Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Home from Raincliff

Gosh were does the time go?

What a wonderful weekend we had at Raincliff, 35 ladies all scrappin and not a lot of sleeping!

The record to bet is only 5 hours sleep for the whole weekend - madness!  There was also the ladies that left there knickers behind so my lovely husband did the knicker pick up and delivery he he, he rang to say he had them on the aerial and was on his way out - but seriously it made for a few actually lots of laughs!

Then there was this lot:

perhaps you might remember them as the scrap angels from last year - although I have to say that they were a lot quieter this year - might have to remedy that or was it just that they were getting a power of work done?  Looking forward to the next one to see what they decide to come as?

Our make N take was this little number from Katheryn

Katheryn Kindly showed us a book binding technique, everyone had their first initial cut and also a image for the front cover, everyone's book's looked different.  Then this was painted over with either green or blue (some used there own paint so we also had pinks etc) and then we used glitter glaze to give our books that shine with glitter - bling it up a little!

Thanks so much to you Katheryn for all the preparation and for taking the make n take!

Then the very deserving Katheryn won the page or "project" of the weekend, I wish I had taken some photos of the inside because this was just georgous and so very well done - so congratulations Katheryn you so deserved all your votes (voting on is done by all the ladies that attended). I am so glad that I don't have to vote as it was a hard job but in the end Katheryn won easily so well done!

Thanks to all the 35 ladies that spent the weekend with us, the Oamaru ladies who were so much fun, and to Ngaio and karyl who we had the pleasure to sit with for the weekend and who shared their inspiration with us, the Timaru ladies and our friends who without you all we couldn't make this happen or to be the huge sucess that you ladies made it.  Thanks also to those that stayed and helped us pack up - it was fantasic it made it so much easier and faster - thank you, thank you!

Raincliff Winter Retreat has been booked and details are on our web site but bookings/deposits won't be taken until April until after Nic Howard's classes are over and boy that is so close now it is going to be here so fast!  There are 5 spots left for each class so if you are still thinking of coming book NOW so you don't miss out!

A HUGE congratulations to Jo Flannery and Beck Caithness who completed the Hadlow to Harbor at the weekend, I was there to cheer them on coming in over the finishing line and maybe next year we can enter a scrapbooking team??? Watch this space lol.

I know that there was more that I wanted to share with you but can't remember just right now what it was, so hopefully it won't be this long again before I post - I promise he he.

Have a great week, hope you get some time to get some crafting done and the weather is telling us how good an idea that is -where did summer go?

Catch you all soon

*hugs*

Rachel

4 comments:

mandyb said...

wow what a cool weekend... makes me want to move to the south island....

cameracrazychick said...

awww shucks, I got a mention... TWICE! Ha ha ha. As for what we are going to be next time, well, WATCH THIS SPACE! Ha ha ha. Nice to see a lovely newsy update, and yes mandyb you should SO come down south for a camp sometime! Becks x

Bronwyn said...

It is a super fun weekend we would love to see you there Mandyb
Next up Nic wow that is only a couple of weeks away looking forward to meeting everyone - what a fun scrapping year this is turning out to be - Thanks Rach

Mel said...

Hi Rachel (and Bronwyn!) sounds like a wonderful weekend and what a great turnout. So pleased it went well for you.