Create and Co

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

September Crop - 24th September 2011


Dear Create & Co Cropees,

September is literally around the corner now and that means just one thing, September Crop details will be starting to appear on the Blog and we need to know if you are coming along (or not too please).

September Crop Kit will include the technique of Dry Embossing and will be
designed and taught by Janice. Don't forget to check out the Blog regularly for peeks and'to bring' tips.

ScrapaGoGo will not be bringing the shop along this month so instead we thought we would have a 'second hand table' where you can bring along any of your unwanted craft items for sale. Please make sure the items have your name and price on them to make things easier for all.

Don't forget that we will cropping at a different location in September due to a double booking by the Pavillion;

The Church Room
Ship Lane

Remember to follow all our news at:

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Eileen, Janice, Lorraine & Nicola

Sunday, 28 August 2011


Funds Raised

Nicola's Stamp Sale - £30.00
Sandra's Cards - £73.00
Shop Donation - £10.00
Raffle - £70.00
Nicola's and Jane's Cakes - £25.80
Ice Cream For Breakfast (dinner and tea!) - sponsored by Ceejay Heating and Eileen £41.10

Total = £249.90

Crop Fee Collection - £167.50
100% of the crop fee will be donatated to GKTW with ScrapaGoGo meeting the costs of the hall and donation of the class kits.

Grand Total = £417.40

A HUGE thank you...

to everyone who came along yesterday and helped create a fabulous and fun day. We would also like to take a moment to say a big thank you to those of you that couldn't make it for various reasons but kindly sent along donations, popped in to buy a cake and ice cream as well as those that donated funds to purchase supplies etc.

A full break down of the day and money raised will be emailed later today or tomorrow as soon as we have those last few pennies counted and checked. We also have loads of fun photos that are being prepared ready to share too:D

We wanted to take this opportunity to highlight a question and confusion that has come to light recently, as we have so many new members we thought it a good idea to remind everyone of the minimum age of members and why this is set at this age.

As is the case for all orgnised events and groups we have to have suitable insurance, within the regulations of our package we are not allowed to have any children under 12 attend crop as a paying member or visitor (or any of our events). Our public liability insurance does not cover us for children within a teaching setting which the crop falls under.

We did enquire a while back about making the age lower (at 8 years) but this would have doubled the premiums and we felt that passing this cost onto members and customers would be unfair.

We always try our very best to organise and run friendly and inspiring crops and events, even more so for days like yesterday where everyone chips in to create a day with an even bigger purpose and picture. Above all we simply want people to enjoy themselves in the company of like minded people and do our best to achieve that.

If you have any questions about the information above please do email us and we will be happy to answer any of your questions.

Many thanks,

Create & Co

Friday, 26 August 2011

Are YOU ready for a super fundraiser crop?

Here's what we've got lined up for the day, not forgetting some scrapping, chatting and tea drinking.

Harry's Show & Tell 
We will be joined in the morning by Harry who is looking forward to sharing his memories and photos from the Give Kids The World Village

Ice Cream for Breakfast 
These scrumptious delights will be served at 11.30.
We'd like to suggest a donation of £2 per person. All money made will go to GKTW as the Ice Cream Breakfast has been kindly donated.

£1 a strip of tickets. 
A chance to win some cool scrapping goodies. Plus Lisa has kindly donated some extra large Millies Cookie that are just waiting to be snapped up.

'Round Up' your crop fee.
Rounding up your crop fee to £10 is optional of course but the extra 2.50 will go straight to GKTW

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes
Delicious homemade cupcakes donated by our very own Nicola.
Nicola's cupcakes will be served as part of afternoon tea.
Suggested donation £1.50

Homemade Cards
A selection of stunning cards, lovingly hand crafted by Sandra will be available to purchase. 100% of the proceeds will go to GKTW.

And as previously mentioned ScrapaGoGo Shop will be donating 10% of the days taking to GKTW

We're all very excited about our fundraiser crop and with just one sleep to go it's not long to wait. See you all on Saturday.

Thursday, 25 August 2011

This treat is high

in taste and low in calories although it does have an excess of photos, which lets face it can't be bad!

Kit Contains:

KI Memories Sew Cute Calendar Cardstock
Coordinating Bazzil Cardstock 
Plus Buttons & Floss as class supply and Class Tips
NB Colour options may vary.

You'll need a six or more 6" x 4" photos (portrait or landscape) that are suitable for trimming. Similar coloured or B&W photos will work best.

ScrapaGoGo Shop will be with us this Saturday and are generously donating 10% of the shop's takings from the day to GKTW. So bring some extra pennies, grab some bargains and help us raise even more money for GKTW.

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Into the mix this morning lets add

Eileen's sketch LO.

The sketch has been rotated vertically and landscape only photos have been used. Same sketch different look.

Plus we have a little extra from Janice, who freely admits that she's loved this month's sketch.

We're rustling up all the finial details plus one more LO to share as it not long now.

Monday, 22 August 2011

My oh my the service is .........

so slow in this establishment!!!!!! So let's make the most of the service whilst we have it and get some tasty tidbit from this months crop kit served up first!

Feast you eyes on these KI Memories - Sew Cute Calendar Collection.

Definitely cute, don't you think?

If you fancy choosing one as the base for your crop kit LO well you are gonna be one happy bunny on Saturday but please no fighting. 

Here's a little peek at what Lorraine's been making.

Well that's all for now but do check back SOON.

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

For a little late snack

how about another Sketch LO.

Nicola's LO 'Sports Day Star' follows the sketch pretty closely but with different patterned papers/embellishments and photos it takes on a completely different feel.

It just goes to show how versatile sketches are. 

So what shall we serve up next?

Thursday, 11 August 2011

No ice cream for breakfast today

but for lunch I can serve up a tasty little sketch as a starter and a fab LO from Janice as the main course but cause we're all watching our weight we're gonna skip desert!

So are you hungry? 

So will that satisfy you hunger for a little bit? Rest assured we will be back with tasty tip bits soon.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Scoop Of Hope - August 27th

Dear Create & Co Member,

As a valued crop member we would like to invite you to join our special Create & Co Crop on August 27th 2011 and help us in raising funds for Give Kids The World (GKTW). We will be having lots of fun with raffle's, challenges and much more besides and we hope that taking a break for ice cream for breakfast will remind us all of the simple joys of childhood and the deserving children that Give Kids The World Village welcomes every day.

GKTW will be celebrating their annual Ice Cream For Breakfast campaign throughout the summer. The response to their fundraising campaign in 2010 was overwhelming, with events taking place nationwide raising more than $60,000.

The village has a very special place in our hearts as Harry was granted a wish to visit in April 2010, he will be coming along to join us for ice cream for breakfast and to share his photos and stories with you all.

The crop will begin at the usual time with 'breakfast' being served at 11:30. Please bring along extra pennies for donations in exchange for delicious treats, cool challenges and super crafting raffles too!

Please note: Crop fee will remain the normal £7.50 per person, however if you wish to 'round up' Create & Co will send the entire £10 to GKTW along with any other monies raised on the day.

Please can you let us know if you are able to come along to this fun and special day by replying to this email.

About Give Kids the World

Give Kids The World Village is a 70-acre, nonprofit resort in Central Florida that creates magical memories for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. The Village provides accommodations at its whimsical resort, donated attraction tickets, meals and more for a weeklong, cost-free fantasy vacation. Since 1986, Give Kids The World has welcomed more than 108,000 families from all 50 states and 70 countries.

Of all the memorable experiences families enjoy during their stay at Give Kids The World Village, the one that delights them the most is having ice cream any time of day. They have been serving up smiles and memories for their special guests in the form of all-you-can-eat ice cream for more than 20 years.

The Village’s Ice Cream Palace is every child’s dream a whimsical building constructed of giant-sized ice cream cones, popsicle sticks and toppings that is open each day from early in the morning until late at night. Wish children and their families enjoy unlimited cones, sundaes and shakes, with dairy-free and special topping options so that everyone can have a taste of the fun.

Look forward to seeing you there!

Create & Co

August Crop

Keep the 27th August free, we have a VERY special crop!

More details to follow shortly.