Thursday, 14 April 2016

What a weekend!

Well, I've not blogged for a while, but I have been busy! Last weekend I was away teaching at The Ministry of Mixology, and wow! was it fun! Two days of creative painty messy fun, taught by Andy Skinner and myself, organised by Andy and the awesome Di of Tando Creative. There were some fab sponsors so lots of goodies to be had, and a shop all weekend at the event run by Di and Tony. 

In my workshops we put together our own planners (made by Tando, kits available here) and painted them, stencilled them, doodled on them ... using the fabulous Decoart fluid acrylics.

Here are a few pics of the workshops in progress. The lovely participants worked very hard over the two days ... there was a LOT of painting and stamping and doodling and stencilling to be done! As well as drinking and eating cake of course.

Ta-da! The finished journal planners. Not all quite finished (well, there WAS a lot of painting to be done!) but ongoing projects to be worked on and loved at home :-)

I had the chance to work alongside Andy Skinner again, and use some of his fab stamps too. Here he is doing his thing, ably assisted by his lovely daughter Jade:

Many of us were staying over at the hotel so things didn't stop at the end of the workshops. Saturday evening was taken up with make-and-takes, and demos by some very talented demo-ers:

Dee Adams

Suze of Surrey Crafts

Mark Gould

Nikki Killinger

Kathy Walsh - DecoArt

And then there was the raffle. Here I am ... erm, not sure what to say about this picture ... I think I am cheering the raffle on (aided by the glass of wine in my hand obviously).

And crying with laughter about something ... ? (Probably something that Tony said!)

All in all, it was the most fun ever. Got to meet lots and lots of lovely people, some of which I had met before, but many new faces. Thanks to all the lovely MoMers which attended the event, your enthusiasm made it so much fun.

And this lovely lady worked so, so hard, running the shop, cutting the kits, and doing EVERYTHING else to make it run so smoothly. Well done Di and Tony, you did good!

Thanks team Mixology, and cheers!

*This event takes place at The Holiday Inn in Coventry and is organised by Di of Tando Creative,  and Andy Skinner of DecoArt. For details of future events just like this keep an eye out here:*


  1. Really LOVE this journal planner. I want it too.....:0)

    1. It's available here Gerrittina:

  2. Thanks for a great (zen-like) class, Kate.

  3. Super class! Great to learn new techniques - especially in a zen-like atmosphere :)

  4. Kate, it was an absolute pleasure to work alongside you at MOM. Thank you so much for your fabulous class, the feedback has been amazing, everyone enjoyed it so much. I hope we can work together again soon 😊 x

  5. I just love the stuff that you make! They are the kind of things that make you happy, just by looking at them!


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