I admit it-I am totally envious of those who went to Sarah's Cards retreat this weekend. A weekend away in a lovely bedroom with a big bed all to yourself and a private bathroom , food that you haven't had to cook, as much tea as you can drink, classes that all planned and prepped for you, a shop with as many goodies as the bank manager will allow (ha) and a great bunch of girlies to laugh with. Now who in their right mind wouldn't want that? Unfortunately my bank manager doesn't quite see it how I do. Anyway to counter the retreat envy I hosted my own mini retreat here with some of the afore-mentioned girlies. No shop but thanks to the diner down the road food was prepared for us and we had the obligatory giggle. So here is one of the projects that was made completely inspired by the craft stamper from ages ago. We couldn't get a frame small enough so have had to improvise and make the scene slightly bigger by playing around and doing some masking here and there. The lamp is stamped on the glass and the buildings are 3d whilst the gondola is 6d. It is now hanging in my porch. I may yet add some flourishes in the top corners as it looks a bit bare still but I have to admit I love the vibrant colour-not everyone's choice but it does it for me.