Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Quick cards for Christmas

Wednesday will be our last workshop for 2014 and as is the tradition we will be making quick and easy Christmas cards using patterned papers. We will of course also be presenting prizes to the winners of our Dec this Journal challenge and presenting our very own ACMC awards. We will also have mince pies and our Christmas Charity raffle so don't forget to bring your prizes and your pennies.

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Christmas Creativity

Here are some of your creations from Wednesday. First up origami wreaths:

Click here for a tutorial on how to make these.

And here are some of the die cut snowmen, trees and wreaths. We used circle Nestabilities and the new Classic Poinsettia Dies from Creative Expressions.

Tree tutorial here (amongst others.)

Karen's "flashing" snowman has been censored to preserve his modesty!!

Your final Challenge page was to print using fruit or veg. Here are the final entries. Winners of this and the overall Journal challenge will be announced at the next workshop.

And here are your completed Dec. this Journals. Judging will take place in the next few days. Watch this space...

Monday, 10 November 2014

Do you want to build a snowman?

Or an origami wreath? Then make sure you come along to the Scout Hut in Ashtead this Wednesday 12th November. We will be starting at the later time of 8.30 to allow time for the Cubs to clear up.

Kay will be showing you how to make the origami wreath decoration or you could make the snowman, tree or poinsettia wreath using Nestabilities Circle dies and flower/leaf dies.

Don't forget to bring your finished Dec. this Journal masterpieces so we can arrange judging in time to announce the results at our second November workshop on Wed 26th.

Monday, 3 November 2014

Christmas time, mistletoe and twine!!

Baker's twine flowers to be exact! Raffia, ribbon and decorative thread were also used to create these cards with floral embellishments. Click here for a tutorial.

Twine and thread was also used to embellish cards with a bit of "Christmas wrapping", around and under die cut shapes.

The winner of our "Hot, hot, hot - heating and melting challenge" was announced this month too. First here are the entries you voted for:

And this month's winner of a free workshop was... B - Linda Walker, with  F - Kay and G - Marie coming joint second. Well done to all entrants. 

Don't forget your completed "Dec. this Journal" is due in on 12th November!! And that workshop will be at the Scout Hut.