Monday, 1 August 2011

Birthday Celebrations

The birthday celebrations started at 9.30 am, bright and early, with Michelle Johnson arriving to start the workshops arranged.  The ladies started arriving soon after and were really up beat and eager to get started.  The first workshop we were really please to have Kayleigh join us with her Mum.  Kayleigh is only 11 years old but to be honest is as good as or even better than us adults.  She had a lovely time and went away to carry on crafting.

During the workshop Michelle arranged for all the girls to play pass the parcel.  However, this was ordinary pass the parcel.  Each of the ladies picked out a number from a yellow container with a face on the front which looked like Sponge Bob.  This was passed around each of the ladies,when the music stopped a number was taken from the box and the lucky person received a prize. Each of the ladies in the end received a prize.  This was again repeated for the afternoon ladies.  Well our pass the parcel friend has not got a name so we therefore all had a hard think a placed a name for it inside.  At the end of the day a name was pulled out and finally our friend was named 'Crafty Pearl'

Before the excitment of Crafty Pearl, the ladies were enjoying making the embellishments with a glue gun.  This involved rubber stamping, foils and cosmic shimmers. 

In the photograph above is Kayleigh using the glue gun to make peals.

Here Sue has used the glue gun and a rubber stamp to make a flower image and then foil to give the flower colour. 

Avril is busy making her pearls.  At the side you can see one of her cards. The pearls are to go onto her card to complete it.

Above is Kayleigh's Mum, Tamena.  She has stamped this card and used Metallic pens to colour the inside of the flower.  On the card are also pearls made using the glue gun.  These are differcult to see!
Above are examples of the pearls and a stamped image using the glue gun and finished using mico powders and foils.

All the ladies including Kayleigh had a wonderful 2.5 hours of fun and enjoyed Michelle's workshops and have said they will look forward to another workshop with her and Crafty Pearl!


The Pharmacy, Hairdresses and myself are really pleased to have raised £106.00 for the Polehampton Junior School in Twyford.

Thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket.  The lucky winners received, a meal for 2 at the local pub, and meal for 2 at The Bird in Hand, £10.00 gift voucher for the local garden centre, bottle of wine, voucher for the craft shop and a voucher for a blow dry for the hairdressers.

Thank you to everyone who came along to enjoy the fun and help us celebrate our 5th Birthday.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Birthday Month

      Birthday Celebrations

To celebrate our 5th year we are having a mid year

From Tuesday 12th July ~ Saturday 6th August

Up to 50% off

Come in to find out what is discounted and don’t miss out on the bargains.

Saturday 23rd July ~ Birthday Celebrations
for the Hairdressers, Pharmacy & Craft Shop

Raffle ~ Proceeds to be donated to Polehampton Junior School, Twyford.
Tickets on sale now in all 3 shops.
Colouring Competition for the Children (Sheets to be collected before 23rd)

Prizes to be given for Children Aged Between 4 ~ 7years, 8 ~ 11 years

Pharmacy & Craft Shop items swapped & hidden
Find the items to win a prize! (Remember to say quietly so not to spoil it for the others)

FREE cake & refreshments in Stylistix hairdressers next door

FREE Blood Pressure Checks at the Pharmacy


Workshops  With Michelle Johnson

Saturday 23rd July

10 am ~ 12.30 pm or 1pm ~ 3.30 pm

Learn how to make your own
embellishments, brads & pearls

 £12.50 for 2 1/2 hours of funBook now to reserve your place.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Tag Card/Book

This month during the General Card Making Club & Mini Scrapbook Club, the girls made a
Tag Card/Book

Bo-Bunny Papers were used to decorate the insides and the remaining pieces of paper to stamp and make the flowers on the front of the book.

A special way to display photographs.

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Laugh & Craft Club

Laugh & Craft Club this month was busy and we also enjoyed the company of Kim's son seen in the photo below.  He did craft for a little while but found he could not resist his phone.  It was nice to see him and is always nice to see the younger generation enjoying the company of slightly older crafters.  This month Kim had come along with embossing in mind.  She made the place settings for Elaine's Daughter's wedding.  Ronnie helped by placing the gems on the flowers.  That's what I call team work.  Sheila in the middle of Kim and Elaine was completing new designs for her ATC cards.  Each month she comes up with different designs and then sends them to other ladies who enjoy making the ATC cards.

If you would like to join in the fun on the first Friday of every month, just give me a call (Jeanette) on 0118 9345666 to let me know.  We would love to see you.

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Friday, 27 May 2011

Christmas Card Club

Last week was the Christmas Craft Club.  Are you thinking, that is early?  Even though it is early the club has proved popular. Some of the ladies are coming to start working on their very long Christmas card lists instead of doing them all at the last minute.  They all enjoy the interation with the other crafters and bounce ideas off each other.  Sample cards are made to give the ladies ideas.  They do not have to copy exactly what I have put together.  Below are the ladies happerly crafting and some of the Christmas cards that have been made over the last of workshops.

Val Pounds, Felicity Rees, Pam Butler, Sheila Davis

if you would like to come along to the Christmas craft club, it is held twice a month, the first Saturday and the last Wednesday of everymonth 10.30am until 12.30 pm.  Just call 0118 9345666

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Pro-marker Club

At the pro-marker club on Wednesday and Friday evening of this week, I was asked to incorporate peel-off's with the pro-markers this week at the pro-mark club.  I came up with the card below, using peel off's and rubber stamping. 

I hope you like it as much as the ladies and I have enjoyed making the card.

Don't the Wednesday Pro-marker Club ladies look pleased with their cards and so they should be.

Below are photographs of the ladies who came to the Friday evening club.  The photo below is Ronnie Okeefe.  I love the look on her face.  I am not sure if it is concentration or she was not happy with what she had just coloured.  She did not need to worry, her card was great and the colours she used were perfect!

Kim Punyer's thoughts for the evening ' The ribbon has got to go'.
 Elaine has not been with use for a while due to work pressures and  was over whelmed when she had completed her card she burst into laughter. I am sure you will agree it is a lovely photograph and her card is perfect!  I think Kim is amazed she has put the ribbon back.  I think the ribbon where it is is perfect!


Thursday, 19 May 2011

What happened in April?

It has been a while since I have written on my blog, so I have a few things to tell you, so make a cup of tea or coffee first and then lets start.

Firstly the clubs having been going well and have enjoyed the company of new crafters joining in the fun and giving fresh ideas and inspiration for everyone.  It is really nice to have them come along and I hope we will see more of them on a regular basis.

The laugh & craft club is always full of laughter and some times a bit of crafting inbetween the flowing conversation.  It is always enjoyable to be with the ladies on the first Friday night of every month.  A good start to the weekend!

The rubber stamping club is a full 3 hours of crafting and involves something different every month. 

In April we used the window and window box stamp by Flower Soft to complete the project below. Pro-markers were used to colour in the image and flower soft was used for the flowers and wisteria.

Very proud Sheila showing her finished card.  Shelia has changed some of the colours giving the card a slightly different look.
At pro-marker club in April we used the Flippin' range of stamps, 'We love to shop' to make a swival card using their pre cut aperture cards.  These stamps are ideal for this as you have the front of the back of the image.  The pictures below show the finished examples and the ladies enjoying themselves and filling the shop with concentration.

Christmas card club held on a Wednesday and a Saturday has been enjoyed using the time to complete up to four cards towards Christmas.  Samples are made and ideas are given so all can be  completed.  Each month different cards are shown using rubber stamps, peel-offs, toppers etc.

Parchment club is always popular and I am always amazed at the work they produce.  Maureen takes the workshop twice a month and comes up with different project all the time.  Below is Tanya who even though she will not admit it is very good and produces some lovely work.  Recently she has learnt the technique with the pinta paints.

 Beginners are always welcome.  Below Maureen is going though the basic techniques and giving advice.

Well that is just some of the activities that were carried out in the shop during April.  Keep checking for the samples made during May.  Bye for now! Jeanette :)

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Sakura Workshop with Michelle Johnson ~ Saturday 2nd April

 Saturday was a success! What a relief.  Right up until the middle of the week we had not filled the workshops and I had decided to ask the ladies who were coming along to the afternoon workshop if they could come in the morning.  This was not a problem and gave Michelle 5 people.  By the end of the week this was a different matter.  We had a few last minute people decide they would like to come along which gave Michelle 9 to teach.  Although we had a couple too many we still had plenty of room for them to complete their projects and enjoy their morning with us.  Every one enjoyed themselves and had not realised all the different ways on how you could use the Sakura Pens.  The enthausiam was great and they are looking forward to the next workshop with Michelle which I will let you know about at a later date.

 Avril ~ I can feel the concentration

The above technique is using a water brush and a Silver Shadow Sakura Pen.
Place the pen onto the card with the water brush ontop and move along the page
moving the pen and the brush at the same time. 
This will give you a lovely marble effect.
when the card is dry you can really notice the silver from the pen.
A great background for stamping your flowers onto or using with your peel-off's.

Kayleigh's Birthday Party ~ Sunday 27th March

Kayleigh's 10th birthday party with her friends.

Kayleigh and her friends had a wonderfull time making a frame to house their favourite photograph.  We had pre-cut the mounts for them so they could decorate them using patterned paper and a choice of stamped images for them to colour in to decorate the sides of their frame.  All of them were completely different and beautifully coloured and put together. 
They all went away very proud of what they made.
Hope you had a great birthday Kayleigh!

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Rubber Stamping Club

Friday evening rubber stamping club went well. Full of inpsiration along with lots of giggles.  They made some lovely cards using our new cross template and fantasy fibre.

I am sure you will agree Janet looks really pleased with her finished card.

Before using the cross the ladies had fun using Fantasy Fibre & film using stamps made by Creative Expressions called 'U Mount' CUTE.
£ 10.80

They all had a go stamping these images with the film or the fibre. The photo below is using the fibre.
To make the above all you need to do is firstly purchase yourself some fantasy fibre.  You will also require an acrylic block and the stamps as shown above.
  • Stick the rubber stamp down onto the acrylic block with repositional spay.
  • Take a small amount of fibre and place over the stamp.  Making sure there are no gaps or is too thick. 
  • Gently take off the stamp.
  • Ink you stamp using a permanent ink or stazon.
  • Place the fibre over the stamp again.
  • Place baking paper or parchment over the top.
  • Using an iron, an encaustic iron or travel iron would be ideal on a medium to high setting, iron over the top of the parchment making sure you go round all the edges.
  • Remove the parchment and the fibre and hopefully your image will look like the above.
The film is used the same way.

Any questions please give me a call.  0118 9345666
Have fun! Jeanette