Monday, 31 January 2011

Dabblers first get together of 2011

This Friday, 4th February, is the first of the Derby Dabblers 2011 meet up.
The doors will be opening at 6.30p.m. for 3 hours of catching up, crafting, drinks and goodies to eat.  The cost of the evening will be £3.00.
What are we going to be getting up to this month?  Well as its Valentines day the theme really should be hearts and red but it doesn’t mean that its valentines.  It can be anniversary, a scrapbook page with some hearts on or even a wedding theme.  Don’t forget, you don’t have to follow the theme if you don’t want to.  You can just bring along a scrapbooking project or some blank card and get some inspiration from the talented ladies that will be there.
The cakerers for the evening are Christiana and Liz.  If for any reason you can’t make it just let me know and I shall see if someone else is willing to organise the goodies.

DEMONSTRATION VOLUNTEER NEEDED
  Is there anyone that would like to demonstrate how to make a card or a project for the evening?  Go on you know that you can.  If there is a demonstrator I will send all details of what is required to make the card/project and I will also put it on the Derby. 

Can you please let me know if you will be coming along for the evening and if you can get there for 6.30 to help set the tables out, it would really be appreciated.
Looking forward to seeing all those that can make it on Friday.
Tracey

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Ready Steady Goooooooooooo!!

 

Last night was the first Ilkeston Dabblers get together of 2011 and it was lovely seeing new friend and old.  There was lots of crafting and chatter.  Tea and coffee flowed freely and Tracey kindly supplied the ‘eats’.   The room was ,cosy tosy, – warm as it was a cold night.  One of the joys for me at Arena is that you only have to leave the room clean and tidy there is no putting away.

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Anne demonstrated and showed us how to make a small box – it looked really complicated but Anne made it look easy & coached us through each stage.  Several were made  It will take a couple of luxury chocs or speciality tea bags, but Anne very kindly supplied us with a gorgeous fruity smelling bath fizzer to put in them.

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As Pam and I left we were wandering about trying to find the letter box to post the room fee through as I’d been told.  Anyway Pam told me to get the car turned round and she wandered down the car park to find the letter box which she did.  Money safely posted through, off we set to return to Derby.  I took Pam and a mystery tour back to her house.

The next Ilkeston meeting will take place on February 18th at Ilkeston – see you all again there!!!!

Lesley x

Sunday, 16 January 2011

DABBLERS FRIDAY 21ST JANUARY 2011 at Arena Ilkeston 6:30pm

Hi fellow crafters!!
Dabblers at Ilkeston starts again on 21st January and will run every 3rd Friday of the month. Start time 18:30hrs Please note the new start time of 6:30pm & not 6pm

The cost of hiring the room has increased so the cost for the evening will be £3:50 per crafter. We have to provide our own coffee, tea, milk, sugar and biccies/cakes. If anyone feels that they can bring biscuits and cakes along please let me know as these contributions would be well received. We could then start a rota for these over the coming months.

The theme for the night will be Valentine as February 14th approaches fast. But if you don't fancy this theme just bring your crafty gear along and craft along side like minded people.

Anne is going to show us how to make a gorgeous little box.
To make this box you will need to bring along your card stock

measurements needed for the little box are as follows:

Cardstock 1 piece 9.5 cm x 21.5 cm
Cardstock 2 pieces 6.5cm x 6.5 cm
Cardstock 1 piece 19 cm x 1.5 cm
and last but not least DSP 1 piece 6 cm x 6 cm
You will also need some scraps to make the scallop circle greeting or even the flower
(that Tracey showed us using the scalloped circle punch)

Anne will tell everyone the scoring, folding and cutting details on the night

Looking forward to seeing you all there

Lesley x

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Christmas Card Club

Have you had enough of Christmas or would you like to make Christmas cards all year round?

There is a new club starting at St. Martins Church Hall The Christmas Card Club on Saturday 15th January from 10.00 - 12.00. As we shall be sharing the hall with "The Coffee Morning" group the numbers of spaces available will be limited to 8, so you will need to book your place. If there is a lot of interest hopefully we can increase the numbers in future weeks, we will just have to see how it goes.

The idea is that everyone takes along pre-cut card, layers etc. so that you just have to stamp, colour and adhere, going home with finished cards. I am not sure that it is really going to turn out like this but we can try.

Each time there will be a colour theme and on 15th January the theme is red. Please bring with you
  • card blanks
  • card that has been cut for your mat/layers, if this is what you are doing
  • adhesive
  • colouring mediums (if using watercolour please bring little pots for water)
  • Ink for stamping
  • A stamp for the image on the front of your card
  • A sentiment stamp for the front of your card
  • A verse/greeting for the insert.
  • Any ribbons, buttons, embellishments in red.
  • Cutting mat, scissors, 3d foam pads, tool kit etc.
It is hoped that you will share your stamps with everyone else so that there is a possibility that you could go home with 8 different Christmas Cards. As space is going to be limited, the real challange is to get everything into one little bag....good luck

As the Coffee Morning is on at the same time, we will get asked quite a few questions, people will come over and have a look at what we are doing and there will be children running around. Saturday morning is usually very busy in Allenton and you may find that you cant park your car outside the church but there is always plenty of space outside my house (please dont block Pauls car in though). The price is £1.50 and this includes refreshments and your place MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE. Interested? Let me know.

Tracey

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2011



DABBLERS FRIDAY 21ST JANUARY 2011 at Arena Ilkeston

Anne is going to show us how to make a gorgeous little box.
To make this box you will need to bring along your card stock

measurements needed for the little box are as follows:

Cardstock 1 piece 9.5 cm x 21.5 cm
Cardstock 2 pieces 6.5cm x 6.5 cm
Cardstock 1 piece 19 cm x 1.5 cm
and last but not least DSP 1 piece 6 cm x 6 cm
You will also need some scraps to make the scallop circle greeting or even the flower
(that Tracey showed us using the scalloped circle punch)

Anne will tell everyone the scoring, folding and cutting details on the night

Looking forward to seeing you all there

Lesley x