Sunday, 30 December 2012

A New Release for the New year

At the beginning of this year I was approached by the Art and Craft Academy to make some programmes for them. Yesterday I got a massive surprise when I received copies of the first 4 DVD’s going on sale soon.

The DVD’s cover Making Wedding Invitations (double DVD), Card Making (Double DVD) with karen as Creative Editor, Stamping and Punching (Single DVD), and An Introduction to Scrapbooking (Single DVD) with Karen as Creative Editor.  There will also be a few more titles added this year so keep checking back for more details.
At present you will be able to buy them on Amazon.
A great start to 2013
Hugs xx

Friday, 28 December 2012

Two Books to share

I am still sorting boxes and have just come across two of the Snow Books made a few years back.
I love the way they still sparkle after all this time and surprisingly they still look like new.
Here is the first one using the Ice Skates
The front cover was made using a shadow frame and as you can see, I used loads of Glamour Dust to make it “BLING”
The boots were even laced with silver thread.
And the snow flakes and lettering were embossed to make them stand out.
I’ll share another one tomorrow. Hugs xxx

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Merry Christmas

It’s been a roller coaster of a year but at last Christmas is here and a New Year is in sight.

I would like to wish my family and friends a very Merry Christmas and extend a big thank you to everyone for their continued support and help during 2012

Here’s hoping you get everything you want this Christmas.

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Saturday, 22 December 2012

Free Layout for Club Members

Hi Ladies
As promised your free Layout class is now available on the Ladies That Craft Website. Just click on the Green Link to the right of this post, click on Groups and select FREE CLASS. The rest is easy.
Here is a sneek peek

Hope you enjoy it and don’t forget to post your finished layout pictures in the gallery.
Hugs xx

Thursday, 13 December 2012

So many boxes

14 down and only 16 to go but haven"t taped them up yet.

Good news, all kits will go in the post on Saturday. Have a great day xxx

Ooooh found 2 more

Silly me, forgot to look in the box. There are two more kits left for the Creativity projects. You can buy yours HERE.


Scroll down to see pictures and more information.

Have a great day. xx

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Another one to share

Photos are coming thick and fast now of the finished projects from Saturday.
This beauty was made by Michelle. She added a great tree die-cut and included a pink kite which really worked.
and this one from Maria who added photos to some of the circles.
Thanks for sharing girls xx.

CROP tickets now available

The first Crop of 2013 is on 2nd March from 10am to 4pm at Parkwood Community Centre.
A Crop is a craft day where you come along with your craft bits and have a whole day with like minded people. You can bring along anything, knitting, crochet, patchwork, Scrapbooking, Card Making, the list is endless and I provide all the tea, coffee and cakes. You just need a packed lunch although at the last crop loads of ladies went to the fish and chip shop and brought them back.
Here is a picture showing some of the ladies crafting at the last Crop.
It is a great day out and a fantastic way to make new friends, share ideas and have some “ME TIME” with like minded people.
If you have any questions you can e-mail me at but in the meantime you can click HERE to book your Crop ticket.
Hope to see you soon. xx


Thank you to everyone who ordered the Creativity 101 Kit. I have now SOLD OUT.

Here is another example of the finished project this time by Geraldine Wylie. Geraldine has added a few additions such as the bike to make the project her own.


Lovely work Geraldine xx

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Remembered to take the Photo

By the skin of my teeth I might add as completely forgot before I went out Christmas shopping.
Here is the project from yesterdays class
and you can now pre-order this kit which is nearly ready and will be sent out on 15th December just in time for you to make it over Christmas for next year

The kit includes everything you need to make the calendar including:
All Diecuts,
Blank calendar,
Pearls and gems,
Chipboard ,
Tissue or masking tape
Two small paints .
All you need are some coloured pens ie Pro Markers or Copics (even felt pens will do), Glossy Accents (or equivalent), glue and either a brown and green Distress Ink or chalks (or something to distress and colour the edges of the circles with).
Each kit is £30 and each classmate will receive access to my on-line classroom with full pictures, instructions and videos to help you complete your project.
There are only twenty Kits (NOW SOLD OUT) and you can order your HERE .
Hope to see you in class xx

Saturday, 8 December 2012

A Great Day

Last class for 2012, chocolate rolls, mince pies and a warm room to craft in. Creativity 101 was a great class to finish the year with and did we laugh. Oh yes we did..

Sorry it’s only a little peek at the project but in all the excitement I forgot to take a picture of my completed project. I’ll post a proper photo tomorrow when there’s more light.


Creativity 101 on 19th January 2013 is now limited so don’t forget to book your place. You can find the details HERE.

Have a great evening xx

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Video instructions now available

Hi Ladies who attended the Card Class on Thursday 29th November.

Just to let you know that the three instruction videos for the Special Card are now available in the classroom. Just click the green link on the right of this page to join the class. You will need to sign in to do this.

Here is the inside of the Christmas Folding card made in class and on-line.


Have a great evening. xx

Sold Out

The on-line Card Class and Kit has now SOLD OUT so thank you to everyone who ordered.  There will be two new Scrapbook Kits coming out over Christmas.

I now have more Herma, UHU, Double Sided Tapes and Sticky Foam Pads available to buy. I will be at Parkwood Community Centre on Saturday so ring me if you want to pop in and collect any stuff before Christmas.

Have a great day. xx

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Card Class

We had a great time on Thursday last week making cards for Christmas and Birthday. There were 8 cards in all to choose from and most ladies made four.
Here are a few of the cards
All of these cards are now available in kit form and if you want to have a play you will receive 4 cards in your kit along with access to the classroom where you will find full instructions, pictures and videos to help you make them.
You can purchase your kit HERE. (Now SOLD OUT)
The 17th January Card Classes has already sold out and there are only 2 places left on the 10th January. You can book a place HERE.
I will be sharing loads of ideas over the coming weeks with a free online Scrapbook Page class for all the Ladies That Craft Members so keep checking back for more details.
Have a great week and look forward to seeing everyone who has booked the Creativity 101 Class on Saturday. Don’t forget your cutting mats ladies xx

Monday, 26 November 2012

A New Kit

On Saturday I taught a one page Class. If you took part in the class or bought the kit on the day you will soon be receiving an invite to join the classroom where you will find full instructions and detailed photos. (The class is being uploaded to the site at this very moment.)


This kit is now available to buy just click on the link at the top right of this page or e-mail me at and I will contact you.

I am still making kits for Thursdays Card Class and listening to the rain hammering down outside. Wonder how many of us will be wearing wellies in class:).

If you are coming on Thursday please remember to bring along your cutting mats as you will need them for this class as well as your normal tools. I am bringing the Mince Pies so we should have a great time.

Looking forward to seeing you all there. xx

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Great Crop

Thank you to everyone who made yesterday such a lovely day. Gayle worked like a Trojan making loads of lovely make and takes, and everyone helped tidy up so thank you so much.

Here is a picture of Gayle hard at work


and the sausage lady:)


and you can see all the other photos on the Ladies That Craft website.

Thanks again to everyone for a great day and look forward to seeing you soon. xxx

Friday, 23 November 2012

CROP update

Hi everyone

Here are the details you need for the Crop this Saturday 24th November 2012.

The Venue is:

Parkwood Community Centre

Parkwood Green

Rainham, Kent. ME8 9PN

Doors open at 9.45am and the Crop finishes at 4pm

You will need to bring a packed lunch as we are not selling sandwiches this time. Gayle will be there with Make and Takes at £1 each plus I will be holding a one page scrapbook class for anyone who wants to take part. You can book when you get there. The cost for this will be £5

I have managed to get some new goodies together so although there won’t be a shop there will be some items for sale.

Please remember this is a ticket only event and you will need to sign the fire register when you arrive. You have until midnight tonight to book your Crop tickets if you haven’t already. There are 6 left and you can book them HERE.

It will be a great day. Looking forward to seeing you all there. xxx

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

A New Release

Last night was our Scrapbook Class night and we made three lovely layouts including a Christmas/Winter one. Thanks to Maria we had some lovely chocolate biscuits with our drinks and thanks to the photography club in the main hall, soft music all evening.

Here are a few sneek peeks of the layouts we made




These three layouts are now available as a kit. Don’t forget that if you buy the kit you also get access to the on-line classroom where you will find all of the detailed instructions and pictures.

Thanks to everyone who came along last night. I had a great time xx

Friday, 16 November 2012

Mini Book Class

I had a great time last night teaching the first Mini Book class in the new classroom. I managed to get hold of the new Prima Papers which are surprisingly bright and cheerful.
Here is a sneak peek
This has now been released as a kit so if you want to have a go and have access to my on-line classroom click HERE.
There are loads of class kits now available and more will be added very soon. Thank you to everyone who came to class last night. xxx

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Happy Birthday Mum

Yes mum has a birthday today and a few years back I made a layout for my Family Album to celebrate using four photos from different times.


Luckily I still have another sheet of the background paper and four new photos so I will make this into a double.

Happy Birthday Mum. Have a fantastic day. Love you xxx

Monday, 12 November 2012

I’ve found a few more layouts

Yes I’m still sorting and come across so layouts from 2010/2011. I’ve got a rotten cold at the minute so I’ve just been sitting on the sofa looking through the old albums. I reckon I will need about 10 more before I’m finished. I can’t believe how many pages I have made.
This one was from a Scrapping Your Family class and one of my favourites. I used a stormy sky Distress Ink to colour the background which is done on the reverse of a piece of yucky green and yellow embossed paper.
It just shows you, you shouldn’t throw anything away even paper you don’t think you’ll ever use.
This next one was also from a SYF class
It was a great way to showcase some picture of my mum and dad when they were young. The frame was die cut and coloured with a gold pen.
Lastly tonight is a paper I fell in love with but was so busy that I only needed to add a few embellishments to complete it. I decided on a stamped flower coloured using a Mustard Seed Distress Ink Pad. The photo is of my Auntie Valerie as a young girl.
I have added a few more pages to the 8 x 8 blog and will continue to put more layouts on here as I find them. Thanks for looking. xx

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

I’ve been sorting some boxes

and boy am I finding some stuff. Along with a load of Gayle’s cards I have found Lynne Knowles Japanese book and Erica’s old drawing books. I will pass them back when I next see you I promise. I have no doubt I will find loads more so watch this space.
I have also been looking through some of the layouts from earlier in the year and I have now photographed and uploaded them onto the Ladies That Craft website so pop across using the green button and take a peek.
This is my favourite
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P1160131[4]Have a great day tomorrow. xx

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Kits now available

Here are the three kits available from today:

SYF Oct 2012 - Contains two layouts

Class Kit Oct 2012 - Class Kit has 3 layouts

Best Of British Mini Book Kit - Front cover may vary.

You can click on the link at the top right of this page. Please remember to add your postage depending on where in the world you live.
If you would like to collect your kit in class please do not add postage and I will keep the kit until I see you next.
Have a great day. xx   


Wednesday, 31 October 2012

New Kit

Tonight will see the launch of the first Scrapbook Kit from the Ladies That Craft Classroom.

Taught last night this kit includes everything to make three layouts plus access to the on-line classroom where you can find instructions and pictures to help you complete your layouts.


You will be able to buy your Oct 2012 kit tonight. You will find the button on the right at the top of the page from 7pm.

Have a great evening xx

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Sneak Peeks

for the Scrapbook Class on Tuesday 30th October are now on the ladies that craft site. Just click the green button to take a look.


This class has sold out but there will be another one with all new layouts on Monday 19th November. Just click the link on the left of this page to book your place.

Have a great evening xx

Saturday, 27 October 2012

More Layouts

I’ve just uploaded a few more class layouts onto the Ladies That Craft Website.


Click on the green link on the right hand side of the page to view the full layouts and detailed pictures.

Have a great weekend xx

Friday, 19 October 2012

The first card class

was held at Parkwood Community Centre yesterday and everyone had the opportunity to make 6 cards for Christmas.

Here are a few sneak peeks. Members of the Ladies That Craft club can view all of the 6 cards on the new site. Just click on the green button on the right of this page.




Thank you to everyone who came along and especially for helping me to clear up at the end. It was much appreciated.

Thanks for looking xx

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

.Spotlight on Rita Pierce

Rita is one of our Card Design Team and has produced some lovely cards over the last few months. As our new card challenges will not be relaunched until January 2013 I thought I would share some of her lovely cards.
Rita loves using her Cricut and likes experimenting.
A Mans Card
A quick Christmas Card
And my favourite so far
Thank you for sharing Rita. x

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Scrapping Your Family Class

Here’s a sneak peek of Saturdays Scrapping Your family class which will be coming out as a kit soon.

Layout One


Layout Two


Members can see the full layouts in the photos section of the Ladies That Craft website. Just click the green button on the top right of this blog and sign in.

Have a great evening. xx

Friday, 12 October 2012

Scrapping Your Family tomorrow

Anyone coming to the class, can you please remember to bring your cutting mat with you as I have been unable, as yet, to find mine. (Too many boxes and not enough time yet I’m afraid).

Really looking forward to seeing you all again.

Julie x

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Herma has landed

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Yes I now have Herma Refills and will be taking them along on Saturday to the Scrapping Your Family class.

The class finishes at 1pm but I will be there until 1.30 so if you have any questions, would like to book a class or need some Herma come along and see me. Can I please ask that you don’t come down before 1pm as I will be teaching the class.

Have a great evening.

Julie x

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

More new classes available

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I have added two more new classes including the Creativity 101 class to the left of this page. To make things easier I have listed them in date order. They will disappear as the classes take place.

You can see more information about each class on the Ladies That Craft site. Click on the green button on the left and enter your login details. You will then have access to all sorts of things on the new members site.

Remember places are limited so book your place as soon as you can.

Have a great day. xx

Saturday, 6 October 2012

A few Christmas Cards

from the last Card Class I taught at SBS.

For the grown ups


Something for the kids


And a few past favourites, firstly using the cricut


And then using masking


If you want some ideas for Christmas cards then don’t forget to book the Card Class taking place on Thursday 18th October.

See you there. xx

Friday, 5 October 2012

New Classes

The Mini Book and Card Class are now available for booking. Don't forget it is on a first come first served basis as places are limited.

Hope to see you at class.xx

Thursday, 4 October 2012


A few of you have asked where the classes will be held. All currently available classes will be held at Parkwood Community Centre in Rainham.
If you have received your request to join the ladies That Craft website, please take the time to join. You will find loads of information on there to help you and all future updates will be added there first before going on sale on the Blog.
Don’t forget, if you have trouble booking your classes via the Paypal links than please ring me to book your classes.
If you have any questions please contact me on and I will be happy to help.

Sunday, 30 September 2012

New site goes live today

If you get a request to join the NING site “Ladies That Craft” today follow the link and come and join the fun.

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Your newsletters give you information on what to do however it’s not hard to sign up so have a go.

I will continue to send out invitations throughout the next few days so watch your In boxes for an e-mail.

Have fun. xx