I run an annual craft retreat every November for a small group of friends, it’s held this time of year so we can concentrate on getting our Christmas projects completed, this years retreat was the weekend just gone and as usual my life is never without it’s ‘dramas’. It all started with me running around in a tiz trying to get organised because I had been on night shift all week. I had to collect some gorgeous cupcakes from Miss Ali’s Jems Cakes that I ordered for our Morning Tea and they looked absolutely ‘devine’… but as I placed them into the car they toppled over and all the beautiful icing just blended into each other, when I got home ‘extremely disappointed’ I emptied the cakes out of the container and cleaned up the mess….with my tongue…. aaah!!! now I had a sugar rush and was prepared for the rest of my packing. I popped to the shops to get some last minute things… you know, Cheese and Wine… but I forgot the Wine so back to the shops I went… hmmmm now i’m running late.
Anyhoo, I finally got myself and all my goodies on the road and drove to Swanleigh, I haven’t been there before and I must say I was impressed, it’s a boarding school campus with lots of ‘houses’ on the property, we hired the smallest house ‘Stanton’ which has a dormitory, kitchen, family room (big enough for us to Craft) and shower facilities, the only time we had to leave the house was meal times. We have already booked for next year, I can’t wait.
As I was unpacking the car I dropped one of my bags… it just had to be the one with glass in it… but… LUCKILY… it was only the Lemon Lime and Bitters and not my Wine….phew!!!!!!! that was to be the last of my ‘dramas’ and the rest of the weekend continued without incident.
For my projects, I made a large batch of Gift Boxes, Christmas Cards and also pre-prepped my Season of Sweets Designer Kits (ready to put my home-made cookies into them just before I gift them). My daughter Chelsea made the gorgeous boxes (in the last photo) to give to her ‘besties’ at school.
My husband messaged me on the Saturday night to ask what I was doing, my reply was Eatin’, Drinkin’ Cuttin’ and Pastin’ and that was pretty much the theme of the weekend, the iPod was turned up quite often so that we could all sing-a-long.
The Stampin’ Up! Snow Flurry Big Shot Die was the pick of the weekend (between ALL the crafters), you can see from my pics below that I took a layout and just slightly changed it with colours, also note that on some of the cards I have used the negative of the die, this saved a LOT of wastage of our beautiful Glimmer Paper.
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