Saturday, 30 May 2009

Ilkeston Dabblers

Hi these were the cards I started at Dabblers but didn't not finish til later - I have not mastered how to put the wrting in on this blog beside the pictures yet!!!!! 
Lesley x

Ilkeston Dabblers

Thursday, 28 May 2009

Dies to Die for competition entry

Hello Ladies!

This is my entry for the dies to die for sketch challenge competition that you can find at Its a fun sketch, which I thought would make a great 'Z' card, so I gave it a shot to try and be a little different! The first prize is the Rain Snow and Shine Miss Anya set from The Greeting Farm. I know some of you are already familiar with Anya stamps and I love them with a passion! Tracy at Dies to Die For has a great selection of them on her website.
I used the adorable Chloe stamp which I coloured with Copics (as usual) and downloaded papers from Sweet Shoppe Designs.

This is the first time I've ever entered one of my cards into a competition, so to say that my heart will be in my mouth over the next few days is no understatement!
Thanks for looking and see you all at Dabblers! x

Hi Girls,

Here is a card I made on Friday night at the Dabblers in Ilkeston, the theme for the evening was floral, unfortunately I haven't purchased any floral stamps as yet but I did add some flowers onto it my card, the image is stamped with a magnolia stamp and coloured in with copics, the card and the Yummy stamp are from stampin up and the patterned paper is K&Co. It was a lovely night lots of chatting and crafting looking forward to the next one, see you soon Debbie x

Wednesday, 27 May 2009


Hi would just like to wish all those Dabblers who are off to Caister next week - hope you have a great time that the weather is good and you all have a relaxing time.  

I won't be at the Dabblers meeting on the  the 5th June either :( or at Ilkeston on the 19th.  But I look forward to seeing all the creations done on the  blog - Lesley x

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Cards made at Ilkeston Dabblers

Good evening, Tracey here just adding a quick post to the blog.

Since I have now finished the cards I started at Ilkeston Dabblers I thought I would show you how they turned out.

I hope that everyone else who attended last Friday will post pictures of what they did on the night.  Come on ladies, lets see the completed projects.

Sunday, 24 May 2009

Ilkeston Dabblers First Meeting

Ilkeston Dabblers held their first meeting on Friday 22nd May and we had a great turn out for our first get together. 

We sat there looking through cards that other people had made and a lovely book that Elvie had received from another crafter, as well a new magazines and unusual stamps.  Copic information was handed out and we all stamped for few hours with a floral theme (well most of us did).  Some lovely cards were made on the night.

Here are a couple of photos I managed to take (nearly forgot to take my camera out of my bag).


Thank you to everyone for making the night such a pleasant one. Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. 

The next Ilkeston get together will be on Friday 19th June.
to all Dabblers everywhere

hope you all have a great BH weekend & the weather stays fine

Lesley x

Sunday, 17 May 2009

Morning ...

Dabblers how ya dabbling ?

Thought I'd share a couple of cards I made for my friends Dad whose 50 next week.

The 1st one is for her to give him and the 2nd one is from her cuties. I got the image off the web. It was fairly difficult as he's only into computers so I was limited to what I could use. I think they both turned out ok. What do you think ?

Unfortunately I won't be able to go on Friday to Ilkeston as I've already got something else planned. But I shall be at the next one.

See you all soon T T F N love Karen xxx

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

I'm looking forward to the Dabblers being held at Ilkeston Arena apart from being a friendly environment it means that those of us who can't make the 1st Friday of the month at Derby can hopefully make it to Ilkeston.  Well done Tracey! Lesley x

Monday, 11 May 2009

Hi Paula and everyone
Your cards are simply beautiful Paula, and having seen the start of the boutique one, the tiny stamps look gorgeous. I wonder if you found your "shoe".

I will have a go at posting a card or two soon (when I get round the photo-ing some).

Happy crafting everyone

Enjoy today

P Ann

Tracey here, just a quick note to let all the Dabblers know

10% discount off at reams for all Dabblers.  You need to present a little discount card and the discount doesnt apply to anything that is already on special offer.

If you would like a discount card please let me know so that I can get it ready for you.  

Lets hope that this is the first of many shops that give us offers


Discount cards are ready for 

Hello everyone, Tracey has sent me a link to our blog - what a challenge - if this works I can show off to my teenagers!! I will try to "download or is it upload some card photos" - here goes!!

I had a lovely time at Derby Dabblers this month - I never get much done but it's lovely to meet so many people who love crafting like I do!

Here are my cards that I started at DD but as usual didn't finish until I got home! Pauline Ann very kindly showed me how to make a diorama template - she even wrote out the instructions when she could see how pathetic I am at crafting and talking!! Thanks Pauline Ann for your patience! I turned my template on it's side and it still works!

I also finished my little boutique card which was supposed to be for our theme of pink and brown - I think theres a bit of pink and brown in there! It's only simple compared to some of the amazing cards I saw at DD's - but at least I finished it which is good for me!!

Take care Paula xx

Friday, 1 May 2009

1st May at Derby Dabblers

Last night was one of the biggest, if not THE biggest turn out that have ever come along to the Derby Dabblers  The theme of the evening was cards made from different shaped templates as well cards/scrapbook pages using the colours pink and brown.  Here are the photos that I took of the evening.
Thank you to everyone for making it such a great evening

  Liz, P.Ann+Paula             
   Diane, Denise + Jackie


    P. Ann, Pauline, Jayne+Paula

 Becky, Christine    Debbie+Deborah    
     Emma and Gemma          
 Deborah, Christine+Debbie                          
Anne and Karen

   Card by Deborah
Christine's Page 
   Elvie, Tracey and Tracy  

                 Karen and Liz


 Brenda and Pauline   

     Jackie with John and
Linda (all the way from Spain) in the background

 A card I took with me  
    Pauline's cards