Next Meeting dates

Here are the some dates for 2017 so you can all organise your diaries.

Aylsham -Saturdays 2pm -5pm (please ask for address)

13th May
10th June
8th July
12th August

Hethersett Village Hall - Sundays 09.30 - 12.30 pm

14th May
11th June
9th July
13th August

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Christmas in July 2017

Merry Christmas everyone .....there I've said the dreaded "C" word.

As crafters we need to be prepared so here we are again with our annual Christmas in July which for the uninitiated means all the cards have a Christmas theme don your tinsel and festive earrings and let's get started.

Card 1 - Silent night

Card 2 - Christmas Pinwheel 

Card 3- Simple Snowflakes

Card 4- Christmas Squares

Hope to see you all this weekend

Friday, 9 June 2017

June 2017 cards

Hi ladies well here we are again and this month I had intended doing all fancy fold cards but unfortunately I could only get 2 designs to work to my satisfaction, therefore you have 2 fancy fold cards and 1 which is a totally different technique.

So let's start......l

Card 1 - the first fancy fold ......A star

This does take a 12"x12" sheet but I'm sure you could make a smaller version if you don't have the larger card stock.

Card 2 - Embossing delight

Card 3 - Double Diamond Fold

I love how this card magically comes together and I will apologise now as I'm guaranteed to  squeal with delight at class. I will attempt to make a male version of this card which I will bring to class with me.

Saturday, 13 May 2017

May's bonus card

Here is the extra card I promised you to make it you will need the following

Pink card to make base card 
patterned paper
Ribbon, lace or Rikrak
Small sentiment stamp
Flat back pearls

I will provide necessary punches

Thursday, 11 May 2017

May 2017 cards

Hi everyone hope you are all keeping well.

For class this month we have 3 variations of 1 card lay out. The card technique is called Peek a Boo and no I didn't name it, even though it sounds like one of my creations. Hopefully you will like it so here goes with the cards.

Card 1 - Simple Peek a Boo - You can use flowers or butterflies to embellish this card with.

Card 2 - One for the Girls - the necklace is made with sequin "ribbon" I have loads if you would like some or you can use pearls as suggested in your email 

Card 3  - One for the boys

I have one more design along the same lines so if we have time we can make that too. You just need card and lace. I will attempt to get it made before the weekend and post it then.

Hope to see you all at the weekend x

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Variation of a theme

Hi everyone, thank you so much to those in the group who braved the snowy weather to attend class this weekend it was much appreciated. 

I thought it might be nice to see how everyone's card from Sunday's group turned out and how by changing something as simple as colours,  the cards can look so different.

Firstly here's a group shot of the cards. If you look beyond the cards you can see all the snow we have at the moment.

Here's all the different daisy cards. I love the different colour daisies and the heart one is one I made for my darling husband whom I met 29 years ago today.

These are the variations of my card, I love Pauline's bee cards.

So thanks again & hope to see a few more of you next month

Friday, 10 February 2017

February cards 2017

Hi everyone hope you are all okay. I've been really busy since we last met up and I hope you don't mind me sharing one piece of really good news. 

 Amy is now Norfolk junior archery champion and here she is with her trophy & medal. We are all the more proud of her as she did it whilst suffering from Glandular Fever.

So now onto what you really want to see the cards we are doing this month. I've tried to make them all stylish but very simple to make, so we may have time to spare. In which case if you would like to bring extra supplies to make one of the cards in another colour way then please feel free to do so.

Card 1 -  3 Little bits

 Extra supplies 1" & 1 1/4 " circle punch

Card 2 - Double fold card

Card 3 - Pretty Flowers in a Row

Card 4 - Moonlight Mask now think Sunrise scene would be a better title

See you all at the weekend

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

October 2016 cards

Hi everyone hope you are all keeping well & for those of you that attended the Thetford show last month, I look forward to hearing all about it. 

I have certainly been busy since our last meeting. My new deputy sister's  job is keeping me really busy  and on my days off I have become an "archery widow" as I seem to spend my whole time being a taxi service, either taking them to archery practice or to a competition. But all that hard work has paid off as they both struck gold at their first ever competition & here are my 2 toxophilites (posh word for archery geeks) 

Right now down to the real reason your reading this blog....

So this month fingers crossed we will endeavour to make 6 cards but hopefully you won't find it too hard going.

 So here goes with this month's offerings ;

Card 1- Easy Chrimbo card take 1

This is the card I made at last class whilst you were all hard at work and I decided to have a "play" with the stuff in my box

Any Christmas die or punch should work so feel free to bring along what you have in your stash.

Card 1b - Easy Chrimbo card take 2

This card uses the punched out left over from the first card  but as I thought it was a bit boring plain white I coloured it up & added some sparkle.

Card  2 a - false batik

This is my current favourite technique, I have found it soooo addictive. It's so easy to do and I have found different cardstock gives different results so if you have different brands of white card stock bring them along and see what happens.

You do need distress inks for this technique no other ink will do & the dark colours work best. You also need open design stamps so the following stamps will NOT work

Remember If you can colour the stamp image in it should work

So here is my sample

Card 2b - Christmas batik

Same technique this time made into a Christmas card. Slight confession I forgot to stamp a small sentiment before adding my focal image & now I don't want to risk ruining it, so if you want a greeting bring it along with you.

Card  3 - A glimpse of Christmas

Here is an unusual way to use your scraps of patterned papers

Card 4 - Christmas Joy

This is a simple but effective Christmas design

Hope you like this month's card & hope you can all make it this weekend x