Saturday, 9 December 2017

December 2017

It's getting closer to Christmas... but it's not a card this month!  Jackie is leading the class and we will be making a gift with a matching tag.

So what is the gift?  It's a book folded candle!

You will need to bring a paperback book with you (around 160-180 pages) as well as your normal crafty kit.  Everything else (including the battery operated tealight) will be provided for you.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

November 2017

This month the class will be led by Jackie and we have 3 more Christmas Cards.  All the necessary supplies to make the cards will be provided - you just need to bring the usual standard crafty kit with you.

The first is a white on white snowglobe, with a snowy background and snowflake embellishments.

The second is a scene with one large decoupage layer and added bling (glitter).

The third card is an aperture card with image behind.  Everyone will get the picture below.

But if you are feeling brave, or it's your thing, you can distress ink a background and stamp images instead.

Monday, 18 September 2017

October 2017

It's Christmas cards again in October!  

Shirley will be leading the class this time, and we will be making these three lovely cards.  As always, all materials will be provided, you will just need to bring the normal crafting equipment (scissors, ruler, glue, doublesided tape etc) with you.

Sunday, 6 August 2017

September 2017

NOTICE: WE ARE MEETING ON 16th SEPTEMBER, not the 4th Saturday this month.
Brenda will be leading the class, and we will be making a start on those pesky Christmas cards! There will be six in total, utilising the lovely Hunkydory little books, so the images will vary.  We will also be making and decorating a gift bag to put them in.

All materials will be provided, but if you want to bring some extra Christmassy bling to add to your cards or bag, please do!  

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Make and Take Tester Session - 29th July 2017

Are you looking for a new hobby?  Look no further…

Attend the Busy Bees Craft Club taster session 
for a chance to try out card making
Saturday 29th July at 2pm in Collier Row
You will get the opportunity to sample some of the latest card making techniques 
using dies, cd images, stamps and coloured images, 
as well as demonstrations on how to make your own backgrounds with inks and shaving foam.
All materials and equipment needed will be provided for your use.

To book a place email 
or text your name to 
07904331957 or 07740347203 by Monday 24th July 2017.
You will receive a confirmation by the same method and directions to the venue.
Limited places available so don’t miss out. 

See you on the 29th!

Busy Bees Craft Club

Charges for the taster session - £3 for 2 projects, any additional projects £1 each.
The group usually meet on the fourth Saturday morning of every month

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Summer School - 29th July 2017

We are trying out a different format for summer school this year.  We will be starting at the normal time, and during the morning, will be making this lovely card with Brenda, made with parchment flowers.  

You will need your standard craft kit to do the project, but all materials will be provided as usual.

We are asking you to please bring a packed lunch with you this time - we will revert to the buffet in December, but for summer school we are trying something new.  

Teas and Coffees will of course still be provided.

During the afternoon, we will be holding a make and take tester session between 2pm and 4pm so that we may encourage new members to join us.   For the afternoon sessions all materials will be provided, and there will be a supply of equipment for newcomers who don't have their own kit with them.

Existing members are welcome to stay for the afternoon to have a go at the projects - we will be using die cutting machines and dies, cd generated images and making our own backgrounds for stamping and embossing.

It will be a pick and mix of a variety of things for the afternoon session, so I have no pictures -  but will take pictures on the day so we can have a gallery of our efforts!

The costs will be £3 for 2 projects, and £1 for every project thereafter.

I think it will be good chance to try some new things, and be a fun afternoon.

Looking forward to seeing everyone there.

Saturday, 3 June 2017

June - colouring and parchment

Our June class will very confusingly be held on 1st July, as the church needed the hall on our regular day!

Brenda will be leading the class and we will be making this beauty, which has an embossed parchment overlay over the top of a stamped and coloured image.  You will need to bring some green and orange pencils with you, along with the normal craft kit.

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Three more in May...

Jackie will be leading the class in May, and we will be making three cards again.  Usual craft kit will be required - all materials for distress inking will be provided.

The first card will feature an aperture, and we will be colouring the embossed areas using distress inks.  The inside of the card will feature some bright cheerful background paper, and will feature a die cut butterfly.  You can of course add any additional embellishments of your choice.

 The second card will also feature butterflies - but this time printed butterflies will be fussy cut to finish off a pretty square card.

The final card is the one with the choice... for a lady, you can use the floral squares, or if it is needed for a man, then you can use the anchors/nautical themed squares on your card.

The sentiment is the same in both cases.

Sunday, 26 March 2017

A trio of cards for April!

Shirley is leading the class in April, and we will be making a trio of cards!  All you will need to bring is basic crafty kit - scissors, glue, etc.

The first card will be made using Meercats images and will be perfect for a birthday or an anniversary!
We are taking a trip to the exotic for the second project - a Pollyanna Pickering Tiger, just right for the big cat lovers!

 And last, but not least, a pretty teacup easel card, which will be loved by the ladies...

Sunday, 26 February 2017

March Class - Classy shoes....

Brenda will be leading the class in March and she has some classy shoes for us this time.

There's a choice of colours this month - so if you weren't at the class in February and want to come in March, please let us know so that a kit can be prepared for you.

Unfortunately, if you don't let us know, we can't guarantee a kit will be available.

Gentleman Crafter's All Counties Craft Challenge

This year it's been agreed that the charity to receive our tea/coffee donations is going to be John Bloodworth (the Gentleman Crafter)'s charity - All Counties Craft Challenge in aid of Mind.  

All Counties Craft Challenge

Our contribution of £65 will accordingly be added to his just giving page -  currently at 91%!!

Sunday, 19 February 2017

February 2017

This month Jackie is showing us how to make a really cute birthday book using toilet roll inners and scrap paper.  You will need your basic craft kit (scissors, double sided tape, glue) but paints/inks and papers  and all other materials will be provided, although if you have any embellishments you really want to use, please feel free to bring them along - the more the merrier!

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

January 2017

We are doing Cheats Parchment crafting with Shirley this month.  We'll be making 2 lovely cards, and all you need to bring are colouring pencils/pens, an embossing tool and foam pad (if you have them).

All other materials will be provided (and we'll have some spare pencils, embossing tools and pads if you don't have those).

Also, don't forget your toilet roll inners for the February project, when Jackie will be helping you make a birthday book!