Yearly Archives: 2018

IndigoBlu Stamps on Offer!

We are adding IndigoBlu red rubber stamps to our sale today. Check out this great selection.

Floral Fantasy has beautiful images and sayings. Reduced from £14.99 to only £7! One left.




This beautiful layout made by the IndigoBlu team features Floral Fantasy:

Discover Your Passion has some great sentiments for crafters. Reduced from £14.99 to only £7. One left.

 Rococo includes a beautiful frame and a great chocolate saying! Reduced from £12.99 to only £5.



Jack might be useful with a royal wedding on the horizon! Reduced from £7.99 to £4.

Happy Birthday is a large fancy script and would make the focal image for a card. Reduced from £8.99 to only £4. This would be a nice image to colour.

Two very useful background stamps, Crackle Glaze Background and Square Peg Round Hole, both reduced from £8.99 to £4.

Colour Me Daisy and Colour Me Lily are reduced from £8.99 to only £4.


And some more IndigoBlu inspiration for these unusual stamps. They look quite stunning simply coloured and added to a dark embossed background:

Or try out the design with the spotlight technique!

And finally, Handmade Just For You are usually £4.99, but on offer for only £1.50 each! We have just four in stock.
Perfect for stamping on the back of your cards and gifts!
Just leave a blog comment to reserve an item, or email. When we are open you can also ring the craft centre on 01844 208996.

Another JANUARY SALE BARGAIN tomorrow!

Cheery Lynn Dies on Special!

  Update: I have updated this post to only show the dies that are now available.

We have heaps of fabulous Cheery Lynn doily and frame dies being added to the sale today! You might want to make a cup of tea whilst you look as I have added lots of lovely sample cards form the Cheery Lynn blog so you can see the dies in action!

The Deutschland Doily  is a set of two dies. Reduced from £15.60 to only £7!

You can see the separate centre has been cut in a different colour on this card:

Next, the Scottish Thistle Doily with Angel Wing, reduced from £21.70 to only £10, and the Fleur De Lis Doily set of two dies, also reduced from £21.70 to £10.
Scottish Thistle:

Fleur De Lis:

And another different type of die. Wedding Vows is reduced from £23.50 to only £10.
Here it has been used for a 3D project:
And a lovely white on white wedding card:

Sweetheart Frame is reduced from £15.45 to only £7. We have one of these now in stock.
Here are a couple of cards that feature it:


We have two Mirror Mirror Doily Frame dies, which are a set of three dies. Reduced from £19.50 to only £9.


This is gorgeous:

Finally, the A2 Frame is a more unusual die. Reduced from £20.50 to just £9.



Here it has been used to create a background:

Check out the Cheery Lynn blog here for heaps more inspiration. If you search the name of a die you will be able to see lots more examples where it has been used.

Just leave a blog comment to reserve an item, or email. When we are open you can also ring the craft centre on 01844 208996.

Another JANUARY SALE BARGAIN tomorrow!

Pretty Shaped Floral Card

Janet Dell has made a very pretty card using stamps from the Creative Stamping Music & Dance collection. Janet has used just one of the sentiments, plus a corner image.
The card base was made with the scalloped semi circular die set that we have on offer in our January sale. It folds flat and fits inside a standard envelope. We have two left, reduced to only £14 The flowers were die cut using this really lovely Pinwheel Floral Sue Wilson die set.
Thanks for sharing Janet.

Magathon Cards Created Today

I thought I would share a few cards that were created today by our talented local crafters. We are using the Creative Stamping Music & Dance stamp collection this week and it is always fun to see some of the ideas from the class.

Di Collier used a sunray stencil, clear ink and pan pastels to create this really striking card!

Lesley Wright created this soft and pretty birthday card, again using pan pastels:

Barbara Francis used a brick stencil with pan pastels for her background as well. The guitars make great focal embellishments for the design.


And finally another card by Di Collier, this time keeping to a monochromatic colour scheme:


We only have two magazines left  but if you would like to join us we have spaces on Friday and Saturday. Please ring 01844 208996 or email to book a place.

Thanks for sharing your creations ladies.

More Tim Holtz Dies on Offer!

We have added more Tim Holtz dies to our January sale!

Reduced from £10.95 to only £3! On The Edge Bigz dies. Two (now just one) Plaque and Postage, and one each of Iron Gate (sorry sold) and Pennants.
Reduced from £10.25 to only £3! These movers and shapers dies are magnetic and cut a word into the card. We have one each of either Moments, Imagine or Friends.
Also reduced from £10.95 to only £3! are these mover and shaper magnetic dies that can be cut into other Bigz die larger shapes. We have Mini Crown & Fleur set, Mini Old Jalopy & Arrow (sorry this one sold), and Mini Bird & Cage set.
 Also reduced from £10.95 to only £3: Hope and two of Mini Old Glory set.

And finally, also reduced to only £3 are two Keyholes, and one 3 x1/4″ hole. This cuts the hole not the shape seen on the packet.  
Just leave a blog comment to reserve an item, or email. When we are open you can also ring the craft centre on 01844 208996.

Another JANUARY SALE BARGAIN tomorrow!

7gypsies Print Trays on Offer!

Look what we are adding to our January sale today. This fabulous 7gypsies 12×12 Artist Print tray. Usually £20.20 but on offer for only £12!

It can be decorated in so many different ways! Only one available.
Our second offer is a smaller 7gypsies shadowbox tray. Usually £10.99 but on offer for only £6! We have two (now one) dark, and one white one (sorry sold) available.
Perfect for creating keepsakes….

… or displaying one special 4×6 photograph.
Just leave a blog comment to reserve an item, or email. When we are open you can also ring the craft centre on 01844 208996.

Another JANUARY SALE BARGAIN tomorrow!

January Magathon!

Get ready to rock and roll with this months Magathon selection! We are using the fabulous Creative Stamping Music & Dance collection for our projects, and we have heaps of inspiration to share!

Techniques this month include heat embossing, making  a shaker card and a shaped card plus creating backgrounds with pan pastels or distress oxide inks.

What to bring for cards: A4 card in white, black, grey, brown, and shades of two other colours. We have used shades of green and orange for our samples. Plus two patterned papers in colours to coordinate. A4 water colour card. A4 double sided foam adhesive sheets (for shaker, and available in the shop).
What to bring for scrapbooking: 12×12 patterned paper in ombré or subtle patterns plus coordinating 12c12 card stock. Jenny used these:

Pat used this Fabscraps paper available for her vintage style page:

Places are available on all three sessions this week, Wednesday, Friday or Saturday. Please ring 01844 208996  when we are open, or email to book a place.
We will have a VERY SPECIAL class offer too!

Todays Offer: Sentiment Stamps

We are adding these lovely Little Claire Designs stamp sets to our January sale today.
Sentiments Mix has 12 different fun circular sentiments and is reduced from £12.99 to only £6!
We have six (now 4) sets on offer:
Each individual image is approximately 1.5″ or 4cm in diameter.
We also have a smaller set on offer of six different greetings called Sunshine Greetings. Usually £6.80 but reduced to only £3!
We have five (now 3)  of these sets on offer:
We also have Just leave a blog comment to reserve an item, or email. When we are open you can also ring the craft centre on 01844 208996.

Another JANUARY SALE BARGAIN tomorrow!

Time For Something Different!

I enjoyed our two “Time For Something Different” workshops on Friday and Saturday and everyone who had booked enjoyed it too!
Pauline, Sherri, Virginia, Sheila, Jill, Judith and our own Traci with their finished projects and everyone is smiling!
Plus Donna, Janice, Michelle, Julie hidden behind in purple, Carole, Claire (also hiding), Mel. Louise, and Lesley. This photo took several takes!
A lot of hilarity proceeded it!
Julie is laughing not crying! I challenged everyone to create a card with their leftovers and Julie is holding one of the two she created. A really lovely idea and the background was created just with white card!
Unfortunately  the battery failed on my camera on Saturday but I did snap a couple of “challenge” cards. Virginia Lawrence combined a saying from the Creative Expressions Cocktail stamp set with an image from the Creative Stamping Music & Dance collection, plus lots of little glasses which are the fall away waste from the Sue Wilson Cocktail background die.
Jeanette Thompson (not in the photograph) created this fun anniversary card.
Claire Fox went completely “off piste” and created this fun foxy clock. So cute using a Marianne Fox die set.
During the day everyone created a decorated clock, two large cards, plus a decorated notebook and shaped fridge magnets. We used Creative Expressions dies and coordinating stamps. Huge thanks to our very own Traci who designed the projects for me.
We will be running two more “Time For Something Different” whole day workshops on Wednesday 28th March and Easter Saturday 31st March . The day only costs £20 and includes the kit of materials needed to create a variety of projects. Next time will be totally different!

Tim Holtz Steel Dies On Offer!

Todays selection at a bargain price are all Tim Holtz designs, but we have very limited numbers of each. Usually just the one! Usually £17.00 we have them on offer for an amazing £5 each!


Sizzex steel dies are excellent for cutting a wide range of materials, including chipboard, felt, fabric, cork, thin leather, and even thin metal like flattened coke cans! They also cut card and paper as well of course.

Heart Wings is perfect for mixed media and altered art projects, whilst Love Struck (sorry sold) is perfect for Valentines projects next month.
Next we have Vintage Telephone (we have 2 of these/now 1) and Tick Tock (sorry sold):
Plus Vintage Fan and Rickety House (sorry sold) which is perfect for Halloween projects:
Regal Crest and Styled Labels (sorry sold) are very flexible designs for all occasions:
Hanging Sign (sorry sold) and Vintage Cabinet Card are equally useful:
Fanciful Flight (sorry sold)creates a very large butterfly and Holly Branch (sorry sold) is not just for Christmas. The branch could be used all year round:
Finally Pediments is usually £13.30 so this die is now only £4! (sorry sold)
Just leave a blog comment to reserve an item, or email. When we are open you can also ring the craft centre on 01844 208996.

Another JANUARY SALE BARGAIN tomorrow!