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Fun and Games

Last night saw my girlfriend and I launch our craft group at the local community centre. It’s something that has been talked about for a while and finally fitting in our plans with the community centre’s co-ordinator and all our schedules, we finally got it all done and dusted.

I was a little nervous about how many people we would get (or not get!) so roped in a couple of loyal friends as part of our rent a crowd. We needn’t have worried too much though: despite the torrential rain in the evening, we got 12 bodies along.

Not bad! Hopefully the support will continue and may even grow as the group will start properly in the new year.

We had four demonstrations /make and takes planned – and I think they went down pretty well. It took a little longer than I thought it might have – but that was largely due to the fact we hadn’t told people to bring their own supplies. We figured that people wanting to give it a go probably wouldn’t have things like trimmers etc hanging around their place.

One of the items I demonstrated was a little hanging treat box. It’s perfect for decorating the tree with instead of (or as well as!) candy canes, teacher’s gifts, or just as a little thing to brighten someone’s day.


Details: Stampin Up! stamps, wintergreen DSP, soft sage ink and cardstock, tag and word window punches, ribbon plus half a velcro spot as closure.

Inside is a Cadbury Magic Elf chocolate bar….yum!! You could easily put another kind of bar around the same size as a Freddo Frog bar. Note too that while I used a punch to create the inside opening, you could easily do this with a craft knife if you don’t have the punch.

If you like the looks of this, check out the tutorial from Angie Kennedy Juda right here.

Plus…. having made this after SBO’s week 4’s challenge announcement to make a christmas ornament or other decoration… I’m thrilled that I will be able to say I’ve completed the challenge for this week too. I’ve made about 6 now! 😆

Donna demonstrated a great mini-pizzabox which makes an awesome little gift box, plus a cute little angel made from 3 punches. Go take a look here to see pics of those – plus if you like the looks of them, I’m sure Donna will send you instructions if you leave her a comment 🙂


12 thoughts on “Fun and Games

  1. Sounds like a lot of fun and I’m sure it will go from strength to strength. Word of mouth is wonderful advertising. Good luck. Am off to check the links.

  2. glad it went well and you did well with the numbers considering the weather, I bet they are all looking froward to next years classes etc. Cute projects by the way.

  3. Sounds like fun and I’m glad to hear that your first night was so successful! I’m sure the numbers will build as more people hear about it, and others rave about how great it is!

  4. Good on you! That sounds like fun 🙂
    Wish we had a local group here…can you just pop over the ditch when you’ve got a free minute? ok, ta 😛

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