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Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Some CHA Make and Takes

I have been busy unpacking, and trying to find a home for all this stuff, which is just a fraction of the goodies I brought home with me from CHA......................

Here are a couple of the make and take classes I did. This first one used glass etching, the first time I have ever tried that. Fascinating the way you spread the gunk on and leave behind a etched image. I will definitely try this again, and I loved this album
Edited to say that I have found out that this class was taught by Pat Davenport, and I have to say it was the most organised class I went to the entire trip. Everything was ready for us, and we managed to complete the entire album in 2 hours. Thank you Pat, great job!

I think you can just about see that two of the pages are acrylic, the papers were so pretty

I also loved this pretty wooden box that was a make and take on the Provocraft stand. It was designed by Sue who is one of the in-house design team for Provocraft, she designs a lot of the projects that are featured in the cartridge handbooks. Originally from the UK, she was the sweetest person, warm and friendly.
The fabulous flower was cut from George I think, about 6 layers, that we spritzed with water, then crumpled up before layering

It got a bit squashed in the suitcase on the way home, but you get the idea

Scroll down if you are here to enter your name to win the BIG Cricky. Honestly, you lot are making me feel as if I am abandoning a puppy or something! The truth is, I don't have a fancy scraproom, and although I love the little green bug, he needs space. I considered myself very fortunate to get to CHA, and I had such a great time, so this is pay-it-forward time..... I am keeping the little guy you see in the photo above though. He will fit in nicely.
See you tomorrow


  1. Wow Enfys! Look at all those goodies!

  2. Looks like you got some good stuff!!! If you need a home for it- I will send you my address!!!
    carriedan1 at live dot com

  3. Enfys,
    Ok I will give him a home in my craft room if I win him. Does he come with the shirt. I dont know how green will go with purple once I get my room done. I still think you should keep it and give it to your grandchildren.....Can't wait to get my pens.......

  4. Thank you for sharing the make and takes. I wish I could go to CHA.

  5. WOW! LOve the glass etching...I've not tried it but now I might...I like box also...I'm going to have to try that with the flowers...

  6. That's some stash of goodies En!! Enjoy all of them...can't wait to see what you create! TFS

  7. Wow! By the looks of all your goodies, you had a great time! I'd love to give the cute guy a home. I've got a craft room that he'd have free roam of! Thanks for sharing with us!

  8. My Goodness what an awesome box of goodies and make and takes! Have fun with all of your new goodies!

  9. WOW you are blessed!!! I can only wish for such goodies!! Thank you for sharing and I don't blame you "I would keep him too"
    would love for you to come and follow me if you wish!

  10. Sorry I read wrong!!lolol I though you wanted to keep Cricut~~
    from TN, USA

  11. What a great haul and love the make and takes you did. The etched album is just awesome and so is the box!! :)

  12. Looks like Christmas with all the goodies you got! You'll be busy for a while!!!

  13. Wow Enfy it looks like you had a fab time, enjoy your new stash and love your new makes, the flower is beautful.
    Hugs Linda

  14. omg en!!! i hope you took an extra suitcase for all that yuminess hun. the make and takes are beautiful hugs Lou xx

  15. Hi En

    Looks like you had a jolly good time!!!

    You won't know what to play with first.

    Hope all is well with you.

    Love Jules xx

  16. ooo look at all that stash Enfys, when I win the lottery I'm going to treat myself to a trip to CHA
    I've entered your giveaway for the big green bug, he would love living here, during the day he could keep my cuttlebug warm and at night (when Graham is offshore) he can cuddle up and keep me company in bed

  17. WOW that looks like a lot of great stuff you got!!! Thanks for sharing all your pictures. I love the pink and black make-n-take box. Very elegant!!!

  18. Aw Enfys you do lighten up my day, the make and takes look fabulous and your stash is enough to make me cry with envy lol, I have to make do with going the the Glasgow craft show hmmmmm not quite the same is it sighhhhh x

  19. Hi Enfys - Mandy and I finally got home safely - what a journey....

    It's lovely and warm here, but sad about the bush fires. Over 60 homes lost - though no lives lost thank goodness. The bush fire was in the hills just a few miles from us, we saw it from the plane as we arrived back in Perth....

    It was lovely to meet and spend time with you at CHA, hopefully we can all meet up again in the not too distant future - Hugs Jane xx

  20. Wow! Did you get all of that for free? The romantic papers with the hearts on look amazing. Are you having a giveaway? I would love to use those. I don't suppose you are, but thanks for sharing. Bet you have lots of fun. Enjoy.

  21. Wow! Lots of goodies. I will give him a good home in my craft room. It gets cold in Montana, so I will make sure he has a heated bed...made just for my new baby:)

    Take care and thanks for all the great CHA info!


  22. You brought home a great haul! The glass etching acrylic book was taught by my friend, Pat Davenport. : D I help her edit her Cricut class notes and also am the designer for her website: http://www.patsreadysetcut.com

  23. Holy cow! Look at the loot! I agree you were very lucky to go to CHA. I'd love to go. But that's not likely to happen. So I just look at all the videos and pix and gloat! I can't wait to see who wins Cricky! He's a lucky bug, most of just want to step on them! lol I'm glad you're home safe and sound. Hugs, Jess

  24. hello enfys

    fab experience you had in CHA with
    lots of stuffs...these will be in good hands if i will win...

    thanks for being generous...


  25. Love those make and takes! Looks like you brought home lots of goodies too.

  26. Your make and takes are beautiful!
    Great job on them!

  27. Your trip sounds like so much fun. I would love to have the little Cricut. I have a Cricut mouse pad that he could use to sit on on my shelf. That would be so darn cute
    Mary Ann

  28. Wow! You sure came home with a lot of goodies, didn't you! I love glass etching, but haven't done it for years! I have seen a lot about it recently, so I'm guessing it is making a big comeback. Maybe because with the Cricut you can do so much in the way of designs.
    Your projects are wonderful! Maybe you could do a tutorial on how to do that flower, or even written instructions would be great, it's really lovely.

  29. Amazing make n takes! Sounds like it was an incredible time. Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience!

  30. Wow Enfys you certainly collected a lot of nice goodies. Love your make and takes the etching is amazing I have only ever seen it done on glass before.
    Kim xXx

  31. I'm so bummed I didn't make it to CHA this time, En! Would have so loved to meet you in person! Beautiful projects! xxD

  32. Wow, Enfys - you're so generous to your followers - and appreciated by all of us!
    Many blessings, Donna

  33. Love your CHA goodies. Would also love to adopt your green cricut. With an Irish last name and St. Patrick's Day coming up it seems like a good match for me to win. I'll cross my fingers. Green really works in my craftroom.
    ArtsyChik@charter dot net


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Enfys x