Sunday, 21 November 2010

Charms, candles and calendars...

...oh and of course Christmas Card Competition! Just a few of the things going on at our Wednesday workshop this week.

Our last workshop of the year is traditionally one where we present prizes to our card competition winners (and maybe a few other awards too - although no mice this year we promise!)

We also have the Charity raffle, so don't forget to bring your prize donations and some money to spend on tickets.

As well as all this we hope to make some time for quick demos on how to make your own calendars, wine charms and decorated candles. Some of you may have done the charms and candles before, but they proved to be popular so we are including them again. For those of you who want something different, Marilyn will be on hand to demonstrate how to make a calendar for 2011.

Finally, we will be giving out questionnaires for you to fill in for next year's workshops. For those of you that were not at the last meeting, we are changing venue next year, since the Peace Memorial Hall could not accommodate us on our regular last Wednesday of the month slot. We are only moving down the road to St Michael's Church Hall - thanks to Jan for arranging the bookings - but it does mean we can keep our last Wednesday of the month slot and it has its own car park, cups and dishwasher!! Dates and times will be confirmed in the New Year, but we would like your input as usual on workshop themes so please take the time to fill in the questionnaires.

See you on Wednesday.

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Tags, Bags, Boxes and More

Christmas workshops are coming around thick and fast at the moment! No sooner have we finished one then another comes along i.e. next week! Our traditional two November workshops this year fall on Wed 10th and Wed 24th and we will also be celebrating our 4th birthday this month - Happy Birthday ACMC!! Having two workshops in November allows everyone the chance to go to their various work/family Christmas dos in December. And also it means we can fit in a Card Club Christmas party in December - date and venue currently under discussion, but likely to be a meal out similar to last year. Will let you know soon, so you can book the date in and choose your glad rags!!

Since we concentrated on getting up to date with our Christmas card making at last month's workshop, we thought we would do something a little bit different on Wednesday 10th. So we will be making our own gift tags, gift bags and/or gift boxes and embellishing them too. Karen W will be bringing her Cricut Expression machine and "Tags, Bags, Boxes and More" cartridge and there will also be opportunities to create your own tags, bags and boxes using our die cuts, templates and folding techniques.

Christmas Card competition entries need to be in by next week too, so please remember to bring them on Wednesday 10th. See the blog entry for October if you need a reminder of the theme.