Monday, 30 November 2009

That was fun...

If you were at the Marathon - thanks for coming, it was a fun day for Ally and me, and as usual, a culmination of work that frees us up to walk around and chat. Although, you were all so busy making cards that we were very aware of the interruption we caused! Entirely without prompting, I think two people said they were the best cards at a Marathon to date, and more than one person threatened to come again. So there we are, me and Scrap Lady Ally, relieved, happy that you enjoyed it and not a little smug that it went reasonably well. The hitch in the kitchen department was handled and sorted by lunch lady Jan (try this: hire a community centre with a kitchen bigger than my lounge....and discover it has not one piece of cutlery or a single dinner plate. Strange. It had beautiful teak tables that caused me to fret a bit, but not so much as a teaspoon. Jan saved the day. She just dealt with it by going to my house and getting some. So if you ended up eating with my best bronze cutlery - consider that the dinner party I never have!

I didn't take a single picture - if you did, - please email me a couple! Ally and I will post some of the cards as reminders...meantime, thanks y'all. And we'll keep you posted!

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Well friends, if you're coming to the Christmas Card Marathon on Sunday, you should have received an email from me (Scrap Lady Julia) containing directions and a 'things to bring' list. Us 2 Scrap Ladies are really looking forward to seeing y'all.....and good news; Lunch Lady Jan seems confident that she'll be there too! One last thing...if you wanna come..despite the kitting process that's been underway all week - it's not too late!
Oh how utterly fab. Food, useful crafting and company. See ya!

Sunday, 22 November 2009

A portion of cute, please

Yes, sometimes she does cute...because she can't help herself. Then she has to un-cute it by using slightly unusual colours for a Christmas card. We live but once! The image is current, from Hero Arts, but borrowed for the Marathon from Lady Nurse. If you're coming, you'll meet her. And we can tell you stories about the biggest private stamp collection you'll ever hear about.......!

Friday, 20 November 2009


An assignation.

The Co Op car park, Amesbury, lunchtime.
Meet Scrap Lady Ally, car boots need to be reasonably close to each other......

Because there's a whole box of cards, envelopes and goodies to be transferred - all in preparation for the Christmas Card Marathon - next, yes NEXT weekend.! How exciting.
A box within a box some things just can't be previewed! All that lovely card stock - you're going to be turning that lot into several Christmas cards next Sunday. Stand by this week for directions and 'things to bring' list!

Sunday, 15 November 2009

It's another

This 'sneak peek' idea that is everywhere on the crafty part of the internet, is I've decided, just a great excuse for people like me to use bad photography as a standard. And I can do that.
I'm on the home straight now, Scrap Lady Ally will be pleased to hear - got to the point where I'm evaluating the cards I've made and ruling them in or out for our marathon card making day.
So without wishing the next 10 days away - full steam ahead!

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Is this a card I see before me?

Well, you know what this means. It means that Scrap Lady Julia may actually have her cards ready for the Marathon. May. May is the operative word. When you see the full card, you'll be surprised at the scale of card to photo, I can assure you!
Just to let you in on a secret....Scrap Lady Ally, the goody goody one, has had her cards ready for ages. She says it's because she has to work full time, but I know it was really to show me up. And it worked. That and the approaching date has made me one focussed Scrap Lady!

Monday, 9 November 2009

We promised pictures...

Oh, this is tiny! Hmm. Well, here is the wall. It has 2 sets of 12 calendar months on it, handily and cleverly held with Blue tack. You get it - 2 choices for each month. Select, pick up the appropriate kit and then go make it up....remove the appropriate month from the wall for reference at your desk if you so desire. It was quite a good system really...certainly no barging or queueing and if you know either of us at all, you know that we like that very much. This picture features 5 very hard working young women. My, you'd think from this that it was all silence and concentration. It wasn't. Lunch Lady Jan has a laugh that sets you off even if you don't hear the joke, and Scrap Lady Ally walked around and told people things all one stage we even sat down and talked about the dangers of repeating this for more calendars next year. Hardy har har har!
Hear Scrap Lady Julia laugh hysterically!

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

So whats Next...?

Mark 29th November in your diaries. Its the 2SL Card Marathon. Details are here, and we will post more soon.

Monday, 2 November 2009


Thanks to everyone who came on Saturday, it was the funnest, bestest day ever (Mrs D and Slipper Lady will be cringing at my English) I had a ball.

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

Well done, Scrap Lady Ally!

Well naturally, I was later getting to the hall than Ally. I live so much nearer (try 500 yards away) that it was inevitable. And on event day of all days, she had the good grace not to mention it. We did squeals and happy danced around a bit because of our fantastically special shirts - embroidered with the 2 Scrap Ladies logo, see. Which I don't have a photo of. And then we unlocked the hall and made a start. Set out tables, talked about our plans, set out bins, talked about our plans, set out tools, talked about our plans and then started welcoming people. Which I don't have a photo of. Still talking about plans. We both had 12 LOs (because to make an effective year long calendar, it takes 12 LOs). Ally stuck them on the wall. I don't have a photo of that either. Our scrap ladies chose which month they wanted to do, pulled the kit and the required basket of tools and set to. And when they'd finished one, they did another. I do have a photo of something like that. You can just see the bucket of Hallowe'en induced sugar goodness that Scrap Lady Ally decided to impress on each scrap lady too. It's the law to eat sweets and chocolate at a 2 Scrap Ladies event.

And talking of food. I would like you to meet Lunch Lady Jan. I don't have a photo of her. She made us constant hot and cold drinks, fed us home made biscuits and cakes and even made chilli for our jacket potatoes in case her other choices of tuna, cheese, beans and salad wasn't enough. Lunch Lady Jan and Scrap Lady Ally: had that day sewn up. It was such a blast girls, and the calendars and frames will just look great on the walls of your homes. I don't have any photos of that either. I was so busy making sure the whole day ended up being all about me that I forgot to use the camera I went home to fetch. Gah. Must hone my skills some more. But really, congratulations Scrap Lady Ally - you rock the world of kits!

Did you miss it and regret it? Can you find a small hall/location and a minimum of 6 people who want to do A Magnetic Year in a Day? We can bring it to you, just ask!