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Sunday, 30 June 2013

Hello Sunday

I don't know where this week went but suddenly it's Sunday again. Not just any Sunday, it's the last Sunday of the month so Art Journal Sunday in Snazzys Studio.

I didn't read the newspaper, didn't chat all day and I did finish a journal page. If you want the lowdown on how this page came together pop over to my own blog tomorrow for the details.
Thank you ladies for your company and apologies all round for the lack of photos, must try harder next time which for anyone who'd like to join us is Sunday 28 July. No need to book just grab your journal and come along and join in. Don't have a journal? never done a page? no idea what it's all about? Pop along between 11am & 3pm on Sunday 28 July and have a go!
Now the other reason this Sunday is important is I can share what Snazzys DT will be wowing us with over the next five weeks over on the DT blog starting with Gillian tomoprrow. Ready.....
Summer has landed at Snazzys - courtesy of JOFY for Paperartsy lol!
If you fancy trying out these stamps for yourself they are also featured in this Wednesday's workshop, details here and are available in store and in Snazzys online store.
Thanks for looking.
Back soon xx

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Moving on.....

Retirement comes along at some point for everyone and products are no different really.

We continually review all the products we have in store, and with the latest exciting releases always just on the horizon, we often have to make some tough decisions about which product lines need to move on over to make way for all the newest ranges.

We currently have 25% off all our Darkroom Door stamps as sadly we will no longer be stocking this brand. This was a real toughie as I love all the beautiful detail in these stamps but it is time for something new. We do still have one or two designs in the iconic tins which are no longer available, online over at http://snazzysstore.com/.

Replacing Darkroom Door on our walls (and in our online store) we are proud to hang stamps from a home grown UK designer and manufacturer, the wonderful Chocolate Baroque which we will be adding to our stand at all Artstamps shows in future too. Thank you Glenda and Adrian.

In our new entryway photo above you may also catch a glimpse of the amazing JOFY stamps both the 2013 Spring Collection and the new Summer release designed by Jo Firth Young for Paperartsy, again in the UK, and now gracing our walls and online store. Much more to come from them as we gradually introduce the PaperArtsy range of products!

You may remember earlier this year we introduced the new Ranger Distress Paints, which I didn't want to like but.....
Focus on Distress Paints Workshop Sample Wednesday 24 July

...with my addiction to backgrounds they are absolutely here to stay and we will be adding the remaining colours just as soon as Ranger release them.
The downside is that the Headmaster said to make room for them I had to agree to let another paint range go so... 
The other lines of product which we will be retiring are from Cosmic Shimmer.
We have stocked the full range of Cosmic Shimmer Embossing Powders - Aurora, Blaze, Lustre, Precious Metal, Ultra Thick Embossing Crystals, Sparkles etc - since we first opened, adding new colours and finishes as they were released. Similarly the Cosmic Shimmer Misters have been a fixture on our shelves for more years than I want to think about and we simply feel it is time for something new. So, stock up on these now.....
...... they won't last long at these prices and when they are gone, they are gone!
We have all the new Dylusions Ink Spray colours in stock so that makes 18 amazing colours all together.
We have held the price of these at £4.35 since they were first released by Ranger but with the current exchange rate and increased shipping costs we have had to increase the price to £4.75. We are holding the price of the stamps at £19.95 however and have the new ones in stock.
Monster Mash is my favourite...
..and I couldn't resist a little play with them - more details of this project coming over on my blog (http://inkyexploits.blogspot.com/) at the weekend so do stop by there too! 
I think that covers things for today, more news on new lines in store, the launch of our Monthly Challenge and some other interesting developments in Snazzys Studio early next week so do stop by then and catch up with all the gossip.
Thanks for stopping by xx

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Long time no blog....

Hello, just a quick catch up which I know is a bit of a cheek given how long we have been MIA lol!

Firstly, and most importantly, an enormous and heartfelt thank you for all your messages, prayers, cards, flowers and thoughtful condolances over the past few weeks. We have been very touched by how many of you have taken the time from your busy lives just to drop by with kind words - and even kinder offers of help. We are blessed with the very best of friends, you know who you are xx

Secondly, a little request. When we exhibit at events we get lots of lovely customers telling us how much they enjoy looking at our blogs and especially the fantastic inspiration they get from our wonderful DT blog. We always appreciate this, as we know just how much time and effort the DT put into creating amazing artwork for everyone to enjoy.

Sooo, as you browse the blogs it would be great if you could take a moment to leave a comment for our teamies to let them know you have been by and to show your appreciation of their work directly, you can even win a little something if your comment is picked by Mr Random - and it would save us feeling like old frauds as we gather the plaudits and have done none of the work lol!

Now, along with a taste of Summer weather, the new JOFY Summer release stamps from PaperArtsy arrived this morning....

there are three A5 plates
and six Minis.
Great fun and they are already in Snazzy's Online Store too over at http://www.snazzysstore.com/

And on the JOFY theme, the Spring release is the focus of tomorrow (Wednesday) morning's workshop
Wednesday 5 June 10am to1pm
with Clean & Simple cards (above) as well as techniques with Dylusions Inks and Distress Paints.
Saturday 8 June 10am to 1pm
Distress Paints also feature in Saturday's workshop along with Prima masks & stencils, texture pastes from Maimeri, Treasure Gold from PaperArtsy and lots of new Kaisercraft background stamps.
We have some space on each, just give us a ring at the store on 01793 602470 - if it's out of hours just leave a message and we will book you in.
We will be back later this week with more news on both more new products in store, and ranges we are retiring, plus more sneak peeks of the rest of this month's workshops.
So, watch this space xx