All Counties Craft Challenge Diary – More Rain, Maisy Sneaks In and Getting The Wobbles

October 20, 2016 — 3 Comments

Yes, that’s right, a third blog post in one day! I know, a miracle isn’t it?

This post is about my visit to Clackmannanshire, one of the smallest historic counties in Scotland.

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The drive was another wet one. Sheeting it down in places made for lots of spray and slippy roads.

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When I called this tour a ‘challenge’ I didn’t quite anticipate the state of the roads in a downpour.

Thankfully Maisy held strong and confident and we arrived at our destination.

I have a feeling that Maisy wanted to come in and warm up too …

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Hehe, bless her. Sorry mate, not sure you’ll make it through the door.

Inside I met Lorna who had invited me to Clackmannan to do the workshop.

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Always good to have a welcoming smile. :)

We deftly set up the hall and the rest of the group arrived and we got stuck into experimenting with the Gelli plates.

From the looks of these photos the level of focus was intense!

There was plenty of natter though. ;)

The first half of the workshop involved me sharing as many techniques as I could and then the second half gave the ladies the chance to explore the techniques that we had just covered.

Some awesome creations were made!

Was genuinely sad when this one came to an end but listen, biscuits had been eaten, coffee drunk and craft done so it was time for the group photo …

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I’m fairly sure that there is now an unwritten competition about which group can give the most flamboyant poses … Hehe ;)

Right, that’s me caught up. Hope you’ve enjoyed the posts today.


Please don’t forget that I am doing this tour I order to raise awareness of mental health issues and to raise money for Mind, the mental health charity.

If you would like to contribute and help me reach that £20k target you can do so in three ways.

  1. Make donation on my Just Giving page.
  2. Make a donation via the Create & Craft TV website, for an additional P&P charge of £2.99 you will also be sent an official challenge postcard colouring book.
  3. Attend a workshop. To find out if there is one coming up near you, please visit the itinerary page on this blog.

Many thanks to Barbara Gray at Clarity Stamp for the loan of the Gelli Plate equipment! :)

I’ve got a few more posts to schedule for the next few days so stand by for a bleep to pop into your inbox.

Bye for now.

J :)

 

3 responses to All Counties Craft Challenge Diary – More Rain, Maisy Sneaks In and Getting The Wobbles

  1. 

    So glad you’re having a good time John, and thanks for sharing x

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  2. 

    Awwwwwwww, looks like everyone had a great time and the Gelli plate creations are lovely, can think of plenty of uses for such lovely patterned paper!

    Well done Barbara Gray for being so generous and providing you with the Gelli plates :-)

    Take care John x

    T :-)

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