Monday, 27 July 2009

What's on in August

Anyone got any idea of any craft shows, workshops, demos or anything else that may be of interest that is happening in August?

I am just trying to get our newsletter together and cant find anything anywhere for August??


Friday, 24 July 2009

Shop 'til you drop!

To all the ladies on the mammoth stamp tour tomorrow, I hope you have a wonderful day and find lots of goodies! I'm gutted that I won't be joining you but I think my sister may notice if I'm not at her wedding tomorrow!

See you all soon,

Becky :)

Saturday, 18 July 2009

Ilkeston Dabblers at Arena

Yesterday evening was great and well attended. I did some stamping on parchment with a brilliant stamp loaned from Margaret - hopefully with take some pics and put them on the blog at a later date. Karen also lent me her VW camper van to stamp some images out and Pam let me borrow a Penny Black one which I in the process of finishing and hope to put on the blog soon. Thankyou all for lending me your stamps.

Tracey gave me a lesson in using SU crayon's Marvy's and pencil as I still need to perfect my technique for painting/colouring images - many thanks Tracey

I was lovely to see everyone and look at their creations. Hope to see you all there in August.

I also recieved my goodies from SU - can't wait to try them out and my things from a Pampered Chef Party I attended several weeks ago.

Lesley x

Thursday, 16 July 2009

July 17th

See you all tomorrow at Arena - Lesley x

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Aston on Trent Well Dressing


Well I did it YIPPEE, the Aston on Trent Well Dressing that is.  I have been making cards all year long for this event.  Friday night saw me in a panic getting everything ready and piled up in the hall.  I didn't get to bed till late and 5.30 Saturday morning I was wide awake.  Loaded the car at half 8 full of apprehension and off I went to collect mum.  We got to the event and they werent ready for us, we were too early so had a quick cuppa with sis who lives in Aston.  10.00 we went back and set up the stall.  Mum and I didnt stop all day long it was so busy.  The weather stayed nice apart from a couple of drizzles of rain which didnt cause any concerns.  Left about 5.00 shattered as I am not used to standing up all day.  I had 5 cards to add names/numbers to for the Sunday so did those and went to bed as we had to repeat the day all over again on Sunday.  

Sunday wasnt as busy but still another great day and the weather stayed nice for the event.  I met lots of wonderful people, some may be joining us at Dabblers and others I have arranged to meet up with in a couple of weeks.  Standing again really took its toll and even though its Wednesday, my legs havent yet recovered.

So now I have to start making cards all over again for next years event.


Wednesday, 8 July 2009

RAF Waddington Air Show pictures

I thought I would share some photo's with you frmom the air show!!!

Sunday, 5 July 2009

Waddington Air Show - Lincs

I've just returned from a hectic weekend at Waddington Air Show & it was very hot. Joe and I went on Friday morning in our caravan & stayed on the sports field. The local Lincolnshire Caravan Club DA have run a meet there for several years. But we have not been for ages, this was the first time we've been since 2002. We saw exellent flying displays from the Red Arrows the French Patroulle, and a Polish display team. There was loads to see and do. I was very hot yesterday on the airfield and despite' slip slopping' the sun cream I have managed to get a bit burnt on the back of my neck luckily it is not too sore. We did find nice little tea place in the cool in hangar 5 where the Lincs WI was doing a raoring trade with bacon butties sandwiches home made cakes 'proper' tea from a pot etc. I was sooooooooo cool there that we went twice!!!!
When we finally got back to the caravan my feet were throbbing!!!
Lesley x

Saturday, 4 July 2009

Crafting El Fresco

I was so sorry that I couldnt make it to the Dabblers Friday night but hope everyone had an enjoyable evening.  If anyone has anything in particular for a theme that they would like to do in August, please let me know.

I havent been crafting the last couple
 of weeks so no new cards to share 
with you but, I thought you would like to
see the photos of Pams SU party, el fresco.  It was such a lovely day and too nice to be indoors.


Made at Dabblers last night

Just made the three cards last night but I had already coloured the images at home during the week using my brand new Copics :o)

I have entered this one for the Stamp something Christmas in July challenge. Thank you to Pauline who very kindly allowed me to filch a sheet of her Christmas papers :o)

I stamped these two little bridies at Viv's one time when I was up there for a crafting day

Unfortunately I left early than normal last night as the heat and humidity of the week finally got me down :o( Sorry girls, it wasn't anything you said or did :o)

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

My first try at uploading here... I hope it works okay :o)

Made it this morning so I could play with my new Copics!
It was good to see you yesterday Lesley however briefly it was :o)
Hopefully I'll see the rest of you on Friday evening.
Jackie xx

Good morning Dabblers

I have been invited to join this blog and post so hopefully will have a go at posting my next card :o)
See you Friday evening :o)
Jackie xx