Friday, 9 September 2016

September 2016

Where has the summer gone?  Classes start again on 24th September and this time round Jackie will be leading with *whispers* Christmas cards.

You will need your basic craft kit, plus colouring pens/pencils, although some will be available if you don't have any.

The first will feature a snowglobe (it was supposed to be a shaker card, and still may be if I can figure out how to do it in the time).

The second card will be a coloured in image using woodware stamps - you will have two images to choose from and enough materials to make the second using your own base card at home!

Monday, 11 July 2016

Summer School - 30th July 2016

This year the summer school will be held separately to the Beaders so that those beaders who also make cards can go to both days.

There will be two sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon with a break for lunch.  We are asking everyone to bring something to add to the buffet so that we can all eat together.

We will be making the following projects:

Two lovely cards from Brenda.  For these projects you will need basic craft kit, all elements will be provided.

A book folded lantern from Jackie.  For this project you will need a bone folder, a sharp blade or pair of pointed scissors and you MUST BRING A BOOK - paperback will be fine - with at least 120 pages in it.  All decorative materials and a tea light will be provided.

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

June Class

We have a choice of cards this month - class is being led by Shirley and we will be making a blouse and a shirt card.

One of each from the following choices.

Sunday, 22 May 2016

May Class

 There will be 2 cards this month, and the class will be led by Jackie.

The first card utilises a printed image and an embossed backing paper and some printed papers from a cd.
The second card is made using a woodware stamp coloured in the colour of choice and matted and layered onto a 6 x 6 card.

Basic craft kit will be required (and some colouring pencils/ pens for the stamped Image) although some colouring pens/pencils will be available if needed.

Sunday, 10 April 2016

April - Birthday card

The class in April will be led by Brenda and she will be doing this lovely birthday card in grey, with diecut background and flowers and a second card (subject to be advised!)

All materials will be provided - basic kit only required.  Although the card is shown in a box it is not so deep that it cannot go into an envelope if you prefer.

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

March 2016

 Shirley is taking the class this month and she has two beautiful cards for us to do!

Both feature decoupage, and are ideal for the ladies, as they feature fashion and shoes!

All materials will be supplied, but you should bring basic craft equipment with you.

Monday, 1 February 2016

February 2016

This months project is a lovely circle stepper card (class led by Jackie).

You will need to bring scissors and glue, but otherwise all materials will be provided for you. The card has some height, but will fit into an envelope.

Thursday, 7 January 2016

January 2016

Brenda will be leading the class in January and we are now moving away from the Christmassy themes of recent times and will be making this gorgeous birthday card.

All materials will be provided, all that is needed is basic crafty tools.

Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Christmas is over ... New Year soon!

The post I thought was scheduled for Christmas Day didn't actually post.  So you get this instead!

I hope all Busy Bee members enjoyed Christmas and are looking forward to 2016.  I will be updating all the class dates shortly, and will also be uploading a picture of the new project the carders will be doing in January with Brenda...

Happy New Year everyone!

Friday, 30 October 2015

November .... and a December class for the cardmakers!

In November Jackie will be showing us how to make a desk calendar that can be given as a gift, and which will fold flat to be posted in a 6" x 4" box envelope.  Only a large stamp needed!

You will need basic equipment for this one - scissors and glue.  All materials will be provided.

A note for your diaries.... For the first time, the cardmakers will have a class in December - Saturday 12th.

 This will be along the lines of the Summer School and will be between 10am and 4.00 pm.  Tea and coffee will be supplied, along with some Christmassy goodies like mince pies and sausage rolls, but you will have to bring a packed lunch.

For the first half of the day, we will be sharing the hall with the beaders, but then we can spread out in the afternoon.

We have two lovely projects to do - pre booking will be required for both these items so that all the components can be made available to you.

Brenda will be be leading on a really special card for that special someone, utilising acetate and dies.

and Jackie will be leading on the making of a keepsake Christmas decoration you will bring out year after year using an MDF shape and lots of stamped and diecut poinsettias.