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Thurs Feb 22nd - New Hearfelt Creations Lush Lilac, New Kits and Random Products!

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Hi Crafters
I'm hoping you're all dry now, after the latest tinkle of rain. Timaru got a perfect amount of rain to keep up the grass growth for another few weeks, but not enough to cause any damage. 

A few ladies stayed at home from card class on Wednesday and so we have some kits leftover. We're going to give them away to people who purchase the full new Heartfelt Lush Lilac Collection. Keep reading for details. 
This weeks' newsletter also features new card and album kits, Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays and Embossing Powder, 3-D Decoupage Sheets, Sizzix Magnetic Platform and more.

We are still receiving lovely emails and messages re the news that we are selling Artfull Crafts at the end of March. We are still in the negotiation phase with a buyer and nothing has been finalised yet. So you'll all have to be a bit more patient to find out "who" the new owner will be!  If you didn't read the news, then click here and have a quick look to see what we're up to for 2018.
*REQUEST ITEMS TO BE ORDERED BY THE START OF MARCH*
Have you got products on your NEED list?! We'll be doing our final order with suppliers at the start of March, so we're asking you to get in touch with us asap if you're wanting us to do a special order for you.
Here are some of the most popular items that we order in for our customers: Artbin Magnetic Die Storage container and refills & Pastic Storage ContainersTombow Green GlueHelmar 450 GlueStorage Panels & cling mount for stampsCuttlebug B and C platesKaiser Ziplock Storage Pockets and Paper UnitsTim Holtz Stamping PlatformSizzix Big Shot MachineDeflecto Storage Caddy and bins &Teresa Collins Tape Runner refills. Don't delay, order today! Feel free to email through with other items not on this list too!
Join us for Midnight Madness this Friday night from 6pm. Our final one will be March 9th, and we'll celebrate with something a little special.
Final card class will be Wednesday 7th March and we will need firm bookings for this class. We'll be farewelling Miss Betsy (sob) and will be creating one of her beautiful masterpieces, as well as getting her last tips on how to create amazing foamiran flowers!
PRE-ORDER UPDATES
Last week we put the new Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat and other products up for pre-order. The response has been HUGE! I am yet to receive a firm date in March for their delivery, so I keep it vague until I have a more exact time-frame. It's not too late for you to pre-order, but you'll want to do it quickly. More information below under pre-orders.
We are also still waiting for the Prima and WRMK products. I have asked for an exact arrival date from our suppliers, but I haven't heard back at the time of sending this email. We still have them listed on the website for arrival at the end of Feb, but I think the start of March is most likely. Graphic 45 is still on track for early March.
**25% OFF MARTHA STEWART TRIMMER PLUS EXTRA SET OF BLADES**
You might know that Martha Stewart is discontinuing her Craft Tools. So we've got a fab deal for you today. Grab a portable trimmer with 2 blades, and an extra free set of 2 extra blades (a life-time supply!) 
Click here to order.
**PRE-ORDER** HEARTFELT CREATIONS LUSH LILAC (first shipment arriving next week)
The elegant, and well known lilac blossom takes center stage early in the spring season and is one of the first flowers to usher in the season of new beginnings! Enchanting clusters of tiny blossoms come together to create quaint floral displays with amazing color and a sweet-smelling fragrance that brings with it a feeling of gentility and old world charm! Join us in celebrating a perennial favorite in the new Lush Lilac Collection!

The collection includes 3 stamp sets, 3 die sets, a Paper Collection and the new Lilac Molding Tool. If you purchase the full collection we'll give you the card kit from our Wednesday Card Class for FREE!
Click here to see the individual items from the Lush Lilac range
**PRE-ORDER** LUSH LILAC MOLDING TOOL (arriving mid-March)

Create realistic 3D paper flowers with the shaping molds from Heartfelt Creations. Use with Heartfelt Creations flower stamps and matching dies (each sold separately).
Simply stamp and die cut flower out of paper. Place the shape in the cavity of the mold, spritz with some water and run through a die cut machine to shape. Out pops beautifully shaped flowers in seconds. The Lush Lilac Mold includes cavities for 20 lilacs and 3 leaves.

Click here to order the mold and here to see the Lush Lilac die and stamp sets.
HEARTFELT SHAPING MOLDS UPDATE
Everyone who pre-ordered a Heartfelt Creations Flower Shaping Molds (Floral or Rose) should have received it by now. We even had left-overs which got snaffled up after card class yesterday, leaving only a couple of Rose molds left! More are coming next week, so jump on in and get your name on them!
ARTFULL KITS - FACTORY 42 HINGED ALBUM KIT $40
Perfect for the men in you life!! This album flips and flaps, has pockets with pull-out tags, has a hard-cover and it fits heaps of piccies. The outer dimensions are 4.5" x 6.5". Inside you'll learn how to create hinged albums. The instructions are in colour and step-by-step so you can keep recreating these fabulous keepsakes. 
Click here to order
ARTFULL KITS - SAGE & GRACE CARD KIT
Create cards perfect for birthdays, weddings or thank you's. As a bonus, you'll learn how to create foamiran flowers to add to the cards. Kit includes stamp set and all the die-cutting has been done to complete the cards shown below. Full colour instructions and templates included for each card.
Click here to order
ARTFULL KITS - KEEPSAKES CARD KIT $40
Liz Gregory has designed 6 cards using Kaisercrafts Keepsake Collection. There are 3 cards for men and 3 for ladies. Kit includes all the products you need to complete the cards shown below, including die-cutting. Full colour instructions included for each card.

Click here to order
**NEW** SIZZIX MAGNETIC PLATFORM
The Sizzix Magnetic Platform uses high-grade magnets to hold metal dies securely in place during cutting. Can be used with the BIGkick, Big Shot, Big Shot Pro and Vagabond machines and others with a 6 1/8" wide opening. This item does not fit the Cuttlebug!
Click here to order
**NEW** LINDYS STAMP GANG EMBOSSING POWDERS
More colours is always a good thing! Lindy's has unique two-toned embossing powders which shimmer as you move your project.

Click here to order
**NEW** LINDYS STAMP GANG SPRAYS
Lindy's mix of two-toned shimmery sprays and flat sprays, makes them the brand of choice. Check out the new colours today.
Click here to order
**NEW** LE SHU DECOUPAGE
We get a LOT of interest in people wanting to buy 3D Paper Tole sheets, and we have finally loaded up some of our designs onto the website. Don't delay - we aren't sure if we'll be stocking them again.

Click here to order
  
 
*PRE-ORDER* Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat (arriving March)

This is the one you've been waiting for! Measuring 14” x 23” with a sleek black surface, the Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat is a fantastic multi-functional tool for creating on your workspace. The 12” x 14” measuring grid features imperial and metric measurements, and the white 7.5” x 11” mixing palette area (complete with a durable non-stick mat) is ideal for preparing wet mediums. 

Click here to view this item and watch the You Tube clip below to see Tim and his excitement over this new mat (which he's wanted for years!).

You can also order a Tim Holtz Replacement Non-Stick Mat For Glass Media Mat. Click here to view this item.
How to Use the Tim Holtz - Glass Media Mat - Tonic Studios
Click here to watch Tim Holtz demonstrating his new Glass Media Mat!
*PRE-ORDER* Tim Holtz Travel (6x6") Stamp Platform (arriving March)

Love Tim's 8.5" stamping platform he released last year? Well this one has all the features you love, but it's 6"x 6". Perfect for crafters attending classes or for those travelling to crops. Anyone who stamps will want one to get an accurate, even contact each time. It's designed to perfectly accommodate both clear and rubber stamps. Click here to view this item.

*PRE-ORDER* Tim Holtz Stamping Platform Zipper Sleeve for large original platform (arriving March)

Lightweight neoprene fabric with a sturdy zipper and stylish monochrome design. Perfect fit for your 8.5" Stamp Platform to protect it against daily wear and tear. This 11 x 12.5 inch package contains one zipper sleeve.

Click here to view this item.
*PRE-ORDER* Tim Holtz Maxi Guillotine (arriving March)

The Tim Holtz 12.25" / 31cm Maxi Guillotine is a long format but portable guillotine. Featuring hardened stainless steel precision ground blade and accurate grid built with the card making crafter in mind. Features 5.5" / 14.5cm Width Markings, and cut length of up to 12.25" / 31cm.

Click here to view this item.
Click here to see a You Tube Clip
*PRE-ORDER* Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Kraft Stock Cardstock Pad 8x8 - Metallic Gold & Silver (arriving March)

The perfect addition to your next paper crafting project! These sheets may be embossed or sanded to reveal the kraft foundation. This package contains thirty-six 8x8 inch sheets in two colours (eighteen of each colour).

Click here to view this item.
*PRE-ORDER* GRAPHIC 45 (arriving early March)

Floral ShoppeSunkissedLittle Women and Botanical Tea are all headed our way. Pre-orders have been strong, so don't delay if you're wanting some.

**PRE-ORDER** PRIMA FINNABAIR PRODUCTS (arriving end Feb)
Finnabair has expanded her rust paste sets, a new Dabbing Brush setPlaster and Paper Texture pastes, and some new Mechanical Flower Trinkets. She also has more amazing Metallique Paint colours on the way.
**PRE-ORDER** PRIMA (arriving end Feb)
We have a few collections arriving including Amelia RoseLavender & Cherry Blossom Flowers
We've also been taking orders for the Prima Travelers Journal, and Julie Nutting Doll Stamps.
*20% off Pre-Order* WRMK NEW TOOLS (arriving March)
Check out their Marker Airbrush, new improved Trim & Score Board and refillsStapleless Stapler, enjoy creating perfect work with this range of Layer GuidesTear Guides and Square guides from WRMK.  This time they have a Square Punch board, a Mini Envelope Punch Board and a 3-way Corner Punch. Check out the acrylic stamping blocks, and the WRMK Stitch Happy Machines (PINK, and MINT.)
 
*20% off Pre-Order* WRMK STORAGE (arriving March)
There are many choices, but check out the Expandable Folder, the Plastic Case with mini cases, a variety of Photo & Embellishment storage cases and the amazing Bloom Embellishment Storage in Mint and White.
Click here to see the storage options available.
  • Wednesday Cardmaking Classe every Wednesday 10am - 12pm. Bring along your basic tool kit (scissors, ruler, tape, mounting foam, glue, cutting mat, trimmer, craft knife and scoring board if you have one. $10. Final class March 7th.
  • Midnight Madness final two dates are Friday 23rd February & 9th March from 6pm. Casual crafting, bring your own projects. The shop is open. $10
We're excited! This weekend two friends are getting married and the weather is going to put on a good show! We have a full house load of guests and there will be lots of love and laughter for sure!
Next weekend we have our Staveley Cardmaking Camp and we can't wait for that either. I have a weekly calendar on the table and every hour is pretty much allocated between now and then. Yesterday 3 staff had a throaty bug and then Graham came down with it this morning. I am really hoping it doesn't come my way. There is simply no time to be ill!

On the positive side, our Visa came through for the trip to South Africa. You should have seen the rigmarole we had to go through. We even had to physically send up the tour guide to their embassy in Wellington with all our applications to get permission to travel there! Fortunately, they've decided we're not dangerous. Whew!
Enjoy your weekend!