Friday 1 November 2013

Another retreat under my belt

Hi all

Last weekend I went to another retreat..this time a private one in Whitstable on the Kent Coast..not that I saw much of it.. I spent all weekend cloistered in a room with 9 other scrapaholics! lol

We had such a laugh and the hostess of the B & B looked after us VERY well. It is called Hillview Bed and Breakfast and she can accommodate crafting weekends if anyone is interested. Here is her website. Crafting weekends are a new enterprise for her and she did it extremely well. Jane can accommodate up to 10 people with space for all of you to crop in a big, bright sunny room with plenty of natural light and views over fields beyond if you want to allow yourself to be distracted. There is also room to store all your totes and stash too!!  and her food is to die for! Thanks to Jane and the organiser for making it a really special weekend. 

Anyway... over to the actual cropping! lol

Here are a couple of my favourite LO's that I made. I made 11 in total and two circle journal pages, 6 Christmas decorations and I altered a wooden box with texture paste etc for a challenge. I kept it simple as I haven't worked with it before and I don't really do heavily embellished stuff although some of the other ladies boxes were AMAZING! 

Here is a LO I made for an album I am doing for my Mum for Christmas... well.. what else do you give an 83 year old for Christmas? 

This was taken at my sons wedding in June and she is shown with my sister, Christine, too. I found all the papers for this in a scrap box that we all added to over the weekend.. which I thought was pretty amazing 'cos the whole thing was free to make! Result!

and here is another one I particularly liked as it is so bright and cheerful... I am currently loving yellow.. it seems so in vogue right now... is anyone else finding that too?

I love the combination of the yellow and black with the grey and white to break it all up. How about you?

Finally.. below is another one that met the criteria of  a challenge that I was set. I had to create a LO with a film title (Laughter in Paradise was apparently a film in 1951!), include some washi tape, (the flag poked behind the rosette), include three resin flowers and finally to include some punched elements (I think you can see them for yourself!) 

I had such a job choosing which ones to display here, so I hope you like what I've done.. I will try to upload more when time allows. 

Have a great weekend crafting everyone. Take care if you're having fireworks! 


  1. Wow, I can't believe you did so much in one weekend...Amazing ! Love your yellow layout, it all works really well. Especially like the 2 different sized photos.
    Karen x

  2. Wow some fabulous scrapping there, Elaine.
    Sue x

  3. Another brilliant weekend of scrappy creativity. LOVE the yellow page and am impressed with the beautiful page punched from scraps - so clever. Glad you had a good time.