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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an eclectic kind of crafter delving into many pots. I am just about managing to keep up my Scrapbooking Diary (usually about 6 months behind), plus any cards as required. I have a new found love of Watercolour and Bible Journaling plus recently Faith/Art Journaling too. I've challenged myself to make an art journal page a day for this my 60th year. Previously I've also dabbled in ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Mixed Media, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband, our son has left home now. For exercise I usually play Badminton and go Ballroom and Latin Dancing. I also like walking/Geocaching and sometimes do a bit of Bouncing on my Rebounder (mini trampoline). I have been learning to play the harp for the past 10yrs. I am now officially retired. I am a born again Christian, currently worshiping at my local Vineyard Church.

Monday 13 May 2013

Craft Groups & Rosettes

Been to craft group today where we did rosettes and pinwheels, although I haven't done the latter - yet!

Saw a great example of a man's card and with Father's Day and my husband's birthday on the horizon I thought I'd concentrate on those.

One lady found a little piece of orange spotty ribbon and tasked me to use it "somehow" - hence the ATC.

I did allow myself a purply pink moment afterwards though.

 Also it was questioned why I went to "craft club" if I had already done most things, well here are my ponderings:-

I have crafted "home alone" for many years and find it good to get out of the house and meet other people and see how they do things, learn new techniques or how to update trusted ones. Also to use and try out tools otherwise I hadn't, today was the turn of the Hougie Board. Another great thing is to work with lots of different stamps and papers and card.

Yes - craft groups are fun.


SandeeNC said...

LOVE your rosettes, they are beautiful! I think going to the craft club would be fun..who needs a reason for fun? lol Not me, anyway! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

Ashtead Cardmakers said...

I agree BJ. Although it's good to learn new things and challenge yourself, I think the sharing of ideas and the social side of the Club is also very important. And often you can find new ways of using techniques or equipment that you may not have thought of before.