Thursday, April 14, 2011

Next Dates For the Saffron Walden Craft group!

hello all hope you are well?

well i have just confirmed the next few months bookings with my venue for the craft group so here are the dates for your diaries;

Monday May 9th 2011
Monday June 6th 2011
Monday July 4th 2011

there will be a break for August as i assume most will be on holidays or just too busy enjoying the sun :) and then i shall be back with dates for september onwards as soon as i possibly can.

so why don't you think about joining us?
we meet between 7 and 9pm the cost is £3.00 per session
and that includes tea and coffee and if you're lucky some of my homemade cakes or biscuits (if i'm feeling a bit lazy it will be shop brought lol)

for any more questions you may have just ping me an email on

thanks for stopping by
until next time ttfn

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Crafty Moo craft group, second meeting

hello again second post today, i rambled on a bit too much earlier but i forgot to tell you all about the second meeting of the craft group.

i thought i would show you a few pictures of the large and light space that we have to use thanks to Friends Boarding School (its their assembly hall)
this is the space set up for 10 people but this is only a tiny section of the hall and we have space for many more to join us.

we run once a month as a get together for crafters on a monday between 7 and 9pm and the cost is only £3.00 a session including tea or coffee.
once there is more interest we will have a fuller programme of events including a requested fortnightly crop and classes.

so if you are ever in the area please come and join us as at the moment there is only me and one other member who has thankfully come every meeting so far, but we need to fill the space lol!

myself and sandra did have a lovely evening though me messing about and getting inky and her being very productive and completing two cards from scratch, but we did far more talking! lol which is one of the best bits about having a social side to your crafting as you can share ideas.

thanks for stopping by
until next time ttfn


Peterborough Training, and meeting the lovely Monica!

hello all, hoping you are well? i am just recovering from my busy few days, saturday i managed to finish my swaps for the training day organised by monica.  sunday i went to peterborough to monica's team training which i was invited to by my stampin' up! demo caroline, and then monday night was the second meeting of the saffron walden craft group that i started last month.

so firstly my swaps, after many failed attempts that ended up in the bin my mojo completely failed me so i went off down the town with my nan and granddad and had a lovely lunch at ASK and then attempted to teach milli how to ride her bike for the afternoon.
with my head totally clear i sat down to make my swaps and asked Mr.C. his opinion and he said 'plain and simple' so i grabbed my 'trendy trees' stamp set and my stamp-a-ma-jig and got cracking here is what i came up with;

i think that they came out quite well but on the day the green ones where the most popular i only had 2 of those left!  i really love my stamp-a-ma-jig i wasn't too sure about it when i purchased it but couldnt see how i could use the 'trendy trees' without it, but now i really love it once i got my head round it its really simple and i always get my tree trunks in the right place which always helps! lol.

and so to training, i was invited to the team training event as i am thinking of joining stampin up! as a demo and caroline thought that coming to training would help in my decision, well it did! but also made my shopping list grow!! lol
we made some lovely 'make and take' projects and i met some lovely ladies including the rest of caroline's team of owls donna and helen.  and the swapping was lots of fun, it was lovely to see other stampers work and to get a small bit to take home and peruse at leisure.
here are some of the swaps that i received

and this photo is of the swaps made from left by helen, caroline and donna.

and so to the make and takes;

this was one of the projects we made with the 'nature's walk' stamp set.  i had originally overlooked this stamp set when looking through the mini catalogue as i wasnt sure what i would really do with it but after using it on sunday it is so on my wish list now!! lol

we also had some business talks from monica and bekka which i found really informative and helpful, they both speak and fill you with such inspiration that i had planned my launch party in my head before i've even signed my forms! lol

i met some really lovely and talented ladies who all welcomed me into their group for the day, had a lot of fun crafting for the whole day and seeing lots of others craft projects i have tons of photos but i think i may have rambled on far too long as it is now! lol
sorry for the long post and if you are still with me thank you for popping by until next time ttfn.


Friday, April 08, 2011

mojo has deserted me :(

well hello im sorry that it has been a while my mojo has deserted me and i have found myself increasingly frustrated with my inability to create anything!!!
normally this is not such a problem but as i am going to monica's regional team training as a guest on sunday i really need some thing to take as my swaps as i'd like to participate in all aspects of this bonus day away from the girls in which i can craft with out a shout of ''muuummmm can you wipe my bummm???'' lol dont you just love kids?!?
so no picture to post today just a moan really and to remind everyone that the craft group in Saffron Walden that i created is meeting for its second time on monday April 11th any one is welcome to join the cost is only £3.00 for two hours crafting and tea and coffee. if you need anymore details please don't hesitate to contact me.
until next time