Friday, 31 January 2014

Scrapping Your Family tomorrow

Evening everyone. Sorry for the delay in posting this but I have had a rotten cold and have only just finished tomorrows layouts.

Here are the colour ranges and photo sizes.

Layout one – Portrait Photo measures 4” x 6” but a 5” x 7” will also do.


Layout two – Landscape photo measures 5 x 7 or bigger. Don’t worry if you only have a 4 x 6 photo as we can make it fit if necessary.


Both layouts are quite bright and breezy so most photos including black and white will  work.

Don’t forget, if you have a Sizzix machine please bring it along for your own personal use as there is die cutting for this class and I will only have one machine tomorrow.

See you there xx

Thursday, 30 January 2014

New Creativity 101 now available for booking

I know it’s early but I have just had the hall date confirmed. You can find the booking button HERE.

Yesterdays card class was good fun. Here is just one of the photos. You can see the rest on the Ladies That Craft Facebook page. Just click the link.


Have a fantastic day xx

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

A great class last night

despite a nasty cold and a badly cut finger we had a great time and a good laugh.
The kit included enough to make 1 technique layout and 2 basic layouts using a yellow and brown palette.
and the technique layout
This class will be released as a kit later today so keep checking back for more details. xx

Friday, 24 January 2014

Another Card

for either Valentines or in this case an engagement congratulations card.
I just love those cats. Aren’t they cute and so great for all manner of occasions. The Die also comes with some small french stamps, you know “L”amour, j’adore, etc) and is from Marianne Design.
Off to spend the day with my grandchildren. Heaven xxx

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Look what I just made

and it all came about because I was having “issues” with a roll of tin (aluminium) foil. Don’t you just hate it when you can’t find the end and when you do, it tears and makes a right mess.
I did think “what a waste” and then had a eureka moment which resulted in this card.
So I thought I’d share how I did it so that you can have a go as well.
This is what I used.
and here is a step by step for you to follow.
Firstly take i piece of foil measuring approx 24” long. Fold it over and over four times and then scrunch it up.
Fold in half and then scrunch up again.
You should end up with this
Now place between the perspex plate and run through your Sizzix or similar machine.
This is what comes out
Lay your chosen die on the foil and die cut. I used the Queen of Hearts die from Memory Box. To make this work you need to use a pin to poke out the little bits first before taking the whole shape out.
Be really gentle
Next using the remaining compact foil, cut out a buckle (I used the Taylored Expressions die)

Now cut out the following:
In Black
12cm x 12 cm
12.8cm x 12.8cm
In White
12.5cm x 12.5cm
13cm x 13cm
Take the black card measuring 12cm x 12cm and put through the Sizzix using an embossing folder
Make up the card so that it looks like this but do not attach the embossed piece yet.
Stamp a piece of seam binding
and attach to the card as shown using the buckle as decoration
Attach the foil shape to the card. Cut out a red heart in cardstock. Use a ball tool and a foam mat to make a raised heart.
Add the silicone glue to the back of the heart and stick in place.
Now add some small gems but not to many.
To finish paint some Glossy Accents onto the heart.
I hope you enjoy making this card and playing with foil. Don’t forget to follow the Blog if you want to keep up to date with more tutorials coming soon. xx

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

New kit released today

I am pleased to launch the first 2 layout kit of 2014.
The kit includes everything you need to make the two layouts from Saturdays Scrapping Your Family Class and new for 2014 you will also receive full colour printed instructions as well as access to our online classroom where you will find free tutorials as well as over 50 online classes available to buy.
   P1060744  P1060752
The kit also includes a FREE lifetime membership to the Ladies That Craft club worth £6.50.
The cost for this two page kit is £11.00 plus £2.60 p & p and you can buy yours HERE.
There are loads more kit coming this year so keep checking back and I am always available to help if you need it. Just e-mail and l will get back to you as soon as I can.
Have a great day xxxx

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Sneak Peek for Scrapping Your Family on Saturday

Ok so this is my new years resolution, to give a bit of colour detail and photo sizes so that you can match your photos.
Layout one
photo (3)
As you can see the main colour is red and the theme is outside so any 4 x 6 portrait photo either in colour or black and white.
Layout Two
photo (4)
Lovely bright oranges and blues for this one so again you need a 4 x 6 photo but a bit more summery. Not sure it would suit a beach picture though but your choice.
Looking forward to seeing everyone again. xx

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

It’s good to finish off

Sometimes when I’ve got a bit of time I try and sort out some of the many, many boxes and bags I have in the garage and in the loft.

Today I found an unfinished project at the bottom of a bag which was originally meant as an entry to an mixed media challenge. I doubt whether I will ever finish it but I thought I’d share it anyway.


photo (2)

photo (2)-001 photo (2)-002

I’ve put it in the “to be finished” box. I’ll show it again if it gets finished. xx

Friday, 10 January 2014

First Card Class of 2014

and what a lovely class it was. Everyone was chilled out after Christmas break and everyone just worked at their own pace.
The magazine I was referring to in class with the free set of stamps is Get Stamping Issue 6. I can’t resist a magazine with free stamps. It’s a really good way of adding your collection at a fraction of the cost.
So here are Thursdays Cards
If you would like to come along and make a few cards then please e-mail me at   You can be a complete beginner or just a seasoned crafter looking to have a few hours “playing” and meeting some new friends.
Everyone is welcome and if you are new to class you will receive a lifetimes FREE membership to the Ladies That Craft Club worth £6.50.
Classes start at £11.00 and a full list can be found both HERE on the Blog and Here on the class booking site.
Right, time to finish the ironing and stroke all of the new products that arrived today.
Have a great evening. xx

Saturday, 4 January 2014

Whichever way you look at it

I made loads of layouts in 2013. I went through the blog and classroom last night to see how many I could add to my 2013 folder.
Here is the result
I made this collage on Picasa. It’s ok but quite confusing and some of the layouts ended up on the bottom.
So I then made this one
Much clearer but it was when I was putting this one together that I realised there were several missing so I need to go through them all and photograph those I can’t find.
I was going to do this with all the cards too but I don’t know if I have enough time. This year I am going to use the Project 365 app on my phone to keep a record of what I make and when. It will be much easier.
Enjoy the weekend. The weather doesn’t look too good so plenty of time to create. Have a good one xx

Friday, 3 January 2014

So I was up with the Lark this morning

and the rain was hammering against the glass and the wind was blowing a gale, so I opened the curtains and worked at the table next to the window. There’s something really cosy about sitting indoors while Mother Nature does her thing outside.
I’ve still got loads of catching up to do and top of my list was to complete a Mail Art piece for this months challenge. Here,at last, is my entry.
I used one of my favourite Hero Art stamps of 2013, Promarkers and a lovely snowflake die from Memorybox.
Then I set about making my 2014 inserts for kits as I needed something to say “welcome and thank you”. I came up with this
I think I will make them with lots of different flowers in different colours. That should keep me busy.
And lastly I have been busy designing and making layouts for 2014. During the crop on 12th December I managed to die cut several of these.
no not the background, the soldiers. So better get cracking and make those layouts. “And it’s still only 9am.”
Have a great day and don’t forget to decorate an envelope for the Mail Art Challenge. xxx

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Can’t believe I missed these

I’ve been sorting out all of the cards I made for card class in 2013 and found these two which I don’t think I shared.
These two were really easy but two of my favourites.
The tree is still up because I can’t bear to take it down just yet. It makes the room look so warm and cosy. I’ll tackle it on Saturday.
The boys have had a great day too. No not the human ones but these two.
H will definitely miss the tree.
and T hates the rain so has spent all day sprawled on the settee. Think I’ll come back as a cat.
Just made up the last of the kits (only 2 left) and embellishment bundles (only 4 left). Thank you to everyone who ordered. The last of the kits goes out tomorrow morning so watch out for the postie.
Oh well time to pack away and get the new bits out. I’ve got four cards to make for next weeks class. Looking forward to seeing everyone again xx