This was my first time going to Craftaganza organised by the fabulous Crafter's Companion. Hubby and I left the island on Wednesday and headed south to Darlington. We stopped off at Gretna Gateway for a little retail therapy and a Costa. On arriving at the fabulous Aston Hotel....I met up with the amazing Jacqui Dennis...this lady is one of the nicest people you can meet. I was the lucky one getting to spend 3 whole days with her :) Later that evening we met the lovely Marianne and her hubby Graham. Both Jacqui and Marianne are Crafters Companion DT and I am delighted to announce that I still am too....yes i am delighted to be staying with all the girls and guys at Crafters Companion. ......squeal!
Thank you Sara for our lovely chat and to Leann too....these ladies are amazing!
Anyway back to Craftaganza so on Day 1 we had three workshops...Our first was with Claire (mwah) we made an amazing and very clever Scrapbook, then we had Sarah from Beaders Companion this was fab and such an achievment for myself as I have Arthritis. The one and only Sheena Douglass for our last workshop of the day......Paint Fusion was incredible and I am truly hooked.
The food at the Aston and the staff are fantastic and really make everyone feel at home. Such a friendly atmosphere........I have put on pounds lol and lost pounds spending at the CC shop which was set up for us all to spend spend spend :) CC are a friendly family and everyone mucks in Simon, Michelle, Meg, Kamala and Sharon...who has the most adorable daughter.....kept us all in line when spending our pennies on CC goodies......and all manned the shop.
Over the next few days I will share my Craftaganza creations with you for to to see the fantastic workshops which were available.....tonight I will share with you my jewelery that I made in Sarahs Workshop.
This is one of fantastic new kits put together by Sarah in her recent trip to India with Sara for Beader's Companion....it is an amazing Teal colour...delish. I managed to make the earrings and the bracelet in the class and as you can see I started my necklace so when it's finished I promise i will share it with you.
Join me tomorrow for more Crafaganza news, laughs and more of my makes.
Thanks for stopping by..if you made it to the end lol