Sunday, 19 June 2011

Saturday June 18th was a scrapbooking bonanza courtesy of Nikki (Paint Pots and Petals) who introduced us to a more refined version of a favourite childhood craft. She provided a feast of papers and adornments as well as ideas for layouts and colourschemes. We were a small gathering this month with a few regular faces missing but turned this to our advantage and spread ourselves out with gusto, as you can see...

Refreshments were kindly upgraded from biscuits to delicious home-made rocky road thanks to Ruth.

Things got even more exciting when Fay arrived with the Big Shot. There was much ooohhing and aaahhhing over this magic shape cutter which gave us even more choices for patterns and designs on our scrapbook pages. Paper, cotton, leather -  the Big Shot rocks!

Here are some of our designs in progress and some finished articles.  A HUGE thanks to Nikki for her demo and for providing so much material for us to use. Congratulations also on her apperance in Scrapbooking magazine. Very well deserved Nik! 
See you all next month x

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Just wanted to share some photos of CCC's summer fair last Sunday. Let's get straight to our beautifully British preoccupation with the weather (even though our event was indoors) and acknowledge that it was not a scorcher. Is someone bringing the rain with them as they cross the Chorley border?!?
Anyway, footflow was steady and those that came to see us got a treat with some new faces (and fragrances, if they went upstairs for a bathbomb demo) and a new room. As usual our selection of makers was of a superhigh standard and buying local and handmade could not have been easier...

As usual, Kellie and Nikki from Paintpots and Petals kept the atmosphere lively with a vintage tea set raffle prize and 1940s attire. What would we do without you? x

Thanks to everyone who came along and to all our wonderful bakers, seamstresses, painters, sculpters, jewellers, graphic designers, card-makers, bee-keepers, photographers, alchemists and all-round creative makers.

We have quite a long rest now until our next craft fair so plenty of time to create over the summer months.

Our monthly meet-ups however continue unabated and on June 18th Nikki is running a workshop on Scrap-booking.
Be there or be square.

Bye for now x