Saturday, 8 December 2012

Coffee

As we've not been able to have a Christmas Fuddle this year due to unforseen circumstances - anyone fancy meeting for coffee at Little Eaton garden centre on December 22nd around 10am or will everyone be too busy?

lesley

Thursday, 6 December 2012

No Dabblers this Friday 7th December

DERBY DABBLERS CHRISTMAS FUDDLE - POSTPONED

Unfortunately the Church Hall is occupied on Friday and we cant use it for our Christmas Fuddle.  A majority vote has got us having a New Year Fuddle instead so on Friday 1st February we shall have our next get together.  I shall miss everyone this Friday.

I will have to try and get addresses as I have lots and lots of Christmas cards for all the Dabblers.

I will post again next week.

Tracey


Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Friday 7th December

Ladies,

I know its early but the dates creep up on me faster than anything so I thought I would send the email out and you can put the date on your calendar.

Friday 7th December will be Derby Dabblers.  We will meet up for the last time in 2012, the next get together after this will be February 2013.As usual
we shall be at St. Martins Church Hall, Flint St, Allenton DE24 9BG.

The theme for the evening will be Christmas stamping.  Bring along any stamps that you are willing to share, card to stamp out on to, ink, cleaners and
anything else you may need to make some MORE Christmas cards or even a scrapbook page in readyness for the photographs you will take.  Not a paper
crafter?  Then get out the bling of jewelery, the knitting needles or come along for a good old chin wag.  There will be lots of people to talk to.

Dont forget your name badges and a mug if you have one.

It would be fantastic if everyone that comes brings something nice to eat with them, sweet or savory and we shall have a Fuddle.  I shall set the
table up and you can just help yourselves.  If you cant bring anything, please dont let it put you off from coming along.

If you could let me know if you can make it, we will know how many chairs and tables to set up.  Hoping to see you in a few weeks.

Tracey

Monday, 1 October 2012

Derby Dabblers Friday 5th October

Its the Derby Dabblers get together this Friday, 5th October.  We shall be at St. Martin's Church Hall from 6.30 and in the 3 hours that we are there, hopefully we shall all be able to catch up with all the news, its weeks since we got together.  I have been asked to show you how to make these Jubilees.
 
 If you can bring a sheet of 12 x 12, that will make 4.  You will need sticky tape and a crimper.  I shall bring 2 crimpers with me.

The theme for the night is autominal which will be a colour theme of browns, oranges and reds.

We shall also have a go at making a baby chest card like this one.

Please bring:

2 sheets of white A4,
1 sheet of Pink or Blue A4
Ruler, pencil and rubber
teddy or trains or pram stamp,
blue or pink and black ink,
scissors,
score board if you have one
pink or blue brads

If you have any of the punches, please bring them with you too but if not, I shall have mine.

Can anyone bring in some cakes/biscuits?  If so just let me know.  It would be appreciated if you could let me know if you can come along just so that I know that there will be enough of us. 

Really looking forward to seeing you
Tracey

Sunday, 30 September 2012

Saturday Card-making class

Hello all
A wonderful afternoon of card-making thanks to Tracey and what a lovely venue too.
I was photographer for the session, although I had an apprentice who also took a few.

I'm sure Tracey will fill in the details and add the finished cards piccies.
It was a lovely afternoon and great to see so many faces.
Bye for now
Buffy xx

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Beach Huts

I love beach huts so when I saw this stamp I just had to have it and it looks great when water coloured!!!


Lesley x

Sunday, 2 September 2012

message from Tracey

As lots of people are on holiday DERBY DABBLERS will not be going ahead on 7th September. We will all have so much to catch up in October though and there will be a demo.

Saturday, 1 September 2012

No Spondon Dabblers in September

Hi just letting everyone know that there WILL BE NO SPONDON DABBLERS   in September.

I have had some response to my e-mails etc about the continuation of this on the 3rd Friday of the month and I will feed back around mid September on whether there is enough interest for it to continue this group.  in the mean time

happy crafting

Lesley x

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Spondon Dabblers does it have a future?


Hi Ladies

Spondon Dabblers does it have a future?

August Spondon Dabblers was cancelled due to not enough people confirming their attendance to make it viable but when Anne cancelled the booking it because weren’t able to give 1 months’ notice of cancellation we had to pay for the room hire – which Anne did & she is now out of pocket. 
As you know we are non-profit making don’t have any funds to cover these sort of costs.

 Because of this Anne has cancelled all the bookings for the rest of the year.  I have offered Anne 50% of the cost for last Friday’s hire. 

I am willing to organise these Friday nights but would require another person who would help when I’m on holiday or can’t make it due to work commitments.

 but before I do this I need to know:

·         from you all whether you want to meet in the 3rd Friday of the month?

·         just continue with meeting  once a month on the 1st Friday at St Martin’s at Allenton?

·         Is anyone willing to help me with the Spondon Dabblers if there is enough interest for it to continue?

·          

Please let me know your thought on this asap


Lesley

Thursday, 16 August 2012

No Dabblers at Spondon Tonight

Hello Ladies,
This is just to let you know that there is No Spondon Dabblers tonight.
Anne

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Little Boxes

Good evening ladies,
The last Dabblers was great fun.
I have been adapting the original design of the little box, I added a drawer!
It didn't go quite as well as I would have liked, but it's only a first attempt.

Hopefully I will be at the Spondon Dabblers this friday and will have perfected the drawer :)

Buffy xx

Friday, 10 August 2012

August Derby Dabblers Photos






These are a few photographs from our last Derby Dabblers get together at St. Martin's Church Hall.  I am not the best photographer and I often forget that I have a camera in my bag but, better late that never with the photos.

We made a stunning box and hopefully, we can get a few more photos on here of how all the boxes turned out.

Monday, 6 August 2012

‘SPONDON DABBLERS’ Friday August 17th


Hello Ladies

I know that we have only just had Dabblers but I thought I’d e mail everyone whilst crafting is still in your thoughts!!!!!

Well it’s that time of the Month again its’  ‘SPONDON DABBLERS’   Friday  August 17th

WHEN
Friday 17th AUGUST 6.30 - 9.30 at Spondon Village Hall

THEME
The theme for the evening, which you don’t have to follow if you don’t want to is going to be ‘Christmas in August
.   This could be your kick start to start making those cards ready for Christmas.  I’ve recently started to get e-mails with this year’s new Xmas product ranges – like the look of some Lily of the Valley stamps.   

You don’t have to follow the theme, just bring along your bits and pieces to sit and create or, just bring yourself along and have a cuppa and a natter.

COST
The cost is £3.00 per person.  This does include the hire of the room  plus tea & coffee.

CAKERERS

If anyone would like to bring some cakes/biscuits please let me know.  

If you can you help out with cakes/biscuits in future months just drop me an e mail?  If you could tell me when you can commit to, I can add it to the blog.

DABBLERS BLOG

Yes we have a blog and everyone can contribute to this.  It would be fantastic if you could spend just a few minutes to update the blog with what you have been up to over the past few weeks, or tell us about your latest project, your latest purchase?  Anything at all.  If you don’t already have permission to write on the blog just let me know and I will sort it out.

If you don’t know how to blog, again, I am happy to lend a hand.  It would be great if we could get this to a busy place that we could all come and visit.  Not sure what a blog is, please click on the link below my name and it will take you straight there.

CAN YOU MAKE IT

Can you make it on 17th August 2012 6.30 - 9.30.   Please let me know so that we can work out how many we are catering for. 

looking forward to hearing from you

Happy crafting

Lesley x

PS please let Anne know if your able to attend as I will be away for a few days  (Anne’s e-mail address annemadeit75@yahoo.co.uk)


Monday, 25 June 2012

NEXT DERBY DABBLERS GET TOGETHER



NEXT MEETING
The next get together for Derby Dabblers will be on Friday 6th July at St. Martin's Church Hall, Flint Street, Allenton. It is from 6.30 - 9.30 and the price is £3.00 for adults and £2.00 for teenages.  The theme for the evening, which you dont have to follow if you dont want to is a colour one of blue.  That can be blue sky, blue sea or even blue Monsters.
  
CAKERERS WANTED
Are you able to bring in the cakes/naughty bits?  There are normally 2 people who bring in the cakes etc.  I am very happy to bring something in for July if someone else bring in something too?  Can you coming along in future months and provide the cakes/biscuits. If so, please let me know so that I can fill up the slots on the right hand side.  I have been baking fairy cakes and love doing them with fresh cream, here are some that I made last weekend.


Really looking forward to seeing everyone and catching up with what you have been up to. If you are thinking of coming along for the first time, please do come.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Gramdcalibur/Cuttlebug

Can anyone tell me if I can use the origianal metal backed Cuttlebug cutting dies (I have alphabets) in my new Grand Calibur machine.  I have purchased the raspberry adapter plate, but no mention is ever made of these metal backed dies being used,  They were very expensive amd I don't thinkl spellbinders do alphabets.   I would like to use them with my new machine.  Has anyone any experience please.

Monday, 30 April 2012

Stamping Sunday May 20th


Exiting opportunity for A STAMPING SUNDAY !!!


all day stamping/crafting at Spondon Village Hall day on May 20th

10:00 – 16:00

wanted at least 10 crafters


cost for the whole  day would be £5

half day £3  (morning or afternoon)

under 16’s:  £3.00 for the whole day & £2.50 for half a day

Tea, coffee & squash will be included in the price.  You will need to bring a pack lunch.


For further details please contact me by e-mail of phone 07875000326

Could you please e-mail me by May 4th to confirm a place – as a minimum of 10 crafters is required

Hope to see you there!!!

Lesley x


Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Where have we all been?

Goodness, I struggled to open this little blog up this morning.....so much dust everywhere.  I am wondering where everyone has gone to?  Have you all won the pools and become millionaires...does anyone do "the pools" or is it all the lottery now?  Anyway,  I have dusted, swept up, got rid of all the gunk that had gone off and here we are, a nice new shiny place again, all ready for everyone to blog again.

Would you like to post here but dont know how or have the necessary permissions?  Please let me know and I will help you out. 

Here is a scrapbook page that I have done recently.  A few of us went off on a day out to a scrapbooking class.  The next day out is in June and if you fancy coming along, please let either Pam Partridge or myself know and we will give you details.

Sophia and Katerina, a special photograph for me


What is your latest creation?  Please put a post on so that we can all see what you have been up to.

NEXT MEETING
The next get together is Derby Dabblers at St. Martin's Church Hall, Flint Street, Allenton. It is from 6.30 - 9.30 and the price is £3.00 for adults and £2.00 for teenages.  The theme for the evening, which you dont have to follow if you dont want to is RED WHITE AND BLUE.

CAKERERS WANTED
Are you able to bring in the cakes/naughty bits?  There are normally 2 people who bring in the cakes etc.  I am very happy to bring something in on May 4th can someone else bring in something too?  Can you coming along in future months and provide the cakes/biscuits. If so, please let me know so that I can fill up the slots on the right hand side.

Hope that you can fill up the blog with bits and pieces that you have been up to, tell us your latest news or show your latest creation.  Have you purchased anything that was fantastic value or a waste of money?  Waiting to hear from you next

Tracey xx

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Spondon Dabblers Friday 20th April 2012

Hello Ladies

Happy Easter

to everyone & hope you are all enjoying the BH

Date and Times

Spondon Dabblers next get together is Friday April 20th 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 month is "anything goes".

If you don't fancy doing any crafting at all, just come for a cuppa and a natter.

If anyone has anything to demonstrate a card/altered item/or a box to make please let me know as I can circulate requirements so that we can all have a go at making something new

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 jewellery, 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, 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.

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 could send me an email to let me know if you will be coming along as it help for catering purposes.

If anyone is able to bring any cakes or biscuits on the 20th please let me know

Lesley

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Spondon Dabblers Friday 17th February

Hello Ladies

I hope that everyone had a great time over Christmas and New Year and you are all raring to go on the crafting front! I'm looking forward to seeing some people I haven't seen for a while.

Date and Times

Spondon Dabblers next get together is Friday 17th February 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 month is "Easter" making new cards/projects out of old card/projects, just think of all those old Christmas cards you can use up or you can just 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 jewellery, 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, 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.

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 us 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 and Ann x

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Derby Dabblers first 2012 get together

Just one week to go and its Derby Dabblers first 2012 get together. Friday 3rd February 6.30 - 9.30 at St. Martins Church Hall, Allenton, Derby. Scrapbookers, Cardmakers, Knitters, those that like to cross stich, make jewllery etc. etc. everyone welcome. The theme for cardmakers and scrapbookers for the evening will be numbers. As usual, you dont have to follow the theme, just come for a cuppa and a natter. Price for the evening is £3.00 adults, £2.00 for the youngsters.Hands up those that will be going. Any offers for the cakerers for February? 2 people to provide some nice nibbles?

Monday, 9 January 2012

First Spondon Dabblers of 2012

Hello Ladies and A Happy New Year
I hope that everyone had a great time over Christmas and New Year and you are all raring to go on the crafting front! I'm looking forward to seeing some people I haven't seen for a while.
Date and Times 
Spondon Dabblers next get together is Friday 20th January 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 month is "recycling" making new cards/projects out of old card/projects, just think of all those old Christmas cards you can use up or you can just 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 jewelery, 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, kids are free.
Show and Tell
Please bring along any cards, 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.
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 us 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 and Anne
x