Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Girly Steampunk

We still have spaces left for Charlotte's Girly Steampunk Stamping class this Saturday (1st June) from 2 - 4pm. Included in the price of the class, is a set of The Artistic Stamper stamps, so fantastic value for money. Charlotte will be leading you through a few practical and decorative projects with a more feminine take on the steampunk style stamps we have in store.
Here's a wee sneaky peek....
We have loads of classes and workshops coming up in June and July - so remember to have a look on the events page and book your spaces as they fill up quickly

Monday, 27 May 2013

Weddings, weddings and more weddings!

As the title of this blog suggests, it's been a whirlwind of weddings this week!  Lots and lots of weddings completed and samples being made!  Perhaps we can share some of these in the future, after the wedding had passed of course!

Charity Quiz Night!

As you may know, our chosen charity this year is Archway.  Archway is an independent Aberdeen based charity offering a range of community based services for children and adults with learning disabilities.

The Papeterie has organised a charity quiz night on the 15th June:
 
If you would like to join us, and help us raise money for this very worthwhile charity, please contact The Papeterie on 01224 802337.


Ken Oliver

Following a very successful visit from the very talented Ken Oliver, I thought I'd share with you an account of Ken's visit on the Spellbinder's blog here, it's well worth a read!

Girly Steampunk Stamping


Introducing the first in a new selection of project-based classes, our very own Charlotte is hosting this Girly Steampunk papercraft class featuring The Artistic Stamper stamps.  Make 4 decorative and practical projects.  Included in the price is a set of the stamps used.  This workshop is running this Saturday, 1st June from 2 - 4pm.  The cost of the workshop is £20.  Please call The Papeterie on 01224 802337 to book a place!

Monday, 20 May 2013

Truly Spellbinding!

You may guess from the title of today's post that we shall be sharing some photos from our workshop and demo from the hugely talented and very entertaining Ken Oliver from Spellbinders, but more of that to follow, let's start with Craft Night ...

Craft Night

Craft night arrived this week, not quite sure where the time went since the last one, time just seems to be flying!  As ever, it was a fantastic turn out from all our lovely crafters, it's nice getting to know our regular crafters better and it was lovely to see some new faces!

Charlotte, Debbi, Jean, Joyce and myself (Paula) were taking the workshops this time round.  Here are some pics from the evening ...

 


 
  

The Amazing Ken Oliver and Kath Stewart

So, just as we got our breath back from craft night, along came Saturday, and what an incredibly busy day it was!

Where do I start?

Well, let's start with a first-time visit from the very talented Ken Oliver, all the way from Arizona!  Lots of lucky ladies spent a fantastic morning with Ken and made some fantastic works of art using Spellbinders Mixed Media bezels and ICE resin.  The feedback from this class was incredibly positive, everyone was delighted with their makes!

The amazing Ken Oliver!

And Ken's pupils, hard at work!



 This is Charlotte's finished work of art!

And Ken's gorgeous projects, aren't they stunning!


 



Following on from Ken's class in the morning, we were incredibly lucky that Ken stayed with us to do some demoing along with free make and takes in the afternoon, and not forgetting there were lots of lovely goodies Ken was giving away!  Sadly, I missed the craftathon between Ken and our very own Kath Stewart, I hear it was very entertaining!

Kath's Klub

While all this 'spellbinding' stuff was going on, in another workshop room, Kath's Klub was in full swing!

In the morning, we made two cards using Hero Arts stamps ...

  

In the afternoon, there was a change of stamp sets, and here is the desk calendar that was made ...


I am sure you will agree, that this has been an incredibly exciting, busy week, I'm exhausted just writing the blog!




Wednesday, 15 May 2013

The Amazing Ken Oliver

Some of you may have noticed that the incredible Ken Oliver from Spellbinders is on a bit of a tour of the UK at the moment and we are one of only 2 craft stores in Scotland that are on his itinerary.

Ken will be visiting us on Saturday 18th May - remember to call the shop to reserve your place on his workshop from 10am - 12 noon. Ken is going to show you how to make something very special and personal to you, so you'll need to take:
 a basic crafting kit that includes scissors and liquid adhesive, 
a vintage photo or other photo (colour copy is fine) that has significant personal meaning
any personal ephemera eg ticket stub, plane ticket, script from a greeting card or letter that is connected to the photo

Ken will supply papers, embellishments, findings, antique sari ribbon from Nepal, buttons and loads more for you to choose from as we create our personal collages.

And as Paula mentioned on Monday, I'm sharing some pics from Nikky's workshop on Sunday - everyone looks hard at work there...






The 5 stamps and paper pad are available to purchase EXCLUSIVELY at The Papeterie - the stamps are priced at £6.99 each and the matching paper pad is priced at £7.99. 

Monday, 13 May 2013

It's Polka Doodle Time!

It's Demo Time!

Well, it was Saturday 11th May, and there were no more sleeps until Nikky Hall arrived at The Papeterie. 

But Nikki did not come alone, Nikky brought with her some exclusive stamps to The Papeterie!  Let me introduce to you Maria, Morag, Bonnie, Ailsa and Tam, aren't they gorgeous??




 

Not only did Nikky take along these exclusive stamps, Nikky also brought with her lots of paper pads, including one pad exclusively designed to go with these exclusive stamps.  Our shelves were stocked with Nikky's printable CD's and more Studio 12 stamps.




Of course, no demo would be complete without lots of keen crafters, eager to pick up the skills and techniques Nikky uses to colour and blend with Promarkers and also how to use Pan Pastels, which was a product quite new to many!




As you can see, it was standing room only by the afternoon. 

I have heard that Nikky may be returning to our store later this year, watch this space!

Come back later in the week when Debbi will be sharing some pictures from Nikky's workshop on Sunday!

Before I go, there is time to remind you that there are still some places available on Kath's Klub workshops on Saturday 18th May.  Call us on 01224 774883 to book your place, remember you will take home the stamp used in your workshop!

Also on Saturday we have the very talented Ken Oliver from Spellbinders arriving on our doorstep.  Ken Will be demoing and teaching a workshop featuring the brand new mixed media range from Spellbinders.  Don't miss out, give us a call for more information!




Wednesday, 8 May 2013

3 More sleepies

There's certainly excitement building up this week - just 3 more sleeps until the fabulous Nikky Hall arrives. We're thrilled that Nikky is coming all the way to Aberdeen to demo for all her Scottish fans - this is Nikky's ONLY Scottish appearance. 
Nikky will be demoing her gorgeous stamps from 11am - 4pm on Saturday, and she is also hosting a colouring workshop on Sunday from 11-2pm. We have a few places remaining so please call the shop to secure your place on 01224 802337.
Here's a wee sneaky peek for you too, of the stunning new stamp range Nikky is launching exclusively with us on Saturday....

I've been busy teaching lately, last weekend I had 2 colour media workshops. The first one was basic colouring techniques with promarkers and flexmarkers where we coloured a selection of stamps so that my students got a feel for character stamps, animal stamps and floral stamps.....


Then in the afternoon we had our first Intro to water-based markers class where the students tried out a number of different techniques with Aquamarkers, Neon Markers and Metallic Markers...




We'll be updating the class page soon - so look out for some exciting new things coming very soon.

Monday, 6 May 2013

New Stock News!

Well, it's been a busy old week ... where to start?  Let's start with some of our deliveries this week! 

It's been a bit like Christmas this week in the shop, lots of new stock arriving.  I thought I'd share with you what has been landing on our shelves this week:

We've had a delivery of Graphic 45, including 12"x12", 8"x8" and 6"x6" paper pads and die-cuts (see below) and check out this wonderful chest which has been covered in Graphic 45 papers!



Also look what landed from Spellbinders!  A selection of D-Lites dies priced at only £10.99!

 
From Docrafts Papermania, a huge selection of new stock including 'Ahoy There!' and Home To Nest.


 
Also from Docrafts, the biggest box of X Cut palm punches you've ever seen!  Here's just  a small selection of these fabulous punches, including squares, circles, hearts and flowers.


 
Lets not forget a delivery of Hero Arts stamps made their way to us also, here are some of these stamps about to be hitting the shelves!
 

 
I've got a bit of a sneak peak for you.  Charlotte has been working on a project for a forthcoming workshop, she has allowed me to let you have a wee sneak peak at it!
 
 
We are looking at dates for upcoming workshops, keep an eye out here for them!
 
This weekend proved to be every bit as busy!  Saturday in particular was extremely busy with wedding appointments where Charlotte met with 11 couples!  Also, Debbi had two workshops, which were both fully booked!
 
What a beautiful day Sunday was!  It was nice to see so many people come into the shop in short-sleeves rather than a thick jacket!  We had quite a few visitors travelling to the shop from outwith the Aberdeen area, it's lovely to see some new faces and also some people who make a regular trip to stock up on their craft supplies!  Speaking of stock ... as quickly as we were filling the shelves with Iced Silver paper and card stock, it was flying right off again!  If you haven't seen our stunning selection of Iced Silver, Iced Gold and White Gold, make sure you take a look next time you visit!  Look out for a gorgeous new colour which will be hitting the shelves in the future, perfect for weddings!
 
Don't forget, this Saturday and Sunday sees the arrival of Nikky Hall to The Papeterie.  Join us for a demonstration day on Saturday from 11 - 4pm and if you're quick, there are a handful of places left on Nikky's workshop on Sunday.  Give us a call on 01224802337 to snap up a place!
 



 


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