07/05/2012

Scrapping- and getting grungy with Hels

Warning- bit of a war and peace post - but I've got loads to tell you.....I suppose it could be a late Sian's Storytelling Sunday post -on a Monday...

Not only have I been busy - it's actually sunny today - yay! Well- a little bit sunny..
Anyway, I have had a really crafty two days and enjoyed every minute.Saturday it was off to Eclectic Keepsakes with the lovely ladies there. it's always such a lovely day.I spent the morning doing my own things and managed two layouts- one with the new Scrapagogo April kit and one with bits of my stash and a background paper from the last GoGo kit.


Then it was time for Ann's class - we did spritzing and flicking and finally a title with some foam letters and paint..














The day flew by as always - then it was time to head home - and I had another day's crafting to look forward to....
Not so much layout scrapping but I so enjoyed it..
I actually headed in the same direction as the day before- it was in Mark's Tey again but in a craft place called Birds in the Barn - the building was in the grounds of a lovely garden centre.
I found my way to the workshop and of course - had to go find the 'ladies' before we started and I was fascinated by the landscaping of the gardens - I loved this..you had to walk through the garden centre to get to the 'ladies' and It really caught my eye.







The workshop was with the very lovely Hels Sheridan  I'd met Hels a couple of times before  when we were both members of a forum and the members met up- so it was nice to see her again.The morning and part of the afternoon was spent getting very messy and inky making a beautiful tag envelope.Then the rest of the afternoon we played with techniques on some ATC's - I used to make loads of ATCs and regularly swap them- but haven't made any for ages and it was also good to re visit them! Does anyone out there still make any?










So now - it's back down to earth - time for the dreaded shopping and dinner and all that- BUT- I have signed up for  Shimelle's new Cover to Cover class - which starts today- anyone else doing it? if so - see you there .

12 comments:

Buttons said...

Beautiful layouts and inky bits created there Denise. Dead envious of your day with Hels. You really have had a fantastic bank holiday by the look of it.

In answer to your question about ATC's - yes! I've just started doing my projects on a mini scale to save time and stop my need to cover EVERYTHING in detail taking over.

In fact I have one of yours!! from the ATDML Cybercrop last June. It's kept with my collection of 'treasures' from fellow creatives, including Hels herself.

Thanks for sharing your lovely works of art and memories. Hugs, Buttons x
(p.s. finally got my own blog - http://pushingtherightbuttons.blogspot.co.uk - just in its infancy but it has been a fun way to get to know other crafters)

scrappyjacky said...

Love your inky ATCs....I don't make them myself but see quite a lot in Blogland.
Will be seeing you in Shimelle's class.

Denise said...

Buttons - I've got one of yours too- have tried to find your blog but am not having much luck at the moment...

Elaine said...

My word Den you have been busy since my last Visit, Love all the photo's of Lanzarote and you latest memory pages are just fab Love you rlayouts and the photo's you use are super.
What great class samples here, looks like you had a great time your work is fabulous well done Hugs Elaine

Hels Sheridan said...

It was FAB to see you again Denise, I was thinking last night the last time we met up... think it was 2007!!! Yikes! Thanks for coming to the class and glad you had a goodly time hun... BTW... Buttons'blog = http://pushingtherightbuttons.blogspot.co.uk/ xx

Scrappi Sandi said...

Some gorgeous LO's from Saturday, I especially like the 'Boys at Two' one! Looks like you had a great day on Sunday too! I've only ever made one ATC as part of a global group poject...that was enough to know they're not for me!! :D

Sian said...

Yep, this definitely qualifies as a great story - it's full of excitement and lovely details. Very enjoyable! I have never made an ATC, but I'm admiring these very much indeed. Sounds like a wonderful day out

Alison said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend..will see you at Shimelle's
Alison xx

humel said...

Gosh, you have been busy! Very productively so :)

Yes, I'm doing Shimelle's class, though I'm not sure how active I'll be on the forum (or indeed how much I'll blog about it) - but I hope to bump into you there!

And yes, I do make ATCs from time to time, but I always keep them myself so really I should call them ACs.... ;)

Sandra said...

Goodness look how amazingly creative you've been ... What fabulous work

Maria Ontiveros said...

Can't wait to see what you do with the class. I love the butterfly projects and the boys at two layout. I only do ATC's very occasionally now, but I do like them.
Rinda

Karen said...

Wow what fantastic projects Dense. Love the vibrancy of the blue. A fantastically crafty weekend that was well deserved xxx