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


  1. Lovely pages Lynne. I really like the patchwork one too :)

  2. wow looks like a great w/e and love the page with the hidden photos

  3. You certainly fitted a lot into your birthday month Lynne.
    The CC retreat looked fun and your bedroom was lovely. Interesting bottle of water on your table. LOL
    All the LO's ar gorgeous with some great techniques.
    Loving the cupcakes, what a lovely idea for the retreat.
    Is that Sarah with you in the photos?
    You know how nosey I am!!!!!

  4. I am glad you had a great time at your CC retreat and had a fab birthday Lynne :) Lots of great photo's, stunning LO's and fab craft work xxx