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19th April 2012 - Faster website celebration! New doCrafts, Basic Grey, Card Temptations Kit and more...

CELEBRATE! That's our theme this month. This week we are celebrating a FASTER website. Some pages are up to 10x faster. Thanks for your patience while we fixed it!

To celebrate we are giving away FREE Kaisercraft Rhinestones with ANY sized order this week, and 2 packets for orders over $50. Please click Weekly Special to pop it in the cart and leave a note if you have a colour preference.


KEEP READING this email for the new doCrafts magazine, Betsy's April Card Kit, new dies, two Authentique collections, Basic Grey What's Up, some Making Memories Love and Wedding embellishments, and the last day for pre-ordering the Copic Wallets and Kaisercraft Craft Caddy.

OTAGO SHOPPING OPPORTUNITY! Artfull Crafts will be taking some of the shop to a Scrap Camp at Tirohanga Camp near Dunedin next weekend. YOU are invited to come out and shop on Friday 27th April from 7pm - 9pm and Saturday 28th April from 1pm - 4pm & 7pm - 9pm. If want to attend this camp please contact naomicarvell@xtra.co.nz. The cost is from $130 - $150.

ANZAC DAY Wednesday 25th April, we will be open from 1pm - 5:30pm. There will be no card class sorry.

Let's take a look at the **NEW** Products in the store this week.


**NEW*** DoCRAFTS (April/May)
The magazine has finally arrived and this time it comes with a FREE Boffle Stamp. regular subscribers, it's time to pop the magazine into your cart and head through the checkout. 

These new XCut dies are perfect for your Cuttlebug/Die-Cutting machine and are well priced at 34.90 - $39.90. I think the butterflies will disappear by the end of today (there are only 3 left on the shelf now!)

     
     


 **NEW**  BASIC GREY - WHAT'S UP
This fanciful and free wheeling collection of lilac purple, sunrise turquoise, Parisian pink, and a chic pop of poppy red is your ticket to take off on an around the world adventure. Simply STUNNING collection from Basic Grey and we have a huge selection of matching embellishments too!
Click here to see the complete collection. 
     
     
     
     

**NEW** AUTHENTIQUE - UNCOMMON
These products are not a new Authentique release - but they are new to us and they are FABULOUS! There is limited stock and we know the 6x6 pads will disappear very quickly!
Click here to see the complete collection.  
 
 
 
**NEW** AUTHENTIQUE - JOURNEY
The beautiful mix of blues, greys and white make this a really versatile collection. We have the 6x6 pads, die-cuts and alphas stickers in stock.
Click here to see the complete collection.
     


**NEW** AUTHENTIQUE/ UNITY STAMPS
A couple more of these delightful stamps arrived yesterday. They are rubber stamps, mounted on cling-foam and the designs are so lovely. Check out the full collection here.
   


**NEW** MAKING MEMORIES - LOVE EMBELLIES
Perfect for Wedding Invitations, Wedding Layouts or easy cards for loved ones - these romantic bits and pieces will make the job a breeze! They have been priced under the usual rrp as well.
Click here to see the complete collection.  
     
     
     

**NEW**  ALPHAS
I'm always on the hunt for the perfect set of alphas. We've received a shipment of lots of beautiful glittery ones!
Click here to see our selection.
     
     

**NEW** CARD TEMPTATIONS KIT
April's Card Temptations Kit will be ready by Monday, but we've made it available online now. Our favourite Cardmaker Betsy Clark has created a lovely set of cards using Kaisercraft's Charlotte's Dream range. You'll love it!

If you are regular subscriber we have set one aside with your name on it. Please pop it in your cart and head through to the checkout to complete the purchase.


**PRE-ORDER COPIC WALLETS**
We had a wonderful time with Teresa Abajo teaching us how to colour with Copics and so we're giving you the chance to order the Copic wallets. There are 3 sizes - 24, 36 and 72. Delivery will be before the end of April so please order by tomorrow to avoid disappointment.

Click here to find out more about the wallets and to order (scroll to the bottom of the page).
 

 **PRE-ORDER KAISERCRAFT CRAFT CADDY**
What a great idea for storing all your crafting supplies! The large Craft Caddy from Kaisercraft has two opening drawers, two end compartments and an open storage compartment at the top, with sectioned dividers to keep your products organised.
 
The Craft Caddy comes complete with a Lazy Susan turntable - you will have everything at your fingertips with this fabulous project!

Some assembly necessary. Approximate size when assembled 34cm x 26.5cm x 22cm.
Arriving third week of April. Click here to pre-order and receive a 15% discount!


RECENT NEW PRODUCTS
Just in case you missed last week's message, here is a quick recap of what we put out on the shelves last week:
MY MINDS EYE LIFE STORIES

This Kraft paper is blank on one side and has one of these timeless prints on the other.

Click here to see the range. 
   
MAKING MEMORIES ALBUMS
The embossed leather covering is sophisticated and chic. 3-ring binder. Each album includes 10 page protectors.

Click here to see the range.
   
**NEW** - QUEEN & CO TWINE
So many uses and this twine comes perfectly stored on a spool - that you can also use afterwards!

Click here to see the range.
   
KAISERCRAFT APRIL
Kaiser have put out 2 new collections - Fine & Sunny and Charlotte's Dream along with some great new Wall Art and Beyond the Page projects.

Click here to go to the Kaiser section of the website.


MARTHA STEWART

These always popular punches are flying off the shelves! Be sure to take a look at our fabulous selection

Click here to see our range.


 PEELCRAFT

Great value and perfect for any type of crafting - take a look at our great Peelcraft section on the website.

Click here to see our range.
   


***WEEKLY WEB SPECIAL***
As stated above, we are celebrating a faster website! One free packet of rhinestone/pearls with any sized order and two for orders over $50. Leave a note at checkout telling us which colour you'd like.

Click here to pop the special in your cart.
 


PRODUCT IN FOCUS
Cuttlebug Storage System
The more dies and folders that come available, the more I need somewhere to keep them all! These zip-up folders with different sized inserts seems to be the perfect solution.

You'll find them in our Cuttlebug Section.




CLEAROUT TIME!
Limited Christmas Bargain Bags at 60% off, some deleted lines at up to 50% off, some limited specials at up to 50% off. Go and check them out before they all disappear. We're also offering a 20% discount on selected Martha Stewart and EK Success punches.
   


KIT CORNER
The April Scrappin' Sensations Kit is ready. We've made some changes - it's cheaper $39.90 and has one single and one double-layout included.

We still have a few Scrapping Sensations kits from earlier in the year, along with more Kaisercraft layout kits. We also have stocks of other Card Temptations Kits and a few remaining Echo Park Charming and Graceful Card kits.



ARTFUL CRAFTS BLOG UPDATE
Send us any projects along the theme of "Celebrate" OR any projects using Authentique projects OR using the Authentique Sketch-of-the-month to enter this month's challenge. You can see how you can enter our Challenge here. Send entries to entries@artfullcrafts.co.nz and be sure to name your photos with YOUR name!
We already have some fabulous Design Team projects on the blog using Authentique products! Check these out
Christine


 
 Betsy    
Lisa
   



Authentique
Sketch for
layouts and cards


CLASS AND EVENT CORNER
  • School Holiday Programmes - Card Class Friday 1pm - 3pm.
  • Midnight Madness, Friday 20th April, 6pm - midnight, , $10, bring crafty projects and join in the fun!
  • NO Wednesday Weekly Card Class, 25th April due to ANZAC DAY
  • Parisian Artsy Adventure weekend at Artfull Crafts, 4th - 6th May. Details below.
Bookings essential. Online, phone 688 8566 or instore.

 **ARTSY ADVENTURE with Trisha Ladouceur**
GREAT NEWS! We have a few places available for people who just want to do one-off classes or purchase the kits. Keep reading for details. For class attendees, the "what-to-bring" lists are online now and items are available for pre-order.

Join us on May 4th - 6th for a fun weekend of top-quality tutoring from this crazy Canadian. Trisha works with all the top companies (Prima, Pink Paislee, Authentique, Graphic 45, MME and more) as an educator and Design Team Member.

She'll be teaching us how to create delicious layouts and mini albums, whilst combining a HEAP of great techniques! She's also generously going to supply extra instruction sheets for projects you can create with the left-overs.

There are 3 options for you to consider:
1) "Le Petit" $350
2) "Le Grand" $435
3) Individual Classes (or just the kit) - between $95 - $125

Be quick as the last remaining places are going to disappear... Click this link to book in.

Click here for all the details of this great event and "YES" we accept payment by layby. Payment by the end of April please.


Trisha's Parisian Class


**WIN with Centre Stage!**
Authentique is the new brand-of the-month for April! See what happens when you click the back of the theatre seats.

We have a great range of Authentique products arriving during April - so keep watching!

Every Sunday we will have a special Centre Stage blog post with an update of the week's events. Make sure you find how you can win prizes!


FOCUS ON AUTHENTIQUE
Our featured manufacturer this month is Authentique - so let's take a closer look at all their products in-store
Gathering Collection
Click here to see the complete collection.
     

GENUINE COLLECTION

Click here to see the complete collection.



CELEBRATE COLLECTION

Click here to see the complete collection.
     

AUTHENTIQUE / UNITY STAMPS
Click here to see the complete collection. 


 

OTHER MESSAGES
 SENZ - NZ's only Papercrafting Expo
Yes it's that time of the year again! Artfull Crafts WILL BE attending SENZ in Hamilton this year from July 13th - 15th 2012. Early Bird tickets have gone on sale at the SENZ website.


Liz's Note
We've been working hard to resolve the website speed issues and we've resolved the annoying one where some Internet Explorer users could only have one item in your cart at a time (great for recovering shop-a-holics!). Graham has been working away on a new-look shopping cart system and I'm working on an Artfull Crafts Education Centre.

If you strike a problem on the website, we are so grateful if you let us know, otherwise we can't get the issues resolved. We really do want to offer a superior service to our online customers.

This weekend Graham is off for a hunting/fishing expedition with my Dad in the wilderness, so Mum and I are going shopping (dangerous - although neither of us last longer than a couple of hours!). I'll also be starting to prepare for Trisha's classes in a couple of weeks. I urge you to book into any classes that you like the look of soon as each day the spaces get less and less.


Tomorrow night is Midnight Madness and I'm going to have some fun playing with some new products. Enjoy your weekend!
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