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Wednesday, 22 April 2015

CHA-UK Creative Exchanges Weekend

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

As you all know I went to the CHA-UK Creative Exchanges Event in Coventry on Saturday.
What a fabulous event it was we had lots of seminars and some great keynote speakers such as Leonie Pujol, Joanna Sheen, Sara Davies and Pinterest too.

I met lots of lovely retailers, crafters and manufacturers and had an intense weekend of learning.
I would highly recommend this event to designers as it is so informative and I gleaned so much more information to add to what I already knew.  You are never to old to learn something new!

There were Susie Candlin from Cricut, Woodware with the fabulous Zentangle books and pens, Kay Rutter owner of Hougie Crafts too with her boards, books and DVD's!

In my role as eCommerce Manager for Personal Impressions we had a table to showcasing some of our products as well as 5 prizes for the attendees.  On the last day the contents of the contents of our display was also given as prizes too.



After dinner on Saturday we were given a cupcake to decorate with Decopatch paper.
Here is my effort.



I took a workshop taken by the very talented Sara Naumann, we made 2 cards using products from Indigoblu. We were also given a goodie box by them too.



On Sunday it was a full on day of seminars at lunchtime we had the wonderful Leonie give a talk about her journey in the craft world and was so inspirational, I even got my photo taken with her, we have been friends for a number of years now and it was lovely to catch up with her.


In the evening we had a Onesie Party, sorry no photograph of me in a Onesie but oh my we sure had a great evening, we had to decorate our Onesies and they were judged, I went with abstract and had a great evening. Here is a photograph of some of the members in theirs.  We sure did get some strange looks from members of the public staying at the hotel.


Monday was another busy day and it was of course time to say our farewells.

I would like to thank Craig de Souza, Sarah Hurley and Sara Naumann for just a fabulous event.
It was the first event and went like clockwork!
Now I am looking forward to next year!

Thank you for visiting today and I hope you have enjoyed my post!
Crafty Hugs xxxxx




28 comments:

sandra carey said...

Good morning Linda sounds like you had a fantastic weekend fab pictures Hugs Sandra

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Looks like a fabulous time was had by all, glad you had fun x

ElizabethR said...

Sounds like you had a fabulous time and I love the idea of decorating a onsie lol :) Hugs Elizabeth xxx

Tracy Welham said...

Wow, sounds like a fab weekend. I really hope to be in a position to attend next year, sounds like a great opportunity to learn, and lots of fun too. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Pollard Carole said...

Great post sounds like a brilliant weekend Love and hugs Carole x

aussie aNNie said...

Some great creations there Linda and looks and sounds like yu all had a fab time.xx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

rachel said...

sounds amazing Linda - really brilliant - lots of fun too - ah - you really are living the dream - good for you! You go girl xx

Vee Cassidy said...

Sounds like you had a very creative and informative time mixed with fun. Your creations are great. Vee xx

Sue said...

Glad you had a fabulous time Linda,love the pics xx

Theresa Pace said...

Spundsike a great time waS to be had. The makes are brilliant. So glad you had a good time xx

Wendy McCarthy said...

Sounds like you had a great time! Xx

Emma Collins said...

Looks like a fun event! :-)

KarinsArtScrap said...

lovely projects Linda
Gr Karin

Irene said...

It sounds as if you had the time of your life Linda, thanks for sharing!!

xx Irene

Avril Ann said...

WOW my friend, sounds like you had an amazing time, love your projects and pictures too, I am sure you will pass along all the advice in time, to us followers, LOL...love and hugs xxxx

Anonymous said...

That sounds like such a fantastic weekend! I'm most jealous! lol xx

Doreen said...

Sounds like you had a fab weekend Linda.xxx

Kandy's Krafts said...

Sounds fab

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Evening Linda sounds brill hun crafty blessings Judith xxx

Joan Macdonald said...

Sounds like you had a great time Linda and it was lovely that you met my daughter too.
Joan x

Zoe said...

What a fab experience, sounds great xx Zoe xx

pam said...

Gather you had a fantastic weekend then Linda, great photos.
Pam

Sarah Hurley said...

thank you SO much for coming Linda, it was great to catch up at long last! and see you soon :) x

Carol said...

Sounds like a fabulous weekend Linda...loving what you made too. Carol x

Jan Ltc said...

Glad you had a good time. Great makes Linda xx Jan

rita rooney said...

great photo's.x

Andree said...

A wonderful post about your weekend Linda. It sounds like there were lots of interesting things to see and do. I love your projects. Hugs xxx

Dawn Lancaster said...

Great projects Linda! Looks like a fun time was had by all!
Hugs
Dawn xx