Saturday, 29 March 2014

Eggcellent News

Unfortunately there just havent been enough of us Derby Dabblers to be able to meet up for the last couple of months at St. Martins.  The room that we hire is quite expensive and if there arent enough people to cover the cost of the room, the Dabblers cant get together. 

With quite a few suggestions made by quite a few people, we have a few new and exciting changes for Derby Dabblers

- St. Edmunds Church, Sinfin Avenue, Shelton Lock, DE24 9JA There is a little map below but if you are struggling with where the church is, you are most welcome to meet at my house on Friday 4th April and you can follow me in my car.  I shall be leaving home at 6.15pm

NEW PRICE - as the new venue is a smaller room which is lovely with a nice atmosphere, there is off road car parking on the church grounds, lighting outside the building and a little ramp to push crafty trolleys up, the cost is considerable cheaper.  The price per person will be £1.50 which will include refreshments for a few months trial, to see how we get on.
DEMONSTRATIONS - Many have said they would like to see more demonstrations at each get together.  Perhaps we could club together and get some profession demonstrators to come to dabblers to give us demos for scrapbooking, cards or other crafts?  Something to discuss on 4th April.

On Friday, 4th April there will be a few Easter themed demonstrations such as making pom pom chicks
You will need
some yellow or white wool
A pom pom maker or two pieces of cardboard cut in circles
orange card for beak
wobbly eyes
If you dont have these, there will be some available to buy on the night.

Or you could make your own little Easter egg treat bag

You will need a piece of card which is 3" long by
A scoreboard or a ruler and embossing pen
A flower stamp or a leaf stamp. I have used Pocket Silhouttes Stamp set
An Oval punch
A cropodile
Yellow Ribbon
Cello Bag
Small Chocolate Eggs
Red sticky tape or glue/tape of your choice
Yellow card and ink to make a chick to go on the front.  3 d foam pads

If you would like to make this but dont have the items, there will be some available to buy on the night.

Or make a little Easter Box
You will need some White card for the box, for the ovals and for the flowers
A scoreboard or a ruler and embossing pen
An oval punch and a scalloped oval punch
A piece of Summery bright yellow or bright green paper
A long cello bag or acetate bag or treat bag to put chocolate in
Chocolate eggs
A flower stamp and punch, yellow and orange ink
Scissors to cut out flower if you dont have a punch
Dont forget your sticky stuff

If you dont have all the items to make this, you can purchase some on the night.
Or you could make little Easter bags to put in a chocolate treat or a little money or a card etc. etc.

For the bags you will need some double sided 12 x 12 papers.  If you bring along 2 sheets the same, you have a choice of the size of your bag.  There will be lots of bags there for you to see on the night

2 x 12 x 12 double sided papers (the thicker the paper the better)
some matching ribbon
some card the matches the ribbon and the papers
sticky stuff, glue or red tape
A cropodile if you have one
A timmer
A scoreboard or a ruler and embossing pen
If you dont have the items to make this, you can purchase some on the night.

Of course, you dont have to do any of the items being demonstrated.  Come along and have a cuppa , come and knit and natter.  Bring your photos and do some scrapbooking,  bring all the items you need  to make your own cards or finish of some jewelery you have been making.  Lots of new friends ready for you to meet.

The time of the get together remains the same, 6.30pm until about 9.30pm.  Demonstrations will begin at 7pm.

You may want to bring a mug/cup to this venue and please do put on a name badge if you have one.  If you have a friend or two that may be interested, bring them along, the more the merrier

Want more information?  Give me a ring on 01332 721877

Saturday, 8 March 2014

All boxed up

Goodness, it is a long time since anyone posted any information here.  Hopefully, we can all add a little something, now and again.  I have given us all a new front door, I hope you like it. 

Unfortunately, there were not enough of us to have a get together at St, Martins Church Hall last night.  There needs to be quite a few to make it viable to pay for the room hire but, this is something that I am looking into.  Moving on.

A few of us did meet up in my house, the invitation went out to everyone who said they could make dabblers.  And we sat and made a box or two, I did a bit of decopatch and Christina sorted out a few cards.  We sat and chattered, ate fresh cream cake (thank you P.Ann).  Here is one of the boxes that I made.

Our next get together is as usual, first Friday of April,  which is the 4th.  Plans are being made for an EGGsellent evening with the theme of Easter, along with a demonstration or two (possibly 3).  I shall keep the blog posted with all the new plans so please, do watch this space.

Have you got a card, a box, an item that you can share with the rest of the Dabblers?  Please do add anything you want on to this blog, it is for all the Derby Dabblers members.  Not sure how to?  Let me know and I will try and explain how it all works.