Creative Retreats in 2017!


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I’ve had lots of emails and messages asking for all the dates for the Creative Retreats so here is the full list, as of today! I will blog about each one separately with more pics over the next week or so.

You can book at www.aberdaroncamp.com and request more information there or message me! These are limited to about 20 people so it is first come, first serve! Book now to secure your place.  (Cabins have 2 twin rooms and a sofa bed. If you book for a group of 5 or more, there is a discount!)

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Papercraft with Sara Nauman – 4 to 9 June 2017     
Cost £245 (Includes:  twin bed accommodation, full board, materials and instruction)
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.
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.
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Mixed Craft Week with Debbi Moore and Carolyn Schulz – 16 to 21 July      
Cost £239 (Includes:  twin bed accommodation, full board, materials and instruction)
Join us for a taster week of creative therapy in the natural beauty of North Wales.  We will be ‘dabbling’ in a variety of creative crafts from papercraft to beadwork and lots more in between! Whether a beginner or more experienced, workshops are designed to provide an opportunity to ‘learn something new’ in the peaceful natural unspoilt North Welsh countryside from TV celebrity Debbi Moore and author/teacher Carolyn Schulz.
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Flower Arranging with Audrey Balderstone – 24 to 29 September     
Cost £275 (Includes:  twin bed accommodation, full board, materials and instruction)
Learn the true art of flower arranging, from the simplest to the most advanced from ‘The Flower Lady’, Audrey Balderstone who has demonstrated in Australia, the USA, Europe and here in the UK.  Audrey’s flower arrangements have graced the likes of Westminster Abbey, Canterbury Cathedral and St Albans Abbey to name just a few. This is an opportunity of learning from a true professional who loves to share her passion amidst the beauty of the Llyn peninsula
 
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Creative Fashion Jewellery with Carolyn Schulz – 15 to 20 October     
Cost £239 (Includes:  twin bed accommodation, full board, materials and instruction)
Take a break from the hum drum of everyday life and join us for a fun few days of creativity in the peace and tranquility of the unspoilt North Welsh countryside off Cardigan Bay.  You will be amazed at how quick and easy it is to make gorgeous jewellery!
Author and teacher, Carolyn Schulz has packed 8 workshops into the 6 days and 5 nights where she will be teaching you how to make fabulous jewellery using simple techniques and beautiful beads and components, (perfect for absolute beginners and the more experienced alike).
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Decorating for Christmas with Carolyn Schulz – 12 to 17 November     
Cost £239 (Includes:  twin bed accommodation, full board, materials and instruction)
Get started on your Christmas preparations with 6 days packed with creativity in the natural beauty of North Wales. You will be thrilled with how quick and easy it is to make gorgeous decorations, cards and other creative projects in 8 workshops over the 6 days and 5 nights.  In addition to running many of the workshops, author of Readers’ Digest, ‘Decorating for Christmas’, Carolyn Schulz will be sharing hints and tips for how to decorate your home for Christmas.
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Book a Creative Retreat TODAY!!

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I am still here in gorgeous North Wales preparing for the upcoming Creative Retreats and finally, our website is ready to take bookings!! www.aberdaroncamp.com

You are not going to want to miss this opportunity to enjoy learning and sharing here in gorgeous Aberdaron. We are only 10 minutes from the seaside in a beautiful setting that is perfect for relaxing while pursuing creativity!

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The first retreat is with the lovely Sara Nauman who will be sharing her love of paper crafts. She has packed the 6 days/5nights of 4-9 June with fabulous projects and great techniques.

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Accommodation is in twin rooms in log cabins. The price of just £245 includes accommodation, full board, all instruction (at least 8 workshops), use of tools AND materials! That is less than £50 per day!!! And we are limiting the numbers to around 20, so plenty of opportunity to get the personal attention we love to give!

Hurry and secure your place NOW!!

For a full list of dates, go to the Retreat section of www.aberdaroncamp.com

 

 

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Gorgeous North Wales!

 

IMG_0238Sunrise from our retreat centre in North Wales! Weather has been amazing with lots of fresh air and so so peaceful. The perfect setting for our upcoming Creative Retreats!! From card making to trendy jewellery and flower arranging to Christmas decorations, our programme is packed with creative enjoyment for everyone, from beginners to experienced! Website with more information and booking forms live next week!

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Join me both UK and USA – Create and Craft Show

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Be sure to catch up with me on this morning’s show on www.createandcraft.com (USA) and www.createandcraft.tv (UK). I didn’t realise it was a simulcast – which means it is shown in the USA as well as the UK. Just go to the website and click on the schedule and then Monday, 6 March at 11 am. There are some amazing deals (3 for the price of 2 and capped p&p) on gorgeous beads and easy to make kits!!

 

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Volunteers are Richly Blessed!!

 

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A few weeks back I met up with Penny (the lovely lady standing in the corner), a colleague of mine from West Herts College. While we were chatting over tea and cakes (!) I found that she volunteers once a week at a day centre nearby. I had run some craft workshops there several years ago and remembering how rewarding it was and how much it was appreciated, I offered to come and do a little jewellery workshop, which took place this week!

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My friend Jay and I volunteered because we wanted to do something nice for others but came away having had great fun and feeling so blessed! We both feel inspired to make more opportunities to share our time and creative crafting in our communities and hope this might inspire others to do the same!

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I took my famous ‘bead soup’ (beads of differing shapes and sizes all mixed up in colour assortments) and memory wire and 6 gorgeous ladies spent about an hour or so, picking through the beads in the colours of their choice and stringing them on to create fabulous and totally unique bracelets.

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The first bracelet completed in all yellows and amber tones…

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Another in shades of purple…

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Six very happy ladies all with completed bracelets!!

Thank you to Nemo and Penny for letting us come!

 

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NEW Book in the Planning!!!

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Spent a few hours at Search Press planning out the next book in the ‘Jewellery School’ series. I am so excited to get started on designing for book 2 – ‘Jewellery School, Let’s Start Stringing.

‘Jewellery School, Lets Start Beading’ is doing well. At just £7.99 for 80 pages of full colour jewellery projects that are perfect for beginners, thank you for all the great feedback.

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Happy Christmas!

Fun show with Nigel May, 10am on Tuesday, 8 November!

Fun show with Nigel May, 10am on Tuesday, 8 November!

Happy Christmas to all!

Join me Christmas night for a special creative Christmas at 8pm UK time, on Create and Craft! Andy and will have lots of fun to share with you. You can find us at Freeview 23 or Sky 674 or Virgin 748 or Freesat 813 or online at www.createandcraft.tv!

Hope to spend some time with you this evening but whether or not, have a wonderful holiday and many blessings in the NEW YEAR!!!

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AMAZING BARGAINS from 30-50% off on Kits and Bead Bundles TOMORROW!!

Sparkling Snowflakes: created with creamy satin glass pearls, faceted crystals and silver coloured metal beads and wire. Each kit makes 3 snowflakes, 1 each of three designs.

Sparkling Snowflakes: created with creamy satin glass pearls, faceted crystals and silver coloured metal beads and wire. Each kit makes 3 snowflakes, 1 each of three designs.

Join me tomorrow morning at 9am (or on catch up at www.createandcraft.tv) on Create and Craft for some unbelievable bargains. There are kits to make Christmas decorations (snowflakes, icicles and angels), jewellery kits (necklaces, bracelets and rings) and bead bundles (glass pearls, crystal bicones and crystal rondelles. Most kits are are not only easy but really quick, perfect for beginners and experienced alike. You can easily make some as gifts for this festive season or why not give a kit to that someone special so they can get the pleasure of creating something amazing!!

Vintage Angels:  A trio of angels made from silver coloured  jewellery components, each with its very own personality! Each kit makes 1 angel of each of 3 designs.

Vintage Angels: A trio of angels made from silver coloured jewellery components, each with its very own personality! Each kit makes 1 angel of each of 3 designs.

All kits and bead bundle are in the sale, from 30-50% off – so don’t miss this opportunity to stock up while they are at these amazing prices!

And don’t miss out on this great CD ROM by Debbi Moore with boxes for jewellery as well as bags, cards and pillow boxes – all decorated with snowflakes and angels and so easy to make. Perfect to go with any gifts but especially for your gorgeous handmade jewellery!

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