Sunday, 6 June 2010

Brilliant Day!

Well, the day finally arrived, and Sally, Megan and I set off to Sir Stampalot for our eagerly anticipated Blog Girl Get-together. It was lovely to be able to put faces to names (and blogs!) and spend the whole day playing, although with all the talking and laughing going on, not to mention eating (at lunchtime a delicious buffet appeared as if by magic!) some of us didn't get quite as much crafting done as we might have!

Brenda and Chris had prepared some wonderful projects for us to make, and since we wanted to try as much as possible, many of them were started and then put carefully aside to finish off at home. Chris's first demo was a really neat little album for recipes, photos, etc, with mini envelopes for pockets, then Brenda showed us how to make a lovely book/album using a new Sizzix Bigz Pro die using distressing and resist techniques. Other projects used brayering, masking and decoupage. I have yet to complete my little photo album, but have just finished the book.

(I used Distress Inks, and stamps by Hero Arts, Penny Black, Magenta, Inkadinakdo, and Crafty Individuals. The flourishes were cut with a die by Marianne Design.)

It was a very warm day, but the atmosphere of fun and camaraderie was even warmer. So to Brenda, Chris, Jules, Linda, Hayley, Rosie, Amanda, Sally and Megan, thanks for your company, and I hope you all enjoyed the day as much as I did. Thanks also to Janice and Andy for keeping the shop open for us to indulge in some retail therapy afterwards (not to mention during as well!) to everyone who contributed to lunch (Jules's heart shaped cheese scones were just to die for!) and huge thanks to Brenda and Chris for teaching us some gorgeous projects and for all their hard work which made the day such a success. Here's to the next time!


brenda said...

Hello Lynda

I am so please you enjoyed your day, I know Chris and I did and all the reports filtering through from the other girls give me impression you all want to do it again.

Your finished book looks fabulous, It's always a pleasure to see how people adapt an idea to make it their own, which to me is what crafting is all about. Now I want to make another one, to take on some of your ideas.

Many, many thanks for making the long trip to Stampalot, your good navigating and helping make it such a wonderful day.

B x

Netty said...

Beautiful book Lynne, love it. Annette x

Sally H said...

Totally stunning! I've used mine as a template and I'm starting again! Finished the other two though and Megs has made another album using DL envelopes, stuck down and cut in half. It was a fabulous day. Thanks for being my navigator!

Lisa Jane said...

How jealous am i - you spending time with Brenda and Chris ..
it sounds like you all had a wonderful time.
What a beautiful little book. The colours are exquisite and i love the butterflies.
Lisa ;)

chris said...

Hi Lynne
wow your little book looks amazing , you are such a clever lady, your work in real life was perfection with very fine detail.

And what a day it was I enjoyed every minute, thanks for your kind words too.
lots of hugs chris xx


A stunning book Lynne - sounds like you all had a perfect crafty day! Love all the details and the earthy colours.
Hugs, Sylvia xxxx

Debbie Dolphin said...

wow just love this book of inspiration its sooooo
love debbie xxx

lisa said...

I'm so glad you had a great day Lynne.
This book is amazing, what gorgeous art work you've created to fill it. I'm in awe!!! Those flourishes have just been added to my wish list, aren't they beautiful.
It's lovely to see your beautiful work again. I hope you will have a bit more "me" time now.
Hugs Lisax

Crafty Lou said...

Hi! your book is just lovely,so pretty and the soft colours are gorgeous.
What a great time you had and with such lovely crafty girls.
It was so nice to say Hi!
take care,hugs Lou.xx

Eileen said...

I am just blown away by your work, so beautiful and well finished ...I belong to a crop and we have great fun's always nice to be with crafty people ....and you could shop too!!! E xx

Jules said...

Hi Lynne

Catching up with myself at last.

What a lovely post you have written.

Your finished work looks brilliant. Love how you have decorated the tabs and your ribbons are gorgeous.

Funny how we all had the same choices but each of us did something completely different.

Have you made your scones yet?

Love Jules xx

Phree said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time! Your little book is gorgeous. Love the colours you chose to use on your pages.

Rosie (Freycob) said...

Hi lynne. It was lovely to meet you last week at Sir Stampalot. Your projects are fab!


craftimamma said...

Oooh Lynne, this is beautiful. I can see you enjoyed making it and what a keepsake it's turned out to be. I'm so envious of your day at Sir Stampalot. Fab venue and two fab tutors and wonderful company, even for the journey! What more could you ask for! I bet the day out really did you good.

Lesley Xx