Wednesday, March 5, 2014

March Newsletter

Hi to everyone, and Hello March
I think 2014, has got to be the strangest year ever, February was hot, and then March comes along and things change in an instant.  Although if you know me personally, you will know I hate the heat, I prefer winter. I know what your thinking, but I love being cool.  I must have been a polar bear in a previous life.

As you can tell from the heading that I have the machine operating, and boy is it fun....well when the drivers don't disappear, and instead of being out having fun on a Saturday night, you are sitting there in your dressing gown at 10.30pm trying to get it to work, so much for dressing for work, and doing business hours.

I have got our first original designs off to the Design Team,
So let me introduce you to them:
Tash Chanwai -

Beth Barnes

Katrina Hart

Ngaire Bennets

Brenda Morgan

Carol Noakes

Lilian Clifton

I had a lot of applications and it was a very hard choice, but each of these ladies had something I was looking for. Please go and check them out, there are some very interesting designs out there, and some cool ideas.   They will start blogging on the 1st of April for me.
In the meantime if you want to be in to win a prize, please go to their blogs/facebook and follow and comment and you are in to win.  Every designer has a prize to giveaway.

Products: There are some great designs that we do in Felt and now in Chipboard (box board) nice and thick and sturdy for all those mediums to be added to. We are no longer doing Lotika paper, or Bazill card or thin card.  Couldn't't wait to share, here is our new chipboard product, (with a felt flower combo - just as a decoration) on the left, and felt butterflies on the right.

What do you think?   - new colour ranges and packaging not up yet, but I expect it to be ready next week.

March classes

Saturday March 8th Folded scrap layout at Paperzone in Hamilton.  You will need to book through Paperzone for that as I am working with them for this project, you can choose your own paper and the look you are after, male, female, christmas or ? Holds 20 photos.

Friday March 21st Male Birthday cards - 10am - 12pm Four cards, all with a male theme. $20.00  These are based on this set blow...they are not exactly these colours.  I have now got a card designer Marilyn Gunn, and where possible I will have redesigned in time for advertising, however this month it just hasn't happened. So here is the plan.  Sorry about the change of date, but I am having a teeny tiny operation  that week, and decided I cannot risk last minute cancellation, if I have another allergic reaction like last time.        

Saturday March 22nd  - 10am - 3pm  Make your own book from scratch, $45.00 8 only.  (basics supplied - except tape and glue, bling and dangles) - learn how to make your own book, no album rings, no ribbon, technique.  So easy when you know how.  This book has a colour way supplied.  However you can bring your own paper and then take the paper pack home and work with it for another project.  We will be making the book, covering the front and back covers, and then after that you will need to finish at home, though you will have photographs and instructions for finishing the same as me.  There is paper left over for mounting photos and making embellishments is required.  I have used quotes, these are not supplied.  This is available as a kit of instructions which I can send to you, with the basic materials, however depending on class numbers you may have to supply your own paper.  I have had a lot of questions about this class already.  We will not be making all the flip pages that were in my original book, as it is to time consuming.
March Wednesday 26th  - 10am - 2pm Card and Box project and a candle holder and card project - $10.00.  This class you will use your own paper, own colour choice.  I will supply some products.  Can be for a male or female, you can do an easter theme or birthday whatever suits.  Mothers day is in May great presents to have ready.

So email me or phone me on 07 8873901 if you have any questions, leave me a message on the phone if I am out and about or working with my head down
all the best Jo


  1. Can't wait to see everyones work, congrats to all the ladies especially Katrina Hart, Well done my friend

  2. The names of the design team that aren't in white text are very hard to read!

    1. Thanks for that, they were fine on my computer but then I looked on the laptop and they were hidden, I have fixed thanks for taking the time to tell me, I appreciate it.