Create and Co

Friday, 16 December 2011


1 more sleep and then it's crop day.

Essentials for the day include but aren't limited to;

Cracker with £5 worth scrapping stash tucked inside.
Basic tool kit
Acrylic block and ink pad, if you own one for Janice's crop class project.
2 photos  4"x 4" & 2"x 4" for speed sketch challenge 
Pennies for any stash you may want to buy as ScrapaGoGo are bring the shop this month.

Oh and of course some scrapping.

We at Create & Co have been weather watching especially after today's flurry of slushy snow today.

BBC Weather Forecast for Saturday
It looks likes the weather is going to be fine for tomorrow and it is our intention that the crop will go ahead as planned. We will however continue to monitor the weather situation both tonight and throughout Saturday in case we have worsening weather, when we will consider what the most appropriate action is. If you need to contact Create & Co in the morning please text or call Janice on 07768 696694.

See you all in the morning, or afternoon if you're coming later.

Thursday, 15 December 2011


2 more sleeps 'til crop day.

Sunday, 11 December 2011


We're all going slightly cracker happy, making our crackers for crop which is a mere 6 sleeps away. Now a fiver might not sound like a lot but with a little creative shopping it's surprising what you can get. So have you decided what you're gonna put in your cracker?

Here's the template for the cracker just in case you've mislaid/lost it, the dog chew it up, hubby threw it away or any other scenario cause you don't want to miss out.

Cracker Template

Now for what we've got lined up for the day.

9.30am Let the Christmas Crop Fun Begin

First up Janice with December's Crop Class - No photos required
*Basic tool kit only *

11am *All New* Speed Sketch Challenge - Kit supplied & prizes waiting to be claimed.
*Two Photos required for Speed Sketch Challenge 4"x 4" & 2"x 4"

1pm Festive Buffet - supplied by Create & Co

After lunch game of BinGoGo

3pm Mini Carton - Make & Take with Nicola
*Basic tool kit only*

5pm Christmas Style Afternoon Tea (No left over turkey!)

7pm Super Speedy Voucher Card - Make & Take with Eileen
*Basic tool kit only*

8pm After Dinner Coffee & Mints 

One last game of BinGoGo

10pm Time to Head Home, tired but hopefully happy.

Are you excited yet?

Thursday, 8 December 2011

A little later

than promised but worth the wait we think.

December Crop Kit Peeks

You might like to bring a stamp pad and acrylic block if you have them in addition to your basic tool kit. 

We're finalising the details for the day and will soon be able to share with you, so watch this space.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Good news,

for Decembers crop class you won't need any photos.

December Crop Kit

What you'll get in your kit will include;

1 Set of Jenni Bowlin Die Cut Book Pages
1 Set of Jenni Bowlin Die Cut Calendar Pages
5 Jenni Bowlin Die Cut Pages
1 Piece of American Craft's Christmas 'Reindeer Rise' paper 6"x 6"
1 Piece Bazzill Vanilla Swiss Dot 6" x 4"

We thought you might like a peek at the finished class but for that you'll have to check back this evening!!!! 

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Let's get

the ball rolling with this month's sketch.

December sketch courtesy of October Afternoon

Starting us off again this month is Janice with her LO 'First Day Excitement'. The design of this LO follows the sketch pretty closely but that doesn't mean you have to!

So do you fancy a little peek at December's crop class? We knew you'd say yes so here's a peek.

Well we did say a little peek!

We'll reveal more later in the week.

Friday, 2 December 2011

Because sometimes they seem

to disappear into cyberspace never to be seen again, here's a copy of the email that should have arrived in your inbox a few days ago.

Dear Create & Co Member

Well, November crop came and went in such a flash, but what a fabulous day we had! The class was awesome and it was heartwarming to see so many of you trying new skills and enjoying it! It is our aim to bring you fun classes with new techniques and styles to help your scrapbooking and crafting progress to new heights!

As mentioned during the crop we shall be providing a Christmas lunch during our December crop - all paid for by Create & Co and prepared by us, you will just need to bring along your tea/supper as usual. Due to catering requirements we did ask during the crop if you were able to come along and we have attached a list of what we were told. Could you please take a moment to check that we have it correct to what you told us, if it is not, could you let us know straight away - no need to email if we have it right, we will assume that it is if we dont hear from you.

If you were not at the crop on Saturday and are able to make the December crop - please can you reply immediately so that we can add you to the list.

We have a lovely class lined up for December Crop, along with some fun challenges and competitions to bring the Christmas Spirit to the crop!

We had 5 ladies that did not turn up on Saturday, for whatever reason - 2 did get in touch to let us know, but we did not hear from the others and as explained during the crop, we had in fact turned 3 requests down on the Friday evening as we thought we had a full crop.  We know and fully understand that things happen unexpectedly but this has happened a few times this year, and as the crop is run on such a tight budget, we really do need to try and sell spaces as much as possible, so we have plans afoot starting in January that hopefully will make this easier for us all. Email will follow shortly regarding these changes.

List from Saturday:

Cannot Make it:


Class information and peeks will be appearing on the blog and Facebook very soon - dont forget, if you are new to Facebook, send us a Friend request and you will be kept updated with all our news!

We look forward to seeing you in just 3 weeks, and look forward to a fun and festive crop!

Best wishes

Just 15 more sleeps 

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Another crop over

but with just 3 weeks (yep just 20 more sleeps) before our December Christmas crop you can't be gloomy for long.

Now keep your eye's peeled for news, challenges etc cause we like to push the boat out for our Christmas crop. Oh and please keep your fingers crossed for NO SNOW.

Friday, 25 November 2011

For those that want a peek

before crop day.

Nov Class LO

So what do you need to bring for tomorrow? 

Two portrait 6" x 4" photos to complete the class LO and a heat gun/setting tool if you have one. 
Some pennies for those 'must have' products that slip into your shopping basket.
Lunch and tea although there is always the pub, chippy and good old Tesco near by.
Some crafting to keep you occupied, happy and out of mischief for the day.

We'll provide the class kits, fab shop oh and course the tea coffee and squash aplenty.

One more sleep ....................

See you in the morning

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Are you ready?

It's just 3 more sleeps 'til crop day!!!!!!!! 

So we thought we'd share another sketch challenge LO. 

Nicola's LO we think is simply beautiful.

So we've be wondering, do you want to see the class LO on the blog? Or do you want it to be a surprise to be revealed on crop day? Have your say by commenting here on the blog or on our Facebook page and we'll go with whatever the majority say tomorrow. Could be interesting.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Check out

this month's kit.

Here's what your kit will include;

Crate Toy Box Collection Accent Cuts 12" x 12"
Crate Toy Box Collection 'Build' 6" x 12"
Bazzill 12" x 12" Cardstock
1/2 Tube of Karen Foster Designs Crazy Coil Brads (approx. 20 brads)
Plus a piece of Creative Imaginations Real Wood (colour may vary from piece in the photograph)

In addition there will be American Crafts Zing Embossing Powder (Mustard) and Maya Road Mist (Dark Cornflower Blue) available as a class supply.

To complete the class LO you will need your basic tool kit plus a heat gun for embossing would be useful although there will be several available to use if you don't have one.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

It's only fair to warn you

shop is going to be with us this month and they have LOTS of fabulous new products/ranges in stock that we're sure are gonna seriously tempt you! So save a few pennies for the end of the month, you'll be be pleased you did. 

In other news we'd like to give due warning that there's a whole lotta tearing, cutting, misting and embossing gonna be going on in month's class! You'll need 2 photos (6 x 4" Portrait), the kit has a definite leaning towards boy photos and B&W photos especially work with the kit. 

Check out the peeks of Eileen Class LO, we hope it helps you choose you're photos.

Catch you later. 

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Wanna be in with a chance of winning a prize?

Take part in the sketch challenge at the crop this month and you'll be in with a chance of winning a prize. Meet simple qualifying conditions and double you chances of winning a prize.

Here's this month's sketch together with Janice's take on the sketch to get your ideas following.
November Sketch courtesy of LilybeeDesign

Has that got you intrigued? Well we'll be sharing more in the coming days so keep watching.

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Chilly days, dark days, cropping days!!

Dear Create & Co Cropees, 

Well, with a decidedly down turn in the weather, cold mornings, dark evening and misty days, there is now doubt it is November and that means we are now in the build up to our November Crop so we need to know if you are coming so that we can get everything organised - could you please reply to this email as soon as possible to let us know if you can make it or not,  it would be a great help.  

If you no longer wish to receive emails or attend the crop - could you also let us know please as we do have a waiting list.

We are at our usual venue this month, the lovely Pavilion at Martlesham Heath on November 26th.

We have a lovely class for you this month which is being taught by Eileen - further details about this will follow soon.

We hope that ScrapaGoGo will be able to bring the shop along this month - there are LOTS of fabulous new products and ranges in stock and there  may be a special offer or two - details will follow as soon as we can confirm.

Due to space limitations, the 2nd hand sale opportunity will not be available this month, but hopefully will have this feature again in the New Year. 

Remember to follow all our news at: 

Create & Co Blog

Facebook Page

Looking forward to hearing from you, 

Eileen, Janice, Lorraine & Nicola
Create & Co.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

We'd like to say a massive Create & Co

THANK YOU to Emma for the fabulous class she taught on Saturday.

It was a very popular class and throughout the day there were some lovely cards being made with Emma on hand to help. Let's hope we can persuade Emma to teach again in the future.

As always we'd also like to thank each and everyone who came along to Create & Co (boy were they a lot of us this month) and makes it such a fabulous day.

The second sales proved popular again this month and there's sure to be more opportunities in the New Year.

Friday, 21 October 2011



We're pleased to announce that Emma Joyner who regularly crops with us in the late afternoon/evening each month will be joining us for the whole day and will be teaching this month's cop class.

We asked Emma to share a bit about herself and here's what she said

"I have always crafted, I love making things, sewing, knitting, in fact you name a craft and I've probably lent my hand to it - no arty qualifications, all self taught. 

These days I have a well known love of paper crafting especially rubber stamping where one of my favourite techniques is creating unique backgrounds featuring texture, pattern and colour - nothing beats getting nice and messy! Recently I have find myself incorporating these into my scrapbooking.

In Feb 2008, quite soon after the company was introduced to the UK I became a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. I love the quality of the products, especially the coordinating papers, inks and embellishments. 

I also help out in a local craft shop, I don't like to call it teaching, more encouraging and introducing the class to new techniques. It makes me happy sharing my passion of papercrafting with others and I'm looking forward to teaching at Create & Co crop."


To complete Emma's class you'll need you basic tool kit and a bone folder if you have one but Emma has said she has a few spare for those who will need them.

See you all tomorrow morning.

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Coming Soon!

We are pleased to share the exciting news that from November crop you will be able to purchase your monthly copy of this fabulous new magazine...

We will be able to take names for reserving this month:D

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Tuesday already?

That means its just 4 more sleeps!!!!!!!

OK time to showcase what Janice has designed using this month's sketch.

Check back soon for more news

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Only 7 more sleeps

until crop day, how'd that happen? Guess we'd better get our skates on!

Eileen's been designing with this month's sketch.

Eileen's LO is true to the sketch with the exception of the additional landscape photograph that has been replaced with a journaling block which works well.

Have you decide to play along with this month's sketch? We love seeing & sharing your designs so give us a shout and we'll happily photograph your designs so they can shared on the blog. 

We have exciting news about this month's crop class but are just waiting to finalise the  details.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

What no photos!

Oh well, September's crop was still another great days scrapping and Janice's class LO went down a storm.

Now we're into the new month it's time to get the ball rolling for our October crop. We'd like to remind everyone that the crop will be back at Martlesham Heath Pavilion this month and Create & Co doesn't plan on doing any more touring!!!!!!

We're lovin' this month's sketch but you'll need to pop back to see what we've come up with later.

Now don't quote us but we've heard rumours that we might be getting snow! Can you believe it after all the glorious weather we've been having, if it's coming please don't let it be on crop day, however pretty we don't need a repeat of our December crop. 

Remember this..........

and however much fun this was, scrapping is better.

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Not yet decided

what photo to scrap using this month's sketch? Well maybe Janice's LO based on the sketch will inspire you.

Another LO that's true to the sketch but has completely didn't feel. Are you feeling the sketch love? 

ScrapaGoGo Shop will not be at this month crop but if you have any unwanted craft items that you'd like to sell please feel free to bring them along as we will be having a 'second hand table'. For this to run smoothly please ensure you name and price your items.

In addition we'd like to remind everyone that this month's crop is being held at 

The Church Room
Ship Lane
IP8 4AL 

See you all soon.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

We think you're gonna like it.

Not a little but a lot.

Dry embossing is such a cool technique that used in conjunction with vellum and particularly this vellum looks stunning.

Here's the close ups as well

To complete this LO on the day you will need a colour or B&W photo, if you want to keep your photo within the vellum frame like Janice has done you'll need a  4" x 4"photo.

In addition to your basic tool kit if you own an embossing tool it would be handy to bring it along, although there will be some available to use on the day.

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Oh my

it's only 6 sleeps before crop day. We have lots to share and not many days to share it in, could be you're in for a treat.

Firstly Create & Co's friend Sheena has been playing along with month's sketch and sent some images to share. Sheena has been fairly true to the original sketch and isn't it just adorable?

Are you hungry for more? Well let me delight you with some kit news.

This month's kit will include;

1 Sheet of Bazzill Cream Cardstock
1 Sheet Websters Page Trendsetter 'Your Life' Beautiful Vellum 
1 Large Cabachon Setting Frame in Cream
1 Metre Brown Organza Ribbon

Janice will be sharing the beauty of dry embossing with the beautiful Websters Pages Vellum.

Here's a couple more peeks of the LO.

Do check back some for more sketch LO's and the full kit image, it'll be worth the wait.