Super Scrapagogo Storyteller!

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So on Saturday I was very lucky to attend the scrapagogo storyteller event in Bristol. There were 5 classes and it was a long day after a sleepless night but I really enjoyed it and learnt loads. It was nice to meet some of the gogo ladies that I converse with online and everyone was very friendly. There were 3 LOs and 2 minibooks - the minibooks are nowhere near finished but I sat down and finished the LOs last night and they are here:

This class was all about circles - using the circles on the PP and telling a circular story - mine is about Port Eynon where I used to go regularly as a child and took my children back to.

This was Laura's class about using rub-ons and writing onto photos - this was the only LO I managed to finish on the day.

This was Nicola's class on using fabrics - I found the yoyo's quite difficult but perserved and I love how this LO has turned out. Considering we didn't know what we'd be making in advance the photo matches the LO colours very well. We're buying a frame for this one and putting it on the wall.

Twisted Sketch #14

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Twist this time was to use some metal and I have sneaked it in using brads with my blooms! The PPs are MME Abbey Road Stomp and the alphas are from Basic Gray and AC thickers, blooms from stash. Hope you like it!

Other LOs from Runways End

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I spent the first morning at Runways End finishing my mini book (see previous post) and in the afternoon did a LO for that day's sketch challenge. It didn't win but is a lovely reminder of our fabulous 5th wedding anniversary - there are definitely some more LOs to be done using the photos from Tylney Hall. I used MME Bellazo PPs and my stock of these is almost finished now:

We then had a class on cutting photos which was led by Katie from Cre8tive online who provided the shop for Runways End - I loved her shop and spent far too much! I cut up a photo taken in the Lakes and made this LO - I would not willingly try and cut cardboard flourishes again but I think they look really good on this:

I then returned on Sunday to do another sketch challenge and used PPs from my August scrapagogo kit to make this LO - it won! I was very surprised and very happy with my prize of Teresa Collins Documented PPs:

There was also a colour challenge running over the whole weekend which gave some different pallets of colours on which to base a LO. I was very pleased to tie for first place for this challenge too, as I love the LO I made and was delighted with my prize of some cosmo cricket Jolly by Golly PPs:

My last LO was really to try out some Tim Holtz masks that I'd bought from the shop. I used Maya Road glimmer mist and the masks to make the 'camping' word in this title and am really pleased with how it looks:

Finally there was just time to make a few gift tags:

What a fab and productive weekend! I loved the retreat and am a bit gutted that the next one coincides with Charlie's birthday, but I will definitely be going along to next September's!

Roll on next Saturday when I am scrapping with Scrapagogo for the day!

Spanish mini book

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The pre-crop challenge for Runways End was some pieces of pre-cut chipboard to be made into something. There was a variety of offerings and although I didn't win the challenge I was really pleased with the mini book I made of our holiday to Spain in June. And now, if you scroll down to the bottom of this page you can see all the pages on a flickr slide show... hope you like it!

Catch up!

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Lots of catch up posts today hopefully (as long as the PC keeps functioning...). First big news is we've finally found a house to move to, which seems to be going through OK at the moment. Am now feeling a lot less stressed and my mojo has reappeared - it'll probably go again once I start having to pack boxes!

First of all I wanted to share the LOs I did at the August Cove Crop. The first two were both made with the lovely MME Abbey Road Stomp PPs, which I loved as soon as I saw and am still loving! We went to see my Dad and Mum in Yeovil in August and these photos were taken while we were with them:

This LO was made with some random bits from my stash and I love the photo of my Dad and the boys on a day out at Longleat:

More LOs later...

Return of my mojo at Runways End

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Have spent a fab weekend at the Runways End retreat rediscovering my mojo and got loads done:

1 mini book, a CJ entry, 5 layouts and 2 gift tags - as well as heaps of ideas, a bit of stash shopping and lots of chat and fun! Am hoping to post some better photos later in the week but the light's gone now and am completely knackered. Also in the photo are the 2 fab prizes I won in today's sketch challenge and the colour challenge - some Teresa Collins Documented PPs and embellies and a Cosmo Cricket 'Jolly by Golly' kit - completely fab and very unexpected!

Best thing is that I've made up lots of page kits and am enthused to get back to scrapping again, which is just as well with a scrapagogo day out coming up next Saturday!

Spain mini book