Tuesday, September 21, 2010

School holidays, a time to create

The school holidays are upon us, I'm hoping you're enjoying the not having to rush around and your days being a little more relaxed. Hopefully your kids are content to occupy themselves, this rainy weather isn't the best for kids who find it hard to keep busy. If you're lucky enough that your children are happy and content, you may find some time to do some creating of your own.

This frowsy weather is perfect for making cards, creating a layout or colouring in your newest favourite stamp. Sit down on your computer, find some new colour ideas and off you go. If you need to go out, drop in to Daisy's and see what's new in this week. The truck seems to be pulling up nearly everyday and you may be there just as a new load of stock is added to the already bursting shelves.

If you'd like to take your kids out to a class, don't forget that on Thursday is the Kids and Mum class. It's a bargain at $22 (one adult and 2 children), and the hard work (and cleaning up) is done for you. It's a nice way to spend some stress free quality time with your kids. Girls and boys love to make cards, so give the store a call to book in.

A link was forwarded on to me by a friend, and I felt it was that good I had to share it. The Crate Paper blog is often filled with lovely layouts and often new ideas which can inspire you. This entry shows how you can create paper flowers. These are a lot less complicated than some of the other flowers I've seen, so if you're all thumbs when trying some of the more difficult flowers, these may be worth trying. They look fabulous as can be seen here on the layout which was published on Crate Paper's Blog.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Watercolour Classes to Resume

We are happy to announce that our talented Mary McKelvie will be returning to Daisy's to teach again through the store. The classes will be held on Tuesday afternoons from 1-4pm. The ladies that have attended previously have learned much and are able to produce great quality art. If you're interested in returning or you've always wanted to learn please ring the store for details and bookings.

Remember, that we are now holding Copic A and B classes which introduce the use of Copic Markers. If you're interested in branching out into this colouring technique, these classes offer sound advice and show you some basic techniques to get you started along the way.

Just a reminder that with any of our classes, there are always kits available, please ring prior to the class to book or order your kit. The kits are limited so are only available if ordered prior. These are great ideas to have in your stash, so when you're stuck for ideas, these can get the creative mo jo flowing again.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Daisy Happenings

The e-newsletter has already been issued, snail mail recipients will receive their's soon.

Just to recap, our regular cardmaking classes are held at the following times.

1st and 3rd Monday nights 7 – 9pm

2nd and 4th Monday nights 7.30 – 9.30pm

Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings 9.30 – 11.30am fortnightly –with the alternate Monday and Friday mornings being a Friendship Group where you can utilize the workshop tools and punches to create your cards (or scrapbook) in the company of others, share ideas and

have fun. Morning tea and supper is included in our class cost.

Also there’s a class held on the third Wednesday night of the month 7.30 – 9.30pm and a Cardmaker’s Friendship Group on the fourth Saturday of the month from 10am – 3pm.

This Saturday on the 11th September, we have a stall at the Sunshine Coast Womens Expo, which is held at the Lake Kawana Community Centre, from 9am till 5pm. Cost for admission is free.

We still have some places left for our upcoming Cardmaker's retreat. It's held at the Mapleton Holiday Centre, (not the convention centre like I'd posted on Facebook and on the blog yesterday). At $175 for the weekend, it's a bargain for a funfilled weekend which covers meals, accommodations, giveaways and classes. Cardmakers and Scrapbookers are welcome to attend. Please ring us on 54416797 to book and pay a deposit of $25 for your place (balance can be paid at the retreat). This is a great opportunity for those of you who are keen to attend one of our retreats. We know some of you miss out because we're booked so far in advance.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Some places still left

Our Cardmaker's Retreat is coming up on the weekend of 1-3 October, 2010. This retreat takes place in the beautiful surroundings at the Mapleton Convention Centre. Come along for a weekend of relaxing and creating with like minded souls. If you're a scrapbooker and would like to come, you are more than welcome.

The weekend costs $175 and this includes accommodation, food (except Friday evening) and all classes. It's a fun weekend. If you'd like to join us, then ring the store on 54416797 to secure your booking.