Create and Co

Monday, 30 May 2011

Thank you

to all the lovely ladies and Scott for making this month's crop another successful crop day. Special thanks to Emma for her help with packing up at the end of the day, it was very much appreciated.

The sponsored class from KI Memories was a hit with several LOs being created. If you didn't get to play along at the crop we'd still love to see what you've been creating with the kit, so it'd be great if you brought it with you to the next month.

KI Memories Sponsored Kit LOs and Sketch LOs
Janice's Value Kit Flag Book was another hit, so much so that we have just one kit left. If this is something that you fancied having a go at but weren't at the crop why not drop us a line at create& to reserve yourself that last kit. Remember all Value Kits come complete with instruction so that you can scrap with them at any time.

Don't forget to keep an eye on the blog, leave a comment and it could be you that's the next blog post winner.


Thursday, 26 May 2011

We're all ready,

refreshments brought, kit's stacked and ready to bring.

We're happy to report that ScrapaGoGo shop will be at the crop this month, so a little cash would be good if you want indulge in a little retail therapy.

Now all we need is for Saturday to get here, are we wishing our lives away, maybe but hey it's all in the name of crop day so that's OK. Right?


Monday, 23 May 2011

So have you

decided what you're going to be bring to do at the crop on Saturday? Now don't leave it too late or you'll be like Eileen and be throwing it all in the car on Saturday morning :D

Talking of Eileen, she's been playing with pretty papers, paint and glue! For her LO she's flipped the sketch and switched around a couple of the elements to make it work for her but that's the beauty of sketches.

Are you gonna have a go at the sketch? You're sure to get this sketch LO done if you bring 3 photos along with you, even if you do over indulge in the chatting!!!!

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Bet you didn't expect another

post so soon but there you have it, expect the unexpected.

Here's what Nicola came up, it uses the same sketch but it has a more relaxed/quirky feel to it with the sun and clouds elements spilling off.

In fact gotta love everything about it apart from the whelks, we have to agree with Nicola and Lulu yuck.

Don't forget that if you haven't already emailed Create & Co to confirm you are coming please drop them a quick email as refreshment and table requires are being finalised.


Meet Hoot

he's getting to be a bit of a celebrity featuring on blogs, photography workshop forums and on a LOs already!

Now Sheena who actually knitted Hoot decided to featuring him on a LO using this month's sketch.

Check out Sheena's blog for all the details.

Right gotta dash but I'll be back with a couple more sketch LOs tomorrow.

Friday, 20 May 2011


been playing with ScrapaGoGo's June kit Things to Make and Do and wondered for all of a couple of moments whether using the whole packet of Jenni Bowlin calendar cards on a LO might me a tad extravagant then went straight ahead at threw caution to the wind and used them all on the LO anyway.

Here's what Nicola had to say......

I was inspired to create this LO about our monthly crop by the Jenni Bowlin Calendar Cards....  it summed it up for me that all year we gather for friendship, scrapbooking and cake.

Don't forget that if you'd like us to email the group photo from our anniversary crop drop to you, so you too can scrap that photo, drop us an email at create&

Happy scrapping 

Monday, 16 May 2011

Never made a Flag Book?

Well this month's Value kit is a Flag Book and the Queen of Flag Books Janice will be on hand to guide you through the process.

So whether you've made a Flag book or not we're confident that you're gonna love the finished project, in fact once you know how you'll want to make more as they make a super cute mini book that are great as a gifts or to keep for yourself.

The kit includes 
2 Sheets of patterned papers from the My Mind's Eye range Little Boy Blue 
2 Sheets of cardstock 
6 Maya Road Journal Cards
Plus 2 Lengths of coordinating ribbon

Janice used 15 landscape photos 4"x 3" suitable for trimming and thought that the project would suit holiday/countryside theme or male photos best. 

If this is the kit/project for you email create& today to reserve your kit as we only have 11 kits available and kits will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Friday, 13 May 2011

So are you hungry for more?

Well best not waffle on.

Check out how versatile the sketch is, first we had Janice scrapping beach photos and now Lorraine's scrapping Disney photo. Those Mickey Ears on a Disney LO are the business.

Lorraine has been inspired by a stack of new photos from Harry's Make A Wish Trip, there's nothing like new photos to give you that buzz for digging out your scrapping supplies. If you haven't got any new photos for a while give it a try.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

We're not sure what she's

been eating or drinking but our Janice has been a hive of scrapbooking productivity!

It started with the KI Memories sponsored kit and now armed with a sketch created from Dinah Maningat's LO Daredevil she's been at it again.

So here's the sketch, we think you're gonna wanna play along with this one.
Wanna see? Of course you wanna.

I have more to share but I'm gonna make you wait, it'll be worth it, promise.

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Because sometime they seem

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

Dear Create & Co Croppers,

It was lovely to see everyone on Saturday for our very special Anniversary Street Party Crop, we certainly had a fantastic time and are pleased that you all did too. If anyone wishes to receive a copy of the group photo please do let us know so we can email a copy over to you.

May Crop will take place as advertised on Saturday 28th May (normal place and times) and we are pleased to announce that KI Memories have sponsored our May Crop Kit. Janice has already been designing a great class for you all which can been seen on the Blog right now! Don't forget that this kit is INCLUDED in your crop fee.

***Please can we ask that if you could reply ASAP to this email to let us know if you are able to make it along (or not too please) on the day.***

As a reminder, you can now follow Create & Co in a number of ways as below:

Blog -

FaceBook -

Email - We will send an update approximately twice a month with any further news or summaries of our blog and FB posts.

Stop Press..... We will be running a little monthly competition starting this month. Simply comment on our Blog Posts running up to each crop with a chance to win a prize! So if you were to comment on the Blog post that has been made today you will be entered into the give away, if you comment again on the next post you will be entered again... and so on, all the way up to crop day!

If you have any questions please do email us and let us know

Create & Co

Monday, 2 May 2011

Coming your way in May ...

A fabulous sponsor kit from KI Memories including 2 designer cardstocks, one speciality lace cardstock and stickers, all in a zingy, fresh colour palette to get your creative juices flowing.  Don't forget this kit is included in your crop fee :)

Janice has been remembering an amazing visit to DisneyLand in LA with her kit ....

The eagle eyed among you will spot the that Janice has used a little magic on that lacy cardstock ... She'll show you how at crop ...

You'll need two photographs 6" x 4", one landscape and one portrait to create a LO like this. 

NB - White cardstock behind LO and alphas are 'models own'.

We'll be back soon with more pretties to share :)

Sunday, 1 May 2011

So what did we get up to ???

Where do I begin ?? 
It was truly such a lovely day , over the past year our little crop has grown and grown , we are a friendly , happy and fun loving group of scrapbookers who just love to get together once a month and really enjoy our wonderful hobby and each others company.

We planned and prepared for our special 1st Anniversary crop and it was made extra special by coinciding with the Royal wedding.

We each wore a crown or tiara and boy were there some fabulous creations, they looked very fetching with our red, white and blue attire and lots of flag waving and celebrating ensued...

We did do some scrapbooking too ! Helen, Queenie, Jane and Sue share their creations from our 'Sketch of the Month' here , all so different but so lovely, thanks Ladies :)

And of course , we feasted on Royal Refreshments and toasted the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with a little drop of something fizzy.

And a Fairy Cake , or two.

I know I speak for Lorraine , Eileen and Janice when I say that it is such a delight to be part of Create & Co and share our passion with such lovely crop members ...

Here's to the next year of Create & Co !!!

Presenting the Create & Co Croppers ...

We had the most amazing and fun day yesterday at our Royal Wedding / First Anniversary Crop.

Check out all the Red, White & Blue and our Crowns and Tiaras:)

More details to follow later ...