Sunday, November 30, 2014

On the 1st day of December......

Hi and welcome to December everyone.  Can you believe it! The 1st of December 2014.  Next thing you know another year will have passed and we will have to write 2015.

I have just finished putting up my Christmas tree, just one this year as I have the painters here, and to be honest the dust is everywhere, I warned them that the kitchen family area had to be completed by today, and it was.  So now after my husband spent yesterday cleaning up the dust and mess, (Oh I couldn't help unfortunately had to work..darn that was well planned) I got to do the hard part and put up all the pretty things.  So I have a gold, white and black tree this year.  Not sure where all the colour went, I just decided that was this years look.  Though the shop tree which I hope to get up tomorrow will be purple and silver.           

This has been a crazy month, well actually a crazy year.  I don't feel like I have stopped, and even when I have managed a bit of time off, the brain has continued to churn.  I don't look at anything now with out imagining where the cut lines are, where it needs to be embossed, will it work as a stencil.  Just as well I love my job I think.

We have have just finished our last class Saturday class for the year, we have 3 weeks left of scrapbooking classes, and one more card class.  We still continue with out UFO class (Unfinished objects class) on Thursday nights, until the 19th of December excluding the 11th December, as we have a private function that night.

Stock arriving is sort of slowing down finally, though we have got all the new Kasiercraft ranges, as well as graphic 45, and much more.  I hope that by closing on the 20th of December, we will have a chance to load all the stock on line, as we will finally be ahead, instead of constantly being behind.

Beth Barnes has designed a couple of Christmas stencils, which I managed to cut some on Saturday morning, but then promptly sold them in my tag class, so I didn't even get to photograph them and they were gone.  So I will post them on facebook as soon as I re cut tomorrow.  There is a holly stencil and a bauble stencil.  They are both $6.50 each, and obviously they were popular.
I will try and load them as soon as I can.

The design team has been very busy with more projects and if you click on the links you will get to see what they have been up to.




Sunday, November 23, 2014

Christmas Trees and some tags

Hi everyone,
I have just arrived home from a weekend in Queenstown, and seen what I think is probably one of the most amazing places in the country.  The old saying Don't leave home till you have seen the country is really true.  I was amazed with the beauty of the area, and a little bit a of rain did nothing to dampen my spirits down there at all.

As the title says it is now the countdown to Christmas and if you haven't starting on your cards and need to start now.

We have done a last minute christmas kit... it is $45.00 plus postage of $5.00

This kit comes with paper, and all the embellishments you can see here, some will need to be painted or coloured.  It includes our new acrylic mirror candles, chipboard, and paper pictures,  bows, trees, clock etc.  it does not include glitters or paints.  The kit is 30 x 30cm in size.
Limited kits, to purchase click on here.      
Adult Class Lists:
Wednesday scrapbooking class is full. 

This Friday 28th we have a card class.  We will be making a beautiful Christmas card and box project this week.  The cost is $12.00 and everything is supplied, except your tap and tools.   We have 2 spaces left for this class, Then the next class and final class for the year will be 12th December.
Other classes:

Saturday November 29th  - 10am - 2pm $30 for 8 tags.  My very popular techniques class from last year.  We will be making tags using lots of different products, mediums, patinas, inks, sprays, re-inkers, paper, stamps and wacky ideas to make a set of tags.  Photo is from last years class.  This years will class will be different.     Two spaces left. 

December  Cake decorating class with Cheryl Owlsley-  Due to the death of Cheryls mum this class has been cancelled.  We feel deeply for Cheryl and her family.    

Please note:  We close on Saturday December 20th, so we can get ready for all the amazing things we will be doing in 2015.
We have lots of classes ready to go, new projects, and so much more, but we need some serious planing time, for Senz, as well as the retreat in Nelson, and more very cool projects. 
Classes sorted so far are
Recipe book
Mixed media
Scrapbooking Layout day
Card days
Art journal

and more.

So what have the design team been up to! Christmas trees and tags on the blog hop today. 

Sunday, November 9, 2014

The next lot of sleighs are up on the blog, and some christmas cards.

Hi all,

I hope everyone is keeping well, and enjoying the lovely weather.  I got to spend the afternoon in the sun with family today which was lovely.  Although the swallows who live on the deck seemed put out, that we were in their space, and they couldn't get to their babies.  After being swooped at, and bombed for a while they finally got brave enough to sneak in and feed while we sat quietly.  The things we do to make peace with others living in our world.   

Just a quick email this week to let you know that we are clearing out our range of felt products this week, we have 50% off all felt in stock, all flowers, leaves, and other bits and pieces.  We have so many more ideas and we have no where to put them, so it has to go.  If you want to order anything on line, please select the product and we will add the discount afterwards.  It is only on the felt this week.  

I was also going to show you a new kit we had out this week, however I left the photos at the shop, so I will put up next week. A Christmas project, easy to do, and makes a great piece.  

Product watch: 

I just couldn't pick one today, so i thought I would show you some of the products we just received from Bobunny.  We also have papers from Kaisercraft arriving in stock,  and we stock Paper Arts paper.   

  AltitudeRose cafe
I love them all. 
Senz 2015 VIP tickets have gone on sale check them out here.

It is all official - check this out, I am one of the tutors.  Now I really will have to be creative to earn my keep.

Adult Class Lists:

This Friday we have a peelcraft card class.  We will be making 3 cards for $12.00 using peelcraft stickers.  Then the next class will be 22nd November we will be making two more different cards, and then the final two cards on the 12th December.  We usually make 2 cards for $12.00. 
Other classes:

Saturday November 29th
  - 10am - 2pm $30 for 8 tags.  My very popular techniques class from last year.  We will be making tags using lots of different products, mediums, patinas, inks, sprays, reinkers, paper, stamps and wacky ideas to make a set of tags.  Photo is from last years class.  This years will class will be different.     

December  1st and 8th - Cake decorating class with Cheryl Owlsley- $45.00.  Learn to make poinsettas and berrys for the top of your christmas cake, and how decorate your cake with icing and glitter.  The class is over 2 weeks on a Monday night 7pm - 9pm.   Make your decorations one week, and add to your perfectly iced cake (she will show you how) the next.  You will get a kit to be able to make more xmas decorations at home. You will need to bring a 6inch christmas cake on week 2, and some royal icing and almond icing.    

Photos up next week. 

2015 - we have lots of classes ready to go.
Mixed media
Scrapbooking Layout days
Card days

and more.

Look what the design team have been up to today.....  We have more sleighs and some cards on the blog.  Click on each link to take you to each designers page, or you can follow the hop along.  


Monday, November 3, 2014

November is here, and Christmas is coming.

Hi all, and welcome to this weeks design team projects.  The girls have been super busy and I have given them lots of Christmas projects to complete.

First up, all the girls were given sleighs, but only 3 have them up this week, the rest have layouts, so you can see what to do for your Christmas pages. Next week the other 4 will show their sleighs. 

this retails for $10.00

So what have the girls been up to? 

Katrina -
Lilian :
Brenda :
Tash :
Ngaere :

Enjoy the day.