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Monday, 19 December 2011

January crop

Hi everyone,

The next crop will be held on Sunday 15th January - 10.00am - 5.00pm (note change of time) at Cheswick Green Village Hall. 

The class layout will be:

This has already sold out on preorders.  If you have already ordered one then the cost for the class will be £6 and the photo size is 4.25" x 6.25" although the layout can be adopted for other sizes or multiple photos if you prefer.

We would just like to take this opportunity to thank you all for all your support this past year - wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year.

Nicki and Morag
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Monday, 5 December 2011

December Challenge

You can almost hear those jingle bells!  With Christmas just around the corner, this month's crop will be a little laid back.  We are starting at 12pm and hopefully we will have a super buffet lunch to get festivities under way.

Just for fun, we'll still host the sketch challenges as usual.  I've selected the sketches from Pagemaps

This gorgeous sample by Nicole Nowosad

Card Sketch (also Pagemaps)

Sample card by Carole Maurin

Hope you'll take the opportunity to join in this month.  I'll add a secret parcel to the lucky winner.

Look forward to seeing you all.  Merry Christmas!

Morag x
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Wednesday, 30 November 2011

11th December Crop

Hi everyone,

Our next crop will now be held on 11th December from 12noon until 6pm.  It will be held at Widney Junior School, Clifton Crescent, Shirley, Solihull (off Widney Lane) - for a detailed map please click here.

There won't be a class at this crop but please feel free to bring along a few nibbles so we can make it a bit more of a party.

Price of the crop will be £5.

Nicki and Morag
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Friday, 21 October 2011

November Class

This month's class features the fabulous papers from My Mind's Eye.  Lost and Found 2 are every bit as gorgeous as their predecessors.  My selection of papers have lovely glittery accents.

This simple design will be a walk in the park to make.  We'll be making our own little accents so you'll be able to use a variety of photo sizes.  As the colours are so neutral - you should get away with lots of subjects too.

The kit includes a set of journal stickers which can be used here and there.

Prima flowers in autumnal colours just for a little POP!

All the papers are double-sided and there is loads left over to make cards including some great accents.

Think we'll have a lot of fun with this class next month.  We have a limited number of kits available at a cost of £6 each, so be sure to book yours now.

Thanks for popping in.

Morag x
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Monday, 17 October 2011

November Challenge

Hello peeps!  Another early post with the challenge :)

This month's layout sketch is sketch 249 taken from the lovely Pencil Lines. Visit the blog for some inspiration.

The card challenge is sketch 133 from Card Patterns  blog.  Check out this post for some lovely inspiration.

As usual, please feel free to enter as many times as you wish at the crop - the more the merrier!

I'll be back shortly with a piccie of this month's layout class.

Morag x
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Saturday, 1 October 2011

October Layout

Hi everyone,
Here is the layout for 16th October - if you want one please prebook as we only have limited numbers:

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Thursday, 29 September 2011

October Challenge

After much nagging buy certain members of our little club, I have picked out the sketches in plenty of time before the crop!

This month's layout sketch is provided by Got Sketch?

Check out Sketch 126 for some inspiration.

Card sketch also comes from Got Sketch?

Check out the blog post here.

Nicki is working on the class this month featuring some gorgeous papers from Echo Park, so be sure to check back soon.

Morag x
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Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Crop - 18th September

We've been busy, busy, busy here. Nicki and I are recuperating from the charity crop last Saturday.  My feet ached for days as the hall was huge!  Thanks all for making it such a fabulous day out - I had a whale of a time.

It's my turn with this month's class.  I picked out some gorgeous Prima papers mainly because of the sweet birdies and rhymes around the edge.

I teamed these papers up with some beautiful co-ordinating flowers, pretty pearls and lace.

My photo is a 4x3 landscape, but you'll get away with a slightly larger photo (or a standard 4x6 if you create a large photo mat).

A very limited number of classes are available and allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis.  The cost of this class is £6.

This month's challenges come from Pagemaps

The card sketch:

We'll select one lucky winner who will receive a small prize (or two if we have enough entries).

This month's shop is Skrapz so be sure to pop in and have a browse!

Look forward to catching up with you all.

Morag x
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Sunday, 11 September 2011

Fantastic News

drumroll please ........
Yesterday we raised a staggering £900! 
Thank you all so much for all your support, kind wishes and donations.  We had a fabulous day and hope you all did too.

Nicki and Morag
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Monday, 5 September 2011

Only 4 more Days...

Until our charity crop in aid of Cancer Research.

Emails have been sent out to everyone with more details of the day's activities and tool list.

I finally got a photo of my class although it isn't the sharpest, you'll get the idea.

I have used a 4x3" landscape photo, but a 6x4" landscape can probably be used in its place.

Just bring your usual tools for this class and some distress Inks if you have them (who could travel without them?)

Creative Moments will be bringing their shop.  Please feel free to browse their on-line store and contact them directly if you would like anything in particular.

The huge raffle has loads of prizes including a year's subscription to Craft Stamper Magazine, Scrapbook albums, kits, and much more.  We'll publish a full list of donations shortly.

Look forward to meeting you all and raising lots of money for such a great cause.

Morag & Nicki x
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Sunday, 21 August 2011

Charity Crop Mini Book

Hi everyone - here are a couple of the pages for the mini book we will be creating at the Charity Crop on 10th September:


as you can see the title of the book is "Welcome to my World" - you can interpret this anyway you want but my book includes a photo of me (honest!), a photo of my house, one of my garden and two of my family - however if you wish to include photos of a different theme please feel free.

The photo sizes are roughly (width first):
Photo one (of myself) - 3.75" x 3.75"
Photo two (of my house) - 4.5" x 3.25"
Photo three (of my garden) - 4.75" x 3.75"
Photos four and five (of my family) - 4.25" x 3.25"

however these sizes are just a rough guideline as long as non of your photos are bigger than 5" x 4" then they can easily be placed on the pages.

There are also six tags included in the book and these can accomodate up to another six photos no bigger than 2" x 3".

Here are a couple of pages to whet your appetite even more!

We will shortly be sending out an email listing the tools we require you to bring - and also don't forget to bring along some cash as we will be selling raffle tickets on the day - we have some fabulous prizes.  There will also be a shop coming along so we can all treat ourselves to some nice goodies - you know we all deserve it!

See you in two weeks - whoo hoo.

Nicki and Morag
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Friday, 5 August 2011

August crop

Hi everyone, can't believe our crop is just this Sunday isn't it nice not having to wait another 2 weeks for our papercrafting day of fun!

Here is a picture of Sunday's class - we only have a limited quantity this month so please prebook if  you want one - thanks :)

Class will be £6 to include Prima papers, that gorgeous butterfly and a few little extras.

Dont forget to look at the post below for this months card and layout challenges too.

Also we will not be having a shop this Sunday so why don't you have a sort out through your stash and bring it along for the second hand table - we can have a bumper second hand sale and pick up some bargains!

See you all Sunday

Nicki & Morag
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Sunday, 31 July 2011

Crop: Sunday, 7th August

The next crop is almost upon us.  It's come around quickly because of the holiday period. 

For this month's class we have fabulous Prima Marketing papers. You will know that the papers will be stunning. Take a look at these:

Your class kit will include one of these fab butterflies.

Be sure to check back later this week for more class details. Remember there are a very limited number of classes available.

As you know we offer up a challenge each month to win a small prize.  We would love to see more entries so why not have a go?!

Layout Sketch is a round sketch from Page Maps.  You don't have to do a round layout of course, but they are kind of fun.

The inspiration comes from Julie Boardman.

The card sketch from Got Sketches? Sketch 122

I love this example from the blog by Robyn Weatherspoon.

Don't forget, you can enter both categories as many times as you like!  More is definitely more!

Look forward to seeing you all!

Morag & Nicki x
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Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Craft for a Cure Kit

I hope you have already noticed by now, that we are holding a crop & workshop in aid of Cancer Research UK.  We'll be raising loads of lovely lolly in the hope that we can put a stop to this horrible disease.

Well onto the kit.  It arrived today and it is GORGEOUS!  Ooh, Nicki & I have such impeccable taste!  Let's start off with a photo...

Although not complete yet, you'll get a good idea of what it will look like.  It has the fabulous Victoria Gardens from Echo Park, the prettiest lush flowers from Prima as well as little embellishments and trinkets.  We'll obviously stuff as much pretty into the kit as we can manage.

There are still some places left if you want to join in the fun.  Your ticket includes the gorgeous kit, 2 workshop classes (a layout and mini-book), buffet lunch and refreshments.

Also, Creative Moments have confirmed that they will be bringing their lovely shop to the crop.  Ooh - they have some lovely products in store.  Better start saving girls!

Check back soon to see some sneaky peeks of the classes.

Morag & Nicki x
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Tuesday, 12 July 2011

17th July Crop

Newsletters are going out today, but here is a view of this month's class.

We have a lovely grown-up class this month with a vintage style.  A little light cutting up of images and lots of layering.

Colours are muted blue and green so should go well with lots of different photos.  I used a trimmed photo (approx. 5x4").

There are a very limited number of classes available, so be sure to book yours asap.

Please note also, that the August crop has moved to 7th August.  Sorry for the inconvenience.

Morag & Nicki
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Sunday, 10 July 2011

Sorry for the Interruption

As some of you may have realised, that our normal web site has stopped working.  :(

This is because I forgot to check how long the domain lasted for and it has run out.  However, I am in the process of sorting it all out although it is taking longer than expected.  So in the meantime, please watch this space and of course Nicki & my personal blogs (see side panel).

Crop - 17th July

Everything is as normal for the next crop.  I have prepared a class but just need to finish a few things off - sorry I'm so behind with everything. 

Be sure to pop back asap to see the class info.

In the meantime, the challenge sketches for this month are from Pagemaps:

You can see the original sketch and sample here.

And the card sketch:

Also see this sketch and inspiration along with many others over here.

Look forward to seeing you next Sunday.

Morag & Nicki x
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Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Craft for a Cure

Come and join us at our charity crop.  You will spend the day laughing, chatting, crafting and raising some money for Cancer Research.  It will be a fun packed day for just £40.  This price includes a paperkit, two classes, buffet lunch and refreshments.  We are also hoping to have a shop in attendance for some retail therapy for you.

For more details please contact either:

Nicki - sunshinegirl_hillfield@hotmail.com

Morag - cropkat@gmail.com

Thanks :)
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