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

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Christmas Cards

Yes and you could say they were well…….more intricate than usual. Well done to everyone who made all three. You must have worked your socks off.
Here are the three cards.
Card One (my favourite)
Love those leaves
Card Two (love the polar bear)
The embossed coordination's cardstock is a fantastic background for Christmas cards
Card Three
A simple wreath
and a stamped background
If you would like to see the class photos pop across to the Ladies That Craft Facebook page.
Have a great day xxx

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Classes and Kits now available

You can order your kits or book your classes by clicking this link
Enjoy xx

Christmas Mini Book

Every year I make a Mini Book to showcase all of my Christmas photos. This year I decided to concentrate on reds and greens as I appreciate some of you don’t “love” Christmas like I do, and it made it easy to change the book from Christmas to Autumn/ Winter if you wanted to.
I mixed stamping with die cutting and trying to keep it as simple as possible.
Here is the book taught last Wednesday.
I made sure that all of the pages and pockets were cut out and scored to make easier to put the book together.
I also kept some of the pages very simple to allow the class to add their own embellishments and ideas.
Here are a few of the pages and tags.

This book will be released as a kit with a full tutorial at the end of this week. Have a great day xxx

Friday, 7 November 2014

A Circle of Buttons

Once I got into the circles theme I thought a second circle layout would be good, so rather than the bright colours of Autumn I decided to use the beautiful Blue cardstock which jumped out at me from my paper stash.
Layout Two
The blanket stitch around the circle was challenging mainly because I completely forgot how to start it off in class and had to sit in a chair quietly for a few minutes to get my mind around it. Got it in the end though
And another thing that totally escaped me was that I used a circle of button especially for Sue who I completely forgot, was not coming to class (hope you’re well soon xx)
Oh well the thought was there and I really enjoyed the sewing.
I’ll upload the Mini Book tomorrow if I can and for those of you who came to class, I should have the instructions in the online classroom very soon.
Have a great weekend xxx

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Autumn Layout

I love the gold's, oranges and rust of the autumn leaves as they fall from the trees and make a carpet on the ground, so it was great fun to make an autumn layout using those lovely colours.
Here is the first layout from class on Saturday.
I am really loving the gold Glamour Dust. It brought the leaves to life.
And the little acorns made from brown card
And the Tim Holtz alphabet title.
And not to many groans when I announced that I had sewn the border on the circle.
Loved this one. I’ll post the second one tomorrow. xxx