Create and Co

Sunday, 19 December 2010

A day full of surprises

was what we wanted BUT the surprises that we had certainly weren't what we'd planned! From the frozen pipes at the hall when we arrived to the snow that called the crop to an early close.

A very festive look to our early finish.

With all the necessary ingredients for a fun filled festive crop we didn't let a few hiccups stop us having fun with projects, LOs, pass the parcel, prizes and lots of yummy food. Plus a little Christmas shopping for us stash hungry scrappers.

Can you spot your LO?

.......and then there was just two.
We would like to thank everyone for helping to make it such a lovely day.

Friday, 17 December 2010

The time has come

to prepare for our last get together of the year, the Create & Co Christmas Crop.

We have lots planned to make our Christmas crop day very special and would like to share our plans for the day. Everything is still included in your £7.50 crop fee with the exception of the optional fish and chip supper run.

9:30 am Crop Opens - you will find a little gift on your table with everything needed to take part in the morning class.

*** Class will start promptly ***

11am Morning Project Class - no photos needed but a small paint brush would be very useful.

1pm Festive Buffet - supplied by Create & Co

2pm Games Galore & prizes aplenty!

3pm Seasonal LO Class - Kit provided, requires two 6x4 portrait photos.

5pm Christmas Afternoon Tea.

7pm Optional Fish & Chip Supper

8pm After dinner coffee & mints with one last game

10pm Crop Closes

We would like to remind you that if at all possible to make your arrival BEFORE the morning project. It will aid the smooth running of the day and also keep interuptions during class to a minimum. If you know that your arrival is likely to be after 11am it would be helpful to know in advice.

Now all we have to do is keep our fingers crossed that the weather doesn't scupper our Christmas Crop plans.

See you Saturday!

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

This'll make you


When Eileen starting to make the Christmas Crop sponsored class from My Minds Eye she got herself
a couple 7"x 5" portrait festive photos. Decided that they would benefit from a little cropping that she didn't do before printing them, then as the LO came together she trimmed them a little more! SO I bet you can already guess what happened, yep by the time she'd cropped them and then trimmed she was left with portrait photos  6 1/4"x 3 1/2" and 6 1/4" x 3 3/4".

We'd hate to deny you the pleasure of cropping and trimming a couple of 7"x 5" photos if that's your hearts desire OR alternatively just bring 2 festive 6" x 4" portrait photos to make your My Mind Eye sponsored class LO.

Here's what's included in the kit: 'Under the Tree' and 'Evergreen' double sided cardstock weight patterned papers plus an accessories sheet of pop out die cuts all from The Merry Days of Christmas range from My Minds Eye.

Check out the My Mind Eye blog for more inspiration and to check out all the gorgeous products.

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Spread a little Christmas Cheer

and make your money go that little bit further, ScrapaGoGo style ............

Come along to ScrapaGoGo's Christmas Shoppe to grab yourself a selection of seasonal products ready to document those special moments over Christmas, we have some stunning lines from Lilybee and Dear Lizzy as well as coordinating Bazzill cardstock and pretty ribbons which will surely make your festive photos pop from your pages. PLUS we have a limited number of 'Winter Warmers' ScrapaGoGo Create Kits and a handful of Add On Kits for sale as well.

Planning to take part in our lucky dip sketch challenge that we'll be running throughout the day? Then check this special offer out.

Select any three patterned papers and receive one sheet of Bazzill cardstock and 18"of Ribbon free. PLUS claim 10% off ANY letters in the shop. 

It could mean you need bring nothing more than you festive 6x4 photos and your tool kit.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

What no


Yep that's right there's no sketch challenge on the blog this month, well we know that everyone as one or two things that they have to get sorted this month.

We're planning to play lucky dip sketch challenge throughout the day and have sketches aplenty printed out, here's a peek at a sample of them.

If you hadn't notice already all the sketches use 6" x 4"photos making it super easy for everyone to join in plus there's gonna be spot prizes so you just never know.

Friday, 3 December 2010

Christmas in

April!!! Well if you look carefully you'll see that's what Lorraine and her family were up to in April although I think they're planning a re run on the 25th!

So armed with her Christmas photos and Kirsty Wiseman's Crop Night Sketch  Lorraine set to work creating this festive LO using the produce from this month's value kit.

If you fancy creating this LO you'll need to dig out three 6 x 4 portrait photos suitable for a little trimming and get your place booked for Create & Co Crop - Christmas Special.

***As always Value Kits are on a first come first severed basic due to limited numbers ***

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Crop days at

Create & Co are the best and Novembers crop really hit the spot. Helped along by the ScrapaGoGo shop that was packed full of gorgeous goodies, oh and of course the first mince pies of the 'season'.

There was lots of scrapping going on as well as fair bit of behind the scenes scheming, all in a good cause of course.

This month's crop prize winner was Helen Cole, one of the 'old' Wyverstone scrappers who recently decided to join us here at Create & Co.

It's always a little sad when the crop is over but thankfully there's alway next months crop to look forward to and December's crop is only 17 days away!!

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Last minute

essential info
  • The shop will be at this months crop. We would like to remind you that ScrapaGoGo is unable to take cheques.
  • The sponsored class this month is by SRM Stickers and Kirsty has designed a mini book which will require 6" x 4" photos that are suitable for trimming down. This mini book would best suit photos from a single event although photos can be either Landscape or Portrait.
  • The Value Page Kit has been designed by Janice, the price remains £3.00 and will be on a first come/ first served basis as there are limited number available. Please note that there are no alphabets in the kit.
  • As the hall is to be used by the Sunday School on the morning of the 'Through the Keyhole' ScrapaGoGo Day Event it will not be possible for people attending both the crop and the day event to leave their belongings in the hall. 
We are all very much looking for to the weekend and hope you are to.

Friday, 19 November 2010

Because sharing is good


Here's a little peek of the project that Kirsty's been designing with this months SRM Stickers sponsors class.

To complete this little beauty you'll need to bring a selection of  portrait or landscape 6 x 4 photos (suitable for trimming down) ideally from a single event. 

We might be persuaded to share more later, so leave a comment.

Thursday, 18 November 2010

ScrapaGoGo have been featuring

 Sassafras in their kits for many years and in the shop there will be their very popular Mix and Mend plus Count Me In ranges.

Sarah's LO 'Just Amy' uses papers from the Count Me In range and is truly beautiful.

Hungry for more inspirations? Then check out the company's Gallery for more.

Now for something a little different. In the shop we have some of Jenni Bowlin newest product ranges. Jenni Bowlin for Ranger Dye Inks and Jenni Bowlin for Ranger Acrylic Paint Dabbers.

Both rangers come in 12 delightful colours and with names like Chewing Gum, Lemon Drops, Malted Milk, Soap Powder, Brown Sugar, Chicken Feed, Spice Tin, Chili Powder, Cough Syrup, Seed Packet, Fountain Pen and Sticky Candy who could resist?

Lastly we have a selection of the Dear Lizzy & American Craft Christmas papers and embellishments. Perfect for the Christmas photos that still need scrapping and those still to be taken.

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

So what's new

in ScrapaGoGo's shop?

Well first what about a little Lily Bee Designs, in fact all three of their latest ranges.

Check out their blog for some stunning designs.

If that's not enough for you what about the 3 new stunning collections from Glitz Designs. It was impossible to choose so you have all three to indulge in.

Love Nest

Here's a LO that Sarah design using the Love Nest 


and for a little more inspiration check our what Sam designed with the Hoopla range.


If your hungry for more ideas for these gorgeous products check our their blog.

For now I'm gonna leave you with these little beauties from Shabby Chic Crafts  

and these by Elle's Studio 

Sunday, 14 November 2010

With just

13 days to go 'til crop day, it's time to make sure you've confirmed your place.

We are still waiting to hear from several people, whilst at the same time have people on the waiting list who are keen to come. Given the impact of the increased hall hire costs it is more important than ever that we ensure we have the most scrappers possible. This will ensure that we are able to keep the crop fee at the 'credit crunch busting' price of just £7.50.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Saturday, 13 November 2010

As promised

details of our sponsored class for this month's crop.

Well the good folks at SRM Stickers have supplied these seriously gorgeous word stickers, which as they are printed onto clear are very useable for many projects.

Add to that some fab scrapping supplies and you have yourself a tasty kit that's gonna be a treat to work with on crop day.

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Janice asked

"Is it wrong to really love pictures of yourself?"

Well here's the story. Once upon a time .............

the lovely Janice meet a young lady called Kirsty. As luck would have it Kirsty a Wise(wo)man turned out to be able to grant wishes of the pixel kind, oh what joy. So with a click and a wave of her magic wand the deed was done and Janice was very happy indeed.

So happy was she that she just had to play with her paper and glue to bring you the tale of Kirsty and her photos so beautiful and true.

The kit (which does not include the letter stickers) and the LO are totally gorgeous. We especially like the way she incorporated this months sketch as well. WTG Janice.

More news on this month's sponsored kit at the weekend so do check back.

Monday, 8 November 2010

Did you know

that ScrapaGoGo are running a day event 'GoGo Through the Keyhole' on Sunday 28th November from 12 noon until 7pm?

This is another of the ever popular and exceptionally good value day events that ScrapaGoGo run up and down the country. 'GoGo Through the Keyhole' will include everything you'll need to complete 5 inspirational classes that have never been taught before and feature some new and super cool ideas. Plus there will be refreshments and light lunch.

With this event being timetabled there is no time for general cropping but you will go home with 5 LOs and bucket loads of inspiration and the buzz that comes from attending a GoGo event.

Check out here for all the detail and to purchase you place.

Sunday, 7 November 2010

By popular demand,

well Jane asked! So sketch LO and Page Kit sneaky peek it is.

Lorraine has kept to the 'feel' of this month's sketch with this LO but without feeling the need to follow it exactly. Of course it has the Lorraine factor.

We think it's blooming lovely.

With this month's Page Kit there's sure to be a happy ending

although you'll have to wait until next time to find out what happens! Create & Co, as exciting as a good book?

***We can confirm that the ScrapaGoGo shop will be at Create & Co this month with many new products and a few special offers. ***

Friday, 5 November 2010

See I told you

to check back soon.

As the daughter of a scrapbooker, Nicola daughter knows better than to come back from a trip without photos! On a recent school trip Nicola's daughter did her proud, photos of the girls and arty shots.

So, what shall I show you next? More sketch LOs or do you want a sneak peek of the kit we're gonna have available?

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Exhausted but happy

is I think how we're all feeling at the moment which probably accounts for the fact that we're a little slow off the mark this month.

So without further delay here is the sketch for November's sketch challenge.

Eileen LO features 2 smaller photos rather than the 2  6" x 4"in the sketch but otherwise has kept her design pretty true to the original sketch.

Lots more to come, so check back soon 

Sunday, 31 October 2010

Where did the last

week go? It doesn't seem possible that it's over a week since the last crop! We genuinely love to see everyone having a great day doing this fab hobby of ours, so thank you for coming and making Create & Co possible. 

The lucky winner for Saturday's crop prize was Dawn Heneghan. Next month's winner, well that could be you.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

With the crop just days away

Lorraine and Janice have come up trumps with LOs designed with the Vicki's A Work in Progress hybrid kit that is this months sponsor class.

Lorraine has cleverly removed the white background and replaced it with green cardstock from her own stash, as well as using 3D foam pads to add dimension to some of the element on the LO. Stunning.

Janice's LO is adorable, with the feel that the fishing rod continues beyond the photo with the clever placement of the title.

If you fancy having a go at replacing the white cardstock with coloured cardstock you will need to bring this with you as unfortunately the shop will not be at the crop this month.