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Just to Let You Know . . . . . . . .


Good evening crafters,

Just to let you know that there are 7 people booked on the Cog Card workshop on Wednesday, with Linda Page. If you would like to come then ring us as soon as you can on Tuesday morning to book your place or you will miss out! cog card I was busy in store this morning making samples (it’s a hard life!), when a customer asked to see the We R Gift Bag Punch Board being demonstrated, I made a bag out of  Ken Olivers Watercolored Memories card  stock.leather look bag 002 My intention at the start of the day, was to make a sample for a cut’n’boss workshop, I thought about decorating a clip board or a box using the Die’sire Create a Card dies but I ended up making this leather look bag. I was halfway through cutting out the flowers when a customer wanted to buy the Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Classic Rose die I was using,  as we had sold out earlier, we had to sell our die before I had finished using it! The project still needs a bit more tweaking  but I think that it is looking good so far.

Our web site is currently being updated, if you would like anything posting out or have any queries please call 01282 833091. We are closed now until 10am Tuesday.

Carry on crafting,



New Ken Oliver at Craftrange!


Good afternoon crafters,

We are all so excited by the new Ken Oliver products that have just arrived to Craftrange.

We have the PEGz clickable stamp sets, you can create any wording you like, what a God send! Then there are the gorgeous Water Color, Studio and Hometown stamp sets which can be used withe the nifty Click It ink pads, teamed with the paper packs and the world is your oyster! Have you seen the Color Burst powders, you only need six colours to create any colour you would like, they are so lush. Which do I treat myself to, I NEED them all!

Do call in and see them, or if you need any infomation ring us on 01282 833091. Our web site is currently being updated so if you would like anything posting out to please call the same number.

Carry on crafting,



New Craft Items


Good Evening, hope you have all had a great day.

As a lot of you will have seen on Facebook it has been the annual trade show in Birmingham where we are lucky enough to see all the new products and ranges from the leading craft companies.

It’s been a great show with lots to see and plenty of new stock has been ordered which will be arriving over the next few months.

Leaving you with a photograph from the show of Liz,Ken Oliver, Deb and Sheila.

Kens new products are really great.

Back Soon

Happy Crafting

Janet x


Media Mixage meets Steampunk meets Frantage


Hi Crafters,
The weather is back to normal I see, but never mind its an ideal day to stay in and craft. Every cloud has a silver lining!
I had a wonderful day here at Craftrange on Saturday. I was given the challenge of demonstrating Spellbinders. Where to start – with the Media Mixage of course! My inspiration was bubbling over from all the tips and ideas that I gained from Ken Oliver when he visited our store recently.

I started by cutting the Spellbinder foil with a Spellbinder die and as one side of the foil is coloured and the reverse silver, I coloured the silver side with Adirondack Alcohol inks. When the ink was dry I embossed the shape in a Sue Wilson Embossing Folder.I then used a sanding block to remove the colour and go back to the silver. My first dilemma was which side to use, the embossed or debossed side. I loved them both.
Next I used a Frantage Encrusted Jewel Kit to create four layers to fit inside the Spellbinder Bezel. I used the Teal Colour Fragments, Teal Mica Flakes, Aged Teal Embossing Powder, Sky Blue Embossing Powder and Detail Capri Embossing Powder. Sounds lush doesn’t it?
Before filling the bezel with Ice Resin I cut the back off a Large Curved Petal Flower Charm and placed that along with a diamante on top of the layers and then I waited for the resin to set.
I could then go to town with Gilding Flakes, Duo Embellishing Adhesive, Glossy Accents, Tim Holtz Tissue Tape, Accent Beads, Self Adhesive Pearls, Steampunk Style Patterned Heart Charm, Feathers, Ribbons and Cords. From my Jewellery findings I used Head Pins, Oval Jump Rings, Chain, Bails, Seed Beads, e Beads and Glass Beads. You can use what ever takes your fancy just let your imagination run wild.
Call in and see the samples.
Visit us at http://www.craftrange.com
If you are unable to come and have any questions just give us a call on 01282833091
Enjoy creating
Photographs will be put on here tomorrow, please come back or sign up to our email list to view them.



Morning All

What fantastic weather.
I have just been talking to Gillian who is working at craftrange.com today and she is having a blast. Gillian is working with Spellbinders, Media Mixage, Foil, Embossing Folders, alcohol Inks and the list went on ! she even mentioned Buttons at one point.
It sounded like she was having a real crafty session and enjoying every minute of it, oh to have a job in a craft shop when you’re a crafter – fabulous.
I may even have to go and join her for coffee and a great demonstration. I love it when you hear a crafter enthuse over products its infectious.

Photo using some of the products Gillian is using today, Sample by Ken Oliver from Spellbinders.

Untill next time
Be Creative!
Janet x

Spellbinders Media Mixage


Good Evening Bloggers, hope you are all well.

Well after the excitement of Ken Oliver from Spellbinders being with us at craftrange and showing us all how the fabulous media mixage works, Ken is now on his way home to Pheonix Arizona.
Ken it was a pleasure having you visit us and we hope you will be back soon.

After the demos from Ken, we sold out of most things and had very little stock left of the other items. I am pleased to say that we have had one order arrive to top up on the products and are expecting another order soon to fully replenish our stock.

You can give us a ring on 01282 833 091 to order or click here to take you straight through to our website.

media mixage


Untill Next Time
Be Creative!


Ken Oliver Spellbinders Visit


Good Evening FB Friends and Bloggers

I have had the most amazing day at work, Ken Oliver from Spellbinders visited Craftrange today and held make and takes, shared hints, tips and gave everyone loads of inspiration.
Thankyou to everyone who came and helped welcome Ken to craftrange. I know from talking to you that you also enjoyed Kens visit. If you would like to leave comments on this post I know that Ken will read them all. To everyone that could not attend I took some photos for you all to enjoy.

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A Huge thankyou to Ken Oliver x
With love from all at craftrange

Janet x

Spellbinders Ken Oliver at Craftrange


Hi hope your weekend has been a good one.
Just a quick reminder that Ken Oliver will be with us in store tomorrow, giving us all a FREE DEMONSTRATION. I am so looking forward to tomorrow – I just know that it will be great.


Find Us Here.


Hope to see you there, please say hi to us then we can put faces to names !!
Tel…01282 833 091
Bye for now
Janet x

VIP Guest at Craftrange – Ken Oliver/Spellbinders


Good Morning, hope your having a crafty Bank Holiday Monday.
We are so excited about our VIP Guest here at craftrange. Ken Oliver from Spellbinders will be coming to Craftrange to give everyone a FREE Demonstration. Its going to be a great afternoon and we hope you will all be able to join us.


Please share the news with all your friends so that we can give him a really warm welcome.

Back soon
Happy Crafting
Janet x