Sunday, 31 January 2010
Tuesday, 26 January 2010
Sunday, 24 January 2010
Friday, 22 January 2010
COME AND RELAX AT OUR SEASIDE RETREAT!
Cardinal Colours is absolutely delighted to invite you to our very first retreat on the south coast. We are having a crafty weekend with something for both scrapbookers and cardmakers alike. In fact anyone fancying a relaxing time away with like minded, crafty individuals will have a great, fun break.
We will have the run of The Chatsworth Hotel, right on the seafront at Eastbourne, from 2.00 pm Friday, 17th September through to 4.00 pm Sunday 19th September.
What an ideal time to recharge your batteries if you’ve exhausted yourself looking after children in the school holidays. All meals and refreshments are included - full English breakfasts, buffet lunch on Saturday and roast lunch on Sunday, two 3 course dinners and teas/coffees mid-morning and mid-afternoon. There will be a vegetarian option available too.
We have a full timetable of classes, with separate ones for scrapbooking and cardmaking, demonstrations and make & takes running from the Friday afternoon right through to Sunday.
The fabulous Karen Burniston will be designing a class especially for us and you can get a feel for her work on her blog here
You will have the choice of 3 classes with kits being provided and there will be raffles and games throughout the weekend too, with the Grand Raffle Prize being a Cricut Die Cutting Machine. It’s a free draw so any guest will have the chance to win this
The cost for all this is just £259 per person for a twin shared room and £289 for a single occupancy double room. We do have a limited number of small single rooms at £239 per person . We also have 3 twin rooms with an extra bed so 3 people could share at £245 per person You can reserve your place on payment of a £39 non-refundable deposit and payment terms are available. Some places have already been taken so to express an interest and find out more about the classes and teachers, please contact Jill at firstname.lastname@example.org We are really looking forward to seeing you.
Teachers will be confirmed soon but we are proud to say that Zoe Pierson and Shimelle Laine will be amongst our talented teachers
Wednesday, 20 January 2010
The technique is using a template (12x12 with Swirls). I used it as a stencil with colourbox queues chalks.
These pictures were taken when we went Zorbing October 2007. I had bought Robert a zorbing experience for Christmas so we booked a long weekend in Swanage and went to ZorbSouth, just outside Dorchester, on the Saturday afternoon.
I tried to use a technique I've seen Anita use to make paper rosettes, I think perhaps a few more layers would have been better though.
I crumpled the paper, used a Heidi Swapp edge distresser to roughen the edges then inked over
Tuesday, 19 January 2010
Anita had saved me some of her class kits and below are my efforts.
I changed the design of this one and used a template (thanks Lynn) to create the circle.
Anita's gold paint dauber was used around the edges. She showed me how me make these fabulous poinsettias which I added gold card candy in the centre.
The kit included the green swirls and some buttons which I stuck on to look like berries.
The snowflakes are Bazzil strips which I tinted with colourbox queue chalks, along with the edges of the base card which is embossed bazzill.
2nd kit, featured this lovely origami tree - I was very impressed with this - thanks Anita for showing us how to make it. Embellished with card candy and glitter it makes quite an impression on the page. I think I may start making some Christmas cards early with this technique :)
Monday, 18 January 2010
Wednesday, 6 January 2010
The line through the middle is my shadow as it was taken in the dark tonight :)
And....what Jess thinks of it! :)
Seriously though, had a really bad day today. Stood on the platform at the station from 6.45 til 8 am waiting for the first train to come along. When it did arrive, finally, it was jam packed so I played sardines all the way into London Bridge. Then....had to stand on the bus too :(
I hate Southeastern trains, they really are a shower - how do they expect 6 train load of people per hour to get onto 2 trains? The math really does not work!