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Monday, 30 June 2008

July's monthly kit now on sale....

Our July kit 'Daydreams' is now on sale on our website for only £7.99 - heres the contents and here are some sample layouts and a card made from the kit!

Saturday, 28 June 2008

Our market stall

We are in business!

Well we had a great time on the market today - lots of really friendly folks about - we did eat too much stuff from the other stalls and I had at least three coffees.... but hey!! Tara made our sign from plywood, MDF letters and our Basic Grey Colour Me Silly papers - isn't it FAB????

Friday, 27 June 2008

Our Guest Designer for July - Sarah

Here is the fantastic layout Sarah created for us with her July kit - I think you'll agree she did a great job! The kit goes on sale to non-subbies from Monday....

Thursday, 26 June 2008

my lovely birthday lo from Tara

In amongst my horde of presents from yesterday I got this lovely layout from Tara instead of a birthday card - its the Cleo Crafts family!! We are going to put the munchkins to work when they are older - they can be our packers!!

The papers are from the Cosmo Cricket Hello Sunshine range in case you are wondering...

Wednesday, 25 June 2008

Sarah's final sneak peek

Here's the final sneaky from Sarah - I personally can't wait to see what her layout is like in its entirety!!!

We have just come back from my birthday lunch out with my mum, my nephews and my two.... we took over the cafe!!!

Winner of our June kit layout is....

Gemma - here is the winning lo.... well done G!

Monday, 23 June 2008

Card made using our upcoming July kit...

Tara made this lovely card for her DH for fathers day using our soon-to-be released July kit.... if you are interested in subscribing, check the info on our website here

Jamie in New Zealand

My little bro sent us some more pics from his trip - he is now in Las Vegas but here's one that I liked from NZ....

me in the ice hole

Sunday, 22 June 2008

bit of fun to end off the weekend....

bag packing....

We raised a whopping £634 yesterday for Christian Aid in our bag-packing marathon at M&S - fantastic!! So now I am almost at my target for my sponsored cycle - now I gotta concentrate on the CYCLING! Yikes!!

Friday, 20 June 2008

oooh and another one....

Heres another fabbie sneak peek of our July kit - we have room for some more subbies if you want to come on board - only £8.99 a month inc p&p, plus our subbie special and permanent discount on Cleo Crafts... tempted? See more details on our website at

On the non-crafty front, tomorrow is our big day bag-packing at M&S in Newtownabbey - have to be there for 9.45 am and have my volunteers lined up all day to 4pm. Don't have any idea how I am going to last myself until then, but at least there is a coffee shop onsite haha....hoping to raise at least £700 and then I will have all my funds for the sponsored cycle.... if not, then its going to be QUIZ time sometime in the summer...

more sneakies of our July kit....

Here is a sneak peek from Sarah, our guest designer for July - I am really pleased with what Sarah has come up with ... very tempting for all our customers I hope ;-)

Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Smiley sarah

Just finished a layout of sarah from summer 2006 using our new fancy pants papers and some borrowed thickers from my mums stash.

going into overdrive....

well i am so excited getting ready for market - going to get some waterproof table coverings today and have found some fab knitted goodies to sell alongside our papercrafts - keep your eyes posted til they arrive.... very scrumptious!! We have our scrapping night tonight so hopefully i will get something done to blog here

In the meantime here is a great song from the master - Brooooooooooooooooce

Monday, 16 June 2008

Sneak peek from Mandi for our July kit

Ooooh the teasing has started... Mandi our fab designer is giving sneaky peeks of our July kit - aren't these colours YUM!

getting ready for market

I spent the day getting lots of bits and pieces ready for our market stall - tonnes to do - was buying s-shaped hooks today for hanging things up, and came across a gorgeous three-tier cake stand in Homebase - so had to buy it too.... will think of something to display on it!!

Friday, 13 June 2008

forever in blue jeans.....

am getting excited about Saturday night now....

Mr. Neil Diamond

quiet week

Well its been quite a quiet week for us on the scrapping front - we cancelled our tuesday night crop cos mr.ethan was not eating for his mummy and I have not really done much in the way of my own stuff... but its all about to change as we got word we are getting a 'casual' place at St.George's Market in Belfast ....whooopeeeeeeeeeee - so its all systems go to get ready for our first saturday. Its going to be a few weeks as I am off to see Neil Diamond this weekend in Dublin and next week is the bag-packing at M&S to raise money for Christian AId/cycle London to Paris fundraiser... which is good as I need to get display stuff sorted for our stall first!! Soo exciting!

Monday, 9 June 2008


Just made this w my june kit- all my family on my wedding day, four years ago. Am loving the french twist buttons! Can you tell?

winner of our Guest Designer for July Sarah McLEan - here is some of her fabby work -


crystal peacock
Well I was out cycling on Saturday afternoon (did 14miles - yippeee!) and couldn't believe my eyes - part of my cycle path goes alongside the M5 motorway into belfast and on the other side of the cycle path there is a strip of trees and bushes about ten meters wide - the other side of that is the city dump which is used to make reclaimed land and then industrial warehouses - you get the picture - like most city outskirts really - anyway, what did I see strutting alongside the treeline - a PEACOCK!!! Really amazing - I didn't have my phone with me or I could have taken a photo - will carry it from now on.. I rang the RSPB today to tell them and they just said it was probably from a private collection and it would eventually go back to where it gets its food from (?? not around there I'm sure - maybe there are rich pickings at the dump???) Anyway - how cool is that?

Sunday, 8 June 2008

we will be announcing our Guest DT in the morning!

Well we have picked our Guest Designer and will be posting their name tomorrow morning - I am very excited about the next kit and so will you be when you see the Guest DT's entry! As for me, I am going to put down the laptop and start a layout tonight.... will wonders never cease???

Friday, 6 June 2008

busy week

Well what a busy week - firstly my nephew was born last week - he is officially one week and three hours old! Then my daughter started nursery on Monday for two days a week (this is my first time leaving her with non-family - a HUGE DEAL!) - then I had my interview and passed it on Thursday so am now a Project Manager (note the caps) .... and all the while my brother keeps sending photos of him in Hawaii.... and we tried to start potty training this morning - my DD just gave me back her pants and said calmly - 'i want to throw those away' and ran over and grabbed her nappy bag!! Hmmmm..... and all the while i am thinking about what layout i want to do with our fabby new papers! SOOO must get some scrapping done tomorrow!

Quick Poll

So.... we have the Crop-a-dile Big Bite in stock now and I am thinking of other tools people would like - so I wanna know..... what is your fave tool?????

Thursday, 5 June 2008

finally got the Bo Bunny word albums......

Whooopeeee I am excited about these too..... we got the lovely Bo Bunny Word albums - baby, family, love and believe .... maybe a bit later than other sites, but still... aren't they gorge!! Also - i got my job! Whoooppeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee am now a project manager! eeek!

Cosmo Cricket Hello Sunshine now in stock

We just got a new delivery from across the pond today of our totally gorgeous Cosmo Cricket Hello Sunshine papers - here are a few samples - could you get any more cheery???

Wednesday, 4 June 2008

preparing for interview

Yuck - i have an interview at work tomorrow and I am not even back from maternity leave! Fingers crossed - once its over I can get back to concentrating on our next monthly kit.....oooh what will it be......

job interview

Monday, 2 June 2008

Guest DT call

WE are on the lookout for a guest designer for next month with the possibility for further designing.... for anyone who is interested, please send samples of your work to

The winning entrant will get a July kit to play with and is expected to post their designs to me before the end of June. The design(s) will then be posted on our blog and our website in time for the release of the kit on 1st July

Am excited to see the talent that is hopefully out there!!

Sunday, 1 June 2008

lovely weekend

We have had a great weekend - lots of sunshine and visiting family (including meeting my gorgeous new nephew Ethan, and a girls trip out to see Sex and the City movie with my sister-in-law) - now back to home and we have launched our June kit - yay!! It's called French Twist and is £7.99 - you can buy it here