On Saturday our Crafting Bee group went along to Linda's "Welcome Christmas with the Shades of Frost" craft class at the Ashdale Hall in Westhill. Linda, who is a Stampin' up deomonstrator, recently joined our Crafting Bee and has inspired some of us to start scrapbooking. She's originally from Finland but because of her husbands career in the army they are now here in Aberdeen with their two little boys and on Saturday she announced that there is another little one on the way.
At the class we made two Christmas cards, a pillow gift box and a keyring post-it-note holder using papers, card, stamps, ink, ribbon, embossing folders, dies, elastic cord, punches and gems from the Stampin' up range. In the picture I've included an extra pillow box, on the right, which we made when Linda had a demonstration night at Ruth's.
It was a lovely relaxed morning with a lovely group of ladies. It had an international flavour as although most of us were from the local area we were joined by Lorna who has recently moved from America to live in Westhill. Hopefully she found us a friendly bunch and has been invited to join our Crafting Bee.
In the afternoon I headed off to the Papeterie as Erika Gunter, who is a demonstrator for Personal Impressions, was there for the day. I'd been unable to go along in the morning with the Saturday crafting group but Lorraine, Susan Norma and Brenda were still there when I arrived at just after two o'clock and they'd been there since ten in the morning. There was more exciting news revealed here as Erika had recently visited to the QVC studios to try out as a demonstrator and passed the test. We may be able to view her talents from the comfort of our armchairs shortly.
Erika's theme was also Christmas and she made lovely cards of various shapes and folds involving a variety of techniques such as die cutting, using distress inks and distress ink pads, stamping and colouring and the beautiful My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Christmas papers she used on her projects just completed the package. Her blog is well worth a view and some of the cards she made on the day are explained there too.
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