Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Simple 8x8 Card today - Sue Wilson Dies...

A simple 8x8 card for you today.... Still prefer 6x6 cards but the latest Sue Wilson dies look better on larger cards...

Check out our collection of Sue Wilson dies and see how beautiful these are -

We would love to know what dies are your favourite?

Claire & Sharon

Christmas Crafting Day with Inspire Creationz - Leicester - Bookings Now Being Taken...

Join us for a full day of Crafting for Christmas on Saturday 25th October at Greenacres in Leicester. 

You will make 4-5 projects including cards, calendars, gifts & so much more....

Bookings now being taken on our website -

Classes also available in September (only 2 places left) & November - hope you can join us...

Claire & Sharon

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Dovecraft Christmas Krafty Has Arrived

Introducing the new Dovecraft Krafty Christmas crafting range.  It has now arrived and we could not wait to share this with you as we delighted with the papers and colours and cannot wait to get using these products

We have 6x6 & 12x12 paper and 2 x stamps available

Happy Crafting

Claire & Sharon x 

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Mini Book Crafting - Inspire Creationz Craft Class

Thank you all for a fab afternoon crafting last Saturday and we hope you enjoyed making the mini-books as much as we did.

These mini books are so easy to make and can easily be made to suit any occasion.

Our new class dates for September are now on our website - 

Happy Crafting

Claire & Sharon xx

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Kaisercraft Honey Chai Handmade Card - Love this range!!!!!

Ever since the new Kaisercraft Honey Chai range arrived I just wanted to have a play but there was not enough hours in the day and something always took me away.
Well now a dull and over-cast Bank Holiday has meant I finally got to sit down and play.  This card was made with the Kasiercraft Honey Chai 12x12 Paper Sheet (only £1 each) - check these out....
Hope you can pop over to the website to see the latest Kaisercraft offers -
Happy Crafting

Claire & Sharon xxx

Monday, 26 May 2014

Masking & Stamping Fun for a Bank Holiday....

A simple handmade card for you today made by using stencils / masks to create the background on the Card blank. A one-colour card can look effective!

This card can be tailored to every occasion and really shows the diversity of masks - a must have for every craft box!!!!!

Happy Crafting

Claire & Sharon

Don't forget there is 10% off all orders on our website - until Midnight tomorrow - pop over and grab a bargain or two.........

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

12x12 Scrapbooking Papers - we are in Heaven!!!!! Special Offer...

We are in 12x12 Paper heaven today as we are busy listing over 30 new paper designs & Sticker Sheets onto our website -
I really covert paper, often not using it as it is too nice!!!!!  A few (or more!!!) of these beauties will be making it into my craft stash.
Special Offer - Buy 5 sheets of 12x12 Scrapbooking Paper and get the 6th sheet FREE - simply use code Paper at checkout to save.....
Happy Crafting
Claire & Sharon xxxx

Monday, 19 May 2014

New Emerald Anniversary Card from Inspire Creationz

Been asked to make an Emerald Anniversary card for a Friends Mum and have been playing around on this design for a while now as I usually don't use a lot of green on my cards.

I think I am finally happy with this card now...

Happy Crafting

Claire & Sharon xx

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Decorated MDF Heart - Live the Life You've Imagined...

I so love this sentiment and find it a great motivation so wanted to use it on this heart to go up on my wall.

I have only used Memento Ink - Teal Zeal to colour these flowers and stamped message - my new favourite colour!!!!!  By layering these flowers using foam pads which created adde depth.

Happy Crafting

Claire & Sharon xxx

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Stamps, Masks & Texture Fun.....

Spent a lovely Bank Holiday Monday crafting and was determined to create a card with techniques I have used recently on MDF projects.

I started this card off with two Memento Inks - Teal Zeal & Peanut Brittle - love this colour combo!!!!

By using masks and stencils I was able to create texture to the inks.  A little bit of texture paste through the mask added even more texture to the bottom left corner.

The wording "Live, Laugh & Love" were created in word and printed out onto white card and then cut out and inked to match the card.

Finally, I used the Indigoblu Butterfly stamp which was inked using Versfine and once dry was cut out and inked using the two Memento inks.

Those of you that know me will know I struggle with busy cards as I normally like minimal and clean but loving this style at the minute.

Whilst the inks were ut I made a few other cards which I will share with you tomorrow.

Happy Crafting

Claire & Sharon xxx

Monday, 21 April 2014

Tim Holtz Stencils now only £4.99 each - Whilst Stocks Lasts....

If you love altered art and distressing then these are are must for your craft box

Made from durable plastic that is perfect for use with inks, stains, sprays, multi mediums and so much more.  These are only £4.99 each at until the end of April so grab them whilst you can.

See the full range here -

Happy Crafting

Claire & Sharon xxx 

Friday, 18 April 2014

More MDF Madness from Inspire Creationz.....

More MDF madness from Inspire Creationz.  

Lots of techniques used on these two hearts from painting, stamping, gilding, masking, texture making and so much more - love it! 

Here is a close up of the heart to show the added texture created with paste and gilding wax...

Happy Easter Everyone!!!!

Claire & Sharon xxx

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Teresa Collins Stationery Note Quick Card...

A quick card for you today made with the fabulous Teresa Collins Stationery Noted paper.  The 12x12 pack includes a sheet covered in these beautiful poppies which are perfect to cut out and use as embellishments.  A little bit of black liquid pearls has been used to add a little definition on the flowers.
Happy Crafting
Claire & Sharon xxx
Teresa Collins supplies can be found on our website -

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Special Easter Offer....

Brads, brads, brads & more brads - only £3.75 per packet (normally £4.99) grab them whilst you can. My favourite is the Teresa Collins Memorabilia Brads as they are perfect for masculine cards - 

Visit our website for the full range and lots other other crafting offers -
Happy Crafting
Claire & Sharon xxx

Thursday, 10 April 2014

MDF HEART - Been playing.....

After losing my cardmaking mojo, I have turned my attention to decorating MDF and enjoyed a really enjoyable afternoon decorating this heart plaque.

It is really important to choose the right glue as you want a quick drying one so you do not rip the paper - or have the patience to wait (something I am not good at!!!)

An ideal gift or a keepsake for you...

Happy Crafting

Claire & Sharon xxx

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Are you a fan of MDF & Altered Art???????

We are delighted to announce that we are expanding our stock on our website to include a number of MDF and Altered Art Supplies to suit all budgets

If you like to get messy with inks, paints, embossing paste then you are going to love the new MDF range we have in - perfect for use with all multi mediums

If you are looking for something particular then please get in touch as we want to grow and grow the website over the next few months....

Visit our website for all MDF & Altered Art Mediums - lots of bargains to be had!!!!!

Happy Crafting

Claire & Sharon

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Dreamees Sunflower Jar Set Card - Just Playing.....

Following on from our Dreamees class I couldn't resist having a play with the Dreamees Sunflower Set.  The more I looked at this set, the more I just wanted to get crafting as there were so many cards I wanted to make.

We stock the full Dreamees range with stamps starting from £3.  

This set is £9.99 from our website -  We hope you can pop over to see the full Dreamees range.....

Claire & Sharon xxxx

Monday, 7 April 2014

One Layer Card - Simple & Quick...

A one-layer card for you today to show how one card, a stamp and a few Pro-Markers can create effective cards.

Loving JoFY Stamps - this set is still my favourite!!!!  I did cheat a little and add a little Glamour Dust for a bit of sparkle

Happy Crafting

Claire & Sharon xxx

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Dreamees Stamp Class - Leicester 2014

Finally catching up with our blog!!!!

A massive thank you to Dreamees Carol & Hayley for a fantastic class.  We have had such good feedback from this class last Saturday that we will certainly be booking more in this year

Lots of gorgeous stamping ideas xx

Sunday, 23 March 2014

So Inspired By Graphic45....

Trying out more Graphic45 projects. 

Really like the orange and black colour combo - a little out of my comfort zone but really growing on me. 

Love this layered flower. Will be using this on many more cards to come


Saturday, 22 March 2014

Santoro Mirabelle Album & Paper Collection - Grab a Bargain...

If you are a fan of the new Santoro Mirabelle you are going to love this offer......
Buy the Santoro Mirabelle 12x12 Album and the 12x12 Paper Collection - special offer for one week only!!!! Get the 12x12 Album and Backing Paper Pad for only £22.50 (normally £29.98) -
Lots of other items from this range are also available...

See the full range here -

Have a great weekend

Claire & Sharon

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Do you like Journaling?

If so, you are going to love the new stamps from Kaisercraft!!!!!

Introducing Calendar & Polaroid - both only £6.99 each...


Both sets can be found on our website -

We hope you can pop over and take a look as these are amazing!!!!

Claire & Sharon xx

Quick Card In A Hurry - More Paper Flowers...

We just love the new Kaisercraft Art of Life Collectable as you really can get cards made in a hurry.

Still making lots of handmade flowers so more cards to come....

Happy Crafting

Claire & Sharon xx

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

That Special Touch of Mica Masks Now In Stock + Special Offer...

Masks, Masks, Mask everywhere I look today.

We have taken delivery of 24 different design Mica Masks - perfect for use with Distress Inks, Multi Mediums, glitter pastes and so much more


Buy 3 masks for only £9 - valid until 21st March 2014
Please use code Masks at checkout to save.....

View all of our masks on our website -

Monday, 10 March 2014

Vintage Handmade Card with Gilding Wax....

Hope everyone had a really crafty weekend - so much nicer now that the sun has made an appearance :-)

A little bit of vintage flair for you today...... 

Been experimenting with Gilding wax again and is certainly a must for every craft stash. Perfect for distressing the edges of doilies and the the card to add a little vintage touch...

Happy Crafting

Claire & Sharon xxx

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Quick Handmade Card with Paper Fowers

Spent the evening making paper flowers and wanted to use them on a quick card and just love this colour scheme of the navy and lemon.  This layout is really simple and uses up all your scraps of papers.

Lots more paper flowers made ready for the next cards.....

Happy Crafting

Claire & Sharon xxx

We have also added this card into the Papertake Weekly Challenge

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Stamps, Stamps, Stamps and more Stamps...

We are in heaven!!!!!  We have spent the day stock taking our stamps and can honestly say we are in love with the new Prima Stamps that accompany the Prima Cartographer and Stationers Desk ranges.  From £2.25 - £9.99 these are amazing value

Let us know what you think?  All stamps are now available on our website - 

What is your favourite stamp brand?