Thursday, 29 October 2009

Doncaster show and forthcoming Norwich Workshop

One of the highlights of my day at the Stamp Magic show Doncaster on Sunday was the ladies from Lincolnshire who came up to Skipton for a workshop at the beginning of the month visiting our stand and presenting me with a beautiful card (made by Rose) that was themed on our day together!

It was double-sided and included photos of our day, along with techniques they had played with, all on this lovely card. I was also given some photos of the day and a HUGE box of Ferrero Collection chocolates, how spoilt was I?

To top all that they all produced out of their bags, the books they made at the workshop all completed and looking wonderful! They were all slightly different and it was great to see they had put their own touches to them. We had a lovely day and we hope to repeat it in the new year.

This is the back of the card they gave us, it even has a rare photo of Ian, who they caught unawares packing stamp sheets. The photos here don't capture how lovely this card is, the base card is actually a very rich jade colour with mounts of green and gold. Inspirational wording tiles are on each panel.

At the time, they all wanted to stay until midnight playing but they had to go home, next time we are going to try for a weekend. You were great company ladies and you certainly made my day on Sunday at the show! Thank you!!!

Which leads me onto talking about an upcoming workshop, here are the details...

Weekend Workshop with Jill Boulton and Jill Tuck

When: Saturday & Sunday 5th & 6th December

Where: St. George's Hall, Stoke Holy Cross near Norwich

Time: 10.00 - 16.00

Topics covered

Saturday - We'll be holding a Starburst Stains workshop where you will learn all the spraying and painting techniques, including the scrunch and using cling film and other bits and bobs to create a lovely book.

Sunday am - We'll do metal work with Walnut Hollow Tools - you will be taught basic techniques with the tools in the kit to create several cards.

Sunday pm - We'll do Tim Holtz stuff - alcohol inks, distress inks, grunge paper.

Cost - £100 for all weekend (the more people attend the less the cost will be). This includes a metalwork beginner's kit worth £35 which is yours to keep, and refreshments on both days but you will need a packed lunch, as we would need a hygiene certificate to provide food.

So what do you think? Do you like messy? Are you interested, or do you have experienced crafting friends in the area who would be interested, if so please email me ASAP if you wish to attend at and I will pass your email onto the organisers.

They anticipate taking a 50% deposit at the time of booking & the remainder to be paid by end of November.

I hope you will be able to join us, it should be a great weekend of messiness:)


PS: You may be wondering why Kay has not blogged recently, she is having computer problems at the moment but I'm sure she'll be back blogging soon!


  1. Sorry Jill - too far from North Wales. Truoble is - my last house was reasonalby local to this venue. Would have loved to be there.
    Beryl xx

  2. Hi Jill. What a lovely card you've received. Your Ladies sound like they had a great time and they certainly created a lovely record for you.
    I hope you are feeling properly rested after your busy time. Put your feet up and have a cuppa, you deserve it.
    Your workshop sounds great but unfortunately, we are already away on those dates. Just typical.



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