Personal Impressions and Country Love Crafts FREE Prize Draw Winners for April 2013
The Prize Draw winners this month have received a
Neatnix Stuff Stax Organiser.
The winners are:
Mrs M. from Cheltenham
Ms P. from Bury St Edmunds
Miss L. from Milford Haven
Miss M. from Cerne Abbas
Mrs C. from Perth
Cardwell Garden Centre Craft Demo
Come along and join in the fun with our free demos
Susan Thomson will be demonstrating Spellbinders dies and Saturated Canary rubber stamps on
Saturday 18th May from 10-4pm.
Cardwell Garden Centre
Tel: 01475 521 536
Mixed Media with Ken Oliver from Spellbinders
At The Papeterie, Stoneywood, Aberdeen
Saturday 18th May Media Mixage Workshop
from 10.00am ~ 12 noon and a Demonstration
from 1pm ~ 4 pm.
Join Ken Oliver from Spellbinders Paper Arts Workshop on Saturday 18th May from 10.00am ~ 12 noon as we explore Personal Stories by creating mixed media bezels.
You’ll create unique bezels using bezels designed by Spellbinders and Susan Lenart Kasmer…using vintage photos and personal ephemera, Ken will teach you how to create personal collages that will let you commemorate your special memories forever in beautiful keep sake bezels.
The ICE Resin filled bezels can be used on handmade cards, mixed media art projects, altered art projects, even created into jewelry!
Reserve your seat now to take advantage of this exciting workshop. Class space is limited so sign up now!
Please call Charlotte or Debbi at The Papeterie on 01224 802337 to reserve your workshop place as soon as possible.
What to bring:
Bring your basic paper crafting kit that will include scissors, liquid adhesive, and your basic tools ALSO bring a vintage photo or other photo (color copy is fine) that has significant personal meaning.
In addition to your photo, bring any personal ephemera, that could include a ticket stub, a plane ticket, script from a greeting card or pieces of a handwritten letter that is somehow connected to the picture you bring.
Ken will supply additional papers, embellishments, findings, antique sari ribbon from Nepal, buttons and loads more for you to choose from as we create our personal collages.
Don’t miss the opportunity to sign up for this class…….creating beautiful pieces with Media Mixage in a classroom setting! You’ll be amazed at what you can create when you Explore Beyond with Spellbinders Media Mixage.
We will also be having a fantastic prize raffle on the day as well, with some fantastic prizes, including a personally signed Artisan X-Plorer by Ken Oliver, so please be sure to come along!!
Ken Oliver at the Craftrange
Come along and join us for a FREE demonstration with
Monday 13th May 2013 - 2pm till 6pm
Unit 2 Boran Court
Network 65 Business Park
Tel. 01282 833 090
Ken Oliver's UK Demo Tour- May 2013
Ken Oliver will be touring the UK demonstrating at the following stores. - Look out for more information of Demo times.
Crafts U Love
Unit 1 Westcoats Farm
28 High Street
Monday 13th May 2013
2pm till 6pm
Unit 2 Boran Court
Network 65 Business Park
Tel. 01282 833 090
Inspirations Cardcraft plus
Capitol Center preston
Unit 35 Phoenix Road
Crowther Industrial Estate
Tyne and Wear
23-31 Castle Street
Workshop between 10.30am - 12 noon, demo 1pm- 3pm. Please ring and book a place for the workshop on 01698 286401 as places booking up fast!!
Lindsay Mason Demonstration at The Craft Barn, Nutfield
Lindsay Mason will be at The Craft Barn, Nutfield for their famous Extravaganza weekend.
On Friday Lindsay will be teaching an all day Masterclass featuring lots of stamping and ink techniques etc to make three canvasses.
On the Saturday and Sunday Lindsay will be demonstrating the Doo Lally Pip range of stamps along with Ranger paints and inks.
Lindsay Mason Demonstration at Brigg Garden Centre
Lindsay Mason will be demonstrating a wide range of products to create colourful tags, cards and canvasses featuring quirky characters from the Doo Lally Pip range. Lots of inspiration with inks, paints and stamps.
Saturday 25th May, 10am-4pm
Brigg Garden Centre
Bigby High Road
North East Lincolnshire
Telephone: 01652 650484
Imperial Gold Die Templates
Announcing Spellbinders Imperial Gold Die Templates
Personal Impressions are very excited to announce that, for the very first time, we will be exhibiting at Creativeworld 2013 in Frankfurt!
The show runs from January 26th- 29th and we will be delighted to welcome you to our stand.
We will be showcasing many fabulous new products and will be offering some great show deals and exclusive discounts.
For more information please contact our customer service team on +44 (0) 1787 375241 or for more information on attending the show visit creativeworld online. Link: creativeworld 2013
Decorate the paper mache shapes without Decopatch papers.
Crafters tend to use posters, marketing literature, old books, magazines, wall paper and even fabric to decoupage i.e. not just Decopatch papers.
Decoupage is a crafting technique that means THE ART OF DECORATING USING PAPERS.
These products are now available via our Personal Impressions website.
CRAFTING YOUR SUCCESS
The Craft & Hobby Association UK (CHA-UK) is the UK’s very own chapter of the highly successful Craft & Hobby Association based in the US.
As a non-profit trade organisation, we exist solely to help our members within the creative craft world enjoy continued success and achieve growth. Subsequently we invest your membership dues and other revenues back into the local chapter of the association.
Based in the UK, funded by the UK and for the UK, our overall vision is that the Craft & Hobby Association UK will promote crafting through the unification of all craft industry suppliers and retailers, bringing together the industry in a cost-effective, productive manner, addressing business challenges and expanding the industry together. Your success is our success.
GOALS OF THE CHA-UK
CRAFTING YOUR FUTURE
By joining the CHA-UK you'll help achieve its business goals and objectives while we simultaneously help you achieve yours. It’s a symbiotic relationship that’s good for you as the individual craft business and good for the industry as a whole –We’re not a trade union or federation, we’re a consortium of the UK craft trade.
Our aims are to:
• Unite the UK craft industry
• Grow the UK craft industry and help our members achieve success
• Organise a trade association that’s unique to the needs of the UK craft market, governed by the leaders of that industry
• Provide UK-specific benefits to all members
• Offer affordable membership and tangible returns
While our aims are few, the benefits to businesses and to the craft industry in general are limitless. Join CHA-UK today and become a key component in organising, uniting and growing the craft industry within the UK.
Craig De Souza | Director of Membership Services
Direct Line: +44 (0)1206 364977
Mobile: +44 (0)7841 908316 | Skype: Craig-CHAUK
Darkroom Door Rubber Stamp Sets are available in a new DVD size clear storage case mounted on EzMount Cling Foam. The sheet of rubber is fully visible from the back cover and displays information on the storage case spine for easy identification. The entire range of Darkroom Door Rubber Stamp Sets is available in this new packaging.
Introducing M-Bossabilities from Spellbinders Paperarts.
I am so excited to feature the new and innovative Spellbinders M-Bossabilities™ folders! These are unique reversible folders, with 2 separate yet coordinated embossing patterns for twice the designs and double the value! The folders simply flip over, so easy to use!
There are 20 new folders, each with 2 designs, and they come in 2 sizes, 5 x 7 in. and 4 ¼ x 5 ½ in. for all your paper crafting needs.
Watch this introductory video!
William (Billy) Travilla The Man Who Dressed Hollywood
The Man Who Dressed Hollywood.
Born in California in 1920, William "Billy" Travilla first started selling pencil sketched costume designs at the age of 16.
He began to work in Hollywood in 1942 and gradually became more and more successful until in 1949 he earned an Oscar for the Errol Flynn swashbuckler 'The Adventures of Don Juan'.
By 1952 he was close friends with Marilyn Monroe and created the costumes for 'Don't Bother to Knock' and 'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes'.
In 1953, Travilla created arguably the most famous dress in cinema history.
It was a white halter neck dress from the film 'The Seven Year Itch'. One of the most famous scenes from any movie shows her standing on a New York subway ventilation grate and the dress raises up around her as a train passes below.
She once wrote to Travilla "Billy Dear, please dress me forever. I love you, Marilyn."
Other notable Stars that were lucky enough to wear Travilla designed costumes include Dionne Warwick, Whitney Houston, Faye Dunaway, Judy Garland, Jane Russell, Betty Grable, Joanne Woodward, Paul Newman, Barbara Stanwyck and the cast of Dallas. Link: Travilla Products
About Lindsay Mason
Take a look at Lindsay Mason's blog for crafting inspiration and quirky anecdotes from her crafting life.
Lindsay's a freelance artist, designer and demonstrator and has been involved in arts and craft her whole life in one way or another. Lindsay designs stamps for top British company Personal Impressions across the Personal Impressions, Funstamps and Inca ranges as well as papers, templates and other crafting products. Link: Lindsay Mason Blogspot
Erika Gunter Blog
I enjoy designing cards, initially just for friends and family but now I supply a couple of local businesses. I love the challenge of working with the girls over on the Sugar Bowl blog and also occasional demo's for Personal Impressions. Link: Erika Gunter Blog
Welcome to Our Website
Welcome to the Personal Impressions website!!
We are over-the-moon about this long awaited NEW venture and will be singing and shouting about all of our NEW products, events and developments as the year goes on. Look out for the latest product releases on our NEW products and our COMING SOON pages and keep up to date with demonstrations in your area on the News & Events page. You can also search for your nearest stockist, view product demonstrations and download card making and project ideas. Be sure to enter our monthly prize draw as well, where each month you can be in for a chance of winning some fantastic prizes!!
Trade customers will find a wealth of information to make your life easier. Our on-line ordering system means that you can log-in at anytime and place your orders. All our products are listed with full colour images and descriptions and many of them have additional information on how to use them.
There are NEW products arriving all the time so be sure to check these pages regularly and keep an eye out on our NEW and COMING SOON product listings!
Some of the suppliers that Personal Impressions distributes products for includes Ranger ink, Spellbinders Paper Arts, Martha Stewart Crafts, EK Success, Inkadinkado, Darkroom Door, Tim Holtz Idea-ology, K and Company, American Crafts plus many more, check out our Product Hub.
• Trade Pricing
Trade prices appear after registration. Please remember that these prices still exclude VAT and delivery charges. Customers with premier discounts will see exact prices at order confirmation or invoice stage.
• Stock Level
This is a fantastic service to help businesses plan ahead. Stock quantities are "very good estimates" only and cannot be guaranteed but this information should help you calculate whether you need to order additional supplies or contemplate an alternative.
• Automated Ordering
Shoppers now have access to all the information to order any time of the day - ordering in the comfort of you own home has never been easier! Shopping can fit into your busy schedule, 24/7 for your convenience.
Personal Impressions are No.1 for Card Making, Scrapbooking, Rubber Stamps, Clear Stamps and General Paper Craft Supplies and Embellishments.
Rubber Stamp Manufactuers Guild Award
At the recent RSMG Out of Town Weekend in Kendal, Malcolm Whitehead, Operations Director at E. M. Richford Ltd was presented with an award for his services to The Rubber Stamp Industry; Malcolm is only the second person in the 70 year history of the Guild to receive the award.
Malcolm joined E. M. Richford as Export Manager in 1970 then progressed to General Manager and in 2001 was appointed to the board as Operations Director.