Art-felt way of showing the love

18:58, Nov 26 2012
Ella Ramage, left, Liz Gregory and Juanita Patrick from Artfull Crafts are entering the 'Tell a Friend' campaign ran by the Aoraki Development of Business and Tourism.

Artfull Craft's business is scrapbooking. So when owner Liz Gregory began thinking of ways to share people's love of South Canterbury, a community scrapbook was the obvious choice.

The paper crafts shop is inviting South Cantabrians to create scrapbook pages featuring the things they love about the region. The paper pages will then be compiled into a digital scrapbook that can be promoted online and entered into the Tell a Friend contest.

Anyone can contribute a page - Artfull Crafts is providing free kits to help people get started.

Everyone from regular scrapbooking clients to first-timers have taken part, Mrs Gregory said, including a card-making client who had never tried her hand at scrapbooking before.

"She picked up one of the kits and said, ‘I'll have a go'," she said.

So far the compilation includes pages dedicated to landscape features such as the Te Moana River and Orakipaoa Island, city sites like the Caroline Bay Trust Aoraki Centre and the aviary, and pastimes such as shopping in Timaru.


If Artfull Crafts wins one of the prize packs, they'll share the wealth with everyone who contributed, Mrs Gregory said.

If you'd like to add a page to the South Canterbury scrapbook, contact Artfull Crafts on (03) 688 8566 or stop by the shop at 24 George St, Timaru.

Saturday is the last day to contribute, she said. After that, the shop will be busy digitising the book and sharing it online.

The Timaru Herald