Monday, 25 October 2010

Looky, looky!!

We had the delivery of the bulk of our crop classes last week and things are getting very exciting! We are releasing another four classes this Wednesday 27th October at 9.30pm and so to help you decide which ones you want, here are the class kit peeks......

You know that you can't ever go wrong with basic black - it goes with everything and is a timeless classic. We have combined gorgeous flocked shimmery 7gypsies papers with stunning velvet flowers and added a touch of bling because you can always dress up black!!

Kit contains: cardstock, 3 sheets of flocked shimmer patterned papers, three beaded flowers, black velvet ribbon, glitter and chipboard.

Family comes First

The brand new 'Homemade'collection from Kaisercraft is warm and cosy with shades of cream, coffee and soft blue and a hand stitched feel that manages to combine a vintage feel with ultra modern styling. Claire F fell in love with this range as soon as it was released and has something special in store in her gorgeous class!

The kit contains: cardstock, three sheets of double sided patterned paper, a whole pack of co-ordinating journal tags, a whole pack of co-ordinating ribbons.

Heroes and Heraldry
Bo Bunny has come up trumps with the new 'Cambridge' line in gorgeously grungy shades of mustard, maroon and blue. The heraldic themed papers will work well with a masculine theme, pics of castles and much, much more....!! In the class you will create your own co-ordinating covered buttons with a button-maker that you get to keep and use again.

Kit contains: cardstock, 3 sheets of double sided paper, 1 sheet of die-cuts, 1 die-cut shaped paper, pack of co-ordinating trims and a button maker kit.

Away with the Fairies
The 'Fairy Flora' range from Prima manages to combine pretty florals without them becoming too sickly sweet. We couldn't decide what to pick and so we went a bit bonkers with this kit! Soft pastels are given a kick with gorgeously grungy browns and so we were able to add a touch of bling and some divine flowers without going into floral overload!!
Kit contains: cardstock, 3 sheets of double sided patterned paper, 6 matching die-cut journaling cards, a whole pack of Prima flowers and a whole pack of Prima coloured crystals.
These classes can only be booked by those who are booked onto the crop day on Saturday 20th November. Classes will be released at 9.30pm and you may need to be prompt in order to book your classes as the crop day is now sold out!

Monday, 18 October 2010

Kit 2 for October

Our kit 2 for October makes us think of bonfires, sparklers and cosy jumpers but without a halloween/bonfire themed item in sight!! The rich combination of cosy burnt orange and mid blue on the Basic Grey papers will work with a wide range of different themes of photos so don't panic if you don't have any pumpkin pics!! The design includes instructions for a tri-fold photo mount which opens out to accommodate loads more pictures.
The sample design is based around a 6" x 4" portrait photo with a further two 6" x 4" photos inside the tri-fold mount (you could also opt to have a simple photo mount for just one pic or make a simple mini book to hold lots more 6" x 4" snaps).
The kit includes: Cardstock, 3 sheets of BasicGrey patterned paper, a whole pack of Prima flowers, a strip of admission tickets, a metal key charm and a length of burnt orange twill ribbon.

You will also need a border punch, letters and glitter for a title, spray ink (optional), ink pad in dark brown (sample uses Distress Inks in Brushed Corduroy, string and a few crystals (optional).

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Crop classes on sale this Thursday!

We are releasing three of the classes for our November crop at 8pm this Thursday evening. We have two layout classes and the project class ready to go and as we know there are lots of excited people out there, we thought we'd better get these up onto the shop right away!!

Scrapbook Jewellery

This project class will take you step by step through creating your own designer charms for your scrapbooks, mini books and anything else you want to embellish and adorn! You will make up to four beaded hanging charms using silver wire, beads, charms and round nose pliers and leave with plenty of additional products to create even more!!

Kit contains; round nosed pliers, silver wire, stretch nylon cord, crimp beads, jump rings, black, white & silver coloured beads, charms, jumbo paper clip, mini bulldog clip, chain.

Sowing the Seeds

This gorgeous kit in the fresh shades of purple and green has sprinkled the seeds of creativity onto Claire B who is designing this class!

Kit contains: cardstock, 2 patterned paper, 1 shimmer patterned paper, 1 pack of co-ordinating stickers, Adirondack acrylic paint dabber.

Lost Property

In this glittery class designed by Claire B you will use the new 'Lost & Found' range from My Mind's Eye to create a stunning layout!

Kit contains: cardstock, 3 sheets of double sided patterned paper (2 glittered), sheet of glittered die-cuts, pack of co-ordinating ribbons and trims.

All three classes will go on sale at 8pm on Thursday 14th October - make sure to get there early so you can secure your place!!

Friday, 1 October 2010

Kit 1 for October

Can you believe its October already - where has the Summer gone?? Anyway, we have a travel themed kit as our first for October so you can record your travels and trips from the year so far. This kit is a doozy as well as it includes a whole pack of Fancy Pants acrylic stamps which retail for far in excess of the cost of the kit! We also have a terrific flower technique that we first showcased at our last crop and it was so well received that we wanted to share it again. We will upload a technique video over the next few days so you can have a practice before you use it with your kit.
The kit contains; cardstock, 3 sheets of patterned paper, a whole pack of stamps, natural string and a paper template.
You will need an acrylic block to mount your stamps onto, green and brown inkpads (the sample uses Distress Inks in Brushed Corduroy and Bundled Sage), 3d foam pads, brads or crystals for the flower centres, large scallop circle punch (about 2.5") and two progressively smaller circle punches (about 1.25" and 1.5") and some letter stickers for the title although you can create a title from the card or paper in the kit! - the sample uses My Minds Eye 'Lush' flocked alphabet in green. The sample also includes a few additional postage stamp images and would be great to include any tickets, money or stamps from your trip.
The photos on the sample are all 6" x 4", two landscape and two portrait but you could use larger images. We wouldn't recommend using too many more than the four photos we used as there is a lot going on here but you could certainly use 2 or 3 larger pics for more impact. The tags are perfect for journaling your memories associated with the photos and they are tucked under photos so you can hide your handwriting away if you're not keen!! We hope that you like what we have in store for you this month - keep your eyes peeled for kit 2 coming soon!