Sunday, September 8, 2013

Hostess Club Meetings

Well firstly, it sure had been a while! Over a year since I posted on this blog. I won't ramble on with another apology, I'll simply get stuck into my blog post and hope that I can continue to blog regularly this time ;-)

I wanted to tell you about my new Hostess Club!  I've tried to get one going for a while now, waiting until I had 6 interested people so we could make it work...but it just never seemed to pull together at the right time.  I finally bit the bullet and decide to go ahead, whether I had 6 people or not, and what do you know??  We have 6 people! :-)

The 6 ladies came over to my place yesterday for their first club meeting. We had coffee and nibbles (supplied by our first Hostess Gayle) and I even treated them to some yummy salted caramel macarons to celebrate the start of our 6 month club.

Then we cracked on with our 2 projects for the day - our focus this month was on HEAT EMBOSSING.

The ladies made these 2 cards:

This layout for this Christmas card came from Rhonda Griffin's blog. I have used a different technique though - Rhonda had used the Gold Encore ink, whereas we used Versamark Ink and Gold Embossing Powder.

Can you guess how we make these raised gold bubbles in the centre of the Poinsettia flower??  The answer will be revealed tomorrow!

This card was cute and simple.  Black embossing powder for the stamped image and then coloured in with Ink Pads and Blender Pens.  I love the effect of black embossing when colouring in - prevents colours from running together and gives a lovely raised image. A bit hard to capture the shiny raised look in the photo, sorry...

If you would be interested in joining a Hostess Club, please do register your interest with me.  I currently have a couple of people keen to start a second club but do need at least another 2 or 3 before we can start.

Hostess Club is great because you have a ready and willing group to craft with every month for 6 months!  Its spreads out your craft spending AND you get to be the Hostess on one of the months and receive at least $50 in Hostess Dollars to spend! :-)


Kerry said...

Thanks Bec it was a great afternoon! It was wonderful to meet new fellow crafters and to learn something new. I love the cards we made :-)

Emma Dickens said...

I'm in for any future openings :-)