Good afternoon all and thanks for popping in again. I am going to try a full blog post today. So wish me luck .
I am really hoping that this new app will work and that I can keep on blogging .
As promised I have more photos from our retreat last weekend in Cumbria.
As part of the goody bags the ladies had an apron each...these were created by my lovely friend Debbie...and what a great job she made..
(She also decorates T shirts, bags, xmas stockings etc, so if you need her , I can put you in touch )
We started our Christmas themed retreat on Saturday morning with a Christmas card...well I have to get mine made somehow..
These are fab ladies,
After coffee we repeated the design onto tissue paper and then embedded it into a candle...this really is a wonderful technique
I just love these .
Then after lunch we used the same Clarity Stamps and mask but this time we made a ‘faux velvet ‘card
Look at all those sumptuous colours.
After coffee and cake we use distress Oxide inks to make a piece of background card ready to stamp on the following day..
At the end of day one , some ladies had to leave and go home and others stayed at the hall.
We had a lovely talk from Rachel about Tropic skin care and a few of us had a relaxing facial.
There was lots of laughter and chatting,,., some food and soon it was time for us all to say goodnight
Day two, soon arrived and it was great to see everyone again.
We spent the day decorating a festive wreath, I had designed these and had them made.
We added white gesso, Oxide ink, some gilding wax..
There were fir cones, ribbon and lots of Christmas embellishments.
I do love the Tim Holtz Pointsettia die
It was so good to see how everyone created their own design
Unfortunately the photos really don’t do these justice...they were all stunning
Each and everyone a delight...
We had more tea and cake,,,I am sure I put at least a few pounds on....
And a quick bonus card to finish
I can honestly say that it was an absolute delight to spend two days with such fabulous people...
Karl, Sheila, and Peter were such great helpers...
I couldn’t have done it without them ,
I must admit I was shattered by the time we got home on Sunday evening...
The ladies must be mad because they have asked for another one next Spring....!!!!
Ok then...let’s fix a date...
I hope you have enjoyed a little look at our mad weekend...there were a few outtake photos...
But then what happens at craft class , stays at craft class.... you all know that...
Better get on , I have a chilli to cook..
Take care all.
Much love and hugs