Tuesday 26 November 2013

Charity Christmas Card Class - Riding for the Disabled Abingdon

Hello Friends,

I held the charity card making class last night that I donated to Riding for the Disabled - Abingdon group.  It was great fun to be crafting with a small group around my dining room table again.  It must be getting on for two, if not three years since I had to stop my many sessions like this a month, because of my arms and shoulders giving me jip!

I was nervous, going back to basics with ladies that hadn't ever made a card before but the ladies were so sweet, once they'd worked out the fact that I was a complete control freak (didn't take them long) the evening went by very quickly, new techniques were learned and the process of hand made cards became clear to them.

They learned basic stamping, just inking a stamp and then stamping the image onto a very small card (no pic of that little card), then we went on to stamping with VersaMark and embossing the image with silver embossing powder.............

......we did all the stamping on a mat and then stuck that to the front of a card.

Next they learned how to build a design, using different coloured inks, I bought in the concept of  "second impression" stamping on this card.......

.....whoops, when started to clear up this morning, I realised they didn't go home with holly on theirs!  They did though like colouring with my Copics, I'm sure if I'd only given them robins and Copics they'd have been happy all night ;)!

The last card they made was all about sponging the outside of patterned paper, die cutting, pricking, matting and layering, stay put knots and of course, glittering, well it is nearly Christmas!.......

Here is a picture of the ladies who enjoyed this charity class.....

I do know the money that was raised by the Silent Auction will be put to great use by RDA Abingdon and it was a pleasure to be part of their fund raising efforts.  If anyone would like to donate to this charity, please give me a call or send me an email and I can give you the details.

Now for finishing up that clearing up and putting away my stash......

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy crafting.


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