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Monday, 31 March 2008

April kits are posted....

well our April subbie kits are safely (!) away in the hands of the Royal Mail..... keep your eyes peeled for the postie in the morning - make sure you check out the little subbie extra in there too....

Friday, 28 March 2008

Well since I am about to go off down to the south of Ireland this weekend to visit my sister-in-law and all the rellies, I thought I should probably let you see the whole of Aprils kit in its glory.... subbies will be getting theirs hopefully on Tuesday and anyone else who wants one can let us know and we can get them out later in the week... kits to non-subbies are £7.99 plus £1.95 p&p

Join in our thread on UK Scrappers if you want to chat abou tthe kit and show off your talents when you get one!! (one kit that is, not one talent haha)

Thursday, 27 March 2008

sneaky peek of Aprils kit....

soooo not long now till we release our April kit - for subscribers we are putting a little something extra in their box - a Subbie Surprise!
Heres a sneak peek of the main kit.....

Wednesday, 26 March 2008

on reading this blog, it seems like I have two families - so have to point out that every now and again, Tara logs in as me and posts - so the pictures below are actually of HER husband and not mine!!! Just in case anyone was wondering (or cared....) Louise xx

Holidaying in New England

I decided that it was finally time to use up some paper that I have had in my personal stash for a couple of years. Can't believe it took me so long - i love these papers! They are from Li'l Davis Designs. I think Lou and I will have to source their papers for our stock.

The pictures were taken during a holiday that my hubby and I took in September 2007. It was such an amazing trip. We went to Boston and Vermont. The best part was definately the whale watching in Cape Anne. Roll on more holidays!

Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Heres Tara's design for Aprils kit - that will be me in my hen weekend outfit.... hmm... taken about three years ago now....
Our kit will be posted to subscribers on 1st April and made available to non-subbies the following week. The kit costs £7.99 for non-subbies plus £1.95 p&p, and if you subscribe, the cost is £8.99 each month including p&p. If you want to know more about how to subscribe, contact us via email

Monday, 24 March 2008

keeping cool by the pool

Yay... I got a layout done today - the first from our holiday in Orlando - this is Sarah keeping cool by the pool - with her beloved Dora sunglasses. Got my stash in Florida - from Jo-Anns - and made the little tag using our Big Shot.

Brand new Cleo Crafts ribbons and blooms kits

We have put together some beautiful (well we think so!) little kits of matching ribbons and blooms - check them out in our shop here

Heres the turquoise and brown one - in case you need any further inspiration, heres what the colours represent (if you are into holistic stuff like me :-)

Brown is for when you want to feel that everything in your life is going well and turquoise is for when you want to tap into your creativity through dance, music, art, etc - good for scrapping then!!

Cleo Crafts Class on UK Scrappers

We have a class on UK Scrappers this week called Buttons and Bling - if you take this class, I would love to hear about it - and see your finished result! Kits are available for the class at

Happy scrapping!

Sunday, 23 March 2008

this is Jamie before he grew a beard and went travelling round the world.... this is a layout Tara scraplifted when she first started scrapbooking a couple of years ago... and one of my Mum's favourite photos!


our brother Jamie is currently skiving around the world on his jollies.... heres one of his pics from scuba diving.... i am guessing off the great barrier reef??

For all you sarah-sympathisers... she has already had a bag of mini eggs and a cookie today before lunch and theres a smarties easter egg in the car - thats before nanny arrives with her chocolate duck from M&S...... all this for a toddler who doesn't really get chocolate!!! Heading for a hyperactive sunday afternoon....

anyhoo, heres Natalies fab maze book from the April kit - lots of things to inspire you now!!

Saturday, 22 March 2008

easter cakes..

i got the recipe for this in Prima magazine - its white chocolate fudge cake! Mmmmmmmm - had to hide it from Sarah... especially since I used her Milkybar easter egg for the white chocolate... ssh!

Tara's first contribution to Cleo Craft's Blog

About time I hear my sister say.......

I am so excited by all the buzz that our design team (Mandi and Natalie) are creating for our monthly kits. I finally recognise how addictive and appealing blogging is. Watch this space for my own April Kit Sneak Peek.

Natalies designs for April

Natalie has got her hands on our April kit and come up wiht some lovely alternatives to using it for a layout - we are nothing if not versatile!

Friday, 21 March 2008

sarahs first train ride

we are just back from a little outing into Belfast - Sarah my two year old, adores Thomas the Tank Engine, so I dragged the whole family (DH is loaded with the cold and a bit grumbly) into town on the train - the staff at our station were so nice, they gave her a little paper train and a bunny rabbit bookmark! She loved it of course... Daithi slept through the whole thing.... now I have a lo to make with my Thomas embellies!!

sneak peek of aprils kit by Mandi.....

Mandi has posted the first of her sneak peeks for Aprils kit - here it is - isn't it gorgeous!!

Thursday, 20 March 2008

New design team

We have launched our new design team on UKSCrappers - all very exciting! Mandi will be posting sneak peeks of her layout on her blog tomorrow. We are offering subscriptions on the kit at £8.99 a month.

Lots going on at the moment - Tara is in hospital with her blood pressure - she gets to 30 weeks this saturday and is hoping to get back out of the ward - we are not ready to meet baby Torrens yet!!! In the meantime, we are all set for doing our sponsor class on UKScrappers for Monday - a gorgeous layout with Daithi in the starring role.

Wednesday, 19 March 2008

april kit

Mandi has been at work with her april kit and has made a fab layout and will be displaying some sneak peeks on her blog next week - you can find her blog at

Friday, 14 March 2008

Lots of exciting happenings in Cleo Crafts - we have recruited two very talented designers for our new design team and have sent them our April kit - can't wait to see what they come up with!

Thursday, 13 March 2008

Got some scrapping of my own done on Tuesday night - love this photo from our trip to SeaWorld - as you can see, Sarah and Daithi were completely hypnotised by the whales!!

Monday, 10 March 2008

we are about five episodes into the last series of the sopranos... once its finished i can get back to my scrapping!!! tonnes to do now we have our disney photos as well!

Friday, 7 March 2008

NB - hidden report on layout

You can see the little satin ribbon poking out of the layout - this is attached to the original school report which is hidden inside the flap of paper.....

March Kit Layout idea

I have been off on my jollies for two weeks in Orlando and have come back to a fab new kit for March as designed by Tara - based around Basic Grey's Recess papers, this kit is ideal for a starting school page!!

Here is our layout idea for this kit:
(NB - the label holder on this layout is not included in this kit - sorry!)