Thursday, 29 September 2011

Scrapping with the Stars!

This past weekend I was privileged to take the shop up to Leeds to join the Scrapstars Retreat, a fantastic weekend event organised by Caroline Lovett.  My friend Nicky and I packed the car full of Bellaboo goodies and drove 'up North' to join a lovely group of 'ladies who scrap' - and I am just in awe of their skills.  

'A tight squeeze' - Nicky and I with a very overloaded car!

And then came the classes taught by the fantastic four: Rachael Elliot, Kirsty Wiseman, Lida de Witt and Emma Trout.  Their classes were amazing and I think everyone learned so much from them. 

The 'Fantastic Four' with the Scrapstars Retreat organiser Caroline Lovett.  From Left to right: Emma Trout, Kirsty Wiseman, Caroline Lovett, Lida de Witt and Rachael Elliott

Rachael Elliott teaching one of her amazing classes using the Websters Pages 'Country Estate' range.

The shop itself looked fabulous - all the lovely papers and embellishments in one place!  I hardly had time to unpack some of the fantastic new ranges that had arrived just before we left from Websters Pages, Glitz Design, Echo Park and the brand new company Authentique.  How lovely to get a chance to play with them properly, and see how they have been used by the talented teachers at the retreat.  In the next couple of days we'll upload some pictures of the layouts and other things we created over the weekend. 

'The Shop' - we never normally see it all laid out like this.  I think we were as excited as our customers were!

What a fantastic retreat - well done to Caroline and her lovely group of helpers!  I hope this is just the beginning of a regular Scrapstars event on the calendar!


  1. Glad you enjoyed the retreat Kate, it was lovely to meet you and Nicky and to have chance to browse your "real shop" and stock up on some wonderful stash. Hope to see you in 2012.

  2. Hi Kate, it was great to meet you and Nicky at the weekend and your shop was so full of gorgeous goodies!!! Hope we can meet up again some time :)