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Sharing a New Tutorial

Well can you believe it's Friday - this time last week I was waiting to collect my little sis from the station and this morning I dropped her back off to catch the train back to Truro - where has the time gone.  We've had a fab week visiting family and friends, entertaining and enjoying fab food cooked by Annie (high fat low carb style) and lost weight too.  Result :-)   The house seems strangely quiet and surprise surprise it's raining again............ so I've grabbed a coffee and sat down to share a new post with you ahead of what could be a very wet weekend.   With larger sheets to work with its easy to create and cover larger projects with a professional finish.  The album has a floating spine and covers that sit flat as you open the book.  With four double sided pages and the inside of both covers you can create ten scrapbook pages that measure 11 3/4" x 11 1/2 or as I did in the original album five double scrapbook pages from A Ladies Diary Deluxe Colle

A Fabulously Crafty Retreat and I'm coming to Scotland

hello, hello, hello it's been a while I know ........ lot's has been happening this end.  I'm not sure if Harry reads my blog but I want to give him the biggest WHOP WHOP. After studying for his 3D Design Diploma his results came through. He didn't drop a mark over the two years and came out with distinctions in all subjects and an overall straight D*D*D* result.  His place at Gloucester University, he's off to study Landscape Architecture and he moves into his new accommodation on Campus on 17th September.   My baby is leaving the nest !!!!!! Congratulations H Bean - let the new journey begin :-)  I spent the best part of last week finishing off the prep and making up kits for my Summer retreat, and then spent a fabulous weekend with 16 lovely ladies at the Holiday Inn, Kenilworth.  Our projects this time (above) were a 12 x 12 Scrapbook with pages altered in papers from A Ladies Diary collection (PDF Tutorial will be out shortly) and an Event Organiser Al

Weekend Workshops

Here we are again another week nearly over and the weekend to look forward to.  Hope you've had a great week.  Harry has 'officially' finished college and really doesn't need to go back in other than to collect my pots of 'Flowersoft' that he borrowed to add some flowers to a flower pot he included in his final project. I've got a funny feeling I won't be seeing those again!!!!!! What are they like these boys lol!  Sad day today as we say farewell to my friends Mum who passed away a few days ago. I hope the rain stays away and sun shines through the service.  Tomorrow I'm heading off to Daisy's Jewels and Crafts to run crafty G45 workshop for Wendy.  We're making up my flip front box and album kits and altering them in a whole range of papers.  The sample above, altered in the Safari Adventure papers is an idea for tomorrow but also the project for next Saturday's class at Sirstampalot. I went for the zebra print on the box this t

Happy 4th July

 M orning, morning, morning and a very Happy 4th July if you're reading this State side :-)   Another pop up post from me today to send you greetings on this historic day.  My quick card was made form Communique left overs and one sheet of July Montage from the Children's Hour collection.  The card measures 7" x 5 7/8" - slightly larger than we would usually make but it works and with the envelope punch board we can make envelopes to fit any size card these days :-)  I started by adding the base paper to the card front cut 1/8" smaller along the width and depth, added the strip of Penny Blacks the cut apart mounted on black card.   I added the stickers, the large one mounted on foam tape and then Lady Liberty fussy cut from a cut apart and also mounted on foam tape) and the sentiment, using the alpha stickers mounted on black 5/8" circles.    The last step was to add glossy accents to the stickers and a hint of sparkle to Liberty's crown

Our July Giveaway and a new album to share with you

I hope I find you well on this lovely Sunday morning. There's something outside we haven't seen for what seems like an age - the SUN whop! Whop! Got to get out there later ........... I had a great day with Isobel and the ladies at Scotch Lodge Farm in the second of our two Enchanted Forest Album workshops.  Thank you Isobel for your hospitality, egg sandwiches fresh from the funky hens and our scrum diddly umptious cream tea, and ladies a huge thank you for coming along and joining me for a fabulously crafty day.          It was lovely to see how much the chicks had grown ........ they were yellow balls of fluff the last time I was there.     The PDF Tutorial for my Enchanted Forest album is now available from the website - here's the link.   I'll be adding the video link to the full album below a little later today so watch this space :-)      Our giveaway this month is the altered ATC Box and Banner I made a few weeks back.  If you 'd like

Congrats to our June Giveaway Winner

A very happy Friday afternoon to you.  Not sure how its been with you but it's been another washout of a week here, well moth really.  Let's hope it picks up in July lol!!! and it's not tipping down when I drive down the M1 to Scotch Lodge Farm in the morning for the second in our two part Enchanted Forest Album Workshop. I"ll share it with you on Sunday along with our July Giveaway.   Huge thanks for leaving a comment on the  June Giveaway post.  Loved reading them all as as usual. Sadly we can only have one winner, and this month Random.Org chose comment No 65 left by maggie may on 11th June at 20:28 Huge congrats maggie may.  If you could e mail me your address to I'll get your kit off to you in the post.  Thank you again for entering.  Our July giveaway will start on Sunday 3rd so do call back and leave a comment to be in it to win it lol!!!   With  lot's  of birthdays and Anniversaries coming up I thought I'd b