Journals and planners are rising in popularity in a big way – and if you’re one of the thousands of stationery addicts out there, you’ll know just how fabulous it feels to treat yourself to a new notebook! Some notebook covers can be less than […]
Introducing Dali Graham, the owner of DaliART! As an enthusiastic, tenacious, and passionate crafter herself, Dali has created a fantastic brand for all levels of crafters – a brand that we are very excited to announce has now arrived at Create and Craft HQ! Read […]
Far more than ‘just another marker pen’, Chameleon Pens offer an innovative way for colour enthusiasts to breathe life into their artistic endeavors – be it stamped designs on card fronts, illustrations in scrapbooks, adult colouring designs, fine art creations and everything else in between! […]
It’s that time of year again… Father’s Day is right around the corner! And we think there’s no better way to really show the very special man in your life – whether it’s your father, stepfather, father-in-law, or grandfather – how much you care, than by giving handmade. Why craft for Father’s Day? There are so many benefits to giving him a handmade gift this Father’s Day, you’d be mad not to!
For starters, men can be incredibly tricky to shop for! You could spend hours traipsing the shops and still come home with something you’re not sure whether he’ll love or loath.
Second – crafting is fun! So why not enjoy getting your Father’s Day gift ready as much as he’ll enjoy opening it?
Third – you can make it personal. Personalised gifts are so much better than something that sits on a shop shelf amidst tens of identical copies. It also shows you’ve really put the effort into making Father’s Day special.
And lastly – you KNOW your Father’s Day gift will be truly one-of-a-kind! If you made it yourself, there’s no chance your big sister went and picked up exactly the same thing in the shops yesterday.
So without further ado, let’s dive into all the fantastic crafting essentials you might need to make this Father’s Day magical!
Introducing Elizabeth Craft Designs! A family-owned company based in Evergreen, Colorado, which designs and manufactures crafting goodies designed to breathe new life into your papercrafting, mixed media art, scrapbooking, cardmaking, and more! Not only are the team at Elizabeth Craft Designs passionate about bringing you […]
This week, Sarah Cawood has been preparing for Father’s Day, by remembering that it’s a day to celebrate EVERY daddy out there – including grandads. Check out her handmade Father’s Day card below, and just why she believes it’s so important to put the effort […]
Are you all set for this weekend’s big event? The royal wedding of Prince Harry to his fiance Meghan Markle is an exciting event and provides the perfect opportunity for a right-royal get-together! Not only that, it’s also a gentle reminder that wedding season is about to kick into full-swing, which means that if you’re crafting for your own wedding this year, or on the look-out for crafty wedding ideas for the future, then now’s the time to get busy! Read on for our pick of all things wedding – including Sarah Millsop’s stunning handmade wedding choker that’s fit for royalty! (more…)
Here’s a crafty little project the papercrafters among you will LOVE – how to create an origami butterfly! This fantastic origami step-by-step is the perfect way to unleash your creativity on just a single square of paper… nothing else required! You could work with a […]
This year, they key focus of Mental Health Awareness Week is stress. Research has shown that two thirds of us experience a mental health problem in our lifetimes, and stress is a key factor in this. If left unchecked, it can have a detrimental effect on our […]
What are illusion cakes? These fantastic cakes fall within a simply gorgeous bracket of baking – one in which your cake takes on the spectacular appearance of another object entirely! Blurring the lines between realism and fantasy, illusion cakes are designed to defy our expectations – a cake may be disguised as a joint of meat, a handbag, a bowl of fruit… the list goes on! With illusion cakes, the only limit is your imagination when it comes to cake design ideas! So where did we start? Well, in celebration of National Doughnut Week, we asked the lovely Mich Turner to produce the tastiest doughnut in town! Check out her recipe below and wow friends and family with your very own Doughnut Illusion cake…
What is upcycling? In short, it’s an enjoyable and cost-effective way to turn something old and unloved into something fresh-faced and fabulous. And the lovely Wendy Turner-Webster knows all about that! This week she’s been unleashing her Crafty Beggars‘ creativity once again to create eye-catching […]
This week, the lovely Sarah Millsop has been getting creative with the fantastic new jewellery-making kit from Totally Beads, to show you exactly how you can use the peyote stitch to create a stunning pendant bail. Check out her step-by-step tutorial below, and be inspired to produce some beautiful jewellery of your own… everything you need to get started is included right here!