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Autumn 2016 Papercrafting Workshop List

Here’s a copy of our latest list of workshops and demonstrations – both for the shop in Attleborough and also those that I run at Creativity in Harleston.  You’ll see some of the projects appearing as blog posts soon and the samples can be seen in the shop!

Workshops held at Aldridge Crafts and Champagne Moments – Attleborough, Norfolk.

Booking is required.  book online at www.aldridgecrafts.co.uk or call 01953 454976

Autumn Papercrafting Workshop Offer – Book and pay in advance for ANY THREE papercrafting workshops and get your FOURTH workshop for just £10.  Full balance payable in advance.  Non refundable.

Thursday 8th September 5-7pm – £15

Tonic Dies Dragonfly Card

This gorgeous card can be made for any occasion – wedding invitation, anniversary, or birthday.  You can choose the colours of your card design, and I will have other die choices available if dragonflies are not your favourite!    10% off any Tonic dies bought on the day of the workshop.

Thursday 29th September 5-7pm – £17.50

Using Coloured Wow Embossing Powders

*This workshops includes a free 15ml embossing powder of your choice to take home*  Come and make a pretty floral card using a mix of different coloured Wow Embossing Powders.  You can choose whether you want a soft pastel design or a bold bright coloured design.

Thursday 6th October 5-7pm – £15

Lavinia Stamps Project

Create a pretty project featuring Lavinia Stamps together with Inks and Paints.  You can create a decorative panel, or make it into a card

Thursday 27th October 5-7pm – £15

Tonic Dies Baby Card

We will create a gorgeous baby card using the new Tonic Dies Baby range.  10% off any Tonic dies bought on the day of the workshop

Thursday 3rd November 5-7pm – £20

Brushos and Heat Embossing with PaperArtsy

Make a panel or a card using fabulous PaperArtsy stamps together with Brushos and heat embossing techniques.  This workshop is packed full of different techniques so is ideal whether you want to expand your skills, or simply get hints and tips to improve.  10% off any PaperArtsy stamps bought on the day of the workshop

Thursday 10th November 5-7pm £15

Getting the most out of Masks

There are so many techniques you can do with using Masks and Stencils.  This workshop will take you through different ways of using the same masks to give you inspiration and ideas.

FREE Demonstrations at Attleborough

10th September – 10-12 – Brushos

1st October 10-4pm – Rushanne from Stix2 and Woodware will be giving you lots of ideas and inspiration featuring Woodware and Stix2 latest products

22nd October 10-12 Distress Crayons

29th October 10-3pm – Veronica from Chocolate Baroque Design Team will be demonstrating with the fabulous Chocolate Baroque stamps

5th November 10-12 – Easy Christmas Card ideas

3rd December 10-12 – using Masks and stencils

We will be holding our BIG bead sale – Saturday 8th October

Workshops at Creativity in Harleston call 01379 855491 to book

Wednesday 14th September – PaperArtsy Panel with Distress Paints £15 – You will make a vibrant painted panel and learn all about using Distress Paints

Wednesday 5th October – Woodware Xmas Card £15 – create an elegant Christmas card featuring the latest Woodware stamps

Wednesday 9th November – Heat Embossing £15  Create a pretty floral card in either pastel or bold colours using Woodware flower stamps and Wow Embossing Powders

Wednesday 7th December – Tonic Dies Card £15 – Create an ornate card using a mix of Tonic Dies – you can choose from different themes on the day.

FREE Demonstrations at Creativity with Jane

Tuesday 27th 10-12           Using Distress Inks with Masks and Stamps

Tuesday 11th October 10-12 – Heat Embossing and Stamping

Tuesday 22nd November 10-12 – Christmas Cards crafting

Tuesday 13th December 10-12 – Die Cutting for Cardmaking


Its a Boy #265

Woodware Noah's Ark StampContinuing with the Baby card theme this week.  This lovely stamp is from Woodware – Noah’s Ark.  I have stamped my design in Jet Black Archival Ink and coloured the image using watercolour pencils.  It is nice to work in just one colour tone and you can get quite a lot of detail with just one or two pencils.

I’ve mounted it onto a pretty gingham paper and then onto a congratulations paper.  The buttons with a knot tied from Baker’s Twine just adds a nice bit of detail.  The It’s a Boy stamp is one from my stash.

If you would like to make this card – it will feature in a workshop on Monday 27th October 6-8pm for £15.  You will learn how to get the shading using watercolour pencils as part of the workshop, or you can choose to colour with ProMarkers instead.

Come back tomorrow for a variation on a theme featuring the baby girl card.Woodware Noah's Ark Stamp

Do go and visit the blog of Rocky Crafter today – she has created a fabulous project using one of our wooden money boxes – well worth a view!

happy crafting




Zip-ah-de-do-dah #250

sep2fZip-ah-de-do-dah   Zip-ah- de ey… my oh my what a wonderful day!  I’m not sure quite at what point we were all singing this at the workshop last night.. I think it started because we were cutting out (blue)birds…  and we decided none of us could whistle either!  But we did have a giggle or two!

We had a lovely workshop with Marion, Jane, Vera and Sarah who were all fantastic at following instruction and keeping up with my very fast pace of workshop to create lovely textured art panels.  There was a lot to pack into the two hour slot – but they all managed fabulously!


The table was full of goodies to play with – Texture paste, Distress Inks, Distress Paints, Memory Box dies, Marianne Designs Dies, Chocolate Baroque and IndigoBlu stamps, Dictionary sheets and lots more besides!  We all worked onto a grey-board panel and started by collaging dictionary sheets to it, then we covered it roughly in texture paste.  Next was applying our colour – Distress Inks or Paints before choosing our die cuts and stamps to decorate.

As usual, I was amazed with everyone’s creations.  Everyone had the same piece to be inspired by and access to the same materials, but all picked different colours and styles for their piece of artwork.

Sarah’s piece was pretty purples and reds with the infamous ‘blue’ bird!
Jane’s piece is ready to have accents added at home – she plans to add lots of pretty detail to the heart to make it pop out of the page even further!
Marion’s piece was to be further finished at home with the cogs all to be arranged further and accented. Love the colours!


Vera’s piece was lovely warm yellows and oranges – love the textured background!

Such a fun evening!

I’ll be back tomorrow and show you what I created at the workshop

happy crafting




Faux Leather Workshop #240


I had a fabulous workshop this week teaching 5 enthusiastic ladies on how to create Faux Leather from craft card as per Sheena Douglas’ fabulous technique.  We had such a fun evening!  The workdesk was covered in Distress Inks, Kraft Card and Embossing Folders!  We all worked on an A6 piece of card so we had plenty of chances to try out different designs. (more…)