Tuesday, 28 March 2017

What a weekend...

Hi everyone and thanks for popping in... hope you had a lovely weekend.

It was a very busy one for me, but such fun...

On Friday Karl and me drove up to Glasgow , and how lovely it was to be driving in spring sunshine. We met up with Emma and a couple of the ladies, had a good catch up and then it was off to bed .

Saturday morning arrived and so did the crafters. It is so good to meet new ladies but to see some of our regular crafty friends too..

We split into two groups, now Emma will tell you all about her Groovi, Parchment workshop...

So I will concentrate on the Mixed Media workshop today .

The ladies all had goody bags waiting for them,


Hope you like my design....They were made by my lovely friend Debbie, who also decorates t-shirts, sweatshirts if you need any , just let me know and I will put you in touch...

One of the items in the goody bags was this set of fabulous new Clarity Stencils....I really needed a script and a feather , so thanks Barbara, Paul and Jim for making them for me...

They are great to use with ink, paint and grunge paste...and it was GP that we used with them to make our book covers

Look at these beauties...

Honestly , the photo really doesn't do them justice , I was blown away by the fantastic designs.

Whilst we were waiting for various bits to dry we used some of the backing papers from our goody bags and covered a lovely little pencil pot...

Which just happens to be perfect for Clarity brushes

Look at what the ladies made,

And they looked brilliant with Groovi tools in too...

Such brilliant little pots and useful too....

When we left the building , the sun was shinning , and that really was the icing on the cake...

Oh did I say cake, thanks Eileen for all the yummy cakes that you made...

( Honestly I always put weight on at workshops...)

Some crafters who lived locally went home , and others went back to various hotels. Some of us went for a curry and catch up...but it was soon bedtime and time to put the clocks forward.....oh that hour made so much difference .... note to self ....before booking a retreat check that the clocks don't go forward.........

I am still playing catch up with jobs so I will tell you all about Sunday's workshop tomorrow..

Have a lovely day and enjoy some sunshine,..

Much love and hugs

Jo. xxxxx



  1. Looks like a great time was had by all. Well done to both you and Emma. Wish I could have been there to join in, maybe next year.

    1. Thanks Maggie, it really was amazing...and some of our Cumbria ladies came up to join we are now hatching plans for a Cumbria retreat in

  2. Thanks for a fab time Jo. Really love my little notebook, and will definitely be doing one again - fab for using up some of those embellishments and bits I've had forever! Hope to come down again soon x

    1. Thanks Susan, so glad that you like your book, and even better that you want to make another one. It was brilliant to spend time with you and being able to catch up. We definitely need to do it all

  3. Wow! These are so amazing, loving the stencils, (hope they are available to buy) your classes always make such great items I bet everyone goes away proud of their makes. Xx

  4. Fantastic projects and great work from the ladies who joined you. Looks like you all had fun. xxx