Christmas Eve is perhaps the most exciting day in a young child’s life; their anticipation for festivities is at its highest. Nearly all families spend this evening putting out carrots, mince pies and a glass of milk (or beer…) for Santa and his reindeer. But […]
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.
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 […]
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 Crafty Beggars are BACK! With four days to go until Halloween, Wendy and Julie have put together some more spine-tingling Halloween home decor ideas for you to recreate. Firstly, Julie attempts to scare their neighbours with a severed hand and wicked witch legs, and then Wendy […]
Halloween is just about a stone’s throw away! If you haven’t already plastered the walls of your home with frightening decorations or nipped out to the shop to stock up on trick or treat sweets, the Crafty Beggars have you covered. Here’s Wendy‘s take on […]
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, […]
Night lights can be used in a variety of ways. From a comforting tinge of brightness in a child’s bedroom to a soothing ambience in the garden during a warm summer’s night, there isn’t really a bad time to bring them out! Although there are […]
“I wanted to celebrate National Dog Day with a ‘Wish Candle’ that I made using a brilliant technique that Debbi Moore taught me. I’m very dog-broody! I reckon that the more doggy images I have around me, the more conducive it will be that a […]
“I absolutely love dogs (with a real soft spot for Border Collies). I’m proud to be a Patron of the Animal Lifeline Dogs’ Home in Stoke-on-Trent, Wetnose Animal Aid, and also Paws2Rescue — a UK-based organisation who help dogs in Romania have a better life. In […]
As a ‘Crafty Beggar’ I’m up for recycling anything, but it’s not often I resort to using dirty rubbish in an effort to produce a work of art! The idea for this seahorse canvas came to me when I was walking along the beach with […]
Crafty Beggars, Wendy Turner Webster and Julie Peasgood, have been busy crafting in anticipation of one of their favourite feline-focussed days: International Cat Day. So, to celebrate all the kittens and cats of the world, here’s a project from each of them.
I made this memory board from an ADORNit kit that I ordered from Create & Craft in the US, and I am so pleased that the ADORNit family are bringing more of their products to Create & Craft UK too! There are so many shadowbox […]
To foil my projects, I used wonderful Christine Adolph adhesive rub-ons and Prima rub-on foils, but Cricut adhesive foils and Midas touch transfer foils are just as effective here. My inner magpie had a shiny field day! – Crafty Beggar, Julie Peasgood.
I was a ‘Pompom Virgin’ until we were asked to do a whole show on them for Create and Craft. Although, I’d seen a lot of them on our first TV series of Crafty Beggars when some of our contestants worked through the night to […]