Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Clearance Rack updated!

I'm sneaking an extra little post in today! We woke up to the surprise that the Clearance Rack had been updated this morning and there are some MEGA bargains in there, loads of fab papers at fab prices. 

I have pulled out a few of my faves



If you fancy a bargain then head over to the Clearance Rack HERE

Julie
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Monday, 24 April 2017

Beautiful You with Watercolour Pencils (again)

Good Morning. Well I am happy to say that the colouring class went really well on Saturday and the ladies all made some fab creations. 

Today I am sharing the second card we made with the Beautiful You stamps. We experimented with colouring on different papers/cards and this one was stamping the "pink lady" onto Watercolour Paper and then shading in with the Pencils and a Blender Pen. I love the Blender Pens and the ladies all managed really well with them on Saturday.
The other ladies were "coloured" in with the matching stamp from the set which gives them an artistic squiggle of colour over their frock! 
If you are wondering how I achieved the flesh colour when there isn't a flesh coloured pencil in the set, well I used Calypso Coral, BUT I took the Blender Pen to the tip of the pencil so I could control how much colour I needed and didn't get too much on her skin.
Here are both of the cards together from our lovely class, I'll be back to show you more next time!
It's almost time for me to order my new catalogues and I have a sign up form for you to use if you are in the UK and don't already have a designated Stampin Up demonstrator and don't already get a catalogue from me at the moment. 
Here is the link to click to sign up HERE
Julie
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Sunday, 23 April 2017

Beautiful You with the Watercolour Pencils

Hello there, hope you are having a lovely weekend? Yesterday I ran a Watercolour Pencil class with 8 lovely ladies. I have written this blog up before the actual event so I would love to say it went really really well! Here's hoping!

In the class I wanted to concentrate on the colouring techniques rather than the complexity of the cards, so the cards are all fairly simple makes, no fancy folds or anything like that kind of craft business!
 This card is similar to one I made a few weeks ago with multiple stamping of the stylish lady from Beautiful You, one of the most popular sellers from the Spring/Summer Catalogue. I stamped the ladies in the Archival Black ink pad from Stampin Up onto the White Shimmer card which I just love for colouring on, it is a little more forgiving that standard Whisper White.
 The colours used are Rich Razzleberry and Melon Mambo and I stamped an extra lady and cut here out and layered her up for a little dimension! Can you spot a new product on this card?
 If you would like to get your hands on the Watercolour Pencils then they are a steal at £14.50 for 13 pencils and I hope that after today's class my ladies will agree that they are really easy to use.
Julie
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Friday, 21 April 2017

Upcoming Classes at The Paper Haven

Hello there and welcome to my blog today, and of course Happy Friday to you!

Today I thought I would share a few of the upcoming classes I have at the studio. I wanted to start by saying that if you like the look of a class but you cannot make the date work for you then please message me as the chances are that I can run it alongside a different class that I am running on another date!

High Tide Class

Saturday 29th April @2pm

We will be using the High Tide Stamp set (worth £23.00) to make 2 cards and a home decor piece, frame also included in the cost of the class.
£35 per person
Please book by emailing me HERE

Beginner's Card Making Course

Suitable for those who want to learn a new skill or start from the beginning in a slower paced, teacher led class.

Course runs on the 1st Wednesday evening in May, June and July @7.15pm
Please book by emailing me HERE

Cool Treats Exploding Box Class

Come along and make this amazing "cool" project that is perfect to gift for a special birthday.

In order to make the class run smoothly it is advisable for you to have your own set of Cool Treats stamps and dies plus a full pack of the papers.

The class therefore costs £54.00 and includes over £55 worth of products for you to take home and use again.

PLEASE NOTE IF YOU ALREADY HAVE THIS BUNDLE THEN THE CLASS COST IS £20.00 TO INCLUDE A FULL PACK OF PAPERS.

Please bring your own adhesive and some basic supplies which I will notify you of upon booking.

Please book by emailing me HERE

Beginner's All Day Class

Suitable for those who want to learn a new skill or start from the beginning in a slower paced, teacher led class.
Come along and learn all the basics of Cardmaking in one day. Starting at the beginning learning to make your own card blanks, covering sizes and cutting right through to masking and heat embossing.

The day costs £75 and includes over £65 worth of product including a fabulous tin to keep your precious makes in.

Lunch is not included but there will be plenty of cake and hot drinks all day plus the use of my fridge and microwave.

Strictly limited to 8 places to allow full tuition to be given


As well as the more specialist classes above I also have my regular classes as detailed below for the next 4 weeks, all of which can be found on my Facebook Events page HERE

Tuesday 25th April - BYOP Night (Bring Your Own Projects)
Friday 28th April - Stamp a Stack Night
Saturday 29th April - High Tide Class
Wednesday 3rd May - Beginners Course starts
Saturday 6th May - Cool Treats Box Class 
Tuesday 9th May - Tuesday Club
Saturday 13th May - Crafternoon Tea
Tuesday 16th May - Project Life Class
Friday 19th May - BINGO Night 
Saturday 20th May - Beginners All Day Class

I hope to see you at a class soon!

Julie
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Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Balloon Adventures

Hello there! Today I am sharing the last make from last weeks Tuesday Club. I used the Balloon Adventures stamp set which I confess to only having used twice! I think I struggled with it as I was only seeing it paired with the papers in the Spring/Summer catalogue and they didn't really entice me so I didn't really use the set! Once I came to use it with my own colours then I really loved it!
 The great news about this set is that its reduced on the Retirement List from £24 down to £19.20, if you fancy having a look you can find it on my store HERE
 I cased this style of card from my very talented team member Amanda, you can find her card here, thank you Amanda for your constant inspiration.

And here is the stamp set, 17 stamps which coodirnate with the Balloon Bouquet punch which I know a lot of you already have!



Julie
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Monday, 17 April 2017

Nailed It Stamp Set

Hello there and welcome to my blog today. Today I am sharing a card we made in class last Tuesday. I love the Nailed It bundle and I was very sad to see it was not carrying over into the new catalogue. Sadly the coordinating dies have sold out but the good news is that the stamp set is still available, so if you are OK with the old scissor method then this is a great set for those male birthdays and Father's Day too!
The background is created by stamping the various tools multiple times and then colouring them in with the fab new Watercolour Pencils of Early Espresso and Basic Grey. To blend the colour of the pencils I used a Blender Pen which are one of my most used tools at the moment I have to say.
 I added some more tools and then layered them up for a lot of added dimension. If you love this stamp set then please hurry to order it before it sells out!
If you fancy having a go with the Watercolour Pencils then I have a class on Saturday 22nd April at 2pm. A pack of your own pencils is included in the cost of £22 and of course you get to take these home to practise your skills afterwards. If you would like one of the last 2 seats just email me HERE
Have a great Easter Monday!
Julie
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