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Sunday, 15 December 2013

Christmas Crop...

...and Carvery.

The Eastwood Scrappers have held a couple of their 'all-day' crops at the local Toby Carvery this year and the lovely Carol has allowed Suzie (Weasel) to drag me along.

Saturday was the Christmas crop and as you can see...
 ...the function room was a hive of activity...
 ...and suitably dressed for the occasion...
...Santa hats were the order of dress but many got ditched as concentration and crafting took over.
Over on UK Scrappers there is a Christmas event going on with a new project appearing everyday up to 23 December. Charmed Cards & Crafts very kindly kicked things off with a lovely project to make a recipe book so I thought I'd give it a go. This is what I managed at the crop...

 Ignacio over at Nicecrane Designs recently supplied the DT with a selection of cooking/baking images to link in with Thanksgiving. I didn't think I would get much use out of these as we don't celebrate Thanksgiving here in the UK - I was wrong...the images were perfect for this project.

I managed to complete the book and as you can see it contains plenty of pages...
 ...and I kept the colour scheme to white & burgundy for the base.
I still need to decorate the pages but as you can see...
...the Nicecrane images will fit this purpose beautifully.
The project tutorial came with a downloadable embellishment pack...
...which included recipe & note cards that can be printed 'page size'...
 ...or 'tag size'. There are also printables to help identify the different sections of the recipe book.
The pages in the book are a mix of flat pages...
 ...and ones with pockets - surprisingly I have started decorating the Christmas pages before the rest **giggle**
The coloured Thanksgiving images from Nicecrane were just perfect for decorating the covers...
 ...and by cropping this one to an oval shape...
...I've keep the wonderful image but managed to remove the Thanksgiving sentiment.
The Nicecrane sets that I have used are...
... Vintage Thanksgiving Greeting III, which you can find here...
...and Vintage Baking Digi Stamps, which you can find here.
Don't forget to hop over to the Nicecrane blog for some super inspiration from the DT and whilst you are having a hop about - pop over to UK Scrappers to have a look at all the projects the Members & Sponsors are sharing in the run up to Christmas................................................................

8 comments:

sue jones said...

LOVE your book- i want to make one - I keep buying supplies to make a recipe book but just haven't got round to doing it yet. Looks like you had a lovely time too! :)

Suzy said...

Love it Toni, well done on getting one of the blog hop projects done

Nicecrane Designs said...

OMG, OMG Tony,, waht a woderfull time you was my friend,,,,,,,,woww,woww and all over waht A GREAT BOOK,,,,,love it, love it, love it,,,,,,,,,,such a lot of details,,,,,,,,Tony,,,Now I am finishing some new sheets weith penmanships,,,,,illustrations to customn them,,,,,,so it workds fine here,,,,,I´ll send now,,,,.Love the vintage look in your book and I must take a patient look to each page,,,

Sandra said...

Looks like you were super productive at the crop. And what a fabulous book

Virginia said...

Oh that book is gorgeous - how busy have you been!

Kim Dellow said...

Ooo that looks like fun. Totally love the book, great idea and it is beautiful Toni.

Don't panic! Don't Panic! Arghhhh! Yep I'm panicking too. Every year the same. LOL! I never learn! Kimx

Stef H said...

fun and fabulous! but don't you need a VACATION from this? LOL.

wishing you and yours a truly blessed holiday season!

big hugs :)

Curtains in My Tree said...

Oh how cute I would love to attend a class similar to that. I have tons of vintage paper and cards and it's just fun creating by myself.

I loved the card in another post of yours also

Merry Christmas