Dear AALL & Create Followers
I hope you are all staying safe and finding plenty of moment of happiness in your days.
Many of our followers in the UK will have taken part in the applause on the streets for the NHS workers and other essential workers at this time. A couple of years ago we celebrated the NHS's 70th anniversary and to mark that event the UK's Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance launched a project called Seventy Stories. They collected people's own stories which represent personal experiences of the impact of creativity, culture and the arts on their own health and wellbeing.
Many of us in this community have our own stories to tell about how our hobby has helped us and the project is still ongoing and invites people to send in their own stories to firstname.lastname@example.org or to just read and enjoy other people's stories at https://www.culturehealthandwellbeing.org.uk/news/70-stories
Wherever you are, there's a wealth of interesting tales of how creativity helps to boost our wellbeing, indeed for many of us it can become a real lifeline, especially at the moment when we aren't able to enjoy some of the other aspects of our lives that we normally take for granted.
We are so excited to have a brand new ODS - One Day Special 6th & 7th April (next Monday and Tuesday) and we are even more delighted to have Leonie Pujol guesting for us for that One Day Special (ODS) on Hochanda TV.
We can't wait to see this happening, as it will be a real treat and Leonie is always such a pleasure to watch. We know how much she loves AALL & Create products and her enthusiasm really rubs off!
We hope you will join us at 6pm & 8pm on Monday 6th and 8am, 12pm & 4pm on Tuesday 7th April.
The shows will be featuring the following stamp sets by Olga Heldwein
Stamp sets: #265, #270 and #273
We are working hard to keep you inspired with our series of Lockdown Lives!
Keep on following all the action and join in with the creativity.
Olga Heldwein is going LIVE on the AALL & Create Facebook Page showing lots of inspiration and tricks and tips on how to use her fabulous versatile flower stamps that will be featured on our brand new ODS 6th/7th April next week.
Here is Olga's Facebook Live Schedule:
Thursday 2nd April 6pm UK Time
Saturday 4th April 6pm UK Time
Monday 6th April 7pm UK time
Tuesday 7th April at 11am and 3pm UK Time.
Abs, aka Autour de Mwa, is sending out a daily, inspiration-filled Instagram Live at 7.30 (UK time) on his account @autourmwa
Tracy Evans is delivering regular Facebook Lives on her Facebook account so keep an eye on what crafty things she is doing and catch up with all her creative activities.
We have a whole series of fabulous inspirations in store for you, some with tutorials as well, from the design team and we hope they will continue to fire up your creativity!
Today we are inspiring you with some fabulous creations from the hands of Janet Pring
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Simona Rebecchi's heart-shaped project has three distinct layers with muted shades of green on the background, the intricate detail of the floral stamp in black and white and then one element picked out in bright poppy red. This directs our focus to that one bloom.
Goodies used are stamps #265 'Blooming Poppies' and #280 'Enumerated' with stencil #47 'Circle of Life' all designed by Olga Heldwein.
The stamp set used in this sample will be featured in our One Day Special Event at Hochanda Monday & Tuesday 6th & 7th April alongside other products from Olgas' new range. We hope you will join us at 6pm & 9pm on Monday and 8am, 12pm & 4pm on Tuesday.
We would also like to encourage you to show your support for our stockists at this time. You will find a great range of AALL & Create products on their websites for you to browse and purchase. Please follow this link to find stockists near you:
Look out for giveaway's every day at 7pm on the main AALL & Create Facebook page. Don't miss out of the chance to get hold of some free products!
Lastly, to help you through these times we are offering you a 15 % DISCOUNT on all products in our online shop when you use the code CRAFTATHOME
We hope you will join our design team Lives and our ODS on Monday and Tuesday and we will see you all tonight at 7.30 pm for Abs's Live then see you tomorrow here when we post the next Blog update and give you more inspirations and tutorials.
Take care and stay safe
AALL & Create team