Sunday, 28 July 2013

The weekend that was a.......................

Warning this is photo heavy..................

This time last weekend it was all over...................What was I hear you ask, the weekend workshop I organised for 16 lovely ladies with Hels Sheridan.

Everything went as planned, so I am more than happy, actually I am flippin ecstatic.  I have to be honest it really tired me out, but we had fun and that was the aim of the weekend for sure.  They must have all enjoyed it as there all coming back in Jan and quite a few of them are coming to the Melt Pot weekend workshop in Oct.

I had Hels, Katy and Lou all staying over at my house, which was a tad mad at times, but looking back very funny in others.  Lou is a complete scream and she had Hels and I literally crying with some of her stories.  She describes herself as the female Carl Pilkington and  to be honest she really is, love her too bits.

So a few pics from the weekend and then I will show you my latest make.

The calm before the arty madness begins

Saturday Shot

Sunday Shot

Happy Ladies with Hels

Very happy Ladies

Thanks to Michelle and Hels for the photos.

Check out these amazing blogs for close up photos and reviews of the weekend.

As you can imagine I did not have time to join in the fun, so this weekend was my time.........   I created this 3 panel Burlap wall art.  This was one of the classes taught on the weekend.  I decided to use colours that I would not normally go for.................Not sure I am feeling the love, but I am sure it will grow on me.

All stuck together ready to go on the wall

Panel 1

Panel 2

Panel 3 

Thanks for stopping by Tuck Towers until the next time

Take Care


Products Used

TH Burlap Panels
TH Remnant Rub ons
Th Distress Paints and Distress Inks -  Seedless Preserves, Victorian velvet
Distress Inks  Black Soot, Brushed Corduroy
Archival Ink Black
Lots of Idea- ology
TH Stamps from various sets
TH Tissue Paper and Tissue Tape
Sizzixs dies
Wendy Vecchi Blossom Bucket Embellishments

Metal Flowers
Cosmic Shimmer Glue

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Altered Box


I am organising a workshop weekend with the wonderful Hels Sheridan.  We have 16 very talented ladies coming to play next weekend in Middlesbrough.  Very excited as this is the first time Hels has been this far up North teaching.  I had to meet up with her to pick up supplies last weekend and it seemed like a really good idea to meet at the Craft Den in Sheffield were Hels was teaching an Altered Box workshop.  The Craft Den is a wonderful crafting heaven owned by the lovely Lynn. Whilst I was there it would have been rude not to take the class at the same time, wouldn't it? Well that's my excuse.

Below is what we made, as per normal I didn't finish it in the class but at home and I love it.  I am going to enter this in the Simon says stamp and show challenge as this week it is all about green.

Love the colours ...

Next up............

One of my colleagues children is away at the moment in France on a School trip, so I have made her a little memory book for when she comes back. I love paper bag books they are so easy to make and can be made for any occasions for sure.

The little cards in the front hide away in the pockets.

Wish me luck for next weekend.

Until the next time, take care


Products used on both

Tim Holtz Config Box
Distress Ink Shabby Shutter, Mustard Seed, Frayed Burlap
Distress re-inkers Shabby Shutters, Mustard Seed
Black Paint Dabber
Perfect Pearls Heirloom Gold
Grunge Board Letters and numbers
Various different Tim Holtz stamps
Loads of Ideology
Word Play die
Tim Holtz Rub ons
Studio 490 Embossing paste
Blossom Bucket embellies
Destination Papers
Tim's Twine

Treasure Gold - Topaz Gold
3 paper bags
Cosmic Shimmer Glue
Little bottles and various bits and bobs