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Thursday 20th April - New Molds, Wooden Shapes, Pet collections, Peeloff Stickers, Friday night class and more!

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Hi Crafters
Easter is over and somehow we are racing in to May. That doesn't seem possible! Just a reminder that we will be closed next Tuesday for ANZAC Day. This week we've loaded up a broad array of products - a new pet collection, some fabulous clay and molds, ribbon, adhesives, chipboard, stickers, pens and more. Enjoy the read! 

SCHOOL HOLIDAY CLASSES
We'll be running a cardmaking class today from 1:30pm - 3:30pm (cost $15), and a fabulous mini steampunk clock class on Thursday 27th April from 1:30pm - 3:30pm (cost $30). Tell your friends!
TOMORROW - MIDNIGHT MADNESS & CLASS
Tomorrow night (Friday 21st of April) join us at the shop from 7pm for the Mixed Media Clock Class. Click here for details. Or just pop along with your own projects for Midnight Madness from 6pm until late, $10.
NORTH ISLAND ROADSHOW DATES ANNOUNCED
Last week we announced NapierHamiltonAuckland and Tauranga roadshows and class bookings. Click here for details of classes available. We are likely going to be teaming up with some other crafty retailers too, so we'll give you more details as we confirm them. Palmerston North and New Plymouth - details coming soon for your events. We'd be grateful it you could spread the words among your crafty friends!
PRE-ORDER UPDATES
Good news! The Tim Holtz Distress Oxide shipment got out of customs just after Easter and are now with our supplier in Auckland. They are collating all the orders and will be sending ours out by tomorrow... So I'm guessing we'll see them next week! 

Meanwhile Tim Holtz's Stamping Platform is getting on a boat soon and will apparently land with our supplier in NZ at the end of April, so we won't see it until early May at the shop.

The first Stackable Caddies and Tilt bins shipment will arrive here on Friday. I can't wait to rearrange my craft room! There is still time to order. (Last chance to receive the 20% discount).
These fabulous stackable caddies are cleverly designed to interlock with each other, providing fabulous sturdy storage solutions. 
Click here to see a fabulous 1 minute promo of the stackable caddies. 
TILT BINS
I'm keen on getting some of these tilting storage bins.These bins have a clever interlocking design which mean they can lock together side-by-side, or on top of each other. How versatile is that?!
Request yours today!
**NEW** MY MIND'S EYE - HEY MISTER (arrived)
For your dog (or favourite man), Hey Mister is perfect! Think birthday, Father’s Day, Graduation, building projects, renovations, achievements, sports, academics, and countless other occassions! each paper is double sided, with copper foil highlights. It’s often challenging to find paper and embellishments for men’s photos and cards. Click here to see what's available.
**NEW** MY MIND'S EYE - MEOW (arrived)
Get on with your cat self and celebrate your furry purry friends with My Mind's Eye's Meow Collection. If you've got a cat with class then the Meow Collection is great for all things cardmaking, scrapbooking, and more! From adorable stickers to "purrfect" papers, your cat-themed papercrafts will be cat-tastic! Browse the Meow Collection now!
 
**NEW** ARTFULL EMBELLIES - WOODEN SHAPES
Cats, dogs, owls, birds and more cute wooden shapes have arrived instore. Perfect to paint, spray, ink, wax or leave as they are. Click here to see what's available.
 
**NEW** MOLDS AND CLAY
On the Roadshows, we had lots of fun using clay and molds to create our own embellishments. You can paint them, or wax them to bring them to life. Check out the new molds that just arrived. The Prima ones are 5" x 8" with multiple cavities. Click here to see what's available.
 
**NEW** PEEL OFF STICKERS
We've received some new Elizabeth Craft outline stickers - perfect for colouring in, and also some new gold/silver peelcraft designs. Click here to see what's available.
 
**NEW** MISC GOODS & NEWS ABOUT MARTHA STEWART PRODUCTS
We find all sorts of bits and pieces in the shop that aren't online! More Imagine If ChipboardPensFrank Garcia Vintage FragmentsChalkboard Labels and Chalk PenMartha Stewart punch and more. In fact, our supplier has told us that Martha Stewart products and tools are being discontinued. So let us know if there's something you've always wanted in your stash and we can order it for you.
 
**NEW** ADHESIVES
We've been asked to start stocking these new Glue Dots (apparently they are the best!). We've got the 5mm and 13mm boxes in stock. And Rangers Multi medium Matt is one of our tutors favourite glues for gluing to wood, metal, plastic and more!
Click here to see what adhesives we offer. 
**NEW** GREEN TARA MESH
38mm mesh ribbon is a versatile product for crafty projects. It has a stiff body and adheres well with the Helmar 40 glue (or even tape underneath). Click here and try some today.
 
PRIMA - ROSE QUARTZ 
Beautiful, Sophisticated and Modern. Rose Quartz is a stunning collection featuring florals, modern patterns and romantic flair, with Rose Gold Foil Accents. Click here to view.
PRIMA PASTES
Prima has developed a set of 3 Patina Effects Pastes to help you antique everything in sight, and new Stone Effects Pastes, giving a pumice, concrete and limestone effect on your projects.
Click here to view the range.
PRIMA - ARTISAN POWDERS
A fine and delicate coloured powder that can be used on resins, wood, paper, clay or any surface to create a vintage look. Click here to view.
PRIMA  WAXES
Beautiful, Metallic, Beeswax-based paste which will turn your artwork into a real treasure while adding amazing, rich, metal-like finish to most surfaces and elements.
Click here to view the range.
PRIMA SPARKS PAINT
Great quality, metallic acrylic paint with beautiful shimmer and shine you've never seen before! Soft, creamy and rich in color with the most sparkly effect. Great for artistic and decorative use. The pottle contains 1.7oz (50mls) of acrylic paint. Non-toxic. Archival quality. Click here to view the range.
**PRE-ORDER** TIM HOLTZ STAMP PLATFORM (arriving early May)
Tim has designed a clever stamping platform similar to the MISTI so you can get perfectly aligned stamping every time. It's 8.5 x 8.5", has a magnetic base and a very, very clever hinged lid system which works with both clear and acrylic stamps. Smart cookie! Check out Tim's video showing how it works, either by clicking this link, or watch the video below.

These are due with the supplier in late April, so we expect them to arrive with us early May.  Order now to be sure to get one on the first shipment.
*PRE-ORDER* TIM HOLTZ DISTRESS OXIDE INKS (first shipment sold out, second shipment arriving late April)
These inkpads have a water-reactive dye & pigment ink fusion that creates and oxidized effect when sprayed with water. Click here to view. Click here to see Tim Holtz explain how they work.
Unless stated, classes are held at the shop on 24 George Street, Timaru. Phone (03) 688 8566 for bookings or email us at info@artfullcrafts.co.nz.
  • Cardmaking Class - Weekly Wednesday, 10am - 12pm, $10, morning tea provided. Bring along your basic crafting kit (scissors, ruler, tape, cutting mat etc).
     
  • Midnight Madness - Friday 21st April, from 6pm onwards, $10. Bring your own crafting projects and make use of the dies, punches and tools at the shop. It's a relaxed evening, so come and join us!
     
  • Mixed Media Clock Class - Friday April 21st, 7pm, $59. Click here for details
We had a pretty busy Easter weekend - with many, many people through the house! We had lots of fellowship meals (that one large carrot fed a tribe!), a bonfire, Easter services and when there was nothing to do we renovated furniture, played games and built the deck! The bearers are now on, and this weekend we'll tackle the joists. We have 3 more weeks until the next Roadshows and it has to be done by then!
Meanwhile, I've got 10 days to design both of the SENZ classes. I'm allocating all this evening to make a good start on that. Wish me luck!