Sunday, July 15, 2007

Paper Artsy Design Team 'Play Day'


WOW What a fantastic day out I've had today.
Dave offered to 'run the gauntlet' for me otherwise known as the M25 and travel the 170mile round trip to Brentwood in Essex, the home of Paper Artsy, for the DT day. So we loaded the van complete with kids and picnic and hit the road.

Set in a wonderfully chilled out area its a perfect place to sit and create.

So whilst I did just that Dave took the boys for lunch and left me to it.(xx)


The day was fabulous with lots of tips and demos hosted by Leandra.One day, I too will have a craft room like this lol!


Time to return home and I left with lots of inspiration and a free goodie bag full of stamps (inc all the new nature plates !) , German scrap (almost 30 sheets), magazines, catalogues, hints and tip info and more!!


On the way back we had to go over the Thames via the bridge at Dartford (we used the tunnel on the way there as you do) and I had to grab a couple of pics.




Thankyou very much to the Franich family for being such wonderful hosts. It was great to meet some new faces and also to chat to familiar ones ;0)

And thanks to Dave and my boys for all that driving and for being so patient xxxx

26 comments:

Chris said...

I want to live there! So pleased that you had a great day and what a bag of goodies to play with :)

joanne wardle said...

can't wait to see what you make with the nature plates because I know I'll want them as soon as make something.

glad you had a great time, and three cheers for Dave!!

Gillian said...

Looks like a good day all round, beautiful settings for a day of creating :)
love the goodie bag,will look forward to seeing the creations from this.
Glad you enjoyed the day
And what a star Dave was :)

Penny said...

Sounds like a great day was had by all! Cool craft room there and a nice goodie bag too :)

Em's Blog said...

Oh wow, sounds like a lovely day! :o)

deb said...

Sounds like a pretty perfect way to spend a Sunday. Whata crat room and very nice goodie bag.

Carrie said...

Jo - hope it was a worthwhile day out and that you enjoyed it - great haul

Angela Sumner said...

glad you had such a good day out jo, and what a fab goodie bag, i look forward to seeing what you create with them :0)

and three cheers for Dave too for being such a gem :0)

Sheens said...

So glad you had a great day Jo. You deserve it!

Kaz said...

wow, LOVE that craft room- great pics there, glad you had a good day out and definately Dave deserves some kind of treat for that!!! ;-)
great goodie bag as well, I'm not jealous at all. tut. look forward to seeing what you make.
enjoy your new stamps and things and I'll be checking the blog tomorrow to see what you've made. teehee. :o)

Kelly said...

lucky you!!! I am jealous! can I join you next time? hehehe...

Mel GOodsell said...

It looks like you had a lovely day. Thanks for stopping by my blog :O) I love your goodies, they look delightful.
Melx

carlene federer said...

holy moly girl, you made out like a bandit! and what a gorgeous place and setting...if I ever get to come to the UK, I will so bully you into taking me to all those amazing places...Glad you had fun!

Paula W said...

WOW what fab goodies - like the others,I cant wait to see what youll create using them! Sounds like you had a fab day...oh and that craft room is just divine!

audrey h. said...

Sounds like you had an awesome time and check out all those goodies. Can't wait to see what you make with them. Great pics also :o)

isa norris said...

it was great to see you too
we had a wonderful time there !!

glitterangel said...

Sounds like a fabulous day, you lucky thing, and what gorgeous goodies!

Nicole said...

I am jealous, what a great stash you got there. I am sooo sad that I could not make it.

paru's_circle said...

PAPER ARTSY! awesome, goodie bag as well! bet you had a fabulous time
regards
P.

Barbara said...

Loved looking at your travels and boy I am so envious of your trip to Paper Artsy.

Tootie said...

Wow, Jo it sounds like you had a wonderful day and how about that goodie bag, you lucky dog. I bet you will put all of you goodies to great creative use! And hey, how about that bridge! I'd be hyperventilating while driving across it...not a big fan of the bridges!
Smiles-
Tootie

Suzan-- said...

Lucky, Lucky YOU!! I am so happy that you got to spend such a wonderful day out! You create such beauty, and you deserve it!!

Suzan
thriftycollageartist

Debby Harriettha said...

Oh WOW!!! What a fun and exciting day. Good for you.

Sharon said...

Glad you had a great day, Jo. Lucky you getting all those goodies too! :)

Sarah said...

Looks like a great day Jo!! Look @ all those great goodies....be great to see what you create with those.

I've nominated you for a Rockin' Girl Blogger Award. Details on my blog.

Purple Missus said...

Hi. Just came across your blog - you've got some really good art on here. What made me smile though are the photos of the QE bridge. Not far from me, something I use on a regular basis and take for granted, strange seeing it through someone elses eyes.