Saturday, March 10, 2012

New from Basic Grey

There are so many new products arriving each week - My Minds Eye, Graphic 45 and Little Yellow Bicycle - just to name a few.  The girls at Daisy's have been creating with the new ranges as they've been coming in and there are some lovely cards and layouts on display as well as a lot of new kits for sale in the workshop area. 
On Thursday we received our new shipment of Basic Grey - Konnichiwa and Plummeria.  Both ranges are characteristic of Basic Grey - lovely colours and a distressed finish to most of the patterns.  I think the Plummeria range will lend itself really well to masculine layouts and the Konnichiwa range will be great for cardmakers and scrappers alike. If you'd like to see more click on this link and you'll see the full range of Konnichiwa, (then phone us if you'd like any of this or the other range to be put away for you!)
We'll also be running some classes at Daisys using these collections featuring beautiful designs by Kelly Goree - this is one of them (inspired by Page Maps' Becky Fleck) - just gorgeous!  Be inspired and enjoy your weekend.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Creativity all around me...

I'm blessed to be surrounded by so many creative people - the lovely customers who attend classes or just come in to shop and say hi, and my wonderful staff who never cease to amaze me with their ideas and projects...just beautiful.
Sue has just created a series of gorgeous cards using the Kaisercraft 'Bon jour' range of papers and embellishments which, if you haven't scene this range, is a stunning combination of florals, butterflies and french icons in mint, peony pink and chocolate. She and Norma will be teaching this class on Saturday January 21 - the class will include lots of techniques (including sewing and sequins) and you'll complete 8 cards, for a very reasonable $35. If you can't make it you can order the kit - and create the cards at your leisure. If you'd like to come to the class on Saturday just email me - to reserve your spot.

Friday, January 13, 2012

New Products for Papercrafters

It's exciting to think CHA is on again - which means new products and ideas for us to enjoy and be inspired by! I'm not sure how they manage to keep coming up with new ideas - or why our scrapping desires never seem to be satisfied!! However I enjoy all the sneak peaks and creations made using the releases from our favourite suppliers...Stay tuned to our blog and facebook pages as we bring you updates of what's in store.

Happy Belated New Year

We're almost half way through January - I trust by now you've pulled down the Christmas decorations and started your 2012 diary! Mine doesn't have many entries in as yet - I think I'm just not ready to acknowledge we're well and truly into a New Year...
As we start to plan the year ahead - it's good to also reflect on the year that was - the achievements, disappointments, friendships and memories we've created and learned from - they are afterall what help make us who we are.
I trust you have had a lovely Christmas and New Year and wish you all the very best as you head into 2012 with goals and dreams ahead of you. Each day is a new day, each moment is special - enjoy!

Monday, April 4, 2011

It's Busy at Daisy's

In the coming weeks there are some exciting classes planned for Daisy's.

A few weeks ago, Barbi went and did a class by another talented Australian Scrapbooker, Jane Tregenza, and Barbi will be teaching the off the page project this coming Saturday. The book is complete and available for your viewing, it's beautiful, with dark neutral colours using the new Graphic 45 'Curtain Call' papers. This class will be held this coming Saturday on the 9th April.
This class commences at 10am and concludes at 3pm. The cost is $60 which includes all materials, tuition and a light lunch. Contact us as bookings are essential for this class.

We are thrilled to announce that Annette Hopkinson from Blossies, is coming to our store to teach a series of cards. She has a gorgeous style which combines a shabby chic, and vintage look using many of our favourite products. If you'd like to peruse her blog you can visit her here.
Annette is teaching her class at Daisy's on April 16. She will be teaching you how to make 3 lovely masculine cards, featuring Darkroom Door Stamps. Her cards include a variety of different techniques too. Most of us find masculine cards among the most difficult to make, so this is a perfect opportunity to learn some new skills or brush up some older skills to make some beautiful cards for the men in your circle of family and friends.

A sneak peak.
This class costs $20 and includes all materials. The class is held from 10am till 12.30pm on Saturday 16 April. Please contact Daisy's for a booking as these are essential. Her class is already filling quickly.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Another great weekend

Hopefully by now all our retreat attendees will have caught up on their much needed sleep. I always find it interesting to look around and there's definitely two distinct groups. The ladies who go to bed early and are the first to return in the morning, and the group who don't want to leave.......I fall into the latter group. Thankfully I've caught up on my sleep and am also still enjoying the post retreat feeling of a time well spent. It's a great time to catch up with your dear friends and to make new ones. As Barbi mentioned during the retreat, there's nothing better than listening to the steady hum of women's voices as they talk together. The retreat is a great time of catching up on your projects but it's so much much more. The store, becomes a haven, a sanctuary for the weekend. A short time where the normal cares of everyday are given a back seat. It's a time where you can recharge your ideas and thoughts as you share with other women, learning from like minded souls and also receiving a listening ear and wisdom from those around you. It was lovely to hear all the positive feedback after the event. Thanks ladies for making it a fun weekend.

To avoid disappointment, please make sure that your name is down for future retreats, even those beyond 2011. I know many of you have checked your bookings for the remainder of this year, but please ensure that your name is on the list for others you wish to attend. We do ask that you pay a deposit of $25 when you place your name on the list when it gets closer to the date. As we've mentioned before, deposits not paid when required, will mean you forfeit your place. As we don't want to disappoint anyone, please make sure your name is on the retreats you wish to attend, as they fill up very quickly.

It's hard to think that February is all but done and dusted. One sixth of the year has already passed us by. What memories have you created thus far?

On Thursday of this week we have Barbi's usual class at 9.30am. On Friday this week, the cardmakers gather for their Friendship group at 9.30am. After lunch at 1pm, Barbi will have her Heritage class. The cardmakers are meeting for their monthly Friendship Group on Saturday and commence at 10am.

Metallic Stickers are on special this week, you need to buy 5 for the great price of $9. You don't need to remember your voucher anymore.

Monday, February 7, 2011

This Week @ Daisy's

A gorgeous layout designed by Lisa Webb

First of all, we hope that everyone has received their emailed newsletters, as they went out last Monday. We've had issues where the newsletter subscription hasn't been verified by our customers or a transcription error has meant that newsletters have bounced back to us. If you didn't receive your newsletter, would you please head to our subscription page and sign up again. Then please ensure the confirmation email is verified, (remember

to check your spam box too, as your server may automatically place the email there). Signing up yourself will also eliminate transcription errors. Sorry for any inconvenience this has caused. We still have 'paper' newsletters available in store and you're welcome to come in and collect yours. If you live a distance away, we will still be posting yours out to you. Our newsletter will now also be monthly, so this will keep you better in touch with what's happening in our store.

All classes are back to normal, as the school term is well and truly under way. Like last year, all our layouts and card classes, are available for you to purchase in kit form. Please ring (07 54416797) or email the store before the class, so a kit can be prepared for you. These will then be held behind the counter for you to come in and collect. If you are unable to come in to our classes, these kits are a great way to create lovely projects, while the hard work has been taken out of the equation for you.