Monday, 7 November 2011

Sarahs cards retreat!

Well yesterday I got back from the Sarahs cards November retreat. As usual I had a great time. Lots of laughs, great classes and interesting food. lol. Shopped too much, as usual, so the mess on my desk has now spread to the floor.

Got to sort that out today (said that a few times before havent I!) But first the run down of the retreat. :) We entered to great goodie bags, as usual. The tables were allocated this time which was a good idea as usually its a mad rush for a seat. i was a bit worried I wouldnt be sat with people I'd get on with but I really neednt have worried! I sat with Debbie, Lynn and Jill, 3 very funny, friendly women who were So nice and fun to sit with. :) On all our goodie bags had these tags on to show us were to sit.

Must use them in a layout one time. After settling in we had our first class. Through the Window by Natalie Grant. Here we cut out a window from the middle of the paper, and opened it up to put the picture and embellishments in the middle. A quite simple idea but looked great as added depth and showed the other side of the paper too.

After dinner was scrapping time. I did these two using an old Christmas kit. Which hasn't actually seen the light of day since the retreat back in march! Pretty much all of it is used up now though. lol.

Love the banner across the bottom. Reads 'It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home'

This one was for the Friday night sketch challenge. Really pleased with it, and used a bling swirl too. Slowly getting over my fear of using them. lol.

Under the vellum is the list of gifts Caitlin got for christmas last year. Well what I could remember anyway. I thought it would be interesting to do it each year for the kids and see how their tastes change.

We also played bingo and scrapped untill the wee hours (3am for me) but no pictures of that. lol. Was great fun though, and the bingo machine didnt fall apart like last time! lol.


  1. Sounds like you had a great time and made some lovely LOs.

  2. I've been waiting to see what people did as I can't get into UKS at the moment. Look forward to seeing what else you did over the weekend - and what was in the goody bags??????

    Karen x

  3. Was an American crafts adhesive set Karen :) came in handy over the weekend!! Lol

  4. Fab layouts Gemma, glad you had a good time! :)

  5. Sounds like you had a great time Gemma - you deserve it! :)

  6. Fab layouts there Gemma, sounds like you had a ball.


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