Term two is upon us, and Anzac day is nearly here. With a Soldier in
our family, and a daughter studying war history (oh yes they have some right
royal arguments about war) we are conscious of the need to remember those who
have given their lives for us, and also to remember those who did come home, but
perhaps did but are not the same men and women as the ones that left these
shores. With that in mind, I would like to remind everyone about the Gallipoli
competition being held at Senz this year.
I have been made aware that
not everyone knows what SENZ is. It is NZ largest dedicated scrapbooking and
papercraft show. This year it is in Auckland, from the 10th, 11th and 12 July.
We will be there along with other retailers from around NZ. There will be
dedicated classrooms where you get to play, maybe pretty (hint hint), maybe
grungy (hint hint) maybe I cannot tell you what we are doing, because it is
under wraps until the VIP's get first look at the classes. So if you are
wanting to go, I have tickets at the shop, VIP 3day pass, 2 days pass and one
We have been getting lots of new papers, stamps, chipboard, and
more into stock, however it has been running out just as fast.
restocked our dylusions, and glitter pastes, as well as alcohol inks, and
vivas. There is a new Viva colour called Emerald, oh my goodness, it is
If you have not used viva, you are missing out. Click the link in
the next paragraph to see it.
The next product is also by Viva and it is
called Rusty Paper, oh my goodness, love love love this. If you want rust, then
this is the product for you, chipboard loves it, paper loves it. Paint it on,
dab it around, on black, on gold, looks like rust.
has been a very busy few months, but now with winter sneaking up on us, I must
admit I am looking forward to those cooler days, when it is a little easier to
think sometimes, and definitely much better to craft in but it is not so good
when water pours into your shop again, and then again.
So a problem that
cannot be solved easily, as they cannot find the leak, so we are moving.
Luckily our old shop is sitting vacant, so we decided to hit it with a coat of
paint last weekend on the inside, purple of course, and then with a bit more
purple just to top it off.
that's my poor husband on the ground scrubbing
paint he spilled, shush we aren't complaining about that or we are so going to
get into trouble.
So new address after Anzac weekend, opening on
Wednesday 29th 10am.
216 Thames street, Morrinsville, opposite the Wallace
art gallery. We also will have a new range of products in store, but I will
leave that little sweet surprise until next
The winner of our Autumn challenge was
: Debbie Mcdonald
with this awesome project titled Autumn Queen. It was a
hard decision, but we both liked this page, although to be honest everyone did
an awesome job. Congratulations to you debbie, your parcel will hopefully get
away this week, if we can find where it is packed.
The next challenge
which finishes 20th May 2015, is Lace, anything at all in the
papercraft industry to do with lace and paper, lace & chipboard, lace and
lace. You decide. You just have to use lace, then email me a picture, and that
is all you have to do to be in to win. Here is my take on the
Classes: These run in conjunction with the school
terms. Bookings essential
Wednesday Morning 10am - 12pm Scrapbooking class
$20.oo per week, we have two spaces available to join this wonderful
Thursday night class 6pm - 8pm Play and do what
you want to do, with either Pauline, and myself there to help you.
$5.00 Bookings essential.
Cards Class - One class a fortnight - this
Friday April 24th 10am - 12pm - $12.00 2 spaces available only
week we are are making two cards, grungy boys cards. Don't be fooled there is
heaps of techniques in these cards.
May 9th 10am Hot Air Balloon Canvas
class $30.00 ,
you need to bring a canvas, and glue everything else
supplied. 2-3 hour class.
Saturday May 23rd Card class $20.00: 10am -
12pm we will be making two cards, butterfly card, and a screen card.
Pictures to follow.
That's it for now, heaps more coming. See you at
the new shop.