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Friday, 25 March 2016

April Workshops @ Snazzys

Welcome to my April workshop schedule with some lovely spring projects with a wide variety of new products from Graphic45, Prima, Impression Obsession, Ranger and PaperArtsy. A busy month with the long Easter weekend but we still have eight drop in sessions and five brand new bookable workshops ranging from cardmaking to a mini folio book and a pretty layout to a multi layered mixed media project. We also have a request for a very popular past mini box with cards project so something for everyone. Do join me x

Tuesday 5 April 11am to 6pm

Croptime £5

Are you a scrapbooker? Thinking about trying scrapbooking? Got lots of photos but don't know where to start? Stuck for layout ideas? Want to try your hand at a mini book. If this sounds like you then why not pop along to our new Croptime drop in session between 11am and 6pm every Tuesday. It is not a taught workshop but more of a social session where we are happy to share all our tools and equipment with a few ideas thrown into the pot too! Kettle and coffee jug are on so just bring along whatever want to work on, beginners very welcome.

Thursday 7 April 11am to 9pm

Stop By and Stamp £5

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced crafter, make cards, scrapbook layouts, art journal pages or create Mixed Media pieces, stamps are a great addition. In these sessions we make all our workshop tools, stamps and consumables available to you so you can have fun experimenting and creating without having to buy all the bits and pieces. Why not drop by, enjoy a cuppa and have a go!

Tuesday 12 April 11am to 6pm

Croptime £5

Are you a scrapbooker? Thinking about trying scrapbooking? Got lots of photos but don't know where to start? Stuck for layout ideas? Want to try your hand at a mini book. If this sounds like you then why not pop along to our new Croptime drop in session between 11am and 6pm every Tuesday. It is not a taught workshop but more of a social session where we are happy to share all our tools and equipment with a few ideas thrown into the pot too! Kettle and coffee jug are on so just bring along whatever want to work on, beginners very welcome.

Wednesday 13 April 11am to 2pm

Mini Box of Cards £15/1SWV/£12(if paid at time of booking)

This is not a new workshop but a request for one that has proved very popular in the past with a pretty little box, with or without a window, containing four 4" x 4" cards and envelopes in your choice of papers and stamps.

Thursday 14 April 11am to 9pm

Stop By and Stamp £5

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced crafter, make cards, scrapbook layouts, art journal pages or create Mixed Media pieces, stamps are a great addition. In these sessions we make all our workshop tools, stamps and consumables available to you so you can have fun experimenting and creating without having to buy all the bits and pieces. Why not drop by, enjoy a cuppa and have a go!

Saturday 16 April 11am to 4pm

Fold Out Folio Book £30/2SWVs/£24(if paid at time of booking)

This fold out A5 size mini album is crammed full of places to add photos or journaling. I have used the brand new Graphic45 Cityscapes collection of papers and stamps but you may want to use something completely different, as ever, the choice is yours! Finished size (closed) is 5" x 7" x 2".

Tuesday 19 April 11am to 6pm

Croptime £5

Are you a scrapbooker? Thinking about trying scrapbooking? Got lots of photos but don't know where to start? Stuck for layout ideas? Want to try your hand at a mini book. If this sounds like you then why not pop along to our new Croptime drop in session between 11am and 3pm every Tuesday. It is not a taught workshop but more of a social session where we are happy to share all our tools and equipment with a few ideas thrown into the pot too! Kettle and coffee jug are on so just bring along whatever want to work on, beginners very welcome.

Wednesday 20 April 11am to 2pm

Monthly Layout Workshop £15/1SWV/£12(if paid at time of booking)

I have created a very fresh layout with one 21/2"x31/2 photo, some decoupage, distressed hearts, stencilling with texture paste, Prima blossoms and gems from Artoz. I have stamped the base both with stamps and with ink washes using an acrylic block, so a fun new technique too.This could easily be adapted to suit multiple photos of any size.

Thursday 21 April 11am to 9pm

Stop By and Stamp £5

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced crafter, make cards, scrapbook layouts, art journal pages or create Mixed Media pieces, stamps are a great addition. In these sessions we make all our workshop tools, stamps and consumables available to you so you can have fun experimenting and creating without having to buy all the bits and pieces. Why not drop by, enjoy a cuppa and have a go!

Saturday 23 April 11am to 2pm

Lost and Found Tags, Cards, Postcards & ATCs. £15/1SWV/£12(if paid at time of booking)

We are going to use the 7Dots Studio Lost and Found collection in beautiful neutral greys, greens and ochres to make five cards/tags of your choice. Great for men's cards!

Sunday 24 April 11am to 3pm

Art Journal Sunday £5

Drop by the studio between 11am and 3pm and join in the fun with inks, stamps, stencils, masks, paints and other media all provided. Just bring your journal, pour yourself a cuppa and get started. We have lots of new mixed media products in the studio for you to try, from Tar and Glass Bead Gel to Fluid and Hi Flow Acrylics.

Tuesday 26 April 11am to 6pm

Croptime £5

Are you a scrapbooker? Thinking about trying scrapbooking? Got lots of photos but don't know where to start? Stuck for layout ideas? Want to try your hand at a mini book. If this sounds like you then why not pop along to our new Croptime drop in session between 11am and 3pm every Tuesday. It is not a taught workshop but more of a social session where we are happy to share all our tools and equipment with a few ideas thrown into the pot too! Kettle and coffee jug are on so just bring along whatever want to work on, beginners very welcome.

Wednesday 27 April 11am to 2pm

Take One Stamp A Little Birdie...£15/1SWV/£12(if paid at time of booking)

Five cards with Distress Inks and this very versatile set from Impression Obsession suitable for weddings, new babies, new homes or if someone simply needs cheering up.

Thursday 28 April 11am to 9pm

Stop By and Stamp £5

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced crafter, make cards, scrapbook layouts, art journal pages or create Mixed Media pieces, stamps are a great addition. In these sessions we make all our workshop tools, stamps and consumables available to you so you can have fun experimenting and creating without having to buy all the bits and pieces. Why not drop by, enjoy a cuppa and have a go!

Saturday 30 April 11am to 4pm

Mixed Media Double Hanging £30/2SWVs/£24(if paid at time of booking)

Join me to create a fun mixed media double decorative hanging with layers of paper, mediums, texture paste and handcrafted embellishments. I have used Graphic45's Steampunk Debutante collection but, as always, you have a free choice of papers and colour scheme for your piece.
Hope you can join me in the studio in April x

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

March Workshops @ Snazzys

Welcome to the March workshop schedule where all the projects have a light, Springlike feel. For the first time there won't be any workshops on the Easter weekend but there are still seven different bookable workshops and fifteen stop by drop in sessions to choose from! Unfortunately no Art Journal Sunday this month but it will be back in April.

Tuesday 1 March 11am to 3pm

Croptime £5

Are you a scrapbooker? Thinking about trying scrapbooking? Got lots of photos but don't know where to start? Stuck for layout ideas? Want to try your hand at a mini book. If this sounds like you then why not pop along to our new Croptime drop in session between 11am and 3pm every Tuesday. It is not a taught workshop but more of a social session where we are happy to share all our tools and equipment with a few ideas thrown into the pot too! Kettle and coffee jug are on so just bring along whatever want to work on, beginners very welcome.

Wednesday 2 March 10am to 1pm


Sympathy Cards £15/1SWV/£12(if paid at time of booking)

These are the cards nobody wants to be making, especially at the moment they are most needed. So, in this workshop we will create five simple, stylish and elegant cards using resists, watercolouring, Distress Inks and embossing powders to add to your stash.

Thursday 3 March 11am to 3pm and 6pm to 9pm

Stop By and Stamp £5

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced crafter, make cards, scrapbook layouts, art journal pages or create Mixed Media pieces, stamps are a great addition. In these sessions we make all our workshop tools, stamps and consumables available to you so you can have fun experimenting and creating without having to buy all the bits and pieces. Why not drop by, enjoy a cuppa and have a go!

Saturday 5 March 10am to 1pm

Mini Fold Out Book £15/1SWV/£12(if paid at time of booking)

The 'bones' of this fun little book are very straightforward and it is really simple to change the colour scheme/papers to dress it up to suit any occasion, you could even make a little custom box to post it in.

Saturday 5 March 2pm - 5pm

Mini Dragonfly Frame £15/1SWV/£12(if paid at time of booking)

Choose your frame shape, square, round or heart, add lots of textures with lace, fabric, ribbon, gels and mediums to create the background, add the colours and shimmers of your choice and a beautiful dragonfly in metal and Clearly For Art as the focal point. Simples!

Tuesday 8 March 11am to 3pm

Croptime £5

Are you a scrapbooker? Thinking about trying scrapbooking? Got lots of photos but don't know where to start? Stuck for layout ideas? Want to try your hand at a mini book. If this sounds like you then why not pop along to our new Croptime drop in session between 11am and 3pm every Tuesday. It is not a taught workshop but more of a social session where we are happy to share all our tools and equipment with a few ideas thrown into the pot too! Kettle and coffee jug are on so just bring along whatever want to work on, beginners ver welcome.

Thursday 10 March 11am to 3pm and 6pm to 9pm

Stop By and Stamp £5

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced crafter, make cards, scrapbook layouts, art journal pages or create Mixed Media pieces, stamps are a great addition. In these sessions we make all our workshop tools, stamps and consumables available to you so you can have fun experimenting and creating without having to buy all the bits and pieces. Why not drop by, enjoy a cuppa and have a go!

Saturday 12 March 11am to 4pm

Mixed Media Canvas Board £30/2SWVs/£24(if paid at time of booking)

This beautiful A4 project is full of techniques to alter the blank birds and bird cages, adding dimension and texture to the background with paper, pastes and gels and flowing leaves either stamped and 'fussy' cut or die cut, then stamped if you prefer.

Tuesday 15 March 11am to 3pm

Croptime £5

Are you a scrapbooker? Thinking about trying scrapbooking? Got lots of photos but don't know where to start? Stuck for layout ideas? Want to try your hand at a mini book. If this sounds like you then why not pop along to our new Croptime drop in session between 11am and 3pm every Tuesday. It is not a taught workshop but more of a social session where we are happy to share all our tools and equipment with a few ideas thrown into the pot too! Kettle and coffee jug are on so just bring along whatever want to work on, beginners ver welcome.

Wednesday 16 March 10.00am to 1.00pm

March Monthly Layout Workshop £15/1SWV

Beautiful papers and blooms from Prima plus some handmade flowers in co-ordinating paper, layers of stamping and texture paste with a cute miniature scent bottle combine to create a very spring like feel. The photo I used was 31/2" x 41/2" but almost any size photo would work with this layout.

Thursday 17 March 11am to 3pm and 6pm to 9pm

Stop By and Stamp £5

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced crafter, make cards, scrapbook layouts, art journal pages or create Mixed Media pieces, stamps are a great addition. In these sessions we make all our workshop tools, stamps and consumables available to you so you can have fun experimenting and creating without having to buy all the bits and pieces. Why not drop by, enjoy a cuppa and have a go!

Tuesday 22 March 11am to 3pm

Croptime £5

Are you a scrapbooker? Thinking about trying scrapbooking? Got lots of photos but don't know where to start? Stuck for layout ideas? Want to try your hand at a mini book. If this sounds like you then why not pop along to our new Croptime drop in session between 11am and 3pm every Tuesday. It is not a taught workshop but more of a social session where we are happy to share all our tools and equipment with a few ideas thrown into the pot too! Kettle and coffee jug are on so just bring along whatever want to work on, beginners ver welcome.

Thursday 24 March 11am to 3pm and 6pm to 9pm

Stop By and Stamp £5

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced crafter, make cards, scrapbook layouts, art journal pages or create Mixed Media pieces, stamps are a great addition. In these sessions we make all our workshop tools, stamps and consumables available to you so you can have fun experimenting and creating without having to buy all the bits and pieces. Why not drop by, enjoy a cuppa and have a go!

Tuesday 29 March 11am to 3pm

Croptime £5

Are you a scrapbooker? Thinking about trying scrapbooking? Got lots of photos but don't know where to start? Stuck for layout ideas? Want to try your hand at a mini book. If this sounds like you then why not pop along to our new Croptime drop in session between 11am and 3pm every Tuesday. It is not a taught workshop but more of a social session where we are happy to share all our tools and equipment with a few ideas thrown into the pot too! Kettle and coffee jug are on so just bring along whatever want to work on, beginners very welcome.

Wednesday 30 March 10am to 1pm

Engagement, Wedding and Anniversary Cards £15/1SWV/£12(if paid at time of booking)

Brand new stamps from Impression Obsession will be the focus of this workshop with elegant and stylish cards suitable for all three occasions.

Thursday 31 March 11am to 3pm and 6pm to 9pm

Stop By and Stamp £5

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced crafter, make cards, scrapbook layouts, art journal pages or create Mixed Media pieces, stamps are a great addition. In these sessions we make all our workshop tools, stamps and consumables available to you so you can have fun experimenting and creating without having to buy all the bits and pieces. Why not drop by, enjoy a cuppa and have a go!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

A few words about......Croptime

Hello, and welcome to my little studio.
As a small specialist Artstamping studio with a strong tradition of teaching workshops, I currently offer around six brand new formal workshops each month which can be booked by email, telephone or in person at the studio, with full details on this blog each month.

I also feel crafting is a social experience too and "Croptime" is our now, weekly drop in session where the focus is on Scrapbooking and mini books. It runs between 11am and 3pm every Tuesday, you choose how long you want to stay, and each week there is either a 12x12 layout idea for you to use with your own photos etc or a mini book to try your hand at, but you are very welcome just to bring along whatever scrappy project you want to work on.
Yesterday I was remaking a mini book originally intended as a little Christmas workshop but that I wasn't happy with, so it morphed from this......
....to this.

So, how do these sessions differ from our formal workshops? Firstly, they are not taught sessions, more about sharing techniques and ideas, with a sample to follow, a studio album to browse through and a demo of any technique you are not sure of, if you are looking for inspiration. You also don't need to book your space, if you fancy joining me just pop along. The sessions cost £5 and you have access to all our workshop tools, equipment and stash, I also include the base cardstock for the 'bones' of a mini book or a layout, and as with all our taught workshops, the kettle and coffee pot are on with accompanying biscuits/cake.

A good value session with a bit of chat and laughter along the way, not a bad way to spend a Tuesday!

Hope to see you soon.

Val x

 

 

 

Monday, 11 January 2016

February Workshops @ Snazzys

Welcome to February's workshop schedule packed with lots of lovely tips, techniques and ideas with seven original workshops plus loads of drop in sessions to choose from. We have fab new projects with stamps from Impression Obsession and Dina Wakley, papers from Graphic45 and 7Dots Studio and new dies, papers and stamps from Prima. I do hope you will join me!

Tuesday 2 February 11am to 3pm

Croptime £5

Are you a scrapbooker? Thinking about trying scrapbooking? Got lots of photos but don't know where to start? Stuck for layout ideas? Want to try your hand at a mini book. If this sounds like you then why not pop along to our new Croptime drop in session between 11am and 3pm every Tuesday. It is not a taught workshop but more of a social session where we are happy to share all our tools and equipment with a few ideas thrown into the pot too! Kettle and coffee jug are on so just bring along whatever want to work on, beginners very welcome.

Thursday 4 February 11am to 3pm and 6pm to 9pm

Stop By and Stamp £5

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced crafter, make cards, scrapbook layouts, art journal pages or create Mixed Media pieces, stamps are a great addition. In these sessions we make all our workshop tools, stamps and consumables available to you so you can have fun experimenting and creating without having to buy all the bits and pieces. Why not drop by, enjoy a cuppa and have a go!


Saturday 6 February 10am to 1pm

Layered Peonies £15/1SWV/£12(if paid at time of booking)

I used these stamps in a magazine project last month and was so impressed with them I thought I would share them with you in a workshop. They are very simple to use and the finished effect is simply stunning so, five beautiful cards including a Valentine's wreath.

Saturday 6 February 2pm - 5pm

Valentine's Heart Frame £15/1SWV/£12(if paid at time of booking)

What could be better than a Valentine's card? How about a pretty mixed media Valentine's frame to hang on the wall and admire. Lots of clever little techniques and touches to this project which I am sure you will enjoy, and it's easy to adapt to celebrate an engagement or wedding too!

Tuesday 9 February 11am to 3pm

Croptime £5

Are you a scrapbooker? Thinking about trying scrapbooking? Got lots of photos but don't know where to start? Stuck for layout ideas? Want to try your hand at a mini book. If this sounds like you then why not pop along to our new Croptime drop in session between 11am and 3pm every Tuesday. It is not a taught workshop but more of a social session where we are happy to share all our tools and equipment with a few ideas thrown into the pot too! Kettle and coffee jug are on so just bring along whatever want to work on, beginners very welcome.

Thursday 11 February 11am to 3pm and 6pm to 9pm

Stop By and Stamp £5

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced crafter, make cards, scrapbook layouts, art journal pages or create Mixed Media pieces, stamps are a great addition. In these sessions we make all our workshop tools, stamps and consumables available to you so you can have fun experimenting and creating without having to buy all the bits and pieces. Why not drop by, enjoy a cuppa and have a go!

Saturday 13 February 11am to 3pm

Steampunk Heart £30/2SWVs/£24(if paid at time of booking)

We will be using a range of mixed media products including Clearly for Art Blackout, texture paste, embossing folders, dies, paint and Treasure Gold to create this funky steampunk heart for the one in your heart.

Tuesday 16 February 11am to 3pm

Croptime £5

Are you a scrapbooker? Thinking about trying scrapbooking? Got lots of photos but don't know where to start? Stuck for layout ideas? Want to try your hand at a mini book. If this sounds like you then why not pop along to our new Croptime drop in session between 11am and 3pm every Tuesday. It is not a taught workshop but more of a social session where we are happy to share all our tools and equipment with a few ideas thrown into the pot too! Kettle and coffee jug are on so just bring along whatever want to work on, beginners very welcome.

Wednesday 17 February 10.00am to 1.00pm

February Monthly Layout Workshop £15/1SWV

I have used one large photo cut up to better focus on the subjects, dies and stencils from Tim Holtz, glass beads and papers from the fab Lost and Found collection by 7Dots Studio. What will you use?

Thursday 18 February 11am to 3pm and 6pm to 9pm

Stop By and Stamp £5

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced crafter, make cards, scrapbook layouts, art journal pages or create Mixed Media pieces, stamps are a great addition. In these sessions we make all our workshop tools, stamps and consumables available to you so you can have fun experimenting and creating without having to buy all the bits and pieces. Why not drop by, enjoy a cuppa and have a go!

Saturday 20 February 11am to 4pm

Flip/Flap Book £30/2SWVs/£24(if paid at time of booking)

This is a fun book with lots of spots for photos or journaling, I have used my treasured Graphic45 Steampunk Debutante papers for this, you have a free choice of cardstock and papers. The photo above is just one of the three sections of the album fully open, each page offers 6" x 6" of space to decorate as you wish and the finished dimensions when closed are 6" x 6" x 3/4".

Tuesday 24 February 11am to 3pm

Croptime £5

Are you a scrapbooker? Thinking about trying scrapbooking? Got lots of photos but don't know where to start? Stuck for layout ideas? Want to try your hand at a mini book. If this sounds like you then why not pop along to our new Croptime drop in session between 11am and 3pm every Tuesday. It is not a taught workshop but more of a social session where we are happy to share all our tools and equipment with a few ideas thrown into the pot too! Kettle and coffee jug are on so just bring along whatever want to work on, beginners very welcome.

Thursday 25 February 11am to 3pm and 6pm to 9pm

Stop By and Stamp £5

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced crafter, make cards, scrapbook layouts, art journal pages or create Mixed Media pieces, stamps are a great addition. In these sessions we make all our workshop tools, stamps and consumables available to you so you can have fun experimenting and creating without having to buy all the bits and pieces. Why not drop by, enjoy a cuppa and have a go!

Sunday 28 February 11am to 3pm

Art Journal Sunday £5

Drop by the studio between 11am and 3pm and join in the fun with inks, stamps, stencils, masks, paints and other media all provided. Just bring your journal, pour yourself a cuppa and get started. We have lots of new mixed media products in the studio for you to try, from Tar and Glass Bead Gel to Fluid and Hi Flow Acrylics.

Remember, to save 20% on your workshops in our studio all you need to do is buy a Snazzy Workshop Voucher from the studio in advance of the day you are coming to class, or drop me an email telling me you want to pay in advance, and I will send you a PayPal invoice for the reduced amount which must be settled at the time of booking. Easy!

In all our workshops and drop in sessions we provide everything you need to complete the project including tools and basic consumables such as adhesive. If you would prefer to work with your own tools, you are of course very welcome to bring them along.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you have found a workshop to inspire you but if we are not teaching something you want to learn, then drop me an email and I will do my best to cover it in a future timetable.

Val x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, 4 January 2016

January Workshops@ Snazzys

Happy New Year everyone and welcome to our January Workshop Schedule. Just five brand new workshops this month featuring new projects with loads of new stamps, new papers and new mixed media products, it's just new, new, new all the way!

There are still lots of the things you love too, although with some small changes. Drop in sessions such as Stop By & Stamp and Art Journal Sunday continue, weekly for the former but now on Thursdays rather than Wednesday's, and last Sunday of the month for the latter. The popular monthly Croptime session where the focus is on scrapping and mini books will now have a weekly slot every Tuesday. This will allow me to teach formal workshops on a couple of Wednesdays each month for those who find Saturdays difficult and increasing the overall number of workshops on offer from February.

This also means the regular monthly layout workshop will move from a Tuesday back to it's original slot on a Wednesday and, in future, there will only be one timetabled class for this as one of the groups prefer to book a slot as a custom workshop at a date and time to suit them each month. Don't forget this is an option for any group of four or more for any workshop, from the timetable or designed specifically for you and your friends, your venue, my studio or for larger groups the breakout space.

Tuesday 5 January 11am to 3pm

Croptime £5

Are you a scrapbooker? Thinking about trying scrapbooking? Got lots of photos but don't know where to start? Stuck for layout ideas? Want to try your hand at a mini book. If this sounds like you then why not pop along to our new Croptime drop in session between 11am and 3pm every Tuesday. It is not a taught workshop but more of a social session where we are happy to share all our tools and equipment with a few ideas thrown into the pot too! Kettle and coffee jug are on so just bring along whatever want to work on, beginners very welcome.

Thursday 7 January 11am to 3pm and 6pm to 9pm

Stop By and Stamp £5

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced crafter, make cards, scrapbook layouts, art journal pages or create Mixed Media pieces, stamps are a great addition. In these sessions we make all our workshop tools, stamps and consumables available to you so you can have fun experimenting and creating without having to buy all the bits and pieces. Why not drop by, enjoy a cuppa and have a go!

Tuesday 12 January 11am to 3pm

Croptime £5

Are you a scrapbooker? Thinking about trying scrapbooking? Got lots of photos but don't know where to start? Stuck for layout ideas? If this sounds like you then why not pop along to our new Croptime drop in session between 11am and 3pm every week on Tuesday. It is not a taught workshop but more of a social session where we are happy to share all our tools and equipment with a few ideas thrown into the pot too! Kettle and coffee pot are on so just bring along whatever want to work on, beginners very welcome.

Wednesday 13 January 10.00am to 1.00pm

January Monthly Layout Workshop £15/1SWV

In this workshop we will be using pre printed acetate as the key feature of a layout featuring your favourite Christmas photos.

Thursday 14 January 11am to 3pm and 6pm to 9pm

Stop By and Stamp £5

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced crafter, make cards, scrapbook layouts, art journal pages or create Mixed Media pieces, stamps are a great addition. In these sessions we make all our workshop tools, stamps and consumables available to you so you can have fun experimenting and creating without having to buy all the bits and pieces. Why not drop by, enjoy a cuppa and have a go!

Saturday 16 January 11am to 4pm

Masterboard ATCs £30/2SWVs/£24(if paid at time of booking)

We will be using a range of mixed media products to create an original background which we will cut into 12 individual ATCs and decoratewith Dina Wakeley's Scribbly Birds and Scribbly Birds on Branches or Prima's new Bloom Birds. You can combine these into a pretty hanging to keep, use them as card toppers or simply swap them with your crafty friends.

Tuesday 19 January 11am to 3pm

Croptime £5

Are you a scrapbooker? Thinking about trying scrapbooking? Got lots of photos but don't know where to start? Stuck for layout ideas? Want to try your hand at a mini book. If this sounds like you then why not pop along to our new Croptime drop in session between 11am and 3pm every Tuesday. It is not a taught workshop but more of a social session where we are happy to share all our tools and equipment with a few ideas thrown into the pot too! Kettle and coffee pot are on so just bring along whatever want to work on, beginners very welcome.

Wednesday 20 January 10am to 1pm

Take One Stamp Maya £15/1SWV/£12(if paid at time of booking)

I love words and fell in love with this plate from Impression Obsession because of the sentiments, usable and in a really pretty font, but have been surprised at how versatile I have found the large flower. We will be paper piecing, resisting, overstamping, watercolouring and so much more with this beautiful stamp set.

Thursday 21 January 11am to 3pm and 6pm to 9pm

Stop By and Stamp £5

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced crafter, make cards, scrapbook layouts, art journal pages or create Mixed Media pieces, stamps are a great addition. In these sessions we make all our workshop tools, stamps and consumables available to you so you can have fun experimenting and creating without having to buy all the bits and pieces. Why not drop by, enjoy a cuppa and have a go!

Saturday 23 January 10am to 1pm

Introduction to Postcard Art £15/1SWV/£12(if paid at time of booking)

Guess what! This is exactly what it says on the packet, we are going to create several pieces of postcard sized art which you can use as a card topper, display in a frame, pop in the post to cheer a friend (as part of a swap, or not), or perhaps leave on a coffee shop table as part of a 'found art' project. Lots of techniques in this one from simple masking to bleaching, colour layering, stencilling and more using Color Bursts, distress inks etc.

Tuesday 26 January 11am to 3pm

Croptime £5

Are you a scrapbooker? Thinking about trying scrapbooking? Got lots of photos but don't know where to start? Stuck for layout ideas? If this sounds like you then why not pop along to our new Croptime drop in session between 11am and 3pm every Tuesday. It is not a taught workshop but more of a social session where we are happy to share all our tools and equipment with a few ideas thrown into the pot too! Kettle and coffee pot are on so just bring along whatever want to work on, beginners very welcome.

Thursday 28 January 11am to 3pm and 6pm to 9pm

Stop By and Stamp £5

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced crafter, make cards, scrapbook layouts, art journal pages or create Mixed Media pieces, stamps are a great addition. In these sessions we make all our workshop tools, stamps and consumables available to you so you can have fun experimenting and creating without having to buy all the bits and pieces. Why not drop by, enjoy a cuppa and have a go!

Saturday 30 January 11am to 4pm

Create Your Own Planner £30/2SWVs/£24(if paid at time of booking)

We will be using Hero Arts' range of planner dies and stamps by Kelly Purkey, combined with Kaisercraft's My Year, My Story collection to create your own custom planner - if you wish you will be able to buy a stunning Kaisercraft planner complete with dividers which the papers have been designed to fit, as an extra, they should be with me the second week in January.

Sunday 31 January 11am to 3pm

Art Journal Sunday £5

Drop by the studio between 11am and 3pm and join in the fun with inks, stamps, stencils, masks, paints and other media all provided. Just bring your journal, pour yourself a cuppa and get started. We have lots of new mixed media products in the studio for you to try, from Tar and Glass Bead Gel to Fluid and Hi Flow Acrylics.

Remember, to save 20% on your workshops in our studio all you need to do is buy a Snazzy Workshop Voucher from the studio in advance of the day you are coming to class, or drop me an email telling me you want to pay in advance, and I will send you a PayPal invoice for the reduced amount which must be settled to at the time of booking. Easy!

In all our workshops and drop in sessions we provide everything you need to complete the project including tools and basic consumables such as adhesive. If you would prefer to work with your own tools, you are of course very welcome to bring them along.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you have found a workshop to inspire you but if we are not teaching something you want to learn, then drop me an email and I will do my best to cover it in a future timetable.

Val x

 

 

 

Monday, 28 December 2015

Snazzys Annual Winter Sale 2015

We only have one sale each year, it's always a good one but this year's one is a real biggie!


We try to stock products and brands that are not available elsewhere locally so, whilst some lines are generic and will be stocked by any stamping store in the country, if we find that brands we carry are becoming more widely stocked then we tend to retire them and actively seek out interesting new ones. We have therefore decided to retire some brands we have previously stocked - nothing wrong with the brands, we just need to freshen up our product lines and make room for some exciting new lines for the New Year. In addition to this, there are always product lines which are retired by the manufacturers and brands which are no longer distributed in the UK so, from 11am on Tuesday 29 December you will find fantastic reductions on..........

Stamps from PaperArtsy with all A4 sheets reduced from £19.95 to £12.95 and all Minis from £4.80 to £2.95.

Stamps from Dylusions all reduced from £19.95 to £12.95.

Stamps by Tim Holtz all reduced from £24.95 to £17.95, £19.95 to £12.95, and £5.95 to £2.95.

Stamps by Teresa Collins all reduced from £4.75 to £2.50.

Chocolate Baroque stamps all A4 sheets reduced from £22.50 to £14.95, all A5 sheets from £16.75 to £9.95, DL sheets from£13.95 to £6.95 and all A6 sheets from £9.95 to £4.95. Selected sheets are even less!

 

Darkroom Door stamps no longer have a UK distributor so regretfully we are reducing their rubber sheets from £19.95 to £12.95, their background stamps from £15.20 to £7.60, the collage stamps from £13.25 to £6.95 and the photo stamps from £12.50 to £6.25. Some of the rubber sheets are in the iconic tins which are no longer available and all of them are beautifully detailed.

Hero Arts not in the current catalogue,or going forward to the 2016 one, from as little as £5.

Chapel Road Artstamps have two sale price points with A plates and all plates in retired packaging at £5 and all B plates in new packaging at £6.

All Artistic Stamper sheets are half price or less.

Now to papers, all 12x12 sale papers and Bazzill Canvas card stock are any 10 sheets for £3. All sale corner sticker sheets and specialist acetates and vellums now just 50p. All 6x6 paper pads and stacks by MME, 7Dots Studio, Bazzill, Teresa Collins, Simple Stories, Photoplay, Prima etc are reduced to £4.25.

In the inks, powders and paints aisle we have........

All full size inkpads from Tsukineko, Eco Green and Ranger (excluding Distress pads) are on buy 1 get one free for the duration of the sale - lowest price items free!

All Ranger Distress Stains are also on buy 1 get 1 free.

All Ranger Adirondack paints are £1.65 each, any four for £5 or any ten for £10 way less than half price!

All Ranger Crackle paints are half price too.

Sadly no UK distributor for these lovely creamy paints so all Eco Green paints, including the metallics are reduced to just £1.25.

Selected WOW Embossing Powders reduced from £2.50 to £1.50.

All Pan Pastels, including tools and accessories have 25% off and all Cosmic Shimmer Mixed Media bags will save you more than 50% from the original prices.

All Herma items are also half marked price....

....and finally, all our blanks, Tando, MDF, Creativ, Graphic45 plus all Grungeboard are half price too, with all Ideaology Configrations reduced by 25%!

There are the usual bargain baskets starting at just £1 and we have two Marvy Fingerguard Trimmers with all the fancy edge blades reduced from £47.95 to just £25. Sale ends on 2 January (we are closed on 1 January) so just four days to bag a bargain as when it is gone, it is gone!

We will be closed on New Year's Day but open on the other sale days from 11am to 3pm, hope to see you then x

 

 

Monday, 7 December 2015

December Workshops @ Snazzys

Hello and welcome to a rather short December workshop schedule. Over the years it has become clear most of you are way too busy to commit to attending workshops at this time of the year so although all the drop in sessions will run as usual, plus an extra Tuesday Croptime drop in on 8 December, there are no formal workshops other than the regular monthly Layout Workshop.
Anyway here's what we are up to in the studio in December.
 

Tuesday 1 December 11am to 3pm

Croptime £5

Are you a scrapbooker? Thinking about trying scrapbooking? Got lots of photos but don't know where to start? Stuck for layout ideas? If this sounds like you then why not pop along to our new Croptime drop in session between 11am and 3pm on the first Tuesday of each month. It is not a taught workshop but more of a social session where we are happy to share all our tools and equipment with a few ideas thrown into the pot too! Kettle and coffee pot are on so just bring along whatever want to work on, beginners very welcome.

Wednesday 2 December 11am to 3pm and 6pm to 9pm

Stop By and Stamp £5

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced crafter, make cards, scrapbook layouts, art journal pages or create Mixed Media pieces, stamps are a great addition. In these sessions we make all our workshop tools, stamps and consumables available to you so you can have fun experimenting and creating without having to buy all the bits and pieces. Why not drop by, enjoy a cuppa and have a go!

Tuesday 8 December 11am to 3pm

Croptime £5

Are you a scrapbooker? Thinking about trying scrapbooking? Got lots of photos but don't know where to start? Stuck for layout ideas? If this sounds like you then why not pop along to our new Croptime drop in session between 11am and 3pm on the first Tuesday of each month. It is not a taught workshop but more of a social session where we are happy to share all our tools and equipment with a few ideas thrown into the pot too! Kettle and coffee pot are on so just bring along whatever want to work on, beginners very welcome. This is an extra session this month and from Tuesday 5 January 2016 this will become a weekly session!

Wednesday 9 December 11am to 3pm and 6pm to 9pm

Stop By and Stamp £5

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced crafter, make cards, scrapbook layouts, art journal pages or create Mixed Media pieces, stamps are a great addition. In these sessions we make all our workshop tools, stamps and consumables available to you so you can have fun experimenting and creating without having to buy all the bits and pieces. Why not drop by, enjoy a cuppa and have a go!

Tuesday 15 December10.30am to 1.30pm

November Monthly Layout Workshop £15/1SWV

Time to select your favourite photos from Autumn and we will make our own leaves, pockets, tags etc to add to a beautiful background and create a page which preserves your Fall memories. I have used a 6" x 6" and a 3" x 3" photo but the layout can be adapted to suit the photos you select.

Wednesday 16 December 11am to 3pm and 6pm to 9pm

Stop By and Stamp £5

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced crafter, make cards, scrapbook layouts, art journal pages or create Mixed Media pieces, stamps are a great addition. In these sessions we make all our workshop tools, stamps and consumables available to you so you can have fun experimenting and creating without having to buy all the bits and pieces. Why not drop by, enjoy a cuppa and have a go at the last sessions of 2015!

I am sorry I couldn't make a slot for Art Journal Sunday this month, I simply ran out of days, but it will be back in 2016.
 
Now a few words about Christmas arrangements and or course our Annual Winter Sale Event!


Christmas Opening
Wednesday 23 December CLOSED
Thursday 24 December CLOSED
Friday 25 December CLOSED
Saturday 26 December CLOSED
Sunday 27 December CLOSED
Monday 28 December CLOSED
Tuesday 29 December 11am to 3pm
Wednesday 30 December 11am to 3pm
Thursday 31 December 11am to 3pm
Friday 1 January CLOSED
Saturday 2 January 10am to 5pm
 
We only have one sale each year and this year our Annual Winter Sale Event will run from 11am on Tuesday 29 December to 5pm on Saturday 2 January. As usual all stock we are retiring will be on sale at up to 50% off the original price with some products offered at even larger discounts to make way for the new seasons lines which start to trickle into the studio from week commencing 4 January onwards. Watch out for a couple of brand new stamp lines we will be introducing, just saying ;0)

And finally........ as our drop in sessions are gradually increasing in popularity, space can sometimes become an issue so, from Tuesday 5 January we will run three sessions every week. The Tuesday Croptime will become a weekly session 11am to 3pm, and the Wednesday Stop By & Stamp sessions will remain weekly at 11am to 3pm and 6pm to 9pm. I have been asked about a Tuesday evening Croptime session but feel I want to wait and see how the weekly daytime one works out first, but I am not saying no and will keep you posted! The Art Journal session on the last Sunday of the month will also continue in 2016.
The January Workshop Schedule will be published later this week and there are some beautiful projects in the pipeline so do keep an eye open for that.
Hope to see you soon x