Hope you have all had a great weekend, we have been having fun with chalk paint since Thursday – but that’s another blog !!
Holiday time has sprung on us all, children to keep busy and entertain. Lets hope the weather is kind – but for those rainy days and crafty days or even a crafting garden party we have lots in-store to keep them busy including some bargain bins filled with all sorts at 50% off!
For anyone waiting for the Ebosser plates, we now have back in stock the 3pk Magnetic Shims and the Metal Adapter plates.
And finally I wanted to leave you with a link to our website to see the great prices we have on the whole Spectrum Noir Range. http://www.craftrange.com/items.aspx?coll=250_008&l1=specialoffers&l2=250_008
You can also visit http://www.pinterest.com/spectrumnoir/blendable-pencil-samples/
for lots of inspiration hints and tips.
My name is Carla and I am Gillian’s cousin from Canada. I am visiting and I have gotten to do some experimenting, making faux leather. Today I spent all day at the Coffee and Craft Club at Craftrange. It was great! What a nice bunch of ladies who welcomed me into the group.
I got started with Crafters Companion Kraft Card and sprayed it with glycerine and water and scrunched it up several times then ran it through the ebosser
, after letting it dry thoroughly I took 3 colours of Distress Ink Pads
and brushed them across the embossed card until I was happy with the look; sprayed it with Crafters Companion Spray and Shine;
prepared a lining out of fabric and glued it in using Cosmic Shimmer glu
e. While that was drying, I prepared 3 signatures of paper to sew into my Faux Leather Booklet.
I decided to stamp a border stamp on some of the signature pages. To finish it up I will punch holes in the faux leather and the signatures and sew them together.
Meanwhile, my cousin Gillian was definitely not lazing around. She and her co- workers were busy preparing for the Craft Event this Saturday. Also Gillian made a sign for the new Chalk Paint
that they have in store and is being demonstrated by Mark Gould on Saturday. I hear the stuff is all the rage!
After the staffs hectic day Gillian and I came home and I had a welcome LARGE cup of English Tea!
Tomorrow I will post pictures of my finished Faux Leather booklet.
I am really looking forward to the demonstrations on Saturday, it is such a great opportunity to see the possibilities of all the wonderful products!
See you then!
Good Evening Crafters,
We are back, exhausted and excited from our trip to the Craft Hobby and Stitch trade fair in Birmingham. There were over 250 stands to drool over and lots of demonstrations to watch in awe. The first day we tried to look at EVERY stall to get an idea what we should buy and if there were any new trends.
Once back at the hotel we had a working evening meal, preparing orders to place and deciding which companies to revisit to place orders. It was almost midnight when we went to bed. I set my alarm for 6.15 and a message came up “the alarm is set for 6 hrs and 30 mins – not much rest for the wicked!
Breakfast at 7, leave hotel at 8, enter show at 9 with only 22 stalls to go back to!
There were a few demonstration of polymer clay (Fimo), some models but also beads, there were all amazing.
Foiled Fimo Pendant in the Making
Other demonstrations included Spectrum Noir, Ebosser
, Zentangle, Stamping,
Mixed Media, Masking , Stencils and Sugar Craft
to name but a few
So, what will you be seeing new in the jewellery section in the coming months?
We are expecting BEAUTIFUL diamante clasps which will team so well with the Tiara kits and components, new range of watch faces, new beads and charms.
eautiful Tiara Kit
We are still investigating new ranges of crystals and seed beads – watch this space!
Also we are all very excited about two new ranges of Deco Art paints, I can’t wait to get my hands on the acrylic paints which I feel will work so well on jewellery, there are four interference colours, which if small drops are placed onto a wet standard coloured base coat it will migrate and blend with the background and give amazing marbled enamel effects. Oh I can’t wait!
So, that is it for jewellery related stock, I will leave the crafty things for Janet to enthuse about.
Carry on Crafting,
Good Morning all
Hope you are all well, very grey outside today – hope its brighter where you are.
We have a special promotion on our website, Ebossers are for a limited time priced at just £149.99 – now that’s a huge saving and a great bargain. Click here to go through to the offer.
We had such a cute visitor the other day, photos enclosed. She was just adorable.
Craft club here at http://www.craftrange.com today – Love Thursdays.
Back soon, going to see what all the ladies in the craft club are doing today.
Good morning crafters,
There are some very lucky ladies out there, you must have your partners very well-trained and it has paid off! This weekend our Christmas decorations went up in the shop and some lovely Christmas presents went out of the shop.
I daren’t say who those lucky ladies are but I can tell you some of the goodies that have been bought for you:-
THE EBOSSER, such a dream to use and we have a dream of an offer on at the moment, along with the machine you get forty A4 sheets of assorted coloured card and a Disney die and embossing folder all at a dream of a price of £159.99
THE CUTTLEBUG, still as popular as ever.
THE MELTING POT, along with all the accessories such as project pan, heat it inks, texture treads, mold and pour, bees-wax, ultra thick embossing powders (Melt Art and Cosmic Shimmer) and bezels. All very competitively priced.
TOTES, for Copic pens, Cameo machine and carrying your craft essentials. Especially the Tim Holtz Ticket and Crowded Attic totes, I use mine all the time to go shopping, much smarter than a plastic carrier bag!
STORAGE, 8 drawer tower, A4 & 12″x12″ trays.
The cake ladies among you haven’t been forgotten.
CRICUT CAKE, fantastic for cutting decorative shapes for your cakes.
BOOKS, mouth-watering, all by Mich Turner, Couture Wedding Cakes, Cake Master Class, Fantastic Party Cakes and Spectacular Cakes. Now that’s something for you to drool over on Christmas day!
To get you in a spin there is the REVOLVING TURNTABLE, ORGANISER CADDY AND PIPING NOZZLE & BRUSH SET.
That’s just to name a few.
Don’t you want EVERYTHING?
Are YOU one of those lucky ladies?
If your partner is still in training why not visit us and make a wish list that you can send him in to crib off!
If you can’t get in to see us give us a call on 01282833091
Carry on crafting,
I am not sure where the weekend is rushing of to ! It does not seem like two minutes ago that it was Thursday Coffee and Craft Club at craftrange.com.
Cant believe that X Factor has started again, that only means one thing – it’s a count down to Christmas hehehe, Oh I Love Christmas.
Quick update then I am of deer hunting, with camera !
Everything is well underway now for the Free Demonstration Day at http://www.craftrange.com I quite simply love these days – there so much fun and there is always a great atmosphere. We have fabulous demonstrators for you including Lynell Harlow all the way from USA (Owner/designer from Dreamweaver Stencils) her work is amazing, you will not be disappointed. We also have Maria Simms for the first time at Craftrange, you will adore Maria and her work – many will have seen Maria on Create and Craft TV. Hope you can all join us for another great Event.
Back soon, I have not forgotten to share Tim Holtz photos – I will be doing that next week, I am still on cloud9.
Good Morning Crafters,
I am in an enviable dilemma, every Saturday Liz and I take it in turns to do demonstrations at Craftrange.
We have the freedom to pick what we would like to demonstrate and it is my turn today.
Here is my dilemma, I had originally thought of die cutting shapes out of thick card,I would use the ebosser machine, it is lovely to use and ours is at a very competitive price at the moment. Next I could decorate them with embossing powders, (I may have to use the gorgeous Frantage kits again!) and then coating them with something to seal and make them glossy (I was thinking of using Glossy Accents). Mmmmm endless possibilities I would enjoy that.
I went into the warehouse of Michael Toms Stationers (our parent company) to find some paper balls for a customer, I have known about them for years but only today did I notice that they had holes through them. They aren’t balls they are BEADS! So, I am thinking, whatever you can do on a flat piece of paper you can do on a paper bead. The lovely colours of Alcohol Inks to give colour and embossing powders for texture.
Oh the possibilities are endless but the working day too short to do both, bearing in mind we also have a full day Molly Blooms Workshop and an 80% off sale, I have to decide What I am going to do?
What would YOU do?
Will I have time to do both?
Call in to see what I have decided.
Don’t miss the next thrilling instalment of DEMONSTRATION DILEMMA!
Don’t forget, if you have any queries, give us a ring on 01282 833091
Carry on Crafting