Well a third of the way through the year already! Wow this is going fast and we have classes, kits, projects and planning coming out of our ears! We have been cutting chipboard as fast as we can, as other stores are starting to stock our products, and we have been doing custom orders for other designers in NZ too! Think it must be time for some chocolate... don't you think!
I am pleased with the holiday programme, we have decided after so many complaints that we always manage to pick the week someone is going to be away, we will be repeating the classes on both weeks - this will ensure that if you are going away one week, you have a chance to do it the other week. That should make life a little easier, and get you less complaints for the littlest members of the household!
We have a lot of stock arriving into the shop, today a huge box arrived and according to the bill that just arrived in my in inbox, another is due in from the USA! Lots of new mixed media products and hopefully that includes my distress oxides finally being here after being missing! and turning up in a random warehouse in the USA! Yes can definitely feel a need for chocolate after all that!
Stocktake has finally finished after a week of counting every item instore! and we were so proud to be done on time, printed the final report..... and then we got an email from a customer, telling us he would love to buy one of our re-inkers but $3,300 was just a bit much for it, and wasn't in his budget hahaha.... unfortunately for us that meant a re-check of the whole report!!! Some one really needs to find that Easter Bunny early for me, and he had better have some yummy chocolate for me!
Have a safe and fun Easter everyone!
SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMME
We have a fantastic school holiday programme this time around with 4 exciting classes being repeated each week so you have two chances to do each class if you can't make one of the weeks!
WEEK ONE Tuesday 18th 10am - 12pm - Create your own Naughts and Crosses Board $25 - Paper and colour the background, then paint / decorate your little forest creatures then you can challenge your friends and family to a game or three!
Wednesday 19th 10am-10.30pm (30 minute class) - Paint your own Creature or Word cut from MDF $10 - Choose from a Fairy, Butterfly, Deer, Fish, Dragonfly, DREAM, LOVE, FAMILY or LAUGH
Wednesday 19th 1pm -3pm - Make your own miniature MDF Aquarium $25 - with colorful fishes, sea creatures, sand and seaweed!
Thursday 20th 10am - 12pm - Create your own special Treasure Chest $20 - Put together and paint this chipboard treasure chest in your choice of colours then you can store all your precious items inside to keep them safe!
Friday 21st 10am - 12pm - Create your own Magical Diorama $25 - Choose between the Pirate or Castle Themes and paint and decorate your characters in colours of your choice to create these magical scenes for your bedroom.
WEEK TWO - Repeat of above classesWednesday 26th 10am - 12pm- Naughts and Crosses Wednesday 26th 1pm -3pm - Make your own Aquarium Thursday 27th 10am - 12pm- Treasure Chest Friday 28th 10am - 12pm - Pirate or Castle Diorama
CAN'T MAKE ANY OF THESE DATES?
That's okay we are also selling these classes as kits (everything included except mixed media products e.g paint and embossing powder) for you to create with your child or grandchild at home!
To book a class or purchase a kit phone 07 889 7838 or Jo 0274 991485
SHOWS & EVENTS!
C4 - COLOUR CANDY & CREATIVE CHAOS!
10 Projects 1 Day! Saturday 11th November, 9am - 6pm At the Morrinsville Little Theatre $130 Includes all projects, lunch, morning and afternoon tea!
Bookings are now open (there is a limited number of spaces) so if you want to be there - you need to book quick!
Follow the link below to our website to book and pay the $10 deposit.
SENZ 2017 30th June - 2nd July Ellerslie Racecourse, Auckland
We are once again having a huge stall at Senz 2017 (12 metres this year!!!!!)
We are also teaching 7 AMAZING Classes (we are so excited about these - you are going to love them!) which are going on sale next month so keep your eyes out! We will have a link on our newsletter then to make it easy for you to find!
Tickets for Senz are available from in store or online at www.senz.co.nz
WELLINGTON PAPER ARTS & CRAFTS 2017 October 14 - 15th Te Rauparaha Arena, Porirua
Come along to this great event held once again in Porirua. The Wellington Paper Arts and Crafts Show 2016 was one of our largest and most successful to date – and this year promises to be even better with a larger range of Exhibitors, Classes and more.
Tickets through the Paper Arts website available soon http://paperarts.co.nz/tickets
PALMERSTON NORTH PINKALICIOUS Saturday May 20th Christian Community Church
Pinkalicious is a Scrapbooking and Rubber Stamping fundraiser for Arohanui Hospice in Palmerston North. Come along to this great event with a number of Craft Exhibitors coming from around the country. It runs from 10.00 am till 4.00 pm and at this stage we have 8 shops confirmed as coming with another 3 still not confirmed.
Cost to enter is $15.00 per person and all profits from the Door Sales, Auction and Raffle go to Arohanui Hospice. We have raised just over $5000 the last 2 years so it would be lovely to make it a better year for them.
Bookings open now - email email@example.com
Our New Christmas House!!!! $65
We have redesigned the popular Christmas House design into a brand new kit!!
Comes with everything pictured including snow, embellishments, chipboard and MDF house! Excludes paint.
We are slowly getting our range of cake decorating equipment and products up on the website, and there are products in store as well! We are also getting a new range of products too due in store soon! So keep an eye out for the awesome things coming!!!!
Hi everyone, hope you are all having a fantastic day, and enjoying this cooler weather. I hope you all managed to get through the bad weather without any damage, some areas definitely had their fair share, we had quite a few people not manage to get to classes due to flooding and high winds. One friend went to check on his boat at 1am, and found it had a foot of water in it, so had to sit up in that wind and rain trying to drain it with a pump, said it was a long and stressful night.
The years routine is well and truly underway. We have our classes sorted for Senz, Take time out with Trina's retreat is underway, and we have been designing and packing kits as fast as we can. We have listened to what everyone was asking for have remade some of the popular projects that we keep getting asked for. This week we have re released the Church as a full kit, and the concertina houses (red and green (traditional) or blue and purple (Sam's choice of colour), and we have released the fairy door as a blank kit, and another new coaster art board. See links and pictures.
We have released the date for C4 - Colour, candy and creative choas, this is based on the extremely successful class we ran last year, this has been released now so you pre book and put in your calendar. There will be 10 projects, we have not even started designing, but if you enjoyed last years class you will know that it is totally worth it, lunch, morning tea, afternoon tea and drinks all supplied. You will need your scissors and glue and tape, that is it. We supply everything else. We are only taking 50 people at this stage, and last year we sold out, so please book your space and pay your deposit. There is a link to the website, where you can pay your deposit of $10.00. The total cost is $130.00 less your $10.00 deposit, the balance is due on the day. Please we ask for a direct credit for this, when paying don't pay the freight bill, which will automatically charge.
Senz tickets have gone on sale, and we will be selling them in store again this year.
A reminder about opening hours, we do NOT open on a Saturday, so if you are coming through and you want to visit, let us know and we will open for you. We are usually at work from 7am and finish about 6 to 6.30pm, contact us if you would like to come outside of our normal business hours, it is just that as we are manufacturing we sometimes make a mess and make some noise.
C4 IS BACK for 2017! Saturday November 11th 2017, 9am - 6pm Morrinsville Little Theatre - Anderson St* $130 (Includes lunch & morning/afternoon tea's)
Last year was such a success that we decided to do it again! This year we have another fantastic 10 projects in the works for you and it will be more CRAZY, COLOURFUL and CHAOTIC than last year!
We have 50 spaces available this year and we are sure they will sell out fast! So follow the link below to our website and pay the $10 deposit fee to book and secure your spot for this fantastic day!!!!
Weekly classes: Wednesday Scrapbooking Class 10am - 12pm We have a couple of spaces available, $20 per week
Thursday Night Scrapbooking 6pm - 8pm We have a couple of spaces available, $20 per week (same class as on the Wednesdays)
Scrapbooking Kits for the above Classes If you can't attend either of the above classes but you would like to take the kits each week (Note: You must commit for a whole term) $20 per week - 2-3 pages in each kit per week minimum - sometimes more - two weeks ago it was 6 pages! (See image above for two examples of 2Page Kits from previous weeks).
Upcoming Classes: 25th March 9 Pages Scrapbooking in One Day ONLY 5 SPACES LEFT! 9am - 3pm - $80.00
Kids School Holiday Programe Details coming in next newsletter.
22nd April 9 Pages Scrapbooking in One DaySOLD OUT 9am - 3pm - $80.00
Senz - 30th June to 2nd July http://www.senz.co.nz/ Time out with Trina Friday 4th August - Sunday 6th August
November 11th C4 - 10 Projects in one Day! (See website to book your spot)
Christmas Concertina House's Kit BLUE & PURPLE DESIGN $55.00 or RED & GREEN DESIGN $55.00
After the sell out success of our last Christmas Concertina houses we decided to redesign this popular kit with a new set of papers and two options for colours!!!
Features 24 chipboard houses to decorate with all the embellishments shown (no mixed media product is included) and you or the kids can use to count your way down to Christmas day!
So now you have a choice to make... Red & Green or Blue & Purple....???
That is it for this week. We look forward to seeing you in store or hearing from you online.
If you are buying online you will see what have a set price freight charge of $6.50 only - no matter how big your purchase box is!
Jo, Aly, Pauline and Sam
Christmas Church Kit $65.00 includes all pictured product
This beautiful snowy Christmas Church has been designed by our newest staff member Sam and is a lovely additon to our Christmas Village collection.
Coaster Art #2 $45.00
Our second release of the Coast Art Kit this year features lovely quotes and images with the theme of "IN OUR HOME" - a lovely present for those moving house, a newly married couple or even a family!
Includes all embellishments, paper and chipboard shown (Doesn't include mixed media products).
Blank Fairy Door Kit $20.00
This cute fairy door kit comes as a blank design which you can then paint and decorate in the colours you want for your child's room! Includes all MDF and chipboard pieces shown - doesn't include paper, paint, flowers or felt.
Chipboard Bird & Nest Frame $5.00
This cute bird and nest chipboard frame is perfect for any mixed media, off the page, scrapbooking and card making projects! So versatile and comes with small nest and two birds loose as well.
Hi everyone, and finally summer is throwing her weight around!
The tomatoes need constant watering, and passionfruit.. we have had a bumper crop! I also was down the bottom of the section and found a very overgrown grape plant, and oh wow, were they something else.
This last two weeks have seen us really hitting the preparation of our kits and classes for the shows coming up, this has been a really interesting time, as Sam has been my right hand painter, gluer and general dogsbody, which has been interesting. Not surprisingly, she argues about everything I want her to do! Which in some cases has actually been great for the design... when you have been doing something for a while, you forget that there are others ways of doing things. (I also told her off for using her phone in work hours, turns out she was looking up the french words for our new coffee house, which is shown below, and not actually on the phone. Whoops! Mums aye!)
Aly finished her Print and Management diploma last year, so she is off to Auckland to receive her graduation certificate in a couple of weeks, so congratulations to her. She is also up for an award for the Top Diploma Student for her year so good luck for that too!!
We have been waiting on new releases from the suppliers, and just starting to see some of the product coming out, yay! Hope to have these instore soon. If there is anything that you would like please just ask, I don't want to bombard you with emails about pre-orders, but if you do like the look of something I can tell you if it is on order already, or if not I can tell you who else might have it.
BRAND NEW PRODUCTS & IMAGINE IF KITS
We have some lovely new products and some gorgeous fun new kits we have made! Some of which you will see on the right hand side of this newsletter (we will keep showing you more each newsletter! so keep your eyes out!!) they are just so much fun to play and create with!!!!!
WEEKLY CLASSES: Wednesday Scrapbooking Class 10am - 12pm
We have a couple of spaces available, $20 per week.
Card class 10am - 12pm
We have a couple of spaces in our card classes which are on every 2nd Friday $12.00 for 2-3 cards, everything supplied.
Thursday Night Scrapbooking 6pm - 8pm
We have a couple of spaces available, $20 per week (same class as on the Wednesdays)
11th March - Coaster Art Class - $45 10am - 12.30pm 2 spaces left
Create this beautiful coaster art design for some one who loves flowers or the garden using Paper Arts Floral paper, Imagine If Chipboard designs and some Flowers on Imagine If Lasercut MDF Coasters and MDF noughts and crosses board.
25th March - 9 Pages Scrapbooking in One Day
9am - 3pm - $80.00
22nd April - 9 Pages Scrapbooking in One Day
9am - 3pm - $80.00
TICKETS FOR SENZ ARE NOW ON SALE To purchase your tickets to this fantastic show you can click on the link below: http://www.senz.co.nz/Tickets/Buy-Tickets/ Or closer to the date we will have some tickets available to purchase in store!
That's all for this week! and as always we look forward to seeing you in class, in store of hearing from you online!
From Jo, Aly, Pauline and Sam
Gabrielle's Coffee House $70
Check out this french coffee shop, including mini cupcakes and coffee and cups, designed with all the little details, everything you see is supplied, except your paints and other mixed media bits.
Creative Spirit Tag Art $70
Our newest version of the favorite Tag Art kit - this time all about being creative with your arts and crafts. Perfect for that person who wants a piece to create for themselves to show their love of crafting!
The Shoe Queen's Wardrobe $25
How cute is the miniature Shoe wardrobe - a great gift for that woman that loves her shoes! You can decorate the chipboard heels and boots however you like to make them your dream collection or use our supplied embellishments and make it like we did!
We have lots of different embossing pastes in stock, these are fantastic for stenciling and add a embossed look, we have black, gold, silver, plain and crackle!
To buy... CLICK HERE!
Graphic 45 Paper Pads
We have a great collection of 12x12 Graphic 45 Paper Pads instore including the Portrait of a Lady, Midnight Masquerade, and one of the Deluxe Collectors Edition of the Olde Curiosity Shop! Plus we have 4 pads of the lovely Natures Sketchbook Collection!
To buy... CLICK HERE!