I will be teaching a layout class at the Cardinal Colours Spring Weekend Crop 2012 along with Linda, Anita, SJ and Angie from 31st March to 1st April 2012. More information on the shop web site and blog.

Here is a speak peek of Lynn's scrapbook layout class using beautiful paper from Kaiser Craft’s, Sweet Nothings Collection. During the class you will embellish pre-made crochet flowers and a butterfly to create a pretty floral layout which will suit any feminine themed photograph including weddings. You will need your usual scrapbooking tools and a large photo.

Linda's class is for a single page layout with a hidden element, created with Bo Bunny Enchanted papers.  This monochrome page, with a hint of colour, combines different elements of design. Kit contains 3 sheets of Bazzill, 2 patterned papers, ribbon and a whole pack of jewels. Join Linda to have a “ripping” time with a patchwork of techniques.


Anita is teaching a canvas class using beautiful papers from the My Minds Eye - Lost and Found 2 'Rosy' Range.  Create a stunning large 15” x 15” canvas in this class with Anita which can be on any theme you wish. The class kit includes a pack of American Crafts Glitter Thickers (alphabet), enabling you to create any title you wish to match your photographs.  ANITA'S CLASS SOLD OUT NOW THANK YOU

 Details to follow after booking the classes - you can email me HERE if you are interested in booking

Anita, Linda and I have had a special offer running for early bird booking which runs out tonight at midnight. The class will be £10 if booked before then, and £12.50 thereafter. Anita's canvas class offer is £14 and £16 after midnight on 22nd. Those who are already booked onto this weekend have had these details for a week. If you would like to book the weekend I believe there are still just a few places remaining (please contact Jill).

Looking forward to the weekend and all these classes.
Over on Scrapology this month we are challenging you to use texture on your layouts, while scraplifting this fun double layout by Stacey Hansen.
So to take part, use embossing, raised shapes, ribbons, brads, chipboard, fabrics - whatever you like to add lumpy bits to you page.
We found this layout in 'Bonus Sketches' in 'Creating Keepsakes' Magazine (September 2011 issue).

Stacey says about herself - "I am Stacey Hansen. A craft-tographer. That is right, pick a cake and I will decorate it, pick a wall and I will paint it, pick an embellishment and I will glue it down. Pick a craft and I will give it a whirl and then take pictures of the process. That is how I became a scrapbooker. My life in pictures, telling a story and what a fun filled story it is to tell. I am a wife of one amazing man, a mom of six adorable kiddos, and a friend to many. I am an Adoptive parent, Foster Parent, Biological Parent, Boo Boo Healer, Band Aid Administrator, with an official title of "MOM". I started scrapbooking before I really even knew other people scrapbooked too. About 16 years ago I had fun shaped scissors, crazy coloured markers, and my hobby began. That hobby became a passion and now I couldn't imagine doing it any other way. So many memories to be made, so many pictures to be taken, so many pages in the making."

Here is the sketch we modified slightly to fit in with our 'Scrapology' style!

You will find the design teams layouts for inspiration on the 'T is for Texture' Post on Scrapology
The lovely Jill of Cardinal Colours is offering a super prize again this month

This month it's one of each sheet of Bazzill Two Scoops - extra-special, 12×12, premium cardstock - not only does each sheet have a delicious sounding name, but offers two colours in one sheet.

This prize is a sheet of all 32 flavours including: Cherries Jubilee, Raspberry Parfait, Strawberry Cheesecake, Tutti Fruiti, Orange Sorbet, Irish Mint, Mountain Blackberry, Tin Roof, S’mores, Rocky Road, Cookies and Cream and more! I can't decide which is my favourite?
Two Scoops can be used as it is, or the second colour (shown along the strip with the bar code) can be revealed to create colour combinations that look delicious together. Try ripping or sanding to expose the colour underneath.

Bazzill have even added a choice of “sprinkles” on top. There are three simple, embossed textures to choose from, so pick your favourite: Dots, Flowers, or Cathedral Window.

For a chance to win a sheet of every colour in the Two Scoops line, make a double layout, using the sketch shown at the top of this post and use lots of texture in your work. Comment with a link to the post on they blog where your layout is featured or email us a photo (address in sidebar). Thanks and we hope you have fun with this challenge.

We look forward to seeing your entries. Good Luck!