Saturday, 9 April 2011

Jem's Training Day 9.4.11

Another week has flown by and it has seriously been in lacking in posts from me!! I know Barbara will be pleased a post has appeared :-)

Today was spent in Pudsey with my SU mum Jules and of course all my SU sisters. I always look forward to it (and not just for the cupcakes - but they were yummy), there are fantastic swaps, great friends to catch up with, new Jems to meet and amazing projects to make!

Let's not forget the raffle prizes - I won a scrapbook, 12x12 textured card AND a reel of Ribbon

The main feature of the day was the Big Shot. I have an embossing machine, but have to say I have been won over by this machine. I love its versatility. We made a scrapbook page and 5 cards all featuring dies and embossing folders.

Jules asked us to bring along a photo and had posted the page layout using a photo of Grandma. When Grandad passed away Mum got some of the family photos. I selected some of Grandma and Grandad, but suddenly changed my mind when I saw this picture of Mum. It is stunning, she thinks she was mid 20s when it was taken.

I tried to keep it quite simple, as I think it would have distracted from the photo.

The flowers are made using one of the dies and then embossed. The fibres in the paper change dramatically once they are embossed, they feel like fabric.

Tomorrow I will post the cards that we made.

I couldn't leave today without this photo of Jeanette receiving her lesson from Jules!

Fab day - if anyone would like to join our team, then don't hesitate, get in touch and be part of the family.



  1. Lovely to see you again, hope it won't be too long til the next time !
    Julie x

  2. You look like your Mum Becki! Lovely srapbook layout...still have all those papers for you :)