Course Start Dates
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
About the Course
You don't need any special skills or experience to make and take 3 no. 6x6 cards in a morning, afternoon or evening. I will show you every technique, to include backgrounds blending Distress Oxides, Brushos, Colour Cloud Blending Ink, brushing with Distress Inks, embossing, stencilling and more. Over 300 stamps to choose from and about 400 samples.
I love stamping and composing cards with Lavinia Stamps, which are mainly fantasy, particularly fairies. I also use Inkylicious stamps which are mainly scenic in nature. I have a great range of Pink Ink Design stamps too and these include mermaids, sea nymphs, unicorn, turtle, giraffe, fairy mouse, etc. I recommend you check them out!
I have a dedicated workroom and I have been teaching for many years, firstly to friends and family and now to the wider world. My youngest pupil was 5 and my eldest is 85!
I have regular members who come every month and I have groups that come on an ad hoc basis. Groups are a maximum of 4 (5 at a squeeze) and a minimum of 2 and we are very informal. Please see the Gallery.
The first class is £20.00 but reduces to £15.00 thereafter for future classes.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
I supply everything you need, including cards, stamps, inks, sponges, stencils, tools and equipment. You don't need to bring anything except your enthusiasm. I also supply light refreshments.
I had a great session with June. She instils a lot of confidence in you and you can quickly become immersed in what you are doing. I was delighted with the 3 cards I produced and would quite happily have stayed on for another hour or two creating more, so I'll be returning! Thanks for a great morning, June.
Catriona - - #28715
Response from Cardinal Cards:Hi Catriona. Thank you for this lovely review. It's surprising what you can achieve when shown and your three cards were beautiful. It would be great to see you again and show you more techniques. Hope to hear from you soon. June x
June made the card-making course a thoroughly enjoyable experience from beginning to end. After being shown some basic techniques for producing backgrounds and using stamps, we were let loose. I really appreciated that there were lots of exemplars which could be copied or used as a source of inspiration once we felt confident enough to try designs of our own. The finished results looked surprisingly professional and certainly exceeded my expectations. The morning was relaxing and stress-free, and I certainly want to book a further course to practise the skills I learnt and to acquire some new techniques. Thanks for a brilliant session.
Sue Strassheim - - #28664
Response from Cardinal Cards:Hi Sue. Thank you so much for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to meet you and you did indeed make professional looking cards. It would be lovely to show you other techniques so I hope to hear from you soon. June x
This was my first go at creating cards and it was really enjoyable. There were 3 of us in the session so we had lots of individual help. I learned a variety of techniques and created 3 cards I would be happy to give to others. Enables you to be artistic and creative straightaway with no particular talent required. Hope to do it again soon.
Theresa - - #28617
Response from Cardinal Cards:Hi Theresa and thank you so much for your lovely review. I'm so glad you enjoyed it and you did indeed make 3 cards to proud of. Hope to see you again soon x
I'm the fourth person in the Christmas present group and want to reiterate everything that has been said about June and her wonderful card making course. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute, June was very encouraging and patient with us novices and the cards we produced were something to be proud of!! Thank you again June!!
Suzanne Green - - #28477
Response from Cardinal Cards:Thank you for this Suzanne. It was so nice to welcome you all to the class and show you techniques to allow you to make the wonderful cards you all took away with you. I do hope you'll come again x
I was Mum of the Christmas present. June was amazing from start to finish. A warm welcome, an invitation to look through the cards stamps etc. and decide what we liked. Then a bit of tuition about back grounds and we were let loose with June facilitating and making everything work smoothly. There were 4 of us and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and came away with cards we would be proud to send to others. Will definitely do again
Sue McMonagle - - #28418
Response from Cardinal Cards:Hi Sue. Ben bought the vouchers for you and the family as a Christmas present so you have waited a while to make use of them. It was so nice to meet you all and see what wonderful cards you all made. I will look forward to seeing you again some time soon I hope, when I can show you other techniques.
Bought this as a Christmas gift for mum and couldn't have had a better experience.
June was so friendly, patient and enthusiastic - and really took time to make us enjoy the experience and try out loads of different methods and printing. Really fantastic value for money.
Highly recommend! Give it a go!
Thanks again June
Ben McMonagle - - #28416
Response from Cardinal Cards:Hi Ben. Thank you so much for purchasing vouchers for your family and for your lovely review of the class. It was so nice to meet you all. Your blending technique was great and your cards reflected this. Maybe you'll come back and try some more techniques. Thanks again.
Brilliant morning spent with June. I went in unconvinced that I'd be able to produce anything and left feeling quite chuffed with my three cards! June is very patient and encouraging for every idea we had - it was the perfect belated Xmas gift for my mother-in-law and superb value for money! Thank you, I have no doubt that we'll be back.
Natalie McMonagle - - #28415
Response from Cardinal Cards:Hi Natalie - thank you so much for your lovely review. It was lovely to meet your family. I'm pleased you enjoyed the class and all the different techniques you used. Hope to see you again soon x
June is such an excellent patient teacher. I have loved all the different methods of making cards and so look forward to spending time at workshops. ❤
Marie Selby - - #25672
Response from Cardinal Cards:Thank you so much for your lovely review Marie. It's great to pass on new techniques to someone who is so enthusiastic. Hope to see you again soon x
I spent a very enjoyable few hours last weekend attending this course with a friend.
June was welcoming and very generous with both her knowlege and her wonderful selection of card making accessories.
Thank you so much June for a very pleasant and inspiring few hours. The cost was extremely good value with choccie biscuits and drink included - what more could you want?!!
Vanessa Gray - - #20554
Response from Cardinal Cards:Hi Vanessa. Thank you for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to meet you and I hope I see you again soon to make some more beautiful cards :)
I attended Cardinal Cards this weekend for the first time with a friend and we both thoroughly enjoyed it. It’s a very friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Three hours of pure crafting indulgence! Excellent value for money. June is full of crafty knowledge, which she doesn’t hesitate to share. I would definitely recommend these classes. Thank you June. We will be back!
Jenna Burgess - - #20395
Response from Cardinal Cards:Hi Jenna. Thank you so much for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to meet you and Vanessa and you both made fabulous cards. Hope to see you again soon :)
I found this course advertised on here, and so glad I did. I gave June a call, and she sounded lovely. Went to her workshop on 18th January 2019 with a friend. We both enjoyed ourselves and June is such a friendly, experienced tutor, with so much patience that we gained and learned so much more. We are not novices at crafts, and I have done quite a bit of cardmaking. On the other hand my friend hasn't done any cardmaking. But she found the course to be so enjoyable that we both can't wait to go again. Thank you June xx If you are thinking of going you won't be disappointed !
Suzanne EASTMAN - - #19205
Response from Cardinal Cards:Oh wow thanks for your review Suzanne. It was a pleasure to meet you and Maria and I'm so glad you enjoyed it and learnt new things. Also very happy that you are coming back soon! Look forward to seeing you then x
My daughter, mum and I had a fabulous few hours learning how to make cards ...we are complete novices and each made 3 beautiful cards under the guidance of June. Nothing was too much trouble...it was delightful...we will be back. Thank you June.
Jill Hamilton - - #18970
Response from Cardinal Cards:Thank you for your lovely review Jill. It was a pleasure to meet your family and to see the different cards you all made, sometimes all from the one sample. Looking forward to seeing you again soon x
Did a bauble course and made a card. Lovely lady, lots of materials and so patient. Loved the evening I attended with a friend, very welcoming and relaxed atmosphere. Will be returning.
Claire - - #18969
Response from Cardinal Cards:Thank you for your lovely review. It's a pleasure to teach people who so want to learn and then to watch them go forward with their own ideas. Look forward to seeing you again soon x
Lovely creative course, with excellent range of materials and hugh range of designs. Easy to use and really professional finish. Great value for money and relaxed atmosphere. Will be going again
Sarah - - #18968
Response from Cardinal Cards:Thank you for your lovely review. I'm glad you have been enjoying the workshops and you are now more than capable of making your own designs and working without too much help. Look forward to seeing you again soon x
As total novices, we were amazed at what we managed to produce. As a group of 4, we always had tasks to be getting on with while June managed her time with the others. She has an Aladdin's cave of supplies and materials. We did both baubles and cards and were very impressed with how they turned out. June is a patient teacher and we would highly recommend her friendly classes
Alice Baker - - #18641
Response from Cardinal Cards:Thank you for your lovely review. I enjoy showing what can be achieved with a few instructions and techniques and you all made beautiful baubles and cards. Hope to see you again soon x
I have been going to Junes for a while now. I love gong to her card making classes. She is so helpful and patient with everyone that goes. I would definitely recommend her to other people
Rachel Sturgess - - #17081
Response from Cardinal Cards:Hi Rachel and thank you for your lovely review. You've been coming regularly for almost a year now and you're very proficient it lots of techniques. Its lovely to see the cards you produce. See you again soon x
I have just left Junes from doing a bauble class. June is an amazing teacher. She has ots of paitence with me. Even when I can't do it. June will say yes you can just keep going. I would recommend to others to go to her classes. It's all worth the money x
Rachel Sturgess - - #17080
Response from Cardinal Cards:Hi Rachel. So glad you enjoyed the bauble making class and thanks for your review. I'll see you again soon for some more card making fun x
Did the bauble course was really easy and fun always a pleasure for junes teaching wether it is for bauble's or cards. Thank you June
Vicki Tyrrell - - #17078
Response from Cardinal Cards:Hi Vicky. Thank you for your lovely review. The baubles you made were fab and it was a pleasant change from our usual card making classes. See you again soon x
I went to a workshop on bauble making and absolutely loved it.June is so patient
Pauline Tyrrell - - #17077
Response from Cardinal Cards:Thank you Pauline. Its always a pleasure to share new ideas with someone who also loves crafting x
My sister Ann & I attended Cardinal cards workshop we made 5 cards and two christmas baubles. June Adams was an excellent tutor it was good to learn a new craft we thoroughly enjoyed it and would certainly recommend it and can't wait to attend another workshop.
Yvonne Remnant - - #17037
Response from Cardinal Cards:I really enjoyed teaching Ann new card making backgrounds and techniques and she made some beautiful cards. I'm glad you enjoyed the bauble making. It will be lovely to put these on your Christmas tree year after year, knowing they are unique to you. Hope to see you again soon x
Thank you for an excellent Children's craft class June, both girls had a fantastic time and enjoyed learning new techniques.
They can't wait to come back again.
Charmaine Robins - - #16829
Response from Cardinal Cards:Hi Charmaine. The girls were so good. They knew what they wanted and all their cards turned out perfect. It was an absolute pleasure to teach them. Hopefully they'll come again soon x
I have been to June Adams workshops three times and I am totally hooked. You come away with all these amazing magical cards that you can't believe you have made. June is so patient and I have so enjoyed her workshops including one for my birthday which was such a surprise.
I only wish June lived nearer that I could attend more of her workshops.
Yes I would thoroughly recommend one of June's workshops as a Birthday/Christmas etc present.
Bridget Kimber - - #16771
Response from Cardinal Cards:Thank you so much Bridget. A chance meeting in Hobbycraft brought us together and I'm so happy you have enjoyed the workshops x
Since she started them, I have attended June's workshops on numerous occasions and she offers valuable advice to all levels of card makers. New techniques are demonstrated well and new products are highlighted on her Facebook page regularly.
Baubles now are also being featured in her workshops - they are truly beautiful.
Les McGarrity - - #16762
Response from Cardinal Cards:Thank you Les. You always seem to go home covered in glitter! I'm happy you enjoy the workshops x
I have now been to June’s on two occassions and I’m so pleased with the cards I have made. June is a lovely lady and very helpful and knowledgable. It’s a very relaxed environment which makes you feel comfortable and I for one would never have thought I could make the cards I have with June’s help. Thoroughly recommend this course to anyone who would like to have a go at making cards with stamps.
Rachel Griffin - - #16760
Response from Cardinal Cards:Hi Rachel. Thank you for your comments. It's lovely to know you are happy with your cards and it's a pleasure to share my experience with you x
Wow! I was quite intimidated by stamping before going to the class but June has given me the confidence to experiment and shown me how it is easy to get great results with simple techniques. It's easy to learn in such a relaxed atmosphere. Thank you June, I'm sure to come back soon!
TJC - - #16759
Response from Cardinal Cards:Hi Trudy. Thank you for your lovely review. I know you were not keen on stamping when you arrived, but it was lovely to hear that you were more than happy with your stamped cards and actually looked forward to more stamping in the future. Hope to see you again soon x
The group was highly recommended by friends so I joined with another group of friends . As a beginner the lovely June is patient, encouraging and willing to share her great knowledge, enabling us to make cards that we can't believe we made our selves. I would totally recommend the craft course, it is fun, value for money and really helps you to develop your card making skills.
Leona Haley - - #16758
Response from Cardinal Cards:Thank you Leona. I know you are already a card maker so it's lovely to hear that you have gained more knowledge from the workshops and more ways to use what you already have. Hope to see you again soon x
I have been a number of times now and I really do love it. I've learnt so much, it's fun, friendly, interesting and fantastic value for money. Would definitely recommend to anyone of any ability, I've been going with my 85 year old Nan and she loves it too!
Sarah Gray - - #16756
Response from Cardinal Cards:Thank you Sarah. You have been coming regularly for almost a year and you have come on in leaps and bounds. You have learned a lot of new techniques and put them to good use when you come. Your cards are lovely and it's nice to see you happy with your own results. See you again soon x
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