Thursday, 30 December 2010

~Important Information~


We have decided to cancel our next crop date of the 3rd April 2011. We have made this decision based on the fact that on the same day it is Mothers Day! So to avoid disappointment to those who may miss out, whilst spending time with their families, we have made the decision to re schedule.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused, we will re post when we have decided to re schedule the next event for in due cause.

To those that pre booked for the next event on the day in November; the discount offers that you booked for will still apply for next time. Payments are no longer required on the specified date, but two weeks before the next confirmed date instead.

Stay tuned here, for more details.
If you have any concerns or questions then please feel free to contact us:

Thank you for your understanding with this matter.

See you in 2011! Happy new year from the Big Event Team!

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

If you missed out...

..if you were too far away or couldn't make it on the's a chance to catch up with what we were up to...

Our left over kits from the day are currently avalible to purchase from here at £9.00 + postage. These kits were used to make the following classes...

Gift boxes class by Karen Leonard

Non - Christmas themed layout by Wendy McKee

and a Christmas themed layout by Lou Collins.
The kits will include the handouts for each of these classes.
Thank you!

Monday, 29 November 2010


...was the very first Big event..and although unfortunately some were unable to attend because of this...

...from the feedback that we received we all still had a great day! Despite the weather the hall was nice and warm and full of busy scrappers and a selection of shops. We had our four different classes..which all went down well..
Lots of busy scrappers in the main hall, while others were busy in classes...

Karen's gift boxes class in progress...

Thank you to those of you that came along on the day and those that couldn't make it, we hope to see you next time. We can confirm that we have another event taking place on..
Sunday 3rd April 2011
The same payment option applies..
£8 - Pre Book and Pre Pay -£8
Pre Book and Pay on the day -£10
We will be changing the format of the day slightly, using our feedback forms from yesterday, with the hope to continue improving our events!
Open for bookings for the next! We hope to see lots of you there next time!

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Is everyone ready for tomorrow?
We are all packed and ready to load the car up!
Let's hope this snow doesn't cause us any problems...
Emails will not be checked after 8pm tonight, so if you need to conatct us, please use the number the sidebar on the right hand side of your screens..
Drive safley and we will see you in the morning- we hope your looking forward to it!
The Big Event Team

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

A Giveaway..

On the day we will have a small selection of scrapbooking shops including:

as well as the yviemarie Cupcakery...a small cake stall..with a selection of yummy cakes available.

Something a little different, that we hope you will enjoy!!

A big thank you to the lovely Yvie from yviemarie Cupcakery who is offering all of you a chance to win a free box of her cupcakes to take away on the day...

Here's how to enter...
Simply visit the yviemarie blog here and leave a comment on your ultimate cupcake flavour! Be sure to do this by Friday evening as she will randomly select a winner ready for Sunday!
Best of luck and thank you Yvie for your generosity and for being a part of our event!
The Big Event Team

Monday, 22 November 2010

Debbie's Beginners Class..

Were back again, with Debbie's beginners class!
Debbie (also one of our event organisers) has created 2 simple page layouts for our beginners class...

This class, will be a little different to the others, like the other classes you will have the opportunity to create these layouts, but you will also be taught how to sort your photographs and how to create simple pages using different tools.
Tools will be provided for this class..if you are taking part you will need 3 portrait Christmas themed photos for one layout. For the second you will need 3 portrait and one landscape picture - Debbie has used 'snow themed' pictures but the layout is quite versatile and normal photos could also be used.
*Please note - we have had lots of questions regarding booking classes - you do not need to pre book these, you will be able to do this on the day. We wanted to show you all of the classes and give you details of what pictures to bring etc, so you can decide which ones you would like to do and be prepared for them, I hope this helps! *
The Big Event Team

Wendy's Layout Sneak Peak...

Today were popping in to show you Wendy's sneak picture of her layout class..

It looks fab doesn't it? If you would like to take part in Wendy's layout class on the day, you will need 1 6x4 landscape picture. Wendy's layout is not a Christmas themed layout, so your picture can be anything!
Although our kit is using the Echo Park range, everybody loves Christmas, the reverse of the papers are all normal patterned papers rather than a Christmas theme, So this layout shows, just how versitile it can be.
Unfortunatly due to circumstances beyond Wendy's control, she will be unable to attend on the day..disapointing we know :( but the class will still go ahead, but be taught instead by the Big Event Team!
Thank you Wendy for creating this class for us!
The Big Event Team

Sunday, 21 November 2010

One Week..

Well, it's one week today until our event!
Who's excited? The Big Event Team certainly are..we have been busy today getting everything ready, newsletters, printing lots and lots of instruction sheets for our classes and wrapping up our 'lucky dip' prizes!
This week we will be filling you in on our final classes by Wendy and our beginners class by Debbie.
So far we have shown you Lou's class and Karen's class. Can I also take this opportunity to remind you that if you would like to take part in Lou's class you will need one portrait 6x4 Christmas themed picture.
Karen's gift boxes class will not require anything, all resources will be provided and the materials used are entirely from the kits.
All of the ladies that have booked will be recieving an email later in the week to remind you of everything that you will need to know for the day.
If anyone has any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us!
We do also have literally a couple of spaces left to anyone that is thinking about coming along, but has yet to book..get in touch with us as soon as you can!
We look forward to seeing you on the day!
The Big Event Team

Monday, 15 November 2010

Karen's Gift Boxes Class

Continuing with our sneak peak pictures of our classes, today I would like to show you a sneak of Karen's homemade gift boxes class...

It really is absolutely stunning and a great class for the run up to Christmas!
You can see Karen's blog here.
Thank you Karen for an amazing class, were really looking forward to seeing it!
Check back soon for the next sneak peak!
*Edited to add - No photos needed, all resources included in our kits*
The Big Event Team

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Lou has been busy...

...Creating her layout for her class on the is her sneak peak picture..

Lou's class is a Christmas themed layout using our kit. Her layout also features some handmade flowers, which she will be teaching a tutorial on as well. I have seen the full layout and it is gorgeous!
Thank you Lou for a great class!
Stay tuned over the next couple of weeks for the sneak peaks of our remaining 3 classes..
*Edited to add - Lou's class is a Christmas themed layout, so you will need a Christmas themed picture, she has used a 6x4 portrait black and white photo.*
  • Kit
  • Leaf and Tab Punch (Some Provided)
  • Foam Pads and Wet Glue
  • Black Pen
  • Thread
  • Water Spritzer (Some Provided)
  • Usual Cropping Tools
The Big Event Team

Friday, 29 October 2010

~Our Kits~

Sneak Peaking our kits...

So here's the sneak peak of our kit...
The kit will come with enough products to create 3-4 layouts/projects. We are using the Echo Park range Everybody Loves Christmas...
The kits will include:

All of the kit contents will be supplied by Papermaze

On the day we will have 4 different classes taught by our talented designers that we introduced to you a few weeks ago. The designers will be using the kits to create their projects. These kits will be availible to purchase on the day at a cost of £9.00 each.

We hope that you like the kit, as much as we do! We can't wait to see what our designers will be doing with this space...


The Big Event Team

Monday, 11 October 2010

Introducing our Guest Designers ~ Wendy McKee

Today I would like to introduce you to our final Guest Designer...
Wendy McKee

About Wendy

'...Hi My name is Wendy...I live in a small town in the south east of England...right near the sea. I live here with my husband of 10 years and my gorgeous 6 year old boy. I have been scrapbooking for over 6 years now, since I went to a creative memories party at my sister's work and I have made some amazing friends along the way. I very quickly accumulated enough stuff to fill a scrapbooking room and spend as much time in there as possible. I love making pages, cards or anything that I can find that can be altered in some way!

When I am not in my scrapbooking room I can be found taking photos of everything...reading or trying to beat my son at Monopoly.

I have been lucky to design for several companies over the last few years...i am proud at the moment to design for American Crafts, Zva Creative, My Scrapbook Nook, Midnight Rooster and also for Papermaze. I am looking forward to seeing you all at the big event...Wendy x'

Thank you Wendy for being a part of our fab team! We are really looking forward to seeing your class!

Ok so in our next post, we will be sneaking a peak at our kit, which our designers will be using to create their classes! This will be optionally availible for purchasing on the day as well.

See you soon!
The Big Event Team

Friday, 8 October 2010

Introducing our third Guest Designer ~ Debbie Logan

Good Morning, today I am going to introduce you to our third Guest Designer...

Debbie Logan

About Debbie

'Hi, I'm Debbie and I live in Suffolk with my partner Alan. I have always loved photography and being creative, I have now been scrapbooking for around 20 years. I first discovered scrapbooking when I saw a Creative Memories stall at The Suffolk showground. I was immediately hooked and signed up to be a Creative Memories consultant. I spent several years as a consultant and in that time I introduced numerous people to the craft of scrapbooking. I have run workshops and classes and visited WI groups to talk about scrapbooking. I have recently completed my first digital album of a holiday to Canada, which I really enjoyed doing. I am really looking forward to teaching at this event!'

Thank you Debbie for being part of the team! Debbie is also part of the organising team, so she will certainly be a familiar face on the day!

We will be back soon with our forth and final designer!


The Big Event Team

Introducing our Guest Designers ~ Karen Leonard

Today we continue to welcome our Guest Designers and today I would like to introduce you to...
Karen Leonard
About Karen

'Hi I'm Karen and I live in Suffolk, with my husband, two teenage daughters and Bazzil our dog.
I discovered scrapbooking in 2006, and was so happy to have found something which satisfied my craving for 'sticking and glueing'; something me and my eldest daughter used to do for hours when she was a toddler!
I've always enjoyed craft activities of some sort or another, and have my friend Evelyn to thank for introducing me and my girls to scrapbooking.
I've been lucky enough to have worked with Vanessa and Lesley at Papermaze in Otley, for nearly 4 years, in which time I have learnt so much and met some amazing people with a real passion for paper. I have enjoyed designing several Layout kits for the monthly crop and creating pages to display on the shop walls, which hopefully provided some inspiration for customers.
I love making pages with layers and 3D elements, generally ones I have made myself. I don't tend to buy ready made embellishments so my kits and projects are usually very 'D.I.Y'!
If there was one product I couldn't do without, it's ink pads; I don't think I could create a page without inking some edges!
I'm very much looking forward to designing a project for a class at 'The Big Event'.'

Thank you Karen for being a part of our team, and we are very much looking forward to your class!

Check back tomorrow, for our next guest designer!


The Big Event Team

Monday, 4 October 2010

Introducing our Guest Designers ~ Louise Collins

I am very pleased to begin introducing our guest designers...The guest designers will be teaching classes on the day, using the kit that will be available to purchase. More details on the kit over the next few weeks. But now, lets introduce you to our first designer..

Louise Collins

About Lou

'Hi, my name is Lousie and I am married with two young children, plus two older stepchildren.

I have been scrapping for two years, and was a card maker two years prior to this. I have appeared live on QVC's Craft show, and was awarded 'Scrapbooker of the Year Runner-Up' by The Scrapbook Magazine in 2009. I am now part of the Scrapbook Magazine's Design Team, and although I have designed for kit companies, I am currently concentrating on my new job, working for Papermaze!

I have two styles which I often use, which are: distressed and flowery, and bold and masculine! They are total opposites so I tend to alternate between the two. I love to use white space on a page, and like to add little finds such as clothing tags, barcodes, pins, buttons and labels.'

Thank you Lou for being part of the Team we look forward to seeing your class!

Keep checking back over the next few days to see the rest of our designers.

The Big Event Team

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

We are up and Running!!!

Well, this event has been in the pipeline for the last few months and I am soo happy to say that we are up and running!

All of the key information that you need to know is on the slidebar down the right hand side of your screen. But I am more than happy to answer any questions that you might have. You can email me, by clicking on the link in the sidebar on the right hand side. Or copy and paste the address into your usual email account - You can also contact us via phone- you can call, text or leave a voicemail on 07790457555.

As you can probably see, this event is a scrapbooking crop day. But like no other, we will have lots of exciting activities, demonstrations and a raffel to keep you busy as well as an optional kit, local shops and of course your own scrapping to be getting on with.
The day will have a laid back feel to it, all of the demonstrations/classes will be optional for you to take part in. We have a totally seperate room for this and you can take part in as little or as many of them as you like. Or of course you can just craft in your own space and time with lots of like minded people around you.

I could really go on forever, we have lots to look forward to! Over the next couple of months I will be keeping you updated with news on the planning of the event. Such as introducing our guest designers, showing sneaks of the kits and our designers classes using the kit. So keep checking back regularly!

Anyway we have a Venue, a date and a time!
Venue - Henley Community Centre, Church Meadows, Henley, Ipswich, Suffolk IP6 0RP
Date - Sunday 28th Novemeber 2010
Time - 9.30am - 5pm

Prices - we have 2 payment options which are detailed in the right sidebar. A pre pay option is availible which will require sending a cheque to us via post for £8. Or if you would rather pay on the day it will be £10. This price includes your crop fee, taking part in as many classes as you wish to, access to various scrapbooking stores all under one roof and unlimited teas, coffees and squashes to drink. Please note that it is essential to pre-book your space via phone or email to secure your space.

I look forward to seeing lots of you there! Remember to keep checking back here for regular updates on the event.

Anna x