Saturday, 3 December 2011

"Thinking Of Christmas" by Dawn

Hello everyone,

Well, Christmas really is coming as I've been getting out my Christmas decorations ready to put them up at home! I love all the sparkle and excitement that Christmas brings it certainly takes the edge of the cold wet days doesn't it?

I'm really looking forward to the party on Thursday night at my shop! It's the day of our second Christmas Party so do please come and join us for some crafty fun and hot mulled wine oh and mince pies too!We are open until 9pm and there will also be demos and the ever popular "Make N Takes." There's no entry charge but donations for East Lancashire Hospice are most appreciated. Please call 01254 356501 to book your place and go to into a free draw to win some DB craft goodies.

If you are looking for Christmas gift ideas for crafting friends, we may have just the thing as we have lots of new lines just arrived in store including some great storage ideas, scrapbooks and useful craft tools.

For our on-line customers, we have lots of great new things including a special offer on Tim Holtz lines - his brand new Adirondack Colorcore 12"x12" Pad, 3 distress ink pads for £12 (you choose the colours,) Tissue Tape, Light Bulbs, Game Spinners, Birdcage, Hitch Fastners, Timepieces, Lost & Found Paper Stash, Crowded Attic Paper Stash and much more!

These offers are only while stocks last of course, so please be quick or you could miss out on them!Oh and we've included a few of Tim's Christmas Stamp Collection to these offers. My own personal favourites are - "Mini Holidays" and "Joyful Song" but they are all lovely!

Also just added are the brand new Daisy and Dandelion Collection to our stock and with toppers from just £1 they are excellent value! There's also some gorgeous Glittery Cardstock Stickers and equally lovely paper packs that come in both A5 and A4 sizes.

We've added to the range of Card Packs that we stock. These now including "Aperture," "Stepper," "Never Ending" and "Fancy Edged & Shaped" card blanks and are just £2.99 per pack.

I'm pleasantly surprised to discover that all our Christmas lines are still selling so well; as they have normally slowed down by now! Perhaps you are leaving the making of your Christmas Cards till later this year. as you may know, I tend to be very "last minute" myself and it looks like I will be keeping up that personal tradition again this year! Ha ha!

Due to popular demand, we have again, restocked the "Hunkydory Christmas Card Toppers." I particularly like "A Warm Welcome", "Christmas Post" and "Snowy Winter Cottage."

The Kanban Christmas and Winter Themed items are also still selling well with the "Wobblers" again proving popular; especially for children's cards.

Top selling craft tools this month are:- Piercing Tool, Bone Folder, Anti Static Bag, - all in the Tools Section on the website and all of which make nice, practical stocking fillers for crafting friends.

Please also keep a watch on the website for the new Dufex Decoupage lines which will be added in the next few days. We've been so busy adding new items that we haven't had time to put these "live" yet!

If you are looking for other gift ideas, either for yourself or your friends; may I suggest the Fiskars 12" Paper Trimmer or the Fiskars Scissors? Or perhaps book a workshop day?

We now have more dates in the 2012 Diary.
14th - Classes With Jane. (£15 per class - Each class runs for 2 1/2 hours)
10.00am - 12.30pm Card Making. 1.30pm - 4pm Scrapbooking.
21st - A Full Day Craft Class With Dawn Bibby. (£50 includes all materials and lunch.)
10.30am - 4pm

4th - Classes With Jane. (£15 per class - Each class is 2 1/2 hours long)
10.00am - 12.30pm Cardmaking.
1.30pm - 4pm Scrapbooking.
25th - Sheena Douglass (£20 per class - Each class is 2 1/2 hours long)
10-00am - 12.30pm & 1.30pm - 4pm - "Paint Fusion."
26th - Sheena Douglass (£20 per class - Each class is 2 1/2 hours long)
10-00am - 12.30pm & 1.30pm - 4pm - "A Little Bit Sketchy."

10th - A Full Day Craft Class With Dawn Bibby. (£50 includes all materials and lunch.)
10.30am - 4pm

All workshops include all materials and light refreshments, please bring along basic tools- scissors, paper trimmer, pokey tool, embossing tool and heat gun. (Tools can be loaned if you are an absolute beginner.)

My classes are full day courses priced at £50 per person, which includes all materials and lunch. The day is from 10.30am until 4pm (well in theory 4pm! Ha ha! - We always over run!) These will be, as usual, packed to the brim with tips and techniques and I'll try and answer any craft questions you may have or help with any craft project you might be struggling with.

All of these classes would make fabulous gifts and we can post out a ticket to anywhere in the UK and include any personal message you may wish to send. For further information please call 01254 356501.

Please remember that if you can't find what you are looking for on our website, then please call the shop as we are happy to take your orders over the phone and answer any queries.

If you are in the area then pop in as Mary will be in store today, (Saturday 3rd December) demonstrating stencilling and featuring the popular Dreamweaver range.Then Tracy and Lee will be in Sunday afternoon demonstrating the Cuttlebug.

Well I best get a move on! There's still lots to do in preparation for my shows on Tuesday - Please note I will now be on your screens 3 days a week (Monday to Wednesday.) This is to allow me more time to work on my new designs.

I'll be on television this week at these times:-

Monday 5th December: 5pm & 6pm (Ideal World)
Tuesday 6th December: 2-4pm & 7pm (Create & Craft)
Wednesday 7th December: 2pm, 4pm & 6pm (Create & Craft)

Hope to see you then!
Happy crafting,
Dawn x

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