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

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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.

Hallint2JPG Hallint4

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