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From x stitch I moved into card making - now I am playing around with mixed media! I am taking part in different workshops and with help from crafty pals, learning about different mediums and techniques. Hope you feel inspired to create after a visit to my blog - Happy Crafting!

Monday, 6 February 2012

Craftathon 2012

Long post - maybe get a cuppa??

Well what a fabulous weekend! I met up with my crafting pals who I know from Craftbubble .(Kathy, Cherry and Wynneth). This year we had  2 more crafters join us, it was lovely to meet Nicola and Clare and we were already talking about next years event!
It was organised by Kathy aka Purple Princess , who found us a hotel and booked a church hall for us to craft at, thanks again Kathy!


Kathy, Clare and Cherry also did some demo's for us, supplying all the equipment and helping (me) to overcome some crafting fears!!

First all all Clare supplied a canvas for us all and showed us different ways to decorate it. Thank goodness for gesso as I hated my first attempt! We were asked to pick a focal image and bring papers/embellishments to match prior to the weekend and I had the idea of a boudoir themed canvas :).

I will be entering this into the following challenges;

The Cutie Pie Challenge - anything but a card
Stamp with Fun - Love
Lexi's Creations - Love
Cupcake Craft Challenges - pink and red
Craft your Passion - anything goes with no design paper
Stamps R Us - Love/Valentine
Dream Valley Challenge - Valentine
Really Reasonable Ribbon - red and pink with ribbon
Addicted to Stamps - Love/Valentine
Sweet Stampin Challenge  - The one I love
One Stop Craft Challenge - For the one I love

Next up was Kathy...she gave us some gloves to wear and supplied glossy paper, buttons,cd's and seam binding ribbon...we got messy with alcohol inks and had a fab time!

Cherry gave us the last demo and it was shrink plastic...oh no!! The two hearts were die cut and stamped with alcohol inks and then attacked with a heat gun! Thanks to Cherry for saving my first attempt from being a ball of plastic!!

Some of the creations from craftathon.

I have watermarked it as unfortunately there are some unscrupulous people who steal others work.

Special thanks to Kathy who helped me with embossing paste and hopefully I will get a chance to show you some examples over the next week!

I hope you enjoyed seeing what we got up to!


Vicky Hayes said...

It looks as if you had a whale of a time Debs! Love the photo of the craft table!

Karen said...

Wow, love that canvas, so very pretty. Sounds like a great time was had by all hugs Karen x

Kathyk said...

Your makes are fab Debs - so glad you enjoyed the weekend - as I did myself! Wonder where 2013 will be?


Kathyk said...

Forgot to say - good luck with your embossing paste matey - look forward to seeing the results and a glitter haze over your neck of the woods!


catherine said...

What fab makes you have done. it sure sounds as if you all enjoyed yourself. So jealous!!
x catherine

Cathy Lee said...

Awesome project, Debs. Sounds like you had a great weekend crafting with your pals. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenge this week.
Cathy Lee

Doreen said...

Fabulous creations.Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Craft Your Passion this week.xxx

Lauren Hatwell said...

Fabulous work there Debs. It really does look like you all had a truly amazing time. I cannot BELIEVE how much stash you all managed to take. Lx

Woo said...

Wow what fab stash! and How fab is this creation! Thankyou for being a Cutie Pie! Woo x

Kerryp77 said...

looks like you all had a fab time. Beautiful makes too. x

Kerryp77 said...

looks like you all had a fab time. Beautiful makes too. x

Kerryp77 said...

looks like you all had a fab time. Beautiful makes too. x

Tineke said...

Great project! Thank you for joining us at Lexi´s Creations. Tineke DT

Hazel said...

I loved reading thru your post. Lucky you getting to meet up with other crafters. I love your canvas, its something that scare me to make. I wouldn't know where to start.
Thanks for sharing with us at Cutie Pie Challnges,
H xx

Cherry said...

We do stash quite well don't we - lol. Love your makes they are all fab. Really loved your canvas, so pretty and feminine. Big hugs for this week. Cherry XXx

Shari said...

What fabulous fun you all had and your card is wonderful!! Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley Challenges.

sharon said...

Looks like you had a great time and made some lovely projects. Thanks for entering your canvus into our Love challenge at Lexis creations. Sharon x

sari said...

Looks like you had a blast!! Love your canvas, the colors and the details! Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine!

Tammy said...

Fabulous creation, I love the tickets!! Thanks for playing along with us at Stamps R Us!
Tammy x

Janette said...

Sounds like you had a fabulous time, love your creation....Thanks for sharing it with us at Dream Valley.xx

Hippywitch said...

....and a fun time was had by all :-)

Love all the stash, wow, did you hire a truck or something, lol! Looks like a wonderful weekend of playing with friends and great finished items too.
Lori xx

Wishcraft said...

Sounds like fun Debs, glad you had a good time - love the stash pic ;o)

Your canvas looks fab! Great image and love all your details too. Lisa x

Donna Mosley said...

Ooh! what gorgeous makes Debs, sounds like you had a wonderful time.

Donna x

Pamela said...

Great creation, thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Pam x

Katiejane said...

Wow Debs, what a weekend! Looks like the Purple Princess had it all down to a T! Great demos, so jealous!
Katie x

Janneke said...

Beautiful card ;o) Great pics ..
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Hugs, Janneke

Mandy said...

Sounds like you all had a great time,beautiful makes....
Mandy x

louise said...

Sounds like you had lots of fun and I love your creations,thanks for joining us at Cupcake craft this week and good luck.
Louise xx

febe said...

You have a whole bunch of beautiful projects. And your crafting table is just... overflowing with lovely materials. Looking forward for more of your work.

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Jules said...

Hi Debs

What a fantastic weekend you had.

So many wonderful ideas and techniques. Loving all of your projects.

How lovely for you all to have met up.

Love Jules xx

SHARY said...

So jealous I couldn't make it Deb but looks like you had a fab time. Love the pic of all the projects at the end. Fantastic.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

WOW - what a lot of fun you all had. Great makes here.


Jan Hennings said...

love this! Thanks for playing along with the RRR challenge!

Cheryl Walker said...

beautiful job!!! Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbons Pink and Red challenge w/ribbon this week!

Tina46 Kreativblog said...

Beautiful card!! Thank you for joining stamp with Fun this week.
hugs tina46

Jenny said...

Fabulous project! Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin'.

Mandy said...

Lovely card :)
Thanks for joining us at Addicted To Stamps
hugs Mandy xx