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Get a Head Start on 2018 Crafting with Hunkydory Birth Flowers!

Get a Head Start on 2018 Crafting with Hunkydory Birth Flowers!

Hi, it’s Anne-Marie here from Hunkydory Crafts! I just thought I’d drop by and let you know about our exciting final launch of 2017! ‘Birth Flowers’ is an absolutely stunning collection featuring a beautiful flower for each of the 12 months of the year. Alongside each […]

Trimcraft DIY Wonderland Wreath Tutorial [Video]

Trimcraft DIY Wonderland Wreath Tutorial [Video]

Christmas and wreaths go hand-in-hand; they’re the perfect decoration for your front door. Traditionally, they’re made using flowers, leaves, twigs and berries, but these ornaments won’t last forever. So instead, many crafters decide to make reusable wreaths using polystyrene rings! Today we’re bringing you Trimcraft‘s […]

“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. […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Trimcraft Clay Christmas Decorations & Tags [VIDEO]

Trimcraft Clay Christmas Decorations & Tags [VIDEO]

These stamped clay shapes would make perfect tree decorations or gift tags on your presents this Christmas! They take about an hour to make, plus drying time, and are a great project for beginners or to craft with the kids. Watch Trimcraft’s video to craft […]

TOFT Mug Pattern: The Cutest Crochet Starter Kit

TOFT Mug Pattern: The Cutest Crochet Starter Kit

Christmas is a fabulous time of year for crafters. As the nights draw in, there’s nothing better than spending a cosy night in working on your creations, especially those with a festive theme! Christmas is a great excuse to share our crafty hobbies with loved […]

Here’s Lookin’ at Boo: 10 Minute Eyeball Pops

Here’s Lookin’ at Boo: 10 Minute Eyeball Pops

Give classic sprinkles a new life by combining classic Halloween skulls, bones and pumpkins with creepy eyeballs to make boo-tiful treats. Simply melt Candy Melts and decorate! No-one will be able to resist these sweet pops.

Exclusive Sneak Peek: FabScraps Quilting Fabric

Exclusive Sneak Peek: FabScraps Quilting Fabric

Hello, gorgeous crafties (and quilties!). We are back with another exciting blog post, but this one is a little different from the last. Today we want to introduce you to another part of the FabScraps family… QUILTING FABRIC!! For those of you who don’t know, three years […]

Quilting Catch Up with Jennie Rayment: September 2017

Quilting Catch Up with Jennie Rayment: September 2017

What a feast of quilts this last month has been! I have travelled seemingly most of England and then onto the US to Paducah, Kentucky. Here’s the lowdown on my quilting adventures throughout September! — Jennie Rayment

Doilies 3 Ways for Christmas Gifting [Video Tutorial]

Doilies 3 Ways for Christmas Gifting [Video Tutorial]

A craft booster kit is a great way to stock up on essential items that you will be able to use for a wide range of crafty projects. Here, Kathy Hodson from Trimcraft looks at three ways to use gold metallic doilies to bling up […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why Should You Buy Hunkydory Marvellous Mirri Pads?

Why Should You Buy Hunkydory Marvellous Mirri Pads?

Hi, everyone! I have been soooooo excited to tell you about our new product launch: Marvellous Mirri Pads. After the huge success of the Hunkydory ’50 Shades of Mirri’ range, we wanted to look at what else we could do with Mirri Card. This was […]