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Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Halloween Greetings

Well, I just don't know where the time has gone but I thought it was about time I shared another workshop project or two from Snazzys.
This was last Tuesday evening's workshop project. A simple exploding box using all the papers and stickers from Carta Bella's All Hallows Eve paper pack - I even used the display sheet from the pack to cover the lid.
Tomorrow I will be back with a little book that used up all the remaining papers in the pack.
See you then xx

Monday, 8 October 2012

Another very busy week.......

This was the last little bit of calm before the storm that was the Cardiff Craft & Hobby Show last weekend.
This was the nearest the Headmaster could get to his own till for most of the weekend.
Cardiff extended a very warm welcome, from the a well thought out build up and breakdown to the lovely Sara who kept us topped up with tea and coffee when she realised we couldn't get off the stand! We caught up with all our Welsh friends, thank you so much for stopping by, watching the demos and sharing lots of smiles and laughter. it was lovely to see you all. 
This was a great little show for both customers and exhibitors alike. The venue is really easy to get to with a huge amount of free parking right outside, the mix of stitch, beads and papercraft was well balanced with lots of original gift ideas from the artists selling their amazing carvings from coal, jewellery, scarves, cupcakes, cushions, dolls, bags and so much more on the floor above us.
Can you tell we had a ball? Well, if you want to join us next time the dates you want for your diary are Friday 24 and Saturday 25 May and you will find us in the same spot.
Meantime, back at the store, the October and November Workshop Timetables are up on the website.
You can book by ringing the store on 01793 602470 or emailing us at snazzy@snazzysstudio.co.uk and if you want to buy Snazzy Vouchers to save 20% on your workshop you can order them by email too, we will invoice you via PayPal and you can collect your vouchers in store prior to your workshop.
This weekend we are off to the Big Stamping and Scrapbooking Show at Kettering so the store will be closed on Friday 12 and Saturday 13 October.
We are looking forward to meeting up with Gillian, Lesley and Hels from our amazing DT - hope to see you there too xx

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Events, events and, well...more events!

What a busy Autumn we are having.

Two weekends ago we were back at the BS&SS at Ally Pally for a very busy show.

The weather was wonderful on the Friday and Saturday but on Sunday the heavens opened so it was very fortunate we could drive indoors to load at the end of the show!
Last weekend we were at Port Sunlight for the Autumn HSNW, another very busy event and some stunning weather there too.
For the first time we had a completely uneventful journey there and back with the M6 behaving itself beautifully, always a relief!
So, now to this weekend. After being so disappointed at the cancellation of Artstamps South Wales we have decided a little trip to see our Welsh friends is in order so, on Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 October we will be at the Cardiff Craft & Hobby Show. It is held at a venue very dear to the Headmaster, sons' and daughters' hearts  - Cardiff City Stadium - just hope he remembers what he is there for this time and doesn't get distracted lol.
All the details can be found at http://www.cardiffcityevents.co.uk/craft-hobby-show/  and with over 40 exhibitors there should be something for everyone. Your ticket to this event includes a free cuppa, free parking and a warm welcome from Sara and the team so I hope you will join us and pop along to stand 20 to say hello.
Conference Venure Midlands Kettering
Now, the following weekend we will be at the newest show in the calendar when the BSSBS is coming to the East Midlands and will be held at Kettering Conference Centre on the 13 & 14 October. We look forward to seeing you there and you can find all the details at http://www.bssbs.co.uk/index.php.
Then, to round off our very busy year we will be back at the Creative Crafts Show at Gateshead International Stadium on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October - we love this event, the organisers, the crafters, the hoteliers, the local stores are all just so warm and friendly. A great little show with a great atmosphere (the food is all homemade & pretty awesome too), details are at http://initialj.co.uk/ - can you tell we love going here lol! 
The down side of all this going hither & thither is the store will be closed on both the Friday prior, and on the Saturday of each of these events. All the details can be found at http://snazzystampingandscrapbooking.co.uk/ . It also has an impact on the number of workshops we can offer each month and we do understand your frustration with this. I will be back later this week with all the details of our workshop schedule for October, November & December, with some sneaky peeks of the samples 
- there are nearly 25 different workshops so still plenty to choose from.
Before I go, several of our Scottish customers have been asking us when we will be back exhibiting north of the border and the short answer is definitely in 2013. I don't know what the plans are for the Artstamps Exhibitions Scottish event but suggest you pop by their website http://www.artstampsexhibitions.org.uk/Edinburgh regularly to check for any updates.
Unfortunately we will not be at Hobbycrafts/Crafts for Christmas at the SECC this Autumn as we can't make the event fit in with the children's half terms from school/college/uni but we will look again at coming back to this event in 2013.
Right, I think that is more than enough from me for now. Back soon. xx