Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Cyber Crop Alert!!!!

Great news, UKS have announced there is going to be one, the weekend of 23rd April until 25th April.
The theme this time is Monopoly  the board game, a game I used to play many a time as a child and still love
playing the game now.  You register for the cyber crop and your are placed in a team, I'm in team Cars.  The idea of the weekend is to have fun, enjoy scrapping and make use of all that lovely stash we have sitting looking pretty in our craft rooms. We was set a pre crop challenge, this is my pre crop challenge.
The weekend kicked off the Friday evening with classes and challenges, hope you enjoy looking at my Layouts from my weekend of scrapping fun.

This was a class by designer:  Sarah Palmer, the technique was using paint  & alpha stickers.
This Layout is a photo of my beloved Charlie, who is no longer with us.
This Class was by designer Angie Woolfall, in this class you had to freehand cut the frames, took me a little bit out of my comfort zone as I am used to using my cricut machine now, the photo is of me taken with a European owl, he was so gorgeous and so gentle.
This class was by designer: Sarah Youde, really enjoyed doing this one as I love sewing on my Layouts.
The photos are of my puppy Albie who adores ripping and tearing paper, so he has been banned from my scraproom.  
Class Designer: Beckie Dreyer, this class was to use glimmer mists or something similar, I have had a couple of these bottles in my craft room for a long time, never knowing what to do with them, so really enjoyed this class,I sprayed with the glimmer mist over a stencil to produce this background effect, I think it looks great and so pleased with it.  The photo is of me in my garden with my 2 boys, Albie and Travis.  

These Layouts are challenges from the weekend, first challenge to inclued some kind of vine on your LO, my second challenge of the weekend was to include, metal, sewing &  something that moves, made this spinner to reveal journalling.

Friday, 9 April 2010

Shopping for Crafting goodies!!!

On my recent trip to England  in March, I thought I would catch up on some Craft shopping, well I had a fantastic time looking at all the new goodies.  I had timed my little trip just right and with two large craft shows to enjoy, Harrogate paper show and NEC Birmingham, and all in the space of a week. I was like a dog with two tails.   

Brook Collection - Cratepaper

Martha Stewart punches

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Spring Time in England

On my recent trip back to England I returned to where I lived for many years, the beautiful village of Poulton le Fylde in Lancashire.  I recall the church yard in spring time being a fountain of colour with the many different colours of crocuses.

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Sarah's Card Retreat LO's

As soon as I got back from my exciting weekend in Warrington, YES you hear me right Warrington, well I did spend a fantastic weekend with some very lovely and talented crafters. At the retreat we did 6 great classes over the weekend and I loved everyone of the classes.

Sarah's Card Retreat - March 2010

What a fab time I had at Sarah's retreat, I had waited so long for this weekend and the time had come, off I went to Warrington for a weekend of paper stroking, playing,eating and chatting. I had only met a few people from other retreats but, was looking forward to meeting new friends I had only chatted to on UKS.

It kicked off on the Friday afternoon, Sarah and Lianne looked exhausted and so they should have, they had done a fantastic job, setting up the shop in the cropping room, and preparing the whole weekend so we all could play and enjoy ourselves.

I hope you enjoy the photos from the retreat, I met so many wonderful ladies and especially one Susy from Bali, we had only spoken on line before the retreat and it was so nice to be in her company, she was great to be around though she did nearly talk me to death (only joking Susy - love you lots).

I also met some other Ladies who I will not forget and am looking forward to meeting them again, Gwynetth, Susie, Sam  who I had the pleasure of sharing a cropping table with,thanks for your lovely friendship.

Sarah & Lianne
The Cropping room
Susy & Me
(Im the good looking one on the right)
Gwneth & Tracy
(dont they make a lovely couple)
Susie aka Mrs Rudy

Susy "yes talking again"

Karen - Gotta have it (more shopping)

Happy Easter

Hope everone has had a lovely Easter break, the weather here has been gorgeous after my couple of trips to England in March, so now hopefully staying put for a short while, well until May I am treating myself to a crusie or should I say Hubby is sending me on a cruise, it is to celebrate my Brothers 40th Birthday, which has just gone but, we decided that we would do a Cruise for his 40th in May.