Wednesday 17 October 2012

Creative Heart and Soul Retreat...........with Glitz Designs, Fancy Pants and Authentique.

Hello my friends, I'm back today to share my weekend at the Creative Heart and Soul Retreat, it was amazing and so much fun !!!!!
Rach and I arrived at Antsy Hall on Friday afternoon where we met up with Helen and Sarah, who also go to Bromsgrove crop. We literately dropped our bags in the hotel room and went down to register, meeting Debbie and Tracie, who organised this amazing event. It was non-stop from then on!!!!

This is the beautiful hotel we stayed at, in Coventry.

When we registered, we had the option of buying a challenge kit, which was donated by American Crafts, all the money went to charity and whoever entered won a prize, first prize been a free place for the next retreat, sadly I didn't win that prize..

This is what was on the table when I sat down, isn't it sweet ?

After a welcome talk and a natter with everyone,( it was lovely to catch up with Jackie, who I haven't seen for a long time), we then went for dinner.

The four of us sat with the other two ladies from our table and the Glitz Girls, Laura and Erin. Oh my gosh, did we do some laughing, I love these two girls, they were so much fun and had such a great energy.

After dinner we got to work on our challenge kit, here's my LO.

Saturday morning, we were down for a lovely breakfast by 8.30am, ready for our first class at 9.30am. We had three mini book classes today, the first one was Festive 25 which was a countdown to Christmas using Authentique Festive collection, taught by Tracie Hudson.
I love this mini album, it's all ready to add photo's each day of December to the run up to Christmas.

 Next class was Yours Truly mini album, taught by Erin and Laura, two thirds of the Glitz Design girls, I absolutely love Glitz products, especially the new Giant Rhinestones.

A quick lunch, then it was time for Fancy Pants, My Life Mini Book, taught by the sweet Jodi, owner of Fancy Pants.

I love taking photo's and putting them on Instagram, it is becoming a photo diary of my everyday life so I decided to use the photo's for this mini book. The base of the book is made by using Fancy Pants 6 X 4 Journaling Cards, the papers and embellishments are The Good Life collection.

After dinner was "Party Night" with Make and Takes, raffle prizes and a quiz, we also got to carry on with any unfinished projects.

Here are a couple of the Make and Takes I did.

Sunday morning was just delightful, it was a crisp, cold Autumn morning, the sun was shining and I was in the most wonderful setting.I walked over to breakfast and was welcomed by this huge, open fire, just perfect !!!

After breakfast, it was back to the classroom for three LO classes, the first one was Fancy Pants using the Hopscotch collection.It isn't quite finished so when I've completed the second page I will show you  the completed project.

Next up was Authentique using the Curiosity collection, I didn't do this one in class as I didn't have any suitable photo's but I've got the kit to complete at home.

Last but not least was a LO class with the Glitz Girls using the Cashmere Dame collection, I love this collection, it's all very 50's style retro.

This is another LO, that I need to finish, so will show you the full double page at a later date. It was then time for a group photo and time for our goodbyes, sob*sob*. I took a couple of photo's while the photographer was getting ready for us.

This is a photo of the talented teachers and the organiser, Debbie, who did a fantastic job and made my weekend, one I'll remember for a long time.

This photo just makes me laugh everytime I look at it, Helen doesn't like having her photo taken and even went incognito for the group photo, wearing her sunglasses. I caught her though trying to hide behind Rach, hehe.

Thank you for letting me share my weekend with you, sorry it's such a long post but it really was a crammed, fun packed weekend, I can't wait for the next event !!!!



Ros Crawford said...

Wow I'm exhausted just reading this!! What a fabulous weekend you had ... Love your creations

Anonymous said...

what a wonderful crafting break! you made some fab things and I loved seeing them pop up on instagram too.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Looks like a wonderful weekend! LOVING all your photos and your projects are amazing!!

Sarah said...

It really was a fabulous weekend, the projects, the teachers, the food, the venue and, last but by no means least, the company xx

Unknown said...

Oh my gosh. It looks like you had an amazing time. And your pages are WOW! LOVE them..


Unknown said...

You girls certainly had a great time together and in those lovely surroundings, too! Wow! Great looking projects! Ira x

GrannyTaughtMeToCrochet said...

that looks great! love the deb birdhouse! x

Tracie H said...

It was wonderful to spend time with you and Im so glad to hear you enjoyed the weekend as much as Deb and I did xxx

Stefanie said...

Oh wow! Didn't know there were retreats for scrapbookers. Very cool and it sounds so fun.

Anonymous said...

What a fabulous weekend Deb! How fun! I loved all your gorgeous photos! It looks like you had a great time! Hugs, Joanna

Julie J said...

What a lovely, luscious pile of crafty goodness. You'll have to let me know when they do it again!

Lynnda said...

Looks like a great and wonderful weekends... and I love your pages... beautiful!!!... hugs...xoxo

~Tammy~ said... very wonderful!

thesnailgarden said...

What a wonderful weekend! Best wishes, Pj x

Penny aka Pennyk said...

I totally agree with all your comments, it was truly a fabulous weekend with some beautiful ladies. Here's to the next one.

Jackie xxx said...

Oh Deb, it was really nice to meet you and the girls again, and have a good old laugh.As also the weekend went far to quickly - love the photo of Helen x

Sue Lelli said...

I LOVE doing weekends like this! So much FUN and you made so many BEAUTIFUL things! THX for sharing!

Lisa said...

hi there - I know that I've been missing in action for forever but I just wanted to drop by and see about your weekend retreat! Lib was telling me what you had said about it and it certainly sounds wonderful. your projects are gorgeous and it looks like such a great time - so very tempted!

Lisa said...

hi there - I know that I've been missing in action for forever but I just wanted to drop by and see about your weekend retreat! Lib was telling me what you had said about it and it certainly sounds wonderful. your projects are gorgeous and it looks like such a great time - so very tempted!

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