Wednesday, 14 September 2011


Good Morning all, thanks for popping by today. Hope you are all well today, and you have not been blown away with all the winds we have been having this week. Last weekend was a very busy one. Friday, I travelled to Skipton to pick up my lovely friend Janet for a crafty weekend. We stopped off at Scotch corner for a rendezvous with two lovely friends. Singing to Shania Twain all the way. We were on our way to Washington Services to meet up with some lovely docrafts crafty friends for a pre weekend meal.

We have met for the last 4 years, at first we all met on the Docrafts ATC Forum but a lot of us now only make them to swap at meets, we have moved on to other crafts and a lot of us now Blog.
We met up on Saturday morning at a village hall from all over the country, some travelling many miles to be there some a few more than needed less said about that the better. We arrived just in time to sing Happy Birthday to Yvonne . There were demonstrations including, foiling, Ribbon and Paper flower making, colouring with pro markers, and distress ink techniques. Lots of chat, ((HUGS)) I think some people got some crafting done!!!!! I always love catching up with people and chatting. For most people the Lunch of the day was Fish and Chips from a local Shop (thanks to the organizers husband) Keith always does such a good job. Carole (the organizer) always does such an amazing job of making sure the day runs very smoothly. It was Carole and Keith's 45 Wedding Anniversary and it was lovely that a lady called Sue from the forum had done a collection for the happy couple, Sue had also organized other surprises, one being a mirror of tiles each made by the people at the meet. Carole has set a challenge for the last two years, this year was to decorate an Ikea mirror then they are swapped - see the one I made below. Very kindly Carole and Keith had invited the people staying over on the Saturday night to their house for a buffet and chat - Janet and I had a lovely time, then travelled back to our Travelodge.

Sunday, Janet and I travelled to Harrogate to the GNPS which was brilliant as usual and not too busy. We met up with Georgina and Joanne her daughter and lots of other crafty Scottish friends. I spent a little bit of money mmmmm!!!! We then went to Art From The Heart, This was the first time I had been to the shop - OH WOW!!!! I was like a kid in a sweet shop yum yum managed to do a workshop with Dyan Reaveley's paints and sprays, a lovely way to finish off my weekend.

Below is my first Christmas card I made last week along with some of my purchases from the weekend.

So, if you have not been to my blog before, Welcome. If you are wondering what WOYWW is. If you have not already been to this blog then pop over to Julia’s stamping ground and see what everyone is talking about, and visit some fantastic peoples work from all around the world.

Enjoy your Wednesday whatever you do - I'm off to Skipton for another crafty weekend on my first Loving Ink craft retreat.

MMMMMWWWWWWWWAAAAAAAAAA to all those people I will be seeing this weekend.


  1. Sounds like a fab outing and Harrogate also is a great place for a visit!

  2. Cant wait my lovely pal xx thanks so much for a wonderful time xx IRL that Mirror is Amazing Sammy is lucky to have it :0)

  3. OMG what for great things on your desk.
    The Mirror is amazing.
    Happy WOYWW. Sandy #1

  4. Loving that project on your fab desk!! Actually all the projects you've posted!! So talented!!

    So nice that you have crafty friends and can get together! *sigh*
    Have a wonderful week!

  5. That was a tour of my old stamping ground, having lived 'up north' for 15 years :) LOVE that mirror, I could easily live with it - gorgeous!! x

  6. Always lovely to meet crafty friends, especially when you meet 'virtual' friends for the first time.Have been meeting up with a couple of ladies once a year now for 7 years.
    Love your mirror, reminded me I have one tucked away somewhere. Inspired to search it out and get the paints going.

  7. Gosh I love that frame on your desk. And you have made me hungry wanting fish and chips. Just the thought of them makes me hungry. Happy belated WOYWW.

  8. What an amazing weekend you had, sounds really busy but a lot of fun. Love the mirror you decorated.

    Brenda 88

  9. Lovely mirror Liz!!! Hope you have a great time at the retreat!

  10. Oh lucky you to have met up with Janet et al. I was supposed to be at her craft retreat this weekend but unfortunately my husband became ill and couldn't be left so I had to cancel ... maybe next year. Sounds like you had a great time. Hope your weekend is going well. Elizabeth x #121

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  12. Love your mirror, lizzybobs!! I can see it better on your blog. Lovely to meet you this weekend. Linda and I had a great time. I have been inspired to open up my blank journal and start!!