Saturday, 1 December 2012

January - gold and cream cards

Our project in January will be courtesy of Brenda and there is a choice.

Card 1

Card 2

Sunday, 28 October 2012

November - nearly Christmas!

 This month is the last cardmaking class of the year and we have three lovely Christmas cards, and the class will be led by Debbie.

Sunday, 23 September 2012

October - Christmas arrangement in a card

 In October we will be making a Christmas arrangement in a card.  This class will be led by Jackie.

The arrangement is made using artificial flowers, but if wanted, the card box the oasis sits in can be lined with plastic, and the oasis placed in a plastic bag and then water can be added using a pipette, so real foliage etc can be used.

For this class, the following will be needed:
  • Double sided tape
  • wet (clear or pva) glue
  • foam pads
  • scissors
  • ruler

All other equipment/supplies will be provided.

September - monochrome floral card

This month the project was led by Brenda, and we made a monochrome floral card.  We used stamped flowers, and diecuts to make the background images.  The aperture in the front of the card was cut using a grand nestability. 

Monday, 27 August 2012

Summer workshops

So, the summer workshops are over for another year.  A good time was had by all, with an plentiful supply of cakes and tea and coffee to keep us going!

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

How time flies... Summer school is nearly here!!!

There will be no class in July, but instead there will be a whole day on 11th August 2012.  Sorry, for this event it will be attendance by pre booking only and anyone who hasn't already got their name down will need to contact Ann by Saturday 28th July 2012 at the latest.

We will be sharing the hall with the beaders for the day, so it will be very busy, very full on and very crowded!

Hot drinks will be provided, but you will need to bring your own mug.  You will need to bring cold drinks and a packed lunch with you, though.  In the past, someone has usually made a run to the local fish and chip shop - so that is always an option too!!

For the cardmakers, we have two excellent projects for you to do.  The day will be split into two separate workshops - morning and afternoon.  The plan is for you to do both projects, so those who do Brenda's workshop in the morning will do Jackie's in the afternoon, and vice versa.

Brenda will be leading a workshop where you will be making this lovely acetate fronted card which comes with its own box.

Jackie's workshop will offer the opportunity to make a memory book (or maze fold small scrapbook).  There will be a variety of papers available, so you can make the book to suit whatever theme you would like using your own photographs, but the project that will be available for those with no inspiration (!) will be a memento of the Jubilee year, with patriotic papers and some photos of jubilee events.  

If you want to do your own thing, you will need to bring along 8 photographs, and they should at the most be no bigger than 2 inches (or around 5cm if you are metric) square so they will fit on the page.   Some sayings or sentiments will be provided, or you can write out your own to personalise it even more. 

This is (an example only) the sort of thing that will be made.  The book has been made using the Docrafts portobello road and best of british cds.

and this is an example from a book I made earlier...

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Update - May Class

Owing to a family bereavement, Jackie is unable to lead the class in May, which will now be taken by Debbie.

Monday, 30 April 2012

3 cards in May...

The class in May will be led by Jackie, and we will be doing three cards, utilising computer generated sheets for the decoration.  Using the computer to make cards can be a quick select and print job using dedicated software, or any of the various CD roms that are available.  But it need not be a quick fix - the key thing is that it is possible to utilise the potential of a larger amount of choice for papers and toppers than most crafters have room to store. And the card can then be elaborated upon, and embellished further with items from your stash.  It's still crafting!!

The first is a very simple tri fold card, that features daisies and utilises a downloaded sheet from Craftsuprint.

The second is a plain square card, topped with topper,  embellishments and complementary backing paper from the Debbi Moore Shabby Chic Victorian Botanical cd.

The third card is a square easel card, utilising a scalloped edge card base and a further downloaded sheet from Craftsuprint.

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

April sneaky peek...

Brenda is providing the project this month, and this time we will be making a sumptuous boxed beauty...

The card will feature organza ribbon, and die cut embellishments.

Saturday, 25 February 2012

March preview - 3 cards from Debbie

This month we will be doing up to three cards and this class will be led by Debbie.

Sunday, 29 January 2012

February preview - Easel card

Final card
Card front lying flat
The card we will be making in February will be a double easel card, featuring images from the Joanna Sheen Diary of a Country Lady cd.

Joanna does a large range of cds, to suit all tastes, and can be bought online from Joanna's famous wobbly shelves.

There's free postage for purchases over £5, so go ahead and have a look!  (It's not my fault if you spend too much money there though - the site is seriously addictive!)

Card from the side