Saturday, 17 April 2010

Shop with us on National Scrapbook Day

An update about May 1st, Shimelle will be brining along the entire Shimelle Shop for the day.

Not only will we be able to buy beautiful AC albums to house our project, but lots of other goodies as well. From stamps and rub ons to paper and card, we are sure that you will love the shop as much as we do.

A beautiful collection of up to date stash at amazing prices.

If you live nearby and would like to pop in for a spot of shopping, please do so anytime after 4.30-6pm.

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Watch this Space

We are working hard to secure fabulous teachers for the remainder of the year and have a sensational day in mind for December!

Our National Scrapbooking Day with Shimelle is racing along and we will update the details,on here, later in the week. We only have 2 places left so if you have been unsure whether you want to take the class or not NOW is the time to say yes and join us for what promises to be a fabulous and fun packed day - who else but Shimelle can help you make an 8.5 x 11 inch album in a day?

Shimelle is also bringing her shop so if you would like to come along to browse then you will be most welcome - the shop will be open to non croppers from 1pm - 2pm and 4pm - 5pm.

Soooooo watch this space for more information!

Thursday, 8 April 2010


A big well done to Bibi and Yas who won the first prize in the draw.

Here is the layout they created...

Congratulations and well done to you for winning the most amazing march kit from Sarah's Cards who very kindly and very generously sponsored the kit challenge.

SJ has picked the winner of the most creative use of the sketch, to be announced shortly.....

Sunday, 4 April 2010

April's Crop

Well, how lucky are we? The fabulously talented SJ taught our card class and it was phenomenal! Not one but 2 cards, complete with specially designed Little Musings, one for the boys in your life and one for the girls, although Karen C used Phoebe for both of her cards. SJ was so patient with our ladies who were not too confident with the techniques used and every lady who took the class was absolutely delighted with the cards they had made. There was the basic option, using the colour printed Justin and Phoebe or the 'Kick it Up' version using different colouring mediums on the black and white version of the characters.

The fabulously talented SJ

Now these cards were not your ordinary sized cards either but big, beautiful, fully loaded A5 size cards - the sort we have come to expect from SJ. So in the kit everyone got 4 6 x 12 pieces of Crate paper, 1 sheet of Crate stickers, Little Musings and sentiment tokens and bits and bobs to make beautiful flowers and a fantastic punched butterfly, 2 A5 white cards, with envelopes and 2 pieces of Kraft card. All this for £2.00 - how can we do this? Well, because we are a not for profit crop and we put any profits back into classes for our ladies we were able to use some of the money left over from last month's crop towards the cost of this class. I am assured that the kit alone should retail for £5.00 and that is without taking into account SJ's teaching fee!

Justin Card

Phoebe Card

Many of our ladies decided to make the cards, but some, myself included, decided to use the kit for a lo. To the lady who decided to use them for a lo about her daughter and boyfriend and coloured little shoes onto Phoebe - inspiring idea and one which I have taken up.

Look at all those beautiful cards (ladies who made los not in photo - sorry ladies I forgot to invite you outside for the photo).

May Crop News

We only have 4 places left for our National Scrapbooking Day class with Shimelle Laine so if you would like one of these, and they are selling like hot cakes, please contact us to reserve your place.