 4 x 6 portrait photo needed.

Karen M

Monday, 6 September 2010

We've changed address!

If you need us, we are now at:


It's good to talk!

Karen and Karen

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Stunning us in September

What a wonderful day we had yesterday! We all knew that Ann's classes would be stunning but stunning does not do them adequate justice! They were awesome.

For the first one the only cutting we had to do was to take the decorative edge from the bottom of the Sassafras Lass paper and that was it. The whole page was based on arranging your photos on the page and then sewing between the photos with coloured thread which had been skillfully matched, by Ann, to the printed stitching on the paper. We then added the stickers and die cut shapes to the available spaces and there we have it - a beautiful page.

The second one utilised both sides of another piece of Sassafras Lass paper and the border strips from both pieces that were in the kit. We also used a couple of the stickers that we had reserved from the sticker sheet and some die cut flowers. Another stunning page created in no time at all. Notice those cute little ladybugs on both of the pages. As a little extra Ann also showed us how to make a cute little notebook with the remaining bits and pieces from the kit.

Thanks to the continued support and sponsorship by Mel and Jill at ATDML we were able to make 2 los and a little project for £5.00 - amazing value.

Another surprise was Mel from ATDML arriving at the crop with my supplies for next month's class - I can honestly say that the papers are more beautiful in real life than I had ever imagined - so I had better get on designing my page and getting the sneak peeks ready for next month.

ATDML have the Indie Girl papers and stickers that were used for Ann's page, on their website if you've been inspired by Ann's class, and would like to buy some .

Keep an eye on the blog as once I have all my supplies I will get a photo of them up so you can decide which photo to use.

Thank you ladies for such a wonderful day and we both appreciate how much fun everyone makes our crop.

Karen M

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Not Long Now

No, it's not long now until our next crop and the lovely Ann has sent us a sneak peak of each of her 2 los she is going to teach.

Page 1


Ann has asked that you bring a needle, large enough to take DMC thread if possible.

See you on Saturday and safe journey.

Karen M

Thursday, 26 August 2010

It's getting closer!

Soon, very soon but not soon enough for some of us, it will be our next little gathering and we are really excited about the class Ann is going to teach. She has promised us 2 los and a little project for our September class and is going to be using the Indie Girl range from Sassafras Lass. You can see how gorgeous it is and so suitable for scrapping both boy and girl pages!

For the first lo you will need 4 (3in x 3in) photos and for the second 1 or 2 (6in x 4in portrait) photographs.

We hope to get some sneaky peeks of the class up before the crop so keep an eye on the blog.

Karen M

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Painting The Roses Red

Apologies for the late post! The other Karen has been really busy so I have taken over this post for her.

We had a fabulous day on Saturday making our mini books from scratch. Cutting the covers, sewing in the pages getting sticky with bookbinding tape, punching, stamping and painting to our little hearts content. As promised, the mini book, designed by Karen C, did not disappoint. The internal pages were made from pages of an Alice In Wonderland book and all the stamps and embellishments were Alice themed. It was a fabulous kit and an absolute bargain for the price. Everyone went home with the majority of their books finished.

For the ladies who haven't gotten around to finishing their books and for anyone who would like to drool over Karen's project below are 32 (sorry for the huge number but I photographed each page as a single page and not as a double - durrrrr) photos from the book.

A huge thanks to Elsie Flannigan for allowing us to use her Alice in Wonderland paper dolls.

Next month's class is well on the way and we will be back later in the month with some sneak peaks of the papers being used and little tasters of the project Ann is making.

Karen M

Sunday, 18 July 2010

I think we are spoiling you!

We have updated our class list with the classes for the remainder of this year and I hope you are all as excited as we are.

August - Karen Cole's awesome mini (I had a sneak preview today and I am completely blown away with what she has in store for us - this is a class you should definitely not miss!)

September - Ann Freeman, who makes the most amazing projects and pages have a look on her blog here.

October - it's little old me with a piece of home decor.

November - Wendy McKee. Wendy makes the most beautiful cards, pages, home decor items and many other beautiful paper based projects. Her blog is here, well worth a look.

December - A Christmas Extravaganza with an extended crop and three, yes you read that correctly, three classes with Mel Hand, Debbie Jewell and our very own Karen Cole. We are hoping that Mel will bring the shop along again so there will be an opportunity to treat yourself to an early Christmas present.

So we are half way through July already and our August crop will be upon us before we know it - not a moment too soon for me, I can hardly wait!

Karen M

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

What A Wonderful Day We Had

Firstly, apologies for not blogging sooner but real life got in the way!

A huge thank you to Laura Buckingham for teaching our awesome class this month. The papers were from the Delovely range and the colours so bright and summery.

The class technique was layering and using everyday products from stationary stores.

We used staples, luggage labels and tiny pricing labels. There was lovely Japanese tape and lots of border punches and we even did a little hand stitching.

Everyone took the class and we were all delighted with the results. It was so nice to be told that our classes are so good because the pace of teaching does not put any undue pressure on the participants, therefore making for a relaxing afternoon.

I am sure you will agree that the results were stunning - so a huge thank you to Laura.

The winners of this months prizes are:-

Denise - a set of Stamping Up stamps.

Naomi - the Papermaze voucher

Sandie - a Shimelle class pass.

I am looking forward to next month's crop already and eagerly anticipating the mini book that Karen C is teaching. Anyone who knows her will know that she makes awesome minis and I promise you this one will be a bumper kit which will not disappoint!

Karen M