Sunday, 29 December 2013

Online Christmas Layout Class

is FREE and now available to all Members on the Ladies That Craft site. Please check your e-mails for the link to join this class.

You have three options:
Option one – just enter the classroom and follow the instructions using your own stash. (If you are not yet a member you will need to join. Click HERE for more details)
Option Two – Buy the embellishment bag which includes all diecuts, lace, gems and thread to make the layout then use this to make your layout using your own papers.
Option Three – Buy the page kit and follow the online class to make the layout. The kit includes all the papers and embellishments you need to complete the layout. (This option is available to everyone and includes free membership to the ladies That Craft club for non members).
All that is left for me to do is to wish everyone a very Happy New Year and to thank everyone for their friendship and support.

Saturday, 28 December 2013

Free Christmas Layout Tutorial

will be released tomorrow on the Ladies That Craft site and is available to all members free of charge.
Here is a sneek peek.
Not much of a clue I know so come back tomorrow to see the finished layout or if you’re a member watch your inbox for your invitation to join this free class.
If you want to join a lifetime Membership is £6.50 (click here) or membership is free if you purchase any online class and kit (click here).
There are loads of kits being launched over the next few weeks so keep checking back for more details.
Have a great weekend xxx

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Merry Christmas

After what seems ages getting ready for Christmas I am finally ready. So just before my Grandchildren to arrive I wanted to take a few minutes to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and to thank you for you support in 2013.

Have a wonderful day with your families and friends xxx

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Tidying up

I have been putting all of the scrapbook layouts from 2013 into their own plastic folders and have come a cross a few which I don’t think I shared. A couple you had sneek peeks at but anyway  here are the four I’ve found now completed.




and my personal favourite


Don’t forget, members will get a free online Christmas Scrapbook Layout to make over Christmas so watch this space.

There is also a new Mail Art Challenge HERE and I’ve given you loads of time to make your Winter Wonderland Envelope and send it to me.

Have a great day xx

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

New Classes for 2014

I know it’s Christmas and you are all busy but I thought it would be a good time to let you know what classes will be available for the first quarter of 2014.

You can find and book all of the classes on the booking site HERE.

And don’t forget, if you have a friend or family member who likes to craft, why not buy them a Ladies That Craft class or voucher for Christmas. There’s still time xx

Saturday, 14 December 2013

It’s 7am

and I’ve a;ready been up nearly two hours. My brain is in overdrive so I decided to get some bits done before everyone else wakes up.

First on my list, of course was a cup of tea then a quick look through Facebook and now onto the blog.

I have been going through some recent photos and realised that I haven’t yet shared some of the finished Nine Square boxes that the ladies brought back to class this time. I’m sorry but I didn’t take names for each project but you know who you are.

The first was made using Lavinia Stamps and was all about fairies.


There was lots of detail and sparkle which is hard to capture on camera.




And the second was all about nature and had a little book inside (which of course I forgot to photograph)




Lovely work ladies. Thank you for sharing and I hope to see you all again in 2014.

Have a great weekend. xxx

Thursday, 12 December 2013

One to share

Just wanted to quickly share this lovely completed project by Bobbie Bartlett who came to my recent New Romney Class. Bobbie has given it a wonderful Christmassy look.


Lovely work Bobbie. Thank you for sharing xxx

Todays Class and Crop

Morning ladies. Just a confirmation of times for today.

The Christmas Card Class is from 1.30pm to 3.30pm in the main hall. This class is sold out.

The Crop starts at 3.30pm in the Bowen Rooms and will finish at 9pm.  Your £3 entry includes a table space and chair, tea, coffee and loads of nibbles (feel free to bring some food along if you wish)

You can also pop along and just have a cuppa and take a look at some of the projects and cards the classes have completed over the last few months.

It will be a great event and I look forward to seeing you all there. xxx

Saturday, 7 December 2013

New Scrapping Your Family Kit SOLD OUT

We had the last of this years Scrapping Your Family Classes today. Squeezed into our little room as the centre was double booked (chill) we had a great time.
Here are the two layouts launched now as a kit.

Layout one -  Red, Red Wine

Layout Two – Memories
Everything is provided in the kit but you will need a white gel pen. Glossy Accents or similar, a craft knife, scissors, glue, brown distress ink or similar and some coloured pens.

The price is £11 including p & p, free lifetime membership to the Ladies That Craft club and access to the online classroom.

Click the button below to order your kit or click HERE. (NOW SOLD OUT)

Have a great weekend xx

Friday, 6 December 2013

Photos for tomorrow afternoons class.

I have used a 5” x 7” photo of Terry drinking a glass of wine and a 4” x 6” portrait photo (not chosen one yet but it will be of a female member of the family).

And an up date for those of you waiting for the last Scrapbook kit, the first lot of kits went out today with the final lot due to go out on Monday. Watch out for the postman.


Thursday, 5 December 2013

New Scrapbook Kit launch NOW SOLD OUT

Time for another Kit and Online class launch. This time the two layouts from Tuesdays class

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The kit includes everything you need to make two beautiful winter layouts plus free lifetime membership to the Ladies that Craft Club plus access to the online classroom where you will find a video, pictures and instructions to make your pages.

All you need is glue, scissors, a brown distress ink or chalk eye and a green Promarker or permanent marker.

The cost is just £11 including P & P. You can buy yours by Visiting

Have a great day. xx

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Getting Ready For Christmas

I’ve been as several people whether I do Gift Vouchers. Well up until yesterday the answer was no but today I have managed to sort it out so now the answer is
If you would like to give a gift voucher to a relative or friend then click on the button below.

The vouchers can be redeemed for a place at any one of my classes held at Parkwood Community Centre in Rainham, Kent, or for the purchase of one of my online classes.

If you would like to ask any questions please e-mail me at

Have a great evening xxx

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Creativity 101 in New Romney

One of the things I love doing most is travelling out to meet and teach groups around the South East.  Yesterday, with my team (Mum and Maria) I visited, for the second time this year, a lovely group of ladies in New Romney.
At the beginning of the class everyone wanted to do the same as me but by the end, creativity won out and everyone had their own fantastic colour combinations and their own ideas to make the project their own.
Here are a few photos of works in progress.

And a happy group at the end
I have put loads more photos of the day on the Ladies That Craft Facebook page, so pop across if you would like to see more.
I am now taking bookings for classes in 2014 so if you have a group who would like to take a class with me please contact me at for more information.
Thank you ladies for a fab day. We had a great time. xx

Friday, 29 November 2013

Blog update

If you enjoy my blog you might like some of the other blogs I run. Here are some links you might like:

Scrapping Your Family Blog

LTC Scrapping Your Family

Mail Art Challenge Blog

Header Challenge Blog-001

8” x 8” layouts Blog

Bouqet_ copy

Book Your Classes, Crops and Kits Blog

Ladies That Craft Classes, Crops and Kits

Watch out for some ore class photos and inspiration on Sunday. Have a great weekend xxx

Thursday, 28 November 2013

A good Card Class today

I was a good class today with four new cards to make plus a good few of the previous class cards available to make as well.
Here is my favourite of the class
If you would like to see more photos of the class and the cards then pop across the the Ladies That Craft Facebook page to take a look.
Don’t forget to like the page because as soon as I reach 1000 likes I will hold a prize draw for loads of goodies. You can find the link at the top left of this page.
Have a great evening xx

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

A fun class tonight

and lots of playing with inks and die-cuts. It’s too late to take any decent photos of the layouts so here is a photo taken in class. One day I will get a photo where everyone is looking at the camera but they were all so involved in inking at the time.
I will try to get some card and layout photos on here later in the week. xx

Monday, 25 November 2013

Photos for Tuesdays Scrapbook Class

For layout one I have used three photos measuring 2” x 2”cut down from three 4” x 6”photos. This will work better is all three photos are of the same person.

For layout two I have used a 4” x 6” portrait photo. This layout would suit a male photo.

Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow. xxx

Sunday, 24 November 2013

New Nanny once more

I am often asked why my blog address is new nanny when I mostly use it to post my projects for Ladies That Craft club  so here is why this blog originally came about.

A few years ago when my first Granddaughter was born I decided it was time to start a personal blog so that I had some sort of record of my growing family. As time has moved on I have been blessed to have four beautiful grandchildren who I love very much.

From time to time I add new photos to remind me of how lucky I am. Here is a picture of my newest Granddaughter Olivia Rose.


With three beautiful girls my little grandson doesn’t get enough of the lime light so here is a quick arty photo of my little Grandson who is growing fast and is still so cuddly.


I hope you will visit again soon. Night, Night xxx

Friday, 22 November 2013

Kit Relaunch

Next weekend I am taking a trip to New Romney to teach a class that I first taught last year for the November Creativity 101 class. The class is the perpetual calendar and one of my favourites. 

As this was such a  popular class I have decided to re-release it again this year as a Limited Kit.

In the kit you will receive everything you need to make this lovely project


access to the online class with step by step instructions and loads of pictures and videos


FREE LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP to the Ladies That Craft club.

The cost of the kit is £30 including  p & p. You can order yours HERE. (postage outside the UK will be charged at cost. Please e-mail me for international postage options).

In order to complete the project you will need to have the following:
Glue, scissors, matt white acrylic paint, a stamp with writing on or a background stamp, a Stazon ink pad (black) and a brown Distress ink pad.

This would make a fantastic gift for a friend or a treat for yourself. Once made, all you have to do is change the calendar in the centre every year.

I’ve got a busy weekend so better get cracking. Any questions please e-mail me at xx

Monday, 18 November 2013

New Theme for Mail Art Challenge starts today

Challenge two starts today on the Mail Art Blog


Anyone can enter so why not pop across and take a look.

Have a great day xxx

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Christmas Past Day Three

Are you fed up yet? I didn’t realise just how many cards there were but aren’t they great.
Here are a few more:
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And finally one from me
So loads of inspiration to keep you going.
The new Mail Art Challenge starts tomorrow so watch this space. xx

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Christmas Past Day Two

I can’t believe just how many Christmas Cards Gayle made.
Here are a few more
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I still have a few more so I will try to pop them on here next week. xx