On day one we had a fabulous workshop with the wonderful Leanne Chivers making a stunning box using the Coordinations card and then we decorated a candle to match to go inside the box. She also showed us how to make wonderful paper flowers using the coordinations card and I cant believe how easy they were with stunning results. After a brief lunch break we then had the extremely talented Sara Davies, the creator of Crafters Companion. Her project was to make an advent calender made up of 24 little boxes then put together to form a cube which was then decorated. The results were stunning but sadly mine got rather squashed on the train journey home..lol. Our last class of the day was with a new recruit to Crafters Companion, Louisa Mc Lean who introduced us to the wonderful messy world of Luminarte, the latest in Sheena Douglass range. We decorated paper mache wine boxes wine boxes and ink and spray got everywhere but it was good fun and with some practice I am sure the art will be perfected.
|The lovely necklace and bracelet with matching earrings
Our final day was spent speed crafting....6 workshops in one day !! Our 1 st was with Leanne and she showed us how to colour and shade stamped images using the spectrum noir pens and the results were stunning. We were even lucky enough, as the 1st group of the day, to get some wonderful deals on the used pens....thanks Leanne!!!!! Next on the list was with Sara and we made a lovely box card, a slight adaptation of the tealight card that you have seen before on my blog. The result was great and we used a stunning embossing folder on some centura pearl card and the results were great, so much so the embossing folder just had to be purchased from the shop..lol. Sara had designed the card and box to hold the lovely jewellery set that we had made with Sarah.
After a brief lunch, class 4 was with Claire and we made a 3 D christmas tree using the coordinations card and cutting out 5 circles and after numerous folds in each circle they were put onto stick and topped off with a bead. Again mine sadly got flattened on the journey home but will have another go as they really were impressive and who would have thought 5 circles could create a tree ?? Class 5 was with Sarah and we made some lovely christmas tree decorations which I must admit was great fun and Iam sure that next year numerous starts will be created. The final class of the day was with Sheena where we made a wonderful Poinsettia. Sheena had stamped out the images on coloured card and all we had to do was cut them out, distress the edges and then assemble and the results were great once they were shaped and some glitter added!!!
|The Bead stars