Saturday, 16 April 2011

Chocolate and Good Company

Evening lovely Crafters. I hope you are all well and happy in your crafting.

The nice weather has returned here again today after a few dull and dreary days and it's been so lovely to be outside again. I hope it lasts until the Easter weekend.

Yesterday, DD and I spent a brilliant day at an Easter workshop run by the Lovin Ink ladies, Michelle and Janet and this is what we created.

The eggs are a plastic mould and have a chocolate outside, yes, real chocolate, and then the inside is painted and decorated with handmade flowers. Michelle taught us how to make 3D flowers including Orchids and snapdragons and we had a brilliant promarker tutorial from Kerry before we coloured our Tilda.

This is mine

And this is DD's. She keeps asking when she can eat her egg, but hopefully it'll last until next weekend.

Here are some of the flowers we made sprayed with various inks and mists. They are curled with a ball tool and layered up. Can you guess whose is who? I'll give a clue. I'm the conservative one!!

It was a lovely day with very good company and as always we learnt so much. Thank you ladies, we both thoroughly enjoyed it and look forward to the next one.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend.


Lisa Jane said...

ooh gorgeous eggs ... they are so pretty and chocolate too... what could be better lol

I love those flowers too... you look like you have had a fabulous day

Lisa x

ps we have a chocolate theme at Moving along with the times and a Celebration theme at ladybug crafts ink.. the eggs would be perfect for both lol

Jules said...

Hi Lisa

What fantastic makes. How lovely to be able to go to such things with a willing daughter!!

She clearly has your crafting talent.

Those eggs are amazing and the whole range of makes sound so interesting.

Love Jules xx

P.S. Let me have your address and I will send you half of my garden. I would probably still have too much if I had only half!! LOL!!!

Lynne K said...

Wow! These are fantastic, Lisa! Absolutely gorgeous! I LOVE the flowers! Are they made with punches?

Enjoy the rest of the weekend - hope the sunkeeps shining, it's been lovely here today.

Lynne xx

Clarky J said...

As always Lisa it was fabulous to have you and the very talented Freya at our workshop. Both such amazing crafters Freya leaves us speechless with her ideas and confidence you are one heeluva Mum thats for sure x Gorgeous to see your finished creations x Janet

craftimamma said...

Oooh, I bet you had the best time Lisa. These makes are so pretty as well as being seasonal ............ and edible, lol!

I've only ever managed one workshop at The Stampman and never had time to fit another one in. Maybe after the wedding I might be able to get to another one.

Freya did extremely well too I love her flowers and her egg is beautiful.

Lesley Xx

Jill said...

Wow Lisa, what a couple of great projects! Looks as if you have got a rival with your daughter!
Its great doing something that gets you out of a rut isn't it! Jill x

mustavcoffee said...

Hi there Lisa, love your eggs they've been decorated beautifully and the flowers are pretty special too, love both sets.
Wasn't it a fantastic weekend for weather, I hope you had even more fun :0) xxx

Wipso said...

Those flowers are so pretty :-)
A x

Lesley said...

How adorable are these!!! Just so pretty and full of spring colour and love those flowers.
The sun was back with us this weekend too and we spent lots of time out in the wearmth - love this time of year.


Fabulous eggs Lisa and such a great idea to have REAL YUMMY CHOCOLATE on the outside - that sounds like my kind of crafting!!!! Love all the flowers and the beautiful colouring - your DD definitely takes after her lovely Mum! Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Zoechaos said...

Oh the advantages of living in the north east you get to go to all the best places i.e. The Stampman do you know how many of us down here are dying to visit? LOL well yeah at least 1. Looks like you had a blast XOXO Zoe

Emma said...

Ooo, these are absolutely pretty and what a fabulous idea! Your flowers are perfect and your daughter has definitely got a talent for crafting...we'd better all watch out! :)
Hope you're having a good week, so far!
Love Emma xxx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Lisa, these eggs are gorgeous. I'm going to a retreat held by the Lovin Ink girls - at Bolton Abbey - and so looking forward to it. Might get a chance to make these lovely flowers too. Elizabeth x

Elizabeth said...

Hi Lisa, got to agree with you about the weather we are having - and it looks set to be fine over Easter too which makes a very nice change! It would be lovely to meet up if we get a chance - the date of the retreat is 16-18 September - it's a treat from my husband :) Elizabeth x

Kim Piggott said...

Oh how fabulous Lisa!
Your flowers are beautiful too!
kim x

Sally H said...

What a fabulous idea! Yours and Freya's flowers are gorgeous! I love the colours - so pretty. Sorry it has taken me a while to get here. Have a great Easter weekend!

Ciara said...

Yours must be the top flowers then?!

Gosh, I'd be a bit upset to eat one of those egg after all the effort that's gone into them!

Hope you have a lovely easter, xxx

Kathy said...

The eggs are so sweet! Love all the flowers too