Thursday, 29 September 2011

Scrapping with the Stars!

This past weekend I was privileged to take the shop up to Leeds to join the Scrapstars Retreat, a fantastic weekend event organised by Caroline Lovett.  My friend Nicky and I packed the car full of Bellaboo goodies and drove 'up North' to join a lovely group of 'ladies who scrap' - and I am just in awe of their skills.  

'A tight squeeze' - Nicky and I with a very overloaded car!

And then came the classes taught by the fantastic four: Rachael Elliot, Kirsty Wiseman, Lida de Witt and Emma Trout.  Their classes were amazing and I think everyone learned so much from them. 

The 'Fantastic Four' with the Scrapstars Retreat organiser Caroline Lovett.  From Left to right: Emma Trout, Kirsty Wiseman, Caroline Lovett, Lida de Witt and Rachael Elliott

Rachael Elliott teaching one of her amazing classes using the Websters Pages 'Country Estate' range.

The shop itself looked fabulous - all the lovely papers and embellishments in one place!  I hardly had time to unpack some of the fantastic new ranges that had arrived just before we left from Websters Pages, Glitz Design, Echo Park and the brand new company Authentique.  How lovely to get a chance to play with them properly, and see how they have been used by the talented teachers at the retreat.  In the next couple of days we'll upload some pictures of the layouts and other things we created over the weekend. 

'The Shop' - we never normally see it all laid out like this.  I think we were as excited as our customers were!

What a fantastic retreat - well done to Caroline and her lovely group of helpers!  I hope this is just the beginning of a regular Scrapstars event on the calendar!

Monday, 5 September 2011

The Farmhouse Kit is here!

I hope you enjoyed the 'sneak peaks' I posted over the weekend - such a tease!  Well the new Kit is out today and full details of the contents, Add-on Kit, Inspiration Sheet and Gallery can be found on the website.  However, I promised to post pictures of the papers in their entirety as I know it isn't easy to see them in the Kit pictures and here they are:-

This way you get to see the reverse as well as the fronts because the reverse of these papers are just as wonderful as the fronts which gives you so many options.  I hope you have fun with the kit :).

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Sneak Peak Time!!!

I thought it would be fun to let you have a little 'sneak peak' of our new September Kit which will be launched on Monday 5th so here it is!

As you can see, it is packed full of lots of gorgeous goodies with a fabulous colour palette just perfect for this time of year.  The Kit will also appear in the September issue of Scrapbook Magazine which will be on sale later in the month.  This is really exciting and I am sure it will prove popular so make sure you order your Kit early to avoid disappointment.  I will post pictures of all the papers in the Kit on the Blog on Monday so that you can view them in detail and the full Kit contents will be able to be viewed on the website.  Have a great rest of your weekend.