Monday, 28 February 2011

Are you excited yet?

We are both very, very excited about the crop next Saturday. It marks our first birthday and the year has absolutely flown by. We are delighted with how the crop has evolved and it has certainly exceeded our wildest dreams of how good it could be. We have renewed friendships and made lots of new ones and we so look forward to our days at Marks Tey.

As it is our Big Birthday Bash we have a few little surprises up our sleeves - or more to the point - in our bags for you lovely ladies. Karen C has the most stupendious little gift for you all and I am sure I can find something in the cake department for us all to share.

So on to the class.

This is the gorgeous kit that our very own Denise has chosen and the class she is going to teach is beyond beautiful. Be gentle with her girls as this is the first time she has taught a class but I know she will rise to the challenge.

I apologise for the bad photo but I wanted to get this blog post written and up today rather than have to wait for better light tomorrow evening (at least my kitchen floor is clean for once). To view the papers in their full glory please click on the links below.

MyMind's Eye
Market Street 'Happy Birthday' Tapestry

My Mind's Eye
Portobello Road 'Family' First Class

My Mind's Eye
Portobello Road 'Party' Looking Glass

My Mind's Eye
Lost and Found -Portobello Road -You and Me Accessory sheet

Fancy Pants designs
Lilac House Cards

The size of photos needed for the class are-

2 - 6x4 portrait
1 - To be cut down to fit the little frame - approximately 2" wide and 3" long

In addition to your normal crafting kit you will need to bring some brown ink and foam pads.

If you have made page or card for this month's sketch challenge please bring it along to go in the draw.

As always, we are really looking forward to Saturday and hope you are too.

Karen M

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Mixing It Up

As a change from our usual format, this month we decided to have a whole month to make a card or lo using the monthly sketch. If you didn't pick up a sketch at the crop or if you weren't there this month, this is the sketch we have chosen.

I took it from one of the pages I made in January.

Bring along you finished project or a photo of it, or post a link to it, to be eligible to go into the draw for the prize. I am really looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

Also if you are up for a challenge why not visit the Chicken Soup blog for their weekly inspiration!

On another note, I have ordered the papers for next month's class by the fabulously talented Denise. As soon as they come in I will post a little peek on the blog.

Happy scrapping

Karen M

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Getting us some February Love xxxxx

Love certainly was in the air at this month's crop. Just sitting and listening to all the chat and laughter that went on for the whole 8 hours made my little heart sing and makes the time it takes to organise and plan so worth it.

This month we had the very talented Ann Freeman come and teach a double page lo using Echo Park papers. There were several ladies wanting clarification that these papers were actually Echo Park as they were different to their usual style but they were oh so beautiful!

As always, Ann's class was absolutely sumptuous! Involving quite a bit of hand cutting and (EEEEk!) stamping straight onto your pages, the results were stunning.

This is Ann's double page lo. I apologise for the photos as I took them quickly just for reference, fully intending to take better ones later but forgot.

Ann also designs for the Chicken Soup blog so if your mojo is a little poorly this month why don't you pop over and try their challenge but be sure to upload it for us all to admire.

Counting down the days to the next crop xxx

Karen M