Friday, 13 November 2015

Finnabair Over Emotional class

I know this post has been a long time coming...  Life got in the way! It is hard to believe that this photo was taken 2 weeks ago!

We booked this event way back in January.  Then we found that a total of 9 Capetonians were going up and so we got together as often as we could to craft as a group to get to know each other better and called ourselves the Finnaberries!  (We found more Capetonians when we got there... it was nearly a take over!)
Finally the day dawned and I took a road trip up to Jeffrey's Bay with a friend called Jo (seen above looking bright eyed and bushy tailed at 6am!) to join 5 other Finnaberries to do a class with Finnabair.

Two of the Finnaberries did the class before us on the Thursday and Friday... We managed to catch them for a photo when we arrived in JBay

The event was everything I had hoped for and more.

 We were spoiled with gifts on our tables from the Scrapbook Studio who hosted the event.  Here are the various things set out on my guest house bed below:

Here are the 3 Basson girls (not related, unless you consider that distress inks run in our veins...) all in the same room, brought together by Anna from Cape Town, Secunda and JBay.  It was a really special moment.
  This is Patricia Basson with her Finn style headband!  We have been online friends for a long time, so it was lovely to finally meet in person!
How awesome is this kit we got to build our canvas from?
Here Anna is showing us how to make the drips.
  What would an event be without some retail therapy?
  In my element!
 Off to make my drips on the canvas... looking a little sad as the day was coming to an end.
 The Finnaberries in the aprons I made for each of us and Anna
 I was put under the teacher's nose... I think that was to keep me good!
Here is my finished canvas
 Day two was taught by Cariena and Jowilna
Jowilna taught us lots of lovely tips and tricks and I even managed to stick to the page layout and finished a page as it should be... well, almost! 

Cariena had us playing with Zig markers to colour stuff.  Well I clearly had lots of fun in this class!

 This is the awesome team behind the event.  They work tirelessly to make sure that it all runs smoothly.  They are truly fabulous!
Thanks to Precilla and her camera, I actually exist in photos.... a rare occurrence and much appreciated!


  1. Looks like you had an amazing time. I wish I could have been there but it was so close to us coming home for our LONG holiday. Next time :D I love the projects that you made they are beautiful.

  2. You look really happy in these photos! Glad you got to check off this important item on your bucket list.

  3. Bella Finnaberry!!! Thanks for the class you gave us a week or so ago at Ronita's Simply Creative....would love to do more "mixed media" stuff with you....any classes coming up ???? ie drips and effects and stuff.....Tina Schilling....don't know why my profile doesn't come up !!

  4. Finn really is a fabulous tutor, we made a journal in our class but I love what you made! Thanks for your visit and lovely comment today, hope you get some crafty time soon lovely lady! Anne xx


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