…& I say almost, because the last 36 hours has been a little uncomfortable as I’ve had some sort of tummy bug, but it seems to be on it’s way out now!! I actually felt rotten enough to come home early from work yesterday & cancel my weekly Cinema visit!!
But that’s enough of the yucky stuff! The rest of my weekend was pure delight!!
It started well with our Girls Night Out on Friday! The weather was so nice that we all turned up in Summer Dresses!! As designated driver I’m happy not to drink, but I love watching everyone else get squiffy!! Kali in particular is so funny once she’s had just ‘a sniff of the cork’ & we get to see her ‘real self’!!
We went to a favourite Steak House & as usual the meal was thoroughly enjoyable! Good quality food, well cooked…no frills, or as Hubby would say ‘not messed about with’!! We resisted starters & desserts, but talked & laughed so much I’m not sure we’d have had time anyway!! As it was I didn’t get home to bed till after midnight!!
Then on Saturday, which was National (or should that be International?!) Scrapbooking Day, I was up with the Lark & headed off up the A1 to Brampton for the ‘3 Jolly Scrappers’ workshop with Sandie Vincent.
We’d had rain in the morning but the sun came out to treat us to another lovely day & shone in through the windows as we worked! It was so lovely to catch up with these two ladies…
…& of course not forgetting the lovely Dawn, who for some reason I didn’t get a shot of on the day, so I’ve ‘pinched’ your blog profile pic instead Dawn!!…hope you won’t mind!!
We did laugh, as she was seated on my ‘deaf’ side & had to prod me to get my attention…either that or talk very loudly, which was hard with her being a normally shy, reserved type…LOL!!!!
…& if that wasn’t enough, a little while later there was afternoon tea with a choice of THREE types of homemade cake!!!!
So, there you have lovely people, at a lovely venue on a lovely day….lovely food & lots of laughs, but what about the scrapping?!!!
Well the uber-talented Sandie Vincent had prepared two class Layouts for us…the first using ‘Echo Park’ & the second ‘Basic Grey’.
It always amazes me at crops where there’s a class kit, that everyone starts with the same kit & is working to the same example, but each persons LO has it’s own ‘twist’ when it’s done!
We used an amazing double leaf punch/emboss tool from Nellie Snellen, which I need to add to my gadget box soon!! There was a little black felt rose to make & we also used flocked ‘rub-ons’ which was a first for me too! I managed to complete both LO’s before the end of the day (I know…amazing!! I am usually a contender for the title of ‘Worlds Slowest Scrapper’!!) & used two recent photographs of ME!! How self indulgent was that?!!!
If you want to check out both of Sandie’s original LO’s, you can find them HERE…& here are mine…
Echo Park ‘For the Record’ is my favourite collection of the moment, so it was a real treat to work with this scrummy kit!! (I’ve blurred out Karen’s Address on the little journaling spot…didn’t think she’d appreciate me sharing that!)
The ‘Prima’ flowers that came in this second kit along with the gorgeous ‘Basic Grey’ PP’s, were just so wonderful to work with…again we all chose a slightly different combination of colours & arranged them slightly differently!!…& look…there are those punched/embossed leaves…aren’t they great?!!!
So…Big THANK YOU’s to Jo, Kim & Sandie for a wonderfully organised day & I highly recommend you pop over to ‘3 Jolly Scrappers’ & check out their calendar of Workshops & Crops…if you’re within travelling distance, they offer such great friendly service & fabulous value for money!
I’ll be off up the A1 again this Friday evening too, for the regular monthly crop, armed this time with my June Dixie Pieces kit, which is stunning…but you’ll have to wait to see what’s in that one!!
Thank you so much for stopping by & for my US (& Aussie?) friends with children, I hope you had a wonderful Mothers Day…& to everyone…Have a great week ahead!! Come back soon! :)