Sunday, 28 March 2010

Going digital

Well, I've been meaning to have a try for ages - mainly because I have downloaded some lovely freebie digi papers etc over the years.
...Anyway, I was working on some layout sketches for sketch club and thought I'd have a quick play to see if the sketch 'worked'. Here's the sketch - based on a brilliant layout found on p80 of the Spring 2010 edition of Scrapbook Trends.
...And this is my attempt at digital scrapping (I'm sure I'll have a go in paper before too long).

'Back to school'
Supplies: digital papers and embellishments - 'Spontaneous delight' by Carrie Stephens Designs; Alphas - 'Refresh' by Scrap Girls

...And here's the paper version - please excuse the rubbish photography of a double page - it looks nicer in real life!

'Mont St Michel'
Supplies: Paper - Creative Memories, My Little Shoebox; Stickers - WHSmiths; Font - Sizzix 'Slim Jim'

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Scrap Happy Think Pink Charity Crop

Here at last – this year’s charity crop in aid of Cancer Research UK!

This year’s all day ‘Think Pink’ crop will be on Saturday 22nd May at Keene Hall, Galleywood. The cost is only £20 for a whole day’s scrapping, goody bags, refreshments etc. There are also discounts available for group bookings so do invite your friends to come and make a day of it – the more the merrier!

This will be a fantastic day. You can choose to spend the day scrapping your own projects or join in with the classes and demos available. Following on from the Christmas Craft and Crop, we will be repeating the ‘sketch club challenge’, and there will also be ‘take’n’make’ tables for you to have a go at something new!

In the morning there will be a hands-on introductory session for those who haven’t scrapbooked before, so do feel free to invite your ‘non-scrapbooking’ friends – this is a chance for them to come and see what all the fuss is about!

In the afternoon (2 - 4pm) there is an optional class making CD mini albums. This class includes a kit of everything you need – just bring photos! If you are booked for the day this session will cost £7.50. If you can’t come for the whole day, do feel free to book just for the class (£10).

As we are also raising money for Cancer Research there will also be a cake stall, raffle and ‘bring and buy’ craft stall. Last year we raised £128.36 – I’d love to beat that figure!

If you'd like to know more,or would like a booking form do drop me an email -

I look forward to hearing from you x

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Scrapbook Inspirations ideas book

Hooray - I've had emails and messages waiting for me to say that the Scrapbook Inspirations Ideas Book is on its way!
Issue 1 of the Ideas Book is available worldwide by mail order from  It also goes on sale in the UK at WH Smith, Sainsbury’s and leading newsagents from 31 March, priced £9.99.
I've really missed my monthly dose of Scrapbook Inspirations and I can't wait to see the new format :)

Finishing off

After a frantic few weeks of extra hours at work and family birthdays (will post pirate party photos later), I finally snatched a couple of hours scrapping yesterday morning. I went straight for the 'ongoing projects' box and managed to finish several pages that have been sitting around waiting for dates, titles,journaling etc. And here are a handful...
Supplies: paper - fancy pants, my little shoebox; mini alphas - my little shoebox; overlays - fancy pants; badge - Tesco

Supplies: Paper - Bo bunny, my little shoebox; sticker - Bella BLVD; dymo labeller; felt flowers - freebie

Supplies: Paper - Creative Memories, Fancy Pants; Stickers - Tesco; Journaling sticker - American Crafts

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

What would Cathy do???

Had fun at Scrap Happy last night (it wasn't my turn to huff and puff and get cross with my layout!)...
..and a new phrase was coined. One of our regulars, Cathy, makes stunning pages with loads of bling and embellishments - and the rest of us often don't know how to start with glitzy stash. So now, when stuck for inspiration, we can just ask ourselves "What would Cathy do?"