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Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Happy Birthday Rachel

Hello Friends

I had the immense pleasure of attending the birthday celebrations last weekend, of my dear and beautiful friend Rachel, who was a very young 50 years old!

Rachel treated us to a crafty day with the very talented Jo Rice of JR Crafts, who I have long admired but only recently had the pleasure of meeting.  Jo taught us a wonderful project - making an ATC box.  I won't share the details because it is a class Jo teaches.
I wanted my box to have a red hue.  Jo brought lots of bits and pieces for us to choose from and I chose quite a random selection for the outside of my box.
The inside has room for quite a few ATCs, so now I have somewhere to store some of my rather large collection of ATCs.
I really enjoyed the class and learned new techniques which I will definitely use going forward!  Even though several people had not done a lot of crafting in the past, they all made really beautiful boxes and had a wonderful time - a testament to Jo's teaching!
The evening was taken up by a Ceilidh which was also great fun!

My thanks to Rachel, Gwen, Jo, Sandy, Lucy and Penny and all the other lovely people who attended the Craft class, we had such fun!

Thanks for your visit, I hope to see you again soon!

Hugs, Anne xx

23 comments:

  1. Oh wow I need to make one of those. Yours is totally awesome. I have just got back to blogging and got a new blog called https://alotlessordinary.blogspot.com/ I hope you will follow it. I am trying to connect with those who still enjoy blogging. The main social networks just are not my thing these days. Hugs June x

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  2. STUNNING!!! Love the details and such an amazing color.
    Hugs
    Samra
    Paper Talk with Samra

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  3. Saw your ATC Box and read what it was for, so zipped over to wish Rachel a Happy Birthday and enjoy HER project. Gosh, it was such a treat to see the photos of some of my blog pals, and what a super way to celebrate a milestone birthday. You all must have had such fun in this class to honor Rachel. Love the colors you've created on this project, and of course you selected such nifty pieces to embellish - as always, just uniquely your own beautiful style. Loved Rachel's project too. TFS & Hugs

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  4. What a wonderful way to spend a Birthday how kind of Rachel, fun all round with amazing results. Your ATC box is fabulous Anne the red hues highlight those chosen goodies but I’m not sure I could have sacrificed that pencil hee hee!
    The perfect place to hold your ATC treasures.
    Hugs Tracey xx

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  5. Oh wow, that must have been one wonderful class! Your box certainly looks amazing, - what a great place to store your ATCs!! I just love that subtle glow over the dark background, - fabulous!!

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  6. This is gorgeous Anne, a fabulous box to store your ATC's and it looks like you all had a wonderful day xx

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  7. Wow, this turned out wonderful, and even though the elements were an eclectic collection, the way that you colored them and how they are arranged on the cover looks like they were made to be together! What a lovely way to store your collection! what a super way to celebrate the day!

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  8. Anne, this is fabulous! I love the piece you choose to add to yours- beautiful my friend! xx

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  9. Oh my goodness, this is spectacular, Anne!! Wow!! I would love to take this class!! The details you added are amazing and I love the colors and textures!! It's so gorgeous!! And it sounds like such a wonderful time, too!! I'm glad you had fun celebrating your friend's birthday!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  10. This looks amazing, and useful too. In love you collection of trinkets on the outside xx

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  11. Your box is amazing ! Anne. Love your choice of dramatic colour and a great arrangement of your random choice of embellies. Sounds like a fab birthday weekend.
    Hugs x

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  12. We Had a lovely day and it was great to see you again Anne xx

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  13. How very sweet! I saw Rachel's FB posts and lived vicariously through them. HB to Rachel and thanks so much for sharing these pics and your stunning work Anne. Loved reading this. Hugs, Autumn

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  14. Brilliant piece Anne - I really loved what you did - and I was so pleased you could be there to join us both in the class and the ceilidh - lovely to read this! Big hugs lovely lady! Rachel xxx

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  15. Wow!! This is absolutely amazing Anne!! Sounds like you ladies had a really wonderful time celebrating your friend's birthday and how fun that you also got the chance to create something so gorgeous to treasure! Love the colours and all the fabulous details! Totally awesome project! Have a fabulous day!! hugs xx

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  16. Sounds like you all had an amazing time Anne. A lovely idea for a special party too, your box looks so fabulous as always honey. I miss out so much living so far away. Hope you're both well. Hugs Rita xxxx

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  17. Hi Anne, it was such a pleasure to meet you and a privilege to be able to join in with Rachel’s celebrations. Your box is amazing , and thank you so much for your kind words on here.
    Hugs Jo. xx

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  18. Wow! You have been a lucky lady - this looks fabulous ! Chrisx

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  19. WOW, this is stunning.
    Toni xx

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  20. Wow Anne! another crafty class - you really have been a busy crafter!! love your ATC box -wonderful colors and decoration! Julia xx

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  21. I don't know, Annie, I think you might have room for one more little item on your ATC box top, lol! It's spectacular! I love it and I love the group photo; you look so pretty! It's wonderful to see so many young faces, too. It must have been such fun! What a great friend who treats others when it is her birthday!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

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  22. This is a TREASURE, Anne! I love the red peeking through, and all of your chosen bits! It looks like a wonderful day of crafting! How lucky you got to share Rachel's special day! Love the group photo! Hugs!

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  23. A wonderful creation Anne - love all the layers and how all those embellishments are brought together. Always fantastic too to have a creation that makes itself useful. Belated Happy Birthday wishes to Rachel - so lovely for you to celebrate with her. Hope you did plenty of jigs at the Ceilidh!! Sorry I've missed so many posts! Nx

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