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

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

March’s Cards


Hi Everyone, it only seems like 5 minutes ago when I last updated this blog.

As suggested at our last meeting I’m going to concentrate on specific products that we all have lurking in our crafting spaces. Theses are the products that we had to have when we saw them demonstrated at a craft show or on the TV but that now hardly ever see the light of day.

So with that in mind I’d like you to have a look around & give me some suggestions as to what you would like me to cover in the coming months. If I do not own that product (which I very much doubt Surprised smile) I may have to borrow your ones……so bring those products to the next meetings & I will try my best to come up with some new suggestions for how to use them.

This month’s product is …….Distress Inks.

I have made 3 cards using only Distress inks & a few stamps. Hopefully you will agree that each card has a different look & I hope to teach you a couple of things that you did not know you could do with them.

Please note that for Hethersett only there is a fourth card kindly designed by Jeanette. Unfortunately I do not have an image but will list the supplies below.

So lets kick off. As per Sylvia’s email there are a few things that are common to each card so rather than list them under each card I have compiled a list & if you could bring them along with you.

Please don’t worry if you do not own any as I will have my supplies with me but a Teflon mat each would be helpful as I can only find 1 of mine at the moment. You can purchase them from the bakery section of Poundland (Riverside definitely have them at the moment)

Common items

  • Distress inks - various colours - I used mainly blues, greens, purples & browns
  • Teflon sheet
  • Mini water mister
  • Sponge daubers/ cut & dry foam
  • Rubber gloves if you don't like your hands getting dirty

Card 1 – Distress Background & Tag


Supplies needed

  • C6 cream card
  • Spare cream card
  • Background stamp - mine was musical notes
  • Embossing ink & clear powder
  • Small piece of white vellum
  • Sentiment stamp/ peel off
  • Brown Stazon ink (only if using stamped sentiment)
  • 4 small brown brads
  • Scrap of ribbon - colour to coordinate inks used
  • 1 normal sized brad

Card 2 - Watercolour Technique


Supplies needed

  • 14.5cm Square card - to coordinate inks used - mine was blue, (Marina Mist)
  • Cream card
  • Spare coloured card - to coordinate with ink colours - mine was lilac, (SU Wisteria,)
  • Gold Perfect Pearls

Card 3 - Distress Ink Scene


Supplies needed

  • 5" x 7" card - mine was light brown (Crumb Cake)
  • Coordinating spare card - mine was blue
  • Flower/foliage stamps
  • Sentiment stamp/Rub on
  • Coordinating ribbons - I used blue & green
  • 1 button

Card 4 – Hethersett only – Flower pot Surprise

  • 14 cm square card OR 5” x 7” card
  • Half A4 sheet pale green card
  • Scraps of about 4 other coloured card (for flowers)


  • Paper flowers -  different sizes work best
  • Gems/buttons/card candy to use for flower centres.
  • Border punch.
  • Stripy or dotty paper plus coordinating piece of ribbon approx. 1cm wide.
  • Embellishment or greeting for front of pot (mine was a metal dragonfly.


Saturday, 2 March 2013

March meetings

Hi Everyone just a quick post to let you all know that from the responses we got from the email we circulated (many thanks to those that took the time to respond) we have decided to keep the dates of the meetings to the same weekend as planned. 

I appreciate that the Sunday is Mother's Day & being a mum myself I understand that some people will have other plans on that day, but those of you who can make it will be more than welcome to attend my Mother's Day Crafters Celebration. I may even take a leaf out of Jo's book & bring along some homemade cakes (but I am not promising anything).

I am now finishing the cards for next weekend so you should have the list early next week & I hope to get the blog done on Monday. I will ask now, that as I plan to concentrate on Distress inks this  month, if  you could all bring along a nonstick Teflon mat each it would be most helpful. For those of you who do not have one you can get a small one from Poundland for obviously £1, you will find them in the bakery section of the shop.

Take care & speak to you all soon