Tuesday, 1 December 2009
The bowls (or are they boxes?) were an unexpected hit and several of you wanted to know how she did 'em. Yeah, like I'm gonna know that - I don't do folding, it requires accuracy.
Monday, 30 November 2009
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
Sunday, 22 November 2009
Friday, 20 November 2009
Sunday, 15 November 2009
Wednesday, 11 November 2009
Monday, 9 November 2009
Wednesday, 4 November 2009
Monday, 2 November 2009
Ignore all the comments Mrs D made, this was definately a team effort and wouldnt have even started without her, and an innocent comment over egg and chips, as most of you all know by now. It would have been significantly more work without Cooklady Jan, who was just fabulous - nearly as fab as her ginger cake.
Camera malfunctions aside (like forgetting the memory card!) everything went swimmingly, and if you have photos please email them to me and I will stick them on here and everyone can see how mad we are.
As Mrs D said. Dont worry about coming to us, if its too far (though I think Carmen has put everyone to shame on that score), 2 Scrapladies can hit the road and come to you.
Sunday, 1 November 2009
Wednesday, 28 October 2009
Tuesday, 27 October 2009
Taking a break from cutting an counting, and made these. They're not finished, but they will be by the time I see you all on Saturday. I made them during a break from the cutting and counting which has taken over my days this weekend.
The Scrapladies are looking forward to seeing you all on Saturday.
Now back to the cutting and counting.
Thursday, 22 October 2009
So here's a grainy pic of what I've been cutting and collating stock for today. This one makes me smile.
And more good news.....there's a large Pumpkin in my kitchen, destined to become a large number of Hallowe'en muffins for us intrepid calendar makers. Yum.
If you want to know more about the event that this relates to: have a look at our Big Huge Important Announcement...page through the blog or click the link!
Sunday, 18 October 2009
Friday, 16 October 2009
AMYID - a Scrap Lady way of saying A Magnetic Year in a Day. If you've ever visited my blog, you'll know how much I like a completely useless acronym!
Good grief, could it be that the least organised Scrap Lady has managed to finish her week's tasks and remembered that daylight is required to photograph the LOs? Yes Sir. No prizes for guessing the month on this one though, I think it's glaringly obvious.
The 2 Scrap Ladies have been involved in lots of discussions about kits, choices, and stuff. You do realise that it's only two weeks away! Any of you got questions? Please ask.
Monday, 12 October 2009
I'm sure Ally warned you that I like to use colour. Mostly the pages are straightforward..a couple I've deliberately done so they are easy enough to finish the majority of at home..because what with all the crafting, chatting and eating going on, we don't want anyone experiencing pressure to do all 12 LOs. Each monthly kit will have instructions and a finished photo for you to refer to. So you can take it home - or buy another set because you want the same sort of kit experience to make up the calendar for 2011, or because you know someone who can't live without a magnetic calendar and your fabulous craftwork thereupon. I totally get that.
If you've arrived here from another blog and have no clue as to what this all means - page down (or click this link: )to the Big Huge Announcement relating to A Magnetic Year in a Day. There's still about 10 days in which we could take your booking without having to panic over making up more kits!
Thursday, 8 October 2009
Tuesday, 6 October 2009
Friday, 2 October 2009
Wednesday, 30 September 2009
Please check below for the latest updates and sneek peeks.
Two Scrap Ladies
10am to whenever!
2 Scrap ladies, 2 scrap styles, 2 kits to choose from
1 fab result!
We'll provide 1 magnetic board, framed in untreated pine softwood and a kit to make calendar layouts for each month of the year Kits will contain all the papers, and embellishments you need, and illustrated instructions for each month's layout. This way, you can come along and work at your own pace without fear of having to finish by tea time.
We'll work in a warm and friendly workshop environment with plenty of room, a kitchen and a dedicated 'beverage gal' to keep you continually refreshed.
The catch? You will have to stain or paint the frame at home, and you have to choose which kit you'd like to work with!
Then, for the those who would like to split the payment:
An Interim payment of £25 by 25th September 2009
Balance £25 by 25th October 2009
We are limiting numbers too, so please book as soon as you can! Here's the skinny:
From the blog: 'Contact Us' - click here and email us - let us know how many spaces you'd like to book, and give us names and if necessary, an email address for each name. We'll then email you an Invoice for the deposit.
Alternatively you can phone us to book tel: 07968 151450 (which is Julias' mobile cos she remembers to turn hers on and Ally doesnt!).
The balance will be due by 25th October 2009. If you want to break the payment down further and make a second payment by 25th September 2009 please indicate that when you send your deposit and we'll send you a interim invoice as well. You can pay by post with a cheque, or you can use Paypal - details will be forwarded when you book.
Here's the small print - please read!
Your deposit is not refundable in the event of your being unable to get to the event after booking a place; we've kept it as small an amount as possible to help mitigate potential loss. Interim and/or balance payments will only be refunded where we have two weeks notice in writing; not turning up on the day will not automatically entitle you to a refund. Your place and kit choice is transferable to another person, of course.
In the highly unlikely event of our having to cancel the event, refunds will be issued within 24 hours; if it helps to reassure you, we are 'ring-fencing' the payments and not using them to fund the event.
Ludgershall is incredibly easy to reach, literally 10 minutes west of Andover. When you book, you'll receive proper, girly directions that include local landmarks to help you travel easily through local roads! If you'd like to consider making a weekend of it, or if you're likely to be chauffered to the event, there's plenty to see and do; walking and sightseeing. Ludgershall is for example, minutes from the River Test and all the attractions that has to offer, probably ten miles from Stonehenge, 20 miles from Salisbury and Winchester...so a day out for the driver would be easy! Local B&Bs and hotels are plentiful - the nearest is a Premier Inn.
Tuesday, 29 September 2009
Had fun with this today...sunshine on the worktable, stable door open and crispy leaves dropping off the russian vine - and actually scaring the beejeesers out of me at one stage, so carried away was I! Hope you like the rich colours. Not my doing of course, you can thank Basic Grey for that!
Sunday, 27 September 2009
Many of the things I've done since then I put down to her, though I am sure she will deny it. My utter love affair with my Cricut is totally her fault, since she showed me her little bug, let me borrow it for the weekend, and then ordered me my big bug. She's encouraged me into teaching the odd class at the notsolocaltomecraftshop and now this - 2SL!
I can't pin a certain style to her work, but then I am bad about labelling things. I do know I love her way with colour and pattern. Love the way she can put together papers I just wouldnt have looked twice at and make me want to buy them, and hanker after stamps she has used in her cards. The only drawback is her insistence on journalling, but we're safe for a calendar right? Who journals on a calendar?
I really wish we'd met back when she had her shop - I bet it was fab.
Thursday, 24 September 2009
When we first met, I was hugely intimidated by her. She was in the middle of a photography course and was scrapping some of her photos. Wow. Those poppies - an amazing LO. She was also just about to start getting kits together for her first time as a teacher on the UK Scrappers cyber-crop. The kits were for beading projects and because she's incredibly patient, the classes were a huge success. It's possible that even at our very first meeting, it became obvious to me that she had more knowledge of scrapbooking than I knew existed. No wonder I was intimidated.
But all that got blown away really quickly. Turns out that she loves a good chat, is not afraid of having an opinion and like most scrappers, needs a little chocolate to feed her scrapping mojo. And of course, she has a laugh that truly reveals her sense of humour, eye wateringly wicked!
If I had to, I would describe her style as clean, graphic even, with an obviously good eye for colour and balance (the photographer in her I suppose). I think her LOs are always well composed and her Cricut Design Studio skills are really evident in titleing and embellishments. One of her specialities is 'little'. Her attention to detail is all about getting the small right so that the big picture is perfect. Here's an example - she's chosen to use lots of double sided papers for her calendar - she wants you to have a choice within her kit so that you can control your own big picture. (I'm a fascist and decided that with my kit, you get what I choose!)
She will be more nervous on the day than I am. Only because I've been more involved in this sort of stuff. Believe me, a scrapping session with her will reveal techniques and ideas that you'll be thrilled to try, but she's incredibly modest and so will be a bit scared to begin with. Make the most of this because about half an hour after our first coffee and plate of biscuits, this will change and the chat will start. You're gonna love her.
Monday, 21 September 2009
Sunday, 20 September 2009
Thursday, 17 September 2009
Tuesday, 15 September 2009
Sometimes its nice revisit something older, whether its an old favorite or something you didnt get first time round.
I have always thought skeleton leaves were rather useless things. I didnt like the colours they came in, didnt really know what to do with them, well, you get it I just didnt like them.
So even though this isnt anything to do with weddings, we have something old - the leaves, something new - the yummy if bright and bold American Crafts paper and something blue - one of my Anemone paper flowers.
Sunday, 13 September 2009
Friday, 11 September 2009
Thursday, 10 September 2009
Tuesday, 8 September 2009
NOW on Saturday 31st October 2009
Saturday, 5 September 2009
Thursday, 3 September 2009
For example, from here, I can get to the NEC in about 2 hours, Oxford in just over an hour, Swindon in 40 minutes, the New Forest and South Coast in an hour and just over, so it may be possible! It will be worth it, promise!
Saturday, 29 August 2009
If you need a calendar for 2010 and want it to be a scrapbook style, perpetually useable, and you'd like to start making it in November, in a great day long workshop - you need to check back here in the next coupla days.
Scrap Lady Ally and I (Julia) will be nervously announcing. Follow this space!