Friday, 20 October 2017

Christmas Scrapbook Layout

Our final retreat project is Debbi's Christmas layout that featured a clever use of a C5 envelope to create more room for photos and journalling

Christmas Scrapbook Layout
Designed by Debbi Glennie for Papeterie Crafts Retreats

Diamond White Card
Green Card
Guardsman Red Card
Red A5 envelope
Sizzix Noel die
Tim Holtz scribbly Christmas stamps
Tim Holtz handwritten holidays 3 stamps
Distress ink
Versamark ink
Tartan ribbon

White detail embossing powder

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Typography Binder

Charlotte finished off her retreat classes with another of her favourite Graphic 45 projects, this time it was a handy binder...

Typography Binder
Designed by Charlotte Mitchell for Papeterie Crafts Retreats

Graphic 45 Paper
Kraft Binder
Iced Silver Panel
Tim Holtz Letters
Tim Holtz Arrow Die
Tim Holtz Distress Inks

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Christmas Cards

Some more of Jean's stunning christmas card designs

Christmas Cards
Designed by Jean Ingram for Papeterie Crafts Retreats

Materials Used:
Sue Wilson Vintage Bauble
Sue Wilson Portuguese Collection - Lisbon
Sue Wilson Poinsettia
Sue Wilson Festive Collection - Holly Sprays

Heartfelt Creations Bella Rose

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Spooky Canvas

Debbi drew the images she wanted to use for her spooky creation, and we have included her drawings in a special halloween pack available to buy in the shop.

Spooky Canvas
Designed by Debbi Glennie for Papeterie Crafts Retreats

MDF tile
Oyster Contour card
Halloween topper sheet on Diamond White Card
Distress Inks
Visible Image, Winter Tree Stamp
Archival Ink
Foam tape
Opalite Ink
Black Distress or Chalk paint
Grey Promarkers

Monday, 16 October 2017

Circular Stacking Boxes

This is a project we were all very excited to reveal to our retreaters because it features our EXCLUSIVE Monsieur McCoo stamps and Scottish scrapbook paper range...

Circular Stacking Boxes
Designed by Charlotte Mitchell for Papeterie Crafts Retreats

Exclusive Mccoo Stamp
Water Colour Paper
Tim Holtz Distress Pens
Tissue Tape
Exclusive Tartan Papers
Circular dies
Tim Holtz Letters


Sunday, 15 October 2017

Paper Based Calendar

A beautiful easel card style calendar, can be used year after year - just replace the calendar tab...

Paper based Calendar Project
Designed by Jean Ingram for Papeterie Crafts Retreats

Materials Used:
Backing Papers from The Potting Shed
Sue Wilson Cascading Butterflies
Sue Wilson Star Flower Cluster

Corner Die

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Zippy Notebook

Debbi loves to alter a notebook, this time she chose muted tones and used an unusual item ..... a zip!

Zippy Notebook
Designed by Debbi Glennie for Papeterie Crafts Retreats

Lace binding
Oyster Contour Card
Distress Inks
Tim Holtz Spinner
Tim Holtz Dies: ticket strip, mini tickets, layered butterfly and butterfly duo
Tim Holtz alterations doily embossing folder
Tim Holtz stamps dapper and mini motivation

Friday, 13 October 2017

Multi Frames

Charlotte's love of Halloween certainly shines through in this clever use of tiny frames...

Multi Frames
Designed by Charlotte Mitchell for Papeterie Crafts Retreats

Tim Holtz Crazy Birds
Tim Holtz Witches Hat
Tim Holtz Boo Die
Tim Holtz Bottle Die
Tim Holtz Fence Die
Googly Eyes
Tim Holtz Halloween Stamps
Coloured Stickles
Clear Embossing Powder
Glossy Accents
Orange Acrylic Paint
Various Wooden Frames

Tim Holtz Distress Inks

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Easel Cards

Easel cards are always very popular with crafters, I think it's because they look more complicated than they are.

Easel Cards
Designed by Jean Ingram for Papeterie Crafts Retreats

Materials used:
Patterned Backing Paper
Sue Wilson Delicate Daisies
My own design backing papers on two of the cards using stencils and inks
Creative Expression Butterflies
Spellbinders Fancy Tags Three
Sue Wilson Poinsettia
Spellbinders Holly Motif

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Winter Lantern

This was one of the most popular of Debbi's classes, with a simple uncluttered design that can be customised to suit any decor

Designed by Debbi Glennie for Papeterie Crafts Retreats


MDF lantern
Chalk paint
Distress Inks
Pearlescent Vellum
Chocolate Card
Bloom Paper
Emerald Paper
Tim Holtz Tattered Poinsettia die
Sue Wilson birch tree forest die
Frayed Burlap Stickles

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Charlotte's Scrapbook Layout

I just love this super cute christmas layout, Charlotte has featured her gorgeous chihuahua Loix (pronounced lewie)

Scrapbook Layout
Designed by Charlotte Mitchell for Papeterie Crafts Retreats

12x12 Trim Craft Papers
MDF Snowflakes
Corrugated Card
Tim Holtz Distress Inks

Monday, 9 October 2017

Family Christmas Cards

This was the first of Jean's christmas card classes at the retreat, this time she focussed on family.

Christmas Cards
Designed by Jean Ingram for Papeterie Crafts Retreats

Materials used:
Dotted Embossing Folder
Sue Wilson Poinsettia
Sizzix Holiday Greens
Impex Skeleton Leaves
Sue Wilson scalloped oval
Sue Wilson Happy Christmas

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Drawer Storage

Deb created this simply decorated storage drawers, some of the retreaters chose to have theirs vertically because #IYP (It's Your Project! for the uninitiated)

Drawer Storage
Designed by Debbi Glennie for Papeterie Crafts Retreats


4 drawer storage unit
Chalk paint
MME patterned papers
Chalkboard adhesive card
Flower punches
Circle punch

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Spell Book

This is Charlotte's favourite project, 2 of her favouritest things... Graphic 45 and Halloween all rolled into one - and I have to say, I'm pretty sad I didn't get to do this class.

Spell Book
Designed by Charlotte Mitchell for Papeterie Crafts Retreats

MDF Book Box
Graphic 45 Papers

Tim Holtz Distress Inks

Friday, 6 October 2017

Everyday Cards

Jean created some spectacular everyday cards to kick off classes on day 2 of the retreat

Every Day Cards
Designed by Jean Ingram for Papeterie Crafts Retreats

Materials Used:
Sue Wilson Scalloped Oval
Flower Punch
Butterfly Punch
Sue Wilson Bows

Tim Holtz Thinlits scribbles

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Octagonal Frame

Deb is a big advocate of printing off photos and displaying them - we sell reams of photo paper at bargain prices at the shop, so there's no excuse not to.

Octagonal Frame
Designed by Debbi Glennie for Papeterie Crafts Retreats

Octagonal frame
Chalk paint
Scribbly Insects stamps
Archival Ink
Distress Markers
Foil Tape
Embossing Folder
Distress Paint
Tim Holtz Butterfly Duo die and embossing folder

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Christmas House

Charlotte decided not to use Graphic 45 papers for this project to everyones surprise, and I think it looks amazing. Char demonstrated 3 different techniques to create snow effects to her retreaters.

Christmas House
Designed by Charlotte Mitchell for Papeterie Crafts Retreats

Wooden House
12x12 Trim Craft Papers
Sue Wilson Forest Friends Stamps
Sue Wilson Forest Friends Dies
Scrabble tiles
Tim Holtz Noel Die
White Embossing Powder
White Fragments
Black Acrylic Paint
Pine Cones
Gilding Wax

Black Card

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Birthday Cards

Jean finished off day one of the retreat with a selection of birthday cards

Birthday Cards
Designed by Jean Ingram for Papeterie Crafts Retreats

Materials used:
Sue Wilson Fillables - Jewelled Heart
Sue Wilson Scalloped Oval
Small Butterfly Punch
Spellbinders Fancy Framed Tags One
Sue Wilson Finishing Touches - Lily of the Valley
Sue Wilson Finishing Touches - Hobnail Vase

Monday, 2 October 2017

Mini Album

Because Debbi loves a mini album!
Deb likes to find new and clever quirks to incorporate in her mini albums to make them a little different, this one has hidden hinges to the pages, so all the untidy bits are hidden from sight.

Mini Album
Designed by Debbi Glennie for Papeterie Crafts Retreats

Chocolate pearlescent card
Printed Papers

Sunday, 1 October 2017


Charlotte put a different spin on a pretty canvas with the use of lots of papers

Designed by Charlotte Mitchell for Papeterie Crafts Retreats

Tim Holtz Window Die
Tim Holtz Bird & Branch Die
Tim Holtz Fence Die
Graphic 45 Papers
Tim Holtz Letters
Butterfly Punch
Texture Paste
Gold Embossing Powder
Versa Mark

Tim Holtz Distress Inks

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Men's Cards

Jean's 2nd class of the retreat was Men's cards - something I think we all struggle with, but Jean had some fabulous ideas.

Men's Cards
Designed by Jean Ingram for Papeterie Crafts Retreats

Materials Used:
Backing Papers from "The Potting Shed" Paper Pad
Double sided Patterned Papers
Xcut Nesting Dies for the Stars
Buttons and gems
Sweet Dixie Vintage Car Die Cut
Metallic Gilding Wax

Sue Wilson Perspectives – HAPPY

Friday, 29 September 2017

Technique Tags

Debbi kicked off her classes on Friday and Saturday at the retreat with some technique tags. This class is designed to introduce, or refresh some useful techniques to retreaters.

Technique Tags
Designed by Debbi Glennie for Papeterie Crafts Retreats

Oyster Contour card
Black card
Watercolour paper
Glossy card
Distress Inks
Distress Oxide Inks
Distress Crayons
Alcohol Inks
Archival Ink
Water Spritzer
Clear Embossing Powder
White Embossing Powder
Blending Tool, blending foam, blending felt
Baby wipes
Tim Holtz Stamps: Holiday Drawings, Mini Weathered Winter, Handwritten Holidays 3

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Graphic 45 Calendar

Charlotte kicked off her retreat classes with her favourite range of products.... Graphic 45! 
She used a simple mdf bookend to create a clever perpetual calendar

Bookend Calendar
Designed by Charlotte Mitchell for Papeterie Crafts Retreats

MDF Book End
Bind it all Wires
Graphic 45 Calendar Papers
Calendar Tabs
Heavy Duty Card Stock

Wednesday, 27 September 2017


For the uninitiated, the acronyms stand for WOW - white on white, COC - cream on cream and BOB - black on black.
This was Jean's first and repeated as her last class of our 10th retreat.

Designed by Jean Ingram for Papeterie Crafts Retreats

Materials used:
Sue Wilson Poinsettia die
Sue Wilson Embossing Folder - Falling Snow
Spellbinders Holly Motif
Sue Wilson Delicate Daisies
various stamps
Distress Oxide


Friday, 8 September 2017

Craft Retreats 2018!

Do you love to craft? 
Would you like to get away and have a full day of craft classes?
Or maybe 2 days? Or an entire weekend with great tutors and fantastic people who love to have a great time?
 You will definitely leave our retreats with new skills, new ideas and new friends.
The places for 2018's craft retreats have officially been released! 
We are having a total of 4 retreats in 2018! We are so excited! 😊

Dates for your diary

20th-22nd April 2018 - Spring Retreat 
25th-26th August 2018 - Mini Summer Retreat
15-16th September 2018 - Scrapbook Retreat 
5th-7th October 2018 - Winter Retreat 

Watch the video below for full details or call 01224 802486 to request a brochure or book your place.

Hope to see you there! 😊

Click here for Video

Friday, 25 August 2017

**50% OFF!**

The Little Venice Cake Company range that we have in the shop is now 50% off!
Perfect for any upcoming charity bake offs or even for just a Sunday afternoon tea at home with the family!
Pop into the shop today and grab this special offer while stocks last!

Tuesday, 22 August 2017


We now have a new discount card available at Papeterie Crafts!

Who is eligible for the new discount card?
  • Charities
  • Students
  • Schools
  • Childminding Groups
  • Rainbows/Brownies/Guides/Cubs/Scouts/Explorers
  • Nurseries

How do I get one?

Come into the shop with proof that you are eligible e.g student card, registered charity number etc.
We will get you signed up and will issue you with your new card and you will then receive 10% discount on every visit!
Terms and conditions apply. 

Friday, 18 August 2017

£1 section

Have you seen our £1 section that we have in the shop?
Grab yourself a bargain - everything is only £1! 
Treat yourself guilt free 😊

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Special Offer!

We have a selection of Martha Stewart punches on special offer at 50% off! Pop into the shop today to see our full range of what is available and grab yourself a bargain 😀

Friday, 11 August 2017

Buy One Get One Free!

Did you know that we have got visible image stamps on a special offer of buy one get one free in the shop?
Pop in store today to pick up yours! 
There are so many beautiful designs. Here is one we made earlier!

Terms and conditions apply. While stocks last.

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Summer Holidays

With the last of the summer holidays upon us some of you may be be getting bored or may even be looking forward to getting away.
We have a selection of colouring books, pens and pencils to keep everyone entertained whether you are jetting off to some sunshine and need something to do on the flight or are at home relaxing in the garden! 
While stocks last! 

Thursday, 3 August 2017

The BLOOMING Great Tea Party

This Saturday 5th August 2017 we are hosting our own Blooming Great Tea Party for Marie Curie Cancer Care with a crafty twist from 1pm-4pm.
As well as having tea/coffee and cakes, we will also be making some cards, for a small donation to help us raise some funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care. 
Hope to see you all there - let's raise loads together! 

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Summer Events

We've got some classes and events going on this summer - why not book your space on one of the classes or pop along to help us raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care

Saturday 29th July 
Kids Craft Class with Louise
create some crafty cards with louise
children MUST be accompanied by an adult
booking essential
Cost: £6 each

Thursday 3rd August

6.30 - 9.30pm
Craft Night
join us at our regular Craft Night, where you can make 4/5 projects with our various tutors.
we also provide a cold buffet and refreshments
and we  have a prize raffle to raise funds for our chosen charity (we choose a different charity every month)
Cost £10

Saturday 5th August
1 - 4pm
The Blooming Great Tea Party
We would like to welcome you to tea party in aid of 
Marie Curie Cancer Care.
come along, bring a friend or two, have some of our home bakes, a cup of tea or coffee and make a few cards/projects

Cost: FREE, donations welcome

Friday, 10 March 2017

Spring Make n' Take

We are having our Spring Make n' Take this Saturday 11th March. 
Just pop along - no need to book between 10am-4pm.
 Pay £1 per project that you make with the help of a few of our regular tutors and then take it home.

We thought we would also put on a Spring Make n' Take offer of 10% off the dies/stamps etc that the tutors use so that you can use them again at a later date and start or add them to your collection.
Materials subject to availability, exclusions may apply.

Friday, 3 March 2017

Weekend Special Offer 4th-5th March 2017

Our postage and packing prices are about to increase to £8.50. So we thought we would treat all our lovely customers with an offer that is too good to miss!

This weekend Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th March 2017 - we are going to give everyone FREE DELIVERY on any postal orders of 6 deep boxes or more.

To qualify for this offer just ensure that you place your paper/card order this weekend by telephone or in person.

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Few Places Remaining

Due to popular demand, we have added a mini retreat to our schedule for 2017

Mini Summer Retreat

1st & 2nd July 2017
Choose 1 or 2 days of classes, places available with or without accommodation.
We provide ALL tools and materials for all classes - all you need to bring is a smile :)

There will be 2 classes to choose from, focusing on paper craft projects. You will be sent a list of classes to choose from in due course, these will be allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis, we will try to accommodate your first choice but this may not always be possible.

There will be transfers provided to and from the hotel at the designated times for guests who have taken the accommodation packages. Travel out with these times will NOT be provided by Papeterie Crafts except in extreme circumstances.

A 3 course meal will be provided at the hotel for those taking the accommodation packages on the  Friday and/or Saturday evenings. There is ample choice to suit those with allergies, vegetarians etc
Breakfast will also be provided on Saturday and/or Sunday morning. There are tea/coffee facilities in the hotel rooms, but no other beverages are provided as part of the package.

At Papeterie Crafts, everyone will be treated to a full buffet lunch on the Saturday and Sunday. Refreshments are available through the day, outwith the designated meal and afternoon breaks. We provide tea, coffee, soft drinks and water free of charge throughout the day.

Jury's Inn Aberdeen Airport, Argyll Road, Aberdeen
AB21 0AF
Tel: 01224 725252
The hotel is situated approx 10 mins drive from Papeterie Crafts, 5 minutes walk from the airport, and 5 minutes drive from Dyce train station. All rooms booked will be for you and  you alone, unless you decide to share with a friend.
The hotel offers large, comfortable beds, en-suite bathroom with complimentary toiletries, free wifi, flat screen TV with freeview, tea/coffee making facilities, an ironing board and iron, hairdryer, providing guests a homely and comfortable stay

All classes are held at Papeterie Crafts,
Stoneywood Papermill, Aberdeen, AB21 9AB.
Papeterie Crafts is approx 10min from Aberdeen International Airport,
 10min from Dyce Train Station,
 and 20 minutes from Aberdeen Train Station.

Classes + Hotel

2 days classes and 1 night at hotel £190
2 days classes and 2 nights at hotel £250

Classes Only

1 day of classes £75
2 days of classes £130

A £50 deposit is required at the time of booking to secure your place at the craft retreat. Balance to be paid by 1st June 2017
Please call 01224 802486 to pay by debit/credit card.

If you purchase a non accommodation ticket, you will be given access to all the classes and buffet lunch.
You will still receive the special Craft Retreat discount rate on everything you buy in store and a goody bag at Papeterie Crafts

N.B. In the event of cancellation by Papeterie Crafts, all money paid  will be refunded in full.
However, if you for any reason cancel,  no refund will be given.

Charlotte Mitchell
Charlotte has had her work featured in a variety of craft and wedding magazines, she has a particular passion for creating wonderful projects with Graphic 45 papers.

Debbi Glennie
Debbi has also featured in various publications, and has demonstrated Letraset products across the UK. Debbi likes to work with various brightly coloured media


    Saturday 23rd September
7-9.00am            breakfast at hotel
9.00am                 transfer to shop
9.45am                welcome to Papeterie Crafts
10-11.30am          class
11.45-1.15pm       class
1.15-2.15               lunch
2.15-3.45             class
5.00pm                 transfer to hotel
6.30pm                evening meal

   Sunday 24th September 
7-9.00am            breakfast at hotel
9.00am                 transfer to shop
9.45am                 welcome to Papeterie Crafts
10-11.30am          class
11.45-1.15pm       class
1.15-2.15               lunch
2.15-3.45             class
3.45pm                review of weekend/goody bag


What do I need to bring?
we provide all tools and materials for all the projects so you don't have to bring anything with you except a smile.

Do I have to book both days?
Not at all, you can choose how many days you come for; 1 or2

I want to arrange my own accommodation/I stay locally, can I still book?
Yes absolutely, just book a non-accommodation place and we won't book you into our hotel.

I have special dietary requirements and/or mobility issues, can I still book?
Yes, just let us know at the time of booking and we can discuss our accessibility and let our chef and the hotel know.

Do I have to organise somewhere to stay?
No, we can do that for you, we have special packages for those who need accommodation, we have a special arrangement with a local hotel and the package includes dinner, bed and breakfast

Aberdeen is a long way from where I live!
Aberdeen is much easier to get to than you would think, we are 5 minutes taxi ride from Dyce Train Station and 10 minutes taxi ride from Aberdeen International Airport which has links to most regional airports via a number of airlines.

How many classes/workshops will I attend?
we have 3 classes on both of the days, so you can attend up to 6 workshops depending on the length of your stay.

I have more questions, what do I do?
either call us on 01224 802486  or email us at and we'll do our best to assist you.

It all sounds great, how do I book?
call us on 01224 802486 to book your place, let us know how many days classes you wish to attend and how many (if any) nights you would like to stay at the hotel. Tell us if you have any dietary requirements and if you require disabled access, have your payment details handy so we can take your £50 deposit over the phone.

Christmas Scrapbook Layout