Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Ruby Weddings,Farnborough Craft Show and Workshop Dates

Well what a busy week we have had here at Once Upon A Stamp.
The day after the trade show we had a Ruby Wedding to attend and then it was a rush back to the shop to get Gordon packed and ready for the Farnborough Craft show.
Harry and i stayed at the shop and had Di and Jean come and help us on Thursday, and i was so glad they did as it was a really busy day here, Thanks girls.

Here are some photo's of Farnborough sh0w
The stand all ready for action

Busy busy as the show begins on Friday morning

Pauline one of our demonstrator/cashiers doing a demo.

Thank you for your help Pauline xxx

And heres Sandra our other demonstrator/cashier Wizarding away.

Thanks for helping us Sandra xxx

Finally heres one of Gordon doing his Wizard magic on Friday afternoon.

The show was a great success bringing us new customers as well as our regular ones thank you all so much for your purchases and continuing support we really do appreciate it.

The shop was also busy all the time Gordon was away and Harry and i had a great time with our customers, sharing ideas and oooohing and ahhhing over the new wizard dies that Stacey had let me have to show off and also the new paints which had just arrived.

Thanks everyone who came including Ali from Dimension Fourth it was really lovely to see you but you must come earlier next time and have a whole day with us.


Here are the dates of workshops for March and April.

March is our busiest month for shows so there is only one workshop at the moment and the morning class is already full but there are still some spaces left for the afternoon class at this time.

Saturday 21st March 10.30am - 1.00 Friendly Plastic Beginners Course part one with Robert........ FULL.

Saturday 21st March 2.00pm - 4.30 friendly Plastic Beginners Course part one with Robert.....FULL


This is the first in a three part course taken by Robert who is one of the top friendly plastic experts in the UK. You Will learn every aspect of this amazing product from the basic beginnings in the first part of the course right up to making multi media embellishments and jewellery including a mask in the third and final part of the course.

You cannot do the second or third part of this course without doing a part one as this is going to show you how to time and manipulate your friendly plastic and is very important

All tools and equipment will be provided as well as tea and coffee.

Saturday 11th April 10.30 am - 1.30 Gate fold cards with a variation with Jean ...........3 spaces left

PRICE PER PERSON .........£15

Jean is a fantastic card maker and paper craft artist and teacher and this class will save you pounds as you will not need to buy a single template that you usually need to make this type of card. You will be using the new gorgeously lavish double sided papers from Kay & Company as well as card toppers and other fantastic embellishments you will make yourself.

IF this class gets full we will hold an afternoon class as well to avoid disappointment

Everything you need is included in the price as well as tea and coffee.

Saturday 18th April 10.30 am - 1.00 ....... Buttons and Bows with Di .......... 3 spaces left

PRICE PER PERSON.........£15

Come on a colourful and luxuriant journey into card making with the equally colourful Di who is a wonderful card maker and paper craft artist as well as an excellent teacher.

In this class you will be using the fantastic new double sided que sera sera papers from Kay & Company as well as rubber stamps,buttons and ribbons.You will learn some fantastic techniques and have lots of fun too.

If this class gets full we will hold another one in the afternoon to avoid disappointment.

Everything you need is included in the price as well as tea and coffee.


Saturday 25th April 10.30am - 1.00 Friendly Plastic Beginners Course Part Two with Robert

Now you have mastered the basics of this brilliant product lets go a step further and make beads, buttons,impressions and moulded three dimensional images.

You will be amazed at the wonderful things you will be creating today and will go home with new skills as well as new embellishments.


IF this class gets full we will hold another one in the afternoon to avoid disappointment

Everything you need will be provided including tea and coffee.

I hope all this information helps you decide which workshops you would like to do and please give us a tinkle on the phone, come into the shop or e.mail us to book your places.

You must pay in advance to save your place on a workshop and the payment is not refundable if you do not turn up for your class.


  1. Hello Robert!

    My name is Linda Peterson. I'm from the US. I maintain a entirely Friendly Plastic blog designed to promote Friendly Plastic artists and the material itself. I design for AMACO which is the manufacturer. I would love to highlight your classes on the blog. Do you have pictures you could send me? You will receive full credit and links to your blog. Thank you for sharing your talent of Friendly Plastic with the rest of the world. my email is: linda@lindapetersondesigns.com

    Cheers! Linda

  2. oops forgot to give you the blog address:

    We also have video's on the blog.
    There is also a friendly plastic yahoo group as well. Thanks again

  3. Thanks for getting in touch Linda.
    I hope you and Jen are having fun in her studio this week, as she got in touch as well.
    I think an international friendly pastic blog is a great idea and i am thrilled you have asked me to be part of it.
    Have sent you and Jen an e.mail.
    Thanks again
    Love and smiles Robert

  4. Great effort,I appreciate your hardworking.
    I think the designing of cards is not a very easy job its really hard work,Thanks for sharing.
    Plastic Cards.