Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Scrappin' at Scrapstars

Nicky and I had a fantastic time at the Scrapstars Retreat last weekend which we took the shop up to.  It was held just outside Leeds in a lovely hotel and it was so great to catch up with Caroline, who organised the event, Kirsty Wiseman, Emma Trout and Lida de Witte the, oh so talented, teachers all of whom we had met at the last Retreat.  They were also joined by Joanda Meurs who created a beautiful home decor project and a mini book for her classes.  We also loved catching up with lots of the delegates, many of whom had been at the last Retreat also - just like meeting old friends! - and we were made very welcome.

I didn't take many photos of the event (except lots of the projects for inspiration!) but Nicky took these photos which were taken about midnight on the Saturday so you can see there were lots who were up for some late night scrapping!

Kathy and Lesley - two lovely Yorkshire ladies with the best sense of humour, it was so great seeing you both again :)

Lots of late night scrappers!

Me!  You can tell it is midnight!!!

Nicky and I were able to join in with a couple of classes which we just loved and I can't wait to finish these projects to be able to show you, the teachers are so talented, it is a joy to sit and learn from them.   Inbetween we were able to catch up with some scrapbook layouts of our own which we did manage to finish and thought I would share with you.

'Easter in the Garden' by Nicky Parry

Nicky created this stunning layout using papers from the Glitz Designs 'Pretty in Pink' range and stamping using the IndigoBlu 'Wild Meadow' Rubber Stamp Set and 'Crackleglaze' background stamp.  The effect is just lovely.

Supplies used:-
Cardstock: White, Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Pretty in Pink 'Roses', 'Stripe', Glitz Design
Stamps: 'Wild Meadow Stamp Set', 'Crackleglaze Background Stamp', IndigoBlu
Ink: Distress Ink Pads 'Tattered Rose', 'Antique Linen', Ranger
Ribbon: 'Faux Silk Ribbon - Fuchsia', May Arts
Tools: Edger Punch 'Doily Lace', Martha Stewart, 'Paper Distresser', Tim Holtz Idea-ology

'Added Reason to Visit' by Kate Holliday

I spent a very happy hour or so cutting out these beautiful flowers on one of the papers from the April Kit 'Evangeline'.  The papers are all gorgeous and the page came together really easily - the joy of having a co-ordinated kit!
Supplies Used:-
Evangeline April Monthly Kit
Ink: Distress Ink Pads 'Vintage Photo', 'Tattered Rose', Ranger
Tools: 'Paper Distresser', Tim Holtz Idea-ology

All supplies are available from the website

Kate xx

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