Sunday, 25 January 2009

Karen and Cheryl in Chepstow

On Sunday 9 November, we were so lucky to have 2 very talented scrapbookers from America to teach us here in Chepstow - the very technical Karen Burniston and the altered art expert, Cheryl Mezzetti, both of whom design for Creative Imaginations. Karen was the 'brave one' who drove the hire car from Gatwick to Chepstow on the 'wrong side of the road', but having given her instructions on how to tackle a roundabout, they made it safe and sound and all in one piece.

Karen taught her class first, which was a mini album entitled 'King of the Castle', made up of triangular pieces of chipboard, which were all attached to one another and in typical Karen style, had pop-up castles when you opened the album up. Most people almost finished their albums and if they hadn't could easily finish them off at home. Unfortunately because Karen's album had taken a little longer than planned, Cheryl didn't have very much time to make her album. Although, due to Cheryl's highly organised kits with pieces of paper ready cut to the right size and in the right order, we all managed to finished her waterfall album - each of the pages pulled out in a staggered formation.

Both albums were lovely and very different to anything we have done before and it was an absolute pleasure to host both Karen and Cheryl, they are two lovely ladies, and Alison and I had the pleasure of their company on Monday, when we took them on a scenic tourist trail, which included the Wye Valley, Tintern Abbey, Chepstow Castle and the Crippled Creek in Raglan!

If either of them ever come back to visit us in Chepstow - they come highly recommended and please come and take their classes - you won't be disappointed.

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