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 :)