Friday, 29 January 2010

Kit #1 for February

This gorgeous page was designed for us by Jackie using kit 1 for February. The soft shades of peach, green and cream will work with all sorts of different themed photos from feminine to vintage/heritage. Jackie used a 6" x 4" portrait and a 4" x 3" portrait together but she reckons that a 7" x 5" would also work with this design. There is a bit of craft knife work here - perfect for those who like to do fiddly stuff!!
The kit contains cardstock, 3 double-sided heavyweight patterned papers, 12x12 sheet of titles, tags and borders, paper template and a whole pack of paper flowers.
You'll need to use soft brown and green inkpads (the sample uses Colorbox creamy brown and dark moss), brads/buttons or crystals for the flower centres and 3d foam pads to complete this page. Don't forget to dig out your craft knife and cutting mat as well!!

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has very kindly stepped in over recent months to help keep things running while Karen has been out of action with her back. Special thanks go to Jackie and Pauline for keeping the clubs running in her absence - you really have been stars and we can't say 'thank you' enough. Thanks also to our customers who have shown real patience as deliveries have slowed right down as our volunteers have struggled to get orders picked, packed and shipped without Karen to lead the way! Its at times like this that we realise what amazing people we have around us, thank you again.
Lynda x

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Kit 2 for January

The snow seems to be playing havoc with everything right now but hopefully it means you are wrapped up nice and snug at home and maybe even getting some scrapbooking done! Our second kit for January is a double page in shades of purple and green with a dash of warm cream thrown in for good measure. We have included a great technique to make shabby chic flowers from acid free tissue paper. These flowers are soft and delicate and can be colour matched to any project you are working on - just choose co-ordinating colours of inks and you are good to go! We are also playing with paper doilies to create gorgeously delicate and lacy effects using inks.

The kit includes cardstock, 4 sheets of patterned papers, 3 A3 sheets of acid free tissue, paper doily and a pack of jewel brads. You'll need to use green and purple inkpads (sample used Peeled Paint and Milled Lavender Distress Ink pads - Colorbox Warm Violet and Olive Pastel also match but are a little darker), a blending sponge, needle and white sewing thread, 3d foam pads, a short length of green ribbon and a paper pricker. The sample used Thickers in green felt for the title but there is ample paper and card left to cut a title and this will also co-ordinate brilliantly. The sample uses two 6" x 4" portrait photos and one 6" x 4" landscape pic but as usual the design will work with a number of different sizes of photos in the same theme.

Hopefully the snow will alleviate sufficiently for clubs to run this month, in the meantime stay safe and warm! Lynda

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Club cancelled tonight :o(

What a difference a few hours make, Karen tells me that this morning Jack was gutted that the forecast snow hadn't amounted to anything and he had to go to school and this afternoon he is stuck on his bus as it struggles to bring him home - so far he's an hour late! Anyway, after watching the snow through my office window this afternoon I have decided to cancel club tonight. I'd really rather that everyone stayed off the roads as there has already been an accident at the end of the road (the main road through the village). So please stay wrapped up warm and off the roads while they are dangerous.
Enjoy taking loads of snowy photos and stay safe!!