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All you do is go to and search for Kenith Muckle and the whole story is there along with the opportunity to share on FB and/or give a donation!

A New Craft – Book Folding

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I know it has been around for a while, but Book Folding is getting so popular that we have added it to our upcoming ‘Craft Taster’ Retreat in July.

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Debbi Moore is an expert with loads of instructional CD’s and patterns and she is coming to show you ‘one-to-one’ at our Aberdaron Retreat Centre in North Wales.

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Have a look at Debbi’s website for more examples.


Join us at this amazing retreat, July 16-21 where we will be making jewellery and cards as well as book folding and so so much more!  £239 for 6days/5nights including accommodation, full board, materials and instructions. Special deal for 2 people sharing a twin room, £399!!   Details and bookings:



Don’t miss this extravaganza of creativity in GORGEOUS North Wales. We will be doing Book Folding, Card Making as well as creating jewellery and so so much more. Don’t miss out this fabulous opportunity to relax and be creative!

Amazing prices for 6 days/5 nights full board, materials and instruction. £239 for single occupancy or £399 for 2 people sharing a twin room (That is just £200 each!!).

Email me today!

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Creative Retreats under £200 6days/5nights inclusive!!!



We have a special early bird price of 20% off the already amazing prices for 6 days/ 5 nights including accommodation, full board, all materials for 8+ workshops and instruction if booked before April 30. That is less than £33 per day for everything!!

Email for enquiries:

Paper craft with Sara Naumann- 4 to 9 June – £196 if booked before 30 April

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Mixed crafts with Debbi Moore and Carolyn Schulz- 16 to 21 July – £192 if booked before 30 April


Creative Jewellery with Carolyn Schulz – 15 to 20 October – £192 if booked before 30 April

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Creative Christmas with Carolyn Schulz – 12 to 17 November – £192 if booked before 30 April






Join me for Jewellery Show Wednesday, 5 April


Join me this Wednesday (5 April) at 9am UK time (4am EST) or catch up at (UK) or (USA) for a jewellery show packed with fashionable kits and gorgeous beads and components.


I made this gorgeous necklace last night from a Totally Beads kit. The technique is great for beginners and the beads, pearls and crystals are not only in fabulous colours, they are wonderful quality, making for the perfect partnership for making your own jewellery.


Other inclusive kits include Noodle bracelet kits and Deluxe Seed Bead bracelet kits all at very special prices.


Plus so so much more!

See you on Wednesday!!


Card making with Sara Naumann





Card making in North Wales – 4 to 9 June

Join us in Wales for a fun-filled week of creativity and card making! Whether you’re new to cardmaking, or have enjoyed the hobby for years, this 6-day event in beautiful Aberdaron is for you.

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Author and instructor Sara Naumann will be your guide as you explore a variety of card making techniques. We’ll start with design basics to help you gain a better eye for card layouts, then move to hands-on techniques, including die-cutting, stamping, embossing, inking and more. Each session is loaded with practical information, tips and shortcuts. You’ll leave with 20 cards created in the class sessions, and have additional time to work on your own projects. Below is a brief outline of workshops and topics:

CLASS 1: Basic card making

CLASS 2: Quick and easy cards

CLASS 3: Die Cuttingcard fold

CLASS 4: Basic Stamping

Class 5: Coloring techniques with Ink

CLASS 6: Washi Tape (incorporate stamping, die cutting)

CLASS 7: Embossing



Cost is JUST £245 (Includes: twin bed accommodation, full board, materials and instruction. To book go to

Cosy Cabins for Creative Retreats!

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The accommodation for our Creative Retreats is so lovely. All cabins are heated and include a toilette\shower, kitchenette, cosy sitting area…


and comfy twin beds in the two bedrooms.


Our Creative Retreat price, starting at just £239/person, includes accommodation for 5 nights along with full board as well as all materials and instruction for the workshops from Sunday afternoon to midday Friday.

With retreats limited to around 20, we create a warm friendly atmosphere with lots of person to person networking and friendship. But this means that spaces are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment!

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Meet the ‘Flower Lady’, Audrey Balderstone


If you don’t already know Audrey or of Audrey, please meet this lovely lovely lady who is fondly known to many of us as ‘the Flower Lady’ because of her love of flowers and flower arranging.

Although she prefers to share her love of flowers through flower festivals, workshops and sermons Audrey has been successful in obtaining first place in all of the competitions she has entered – except one in Coventry some years ago.   The pinnacle of her career in flowers, however, was in 2015 when she and her colleague entered the Chelsea Flower Show Floral Competitions for the first time and obtained a Gold Medal. “We prayed before we left for Chelsea that God would guide my hands” she said, “and He did.” Audrey gives Glory to God alone for this success. Being able to share the gift she believes God has given her is one of Audrey’s greatest pleasures.

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Her flower arranging efforts have been seen as far away as Australia and America, in many parts of Europe and in churches throughout UK and Northern Ireland. She has arranged flowers in Festivals in St.Albans Abbey, Canterbury Cathedral and Westminster Abbey and has also had the privilege of arranging flowers for special events in Westminster Abbey, the last as recently as October 2016.

Having served as her Flower Club Chairman and President, Audrey is presently the Vice-Chair of the Home Counties Area of the National Association of Flower Arranging Societies (NAFAS).

NAFAS has 21 Areas and one Area has the honour of staging the big display in the Floral Marquee at Chelsea each year. The Home Counties Area had the privilege of being chosen to stage the display in 2000 and although she could not work on Sabbath Audrey was still picked out of hundreds of members to be part of the team of eight. They were awarded a Silver Medal on that occasion. Audrey also served for some time as the Assistant Editor on the Flower Arranger Magazine and during those years she organised Flower Arranging weeks at Roundelwood, the former health facility in Crieff, Scotland.

In her workshops Audrey illustrates how to ‘condition’ flowers and greenery so that they last as long as possible. She also demonstrates how to make an impact with a few flowers and a limited budget as well as how to convey a message through a floral display. For beginners and those more experienced she will teach ways of manipulating foliage to create different forms and will share ideas for flower festivals and special events.

Audrey’s Flower Arranging Retreat takes place  24 to 29 September
Cost £275 (Includes:  twin bed accommodation, full board, materials and instruction)
To book: