Wednesday, 30 April 2014

A childrens layout

I really enjoyed making this first layout for last nights Scrapbook Class. The idea came from a card in Simply Cards and Papercraft (which has an amazing free gift this month of IndigoBlu Stamps, Scrummy).
The Lego bricks took ages to make but I was pleased with the result.
And the mouse was a second hand bargain from a crafty site on Facebook.
I will do a step by step today for the Lego bricks so keep checking back.
Layout Two tomorrow.xx

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Tonights Scrapbook Class

Just thought I’d better let you know colours for tonight which are

Sunflower Yellow, Red, Green, Yellow and White

Layout one is more outdoors so a 5” x 7” photo would suit.

Layout two is more for children and will suit both us oldies as children and photos of modern children.

If you have them you might want to bring along the following for your own personal use:

Embossing tool and foam mat

5/8” circle punch


White pen

Black Soot Distress Inkpad

I have all of these but in limited numbers so if you are happy to wait your turn that’s fine too.

And a sneek peek……no not this time. I want to surprise you lol.

Looking forward to seeing everyone again. xx

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Some works in progress

which I am finally going to finish this week. I love playing in my Art Journal but I never have the time. This week I am making time for this and to start some new pages.
art journal to Dec 2010 003[4]
and my favourite
art journal to Dec 2010 007[4]

I am working on a short how to, to help you start your own Art Journal the easy way, so watch this space. x

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Layout Two - Tiny Flowers

another die and a small punch helped to make this second layout.
photo 2
I know what I wanted to do but I  couldn’t find the right background paper so I used white cardstock, a stencil and Antique Linen Distress Ink to make my own.
photo 2-002
Love these little flowers
photo 2-001
Don’t forget to book your place on the Crop on 10th May. You can either click the link at the top of the page or e-mail me at  xxx

Monday, 21 April 2014

Punched Flowers

Yes I still love playing with punches. They are a great, affordable tool to have in your stash and they are always useful.
Fed up with the die cutting for a while I thought I’d give some of the punches a go and these two layouts were the results.
Layout One – Mum
photo 1
It was really hard to photograph but the flowers are shaped and filled with black gemstones
photo 1a
Not sure if I am going to keep a big title. I am tempted to change it but time will tell.
Hope everyone had a great

Friday, 18 April 2014

Three Cards

I love the card classes. Everyone beavers away to get their cards finished and it is great fun seeing everyone's faces as I show what they are going to make.
Here are the three from Wednesdays class.
The first is made using a Memory box Die
photo 3
The second using a Tim Holtz strip die
photo 2
And the third using an IO die and a Martha Stewart punch.
photo 1

The next card class on Wednesday May 7th will include a Wedding Card. “At last” I here you say.
Have a great weekend. xx

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Todays Creativity 101

Ever since I saw the Tando Creative stand in Birmingham, I have wanted to make and decorate this lovely box.
Today I got that chance and had a wonderful time. Here is the one I made and decorated
and some better views
Class photos will go on Facebook in a minute. Thank you to everyone for a fun day today. You all worked really hard and I hope you are all pleased with the results. xxx

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Creativity 101 class on Saturday

Hi ladies 

Just a quickie regarding tomorrows Creativity 101 class. I have EVERYTHING needed to make this project which I will bring along with me including the stamps that I use so if you want to you can use mine however please read below. 

You will need to bring:
PVA glue.  (I have got some for sale if you need to buy some).
A large and a small paint brush. (I have loads but you might have a favourite you want to bring.
Lunch (all cake welcome) 

Distress Inks
Stamps you might want to use. These will need to follow a theme i.e. flowers/ nautical/ family, etc. just in case you want to be creative.
And I always say an apron for those of you who love to get messy (you know who you are lol.) 

That's it (just bring your normal craft bag along) and get ready for a really fun day.

See you Saturday. xxx

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Blue Butterflies

I have loads of butterfly dies and stamps but this set is definitely my favourite.
The secret is to make sure all of the little holes are cut out.
And the  Clarity Stamps stencil just finishes the layout off nicely.
The second layout was more of a girly one
no matter how I photograph it. it doesn't do it justice.
and I managed to use a few older flower punches as well.
Thanks for another lovely day ladies. Class photos are now on Facebook xx.

Friday, 4 April 2014

Its getting late so……….

as promised here are the details of photos I have used for the two layouts on Saturday.
Layout one needs two photos of a female one measuring 2” x 2” and the other measuring 6” x 4” (mother and daughter would work well or two photos of the same person)
Layout Two needs two photos of a male one measuring 2” x 2” and the other measuring 6” x 4”.(father and son would work well or two photos of the same person)
Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow. It seems like ages. xx

Ps forgot to say, all Limited Edition Kits will go out on Monday and the online class will be available from Tuesday to everyone who bought the kit and those of you who came to class x

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Todays cards

If you like seeing the classroom photos then pop across to the Ladies That Craft Facebook page and don’t forget to follow the site to keep up to date on the new layouts, cards, classes and kits.
Here are todays class starting with my favourite, a New Home card.
notice the little “new” in the birds beak,
Next is the “Bright” Birthday Card
enjoyed making this one
And then to finish its the folded Birthday card (or you could use it for Easter.
Loads more to share including a sneak peek for Saturdays Scrapping Your Family Class so watch this space xx.

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Bright Colours Day Two

Those of you who know me will know that I love making layouts with black or white space. This layout began as a 12 x 12 piece of Black Cardstock and one of the new Prima Stencils. The stencil is actually a flower but I used it to make the butterfly swirl.
and yes I am addicted to die cuts
The wording was also make using the Prima Stencil and a white pen
Working on cards for tomorrows class this morning and was hoping to do it in the garden but where is the sunshine. x

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Scrapping with bright colours

I just love it and I also love it when I see a layout that I just have  to have a go at. Todays layout was made using an idea by Morag Cutts and I can’t remember whether it was in a magazine or on her Blog but I fell in love with it and this is my version.
What sold it to me was the washi tape flip cards on the left which enabled me to add more photos and hidden journaling.
Loads of sewing on this one as well.
Another one tomorrow. x