Tuesday, 26 June 2012

June Workshop

Just a quick reminder of our workshop tomorrow. We will be looking at background techniques using various forms of inks and resists. Kay has made a couple of examples above, using a batik effect. I will be using glimmer mists with stencil masks and Michelle will be working with Promarkers and archival ink on acetate. 

Don't forget to bring our challenge backgrounds too so you can swap and complete someone else's card for next month. If you haven't had time then you can always use the background you create tomorrow night! The winners will both receive half price entry into the next workshop.

We will also be announcing the winners of the Membership Pack card competition.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Village Day 2012

Well here is a photo to prove that we were at Village Day even if nobody could find us!! We were not allocated the best spot this year, but the sun shone, the wind blew, and the rain stayed away - hooray!

And although it was definitely not our best year for card sales, we did well with selling the owl gift boxes and jubilee gift bags, thanks mainly to Gabby's son Max who did a great job!! Thanks Max! Click here to see how to make the triangular gift bags.

We also had the Competition Cards judged by Evan Davis (BBC Economics Journalist and Dragon's Den presenter). Find out who he chose as the next card-making entrepreneur at the next workshop on 27th June!

Friday, 8 June 2012

Too whit too woo!!

Hope you have all recovered from various Jubilee celebrations at the weekend. The fun continues here in Ashtead with Village Day on Saturday - let's hope we will be lucky with the weather. Just a quick (mainly photos) update this time and a sneak preview of some of the items made at Card Club on Wednesday, ready for sale on the stall on Saturday.  Lots of people enjoyed making the owl gift boxes, some even made little owl families!

Several people made red, white and blue themed cards and enjoyed colouring in our newly purchased Little Claire's stamps. Hopefully we will see some of these for sale on Saturday.

Our toffee filled gift bags will be on sale too, as well as kits to make more personalised ones. (Click on the links for tutorials on how to make the torn paper roses and the triangular gift bags below) 

Well done to everyone who entered our white on white card challenge and especially well done to Brenda, our winner, who receives free entry into one of our workshops. Highly commended cards were by Mandy and Kay.

Mandy's Highly Commended card

Kay's Highly Commended card
Brenda's winning card
Next month's challenge is to create a background for a card which you will then swap in a lucky dip. Another club member will complete your card and you will complete someone else's. Winners will receive half price entry into a workshop as the prize will be shared by both people contributing to the card.

All for now - hope to see you on Saturday.