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WOW Her This Mother’s Day With Sara Naumann’s Show-Stopping Card!

WOW Her This Mother’s Day With Sara Naumann’s Show-Stopping Card!

Mums work hard 365 days a year  – so it only seems right that on the one day of the year we dedicate to them, we should really push the boat out! And Sara Naumann has the perfect project to help you do just that. […]

Top 10 Cardmaking Kits: March 2018

Top 10 Cardmaking Kits: March 2018

March is finally here – hurrah! Although we’re not entirely sure what March thinks it’s doing… this month is supposed to herald the grand unveiling of spring – instead the UK’s kicking off the month under a blanket of snow, in sub-zero temperatures! Tut, tut, […]

Sweet Yet Simple: Step-by-Step Gilded Hare Easter Card

Sweet Yet Simple: Step-by-Step Gilded Hare Easter Card

This simple yet sweet 5-minute-make is just perfect for spring and Easter. Featuring a gorgeous gilded hare atop minimalist kraft card, it’s an easy way to create a fun Easter card that’s bound to raise smiles. It’s such a quick and easy Easter project, you […]

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Day, Easter… crafting can be such a seasonal affair, that sometimes our projects barely last a week before they’re out-of-date.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!

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 […]

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 […]

Mum’s the Word Postcard Confessions

Mum’s the Word Postcard Confessions

Crafties! You may remember our latest challenge from our Facebook page: Mum’s the Word Post Card Confession Competition! The aim of the game was to challenge you creative lot with a post card, on which you were to design a mummy confession, story or message. […]

FREE Game Download: Presenter I Wonder Who…

FREE Game Download: Presenter I Wonder Who…

Here at HQ we are always working on fun ways to keep you and the family amused – and we’re not just talking about crafty projects! We’ve got a special something created with you, our Crafties, in mind… a game of Presenter I Wonder Who, […]

Crafting Trends: Back To Nature With Tattered Lace

Crafting Trends: Back To Nature With Tattered Lace

The elegance and asymmetry of nature has inspired us in a big way this winter.  It’s visible in home decor trends that have embraced woven lampshades, jute rugs, houseplants, and natural wood… and it’s trickled into the crafting industry too.

Creativation 2018: The Trends from Phoenix [Sara Naumann]

Creativation 2018: The Trends from Phoenix [Sara Naumann]

Imagine aisles of craft supplies, booths packed with fresh new designs and product releases…complete with demos, and the chance to connect with the companies who create all the craft supplies we love to use. That’s Creativation in Phoenix, Arizona—the trade show for the craft and […]

Mixed Media Artist Hannah Oxberry Introduces Sweet Dixie

Mixed Media Artist Hannah Oxberry Introduces Sweet Dixie

Hold on to your ink pads, stampers, we’ve a brand new and very exciting stamp range launching at 8am on Friday January 26th, that you won’t want to miss! The stunning Sweet Dixie Stamps will be demonstrated by none other than the incredibly talented Hannah […]