Friday, 24 December 2010

Free UK Post And Packing Offer Extended

As it proved to be very popular with our customers during the last three months we have extended our free UK standard post and packing offer (orders over £20) until further notice.

Visit Craft Creations.

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

No VAT Price Increases In January 2011!

We have some good news for our customers - We will not be increasing any of our prices due to the new VAT rate until our new catalogue is published around the middle of 2011. Even when the catalogue is published we hope to keep many of our popular items at the same price!

Craft Creations Christmas Holiday Dates 2010 (Revised)

We will be closed for our Christmas break from 11.00am on the 20th December 2010 and we will re-open at 8.00am on the 4th January 2011.

Any orders placed on our website during our break will be processed when we return in January. Your credit/debit card will NOT be charged until the order is processed (the checkout may appear to take your money but it won't).

We thank you all for your custom throughout 2010.

Monday, 13 December 2010

New Product - SF12U A4 Single Fold Card

SF12U-18. 
In response to customer requests we have added a new size A4 - 210 x 297mm single fold card, SF12U. This is an A3 sheet scored down the middle producing an A4 card when folded.

It is available in Linen White, Linen Cream, Hammer White, Hammer Cream, Deep Red and Deep Green.

Please visit the Single Fold Card page of our website for details and prices. Matching size best quality white envelopes and polypropylene bags are also available.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

January Card Challenge - Valentine's Day Card

Hi Everyone,

Due to our Christmas break we have decided that the December Card Challenge will actually last for 2 months - December and January! That gives you all a chance to recover from Christmas and still have plenty of time to get your entries in! The subject for this new Card Challenge is a Valentine's Day Card.

Prizes:
1st - £30 Craft Creations Voucher.
2nd - £20 Craft Creations Voucher.
3rd - £10 Craft Creations Voucher.
7 Runners Up - £5 Craft Creations Voucher Each.

Rules and other entry information can be found on the January Card Challenge page, entries will also be posted there, so be sure to check often.

We look forward to seeing your entries, good luck!

November Card Challenge - Winners

A big thank you to everyone who entered the November '25th Anniversary' Card Challenge and also to those who voted for their favourite. We loved seeing all of the entries to our November Card Challenge and are pleased to announce the winners as follows:

1st - Maureen Ralph (020)
2nd - Anne Mushens (035)
3rd - Sue Rimmington (030)
4th - Sue James (021)
5th - Pearl Farrier (032)

Runners Up - Maureen Gammons (003), Annette Hartley (006),
Claire Hutton (011), Karen Spurgeon (019), Louise Potton (036).

Congratulations to you all, your vouchers will be on their way to you very soon.

Please visit the November Card Challenge page to see the winning entries.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Snowflake Bears - Christmas Card Project

Snowflake Bears - Christmas Card Project - By Donna. 
This Christmas card design is very quick to make, so if you are looking for last minute ideas, why not give it a go.

Make the base card by scoring and folding a sheet of A4 snowflake card CRC157P. Cut a long strip of grey/silver dotty paper CDH173P to 45mm wide and stick it across the card with the top edge at 45mm from the top fold, trim the ends of the strip to the card edges.

Add the die-cut wording banner CDS015G using sticky fixers to bring it away from the card, the left hand edge of the banner is just about at the centre of the card. Run some silver peel-off borders XL703U-02 along the edges of the dotty strip and use a couple of short lengths to make a 'hanger' for the wording banner.

Matt two polar bear toppers TOP001 onto silver Mirri card MIR02C and trim leaving a 3mm border on all sides. Place sticky fixers onto the back of each panel and mount onto the card overlapping the dotty strip as shown. The exact position is not important but make sure you leave enough space at the left for a large snowflake.

Scatter large and small glitter snowflakes ZL631U-82 over the card and add pale blue gems GEM74 to the centre of each large snowflake to give them a bit of sparkle. Complete the card with some red glitter dots ZL729U-54 over the berries on both toppers.

Donna.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

November Card Challenge - Top 10

We have selected the top 10 entries in our November Card Challenge, now we need you to vote for your favourite.

Visit the Card Challenge page for further information and to see the top 10 entries.

Good luck to the Top 10!

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

November Card Challenge - 25th Anniversary Card

Today is the last day to get your entries to us for the November Card Challenge. Entries must be with us by midnight tonight - Tuesday 30th November 2010.

Don't forget to have a look at the entries on the November Card Challenge page.

Good luck and make sure you get those last minute entries in to us!

Monday, 29 November 2010

Colorset Card - Now Available In 12" x 12" Sheets

Colorset 100% Recycled Card - 12" x 12" Sheets.
The stunning range of Colorset 100% Recycled 270gsm Card is now available in 12" x 12" sheets (305 x 305mm). Colorset is Acid, Lignin and Chlorine Free. We have introduced this size in response to customer requests. Priced at 45p per sheet with further quantity discounts available.

Please visit the 12" x 12" Colorset page of our website for more information, prices and discounts.

Sunday, 28 November 2010

November Card Challenge - 25th Anniversary Card

Just a quick reminder that there is only a couple of days left to get your entries to us for the November Card Challenge. Entries must be with us by midnight on Tuesday 30th November 2010.

We are regularly putting the new entries up on the November Card Challenge page, so be sure to check it as often as you can.

Good luck and keep those entries coming!

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Quick Fairy Lights

Quick Fairy Lights - By Jenny. 
I'm finding the loopy border peel offs XL780U ever so versatile, they are lovely and bouncy for borders on cards but I am also loving them for fairy lights on Christmas Trees.

Having done many years of crafting for school bazaars I know how it is necessary to have quick, easy, cheap and presentable items and have often made little decorated Trees. Decorate one side and add a little string for tags, decorate both sides and use them as tree or window hangers and best of all they are really fun to make and the children love to help and I have always sold out of all I make which can't be bad. The decorated trees look good on cards too or use the same techniques to decorate the trees on our new Tree Cards.

The trees above all use the peel off border as fairy lights. The loops can be coloured with gelly roll glaze pens which sort of glow, the red uses the souffle version which dries opaque so shows up really well on a dark colour or, try a tiny touch of glitter as in the green version. The gold tree with gemstones uses the border as the wire adding the gems below the loop to look like the bulb which is quite effective I think.

I also love the gem dots from ZL774U placed over the loops, being glitter they give a gorgeous sparkle and look like the little LED globe lights that are popular. These gem dots also look brilliant as baubles and the multi foil on black (colour 11) give a great selection of coloured edges which look good with the glaze pens.

Jenny.

November Card Challenge - 25th Anniversary Card

Just a quick reminder - only 1 week from today (23rd Nov) to get your November Card Challenge entries to us. We are regularly putting the new entries up on the November Card Challenge page, so be sure to check it as often as you can.

Good luck and keep the entries coming!

Friday, 19 November 2010

Happy Christmas Card Project

Happy Christmas Card Project - By Donna. 
I like using the tall, upright cards, this DSF08P-161 card is printed with a Kraft brown finish and the design is very simple to do.

Cover the left half of the front panel with indigo Colorset dotty paper CDG169P and stick a strip of gold ribbon (I used RIB12-01) down the card over the join. Stick another strip of ribbon across the card a little higher than half way up, as this just looks better than placing it in the centre.

Add two red glitter star strips ZL696U-54 to the right-hand side; cutting them so they don't cover the ribbon. Stick the topper TOP001 to a piece of gold Mirri card MIR01C and cut around to leave a narrow border. Add a little red gem GEM91 and stick in place at an angle using mini fixers ADH18.

Decorate the dotty paper side of the card with some red glitter stars ZL175U-54 to finish. Hope you enjoy making this card.

Donna.

Thursday, 18 November 2010

New Product - SF11U 125mm Square Single Fold Card

SF11U-23. 
In response to customer requests we have just added a new size 125 x 125mm (5" x 5") square single fold card, SF11U. It is available 10 colour/texture options.

As this is a completely new size card for us we have also added standard quality envelopes ENV53 and poly bags PPB49 to fit. Best quality envelopes will be available at a later date.

Please visit the Single Fold Card, Standard Quality Envelope and Greetings Card Bag pages of our website for details and prices.

New Product - SL01U 'Landscape' Single Fold Card

SL01U-18. 
We have just added a new size 'Landscape' single fold card in response to customer requests, 150mm x 203mm, Code SL01U. It is available in 4 colours and 3 texture options.

Please visit the SL01U page of our website for full details and prices.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

New Creative Border Design

CB039P - Road Markings. 
We have just added a new design to our range of Creative Borders. These self-adhesive border strips are great for use on cards with a car theme.

For full details visit the Creative Border section of our website.

November Card Challenge - 25th Anniversary Card

Just a quick reminder - only 2 weeks from today (17th Nov) to get your November Card Challenge entries to us. We are regularly putting the new entries up on the November Card Challenge page, so be sure to check it as often as you can.

Good luck and keep the entries coming!

Thursday, 11 November 2010

November Card Challenge - 25th Anniversary Card

Entries to our 25th Anniversary Card Challenge have started to come in now and we have posted them on the November Card Challenge page. We will be updating the page regularly, so don't forget to check it whenever you can.

Keep those entries coming!

Monday, 8 November 2010

November Card Challenge - 25th Anniversary Card

Hi Everyone,

November 2010 is the 25th Anniversary of when we started Craft Creations Ltd, so when thinking of a subject for the November Card Challenge we thought the ideal subject for this month would be a 25th Anniversary Card. Of course, we don't mean one specifically for us!

Prizes - As it's Craft Creations' 25th Anniversary we thought some Extra Special Prizes (for this Anniversary Challenge only!) would be good and here they are:

1st - £90 Craft Creations Voucher.
2nd - £75 Craft Creations Voucher.
3rd - £60 Craft Creations Voucher.
4th - £45 Craft Creations Voucher.
5th - £30 Craft Creations Voucher.
5 Runners Up - £15 Craft Creations Voucher Each.

Rules and other entry information can be found on the November Card Challenge page, entries will also be posted there, so be sure to check often.

We look forward to seeing your entries, good luck!

October Card Challenge - Winners

A big thank you to everyone who entered the 'Peel-Off Sticker 10th Anniversary' Card Challenge and also to those who voted for their favourite. We loved seeing all of the entries to this our very first Card Challenge and are pleased to announce the winners as follows:

1st - Sue Findlay (042)
2nd - Carole Irving (023)
3rd - Sue Vickers (020)
Runners Up - Anesha Marshall (005), Annette Hartley (028), Deborah Giddins (043), Jean Smith (044), Louise Potton (054), Sue Wise (056), Bianca Parker (065).

Congratulations to you all, your peel-off sticker prizes will be on their way to you very soon.

Please visit the October Card Challenge page to see the winning entries.

Friday, 5 November 2010

Polar Bear Card Project

Polar Bear Card - By Donna. 
This project features our brand new Christmas toppers TOP001 (you could also use the Creative Images CIM504A) and they look fabulous with the white/silver holographic spotty paper CDH170P. Use an SF06C-113 card blank. Cut two 12mm wide strips of paper. Stick one onto the card at 2cm down from the top and going all the way across. Cut the other to 10cm long and stick onto the card from the fold line at 2.5cm from the bottom edge.

Matt the two pictures onto silver Mirri card and layer onto the card using sticky fixers ADH05. Run lines of XL703U-02 silver borders down the card at all different lengths and add a snowflake from XL442U-02 to the bottom of each border. Glue a white/silver Happy Christmas banner CDS015G between the two panels and finally glue a red gem GEM91 to each panel over some of the berries.

Donna.

Monday, 1 November 2010

Card Challenge Entries - Top 10

We have selected the top 10 entries in our card challenge, now we need you to vote for your favourite.

Visit the Card Challenge page for further information and to see the top 10 entries.

Good luck to the Top 10!

Sunday, 31 October 2010

Card Challenge Entries

Today (Sunday 31st October) is your last chance to enter our 'Peel-Off Sticker 10th Anniversary' Card Challenge. For your chance to win one of ten great prizes email your entry to us by midnight tonight.

For full instructions visit the Card Challenge page.

Good Luck!

Thursday, 28 October 2010

New Creative Die-Cut Banners

New Creative Die-Cut Banners. 
Simple and easy to use, our new die-cut banners feature printed foil words and borders in a range of colours, ready to simply press out and mount. Great for cardmaking, these banners are sure to add a simple touch of elegance to your projects. 24 banners per sheet.

Visit the Creative Die-Cut Banner page for full information and pictures of all the sheets.

New Creative Toppers

New Creative Toppers - TOP001. 
With a choice of gorgeous Flowers, Christmas or Sky images each of these flexible little packs feature 18 different 49mm x 68mm images printed on card, ready to simply cut apart and use. They are perfect for card making, or punch a hole at one end and you have ready made tags.

Visit the Creative Topper page for further information and pictures of all the packs.

Craft Creations Winter 2010 New Products

Winter 2010 New Product Supplement. 
A 12 page 'Winter 2010 New Products' supplement to the Craft Creations main catalogue is now available for download. Featuring many new items including: 42 - Creative Papers, 30 - A4 Creative Card designs, 12 x Creative Banners, Creative Toppers and 27 x New 4" x 12" Creative Paper mixed packs.

Visit the Catalogue Download area for more information.

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Craft Creations Christmas Shop

We have gathered many of our products that are suitable for Christmas cardmaking together in one place so that you don't have to search the whole shop for Christmassy products!

Visit the Craft Creations Christmas Shop.

Free UK Post And Packing Offer Extended

Just to let everyone know we have extended our free UK post and packing offer (orders over £20) by a month and it will now finish at end of November 2010.

Visit Craft Creations.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

New Craft Creations Forum

We are just trying out a new Craft Creations forum, where you can discuss Craft Creations products, cardmaking, papercrafts and more. Please give it go and let's see if we can make it an informative and helpful place to visit. Please don't be shy about being an early poster!

Visit the Craft Creations Forum.

Friday, 22 October 2010

New Creative Card - A4

New Creative Card - A4. 
We receive many requests for our Creative Paper designs to be produced on card as well as paper, this seems to be a very good idea, so we have selected some of our most popular designs and made this range. These versatile designs are printed onto 240gsm Popset card, which has a pleasing soft matt finish. Visit the Creative Card page for full details.

The A4 size sheets are perfect for cutting into small pieces to make a variety of panels ready to mat and layer, great for all sorts of cardmaking, papercraft and scrapbooking projects, or simply score then fold in half to make a lovely printed A5 card blank, or cut in half and score to make two A6 card blanks.

New Coloured Dots On White - Creative Papers

New Coloured Dots On White - Creative Papers. 
After the launch of out 'Dots and Stripes' Creative Papers last week we had a number of requests for the dots to be produced as coloured dots on a white background. We are more than happy to oblige and here are the results. Visit the Creative Paper page for full details.

New 4" x 12" Creative Paper - Mixed Packs

New 4" x 12" Creative Paper - Mixed Packs. 
These new mixed paper-strip packs make perfect ‘sampler sets’ for our full size Creative Papers, giving you an assortment of 20 strips made up from various colours. This is equivalent to almost 7 full sheets of Creative Paper, at a better price! Visit the 4" x 12" Creative Paper - Mixed Packs page for full details of colours used in each pack.

Each strip is printed on the same paper as our normal Creative Paper and measures 4” x 12” (101 x 305mm). Perfect for all sorts of cardmaking, papercraft and scrapbooking projects. They can be used to part-cover or make borders for any size of card as they are 12” long. They can also be simply cut or torn into panels and used for matting and layering.

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Pink Birthday Card Project

Pink Birthday Card - By Christine. 
The dots and stripes papers work really well together, with a lovely glitter border ZL711U-50, this border gives a pretty but subtle colour contrast to the lighter pink in the papers.

Use an SF06U-43 Card. Cut two 144mm long x 35mm wide strips of each of the pink papers (SR193P dots and SR199P stripes). Stick one striped piece to the left of the card front along the fold line, and one dots piece to the right hand side. Glue the other two strips centrally between them and add the glitter strips, covering any little gaps between the papers. Cut a 64mm square of white card and mat it onto a piece of silver leaving a 2mm silver edge showing. Layer this onto the card towards the top left using sticky fixers ADH05.

Stick two flowers from a mixed pack FLS11 onto the square and add the wording sticker underneath. Stick a pink gem GEM51 at each end of the wording to finish.

Christine.

Card Challenge Entries

Just a quick reminder that there are only 10 days left to get your entries to our 'Peel Off Sticker 10th Anniversary Card Challenge' in to us.

Visit the Card Challenge Page for full details and to see all the entries we have received so far. This page is regularly updated with the new entries, so don't forget to check it as often as you can.

We have enjoyed looking at the entries so far and look forward to seeing more entries.

Friday, 15 October 2010

Snowball Card Project

Snowball Card - By Christine. 
All of the new papers have been printed now, so much choice!

Here is a design that is even quicker to make than the previous one. Cover the front panel of an AP55U-35 card in SR191P black dotty paper, and trim away the paper covering the aperture. Stick a piece of SR203P grey stripes onto the panel behind the aperture and glue the card closed.

Stick a CHA47 child motif onto the lower left corner and add three silver GEM70 gems onto the striped paper. The tag is from our very useful CDT008P die-cut white tag sheet with a piece of red Pepita ribbon RIB19-03 tied through, use sticky fixers to mount it onto the card and add a snowflake from ZL631U-52.

Christine.

Dotty Polar Bear Card Project

Dotty Polar Bear Card - By Christine. 
The brand new dotty and stripy papers come in lovely fresh colours. I couldn't wait to get started with them, so as soon as the first sheets (blue dotty) came up from the printroom, I grabbed a sheet and made this pretty Christmas card.

I used an SF03V-66 hemp white card and covered two thirds of it with SR189P blue dotty paper then added a ZL633U-82 glitter border.

The polar bear is from the mixed sheet of bears CIM504A, mat onto white card, then onto PZL00U-52 vinyl glitter sheet. Mounted onto the card using sticky fixers.

I cut a simple tag from white card, mat onto the vinyl glitter again and tied a piece of RIB02-07 through the hole. Mount using sticky fixers again and add the greeting and stars from ZL785U-42 (so good to have it without the gold border for this design).

This was quick to do and looks so pretty, perfect for making as a batch of Christmas cards for all your friends and family, and if you want to make simple changes so everyone doesn't get exactly the same card there are several different images on the sheet. You can also change the colour of the dotty paper to match some of the other new Christmas Creative Image sheets; they will look just as lovely made in the same way.

Christine.

Thursday, 14 October 2010

New Dots and Stripes Creative Papers

New Dots and Stripes Creative Papers. 
Fun and flexible, our new range of 30 - 12" x 12" Creative Papers feature candy stripes and polka dots in a range of pretty colours. With so many options available, these sheets are sure to make great backgrounds, borders and more - harmonising beautifully with each other, to give a stunning, contemporary look to your card, scrapbook or paper crafting project. Visit the Just Arrived or Creative Paper sections of the Craft Creations website for further information.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Card Challenge Entries

Entries to our Peel-Off Sticker 10th Anniversary Card Challenge have started to come in now and we have posted them on the Card Challenge page. We will be updating the page regularly, so don't forget to check it whenever you can.

Keep those entries coming!

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Card Challenge - Peel Off Sticker 10th Anniversary

Hi Everyone,

Way back in October 2000 we began manufacturing Peel-Off stickers at our factory here in Cheshunt, England, and since then all 'Craft Creations' and 'Gold Label' brand stickers have been designed and made by us in the UK.

To celebrate our 10th Anniversary of peel-off sticker production we are holding a card making challenge. Simply send a photo of a card you have made that uses 'Craft Creations' or 'Gold Label' stickers in the design, either as a feature or just an embellishment. (Please do not use other brands of sticker, if in doubt all our sticker sheets have either Craft Creations or Gold Label on them).

Entries must be in by the end of October 2010. At the beginning of November we will choose our 10 favourite cards, these 10 cards will then feature in an online poll so that you can vote for your favourite card, the top 3 most popular cards and the 7 runners up will win a fabulous prize as follows:

1st prize 100 assorted XL peel-off stickers.
2nd prize 50 assorted XL peel-off stickers.
3rd prize 25 assorted XL peel-off stickers.
The 7 runners up will receive 10 assorted XL peel-off stickers.

To enter just email your photo (jpeg) along with a brief description of how you made the card to: cardchallenge@craftcreations.com

Only one entry per person.

Entries and winners will be posted on the separate Card Challenge page.

We look forward seeing your entries, good luck!

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Free Christmas Projects To Download - Issue 55

Issue 55 - Free Downloads. 
The latest batch of 19 free projects, from Issue 55 (Autumn 2009) of our magazine, are now available for browsing or downloading. Visit the Free Projects page to view and download the projects.

There are many ideas for beautiful Christmas cards, some simple and quick to make, some labours of love.

The 'Countdown to Christmas' idea is truly gorgeous and would be fantastic to make for a younger child where they can turn the wheel each day. The 'Christmas Keepsake' is another great project, so much fun to complete as the holiday progresses.

With so many lovely ideas to choose from, it is hard to pick favourites but there is sure to be something for everyone amongst the collection.

Have fun!

Monday, 4 October 2010

Three Wise Men Christmas Card Project

Three Wise Men Christmas Card - By Sadie. 
This simple idea for a quick Christmas card features our new, no-foil, glitter stickers.

This design uses an SF08C-110 snow white card mount, clear acetate sheet PET01 and ADH18 5mm sticky fixers. Peel off stickers: XL632U-01 borders, XL789U-03 wording, ZL633U-53 Borders and ZL791U-41 & 43 camel scene.

Start by sticking a black camel scene sticker onto the acetate sheet. Cut around this with scissors. Carefully fill in the bottom half of the background using pieces from the gold glitter sticker. Tip: Slip each infill piece onto the tip of your craft knife to get it into the right place before sticking. Add the large star above the stable and small gold stars randomly across the sky.

Mount the scene onto the centre of the card mount using the sticky fixers behind the filled in parts of the design only, so they don’t show.

Add two strips of black glitter border either side of the scene using the picture above as a guide then add the gold border above and below each black strip with no gap between. Stick the greeting and two gold stars between the borders to finish.

We hope you enjoy making this card; you can make the card using the black & gold in reverse to create a different look.

Friday, 1 October 2010

The New Craft Creations Blog


Welcome to our new blog, we are just trying to get it all working at the moment.

We are hoping to make this fun, friendly and informative with free projects, new products and ideas for using them, plus general Craft Creations news.

It would be great to be able to tailor the contents of the blog to suit our customers and would be interested in any input you may care to offer, please leave a comment with any ideas below.

Thanks,

Jenny and Paul.

Ice Blue Christmas Tree Card Project

Ice Blue Christmas Tree Card - By Jenny. 
I love the new ice blue Christmas papers and thought you might like to see an idea for a quick card using them.

This uses our standout tree card CC03U-52, creative papers SR182P, SR181P and SR180P, a bit of stardream silver  card STD01C, a pack of Bling Gems GEM59, snowflake peel offs XL442U-08 and XL493U-17.

Cover the back panel with the striped paper. Cover the tree and border with the snowflake paper. Use a snowman border and a wording border cut from the sheet on the top and bottom edge.

Place the tree on an eyelet mat and punch random holes through the tree using a large eyelet punch.

Cut a tree from white card a little larger than the tree on the card (draw around the tree onto the card and cut out outside the line). Use sticky fixers to stick this under the main tree so it gives a nice white edge. Add a silver gem through each hole.

Punch, or cut round a 5p coin, 6 baubles from silver and stick a white snowflake on each, sticking these to the ends of the branches on the white tree. Stick a large snowflake onto silver card and cut to shape for the top of the tree and make a silver pot, adding a snowflake to decorate it.

Stick the card closed, cut a narrow silver strip and make a frame inside the border.

We hope you enjoy making this card.

Craft Creations Magazine - Issue 58

Craft Creations Magazine Issue 58. 
We have just despatched the new magazine (Issue 58) to all subscribers. This issue contains lots of great Christmas Projects. If you are not a subscriber and would like to subscribe please visit: Magazine Subscriptions. If you would like to buy a single issue please visit: Back Issues. Don't forget all subscribers receive an extra 10% off their orders.

Thursday, 30 September 2010

Free UK Post And Packing

All orders over £20 delivered to a UK address using standard postage will have Free Post and Packing Until the end of October 2010.

Visit Craft Creations.