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How to Make a Floral Embroidery Hoop Keepsake [The Hobby House]

How to Make a Floral Embroidery Hoop Keepsake [The Hobby House]

You don’t always have to just make cards with your cardmaking collections. The gorgeous Camila Collection from The Hobby House is perfect for you to make something ‘off the page’ to give as a keepsake — or make for yourself as a piece of home […]

#CraftingLive Show returns to its home town of Peterborough

#CraftingLive Show returns to its home town of Peterborough

The award winning Crafting Live show, formerly Summer and Winter Crafting, is coming to Peterborough this November. Crafting Live is part of the same ‘family’ as Peterborough based craft shopping channel, Create and Craft TV; making this a particularly important event in the Crafting Live […]

How to Make ‘Spooky!’ Halloween Party Invitations

How to Make ‘Spooky!’ Halloween Party Invitations

We’re now in October so one of the nation’s favourite events, Halloween, isn’t all that far away. If you’re planning on hosting a creepy Halloween party or have a child who wants to invite their friends round for a scary night, you’ll need some invitations. Luckily, we have Sarah Hurley on hand to help. Sarah‘s ‘Spooky!’ Halloween invitations are quick, simple, and totally effective. I can already hear the cackles of witches soaring through the night’s sky…

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7 Quick and Easy Ways to Pipe Flowers

7 Quick and Easy Ways to Pipe Flowers

What fun! It’s so satisfying to pipe with buttercream and create stunning flowers on cupcakes. You have the artistic licence on this, so use any colours you like! Why stick to real flowers? Have a little play to create some fantasy flowers! Here are 7 […]

Go Wild for Crafty Beggars: World Animal Day 2017

Go Wild for Crafty Beggars: World Animal Day 2017

World Animal Day is all about raising awareness for those who don’t have a voice to do so themselves. The movement aims to help improve animal welfare standards worldwide, making the planet a fairer place for all its inhabitants. If you know the Crafty Beggars, […]

Revealed: Why You Can’t Resist Animals in Crafting

Revealed: Why You Can’t Resist Animals in Crafting

Most crafters love animals; they seem to be two passions that go hand-in-hand. For that reason, craft brands are increasingly incorporating animals into their product ranges. At this very moment, Hunkydory, Kanban, My Sentiments Exactly, Trimcraft and Tattered Lace all feature pet-themed designs across their supplies — something that we don’t see stopping.

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WIN a FabScraps Cardmaking Bundle Worth £50!

WIN a FabScraps Cardmaking Bundle Worth £50!

It’s giveaway time! Because it’s World Cardmaking Day on Saturday 7th October, we’ve teamed up with FabScraps to celebrate with a Create & Craft blog giveaway. If you’re the lucky winner, we’ll send you a beautiful bundle of FabScraps cardmaking goodies worth £50!

Top 10 Cardmaking Kits October 2017

Top 10 Cardmaking Kits October 2017

Three months ago, I wrote an article describing our Top 10 Cardmaking Kits of July. As expected, this went down a storm with cardmakers — so I think it’s time for another. October is going to be an exciting month, but I know that sometimes […]

18 Spooky Craft Products to Embrace Halloween Crafting

18 Spooky Craft Products to Embrace Halloween Crafting

As we’re now two days away from October, I want to help you all get in the Halloween spirit. This time of the year is a brilliant excuse to craft spooky, creepy, or downright ghoulish projects. But Halloween isn’t all about scaring the living daylights out of our recipients — it’s so much more. This time of the year is one of the best because it allows you to have fun with your project designs. It’s an excuse to go a bit crazy with your crafting, showering your cards and decorations with evil pumpkins, haunted houses, eerie ghosts, and ghastly witches.

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9 Reasons to Love Hunkydory on Their 9th Anniversary

9 Reasons to Love Hunkydory on Their 9th Anniversary

If your crafting bubble includes papercraft giant Hunkydory, you’ll be well aware that this week is their 9th anniversary. As such, we’ve thrust ourselves into the party spirit to show you why this popular brand deserves to be celebrated. (We even made a cake for the […]

How to Get Started in Embroidery Hoop Art #2

How to Get Started in Embroidery Hoop Art #2

This month, we’ll be learning how to sew solid lines with backstitch, embroider flowers and leaves with a simple lazy-daisy stitch, and fill in areas with the beautiful satin stitch. We will also be using the French knot from last month to add pretty details […]

Scrapbooking 101: Journaling

Scrapbooking 101: Journaling

A scrapbook page is a record, documenting your milestones, big and small. And while a photograph can say a thousand words, it’s a good idea to add some words of your own to complete the story! If you’re lost for words, here are journaling prompts to get you writing.

This scrapbooking 101 article was written by scrapbooking expert, Sara Naumann.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Buttercream Lacework

A Beginner’s Guide to Buttercream Lacework

I really loved creating this cake. It’s been about 12 years since I trained to be a Wilton instructor in buttercream, but I never pursued it as I fell pregnant with Harry. I took a back seat and never revisited the thought of buttercream again. […]

Blog Exclusive: 25% Off My Sentiments Exactly

Blog Exclusive: 25% Off My Sentiments Exactly

Those of you who are up to date with Sara Naumann’s works will know that she loves crafting with My Sentiments Exactly stamps. Last month we gave you her adorable “Hang on Tight” card project (the bunny was literally hanging onto an umbrella — it […]

Behind The Scenes at The Great British Sewing Bee LIVE!

Behind The Scenes at The Great British Sewing Bee LIVE!

Psst, Crafties! Want an exclusive sneak peek behind the scenes at The Great British Sewing Bee LIVE? Of course you do! It’s happening RIGHT NOW (tickets still available on the door) in London. Yes, as I type excited dressmakers and sewers are bustling around the stands, indulging in all kinds of crafty goodies! Meanwhile back at C&C HQ we’re busy drooling over the dreamy stand, which has been designed in a shabby-chic vintage style (swoon) by our very own Sam – our Events Exec (you may have seen her at events such as Crafting Live). With a little help from her friends in the Set Design team, Sam has transformed her corner of the event (for which we are sponsoring the Super Theatre) and has even created a fun selfie wall (you know how we love a selfie at events). So pop along and say hello to Sam and friends – you can also meet our very own Debbie Shore and Stuart Hillard too!

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