Friday, April 3, 2015

Loft Art Retreat..the cards...


Happy Friday.

Can't believe its nearly a week since the fabulous loft art retreat, hosted by the AMAZING Jenn Shurkus.

I learnt so much and my fellow crafters were fun and diverse.

We made 15 cards - no mean feat!

Most items were cut out for us and we had to stamp, colour, fussy cut and assemble. It was oodles of fun.

There were quite a few highlights for me...

- Jenn taught us that we can really stretch our stash and get it to work for all occasions

- Crafters love to shop and buy new shiny stash items, they are not embarrassed, they embrace it - amazing!

- Tips, tips all over the place - I seriously had my eyes opened

- Quickie glue have I lived without you?!

- The funny, kind, generous people - truly a delight to spend time with.

I'm only showing you a few of the cards...the rest are here, far too many for one blog post :) Click on each photo for a description of what we used and did.

The main photo today is one of my faves from the day..stencils, dies (Lawn Fawn), inks, bold stamps (Winnie & Walter) - awesome.

One more photo for you -

I love this card, so simple but fun. Layered squares, stamped flourishes, quickie glue pen so you can add glitter and a new way to make banners..Dies and stamps by Lawn Fawn.

Sigh..I wish I could go on the mixed media one this month..but I am hoarding my pennies for Ma's visit.

Happy Weekend'll find me at my desk, skyping and playdating with JT.



  1. Wow Claire, just clicked your link and looked at all the fab cards you made on your retreat...way to go girl! Glad you had a great time and picked up lots of tips, have a good weekend crafting...we held our annual Easter family brunch yesterday, out all today and tomorrow with family, so no crafty time for me! Hugs Carole Z X

  2. Amazing cards. I think sparkle and shine is my favourite but i love them all. The squirrel on a swing madd me laugh! Now fet on skype so we can play :)

  3. Claire, I just love your Happy Birthday Card! I'm pinning it!

  4. awwww such a fun post! It was so great to meet you :) and you were so sweet with all your goodies for everyone and special treats for me :) Hope you make it up to one again soon!! Thank you Claire!!!

  5. p.s. i shared this on my FB page :) thank you!!


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