Monday 3 February 2014

Vintage Tag Journal Workshop

I thought I would record and document the tag journal workshop I taught at Flitwick in Bedfordshire on Thursday 23rd January, it was the most amazing day, I really loved every minute of it.

We had 11 lovely ladies who had travelled from as far as Lincolnshire and Surrey as well as surrounding villages and towns in Bedfordshire.

If you would like to look through all the photos here you might like to grab a cuppa as this is very photo heavy

Our fabulous participants

In the background is Jane and Alex and on the right Lyn and Dinah.

L to R is Cassie, Gill, Lorna, Sheila and Heather.





Alex in the foreground.



Marilyn, Dinah and Lyn

Heather and Jane
L to R Jane, Sheila, Alex and Susan from Country View Crafts

The journals evolve as the day moves on and what great choices the ladies made with their colour combinations.
Many of them brought their own photos to use so that they finished with a tag book that was personalised and full of their family memories.

Jane took some photos and has given me permission to use them - thanks Jane

 Yours truly demoing

HIghlightinmg the techniques and layouts....

... and generally being available to help and support.

The venue was perfect, it was light, airy and warm and there was a kitchen close by where we could make refreshments all day.

Here Marilyn and Susan were making a cup of tea and you can see plenty of goodies to keep our energy levels up during the day.
I hope you’ve enjoyed  my gallery of workshop photos. I am now working on the next project we will do as this lovely group want me to come back again. So now we are looking at the beginning of March I think for the next one. Thank you ladies I am so looking forward to coming back to Flitwick.



Jane said...

It's lovely to see all the photos Brenda I had an amazing day. Everyone was so friendly. The tag book project was so creative and I treasure my finished piece. You are such a talented crafter and brilliant tutor..I can't wait until the next workshop. Thanks again so much hugs xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Looks like a fun day, and the albums the ladies made are gorgeous. I do miss being able to take part in such lovely groups here.
Hugs, Valerie

Redanne said...

Hi Brenda, the photos are fantastic and what a great way to remember the day. The ladies certainly did some wonderful tag books - must be something to do with the excellent teacher they had! Hugs, Anne x

Deborah said...

Everyone looks deep in concentration and the glimpses of the tag books here show you certainly taught them well.

Paper Profusion said...

Looks like a brilliant workshop Brenda - no wonder they want you back. Nicola x

Unknown said...

Wow fab photos and beautiful tags. So individual colour wise and own photos Everyone obviously enjoyed themselves to invite you back. Lovely way to keep your memories too. xx

Netty said...

Great photos and fab tags, thank you for sharing Brenda. Hugs Annette x

Margreet said...

Lovely photos of a fantastic day (as I can see)...such a pity I cannot attend....beautiful projects have been made!
xxx Margreet

Anonymous said...

Such wonderful photographs, I got a real sense of the productivity and fun taking place.
How lovely that they brought their own photographs to create personalised tag books.

Terry said...

Such a lovely event and really enjoyed all the productive and artsy photos! I just know a great time in many ways was had by all! Happy Monday! Hugs!

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Brenda,

How fun. Honestly, I'm thinking I need to move closer to all my UK blog friends so I can participate and have fun with you all!

Thanks for sharing. The tag books look great. How cool that they brought their own photos to use.


Rossella said...

looks like a wonderful day, some very talented ladies, you being one of those,
Rosie x

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fabulous to see you all having so much fun!! I wish I could have been there too. Thanks for sharing Brenda - the tag book looks wonderful. Fancy doing it up here!! x

Daniele said...

looks like a great mini tag journal such a lovely idea with vintage photos in, go you teacher
hugs xxx

Ink Art Designs said...

It looks like you all had a fantastic day Brenda! So wish I could've been there, it looks like so much fun and the tag book is a great idea.
Dot x

Words and Pictures said...

Looks like such a great day - and what wonderful tag albums under construction - fantastic to share in the day with all these photos, thank you Brenda!
Alison xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh Brenda this looks like such a fun day! The photos really tell the story of all the creativity flowing and the joy being had. The results look fantastic too, - such a fun and creative project! Thank you for sharing all these wonderful photos. The venue does indeed look fantastic!!

Oh and so glad you managed to sort out your blogger problems!!

Juls said...

It all looks lots of fun!! Hugs Juls

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2amscrapper said...

looks like great fun. love that journal idea and the pages you showcased.

massofhair said...

Looks like a fantastic day, beautiful memories tagged & shared, gorgeous colour combos & a warm room. Sounds like a perfect craft day:-) xxx

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Silvia(Barnie) said...

Looks like lot of fun and creativity. Thanks for sharing.

Sam & Poppy said...

Looks like great fun and fantastic results too :) big hugs xx

1CardCreator said...

I can see why they want you to come back they all made such beautiful books under your tutelage!
Looks like you all had fun too. ~Diane

catherine said...

Looks like you all had a fabulous day Brenda and well worth a workshop going to especially as you were teaching it!! Vintage tags book look fabulous.
x catherine

scrappymo! said...

It looks like a day of fun and laughter and most of all...judging by those beautiful books, a day of creativity!

hazel said...

It looks like a fun day was had by all - the tag books look fabulous.
xxx Hazel.

sleepy said...

I'm more than a little late in saying thank you for such a wonderful day! It was a fab project to make with the lovely Holtzy bits and bobs and with all the lovely ladies including yourself ( of course!) a superb days crafting. I can't wait for the next workshop and have been stalking Country view Crafts website for details;)

sleepy said...

Sleepy AKA Alex!

Marjie Kemper said...

What a terrific class this must have been... thanks for sharing the photos. Wish I could attend!

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow what a beautiful project for old foto's, I love it