Dear AALL & Create Followers
I hope you are all staying safe and well at this time.
During this time of lockdown, many of us are finding new ways to keep in touch the friends that we see regularly. We all need to feel connected and phone calls, emails, electronic messages and video links are all great ways to keep our connections going and to check in on how each other is doing.
The writer C.S. Lewis said;
“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.”
It can be like that for us in the arts and crafts world when we meet people who share our passion for our hobby. We can foster all sorts of different kinds of friendships with these people because of our shared passions, whether we know them online or have met them face to face.
Sometimes when we do a challenge and as part of it we ask people to tag their crafty friends there are people who comment that they don't have many to tag. So today we are challenging you to reach out on our forums and make new friends with people who share this hobby. Why not comment that you would like to make new crafty friends or add someone who comments. Just because we can't socialise at the moment doesn't mean we can't make up for it and still make new friends! Let's build our crafting community!
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 Tracy Evans
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!
For today's inspiration we are showing you a set of samples from our talented team member Debbie Martin.
TAKE ON A TUTORIAL
By Miia aka Nurkkaanajettu.
We love her style with its attention to detail and focus on balance and beauty. This gorgeous project is a great way to start out with its intriguing mini concertina book and lush burst of flora.
She used stamp sets #270 Just Grow and #265 Blooming Poppies by Olga Heldwein plus #311 Crack Up by Autour de Mwa and stencil #37 Crackled Wall 1 by Olga Heldwein.
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