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Wednesday, 25 October 2017

WOYWW #438

 Another week flashes past us, and so we meet up again at Julias place, The Stamping Ground, for another WOYWW. Not got a lot done since last week, seem to be struggling with my energy levels at the moment.
 I did get to go to the Eileen Godwin workshop at our local craft shop on Saturday, and a great time was had by all.I'd booked it as soon as I got the email about it, quite a few months ago, as Eileen is a lady I've wanted to met for some years. When I first started blogging, around 10 years ago now(!), Eileen was one of the first, if not the first, person to leave me a comment, and has always been very encouraging to me.
She's as lovely and friendly as she looks, and made the workshop great fun.

Group photo here, a bunch of smashing crafters, and got to meet a couple who had been Facebook friends for a while, so it's great to meet in the flesh.

These are the days projects- the first one using Brushos in a very controlled way, which surprisingly, can be done. I think the fairy one needs something else stamping, as she looks to me as if she's reaching out to something. Maybe an animal she's going to stroke, or some flowers to pick? Not sure yet.


The second pair used Distress Oxides onto a craft mat then spritzed with water, and watercolour cardstock dragged through.

Both my projects still have to be made into finished cards, with some matting and layering, but I deliberately left that bit till I got home,as I have so much cardstock, it will be great to use some up!

So thats me done for this week, short and sweet. I've had an appointment arrive today to see my original surgeon at the QE on Thursday, so we should get some idea of whether they want to look at this skin flap, or if they think it's healing up fine.


Helen said...

I get very envious of people who can write "at our local craft shop" not having one here! the workshop sounds great and the results certainly are! I agree about the fairy though, she needs something! Hope the appointment goes well tomorrow. Helen #?

Sarah Brennan said...

So glad you had fun at the workshop. I love the projects. Good luck with your appointment. Sarah #?

Lunch Lady Jan said...

It's so lovely to see you looking so well after the past couple of weeks! I'm really glad you made it to the workshop - I do love the controlled Brusho technique, that could be used so many different ways (and yes, the fairy needs flowers!) Great to chat yesterday xx
Hugs LLJ 7 xxx

Christine said...

Love those cards. So pleased you could make it to the workshop. Eileen is one very clever lady, we have one of her butterfly creations.
Hope all goes well with your Doctor's appointment.
Christine #14

Annie said...

Love the results of your workshop and am glad you had fun.
Annie x #9

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Would’ve loved to pop along with you to meet Eileen too Shaz, as she was one of my first encouragers and commenters.... loooks like fun creative time too. Not had enough time yet to really use my oxides .. maybe after Christmas ;-)
Thanks so much for your great desky share.... and praying that drs will be happy with flap and no surgery needed..
Happy Belated WOYWW! Shaz in Oz.x #8

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Diana Taylor said...

Lovely work you did at your workshop - I love the controlled Brusho's - they are not something I've ever been able to control, they are worse than glitter for getting everywhere! All the backgrounds are beautiful and I love your chosen images - the crow with the branches is particularly stunning.
Have a good week,
Diana xx #12

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Good that you can get out and about despite the dwindling energy levels, Shaz. You're also lucky to have these events local to you - looks like a lovely workshop. I know what you mean about the fairy image - it would be perfect is she was reaching for something. Beautiful backgrounds! Happy WOYWW! Hope your health keeps improving. zsuzsa #18

Neet said...

Fingers crossed for 'healing up fine'.
Love the cards you made with Eileen, great photos of the two of you and the group.
Hugs, Neet 2 xx

Marit said...

It seems to me you had a lovely time at the workshop despite your energy level being low, you created wonderful pieces! I agree that the fairy needs 'something'... you will know what when you see it! happy woyww and a hug from Holland, Marit #17

misteejay said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time.
I still have access to workshops locally but there is no longer a shop to go with which is such a shame as it was lovely to browse and always come away with something.
Toni xx

Stacy Sheldon said...

Ooh, those projects look amazing Shaz, yep. I can see that ( the fairy one) :) I am so glad you were able to go to the class. ~Stacy #25

BJ said...

So glad you made it to the workshop. Some super pieces made. Take it easy. BJ#5

Felicia Aaron said...

Shaz, I am in LOVE with your projects. The "tree" is my fave as I have a huge fondness for them! Sounds like you had great fun while having the pleasure of meeting fellow crafters and your great encourager! What a blessing! Your projects will make BEAUTIFUL cards! Blessings, Felicia #27

StampinCarol said...

How cool that you got to meet Eileen after all these years! Looks like you all had a fabulous time! I love the "controlled" projects, especially the tree. And the 2nd set are so bright and colorful, too!
Hope your doctor appt. goes well! Thanks for stopping by!
Carol N #22

Lindart said...

Hi Shaz! Thanks for your visit - the first one for me today! I love the Brusho projects, they look so magical! You are right, the fairy does need something. . .the other projects are nice as well, but I really love the Brushos! I don't have any yet, maybe Santa will bring me some! Thanks for sharing, have a great week! Lindart #29

Angela Radford said...

Hi Shaz, there's nothing like a good workshop to take your mind off other things and it's so nice to be able to craft with like minded people. Have a great week and a happy woyww, Angela x11x

Anne said...

Hi Shaz. so glad you got to go to the workshop and I love the projects, I agree re the fairy who looks as though she is reaching out for something. Hope the appointment went as you wished. Sorry I'm so late. I have come down with the lurgy :-) felt very under the weather Thanks for visiting. Anne x #10

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