I just realised that as my poor wee blog has been neglected for so long until I posted the cj pics yesterday I hadnt updated on how the new crop went.
Audrey and I were delighted as 18 people turned up to both the June and the July ones and in fact not the same 18 for both due to holidays etc. We could not believe the response. Its fab. They are such a great bunch of crafting girlies and we have been told that there is such a friendly atmosphere which is exactly what we wanted to achieve. After paing the rent the profits from the June one were passed on to Karen (one of our members) who is running a series of charity crops this year to raise funds for Arthritis care as her daughter suffers from this badly. Audrey and I felt that was a fitting way to start what we hope will be a real community group. The profit from the July crop has gone to buy some second hand trestle tables so that we can accomodate more crafters in months to come. We hope the club continues to go from strength to strength and are delighted to have the support of Angel of Angel Crafts who comes along to crop but also brings along her yummy shop to tempt us all with crafting lovlieness.
I am hoping to blog more regularly once my blog has a makeover courtesy of a lovely teamie on a cj I am doing on UKS at the moment. I just need to get my ideas to her. I know exactly the look I want in my head but translating that into something written down is proving more difficult.
I will leave you with a couple of recent layouts as its ages since I posted any here
This one is of my Mum aged four with my grandparents. I have used Lily Bee Papers from the This and That range from a recent Gottacraft kit - you cant really see from the photo but the flower has been made from a circle of cream tulle gathered up with a flower made from black lace on top. I think this is my favourite layout I have done for a while
This next one was done for a recently weekly challenge set by Jo (Wonky) and is a picture of Tynemouth Priory which I took the first weekend I stayed with my friend Heather.
and the final one for now is one of my daughter and her friend when they were carrying on posing for funny photos at the caravan a few years ago. I used glimmer mists on the background paper but the camera hasnt picked these up very well.