Sunday, 27 April 2014


Hello friends
What a brilliant response to Papermilldirect.  
The shop was buzzing yesterday with crafters who lived locally and some who travelled miles!
It was interesting to hear the stories of which outlet they used to visit
and the disappointment when they all closed.
I am thrilled that I'm able to offer my corner of the South East the opportunity
to purchase Pick 'n' Mix again.
Now, to answer some questions:

The white units my Dad and Mitchell constructed for the display: 
they come from....Argos! I considered some from Ikea but they were too large
so instead after a lot of searching I found the Maine range in Argos - they're perfect.
I would definitely recommend them.

Papermilldirect swatches?
Coincidentally in the shop yesterday my lovely assistant Sally was making card swatches.
We are popping these into orders for those who live locally,
it is a great way to feel the quality and see the colours.

Talking of colours:  I am stocking all of them!
My prices are - £6.75 for a Pick 'n' Mix box (contains approx 80 sheets)
or 20p per individual sheet.
Pearlised is £18 per box (contains approx 73 sheets) or 30p per individual sheet.

Once the card is available on my website I will happily send out colour swatches 
to anyone that requests.

My personal favourite is the linen card in both white and ivory, the texture is beautiful.
This very simple gift box is created from ivory linen with the addition of heat embossed
Talking of 'heat embossing' Marion Emberson is hosting her classes in the shop today,
all things WOW! 
It promises to be a really fun day - photos to follow.
Take care friends.


Magzeeann said...

Morning Christine. I'm really pleased to hear that you had a busy day yesterday.Love the little box. Hope everyone enjoys today's class.Hugs,
Maggie x

Janice said...

Morning Christine
Good to hear you had a busy day yesterday, I'm sure the word will spread very quickly and you will have lots more visitors!
Love your gift box, the linen is my favourite too!
Hope you and your ladies have a good day embossing!
Janice x

Valerie said...

Good Morning Christine, It is no wonder you were busy yesterday, everyone likes good cardstock. See you later, Valerie

Stamping Bubbles said...

Hello Christine,
I'm so pleased you were busy yesterday - people will travel for good quality cardstock. It is so very disappointing when a favourite shop closes and you are unable to get your favourite things.
Are you selling the card on your website too? And will it be possible to get a starter pack?
Enjoy your workshop today.

Chris said...

I'm so glad too that you had a really good response to your new papers, and thanks for the info on the shelving, I'm now going to take a look at Argos, I desperately need to organise my craft so that can find everything. Hope you have a good day today.
Chris xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Christine, the paper colours are fantastic, is the linen card the same as the card you used for the charity box kit ? Glad that it has gone down very well. Have a fab day with Marion and the other ladies xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Glad the shop was busy. Love the little gift box. It's such a shame I live so far from your shop as I would love to attend one of the workshops.


Debbie Tinks said...

Hi Christine ....glad it was so busy in your shop ..
Love the box you made with the card ..
Happy crafting ...

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. I'm glad that your decision to sell PMD card has proved to be the right one, and so quickly :) I will be waiting for it to be put on your website. The box is lovely, simple but elegant. I'm sure Marion's WOW classes will be enjoyed by all :). Take care.

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. I'm glad that your decision to sell PMD card has proved to be the right one, and so quickly :) I will be waiting for it to be put on your website. The box is lovely, simple but elegant. I'm sure Marion's WOW classes will be enjoyed by all :). Take care.

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine,
I am really pleased you had a great day yesterday,I am sure you will get another today.
Your box is lovely,very elegant.
Take care. x.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Not at all surprised by the response you had to the PMD card, such good card, bet it won't be long before you have to restock.
Love your pretty little box.
Enjoy your day with Marion, I'm sure it will be fun.

marg said...

Good Morning Christine!
So pleased you were overwhelmed with people buying your stock...wonderful,
you made the right decision selling PMD!
I too love Linen in White and Ivory card... I think it is so Elegant, and cuts well.
Take Care Sue, and family
Love Marg

Jean Z said...

Hi Christine, love the little box and so pleased you had a busy day yesterday good luck . Love Jean Z xxx

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine

I am thrilled for you and your little shop { you may be wanting a bigger one soon the way its going } lol

The little box is beautiful is it cut with a die ?

Have a lovely Sunday
Take care

Sue Yorkshire said...

Christine that is fabulous news about your customers. The card is really good though and its such a shame that the outlets closed down. I love the white linen card it is so elegant

Sue xxx

Layerlass67 said...

Hello Christine. Great news about the shop yesterday. Love the little box and Ditto, is it cut with a die? Would love to see what the linen card is like so will request a swatch once the card is on the website. Enjoy your Sunday. GemmaC xx

pat S Witney said...

Hi Christine

Glad you had a busy day yesterday. Wish I lived a bit nearer to enable me to visit. love the little box. Any chance of putting the instructions on here, so we can do them ourselves?. many thanks in anticipation of this.

Jacquie Jacobs said...

Some stunning colours there to choose from Christine, if only you lived nearer lol! Still if you do mail order then that's good too!

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Maggie C said...

Hello Christine. We knew it would work as the reputation of this paper company is far and wide. Looking forward to seeing it on the website. Have a lovely WOW day today. xxMargaretxx

Val Jones said...

Hi Christine. What a great response to your new venture.
Have a lovely day today.
Love Val in Spain x

Lacelady said...

So glad you had a good response to your new card stock Christine, I'm looking forward to it going on the website.

I'm wishing I could be there today, as I bet its going to be fun.

Carole Z said...

Hi Christine, I am so pleased that the shop was so busy yesterday..knew it would be! agree, the linen card is gorgeous and your gift box is too...have a great workshop today and thanks for the Argos info! Hugs Carole Z X

hazel young said...

Gorgeous box and card colours xx hazel

Sandra said...

Good Morning Christine,
Do you ever have a quiet Sunday? I am thrilled that you were busy yesterday, I know that it will be a total success,
The swatches are a great idea, especially for those wanting just 'the right colour' card, particularly good for buying online as it is always very tricky to see the true colour, is it going to be expensive to post?
Hope you have a great day Wow work shopping today, they make beautiful flowers etc.
Hugs to all
Sandra xx

Carolyn H said...

This is proving to be a very busy weekend for you but an enjoyable one.
Thank you for all the info on card and storage units. I've been looking for similar to purchase for my sewing/craftroom. Like all crafters out there, we need somewhere to store all the crafty things WE NEED !
Enjoy the rest of the weekend. Love carolyn

Laura O said...

love the box and yes the linen card is fantastic,Laura O

SusanP, Kent said...

Hi Christine. I've only just caught up with your blog - I've been out a lot in the last couple of days. Very impressed with Mitchell's skills. The next time I need some shelves ........!
Pleased that your partnership with Papermilldirect is already popular and such a lovely little box made with the linen card.

Ita said...

Hi Christine Happy Happy news ,well done,and to get a swatch would be fantastic .
Big Hugs

Craftychris said...

Love the box and the card looks fantastic! xx

LoraineC said...

So pleased the paper mill card has proved positive and another successful class again you must be feeling very happy this weekend x

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Christine, Great that you have been so busy in your shop/studio. Fabulous that you will be sending out colour swatches, and great little heart box, I have never tried the linen, so I would love some of that too.
I hope Marion's class went well today, everyone will have had a fantastic time.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

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