Sunday, April 1, 2012

Artfull Crafts presents Centre Stage with Authentique!!

CENTRE STAGE is an innovative concept dreamed up by Artfull Crafts to give YOU  exposure to different brands each month! For the month of April we are thrilled to welcome Authentique into the spotlight.

Authentique is a company that is new to the crafting market in 2011 and their products are FABULOUS! I met their Sales Manager, David Ross, at CHA in Los Angeles last month and they are really keen to team up with us and have us expose their products to the NZ scene. I had a great time at their stand and even came home with all their new collections in my suitcase...

Authentique says this about themselves:

There is something compelling about being genuine.

We love the genuineness of those who enjoy creating beautiful things and
celebrating family memories. Our products are designed to enhance the
authentic side in each of us, hence Authentique Paper.

We believe..

• Preserving family memories is vital to our happiness.

• Attributes are greater than accomplishments.
• Everyone 

• Most people have great respect for quality.
• A child's best is good enough and they love compliments.
• An event isn't as important as enjoying it.

During April, we'll be meeting more of the Authentique Team, creating kits and will be swapping Design Team members during the month!! Our Design Team will also bring you daily crafting inspiration on our blog.

We're excited and are looking forward to promoting these wonderful products. Keep your eye out on our weekly email newsletters, Facebook and our blog so you don't miss out.

We want to thank Authentique and Memories Forever (NZ Distributor) for providing prizes for this month's Centre Stage.

Authentique's new ranges Celebration and Loyal are arriving early this week - so we've loaded them online already for purchase!

To celebrate the launch of our April CENTRE STAGE, we want to give away this Authentique Loyal 6x6 pad. It's double-sided papers makes it a winner for papercrafters.

It's easy to win! You just need to go to either Artfull Crafts blog or Facebook Page and leave a message/comment with the words CENTRE STAGE or AUTHENTIQUE somewhere in it!  We'll do a draw for the pad next Friday midnight.

Please take me  now!

Challenge Details
In all the excitement of the launch of our Centre Stage program - we thought we would reiterate the details of this months Challenge. You can win some fabulous Authentique goodies!
This month the theme is


You can send us any project using Authentique products or any project falling under the theme Celebrate - anything goes!
To enter the challenge - send a picture of your project to us.
Email us a picture of your project and PLEASE name the file you send with your full name as this makes it a lot easier for us to administer the competition! Send your entry to

If you can - please remember to include the following :

  1. Your name! (You would be surprised how many people forget this :-))
  2. Tell us if this is your first time entering - (if it is you are eligible for the First Time Entry prize too)
  3. Your blog (if you have one)
  4. If your project has a special story behind it - we'd love to hear it!
You can send us as many entries as you like. We will be featuring all entries at the end of the Challenge and you can find all the entries on our Competition Gallery.


  1. look forward to seeing the girls creativity this month using authentique goodies.

  2. Yay!! Love Authentique papers. Can't wait to make something with the new ranges!

  3. Love that Authentique will be Centre Stage this month!! Can't wait to see what the design teams come up with :)

  4. Well I have to say that CENTRE STAGE is a pretty awesome concept. AUTHENTIQUE papers are so neat. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Am loving the Authentique new ranges especially with all those blues. :) Look forward to seeing what the design teams come up with over the month.

  6. This will be my first time participating in a challenge at Artfull Crafts! I really hope that my projects makes 'center stage' :) I love Authentique Papers!!!

  7. I love the look of this Loyal range from Authentique. The perfect mix of blue and green for cards for boys but still pretty enough for the girls too!

  8. Hello.
    I really enjoy the coordinating colours,and double sided papers make easy choices for my card making.Have a wee stack of the previous pads,but they are used a lot. Christine.

  9. I'm so glad AUTHENTIQUE is next in the CENTRESTAGE line up. Love the paper pad and I love the Authentique company philosophy!

  10. Loving this Centrestage concept. Liking the chance to learn more about Authentique and love the look of the Celebration range :)

  11. Love your CENTRESTAGE and pleased to see AUTHENTIQUE as your April launch. Can't wait to see what projects and inspirations the DT come up with during the month.

  12. What a gorgeous range of papers Authentique has, I just love the way Centerstage is giving us the opportunity to see all of these wonderful products we wouldn't always get the chance to see!!

  13. I love AUTHENTIQUE. I have been following their blog since I first saw them and love what I see. Glad you are spotlighting them and getting their name out. I am looking forward to following your blog now too.

  14. Ooh! Another chance to win with CENTRESTAGE. So cool to see AUTHENTIQUE as the company in the spotlight. Will have to buy some product so I can enter the contest.

  15. I'll include both words in my comment - CENTRE STAGE & AUTHENTIQUE! I agree that Authentique makes great quality products.

  16. This is my first time seeing CENTRE STAGE! I am so excited to see AUTHENTIQUE being featured! This is one of my latest obsessions!

  17. certainly seems both Centre stage and Authentique are the next things since sliced bread. Wish I had some and some inspiration. Brain fatigue after an accident certainly limits your work and when you can do it :)