Thursday, 31 December 2015

Projects of 2015 - A review of a fabulous Year...

As we head into 2016, we wanted to take a few minutes to look back over 2015 and round up our highlights for you and showcase some of our favourite projects of 2015.

We will be showcasing more projects in the New Year including cardmaking, scrapbooking, altered art and mixed media - we hope you can join us on our crafting journey.

Here are a few of our favourite projects:

Happy New Year - here's to a crafty 2016...

Claire & Sharon


Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Mixed Media Gift - Love It!!!

Hope you all had a fabulous Christmas.   I just had to share this fabulous mixed media box I received as a Christmas present from Sharon.

This was a plain wooden box that she painted with acrylic paint inside and then used a number of different techniques to build up the materials to create the textured finish.

I cannot wait to use this box on my desk - love the colours and the way the texture looks different depending on how the light hits it.  Got to try this myself now - hope she will teach me how it is done!!!!

Claire -with a huge thank you to Sharon xxx

Monday, 7 December 2015

First Edition Falling Leaves Paper Pad - Beautiful Papers!!!!

Fabulous First Edition Falling Leaves Paper

If you see this pad in your local craft shop - please pick it up and have a look at the fabulous papers inside as I think the front cover does not do this pad justice.

Everyone I have shown the papers have said they would not have bought it as it looks too plain from the cover but once you can see what you can achieve they are beautiful!!!!

Kind Regards

Claire & Sharon

Craft Sale Now On - Grab a bargain or two

Craft sale now on over at our website -

Inspire Creationz is run by crafters for crafters to help reduce the costs associated with our fabulous hobby.

We hope you can pop over and take a look - lots of bargains to be be had -

Kind Regards

Claire & Sharon


Wednesday, 25 November 2015

FREE postage on orders over £10.. Xmas Offer from Inspire Creationz

FREE postage on orders over £10

Great offer for you - spend over £10 on our website - and receive FREE postage valid until the end of December - no codes required!

With a wide selection of craft supplies including Cardmaking, Scrapbooking, Altered Art, Mixed Media.

We hope you can take  few minutes to take a look -

Happy Crafting

Claire & Sharon

Monday, 23 November 2015

Tweet Tweet - Merry Christmas...


I saw the first Robin of Winter in the garden this morning which reminded me to share this tag with you made with the fabulous Dina Wakley Holiday Birds Stamps and First Edition Falling Leaves 6x6 Paper.

Tweet Tweet Merry Christmas......

Claire xxx

Sunday, 22 November 2015

First Edition Dies Have Arrived!!!! Which is your favourite?

We are loving the new First Edition Cutting Dies that have arrived at Inspire Creationz.  We cannot make up our minds but think the Alphabet and Foliage dies are our favourite so far!!!!

We have taken delivery of over 14 different designs and all are available now on our website - from only £11.99 each set. 
To see the full range please visit our website -

We would love to know what set is your favourite?

Claire & Sharon

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Finally started making our Christmas Cards for 2015


Hope you are all wrapped up warm and avoiding this cold weather.  To me this is perfect crafting weather and I have set aside today to make my Christmas cards to send to friends and family.  I am a little late this year but can honestly say me crafting mojo had vanished and wanted to make other projects - how about you?

This is a really simple card made with the fabulous Clearly Besotted Christmas Stamps and scraps of card but really enjoyed making it.

Best get back to it before the rest of the house wakes up

Claire x

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Tweet Tweet Holiday Birds...

We fell in love with these Holiday Birds stamps by Dina Wakley and just has to play as soon as they arrived.

Love the simplicity of this card and the colours work well together.  Great to use my white pen again - cannot craft without my white pen.

Best go and create a few more projects - only got an hour today so need to get crafting!!!!

Happy Crafting

Claire & Sharon

Friday, 7 August 2015

Christmas has come early at Inspire Creationz

Our new Christmas ranges are available on our website - take a look at some of these beauties...

Don't forget - FREE delivery on all order over £10 until the end of August

Helping crafers to make our fabulous hobbie a little cheaper

Happy Crafting

Claire & Sharon
Inspire Creationz

Friday, 31 July 2015

Loving Journaling Cards - Perfect for Cardmaking & Scrapbooking...

If you love Project Life or scrapbooking then you are going to love the Kaisercraft Journal cards. Ideal for Cardmaking and Scrapbooking - beautiful designs and a bargain from only £4.75 per pack of 48 cards (3"x4")

See the full range here -

Do you use journaling cards on your projects?

Happy Crafting

Claire & Sharon

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Graphic45 - Packaging Crafting....

When we receive a new delivery of Graphic45 paper pads, the first thing I look at is how much of the packaging I could use on cardmaking projects.

The 8x8 card above has been made using the Graphic45 Good Ol Sport 12x12 Paper Pad packaging - never one to waste anything when crafting....

Are you a thrifty crafter?

Happy Crafting

Claire & Sharon xxx

Monday, 27 July 2015

Summer Craft Sale - Bargains for your Craft Box

We have added over 200 items to our Summer Craft Sale over on our website -

Savings to be had on:

Websters Pages
Bee Crafty Stamps
Dreamees Stamps
12x12 Paper Sheets - from only 50p per sheets
Santoro Mirabelle

Plus - a FREE gift with every order placed by the end of July

Claire & Sharon xxx

Sunday, 26 July 2015

A crafting weekend... Getting Floral...

We really needed an afternoon of crafting and as the weather was not great it meant this could become a reality.

Really pleased how this card has turned out and so simple.  I have used the Heartfelt Creations Rose Blossoms stamps and stamped on yellow Teresa Collins paper and white card and then fussy-cut out.  The white flowers were then inked with Tim Holtz Distress Inks.

Going to make a few more of these cards in different colours

Happy Crafting

Claire & Sharon xxx

Sunday, 12 July 2015

Leicester Craft Classes - New Dates Added...

Come and join us for an afternoon of crafting fun...
Our next two craft classes at Greenacres in ‪#‎Leicester‬ are available to book and we hope you can join us:
Saturday 1st August - Cardmaking Fun
Saturday 5th September - Christmas Crafting
Book a place today -

Happy Crafting

Claire & Sharon

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

FREE Postage on all Orders over £10...

Great offer for you - spend over £10 on our website - and receive FREE postage valid until the end of June - no codes required!

With a wide selection of craft supplies including Cardmaking, Scrapbooking, Altered Art, Mixed Media.

We hope you can take  few minutes to take a look -

Happy Crafting

Claire & Sharon

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Graphic45 12x12 Paper Sheets - Quick Cards in a Hurry....

Happy Sunday everyone,

Are you crafting this weekend?

We thought we would have a play with our new Graphic45 12x12 paper sheets to show how fantastic they are at helping you create quick cards in a hurry.  The sentiment on this card is from the Typography range:

The flowers were cut from an old Kanban paper sheet and decoupaged up to add layers.

We made a few more with the papers so will bog them later this week as soon as we get 5 minutes.

Happy Crafting

Claire & Sharon

Graphic45 12x12 Paper Sheets are only 80p each and can be found here -

Monday, 8 June 2015

Do You Like A Crafty Bargain?

Last few days of our sale over on our website -

Prices reduced on:

Dreamees Stamps,
Graphic45 / Hampton Arts
Bella 12x12 Papers
First Edition
& more.....

Happy Crafting

Claire & Sharon xxx

Friday, 5 June 2015

Kaisercraft Canvas - Getting Messy with Spray Inks & Embossing Paste

Morning All,

Just had to share this canvas we made at a recent retailer day with the fabulous Marion Emberson.  As you may know we both love altered art and when decorating canvases we are in our element!!!

So first up we used the Kaisercraft Spray Inks to cover the canvas and form the base. We then selected a contrasting colour (orange in our case) and adding a few splats.  Have to say we love the shimmer this spray inks add to your work!

Next up we added water to add the splash effects and dried off the canvases with a Heat Gun to make sue they were fully sealed.

Finally we mixed the embossing paste with a squirt of Kaisercraft Inks to colour the paste and worked over the 12x12 Kaisercraft Masks to add the Butterflies.  We added a touch of sparkle to the embossing paste before it set and heated through again with a Heat Gun.

By adding a sentiment sticker, bow and flower the canvas was finished!

We would both like to say a huge THANK YOU to Marion Emberson for a fabulous morning crafting and for giving us lots of ideas for future projects.

Hope you enjoyed

Claire & Sharon x

You can see the Kaisercraft products used in the project on our website -

Monday, 1 June 2015

Graphic45 Favourites Back in Stock :-)

We are delighted that some popular old favourites from the Graphic45 ranges are back in stock over on our website.

We have taken delivery of papers, stamps and stickers from the following ranges:

Steampunk Spells
Mother Goose

Lots more being added to the website this week.. Best grab a cuppa and get started

Happy Crafting

Claire & Sharon xxx

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Masculine Cardmaking Class - Thank You Ladies...

Yesterday we held our Masculine Cardmaking Class at Greenacres in Leicester and wanted to say thank you ladies for a fabulous afternoon crafting.

Most crafters find masculine cards difficult to make due to embellishments not being available and most suppliers seem to think that all males like football. fishing and golf.  With this in mind we wanted to create make cards using scraps and stamps to create the embellishments

We used a mix of stamps from Indigoblu Grand Tour 3, Tim Holtz, Kanban Seaside and more.  To finish the embellishments off we added DecoArt Liquid Glass and Card Candi.

Once again, thank you ladies for such a lovely afternoon crafting  See you all soon at our next class

Claire & Sharon

Monday, 20 April 2015

Vintage Distressed Canvas from Inspire Creationz - Happy Monday!

Happy Monday!  Just wanted to share the latest Canvas we have made using:

Paper Napkin
Indigoblu Slap It On
Distress Inks
Papermania Postcard Stamp
Heartfelt Creations Botanical Roses Stamps
Kaisercraft Pearls
Dovecraft Doilies

Just love how these flowers look so different just by varying the ink colours and how they are layered together.

Happy Crafting

Claire & Sharon xx

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Last Day to Book Our Masculine Craft Class in Leicester

An ideal opportunity to try new techniques and meet like-minded crafters. As well as try the latest products.
Ideal for all levels - come along and craft in beautiful surroundings
£10 per person (includes materials and basic tools on the table for your use). 
Time: 12pm - 3pm
Venue: Greenacres, The Sidings, Off Red Hill Circle, Leicester, LE4 3BR
Cost: £10.00 per Person

All classes must be booked and paid for in advance and are non-refundable.  

Book your place today - please use code class at checkout to remove postage -

Claire & Sharon

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

FREE Postage on all Orders over £10 - Inspire Creationz

Great offer for you - spend over £10 on our website - and receive FREE postage valid until 19th April - no codes required!

With a wide selection of craft supplies including Cardmaking, Scrapbooking, Altered Art & Mixed Media.

We hope you can take  few minutes to take a look -

Happy Crafting

Claire & Sharon

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Masculine Cards from Inspire Creationz - Dovecraft Back to Basics True Blue Papers

With Father's Day not far off, we just had to play with the fabulous new Dovecraft True Blue 6x6 Paper Pad and Buttons:

These papers offer great designs and delighted we are starting to see more masculine papers coming onto the market as we don't know about you but male cards just seem harder and harder to make...

See the papers here - - available in 6x6, 8x8 & 12x12 - plus we have FREE delivery on all orders over £10 until the 19th April so you can SAVE!

Happy Crafting

Claire & Sharon

Sunday, 29 March 2015

Vintage Canvas Made For Our Craft Class - Inspire Creationz

Morning All,

Just wanted to share with you a canvas we made which we taught in our craft class yesterday at Greenacres in Leicester.  Everyone loved getting messy to create two totally different canvases!

We loved how everyone's canvases looked so different just just using different inks and layout.

Thank you so much ladies for a lovely afternoon crafting - we had so much fun!!!!

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Dovecraft More or Less - Love these papers!!!

Been playing with the fabulous Dovecraft More or Less Paper pack and loved the colours!
The designs are so fresh and perfect for Spring cards. I was really pleased with the choice of designs and all 30 sheets in the pack are double-sided!!!! A bargain for only £3.99 each pack.


Dovecraft More or Less 6x6 Paper Pad

See the full range here -

Happy Crafting

Claire & Sharon
Inspire Creationz