Thursday 24 June 2010

These are not just handmade cards...

...these are ACMC handmade cards, and lots of other crafty items on sale too!! Ashtead Village Day was another success for us this year. We had a dedicated and hard-working set-up and sales team. In fact we were so efficient that this year we were all set up by 11am and had time for tea and cakes before the selling began! Thank you very much to Linda A, Kay B and Karen for helping set up and staying for the rest of the day and to Chris and Linda B for their help on the stall and dismantling it afterwards.

The weather was a little breezy at times, but fine and warm and at one point we had to move Claire W's candles out of the sun to stop them melting! Our takings were up slightly on last year and pretty much everyone who sent items to sell, sold something. Kay was especially pleased to sell two of her lovely altered metal mirrors. (see below)

Kay's Mirrors

Michelle's Gift Boxes

Michelle was on duty all day personalising gift tins to order (see below) and this proved to be popular, as did the Lucky Dip and children's craft activities as always.

Personalised Gift Tins

This year the Membership Pack Card Competition was not actually judged on the day, but Michelle did manage to arrange a TV personality to judge the competition for us later in the week. So you will find out the winners and the mystery judge on Wednesday - our lips are sealed!!

We met lots of new crafters interested in the group too, so a big hello to you if you are reading our blog for the first time! Please give either Michelle or Claire a ring first to check availability of places if you are interested in coming along to any of our meetings - dates on the side bar.

And talking of our next meeting - it's on Wednesday 30th June - this week. The theme this month is die cut machines and we thought we would have a slightly different format to the evening and launch our first "Bring your die cut machine to Card Club" evening. We will have a few show and tell sessions about some of the electronic die cut machines that we don't see in action very often - Cricut, Craft Robo Lite, Slice etc. Michelle is bringing her Wizard and obviously we have the Club Cuttlebug and Sidekick machines. But we thought it would be a good opportunity to share knowledge and borrow other people's dies or embossing folders etc. Don't worry if you don't have a die cut machine or if yours is too big to bring - there will be plenty of machines to go around I'm sure!

See you all on Wednesday for a cutting fest!

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