Monday, 16 September 2013

September Craft Retreat ... A weekend of fun!

Well ... the Craft Retreat came and sadly it's all over, but it's time to share the photos from a fantastic weekend of fun, laughs, great crafting, good food, oh and did I mention how much fun we had???
The weekend began on Friday night for some of us who were staying at The Thistle Hotel.  We had a lovely evening, with good food and great conversation and of course a few laughs!  It was nice to see a few new faces as well as some of our regular crafters!
After a hearty breakfast, we headed off to The Papeterie to meet up with the remaining retreaters, introduce our talented tutors and kick off the the weekend!

Tim Holtz Clock with Charlotte

Joyce & Tina

Carol, Anne, Louise and Anda

The finished project


Graphic 45 Altered Art Book Box with Charlotte 

Louise and Anda


The wonderful Carrie!

Charlotte, hiding behind her project!

The finished project!

Bind-it-all with Charlotte

Carrie, giving it her full concentration!

The finished projects.

 Melt Pot Canvas with Kath

Beautiful finished project!

Altered Art Frame using Hero Arts with Kath

What a beautiful frame, gorgeous Hero Arts stamps!

 Tim Holtz with Kath

Love this box, it's going to be very useful!

Melt Pot Makes with Kath

All the pieces we need!

The finished tag!

Anne, Diane and Carol, busy with the melt pot!

Kath, showing us how it's done!

Stamping Techniques with Kath

The finished cards.

 Christmas Wreath with Debbi

Beautiful finished project!

 Saturated Canary Book with Debbi

Carrie and Doreen

The finished book!


 Bookend with Debbi

 Wine Box with Debbi

Water Colouring with Debbi

Tina, Joyce and Sue

Lindsay, Jessica, Carrie and Libby (Birthday treat for Lindsay from Jessica)

Different colour combinations

The finished card

More watercolouring!

 Everyday Spellbinders with Erika

Stamping with Erika

Gorgeous wall hanging!

Christmas Spellbinders with Erika

Using Perfect Pearls and Versamark for the wreath


Our fabulous tutor, Erika!

And the final projects!


 And finally ... let's not forget the fabulous raffle (and of course a great goody bag)! 


We must thank all the lovely ladies who joined us this weekend, we had so much fun with you all.  Also a big thank you to all the tutors and staff at The Papeterie who have been planning and preparing for this weekend's retreat for quite some time, and very importantly a very big thank you must go to Charlotte's Grandma, who always provides us with the most fantastic buffet, Jenny, you are a star!!
So, all that's left to say is, have you booked for the next retreat?  If you haven't yet, here is some feedback from our September retreat to tempt you!
"Enjoyed the classes very much.  Tried lots of techniques I hadn't tried before".
"Well run, varied and fun".
"Really good value for money".
"Good choices, loved all the makes.  Would have enjoyed any of the classes".
"Fab, lovely lunches".
"Really enjoyed it.  Everyone really friendly.  Hope to make it to next one".
"I think the cost is very reasonable for the amount of classes, food and free items we get".

1 comment:

Erika said...

Great to see all the other projects. Lovely selection of fine crafting projects. Trust me.....mouth open as always!
Hugs Erika. X

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