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