Friday, 16 November 2012

Sydney paper crafts festival, classes, layouts and meeting scrappy friends!

Happy saturday to you all! 
A couple of weeks back I went to the sydney paper crafts festival
What a great day I had. 

I got to meet the lovely Donna of Ah Scrap who I am currently guest designing for.
Donna and I have been communicating via email for a while so it was great to actually get to meet in person.

I also met one of my other online scrappy friends. Annette a friend from the Forum I live at- Scrapbooking Top 50 Australia.

Annette and I did two classes together. One was Nic Howard's class and the other was Lou Nelson's class.

Both with such different styles but both such lovely ladies and such talented artists.

I was sat in Lou Nelson's class next to a lovely lady. I asked her name and she told me Leonie. I know of 2 scrapping Leonie's on my blog roll. So I asked her surname and sure enough she said Waldron, I had been following her blog for some time! It was once again fabulous to get to meet her and watching her scrap was awesome too, she was a natural at Lou's style. Check out Leonie's blog here.

I didn't get time for much shopping with classes on most of the day but I did manage to nab some new chipboard and alphas.

Here is my favourite layout from the classes. It was Lou Nelsons' class of course. We played around with misting gesso and organic elements. Notice the gorgeous imaginarium designs chipboard designed by Lou herself.

This  next one is from Nic Howard's class

And a 2nd layout from Lou Nelsons' class. Playing around with tissue paper, wire and more misting.
I'm not so happy with how this one turned out. But really enjoyed the creative process and learnt from it.

Sarah x


  1. I was there too! But I was too busy shopping to do classes...these are awesome! LOVE the Lou ones - the texture is amazing!!!!!!

  2. Hehe I was lucky enough to do Lou's class too! I love your layouts, the colours are brilliant! Your layout for Nic's class is gorgeous too...I love the layering!

  3. Oh sorry I missed both your lovely ladies there! Hope you both had a fabulous time. And thank you for your lovely comments xo

  4. Oooh Sarah these are just wonderful!!!! I am especially in love with,...[the one you arent happy with] :P

    Thank you so very much Sarah it was a pleasure meeting you!!

    Louise :) xx

  5. Gorgeous pages, Sarah! That first page is positively magical! That must've been such an awesome exeprience!

  6. These are all sooo gorgeous!!! I love them all heaps and my favourite is the second one! :D

  7. Thank you lovely ladies for your beautiful comments xo

  8. Hello Sarah!! You were so lucky to get to these classes!! I am green with! I just adore these layouts and can you tell me where I can get that stringy stuff on your first layout.??? hope you are well :))xx

    1. Thanks Min for your lovely comment, Lou supplied us with the stuff you are talking about. It is florists vine and I'd love to get my hands on some too. She said she has to buy it from an expensive home decor store. It looks awesome hey! xo