Create and Co

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Monster Sulk!

There is no sulking at a Create & Co Crop just fun relaxed times but check out this sulky face on the LO designed by Lorraine using July Sketch...

More coming soon!

Monday, 28 June 2010

July Sketch

We are pleased to share with you all July's Crop Sketch...

Don't forget that you are welcome to play along even if you do not attend Create & Co here in Suffolk, we love to see your

Lorraine's interpretation on July's Sketch will be posted in a day or two so do check back!

Sunday, 27 June 2010

Thank You...

to everyone who joined us yesterday, we had a lovely time and hope that you did too.

We were thrilled to see such beautiful creations using the crop kit which was sponsored by Elle's Studio, so many different ideas!

We had fun creating our examples too...

News of July Crop Kit and Sketch Challenge will be up shortly!

Saturday, 19 June 2010

Not Long Now...

We are really looking forward to getting together next Saturday and if you don't count today it is just six days away!

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Extra Value Page Kit Take Two!

Here is the second page kit we will have available at the end of this month when we meet again for Create & Co!

Lisa has designed a fun page for you to use as inspiration or follow to the tee, Lisa used one 6x4 portrait photo in black and white.

The colours are fun and funky and the Kit features some special journal cards and design spots that SJ Dowsett designed for November 2009 Go2Pieces which are totally cool!

Monday, 14 June 2010

Extra Value Page Kits

We love the fact that Create & Co can INCLUDE a really great class kit each month WITHIN the Crop fee of just £7.50, but have also listened to your ideas and taken on board the wishes of those that would also like more page kits to keep them busy throughout the day without the need to bring lots of stash and tools.

With those wishes and requests in mind ScrapaGoGo are happy to be able to supply a small quanity of page kits complete with instructions for sale at each crop, these page kits will cost just £3 each month and you will have enough supplies to complete the design in the instructions - bargain!

To kick start this element we are happy to say that there are two to choice from and here is a peek of the first which feaures a rather cool stamped title, these stamps are within the tool library at Create & Co so you will be able to recreate your own on the day.

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Angie's Interpretation

'Emily Loves Winnie the Pooh' has been created from lots of different left overs of past ScrapaGoGo Kits and what a fab design!

Friday, 11 June 2010

A Guest Sketch Example

We love it when readers who can't make the crop have a go at sketches, it is the next best thing to being able to attend in person!

Sheena has been using June's Sketch this week to create this stunning design...

Sheena says:

"I saw this sketch on the Create & Co blog & knew exactly what I wanted to scrap.
Matthew had recently made a bench from start to finish all on his own for a scout badge.
The 3 pics would be an ideal way to show all the hard work he put in.

The papers are Sassafrass and Graphic 45, the letters are October Afternoon & Sassafrass plus a mixture of embellishments."

Anyone else like to share their creations?

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Nicola Loves Lumpy Bumpy!

Nicola loves lumpy bumpy LO's with lots of texture and dimension, she don't really 'do' straight lines or measuring and likes to layer up as much as she can too just as you can see from Nicola's June Sketch example...

Wednesday, 9 June 2010


If you have loved using a sketch and want to reuse it with a twist then simply rotate the sketch as Lorraine has done here with June's Sketch to give your design a different look ...

Lorraine always likes to add a little quirky or cute element, she LOVES Sassafras and October Afternoon for there ranges with those little design traits! As you can see from this design Lorraine couldn't resist adding some little toadstools from Paperchase:D

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Eileen's Take On June's Sketch

Below you can take a look at Eileen's interpretation of June's Sketch...

This stunning design can definately be noticed as Eileen's style as she described it back in March.

"Eileen loves clean and simple lines, adores 'white space' and finds it extremely difficult to create busy LOs and does't do freestyle! Eileen finds herself visually drawn to clusters of embellishments so this is a style that she oftened repeats in one form or another. Oh and paint has only recently become part of her vocabulary!!!"

Monday, 7 June 2010

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June Sketch - Take One

Back in March we introduced ourselves and described our own personal scrapbooking style's, here is what Lisa had to say:

"I love really plain one photo layouts, you know the one's 'all clustered up in a corner'! Every time I try to add more it always looks too busy. I love Cosmo Cricket papers and adore the quirkiness of Sassafras too, especially when teamed with white or black cardstock."

You can definately see Lisa's style coming through on this bright and funky design although still using the June Sketch she hasn't let that damper or contain her own true style which is exactly what Create & Co is all about, offering a friendly place that supports everyone's individual style and celebrating what we do best, together once a month:D

Tomorrow we share more of June's Sketch examples.

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Flag It Up!

Our last close up peek if class examples is being shared below today, Janice has used the little page tab 'flags' within her mini book to mark her pages... I wonder how many uses everyone will find on the day!

Next we will be be sharing some images and peek of our take on June's Sketch.

Saturday, 5 June 2010

Bunting Aplenty

The bunting element of this kit is so pretty and prints lovely and vibrant so it really does bring that special finishing touch as you can see here in a peek of Lisa's design...

We do hope seeing all the peeks is helping you select other things you wish to bring to take part in the class and add to, other tools we have all used will be available to borrow on the day but if you have a scalloped border punch, a cropadile and sewing thread and needle these would be a real help to you.

More Clues...

Today we have peek number three for you all, Eileen has created a 12x12 LO with the Elle's Studio Document Summer Kit and instead of 2010 (well simply because it isn't quite here yet:lol:) Eileen has relived a Summer past.

More coming tomorrow!

Friday, 4 June 2010

Another Teaser For Your Eyes

Second up is this little peek from Nicola...

Can you tell we have simply loved this project!

First Design Peek

As promised we have the first of five peeks today!

This little close up peek is a small section of Lorraine's design with June's Kit...

This Kit can be used in so many different ways but to help you on your way all five of us have created something just that bit different with the supplies. Instructions for how we created each design will be available on the day and you can take whatever ideas you like, add your own and come up with a truly unique creation!

We love to encourage creativity so that you can find your own style which is why we have created our examples in our very own personal style and hope that armed with five design examples and other ideas you will find it an enjoyable experience on the discovery of your unique style and find the journey a fun one along the way!

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Kit Details

You are in for a huge treat in June with this super class by Elle's Studio. Document Summer 2010 is a fun way to document your summer! Use these tags to create a mini book or mix and match them in your summer layouts! Elle's Kit is worth $7.99 and we have pre printed everything for you as well as adding to the kit to bring the value to over £8 per kit - included FREE when attending June Create & Co Crop for jsut £7.50.

Document Summer 2010 Kit includes:

1 - Title tag
1 - Postcard
1 - Best Day of Summer Bookmark
1 - Embellishment tags (Summer To-Do List) and Ice Cream Flavors)
1 - Embellishment tags (Ice Cream Flavors)
5 - Pennents
5 - Flags
10 - Journaling Tags
1 - Pocket
2 - Tags that fit in the pocket

Bazzill Kraft Cardstock
Embellishments & Ribbons

More sneeks and peeks coming tomorrow!

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Our Sponsor For June

Create & Co LOVE Elle's Studio products, they are fun, unique and the perfect
addition to your projects to make them a little bit different. Before we share
more abotu the project we have for June here is a little bit about Elle's store and
what is happening in the world of Elle's Studio at present:

Elle's Studio has just released 36 new items that are perfect for spring and
summer! There is a ton of fun stuff to see, including: Full vintage Sweet
Summer line, expanded birthday and baby items, stamps, atc sized journaling
tags, tiny tags and MORE! Don't miss all these amazing items - they are a
must have for cards, layouts and mini albums!

If you are into digital and hybrid scrapbooking, they've got some amazing
items for you, too!

Also, for the entire summer they are offering free shipping on all orders
over $50 - no coupon code needed and includes international orders!

For more from Elle's Studio, check out their blog or join them on Facebook.

We wish to ay a huge thank you to Elle for sponsoring our June Create & Co
Crop, we willbe back soon to share some peeks of what we have in store!

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Pinch Punch

the first day of the month!

So May has turned into June in a blink of an eye and now it is time to start showing and sharing what we have in store for June:D

Before we start to give more hints, tips and clues for the Elle's Studio Class we would like to share June's Sketch...

Don't forget that you can play along at home too if you are not close enough to attend our crops, just link to your creation or email it in so we can share it with our readers.

The Create & Co team will be sharing their interpretations over the next few days so do check back!