Monday, 28 October 2013

Happy Halloween!!



Halloween arrived a little early at The Papeterie this year!  On Sunday Debbi  held a Halloween class for kids, which proved very popular! 

Budding young crafters (with a little help from some grown-ups), joined Debbi to make a paper pumpkin and a rather cool Frankenstein goody bag, suitably filled with Halloween sweets of course!

The first stage of the pumpkin involved a lot of creasing and getting to grips with double sided tape (thankfully the easy lift kind)!



Then some eyes were needed, (these look like they are glowing)!






Next, a mouth and nose was needed!


 And, wow!  Look how well they turned out!


And, finally, a spooky goody bag to take home some ghoulish sweets!




Finally, this Sunday, Debbi is teaching some Promarkers/Flexmarker's classes.  In the morning there is a beginners class and in the afternoon there is a next steps class.  Each class costs £15, if you wish to join either of these classes, just give the shop a call on 01224 802337 to book a place.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Busy, busy Saturday!

What an amazing Saturday!  Such a busy day and such a diverse range of crafts going on, all under one roof!

You will already have seen the magnificent range of cake decorating brought to us by Andrew, but Andrew wasn't the only one who was working hard in the store on Saturday.

Our own Kath Stewart was back to do more  of her Kath's Klub classes, one in the morning and another in the afternoon.

In the morning, our lovely crafters made this wonderful coat hanger and got to keep the wonderful stamps used in the project!


 
 
Our afternoon crafters had these lovely goodies to play with, and each got to keep the embossing folders used in the projects.
 

And here are the cards they made, stunning projects as usual from Kath!



 
Thanks to Kath for letting us share her photographs.
 
Don't forget to check out our forthcoming classes here on our blog.  There are still lots of classes coming up before Christmas, don't delay in booking as places do fill up fast!  Give us a call on
 01224 802337 to book a place.



 



Sunday, 20 October 2013

Let them eat cake

Well we had quite a treat yesterday. A huge thank you to Andrew who travelled all the way from Glasgow at stupid o'clock in the morning to spend the day with us.
Andrew was demonstrating the equipment from the Little Venice Cake Company which we stock in the shop, aren't these samples just fantastic!

and a beautiful rose centrepiece or topper...


And this fantastic 3 tier wedding cake, which Andrew adapted for Charlotte as it's her birthday this week...

check out the detail...




So what's happening this weekend? 
Debbi is running a couple of our popular Halloween Kids Craft classes, the afternoon class is almost full, but the morning class still has spaces available.
The classes are for school-age children, they will make a couple of spooky halloween projects to take home. 
Classes are from 11.30am - 12.30pm and 1pm - 2pm and cost £6 per child on Sunday 27th October. 
BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL AS SPACES ARE VERY LIMITED
here's a wee sneaky peek of one of the projects the kids will be making...
Debbi x

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Docrafts Review and a Look Forward!

I hope you managed to pop along at the weekend to catch Beckie Dreyer from Docrafts demonstrating the brand new Xpress die-cutting machine!

We had some super offers on die-cutting machines and dies.  We have sold out of the Xpress, but more are on order, and should be in very soon!


Beckie demonstrated card making and scrapbooking using the Xpress and X cut dies and other products from the current Docraft Christmas releases, which are on sale in the shop.  You can still see the samples Beckie made as they are on display in the shop.

Now, let's fast forward to this weekend. 

This Saturday is going to be an incredibly busy day!  Not only is our very own Kath Stewart holding her Kath's Klub classes, we have the very talented Andrew McLean visiting to demonstrate cake decorating using the Little Venice Cake Co products. 


In conjunction with his visit, we shall also be displaying some of our own bespoke wedding stationery and our fabulous Candy Cart which we have available for hire. 

Why not pop along whether you're interested in baking/cake decorating or are planning your wedding!

There are a few places on Kath's Klub classes this weekend.  The afternoon class is almost full, but there are still a handful of places free in the morning.  If you pop into the shop, you will see what will be made in the classes.  To book a place, just call us on 01224 802337.

PS.  I've just been catching up with Barbara Gray's telly hours from the weekend and was delighted to hear Barbara mentioning she visits her friends at The Papeterie to do demos and we have a great shop!  If, you love Clarity stamps, remember to book yourself a place on a Clarity workshop on 30th November as we are very privileged to have one of Barbara Gray's specially trained tutors coming to teach a very special class!


Saturday, 5 October 2013

Docrafts Demo Weekend

Next weekend (12th/13th October) we have the fabulously talented Beckie Dreyer visiting us for a weekend of fun demos - Beckie will be demonstrating the brand new XPRRESS Diecutting machine. This is a fabulous machine - because you can use all current dies and embossing folders up to A4 in size as the rollers adjust to accommodate all different depths.

Beckie will also be taking along creative and scrapbook samples showing you how to make the most of the current Creativity Essentials goodies.
This is definitely worth a visit. Pop along and check out Beckie's blog.