Next Meeting dates

Here are the some dates for 2018 so you can all organise your diaries.

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

14th July
August TBA
September TBA

Hethersett Village Hall - Sundays 09.30 - 12.30 pm

15th July
August TBA
September TBA

Saturday, 15 August 2009

Sheila's folded card

This is the card that Sheila taught us. It uses a single sheet of 12" x 12" double sided patterned card which is cleverly folded to form a square card with 2 slots on the card front. Into these slots a gift card, picture or tags could be placed.
I'm no good at folding (don't ask me to do teabag folding, the resulting "mess" is not a pretty sight!!!) but even I did not mess it up & I was really pleased with the end result.
If you do not have any double sided pattern card then why not stamp a random design onto the unpatterned sides. The finished card size can also be decreased by using a smaller than 12" square to begin with.
When I can fathom out how to explain the folds I will be adding the instructions to this post.

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Sylvia's flower card

This is my version of Sylvia's flower card, I have left my front panel blank until I decide what greeting I want to add.

I did enjoy making this card & it did get me using my paper flowers again. Its also a versatile layout to use. Although this card used an A4 sheet folded in half, we managed to make a square version for one of our group, Louise, as she did not have the supplies to make the larger version & it turned out really well (although I do say it myself). You can see the card on our Bawburgh group shot, Louise is in the middle row in a pink top just behind Sylvia.

So for those of you who want to make this card at home here are the supplies you need.

1 A4 sheet of card.
Patterned paper cut to 21 x 14.8cm
Coordinating coloured or mirri card - 17.5 x 5cm & 12.5 x 3cm
another piece of different coloured coordinating card - 16 x 3.5cm
white card - 13 x 3.5
paper or silk flowers
3 small brads
18cm length of 1cm ribbon or could use a piece of your patterned paper
coordinating inkpads

The A4 sheet of card was folded to form base card. The patterned paper, largest coordinating card & white card were all cut with a deckle edge.

Some of the flowers & the cut white card were edged with the coordinating ink prior to being put on the card. The front panel was also raised with foam pads.

Sunday, 9 August 2009

Thankyou All

Just wanted to say thanks to everyone who came to this months meetings, I really didn't expected so many people to make the effort given the glorious weather we are having this weekend.

I took some pictures at the Bawburgh group today, which I have just sent to a card making magazine in the hope they choose us as their group of the month. I thought it would be nice for you all to see the group shot we had taken by the hall's caretaker (Thank you Mr Caretaker) We are all holding our favourite project of the day.

You can see I did try to hide behind my card but I did not quite succeed Ha Ha.

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

August Cards

I'm sorry that these cards have been posted later than I hoped but I forgot I had to go on holiday!!!!! Well better late than never & hopefully you will all forgive me.

This card we will be doing at both groups & was designed by Sylvia. She has coordinated the flowers & papers together & if you look closely you will see she has used ink to change the look of the original flowers & this will be something she will show you how to do.

Card 2 is one of my own designs & I have used some Stampin up stamps. Although this card is a Christmas card by changing the colours it can easily be adapted to become a birthday card & I will have an example of this with me.

Card 3 for Bawburgh only can be seen in the previous post & is the one with the cat on the front (unfortunately this stamp will not be available to use).

This is card 3 for Aylsham & is the flowerpot card that Sandra taught at Bawburgh last month.

There are similar cards to be found on the internet but Sandra has designed it in such a way that her version can be stood up like a normal card.

As you can see, to make the card quicker & easier to do I've used punches for my flowers & these will be available to use on Saturday.

Unfortunately the other cards on your lists I do not have examples for yet so these I will post after Sundays meeting.

Hopefully this has wetted all your appetites & I hope to see lots of you at the weekend.