Put your feet up and relax, as we bring you all the latest from the world of crafts
The Big Stamp & Scrapbooking Show
The Big Stamp & Scrapbooking Show will spend its 10th year at Alexandra Palace, London, on 29th and 30th September. This is your chance to see the latest materials to buy and also get a first-hand look at them being demonstrated by designers and craft stockists. A single-day adult ticket will cost you just £5. For an extra £10, students will spend a fun-packed hour learning lots of tips and techniques, whilst making gorgeous papercraft projects. Here are just a few of the exhibitors who will be running workshops at the show in September:
* Blonde Moments * Sir Stampalot * Banana Frog * Capture the Magic * Stampasaurus * Creative Expressions * The Stamp Connection * Katy Sue Designs * Blyth Craft Emporium * Dimension Fourth Whilst visiting, you may want to take part in a selection of the one-hour workshops, enter the free prize draws and competitions,
visit the ATC Trading Post or even create one on the spot with the ATC make-andtakes. Visit www.bssbs.co.ukfor full details, or call Express Services on 01536 481778to book tickets.
We have ten pairs of adult tickets to give away, so to be in with a chance of winning send your name and address on a postcard to SBM25 BSSBS, Practical Publishing, Unit 1 Adlington Court, Adlington Park, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 4NL by 14th September 2007
The new Get Groovy! paper range from Harlequin Design captures the very fun essence of child’s play. With patterned papers such as bunting, big top and snakes & ladders, this range is perfect for both kids and those of us who are young at heart, and also covers such themes as butterflies, fairies, cats & dogs and birds & bees. The papers throughout the entire collection are bright and breezy, some containing solid colours and others bold images which can be brought together and co-ordinated using the selection of great background papers such as dots, stripes and chequerboard.
You can now also buy The English Paper Company’s papers in 6x6” size, as well as border strips and the usual 12x12”-sized packs. An A6 pad containing all 216 papers from the Get Groovy! collection is also available. RRP: From £2.99. See all of the available papers by visiting www.englishpapercompany.co.uk.
The English Paper Company has donated five of its all-in-one Get Groovy! packs, so to be in with a chance of winning one send your name and address on a postcard to SBM25 EPC, Practical Publishing, Unit 1, Adlington Court, Adlington Park, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10 4NL by 11th October 2007
Sharpie does it
Sharpie pens have high-quality tips and superior ink, allowing users to write on virtually any surface – from wood and stone to plastic, metal and, of course, paper – so they’re great for all kinds of craft applications and uses throughout the home. Today, Sharpie is making colourful markers – 12 colours in all, in a variety of tip sizes. Sharpie product innovations include the Sharpie Chisel Tip (a permanent marker with both broad and fine-line capabilities), Sharpie Twin Tip, Super Sharpie, Sharpie Fine Point, Sharpie Extra-Fine Point and Sharpie Ultra-Fine Point.
For the full range of Sharpie markers visit WHSmith, Woolworths, Ryman’s and Partners, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda or any good stationery store, or log on to www.sharpiebuddy.co.uk.
Sharpie has donated three of the colourful 12-packs, so to get your hands on a set of these indispensable pens send your name and address on a postcard to: SBM25 Sharpie, Practical Publishing, Unit 1, Adlington Court, Adlington Park, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10 4NL to arrive by 11th October 2007
8 scrapbook magazine Inspirational
Do Crafts designer Holly Roche has teamed up with Papermania to release her own range of 6x6” Colossal Paper Packs. The Inspirations range in Black & White, Cool, Warm and Earth are selections of trendy, floral and distressed designs, making them perfect for a wide range of themes. Each value pack includes five sheets of 20 co-ordinated designs for just £4.99. For details of your nearest stockist contact Design Objectives on 01202 811000, or visit www.docrafts.co.uk– this is a free online source of creative inspiration featuring hundreds of projects, top tips and ideas!
Flip flop flap
Here’s the third release from Lippy Chick’s mini books range. The Flap Book again has a different appearance to the Flip (square panels folding into a secure square) and Flop (square front and back with triangular inside pages) books. This mini keepsake has a square front and back cover with staggered inside pages. RRP: £5.95. Check out www.lippychick. co.ukfor stockist details.
Come and say hello! Scrapbook Magazine will be at The Great Northern Papercrafts Extravaganza in Harrogate on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd September 2007. If you're planning on visiting, pop by and say hello – you can always bag yourself a bargain at the same time! If you haven't already got your tickets, call 00111133 227700 55998866or visit wwwwww..ccrraaffttwwoorrkkccaarrddss..ccoo..uukk
A creative treat
It will soon be the start of the craft show season again, and the Stitch & Creative Crafts shows are an unmissable treat for crafters. If you want to learn about new crafts, are seeking advice from experts in a masterclass, or if you simply want to shop for new products, bargains and presents, your only problem will be fitting it all in. The shows covers all aspects of hand and machine knitting, sewing, beading, cross stitch, patchwork, quilting, embroidery, needlepoint, scrapbooking, cardmaking, papercraft, ribbon craft, soft furnishings, crochet and other stitch and creative crafts. Visit www.sccshows.co.ukfor details of the show and information on how to buy reduced advance tickets. The show dates are as follows:
* Sandown Park, Esher, Surrey: 21st-23rd September 2007 * Doncaster Racecourse, Doncaster: 16th-18th November 2007 * Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh: 30th November-2nd December 2007 * Sandown Park, Esher, Surrey: 24th-27th January 2008 * Manchester Central: 1st-3rd February 2008 * Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham: 14th16th February 2008 * ExCel, London: 28th February-1st March 2008 * King’s Hall, Belfast: 10th-12th April 2008 * Shepton Mallet, Somerset: 24th-27th April 2008
We have 10 pairs of tickets to each of the following shows to give away. To be in with a chance of winning two tickets for your chosen show, all you have to do is send your name and address on a postcard with the name and date of the show you’d like tickets for, to: SBM25 Craft Show Tickets Giveaway, Practical Publishing, Unit 1, Adlington Court, Adlington Park, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10 4NL. The closing date for this offer is 14th September 2007 for the first Sandown Park show, and 11th October 2007 for all other shows
scrapbook magazine 9