Wednesday, 30 December 2009


Just thought I'd sign in and wish you all a Very Happy and Healthy New Year.  I had a great Christmas and I was a very lucky girl because Santa brought me lots of lovely presents!  Hope you all had a good Christmas too.  I have had a bit of a break from crafting over the past week but am now eager to get back to it and have been working on something new for January - so watch this space!!!  Well, enjoy New Years Eve whatever you do and I'll see you all in 2010 xx

Tuesday, 22 December 2009


Just thought i'd wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and healthy New Year.  I've finally finished all my cards and wrapped my presents and am now ready for Santa!!  Next year I will honestly start my christmas cards in the summer!  All of us at In2Crafting hope you enjoy your Christmas and New Year festivities and go into 2010 with bags of inspiration for crafting.  Our sale starts next week and there will be plenty of bargains to grab and don't forget the new Do Crafts promotion starts soon with lots and lots of lovely new goodies.  After a break over the next week or so I will be busy getting ready for my Cricut demo on 30th January so put that date in your diaries and I will look forward to seeing you there - have a lovely Christmas and I'll see you all in the New Year :) xx

Saturday, 19 December 2009


Hi everyone, just to let you know shop is open as normal from 9.30am - depending on weather we will probably shut around 4.30pm-5.00pm, if you are out and about take care in the ice and if you want to come and say hello Michelle and I will be there to wish you a merry christmas xx

Friday, 18 December 2009

Snow Update friday 18th December

We will be open today from 10am. The snow looks lovely around here and the main roads are not too bad. Take care if you travel.
Todays parchment class is on as normal, Cherry is on her way!

Looks like Christmas all of a sudden in the snow!


Thursday, 3 December 2009

Cards with the Cricut

Just thought I'd share some Christmas cards I made recently for a friend of mine for her grandchildren - I was really pleased with them and enjoyed making them because I was using my favourite toy - MY CRICUT !!!  Let me know what you think :)

Catch Up

Hello everyone - apologies for my absence for a while but I have had a very busy time.  I went away with my friends for the weekend and then spent the next week taking workshops / working in the shop so I havent had a lot of spare time.  The demo weekend went really well - unfortunately I missed it - but saw all of Lindsay's lovely cards when I came back and understand you all had a lot of fun - and I must say a belated congratulations to June Willett who won our free prize draw on the day - well done!!! Well Christmas is nearly here and I bet you are all busy with last minute preparations but just so you know and keep a look out our new workshop list for January - March is being prepared as we speak and should be available in the shop and on the website very very soon - hopefully you will find something that takes your fancy - dont forget to book early as places go really quickly and I wouldnt want you to miss out.  Enjoy your Christmas cardmaking (if you havent already finished - I havent even started yet! ) and I'll see you all soon :)

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

New Stencil (there are 4 in all - candle, reindeer, star and tree), New Holly Ribbon Cuttlebug Folder and Poinsetta Stamp, stamped on patterned paper
Sally's card - Congratulations!!!
These are the new Marianne stamps and are so much fun to play with!!

Wednesday night crafting session

All of us busy playing!!
Hi all, firstly sorry I haven't updated the blog for a while but I've been very busy, making cards, sorting out workshops and getting ready for my girlie weekend. (I'm going away this weekend for a catch up with some friends).  Last Wednesday we had our monthly get together after work to catch up on some crafty talk and play with some new goodies.  After we had filled ourselves up on a Chinese takeaway we got down to business.  We played with some new stencils, inking them with distress inks and then running them through the cuttlebug to give a really different look (Rene actually did a couple of classes on this and was really popular).  They we played with some new clear stamp sets by Marianne - they are GORGEOUS!!.  They are boy or girl and come with the boy/girl figure and clothes to dress them in - we stamped the figures and coloured them with letraset promarkers and then stamped their clothes on different patterned paper (Di is doing a couple of workshops using these -  "paper piecing") - Check out all the pictures above to see what fun we had and check out the website for supplies!!.  Lastly we would all like to congratulate "Our Sally" because her card was featured in Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine - Well Done Sally!!

Monday, 9 November 2009

NEC Hobbycraft Show Day Out

Di, Michelle and I all went to the NEC Hobbycrafts Show yesterday and what a great day we had - unfortunately Rene couldn't make it - she was "Molly sitting"- we missed you!! We were like children at Toys R Us! We didnt know where to start first. But after we had said "hi" to Julie, (the Julie who used to take workshops) - she was demonstrating on "Once Upon a Stamp" stand, we snaked the isles and took in all the lovely crafting goodies. There were some lovely ideas and we took lots of photos and came home brimming with inspiration, especially Sarah who was playing with letraset pens (My Fave!!) and gave us some great tips, which hopefully we will put into practice in the next workshop list. I'm off now to sort out my crafty bits, make up some cards and I'll post some more photos soon.

Thursday, 5 November 2009

New Additions to the Website

Hello again, just thought i'd give you a quick update of some new additions to the website. We have now added stickles, Kars ultra fine glitters, glamour dust, new Revell model kits and the latest November/December Do Crafts promotion so have a look around to see what you just can't do without!
And just to tease you .... coming soon .......... the new pink Cuttlebug and pink Cricut Expressions - yes I did say PINK!! Also being launched very soon is the new Cricut Gypsy which is a hand held portable version of the Cricut Design Studio so you can design on the go and then link to any Cricut machine and cut - how fab is that!!

And finally the October Privilege Card Holder draw has taken place and I am pleased to announce that the winner is Lorraine Macfarlane - Congratulations Lorraine. You have won a tote bag and craft goodies to the value of £50.00!! Don't forget the November draw is now underway so everytime you use your privilege card you will automatically be entered.

Hello All!! Just thought I'd share with you a card I made yesterday for my friend's daughter. I wanted to use some new decoupage sheets we have in by Marianne Design and combine it with my new Martha Stewart snowflake border punch as she has a winter birthday! I was really pleased with the result because you can also use the tiny snowflakes you punch out to embellish your card - I also like the fact that you get three sets of decoupage on each sheet so I still have two left to use :-). Hope you like it!

Monday, 2 November 2009

Cuttlebug Demo Day

Hello Crafters!! Well, what a day it was! Di was on brilliant form showing you all how to use your Cuttlebug. It was lovely to see so many of you join us. I'm sure you would all like to join me in thanking Di for all her hard work that goes into preparing for these demo days, but they are worth it when we receive so much wonderful feedback and we thank you for that. I've posted pictures of some of Di's cards she made so that you can look at them again. I would like to congratulate Belinda who won our free prize draw on the day and can look forward to spending a £10 gift voucher. The October prize draw for privilege card holders will take place shortly and I will post the name of the winner as soon as that is done. The November draw is underway so dont forget every time you use your card you will automatically be entered and you never know it could be you next time!! So enjoy playing with your Cuttlebugs and trying all the techniques Di showed you how to do and I will see you all soon xx

Friday, 30 October 2009

Hi, i'm Lynne and I just thought I'd say hello and welcome to the new In2Crafting blog. Over the course of the coming weeks and months I'll be popping up with some chat and news to let you know what's going on, upcoming demos and new ideas we would all like to share with you. As you know Di is demonstrating the Cuttlebug tomorrow and I, for one, can't wait to see what she is going to do. Hope you can come along and join us to see for yourselves how great this little machine is.

Check back in over the next few days to see pictures of the day - hope to see you there!!

Thursday, 29 October 2009

Thursday 29th October 2009

Our new website has gone live last!

While there are still some things that need to be corrected over the next few weeks, we are really pleased with the first results.

We will gradually phase out the old website and e mail address and increase the content on this new one. We will be adding new products to the online shop each week.

You can also see all the details of our workshops and demonstration days on line.

We hope that you like it, if you can let us know - it would be much appreciated.

Lynne will be our administrator of this Blog and she will be adding content and styles very soon.

All for now.
the team at in2crafting (Wickford Hobbies and Craft Ltd)

Friday, 23 October 2009

Our next Free Demonstration Day will be this coming Saturday 31 October.
During the day, Di Cox will be showing you Christmas with her Cuttlebug! One of the most popular and versatile machines in the craft room.
There will be double Privilege points on most purchases on the day for In2crafting Privilege cardholders
You can get a card at the till any day ~ it costs just £3 to join and you collect points with each purchase and get a £10 gift voucher to spend in the shop when you have 150 points.
In addition, for personal shoppers there are monthly offers and / or free draws for cardholders.

New In2crafting Website due to launch late October 2009

We are planning to launch our new website w/c 26 October 2009.
This will have details of our workshops and demonstration days as well as the opportunity to purchase over 1200 products on line.
We will be adding more products each week.