Thursday, 31 January 2013

DaisyTrail Pin Up Collection

DaisyTrail, the online crafting community, have just released a new digital collection to glam up your projects using the range of CraftArtist software.
 If you're a fan of vintage style, victory roll hairstyles and the chic retro look then this collection is definitely up your street and features hand-drawn illustrations by DaisyTrail designer Charlotte Thomson-Morley.
Each digikit is just £4.99/$7.49 and gives you a great range of pin up papers, embellishments, alphabets and more to craft with. The digikits now available are Pin Up Cabaret, Pin Up Sweethearts, Pin Up Cheesecake, Pin Up Chic and Pin Up Starlets.

Go to for more information.

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Bazzill Basics goodies

Check out these super new products I've just had arrive at the office courtesy of Bazzill Basics!
Hot off the press from CHA, these great new products will be winging their way to some of our Scrapbook Design Team for use on their projects in an upcoming issue, so keep your eyes peeled for Big Word Stickers and the fun Lucy's Crab Shack collection!

See the full range of Bazzill goodies at

Friday, 18 January 2013

Heart-shaped must-haves

Take a look at islovely heart-shaped Yo Yo which you can create for embellishing your projects, accessories and personalising clothes, bags and more!
Designed to give you perfect hearts every time, the Clover "Quick" Yo Yo Maker gives you evenly spaced stitch guides to ensure a beautiful finish and is available in two sizes (25x30mm & 40x45mm).
Perfect for making embellishments for Valentine's gifts and keepsakes!
Clover products are avialable nationwide from all good craft, knitting and hobby shops. For stockist information email or call 01453 883581.

Monday, 14 January 2013

CHA update

We've sent a couple of crafty individuals over to the big CHA trade show in California to get the low-down on current and upcoming releases in the craft world for the coming months and it sounds like we're in for some real treats! We've just had the first report through with some details, so here are just a few of the things we've got to look forward to!

The die-cutting experts at Spellbinders are showcasing their new Media Mixage range of dies, plus Artisan Explorer die-cutting machine, which are created with ease of cutting thicker materials in mind such as metal and fabrics.

Tim Holtz is offering yet more creative ideas at this years' CHA with a new Distress Paint range to add to his vast array of top-quality products. This new range, created with Ranger, are thinner than Adirondack products and so offer a smoother alternative to work with that can be manipulated whilst wet and give an opaque finish once dried.

Masking techniques and altered art seem to be very popular trends at this years' show and Jillibean Soup are displaying their new Placemats range of creative masks.
The chevron pattern seems still to be very popular and there are multiple ranges featuring it which have been released at the show. Woodgrain patterns, birds and muted colour schemes, as well as retro designs are also prevalent.

Check out this Craft Armoire door storage solution on offer from Jinger Adams, which makes for a stylish idea for your craft room storage. Perfect for keeping your stash handy!

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Perfect pom-poms

Check out these pom-pom makers from Clover which come in multi packs  to give you two size options for your projects.

Pom-pom makers mean it's super easy to create colourful pom-poms for your projects including soft furnishings, hats, scarves, bags and more, plus papercraft applications as scrapbook and card embellishments, so mix and match pom-poms with other decorative details to personalise your favourite possessions and create keepsakes!

Clover products are available nationwide from all good craft, knitting and hobby shops. For stockist information email or call 01453 883581.

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

A touch of Klasse

If you're a fan of fabric crafts and embroidery then check out these new scissor sets from Klasse, which are presented as a gift set for £31 giving you a pair of dressmaking and embroidery scissors with matching gold finish handles.
For stockists details email or call 01453 883581.

Monday, 7 January 2013

NitWit Pick 'a Kit Contest

Digital crafting favourites NitWit Collections have announced a brand new contest they're running that gives you the opportunity to put forward your ideas for kits you'd like to see in 2013.

NitWit Collections are asking that ideas be emailed across to them along with some detail on what sorts of things you'd like the kit to feature, so as well as themes you should email suggestions for types of digital embellishments and the like you invision in the kit. The winner will then be contacted by Mary Fran to finalise the details for the winning kit!

The NitWit Pick 'a Kit Contest is running until the 18th January so get emailing your ideas to the team using the 'contact us' form at

Happy New Year!

Somewhat belated I grant you, but here's wishing you all a very Happy New Year for 2013!

Here's hoping the resolutions have taken effect and not quite been broken yet, that everyone laughed much and had a fabulous festive season this December!

I know I ate far too much, and even up to last night was still working on the last cheese board we'd been bought! Thankfully I can now report that the cupboards are clear of Christmas food purchases and the diet has well and truly recommenced today!