Sunday, 27 February 2011

Scrapping The Day Prolongs the Fun !

So today I have done a fair bit of scrapping - around our weekly Sunday Swim & an hour getting some very breezy fresh air having a walk round the Botanic Gardens - I wanted to save the ticket Tim signed & his biography card as well as the souvenir page he gave us for the project .. so now they are all safely scrapped with my photos .. I've decided to do a double page spread and then maybe a mini-book with all the other bits & bobs left over .. but that's for later !

Tim Holtz Artsy Crafty Day

I met up with Jo - who I'd got to know on the weekend back in October for supper at the Magic Wok & then an early-ish night before the day of our class duly dawned ! It was an early start as we registered at 7.30am & then found ourselves a seat in the classroom. No colour choices to worry about as we all had the same fab personal kits & Configurations boxes already laid out.
the first part of the class was an introduction to the concept of the boxes & then the lining of the compartments with (thankfully pre-cut & pre-scored !!) papers and then an introduction to tissue tape as we used this to cover the frame edges & give them a neat yet aged look.
After a well earned coffee break we were allowed to dive into a little calico bag full of notions & embellishments & enjoy ooo-ing & arhh-ing over the Ideology goodies before we spent a contented couple of hours being creative & decorating our boxes.
It all flew past & suddenly it was lunch - the obligatory browse around the shop for our own stash of goodies (got some of the metal embellishments & a couple of stamp sets plus a couple more configurations boxes!!) - then into Lin & Leandra's class to get gloriously painty & inky making a frame with metal work etc.
Tim was a good & approachable teacher & I really did enjoy it - but I think that Lin & Leandra's classes are equally as good & they have always given such us such great weekends which are so brilliantly organised with their great kits !
I had a convivial Friday evening chatting with like-minded crafters & was very glad that I'd decided to stay the extra night & not drag home in the Friday traffic .. by leaving when I woke on Saturday morning & getting on the road by 6.15am I was home by 10.30am. A much better idea !

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Shameful Blog Neglect !!

Just how can it be the end of February already - and nearly 2 months since I last blogged ! Somehow with a combination of being manic at work, busy weekends and a week's holiday in Spain the weeks have just slipped by !
At least if I haven't been attentive to poor old blog, I have actually done a bit of scrapping !
So on my workdesk this Wednesday I have the pages I have done to scrap our trip to Spain - gorgeous groves of almond blossom - and a family of Jabali -wild boar - in the Sierra Espuna !

And my first attempt at an "Inchie" - this is to be my contribution to the Inchie Collection that those of us who are attending the Tim Holtz classes organised by Artsycrafty this week are giving Tim as a momento - never having made one before I was startled at just HOW small they are once you cut that inch square !! I have done an owl - representing the sharing of wisdom !!
We are all really looking forward to our classes - and I'm hoping I shall be re-inspired to get back to some creativity & crafting once I get back home !!