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Distress Clinic


Good morning crafters,

Liz held another of her Distress Clinic Workshops on Monday, they are proving to be very popular, as her ladies expand their knowledge of distress inks, paints, stains, glitters and papers they also expand their stash of distress goodies. Sounds good to me! This month they made these beautiful cards.

If you would like to book on her next Distress Workshop on Monday 20th April, or are interested in any products please call into the shop or ring us on 01282 83391.

If you would like anything posting out to you, our web site is currently being updated so, please ring the above number.

Carry on crafting,



Distress Glitter in Wall Art


Hi Everyone

Todays Share!

Christmas Wall Art

Fabulous Vintage Christmas Papers
Spellbinders Snowflake
Distress Ink – Cranberry and Lettuce
Large Gem
Grunge Alphabet
Distress Glitter Lettuce – Really Loving the Distress Glitters, its like sugar.
Craftrange’s Special Grey Board
Cosmic Shimmer Drys Clear Glue
Red Line Tape
Foam Pads


Really simple, cut your grey board down to 6″x12″ you need two of these.
Decorate each panel as you desire. I used the fabulous Father Christmas on one side and a plain’ish paper on the other.
Apply Lettuce Distress Ink all over the Reindeer, go over the whole reindeer with Glossy Accents and add bits of the distress glitter in small areas to parts of the reindeer. Leave to Dry – overnight if possible.
Paint cosmic shimmer drys clear glue onto the aplhabet and cover with distress glitter, patting the glitter down to secure and leave to dry.
You will need to cut 2 x small strips from the grey board roughly 12″ x 1 1/2″ and decorate with paper.
Go round the edges of your panels with cranberry distress ink (roughly, this does not need to be perfect)
Once you are happy with your panels place the on the table upside down and stick with red line tape the two 12″ x 1 1/2″ strips to the back to secure the whole wall art.
Now that you have everything attached you are ready to attach your reindeer and alphabet, you can either secure with glue or use foam pads to give depth. Add your large gem to the snowflake to create the O in Noel, and decorate to your taste with any other gems that you like.
To hang this project up, I used string that I platted I used 3 lengths of string and platted – I did this 3 times so that I ended up with 3 platted lengths then platted those 3 together. It took time but I think that is was worth it. Attach this to the back on the outer edges with red line tape TaDah your now ready to hang.
Hope you enjoy making this, I know that I did.


Back soon
Janet x

Monochrome Christmas – Woodware Blog


Hi Everyone


Well today is the new weekly challenge over at Woodware
Craftrange have set the theme of monochrome Christmas and if you take a daily look at the Woodware Blog you will see a different sample with this theme for the whole week.

I have chosen black and white (always a favourite) I have to be honest and say that I set of to do mahogany but black and white won.
I Have kept it simple but hopefully you will agree affective, the background stamp used is
WOODWARE MANY CHRISTMASES CLEAR MAGIC, designed by Jane Gill who is a much-loved favourite at Craftrange she is one lovely lady and talented to go with it.
The main stamp used is quite detailed and simply delightful, you can really set yourself in the scene and imagine snow all around. (Hope we get plenty of snow this Christmas!!) This stamp is by STAMPENDOUS and called TRAIN POSTCARD.

Both have been stamped with Black Versafine, I choose this ink because it really brings out the detail without blurring any of the image especially in the train stamp as it is detailed and I did not want to lose any of that.

Stamped on our specialist 300gsm ultra smooth cardstock and matted with black gloss card onto an 8″ x 8″ card. The edges of the background christmas wording have been distressed with black and the train postcard has been stamped out 3 times to raise the image
First stamped image – as a whole
Second stamped image – cutting the main image away, just raising the postcard and
Third stamped image – cutting only the holly out to 3D this and make the card complete.

Handy Tip when you are stamping the background, cut the card to size and stamp around the edges starting of in the top left corner and working round. This will create a gap in the middle (shown below) but this will be covered. Stamping it in this way gives you crisp lines of text instead of trying to line up the text and have it become uneven. I did choose what text would be showing around the edge and turned the stamp round to fit in with what wording I wanted showing.

Hope you can pop over to Woodware for a look and hopefully join in. If you would like any of the stamps/materials used to create this card please email me on janet@mtoms.com or give us a ring on Tel…01282 833 091.


Back soon
Enjoy your day
Janet x

And Saturdays Demonstration Is . . .


Good evening crafters,
It a busy day in the shop yesterday, with the Craft Club (yes it was Topsy Turvey Thursday) and two deliveries we still had time to put the last touches to the details of the October, November Workshop brochure which is now going to print and finalise Saturdays demonstration.
I will be demonstrating the Melt Pot and will be using distress inks and gilding wax to colour the ultra thick embossing powder. Why not call in and see what I create.
DON’T miss the demonstration tomorrow.
WHAT will Liz demonstrate next week?
DON’T miss the next thrilling instalment from Crafrange.com
Carry on crafting,

Craft Event Part 6


Good Afternoon

Seen as it is our next Grand Craft Event this Saturday, I thought that I better finish part 6 the final part from the last craft event we had.

Linda Page demonstrated for us and it was a fantastic demonstration, Linda showed us all how to use pan pastels (oh and mentioning pan pastels we have just taken delivery of the BRAND NEW METALLIC Pan Pastels). Linda also demonstrated brayering, it was one of the most interesting demonstrations that I have seen. Linda very cleverly did two cards exactly the same using pan pastels on one and ink with brayer on the other – it was great to see the same thing done but with two different mediums. Both were fantastic and a few of the customers that were not confident with inks and brayer found they could work well with the pan pastels.
Cant wait to see what Linda will demonstrate this Saturday, I am sure she will have a brayer somewhere to hand and will have some amazing samples to show us all.

Hope your all having a great day
Back Soon
Janet x

Anyone for Pie and Peas ?


Hi, hope you have all had a fabulous day.

Today at Craftrange.com we have been busy ordering some wonderful products for our Summer Craft Event. I love our Craft Events / Demonstration Days they are alway informative and everyone loves them. The comments we get from customers/visitors to the events are really lovely, we appreciate your feedback good or bad ! it helps us strive to give you the customer just what you want.or should I say need !!! I am sure this demonstration day will not disappoint, we have 8 demonstrators all with different skills, adore crafting and sharing their ideas and techniques.

Annette Lee – Melt Pot, Spellbinders and more on behalf of P.I
Gezzy Bee – Gelli Art
Linda Page – Brayering and Pan Pastels
Michelle Marshall – Frantage and a brand new Stamp Collection from Stampendous …On behalf of Woodware
Gillian Holden – Friendly Plastic, Media Mixage and kumihimo samples from our very own in-store Jewellery Expert
Clare Rowland’s – Molly Blooms stamp designer, demonstrating copic markers and molly bloom rubber stamps
Derrick – Craft tutor, parchment craft

& Just confirmed the lovely

Kirsty Wiseman – On behalf of Stix2 demonstrating a whole host of goodies !!

Our Coffee shop will be open serving pie and peas at just £2.95,
Please ring 01282 833 091 to pre-order
Choice of Meat and potato or Cheese and Onion.

RAFFLE – Proceed to Pendleside Hospice
Join us if you can. x


Untill next time
Happy Crafting
Janet x