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Good Morning Bloggers, FB Friends, Twitters and all !

I have some fabulous photos today of a Workshop that is coming up at Craftrange. You will learn how to do paper piecing, rubber stamping and create fancy fold cards. The workshop is on Monday 17th June 2013 10am till 12 Noon and costs just £7.50. The cards were designed by Liz our in-store tutor who will be taking the workshop and sharing with you all her passion for card making, Liz holds regular monthly workshops that have proven to be very popular.

To secure a place please give the shop a ring on 01282 833 091.


Untill later
Have a fab day
Janet x

Nitwits Spring Whimsey Workshop


Good Evening to you all, hope your day has been as good as we have had at craftrange.

Today I held a workshop for some lovely ladies, most were beginners and they really enjoyed themselves. Each got their own kit to take home with them so that they could make more cards at home. The kits are fabulous from nitwits and include patterned card rubber stamps and decoupage. The colours in the kit complement each other beautifully and it is a well thought out quality kit at an exceptional price of just £4.29 especially for craftrange customers, the rrp is £9.99.

We believe at craftrange everyone should have the chance to craft and try out new hobbies, this is why we are very price conscious and keep the cost throughout the store at extremely competitive prices.

I promised the ladies that I would put photos on the blog so that they could come on here and see what other cards could be made with their kits. The samples below were all made by Liz who works in the store and also holds monthly workshops. Below are a selection of Liz’s samples and there is still plenty left in the kit to make many more cards.

Special note to all you lovely ladies that attended, hope you enjoy working with your kits and if you send me photos of your cards I would love to share what you have done on this blog. You can email me your photos to janet@mtoms.com

If anyone would like to purchase one of the kits just give us a ring on 01282 833 091

spring whimsey

spring whimsey 1

spring whimsey 2

spring whimsey 3

spring whimsey 4

Untill next time
Happy Crafting
Janet x

Marianne Design


Good Morning

Today I plan another bike ride !!!

Hope you all have a good long weekend ahead of you with it being bank holiday.

Today at Craftrange.com Gillian and Liz are in the shop, Liz will be on hand for any hints and tips whilst she is demoing for her next workshop. Liz is making an unusual card that I know you will all love, when it is complete I will post on here. At craftrange we offer workshops starting from just £7.50. If you have nothing planned today pop in and say hello, you will also be able to see all the lovely new stock that we have in.

I will leave you with photos from the new collection by Marianne Design, if anyone knows Marianne’s products you will know what excellent quality they are.











marianne 1

marianne 2


Marianne Design Table and Frame

Chair and Lamp £7.99
All other dies £8.79

Dies with Rubber Stamps

Tassels £2.29
Charms £2.99

Tel…01282 833 091

Untill next time
Happy Crafting
Janet x

Christmas Lamp Post Template



Exciting news – we are just finishing of the instructions for a Christmas Lantern Template, everyone will love the finished results.  As soon as the template is  ready then I will post on here and put a photo of the finished piece on. 

Hope you have all had a great weekend, weather wise it rained most of Saturday but by the evening and Sunday it turned out really nice. 

I will be back soon, but will leave you with a photo of one of Gillians Jewellary Classes that is coming up.

Happy Crafting


Grand Craft Demonstration Photos


Hi Good Morning

The weather is great and lets just hope it lasts !!!

Photos as promised.

More photos soon as I have loads to show you, hope you like the sample cards above – all made by Jane Gill Floral Punch Craft Teacher.


Back Soon

Happy Crafting






Cuttlebug v2


Good Morning

Today I would like to tell you all about the brand new Cuttlebug Machine. 

From Provo Craft  the Cuttlebug Machine v2! – We have this machine in stock – Available NOW.

 This machine is very similar to the older version. It has the same sleek design and works in the same way as the older model, however –  it is more durable with its stronger outer casing and metal handle. It has an easy carrying handle making it very portable. The opening is six inches and works well with almost any die and embossing folders.

Cuttlebug Embossing & Die Cutting Machine V2

This weekend Saturday and Sunday 16th / 17th April, Gillian and Liz will be in store demonstrating embossing folders that can be run through die cutting and embossing machines.  Sharing hints and tips on how to get the best out of your machines.

Have a good weekend, visit us if you can – in-store coffee shop open Saturday, closed Sundays.


Paperartsy Hot Picks



Good Afternoon

Hope you are all having a great day so far. 

I would like to share with you some photos taken from the Paperartsy Rubber Stamps stand at Birmingham. 

I am a great fan of paperartsy stamps, just LOVE them. We have in store the paperartsy Hot Picks and Squiggly Ink Stamps, if there are any specific ones you are looking for give us a call on 01280833091 or email me on janet@mtoms.com

We are here to help. 

Hope you like the photos – tell me what you think.

 Here are just a small selection from the paperartsy stamps we have in store.

Enjoy the rest of your day, Untill Next Time, Happy Crafting.


Jane Gill Floral Punch Craft


Good Morning

I have the instructions for the beautiful flower card that Jane Gill made for our demonstration night, that you all loved.  And just by the side of the flower is one of Jane’s own designs of rubber stamps, it is the bubble butterfly done with shrink plastic.

For the flower on Jane’s card she used three Woodware scallop circle punches, the purple, pink and blue. Here is how Jane made it….

Punch two of each (you will have six circles), edge with contrasting ink pad on both sides. Cut each circle into eighths. Hold point side up in closed tweezers and wrap widest part around tweezers using finger and thumb to curl paper.  Do one piece clockwise and the next anti clockwise, repeat on all pieces and keep in size piles!

Punch six daisies (green punch) and stick shapes from each pile around daisy petals. You will now have six shapes with eight petals on each. Place one inside the other beginning with the largest. Finish the middle with three punched shapes from the Woodware  swirl using brown or green paper/card. Give each of these shapes severe cup character and stick one inside each other.

If you need any of the punches etc for this project please visit our website www.craftrange.com or give us a call on 01282 833091, if you are unable to find what you need.  We have hundreds of items in store that are not on our website.

Untill next time

Happy Crafting

Janet x

Paint Fusions. Hunkydory cats and dogs. Paperartsy Stamps and Dies and MORE.


Hi Everyone

Hasnt it gone cold!!

Wanted to remind you all that we are having a demonstration Evening next Wednesday 16th March 5pm till 8pm.  As always it promises to be a great evening, we have ~

Clare Rowlands (molly blooms designer) with us demonstrating a brand new stamp range from Creative Expressions called Tatty Buttons and the range has a papercrafting cd to compliment the range – they are in store now and I adore them.

Paul Browning will be joining us for the first time at Craftrange, demonstrating Pinflares Lockets and Steppers as seen on Create and Craft TV.

Deb will be demonstrating a brand new Foiling Machine, as seen on Create and Craft TV – you will all love the professional look that this machine gives, it is amazing.

I will be demonstrating Jane Gills Bubble Butterfly, I am enjoying working with this and you can use endless products with it.  When you see it you will know what I mean.

So if you are free to come along on the evening we will all be really pleased to see you.  I know that many of you live to far away so I will post photos from the evening after the event.


Brand new products arriving daily – can’t keep up with them all. 

Paperartsy Stamps and Dies – a personal favourite, and a definite must have for my craft collection.

Sheena Douglas paint fusion stamps, dvd, brushes and paints – when I get a minute I am definitely going to have a go with these.

Tatty Buttons stamp range and papercraft cd.

Hunkydory cats and dogs range – including stamps to accompany them.

For all Jewellery makers we have a fabulous new range of beads.

Untill Next Time

Happy Crafting

Janet x

Tatty Buttons


Good Morning

Tatty Buttons in store this week..

Hope you are all well and enjoying this lovely weather.  Today I would like to share with you some photos that I took of a new stamp range from Creative Expressions they were showcasing at the Trade Show in Birmingham that we recently attended. 

Tatty Buttons is a fabulous new stamp range and has a printable cd to accompany it. 

Tatty Buttons 




You can see the full stamp set and cd on our DEMONSTRATION EVENING, Wednesday 16th March 5pm till 8pm.  Come and join us if you can – our demonstration evenings are always popular and the Tatty Buttons range are being demonstrated by Clare Rowlands who is joining us for the evening.

Untill next time

Janet x