Sunday, 30 January 2011

Look at what we have for you!

Just a quick post to show you the kit that Ann has put together for February's crop. She is teaching a double page lo class and I will update you with the photo sizes later in the week.

The papers are from one of the new Echo Park ranges and can be viewed on the following links.

BM9004 Love Letters

BM9006 Journal Cards

BM9010 French Chronicle

BM9007 Rose Bouquet

With the prospect of playing with a gorgeous kit like this I cannot wait.

See you all on Saturday and I hope that the poorly ladies are feeling much better.

Karen M

Sunday, 23 January 2011

The January Super Crop Review.

I know it is a little late but I promise you it's well worth the wait!

First of all a big thank you to all the ladies who came along and made the day the outstanding success it was. Friends old and new who spent a fantastic day chatting, crafting, eating cupcakes and most of all laughing. We missed the friends who couldn't make it and look forward to seeing you at a crop very soon.

So what did we do - well to say it was a busy day was an understatement. For a slow scrapper like me (what has happened I used to be able to crank out the pages) I managed to get 4 projects completed and almost finish a 5th.

The first project we all tackled was a make and take. It was a waterfall book and had a journalling card that when pulled 'magically' turned the pages. Inside was space for 7 photos.

Next up was the card class. I would not call myself a card maker but I was really pleased with the design of this card and loved all the variations that you ladies made. Although it is satisfying to design a project I find it even more satisfying when someone takes that project and runs with it to the next level and you ladies certainly did that.

Then it was time for Karen C's packaging class. In this one we made a fabulous box, just waiting to be filled with chocolates I think, a gorgeous bag and two absolutely beautiful tags.

This is Sandie's box as her one was much better than mine!

Finally, we had a lo class from Debbie Jewell - I cannot begin to describe how beautiful and sparkly the papers were. This class involved handcutting the filigree pattern on the paper and then lots of layering of different papers.

The result was again stunning. This one again is Sandie's one which shows how beautiful the class looks with black and white photos

and then my one showing that it works just as well with coloured ones.

Our next crop is on February 5th and we have a couple of places available so if you would like to join us please email us at

We look forward to seeing you lovely ladies soon and a big thank you to Sandie for letting me put her projects onto the blog.

Karen M

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

January 8th Super Crop

An update for the 8th Jan Super Duper Crop (postponed from December).

Debbie's snow based class will remain the same.

Karen C's project class has been revamped to a more general/non Christmas based class.

Karen M is teaching the card class as due to family commitments Mel is unable to come.

Class Info from Debbie

We will be creating a layout with a Wintery Feel to it, working with the gorgeous MME Portabello Road Glittered papers, wording on the page says "Perfect".
Colours are icey blue, ivory and silver.

Photograph sizes
1x 7x5in landscape photo in colour or b&w. I have used snowy photos and would suggest if you are wanting to scrap images that are not wintery colours then to convert them to black and white.
1x image cropped to a 2in circle

You will need:
Regular tool kit, including a sharp craft knife and cutting matt. (and a brown ink pad if you like to ink the edges of your project - optional)

Make and take

I have used Christmas photos for this project. You can use a selection of Christmas favorite photos from years gone by or ones from this year.

1 photo 13cm x 8.5cm

2 photos 11.5 x 8.5 cm

2 photos 10cm x 8.5cm

2 photos 8.5 x 8.5

You will also need double sided tape.

We are so excited about the crop and cannot wait

Karen & Karen