Eclectic Keepsakes Crop

It was time again yesterday for the latest crop run by Karen and Karen who are collectively Eclectic Keepsakes. We missed our friend Deb who normally goes but she was en route back from Portugal.
We spent the morning cropping or card making and generally doing our own thing. There were some yummy glittery cupcakes which I didn't sadly take a photo of but they were very yummy and very glittery!
Then in the afternoon we did a crochet class. The lady had brought along some gorgeous little crocheted flowers that we could move on to at a later stage but the main object of the class was to go over the basic stitches.It's always good to make sure you are doing the right thing with the stitches and to check over the way you turn and lots of little details like that. It was lovely and sunny and I really enjoyed just sitting hooking away in the sunshine with like minded friends.
I managed to do one of the layouts from the ATDML retreat in the morning. It was a class I didn't actually book to do at the time but loved it when I saw it so managed to get a spare kit after the class. It was designed by Debbie Jewell and was perfect to scrap an old piccie of us in the 90's.
This is Debbie's designed layout

These are the cards I made

I used mainly Kaisercraft papers and the Dear Lizzie bunting stamp that I absolutely love. I also used one of the very talented SJ's characters that I downloaded from her blog a while ago......and last but not least, I did a layout of my very dear cousin and me last night taken on a night out last year near Christmas.I used October Afternoon Thrift Shop range which I love.I also used the Paperartsy stamp I got at the Artsycraft weekend and made a 'sort of' rosy flower shape with some grungepaper and a few inks and sprays.I am an only child and when we were small he used to spend a lot of weekends with us -he is the closest thing to a brother I'll ever have. We always have a great time when we go out in a foursome with his wife and him indoors.it's always fun being with him..


scrappyjacky said...

Love your 'memories' page....so many gorgeous colours and embellishments.

debs14 said...

Sorry I missed it too :-(
I'll be back for next month!
Love the layout you did there, those colours are so pretty together. Looks like you had a busy day. Did you save me a cupcake?!

Sian said...

Those OA papers are so lovely, your page is gorgeous :)

SANDRA said...

Loving the layout, great photo. The colours of the papers are beautiful. The cards are great, you have been busy. Love Sandra x

Karen said...

Lovely pages and card Denise. So glad you enjoyed the crop and the cakes and we look forward to seeing you again next month. xxx