Monday, 22 December 2008

Merry Christmas Everyone!

I Hope everyone is nearly ready for christmas, all the shopping done, christmas cards all written and posted?

We've had our christmas dinner early and Santa is making a special delivery on Christmas Eve so that the children can have their presents before we go away on Thursday.

I saw this version of Twas The Night Before Christmas on Ukscrappers and couldn't resist sharing it with you all.

Twas the night before christmas (scrappers version)

Author: Unkown

Twas the night before Christmas,
And all through the home,
Only one creature was stirring,
A late night scrapper alone.

While she cropped and she trimmed,
Under her breath she was muttering,
"He hid my darn Hermafix",
The poor wife was stuttering!

When out on the lawn,
There arose such a clatter,
She sprang from her table,
And dropped her Magic Matter.

Away to the window
She flew like a flash
Thinking maybe it was UPS
Bringing more for her stash!

But what to her wandering eyes
Should appear
But a miniature (die cut) sleigh
And eight (punchie) reindeer!

With a little old driver
So lively and quick
She knew right away
It was Jolee old St Nick

He carried a sack
Filled up to the brim

With paper packs, cardstock
And templates crammed in.

There were Punches, and stickers
And eyelets galore
There was even a Sizzix font
Not yet in the stores!

He went quickly to work
Storing it all under the tree
The wire, the fibres
And all acid free!

"Those whale Punches are heavy"
She heard him exclaim
Then he turned to his reindeer
And called them by name:

"On Buyer and Stasher
Puncher and Cropper,
On Scrapper, on Matter,
On Trimmer, On Cutter"

And he sprang to his sleigh
But before he could leave,
The woman yelled "STOP",
And pulled a camera from her sleeve.

She snapped some quick photos
For future keepsake,
Thinking all the while,
Of the layout she'd make!

And she heard him exclaim,
When she finally let him go,
"Happy Scrapping to All"
And to all "HO HO HO"

All Scrap Cafe crop dates are now listed at the side of this post and to book a space email me :
I will be taking bookings for crop after the christmas break.

Happy Christmas Everyone!

Monday, 1 December 2008

December is here!

Well it's officially winter - it's cold and frosty and not long to christmas!!!! AHHHHHHHH!

Panic shopping starts now! Nathan's birthday is next week so party plans are in hand and birthday presents are nearly all bought. Need to find a shop that still sells birthday cards in december.

Anyway it's our last crop for 2008 this comming saturday in Caversham. So if you need some chill out time, no christmas shopping ( unless it's for another scrapper!), maybe a mince pie?! Or two? We will be at Church House, Caversham 10 -3pm. You can book online at or email me to reserve a space.

There will be the usual sketch challenge and a christmas layout challenge. So bring along a christmas photo or two, and some embellishments to take part.

If you can't make the crop then have a lovely christmas and I will see you all in the new year.

Dates for 2009 will be posted very soon with a few all day crops to put in your diary! So keep watching the blog for more info.....