Sunday, December 02, 2007

December Doodles

Doodles and doodling, I am doing a lot of that at the moment, there are so many things going on its hard to get to sleep at night.
PAPERCRAFTS will be closed for the school holidays and as with last January, we welcome you back in the new year.

Warehouse clearance...................there are a lot of great product going going gone.
Why, because there are a lot of changes happening next year, Elgin will get a new layout in the studio, a few ranges we are stopping and replacing with new stock. New classes for the spring along with new teachers. Lots happening in Morayshire.

And even more happening in Aberdeenshire, we hope to
have the new CRAFT STUDIO open in the spring.

As building has not even started its difficult to say when I can get the keys and
move in but because its SO big and being changed inside to suit us it's
going to be fantastic, I am just bursting with ideas for classes,event and crops.
When something is as big as this it takes a lot of planning and I have so many new lines that I found in CHA that need to come to Scotland. The NE is in for a treat and with Aberdeen airport nearby I am hoping that there is nothing stopping us doing exactly what we wish for.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Chilly November

Its cold, so there are no more classes at the Studio this year. Join in again next year.

Counting down the days until we close for Christmas, this have gone quiet and I hope that you have all finnish those cards. We will be closed the same dates as the school.

The new rubber stamp range has been fantastic, and as we are still sending parcels out on a daily basis to places all over the world, its very exciting and only the start.

As we wrap up another year, I look back on 2007 and think that we had the new website and then a trip to CHA in Chicago to do a little bit of buying ;) and then the SUGAR NELLIE stamps which have a long way to go yet.

What will 2008 bring, well I know, do you?
I will tell you all nearer the time but I am very excited by the proposed new venture and I expect a lot of other will be too.

Take care and stay warm, see you all in the new year for our BIG WAREHOUSE CLEAR OUT.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Last few days in October

As we get ready in the studio for our last demo of the year, we look forward to seeing Ms Dowie from Bramwells and here die cutting machines on SAT 3RD NOVEMBER 10-4pm.

Kate will also be teaching the last Sat class of the year on Nov 10th form 1-3pm cost £8.
Make three cards with Kate using die cuts. Booking essential.

Stamping Up the party plan company who are huge in USA are landing in UK . November will see the first of the SU meetings held at the studio ( for now) on Sat 24th November. Anyone who has signed up as a down line to Tracy is welcome to attend, you would be a fool to miss it!

November will also see our own range of stamps on the selves. Look out for SUGAR NELLIE.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Make Room

At last the USA order form CHA in July its here, well when I say here, its in the UK and hopefully customs will send it on up to Scotland early this week.
So we have in this delivery new ranges of stamps, papers and more cuttlebug embossing plates, we just cant get enough of these, might have something to do with the fabby samples Erika made using the Jelly winter set. Like the snowman stamp set form Woodware, her samples have been much admired, but also pinched! :(

Tracy is will us again on the 3rd, cant wait to see whats shes created with her Cuttlebug and Ciricut, and some girls have convinced Santa to get a cuttle bug for Christmas, great idea, just remember " don't open until 25th"

Thursday, October 11, 2007

October Offerings

You'll need to be quick to get the last of the DO craft promo which end this month or when the stock sells, which ever comes first.

We have a few spaces left in classes this Sat and the next. That is the last classes of the season other than the regular Thursday card class which has been running for years.

November 3rd, demo day, dont forget, Tracy Dowie will be here with the Cuttlebug and Cricut, great deals on both for that day only.

American supplies are in the UK, just have to clear customs and find space in the studio.

Reminder to all who travel from far afield, check we are open before setting off 01343 548864.

We only open the warehouse to the public 11-4pm, we are closed Mon/Wed/Sun.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Stampin Up News

For all those who I have told about Stampin UP, there is now a Uk web site with more info. Go to MY Stamping UP blog and follow the link.
I think its a fabby company to join especially if you have a craft group who would all order from the catty and if you get a chance , go and have a lookie.
I will be signing up as soon as the doors open and anyone who would like to sign up with me can do so after 15th November. I have lots of things planned:)

Monday, October 01, 2007

October openings

We have a few spaces left in the classes that run on Saturday, this and the next.
If you would like to join Erika or Tracy in a day filled with Christmas crafting, get in touch.

We welcome Kate to our team of craft tutors and she will take her first class on Sat 20th Oct. Sample available to see soon and its an afternoon class 1-3pm.

October openings

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Scrap Pink

Today in Elgin, the sun was shining and as we joined in the spirit of SCARP PINK, the bottles of pink fizzy stuff helped to make crafting a wee bit trickier than usuall. Hic!

The pink cake was way too sweet but we had to have cake as it was Tracy birthday this week. Once upon a time,(2004) we called her Tracy Sizzix as that is how we remembered her, now she has the full title of Tracy Dowie demonstrator for Bramwell, DT memeber of Funkykits and last but not least she no longer holds the rank of
she's Tracy paperdolls Cricut! LOL

Happy Birthday Tracy :)

Yes we had fun, yes we raised money for a cancer charity, yes we raised our glasses and remembered those who would have been there to fight for the cause with us if only they could.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

OMG I can't believe it!

Can your remember that advert " I loved the product so much I bought the company!"

Well I did!

Yes its true, i went shopping today and bought a stamp company LOL

Lucky for me they were hardly standing why less up and running, but
I know these stamps are going to be fabby
I know when they will be in stock
I know that I will be the only business selling these online
I know you will all be loving these little darlings as much as I do.

Move over Tilda.......Sugar Nellie is on her way :)

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Last week in September

As we get ready to say good bye to September, Christmas is so much nearer.
Classes are going great, the girls, Erika and Tracy are doing a fantastic job bringing first class creations to the studio. We hope to add Kate as a new tutor in the near future.

We are taking pre orders for Cuttlebug at £59.99 in prep for the Demo day on 3rd November, I still have to work on a price for the Cricut. We will also have two christmas cart on special that day too.

Stamping Up will be here in November and we are still looking to recruit those hobbist who feel they could make a few pounds to feed there craft happit. Visit my Stamping Up Uk blog.

Stamps Stamps and more stamps. Bellas have arrived and gone, more this week. magnolias were all spoken for before they arrived, loads more ordered but delivery is not quick. In the studio we have reordered the stamps used in the CHRISTMAS ICE demo along with PUFF.

Woodware clear magic stamps have been a great seller this season due mostly to the lovely cards which Erikas made. This range of clear stamps offer such good value and some lovely designs.{ The price on the web site is different to the studio}

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Wild weekend

Wild weekend as in the weather is wintery and the shop is busy. Yes everyone has started there crafting for Christmas. The DO crafts promo is still not all here, so there must be some more to come this week.

Bellas arrived and went out the door just as fast. We will not be stocked up again until the end of the month, those of you who have asked nicely to have your favs put to one side when the arrive will only have to wait a little longer.

Erika was teaching on Saturday, a lovely table of ladies from Ellon, Inverurie, Keith and local. With there only being a couple of seat left for next Sat class 22 Sept.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Even more Bellas

Yes there are even more beautiful Bellas on there way across the pond, which of these new ones shall I play with first

I think it will have to be presentahbella!

Thursday, August 30, 2007


Boxes and boxes then some more boxes, 27 today! thats not my age LOL :)
But nothing from Sweden or USA.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

September Ist

It's Christmas time at the Studio in ELGIN, all the new seasons stock is slowly arriving.
Come along to our FREE demo day on saturday and see Erika from Funkykits and Tracy from Bramwells, show you loats of top tips to a great crafty Christmas. Open 10-4pm.
Also see a selection of sample from the classes we are running this season.

Tilda Tilda where are you?

As we still wait for the delivery of these cute Swedish Stamps, there is at last some good news on the Stamping Up side of things..........November, roll out the red carpet , SU have given me a date :) Those of you who have expressed a wish to sign up to our team of demos, will be getting their free Stamped images very soon. Something to play with while you wait for your kit, and it gets you started making samples for you own demos.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Friday, August 17, 2007

More bellas arriving soon.

I love these, I am so into stamping ATM, yes stamping is back in fashion, and yes I am in fashion! LOL
just have to have these
expectafellabella (kbefe2)
babyfellabella (kbefe3)
golfafella (kfe6)
fixafella (kfe8)
fishafella (kfe5)
beerafella (kfe7)
tinkerbella (kbe42)
witchybella (kbe87)
javabellas (kbe57)
giftabella with hat (kbe27)
cosmobella (kbe51)
bookwormabella (kbe85)
stamping bella (kbe19)
shopabellas (kbe35)
sistahoodabellas (incl 2 sentiments) (kbe62)
arivedercibella (kbe11h)
parisbella (kbe17h)
merrybella (cchr13)
loveybella (kbe53)

Oh and I had to order some lovely Swedish stamps from Magnolia. Spoilt, who me!?

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Bella beauties

We if these Bellas had wings I would be able to say there are flying!
I have had a lot of girls ask to be sent them as the PAPERcrafts studio is
a bit far away from most. We may be " at the end of Gods earth" according to one lady, but were are quick off the mark when it comes to hot new trend.

Here are a list of the bellas you will find me playing with at the studio.

cake,dainty,emmy,mama,prega,prezzi,imelda,garde,flowah,teacha,nurse,bridal party,large teddy,ballerina, music,billboard,hitched, giddyup and puppy

Ok so this is not enough and I am about to ask Emily for more, no no no , I aint greedy, I just love them. :)

Monday, July 30, 2007

Long time to catch up

I have been around the world again and now I am back. Why you might ask, its a big big world out there, bigger than can get my head around, and as one small drop in the ocean, I only mean something to some one here, at home, where my heart is.

Christmas Craft weekend, Saturday 1st September, we have open house at the STUDIO, and also two great demonstators for you to watch create lovely chirstmas cards, decorations and gift ideas. Erika from the design team at funkykits and Tracy the new demo from Bramwells with be doing CHRISTMAS ICE.

Stamping UP is a party plan comapany in USA, they a BIG and what a lush catty they have, beautifull stamps and a great oppertunity for you to join in the fun and become an agen/demo or just to buy for yourself. Thye will be in the UK by the end of the year and we will be happy to sign you up and then you can attend the event held for SU demo only at the studio in ELGIN.

BELLAs are here, I am for once excited by this new range of stamps, they are funky and fun.
We can not sell them online, that is something only the designer Emily can do, but we have loads in the shop and email me for a list at

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Tracys class offers a fantastic day of crafting at a fantastic price £15 and you will go home with a book and toppers. WOW look at this

Saturday, February 03, 2007

New Year New Ideas

Yes now that we are well and truly into 2007 and the heating is working, its time to start planning some small changes at the studio.

Classes; we still have Erika and Tracy teaching alongside myself, I am also hoping to have a couple of new teachers with new skills to share with you soon. has details of Tracys class on Saturday 24th Feb, all day, £15.
A great class where Tracy shows you the secret of great toppers and the puts one or two into a snazzy little book made form 12" papers. ONE of our best classes every, Dont miss it!

Aberdeen craft day. How many times do I hear customers say " I wish we had shop like this in Aberdeen"..........well, I aint opening a shop but I will test out the idea of taking the Design Team to Aberdenn for a fun packed craft day. April 22nd Sunday tickets are £45 bring your packed lunch, coffee tea etc provided. visti for more info and booking.

Four classes, back to back, using the hottest new products and ideas, mix in a bit of banter and a few yummy cakes.............................= a fantastic craft day new the like seen before in Aberdeen shire. WARNING papercrafting can be addictive and can seriously cut short your housework time.