Tuesday, 12 September 2017

My Weekend Makes

At the weekend I headed up the M40 to Redditch and a Crafting Retreat that was held by Thompson's Craft Supplies. Although most of the people stayed at the hotel where the retreat was held there were four of us that stayed at another hotel near to the venue that was a bit cheaper. Our first project was to cover a very ordinary looking A5 notebook. We used all sorts of bits and pieces to achieve the finished result, including metal embellishments, chipboard and Lindy's stamp gang sprays. Once we finished these we made flip books using 6x6 scrapbook papers.

  The following day we started with a 6x6 by 4 inched deep white boxes and we covered these in a winter theme. There were some stencils provided for our use but I had taken my own Christmas stencils so decided to use these instead. Different embellishments were provided for decoration but it was put together very much the same way as the book.After lunch on the Sunday we were given kits and instructions to make a couple of shaker cards and star wands on a Halloween theme. All too soon the weekend came to an end and it was time to drive home again.

Thanks for taking the time to look and your kind comments which are always appreciated.



Jane Willis said...

What gorgeous projects, you must have had a lovely time

Janice said...

Wow Sue, these are both fantastic makes! Sounds as though you had a fabulous crafty time.
Janice x

Aquarius said...

That sounds like a brilliant way to spend a weekend - I love the cover of the notebook and somehow a nicely decorated one is a pleasure to use rather than having a plain cover.

brenda said...

What a lot of lovely textures Sue, the tone on tone blue one is beautiful but as I adore Autumnal creations I am drawn to the first.

B x

cotnob said...

Fabulous projects Sue, lots of great texture and beautiful designs - I especially like the first one, there are so many gorgeous details.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Megan J said...

Hi Sue, sounds like a fun weekend away, love the Christmas/winter themed box you made with all the flowers and the note book looks stunning. Have a wonderful week... Megan

Darnell said...

I don't know how you make such incredible works of art, Sue! Compare these beauties to my stamped bee card today for instance, haha! I am in awe of your talent to create like this!! Hugs, Darnell

aussie aNNie said...

Sue you have excelled yourself beyond creativity, this is amazing and love the texture, colours and gorgeous outcome. Just fabulously created.xx [aNNie]

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Sue, WOW gorgeous art, they are both fantastic but I especially LOVE the top one ! Well done! xx

rachel said...

Sounds like a great weekend Sue and your projects are just fabulous! I especially love the wintry box! Big hugs rachel x

Liz said...

Amazing creations, Sue. Sounds like you had a brilliant time at the retreat. xx

Dortesjs said...

hello ;O)) great book page and I just love your 6x6 inches great colours on this.


Carol said...

I see some very beautiful messy stuff Sue. You look as though you have been having fun. Lovely though it is - and it is lovely - I'll stick to nice clean parchment.

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW these are gorgeous Sue and looks like you had a gala time
Dr Sonia