Thursday, 16 June 2011


On Saturday I went to West Sussex for Sue's Littlegreen crop. We had a lovely day catching up and doing a bit of crafting too. I worked on an old Basic Grey page of the month kit which is very nearly finished, just need to add some stars! I'll hopefully finish it tonight, children willing! On Sunday I went to the Funcrops in Abingdon (near Oxford). This did mean a manic weekend but also meant I didn't have to unpack and repack the car, I just left it all packed ready to go Sunday morning. Sunday morning it was wet, wet, wet... I had a lovely day scrapping and meeting up with  the ladies again. Here are some of the projects they were working on during the day.

Monday, 13 June 2011

And breathe!!

I have had a cram packed 3 days... card classes Friday, crop in West Sussex Saturday and the a crop in Oxfordshire on Sunday! I was ready to drop Sunday night! So I have a lot of lovely creations to share with you. Today I'll show you the cards we made at the Cre8tive Cards class and then later in the week I'll share some of the lovely creations from over the weekend.

Our first card was this banner card using some lovely Hero Arts stamps
Our second card followed our sketch for the day and our colours for the day too. After playing with some ribbon I came up with the ruffled ribbon technique on it too which I really like.
 It's Fathers Day this Sunday so we made a nice masculine card for all our dads (or we changed the greeting if we didn't have a dad to send to).
 For our Cre8tive Fold we made a stepper card using layers of white on white and a contrasting die cut ballerina in black.

 And last but not least we did some piercing to make a border for this clever birthday candle greeting stamp.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Party Number 3!

Alex had his third party on Sunday and what a cool party it was. The kids went zip wiring and a couple of us brave adults had a go too. Alex was a bit unsure at first but soon got into the swing of things (excuse the pun!). Here is the card he sent to his friend...
 And here we are on the zipwire!

Thursday, 2 June 2011

June Cre8tive Cards

The next Cre8tive cards is fast approaching so if you are local why not join us for a fun afternoon or evening of crafting. You will make at least 5 cards, learn new techniques, have full instructions to take home so you can replicate the cards and get a free gift too. All the materials you require are included, you just need to bring along basic tools (trimmer, ruler, pencil, adhesive, scissors) and the rest is all included in the cost of the class.

So what is in store for June's class? Well there is a great masculine card suitable for Fathers Day or a male birthday, a white on white stepper card, a great summery colour inspiration and more...

The details are...
10 June 2011
Fareham North West Community Centre, PO15 6TL
Afternoon session 12:30 – 3pm OR Evening session 7-9:30pm
Cost £10 which includes all materials required (please bring basic tools & adhesive)
Full instructions included to take home
Free gift with each class

You will need to book as places are limited especially in the evening session
Call Katie on 01329 313633 or e-mail for more details and to book your place

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

 Today I thought I'd show you another series of cards that I made as thank you notes for my sons friends who came to his birthday party. These cards were made using scraps from my scraps box, I have a drawer in which I put all my scraps from my scrapbooking and these usually are used on cards although I never seem to make a dent in the pile.
 The common theme for this series was the little ant that appears somewhere on each card. Again these were some stickers that I have had sitting there forever and I wanted to use some of them up. I still have lots more to use as well as lots of little ladybirds so I expect they will feature at some point in the future.
I hope you like the cards and are inspired a little to use up some scraps or some stickers that you have had hanging around for a while!