It's Monday and the 2nd September already!
Spring is in the air here in Melbourne - lots of blue sky and sunshine which is wonderful.
I just had to post a note today to tell you all about our stand at Paperific here in Melbourne over the weekend. Where to start ! So much to tell about a great show. The weather was fabulous so it seemed like every crafter for miles around decided to come and see what was on offer and Crafters Cupboard were there in style. We had lots of great comments on our stand and for those who didn't see it, here's a piccy !
Just prior to the show, we began to pull together our Design Team. Now some of you will be surprised that we have moved on this so quickly, but we have been so fortunate to meet some talented crafting ladies in the last 2 months and we didn't want to miss the chance to have them come to join our team. I will be introducing them to you over the coming weeks and first up we'd like you to meet Liz Aitken. We were delighted to welcome Liz on board at our stand at Paperific - she does fabulously inspiring work on canvas, journals, tags, albums and much more and many of you will already know her.
Liz was on the Crafters Cupboard stand to show everyone the wonderful Paper Artsy products which she loves to use. So many visitors were delighted to find them on our stand as they have been hard to find in Australia for some time, and for those who love mixed media/altered art, it was a slice of heaven to be able to watch Liz demo the stamps, the paints, and the grunge paste from Paper Artsy, using stencils from our great range and treasure gold to embellish & highlight, creating some lovely pieces over the 2 days that she was at the show. She also shared her journals for those who love to journal and inspired a lot of others to give it a go and created some fabulous mini canvas boards demonstrating each stage to an enraptured audience who kept coming back for more!
You will spot one of Liz's great pieces on the demo table in the middle of the photo above, and here's a close up shot of another. If you'd like to have a wee peek at her blog, here's the link to Liz Aitken's Blog. If you'd like to do a workshop and create your own, let us know !
We had lots of wonderful samples on display - a big thank you to Liz, Rosie and Joan McAlpine for your contributions to our display which had lots of variety and ideas for people.
Here's another close up shot showing our Paper Artsy range on display ..... Look at all those yummy paint colours and all that Grunge Paste. Needless to say there wasn't much left by the end of the show!
Angus was very busy on the 'make & take' table, ably supported by Rosie McLeod, offering the opportunity to play with Glitter Paste. Literally hundreds of people took up the offer and really enjoyed discovering what an easy product it is to use. Even the children lined up and had a ball. Needless to say, there wasn't much glitter paste left at the end of the 3 days. For those of you who haven't seen it, it spreads on through a stencil quickly and effortlessly and dries within a minute or two ! Great for quickie cards and embellishing those scrapbook pages and other projects without having to wait to long for it to dry. Liz had a go with black glitter paste and a fab stencil in one of her journal pages and it looked stunning.
Speaking of classes and workshops .....
We have a workshop on the 14th September in Berwick and it's a Steampunk Clock ! It's an all day class, starting at 10.30 am and runs through to 5.00 pm
If this is a workshop you'd like to do, use this link to our website Crafters Cupboard Website and choose the workshops & classes button to enrol ! Places are limited so don't miss out!
We've also got a Copic Colouring Workshop in October - check out the website for details - and in my next post I'll show you what you can do at our Tag & Canvas workshops which are coming up in October and November.
And that's all from me today - rather a long post, but I wanted to update everyone on the happenings at Paperific.
Our next show is 'Picture to Page' at the Sandown Racecourse here in Melbourne on the 12th & 13th October. We'll be there with all your favourite products and some great ideas for Christmas, so mark it in the diary now.
Thank you to all our wonderful customers for your continuing support at the shows and via the website and please keep letting us know about the products you would like us to stock in our 'cupboard'.
Cheers everyone, and happy crafting.