Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Scrapstars April 2012


Well I had a hectic few weeks prior to the retreat and not through retreat work, but family commitments, I'll refer back to them later, but I just have to tell you all about the Scrapstars weekend retreat. I had a fab time (except for the fact that we only had 5 hours sleep on Friday and Saturday night) if I seemed a little "grey" on Sunday, that is the reason, but everything else went superbly. That's what you get when you deal with a bunch of professional, so my thanks go out to the wonderful teachers, Lida, Kirsty, Emma and Jolan. Their projects were fantastic and the ladies were a fantastic bunch again, we had 5 newbies, and they all said they had a fantastic time and asked "when's the next one". We even managed to sort any lighting problems with some funky lights that my husband hired for me, although I did suggest to the girls that they might like to alter the bases as a challenge as they were a little ugly ! Also thanks to Kate and Nicky from Bellaboo for bringing the shop. Our pre retreat challenge was to alter a match box (the large cooks type) and some of the entries were stunning, of course they were all lovely and unique and one of our new ladies Brenda won that particular challenge, we also has sketch challenge, make and takes, raffle and of course bingo, the Saturday night flies by, here are a few photo's of the matchboxes ....

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

I have a cold ....


I can't believe i have a stinkin cold, mind you better this week than next. I have just had a little break in Portugal, and haven't been near anyone but my hubby Craig so I think I have picked this little bug up from the plane on the way home, that's what you get from sharing your air with 300+ people! Never mind it's not too bad but my throat is sore too. I have had a busy few weeks and haven't done much crafting :( but I am on the home straight for the April retreat on the 20th, it means i am going to have a busy week and a half up to the 20th but then as well as being the organiser, I will be able to join in with the classes, and create some amazing projects :) Just before i went away i also completed my first Stampin Up workshop woop woop, thanks to my friend Val for holding it for me, and thanks to Lesley for helping me at it. It went really well and two more ladies have booked workshops for May and June. I will post some pictures a little later of some bits and pieces i made before |i went away so watch this space .....
Beautiful Spring Flowers (March 2012).