Thursday, 28 October 2010

Knit-A-Long - Sunday 7th November

On Sunday 7th November we are holding a Knit-A-Long in our Roseville Street store from 11am-2pm

So why not bring your knitting along and sit, knit and have a natter with other knitters.

Can't knit?  Then come along and learn with our knitting expert Maureen McIlwraith.  Maureen will also be on hand to help with any queries you may have.

See you there!

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November Kit Sneaky Peek

Our November kit will be on sale both online and in our Roseville Street store on 1st November.  As usual the price is only £9.99 and this months kit includes papers, matching die cuts, bazzill and embellishments.  Kits are limited so don't delay

Hope you like it, Kirsty x

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Monday, 25 October 2010

Time to pick a winner for our Blog candy !

Oh yes.....it's time to pick our winner for our first blog candy giveaway ! Thank you to everyone for joining in and sharing with us your favourite things, we've enjoyed reading your comments.

So with the help of a random generator here is our winner......congratulations to you !

Number 38 Karen Cooke...
If you would like to contact me at katysbloggeroo@yahoo.co.uk with your details we will post the candy out to you...well done !

Thank you again everyone for taking part in our first giveaway.

Katy x

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"A few of my favourite things" Celebration Candy

This post will remain at the top until Monday the 25th of October, please scroll further down to catch up on all the latest news from Samuel Taylors.

Hello Everyone, it's Katy here from the Embsay branch of Samuel Taylors. I'm very excited to share with you our very first candy giveaway in celebration of Samuel Taylors new blog. It's named "A few of my favourite things" because that's just what it is! I did enjoy putting this together for one lucky winner, hope you like it?
Click on the photo to have a closer peek!

It consists of the following......
8x lovely 12x12 Echo Park 'Everybody loves Christmas' papers
1x sweet 6x6 Jack and Jill Prima paper pack
1x adorable Mistletoe and Mice stamp by Stampavie
2x Card candy by Craftworkcards
1x In bloom embossing folder... new in our Embsay store this week!
2x assorted bags of punched shapes
A metre of yummy pom pom ribbon
1x cute Swinging Emmylou stamp by Kraftin' Kimmie
A pack of doilies

So what do you have to do to be in with a chance of winning this?
1. We would love you to leave us a comment here telling us a few of your favourite crafty things right now.
2. Please become a follower of our new blog here
3. Please share a photo and details of our candy on your blog and pop a link on your sidebar.
4. If you dont have a blog please leave your name and a way of contacting you... maybe join us on Facebook and share the news about our candy...

Here is a little inspiration for you...

and more...

This candy will be open till Monday 25th of October, to UK residents. Good luck everyone!

2 Months until Christmas!!!

Which means it is only a few weeks until the start of Advent. 

These advent calendars from Kaisercraft are perfect to be altered and embellished in your own style.  They come with little drawers which can be filled with little treats for all the children (and grown ups).  Just imagine their faces opening a little drawer of surprises every day up until Christmas.

 They come supplied blank as shown above for you to decorate and below is an example of one which has been made and is on show in our Roseville Street store

You can find them on our website here

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Friday, 22 October 2010

Fancy doing a bit of work for us at the Glasgow Show !!

How do you fancy helping us out at next weeks Glasgow show which runs 27th-31st October.

We need someone to demonstrate on 28th-31st October which is a Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  The demonstration will mainly be die-cutting which will be using a Cuttlebug and/or Big Shot machine and may involve using distress inks.

We also need someone to help out on the stand for set up on the Wednesday and the trading days Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  

Great rate of pay and lots of fun.  

*Thank you, we are now sorted x*

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New, exclusive to Samuel Taylors dies from Go-Kreate

Make your own shaped cards with the brand new dies from Go-Kreate! This exlusive design is available only at Samuel Taylors and it sold out first thing in the morning at Newcastle craft show last weekend. The unique design cuts through two layers of cardstock with no problem and creates full size shaped card. Now you don't have to sacrifice even a milimeter from your card to achieve this effect. It's a limited edition, so don't miss out and be the first to get these amazing dies!

Special offer - £19.99 for the pack (one 6"x6" and one 5"x5")


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Thursday, 21 October 2010


We always like to treat you, so for this Halloween season we have prepared for you a selection of crafty goods that will help you make stunning Scary Party invitations, customise your Trick or Treat bags or create home decor items.

Martha Stewart Halloween Punches - now half price!

Bo Bunny - Whoo-ligans collection


Cuttlebug embossing folders



Don't forget to join us this Saturday for Make & Take day! We'll make Trick or Treat bags so bring your kids along for a day of crafty fun.

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Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Ooh La La, what a collection!

This week we have for you a brand new Craftwork Cards collection "Ooh La La" - perfect for those of you who love vintage style, Parisian chic and ephemera pictures. The whole range includes:


- die cut birthday messages in a lovely, flourishy font

- your favourite Card Candy and spikey flowers


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Friday, 15 October 2010

A real treat for cross stitchers!

Here at Samuel Taylors we like to think about all the crafters. That's why now online and in our Roseville store we have something special for cross stitchers - 15% off all cross stitch kits, embroidery hoops and Aida! That's an offer you simply can't miss!

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Thursday, 14 October 2010

Francoise Reed is joining us this Saturday !

That's right, this Saturday the 16th of October, the talented  Francoise Reed will be at the Embsay store to share with you her expertise on how to create beautiful cards to wow your friends and family this Christmas using her own designs from Woodware. Here are a couple of cards Francoise made to inspire you.

Francoise will be sharing her expertise all day on stamping, colouring and how to add that lovely finishing touch that makes your cards stand out from the rest !

So do come along this Saturday at Embsay from 10am. If you have any questions we would be happy to take your call on 01756 700946.

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Yes, we Can-Can!

Here at Samuel Taylors we're all in love with the Rico Can Can wool! The beautiful colours (variegated and plain) and fantastic scarves that you can make just out of one ball are so tempting that everyone of us made a scarf in her favourite colour. You can knit or crochet it, create a scarf, a shrug or frilly corsage - let your imagination, hooks and needles go wild! The pattern is very easy to follow and you can find it on the inside of the band. Available in store or online for only £9.95 per ball. These scarves will be a perfect gift for Christmas and we guarantee that the receipient will think warmly of you all year round!



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