Monday, 19 September 2011

Cardinal Colours Seaside Retreat

 upstairs downstairsWhat a brilliant weekend Jan, Jackie and I  had in Eastbourne! The first Cardinal Colours Seaside retreat was so good last year we were really looking forward to the second one – and we weren’t disappointed. :o) The cost of the retreat (£299) included a choice of four super classes and as many ‘make & takes’ as we could fit in! The page on the right is the LO I did for a sketch challenge, which I was lucky enough to win, and below are all the class projects I did.

today we

My first class on Saturday morning was lead by Sarah-Jane, of Little Musings. I’m a great fan of S-J’s, by the way. The kit for this class, called White Space,  included Glitz Designs Afternoon Muse papers. I love all the layering and I’ve learned not to shake a bottle of Chalkboard Mist!you make my heart sing

My absolute favourite class of the weekend was the one called Paper Patchwork, also designed by S-J. The colours of the Glitz Design’s Laced with Grace papers are delicious and the finished page is just gorgeous.

beach belle 2


 On Sunday I went to Lynn and Linda’s (Scrapology) class, We’re all going on a Summer Holiday. I did expect to be serenaded by Cliff but he didn’t appear LOL. This class was right up my street! Lots of bright colours, cutting out and layering. Super!

I have often said I’m not a card maker – but I am slowly becoming a convert. I am so pleased with the cards I made at Lynn’s session, Oh I do like to be beside the Seaside. Lyn gave a super tutorial on using Promarkers for shading and blending; I’ll be dusting mine off now! I may also be investing in the lovely Faye Whittaker stamps we used.

I’m looking forward to next year, Jill!

Sue x


Scrappy~Sarah said...

Gorgeous work there Sue. Great to meet you and become friends. Will sort pics soon, when i have a spare moment :)

Laura said...

Stunning work. Especially the patchwork. I love square blocky grid things like that. :) Eastbourne retreat looks very tempting!

KraftyKaren said...

Lovely work Sue - you did all different classes to me so it is great to see what was done in the other classes.

Congrats on your sketch win.

Karen x

Scribble Monster said...

They are all absolutely gorgeous. I think I like the patchwork one best as well :)

Linda said...

Great to see you, Jan and Jackie again Sue! I love your LOs!! What a super weekend it was.

Lynn said...

Lovely to see all your work Sue. Great that you loved the card making session, I aimed to get people doing more shading and making better use of their promarkers. I really enjoyed watching you finish off your cards over the weekend. Also enjoyed watching you make your summer holiday layout, should have brought music too LOL! Love how you used the kit and class. I will be adding your photos to our Scrapology blog and indeed my own. Thanks for all this feedback and I love your Upstairs, Downstairs layout, a well deserved prize winner.

Here is to next year X Lynn

Inkypinkydelights said...

WOW Sue it sounds like you had a really brilliant time! What a lovely read and what lovely creations too! Judy x

susibee said...

Oh Sue, what lovely pages. I'm glad you had a great time and maybe next year we all might be joining you:)

Karen said...

Gorgeous pages as usual Sue - I love them all but I think my favourite is 'Today we..." I love all the layering and the colours you have used