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Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Tuesday Temptations!

Good Morning Crafters

A quick reminder to please vote for us in the International Craft Awards.  In 2015 and 2016 we were silver finalist for best independent retail shop in the South East of England.  This year we are one of five finalists competing for Gold.  Winning the award helps to advertise and improve are visibility in East Anglia.  Please click on the link to vote for us.  

You may have seen in the newsletter that Crafts Consortium Winter Wonderland has just arrived in the shop.  Personally I love Winter and wildlife, and I'm a big Crafts Consortium fan so this new collection makes me one very happy crafter!  The stamps, papers and embellishments are very high quality and excellent value for money.  Use them on your cards, scrapbooks, planners, home decor and mixed media projects. 

This Saturday, Margaret Brackenbury will be giving a free demonstration using products from one of our new suppliers.  French company, Aladine have a number of ink pads, pigment inks and coloured structure paste in their Izinks range.  The brand is very popular with one of our favourite crafters, John Lockwood and we have a feeling it will also be very popular with both papercrafters and mixed media crafters alike.  To pick up some tips and techniques pop along to the shop on the 7th October.

There are still two places left on the Press to Impress (another favourite with John Lockwood) workshop on the 14th October.  Quite a few of our customers now have this inexpensive tool and are seeing great results and improvements in their stamping.  I use it for all my stamped cards you see here on the blog, it's always on my craft desk.  Margaret will show you how to use it in conjunction with John's media plates to make a variety of clean and simple cards.

Another demo day we are really excited about is Stencils with Dot Clark.  Dot is a design team member for the Sweet Poppy stencils and will be demonstrating the latest stencils and new media along with more new techniques.  We would love you to stop by between 10.30 am and 3.00pm on the 18th October and show your support - make a note in your diary today!

A quick heads-up before I sign off, we have a number Sizzix dies on offer at the moment, you could save up to £25!

Pop back tomorrow for project inspiration.   Keep on Crafting.  

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