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Monday, 3 February 2014

A Hels Sheridan Weekend

This is my second time writing this post, the first was written, saved, scheduled and then it just disappeared.  Hopefully this one will work.

This last weekend, my best friend Mo and I attended a Hels Sheridan weekend of crafting.  The venue was organised by Sue Tucker and it was fantastic, with great facilities - thank you Sue!  We met up with a couple of long time lovely blog friends, Rachel and Claire.  Also attending was crafting royalty, Jean Hardy of Crafty Individuals and we had a brief visit from the talented Michelle Webb.  Katy Leitch, the editor of Craft Stamper Magazine was also in the classes.

Over the weekend we paste embossed, stenciled, stamped, spritzed, splatted, waxed, inked and misted to our hearts content and we had such great fun in the process.

The first piece we made was a canvas, paper blocked and decorated.


On Day 2 we made a master board which was divided into ATC sized pieces, decorated and mounted onto mount board.


We used lots of embellishments on both pieces including those of Wendy Vecchi (the lovely little bee and the hearts) and Tim Holtz's Jumbo Tattered Florals and Greenery.  The jumbo flower is HUGE compared to the normal sized Bigz die.

For those interested I am including a class photo, sadly minus Hels and Sue.  There I am on the back row, second from the right and Mo and Rachel are the first two from the right on the first row.



If you ever lose your mojo, like I have recently, then I can highly recommend attending a craft workshop with some lovely friends, it certainly gave me a much needed boost!

Thanks for looking, sorry if I have not been around to visit you all yet, I am working hard to catch up and will get there.  Take care and hope to see you soon.

52 comments:

  1. What fabulous creations to come away with from this weekend Anne. They both look so fantastic and will, I hope, get pride of place at home. So pleased to hear you had such a great time with Mo, Rachel, Claire, and everyone else. Isn't Hels a star! Loved seeing a picture of the class too. Jenny x

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  2. Hello Anne. What Wonderful creations you have made, both of them look stunning. I would have loved to join you had it been nearer. So glad you had a great time. Hugs Rita xxx

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  3. Hi Anne, I'm so jealous ...... would love to go on a Hels weekend.
    What fabulous projects ..... they both look stunning and it sounds like you had a great time. Fab picture too. Have a great week .... hugs Linda xx

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  4. Having problems leaving a comment, I hope this one gets through. Love your crafty projects you did with Hels, both beautiful works of art. So glad you had such a great time with friends and I hope you weren't in any pain. Take care xx

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  5. Oh Anne it must be catching, just finished my comments and they disappeared.so starting again. These are beautiful creations and you all certainly look like you are having fun. Even the little doggie got in on the picture. Thank you so much for sharing these. Take care x

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  6. Hi Anne....what a wonderful weekend and I love your amazing projects. Looks like you had a lot of fun with the fabulous Hels. Hopefully Hels will come North of the border :-)

    Huge hugs Annie x

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  7. Hi Anne what a fab weekend! and so close to me LOL stunning makes I'm not surprised your mojo is back! lots of huggles Sue xxx

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  8. WOW!!! These are truly stunning Anne. Such gorgeous designs and full of wonderful detailing.
    I am so pleased that you had such a good time. Thank you for sharing your photo, it's nice to put faces to names!
    hugs Sue xx

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  9. Hi Anne, so glad you had a fab time and got a mojo boost! Well how could Mr Mojo not be enticed into action by some Hels inspiration!!! Your makes are stunning...totally amazing! Hugs Carole Z XX

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  10. Gorgeous works of art Anne...what a fun weekend with lots of crafty friends...hugs kath xxx

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  11. Glad you had such a fabulous time and I love your works of art! Hels is a great teacher, I'm sure you have come away with wonderful ideas! Love barb x

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  12. Wow gorgeous stunning makes.x

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  13. What stunning projects! Your weekend sounds amazing - wonderful crafting with wonderful friends - how perfect. Thanks again for answering my die questions, your help is much appreciated! xx

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  14. It looks and sounds really good fun Anne and it seems as though it was just what you needed.
    Are you going to Manchester Creative Stitches and Hobbies? ... I'll be there Thursday.
    Love Jo x

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  15. Looks like a lovely class - and what great projects. The mounted ATC masterboard is so cool! And how lovely to be able to go with Mo, and meet up with so many wonderful people. So happy to hear that you got a shot of mojo!!
    Alison xx

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  16. Hi anne - well it was a wonderful weekend wasn't it and I'm very impressed you got around to blogging it already! I'm going to do my on thursday and friday or this week - lol!! Your pieces are stunning and you're so right about the creative input - I feel bubbling with ideas right now - its great! It was so wonderful to see you! Hope we can something again soon! Oh and I did my run yesterday - and my fast!!! Feel so much better for it now! Big hugs! rachel xx

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  17. well your projeçts look absolutely gorgeous and looks like lots of fun and creativity was to be had! o lad you had a wonderful weekend x hugs trace x

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  18. How fun for you!! I love the canvas, those colors are beautiful and the ATC all on one board, great idea for wall art! Both of these would look great side by side. So glad you were able to do this, go next weekend with your friend too, love to see more!
    Have a great week Anne,
    Hugs Kelly

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  19. Oh my gorgeous Anne! If money were no object I would have jumped on a jet plane to take this class with you! I adore the detail on the petals and the colors get me right in the feels :). What a fun-tactic creative weekend you had!

    Amy*

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  20. Great work of ART. It all looks very good. Thanks for showing Anneke.
    www.annekescardart.blogspot.com

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  21. Gorgeous projects Anne! Looks like the class was a lot of fun and you made some very beautiful pieces of art!

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  22. WOW...What a great weekend... can't think of anything better than to spend it with crafty friends...the creations are Beautiful.. The designs are fabulous...Hugs May x x x

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  23. Delighted to hear that you had a fab time Anne - no wonder with all the gorgeous crafty, friendly company. The two pieces look beautiful - lovely to see everyone at the end too with their varying creations. Hoping that this week is a better one for you painwise and that your creative juices flow madly! Nicola x

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  24. What great projects Anne you did a wonderful job. I see Monty was there too!

    Lucy x

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  25. Sounds like you had an absolutely great time Anne! Love what you made and I agree - its so good to get together with other crafty mates to get the ideas going again. Take care, Margie xxx

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  26. Hi Anne, it was a really nice weekend - I totally loved it - Sue and Hels really made it special for us all. It was lovely to meet you in real life after being friends on blogger for such a long time! Hopefully I'll get round to blogging my workshop makes this week! Love Claire x

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  27. Oh, my goodness, that's a lot to show for the weekend, Annie! All of it fascinating and fantastic! I'm so glad you got to go and had such a good time and got a much-needed boost of mojuice!! And on top of all that, you got to meet and remeet so many friends in real life. What a treat! Thank you for sharing the photo! (You look so pretty and so happy!!) Love and hugs, Darnell

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  28. Gorgeous dimensional pieces, I love the blues and your flowers are gorgeous. The embellishments are wow. Tracy x

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  29. What beautiful creations Anne. The colours, the backgrounds, the emebellishments......just everything is perfect! I'm glad you had a fabulous time. Everyone looks so happy. Maybe one day I will be able to go to a big workshop too :o) xx

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  30. I have to say I put that master board in my to do think cap. I am so tickled for you that you and Mo got to do this. From your your makes, it looks like the work shop was a real success. Thanks for including the picture. I am not good at mixing things like that but I do want to make one of those master boards.
    Sandy xx

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  31. Those are both gorgeous creations Anne! I hope you can display them prominently. They deserve to be seen.
    (I've just finished Nathalie Kalbach's online Creative Jump Start 2014, which I really enjoyed.)

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  32. What a fun weekend of crafting you had, gosh what fun creations.

    Hugs diane

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  33. Two wonderful creations made during what looks like a fantastic weekend.
    Know the feeling with the "post" happens here ALL the time..........LOL!!
    Stage safe and warm

    Patricia xx

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  34. Wonderful wonderful pieces, Anne!

    You obviously enjoyed that Hels Sheridan workshop a lot. LOVE your flowery gorgeousness!
    Thank you so much for your lovely comment and the laud on my Craft Stamper article. As I wasn't sure when it might appear AND it is my very first article for CS, I am a bit nervous AND excited at the same time ;)
    Great to hear that you like my B&W retro cards!

    Big hug,
    Claudia x

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  35. Nothing will boost that mojo like some quality crafty time with friends and how I wish I had some near me! This looks like one fabulous workshop and your project is gorgeous! So glad you had a great time! Hugs!

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  36. Anne, I don't think your MoJo took a walk, I think you just 'thought' it did! I'm so delighted you were able to go with your friends to this fun class. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing all the beautiful projects you made. It sounded like such fun too. Can't wait to see all the delicious techniques on your future projects. Thanks for sharing the picture of the group as well. I'm off to see Mo's projects too. Yours are stunning...no surprise there!! Hugs & have a lovely remainder of this week.

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  37. Hello Miss Anne, a weekend full of BIG FUN, what could be better, your canvas is beautiful, love the colors, that master board is flipping gorgeous, love that idea, big fun with big smiles, thanks for sharing the wonderful worship, have a wonderful week ((( BIG HUGS)))..

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  38. It certainly looked like a brilliant workshop-have seen one or two posts about it! Hope to see you at event city tomorrow? Chris#70

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  39. Looks like a good time was had by all and you certainly produced some lovely canvases. Love both of your pieces Anne, with all the fabulous techniques used it must have been a heck of a weekend. Look forward to picking up some tips from you soon lol.
    Hugs x

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  40. Beautiful creations Anne, lovely colours together too. Looks like you all had lots of fun!
    Amy x

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  41. Glad you got some time away to help you regain your mojo after the traumatic time you have had of late.
    Lovely to see you smiling out from the photograph.
    Enjoy the show which I believe you are going to today.
    Thanks for the visit earlier.
    Hugs, Neet xx 22

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  42. Anne...I am green with envy right now as I was reading your post. :) I think attending a workshop by the lovely Hels and with so many of your friends would just be heaven! What a fun way to spend a weekend...crafting, learning new things and having a wonderful time with talented ladies of like interests. Pure fun! I love your pieces that you made. So pretty and so many different things you must have learned. I also wanted to thank you for the very sweet comment that you left on my blog. You're always such a ray of sunshine! <3 Candy

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  43. I can just imagine the fun time that you would have. I have never managed to attend a class or workshop (not even managed to attend a stamp show) but it is something I would hope to achieve at some point.
    Anyway, back to you .... so lovely for you to meet with friends and also the lovely Jean.
    Gorgeous creations. I love the ATC collection created from the masterboard and also that beautiful canvas.
    It is so lovely to read that you are back creating and having fun with friends after all you have endured not that long ago.].
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  44. Hi Anne, We did have loads of inky fun didn't we, and it was nice to put faces to names with the other ladies we met on the class. I haven't got round to posting my canvases yet, but will do over the weekend. Look forward to the next weekend now! Hugs Mo x

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  45. This must have been a true delight! Getting together with dear friends and meeting new ones, plus the amazing Hels at the helm.... well, it sounds wonderful to me and I just love your class projects.

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  46. What a wonderful tme you must have had. Look how everyone is beaming in the photo!

    Gorgeous makes!

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  47. Me again...hit enter too soon.
    The room you are in for the photo looks so bright and airy. I always think that is important at a course or crop as well.
    The colours and papers you used are gorgeous and the designs slook great...I think my fave is the first one you showed...such lovely background...all muted and soft!

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  48. Fabulous colours and designs. What a wonderful class to attend, I'm so jealous...

    Julie x

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  49. you must have had a wonderful time!! the canvas is awesome, and I'm completely in love with the atcs,, they're stunning!

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  50. Hi Anne what fantastic fun that must have been! And what a huge bonus to come away with such beautiful creations! Love the colours you've chosen and so much wonderful detail, love the photo of you all together great memories for you xx

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  51. I see so many I know! A whole weekend with Hels must have been a dream! Your projects are stunning!

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  52. Wish I could have been there Anne your make is fabulous. You sound as if you had the most fabulous weekend, bet Hels is a super person to craft with.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

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