Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Nice layout

I know that when I teach a Scrapbook Class there are some people who like to copy and take great pleasure in completing both layouts. And I also know there are some people who just like to do their own thing and move things around a bit which is great fun.
The original layout can be found HERE
And here is Marias layout using a few different papers and ribbons to complete her layout.
I like the way she used the cute as a bug die cut as a stencil.
And the ribbon used as decoration
Thanks for sharing Maria.
You can see the photos of yesterdays Scrapbook Class on Facebook. Have a great evening xx

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Tuesdays Scrapbook Class

Amazingly I have finished the layouts for the class on Tuesday.

Layout one is black and pink and I have used two 2 1/2" x 3" photos.

Layout two is a summer layout using blue, orange, red, yellow and teal. For this I have used one 4" x 6" photo.

Remember, if you are unsure what to bring then just bring along black and white photos as they go with anything and you can change them once the layouts are finished if you want to.

Looking forward to,seeing everyone xxx

Friday, 21 February 2014

Thursdays Card Class

went so quickly. Here are the three cards we made
First card used Little Claires Elephant stamp. So cute and would be great for a baby card.
Next the Garden Bench card using Elizabeth Craft Designs die 780 from Karen Burnistons new collection.
and lastly the Flower Garden card
I think nearly everyone managed to finish all three this time so well done ladies.
Next card class is on March 5th at Parkwood Community Centre in Rainham Kent so if you would like a place click HERE or e-mail me at All classes are suitable for both beginners and seasoned crafters.
Hope to see you soon xx

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Crop (Craft Day) tickets now available

The first Crop of 2014 is on the 10th May from 10am to 4pm at Parkwood Community Centre, Rainham, Kent. Crop tickets are £10 per person.

What is a Crop?

A Crop is a craft day where you come along with your craft bits and have a whole day with like minded people. You can bring along anything, knitting, crochet, patchwork, Scrapbooking, Card Making, the list is endless and I provide all the tea, coffee and cakes.

I will have loads of scrummy goodies for you to buy if you want to plus a make and take (or maybe even two) so that you can have a go at making something on the day. This is all included in the price.

You will  need a packed lunch although there are local shops within walking distance where you can buy sandwiches.

Crop example

It is a great day out and a fantastic way to make new friends, share ideas and have some “ME TIME” with like minded people.

There is a local Premier Travel inn if you are coming from further away. You can find details HERE.

If you have any questions or you want to secure a place you can e-mail me at or you can click the button  to book your Crop tickets.

You do not have to be a Member to come to this event. Children aged 11 and over must be accompanied by a paying adult and must purchase a ticket.  This event is not currently available for children under 11 years old.

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Starbook Kit launch

This is a fantastic way to make a gift for a friend or relative. From the outside it looks like a normal mini book but open it up and it becomes a beautiful star shape and will stand up on a table for everyone to see.

Once you have made one you will be hooked.


The kit includes everything you need to make your first Star book along with free membership to the Ladies That Craft club plus both easy written and online instructions for you to follow so if you are not so good with the computer this one is for you.

Here are a few more photos


Here is the cover. The paper in your kit may vary depending on demand.



The cost is £10 plus £2.60 p & p and you can buy yours by clicking  . If you would like to collect your kit in class please leave a comment in the box as you check out and I will refund the postage.

Have a great day xx

Monday, 17 February 2014

Creativity 101 Kit and Online Class launch.

At last I have found time to complete everything for the new kit launch. This time you have two choices:

Full Kit and Online Class £30


This option includes:
Book Box, Sticky back aluminium strips, PK three embossing tools, One Large, embossing tool, 4 sheets 300gsm A4 card, card to make book cover; White pen; Embroidery Thread; Ribbon, Felt in red, black and beige; black beads; Card to cover inside of box; Free Membership to the Ladies That Craft club; Access to the online class with full step by step instructions.

Small Box kit and Online Class (Technique buster) £15


This option includes:

Small cardboard box to decorate; Sticky back aluminium strips; 4 sheets 300gsm A4 card and card to make a small book; white pen, Free Membership to Ladies That Craft club; Access to the online class with full step by step instructions.

NB the instructions in the online class show you how to make a 5” x 7” little book. This is not designed to fit in the Small box.
You can order the kit you want HERE or click on the payment link below.

Don’t forget to add your p & p before you check out. Kits will start going out on Friday.

Have a great evening xxx

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Spring Cards

With all the rain and dark clouds I thought I needed a boost so I decided to make some bright Spring cards for yesterdays card class.
Here they are in more detail.
Circle of flowers card
Little Bird card

Hey Mr Cockrell card
Spring Flowers card
Don’t forget, I teach two card classes per month at Parkwood Community Centre plus I am able to travel to teach groups/ clubs both card making and scrapbooking. If you would like more information please e-mail

Starbook Class tonight

If you are coming to the Starbook class tonight and you have the following can you please bring them along for your own personal use of course.

Scoring Board
Extra strong tape and wet glue

Thats it. I do have some for you to use however it will help the evening go more smoothly.

If you want to bring photos then they should be no bigger than 3” x 3” (you can add photos later if you wish). I am using small photos as well (passpost size).

Colours are Red, white and black
Turquoise, white and black

See you at 7pm xx

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Rain, Rain go away….

It’s raining so hard and it’s so windy that I can’t get anything out of the car so I will have to post the cards from todays Card Class on here tomorrow.
So instead here is the last project using the foiling technique (for a while anyway). I have now decorated two cheapy Ikea frames using the same technique.
and a closer look
I’ve got loads of things I can transform but they have got to go on hold for a few weeks as there are loads of classes to prepare for.
Have a good evening and keep safe and dry xxx

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

I’ve been playing

I can’t stop decorating boxes. I found quite a few of these basic cardboard boxes that I bought a while ago and decided to see if I could use the same techniques I used in class to transform it.
Here is the box
and here is the finished project

Just the fabric inside to complete and its completely finished.
This means I can now do some mini kits as well as the main kit so you will have a choice. Keep checking back for more details. Kits should be ready this week. xx

Sunday, 9 February 2014

So today

I have had a great day out in Stevenage at Stamparama with Gayle today. Got some good ideas and saw loads of people buying which was a good thing. Was I one of them?……..well yes I was and I will be sharing some lovely stamps at the next card class.
So I didn’t get back till late afternoon so once again the light was yuck however as I promised to show the Creativity class examples I though I’d better take my best shot with my little camera.
Here is the box closed and on my little table.
and inside
Here is the little sewn pouch which contains the leather effect minibook
and a few of the pages in the book.
And here they are all together.
The online class and kit will go on sale in thenext couple of weeks along with several new scrapbook kits so keep checking back for more details.
The next Creativity 101 class is on Saturday 12th April from 10am to 4pm and you can book your place HERE.
Thank you to everyone for your lovely comments on Facebook. xx

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Yep that was a good class

and everyone worked so hard to finish. I was really impressed.

It’s too dark to take photos of my project tonight but here are a few photos of today and I will put more pictures of the finished projects on here tomorrow.




Class pictures are now on Facebook so don’t forget to pop across and take a peek.

Online class with kits will be available from Monday so keep checking back for more details. xx

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Update for Creativity 101 this Saturday

Hello lovely ladies. Here are the items I will be using on Saturday which you may or may not have at home.

Although I will have these in class you can bring along your own for your own personal use (especially the Sizzix or equivalent as we will use this a lot and having your own will make things quicker for you).

So here goes:

Cutting Mat;



Sizzix Machine or similar;


2 paint brushes (one large one small);

Distress inks in Walnut Stain/Vintage Photo/Wild Honey; UHU or other strong glue (I do have some of this to sell).

And if you have a favourite 5” x 7” embossing folder at home that you are just dying to use, bring that along as well and you can use it on your project.

And if you haven’t got any of these then just bring along yourself and your basic tools. No problem

And a sneak peek. Oh well ok them


Looking forward to seeing everyone and having a great day playing. xx