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A Busy Week of Workshops


Good evening crafters,

This morning saw eager ladies waiting in the foyer for the store to open, they were here to attend  the Lindsay Mason workshop. They had a wonderful time creating their designs.

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The most popular products that they purchased were, of course the Maya Gold gilding wax, Inka Gold paints  and Mod Podge.  Look at their wonderful creations.

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It comes as no surprise that Lindsay’s April workshop is now fully booked and there are limited spaces for her  workshop on 9th May

Tuesday, I am running a Gilding Wax workshop from 10 .30 till 12.30 for £10 including materials, there are just 3 places remaining.

Linda Page is with us again on Wednesday to run a workshop on gilding flake techniques, you will leave with 2 stunning cards. The workshop will run from 10.30 till 12.30 for £10 including materials,again, there are only 3  spaces remaining.

Thursday sees our weekly Coffee and Craft Club, there are still a few spaces remaining on both the morning (10am – 1pm) and the afternoon session  (1.15 – 4.15  ) for £4 per session  including a brew. A perfect way to meet like minded people and make new friends.

To book on any of our workshops or have any enquiries please ring us on 01282 833091. Our web site is being  updated  at the moment so if you would like anything posting out to you please ring the same number.

Carry on crafting



Indigo Blu has Arrived


Good evening crafters,
It seems to be that every day there are boxes of new stock arriving, the biggest problem is finding space for everything!
I must admit it is a nice problem to have.
Here are some of the Idigo Blu stamps we now have in stock:-

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I am sure that you would get a lot of use from them all, my extra favourites are the ones with the borders on, in particular the Wild Meadow and Nature, oh and I think that the verse with the Poppy Meadow stamp is so beautiful.

The background stamps are all very versatile, I particularly like the Bubbles, Script, Honeycomb, Crackle Glaze and Script Music, teamed with the Bare Forest, Vintage Flourish or Stylised Flowers and the effects would be stunning.

You could use them with Pan Pastels, Distress Ink/pads, versamark, Wow! embossing powders, gilding flakes, gilding wax oh the list is endless and I need to get crafting, so I will love you and leave you.
As ever, if you cannot visit the shop please give us a call on 01282833091
Carry on crafting,

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,

Just a Quickie


Good morning crafters,
Just a quickie before the rush, Derrick and his ladies are here this morning on the Parchmentcraft Workshop, they always produce beautiful work and have started working on Christmas!
We are still in the midst of moving the shop round, it is looking good but the new cake stock isn’t out yet. Watch this space.
Liz is demonstrating today, she is making samples out of the Christmas Die’sire embossing folders and dies that Janet started last weekend. She is hoping to use Pan Pastels and Gilding Wax on them, Why not call in and get into the spirit!
WHEN will my demonstration dilemma be resolved?
WHEN will the new cake stock get onto the shop floor?
WHO will win the Where’s Gilly and email link blog candy?
DON’T miss the next thrilling instalment from Craftrange.com.
CArry on crafting

Creative Expressions Metallic Gilding Wax



Morning Everyone

Looks like we are in for a great day, looking out of my window – it’s just glorious.

Well you may remember a few posts back that I was going to play with the Gilding Wax.

Gilding Wax is a coloured wax medium that allows a metallic sheen to be added to card, lace, chipboard, baked polymer clay and many other craft surfaces. Gilding Wax can be used through masks to create backgrounds, as well as for highlighting embossed patterns and embellishments.

My first impressions were, I have to be honest not good. I was applying the gilding wax with my finger tips (you can also apply it with a cloth), my problem was that I was putting too much on and because of this I had to work harder to even it out. I also started on a blank piece of paper and covered a large area with the wax (this looked really messy so I was not to impressed lol) I wanted to die cut some butterfly’s, so that was the reason I started of with a blank piece – when I did die cut the butterfly’s I have to say WOW what stunning results you can get. So even if you think it’s not neat on your blank – follow it through you will get great results whether your stamping over it or die cutting etc.
After I had twigged that I needed to put less wax onto my finger tips and not worry about how messy it looks in the early stages, I was away – a little goes a long way – working with a small amount on your finger tip is the key to success with this product.

Its simple to use and apply giving great effects, and when you have finished applying the wax if you take a cloth and buff it up you will see a fabulous sheen can be given to your work.

Verdict – well worth a try, unusual effects, easy to use, blending wax’s together works well, can be applied to lots of different surfaces, great price, fabulous colours and highly recommended.

I would recommend that you start of with 3 pots of your colour choice and blend them together to create some stunning pieces. Try die cutting, stamping over the wax, applying to metal and scrunching your card after each layer of wax. If you do have a go, send us your photos so that we can share.

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Untill next time
Happy Crafting
Janet x

Brayering Workshop



Todays plans – cleaning up, walking dogs, gym !! (maybe!!) and crafting. I have brought home one of every colour (not that I am greedy) of the Metallic Gilding Wax’s. I will let you all know how I get on with them next week.

Today I am going to leave you with an up and coming workshop that we are holding at craftrange. You will learn all about Brayering with Linda who is a clarity design team member.

Tutor – Linda Page
When – Wednesday 26th June 2013
Time – 10.15am till 12.15pm
Cost – £7.50

I think you will agree that the cards are fabulous, I love Linda’s use of colour.
If you would like to secure a place on this workshop, please give the shop a ring on Tel…01282 833 091



That’s it for today, the quicker I get this cleaning up done the quicker I will be back in my craft room.
Have a great day what ever you’re doing.

Janet x