Well, after an early night I awoke refreshed and ready for the workshop today in Preston. It was run by John Bloodworth as I mentioned yesterday as part of his awareness and fundraising mission for Mind, a mental health charity here in the UK. We were crafting using the Hunkydory silhouette Christmas range and so John was assisted by the lovely Ann-Marie who is the main Hunkydory demonstrator on Create & Craft TV channel. You can see in the above picture the projects we made. It was great to revisit the basics of stamping and masking etc as well as snipping out some fabulous laser cut shapes. We were able to bring home the materials we'd used and you can see some of the left over laser cuts in the above picture, there was also loads more, which you can see in the following picture, including the 3 stamp sets.
I can only think that Hunkdory were very generous to us, as the cost of the workshop was just £30 and the majority of that went to Mind and I'm sure our goodies cost more than that, plus they gave us a 10% discount off anything we purchased. Well, with an invitation like that...
NB. One or more items may have been omitted from this picture on the grounds of Hubby might see this picture. Included in the picture at the bottom is the colouring postcards that are available for making a donation to Mind.
When you buy from the shop, they often give you a freebie and today was no exception as these were popped into my carrier bag today,
Lots of extra goodies! It was a great day out, I met lots of lovely ladies, including Tara (Hi, if you're reading this), who is going to have the misfortune of my company for a crafting session in the future. Ann-Marie told us that there is going to be a release next weekend of some new stamp sets which will be available on a 3 for 2 offer along with a stamp magazine which will have a free stamp set with it. I know one of the stamp sets includes a peacock (as Ann-Marie showed me a sample she'd made on her phone) and I think she said it also had an owl and a parakeet, but we shall have to wait and see. Think I'll have to sit on my hands, must not buy any more stamps.... Yeah, right!