Eileen Hull meets PaperArtsy

Another long overdue post of our wonderful weekend at Belmont House in Unst back at the end of September where we used Eileen Hull's journal dies together with PaperArtsy Infusions and Stamps. What a fabulous combination. Details of the journal will follow in another post but here's a sneak peek!

This is the second year a group of us have visited Belmont House for the weekend adapting the wonderful house to our needs and enjoying the most wonderful food cooked by these lovely ladies, and of course a wonderful time creating and enjoying each other's company.

Every inch of the hall and porch are used for stamping, die cutting and punching.

Friday night was spent giving our journal covers a coat of Gesso and making coffee and tea stained papers. Plus the odd glass of wine or two ....

We manage to cram in as many tables as possible so we all have a working space. 

Most of Saturday was spent working on our covers - we were making the large Journal, the Passport book AND the needlework book! These lovely ladies love a challenge!

All the messy work was done in the kitchen ......

Demonstrating PaperArtsy Infusions (bit of a bad hair day for me!) 

After a little hesitation and apprehension everyone loved them.

Excellent use of the windows for drying ribbons!

We had an excellent meal out at the Saxaford Resort in Haroldswick - we all stopped working literally 15 minutes before we were due to leave!

And fabulous lunches of homemade soup and home bakes and this AMAZING roast on Sunday evening made by Netta and Thelma. It was delicious.

So ..... here's to next year. We've already booked Belmont House. Now to think what to make!

Jennie x



Margaret said…
Great photos Jennie - thank you for organising such a super weekend of crafting! Already looking forward to next year.
Astrid Maclean said…
oh wow, looks as if you had the most fabulous time!!! Now I can't wait to see more of that wonderful looking cover!!
Redanne said…
It looks like you had the most amazing weekend with your friends Jennie and what a challenge to do all three pieces. I love your sneak peek, your journal is a real stunner! Hugs, Anne xx
SewPaperPaint said…
It sounds wonderful, especially having those sweeties prepare your meals. I just love this idea! Hugs, Autumn
butterfly said…
What a magnificent set-up - how fantastic for everybody to be able to have their own large table, and to have the kitchen available for the messy stuff (except when somebody is cooking delicious roasts there of course!). It looks like a fantastic weekend of creativity - and I'm looking forward to the video of the journal which I know is waiting in the next post.
Alison x