See I knew it wouldn't take long..... It's not even in Hertfordshire it's in BUCKINGHAMSHIRE - still just off the M25 and YES we did go there, but you know what it's like two blonde birds and a sat nav... we were happy !!!
Anyhoo's here's the link to it so you can see the luxury for yourselves
For those of you who aren't on our newsletter, this is just to be fair so that you all get a looksie....
Well we've FINALLY gone and done it !!! Booked the hotel, and it's rather LUSH, if I may say so myself !!! So if you're interested in coming to our FIRST ever retreat then read on:
* You will make a minimum of 4 LUSH projects to take home and admire
* There will be prize giveaways and LOTS of FUN
* Option to crop on the Saturday evening
* Set in a beautiful hotel in the Buckinghamshire countryside
* Easy access from the M25
* Accommodation Saturday night, please note all rooms are single occupancy
* Unlimited, tea, coffee, biscuits and fruit
* Saturday 2 course buffet lunch
* Saturday 3 course evening meal
* Sunday breakfast
* Sunday 2 course buffet lunch
* Our own dedicated craft room
* Sugar and Spice Shop (Yay) !!!
* Access to leisure facilities, includes, swimming pool and gymnasium
WHEN IS IT .......... 11th/12th May 2013
HOW MUCH IS IT..... £335.00
HERE'S THE DEETS.....
£50.00 non-refundable deposit reserves your space, payable at time of booking
£150.00 payable by 30th November 2012
remainder of £135.00 payable by 31st January 2013 making a total of £335.00
If you pay in FULL by 30th November 2012 you only pay an Early (Essex) Bird Balance of £245.00 making a total of £295.00
There are T's & C's to adhere to i.e. if you had to cancel there will be a cancellation fee, these will depend on the lead time given. You can transfer your place to another person, but they will have to sign the T's & C's. More on that to follow
ALL bookings will commence on TUESDAY 28th AUGUST 2012 at 10am.
Bookings will be taken on a first come first served basis - Spaces are limited.
....To book your place on Kirsty's Card Class at Sugar and Spice.
Oh my, she's just sent me through the sneaks and they look soooooo LUSH, we expect nothing less from her, the woman is a card maker extraordinaire
Here's a few sneaks I'll share with you...
She teaches you how to get the most out of your products..... So if you want to be on one OR two of her classes (she's here ALL day) then choose either morning or afternoon OR both, as they are both different.
The morning session is 3 cards and a papercraft bag (Delicious) the afternoon session is 3 cards and a pizza box...yes you read right, this is so cute !!!
So all you need to do to grab your place is be free on SATURDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER from 10am and then call the shop on 01268 530933 AND the best thing is they are only £15.00 per session... I know !!!!!! FAB Right !!
This month's blog post for Fantastic Ribbons is all about sewing..... Well, you know me, any excuse to make flowers !!! So here's a gorgeous, quick and simple flower to make to embellish any of your favourite projects.
I used the 33mm wide Becky Gingham in Burgundy, you can find it HERE, it's a fab ribbon to use as it has a slight stiffness to it, that holds the "petals". The first thing you want to do is cut a petal shape from the ribbon, I cut mine freehand but you could always make a template.
Cut 5 petals then using a running stitch, stitch them all in a line leaving some thread either end.
Then pull so they all gather together and tie the ends of the threads.
For the centre I used the Satin Edge Organza, you can find it HERE, this time I did a running stitch but in a zig zag
Then, exactly the same, leave some thread either end and then pull, and again, tie off, this gives the most scrunchy flower effect, perfect for centres and the satin edge really gives it dimension.
I attached the centre to the flower using a Zot (Love, Love, Love these)
Here's a close up, you could always build up the layers of petals. and now it's ready to embellish my mini album.