Friday 23 August 2013

Workshops and Make & Takes at GBCF

On the Friday of the Great Craft Festival, Pam and I attended the workshops that were held. Here are some of my makes (I say some as I haven't finished them all yet)

Phill Martin (Hunkydory)
We were given 4 separate cards to make from Hunkydory kits. Everything that we needed (materials etc) were included and we had lots over to make other cards. Here are the 2 that I finished, I have another 2 projects to do. 

Jodie Johnsone (Tonic)
Second workshop we did was with Tonic. have to say that this was my least favourite. The first thing we did was make the card which I have to say is lovely but all the elements were cut out for us and we just had to stick them on. The cracker, I was not impressed with. Jodie told us to make up the cracker first and then decorate it. I think it would have been better to decorate it when it was flat then make it into a cracker.

Dawn Wheeler (Crafters Companion)
This was another workshop that we were due to make 4 cards. We were using Crafters Companion 'Party Paws' Kits to make 4 very different cards. Again I only managed to make 2, but again we have all the materials and more to make the other ones. I do love this little panda :-).

Leonie Pujol - Decopatch
This was the last workshop of the day and much appreciated as we were pooped by this time. I have never done decopatch before but have to say it was quite relaxing sticking and glueing, sticking and glueing :-)
The flowers are made from decopatch paper stuck onto ordinary paper, When they dry, they become hard and the flowers were stamped and then cut out. They are supposed to decorate the decopatched heart but I haven't got round to it yet!.

At the actual craft show on Saturday and Sunday, they were running Make & Takes. You could only do a maximum of 2 so Pam and I did 2 on Saturday and 2 on Sunday. These also were very enjoyable.

Francoise Read - Woodware Christmas Stamp.
We made this card with this gorgeous Polar Bear stamp which jumped into my basket as I walked passed the stand :-). We coloured it in with Sukura Pens. I will be adding a little stickles to the hat :-)

Sarah McCrossan - Fancy Folds
This little mini magazine holder was made out of a piece of 12x12 paper. We had no scissors or glue so the cuts are a bit messy as we only had a ruler. I will be making more of these as I think they will be ideal for little notelets and great for pressies.  

 Christine Bell - Pinflair
We did Christine's first make and take on the Saturday morning and this was the cracker. Much better than the Tonic one. It is from a kit that Pinflair do and included the banger, joke and hat, We were also given a tiny punch as a cracker gift. Decorated with peel offs.
Having visited the Pinflair stand later that day, Christine told us that her make and take that afternoon was a little needle case so we decided to do that make and take on the Sunday. Such a cute project and again a great pressie idea. 

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  1. What a great selection Cally x

  2. Wow these are all absolutely gorgeous Cally!!!
    Kevin xx

  3. Brilliant selection Cally you have been really busy did you say some of them !! xx