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!!