Yesterday was spent in County Durham at a little village called Snods Edge. Mum and I were picked up at 7-30am by another docrafter Mandy an we set off on an adventure. We were going to the Geordieland ATC meet! Had an amazing day with the most fantastic company. We did challenges, swapped atcs, chatted, more swapping, more chatting, some eating, make and takes more swapping and more eating before setting off back home about 4-30pm.
I ran one of the make and takes which was "distressing" this was the Christmas atc they made using distress inks and distressed embossing powder. The ink coloures are old paper, frayed burlap and spiced marmalade for the edges inking and for the Santa tattered rose, fired brick, faded jeans and peeled paint used as a watercolour.The Santa is a paperartsy stamp set just the right size for an atc!
Cazro who organised the meet made me this most gorgeous tag - I feel so privileged that she went to the trouble to consider not just the colours I would like but also the texture - isn't it brilliant!
This is the fabulous gift I received from a hugely talented and all round gorgeous lady called Bobs!
The list is endless of who to thank for it so i will just give a massive THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for a really lovely day xx
Then today I was up early to do a breakfast workshop at The great Northern Papercraft Extravaganza. I had told myself I wouldn't do it this time as I knew I would be shattered however when I found out Dyan was doing paints I could not resist - well to be honest it was a no brainer cos when I clicked the link from her blog to book a places (as soon as reading it!) I had done it before I had given it any thought.
I do love Dyans classes - Im not ashamed to say she is the reason I love messy stuff more than anything else - I play because of her and got all my inking and messy knowledge from her - not to mention some fabby scrapbooking LO when she ran her scrapbooking club. EDIT * I also met the fabulous Emma my fellow DT member from Tuesday Taggers*( soz Emma )
Well today we made a textured tag - not quite finished so not here to show you but I did buy some paints so you will be seeing more of it! And some of the fabby new papers too! check out the Website at Art from the Heart
Then after the class I met Chantelle AKA Angelwhispers - who recognised me from the blog - bless i felt so famous for all of 2 seconds :0) Fabby to meet you Chantelle and I hope we can meet again at the next one in a planned way. Hope it lived up to your excitement xx and let us see what goodies you succumbed to xx
After that I only had an hour before going back out to my Hubby - he was my chauffeur today - its a pain not being able to drive! I promised him I would be no longer then he was cross with me that i woke him up from having a nap! MEN! Still back to the show - I had a wander around my favourite stands - no time to do the lot in an hour! So I visited Ian and Jill at The Stampman and OMG I checked out Debbies cards - they were absolutely gorgeous - I feel this set is a must but I was on a mission today so didnt succumb too much - only a set of woodware stamps, 2 Tim Holtz masks and a gorgeous pink suitcase! Watch out for Jills work over on Tuesday Taggers the week after next - she has a gorgeous project up her sleeve - Thanks Jill xx
Then onto Craftwork cards - just a couple of card bits from there - on to the magazine deal and got 5 for a fiver Fab! Then I hit Dys stall. Again I was focused - just some paper - the new ones - one of the Christmas stamp sets from a few years ago and the claudine helmuth paints we had been using today. I was restrained and bought 3 colours but to be honest Im going back in 2 weeks for the Ranger weekend so am likely to get more LOL.
From there I went to dimension fourth - lovely stamps but nothing shouted at me today - onto Little Claire's stamps where I bought 2 promarkers and a new build your flower die - fabulous that's going to get used tomorrow! Then on to Once Upon a Stamp but they didn't have the nestie set I wanted so nothing there but I did buy a stamp from the new Lily of the Valley range and 4 more promarkers. So that was it - no time to watch demos and be swayed to buy things I didnt want ( well ok strictly speaking the Lily of the valley stamp and flower die were not on my list) so I think I have been restrained - not a bad lot of stash in an hour!
Back home so tired I fell asleep and had a 2 hour kip - whoops and now i have an appointment with the ironing board LOL. Both my sons are heading off to Uni next weekend so lots to do. You will remember the traumas of James' auditions from earlier this year well he heads off the Brunel Uni in Uxbridge, London next Sunday and Tom returns to Bangor for his final year - what a quiet house we will have!
So a hugely busy but fabulous weekend full of the stuff i like to do - meeting friends, learning and crafting! Hope your weekend has been as successful