Monday, 15 December 2014

So many train pictures

My husband has always loved steam trains and I have loads of photos of him with or near trains and I am trying to do an album for him, so here is my second layout for the class last Saturday and no surprise, it shows two pictures of trains.


There was lots of stamping this time


And I know in class some of you questioned the red bow but I included it to tie in with the red on the train.


Love that calendar as well


I’m out for the day tomorrow so I will share the cards from the card class later this week. xxx

Sunday, 14 December 2014

The last Scrapbook Class of 2014

Thank ladies for a lovely morning on Saturday. The mince pies and chocolates went down a treat and there was certainly lots of laughter.
Here is the first of the two layouts made on the day
And some of the detail
I just love using texture paste especially when I can make it from scratch myself. This time I coloured it using a chalk paint.
Layout two tomorrow. Night night xxxx

Friday, 12 December 2014

Tomorrows Scrapping Your Family Class

A bit late as usual but for tomorrow photos I have used two photos of Terry standing on a railway station. Each is cut down from a 4” x 6” photo.

The second layout has a portrait picture of me outdoors measuring 4” x 6”

No Christmas layouts for the last class of 2014 however I will be doing the normal FREE step by step Christmas layout on the Blog nearer Christmas.

See you tomorrow. xx

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Oh Yes

At last I can confirm the first CROP date for 2015


What is a CROP you might ask. Well a Crop is really another word for a social day. Its a fantastic opportunity to bring along your Scrapbooking, Card Making, Knitting, Sewing, Altered Art, well you get the idea, and spend the whole day crafting with like minded people. It’s also a great opportunity to catch up on all of those unfinished projects lol.

We all have loads of fun and everyone is happy to share their ideas and natter.

Your ticket includes tea, coffee,biscuits and cake all day plus of course, a great make and take for you to complete and take home.

This is a ticket only event and due to the size of the hall numbers are limited so please book your place as soon as possible.  Click HERE to buy a ticket. Enter your name and then add to cart. If you are booking for more than one person please press “continue shopping” each time as you will need to add each persona name.

I am so excited that these great events are starting again. The plan is to have four this year so keep checking back for more info or sign up to receive e-mail updates.

If you have any questions please email me at or message me on the Ladiesthatcraft Facebook page.

Have a great evening xxx

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

More Christmas Cheer

And the two layouts from the 4th December
And I love the details on this one

Layout Two
I found that a lot of the Christmas papers out there this year were very busy. My inclination was to get out the white cardstock but I resisted. After all, its good to challenge yourself sometimes.
This one looked really straight forward but was time consuming
Still some more inspiration to come before the big day so keep checking back. xx

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Winter Leaves

My final layout for Novembers Scrapbook Class and one of my entries for the December Hobby Art Challenge.
Very simple but time consuming because the leaves are all stamped and then either coloured in with Distress Inks or cut out from coloured paper.
I added small touches of glossy accents and some distressing around the edges of the leaves to add interest. xx

Friday, 5 December 2014

The Joy of Christmas

I love simple in fact, the easier the better and this lovely paper made completing this layout so easy.
Just a little glitter and it was finished
and a title of course.
I’m off to take some photos tomorrow and to drink hot chocolate and eat warm mince pies. Have a great weekend xxx

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Tonight's Scrapbook Class

Hi Ladies

For tonight's Scrapbook Class I have used the following photos


All are 5” x 7” and yes I have used two of the same photo. All will become clear later promise.

Some of you have asked for list of people coming tonight. If you go to the class list on the Ladies That Craft site you will find the names there.

Looking forward to seeing everyone tonight xx

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Love those reindeer

I have managed to get hold of some beautiful papers this year for the Scrapbook Classes. They include a lovely reindeer paper which I have been itching to use.
Reindeer are especially good for men pages and as I am currently making an album of my dad it was the right choice.
I could have used it as the background but I decided it would look much better as the embellishments for the page.
I cut some extra out and decoupage them onto the page. A bit of glitter and voila.
And love this holly punch from Woodware too.
And then of course, I decided to take that idea and make a card with it for Christmas
Makes a nice man card I think
Don’t forget to watch out for the FREE step by step Christmas layout on here soon.
I will post more tomorrow. xx

Saturday, 29 November 2014

A Photo Frame with a difference

Every time I go into Ikea I see these stand frames and they remind me of the Creativity 101 class I taught in September 2013.
Here are a few photos of the finished project. In total I managed to get 16 pages on the book rings. Here are just a few
and I even painted some pages using a technique I use in my Altered Art Classes.
There were half pages, full pages and tags which all went to make this stand alone photo album.
It was great fun to make and we all got really messy. If you want to see some of the class photos just click HERE , HERE and HERE. xxx

Thursday, 27 November 2014

A Special Birthday Card

I’m not really a frilly person but when my new Spellbinder Die arrived I knew it would make a great card for mums birthday.
The card is 8” x 8”
Hope you like it xx

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Dates For Your Diary

Morning all. I have just had some of 2015 class dates confirmed so I thought I’d better get them on here asap.
I am waiting for some more dates to be confirmed which will include classes in different areas such as sewing, felting, using your computer for crafting and loads more.
So here goes:
Saturday 10th January – Scrapping Your Family – 10am to 1pm
Wednesday 14th January – Card Class – 10.30am to 12.30
Thursday 15th January - Scrapbook Class - 7pm to 9pm
Tuesday 27th January – Scrapbook Class – 7pmto 9pm
Thursday 29th January – Card Class – 1pm to 3pm
Saturday 7th February – Scrapping Your Family – 10am to 1pm
Tuesday 24th February – Scrapbook Class – 7pm to 9pm
Thursday 26th February – Card Class – 12noon to 2pm
Wednesday 11th March – Card Class – 10.30 to 12.30
Thursday 12th March – Scrapbook Class – 7pm to 9pm
Saturday 14th March – Creativity 101 Class – 9.30am to 2.30pm
Thursday 26th march – Card Class – 12noon to 2.30pm
Tuesday 31st March – Scrapbook Class – 7pm to 9pm
All classes are held at Parkwood Community Centre in Rainham in either the Bowen Rooms or the main hall. Everyone is welcome but you must book your place in advance.
Prices are as follows:
Scrapping Your Family (ScrapbookClass)  £12.95
Scrapbook Class  £11.50
Card Class  £11.50
Creativity 101  £30
If you would like to come along and have a go please e-mail me at or alternatively use the comment option on the right of this Blog and I will get back to your asap.
If you would like to see the projects, pages and cards we make in classes please look through this Blog or click on the Facebook link where you will see pictures of the ladies taking part in the classes.
I hope to see you soon xxx

Friday, 21 November 2014

Christmas book kit

Hi ladies
Just a reminder that the Christmas Book kits and classes will be sent out in Monday. If you have opted for the jnstructions only option please watch your emails including your junk box, for the link to join the classroom.

Have s great weekend xxx

Monday, 17 November 2014

Sweet Girl FREE Tutorial.

This is one of the many online classes available at Ladies That  Craft. You can make it with your own stash by following the instructions below. Have fun ……

Use the 12 x 12" Black Paper from the Timeless Armour Paper Pad as your base.
From the 2nd piece of Black paper cut out two Octagons using an octagon Die
along with 6 of the smaller octagons.

Place the centre of the octagons where you want them to appear on your page and lightly draw around them with a pencil.
Remove the shapes and using the pencil marks as a guide stamp the flowers randomly in the top right and bottom left of the black cardstock only. To do this it is best to use a dry White Stazon inkpad.

Once this is done use a white gel pen to make tiny circles for the centre of the biggest flowers and any other detail you wish to.

Cut out your photos as shown in the pictures below.

Stick your photos in place (I used the octagon shape as a template to cut out my photos.

Add the octagon border but attach it using sticky foam pads or silicone glue.

Stamp 3 sizes of flower onto the white card using a juicy black ink pad such as memento or Rangers Archival ink (the darker the ink the better the effect).

Colour the flowers in using a light blue promarker or copic pen and cut all of the flowers out using the matching dies.
Ink around the edges of the flowers using a Black Soot Distress Ink Pad to hide any white edges.

Place your flowers on the layout using the main picture as a guide. Once you are happy with the effect, stick them in place by their middles only.

Use the dry white Stazon to ink the edges of the 6 smaller octagons and place as shown in the photo.

Use the white pen to make a fine line around the edges of the layout leaving the occasional gap and adding one or two dots or dashes.

Now add your title. (I have used a small flower as the dot on Girl)

To complete the layout use glossy accents on the centre of every flower.
I hope you enjoyed this layout. For those of you who are Members of the Ladies That Craft club, I have just made 12 previous classes FREE to use on the Members site, including two mini books so don’t forget to pop across.
If you would like to become a Member, click the link at the top right of this Blog for more information. xxx