Thursday, 5 April 2012

It went well!!

Hi all

Well I was terrified, my tummy was doing cartwheels - but it went well!  What did???  Well at last month's WI meeting (first I'd ever been to), I learned that this month's meeting was to be a crafting evening!!  Right up my street I thought, and offered to lend a hand...  whereupon I was thanked - and given a box with lots of blank cards, some wooden embellies, and a book of 12 x 12 paper - and told that there would be 3 lots of 20 women for 30 mins each on the evening! Aaaaaaaaaaaaaghhhhhhhh I thought!!  Why didn't I keep my big mouth shut, I thought!!!  ANWAY, the night was to also have tables of Sugarcraft Cross-stitch..... so I scratched my head, and got down to coming up with some ideas of what the ladies could put together.... and although I was really terrified, I just showed them my samples......  gave them the materials.... and let them get on with it.... though I was there to answer the questions!  In at the deep end.......as they say...




And it went really well -  Everyone seemed to enjoy the table from the feedback.. and went away clutching their own artwork!  I think there is a 10 year old girl or a frustrated blue peter presenter that loves cutting and sticking in everyone!!

As you can see, I kept the samples very easy to do without insulting intelligence, but I punched the butterflies, cut the strips, did the sentiments etc to take with me.  I did the words on the PC... and cut them out with my new SU Word Window punch - it came in very useful to do 70!!

As you can see from the pics (sorry one is sideways), it's quite a youngish crowd at this brand new WI - not a sign of jam or Jerusalem.....  or even calenders for that matter (no buns large enough for me!!), so we all had a good laugh.....  and I got lots of people who gave me their names for me to do some workshops with!  So today I'm happy.....  that it's over with - LOL!!

Just wanted to share my happiness...

Big Hugs and Happy Crafting
Christine x

21 comments:

  1. Well done Christine - I told you everything would be fine! Way to go girl!!

    Have a Happy Easter ~ Sylvia xx

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  2. Oh well done Christine. it sounds like you are fitting in very well there, and your cards are lovely :o)
    Jackie xx

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  3. Well done Christine! It looks like you all had a great time! P x

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  4. Well done Christine it looks like you did a grand job! Everyone looks happy, your sample cards are fab and now I'm sure you will have a regular craft spot! Wish I lived closer!
    Hugs Laurie xx

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  5. It was a fab evening, really enjoyed it. You'd prepared very well and everyone had a great time.

    Kudos for not laughing when I glued the my card together... :)

    We'll get you onto the committee yet!

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  6. Oh wow Christine, you did so well, I am so pleased for you, you will have so many new friends now you will have no time to blog LOL.
    Hugs
    Suzie x
    PS I am going to buy that punch over the weekend xx

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  7. Oh, it looks like you had a fun Christine! Well done honey, it must have been nerveracking!!

    Love the sweet cards - gorgeous soft colours!

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  8. HI sweetie, these are both just gorgeous, hugs Pops x

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  9. Panic over now then - until next time - glad everything went ok - I was once asked to do at talk on gardening at our WI - ummmmmm naaaa!...anyway 2 fab cards.
    Enjoy your easter hun
    Sarah x

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  10. Well done. The worst part is always before you start. once you get going you're fine. Well done. Look forward to the next time !! LOL
    Annette
    xx

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  11. Hi Christine, well done you! So brave, I know I wouldn't be able to do a class - would fall over in a panic!!!

    Looks like everyone had a great time and the cards are very classy.

    Sarah

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  12. So pleased that everything went well and it will make you feel less like the new girl. Glad that you are happy about it.

    Kath x

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  13. well done you! I am sure all the ladies had a fab time.. they look like they were
    Lisa x

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  14. oh Hun knew you would be a hugs success oh how I wished I lived near you would love to come along,bet we would have a great laugh,these cards Hun are just perfect,clean simple yet oh boy so effective,take care Hun,hugs Cherylxxxxxx

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  15. Hello honey, me again! It's called Label 9 - it's very old so not sure if you can buy it anymore!! A search on Google might help! Here's a link to Spellbinders on it...

    http://www.spellbinderspaperarts.com/products/p-148-labels-nine.aspx

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  16. Looks like everyone enjoyed themselves. Well done you taking on such a daunting task! Happy Easter xxx

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  17. Now what was all that worrying for?? Did I or did I not (yes I did!) tell you that you are fabulous and would be a great tutor?? And I bet they all had a fabulous evening...all because of you!
    Two beautiful cards, and exactly the right way to go, keep them uncomplicated and everyone can make a stunning card.
    Clever girl!!

    Big hugs
    Elaine xxx

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  18. Well done Christine!! The card samples look fab; CAS always goes down well and they look very professional.

    What's next?!
    xx

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  19. Fab card samples Christine - glad it went well :o) Lisa x

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  20. Well done you. You're braver than me! Lovely elegant designs. I'm sure it'll be the first of many! :)xx

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