Monday 11 June 2018

AALL and CREATE weekend...

Hello Friends!

Firstly, I must apologies if I have not visited you, I have had two very busy and wonderful crafty weekends away, lucky me!

This weekend I visited That's Crafty in London for the first leg of  AALL & Create's World Tour and what a fabulous weekend it was too!  I just wish I could have continued on to day 3 too!  It was worth the seven hour journey there....

Out of respect to the individual designers I cannot share any of the details with you but I hope you enjoy seeing the creations we made.
My first class was with the hugely talented Tracy Evans who taught us some amazing techniques (with her own wonderful range of stamps and stencils)  to create a beautiful textured tag.   I am totally in love with this tag!  Tracy's enthusiasm is very infectious!
The afternoon class, also with Tracy saw us using beautiful bold colours to make two different styles of accordion cards.  Lots of inky, painty and stamping goodness!
Day two was spent with Aida Domisiewicz (also the owner of 13Arts) using lots of Aida's exclusive 13Arts products and Aida's AALL&Create stamps and stencils.  I was totally out of my comfort zone making this beautiful project but I loved every minute of it!

As well as meeting up again with the adorable Autour De Mwa (Abs), it was so lovely to meet more of the AALLandCreate Designers, Aida, Olga Heldwein and Fiona Paltridge and of course my dear friend Tracy Evans.  I felt like I was in the presence of Crafting Royalty - thank you to each and every one of them for making the weekend lots of fun, I have not laughed so much for ages!!  

Along with learning new techniques, meeting up with crafty idols, it was incredible to meet wonderful new friends too - Gayna Hurst, Donna (Ragdoll), Tina Thompson-Theis and so many others.  Laura Holland and Graham ensured that the whole weekend ran smoothly and of course the shop was a huge temptation!  Huge thanks to Laura and Graham!

AALLandCreate stamps and stencils are available worldwide, you can see a full list of stockists HERE.

I am adding project 1 to The Mixed Media Monthly challenge (sadly it is their last one).  Project 1 has thread wrapped around the butterfly and string wrapped around the wire at the top.
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Thanks so much for your visit, I hope to see you again soon with a new
Eileen Hull project!

Hugs, Anne xx


  1. Beautiful creations Anne, love them all!

  2. Wonderful Anne, projects look amazing. Cathryn and I were hoping to make it but the timing wasn't good...,such a shame! Xx

  3. What a wonderful weekend of craftiness Anne, well worth that drive indeed. The combination of friends and creativity has really shone through in your projects as they are magnificent, both tag and accordion card are so true to Tracy's unique style and no one would have thought your were out of your comfort zone with Aida's project as it is a marvellous piece of mixed media.
    So glad you had a fabulous time.
    Hugs for a creative week ahead Tracey xx

  4. Oh Anne, what can I say, all of your creations are STUNNING!!! I am trying terribly hard not to be jealous.....
    Love that first tag, so full of creative ideas, - a master piece! The second project with those bright colours looks amazing too, I always adore your turquoise and red creations,and as to the final piece, wow, incredible and there is no way you would think you were out of your comfort zone! It sounds like one amazing weekend and I am so glad that long trip was so worth it! xxx

  5. So pleased you had a great weekend , Anne . Your projects are totally fabulous and a true reflection of the enjoyment you had.
    Hugs x

  6. Oh my gosh, Anne, it sounds like such an amazing weekend!! I'm so glad you had a wonderful time!! I am absolutely in love with each one of your projects!! Wow!! The third project is so gorgeous!! It's totally your comfort zone because it's so spectacular!! The second one is so fabulous!! I love red and turquoise together!! I think the tag is my very favorite!! Everything about it is stunning!! Love, love all of these, my friend!! Jaw-dropping gorgeous!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. oh wow Anne, your projects are truly beautiful, I'm gutted that I didn't make it this time because it sounds as though you all had a ball. Love all your makes and you nailed the out of your comfort zone No 3...hugs kath xxx

  8. Such a feast for the eyes. I am totally and utterly in love with the first textural tag. all are gorgeous though.

    Hugs June xxx

  9. All your projects are Gorgeous Works of Art filled with layers and layers of textures and earthy colors. Your head must be swimming with inspired crafty future ideas. I totally Swooned over your Stunning tag!!! TFS Anne. Hugs...Nancy

  10. Sounds absolutely delightful and your projects are tops! I just love each and every one and so wish I were there. Hugs, Autumn

  11. wow - this sounds like an amazing time Anne - absolutely gorgeous makes and it sounds like you had so much fun! I especially love the Aida project - so beautiful! Lucky you indeed! Hugs rachel x

  12. Wow - looks like you had a lot of fun and created some great projects. It's always good to get away and immerse yourslf in art! Elaine xx

  13. Well Anne...I admit that I am so jealous - this must have been such a great weekend! Love seeing what you created! Hugs, Chrisx

  14. It sounds like you had an amazing weekend Anne! I am green with envy!! It must have been a lot of fun and so productive too! Your projects are spectacular!! I LOVE each and every one! The colour, the texture, the fabulous detail on each piece is positively awesome!! I think the tag just edges in front as my fave but they are all amazing!! Have a fabulous day!! hugs xx

  15. So envious of your weekend away making all of those absolutely beautiful things. I could not pick a favourite out as they are all so fantastic. What beautiful treasures you now have to look at each day. Ab Fab!!!
    Hugs, Neet xx

  16. Love all the makes Anne. Looks like you had an amazing time.
    Toni xx

  17. Firstly Anne it was just as much a pleasure for me to spend time with such a wonderfully genuine person. I absolutely loved your company this weekend and your support is truly appreciated . From the bottom of my heart, thank you . Thank you for being a part of it and making it extra special for me. Your blog post makes me happy. Thank you , thank you. Your projects as always are truly gorgeous ❤️❤️😘

  18. What wonderful projects you created at your weekend Anne! And how lovely to take Tracy's class along with the others! Wish I could have flown over!! Julia xx

  19. beautiful stunning and inspiring projects you have shared... how very luck you were to attend a weekend with such talent and friends!!! it's so good for the soul and it sure shows here!

  20. It sounds like an inspirational and invigorating weekend of crafty and camaraderie! Your projects are all FANTASTIC! Your tag took my breath away at first sight! And if you were out of your comfort zone with the shadow box, you certainly appear to have stepped right into it with this stunning mixed media masterpiece! Wow, Anne! I am INSPIRED! Hugs!

  21. oh my gosh Anne! How wonderful for you!!! Seven hour drive? phew! Hope you had someone to share it with!
    I knew instantly as I looked at the first photo, that was Tracy's class!Her signature style for sure! Your tag is absolutely gorgeous!
    On to your other two pieces, I love those bright colors on the second- how lovely that is and then your assemblage is a work of art! Wow How long did this one take?
    So happy for you that you were able to go and create the weekend away with talented artists like yourself! I am in awe of your work even more since our emails -you absolutely amaze me dear Anne!
    sending hugs,Jackie xx

  22. I'm so pleased for you, Annie, to have back-to-back weekends with these amazing artists, creating such outstanding works of art! I find it hard to believe with your talent that you were out of your comfort zone with any of them, however! They were no doubt in awe of YOU! I hope you are resting now, although your dreams are prolly all inky and textured and filled with incredible visions!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

  23. Seems you have had a great time! Lovely projects all of them. It is nice to be on “craft tours” sometimes to get new ideas.

  24. What a fun crafty weekend! Thanks for sharing your wonderful butterfly tag with us Anne and joining our last (sniff) challenge at Mixed Media Monthly. =)

  25. Delighted you had such a super time Anne - no wonder with all those lovely peeps and talent on board! Your projects are indeed fantabulous! Fair play to you for making the journey and so glad you reaps these rewards. Nx

  26. Congrats on being our Mixed Media Monthly winner for June Anne. =) =)

  27. CONGRATULATIONS! I was so happy to see you have won the last challenge at MMM! Yippee! You are so very deserving! What a great project! Hugs!

  28. WOW!!!! these creations are true masterpieces!!!!
    Hugs again,
    Have a lovely day for your birthday dear Anne.
    Corinne xxx

  29. I caught sight of this tag and had to come and see it properly. Looks like it was a truly fabulous weekend - a trio of amazing projects, but that tag wins hands down for me. Love, love, love it.
    Alison x


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