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Maker Rewards FACEBOOK LIVE Party with Mel Heaton + FREE Download

Maker Rewards FACEBOOK LIVE Party with Mel Heaton + FREE Download

You may have seen the teasers, you may have heard the rumours… MAKER REWARDS IS COMING! Our brand new loyalty scheme (designed for everyone) kicks off Monday 26th February with a week-long event to boot! AND even better, we’ve got a launch party you won’t want […]

A Seasonal Sensation: Helen Kirkham’s Easel Calendar

A Seasonal Sensation: Helen Kirkham’s Easel Calendar

Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Easter… crafting can be such a seasonal affair, that sometimes our projects barely last a week before they’re out-of-date. Well… not this time! Helen Kirkham’s fantastic easel calendar will not only last the whole year through – but it’ll stay […]

Crafting Trends: Creative lettering and Calligraphy

Crafting Trends: Creative lettering and Calligraphy

We touched on it in our Mother’s Day Crafting Essentials Post – but it’s such a huge trend right now, that calligraphy deserves to be featured in its own right!

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Mother’s Day Crafting Essentials

Mother’s Day Crafting Essentials

With Mother’s Day on the horizon, we thought it was about time we put together our essential Mother’s Day checklist for those of you who are keen to get creative in time for the big day! There isn’t a Mum in the land who doesn’t […]

Hold The Front Door: How To Make A Cute Cottage Doorstop

Hold The Front Door: How To Make A Cute Cottage Doorstop

This incredible little cottage in miniature is the work of none other than our lovely, and incredibly talented, Rebecca Cole! Ideal for propping open doors throughout your home, this doorstop is a great project to get stuck into, whether you’re sewing for yourself, or creating […]

Create and Craft’s Blog Hop WINNER!

Create and Craft’s Blog Hop WINNER!

We would like to say a big thank-you to everyone who got involved with our Crafty Friends’ Blog Hop earlier this month!

It was packed with crafty projects from some incredibly talented creatives – if you missed it, check out Linda Simpson’s stunning Birds of a Feather Project Tutorial here, and hop along the rest of the links to see what everyone else got up to with Altenew‘s gorgeous new releases!

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Maz Makes… Valentine’s Day Gifts

Maz Makes… Valentine’s Day Gifts

Whether you are one of the lucky ones who gets spoilt rotten on Valentine’s Day, or someone who’s other half refuses to take the most romantic day of the year seriously, you’ll simply love our resident crafter Maz’s take on getting Creative for February 14th! […]

Stephanie Weightman’s Award-Winning Crafting Live Show is Coming to Malvern This March!

Stephanie Weightman’s Award-Winning Crafting Live Show is Coming to Malvern This March!

Do you love crafty workshops and demos? Would you jump at the opportunity to craft alongside your favourite crafting celebs? Well get your planner and a pen to hand – we’ve got a date for your diary that you won’t want to miss out on… […]

Top 10 Sewing Kits February 2018

Top 10 Sewing Kits February 2018

Well, well, sewing enthusiasts, we’ve got a fabulous February planned for you! This month we’re bringing fun, colour, and organisation to your life, with our pick of the best quilting, sewing and embroidery kits available. Discover elegant florals and bold geometric prints across cosy quilts and quirky home decor additions, as well as our solution to your quilting chaos (check out number 7 right now, if you’re intrigued!)

So without further adieu, here are Create & Craft‘s top 10 sewing kits in February 2018.

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Sarah Hurley’s Valentine’s Day Card: Watercolour Heart

Sarah Hurley’s Valentine’s Day Card: Watercolour Heart

This stunning watercolour heart is a simple yet sophisticated way to get crafty in time for Valentine’s Day! With bold colour and a shimmering finish, it’s the perfect combination of classic style and creative flair.

Trend-Spotting at Creativeworld: The Latest Crafts Showcasing in Frankfurt This Year

Trend-Spotting at Creativeworld: The Latest Crafts Showcasing in Frankfurt This Year

Like crafting? Love design? Keen to discover 2018’s top three crafting trends? Then you’ll definitely want to see the latest from the Creativeworld show in Frankfurt!

Lighthearted Love Tokens – A Crafty Beggars’ How-To

Lighthearted Love Tokens – A Crafty Beggars’ How-To

Home decor projects are soaring in popularity right now – and it’s no wonder, when making such beautifully impressive projects – like these incredible hanging hearts – can be so easy!

Three-dimensional base shapes such as hearts, plaques, baubles, trinket boxes and more are available in a range of materials, from MDF to polystyrene. These blank canvasses provide the perfect base for every kind of crafter to get creative – you can add colour and print using your favourite papers and tissue papers, or a textile finish using fabric and ribbon. The artistic among you may even like to add colour using inks and paints… the possibilities are endless!

We asked The Crafty Beggars’ Julie Peasgood to get creative in the name of love, for Valentine’s Day – and she’s crafted a stunning selection of hanging hearts! Check out what she made, and how she did it, below!

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Top 10 Cardmaking Kits February 2018

Top 10 Cardmaking Kits February 2018

So January is finally behind us, and we are well and truly gathering speed towards spring… even if it doesn’t feel like it right now! As well as Valentine’s Day, February also brings with it slightly longer days… which means slightly more time to spend […]

Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop: Video Tutorial + Giveaway

Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop: Video Tutorial + Giveaway

We’re taking part in Altenew’s Crafty Friends Blog Hop! This venture celebrates Altenew‘s unique community of crafters that love to craft using their fabulous range of stamps and dies. Everyone involved will share a project from one of their favourite crafters. You might have come here from […]

Celebrate Chinese New Year The Crafty Way

Celebrate Chinese New Year The Crafty Way

Unlike our own New Year celebrations, the Chinese New Year is based on the lunar calendar – and this year, the festivities begin on Friday, February 16th. Chinese families will gather together for dinner on New Year’s Eve, and ensure their houses are well swept and cleaned, so there’s no bad fortune cluttering up the place on New Year’s Day!

If you fancy getting in the celebratory spirit, check out our crafty ideas on how you can get creative and embrace the Chinese New Year this February!

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