Saturday, March 24, 2012

in case I wasn't busy enough....

... not content with trying to fit out and open our shop in Attleborough this week - I'm also sorting out our stand for Sincerely Yours at Thetford on Sunday too!.... you know me.. I like to keep busy!
So - there will be a few main themes for the stand this time - firstly LOTS of Crafty Individual Stamps - here's our stand in preparation!...

.. just a few then!
We'll also be stocking Sheena's paint fusion range as well as our usual mix of dies, beads, die cut decoupage, paper pads and other general papercrafting goodies!
We'll be doing some demonstrations with the Crafty Individuals and Memento ink pads - but you know me by now - there's always a variety of demos on offer so you'll have to come and see what else we'll be doing!
.. better get back to planning out those stands...!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Shop Update!

Lots of things happening everyday preparing for our shop to open - there's so much to sort out - organising all the new stock, the shop fittings, insurance, radio license... and must make sure we buy a kettle!!  We are due to get our keys on Monday and then it will be all systems go to get fitted out and stocked ready to open our doors on Saturday 31st March!  That Saturday will be a busy day for us as we'll also be setting up our stall that afternoon at Thetford all ready for the Sincerely Yours event on Sunday 1st April.  Once we are in next week we'll be posting up regular pics & updates so you can see how we are getting on!
I'm so looking forward to seeing our plans come together!


Sunday, March 18, 2012

New stock, new shop.. it's all happening!

Lots of news for you today.  I'm pleased to announce the joining of Aldridge Crafts and Champagne Moments who will very very shortly be opening a shop on the high street in Attleborough!  We will be stocking a wide range of crafting products including rubberstamping, scrapbooking, beading and much more alongside a beautiful range of handmade jewellery and cards, wedding stationery and some gorgeous accessories and handbags too! 
We've been busy getting in lots of new stock to tempt you all when we open (if it lasts that long!).. and we've put over 100 new products up on our website at today.  New releases from Hunkydory, Kanban, Paint Fusion, Cosmic Shimmer and more.

Highlights include:
  • Adorable Scorable cardstock from Hunkydory - 30 colours just 40p for an A4 sheet
  • Paint Fusion - CD Rom of paint fusion, rubber stamps, paints, transfer sheets, brushes - everything to get you started and more!
  • Steampunk inspired paper pads and toppers from Kanban and some pretty florals and backing cards too!
  • A variety of Topper & backing sheet packs from Hunkydory, everything from Easter to Father's day, Weddings to retirement!
  • The new vintage misters from Cosmic Shimmer - all brand new 9 colours!
So grab a coffee and have a browse... and keep an eye on our website for updates about our shop's grand opening...

.... oh and if that's not enough - don't forget it's Sincerely Yours at Thetford at the end of the month too!

happy crafting

Thursday, March 8, 2012

So many new stock deliveries...

We're struggling to keep up with all the new deliveries at the moment!.... We've been busy stringing up beads from our beads and findings delivery.  Lovely glass beads, spacer beads, charms. 

We have a big box from Hunkydory including toppers packs and 30 colours of Adorable Scorable card - their fabulous new card range that doesn't crack when it's scored.  Just 40p for an A4 sheet of this quality cardstock. 
We've had a big delivery from Kanban too and this has a mix of Steampunk style and pretty styles - something to suit everyone!  We've also got quality Mirri card in ever popular silver but also a gorgeous soft pale blue tone - that's already proving popular at just 95p per sheet. 
We've just had a big box delivered from Crafter's Companion too!.. this has Sheena's fabulous paint fusion range as well as some cardstock stacks too! 

So - bear with us - we are working on getting it all online as quickly as we can!... so keep checking back for new updates!

Exciting times ahead too... watch this space for more information about where you can see us this year!!

If you are a facebook fan - don't forget to 'like' our Aldridge Crafts facebook page - we put lots of updates and projects on there throughout the week and we'd love to see you there!

happy crafting

Friday, March 2, 2012

Crafting with Friends!

Don't you just love crafting with friends.  You get to share crafting goodies and create things you wouldn't be able to with your own stuff!  I did just this last night.  I took my book with me in which I'd already created some backgrounds with my cosmic shimmer chalk misters - hence spraying myself in the face with the pink mister on Sunday whilst clearing a blockage -  oops!!  My friends had bought some London themed Papermania stamps - perfect for my pinky blue background I thought!  So I had a great time stamping the different images in black archival ink and adding decorative doodles with Sakura Stardust - blue, marine and Ruby and my Silver gel pen.  An added appropriate saying from the Chocolate Baroque Artistic Affirmations stamp set and I was all sorted.  Not a bad evening's work - and we fitted in lots of chatter too!