Tuesday 11 May 2010

Busy, busy, busy.

Well it has been a jam-packed crafty couple of weeks for the two of us. Since the last post we have had our monthly meeting in Ashtead, one of our Saturday all day workshops, the Tadworth meeting on Monday and, that same day Michelle also ran a Brownie craft workshop (34 Brownies no less!) and a Girl Guide workshop! If we're not careful we might start getting crafty withdrawal symptoms before our next workshop!!

Anyway here are some piccies from the messy, inky Ashtead workshop in April. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and some fantastic backgrounds and cards were produced.

Chris and Mary's cards (above) were created using the Glimmer Mists technique, demonstrated expertly by Kay. Thank you Kay for being so creative and organised with your demo, as always!

Michelle brought along lots of her Particraft stamp sets and showed how to create your own amazing backgrounds using distress inks combined with the stamped images, in a collage effect. The backgrounds above were designed by Linda B. and Penny, and the wine card was created by Claire W. The stamp sets proved to be very popular and featured on some of the candles created at the Saturday workshop too.

Our third demo was using ink brayers and some of our background stamps in combination with Versamark/Perfect Medium stamp pads to create the resist, and Big and Juicy pads to add colour. Kay P. and Jackie's backgrounds are modelling this above! The ladies and gentleman at Tadworth also enjoyed this technique this month.

We had a few familiar faces attending our Saturday workshop as well as a few new faces and a sprinkling of junior crafters! The Fimo tea lights proved popular with all ages, as did the hand stamped candles. (see below)

Tea light designs by Grace, Sarah and Olly.

Candle designs by Monica and Linda W.

If you missed out on the Saturday workshop, then put the date of our second Saturday workshop in your diary now - Saturday September 11th.

Hope you are all busy getting your Competition cards ready and your cards for sale at Village Day. Thank you to those of you who have volunteered to help already. It is a fun day out and we do always have a bit of giggle on the stall!!

Happy crafting!

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