Saturday, 10 October 2015

Christmas Workshop

Good afternoon & welcome,

At our recent Christmas workshop, we were joined by 20 ladies.  We ran a longer day starting at 9.30am and finishing at 7pm.  The ladies all received goodie bags filled with paper, embellishments, ribbon and a wooden stamp set to make their projects for the day. 

The focus of the day was the Jolly Christmas Stamp set.  I am sure the snowflakes in this set are similar to ones which were available the very first Christmas I "found" Stampin' Up!.  I still love them.

We had a hot lunch of jacket potato and salad and my lovely Hubby had made a fabulous Bolognese as a jacket topping.  Of course, we had cake and mince pies too.

One of the projects was a tin filled with cards, envelopes, gift tags, a notepad and pen.  Everything had to be made and that included the decorating of the tin too.   Some of my photos didn't come out clear at all so I am missing a shot of the inside of the completed tin.

The card above had an acetate window and I love the holly leaves.  I found instructions to make these on Michelle Last's blog which you can see here

This is one of the photos which didn't come out well but this project was an mdf plaque and shape which the ladies decorated.  It's not particularly clear but the shape was covered with Iridescent Ice powder to give it a gorgeous shimmery sheen.  The final project was mini crackers made using the Envelope Punch Board.

Everyone who joined us received a table gift of a mug filled with hot chocolate, a chocolate bar and, of course, a candy cane! 

Here you can see a couple of the ladies' desks. We also held a "Name Plate" competition where everyone who attended were asked to make a name plate to stand on their desk.  There were some fabulous designs.  In the background you can see their bags which were filled with the papers and embellishments to make their projects.  Around the room we had set up stamping, embossing, big shot and punching stations.

In the table gift mugs, was a label with a number on one side and a raffle ticket on the other.  Throughout the day we span the wheel - my Hubby does love a project - and each number received a prize.  You could only come up once and everyone had a prize.  The raffle ticket was for a large proze and the lucky winner of the Sizzix Texture Boutique embosser was Sue.
And finally, we supplied plenty of chocolate to fuel the ladies throughout the day....
Tena and I thoroughly enjoyed the day and we have had some lovely emails and texts thanking us.  Our November workshop will be our final one for 2015 and although we will have a Christmas project, we will also be focusing on non-Christmas projects.  Our dates for our 2016 workshops (including another Christmas in October workshop) will be posted soon.
If you'd like to join us in November or have any questions, please do get in touch with me at
Thank you for stopping by.
Best wishes,
Sam x

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