Cog Card Workshop Went Like Clockwork!


Good morning crafters,

We have had a busy week so far, with being closed three days over the Easter period I think that everyone came in on Tuesday to get their craft fix.

Yesterday we had Linda’s Cog Card Workshop and it was fully booked. As you can see, the ladies got stuck in with brayering their backgrounds using a Speedball Brayer and Splodge Mat. Crafters Companion Textures Embossing folders and  the Textures Basket and Burlap stamp were also used to create the backgrounds. They used the Cut n Boss machine and Spellbinder Sprightly Sprocket dye to produce the cogs. Everyone, as ever, picked up plenty of hints and tips and were thrilled with their results.

Today we have our weekly Coffee and Craft Club, our ladies bring a wide variety of projects with them, I don’t know if they come to craft, chatter or keep Liz and I on our toes. They are good at all three!

If you can’t call into the shop to book on a workshop or make a purchase then please ring us on 01282 833091. Our web site is currently being updated, I have had a sneak preview, it is looking good. Watch this space!

Carry on crafting,



Lindsay Mason’s Influence Carries On!


Good afternoon crafters,

Yesterday was another busy day at Craftrange, but Liz and I still had the time to admire the beautiful creations of Marion Mathews, who, like Millie, has been on a Lindsay Mason Workshop and gone home to create this enviable gift for her friend Barbara. The main materials for this banner and the Marine Plaque were, of course, Maya Gold paints and Inka Gold waxes they give such stunning results. The centre of the marine plaque is made using a sheet of pewter and the Spellbinder M-bossabilities Shell Beauty.

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Marion also has China Painting as a hobby and this is one of her latest projects. What a talented lady.

Lindsay’s April workshop is fully booked, there are some places remaining on May 9th. As ever, if you wish to book on a workshop, have an interest in any of the products or would like something posting  to you  (our web site is currently being updated)  please ring 01282833091

Carry on crafting,


A Fly in the Ointment!


Hi guys, or in English, Good evening crafters,
I arrived safely in Saskatoon after 22 hours after leaving home. On Friday I went to a family wedding, it was beautiful. Hopefully I will post some pictures later.
Saturday we spent at my cousins house with friends and relatives stopping by, I don’t want to make you too envious but it has been in the lower 30’s and there is a pool in the back yard (don’t tell my husband, he will be soooo envious!)
I gave the bride, my cousin and her daughter each a Spellbinder bezel bracelets with pictures of their parents, grandparents and children in, they were thrilled with them. I had noticed that one of the bezels had been “touched” before the ice resin had set and had sanded the blemish ready to cover with Ice Resin once I got here. I was secretly blaming one of my sons for the mishap but on closer inspection, there is a fly set in the ice resin!
Last time I visited my cousin had about 6 friends round one evening to make jewellery, I am back by popular request so it look like a visit to the national craft store Michaels is imminent. I will keep you posted.
If any of you are at a loss this weekend where to go, particularly if you have young children, why not pay a visit to Higham Scarecrow Festival (BB12 9EU), it is a cheap family day out. I made my scarecrows before I left.
WHEN will you hear from me again?
WHO will win the email link Blog Candy?
WHEN will I demonstrate again?
Carry on crafting

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.