Sunday, 26 May 2013

Phew, time to relax

Me thinks it's time for a little relaxation. I am really pleased to say that all college work is done and dusted. All project samples are finished, labelled and assessed to within an inch of each of their lives. All the paperwork is finished and it's ready to hand in. It's been quite a busy month with one thing and another with not much time for artsy stuff for me but I am pleased to say that Mark and I are off tomorrow for a few days holiday with two of my children and the four grand children which will be really nice. We are only going to Centre Parcs and the young ones are very excited. Amillie who's just five said we'll meet you at the airport Nanna. Bless her, it's only a 90 minute drive to Centre Parcs!!!

Anyways, as I am not going to be around next week, I just wanted to remind you that I will be demonstrating at The Craft Barn's fabulous Extravaganza next weekend. If you have not been to one of The Craft Barn's events before, I can honestly say that it is worth the trip even if you do not live close by. There are some ladies who even fly in from other countries every year because it is so good. The event is both Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd June, all the details can be found here but I can tell you that there are some of the best demonstrators in the UK all gathering together to show you all their latest tricks and techniques and the best part about it is that it's all for free!!!!

I will be working with my PaperArtsy hand-carved flower stamps, dies, Fresco Finish paint (there will of course be other PaperArtsy stamps that I'll be using too) along with some of these little beauties shown below. They are chipboard shapes which match some of my stamps but Leandra and I thought it would be great fun to use them in conjunction with other PaperArtsy stamps too. As you can see from the index sheets, the possibilities are endless. I will be mixing these little treasures with my flowers to create some really interesting and fun projects, so why not pop along to the event to see all the lovely new goodies that The Craft Barn have in stock for you. I personally am very excited to see Jo Firth-Young's new stamps, she has added three new A5 plates of stamps to the JOFY range along with six new minis and she has hand drawn some of the cutest birds and birdhouses I ever seen.....you'll just love them.





After the two day event, I am staying on an extra day to teach a class, this is the first class that I've ever taught at the Craft Barn so I'm very excited about that too. I know that the class spaces sold out very quickly but here's a little peek of the class project.



Looking forward to seeing many of you next weekend.......have a fun and creative week.
Lin






13 comments:

Helen said...

Well done on finishing your coursework - I am sure it will receive high marks!! Such a shame I won't be at the Craft Barn this year, as I am going to the WOYWW crop on the Saturday. Hope it is as good as always - the new goodies look fabulous.
Enjoy your mini holiday before that!

Carol Q said...

I can imagine how busy you must have been finalising your course work Lin. If can't imagine you will have any problem getting an excellent grade for it.

Wish I could join you are Craft Barn - it looks wonderful fun. In the meantime enjoy your few days with the family

Lin said...

This is brilliant news to get through all that work at last I know it has been hard going for you!! All I can say from what I've seen is top marks!!!
Enjoy your holiday with the family although I don't think rest is the right word lol...I have been scheduled to work next weekend so doubt I can make the craft barn his year :( but have fun and I am sure it will be a huge success as always!!

GillOsmond said...

I would love to see the new Craft Barn and come to a class with you- I really miss crafting with having to do a REAL job to keep a roof over our head.... Miss your smiling face and clever fingers especially, I'm hoping to wangle some me time( and cash) before long so will seek you out at one of your demos and get a fresh impetus to craft on! Gill in Skipton x

snazzyoriginal said...

The samples of your course work you have blogged look amazing. Have a great break with the family. Wish I could sneak away to your workshop at the Craft Barn tho' xx

Linda Cain said...

Have a wonderful time! Wish I were there.

~Linda

Daniele said...

a stunning canvas, your stamps work really well built up layer upon layer, have a fabbie holiday with the children
hugs and best wishes

finnella03 said...

Well done Lin at getting it all done & hope your shoulders not too sore for Nanna activities at Centre Parc. I'm sure you'll have great fun, and certainly be entertained by the little ones! Hope they recharge your batteries as I know you!ll be busy next weekend! The class looks like fun, hope you've not got to spend hours with the Sizzix preparing for the class.

Trish said...

Well done on finishing your coursework, and have a great holiday, I am sure you deserve it!

isisimaginings.com said...

These look great - more to go on my wish list.
You must be so pleased to have all your college work done, you're definitely due a few days off.
I might see you at the Craft Barn next week. In the meantime, enjoy your holiday & I hope Amillie is not too disappointed by the lack of an airport tomorrow. :)

Hilda said...

Enjoy your break Lin and I will definitely be at the Craft Barn both days next weekend with the usual gang from Cardmaking Paradise - we have several of our overseas members with us again this year, including Glennis from New Zealand!!! Sorry I could not do your workshop, you are still on my "wishlist" lol!!! H xxx PS - the new venue is fabulous, do NOT visit the farm shop unless you have lots of pennies to spend!!!!

Glennis said...

Looking forward to seeing you at the Craft Barn - I am flying in from New Zealand to be there!

TAM said...

Well done on getting all the college work out of the way, must be a relief.
Enjoy your few days away with the family, sure you and the grandchildren will have such fun and then to wind the week up have a fabulous time at The Craft Barn - never made it to an Extravaganza yet but I live in hope.