Monday, 20 August 2012

More London 2012

Today saw Michelle and I head for the hills in search of a gorgeous retreat in Calderdale.
I very stupidly did not take photos of the amazing views we were surrounded with nor the amazing workroom we were given tour of but quite honestly the day was bliss.

We have found the most amazing friends through crafting.  You know the sort of folks who its just easy to be with, where deep and meaningful conversations can happen in amongst the delight of a gorgeous stamp, sheet of paper or new technique.  Where just being you is the only thing they want you to be.  Today was a day for sharing that sort of time with that sort of friends - priceless!

Michelle chose the project and brought some gorgeous hearts she had bought a few Christmas' ago.  They were lovely as they were but also begged to be altered and alter we did.
With a little help from my red, white and blue box that has my British supplies in it  

 We inked, stamped, cut out, sanded, glued and fiddled till we were happy with our hearts.  All the while laughing, chatting, being deep and meaningful, daft and frivolous and generally enjoying the ease of the company and beautiful surroundings and mine ended up like this.

I'm cross I didn't take photos because at lunchtime we sat really quiet, looking around at the beauty surrounding us and do you know the only sound I could hear was...................

My tinnitus! Yes it was so far into the beautiful Calderdale countryside the sounds of the town were not to be heard.  What a joy to share such a wonderful day with such special friends.

Huge thanks Michelle, Pam and Alison xxxx

I'd like to enter this into the Simon says stamp No Rules challenge here
Hope your day was great x
Thanks for stopping by


  1. Love the heart.

    Sounds like you had a super time.

    Toni xx

  2. Your British heart is wonderful! And I like your art piece, too! haha Seriously...I loved reading about your adventures with Michelle. Half the fun of creating is doing it with someone, solving all of the world's problems through conversation and sharing funny stories. I really do like your heart creation. Very British and very pretty. Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  3. Sounds like you had a great time janet. Love your fabulous heart, very inspiring. Hope you are well xx

  4. Sounds idyllic! Your heart project is gorgeous too. Friends, Crafting and beautiful surroundings... sounds perfect!

  5. Great job Clarky - am glad you had such a lovely time!

  6. What a sweet heart! Love the way you have collaged the london elements together! Beautiful! Glad you joined us at Simon Says Stamp and Show.

  7. Love the heart!! Very muted and vintage, gorgeous shades !! Trish xx


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