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Creative Pastimes

Information and How to Book

The classes are held in our upstairs classroom, which has space, comfort, views and AIR CONDITIONING! All materials and tools are included in the class unless otherwise stated. Refreshments are free and available throughout the class. If you are staying all day for classes the coffee shop always serves light lunches – look out for our new menu! We will endeavour to keep to the published programme, but in some cases the content may vary slightly – we are only as good as our suppliers. If a tutor is ill we reserve the right to change the tutor without prior notification. Before every class please register at the till – for health & safety reasons. Full payment is required at time of booking to guarantee your place. Places are limited – so early booking is advisable. If we need to cancel a class due to insufficient numbers, tutor illness, etc., full refunds will be given or you may transfer to another class. If you need to cancel, please note we require three working days notice to be able to give you a refund or credit. Payment for classes can be made using all debit and credit cards (other than Amex), cash, cheque or Creative Pastimes gift vouchers. Please note we have changed WEEKDAY class times to try and accommodate those of you who have to do a school run! Morning sessions are now 10.15 – 12.15, then a 45 minute break for lunch and afternoon classes are from 1.00 – 3.00.

Class bookings and general information – please ring Sarah on 01883 730033
PLEASE NOTE We have reduced the price of our classes to make them even better value for money, therefore unfortunately we can no longer give loyalty stickers for class payments, but our loyalty scheme will still be running on all products purchased in store!!


Tuesday 12th June Paula Pascual 10.15 – 12.15 £9.50 Purrfect and ruff scrapbook layouts! Come and create a scrapbook layout on your favourite furry friend, using pet themed papers and embellishments (you don’t need to bring a photo with you) Tuesday 12th June Paula Pascual 1.00 – 3.00 £9.50 Purrfect and ruff cards! Make great greetings cards using the latest cat and dog rubber stamps, papers and dies. Thursday 14th June Gaynor White 10.15 – 12.15 £9.50 Best friends! Using the fabulous Whipper Snapper range of stamps, let Gaynor bring them to life using the stamping and layering technique. Thursday 14th June Gaynor White 1.00 – 3.00 £9.50 Lean on me! One of the best Whipper Snapper designs, using the Gaynor technique make such a wonderful card, you will have to choose carefully which friend you send it to! Friday 15th June Sarah McGrath 10.15 – 12.15 £9.50 Make a date! Sarah will show you really clever ways of using date stamps, to make cards suitable for any occasion. Tuesday 19th June Lousette Ashton 10.15 – 12.15 £9.50 Designer Greetings Come and learn how to produce cards with that professional designer look using papers chosen by a true ‘professional designer’!!

Thursday 28th June Gaynor White 10.15 – 12.15 £9.50 Stamping with Anna Griffin Classic and beautiful cards made using Anna Griffin stamps and various stamping techniques.

Thursday 28th June Gaynor White 1.00 – 3.00 £9.50 Anna Griffin punches and papers Gaynor has some great card design ideas using Anna Griffin’s punches and her latest paper designs.

Friday 29th June Paula Pascual 10.15 – 12.15 £9.50 Sheer, gingham, grosgrain or silk – on your layout? Ribbons look great on any project and Paula will show you ways of using them on your scrapbook layouts for stunning results. Friday 29th June Paula Pascual 1.00 – 3.00 £9.50 Sheer, gingham, grosgrain or silk – on your cards? Ribbons don’t just look good on scrapbook layouts, they also add a wonderful finishing touch to any card idea – let Paula show you how! Saturday 30th June Jane Dean 10.30 – 3.30 £20.00 Start Scrapping!! Got a box full of photos? Got drawers of papers, albums, etc., never used? Don’t know where to start? Jane will help you to start Scrapbooking by giving you layout ideas, basic techniques and you will finally create your first page!!

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Tuesday 3rd July Special Birthdays Sarah McGrath 10.15 – 12.15 £9.50

Sarah has produced a fabulous kit enabling you to create a really clever card using card, papers, stamps and die cutting – a VERY special card! Thursday 5th July Paula Pascual 10.15 – 12.15 £9.50 Distressing techniques I Paula will show you ways of giving your papercrafting projects that shabby chic look, using inks, dyes, sandpaper, paints, etc. Thursday 5th July Paula Pascual 1.00 – 3.00 £9.50 Distressing techniques II Even more ways of recreating the vintage look on layouts, canvases, cards and more. Friday 6th July Lousette Ashton 10.15 – 12.15 Clips, tabs, pockets & fastenings Lousette has some great techniques and ways of using unusual embellishments on your cards, taking them to the next level!! £9.50

Saturday 7th July Jenny Jaye 10.30 – 3.30 £25.00 Stained glass jewellery Make the ultimate piece of jewellery using REAL glass and stained glass techniques, including soldering, grinding and cutting. BEGINNERS WELCOME! Tuesday 10th July Paula Pascual 10.15 – 12.15 £9.50 Star Book A chance to make Paula’s famous starbook!! This makes a truly unusual album to keep or a wonderful gift to give. Tuesday 10th July Paula Pascual 1.00 – 3.00 £9.50 Envelope Book The second of Paula’s special books – this one has pockets for those special hidden messages!

Thursday 12th July Theresa Spreckley 10.15 – 12.15 £9.50 Altered Art I Transform everyday objects into works of art. The morning class will be a bucket suitable for storage or a gift, using papers, rub-ons and ribbons. Thursday 12th July Altered Art II Theresa Spreckley 1.00 – 3.00 £9.50

On the afternoon class you will decorate your very own set of coasters – probably too good to put your coffee cup on!!! Friday 13th July Jane Gill 10.15 – 3.00 £20.00 ‘A Watercolour Exhibition’ Make mini works of art on your cards using watercolours, Judikins rubber stamps and gold leaf – let Jane reveal all! Saturday 14th July Stampin’ Caz 10.30 – 3.30 £20.00 Caz and friends! Caz will be using the electronic die cutter, The Cricut and the manual die cutting machine, The Cuttlebug. Come and learn tips and techniques on how to use them, plus ideas and projects to make.

ScrapFest Summer 2007
Sunday 15th July 10.00 – 4.30 Ticket only event – see online soon for details
Tuesday 17th July Sarah McGrath 10.15 – 12.15 £9.50 Bloomin’ Gorgeous Find out ways of using all those fabulous flowers and blossoms from Bazzill and Prima to embellish cards for all occasions.

Thursday 19th July Faye Spreckley 10.15 – 12.15 £9.50 Contemporary Canvases A wonderful home décor idea creating a set of 3 canvases for your wall using paints and die cutting – a chance to make your own masterpiece! Friday 20th July Sarah McGrath 10.15 – 12.15 £9.50 Multi purpose mini book Come and make a mini book which is so versatile that it can be decorated to be used for almost any occasion – let Sarah show you how!

Saturday 21st July Lydia Tapley 10.30 – 3.30 £25.00 Fabulous felt! The most amazing workshop! You will create a fabulous felt flower – from scratch – in the morning and then a mini bag in the afternoon. Book early! Friday 27th July Gaynor White 10.15 – 12.15 £9.50 2 by 2 Hoorah! These card designs are great fun and make brilliant cards to send to children. Gaynor will show you how to use stamping and the 3D decoupage technique to achieve them. Friday 27th July Gaynor White 1.00 – 3.00 £9.50 Nursery rhyme card Another card to send a child – but this time there is a hidden surprise making this a really fun card. Saturday 28th July Jenny Jaye 10.30 – 12.30 £9.50 Charmed I’m sure Beaded charms are hanging off everything at the moment, from handbags to mobile phones! So why not make your own with great ideas and techniques from Jenny. Saturday 28th July Jenny Jaye 1.30 – 3.30 £9.50 Beaded jewellery Using some of the new beads in store, create a stunning necklace which you will proud to tell everyone you made yourself! Tuesday 31st July Shimelle Laine 10.15 – 12.15 £9.50 Journaling I As they say ….Nobody does it better! Shimelle has agreed to share her expertise and talent with you showing you just how easy it is to take a layout to the next level with clever journaling! Tuesday 31st July Shimelle Laine 1.00 – 3.00 Journaling II More fantastic ideas on what to say and how to do it!!! £9.50


Thursday 2nd August Sarah McGrath 10.15 – 3.00 £20.00 A year of cards challenge A day of various card making techniques making (if you can) 12 cards, suitable for each month of the year! Friday 3rd August Gaynor White 10.15 – 12.15 £9.50

Orient Express – Outbound Beautiful oriental 3D designs. Unfortunately there is nothing ‘express’ about these cards, but the end result is well worth the wait!! Friday 3rd August Gaynor White 1.00 – 3.00 Orient Express – Return More 3D card designs using oriental stamps and backgrounds. £9.50

Saturday 4th August Jane Dean 10.30 – 3.30 £20.00 All about me! What do we all know the most about? Ourselves! So why not let Jane show you some great techniques to do a mini album telling your friends and family all about you! Tuesday 7th August Jane Gill 10.15 – 12.15 £9.50 Making cards for men! At last a chance to get some brilliant ideas on making cards for men to cover all occasions! Tuesday 7th August Jane Gill 1.00 – 3.00 Making more cards for men! More ideas on making cards with a masculine look. £9.50

Thursday 9th August Sarah McGrath 10.15 – 12.15 £9.50 Punches Make fantastic card designs using punches in a different way! You will never look at a punch in the same way again! Friday 10th August Paula Pascual 10.15 – 12.15 £9.50 Clear stamping on pages With more and more companies producing ranges of clear stamps the possibilities are endless and Paula has some great tips and techniques on how to use them on your layouts!

Friday 10th August Paula Pascual 1.00 – 3.00 £9.50 Clear stamping on cards Clear stamps are not just for scrapbooking but are brilliant to use on cards. Explore the many uses of clear stamps on cards with Paula. Saturday 11th August Stamping Caz 10.30 – 12.30 £9.50 Shaped Cards I Take a break from the norm and join Caz in making cards with a difference. You will create cards using clever folding and cutting techniques sure to impress!

Saturday 11th August Stamping Caz 1.30 – 3.30 £9.50 Shaped Cards II More unusual card ideas on creating greetings cards with a surprise element! Tuesday 14th August Sarah McGrath 10.15 – 12.15 £9.50 Scrapbooking on cards The best thing to happen to cardmaking was scrapbooking, because now we have all these fab embellishments and papers to use on your cards! Sarah has got some great ideas!! Thursday 16th August Gaynor White 10.15 – 12.15 £9.50 Gardener’s Delight – floral A chance to capture the beauty of some of the stunning flowers in the garden now, by using stamps, patterned papers silicone glue and, of course, Gaynor – to do just that! Thursday 16th August Gaynor White 1.00 – 3.00 £9.50 Gardener’s Delight – lovely bugs! Make delicate dragonflies and butterflies come to life on your cards using Gaynor’s 3D stamping technique. Friday 17th August Kassy Spires 10.15 – 3.15 £20.00 The Apprentice!! Not Alan Sugar’s, but Tim Holtz’s!! There is nothing Kassy doesn’t know about the ‘Tim Holtz effect’ after she helped him at CHA. Let her share her experience with you and teach you how to use the inks, powders and dyes, the Tim Holtz way! Saturday 18th August Jenny Jaye 10.30 – 3.30 £25.00 Candles for homes and gardens A great opportunity to have a go at making your own candles from start to finish, including citronella scented candles for the garden.

Thursday 23rd August Jane Gill 10.15 – 12.15 ‘Art Nouveau’ Elegant cards as only Jane knows how using flourishes, decorative backgrounds and swirls.


Thursday 23rd August Jane Gill 1.00 – 3.00 £9.50 An Edwardian Lady Ornate and delicate cards using techniques to give the look and feel of times gone by! Friday 24th August Shimelle Laine 10.15 – 12.15 £9.50

Great embellishments for great layouts I Ways of making your own embellishments and using them to get the best effect on your albums and layouts (You will complete one layout) Friday 24th August Shimelle Laine 1.00 – 3.00 £9.50 Great embellishments for great layouts II Even more embellishments and even more ideas on how to use them on your layouts. Saturday 25th August Cheryl Johnson 10.30 – 3.30 £20.00 Digital photography techniques and tips Top photographer Cheryl will guide you through how to get the best out of your camera and capture those moments of a lifetime just waiting to be scrapped! Tuesday 28th August Sarah McGrath 10.15 – 12.15 £9.50 It’s never too early to start! Believe it or not but Christmas stock is here and we have got some great Xmas 2007 designs for your cards to share with you! Thursday 30th August Gaynor White 10.15 – 12.15 £9.50 3D die cutting I Bring your die cuts to life by letting Gaynor show you 3D decoupage techniques with your Sissix, Cricut, Cuttlebug and QuicKutz! Thursday 30th August Gaynor White 1.00 – 3.00 3D die cutting II More ideas and designs using die cutting and the 3D decoupage technique. £9.50

Friday 31st August Sarah McGrath 10.15 – 12.15 £9.50 Cards using acetate After spending some time with Shari Carroll from Hero Arts Sarah has picked up some ideas and been really inspired using Acetate cards, papers and stamps. Let Sarah show you these fantastic card ideas.

In Store Demonstrations
With all the new products arriving in store – we will be demonstrating products and ideas EVERY SATURDAY and WEDNESDAY, between 11.00 am – 3.00 pm. So just come along

and learn about – and have a go with – the latest products on the market!

Children’s Summer Craft Club
Every WEDNESDAY afternoon from 1.30 – 3.30, throughout the summer holidays, starting Wednesday 26th July, there will be a crafting activity for children (minimum age 7). Each session will cost £9.50 and there are limited spaces so must be booked and paid for in advance – phone Sarah on 01883 730033 to book your child’s space.

New Crop Room
We have turned our lovely back room into a CROP ROOM. It will be open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10.00 am – 4.00 pm. It is open to anyone who just wants to come, perhaps with a friend and spend the day doing what you all love best – SCRAPBOOKING! The cost for the day is £10.00 but included in this is 2 tokens for tea/coffee, plus use of the tools provided, which include our Cuttlebug and Cricut. As there is limited space (maximum 8 people), please ring Sarah on 01883 730033 for availability.

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