Friday, 11 May 2018

A Whale of a Time....

At the end of last month I was lucky enough to spend 4 wonderful days in Bright, at a craft retreat, with some other amazing papercrafters. This has become an annual event, organised by Joy Taylor of Simple by Design and it is always the highlight of my year!

We were there during the Autumn Festival this year and it was so beautiful! 

This is one of the cards I made at the retreat...

We all had fun playing with Alcohol Inks at the retreat and I used one of my backgrounds to create this card. I used Pinata and Tim Holtz  inks and Copic Markers to colour the Whale. The stamps are from MFT.

I'm entering the following challenges:-


For the Boys

Here are the lovely ladies I got to craft with 

Here are some pics of Bright...


  1. Awesome fun image, beautiful colours you have created, amazing CAS card I love it..
    Hugs Babs x

  2. Your retreat sounds magical - what fun! Your card is super - those alcohol inks produce something different each time - love the whale you've chosen to splash about in it!

  3. What a fun card Jenny, and Bright looks to be such a wonderful place in autumn... the leaves here in my little corner across the ditch have also been glorious this year

  4. Fabulous card Jenny! LOVE the alcohol ink ocean! Love how you've placed the whale --- so sweet! What beautiful pictures from your retreat. The surroundings are gorgeous with all those beautiful trees that are changing colours. xx

  5. Hi Jenny! What an amazing marine themed card. You have worked magic with the alcohol inks. The ocean looks fantastic and the mix gold adds so much interest. I like your choice of sentiment, that goes well with the cute image of the whale. Very nice take on the cue word. Thanks for playing along with us at CASology this week. Happy crafting. Hugs-Bharati

  6. Your card is gorgeous! That alcohol ink ocean is stunning! Thank you for joining us at CASology!

  7. Your crafting retreat sounds wonderful. Meeting up with crafty friends is always the best. I really love your card. The water is so beautiful, and the whale looks really happy. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

  8. I adore yhis card! Image you used is fabulous and your Alcohol inks sea is absolutely stunning! thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! barbara

  9. What a fabulous location for a retreat and a talented group of crafters! The alcohol inks make a gorgeous ocean! Thanks for sharing with us at CASology this week!

  10. Gorgeous card Jenny :-) the whale is very cute and I love the alcohol ink sea, absolutely fabulous!

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  11. Love that watery alcohol ink splash of colour! You must had a whale of a time with your crafty friends. Thanks for joining in the fun as CASology this week.