Monday, 24 October 2011

and the rest of October

Suddenly I am off to Canada for a month to look after a very close friend Sue who is very poorly with bone cancer. A month without DH LOL!!
I am busy finishing off projects I started. I finished off this Karen Burnstein mini book I did at the Cardinal Colours retreat class in Sept. I decided to do a minibook of the times I have had with Sue since we met at Teacher training college when we were 18yrs old!
Then I made the Advent tree which I bought for DGD2 (the youngest of our 6 DGC) last year.It is all ready for Dec 1st.

The LO below was the House challenge for October UKS, I don't often do this challenge but I like following sketches and this challenge had a sketch! Another Egypt LO done!!

What has happened in October?

Here I am nearly at the end of October and playing catch up on my blog once more!!
I do have an excuse that my computer was sick and I lost it for 6 days!!
At the beginning of Oct my fab group of friends who were the 365ers in 2009 met once again for a retreat, this time we were at a village called Selborne in Hampshire.
Here is a collage of the property
A collage of the messy play we did with Shirley who does fantastic altered art stuff and showed us some of her fab work and then how to emboss foil and then distress is and use inks too, It was very messy and IDON'T DO MESS!!

Some of the peeps made silly finger puppets as you can see!! Below are some photos of us scrapping and enjoying the weekend

Barbara arranged for us to do a speed scrap in and hour and here are all our LO's completed in nearly an hour!!

As well as the messy play Shirley planned a matchbox activity kit for us all do do, what fun we had dressing our model LOL!!

Alli brought instructions to make these fab snowmen below but only she and Paula did them during the weekend

Here is my speed scrap LOLOther LO's done during the weekend

WC October week 1

and WC week 2 the following week, think all our mojos have returned!

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

More of September... birthday and CC retreat and....

I am back to show you what I got up to last month!
At last the long awaited Cardinal Colours retreat arrived along with my birthday, (I am now the wrong side of 65 LOL!)
We changed hotels this year to The York hotel, Eastbourne and you can see where my room was below

and what a fab room I had. This bed all to myself :)

with views of the sea and the pier

My birthday present from my son and his partner where these fab cupcakes, enough for everyone on the retreat! Thank you Iain and Perdita xx

We had fab classes taught by SJ, Anita, Angie, Zoe and Linda and Lyn ( Lyn and Linda ) as well as Make and Takes in between classes and cropping, we were very, very busy and learnt a lot too!!

Here were my make and takes, the key ring designed and taught by Zoe, The felt brooch by Perdita and Pretty pins by Anita

We had fab teachers and here I am with Sarah Jane known as SJ.

Our crop room at 9pm on Saturday night
Here I am with Pat on RH side and Carol and then Sarah

I didn't enjoy playing Bingo!! so took myself off to a classroom to try and finish off my Flaps, Tags and Pockets album that lovely Angie took. Gosh she worked so hard and poor her I took both the minibook classes, she couldn't get rid of me!

Here I am at 10.30pm scrapping hard

Our little crowd from Cardinal Colours monthly crop, what fun and good company they were!

I forgot to say the DLO class Strike a Pose designed by Karen Burnstein was also taught by Angie and here is the finished LO

There was a lever underneath both sides of smaller photos like this below.

with a photo of DH on one side

and me and my DS1 on the other

SJ's Patchwork class LO is here I really enjoyed it and liked the finished patchwork effect.

Sept week 2 WC by Mini owner Sue who was at the retreat. I had to do this challenge before Sun evening and I did!! Beach them, colour blue included and 2 photos. Another holiday photo from Baltic cruise done :)

After the retreat I also did another WC week 4 Title with B, loads of B emebeliies and bright colours

The last weekend in Sept saw one of my Dizzy Dots team coming to the S coast to bring her eldest son to Uni, here we are together after they had popped in for an evening meal. Hope I see more of her when she comes to see her son