Wednesday, 23 May 2012

The New Collection From Dawn Bibby...

The Diamond Collection

The third in the series of luxury card making collections for 2012 by Dawn Bibby. 
This exclusive world-wide launch will be broadcast LIVE on Thursday 31st May at 9pm (BST) on the Create & Craft TV Channel.
Watch the event LIVE via Sky Channel 671 or on line at the Create & Craft website.
(Please note that this launch will not be available via the Freeview service.)
The collection will then be featured throughout the normal "live" hours available via the usual channel carriers.

Video Below From The Dawn Bibby Official YouTube Channel

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Television, German trip and News... by Dawn

Hello everyone,

Just taking a little break from preparing my Tuesday show so thought I would take this opportunity to let you know the latest news.

As you may already know, this week saw me travelling to Munich to appear on HSE24, a German shopping channel. I was still feeling a little weak after being ill, and we weren't sure if I was going to be well enough to do the shows. But fortunately I was and although I was exhausted afterwards, the show was a success and I have been invited to go back in June and July which I am obviously thrilled about. Everyone was so nice to me over there and made me feel extremely welcome, so needless to say I am really looking forward to going back there.
Thank you to everyone that tuned in online, Emailed and left messages on Twitter and Facebook for me about the trip. Your support is greatly appreciated. I am sorry I can't reply to you all personally, but I have read every single message and it really means a lot to me to know that you are always there for me. Thank you so much.

Thank you for your kind "Get Well" messages. I am pleased to report that I am feeling much better now. There are some really nasty "bugs and viruses" going around at the moment so please do take care of yourselves. It must be the weather that is helping to spread them around.

As I said, at the moment I'm preparing for my Tuesday show. I am really looking forward to being back on air and this week there are some lovely new kits.... and new Stampendous Stamps, Woodware Cling Stamps which are some of my current favourites. My Classical Bloom is also back on air...Gel Glaze Pens.. Peel Offs...but ssssh! Don't tell anyone I told you okay? Ha ha!

Here are the hours I am on air this week, I do hope you can join me.
Monday 7th May
1pm - Docraft POT WEEK (on C&C)
4pm - Hunkydory 1/2 Price Special (on C&C)
6pm - Kanban 1/2 Price Special (on C&C)
7pm - Docraft POT WEEK (on C&C)
Tuesday 8th May
2pm - 4pm - Paper Crafting With Dawn Bibby (on C&C)
7pm Paper Crafting With Dawn Bibby (on C&C)
Wednesday 9th May
10am - S.W.A.L.K. (on IW)
Noon - S.W.A.L.K. (on C&C)
1pm - S.W.A.L.K. (on IW)
4pm - Cross Stitch With Jane Greenoff (on C&C)

Here at my shop, we have just received the new Tim Holtz Limited Edition Seasonal Inkpads - Spring 2012 which are already selling extremely well, so please make sure you order them now or you could miss out because they are part of Tim's limited edition series. We have also put a video on our website of Tim demoning these ink pads which we hope you will find inspirational. Topaz also have Tim's Distress Markers in stock now and have a special deal on them. Please CLICK HERE for details.
A lot of the Tim Holtz range are back in stock too, please check out his section on our website.
The Hunkydory new collections are lovely , I particularly like the Spring Sensations Collection.

Stampendous - Jumbo Cling Stamp - Dahlia, Rose, Songbird, Cattus Librum and London.
Ranger Cut & Dry Stamp Pad Foam - This can be used like a blending tool with alchol inks and distress ink pads.
Water Brushes - Medium and Fine Tips.

Please also remember to take a look at our special Spring Sale that are current running on online too.
This week we are featuring the DB Mini Kits which I have put together especially for the shop. These Mini Collections are not available anywhere else.

If you are in the area of the shop do please pop in and say hello and take advantage of our Spring Clearance offers and free "Make N Takes."
Well, I must get back to working on next weeks samples.
Until next time, I hope you have a great week.

Sunday, 29 April 2012

New Items & German Television News... by Dawn

Thank you so much for your messages on Facebook, Twitter and by Email. I am please to report that I am feeling much better and slowly getting "back into the swing of things" as they say. However I'm afraid I will not be back on Create & Craft until Monday 7th May. The reason for this is.....
I'm thrilled to announce that Dawn Bibby Designs and Create and Craft are going International!
I am going to be on television channel HSE24 in Germany on Tuesday evening launching the Flower Patch Collection - I shall be on at 8pm till 11pm (German time). I'm very excited to be doing this although slightly anxious about the language barrier - time I brushed up on my German! Ha ha!
It will be a flashback to my 20's when I was an au-pair in Switzerland. I spoke german then so hopefully some of it will come flooding back. I do believe you can watch online if you would like to tune in and share the experience? Here's the link to their website.... HSE24

I've caught up with a few of the new arrivals in store this week and pleased to let you know that we have added more of the fabulous range from Stampendous.
We also have added the wonderful new colours in Aged Embossing powders and a new glitter: -
I just love this range so much - don't forget to check out Fran's YouTube videos for more ideas how to use them all.

We also have just taken delivery of the new Hunkydory Magazine (Issue 6) and The Cottage Garden Collection (which will be on line in the next few days.)
We have just put the new "Adorable Scorable" Collections on line For The Ladies and For the Gentlemen as these are already proving to be very popular in-store.

The Tim Holtz Distress Markers are also another popular product and we have the full range available. They really are a beautiful colour selection. The new Tim Holtz "Seasonal Colours" should be arriving shortly too so watch out for those on line.
Also don't forget Tim's book and all the new embellishments are all online now too! Check out our Tim Holtz section on the website.

The DB Goody Bag is still the top seller online with £15 of products for just £5 - so please be sure to get yours while stocks last!
Lots of bargains in our Spring Sale Section including discounts on Hot Diggety Dog, Forever Friends and Daisy and Dandelion.

For visitors to the store we are still running 20% off selected lines and there are now additional sale tables with even more bargains as we are still Spring Cleaning our Prep and Store rooms. Unfortunately as some of these items have been used, it makes it impossible to sell them "sight unseen" via Mail Order. But we will be adding to the Website more bargains throughout the course of the sale, so do please keep checking back.
In the mean time we are still offering a free Goody Bag for all Internet and Telephone orders over £20 and it is free P&P for all orders over £15.

Do please pop in and say hello if your near the shop. We are open 7 days a week, the hours are on the front of our Website.
I am always receiving praise from customers on how friendly and helpful my staff are, so, please feel free to pop along for a cup of tea and a browse.
We have a lovely "Hubby Hide-Away" with tea and coffee, Sky TV and newspapers to keep your men folk occupied while you look around the shop.

Also please remember if you don't see what you are looking for online, it might be in stock but we haven't had time to put it on line yet. Please call the shop on 01254 356501 during opening hours. We are also happy to take you order over the phone if you prefer to use that method.

Well have a great week.
Auf Wiedersehen!

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Spring Sale Continues With A 20% Off Selected Ranges Section In The Store.

Spring Sale In In Store For Personal Callers  Include:-
A Special 20% Reduction Section (this reduction is not available on already  reduced lines)
Goody Bags, Prep Room Clearance Items with lots of bargains in store .

On Line:
Special  Spring Sale Section - items being added daily.
Free Goody Bag worth minimum of £5 for all online orders over £20 and FREE  Postage & Packing on all orders over £15.

New & Back In Stocks  Include:-

Tim  Holtz:
Book  - Compendium of Curiosities II, Word  Bands, Gem  Clips, Mini  Gears, File  Tabs, Clock  Keys, Label  Pulls, Screw  Eyes, Box  Corners, Faucet  Knobs, Mini  Numerals, Alpha  Cards, Commute  Tissue Tape, Chitchat  Stickers, Wire  Pins, Destinations  Salvage Sticker, Destinations 12"x12"  Paper Stash.

Elements Classic Cards & Envelopes - Butterfly  Frame,  Crazy  Daisy,  Ornate  Frame
Universal Tri-Boss Folder (A6) - Check  Mate, Whimsy

Stix2:  Clear  Foam Pads

Crafty  Individuals: Unmounted Rubber Stamp - CI  337, CI  343

There has never been a better moment to shop at  Topaz Crafts!

Saturday, 17 March 2012

News Of The Launch Of The New Collection From Dawn Bibby...

Thank you everyone for the birthday messages, cards and gifts that you have sent to me. It's greatly appreciated and certainly brightens up my studio at home. Monday is going to be a very busy day as I'm on air all day but I'm sure it will be fun and it means that I can share the day with you all.

It has also been very busy at the shop and on our website this week with our birthday week promotion - it lasts until March 25th, so do pop along and receive a 10% discount on all regular lines by saying - "Happy Birthday Dawn" at the check out.

Plus we have special offers all around the store, for example:-
All Wooden Stamps Half Price
Selected Acrylic Stamps reduced
Selected Toppers buy one get one free
Bits and Bobs Bags from £2.50
All DB lines buy one get one free.

Don't forget Free "Make N Takes" will be running all this week so pop in for a cuppa and some crafting fun.

Off course we have very special online offers that are not running in the store.
We have a special section on the website called "Happy Birthday Dawn" and I've just added a lot of sale items into it - Die Cut Decoupage, Stickers, Embellishments, Peel Offs, Kanban, Craftwork Cards, and much more! More being added periodically so do please keep checking back.
There is also a free "Goodie Bag" for orders over £20 and, as always, it is free P&P for all orders over £15.

Also, just arrived to us - the new Hunkydory Enchanted Floral Collection which is just beautiful! Tilda has also just come in stock and both of these will be put on line shortly.
We have just added new items from Craftime which I hope you will like.

Hot products from this week are the Frantage Aged Embossing Powders - I love the
Aged Silver and Aged Gold.
Some new Jumbo Cling Stamps that I used in my recent workshop are proving popular. Stampendous Stamps - Zinnia and Dogwood and from Artemio - Pressed Flowers.
Gilding Flakes and Texture Sponges are still flying out the door - we do stock Acetate and Double Sided Adhesive if you need that too.
Tim Holtz products are selling extremely well. You must be stocking up in preparation of next weekend's workshops with Hels Sheridan!

Thank you all for your lovely comments about the new bag and jewellery range, the soft canvas dotty bags have been best sellers. I love the red /white dotty one myself. Not only do I think it looks very smart, but I also love the fact that I can cram so many crafting goodies into it!

I have some very exciting news for you - my new collection "Classical Bloom" will be launched on the 26th March at 8am (groan, in the morning? Really? Again? Ha ha ha!) This collection has a vintage feel in a contemporary sort of way with dusky colour tones. I am keeping my fingers crossed that you will like it as much as you did the Flower Patch Collection.
Anyway, to celebrate the launch I shall be running Prize Draws as I did for the Flower Patch Collection. However, this time as well as the ones on my Facebook and Blog, I thought I would do a special one for people who subscribe to this newsletter.
More details on Monday once I have set the Prize Draws up.

My hours on air for this week are:-
Monday 19th March -
2pm Card Creations
5pm Quilting With Toyota
7pm Dawn Bibby Designs
Tuesday 20th March -
11am DB Designs
2-4pm Paper Crafting With Dawn Bibby
7pm Paper Crafting With Dawn Bibby
Weds 21st March -
3pm Beatrice Potter
4pm Pick Up Stitches
6pm Docrafts

Please note all of these shows are on the Create & Craft Channel and that the times should stay the same however, sometimes the shows may be subject to change.
If you can not watch via you television, you can always watch on your computer via the Create & Craft Website. If you click on the name of the channel it will take you to the website.

I hope that you have a lovely week and as it's official the beginning of Spring next week, I also hope that we all see an improvement in the weather!

Much love