Monday, 15 July 2013

When Barbara Gray came to town ...


I don't think our feet have touched the ground these last couple of weeks.  We've been very busy little bees as you may know, cleaning, re-arranging and stocking in preparation last week for the arrival of Sue Wilson, so thankfully we were well prepared for our next special visitor Barbara Gray!


We had three, very large boxes, arrive from Clarity Stamps this week, with lots of lovely goodies.  There were lots of stamps, some you may be familiar with and some that are new, and one particular, very special set, which Barbara launched here on Friday at The Papeterie.  There were also masks, designed to be used with the Gelli plate, in two sizes.

Now, you may be asking yourself what this newly launched stamp set was.  Well, it was a set of three, Scottish themed mounted stamps.  The largest being a frame with the names of cities in Scotland as the border, a Scottish flag and pole and an image of Edinburgh Castle, all for the great price of £19.99! These sets sold like hot cakes especially when customers could see they various ways in which these could be used!

Barbara created her own background here with the fabulous Gelli plate and masks and acrylic paints and has used two of the stamps in the new collection.



  
How about this fabulous creation Barbara took along with her!  It was created using a wooden house frame (which we have in stock), patterned papers, ribbons etc and Barbara's new set of doll's house stamps.  It is utterly fabulous!
 
 
 
 Of course no fabulous demonstration would be complete without some fabulous crafty folk!

  
 

Now Barbara is a very entertaining, as well as a very talented lady, but I wish I could remember what made this particular crafty lady laugh!


Charlotte was a very lucky lady on Friday.  We had two lovely crafters from Elgin that brought these lovely roses for her, what a lovely thought!


Here are a couple of the other samples Barbara created.
 
 
 
 

Of course, it was another hot day on Friday, the windows were open early and fans were in full swing, but Barbara and all our crafty visitors were troopers coping with these very unusual temperatures for Aberdeen!


 
 
We still have some Barbara Gray demo mugs available, but sadly we no longer have Barbara around to sign them for you!  Here's Charlotte's mug, signed by Barbara.

 
Now Barbara said she loves it up here and can't wait to come back.  She added that Charlotte runs a brilliant shop and that it is going from strength to strength, how fabulous is that? 
 
Now I can let you into a bit of a secret ...there will be regular Clarity classes at The Papeterie with a special guest running them, watch this space ...
 
Now, just a quickie reminder of some classes coming up this week:
 
Tuesday 16th July
10 - 11 am
Kids Crafts
Debbi's class for school-age children
Cost:  £6 per child
 
 
Sunday 21st July
DIY Wedding Stationery
2 - 4 pm
Charlotte's very popular class where she shows the design process and then how to put together your own wedding stationery, from save-the-dates to order of service and place cards and everything in-between.
Cost:£25
 

 

1 comment:

Melbourne Invitations said...

Barbara is an amazing artist, she has some great ideas and does an amazing job. Love her work!