Monday, 18 June 2018

Crafting in Cumbria

Good morning crafty friends 
Another monday and another week ahead, let’s hope it’s a good one for us all. 
Hope you had a lovely weekend .
It was our monthly meet up in Cumbria on Saturday...

And what a fabulous day it was...

We started off with a warm up card using the beautiful foxgloves Stamps from Lavinia ,
Look at these beauties...

After coffee we made some backgrounds using the messy string technique....
To be honest that is what I call it, sorry not sure if it has a technical name,
It is a technique that I used to do in school , with the children and with the cubs, I had forgotten about it , and 
then saw a video on Facebook , and it reminded me...
It is such a fun , oh and messy thing to do...
We made so many backgrounds , 
And found out just ‘how long a piece of string is ‘ 

The hall floor was covered with them 

Whilst they were drying , 
We made a card using Mr Badger....

These are gorgeous ladies, 

We were all ready for some lunch , and then made our background into a card 

There are many possibilities with these prints, but I decided to go with the underwater theme, 

These two designs had glossy Accents on.  So they were drying 

I love these ladies...
I am so proud of the way you embrace new techniques and just have a go...
We had a new lady join us, which is always lovely ,
and a couple of our regulars who were unable to come,,
We did miss you ladies and gent 
See you next month..
As always , our final make was an ATC 
These are great fun and it is so lovely to be able to take home a piece of art made by a friend. 
Some of the ladies who didn’t make the class posted their ATC’s so that they can still join in the swap..
I am so proud of the way this group of Crafters are so friendly, generous and really make our workshop such 
a fabulous experience 

I am building up such a great collection of art work made by my lovely friends 
Makes me so happy..
Still no news on the house...
It really is taking its toll on us all, so maybe a few days away are needed...
I will schedule some blog posts , including one on the messy string ...
So keep popping back  
Have a great week all..

Much love and hugs 
Jo. xxxx


  1. Have a lovely break Jo, you deserve it xx

  2. Great day and great company. Have a good break.

  3. What lovely creations Jo. Looks like you all had a lot of fun xxx

  4. What an amazing collection of cards and designs. Have been seeing the string technique popping up for a while now so will be giving that a try as it looks so good. Sorry to hear your house is still not going well, make sure you enjoy your time away. Xx