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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.



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

Distress Stains ~ Tim Holtz



I am so so excited !!~   Distress Stains are now in stock and ………….

Have I played with them………..YeS

Are they ok……… NO they are not just ok they are FAB-U-LOUS, GREAT I’m in my element – supercalafragalisticexpialadoshus

Do we all need them………. YES definitely. 

Tim Holtz® Distress Stains

Distress Stains are fluid water-based dyes for papers and other porous surfaces.  Use for quick and easy ink coverage for backgrounds and larger areas.  Mist with water to lighten color and create mottled effects.  Apply layers of stain to achieve more saturated color. 

The brushed nylon dabber top has a built-in spring valve. This allows for controlling the release of Distress Stains from the bottle. By pressing the dabber top down onto surface, the valve opens and fluid releases. Lift dabber away from surface to stop fluid flow. Spread Distress Stains by swiping the dabber top lightly as a brush across the surface.

• Acid free, non-toxic
• Fade-resistant dyes
• Dabber top with spring valve control

Antique Linen Distress Stain Swatch Broken China Distress Stain Swatch Dusty Concord Distress Stain Swatch Faded Jeans Distress Stain Swatch Fired Brick Distress Stain Swatch Forest Moss Distress Stain Swatch
Peeled Paint Distress Stain Swatch Spun Sugar Distress Stain Swatch Vintage Photo Distress Stain Swatch Walnut Stain Distress Stain Swatch Weathered Wood Distress Stain Swatch Wild Honey Distress Stain Swatch

Sir Tim himself at Stitches this year.


For everyone who is waiting for the instructions on how to make the wonderful flower by Jane Gill, I have got all the information at work and I will be putting it on this blog next week.

Jane Gill will be with us on the 9th April – holding a workshop on Floral Punch Craft. 


Until next time, happy crafting.

Any further information that you need please visit www.craftrange.com or call 01282 833 091




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

Friendly Plastic



Today I was in work all day and had a great day, it was lovely to see so many friendly faces.  It was a busy day with Sam Poole holding a workshop in the morning – Sam’s work is fabulous her workshops are very inspirational and she learns you great techniques.  In the afternoon we had a new guest tutor Carol Fern teaching techniques on Friendly Plastic – everyone throughly enjoyed themselves and went home with lots of goodies from the shop to make more friendly plastic items.  If you were on the class and have had a go at more we would all love to see what you have created, bring them in so we can have a look. 

I will add photos of some of the items that were made in the friendly plastic workshop soon.  unfortunately I did not get any photos from Sams – may be next time I will.

Just a quickie – I had a play with the brand new Martha Stewart PAOTP (punch all over the page) Punches today, all I can say about them is that they are –

super cala fragalistic expialidoshus !!!

I must have them all !!! they punch where ever you want them to.  The punch has a magnetized bottom part that comes away from the top enabling you to place your card in between and punch anywhere – great invention.

This is the one I have been playing with, sorry working with. Its a hard job but someone has to do it.


Happy Crafting

Janet x