Friday, 1 April 2011

A fabulous day

Went to AFTH on Wednesday to take a workshop with the extremely talented Kate Crane, I feel so lucky to live near enough to go to Dy's and enjoy a day of creativity and total relaxation.  Kate is a superb teacher and spends time explaining things thoroughly and she certainly was generous with her ideas.  In the morning we made 6 tags, inking, spraying, cutting sticking, yet get the idea, and this was mine...



The tags are joined together with hessian and backed with old book pages.

In the afternoon we made a similar tag book, but with more pages, and I used different colours.  That is still a work in progress, but I really will complete it.

I'm down in Essex at the moment but did manage to take the photos, and a couple of others which I'll blog over the weekend.  Had to go and buy a portable card reader this afternoon in order to download the pictures and guess what I and my granddaughter Charlotte had to go past?  Yes, a craft shop, so she bought some papers, rubber stamps, rub ons, and when we got to the check out she got out her purse because she wanted to buy the goodies herself, it came to £16.10 and when she opened her purse my heart nearly broke, so in the end she paid the £6.10 and I paid the rest.  I treated her to a Crop-o-Dial because she's really into crafting.  When we got into the car, I said to her "Now I'll tell you the first rule in crafting....we don't tell Granddad how much we've spent".  She nodded and said it would be our secret, bless.

16 comments:

  1. Love that story - I agree completely you never tell them the full price LOL! The tags are gorgeous glad you had a lovely day up at Dy's - hope you're enjoying yourself in Essex - have a beautiful and blessed weekend.

    Hugs

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  2. Aaah how adorable, and I agree we never tell them the real price LOL. Love your tags, gorgeous inky backgrounds. Wish I lived closer to their shop. Tracy x

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  3. start as you mean to go on... never tell them how much!!!!! loving the tags have a great weekend. hugs xxx

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  4. Ann this is just a lovely story and it's just so you!! Bet she will be winning raffle prizes in no time!!!! Have a great time with the family Love Chanelle xxx

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  5. Stunning tags Ann, all such gorgeous colours ;-)
    Anne xx

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  6. oh fab Ann - wish I could have come too!

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  7. oh my word another raffle winner lol x sue

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  8. LOL first rule in crafting....

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  9. Aw bless! How sweet is that story? I wish I lived close to AFTH. I would be skint but hell would I be happy! Love the project you did with Kate...Fantastic! Sue x

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  10. Aw the story made me laugh, wonderful.
    Your tags look at lot brighter than mine and did you cut the threads off? I have booked on Kate's next 2 classes YIPEE!!! Don't tell my DH.XX

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  11. Oh my word - love that story. Unfortunately I'm married to an accountant so NOTHING gets past him!!! and I HAVE to stick to my budget.

    Fabulous book you've made Ann. Indeed you are lucky being so close to Dy's. I envy you that.
    Kate's work is amazing and you have done wonderfully and have obviously learnt loads of new techniques.

    Lx

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  12. Gorgeous! Love all these bright, colorful pieces of art!

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  13. awe, bless your grand-daughter! what a wonderful story..sounds like she will be a great crafter having a fab Nana as her guide :) Hope you have a lovely day tomorrow.xx

    Ann your tags are just stunning. All so pretty :) You are so lucky getting to craft with Kate.xx

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  14. Ahhh Ann, what a fabulous story - you have to do a journal page on it! Apart from Leslsy, I think I'm the only person I know who owns up on the spending!
    Your tags are fantabulous! Wish I could have been there :) Just being separated from the world and able to create in the AFTH studio is bliss!
    I shall be looking out for C's blog post at what you have made this weekend :D

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  15. those tags are fab, so jell (essex slang LOL) you got to take a class with Kate, will have to try and lure her down this way.. x

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  16. Wonderful tags, and I just love that story too, made me smile! :)

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