Tuesday, 19 November 2013

A Crafty Weekend!

A couple of weeks ago my Great Neice, Claire, came over to stay.  We share a passion for crafting, so I thought it would be a treat to both of us if I was to take her along to the NEC craft show! 

What a weekend we had!  Claire is a natural! 

She sure knows how to handle papercrafting! 

This is Claire's first stamp and colouring project; the result, I think you'll agree, are stunning! Claire met Barbara Gray of Clarity Stamps on the Sunday and very proudly took along this work.  Barbara was delighted with Claire's project! 

We made tags using a Tim Holtz 101 techinque... There was no stopping us now! 

Claire's next project was using Tracy's, Lavinia Stamps, new Zentangle stamps...  Just look at the shading on the tree!  We got glitter everywhere (and it's still everywhere!).

We had a little more time before bed to get the gelli plate out...

Claire met Tracy, Lavinia Stamps, again on Sunday, and again Claire shared the results of her work.  Tracy really was impressed with Claire's results!

During our weekend we had an amazing time and everyone at the NEC were just amazing.  I'd like to say a special thanks for the interest and encouragement you gave Claire, I know it made the whole experience one to really remember....  Look out Design Teams everywhere.... This girl can craft! 

This was my effort!  

Claire gave me several gifts that weekend and included in there was a prize very special... She made me some stamps... I'm looking forward to using them in my next journal project!

All that is left for me to say is a really big Thank You to my Great Niece, Claire, for making the weekend so special... It was amazing and I can't wait for our next shared crafting session!  

Keep practicing and creating! 

Love you, Auntie Mandy xxxx