Thursday, 23 December 2010
Sunday, 19 December 2010
Friday, 3 December 2010
6.30 found us walking up the very dark pathway to open up when THUD, the tea box fell on the floor, two cups broken but the coffee jar, sandras mug and my mug still in one piece....phew. Opened the doors and brrrrr the heating wasnt on. I can tell you....it was cold. Although we put the heating on the room didnt get warm. The fuddle table soon got covered with all kinds of delicious food and the secret santa bag got filled with presents (it was only a small bag).
After a quick cuppa Alyson gave us the template for the cutest little dog and here is a picture of Hanahs card
Some more pictures of other dogs that were made
This was captured during the evening and as you can see, we are still wearing our coats
Here's the official photo, around the Christmas tree
We ate, we laughed, we sang and then so quickly it was time to pack up, clean up and get ourselves home.....and this is what was waiting for us
more snow. I hope that everyone had a safe journey back home.
Now what you all dont know is..............Sandra and I had a mad few minutes playing in this lovely snow. We got onto our street and it was all pristine, white and not a mark in the snow at all, I danced around with my crafting trolley and made circles in the snow. We wrote in it and even made a few snowballs to throw at each other and......it was warmer out there playing in it than it had been all evening inside the hall.
Thank you to everyone for making it such a wonderful evening and we really missed all of you that were unable to make it. Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Sunday, 28 November 2010
Just thought I would let you know that there WILL BE a secret santa this Friday as enough people have replied to make this possible.
For those that went to the last meeting I told you about a letter that we had received from the Church Committee. They told us that they needed to put
the room rate up to so that we were in line with all the other groups that use the facilities. I explained that if this was the case that we would
have to look for other facilities as this increase would probably be out of reach for some of our members, pensions, those on benefits etc. etc.I I received a letter yesterday and
here is a part of it
'I have discussed your difficulties with members of the church and we would like your group to keep
going at the old rate. It is part of our mission to reach out to the community and support them'.
YEAH I am so pleased that I fought our case and didnt just agree to the price rise. St. Martins does have the facilities we need and are used to
(hot in Summer, chilly in Winter and poor lighting at times) but I am sure that you will agree....it does feel that home to the dabblers.
However, why is there always a however or a but, I will have to sign a contract for a year. Therefore I hope that you will all agree that to cover the months where
there may not be so many of us we will need to have a bit of a kitty. Instead of working out the price each evening I nominate that we have a fixed fee of £3.00 per
night, which is only £1.00 per hour. £3.00 is still great value for money... a night out socialising with other like minded crafters, occasional demonstrations, picking
up lots of tips, refreshments and friendships.
I would greatly appreciate it if you could let me know your thoughts on the fixed price per evening.
Looking forward to seeing you on Friday
Tuesday, 23 November 2010
Alyson, who couldnt make it to the November get together due to illness will be sharing her template with us and therefore the items that you
had ready last month can be used in December.
As its a fuddle, this means that everyone who attends brings a little something to eat, sweet, savory, spicy, whatever you wish.
The theme for the evening has to be Christmas, a great opportunity to finish off those cards you have started or even to begin your Christmas
cards. There are always lots of ideas and inspiration from the talented ladies so dont forget your cameras.
Does anyone want to take part in a secret santa? You purchase a gift up to the value of £5.00 and wrap it up. All gifts will be placed in
a box and at the end of the evening you help yourself to one of the gifts in the box? Hands up all those that would like to do this.
Can you please let me know if you will be coming along and dont forget, you may need to wrap up warm.
Wednesday, 3 November 2010
Apologies for the lateness of this email but I have had a rather hectic couple of weeks, this week being no exception.
Its Derby Dabblers night this Friday. 6.30p.m. - 9.30p.m. at St. Martins Church Hall. The theme for the evening is pets, yes pets, dogs, cats, fish, birds
any pet at all. In keeping with the theme Alyson is going to demo her template.
Items needed to make this are
Two Pieces of A4 plain cardstock (or 12x12) to make the template. One sheet of 12x12 or two pieces of A4 patterned paper to cover the cardstock. Maybe some ribbon for his collar or some bling! Also a scoring tool, glue, scissors and some scrap paper if anyone wants to keep a spare copy of the template. Oh and Alyson distressed her edges with matching ink too!
As usual, you dont have to follow the theme if you dont want to, just bring something along to keep you occupied alternatively, there will be plenty
to chatter about if you just want to catch up.
Diane and Tracey are the cakerers for this Friday.
I hope that all those off to the NEC this week have a lovely time. It starts tomorrow and ends on Sunday.
Can you please let me know if you will be coming along on Friday and it would be great if any of you can get there for 6.30 to help set up.
Looking forward to hearing from you
Monday, 25 October 2010
Wednesday, 20 October 2010
Tuesday, 28 September 2010
I made a bit of an oopps with regards to the items needed for the demo.
"we only need 1 piece of dsp at 3 1/2" x 6" and also about 30" of ribbon"
If I have confused anyone, which I am good at doing, just let me know.
I have had a lot of possitive replies to Friday night and am really looking forward to catching up with everyone.
I have returned from my holiday and what a lovely time we had. I hope that all those that have been away have had a lovely
FRIDAY OCTOBER 1st
Derby Dabblers will be taking place at St. Martins Church Hall from 6.30 - 9.30. If you are able to arrive at 6.30 to lend a
hand with setting up the tables, it will be appreciated.
Anne Bull offered to do a demo for us, wallets/treat pouches and the materials needed to make these are.
Cardstok 7 1/2" x 6 1/4"
Cardstock 8 1/4" x 5"
Both of these can be cut from one sheet of A4
Patterned paper 2 pieces 3 1/2" x 6 "
Patterned paper 1 1/2" x 6"
You will also need a paper trimmer, sorer (or embossing tool and ruler), scissors and Hi tack tape.
I am sure that if you dont have some of the tools there will be plenty of us there who will have.
Sandra and Jackie have organised the goodies to eat this month. If you havent already brought anything scrummy to one of the
Dabblers Evenings would you like to do so in November? If so can you send me an email and I will get back to you to confirm
who will be doing this.
The theme for the evening has to be Christmas - colours of red, green and gold. As usual, you dont have to follow the theme
and you can work on any project that you wish.
PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU CAN ATTEND.
SATURDAY 23rd OCTOBER
Stamping up Parties throughout the day - more details available at Dabblers but if you are unable to attend dabblers but
fancy coming along to a Stampin Up party, please let me know and I shall send out more information.
SUNDAY OCTOBER 31st
Rumour has it that the Papermax show will be taking place at Moorways. This was cancelled in September but unfortunately
I cant confirmation from anywhere about this new date. Should I hear anything, I will keep you posted.
DERBY DABBLERS DISCOUNT CARDS
I shall try my best to get these organised this week. If you havent got a discount card that can be used at Reams in Derby
or Sheilas in Spondon, please let me know, if you havent done already.
Sunday, 26 September 2010
I will also bring cakes this month too!
Look forward to seeing you all on Friday
Saturday, 25 September 2010
Friday, 3 September 2010
Thursday, 2 September 2010
With the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalogue just around the corner, it’s time to bid a fond farewell to several of our favourite stamps and accessories in order to make room for exciting new products. Items on the Last Chance List are only available while supplies last. Once they’re gone, they’re gone!
Plus, in a rare promotion, select retiring products are up to 50 percent off! Don’t miss this last chance to get them.
Tuesday, 31 August 2010
Sunday, 22 August 2010
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 3rd
Derby Dabblers will be taking place at St Martins Church Hall on Friday 3rd September at 6.30p.m. If anyone can arrive at 6.30 it would be
appreciated if you could lend a hand with putting the tables out.
Sandra has offered to demo an item to everyone and she will be emailing you seperately to let you know what you have to bring with you.
The theme for the evening is nautical. So anything to do with boats, ships or really, something that floats.....
The cakerers for September are Jayne and Anne
Can you please let Sandra know if you will be going along. At the last dabblers there were at least 10 people who said that they would
be there, the more the merrier.
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 19th
Its the papermax show at Moorways. Obviously stampin up wont be there this year as the show is a month earlier than normal. I dont
know if it has been advertised anywhere either.
FRIDAY-SUNDAY OCTOBER 15th
1 place has become available for a crafting weekend away at SirStampalot. If you would like to more details can you please e-mail me
and I will get back to you as soon as I can
Crafty Ways at Spondon has offered Derby Dabblers a discount of 10%, on the presentation of your dabblers card. Not got a card, let me know
and I will organise one for you. Sheila has some lovely stuff in her shop, its like an alladins cave.
I hope you all have a lovely time at the September Dabblers and I look forward to seeing the photos and catching up with everyone at
our October get together.....if not before.
Saturday, 14 August 2010
Saturday, 7 August 2010
Friday, 6 August 2010
- 30 stamps sets
- 100's of 12 x 12's and every colour
- A4 card stock
- 12x12 papers
- 100's of SU brads
- buttons and eyelets.
- Not forgetting all SU ribbon by the meter
- rollers etc. etc..
On top of that I have lots of non SU 12 x 12 at £1.00 for 15 sheets, others at 50p a sheet and non SU stamps as well.
Dabblers are invited round to Tracey's on Saturday August 7th after 12 to look at her SALE items.
Monday, 21 June 2010
Friday, 7 May 2010
I explained to everyone how to make a box card, not sure if that is what it is called but that's what I have named it. If you make one over the next few weeks, let me know and I will put it on here for everyone to see.
Here is the one that I have sent to Cyprus.
A few pictures from the evening, although I didnt seem to get one of Wendy and Marion??
Sunday, 25 April 2010
Monday, 12 April 2010
The theme for the evening is a floral one, cards, inserts, scrapbook pages, anything you like with a floral theme or you can bring along your current projects to start/finish off.
There arent too many going this Friday so if you havent been for a while or if you fancy coming along for the first time....please join us.
Look forward to seeing you there
Sunday, 4 April 2010
Saturday, 3 April 2010
Monday, 22 March 2010
Friday, 19 March 2010
Sunday, 14 March 2010
Friday, 12 March 2010
Sunday, 7 March 2010
Saturday, 6 March 2010
I really missed not coming to Dabblers last night as I love to see everyone as the commeraderie is great. But just needed to catch up with myself after a busy weekend last week and then followed by a hectic week at work. All I did when I came home is 'mong' in the lounge lol apart from I did go to French on Wednesday as if I don'r speak French at least once a week I worry that I'll forget it!!! lol