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

Friday, 30 October 2009

Craft weekend


Just to let you all know the exciting news Jill Boulton in conjunction with Jill Tuck from The Stampman (as seen on Create and Craft) have organised a Craft Weekend in Norwich.

The details are as follows
When: Saturday & Sunday 5th & 6th December
Where: St. George's Hall, Stoke Holy Cross near Norwich
Time - 10.00 - 16.00

Topics covered

Saturday - Starburst stains workshop where you will learn all the spraying and painting techniques, including scrunch and cling film to create a lovely book.

Sunday am - Metal work using the Walnut Hollow tools - Come and learn the basic techniques to get the most out of these tools and create some lovely cards

Sunday pm - Tim Holtz stuff - alcohol inks, distress inks, grunge paper.

Cost - £100 for all weekend

The price includes Walnut Hollow metalwork tools worth £35 which are yours to keep after the workshop. If you already have the these tools (or the Ten Second Studio equivalents) you'll get a discount.

Light refreshments will be provided on both days but you will need a packed lunch.

So what do you all think? Do you like messy? Are you interested in learning some new techniques?

If you'd like to secure your place please email me as soon as possible with your name, address and phone number together with whether you'd like to attend one or both days and if you have your own metal craft tools.

We'll be taking a 50% deposit at time of booking & the remainder to be paid by end of November.

Happy crafting

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

November Cards

Well here we are again, it does not feel like a month has gone by!.

I'm sorry I was not on my best form this past weekend, for those Aylsham girls who thought it was due to my late night the previous night, I can now assure you this was not the case. As when I got home & looked in the mirror at my sore throat I discovered I had rip roaring tonsillitis - now all say AHHHH.

Well here are next months offerings. We thought we would try something different & not have only cards this month. Hope you all approve & do tell us what you all think.

Card 1 for Aylsham you will find in the September posting & we promise to do these first so as not to run out of time again.

These are the card 2 or should that be decorations that both groups will be making. I will also complete a card using the same decorations so if we have time you can have a go at that too. Watch this space for more details.

These were made using scallop punches so if you have your own bring them along as it will speed things up. The punches can be any shape or size but scallops work best. I've used both thin paper & normal weight card & I have to say that once made up the thinner paper seems to work best but I'll leave it up to you to decide. I've also added some bling using a glue pen & glitter.

Card 3 for both groups has been designed by Judy from the Aylsham group. Its an unusual triangular card that folds flat for easy posting.

Judy has cleverly used leftovers from old cards & tags to decorate her cards so bring along all those old cards you saved from last year & put them to good use.
Card 4 for both groups is aptly called 4 in a row & is a way of using those peeloffs we all end up buying but never using.

Sylvia has used a bag & shoe theme but if you have other peeloffs you prefer to use bring them along instead.

Our last project for Bawburgh has been designed by Sheila & again its not a card.

This looks complicated but she has assured me its really simple to make. I'll be bringing along my cuttlebug to help make the panels for the front so if any other cuttlebuggers fancy bringing theirs along too it will be greatly appreciated.
Phew it looks as though we have got our work cut out to finish all these great projects in 1 session.
See you all on the 7th or 8th of November.

Saturday, 17 October 2009

October cards

Well here I am at last, I still have no internet connection at home so I'm now using a connection at Norwich ski club whilst watching my daughter doing death defying jumps AARGGG.

Here are this months cards but you also need to see September's post to see the other cards we will be doing.

Card 1 Christmas owls - see previous post

Card 2 Christmas relief card

These cards are only small 7cm x 8cm (if I remember correctly) so once you master the technique they are a great way to use up all those scraps of cards we all hoard. As you can see I'm in a bit of a blue/lilac mode but if you prefer more traditional chrimbo colours please bring the appropriate supplies to do those colours instead.

Card 3 - Anytime card

A quick & simple card that uses all those peeloffs we all have. I'm sure Sylvia will not mind if you bring Christmas ones if you prefer.

Card 4 for Aylsham is in previous post & for Bawburgh this one will be a surprise as I have no images for you.

Hope this helps you all & see you next weekend.

Bawburettes don't forget the clocks go back Saturday night