Monday, 30 September 2013

Before the creation comes the mess

and boy can we get messy when we want to. This time I made sure that everyone had a table to themselves but I think next time I’ll increase that to two.
And a few finished pages
Tune in  to see the original Creativity 101 project later this week.
Have a great day xx.

Sunday, 29 September 2013

I’ve made a start

well one card last class and three this class. Will it be five next class, you’ll have to wait and see.

Here are the cards from last Thursday.




And finally something other than Christmas. I still find it hard to make Christmas cards in September but still have loads of ideas.


Card classes take place twice a month and you can book your place HERE.

Photos of Saturdays Creativity 101 coming soon so keep checking back. Have a great week. xx

Friday, 27 September 2013

Great Card Class today

I have decided to start putting my name on my card examples as everyone is getting so good at making them that I can’t pick mine out.
We had a great time today. Thank you to everyone who helped tidy up. I did manage to get back to work on time.
Don’t forget, if you want to have a go at making some Christmas cards come along to class. You can book HERE.
You’ll have a good time, promise.

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Tuesday Scrapbook Class

It was lovely to see everyone again after our summer break. To start off the classes again I chose new papers from Carta Bella which would be great for a boy layout but as I like to be different I used them to make two layouts with our Bruge photos.
A favourite Photo
I liked the idea of extending the layout using the bunting.
And the stitch stamps are ones I’ll use again and again. They make a great addition to my stamp collection.
Sometimes you snap away and are lucky enough to get a great photo and the one on the left of my mum is one of those photos.
The feathers were stamped and cut out to add dimension.
Card class tomorrow so I’ll be sharing some cards later in the week. Have a great day xx.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Creativity 101 Class this Saturday UPDATE

HI Ladies

Details of what to bring to Creativity 101 on Saturday are now on the Ladies That Craft members website. If you cannot access the site please e-mail me at and I will text you the list. See you there x

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

January 2014 Creativity 101 Class

now available for booking. This class is being held at Parkwood Community Centre on Saturday 18th January from 10 am to 4pm.

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These classes are really popular so make sure you book your place soon or buy a place as a Christmas present for a friend or family member. Members and Non-Members welcome.
Hope to see you there. xx

Tonights Scrapbook Class

Morning ladies. Here are a few photos to give you some idea of colours for tonight's class.

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I have used three colour portrait photos measuring 2 1/2” x 4” on one layout and two black and white landscape photos measuring 4” x 3” on the other.

Looking forward to seeing you all tonight xx.

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Favourite photos today

Been using some of the filters on Picasa again on photos I took today. These two are my favourites so far.

Choosing Dinner with daddy.


Just us three


Watch out for these on a layout coming soon


a new winter Mini Book Kit nearly finished and being released in October so follow the blog if you want to see the sneek peek. xx

Friday, 20 September 2013

The first Card Class after summer break

and it was great to see everyone again. It’s surprising how much we all miss our classes and all of the chatting and creating. I had a great time.

Of course, even though it is only September, I had to include a Christmas card, so I started off with a simple one to get everyone in the mood.

Here are the four we made


My card classes take place twice a month at Parkwood Community Centre in Rainham, Kent. You can see all of the classes available HERE.

You do not need to be a member to come to class and all of the classes are suitable for beginners and experienced crafters. If you want to have a chat before you make a decision please e-mail me at and I will either reply by e-mail or ring you depending on your preference.

Have a great weekend xx

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Beach Book

or seaside book, or somewhere to put the photos of your last seaside holiday. I really enjoyed making this one especially as all of the pages are shaped.


Inside pages one and two


Pages Three and Four


Pages Five and Six


Pages Seven and Eight


Pages Nine and Ten


To make this book I chose clip art pictures with a seaside theme from Google. I then enlarged them and cut them out to use as templates. I then cut them out of chipboard. You could do this with any theme.

Hope you get a chance to have a go at your own shaped book. If you do please share your photos by e-mailing me and I will showcase them on here. Have a great day xxx

Friday, 13 September 2013

Another Christmas Album

Yes I know its not Christmas yet but I have so many projects to put on here before I can put the new ones on so you’ll have to bear with me.

This time I made the book from figure eight beer mats and taught in class.


It all looked really easy until we started to make apertures in some of the mats to hang decorations from. It was fun though.




I made one page per person and all of the photos were printed out in black and white. If you ask in your local pub they might give you a few free beer mats.

This was one of the easiest but also one of my favourites.

Don’t forget to take a look at my Facebook page as well. I’ve just added photos of the Connect Four Class I did using Paper Artsy stamps.

Have a great day xx

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Christmas Past

Here are a few pages of my Christmas book which was made for a class in 2008.

I used the Acrylic as my front cover to protect the book. I stamped on either side of the acrylic with a Penny Black stamp using a glue pad and then gold glitter pushed into the glue. The trick to getting this to work is to be patient. Leave your work to dry for 24 hours. When this is done you can brush away the excess glitter.

The snow is made from Liquid Pearls and then when dry, I have added Frosted Lace Stickles. Make sure you give both plenty of time to dry.

The tree was glittered and then attached to the page with silicone so that is raised.

The trees were cut from the triangle paper in the kit. Notice that some of the trees are raised to give the page depth. The border separating the the page is from a sticker sheet.

Because this was made for a Christmas yet to take place, I wanted to make sure that I got everyone to take part in the completing of the book. I added extra pages throughout the book, their size depending on the size of my photos, and on the back of each I have included some questions for each person to complete. This means I have information about Christmas 2008 for my book and examples of everyone's handwriting.
I will use rub ons to decorate the photos.

This was one of my favourite pages.  I did show everyone how to make the pop up snowman in the class. Not sure I can still remember how to do it now.

This is the reverse of the bauble page. I  kept the decoration to a minimum by just adding punched holly around the edge as I intend to add journaling after Christmas.

This page was separated with a sticker border and is the plainest of the pages but left deliberately for photos or journaling after Christmas.

As you can see there are 3 photo inserts before the leaf page. All of the leaves on the page have been individually glittered using a Quickie Glue Pen and Glamour dust.

This is the plainest of the pages with just a sticky border across the middle. Photos and journaling will be added after Christmas.

The pages were embellished using the 2 holly leaves on the sticker sheet as a pattern. Note the circle on the side of the book.

The circle is a mechanism for producing the pop up bear. Those of you who chose to add this to their book were shown how in class.

The owl is by Hero Arts and was provided in the kit. The cage is made from the window template. I removed the windows and then cut small strips of paper and glued then to the window. Once dry I coloured with gold paint dabber and then put on a thick coat of Glossy Accents on the cage giving it depth. The owl was coloured in using ultra fine glitter and was attached to the cage by his feet. The cage is attached to the page only by one gold brad to give movement.

This book has photos of each of the family members who will be there at Christmas. By building your book this way, you can add as many photos and extra pages as you want.

The final page is decorated only with red glitter on the berries and is being saved for a family picture.

And lastly the back page.

Looking back on past projects is always fun. I am going to sit and work out how the mechanisms worked. I might use them again this year.xx