Saturday, 3 August 2013

XCut 3D Christmas Dies

These 3D dies from XCut are great fun and add a whole new dimension to your Christmas crafting.

This XCut 3D Robin would make some great place settings for your table on Chistmas Day.

These matching 'his and hers' Magazine Holders have been made by DoCrafts designer Kate Logsdon using the XCut Large Stags Head Die. You can visit Kate's DoCrafts gallery here.

This 3D Stag card has been made by DoCrafts designer Kathleen Kondakor-Smith, using the XCut Large Stag Die.  You can visit Kathleen's DoCrafts gallery here.

Happy Christmas Crafting!


Friday, 2 August 2013

XCut Christmas Wreath

This has been made using the new XCut Wreath Die Set.
There are lots of components to this one and is is great to build up the layers as much, or as little as you like.  I've used sticky foam pads to make it quicker but you could use Pinflair Glue Gel to really make the most of the shaping of the decorations.

Happy Christmas Crafting!


Thursday, 1 August 2013

XCut Christmas Decorations...

XCut have brought out some great new dies to make your very own Christmas decorations.

These are best cut out of cardstock, and stick them as you go.  I made the mistake of trying to put them together without any glue and just as I got near to the end, it all fell apart!!  I won't repeat what I said!!! Both these decorations have been made using the XCut Christmas Decoration die which retails at £12.99, but is available from Crafty Devils at ONLY £9.99.  There is a third decoration that can be made from this set too so it is really good value for money.  Looks great made out of glitter card, but how about using last years Christmas cards for a really 'up-cycled' Christmas!

Happy Christmas Crafting!!


Wednesday, 31 July 2013

The Hobby House - Bluebell Wood

Here is another cute card from The Hobby House, this time it's been taken from the Bluebell Wood set of toppers.
Co-ordinating flowers to use with this set are Mulberry Flowers Summertime Large and Mulberry Flowers Summertime.  The wings have also been 'blinged' with some ultra fine glitter to make it look even more magical!

Happy Crafting!


The Hobby House - Summertime

Here is another beautiful card using a different set of toppers from The Hobby House - Summertime
This also co-ordinates perfectly with the flowers from The Hobby House - Mullbery Flowers Summertime and Mulberry Flowers Summertime Large

Again, this one nests perfectly with the Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Rectangle Large die set.

Happy Crafting


Tuesday, 30 July 2013

The Hobby House - Silver Fairy

This beautiful card has been made using one of the pre-coloured and pre-cut toppers from The Hobby House - Silver Fairy.  These toppers are so cute and they always look good, and are a quick way to add a central focus to your cards.
This topper fits perfectly in the largest rectangle in the Spellbinders Nestabilities Scalloped Rectangles Large die set for some pretty matting and layering!

Happy Crafting!


Sale on all Gorjuss Collection..........

Great reductions across the whole Gorjuss collection.  We took the Gorjuss Collection to the last couple of retail shows, but there isn't enough room for what's left to go back in to the shop!!  That's great news for you as we have reduced all the remaining items by up to 50%.  Grab your Gorjuss items today, whilst stocks last.  Once they're gone, they're gone!!!


Friday, 5 July 2013

FREE £5 Voucher when you spend £30 or more....

Yes, that's right, spend £30 or more on your on-line order and receive a £5 voucher to redeem against your next purchase.  Only one voucher can be used per transaction.  Vouchers will be automatically included with your order.
Go to our website to grab yourself some fantastic crafting products, including Marianne Dies, Spellbinders plus the latest DoCrafts promotion too!!

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

10% Off All Spellbinders and XCut Dies for 24 Hours Only...

Get 10% off all Spellbinders and Xcut dies until mid-day tomorrow.  This offer is on top of any exisiting reduced prices.  Grab yourself a bargain today - don't forget it's FREE P&P to all UK postcodes on all orders over £12.

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

New DoCrafts Collection - Christmas in the Country

The third of the new Docrafts collections in the latest promotion is Christmas in the Country.

The alpine inspired Christmas in the Country collection from Papermania has everything a crafter needs for an uber-chic, retro Christmas.  Docrafts has been inspired by much loved chunky cable knits and rustic log cabins to create this on trend range which samples a frosty winter colour pallet with Fair Isle designs. The strong, iconic stag heads and tweed patterns can also be used throughout the year for those ‘hard to make’ male cards.

The 12 x 12” and 6 x 6” Paper Packs feature rich, bold colourways contrasted with blankets of white to give a modern, fresh appeal. The collection is also texture heavy with Cross Stitch Decoration Kits, Festive Trims and Adhesive Fabric Paper Rolls, perfect for upcycling old books, turning jars into candle holders or making your very own Christmas decorations using the new 3D Xcut Large Dies. The collection is not only ‘a la mode’ but also cost effective, giving savvy crafters more for their money.

Happy Christmas Crafting!!


Saturday, 29 June 2013

10% Off Everything at

Go to and get 10% off your entire order.  This is on top of any existing discount too!!  Hurry as this offer must end midnight Sunday 30th June.  Just enter MDISCOUNT10 at the checkout to receive the discount.  Plus FREE P&P to all UK postcodes, on all orders over £12.
What a great time to treat yourself!!!  Check out the brand new DoCrafts promotion now and grab yourself some bargains!
Happy Crafting

New DoCrafts Just In - At Christmas by Lucy Cromwell

Planning for the festive season has never been easier with the stunning Papermania at Christmas by Lucy Cromwell collection which will be your go-to stash for Christmas! The traditional designs encapsulate all we love about the 'season of goodwill' with beautiful wreaths, stockings and warm homely settings. With a classic rich colour palette of reds and greens mixed with contemporary blues, purples and pinks, the range offers a modern Christmas perspective, guaranteed to have wide consumer appeal. Docrafts is excited to offer a variety of time-saving craft solutions within the range making Christmas crafting all the more enjoyable. 

See page 104 of the latest DoCrafts Creativity Magazine for some fantastic inspiration and project ideas by DoCrafts designer Gemma Joy.  Check out our newest products here, including all of the latest DoCrafts promotion.
Happy Crafting!!

Friday, 28 June 2013

Brand New DoCrafts promotion Now In....Tilly Daydream

Welcome to Tilly Daydream....

Docrafts is proud to introduce a brand new in-house character and collection to the crafting scene this July - The adorable Tilly Daydream.  Tilly Daydream is a sweet young girl who loves to go on adventures with her friends; she adores being outdoors in the garden where she is at one with nature or crafting at home with her vivid imagination. Wherever she may be, you can be assured she will be making notes and doodling her journeys along the way.
The collection offers a nostalgic feel with its beautiful sepia tones, genuine warmth from fabric elements and intricate hand drawn illustrations which will be loved by grandchild and grandparents alike.

Check out page 8 of the latest DoCrafts Creativity Magazine for some great ideas.
Happy crafting!


Tuesday, 21 May 2013

New Tonic Butterfly Dies

Here are some lovely cards made by Ruth, using the New Butterfly Dies from Tonic.

This card has used the Tonic Studios Butterfly Die 1 - Rosea with some added dimension to the flowers using the Peruvian Lily, Primrose and Corncockle Punch and Stamp Set.

This card uses the Tonic Studios Butterfly Die 1 - Flava, plus the small flowers have been made using the Tonic Studios Mini Boot Punch Flower Head

As you'll agree, these are three great ideas to get you started with your Butterfly Dies.


Thursday, 18 April 2013

The Hobby House - Fight Like a Girl!

Here is a great teenage card with attitude from Colette.  This card uses the pre-coloured toppers from The Hobby House which is a great way to add an image to a card for those of you that don't like colouring in.

Happy Crafting!


Friday, 5 April 2013

Thursday, 4 April 2013

All Aboard - Come Fly With Me...

Here is the second of Colette's fun cards using the All Aboard range from Papermania.  There are some great embellishments that come with this collection, including the aeroplane bookmarks used below.

Products used - All Aboard 6x6 Paper Pack, All Aboard Bookmarks, All Aboard Ribbon Clips, XCut Nesting Dies - Circles and XCut Corner Rounder - Large.

Happy Crafting!


Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Gorjuss - New Heights

This is a great version of an Easel card that Colette has made using the Gorjuss New Height Decoupage pack.  

Keep following - there are still some more fab cards from Colette to come, using this latest docrafts promotion.


Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Forever Friends Kraft Notes - On Your Special Day

This is a really beautiful card - it's hard to see from the photo, but the 'Lots of Love' banner is attached to acetate so that it balances in the air.  Yet another great idea from Colette.

Products used - Forever Friends Notes A4 Decoupage - For You, Forever Friends Kraft Notes A5 Decoupage Card Kit, Forever Friends Kraft Notes Ribbon Bows, Tonic Geared Punch - Dotty Border, Papermania Polka Mini Buttons - Parkstone Pink and 1cm strip of acetate.

Happy Crafting!


Monday, 1 April 2013

Gorjuss Party Bag

I love this creation of Colette's.  These brown paper bags are great to decorate and really work well with the Gorjuss collection.  These would make perfect party bags!

Products used - Gorjuss A4 Decoupage Pack - New Heights (image, striped flap and heart are all from the packaging), Gorjuss Ribbons, Gorjuss Metal Brads, Gorjuss Patterned Craft Tape and Brown Adhesive Gems

More great creations following soon....


Sunday, 31 March 2013

Gorjuss - Pretend Friends

It's two for the price of one today!!  Both of these cards have been made by Colette, using the Gorjuss A4 Decoupage - 'The Pretend Friend'.  I think you will agree, they really are gorgeous!!!

Products used - 6x6 Cream Scalloped Card Blank, Gorjuss A4 Decoupage Pack - The Pretend Friend, Gorjuss Patterned Craft Tape, Gorjuss Large Buttons, and Gorjuss Ribbon.

Products used - Gorjuss A4 Decoupage Pack - The Pretend Friend (ribbon, image, fancy edge shape and heart are all recycled from the packaging), Gorjuss Patterned Craft TapeGorjuss Large Buttons, Tonic Geared Punch - Doily Border and Tonic Regular Boot Punch - Daisy.

The rosette has been made by cutting a strip of black card, and edging it with the Tonic Geared Punch - Doily Border and then folding it and shaping it in to the rosette.

Once again, some fantastic inspiration from Colette.

Happy Crafting!


Saturday, 30 March 2013

Forever Friends Kraft Notes - Lots of Love

This is another adorable card made by Colette, using the latest Forever Friends Kraft Notes collection.  This little teddy bear has really stood the test of time and continues to increase in popularity.

Products used - Forever Friends Kraft Notes A4 Decoupage - For You, Kraft Card and Hobby House Mulberry Flowers - Spearmint.

I love how Colette's cards are all so different.  There are rarely any that are just 'square' cards and her ideas are great!!

Enjoy having a go at some of these - I know I will!

Happy Crafting!


Friday, 29 March 2013

All Aboard - Best Places To See

This is the first of Colette's cards using the new Papermania All Aboard collection.  This is a great collection for documenting your travels, and it includes a scrapbook journaldie-cut postcards, travel labels, luggage tag dies and lots more.

Colette has cut a circle in the middle of the front of the card, and folded it back on itself.  Then, she has put a strip of acetate from top to bottom, and has stuck the aeroplane bookmark to the acetate to make it look like it is flying. How cool!

This is another of Colette's cards that I want to try!  I can see I'm going to be busy!!!



Thursday, 28 March 2013

Gorjuss Swinger

I really love this card - it is such a clever idea.  Colette has really thought 'out of the box' for this one!  She has been a true crafter, and even used the packaging to create this really original card - no room for waste!!

Products used - 6x6 Cream Scalloped Card, Gorjuss A4 Decoupage Pack - The Pretend Friend (frame cut from packaging), Gorjuss Ribbons, Gorjuss Ribbon Bows and Gorjuss Patterned Craft Tape.

This is one I'm definitely going to try at home!

Keep following....


Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Forever Friends Kraft Notes - Love You...

Here is the first of Colette's fantastic creations using the new Forever Friends Kraft Notes collection.  I get quite excited when the box arrives and can't wait to start taking pictures of her cards.  There are lots of great things to share with you this time so keep following our blog to see what other wonderful pieces she has come up with.

Products used - Pink cardstock, Forever Friends Kraft Notes A4 Decoupage - For You, Forever Friends Kraft Notes A5 Card Kit, Tonic Geared Punch - Doily Border, Tonic Circle Die - Doily and Forever Friends Kraft Notes Bows.

Look out for some more great ideas to come!

Happy Crafting


Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Flip Flop Book - Forever Friends Kraft Notes

This Flip Flop book has been designed by the very talented Becky James from DoCrafts, and it uses the lovely Forever Friends Kraft Notes range.  Check out the DoCrafts website for detailed step by step instructions to create this fun book.

Look out for some more great project ideas coming soon.


Saturday, 2 March 2013

More Frilled Roses...

Here is another of Ruth Hamilton's fantastic idea using the Rose/Pansy/Camelia/Gardenia Punch and Stamp Set to get you going!!!  I saw this on the Tonic Blog and just love it!!

Lights off.....

Lights on.....

How clever.  What little girl (or big girl!!) wouldn't want these decorating their room!  My craft room needs a bit of a lift, and I think these would be perfect!!  Thanks again Ruth for a stunning project.

Happy Crafting


Friday, 1 March 2013

Pick of the Bunch Punch and Stamp Sets

These Punch and Stamp sets from Tonic Studios are fantastic, and there are some great projects over at the Tonic Studios Blog to really give you some inspiration and ideas.

Here is the first idea that I thought I'd share with you.   It was a post by the talented Ruth Hamilton who has ate, slept and drank these punches for the last few months, seeing as she was the designer of them!!!

These frilled roses look great, and if you go over to the Tonic Blog, you can see how to make them.  Simple, but very effective!!  Why not have a go for yourself...

Happy Crafting


Thursday, 28 February 2013

Brand New DoCrafts Promotion Now In...

The brand new docrafts promotion has arrived!!! With it comes the stunning new Gorjuss range from Santoro, featuring some stunning designs that your are going to really enjoy. This beautiful collection features striking artwork that captures a charm and spirit that is perfect for your crafting projects. The distinctive styling of this range with its torn and scalloped paper edges, bold patterns and rich, sumptuous colours is so adaptable. Even the beautiful packaging has been specially designed so that you can reuse it and craft yet more inspiring Gorjuss projects!

Look out for some some inspirational projects over the next few weeks using this great new collection.

Happy Crafting!!


Friday, 22 February 2013

Heartwarmers - Father

This card is perfect for either your dads birthday, or Fathers Day.  Bit early for Fathers Day but there is nothing better than being prepared!  The sentiment is from Heartwarmers, and they have some beautiful sparkly toppers that add a really beautiful touch to your cards.  They turn a simple card in to something sent straight from the heart.

Products used - Wild Rose Studio Gorgeous Gingham Paper Pack, Papermania Heartwarmers Die Cut Toppers DAD 2, XCut Corner Rounder - small, Button Mix Rainbow, Card Candi Britannia and White Satin Ribbon.

Happy Crafting


Thursday, 21 February 2013

The Hobby House - Cupcake Girls

Here is another of Colette's great ideas for a card with a twist!!  You need to look at the second picture to see it more clearly, where you can see that the centre circle is actually hanging in the aperture.  Also, the lacy edging has been made using the Tonic Studios Simplicity Geared Dotty Border Punch.  Great ideas that we can all have a go at!!

Products used - Kraft Cardstock, Pearlescent Paper, The Hobby House Die Cut Toppers - Cupcake Girls, Wild Rose Studio Gorgeous Gingham Paper Pack, Wild Rose Studio Annabelle's Meadow Paper Pack, Tonic Simplicity Geared Dotty Border Punch, Papermania Capsule Collection Mini Buttons - Parkstone Pink and White Satin Ribbon.

To create the paper lace punch out as many strips of paper as needed to go around the shape.  Score between each scallop, apply wet glue or narrow tape around the shape and then stick paper lace into place, gently manipulating the paper around the curves, and using the scored lines to help.

Happy Crafting!


Wednesday, 20 February 2013

The Hobby House - Sweet Blossom

I simply adore this card that Colette has made using the Sweet Blossom topper images from The Hobby House.  It's so good to see the different ideas that people have and to then add your own twist to it. The  snow globe layout is so effective, and you could add any combination of flowers, butterflies or embellishment of your choice.

Products used - Pearlescent cardstock - Ivory, Pearlescent cardstock - raspberry, Hobby House Sweet Blossom Die Cut Topper, Wild Rose Studios Annabelle's Meadow Paper Pack, Papermania Vintage Notes Lace Borders, Spellbinders Rose Creations Die, Tonic Studios Mini Boot Punch - Flower Head and some Assorted adhesive gems.

The butterfly has very cleverly been made with the Rose Creations Die - Colette has just cut away one of the petals, and made the body with crystals.  Ingenious!

Happy Crafting!


Tuesday, 19 February 2013

The Brand New Tonic Studios Pick of the Bunch Stamp and Punch Sets will be arriving in the next couple of days. These great little sets make stunning flowers perfect for any Card Making or Scrapbooking Project. These are going to be very popular for your chance to win one simply enter below. Good Luck

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The Hobby House - Wee Bunnies

As promised, here is another of Colette's great cards using the cute toppers from The Hobby House.  This set is called 'Wee Bunnies' and looks adorable in this circular easel card.  The sentiment is a Papermania Heartwarmer and is taken from the Mum set, so this card would be great for a mothers day card (10th March - quite early this year!!), or an Easter card.

Products used - The Hobby House Wee Bunnies Die Cut Toppers, Papermania Heartwarmers Die Cut Toppers - Mum, Wild Rose Studios Anabelle's Meadow Paper Pack, Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Motifs, Tonic Simplicity Geared Dotty Border Punch, Pink Satin Ribbon Flowers, Pink satin ribbon and adhesive gems.

Happy Crafting!