Monday, 28 February 2011

Derby Dabblers first 2011 get together - this Friday

Derby Dabblers will be meeting on Friday 4th March at St. Martins Church at 6.30p.m. This will be our first 2011 get together (fingers crossed). The cost of the evening will be £3.00 and this includes refreshments and cakes/biscuits.

The theme for the evening for both cardmakers and scrapbookers will be spring so please bring along anything with spring in mind (surely spring is just around the corner isnt it?)

I will be doing two demonstrations, yes two. The first one is a very simple baby card in the shape of a nappy. The second one will be an unusual folder/envelope. Please find a list of all items needed to make these projects.

Nappy Card
  • One A4 sheet of white card
  • Pink ink and ribbon or Blue ink and ribbon
  • scissors
  • sticky stuff (glue runner, red tape or any other adhesive that you prefer)
  • scoring tool or ruler and embossing tool
  • cropodile if you have one but I will have mine with me

Folder/envelope
  • coloured card 6"x11 1/2" (I have used SU textured)
  • contrasting colour card 6" X 3 1/2"
  • 2 patterned pieces of paper 4 1/4" x 7 1/2" each
  • Ribbon to co-ordinate
  • Scorer, scoring tool or ruler and embossing tool (these are a must but I will have
a scorer with me)
  • Sticky stuff (adhesive of your choice but needs to be a strong one)
  • Velcro dots - if you dont have any I will bring extra along and we can split
the cost.
  • Ruler

Dont forget, if you dont want to make these or if you dont want to doing any thing with the spring theme, you can always bring along your own projects to work on or you can just come along for a natter, coffee/cake and catch up with everyone you havent seen for the last few months.

There will be cello bags, glue, tape runners and lots of other bits available to purchase if your stocks are running low. If you have any crafting items that you wish to sell, to swap or just to pass on, please bring them with you.

Christiana and Liz were the cakerers for February but due to cancellation of the evening, this didnt happen. Could you both let me know if you are happy to supply the cakes/biscuits for this session please. If not dont worry, I can always see if someone else can do this as I am sure there will be plenty of volunteers.

If there is anyone that hasnt been before you will be made to feel most welcome. If you need directions or any other information at all, just send me an email.

Can you let me know if you will be coming along so that I can give the cakerers a rough idea of numbers.

I am really looking forward to seeing everyone as its been so long.

Tracey



Thursday, 24 February 2011

Christmas Card Club

The Christmas Card Club is taking place again this Saturday at St. Martins Church. There are still quite a few places left if you fancy a couple of hours making some Christmas cards.

This weeks theme is blue. If you scroll down the page you will find a suggested list of crafting items that you may want to bring with you.

There is a young girl who has joined this group (I am sorry but I have forgotten her name). She is just starting out crafting so if you have any items that you think would be appropriate for a 10 - 11 year old, please let me have them and I can pass them on.

Looking forward to seeing you there

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Crafting Items have been asked for

Susie, who attends Ilkeston Dabblers when she can, has sent me an email with the following request


a lady from our church is going out to Albania in June and she is taking small craft items with her eg glue sticks small sticking pieces,card shapes etc,,pencils rubbers etc as well. If anything spare comes your way please think of us


If you do have anything that you can donate, can you let me know and I will give your Susies email address so that collection/delivery can be arranged.

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Ilkeston Dabblers Meeting 18th February

Hi Ladies
Yes it's Ilkeston Dabblers again on this Friday, 18th February.  It's come round again quick.  The evening starts at 18:30 - 21:00 and the cost is £3:50.  Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided and Christina has kindly volunteered to bring some cakes  -  many thanks Christina.
The theme for the evening is to be  Mother's Day which is on the 3rd of April and time is creeping on.   It will be a great  opportunity to get those cards started. There are always lots of ideas and inspiration from the talented ladies so dont forget your cameras. 
But if you don't fancy this theme just bring your crafty gear along and craft along side like minded people.
There will be a chance to see how to use shrink plastic  - so if you want to have a go please bring the following:

  • some shrink plastic
  • a heat gun
  • punches
  • some pencils or something to colour your shrink plastic with.

Remember you will also need to bring along your basic crafting kit.
So I know the numbers of attendees can you please e-mail me if you’re are coming
look forward to hearing from  you
best wishes
Lesley x

Christmas Card Club in February

Unfortunately due to the Drama Group we cant get into St. Martins Church Hall on a Saturday until 12th February. Let me know if you want to come along to a relaxing couple of hours of chatting, Christmas Card Making, tea and biscuits. The price is £1.50 and there are only 8 spaces.
Here are the cards that I have made so far
I apologise for confusing people last month with details of what you need to bring with you to the Christmas card club. I hope that this is a better explanation.

Folded card blanks - about 5 will be plenty for the morning session.

Green (not red as in photo) card cut for layering
White card cut for stamping on

Green card and white card for the inserts


This will give you all you need to make your cards

Add a Christmas Stamp and sentiment for the front of your card
A sentiment or verse for the insert
Ink to stamp with, ink cleaner and a cutting mat to lean on
Something to colour in with

That is all you need and dont forget, other people will take image stamps and sentiment stamps and everyone is happy to share so you could go home with quite a few different cards.

FEBRUARY DERBY DABBLERS - 4th February

Demonstrator wanted. Do you feel like demonstrating a card, a project or a template? Please let me know if you do.

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Dabblers cancelled 4th February

Ladies,
At 10.40p.m. last night the caretaker of St. Martins Church telephoned me to let me know that there is no electricity at the church. 
Apparently they have  had a problem for a few days and although the electrician has been, he hasn’t sorted out the problem.  The
electrician was due to go again yesterday but he didnt show up and Sylvia (the caretaker) wasn’t sure when he was going to go.
Now I am sure that we have all done some crafting in some bad conditions but it will be impossible to do anything without any lighting
or heating tonight.  Sylvia has said that we can use the hall on another Friday as soon as the electricity is sorted so all I can do is let
you know when this is and see if you are free.  
I had received 18 positive replies for tonight and whilst I don’t have room at home for 18 people to sit and craft I do have 18 mugs so
if you fancy a coffee and a chat, you are most welcome to come for a coffee.  Jayne has had a delivery of glue runners, cello bags etc. etc.
and I will ask her to bring them round.  I had also intended on giving out the Stampin' Up! orders at the Dabblers but they haven’t
arrived as yet.  Some are due today and some will be here on Monday.
I cant tell you how disappointed I am and I'm sure that you will be too.
Regards
Tracey

DERBY DABBLERS 4th February CANCELLED

At 10.40p.m. last night the caretaker of St. Martins Church telephoned me to let me know that there is no electricity at the church.

Apparently they have had a problem for a few days and although the electrician has been, he hasnt sorted out the problem. The electrician was due to go again yesterday but he didnt show up and Sylvia (the caretaker) wasnt sure when he was going to go.

Now I am sure that we have all done some crafting in some bad conditions but it will be impossible to do anything without any lighting or heating tonight. Sylvia has said that we can use the hall on another Friday as soon as the electricity is sorted so all I can do is let
you know when this is and see if you are free.

I had received 18 positive replies for tonight and whilst I dont have room at home for 18 people to sit and craft I do have 18 mugs soif you fancy a coffee and a chat, you are most welcome to come for a coffee. Jayne has had a delivery of glue runners, cello bags etc. etc.
and I will ask her to bring them round. I had also intended on giving out the Stampin' Up! orders at the Dabblers but they havent arrived as yet. Some are due today and some will be here on Monday.

I cant tell you how disappointed I am and I'm sure that you will be too.