In 2008, 2009 and 2010, a group of us would hire out the conference room at Debden House in Loughton and stay there for the weekend. We would arrive on a Friday afternoon, set up all our crafty stuff, have dinner, craft into the night, trundle up to bed, come down for breakfast and a full day of free-form craft time (no classes scheduled, just do what you like), lunch, dinner, some tv (there was a huge plasma on one wall of the conference room), and late-night belly laughing and just a little bit of drinking... some more than most... followed by Sunday breakfast, more crafting, Sunday lunch and packing up and going home at about 4pm. Usually sometime before the lunch we would all pile outside to set up some photos. This is the group shot that we took in 2010.
This is another layout made with my "stash dive" from Shimelle's Pretty Paper Party (see link). Pleating is the order of the day here. I did some box pleats on a border-punched piece at the top, and I fanned out some bits along the side with the striped paper. Fun!!