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Christmas Deliveries / Last Orders


We will do our utmost to dispatch UK Mainland orders in time for Christmas, if your order is placed on or before 6.00 pm 21st December 2015. 


It is vital that someone will be available to receive the goods at the delivery address you specify on the delivery date: please allow a couple of extra days if your delivery address is highlands or islands.  


We cannot guarantee small items sent by post (£3.50 plus vat for carriage) will arrive in time for Christmas, so please give us a call if you have a small order, which is particularly urgent. If there is a problem with stock availability we will call you.

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DIYframing Christmas Opening: High Wycombe Store


Good news - we will be open on 19th December from 10.00am to 2.00pm (Saturday opening) and on Monday 21st, Tuesday 22nd & Wednesday 23rd (usual weekday times) for any last minute purchases for Christmas.


After that, the following changes apply to store / warehouse opening times:

* CLOSED from 2.00 pm 24th December (Christmas Eve): NB no courier service available on 24th December.

* CLOSED Christmas Day, Boxing Day & Sunday 27th December 

* RE-OPENS Tuesday 29th December from 10.00 am – 4.00 pm  

OPEN 30th & 31st December, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.

* CLOSED New Year’s Day 

* CLOSED Saturday 2nd January


Normal opening times resume: 9.00 am Monday 4th January 2015

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Christmas Open Day: Saturday December 5th


Opening times: 10.00 am - 2.00 pm  Entry is free.  



We know it is going to be a brilliant day - just look at what's there!  To see the detail behind the bullet points check the NEWS articles for latest updates.


Special features include:

- Sales showroom - open with some great discounts
- Bargains and clearance sales 
- Special offer mouldings
- Demonstrations of equipment 

Look out for more details on the website over the next few weeks. 

In addition there will be two, FREE, Seminars.

1) Back of the Frame - 10.30 am – 11.30 pm: All about working with deep rebate mouldings, where you want the artwork at the back of a “box style frame”

2) Colouring Up- 12.30 pm – 1.30 pm: If the mount board colour and core don’t work for you, here’s some DIY tips to help.


For more detail about the seminars and the Open Day, view this PDF Flyer


Places on seminars are limited and do need to be reserved in advance.  To be sure of your place(s) contact info@diyframing.com to book your seats.

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Christmas Offers


This December we are running 3 offers in the run-up to Christmas:


... is for anyone unable to attend the Open Day & Seminar @ DIYframing High Wycombe on Saturday December 5th.  We will be sending a £10 voucher to anyone placing an order, online, in excess of £100 (excluding carriage) on Saturday December 5th 2015


... runs from the posting of this newsletter until end of business, December 4th 2015: for every Mitre Trimmer with Measure System (subject to availability) purchased, we will give you 10 m of special offer moulding.


... also runs from the posting of this newsletter until end of business, December 4th 2015. All moulding and mount board orders placed online, over £100 - we will include some short lengths of moulding; about 400mm (x4) in length - enough for 2 frames

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Comic Framer

Beano ComicWhenever we run training sessions we look forward to hearing about where it has taken you.  Usually, however, we have a few months to wait before we discover what you are up to.  So, it was especially rewarding to be contacted by Gary Pyner, within just a few weeks of completing his Art & Photography Training weekend in Salisbury.  He is hoping to extend the range and saleability of items in his bourgeoning memorabilia business, by using his new-found mount-cutting and framing skills. His enthusiasm and obvious talent speak for themselves.


One of his ideas that really caught our attention was his way of framing copies of the Beano, with rather special, deep bevel mounts. 


During the Mount Cutting and Decoration day I found the use of foam core board really interesting; the depth this technique provides to simple pictures can be dramatic. I chose to use this technique in the following way, Instead of covering the Foam Core Board with a solid colour tape I pasted, using a watered down PVA glue, some strips of comic [ the Beano]. Although this took some time to dry, requiring some forward planning, it worked well, apart from bending the foam board slightly (easily straightened out when attaching to the mount). This provided the depth and a real sense of fun to the frame. I then selected a deeper (20mm rebate) moulding adding depth to the frame and providing more than enough rebate to accommodate the thicker mount. – Gary Pyner


It just goes to show how something can spark an idea that you can really run with and call your own.  Find out more about what Gary has been up to in: Comic Memories

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Gift Vouchers: New Opportunities


This Christmas, why not treat somebody special to a great opportunity in 2016: there are Training Gift Vouchers available in store.  These could be just what is needed to take somebody off in a new direction, just like Gary’s new venture.


On the other hand, if you know somebody with an interest already in framing, but are not sure exactly what the next bit of kit they need, there is a wide range of Gift Vouchers available, redeemable against products in our store (on-line, by phone or over the counter)

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Some beautiful places to visit this winter

LONDON - 28th & 29th November

YORK - 12th & 13th December

CAMBRIDGE - 16th & 17th January 

LEICESTER - 23rd & 24th January

CAMBRIDGE - 16th & 17th January 

LEICESTER - 23rd & 24th January

MANCHESTER - 6th & 7th February

IPSWICH - 20th & 21st February

BRIGHTON - 27th & 28th February


Specialised Training Days

STRETCHING & FRAMING CANVAS ART - 8th January, High Wycombe

FRAMING SPORTS SHIRTS - 8th February, Manchester




For hard copy of all courses click: Training List. To view details of events at our main centre (High Wycombe) click: ALL COURSES.     Reserve places NOW, to avoid disappointment

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Thank you for your continued support.

Until next time...


November 2015

And so to Christmas: in spite of the warm weather, flies still buzzing about and roses still in bloom, we are officially nearly in winter.  To prepare your framing for the season, we have news of an Open Day (with free seminars), a few offers to whet your appetites, a brilliant reminder of what learning to frame can do for you and the usual prompts for our training programme.


Then, on a more practical, down-to-earth note, we are giving an early warning of last orders for Christmas deliveries and notification of Christmas opening / closing times.  We hope all of this will be helpful.


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