Monday, 17 December 2012

Last post for Christmas...

...and 2012. Just wanted to show photos from our Christmas Speedcrafting workshop and our Christmas Gifts workshop. The Speedcrafting was a little more relaxed this time as most people knew what to expect! Techniques included Magic Motifs with foil or glitter, ready made toppers, Cuttlebug cutting and/or embossing and finally a Christmas Zentangle challenge. See below for some examples.

And a big thank you to Kay once again for her superb demo on how to make the Christmas wreaths and table decorations. They proved to be very popular and no doubt will now be brightening a few doorways in and around Ashtead! Here are a couple made at the Saturday workshop. For instructions on how to make the origami flowers click here.

The children had fun too making all sorts of gifts for friends (and for themselves!)

So that's all for 2012.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Looking forward to another crafty year in 2013.

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Last minute gifts and decorations.

Just a reminder that our Christmas Gift workshop is happening this Saturday! We still have some spaces available in the morning so please contact us if you would like to come along. Projects include these lovely paper floral wreaths and table decorations, notelet sets, desk organisers with notepads or calendars, Christmas table mats and laminated planners.  The morning session runs from 10 - 1pm and costs £6 for members and £7 for non members. Project costs and lunch are in addition to the workshop costs, but tea, coffee and sweets/biscuits will be provided.

And after that we have a workshop at Tadworth on Monday 10th, then our meal on Wednesday 12th and that will bring 2012 to a crafty close!  

Looking forward to hearing your ideas for projects for 2013 - we have already had some ideas through so keep them coming!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Saturday, 1 December 2012

The winners...

...of the Christmas Decoration Competition and our 2012 "Crafts" awards!

So as you can see Kay B won 1st prize in the decoration competition and Carol S was runner-up. A big thank you to Sheena Douglass for judging our competition, and an especially big thank you for all her valuable feedback on all the entries. Very much appreciated.

Our Annual awards this year have been inspired by our "Crafty Chums" article (p73 Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine, December issue) and the "Crufts" dog show (sounds a bit like "Crafts" when said in a southern accent?!!) Anyway - long story, but you will see from the pictures that all the awards and prizes have a canine connection!! Awards are as follows:

Crafty Chums Award - Claire and Michelle for being in a Crafty magazine this month.
Agility Award for Active Support and Jumping Through Hoops - Karen
Walkies Award for Active Support - Linda A
Fetch Award for Active Support - Kay B
Puppy Training Award for Best Newcomer - Sally-Anne
Well Groomed Award for High Standard of Work - Kay P
Man's Best Friend Award for Loyalty and Attendance - Vanessa
Freestyle Award for Creativity - Linda B
Best in Show for All Round Support and Involvement - Sarah

Well done to all our winners!

Our Charity Raffle this year will be split between a dog charity (appropriately!), nominated by Mandy, and the Royal Marsden Hospital.

So we have one more All-day Workshop (8th Dec) this year and then our Christmas meal on 12th Dec.

Don't forget to look out for projects for next year. Your current challenge is to let us know what techniques you would like to cover or revisit in 2013.

Best Wishes for Christmas to those of you not able to attend the workshop or meal. And see you soon to those of you that can!!