Saturday, 24 December 2011


Merry Christmas all you Dabblers out there!!!

best wishes

Lesley x

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Where has the time gone!!!!

Ladies

Where has the time gone - life has been sooooooooooooo busy this last week. I said at Spondon Dabblers that I would organise a coffee get togther before Christmas (to give Tracey a rest) but haven't done so & then realised I hadn't got everyone's e-mail address and Christmas is nearly upon us!!

What about meeting for coffee in the New Year? When the razamataze has settled down and we all come back to earth with a bump.

Has anyone got any good ideas? Findern garden centre looks like a good venue or has anyone got another venue in mind?

Well if you fancy meeting up for coffee please let me know

best wishes

Lesley x

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Spondon Dabblers Friday December 16th

Hi Ladies
I hope that everyone is well and are well on the way to completing their Christmas shopping!!!   I returned from my hols in Florida just over 2 weeks ago and I am sorely behind with mine & as we had glorious sunshine I'd quite forgotten how dull. grey, cold and overcast England can be as we had bright days and sunshine every day for 3 weeks.
Are you ready for Spondon Dabblers this month? I hope you are as I'm looking forward to seeing everyone. We will be having little fuddle along side crafting so if everyone coming could bring a bit of something with them e.g. crisps, cakes, quiche etc.. It will mean we all can have a little nibble of something and our last craft night of the Year will go with a swing!!! 
Date and Times 
Spondon Dabblers have their next get together Friday, 16th December from 6.30 - 9.30pm
Venue
Spondon Village Hall, next to the Library.  If you need directions, please let me know.
Theme for the evening:
The theme for this week is a free for all. Well what I mean is that you can bring along anything that you wish to do. If you don't fancy doing any crafting at all, just come for a cuppa and a natter.
Other crafts
Don't forget, you don't have to do card making or scrapbooking to join in the fun of Derby Dabblers. If you knit, make jewlery, crochet or anything else please feel free to come along chat to everyone there whilst doing the crafting of your choice.
Price
The price for the evening will be £3.00 for adults.
Show and Tell
Please bring along any cards or scrapbook pages or anything else that you may have done recently as everyone loves to look at what has been created but, be warned, you may need to tell everyone how you made it.
For Sale or For Swap
If you have any crafting items that you wish to sell or swap for something else, you are most welcome to bring them along to see if anyone on the night may want to purchase/swap with you.
Freebies
If you have any items that you no longer use and they are taking up valuable space in your crafting area, please bring them with you on Friday night. There will be a FREEBIES table where you can put your unwanted items and I am sure that there will be others there that may be able to use them. If you know of a local school/nursery or charity that may make use of anything left on the table at the end of the evening, you will be welcome to take them along.
January 2012
We are hoping to have a Dabblers in January at Spondon, but I'm waiting for Anne to confirm the dates.
It would be really great if you could come along this Friday, even for an hour to say hello to everyone and its a great opportunity to pass on Christmas cards.
If you are thinking of coming along for the first time please do come and join us. It is a wonderful social evening, everyone is very welcoming and I am sure you will have a great night.Please feel free to bring a friend or two with you on Friday & don't forget your name badge, like I always seem to do.It would really be appreciated if you can let me know if you will be coming along to this get together so that we know how many we are catering for.
Hope to hear from you soon

Lesley x

-- 
Lesley Roulstone
Derby
UK
http://lesleyscards.blogspot.com/

Monday, 5 December 2011

Derby Dabblers Fuddle

Last week was the Derby Dabblers Christmas Fuddle. Fantastic turn out with lots of chatter in the room and quite a bit of creativity too.
First of all, here are a couple of photos of all the wonderful food that everyone brought with them, there was enough to feed an army.

So much home baking too and it was scrummy.
Cards were handed out, people caught up with whats been happening over the last month and there were cards made, colouring in done and quite a bit of stamping. I think that the group of ladies that made the following animals were really productive
Diane came armed with her Stampin Up owl punch and had a play. Fantastic penguins, rudolphs, snowmen, cats and owls.

There wont be a Derby Dabblers meeting in January, which is usual. Our next get together will be Friday 3rd February.
BIRTHDAY LIST - I have been asked to resurect the Birthday List. If you would like to join this, the idea is
  • you let me know when your birthday is, along with your home address.
  • I shall announce on here the birthday for the next month.
  • I shall let everyone on the list have a copy of it so that they have all the addresses.
  • All those people on the list will make and send a card to the birthday girls.
It will run for the whole of 2012 and we shall see how we go on.

CAKERERS - Could I have some volunteers for the February, and future, months please.

Wishing all those not going to the Spondon Dabblers next week, a very Merry Christmas.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

December 2nd

I hope that everyone has had a great month and that you are all ready for our next get together which is the Christmas Fuddle. Could everyone coming along bring a little something for everyone to have a nibble at, a packet of biscuits, homemade cake, a bag of sweets etc. I will along some throw away plates and some serviettes.

Date and Times
Derby Dabblers have their next get together Friday, 2nd December from 6.30 - 9.30p.m.
Venue
St. Martins Church Hall, Flint Street, Allenton, Derby DE24 9BG. If you need directions, please let me know.
Theme for the evening
The theme for this week is a free for all. Well what I mean is that you can bring along anything that you wish to do. If you dont fancy doing any crafting at all, just come for a cuppa and a natter.
Other crafts
Dont forget, you dont have to do card making or scrapbooking to join in the fun of Derby Dabblers. If you knit, make jewlery, crochet or anything else please feel free to come along chat to everyone there whilst doing the craftting of your choice.
Price
The price for the evening will be £3.00 for adults and £2.00 for teenages.
Show and Tell
Please bring along any cards or scrapbook pages or anything else that you may have done recently as everyone loves to look at what has been created but, be warned, you may need to tell everyone how you made it.
For Sale or For Swap
If you have any crafting items that you wish to sell or swap for something else, you are most welcome to bring them along to see if anyone on the night may want to purchase/swap with you.
Freebies
If you have any items that you no longer use and they are taking up valuable space in your crafting area, please bring them with you on Friday night. There will be a FREEBIES table where you can put your unwanted items and I am sure that there will be others there that may be able to use them. If you know of a local school/nursery or charity that may make use of anything left on the table at the end of the evening, you will be welcome to take them along.

There wont be a get together in January as the hall is always booked out for the Drama Group so this will be our last get together for 8 weeks. It would be really great if you could come along, even for an hour to say hello to everyone and its a great opportunity to pass on Christmas cards.

We usually have a secret santa but that wont be happening this year but, as mentioned above, if you have anything you dont use anymore, please feel free to bring it along and pass it on to someone who may be able to use it.

I have had a word with the caretaker of the Church Hall and she has told me that there is a problem with the light outside the entrance door. I shall bring a torch with me on Friday as it is very dark, if you want to bring one too, please do. I am hoping it will still be light enough when we all arrive and I am happy to walk people to their cars at the end of the night, with my torch, that will scare the kids. I have also been shown how to turn the heating up.

If you are thinking of coming along for the first time please do come and join us. It is a wonderful social evening, everyone is very welcoming and I am sure you will have a great night.

Please feel free to bring a friend or two with you next week and dont forget MUGS and BADGES.

If you have a problem opening this email, please let me know so that I can send it to you in another format, I wouldnt want you to miss out on anything.

It would really be appreciated if you can let me know if you will be coming along to this get together so that we know how many we are catering for.

Hope to hear from you soon

Tracey

Friday, 28 October 2011

Apologies, Apologies

I'm really sorry that there was no Spondon Dabblers last Friday. The Amateur Dramatic Society had booked it for their production and they had hired all the rooms. The next Spondon one is on 11th November. Once again, Anne and I are sorry for the cancellation at short notice.
See you all soon
Lesley

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Spondon Dabblers 21/10/11

Good morning Ladies


Well what a change in the weather from last weekend.  I think the summer has finally left us. 


Last night was our Derby Dabblers in Allenton and it was a great night.  I caught up with lots of people who I'd not seen for ages.  We also made a 'bag in a box' which was really very easy to make and is just the ticket for putting a present in.   I know I am a bit quick in sending out information for Spondon Dabblers but I thought I'd do it whilst I had a bit of time
It's our Spondon Dabblers get together in just under 2 weeks  and below are all the usual details.


Date and Times:

  • Friday October 21st  at 18:30 - 21:30 
  • Venue: Spondon Village Hall
  • Cost  £3.00 per adult  (which includes tea, coffee & biscuits)

If you need directions, please let me know.


Theme for the night
The theme for this month is Autumn colours. As usual, you don't have to follow the theme,  you can bring along your own project to start or finish. Don't forget,
if you just want an evening without crafting, that is fine too as there are so many people to sit and chat with that I am sure you will still have an interesting night.


Show and Tell
Please bring along any cards or scrapbook pages or anything else that you may have done recently as everyone loves to look at what has been created but, be
warned, you may need to tell everyone how you made it.


For Sale or For Swap
If you have any crafting items that you wish to sell or swap for something else, you are most welcome to bring them along to see if anyone on the
night may way to purchase/swap with you.


Demonstration
Yet to be deceided upon - if you have any ideas please e -mail me

Badges, drinks and mugs
There may be one or two new people joining us again so it would help if we can all try to remember to wear a badge with our name on
and don't forget  to bring your own mug for your drinks, but if you forget your mug  there is a limited supply in the cupboard.
If the parent/responsible adults of the teenagers let me know what the youngsters would like to drink, I can make sure that we have something
available.
It would really be appreciated if you can let me know if you will be coming along to this get together so that we know how many
we are catering for.

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here are  my efforts of making a bag in a box


Looking forward to hearing from you


Lesley

-- 
Lesley Roulstone
Derby
UK
http://lesleyscards.blogspot.com/

Thursday, 29 September 2011

DERBY DABBLERS 7th OCTOBER

Dont the first Fridays of the month come round quickly. Its hard to believe that its nearly October.

We are meeting up again on 7th October at St. Martin's Church Hall, Flint St, Derby. The theme for the evening will be halloween so that means bats, witches, brooms and everything else associated with it for both card makers and scrapbookers. As usual, you dont have to follow the theme, just bring your current projects along to finish or maybe start something that you have been holding back on for a while.

There will be a demonstration on how to make a bag in a box. The demonstration will start at 7.15p.m. To make the bag in a box (something I have wanted to have a go at for ages), you will need the following items:

Cardstock for the base 4 1/2" x 4 1/2"
A scorer (scorepal or hugie) or a ruler and an embossing tool
Bone Folder (if you dont have one I am sure you can borrow one on the night)
Strong sticky tape - preferably the red one but I dont think that wet glue will be easy to use on this project
patterned paper 5 1/2" x 11"
card that matches patterned paper 11" x 1"
A border punch (I will bring mine if you dont have one)
Bits to decorate your bag
Ribbon to tie it up with
Tab punch if you have one and some card to make tabs, preferably the same as your 11"x1" (I shall bring my punch with me).

The price, as usual, is £3.00 per person and £2.00 for teenages. Dont forget your mugs, badges and anything you have made recently to show everyone.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please get in touch.

Everyone welcome and hopefully, some ladies that I met at the papermax show last Sunday will be joining us.

Speaking of the papermax show, here are a few photos for you





Looking forward to seeing you there

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Spondon Roadworks

Ladies, if you are coming to Spondon on Friday I just wanted to make you aware that there are overnight roadworks in the village that start at 7pm and may present a small problem, I have been assured we will be able to get out when we are done, we may have to go the long way round though and getting in won't be a problem. I hope this hasn't put you off! See you then x

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Spondon Dabblers

Date and Times
Friday 16th  September 2011 6.30 - 9.30 we shall be meeting up again for our Spondon Dabblers craft night.   

Whilst most thing are rising we are pleased to announce that the cost of the evening has been reduced from £3.50 to £3.00 per person such a bargain for a night of crafting and lots of chatter!!!.

Theme for the night
The theme for this month is  Children/cards for Children.
As usual, you don't have to follow the theme, you can bring along your own project to start or finish.  Don't forget, if you just want an evening without crafting, that is fine too as there are so many people to sit and chat with that I am sure you will still have an interesting night.

Show and Tell
Please bring along any cards or scrapbook pages or anything else that you may have done recently as everyone loves to look at what has been created but, be warned, you may need to tell everyone how you made it.

For Sale or For Swap
If you have any crafting items that you wish to sell or swap for something else, you are most welcome to bring them along to see if anyone on the night may way to purchase/swap with you.

Demonstration

We have nothing planned for this month - but if there is a technique you like demonstrated please let either Anne or I know and we will try to incorporate it in one of the evenings.  If there is something you'd like to demo or show other crafter's to make lets us know.

Badges, drinks and mugs

There may be one or two new people joining us again so it would help if we can all try to remember to wear a badge with our name
on and don't forget, if you want to bring your own mug for your drinks you can. Tea, coffee, squash and biscuits are included in the £3.00
.
If you have any queries about the night please let me know

It would really be appreciated if you can let  Anne or I know if you will be coming along (Anne's e-mail address is: annemadeit75@yahoo.co.uk) to this get together so that we know how many we are catering for.

 

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Looking forward to hearing from you
Lesley

Monday, 15 August 2011

Spondon Dabblers this Friday

Date and Times
Friday 19th August 6.30 - 9.30pm we shall be meeting up again for our 2nd Spondon Dabblers get together. 

Whilst most thing are rising we are pleased to announce that the cost of the evening has been reduced from £3.50 to £3.00 per person such a bargain for a night of crafting.

Theme for the night
The theme for this month is Christmas in August
As usual, you don't have to follow the theme, you can bring along your own project to start or finish.  Don't forget, if you just want an evening without crafting, that is fine too as there are so many people to sit and chat with that I am sure you will still have an interesting night.

Show and Tell
Please bring along any cards or scrapbook pages or anything else that you may have done recently as everyone loves to look at what has been created but, be warned, you may need to tell everyone how you made it.

 

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Christina very kindly gave me the galleon picture to use in the card – thank you Christina it made the card!!

For Sale or For Swap
If you have any crafting items that you wish to sell or swap for something else, you are most welcome to bring them along to see if anyone on the night may way to purchase/swap with you.

Demonstration

We have nothing planned for this month - but if there is a technique you like demonstrated please let either Anne or I know and we will try to incorporate it in one of the evenings.  If there is something you'd like to demo or show other crafter's to make lets us know.

Badges, drinks and mugs

There may be one or two new people joining us again so it would help if we can all try to remember to wear a badge with our name
on and don't forget, if you want to bring your own mug for your drinks you can.
.
If you have any queries about the night please let me know

It would really be appreciated if you can let me know if you will be coming along to this get together so that we know how many
we are catering for.

Looking forward to hearing from you
Lesley x

-- 
Lesley Roulstone
Derby
UK
http://lesleyscards.blogspot.com/

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Three of a Kind

 

Well Friday at Dabblers was a great night.  I made 3 cards and had a wonderful time using a brayer for the very 1st time.  I never done it before but I’m certainly going to buy myself a brayer & do more & since Friday I keep taking a peek at U tube looking a brayer demo’s – think I must be hooked!!!!

   I was very lucky as Tracey lent me hers for the evening.  Brenda gave us a demo using a brayer and Liz was really positive when I thought what I’d done was rubbish – she showed me that is wasn’t.  So thank you Liz for being so positive.

I haven’t made the brayer card into cards yet but we will do soon and then post them on the blog.  But in the interim here are the cards I made on the night.

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Well hope you have all had a great weekend.  I’m off to ice a birthday cake for Cameron’s party today.  This is my 3rd of the week

TTFN

Lesley x

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Derby Dabblers Friday August 5th

Good evening,
I am sorry this is a bit late but as you can imagine, life is rather hectic at the moment.....peace will soon be restored in the Anthony household as Christiana returns to Cyprus on Friday and Paul will be working away as from Saturday.
Date and Times

Friday 5th August 6.30 - 9.30 we shall be meeting up again for our August Derby Dabblers get together.  The cost of the evening
will be £3.00 per person (teenagers £2.00). I have been told that the Zumba class have been asked to vacate the room by 6.30 but who knows if this will happen or not.  If it doesnt, we can all join in lol...maybe have coffee in the kitchen first
Theme for the night
The theme for this month is red, to suite the weather we are having.   As usual, you dont have to follow the theme, you can bring along your own project to start or finish.  Dont forget, if you just want an evening without crafting, that is fine too as there are so many people to sit and chat with that I am sure you will still have an interesting night.
Show and Tell
Please bring along any cards or scrapbook pages or anything else that you may have done recently as everyone loves to look at what has been created but, be warned, you may need to tell everyone how you made it.
For Sale or For Swap
If you have any crafting items that you wish to sell or swap for something else, you are most welcome to bring them along to see if anyone on the night may way to purchase/swap with you.
Cakerers
Denise has offered to be the cakerer for the evening but is there someone else who would also bring in something?  Please let me know if you can. Unfortunately I shall be going to the airport to take my daughter to catch her flight so I wont have time to bake.

Demonstration

Brenda has offered to give us a demo this month using the brayer, ink and some shadow stamps.
If you would like to join in please bring with you
Some matt card
Brayer
ink
spritzer - if you dont have one then there should be one you can borrow
Unsure about any of the above items, just let me know
October Cake Decorating Class
It will be a normal crafting class in October as the majority of votes were negative.  However, for those that would like to attend one
of these classes , I can bring the details along.
Stampin' Up! card making classes
If you would like to attend one of the card making classes that I run, £6.00 for at least 2 cards, refreshments, cake, project sheets etc.
there is one space available on Tuesday 9th August and 2 spaces on Thursday 11th. Just drop me an email to let me know if you are interested.
Badges, drinks and mugs
There may be one or two new people joining us again so it would help if we can all try to remember to wear a badge with our name
on and dont forget, if you want to bring your own mug for your drinks you can, I know that there is a limited supply in the cupboard.
If the guardians of the teenages can let me know what the youngsters would like to drink, I can make sure that we have something
available.
It would really be appreciated if you can let me know if you will be coming along to this get together so that we know how many
we are catering for.  Anyone who can get there just prior to 6.30 to help set up the tables will be a great help, if we can get into the room
Looking forward to hearing from you
Tracey

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Forgotten camera

Not to worry, here is one of the many Belt Cards made at a great eveing of crafting

I shall try my best to remember my camera for the rest of the year so we can have lots of photos of our lovely crafters

Last Night

There was a great turn out for the Spondon Dabblers last night sadly I forgot my camera so cannot post any pictures of cards that crafters made. I'm really annoyed with myself as there were some great cards made. There was lots of chatter and I met several new crafters which was lovely.

Tracey popped in briefly about 8pm - but due to her wedding next week and being very busy she was unable to join us for the evening.

I am really pleased that crafters are able to attend as it's such a nice venue and because it is well subscribed we have been able to reduce the price to £3:00 which is a bargain for a night of crafting. Despite Tracey giving me instructions of how to put information in the side bar - I still can't manage it - sorry.

I did demo the buckle card sadly I have no picture of those made :( but those that joined in appeared to enjoy making them. I will make sure I remember to take my camera next time.

Well until we all met again

TTFN

Lesley x

Monday, 11 July 2011

Spondon Dabblers

Date and Times
Friday 15th July 6.30 - 9.30 we shall be meeting up again for our 2nd Spondon Dabblers get together.  The cost of the evening
will be £3.50 per person.

Theme for the night
The theme for this month is floral.
As usual, you don't have to follow the theme, you can bring along your own project to start or finish.  Don't forget, if you just want an evening without crafting, that is fine too as there are so many people to sit and chat with that I am sure you will still have an interesting night.

Show and Tell
Please bring along any cards or scrapbook pages or anything else that you may have done recently as everyone loves to look at what has been created but, be warned, you may need to tell everyone how you made it.

For Sale or For Swap
If you have any crafting items that you wish to sell or swap for something else, you are most welcome to bring them along to see if anyone on the night may way to purchase/swap with you.

Demonstration

Technique:
I am hoping that Anne will demonstrate  distressing techniques  - so if you want to have a go please bring some ink, daubers, files card stock etc to have a 'play' etc.

'Belt Card'
demonstration
please bring along the following:
A4 card stock (cut in half one half to make the card the other may be required for matting and layering)
DSP that co odrinates with the card stock
small piece of white card stock
ribbon that co ordinates with card stock
paper trimmer
corner rounder punch
word window punch (SU if you have one)
scallop oval & oval punch
piece of card stock for the insert
something to decorate front of card eg a stamp of topper of your choice

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Badges, drinks and mugs
There may be one or two new people joining us again so it would help if we can all try to remember to wear a badge with our name
on and don't forget, if you want to bring your own mug for your drinks you can.
.
If you have any queries about the night please let me know


It would really be appreciated if you can let me know if you will be coming along to this get together so that we know how many
we are catering for. 

Looking forward to hearing from you
Lesley x

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Little Owl

 

This was my effort at making the owl under the instruction of Tracey.

It was great meeting up with crafters I’d not seen for ages and ages.  I had a great night sitting next to Alison

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See you all on the 15th July at Spondon Village Hall

 

TTFN

 

Lesley x

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Thank You Maggie

A fellow cafter, Maggie, had a major sort out of all her crafting items and I mean major. She kindly donated all these items to all the members of Derby Dabblers. As a thank you, this card was made and we all purchased a massive bouquet of flowers, to say thank you.



I took these round to Maggie who was so surprised and she has asked me to pass on her thanks to everyone.

Its so lovely being part of such a wonderful group

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Thank you

Thank you to all those crafty friends who have sent me get well wishes - they have been very much appreciated & cheered me up no end.

Thank you Tracey or stepping in and showing the ladies last Friday how to make my 'piece de resitance' - the pink lemonade card & well done for working it out!!! I was so looking forward to demonstrating this :(

I was sooooooooooo looking forward to coming but I really wasn't well although I am improving now.

I have posted my version made several weeks ago.

The next Spondon Dabblers is scheduled for July 15th

see you all there

best wishes to everyone

Lesley x


Friday, 24 June 2011

A different take

A wonderful craft session and demo.
Being a bit of a rebel, I put a twist on the pink lemonade card.

Jack D with ice and a slice
and of course a nice box to present it in.


It was well recieved on Fathers day.
Buffy x

Saturday, 18 June 2011

First Spondon Dabblers Get Together

Last night was the first get together of the Spondon Dabblers and it was a lovely turn out. There were 9 of us and I know I had a great evening, hopefully everyone else did too.

Unfortunately Lesley wasnt able to make it as she is poorly and Lesley was going to show everyone how to make a pink cocktail card so with a bit of last minute dashing around, cutting out and a quick practice, I was able to understand how to make the card and showed everyone how to do it.

Here is my attempt

Fingers crossed that everyone else will upload photos later for you to have a look at.

If you fancy coming along to the next Spondon Dabblers in July, just pop back here to see all the details of the date and what we will be up to.

Wishing Lesley a speedy recovery

Tracey

Friday, 17 June 2011

Spondon Dabblers Friday 17th June 18:30 – 21:30

Hi Ladies
as posted on the Dabblers blog, Anne has managed to book Spondon Village Hall on the 3rd Friday of the month and we are hoping that we can get a viable 'Spondon Dabblers' crafting group going.

launch date is:


JUNE 17th from 18:30 - 21:30

cost £3.50 for the evening which will include coffee & tea and biscuits

I will provide cakes for the evening but any contributions would be gratefully received.

what you will need:
you basic crafting kit and items you will require to craft with on the night.
If you want to make the 'pink lemonade' card you will need to bring those items with you

Theme for the night:

The man in your life - male cards

Show and Tell
If anyone had cards that they would like to share with fellow crafter's

For Sale or For Swap
If you have any crafting items that you wish to sell or swap for something else, you are most welcome to bring them along to see if anyone on the night may way to purchase/swap with you.

Cakerers
If anyone would like to provide cakes for the evening please let me know?

Demonstration:
Pink Lemonade card:
Items required:
will be sent out later in the week in a separate e-mail

Badges, drinks and mugs
We are having quite a few new people join us again so it would help if we can all try to remember to wear a badge with our name on and don't forget, if you want to bring your own mug for your drinks you can, I know that there is a limited supply in the cupboard.
could you please e-mail me will be attending or if you have any queries.
looking forward to seeing you all next Friday
Lesley

--
Lesley Roulstone
Derby
UK
http://lesleyscards.blogspot.com/

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Pink Lemonade Card Demo 17th June

 

Ladies
for the pink lemonade card  you will need:

  • 1 A5 piece of card ( I will be using melon mambo)
  • 1  piece of white card  to mat on the from
  • 1 piece of white card for the insert
  • white vellum card 3 1/4 "  x  3  3/4
  • glamour dust (or fine glitter)
  • glue
  • very sticky double sided tape
  • 1 3/8" circle punch
  • pink ink pad                ) I will be using colours melon manbo and daffodil delight
  • bright yellow ink pad  )
  • daubers to ink the reverse of the vellum
  • Tart and tangy stamp set
  • scraps of white card & and a a thin piece of card the same colour as the A5 piece
  • edge punch if you want to decorate the back edge (optional)
  • post if  circle 1  3/8" for masking
hopefully will see you Friday
Lesley x

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

A few more photos

A bit late I know but issues with blogger and my computer have delayed me posting these wonderful photos.

They were taken at the last Derby Dabblers get together. Everyone had a lovely evening and here are most people looking through their bags. We had a wondeful donation of crafting goodies from Maggie, so a big thank you from us all.




Sunday, 5 June 2011

A new venue

 

As you are all aware we used to meet on the 3rd Friday of the month at Arena at Ilkeston but sadly we didn’t get enough Dabblers attending to be able to pay for the room. 

Anne has managed to book Spondon Village Hall on this 3rd Friday of the month so we are going to launch the

‘SPONDON DABBLERS’

for those who want to come twice a month or for those who can’t make the 1st Friday at St Martins at Allenton.  Here are a couple of pictures of the room.  Those who went to the ‘Stamping Sunday’ on the last Sunday of May will know that the room is a nice one.

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The dates for the rest of the year are as follows: June 17th, July 15th, August 19th, September 16th, October 14th, November 18th and December 16th.

The group will run from 18:30 – 21:30 and tea and coffee will be provided but bring your own mug please.

I will send out more details by e-mail next week.  But if anyone wants to contact me they can do so: L.roulstone@btopenworld.com

See you all on the 17th June

TTFN

Lesley x

Friday, 3 June 2011

Derby Dabblers 3rd June Get Together

Date and Times
Friday 3rd June 6.30 - 9.30 we shall be meeting up again for our June Derby Dabblers get together. The cost of the evening will be £3.00 per person (teenagers £2.00).

Theme for the night
The theme for this month is nautical. As usual, you dont have to follow the theme, you can bring along your own project to startor finish. Dont forget, if you just want an evening without crafting, that is fine too as there are so many people to sit and chat with that I am sure you will still have an interesting night.

Show and Tell
Please bring along any cards or scrapbook pages or anything else that you may have done recently as everyone loves to look at what has been created but, be warned, you may need to tell everyone how you made it.

For Sale or For Swap
If you have any crafting items that you wish to sell or swap for something else, you are most welcome to bring them along to see if anyone on the night may way to purchase/swap with you.

Cakerers
Debbie Fletcher offered to be the cakerer for the evening, is there anyone else who would like to help out on this night as well? If Debbie cant make it, please let me know so that I can see if there is another person who can take your place.

Demonstration

Brenda will be giving us a demonstration on how to get a crackle effect and use up those old Dulux tester pots everyone has hanging about!

What is needed:
  • 2 tester pots of emulsion paint, contrasting colours (i.e. dark brown & cream)
  • cheap PVA craft glue
  • paintbrushes
  • heavy card, chipboard, or a craft item to be decorated
  • If anyone has a heat gun, can you bring it along please

Badges, drinks and mugs
We are having quite a few new people join us again so it would help if we can all try to remember to wear a badge with our name on and dont forget, if you want to bring your own mug for your drinks you can, I know that there is a limited supply in the cupboard.
If the guardians of the teenages can let me know what the youngsters would like to drink, I can make sure that we have something available, very remiss of me not to think of this before, sorry.

It would really be appreciated if you can let me know if you will be coming along to this get together so that we know how many we are catering for. Anyone who can get there just prior to 6.30 to help set up the tables will be a great help

Tracey

Wednesday, 1 June 2011





Just thought you might like to share a virtual flower, and see what the wonders of a drop of rain have done to my garden.

Don't flowers just spell HAPPY!

Enjoy today.

P Ann


A few photos




We all had a lovely day on Sunday stamping and colouring in at the Spondon Village Hall. Anne and James kept us well supplied in tea, coffee, cakes and coissants throughout the day. Cant wait until the next Stamping Sunday.

Details will be posted on this blog for future Stamping Sundays

Sunday, 29 May 2011

I bring you great news!!!

Hi Ladies

When I first started going to Dabblers every so often we had a 'Stamping Sunday' which was held at Chellaston and organised by Tracey. But alas the room became no longer available and then we could not find an alternative venue and sadly the stamping on a Sunday was no more. It was great fun and I learn't loads & loads & loads from crafters like Pauline Tracey Sandra Jackie Jayne Karen just to name but a few - if I have missed your name out I'm very sorry.


We all used to gather at a community centre bring out own packed lunch and we crafted ALL day - yes ALL day - sheer bliss. Some could only came for the morning some for the afternoon and some lucky peeps came ALL day.


Well we have an opportunity to do this again on May 29th. Anne has found a new venue for 'STAMPING SUNDAY'
Cost:will be: £5 all day what a bargain!!!
The £5 will include tea & coffee for the day and a light breakfast of croissants first thing


Bring you own packed lunch and all the crafty items you will need for the day.
The theme will be 'Any thing goes'
If you would like to come - I will need to know definite numbers as we will need a minimum of 8 to make if viable.


So if you'd like to book a place please e-mail me asap L.roulstone@btopenworld.com

best wishes

Lesley x

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

lkeston Dabblers

PLEASE NOTE THAT ILKESTON DABBLERS ON FRIDAY 20TH MAY IS CANCELLED

Lesley

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Ilkeston Dabblers May 20th

 

Good morning Ladies


I hope that everyone has had a lovely few weeks and that you have been enjoying the great weather.


WHERE AND WHEN
Friday 20th May 6.30 - 9.30 and the cost is £3.50 per person  at Arena, 1 Rutland Street Ilkeston DE7 8DGSt.

 
THEME FOR THE EVENING
Its time for our monthly get together at Ilkeston Dabblers.  I am really looking forward to a night of catch up
with everyone.  The theme for the evening is FATHERS DAY............ so in simple word masculine card.  Can hear a few moans and groans as I know we all struggle with cards for men!!!!    Not a lot of people  like to do masculine projects as they aren't pretty enough but, others enjoy making them.   Don't forget, you don't have to follow the
theme, you can bring along any projects to start/complete and that's for cardmaker's and scrapbooker's alike.


What you will need: your basic craft kit and all the items you will need to make it with


QUICK DEMONSTRATION
there will be a short demonstration - details will be sent out this weekend


CAKERERS
any offers would be appreciated


SALE AND SWAP ITEMS
If you have any crafting items that you no longer use and would like to sell them, or if you have something that you wish
to swap for something else, just bring it along on the night.


RSVP PLEASE
We shall be having a few ladies joining the group this month for the first time so it would really be appreciated if you can let me know if
you are coming along as we need a minimum of 8 to make the night viable. 

So if you are able and would like to come I will need you to let me know by 9am Wednesday May 18th at the latest.

really looking forward to seeing you on Friday for a craft and a chat
see you all soon

Lesley x

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Derby Dabblers get together in May

Here are details of the next Derby Dabblers get together this Friday.

WHERE AND WHEN
Friday 6th May at St. Martin's Church Hall, Flint St. 6.30 - 9.30 and the cost is £3.00 per person

THEME FOR THE EVENING
The theme for the evening is MASCULINE... oh I can hear the moans and groans already. Not a lot of people like to do masculine projects as they arent pretty enough but, others enjoy making them. Don't forget, you don't have to follow the theme, you can bring along any project to start/complete and that's for cardmaker's and scrapbooker's alike.

QUICK DEMONSTRATION
Last month (or was it the month before), I sent a sheet of paper around the tables to see if someone would like to demonstrate at one of our get togethers. Well can I find this list? I have searched high and low to no avail so for this month, I will show you how
to make a little pocket card (I don't know it's proper name). If you would like to have a go at this, here are the items that you will need

  • 1 sheet of A4 card to make the outside wallet and the inside pullout
  • I sheet of contrasting A4 card to do some matting and layering
  • 1 sheet of white A4 card to stamp on, for the outside of the wallet and the inside pullout
  • Stamps for the images/sentiments to decorate both the outside and inside.
  • A long length of ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive, colouring mediums, ink for stamping
  • Something to score the card
  • I shall take along the stamp sets I have used to make the card in the attachment, which I shall be very happy to let you borrow.

If you would like to do a quick demo next month, or any other time this year, please let me know on the night.

CAKERERS
Alison Moore and Paula are the cakerers for the evening.

SALE AND SWAP ITEMS
If you have any crafting items that you no longer use and would like to sell them, or if you have something that you wish to swap for something else, just bring it along on the night.

RSVP PLEASE
We shall be having a few ladies joining the group this month for the first time so it would really be appreciated if you can let me know if you are coming along so that we know how many tables to set up. My email address is tracey.rossos2@hotmail.com.


If I have promised to bring anything along with me, can you just jog my memory please.

Monday, 18 April 2011

Photos from April's Derby Dabblers


Sorry it has taken so long to put these photos on the blog.

We had a lovely time at the April Derby Dabblers get together and I cant wait until the next one. Unfortunately, I forgot to get my camera out of my bag whilst everyone was there so I didnt capture everyone's creations of the evening but, here are some of the cards, scrapbook pages and moulded goodies that I did take a photo of.










What a busy bunch of ladies we were.

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Crafty Evening at Arena Ilkeston April 15th

 

The Derby Dabblers will be meeting again on Friday 15th April, 6.30pm. at  Arena Ilkeston opposite to Tesco's store.  We had a wonderful turn out last time and a brilliant
night was had by all.  I am sure that next weeks get together will be just as good.

CAKERERS
anyone who can bring cakes let me know as your donations are truly appreciated by those who attend.

WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU
Please bring your basic crafting kit, this should include a cutting mat or something to lean your work on, scissors, ruler, pencil and sticky stuff. If
you have a cutter and want to bring that along great but if you don't, there are plenty of other people there that will have a cutter of some sort. If
you are a scrapbooker I am sure that you will bring your card, photos and embellishments. Card makers will bring stamps, ink pads and colouring
mediums.  If you are still not sure what to take along, send me an email and I will see if I can help.

THEME FOR THE NIGHT
Each month we have a theme for the evening. You don't have to follow this theme, you can take your own project to start or finish.  The theme this month is anything FLORAL

THE COST
The cost of the evening is £3.50 per person, this covers the room hire, tea, coffee & biscuits.

WHERE ARE WE
We are at Arena 1 Rutland Street Ilkeston DE7 8DG

DEMONSTRATION
making flowers - so f you have any flower punches and or a scallop circle punch bring them along.  If you have a crimper bring that along too.

ITEMS TO SELL OR PASS ON TO GOOD HOMES

If you have any crafting items that you would like to sell or pass on please bring them with you.  . It would help if you could make sure that there is a price on your items. 

WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE CRAFTY WORLD
:  if you there are any exhibitions in the near future please let me know and I will put it on the blog.

DABBLERS BLOG
Dabblers have a blog http://derbydabblerscrafters.blogspot.com/ .  If you click on the link  it will take you straight there.  If you have any photographs or information
you would like to pass on, this is the ideal place to do it.  If you don't already have permission to add to the blog, let Tracy know and she will
send you an email with the details on.  We know lots of people go and have a look at the blog but we don't get many comments.

FACE BOOK
Dabblers now have a Facebook group.  If you haven't already signed up to Facebook, give it a go.  It can be a bit confusing to start
with but its really good fun.  You can join the dabblers group and chat to other members (if they are on line at the same time) and you
can read what is happening and when.
Also on Facebook there is a new group called Derby Crafting Marketplace.  This is very new but I am hoping it will become popular.  Not
many people know about this group yet.  Its a place where you can buy and sell crafting items.  All you have to do it take a photograph
of what you want to sell and post it in the group page.  If you want to purchase something, you just get in touch with the person that
is selling.  Its worth a look every now and then

As usual, if you can let me know if you can come along this Friday so I can let Anne know how many are coming.  Anne will be looking after you all on Friday night as Pam & I are off to Sir Stamp a lot for a crafty weekend along a few other Dabblers and some that are not.
Hope to see you all in May though
best wishes
Lesley x

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Sunday, 20 March 2011

Let them eat cake

 

Well Friday saw the 3rd Ilkeston Dabblers of 2011 and there was a magnificent turnout 14 yes 14!!  There was lots of crafting and everyone there had a great night as you can see from the pictures. 

Arena is a fantastic place to craft as the facilities are great and it’s always warm in the winter – and very near to Tesco’s if you fancy doing your shop afterward.!!!

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Anne showed everyone how to make tissue boxes (see below) which are brilliant and I have since made another one at home!!!

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These are the ‘let them eat cake girls’.  Sue in the middle did a fantastic job of providing cakes for the evening. So many thanks to Sue from everyone.

If you are able to provide cakes for the next meeting please let me know?

 

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Pam also did some lovely images using Penny Black stamps and coloured with Copics

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The next Dabblers at Ilkeston will be April 17th 2011 at 18:30 hrs.  Further details will be posted out nearer the time. In the meantime keep on crafting!!!

Well thanks for stopping by and please leave a comment and it would be nice to know who visits this blog as although we know it is visited know one ever seems to leave their name

have a great week

Lesley x