Welcome to our blog the home of the Crafty Devils craft meets.

We are a group of people who meet on the second Sunday of each month to gossip and craft, well mainly gossip. We are a friendly bunch who share our tips and ideas with each other freely. If you fancy popping in to join us one month feel free there is no membership fee just subs each time you come.

Thank you for popping by to say hello.

Thursday, 17 February 2011

New Kenny K


I wanted to show you all my new Kenny K digi, she is called Madison Attitude and I just love her.

I was asked to make a 21st card for someone who loves purple, well as it is one of my favourite colours it wasnt a hard challenge for me. This is what I came up with...................

The image as I said is Kenny K which is coloured with promarkers, the papers are ones I have had for ages I think they are Papermania. I used lace and ribbon from stach. Flowers and pearl stems are fromWild Orchid Crafts. Sentiment is LOTV and I used distress inks to shade the images.

Here is a close up of Madison.......................

I did make this card for a sketch challenge but can't remember which one so I have entered it into the following challenges...................

My Grafico - anything goes
Creative Cottage - fabulous florals (use lots of flowers)
Bearly-mine Challenges - ribbons and pearls

As always thanks for looking.


Sunday, 30 January 2011

Bling It On..... DT Call

Hey everyone,

Bling It On.... the new blog on the blog starts on 1st March.

They are currently having a DT call.

Pop on over nad join in.



Friday, 28 January 2011

Thanks to a very good friend for the inspiration, thought someone had stolen it, but think I've found it again due to these brilliant images from Kennyk also a new found source of inspiration Victoria Case Images - great for those hard to make Men's cards!!!

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Bling It On.....

Hello everyone,

Shell and I are setting up our own challenge blog which is due to launch on 1st March.

We will be having a DT call in the next couple of weeks too!

We would love you all to join our challenges and help to support us.

The addy is http://blingitonchallenges.blogspot.com/



Monday, 24 January 2011

Challenge Blo

Right everyone I am hoping at least some of you will answer this!

I would like to turn this blog into a challenge blog..................what do you think? Any objrctions?

Let me know.


Saturday, 15 January 2011

Great blog candy available.

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Sundays meet

Is there any one going to the meet on Sunday who could give me and Carla a lift home please. Let me know if you can Thanks Sharon. XXX

Craft Meet Dates for 2011

Hello everyone,

The new dates for this years meets are now on the side bar.

Hope to see you there.


Thursday, 2 December 2010

Prestatyn money is due!!!

Hello ladies,

Anyone going to Prestatyn needs to get their money to me ASAP.




Thursday, 25 November 2010

Sarah Hurley DT Card

Wow I can't believe how quickly the week has gone and we are now here at my 2nd week on the Sarah Hurley DT team.

This weeks Sarah Hurley challenge was masking and oh my I did find it a challenge. I used the 2 deers from Sarah's stamp set. As my printer was broken I couldnt print out any papers so I have gone for a monochrome look and used card from stash.

I stamped the small deer first and then masked it and stamped the large deer over the top. Stamped sentiment with gold pigment ink and embossed with kaleidoscope embossing powder, then added some ribbon from stash.

Hope you like my efforts to join the challenge pop over to the Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog.


Wednesday, 17 November 2010

challenge november

here is a box i made at meet for my friend!

Sunday, 14 November 2010

2 Things To Say Tonight

Firstly, if you are coming to Prestatyn dont forget money due by end of November.

Secondly, dont forget a hand made gift for December's meet.

Oh and in case you are interested this is what I made this month at meet. If anyone else wants to show their work please feel free......................

Come on ladies upload your creations!!


Sunday, 17 October 2010

Decembers Meet

We are planning to go out for tea after Decembers meet, if you want to join us please let me know so that we can book a table.

Due to peoples time and finances we are not doing an overnighter this year.

Also, for Decembers meet please bring a hand made gift.



Sunday, 12 September 2010

Another great meet

well thanks to everyone who came today, especially Sam. It was nice to see you all and it was yet another great day with some fab creations made.

Here are a couple I made, if you have any you want to show off feel free to add them or email them to me and I will add them.

See you all soon.


Sunday, 5 September 2010

12th September Meet

Just to remind you all to bring your paper scraps box to this meet!!

See you next week.



Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Northern Craft Retreat 2011

At last I have details of next years craft retreat, we are limited to 24 this year so you need to be quick to get your name down.

The retreat will be held at Pontins at Presthaven Sands, Prestatyn from 11th February - 14th February 2011. We will be sharing 2 bed chalets which have twin beds, there will be 4 people in each chalet. Due to the way that Pontins price their weekends the price this year is for 3 nights.

Friday will be arrival
Saturday and Sunday - craft days
Monday leave site

The cost for the weekend is £110 per person this includes accommodation, lunch both days and craft pack. Breakfast is not included but is available for about £3 in the canteen.

If you would like to attend you need to email me and I will send a registration form to you which must be completed and returned with your deposit. As we are now dealing with a thir party company all deposits are non refundable and if you cancel after all monies have been paid these too are non refundable.

Further details will be posted in due course.

Hope to see you there.


Wednesday, 11 August 2010

hi ladies

just to let you know that i am the host for 2 challenges at the moment on the do crafts forum
1 floral challenge-----has to have a hand arranged bouquet somewhere on your card
2 pb challenge------- for a boy or a girl boys have to be blue, red, green and yellow and of course use a pb image and if you decide to make one for a girl it has to be pink and purple and use a image

if you want to join in add your name to the thread on the docrafts site

Sunday, 8 August 2010

shell's stepper challenge

here is my attempt at shells challenge, i also used it for the sarah hurley romance challenge!

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Im Blogging!!!

Hi All,

Thanks to patsi im all set up with my own blog, and im learning fast!
please feel free to pop along.
hope yoy are all well and see you all on the 8th
Jen xxx

Friday, 23 July 2010

Can I pop in to the August meet?

Hello girls.
Paul and I are in the Macclesfield/Manchester ish area first week August.
Can I pop into the meet? Pleeeeeeaaasssseeee.

Hopefully throw Paul out of the car somewhere, if not he can sit in the car, or prop the bar up!!!!

Love Angie.

Monday, 19 July 2010

I have voted

I have voted Pasti.

Craft Retreat 2011


I am starting to think about next years retreat and would like your input.

I am trying to move away from Blackpool as we are struggling to get decent rooms to craft in and also I thought a change may be good.

I am trying to get some chalets and a room at Pontins for a weekend, this may be slightly more expensive than Blackpool but I will try to keep the cost down to a minimum. I plan to put 4 people in each chalet to try to reduce costs.

A couple of ideas I have had to try to cut costs are having some sort of kitty and making our own sandwiches for lunch time, so we dont have to pay a buffet (we never eat i all anyway), and maybe not doing a full craft pack (we could still have a retreat stamp).

So I have put some polls across there >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Please let me have your thoughts after all this is your retreat so if I dont know what you want I cant make it happen.




Sunday, 18 July 2010

My attempt at Shell's Challenge

Here you go my attempt at Shell's sidestep card challenge.................

Monday, 21 June 2010

a challenge for you all

I had an idea girls I'm gonna do a challenge on here once a month with a goodie bag for the winner nothin too fancy, the first one i want to see a side step card cause i can do them now ha ha ha thanks to Natalie.... just make your card pop it onto this blog and lets get this blog used a bit more. here's mine to start off.

Friday, 18 June 2010

Pro Marker Doubles

hello there

I have 2 doubles in my pro markers, amethyst and black.

Does anyone have any they want to swap?



Thursday, 17 June 2010

New blog

Hi girls loving the new look to our blog, It's taken me ages but think I've now found out how to add something.
Patsi please can you change my rota month please as I wont be there in July, It's a bummer havin to work but It's nessessary to keep up with my addiction!
Hope to see ya all later and If Jules reads this "Happy birthday"


Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Last Meets Cards

At last weeks meet I actually made 3 cards, 2 of which were for challenges.

This is my fathers day card which was also entered into the Totally Gorjuss - One for the boys......hope you like it xx

This one is the Just Magnolia challenge that i fitted in with the weeks theme of black and white................and was the crafty devil challenge card too.

Monday, 14 June 2010


Hello everyone,

I am sorry to say that we are going to have to put the subs up to £2 a time. This is due to the fact that some months we hardly have enough people to cover the room rent and also we still have to buy the tea and coffee.

I hope everyone is ok with this. The rise will take effect from July.

Thank you



Sunday, 21 March 2010

Today's Meet

Well today;s meet went really well and was lots of fun despite the fact that there were a lot of people missing.

Crafty Shell set the challenge which was a tent card it was really easy to make and lots of fun. Here is mine ..................................

Sharon Angel also did a new take on the tri fold card which was really stunning when finished, I will let you see mine when Gilly sends me the picture! xx

Sunday, 7 March 2010

2010 Dates

The dates for the rest of the year are here >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

We hope to see you there.


Monday, 1 February 2010

2010 Dates

The dates until April are set for the Crafty Devils Meet. They are on the side bar for your reference.

I will post the rest before the end of the month.

Patsi xx


I think it is safe to say that everybody who went to blackpool on the craft retreat had a marvellous time, i know i did. just thought that i would add some pics from the crafting sessions

I would like to say a big thank you to everyone I met during the retreat for making it such a fun and special time. Mostly I would like to say a huge thanks to patsy and angie for organising it, and the fab demonstrators for showing us some wonderful new techniques.

Sunday, 27 December 2009


Hello everyone,

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and are now looking forward to Blackpool. Anything we need to tell you will be posted here so that it stays at the top and we dont have to keep bumping up like on Do Crafts.

If anyone has anything they can donate to the raffle can you contact Angie or myself. Similarly if you have any dietary or mobility requirements you need to let me know ASAP.

Thanks, see you all soon



Monday, 14 December 2009

Can`t wait for Blackpool

OOOOO, can`t wait, really looking forward to it.

Any one with prizes for the raffle, please let me know. Thanking you,

Love, Angie.X

Friday, 6 November 2009


hello everyone,

apologies that the challenge cards havent been uploaded from last meet but cant remember who was meant to do it!

Just a reminder that it is craft meet on Sunday so I hope to see you all there.....................

Also if you havent given your name to Sara or me for November night out you need to do it NOWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Sunday, 18 October 2009

November Night Out

Just a reminder that if you havent booked your rooms you need to do it. Also can you let myself or Sara know if you are definately coming so she can book the restaurant.


P.S I want a wheelable tote for my birthday lol xx

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Saturday's challenge

Here are the lovely handbags too!

Latest craft meet of the Crafty Devils

The lastest meet of the crafty Devils was a two day one. Saturday was thin on the ground for people, but areallt lovely day! So I guess the rowdy crowd all attended on Sunday. Both days had great challenges. It was handbags on Saturday, with a guest challenge of shaker cards on Sunday from the lovely Jen.

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

November Night Out and Vote


As it will be nearly Christmas and also as there are loads of birthdays in November we thought we would have a night out. This means that one one of the November meets will be a 2 day meet and a night out on the Staurday night. Some people may want to stay over and we thought we could book some travel lodge rooms if 2 people share it will be about £20 each.

Can you please vote on the right hand side and let us know which weekend suits you best?



Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Craft Meet Date Change reminder!!!

Hi guys

Just a quick reminder the craft meet for september is Sat 5th not The Sunday this month only!!!

Sara x

Sunday, 23 August 2009

August Meet

Sorry it's took me so long to post this girls but i kept forgetting.

The theme for August was ballons and patsi & Sara's challenge was a sketch one. i went out of my comfort zone and made 2 a5 cards which for me is large (i normally ony make 6x6 ones).
See you all soon take care Shell x

Friday, 14 August 2009

Blackpool Retreat 30th and 31st January 2010

The details for next years retreat have been finalised and we are now taking bookings with very limited spaces. The retreat is open to all paper crafters.

Meet is held in Blackpool and we usually use 2 Bed and Breakfast hotels, this year we will be using a separate hall to craft in as it became very cramped last year.

If you would like some more information this can be found on the DoCrafts forum or contact patriciahurst@hotmail.com

Sunday, 26 July 2009

End of Julys meet

i set the challenge for this meet, i thought it was quite a good one but it didnt seem too popular with some of you ladies
i gave each lady a pick of a kit which consisted of a set of instructions, sheet of backing paper, ribbon, stamp or sticker and some jewels or brads, the instructions were for a bagelope which they then had to decorate using the goodies from their pack

here are the instructions they were given

Bagelope instructions

Take an envelope of any size

Seal the flap completely. You may need to use a little extra glue at the ends

Cut off the top to form the bag opening..

Score fold lines along the three sealed edges to the required size making sure they are all the same width if you have a score board this will be slightly easier. These score lines will form little squares in the bottom left and right corners.

Score these boxes in half diagonally to make two triangles, starting from each bottom corner and scoring inward.

Fold along the scored lines to form the bagelope.

The folded triangles will poke out on each side.

Fold the triangles under and glue them to the bagelope’s bottom.

Fold the top over to make a lip so that the bag is fully secure (optional).

You can seal the bagelope in many different ways.. A few options are: Velcro, double-sided tape, or file folder

Decorate as required making sure you use all of the elements included in your pack

Here are the results

and to all you ladies who didnt manage to make the meet dont worry i have a set for you which i will bring to the september meet(hope you didnt think you got out of it.)

Hope you are all having a good time

Just wanted to say am thinking of you all while you are enjoying yourselves. Flu nearly gone and had my last tablet see you all in August. Son driving me mad already will be grey bu end of august.

Monday, 13 July 2009

Crafty Devils Weekend Meet

This weekend saw a two day meet of the crafty devils club. Evelyn and Dorothy joined us from Scotland and it was lovely to see them again.
There were lots of challenges and lots of fun. We then went to the pub for our tea on Saturday night and a lovely time was had by all.

Thursday, 9 July 2009

August Meet - Date Change

The August meet has changed from the 9th to the 16th August.


Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Meet Calendar

These are the meet dates for the rest of the year:

Sunday 31st May - No theme
Sunday 14th June - Elephant theme (bring wallet card with 30 items in it)
Saurday 11th July - No theme
Sunday 12th July - Summer theme
Sunday 26th July - No theme
Sunday 9th August - Balloons theme
Sunday 13th September - Children theme
Sunday 27th September - No theme
Saturday 10th October No theme
Sunday 11th October - General theme (thank you etc)
Sunday 25th October - No Theme
Sunday 8th November - Christmas
Sunday 22nd November - Christmas
Sunday 13th December - Shaped cards theme

We are also going to try to add some extra so wtch this space..................

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Good News for 2 Memebers

Just wanted to share some good news. I have been asked to be on the Design Team over at Creative Inspirations

Also Christine our Tilly has won this weeks prize over at Creative Inspirations. Wow what a surprise for her when we can get hold of her.

Monday, 15 June 2009


Hi, just to let you all know the auction yesterday for our Cobie & Sheffield childrens hospital raised a massive £2,392.50 with money still coming in from the cards left on the bar to sell later, as and when, I'll keep popping in and topping up the box. Thank you to EVERYONE who donated money, cards, book marks and other gifts xx


Ha ha got ya

While no one was looking i took a few pics.......

Sue aka Aunty Sue, Christine aka Tilly Trotter and Sandra aka Dec o cards.

Carla aka little miss naughty??? showing off her new hair do.

Patsi aka Patsi66 and Sara aka Saz's cards, Our mad leaders

Nat aka mrswillybobs and Gill aka scrappy gilly.

Shell x