Sunday, 23 March 2014

Beamsley Babes Craft retreat 14-16th March 2014

Sorry these are late - its been a busy and tiring week following an exciting weekend.
The retreats with the Babes are always very special as quite honestly they are some of the most wonderful people on this planet. All busy ladies who want time to play and experiment with the supplies they buy. this retreat we focussed on Ranger - playing with paints, stains inks and sprays, masks, dies, stamps and embossing folders in many different styles.
In their goodie bags the ladies received
Worn covers file folder and book rings
12 plastic pockets
pk 20 size 8 tags
Some crackle paint
a Tim holtz stencil
some linen ribbon
numbers rub ons
Gorgeous grunge stampin up stamp set
Muslin bag containing ideology and other trinkets
watercolour paper
and stickyback canvas.

We set about playing - here are some of the results

 Pams gorgeous tag using the birds and the Bees stamp - she also embossed this - the texture gives it a real wow factor.
 This is Liz's tag - experimenting with the different paints and stamping.
 and would you believe it - I bought special napkins with friend sentiments for us to have with our cakes - before I knew it these were snaffled for crafty projects too!
 On Saturday night Liz gave a workshop on zentangling - this also incuded a goodie bag with a pink pig zentangle pad and a fab zentangle pen.
 Linda really enjoyed playing with her worn covers book - making some fab alterations she added in a die cut from the lucky dip bag - she got the movers and shapers friends die.
 Here are a few of her lovely tags too. Fab use of the masks
 (they all got a different one so they could share them around too!)
 This is Siobhans gorgeous book
 Look at that fabulous giraffe tag! I lov how Siobhan also customised inside her book. Linda did this too getting us all to sign the book as a weekend momento.
 I think this tag is Margarets - love the fab mask detail
 Another gorgeous book revamp - this time using a UTEE piece Pam gave as a momento - stunning colours!
 I think these tags are Julias - beautiful use of colour and fab stamps too!

 Another revamp in progress
 and some tags of Annes.
 The weekend flew by in a blur of colour and friendship but we did laugh lots and enjoyed being together again.
On Sunday Morning Anne did a workshop with Ikea mirrors and texture paste - some amazingly varied results - I will share pictures next time.
It tells me how much fun the ladies had when the next retreat is full already! Roll on 28th September when the Beamsley Babes reunite once more>

Happy crafting xx


  1. Wow, looks like you had an amazing time Janet and the tags that have been created are wonderful! Some real talent there, no wonder you can't wait until September. Really must have a go at this Zentangling lark :)
    Dawn x

  2. looks like you all had a great time and love all the different ideas and results
    carol x


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