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Top Christmas Papercrafting Supplies 2017

Top Christmas Papercrafting Supplies 2017

For many of us, crafting makes Christmas. While we cherish spending time with family, we also treasure creating beautiful things for them. To help you get into the Christmas spirit, we’ve searched through our Papercraft category to find the most festive papercrafting supplies out there. […]

SPOILER ALERT: NEW BROTHER SCANNCUT FOR QUILTERS LAUNCHING

SPOILER ALERT: NEW BROTHER SCANNCUT FOR QUILTERS LAUNCHING

QUILTERS! We are launching the UK exclusive Brother ScanNCut CMQ, a home and hobby cutting machine aimed specifically at quilting enthusiasts! Here is an exclusive peek at what this fab new machine has to offer. Tune in on Thursday 7th December at 7pm for a […]

Kids Craft: “Give Rudolph a Hand!” Festive Garland [Wendy Turner Webster]

Kids Craft: “Give Rudolph a Hand!” Festive Garland [Wendy Turner Webster]

OK, he needs two little hands actually as these are essential for covering in paint and printing out Rudolph’s antlers! Nothing says Christmas quite like a red-nosed reindeer and this is a lovely project for kids to play a major part in.

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How to Make a Giant Gingerbread Man [Julie Peasgood]

How to Make a Giant Gingerbread Man [Julie Peasgood]

When Wendy and I were at the Stamps Away/CleverCut HQ last year, I was fascinated by this enormous MDF gingerbread man. Then, just as we were leaving, lovely owners Ali and Paul popped him into my boot as a surprise (quite a feat popping him […]

Crafting with the Stars: Ambassadors’ Favourite Blogs

Crafting with the Stars: Ambassadors’ Favourite Blogs

These past few days, we’ve been bringing together the stars of the crafting world! We’re so proud of all our guests and you, our amazing readers. What’s on the agenda today? The Create & Craft Ambassadors! This group of experts has been providing you with […]

“The Magic of Christmas” Card [Video Tutorial]

“The Magic of Christmas” Card [Video Tutorial]

Christmas is one of the most magical times of the year, not only for children but adults too. Trimcraft knows how to put the magic of Christmas into cardmaking, so they’ve created a collage-style greetings card using papers from the Dovecraft Magic of Christmas Paper Pad. This beautiful card has a traditional feel with a rustic red, brown, and green colour scheme. This only takes about 30 minutes to make and is great for beginners!

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Shhh… Sleeping Beauty Is Coming…

Shhh… Sleeping Beauty Is Coming…

Shhh don’t get too excited and wake Princess Aurora but we’ve got some magical news! Following the highly successful launches of Disney craft collections since June 2016 including Disney Frozen, Disney Beauty and the Beast, Disney Winnie-the-Pooh and Disney Alice in Wonderland Create and Craft TV […]

NEW Spellbinders Lene Lok & Marisa Job Collections [+ Projects!]

NEW Spellbinders Lene Lok & Marisa Job Collections [+ Projects!]

We bring you exciting news today, Create & Crafters! Spellbinders are back with even more fabulousness for you to enjoy. Their latest collections are designed by Marisa Job and Lene Lok — two big names in the crafting industry.

How to Make Santa Cutlery Holders [Debbie Shore]

How to Make Santa Cutlery Holders [Debbie Shore]

Brighten up your Christmas table with these cute felt Santa cutlery holders! They can easily be sewn by hand and given their own personality by adding expressions to the faces and a few holly leaves to the hats. Debbie Shore

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Introducing Heffy Doodle!

Introducing Heffy Doodle!

Here at HQ we are incredibly excited about the new launch of Heffy Doodle and can’t wait for you to meet designer and guest Lesley Oman! Here are some words from the lady herself to help you get to know her and her brand before […]

5 Best Sewing Machines Winter 2017/2018

5 Best Sewing Machines Winter 2017/2018

The sewing machine hunt always seems to be one of the most problematic ventures for us sewers. It’s a pretty huge investment — we all brim with anxiety at the thought of choosing the wrong one. But this decision doesn’t have to be so daunting. With […]

Why Should You Use Brayering in Your Cardmaking?

Why Should You Use Brayering in Your Cardmaking?

Add a soft wash of inky colour to your handmade cards — it’s simple to do and creates a beautiful background for your stamped card focals. All you need are dye-based ink pads, a water mister, and a brayer! This simple tool is incredibly useful in crafting. Instead of laboriously painting a card, brayers enable you to quickly and easily achieve colourful and interesting backgrounds with great texture. You can achieve a sort of watercolour effect — very on-trend!

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Crewel Work: What’s It All About? [Tutorial Videos]

Crewel Work: What’s It All About? [Tutorial Videos]

Crewel work is a historic form of hand embroidery that uses traditional needlework techniques to produce beautifully stitched designs. If you’re an avid Create & Craft viewer, you’ll fondly know of the Crewel Work Company. This family business is run by embroidery specialist, Phillipa Turnbull, […]

Festive Dimensional Stag Card Project in 15 Minutes

Festive Dimensional Stag Card Project in 15 Minutes

Make a quick and easy dimensional Christmas card with scraps of paper in just a few easy steps! This card project was designed and created by our brand new guest blogger, Shabneez Khan-Muztar. Shabneez has chosen to use Trimcraft‘s elegant stag die and First Edtion Winter […]

Trimcraft Beehive Card Project [Video Tutorial]

Trimcraft Beehive Card Project [Video Tutorial]

After the huge success of Trimcraft’s Dovecraft “Bee Happy” Papercraft Collection, we think it’s time to bring you some project inspiration. Containing a unique selection of bees, honeycomb, florals and more in a rich golden colour palette, this collection is incredibly well thought out. The element coordination is 10/10 — so here’s a card project that you can make using the paper pad, paper frames, dies, a sentiment topper, and jewels. Follow along with Kathy Hodson as she shows you how to create this shaped card from start to finish. The results are truly bee-utiful!

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