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Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Craft Retreat 1 - 2019 - Post#4

Hello, all you crafters out there...

This is my fourth and final post about the retreat we have just been on



We all had a brilliant time and are looking forward to the next one in June...

Just to round up - it is always great to meet up with friends (old and new), craft all weekend, chat, eat and drink, stay in pleasant surroundings, have time to get out and about...

We exchange swap books (you will find more information about these on the website), we have a raffle (lots of lovely prizes - crafty and general), and we have a sales table.

The sales table consists of our pre-loved items or anything crafty that we might have to sell.

I had some packs of plant pot/planter card kits to sell.
This is my example of how they might be used:


Nicola took some and her Brownies made these:



Jo took some and used them for an Easter Fayre.



Ina took some and 60 were made at her daughter's school!


I came home with a new stamp set - I will show you what I make with it soon!!


You will find more photos of the retreat on the facebook group...


Happy Crafting!


Craft Retreat 1 - 2019 - Post #3

Hello, all you crafters out there...

This is my third post about the retreat we have just been on



We all had a brilliant time and are looking forward to the next one in June...

On the second day we had two workshops - one using various techniques for 'toppers' and one making interactive cards.

 This post is about the techniques workshop.

We made an envelope folder to display and keep examples of the three techniques.


The first technique was black ice.


Here are some photos from the retreat - everyone is having fun with this technique!

















The next techniques were Emboss Resist and Glaze Resist .


For the glaze we actually used clear shoe polish - found in our goody bags.
 The ribbon and tassel were also gifts in the goody bags.


I was also delighted to find two tiny envelope die cuts in my good bag - perfect embellishmnets for a couple of ATCs!!


You will find more photos of the retreat on the facebook group


Happy Crafting!


Monday, 1 April 2019

Craft Retreat 1 - 2019 - Post #2

Hello, all you crafters out there...

This is my second post about the retreat we have just been on



We all had a brilliant time and are looking forward to the next one in June...

On the second day we had two workshops - one using various techniques for 'toppers' and one making interactive cards.

 This is one of the interactive cards:



This is the card front:


Pull the tag and the mechanism makes a flamingo pop out in the circle:





In another card we concentrated on the surprise inside - this is how I finished the front:



But on opening it becomes:











You will find more photos of the retreat on the facebook group


Happy Crafting!

Craft Retreat 1 - 2019 - Post #1

Hello, all you crafters out there...

I would just like to blog a few posts about the retreat we have just been on



We all had a brilliant time and are looking forward to the next one in June...

On our tables we all had a lovely goody handbag and a Unicorn bag :


The handbags were made by Elaine and this is what Sheila had in hers:


On Day One we made a rotating crafting tote and here are some photos...











You will find more photos on the facebook group

Happy Crafting!


Saturday, 1 December 2018

Galaxy Background

I had my first go at a galaxy background in Mickey's workshop
 at one of the UK Stampers Network retreats last year.

 Since then I have seen a few on You Tube - and then the other day I made a tag with a galaxy background that I had made.

  I was quite pleased with it so... I decided to make it into a video:

 Here is the video:


 Thank you for watching!

You will see this tag...


You will see the background to this card...


Happy Crafting!