Wednesday 28 March 2012


We are having the most amazing March weather here in the UK - my son said we were hotter than the Sahara desert the other day, and I can almost believe it.  We also had a fabulous week in Whitby - part holiday, part workshops, last week.  The weather was lovely there too and Malcolm took me on a six mile walk to Robin Hood's Bay along the cliff tops on one of the days, and as I'm not the fittest of folk the last 1/2 hour was a 'killer' for me (...we got the bus back!!).

We met some lovely ladies there who joined us for a couple of days and we made a framed scrapbook type piece, and then a decorated clock.  I will post some of the images of their work at the end of this post to show you their gorgeous creations, with further pics to follow.

Firstly I just want to catch up with you by blogging another layered die cut card that I made before we went away using CI-338, and more corrugated card.

And now I will add a couple of projects by Lynne of Adorn that just must be seen.

Lynne has used CI-017, CI-342, and a mini image from one of our books inside a die cut frame in the project above.  Very pretty indeed!

Plus a great tag using CI-336 as the focal image -

Now as promised here are some snaps from the Whitby days -

Firstly just some of my lovely ladies (the empty seat is mine!) - very hard at work:

Feel the concentration -

Then I'm going to show you the first three of the framed pieces by the ladies  - the rest will follow in further blog posts soon.

Well done Anne ......

Well done Daniele ......

And well done Helen ....

All projects to be very proud of, as I'm sure you will agree!!

Plus some sneaky bits from my own framed project to finish off this post, although as I said previously the main piece is going off to Traplet (Scrap 365) very soon for publication, so I can't show you the whole image I'm afraid.

(with thanks to Lee of Crafty Loops for the brilliant floral rosette idea above)

Better get off to bed now as lots to do again tomorrow!

Jean x


Crafty Loops said...

Hi Jean. Wow looks like a great time was had by all. And what stunning creation. Lol, its so funny, I was looking at all the projects thinking "I recognise those wee flowers", heehee. Thank you so much for the shout out. Everything made is beautiful. Lee x

Daniele said...

wow we do look like we are concentrating hard, love the framed photos....quite flattering, blogged my framed piece yesterday, thrilled to bits with what we did so I'm going to make another one for my daughter.
No wonder you caught the bus back I'd have just about made a mile let alone 6.5

Rita said...

Fabulous post. I love vintage and enjoyed seeing all the beautiful creations on this post. Looks like everyone had a great time. Hugs Rita xxx

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Hi Jean
Their concentration is radiating from that photo, you can sense how absorbed they are.
Wonderful projects from all three crafters.
Your card, well I love the way you used the little girl with the corrugated card.
Now, aren't you a tease only sharing a little peek of your creation!

Craftychris said...

Such gorgeous projects. The little girl with the corragated card is fabulous - I must get that stamp! xx

Sid said...

Once again, these creations are fabulous ! Whitby looks good too !!

Kirsten Alicia said...

Beautiful projects. I wish I could have gone to Whitby, it looks like everyone had a wonderful time.

Craftyfield said...

Gorgeous projects. Particular favorite is your Kraft and corrugated card, Jean. Not only this is bang on trend but I love the way the color completes any kind of vintage project.

Sue said...

What a fantastic time those ladies must have had Jean. The projects are stunning so well done the creators and I love your card. I'm partial to a bit of corrugated card myself. Can't wait to see your whole project in Craft Stamper. The sneak looks wonderful.

Kathryn said...

Great makes :) Oooh tinge of green lol

Anonymous said...

What superb creations from each and every one of the ladies. I always admire and am inspired when i visit here and especially love Lynnes work. Your gorgeous piece is a beauty and also inspiring.
Have a great weekend
June x


It really was a fabulous crafty day Jean - I feel so lucky that I was able to join you and the other ladies.
No wonder my hubby was asleep in the car at the end of the day - having walked to and from Robin Hood's Bay!!!
Best wishes - Sylvia xx

Sandra L. said...

Does the central photo in Anne's piece come from one of your collage sheets, or from a paper pack? If so, which one?

Is there anywhere I can see what all the papers in the paper packs look like?

Thank you so much,