Sunday, 30 September 2018

A Retreat Treat!

Hello friends,
I'm blogging remotely today from a mix of my phone, iPad and 
glasses that could do with being a lot stronger!
So here goes...fingers crossed.

This weekend I'm in St Ives, Cambridgeshire for a retreat,
I booked this some time ago through Craft Box and I admit to being a little scared!
This is not my sort of clean crafting but I decided I needed to step out of 
my little comfy box of  clean and neat.
I'm about to embark on day 2 and I couldn't be happier,
I am totally absorbed in this 'messy craft' and so far only got through 
one pack of baby wipes!

If you scroll down you,ll see the canvas I made yesterday,
I'm going to post step step photos hopefully tomorrow (if this post works!)
In between here's photos of St Ives taken this morning 7.30am
when I went for a walk, all unedited, it is a gorgeous place.








And it appears I can still incorporate butterflies and flowers!

My mind is racing now how this will work with dies and foiling, watch this space!
Take care friends, wishing you a perfect Sunday.




15 comments:

margaret driscoll said...

Hello Christine
I hope you enjoy every minute of this messy crafting!
Lovely photos of the place you're staying !
Love Marg

hazel young said...

Beautiful photos and gorgeous canvas Christine, enjoy your 2nd day x xhazel

Jean Dyke said...

Morning Christine, yes, St Ives is a beautiful place, I went there years ago and had forgotten how lovely it is. Also love your creation, as you say it’s very different from your usual. Looking forward to hearing all about the process. Did you make all the flowers yourself? X

Ann said...



Hi Christine

St Ives looks just gorgeous what a fab. place to go to a retreat.

Your canvas is beautiful well done you for braving the "Messy" crafting

Have a wonderful day and thankyou for sharing your lovely pictures.

Luv n hugs Annxx

Christine Collins said...

Hi Christine
Your canvas is so beautiful, it’s a work of art, I would love to be able to create something like this.
Enjoy today and I look forward to seeing your photos.
Chris xx

Sandra Biggs said...

Hello Christine
St Ives looks gorgeous.
Good on you for going out of your comfort zone. We need to do it every now and then.
Enjoy and I am looking forward to more photos.
Sandra xx

Jean Eve said...

Beautiful photos & a exquisite canvas.Congrats. Cheers Jean xx

Laura O' Connor said...

Absolutely fantastic Christine really pretty. Laura o Springfield

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Christine, Wowwwwwwww !! your canvas is stunning !!! I love the piccies of St Ives too, I have never been there and it is educational for me to see these, thank you.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Christine, St Ives looks lovely, love your canvas. Hope your retreat was stimulating and enjoyable. Love Brenda xx

nattyboots said...

As I was going to St Ives I met a man with ,,,,,,,,,,,oh just ignore me it is too early to remember rhymes haha

I have not the words to say how much I love your canvas Christine but to give you some idea , if I saw this in a shop I would go in and buy it .
Looking forward to more .
Have fun
Elaine H X

Kitty Davies said...

Morning All.
Thank you for the lovely photos.
Enjoy your retreat.
A beautiful work of art.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
WOW!!!! beautiful canvas. Photos are great too.
Lydia
X

Pat S Witney said...

Sounds like your having a great time Christine. Hope this works as I’m having problems commenting on blogs at the moment.

Jennie Bailey said...

Such a beautiful canvas and getting down and dirty is great fun!

Jennie

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