Create and Co

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Don't forget

if you weren't able to make last month's crop that you'll need to let us know as soon as possible whether you're planning on cropping with us this month.

You can do that by replying to the crop email that should have arrived in your inbox in the last week or so OR drop us an email create&

We're looking forward to crop day which this month is on Saturday  28th July, that's just 11 sleeps away.

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Each month we like to show

you how versatile the sketch is so here's Eileen's take on this month's sketch.

Eileen adapted the sketch by simplifying the elements to give the LO clean uncluttered lines.

Create & Co's friend and fellow ScrapaGoGo designer Sheena Rowlands has also has been playing along with the sketch.

Sheena has opt to go with a diamond formation, well diamonds are a girls best friend.

Now you probably know this already but it now just 7 sleeps until crop day. We're counting down the days are you?

Thursday, 14 June 2012

We're mixing it up

a little with this month's sketch, not a 6" x 4" photo is sight!!!

That right this month's sketch uses a 7"x 5" photo although as always the sketch can be adapted to suit the photo(s) you want to scrap.

Here's Janice take on this month's sketch.

We have more examples to share in the coming days but for now I'll leave you with this interesting fact 
it's only 16 sleeps until crop day.

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Oh my

has ScrapaGoGo got a deal for us. Not only are ScrapaGoGo bringing the shop along to this month's crop but they're offering

30% Off All Tim Holtz Products 
15% Off All Remaining Stock
Best remember to bring some pennies.

With 30% off all Tim Holtz goodies, now really is the time to grab yourself some bargain Tim Holtz stash and 15% off everything else in the shop makes it an ideal time to stock up on essentials and the things you just can't resist.

It's just 2 more sleeps

until crop day, where did that month go?

Due to circumstances beyond our control we are only going to be able to share one LO using this month's sketch.

It's a super LO designed by Lorraine.

We're doing are very best to have some additional LO's using this month's sketch to share with you on Saturday.

Monday, 14 May 2012

One 6" x 4" portrait photo

that's what this month's sketch uses, just one 6" x 4"portrait photo although as always it could easily be adapted if you want to use a landscape photo or more than one photo.

So without any further ado here is this month's sketch.

So, has anyone done the maths, you know the how many sleeps it is 'til crop day? Oh by our reckoning it just 12 more sleeps before our day of pretty papers, glue and so much more!

Anyone excited?

Sunday, 13 May 2012

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 in the last couple of days.

Dear Create & Co Crop Member

We are contacting you to inform you of a small price increase that is due to take affect from the next crop, 26th May. Due to multiple overhead increases we are now needing to make this small increase to ensure that we can continue to cover costs in all areas of the crop costs. We feel that even with this small increase we still represent fantastic value for money, which we are sure you will agree.

You will continue to receive the following;

Over 10 hours of scrapping time.
Tea, coffee, hot chocolate and squash.
Inspiration via samples, print outs and designers.
A kit worth in excess of £5.

From 26th May 2012 the total cost of a Create & Co cropping experience will be just  £10.00, brilliant value when put into real terms of how much per hour your ample cropping space costs - just 50p per hour.

Kindest regards

Create & Co

Sunday, 22 April 2012

A little something

to excite you! Here's a couple of LOs using this month's sketch.

Janice has kepts to the core of the sketch but has tweaked it ever so slightly. 

The jar is from the American Crafts Dear Lizzy Neapolitan Twinkling Lights paper and looks so effect given a dimensional look with foam pads.

Eileen's LO is 'hard core' true to the sketch.

The cream looped twine looks really effective as a border.

Our other news ....... it's just 6 sleeps til crop day, now that's got to be exciting news.

Friday, 13 April 2012

Some people are counting

the days until the next crop already!

For now we're not going to be doing any counting but what we are going to be doing is revealing this months sketch challenge.

April 2012 Create & Co Sketch Challenge
We'll be sharing some LOs in the run up to the crop, so keep your eyes peeled and you might also want to start saving a few pennies. 

Thursday, 5 April 2012


No, well maybe but we were a little busy but we're back on track now.

Here's a little round up in numbers from our last crop.

21 Happy scrappers.
5 Create & Co regulars unable to attend and missed.
18 Luscious kits.
1 Sketch.
0 Shop but plenty of second hand goodies to be had.
2 Yummy birthday cakes but just one birthday girl, thanks Karen
40 Meals eaten.
84 Drinks drunk (yes I'm guessing)
100's of totes!!!!!
12 Hours cropping time but still not enough

Countless Laughs

A few of the 100's of totes!!!!!

Are you ready to do it all again?

Monday, 19 March 2012

A little something to

wet your appetite before the crop on Saturday? Here's Eileen's take on our sketch for this month.

The only significant change Eileen has made is replacing the journaling block with a third photo. So what photos have you got in mind to use to with this month's sketch?

Not long to crop day now, excited yet?

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Don't forget

if you have any unwanted craft items that you'd like to sell please feel free to bring them along this month as we will be having a second hand table'.

This proved very popular both with sellers and buyers last time but remember that for this to run smoothly please ensure you label you items with your name and price.

Psst you may want to bring along a few pennies for as the saying goes "one man trash is another man treasure".

We have received our order for Scrap 365 Magazines (April), if you haven't already please can you confirm that you would still like your ordered copy.

Finally if you'd like to pre order one of the lush All My Memories Totes shown above you need to email on or before the 19th March.

Happy Scrapping

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Well here it is,

this month's sketch.

Do you fancy having a go at scrapping using the sketch before crop day? We'd be delighted if you did and even more thrilled if you'd be willing to share, you could email us a photograph of your LO or share via Facebook.

Keep on scrapping.

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

So after another FAB crop

are you all keen for our next crop? Saturday 24th March, we'll be there but will you?

Now we have a sketch and another kit lined up for you so all you need do for now is watch this space.

Thursday, 23 February 2012

We're excited

to bring you our new style kit this month and we think you're gonna be excited by what you'll be able to create using it. 

They're all packed, ready to go and looking rather gorgeous if we do say so ourselves and with just 2 more sleeps before crop day you're not gonna have wait long to get your mitts on these beauties

Now if you're looking for more sketch inspiration how about this LO from Nicola?

Hits the spot, right!

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Have you been

watching this space? Well your wait is over, here's this month's sketch.

Plus Janice's take on the sketch.

Until next time, "Happy Scrapping"

Sunday, 5 February 2012

A little late

but just wanted to say "Thanks" to everyone who came to our January crop. It was another smashing day with lots of crafting happening although sadly there are no photos to share this month.

We at Create & Co are already getting plans together for February's crop, not that we're wishing our lives or your lives away but it's just 20 sleeps before crop day!

So watch this space.

Friday, 27 January 2012

~~~ UPDATE ~~~

Issue 3 of Scrap365 has literally just landed so we will have them tomorrow for those that ordered!

Just one more

sleep before our first crop of 2012.
We're more than a little excited.

To complete this month's class LO you will need a suitable photo, Janice use a B&W 6" x 4" portrait photo but the LO/kit would suit other sizes.

As the kit does not include an alphabet some alphabet sticker would be good to bring along, Janice used Making Memories Tiny Alphabet Stickers.

Sadly ScrapaGoGo will not be able to bring the full shop to the crop this month but do have a few SUPER DUPER page kits that are priced very reasonably so you might want to bring a few pennies to grab yourself a bargain!

See you Saturday!!!

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Because we like

to share.

Here another LO Janice has designed using this month's sketch and ScrapaGoGo's January Bare Essentials Kit

Not long to crop day now.

Sunday, 22 January 2012

It's time to share

this month's Class LO.

Janice has used this month's sketch when designing this LO. A nice gentle way to ease you back into your scrapping after the Christmas/New Year break when there never seems to be enough time especially crafting time.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

One sheet of white cardstock

and a handful of patterned paper scraps was all Eileen used to put this LO together. Even the alphabet was left over from several other titles. 

Why not dig out a 6" x 4" (portrait) photo, coordinating sheet of cardstock and 3 or 4 medium sized patterned paper scraps. If you tuck them in a baggie with some embellishments as well you be all set to go come Saturday week.

Sunday, 15 January 2012

This month's kit

looks like this.

It will include: 
12 x 12 Crate Paper Portrait Collection 'Honeymoon'
6 x12 Jillibean Dutch Mustard Soup 'Leeks'
Length Black Satin Ribbon 
2 Maya Road Wooden Buttons.

Janice has been working her magic with the kit to make a lovely LO, here are a couple of sneak peeks to wet your appetite.

If you're counting down to the next crop, it's just 12 more sleeps away.

Sunday, 8 January 2012

No LOs for this month's

sketch to share.

Although we do have the winning LOs from last month's speed sketch challenge.

Jane's Tea Time LO
Tracy's Catting Around LO
One kit, one sketch, two great LOs that look so different. Gotta love a sketch.

There was such a buzz around the hall as everyone rose to the challenge, we're wonder whether we should do it again?

Thursday, 5 January 2012

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 in the last couple of days.

Hello Ladies!

Happy New Year to you all - we hope you all had a fabulous Christmas and managed to perhaps squeeze in some crafty time during the holiday.

The New Year is certainly time to bring in the changes and at Create and Co we are no exception - our new payment scheme commences this month which we are sure you will all agree, will make life much easier and straight forward.

Due to the growing data base, it is now VITAL that you let us know as soon as possible if you are coming along to crop, so that we can extend the invitation to those on the waiting list.

We aim to send out the crop email within 7 days of the last crop (New Year Excepted) and would appreciate you replying by return so that we can give everyone as much notice as possible.

If of course you book a space and then at the last minute you cannot make it, please TEXT 07768 696694 to let us know so that we can again, offer your space to another waiting list member.

More information will be sent in the next few days about January crop, but in the meantime could you please let us know if you are able to come on January 28th. You will be required to pay for January and February crop at this time (£15.00).

Looking forward to hearing from you all
Create & Co.

Keep your eye's peeled for this month's sketch and more crop news