Wednesday 24 August 2022

WOYWW 690: A Fabulous Retreat

What a fabulous weekend at the Claritystamp retreat Eva and I had.  There are two desks on display today - one at the retreat and one back home with a couple of the cards - not quite yet finished.  

Eva was of course on the other side of the desk as usual.
On Friday afternoon we had fun with a Groovi project and on Saturday morning it was background techniques using inks, paints, stamps and brayers.  I have a fabulous pile to play with at home.  Saturday afternoon was a lovely project involving zentangling with a stencil.  We are all set to book for next year again and I can thoroughly recommend the retreats.
Barbara provided the expertise and tips and tricks ably supported by Paul and Jilly worked her magic on the lunches each day - she looks after the design team so it was good to catch up face to face.  Eva and I may have spent a bit of money in the Clarity pop up shop too lol.

My quick daily journal pages are currently on a holiday theme and I have had fun finding the appropriate Clarity word sticker(s) for each page.
Sorry I didn't get round to visiting desks last week, between sample making and going away I just didn't have time.  I promise to try and do better this week.  To find out more about WOYWW please visit Julia at Stamping Ground - there will be lots more desks to see and a friendly community too.  Looking forward to the crop in October!  Stay safe and Happy WOYWW.


Lunch Lady Jan said...

How lovely to see that you and Eva enjoyed the retreat so much, you were very productive! I do like the cards on your home desk too, they’re very stylish. Unfortunately I won’t be at the Crop this year, it’s our 40th anniversary in September and G and I will be in Edinburgh on the Crop date, damn. You’ll just have to eat some cake for me, lol!!
Hugs LLJ 4 xxx

Crafting With Jack said...

How lovely to have a weekend away crafting. It sounds such fun. Great pages and hope you had a lovely birthday. Happy WOYWW. Angela #12

Helen said...

Glad the retreat was so good . Enjoy oop North! Happy woyww Helen #1

Annie said...

I've had another busy morning with my fittings/sewing plus I have now finished the eye spy quilt so am taking a break to visit all my fav blogs.
Glad to see you had a good time does us all good esp if it's with good company.
I will be MIA for a couple of weeks so will catch up with you when I return.
Annie x #9

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Sarah, I'm here just been a bit distracted today. Sorry because I'm sure I've used that excuse before Lol! I cannot imagine anything better than retreat, sounds great and so pleased you both had a good time. The cards look gorgeous. I can't believe how quickly the school holiday is going. Wishing you a very happy and creative woyww, Angela x11x

Twiglet said...

So good to get away and craft with friends. Great journal pages. Have a great time " Up North" xx Jo

StampinCarol said...

How fun going to the retreat!
Absolutely love the pages!
Have a wonderful week!
Carol N #17

Susan Renshaw said...

Looks as though you had a brilliant time at the retreat - so good to get face to face time again!
Have a good break!

Happy WOYWW!
Stay safe and keep well!
I am determined to call and comment on all of you this week!
Susan #14
Calling All Crafters! – My Blog!

Anne said...

Glad you had a good time at a retreat Sarah.ovely makes. Enjoy Scarborough. Its where my D.I.L. comes from and where she and my son married. Take care Anne x 13

BJ said...

WOW the retreat looks great, glad you had a super time there. Love the journal pages, could do with a dip in the sea to cool down, just have to settle with lurking in the chilled aisles at Asda! Thanks for confirming you are constantly hot as well, a number of ladies have replied the same so I don't think a visit to the GP is necessary as I don't feel ill, just HOT. Happy Hot WOYWW BJ#10

Kelly said...

HI Sarah! The retreat sounds fab! I can't picture you and Eva anywhere else but across from one another. Love your pages as always. Creative Blessings! Kelly #18

Kyla said...

ooh the retreat sounds like a great couple of days and loving your journal pages too
thanks for visiting my desk already