Sunday, 25 August 2013

Your Milestone Cards for the August Challenge

Jackie is first to enter the card challenge this month with this pretty card: -





updated 15/09/13
Thanks for entering and we look forward to more cards.
Open until 15th September.

Sneak Peek for September Scraplift Challenge

Here are some clues as to what we have planned for 1st September:


Please come and see the wonderful page we are scraplifting and learn more about the designer on 1st September.

Saturday, 24 August 2013

The Sneak Peeks for Cardinal Colours September Crop Weekend

Here is a sneak peek at the classes planned by Anita, Jill, Linda and Lynn for the Autumn weekend crop. We have a Christmas card class, three layouts, a framed layout and a treasure box.

 First up on Saturday morning is this layout class 'Let It All Hang Out!' by Anita Macdonald:

Anita's class uses acetate and fabulous papers from Simple Stories 'Vintage Bliss' range. Create an eye catching layout with a difference, based on a sheet of framed acetate embellished with multiple photos, paper embellishments, crystals, gems and mini clothes pegs.

The page will suit various photos, Anita has used three, they are each 2.5" square. These can be interchangeable at any point as they are simply held in place by the mini pegs.

This is followed by Lynn Cooper's Snowflake and Christmas layouts class:

 A layout class to make not one but two layouts using Bazzill in four colours and papers from Bo Bunny's 'Mistletoe' collection and My Mind's Eye 'Winter Wonderland' collection.

Create a layout for winter in white, and shades of blue and one for a Christmas photo in traditional reds, whites and greens.

These layouts use several embellishments including glass, gems, twine ribbon and glitter glue. 

Dig out you Christmas, winter and snow photos for this one, Lynn used a 4" wide x 6" tall photo for each page. Colour or black and white pictures would work equally well.

Glitter glue is included in your kit.

After lunch we move on to Linda Fitzsimmon's 'So Happy' Layout class:

Join Linda to create a fun layout with buttons, gems and lots of die cut and punched shapes. Suitable for all occasions, the colours are fresh and zingy.

Uses a black and white 4" x 4" photo, but will work with other sizes and colour.

In the evening have '12 Days of Christmas' Card making class with Lynn Cooper.

Create a card for each of the first five days of Christmas in class, with instructions to make others up to twelve later.

Traditional Christmas colours and 6" x 6" cards blanks and envelopes together with Bo Bunny's 'Mistletoe' 6" x 6" papers in 12 designs. Die cut images, Bazzill cardstock in several colours, tiny letter stickers, gems, pearls, ribbon, twine and more.

Start Sunday off by decorating a 'Treasure Box' in a class with Jill and Angie.

Decorate an MDF treasure box (approx. 16cm x 12cm x 6cm), using My Mind's Eye 'Lost and Found3' papers. There is a choice of Ruby (red) or Oliver (blue).

We will be making roses from cardstock colouring them with Promarkers, and embellishing the box with various charms. The box will be lined with felt.

There are only six kits of each colour, so please state your choice when booking.

Then last but not least on Sunday is Linda's framed page class 'A Little Box of Love'.

Create a framed page approx. 9" square. Lots of hearts in beautiful soft pastel shades. Perfect for the love(s) in your life. Box frame is included in the kit.

Email HERE for further details of classes, or Jill for booking onto the weekend (there is an earlier post with details on this blog. Payment can be made by cheque, bank transfer, pay pal or cash at the weekend, but booking essential to avoid disappointment. Classes are all priced at £12.50.

If you are not attending the weekend, but are interested in any of the kits, please contact us and we will keep a reserve list for any kits left over after the weekend.

Friday, 23 August 2013

Card Challenge Winners - June and July

Sorry for the delay, but here we are with details of winners for the last two card challenges.
Thank you to everyone who took part.
For June's English Country Garden Challenge Karen and her daughter Lara chose:


This is Jane's beautiful card:

.. and this is her prize, kindly supplied by Karen.

For the July School's out challenge set by Claire, the winner is:

... and her prize is this collection of goodies supplied by Scrapology.

Could Sue and Jane please contact us HERE to give details for sending out their prize.
Thank you to all who took part.
The current card challenge runs until 15th September.

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Cardinal Colours Crop Weekend and the ChYps Raffle

First of all, I want to once again thank all those who attended any of  the previous three weekends for taking part in the raffles we have held for CHYPS (hospice-at-home care for children and young people). You have all been very generous in providing prizes and buying tickets. We have so far raised a total of £543!
 A very big thank you also to Jill for providing the main prizes each time. Last year we were lucky enough to have had a Big Shot Starter Kit won by Adele, then a Bind -It-All won by Mel. In spring this year Maureen won an Ultimate Pro Scoreboard.

This year Jill has kindly offered a Cuttlebug as the main prize.

We are busy gathering prizes together again for another go at the crop weekend in September. If you have anything you would like to donate - please bring it along with you, together with some money for raffle tickets.

You can read more about the charity by clicking on the word 'CHYPS'

Please contact us using THIS email address.
Thank you

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Card Challenge for August

This month's challenge has been set by our own Design Team member
Please see her blog by clicking on her name.
Her theme is to create a card to mark a special Milestone

Sandra starts us off with this fun 30th birthday card:

and here are the DT member's cards:



Sandra is kindly supplying all this bright cheerful stash as a prize for the winner of this month's challenge:

The challenge will run until the 15th September and we look forward to seeing your entries.

If you don't see your image here straight away, please bear with us. We will try to edit this post at lease once a day.

Please comment below with a link to the post on your blog where your card is featured.

If you don't have a blog please send us an email with an image of your card attached - address in sidebar.
NB Unfortunately the prize is available to UK residents only but please feel free to take part anyway, it's always lovely to see your cards.

Friday, 9 August 2013

Your Shabby Chic Layouts for August

We have two layouts to share for this month's challenge:










Looking forward to seeing a lot more entries.
the details of this challenge are on the post marked 'S is for Shabby Chic' and the challenge runs until 5th September.
The current card challenge 'Schools Out' runs until 15th August.
Have fun!

Thursday, 1 August 2013

S is for Shabby Chic

Sandrine Dawes is the talented scrapbooker we are scraplifting this month. Her blog can be found HERE.

Sandrine said:

“My name is Sandrine, I am French but call Australia home, I live in Western Queensland in a little town called Roma with my husband and 2 children who are the main inspiration on anything scrap related!
I am vintage kind of girl with a passion for creating something unique"

I have been scrapbooking for 6 years, it is a very important part of my life, it is a great creative release, I love creating memories

of my family especially my children, 12x12 layouts and mini albums are my favourite things to create! I am currently designing for Australian Chipboard Manufacturer Imaginarium Designs and Scrapping Outback.
My style is definitely shabby, love love love soft colours and designs.

Have a lovely day! 

Sandrine Dawes"

The technique to be used in this month's challenge is 'Shabby Chic'

We drew our sketch as always

Here are the layouts created by our design team to give you some inspiration. Please click on the names to be taken to the relevant blogs.




We have a kit as the prize this month, it includes everything used to make the layouts created by Lynn and Linda (above).

The kit includes:

3 sheets 12" x 12" Bo Bunny C'est La Vie papers - La Vie En Rose, Panache & Decoupage

2 sheets Bazzill - Cream Puff & White

Pre-cut shapes in cream Bazzill
2 Paper roses
3 buttons
1m DMC twine

25cm White guipure lace
10 Gold dew drops
Sketch & Instructions

We hope you will joining the fun and enter the challenge by creating a layout using the sketch and plenty of Shabby chic style.  To enter the challenge, comment below with a link to the post on your blog where your layout is featured. If you don't have a blog please email us with an image - address in sidebar.
The challenge closes at midnight on 5th September 2013

Please create a new layout for this challenge - no back links will be accepted.

Prize available to UK residents only.
Looking forward to seeing what you all make - good luck.

If you are interested in purchasing a kit for this layout through Cardinal Colours (using the products Lynn and Linda have used) Please email to see if there are any available.