Scrapool 07

I had a brilliant day yesterday at Cucumber Cottage Studios "Scrapool 07" in Lytham. I was really pleased when Julie asked me to teach two classes, sadly she had been let down at the last minute by the original tutors for the day, so it was all a bit of a mad rush to get sorted! Still, it all turned out great in the end, I was really pleased with how the classes went, and I think that the group enjoyed them too.
The day was held at the Lytham Assembly Rooms, it was a lovely bright room with a sea view, and we even managed to spot the Red Arrows as they performed at the Southport Air Show! How cool is that?
We had a very nice tea lady (Hi Anne!) who kept us supplied with copious amounts of tea, coffee and biscuits throughout the day, and the most fantastic buffet lunch (the miniature chocolate eclairs were to die for!). We even had a bus laid on at lunchtime to take us to the shop for a spot of stash shopping! What more could you ask for?!
Anyhoo - here are the LO's that we did yesterday for my classes. The first class was a sketch class, and we used Basic Grey papers. The group could choose from three different kits, Mellow, Periphery and Obscure. So, here is the sketch...
And here are the three LO's that I did as examples. The idea was that you could make any of the LO's with any of the kits, or use bits off all three LO's if you liked in a mix and match style!
The next class was with CherryArte papers, and we did some stamping and glittering, and used lots of bling too! Here are the LO's - again we had two different kits to choose from....

Then we finished the day off making a lovely minibook with BamPop papers - I have my kit here for that one and I can't wait to get started! Will post piccys when I have done it!

So, all in all I had a great time, met some lovely people, and hopefully will get the chance to do something like that again in the future!

And a big thankyou to Julie and everyone else for making me feel very welcome!

Here we are again! Have got a couple of LO's for you that I did for the Banana Frog DT gallery. The first one I made with Polar Bear Press paper, Banana Frog Teen lower case stamps, a few buttons and my corner rounder....piccy is from our wedding back in 2000.

And this one uses Pink Martini papers, and the circles are from the Banana Frog Build a Bloom stamp set (I lurve those stamps!). The paper is lush too - lovely and bright!

I got a lovely surprise when I got in from work yesterday - a new camera! My fantastic hubby had got me the new Sony T200 digital compact camera, and let me tell you, it is bloomin lovely! 8.1 megapixels, 3.5 inch touchscreen, and all sorts of clever things like smile detection and what have you! Its all shiny and pretty and I wubs it! Look.......(and yes, it is black!)

I am a very lucky chicken!
I thought I would show you my latest LO for a DT competition. The brief was to only use cardstock and basic tools, and my Bam Pop stamps were just right for this one!