Friday, 17 June 2016

Workshop with Dorota

Greetings and Welcome!

There are lots of craft bloggers whose work I admire, but very much top of the list of card makers I aspire to is the wonderful Dorota Kopeć. If you are not familiar with her blog then I'm sure you will know of her creations on Pinterest, where she is prolifically pinned - she must hold some sort of record there!

Dorota recently visited our shores to hold a workshop near Dublin, and yay I was able to attend. It was a brilliant day, impeccably hosted by the lovely Agnieszka Barska and a pleasure to meet lots of like-minded ladies. We made 2 cards, 2 tags and an album (although 3 of these are still works in progress with me as I've been otherwise diverted).

Just posting one of the cards I made at the workshop ...

Thanks so very much Dorota for visiting Ireland! If anyone gets the chance to attend workshops elsewhere then you are assured of a fantastic day.

Happy Weekend and many thanks for your visit!
Nicola x


  1. Such a stunning colour combination with amazing layers of paints, stencils, papers etc.
    looks like you had a great time at the workshop Nicola. I have not heard of Dorota but will certainly check out her blog etc

    Hope you have a lovely weekend too

    Best wishes
    Annie x

  2. Hi Nicola, you've made a beautiful card on the workshop. Stunning colours and love the dimensions and layers.
    Greetings Miranda

  3. Gorgeous card Nicola, full of textures and dimensions and the colors are so delightful. It is really a beautiful art work which you can look at and enjoy everyday.
    You are so luck to have attended Dorota's workshop. I surely admire her work and love all her creations.
    Have a great weekend!
    Hugs, Katie

  4. WOW!!! Nicola, your card looks amazing and you are sooo lucky to be able to attend Dorota's workshop. I admire her work very much so.
    This seems to be the style a little bit out of your comfort zone, but you sure did fantastic job with it!
    Paper Talk with Samra

  5. A stunning card Nicola, love the zingy fresh colours in the background with the white highlights. Gorgeous layering and the flowers look spectacular.
    Have a great weekend.
    Avril xx

  6. Oh my gosh, Nicola, this is jaw-dropping gorgeous!! Wow!! The colors are so beautiful and the texture is amazing!! I just want to keep studying the picture to absorb all of the details!! How lucky you were to attend her workshop!! This is stunning my friend!! Love, love it!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. Oh you lucky girl Nicola, I love Dorota's work -(and have pinned her cards many times over). How wonderful she came to Ireland and you were able to do a workshop with her! Your card is amazing and yes Agnieszka is a fantastic organiser. I was lucky enough to attend a Finnabair workshop she organised in Ireland a few years ago. Wished I had known about this one, it would have been great to catch up with her again too. Can't wait to see more of what you did now! xxx

    1. I hope Agnieszka organises another workshop soon, she was so warm, welcoming and helpful. Her whole family helped out on the day! I'll keep you posted. x

  8. Wow Nicola this is so beautiful I like everything about it!!
    Kevin xx

  9. Nicola, you are the luckiest girl alive! How unbelievably amazing to learn from the best of the best! Your card is truly gorgeous and I look forward to seeing you apply her techniques to your own stuff. YAY for you, my sweet friend. Hugs, Autumn

  10. What an incredible card Nicola, beautifully designed and fabulous colours. Looks like you had a brilliant day and we still have more to see, can't wait. Thanks for visiting me and leaving such a lovely comment on my news yesterday, I really appreciate it. Have a great weekend xxx

  11. Lovely work as always Nicola.

    Hope you have a good weekend.

    B x

  12. It is stunning, Nicola, wow the colors, are amazing and your bunch of flowers so gorgeous,with all the layers.
    It must have been a wonderful workshop, -I will go visit Dorota`s blog, thank you for the link dear.
    Hugs from Dorthe

  13. I have been so looking forward to seeing what you created in Dorota's class - your card is breath-taking Nicola, I love the colours, the design and those flowers are just 'to die for', it is truly stunning. Glad to hear you had a great time and I am looking forward to seeing more of what you created! Hugs, Anne xx

  14. Wow, what I wouldn't give to able to join in on that with you! Looks like it was a great time, and you really made a gorgeous card!! I just love the mixed media madness going on here, and the colours are bright and summery!! Can't wait to see what else you made! hugs :)

  15. Fabulous crafting, its great to see what you created! So sad I had to miss this, but hopefully there will be a next time :)

    1. Thanks Grá! Sorry you couldn't attend, it would have been lovely to meet you.

  16. Oh my goodness - I'm definitely suffering from workshop-envy! I'm a huge fan of Dorota's beautiful work, and I simply love this card. Amazing zingy colours and glorious texture. Brilliant! Can't wait to see the rest of the day's work...
    Alison x

  17. Beautiful! Love all the blossoms and inky details!

  18. WOW!!! What a gorgeous make...lucky you!

  19. This is so beautiful Nicola! Amazing texture and detail and the most gorgeous colours too.
    Fliss xx


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