About the Course
This is a workshop style weekend where you bring your own papercrafting, scrapbooking or wool/needlecraft projects with you, with no formal classes. The breakout sessions are informal and optional, giving you plenty of time to work on your projects.
An all-inclusive weekend retreat of crafting or scrapbooking, away from household chores; and plenty of quality time to spend on your photos and memories or your crafting projects.
Our home for the weekend is an old country house converted into a conference centre in rural Boxmoor near Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, lovely grounds, large room for scrapbooking and crafting, and en-suite bedrooms.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Its just £205 per person sharing a twin room with a friend, or pay £60 extra for a single room.
This is an all-inclusive price for the whole weekend, your ensuite bedroom, food, free wifi, personal crafting space in the conference room, activities* and breakout sessions* and access to 22 acres of grounds to walk in.
Friday: Evening dinner
Saturday: Continental breakfast, lunch and dinner
Sunday: Continental breakfast and sunday lunch
Refreshments: Unlimited tea, coffee, hot chocolate, cake and biscuits
The chef can cater to all dietary requirements and the venue holds a 5 star rating for hygiene.
Disabled access, and adapted bedrooms are available.
*Budget residentials do not include classes or breakout activities
We had a great weekend .with good company.
Accommodation was good and very clean.
Food was great and plenty of it
Brian Foley - - #20984
It was my first workshop on Scrapbooking and I absolutely loved it! Linda is superb as an organiser, always helpful and efficient. I had lots of opportunities to do my own thing, learn new techniques and get really good tips. The people in my group were fantastic - generous with advice and tips, their crafting stuff and so very friendly and warm. It was a welcoming, supportive and most of all, fun environment.
I would absolutely love to go back - I've already signed up for the next two workshops! My only advice would be - be quick to apply! Places get filled fast, which is no surprise, given how wonderful and experience it is.
Priya Haughey - - #20874
Another super weekend. This is the 4th year my best friend and I have gone. Excellent value for money. I have met some lovely people over the years and look forward to seeing some of them again in June. Highly recommended x
Helen Cooper - - #20854
3rd weekend away. A great time as usual. Loved the breakout sessions and the friendly atmosphere with likeminded people. Plenty of advice and stock available and it went all too quickly. Had to book for next year and only sorry I can only make one a year.
Mary Savage - - #20851
This was my 3rd year at Memories& Photos & as usual was a very relaxing & enjoyable weekend. If you want the opportunity for 2 days of uninterrupted crafting, good wholesome food prepared for you 3 times a day, unlimited tea/coffe & biscuits, a clean comfortable room & a huge craft space then this is the venue for you. Add to that a beautiful old house with attractive grounds & the chance to meet many like-minded people.
Ros Morris - - #20842
Thank you so much! A wonderful, relaxing and creative weekend! Will definitley be back!
Fiona Farmer - - #20840
Brilliant weekend as always, well organised, good food, lovely place to stay!
Glennis Dewey - - #20835
Wonderful much needed weekend away from being Mum, Wife, Nana. Much needed Me time. We were well looked after & fed in a relaxing environment overlooking lovely we'll kept gardens. Being able to come & go without clearing away out scrapbooking equipment was great!
Georgina Elliott-Dew - - #20832
Fantastic weekend, really good to have the time and the space to craft without interruptions. Great company and great food. Lovely location
Angela - - #20827
Amazing weekend spending time sharing crafting ideas. Great venue and food. Crafting bingo definitely bought out the competitive side to everyone, good fun.
Jess - - #15989
A really relaxing weekend with a lovely location. The freedom to do as much or as little as you wanted to join in. This enabled me to go for a couple of really beautiful walks in the grounds. Lovely food and clean, fresh room. The timetable of events was clearly laid out and the optional 'breakout' sessions so that you were not always sitting in the same location were a great idea. Very friendly folk who were happy to share ideas. I'm already booked on the next available one! thanks for a brilliant time , Linda!
Lyn Norman - - #15587
Great weekend away with lovely people, really friendly and welcoming
The food is great and plenty of it
Lovely comfortable rooms
You can craft all weekend if you want to, the rooms are really spacious and you get a big table with plenty of space to spread out
I would highly recommend this weekend to anyone that wants to craft with lovely people in lovely surroundings
Tamahine Boyd - - #15553
A pleasant way to spend 48 hours with like minded people in a room with lots of space to scrapbook
The room I stayed in was close to the main craft room and was comfortable & clean with its own bathroom.
The food was excellent with plenty of it
The shop was handy and had lots of goodies to buy
The house was lovely and the grounds were beautiful and the whole weekend was amazing. Thank you
Maria - - #15496
Very well organised and hosted. Collaborative group. Nice people. Good food and good value. Have booked another course.
Cin Burnett - - #15486
Great weekend, good venue, good company, had fun crafting. Help when required and lots of things to try. Thoroughly enjoyed it
Angela Whitehead - - #15472
Amazing weekend scrap booking with old friends and new.
Fabulous venue with grounds you can walk round with good wholesome food.
Can guarantee when you leave on the Sunday you will be counting down to the next one
Sally-Ann Eburn-Knowles - - #15469
Excellent course and leadership! Can’t praise Linda enough, well organised and nothing was too much trouble for her
Glennis Dewey - - #15468
The highlight of my calendar is escaping to this crafting residential. The food and friendship are exceptional!
The chance to spread out all your equipment and leave it out to work any time, night or day, is invaluable. As is the chance to share ideas, test out new equipment and challenge yourself to try new things.
Once you have attended, you will want to schedule to attend every year... as I do!
Janet Edsall - - #13652
Fantastic weekend away. Scrapbooking in beautiful surrounding, basic but very comfortable bedrooms, lovely food and fantastic company. My only complaint we have to come home!
Helen Cooper - - #13641
My favourite weekend of the year !! Great to get together with other like minded people for a weekend of uninterrupted crafting. Fab food catering for all dietary needs,basic but adequate rooms, huge table spaces to spread out on, on site shop, optional break out sessions all set in beautiful grounds (which we only get to admire out the window as we’re all too busy !! ) Great to meet old and new friends and share ideas and stash if needed. Always book my next retreat before I leave !!!
Helen Williams - - #13622
Great opportunity to meet with friends. Have lots of fun and spend a whole weekend crafting. Plenty of food and a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere. Good value for money and advice readily available.
Mary Savage - - #13618
The best place to get on with your own projects. Lovely grounds apparently, not really seen them too busy crafting. Fabulous home cooked food. 5ft table to spread out on for the whole weekend. Bedrooms very basic but only slept there and showered so very adequate. Been going for years and a bit addicted now. Page challenge is probably my most dreaded and favourite part ... really gets you thinking and doing something different.
Sheryl Kendall - - #13616
A fantastic weekend break with lots of lovely crafters - lovely surroundings, great food and comfortable rooms.
Plenty of space to set up to do your own crafting and nothing else to worry about
Highly recommend and cannot wait for the next one
Tracy Devlin - - #13610
Fabulous venue, food and being able to scrapbook or craft with old and new friends.
Large tables and a craft shop available all weekend.
Clean linen, comfortable beds and each room has ensuite,
The craft room is open from the time you arrive until you leave. You don’t have to sleep if you don’t want to.
Easy parking, fantastic grounds.
Sally-Ann Eburn-Knowles - - #13607
Fabulous weekend spent crafting with old friends and new. 24 hours availability of craft room if wanted and a plentiful supply of hot drinks, biscuits and cake to keep you going. Spacious craft room with lots of table space to hold all that stash I took with me. The atmosphere was friendly and I thoroughly recommend it for a great crafty weekend.
Pauline Clarry - - #13606
A truly relaxing weekend with fplenty of time for scrapbooking and catching up with friends. Pleasant location, pleasant environment, good experience
Anne Gadsden - - #13605
A great weekend with lovely , like minded people. Great food, clean, comfortable rooms & plenty of space to work(24 hours if you want to) . Lovely historic house & beautiful grounds to walk in, if you can tear yourself away from your crafting. Everyone is very friendly & it was a lovely atmosphere.can highly reccomend it if you are a crafty person looking to get away from it all to enjoy your craft.
Ros Morris - - #13602
What a wonderful way to spend a weekend!! Crafting or Scrapbooking for 48 hours (if you want to)...
The food was excellent, you certainly won’t go hungry.
The rooms were comfortable.
The craft rooms were spacious with large tables to work from.
Plenty of supplies to keep you going and stock up on if needed.
Thoroughly recommend this if you are a craft person to enjoy your hobby with like minded people!
Roslyn Penn - - #13601
This craft course provider has been awarded Gold status for receiving 10 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
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