Tuesday, 22 October 2013

ScrappyDayz Retreat

Hi All

Nicky and I have just spent an amazing weekend at the Scrappy Dayz Retreat which was held at a Premier Inn in North Cardiff.  The Retreat was full of lovely ladies, fabulous classes, sweet treats galore, an amazing raffle and bingo with a huge array of prizes.

We had been invited to take the shop by Penny Kafai who organises the event and runs crops in the local area too.  Penny and Elaine Corcoran ran the classes with some stunning layouts being created and it was a truly inspirational weekend.

I thought you might like to see the Bellaboo shop in all its glory...

 Some of our new Home Decor products from Artemio.
 Inks and more!
 Messy stuff!
 Some card samples made by the very talented Tracy Harris using some of our large IndigoBlu range of stamps.
 Just some of our ever increasing stamp range.
 Punches and pretties!
 More pretties and bling.
 Our Christmas table including our new Christmas range 'Snow Village' by Pink Paislee.
And Nicky slaving away over a hot crafting table :).
Anyone for Bingo?!  Our Bingo caller Sarah-Jane who did a brilliant job - it was hysterical but I do need to practice my Bingo technique, I wasn't very good!

Penny has another retreat booked for the 17th-19th January 2014 and there are still a few places left and I would really recommend coming along.  The Retreat is very reasonably priced at just £150 which includes six classes and the room is large and bright.  Acccommodation is on top of that but it is extremely well priced and the hotel and staff were excellent, can't be faulted, so what are you waiting for?!

I will be back with some of the bits Nicky and I created whilst we were away.

Have a great day,
Kate x

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

A bit of an apology!

Hello Everyone,

I owe a big apology to the lovely Sue Johnston who sent this beautiful layout of her daughter's Prom.  I asked if it would be ok to put it up on the Blog and she very kindly gave permission only for me to promptly forget!  So sorry Sue but thank you so much for sharing.

The paper is from Websters Pages 'Country Estate - Calm Moments' which is a stunning paper and the colours work beautifully with the photo.  Sue has added some lace, a stick pin and some die cuts to embellish the page but with the beautiful paper and stunning photo very little is needed.  Sue did some 'fiddly cut' decoupage to the flowers using a second sheet of the paper and also inked with 'Antique Linen Distress Ink' to make it less pretty - her words, not mine :D.

Thank you so much for sharing the layout Sue and my huge apologies for the oversight in not blogging it before now - blogging seems to have got away from me lately :(.  I do love to see what you all create as we all draw on inspiration from other people's work so it s lovely to share, so please do send me pictures of your creations using the Bellaboo products.

Happy Crafting!
Kate xx