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5th April 2012 - New Monthly Scrapping Kit, Authentique Centre Stage, Teresa Collins and more!

The weeks fly by and it's Easter and School Holidays already! What a great chance to get some crafting done. We are closed Good Friday but are open Saturday 10am - 4pm and Easter Monday 10am - 5:30pm.

This week we welcome Authentique to Centre Stage at Artfull Crafts for the month of April. If you don't know what Centre Stage is then click here to find out. See what happens when you click the back of the theatre seats.

KEEP READING this email for all the new Authentique collections, two Teresa Collins ranges, new April magazines, tools, monthly layout kit, La La Land Stamps and more! Add to that 20% off some Martha Stewart and EK Success punches and one more week of 99c Bazzill.

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

This terrific new line from Authentique includes papers in denim blue, faded yellow, washed teal and distressed white. Authentique cardstock is the best in the industry. It's thick, textured and you just want to stroke it!
Click here to see the complete collection

This bright and beautifully coloured new line from Authentique includes papers in red, teal and black. Very versatile and fabulous quality. Authentique have small collections - only 6 papers, 6x6 pad and two sticker sets. That makes it a really affordable range.
Click here to see the complete collection.


Teresa's quality of paper and designs is also fabulous! This week we have loaded online her new Fabrications Canvas range. The papers have the look and feel of fabric and the matching embellies are delicious! I want one of each - but I must restrain myself...
Click here to see the complete collection.

Now these are my colours! I LOVE this range. It's a different colour pallete for Teresa, but I think she's pulled it off with class. This range really is fabulous! You'll have to beat me to the brads though...
Click here to see the complete collection.

These fun rubber stamps from La La Land Crafts look fabulous coloured in (especially with the Copic markers!) They come mounted on ezy-foam so they will cling to your acrylic block. Approximately 4 x 2.5".
Click here to see the complete range available.

We have a fabulous range of inspirational magazines for you to choose from. Each one of these is jam-packed with great ideas on how to use the latest products as well as featuring all the latest trends. Last month we sold out of these within a couple of days. I was impressed with these magazines as they had projects that were using product that was only released a few weeks ago.
Click here to see our magazine selection and to pop the free Kaisercraft April magazine into your cart.

Did you know we've got a Tools section on our website? We keep adding to it weekly - so head there to see if there is anything you MUST have!!

We love creating the monthly Scrappin' kit but we are going to make a few small changes to it. From this month onwards we will be dropping the price to $40 (from $59) and will only be including one single and a double layout in the kit and something extra with the leftovers (instead of 2 singles and a double with extras). We are doing this for a couple of reasons.  1) Kaisercraft are producing their own top-quality and very popular layout kits each month with the new collections and 2) we are wanting to produce more one-off layouts during the month that link in with the Centre Stage brand and theme of-the-month.

We're excited about the changes as we will be offering some layout kits that have been designed by Design Team members from major manufacturers and even our own Team.

Here is the kit for April! We have a double layout from Prima Alla papers in a travel theme and a masculine layout from Teresa Collins On the Edge papers. Enjoy!! Click here to add to cart.

For those of you who are regular subscribers, we will continue to honour the 8th free kit until you get there - and we'll make sure we send you a kit with 3 layouts in it. However, after that we won't be offering the 8th free kit. The kits are always above value and we do offer free shipping over $70.

Stocktaking week is never that much fun - but it does have some advantages! We get the chance to clear out the shelves to make room for  new stuff. We've still got a few 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 and 99c for Bazzil Basics Cardstock until next week.

Just in case you missed last week's message, here is a quick recap of what we put out on the shelves last week:
Lovely bright and sunny range - perfect for chasing away the winter blues! Lots of great colors in this one as well as some Easter prints.

Click here to see the range.
Perfect for Mothers Day, heritage projects and so much more, the subtle colors in this vintage styled range has something for everyone.

Click here to see the range.
More great projects from Kaisercraft to get your creative juices flowing. This fabulous Dolls' House is sure to please!

Click here to see the range.
Echo Park has released a fabulous range of mini-themes, each with 3 papers and a sticker sheet. Heaps of variety and great value.

Click here for the full range.

Unique reversible embossing folders give you twice the value and more design options for detailed embossing and letterpress creations.

Click here for the full range.

*MARCH Card Temptations Kit**
It's gorgeous! Betsy Clark has created a beautiful set of cards with Kaisercraft's Tigerlilly collection. Your friends will love to receive these masterpieces. April's kit will be ready mid-month.

Subscribers, we have one here with your name on it. Feel free to pop the kit into your cart and head through to the checkout.

Spend $70 this week on product and we'll offer you the usual FREE postage PLUS THREE free Peelcraft Sticker sheets. Liz used them in her card class this week (don't fall off your chair!) and has blogged how to change the colour using Copic Markers. (You can see the results on the Happy Birthday sticker on the right).

Click here to pop the special in your cart.

Crystal Kote is available in Matt and Gloss and is an acid-free spray perfect for giving clear and permanent protection for your drawings, artwork, prints, photographs and more. 400g bottle.

You'll find it in our Adhesives and Glues Section.

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.

Send us any projects along the theme of "Celebrate" OR any projects using Authentique projects to enter this month's challenge. You can see how you can enter our Challenge here. Send entries to 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


  • School Holiday Prgrammes - we have 3 classes on offer over this period. Click here to view them all.
  • No Friday Night Midnight Madness over Easter. Next one is 20th April, $10, bring crafty projects and join in the fun!
  • Wednesday Weekly Card Class, 11th April, 10am - 12pm, $10, bring essentials. We will create 2 cards together.
  • 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**
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 2 weekend options for you to consider:
1) "Le Petit" and includes the 3 main classes, FREE layout kit with booking before 31st March, extra free instructions for more projects, crops, challenges, demos, morning teas, pizza dinner Saturday night and lunch on Sunday.  (Accommodation not included). Cost $350

2) "Le Grand" weekend includes all the above and the extra 4th layout class on the Sunday and costs $435.

Trisha's Parisian Class
Next week we will send out an email offering any last remaining spots for individual classes. Have a think about which one/s you might be interested in and be quick! We think they will fill up quickly.

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

**WIN with Centre Stage!**
Authentique is the new brand-of the-month!

We have a great range of their products arriving over the month of 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!

Liz's Note
Last weekend was the Stamp Camp at Stavely run by Doreen at 2bStamping. Her and mum Bev have decided this would be their last year running the camp and I have been asked to take it over from them. I had a lovely weekend at the camp just watching how it was run and taking lots of notes! I also worked hard while I was there to launch Centre Stage.

During this week I had to complete the Stock Take. That involves counting every piece of stock in the shop (thanks to Ella I only had to do half of it!). There were 7000 different products on our website last week - and the stocktake gives us a good accurate picture of what items need updating online. So over the next week or so we'll remove items that we don't stock anymore. In addition to this we have good news that progress is being make on speeding up the website. I know it's slowness causes frustration - but we're hopeful for this to be completed really soon. YAY!

Finally, let's not forget why we are celebrating Easter this year. Jesus Christ's time on earth was foretold thousands of years prior to his arrival, and everything about his life was miraculous. He is the star of the most read book in the world - the Bible! Jesus said he was God himself in the form of man-kind who came to take away the sins of the world for those who will repent and put their faith and trust in Him. That's why His death and resurrection are celebrated. He was seen by over 500 witnesses after his resurrection and it proves (along with his whole life) that he was who he said he was. I guess the challenge to us is, what will happen to us after we die?

I trust you will have a relaxing Easter break and will take the opportunity to ponder the deep things of life while enjoying the beauty of this amazing creation.

Graham and I are (finally) off to complete a West Coast Road trip! We have tried for the last 2 years - but bad weather has hampered our plans every time. We are taking a tent and staying in Wanaka, Haast and Franz Jospef before heading home via Greymouth and Christchurch. Along the way will be stopping off at little walks, Puzzle World, the Franz Jospef Glacier Walk and Shanty Town. We can't wait to explore more of this beautiful land of New Zealand.
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