Monday, 30 November 2015

Winners 2015

At our last busy workshop for 2015 we announced the winner and runner up for our "Card for All Seasons" competition. We consulted a panel of judges, representing different age groups, for their opinions and comments on the cards and boxes. All our entrants were given positive feedback for their entries as the standard was very high. Several of the judges commented that they were "blown away" by the quality of the boxed cards and the amount of work that had gone into creating the whole package.

Kay was our overall winner with her Bee themed box. She received comments such as "Great attention to detail and a good finish to all cards", "Excellent presentation, great theme. I particularly like the black and white card with the glitter" and "I like playing Hunt the Bee!"

And Katharine was our Runner Up this year. Her box was a "By the Sea" theme. Judges commented that her collection was "A good mixture of funny and serious cards", and that she "Shows a good eye for colour" and has a "Very high quality finish on all the cards"

Well done to you both and indeed to all of the entrants for the hard work you put in.

We also present our annual awards at our final workshop. This year we chose a 007 theme to coincide with the new James Bond film - Spectre. 

As this is the latest release and relative newcomer to the James Bond family,  our first "Spectre" award was presented to our Best Newcomer for 2015 - Julie.

Rachael, Jackie and Brenda were presented with the "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" award for Loyalty and Attendance at most, if not all of our workshops this year.

Karen and Penny received "The World is Not Enough" Active Support award for their help and support at Village Day and for refreshments and helping to pack up after workshops.

Rachael and Katharine were awarded this year's Patience and Perseverance "Never Say Never Again" award, not for their efforts at crafting this time, but for their selling technique at Village Day

Sue was presented with the "Diamonds Are Forever" Crafting Personality award as she enjoys her crafting and has been very supportive throughout the year in various ways.

Sally was presented with the "Goldeneye" trophy for High Quality work this year, showing a good eye for detail.

And Katharine was presented with the "Goldfinger" award for being this year's "Most Creative" member. 

Well done to all. Look forward to seeing those of you who are coming to the Christmas meal on the 9th. Just to confirm it is 8pm at the Brewery.

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Last workshop for 2015

Well the two weeks since the last workshop have flown by!! And here we are again for our second November workshop and our final one for the year. As is the tradition for this last workshop we will be presenting prizes to the winners of our challenges - this year the Card for All Seasons challenge and also the Christmas Card individual card challenge.

We also have our Annual Awards and our charity raffle. Don't forget to bring your donations of prizes and ideas for which charity or charities you would like us to donate to this year.

There will be some time for Mince Pies and light crafting too! Quick Christmas cards or money wallets and gift boxes is the plan! (Money not included!)

We will be finalising numbers for the Christmas meal tomorrow night too (Wed 9th Dec 8pm at the Brewery) so if you have not yet made your menu choice or given us your deposit then please give us a shout tomorrow.

The Pinterest Board for ideas for next year has been set up and you should have received an invite to pin if you are on Pinterest. Let me know if you haven't received it. I have transferred across some of the ideas that were pinned towards the end of this year and pinned some other ideas that have been mentioned at Card Club.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Wreaths and decorations

You made some gorgeous creations on Wednesday. Most popular were the cone wreaths.

A few people had a go with the polystyrene wreath forms too - here's Mandy's...

A few of you also had a go at the jigsaw wreaths - creating double sided decorations for the tree this time. 

And a card too!

There was also some free-styling going on with Michelle's bargain stars from Wilkos!

The challenge cards were in and voted for - winners will be announced at the next workshop and first place will start the New Year with a free workshop.

And of course your Card Box Challenge was due in. Entries can be seen below - very impressive! Lots of hard work gone into these. Judging for these is underway and winners will be announced at the final workshop of the year.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Don't forget - **SCOUT HUT 8.30**

So tomorrow is the meeting where we have to move out of St Michael's Church Hall temporarily and meet at the Scout Hut instead. For any of you that have not been here before it is down Woodfield, the road opposite the Woodman pub - about a third of the way down on the left. (Click here for a map) As the Scouts are in there till 8pm we won't be able to start until 8.30. We will aim to start promptly, so any help setting up would be greatly appreciated. Please bear in mind though that it will be busy for parking around the time the Scouts are picked up.

The theme for the evening is "Wreaths" and you will have the opportunity to make a paper wreath with Michelle using either book pages or scrapbook papers.

Or if you prefer to stick to smaller projects or cards you can join me and make a card with a wreath theme. I've also been busy spray painting jigsaw pieces green so we can make jigsaw piece wreaths into double sided tree decorations, as well as using them on cards this time!

Don't forget to bring your Christmas Challenge card for a final chance at winning a free workshop this year (can be carried over to next year!) Your themed Challenge Card boxes are also due in this month for a chance to win crafty goodies. Look forward to seeing those tomorrow night!

Caught in crystal cards and challenge winners.

Apologies for two posts in one evening, but it's been a busy week with the 'real job'!

First up, the first place winner of the Game Piece Card Challenge was B - Katherine. Well done to you - free workshop coming your way!

In second place was E - Rachael and in third place A - Sally. Well done to you both.

Next, here are some of your October workshop cards and works in progress using the caught in crystal technique to create backgrounds.