Sunday, September 13, 2015

term 4 class list

Hi all, well after today we cannot say mother nature is not trying, although I have to say I nearly had to get a jacket the other day it was just a bit chilly.  A quick drive to Tauranga this morning in the sunshine, and I felt like the cobwebs got cleaned out of my head and I am rearing to go again.

Firstly apologies for not keeping you up to date with what has been happening, I felt the whole term has been waiting for the next thing to happen before I could let you know, but now everything is going ahead so here it all is, a very long and busy newsletter.

Blenheim was awesome, had an amazing time, lovely weather, didn't actually get to see any of the local countryside but had an awesome walk around the square and shops with Trina McLune and Beth Barnes.  Classes went very well, and I was pleased most of my kits sold out.  If you get a chance to attend the SPA retreat which is on again next year, I would highly recommend it.

Something I am super excited about, is that my eldest daughter Alysha, a graphic designer, is joining us at the shop 2 days a week to start with, whilst we get our new venture under way, We are offering a graphics service through the shop, expanding our invitation section of the business.  We will be laser cutting our invitations, and we are able to go the graphics as well, which will make things heaps easier for us.  We will also be offering laser cut business cards and much more.  She will also be available to help design stencils and anything else you may need. She will also be managing the new website, newsletters and more.

We are getting a brand new fancy website, this is getting underway in the next few weeks, and we hope for it to be live November.  In the meantime our old website will still be running, but we will not be updating it as the new one will take over from it.

We have a new design team being announced this week, congratulations Ngaire Bennetts is back, and Cheryl Owsley, Sharon Newport and Tracey Jackson, are all joining the team and of course Alysha as well.  I will give you more information as we get going.

We are off to the Wellington paper arts show September 26th and 27th September
this is going to be interesting as we are driving the stock down, already I have booked the accommodation in the wrong part of Wellington, so that is a great start, hopefully I can get a refund and get a closer place to stay.  I really do need to get my directions straight before I do silly things.  We have an gorgeous make n take and are super excited to be showing that off.

The shop will be closed on Thursday 24th from 1pm, while we are in Wellington and not open again until Tuesday 29th 10am.  We are sorry for any inconvenience but hopefully you have enough notice.

Stock has been flowing in and out at quite a steady pace, and we have been struggling to get the stock loaded, and even advertised to you, but if there is ever anything you need, we may have it even if it is not on the website, also just because it is on the website we may have sold out, so feel free to contact us about any products you may want.  We are finding some fun and interesting things to stock and of course we are always manufacturing new products.  A certain husband got all excited about an idea I had and has spent hours drawing it up on the computer, (just as well I don't have to do that) so fingers crossed we will have some new designs again soon.

Kits: This is an on going thing for us now, more and more often people are asking for us to supply classes as kits, if you want a kit please ask, it is easy enough to make kits up, while we are packing classes.

Once again we are running a school holiday program, but due to being in Wellington we are not starting it until midway through the first week.  The theme is Christmas presents, so your children can make gifts for members of their families or friends.    Children must be over 5 years of age.

Wednesday 30th September: 10am - 12pm  DREAM word $20.00, paint, emboss and decorate a dream word.  You can choose from a range of colours, designed as a gift for a girl or a sister but can be done for a boy.  
this was a birthday party we did last week, and the girls had a lot of fun creating their Dreams.

Thursday 1st October:  10am - 12pm Paper dress $20.00
Starting with an MDF dress shape, we will be adding paper and other embellishment to decorate this wall hanging.  Sorry no photo yet, but it has been designed as a gift for Mum or a grandma or a sister.  

Friday 2nd October Advent Calendar. 9.30am - 12pm $30.00
This is a flat advent calendar, that the children make using little houses on an MDF board.  Each house is about 7cm high, and there are 24 houses to make, all the paper is cut and ready to be stuck on,   We haven't quite finished the project but this is what is basically will look like.  We also have fences and other embellishments to decorate the houses.  A gift for the family.  it is about 40cm high and 28cm wide.

Tuesday 6th October 10am - 12pm Birthday Board $25.00 a gift for dad
We know how hard it is to remember birthdays, so this wall hanging will help with that.  Will paint the board and the letters and then the tags paper will be precut. You can add birthday details later.

Wednesday 7th October:  10am - 11.30am Dream catcher $15.00,
This is a simple project with beads and feather and embossing on a disc to create a dream catcher, designed for a brother or a boy but can be for a girl.  Project not completed yet.

Thursday 8th October:  MDF Santa stockings on a string $20.00, decorate a set of 4 christmas stockings, and add to a string ready for christmas.  Picture to follow.
Friday 9th October Gingerbread house box, 9am - 12pm.  $25.00 Decorate a cute paper mache gingerbread house, with lots of christmas things.  We are awaiting confirmation on the paper mache houses, however we will replace it with a MDF house if we need to.   we are awaiting stock so we cannot even show our idea yet, but it is super cute and has a traditional ginger bread house theme.  

That is the school holiday program.  Booking essential, I will put in school newsletters, so you have a few days to get your spots first if you want them for your children.  You can email me or phone or text on 0274991485, during work hours please.

Adult classes:  Term 4 classes will be out in more detail soon.  .
Wednesday class full at this stage
Card class full at this stage
Thursday night - has a couple of spaces.

Extra classes:  we will also be putting on a few others as soon as we get time to organise, possibly on a Thursday night. 

Thursday 24th September Grunge fairy - 9am until 12pm $65.00
From this full on Senz class we will be making a fairy, using texture and fibre, and other mixed media bits to make this piece.  You can choose which colours you would like to use, and we will be changing the mixed media pieces that are on the fairy as well as we have new stock.

24th 1pm until 28th 10am September Wellington paper arts

Saturday 10th October $22.00 10am - 1pm card class make 4 cards, a swing card, a step card, a diamond card and a gate fold card.  Picture below.

Saturday 17th October 9am - 3pm 9 pages in one day class $70.00
This very popular class is on for the last time this year, 9 pages, with a mint colour theme and grunge of course.  You will complete 9 pages, everything supplied, except your tapes and glues.  I would say pictures to follow but last time we sold out we didn't get a chance to show what we did. I will try to add them if I get a chance.  KITS AVAILABLE

Saturday October 31st:  WAITING ON STOCK BEFORE ANNOUNCING but it is  a CHRISTMAS THEME.  It does have a wreath and it does have 3d chipboard houses!

14th November Saturday - 10am - 3pm Christmas card and tag class $50.00
10 Christmas cards or tags

21st November - Joint venture Christmas day with Paperzone in Hamilton
more information to follow.  We are doing Christmas projects.


December 10th Private Christmas party booked.

December 24th closed until January 26th (probably)  

Lastly we have been busy packing some more of the popular christmas concertina kits, we have packed 30 more kits, but we have orders for 16 already,  If you want a kit we will be taking them to wellington, but if you want to put your name down for a kit please advise, we may do as a class, but it will depend on how many kits we have left. $50.00 everything supplied plus freight of $8.50, but please note, the new colour way is slightly different a bit brighter, as we have used this years papers from Kaisercraft.  All chipboard and papers have been laser cut for you to make it easy. You will need to supply your own paints and embossing powders if you wish to colour chipboard that way. We are just waiting on a few pieces to arrive before sending out kits.

The next kit we will be offering is one we have just finished repacking after selling out in Blenheim, it is pictured below, we will also be taking this to Wellington, it is $50.00 for the kit plus postage of $8.50, everything except your glue and paints supplied.  It is around 40cm high from memory, and about 10cm wide.  instruction included.  We are just waiting on a few pieces to arrive.

The final kit is a scrapbooking kit we have 3 kits left $45.00 each plus $8.50 postage. This includes everything required to make the 4 pages and includes 3 bottles of patina used in the kit, which has a value of $22.00.

For any inquiries please email me on
or text or phone 0274991485 work hours would be preferred.  I said it was a big email didn't I.

All the best and stay safe

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