Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Journal Your Christmas

I decided to take an online class by Shimelle called Journal Your Christmas. I love Christmas and it's a great way to document all the preparations as well as the big day. The class started on the 1st of December but I didn't sign up until halfway through the month so I am bit behind!

Here is the cover of my album:

Day 1 - the manifesto:

Day 2 - the weather!
(I am very pleased with the photo I took of the tree outside our house)

Day 3 - Christmas cards:
(Hubby made me a card this year using my crafting supplies so I had to make a pocket to hold it!)

Day 4 - Dreaming of a perfect Christmas:

I have really enjoyed working on this album and receiving the email prompts each day. However I am now a bit stuck as my printer has run out of cyan ink so I can't print anymore photos. Also I have discovered that all my photos from Christmas's past are at my parents' house!

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Christmas card making workshop

Thursday 18th November 2010 or Friday 26th November 2010
7pm to 10pm
£10 (including all materials)
my home - Norwich (contact me for address and directions)

Come and make Christmas cards using a variety of techniques including stamping and embossing (a selection are shown above). There are still a few places available on both nights so book ASAP

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

File of cards

I made a file to put handmade cards into. I had made one for my Aunt for Christmas and my cousin has seen it. She wanted one to give to a friend for a birthday present and this is what I made:

Friday, 2 July 2010

Workshop dates

The next workshop dates for North Tuddenham are the 1st Saturday in every month:

Saturday 4th September 2010
Saturday 2nd October 2010 - Croptoberfest!
Saturday 6th November 2010
Saturday 4th December 2010

Please note there is no August date.

These are from 10 am to 5pm
Please check blog nearer the date for more details of morning class etc.

I am also now doing a monthly class at my house in Norwich. Again check the blog for details.

Saturday, 26 June 2010

Rainbow card

Here's a card I made using the Once Upon A Princess cartridge for my Cricut machine. I was inspired to make the card by a challenge on the Bitten by the Bug 2 blog. I coloured the rainbow with Copic markers then covered with glitter. I used puff paint on the clouds. I think I will send it to my God-daughter for her birthday.

July Scrapbooking Workshop

Saturday 3rd July 2010

North Tuddenham Village Hall (click here for directions)
Morning session 10am to 12:30pm (cost £4.50 adult, £3 child*)
Afternoon session 1pm to 5pm (cost £7.00 adult, £4.50 child*)
Special all day price - £10 adult, £7 child
*children must be accompanied by a paying adult
Come and work on your albums (in the morning or the afternoon or both!).

There will able be a morning class making people to go on your scrapbook pages (or cards!). The cost of this class is £2 plus the normal workshop fee. You will need flesh or cream coloured card for the body plus scraps of card/paper for the hair, clothes etc. Have a look at the photos that you still need to scrap and you can make great mini versions of the people in the photos! You will also need tape runner/glue pen. This is a great class to make lots of embellishments that can be added to your pages later.

Contact me ASAP to book your place

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Mrs Hibbins room!

I've been busy having to do reports for school. This is a job I really hate and get fed up so quickly doing it. So to break it up a bit, every so often I surf the internet looking for creative ideas. Also when I have finished a set I reward myself with some crafting time, playing in my craft room with my new toy - a Cricut Expression machine.

Earlier today I found My Creative Time and saw there was a challenge to make a 3D/altered item using the Cricut cartridge 'Paper Doll Dress Up'. This was a cartridge that I have just bought so decided to have a go at the challenge. I have been meaning to make a sign for my classroom door for some time and this was the incentive. I learnt to do the Joseph's Coat stamping technique at a recent Stampers 10 meeting and used some paper I had made for my dress (it's actually the native Indian girl's dress with the sleeves partly cut off). I stuck it all on a CD. I'm sure my class will love it and I can't wait to show them tomorrow!

Dad mini album

When I got my new software - Sure Cuts A Lot - to use with my Cricut, I designed and made a DAD word album. However when it was cut out I didn't particularly like it so I made another one with DAD down the side (this is the one I have done for my dad for Father's Day).

The other day I had a mini album class at my house and as only 2 people were able to come I was able to do some crafting myself. I saw the unfinished DAD album and decided to cover it with paper etc. as something to do. I had great fun making it and using a few of my Cricut cartridges (Paper Dolls Dress Up, Plantin Schoolbook, Paisley). I might save it and give it to my dad next year or I might sell it!

Saturday, 19 June 2010

Mermaid birthday card

I have recently bought a Cricut Expression and have had great fun playing with it! This card was made using the Life is a Beach cartridge. I also used my Cuttlebug and the Fiskars ocean embossing plate for the waves. It's my mum's birthday on Monday so I'll probably give it to her!

Friday, 21 May 2010

Mini album class

Mini album class

Saturday 5th June

North Tuddenham Village Hall

10am to 12:30

£10 - includes all materials

Limited places, booking essential

Come and make this beautiful 4" x 4" album. All the pages are decorated including some that are interactive. Click here for directions to venue. Contact me ASAP to book your place.

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Mystery Host Shopping Party

Mystery Host - It could be you!

I am having a Creative Memories Shopping Party at my house on Thursday evening at 7:30pm. This is a great chance to see the latest products and have a chat with friends or make new ones. As there is no designated host, I will be randomly selecting someone attending to receive all the host gifts and rewards - the mystery host could be you!

Hope to see you there.

Contact me for more details and the address.

June Scrapbooking Workshop

Saturday 5th June 2010

North Tuddenham Village Hall (click here for directions)

Morning session 10am to 12:30pm (cost £4.50 adult, £3 child*)

Afternoon session 1pm to 5pm (cost £7.00 adult, £4.50 child*)

Special all day price - £10 adult, £7 child

*children must be accompanied by a paying adult

Come and work on your albums (in the morning or the afternoon or both!).

There will also be a morning class making a 4" x 4" mini album - click here for details.

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Roger's birthday mini album

I made this mini album a while back for Roger, my husband, for his birthday. It includes all the things which I wish for him for the coming year.

I have now added it to my blog as I have made a Youtube video talking through the pages.
Click here to view the video.

Click here to view an earlier blog post that has instructions for making this type of mini album.

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Tape runner refill

At last I have made the video showing how to change the refill in the tape runner. Hope it helps!

Click here to view.

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Mini albums

I have recently enjoyed looking at pink mini albums on Youtube. This inspired me to have a go at making my own for some little girls I know!

Click here to view Youtube video showing my album.