Sunday, 26 June 2011

New Christmas Card Club

Hi All
How would you like to hand make all your Christmas Cards this year?  I know that I usually leave it too late to make all my cards and end up buying them at last minute, so this year I am starting a Chrismas Card Club in July, eight cards a month with dedicated time to do them is so doable (not sure that's a word but it works for me).
Click on the Christmas Card Club tab at top of the page for more details.  You will be able to purchase packs if you are unable to attend.  Pictures of the completed cards will be posted after each meeting.
Happy crafting
Joy x

Saturday, 25 June 2011

At Dunsilly Hotel 11th June

Well here, at last, are some details of the Stampin' Up! Experience we held on 11th June. We used the Strength and Hope stamp set from the mini catalogue to make two projects. A card and a wallet shaped gift card holder.

Gina demonstrated the Scallop Envelope Die for the Big Shot. She showed how to make the envelope, how to make the envelope longer and how to make the cute boxes holding 2 After Eights that we had given to everyone atending the event.

Emma demonstrated the Extra Large Owl Punch. She showed several examples of different ways to use it - as the owl, as tulips, animal shapes such as lion, hippopotomus and penguin. She also showed us how use it to make a beautiful rose.

There were three prize draws and the prizes were a stamp set and a set of 20 card blanks, 2 in each of the 10 colours from the Subtles collection. Gina decorated the beautiful gift bags the prizes were in.

Everyone enjoyed the day and are looking forward to the next one.

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Why I haven't posted for a while -

Well here she is, my granddaughter Carey, approximately 3ft of pure energy. I had a lovely month with my family visiting, my son over from Scotland, my daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter over from USA. A full house but lots of fun. Carey had a list of activities that needed to be included - lunch at Tescos, picnic in mountains, new shoes from Clarkes, mountain boots, and swimming were at the top of the list. I think we topped this by taking her, with bicycle to Tollymore Forest for two nights in the motorhome. We left mummy, daddy and uncle to their own devices. Very enjoyable, but did leave us feeling tired and very old. We loved every minute of it.

 We also attended Pamela's graduation ceremony at the Waterfront Hall. We are very proud of her. My son-in-law took this photo.