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Author: Ciara at Create & Craft

How to Make Santa Cutlery Holders [Debbie Shore]

How to Make Santa Cutlery Holders [Debbie Shore]

Looking for a fun way to add festive cheer to your table this Christmas? We’ve a fantastic Christmas sewing project that’s bound to leave your guets impressed, before they’ve even tucked into the turkey! Check out these adorable Santa cutlery holders from the lovely Debbie […]

Maz Makes… Christmas Pebbles

Maz Makes… Christmas Pebbles

Over the past few years, I have developed a new festive tradition: decorating pebbles and smooth stones with festive themes to use as decorations or as small gifts.

You Batter Believe It! Incredible Doughnut Illusion Cake [+ Video]

You Batter Believe It! Incredible Doughnut Illusion Cake [+ Video]

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…

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Scrapbooking for Beginners: Sara Naumann’s Top Scrapbooking Tips

Scrapbooking for Beginners: Sara Naumann’s Top Scrapbooking Tips

What is scrapbooking? Well the long answer is complicated… but the short answer is – it can be whatever you want it to be! A scrapbook or journal page provides you with a pretty way to document something. You could use it to record milestones, […]

Our Top Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Craft Room

Our Top Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Craft Room

It may feel like spring really has taken its merry time in putting in an appearance this year (not that we’re complaining about building snowmen in March!) but nonetheless, the springtime season can only mean one thing: it’s time for the annual spring clean. Some people […]

Air Drying Clay: The Ultimate Crafting Hack

Air Drying Clay: The Ultimate Crafting Hack

Many of us have likely watched television series about pottery and hoped to take clay craft up as a result, but is it really achievable? Unless you have access to an expensive kiln and adequate drying space, perhaps not. But the thing is, pottery doesn’t have to be unachievable — air drying clay is the ultimate crafting hack. This versatile modelling material can produce a professional-style finish — just like kiln-fired pieces — but it cuts out the intense firing process. As its name so thoughtfully suggests, this type of clay simply dries out when exposed to the air!

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Crafts That Take the Biscuit: An Upcycling Adventure

Crafts That Take the Biscuit: An Upcycling Adventure

You know how it is after the festive season has come to an end. Boxes, wrapping paper, broken decorations, countless bottles, crackers tins, biscuit tins… all needed to be got rid of OR turned into a crafty project or two! In my case, it’s not […]

How to Make an Inked “Blessings” Card Using Spellbinders Dies

How to Make an Inked “Blessings” Card Using Spellbinders Dies

I picked some of my favourite Spellbinders dies from last year to make this inked “Blessings” card project. It’s not only pretty to look at, but it always includes some of your favourite techniques to use! Inking and blending add a pop of colour to any […]

Crafting Trends 2018: The Stag Head + Free Download

Crafting Trends 2018: The Stag Head + Free Download

Okay, okay — so the “stag head trend” isn’t anything new. In fact, it’s been a pretty significant focus of home decor for quite a few years now. Apparently, this trend began as a sort of ironic statement — a “faux taxidermy” protest — but then it kinda… stuck. What makes it great is that it’s nothing like taxidermy. We don’t see these stag heads and imagine this beautiful beast mounted on a wall — we see this elegant creature thriving in all its majestic glory. Like birds have always been a trendy motif in the spring, the current year-round motif is the rustic woodland deer.

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Top 10 Sewing Kits January 2018

Top 10 Sewing Kits January 2018

I have to say, searching through our range of sewing kits to find the best picks for you has to be one of the most joyous times of the month for me. The designs we have this month are simply divine; in January you can […]

Maz Makes… New Year’s Resolutions

Maz Makes… New Year’s Resolutions

Hello to all fellow craft lovers everywhere! It seems an age since I wrote a blog for our Create & Craft – in fact, it’s an awfully long time since I’ve written ANY blogs!! The reason, you may well ask? As you may know, I’ve been on […]

Heffy Doodle Inspiration: What Could You Make?

Heffy Doodle Inspiration: What Could You Make?

Last year, we launched Heffy Doodle on Create & Craft. Run by Lesley Oman and her husband Craig, Heffy Doodle’s range of stamps and coordinating dies focuses on Lesley’s quirky doodles, whimsical concepts, and pun-tastic sentiments. You’ve seen our Heffy Doodle range on TV — now it’s time for some project inspiration!

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Jennie Rayment’s 5 Quilting Essentials for Newbies

Jennie Rayment’s 5 Quilting Essentials for Newbies

January is the time for new beginnings and new resolutions. It’s also the month of long, dark evenings! Spring is a long way away and summer is a dim event on the distant horizon, BUT why not lift your spirits, distract the mind, and give your […]

What Does Hunkydory Have in Store for 2018?

What Does Hunkydory Have in Store for 2018?

Happy New Year, everyone! What a great year we had in 2017. Hunkydory had so many wonderful new products but there is one that really sticks in my mind: the Adorable Scoreboard. This has been one of the bestselling products of 2017 and I can […]

VIDEO: “Bee Happy” Hanging Heart Home Décor

VIDEO: “Bee Happy” Hanging Heart Home Décor

Show your home a little love with this bee-autiful hanging heart decoration. Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, this stunning heart by Trimcraft‘s Kathy Hodson is the perfect project to show your home a little love in the new year. All you need is a wooden hanging heart, floral dies, adhesives, and the Dovecraft Bee Happy Papercraft Collection.

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