Friday, 28 February 2014

Facebook Page

Hello - is there anyone out there?

I have been woefully neglectful of this blog and this will probably be the last post (not the bugle call you understand).  Eclectic Keepsakes now has a facebook group and we post on there as it is quicker and anyone in the group can post or chat.  So if there is anyone who reads the blog and would like to join us please do - we can be found here.  Even if you are unable to come along to our crops you will still be made welcome.

Hope to see you over on Facebook

Karen x

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

September Crop

It was time for us all to meet up again after the holiday break for August.  It was lovely to see everyone back.
The cupcakes that Karen had made this time were as always scrumptious,and this time we  had seaside themed ones as well as raspberry specials ...

As you can see they started disappearing fast!
Karen taught a stunning mini book class in the afternoon

It was constructed from scratch using some gorgeous papers and cardstock
There were lots of little pockets and tags in the book

We used some washi tape too and did a bit of stamping .
A fabulous class and a very happy group of ladies after such a lovely day.


Wednesday, 3 July 2013

June Crop

First of all - my head hangs in shame because I have only just realised I am totally behind on posting this - we went on hols midweek after the crop and it just slipped my mind.
Anyway - our day was as lovely as always,full of lots of craft,scrappy fun,cakes and chatter.
                                            We had cakes made by Karen ...

it was my turn to take the class this time.I chose the gorgeous Prima Lyric papers.
I wanted the class to be a nice relaxed one -so there was a bit of cutting out, a bit of sticking dewdrops and some punching.We also did a bit of hidden journalling on a tag that we stamped and  slipped behind the photo.
My class also reduced Ann to tears, not because she didn't like it,but when she got to do the journalling about her nan she came over all emotional !
Here are some of the other versions by the ladies...
Deb hard at work...
Karen did a quick lesson on the Silhouette
A lovely day - and soon it will be time for the next one !


Monday, 6 May 2013

National Scrapbooking Day at EK

This month at Karen's lovely crop tied in very nicely with National Scrapbooking Day. To celebrate- Karen had made some gorgeous cupcakes...
 We were very spoilt - one had already gone when I went to take this !

Then it was on to chats,crafting and tea ...

In the afternoon Sandie taught a class making a beautiful mini book

it  had lots of options for journalling and little pockets - a great little project that everyone really enjoyed making.


Wednesday, 6 February 2013

February Scrapping

We had a fabulous day this month,lots of lovely company together with chit chat and cupcakes.

Lovely salted caramel 
and mango drizzle ..yum.
There was much giggling 

We spent the morning independently scrapping - then after lunch the lovely Debbie taught a fabulous class.

 As always,Debbie came up with a cracker of a layout.
Which involved lots of circle cutting and some inking and some cutting out.

Keeping us occupied for the afternoon

and as always, a really lovely day was had by all.


Friday, 7 December 2012

The Great Christmas Extravaganza

This is just a very quick post to give you a little glimpse of the wonderful time we had on Saturday.  It was so lovely to see everyone enjoying themselves so much. 

First of all a very big thank you to Denise who despite being awol in Germany had designed a beautiful make and take for us to do.

Secondly a huge thank you to Jane who made the lunch which included homemade smoked mackerel pate, home made chicken liver pate and gorgeous home made coleslaw amongst other delicacies

We started the day with the Make and Take and then Ann taught a two page class. 


 Then it was time for the aforementioned delicious lunch.

After lunch we tackled my project which was a piece of Christmas home decor.

We then spent a little more time completing our projects and eating cupcakes 



before Karen Cole arrived to teach her card class!

 So there we have it - a very busy and productive day was enjoyed by everyone.