Monday, 24 June 2013

Summer is almost here!!

It was all going so well this week weather-wise, then Sunday happened, and along came some heavy downpours!  Let's hope this is a one-off and we will be blessed with wall to wall sunshine from Monday!

Speaking about Summer approaching, brings me to how time is flying by and that just around the corner is our long-awaited visit from Sue Wilson from Spellbinders!  If you've been out the country for the last few months, then you may have just missed the news that we have the fabulous Sue Wilson arriving on Saturday 6th July for a fabulous day of demonstrating from 11am - 4pm!  This is Sue's only UK store demonstration of 2013!  Sue has very kindly agreed to donate all the cards she makes on the day, plus she'll be autographing a Grand Calibur to our Charity Raffle in aid of Archway.  This is going to be an incredibly popular event, so come along early!

We will also be filming Sue's demo day and will be producing a DVD of the demonstrations.  The DVDs can be purchased for £6, all profits from the sale will go to Archway also.


Craft Night

We had our latest craft night on Thursday, a very busy night it was!  Here a few pics of the evening's happenings!


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As you can see, a fun night was had!  Our next Craft Night on 25th July will be Christmas!  Just give us a call to add your name, on Aberdeen 802337.

On Saturday, Kath Stewart was back with her Kath's Klub's classes.  These are fabulous classes where you get to keep the stamps you were used here!
in the class, fabulously priced I must add at only £20!  The next Kath's Klub classes will run on Saturday 27th July, I hear Kath will be using the melting pot that day!  If you'd like to catch up on what Kath and her crafters got up to on Saturday, pop over to Kath's blog

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

By Popular Demand

Charlotte and I have been working out some new classes and workshops for the summer - so because of the many requests we've had, we have scheduled in one of Charlotte's very popular DIY Wedding Stationery classes on Sunday 21st July from 2-4pm - Charlotte will show you how to design and produce all your own wedding stationery including day and evening invitations, order of service, place cards, menus etc.


And another much-requested class is the kids craft class - so we're scheduling in a weekly class for school age kids over the summer holidays as well as a special one on Sunday 29th June for the kids to make a special thankyou teacher gift and card before they break up for the holidays.

check the "classes" tab to see all our class and demo dates. 
All these classes are very popular so booking is essential - please call 01224 802337 to secure your place(s). 


Monday, 17 June 2013

Archway Charity Quiz!

... and what a successful quiz night it was!


A great night was had by all on Saturday evening at the Cloverleaf Hotel, at the Papeterie's charity quiz night in aid of Archway, a local charity who provide a caring and homely respite care service for children and adults with learning disabilities.

Teams of four battled it out for top prize in a challenging 10 round quiz, the answers did not come easy thanks to our very own Steve Balfour, Quiz Master for the night.

 
But, answering questions was not the only way we raised money.  Can you guess what these ladies are up to?


Yep, you've guessed it, they were playing head and tails!


 
We also had a fantastic raffle to which we are very grateful for all who donated these wonderful prizes!
 


Thanks go to ...

 
... for making the evening such a great success, and to all of those who have also contributed to the success of the night!
 
Now, time for a drum roll please ... The Papeterie raised over £1,030 for Archway, bringing the total this year so far ... to over £2,000, well on our way to reaching our target of £3,000!
 
Now for a sneaky peak from Debbie's classes on Saturday ... phew, what a busy weekend!
 
In the morning, this 'Gorguss' book was made and crafters got to take home the Gorguss stamp that they used in their project.
 
 
The afternoon's class was a colouring tutorial using promarkers and flexmarkers and colouring in these sweet Saturated Canary images!




Hopefully Debbi will share with you what colours/techniques she used on here soon, meanwhile, for colouring tutorials, pop onto Debbi's blog here.

This Thursday, 20th June is the re-scheduled Craft Night, if you couldn't manage before, give us a call to reserve your place this Thursday.

Now don't forget, Kath's Klub classes are running this Saturday, call us on 01224 802337 to reserve one of the few remaining places.
 


Monday, 10 June 2013

A visit from our very own Queen of Spellbinders!

This weekend saw the return of our very own Spellbinding Queen, Erika Gunter, for a fabulous day of demos, of course using the Grand Calibur and a selection of dies from the vast collection of Spellbinders dies and embossing folders.  If you would like the names of all the dies, stamps and embossing folders used, then pop over to Erika's blog here.  The  Papeterie have stock of the dies and folders used in today's demonstrations along with a large selection of Saturated Canary's stamps.

Now, here's what you've been waiting for, pictures from Erika's demos.

 
This is a fabulous ' secret' magic sliding card, if you have a look at the above photo, you might just see how it works!  I believe Erika is making a wee video for her blog on how to make it!
 

 





 
Aren't they all gorgeous!
 

Looking ahead now to this week ...

 On Thursday, it's Craft Night!  If you haven't already done so, give us a call
on 01224 802337 to book yourself a place, only £10 for a great evening of craft and socialising with like-minded people, with a free buffet thrown in too!
 
On Saturday, our very talented, Queen of the Promarkers, Debbi Glennie will be running two workshops.  In the morning, Debbi will be continuing with her project-based classes, come along and make a practical Gorjuss Notebook to take home or give as a gift. Techniques included are stamping and colouring with Promarkers and Flexmarkers. Included in the price is the Gorjuss stamp used in the project.
 
In the afternoon workshop, Debbi's will be doing some Funky Colouring featuring the very popular Saturated Canary stamps. Come and learn how to colour these stunning character stamps for all occasions.
 
Call the shop if you wish to be booked on any of these workshops.
 
Finally, a wee reminder of a very special evening being held on Saturday, 15th June at the Cloverleaf Hotel, Bucksburn. 
 
As some of you may already 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.

We have set ourselves a target of raising £3,000 this year for this wonderful charity, and have already raised over £1,000!  So, to add to this fund the Papeterie have 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 begin_of_the_skype_highlightin.
 
Well, that's it for now, I'm off in the morning to Loch Insh Watersports Centre for 5 days with 18 Primary 7 school children ... let's hope the sun shines!

 

 

Monday, 3 June 2013

Wedding Makeover!

Do you remember 'Real Rooms' with Simon Biagi?  I loved that programme!  Well, today the Papeterie's Wedding Department received its own 'Real Rooms' makeover, unfortunately Mr Biagi was not available for this makeover, so it was down to Charlotte and the team to do the re-vamp!

First to go was the large office style desk, that was taking up lots of space, in it's place a smaller glass desk, very sleek!  Out went some shelving and in came some more glass display units and Pearl supplied the shop with a new storage unit.

Some changes involved a hammer!  But don't fear, no walls were demolished and no wedding invitations were harmed during this renovation! 

So, after a shuffle around with the display units and the vast amount of invitations, table plans etc, we are almost done!  There are still a few finishing touches to be added, but here's a sneaky peak into the re-designed Wedding Department! 

 


 




Coming up ...

Next Sunday, the 9th June, the fantastic Erika will be here for a FREE Spellbinders demonstration.  Erika will be here demonstrating between 11am and 4pm.  Don't forget to come along and see our very own Spellbinders Queen in action.

Following this, we have Craft Night on Thursday 13th June from 6.30 - 9 pm, come along and join us in a fun evening creating up to 5 projects!  A free buffet and refreshments will be provided and
10% discount on your purchases on the night.  Craft Night costs £10

A busy day is planned for Saturday 15th June!  Debbi will be running two colouring classes!  In the morning from 10am - 12 noon, you can join Debbi in making a practical Gorjuss Notebook.  Included in the prices is the Gorjuss stamp used in the project!  This class costs £20

In the afternoon, Debbi is back colouring, but with the very popular Saturated Canary stamps - Funky Colouring!  This class costs £15

If you wish to join any of these classes, please give us a call on 01224 802337 to book a place!