05/06/2011

A scrappy day out for Story Telling Sunday

I suppose I'm not really sticking to the rules as this is technically not a real old story,but it tells a story of my days- so I can play right ?
It's been a busy busy time for me over the weekend.I've been out visiting an aunt who has flown over fom Australia today- she comes over every year - she is now 81 ( couldn't believe it when she told me today ).The main reason she used to come was to attend doll fairs over here and to go to the antique  shops/markets to stock up on lace for her dolls. She actually used to pour the clay/porcelain into the moulds, fire them and paint them and then dress them.She doesn't do that now as the market has died off - but she visits her doll making friend.
So that was today - yesterday I was up bright and early with my tote all packed at 6.30 ready for the off to a hotel in Surrey called Branksome Place. I was going with Jane who comes to the Eclectic Keepsakes monthly crop that our friend Deb comes to as well.The day was run by the lovely ladies -Janice and Lorraine at Scrapagogo..I've been to a few of their weekend retreats and they are always extremely good.
We set of at about 8 o'clock as it was about an hour and a half's drive away - on the dreaded M25..
Anyway- we arrived safe and sound just as the day was starting.
The hotel was a weird mix of Olde Worlde and new hi tech.
This is the outside ....

this was where we had lunch

and then there was this 'Auditorium' where we had our crop tables - which was approached by a glassed open area with these lime greeney pillars ..very high tech indeed...
There were four classes during the day - we had only managed to book three of them .
I haven't finished the first one so will show that later..
This was Lorraine's class - the butterfly was made using new filter papers which we glimmer misted.Unfortunately I accidentally tore my yellow flower for the right hand side so I put a concertina one there instead.
This was Kirsty's class.....
We made little bunting flags out of ribbon and the background paprers were 'rumpled'and then  flattened out again before we stuck them down..
All in all- a fine day out.It went so quickly too.
I managed one photo of Jane and me - I set the self timer on the camera, with camera sitting precariously on a sandwich box belonging to the lady opposite,by the time I had raced round to the other side of the table I missed the chair and had to kneel quickly to get in the shot so have a silly giggly look on my face .....and now himself has come home from his five a side tournament and said we are all off to the local Indian restaurant for a buffet- so who am I to argue ?! 
So not technically a proper story but hope you enjoyed it anyway.I'll be off now and back to visit all your stories later..

17 comments:

Rachel B said...

Well I think it is a great story! I can't believe I missed you, I was there too... and we did two of the same classes! It was such a fab day wasn't it? It just went too quickly! :)

Louise said...

sounds like you had a lovely time xx fab layouts too xx

scrappyjacky said...

Sounds like a fabby day....and great layouts made. Fancy missing Rachel!!

Jimjams said...

A lovely story of a super day - lucky you!

Ginger said...

Sounds like a wonderful scrappy day!

Karen said...

What a lovely day and those pages are just gorgeous.

furrypig said...

what a wonderful day would have loved to have joined you as I live in Surrey! I am off to study the Scrapagogo website to see if there are any more coming up! Thanks xxx

debs14 said...

Looks like you had a fab day, fancy being at the same place as Rachel and not recognising her!
Would have loved to see you sorting out the self timer, maybe we can try and get all 3 of us in a picture next Saturday ;-)
I love the ribbon bunting on the 2nd layout, makes a change from the normal paper triangles.

WendyB said...

I love GoGo events, sounds like a good one again. What a fab lady you're Aunt sounds, thats quite an age to do that travelling.

Sian said...

I think it's a proper story, definitely! Only last month I told the story of a day we had had too - so it's in the rules. For sure.

Thanks for joining in Denise - it's great to see you here

Melissa said...

A great story anyway - it sounds like a wonderful cropping day! Thanks for sharing.

Gail said...

Sounds like it was a wonderful day. Wish there were scrapping things to do around here.

Alison said...

I certainly enjoyed your story!
Alison xx

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Lovely story, lovely layouts, lovely photo of you and your friend! Glad you were able to attend this, Denise...looks like a great time! ♥

humel said...

It's a lovely story! :) Yay, you met Kirsty? And made some gorgeous layouts! What a pity you missed Rachel...

Maria Ontiveros said...

I think a mix of old and new stories is perfect for the Club!
Rinda

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