Saturday, 31 December 2011

Happy New Year

Wishing you a Happy New Year.
2011 was not always a happy time for everyone and we hope that this year will be better for those who have had their lives drastically changed. I noticed that printed on a shopping bag of a customer the other day, the verse "John 3:16". I know from personal experience the help and comfort He offers.

Over the past year we have been supporting the Guide Dogs appeal with a collection box in the shop and have had two charity "Make Take and Eat Cake " events for Marie Curie Cancer Care. A good amount of money has been collected for both worthy charities - thanks to customers generosity.
For 2012 we are making Marie Curie our focus charity. We seem to have known so many friends and customers who over the past year have had their lives altered by this cruel desease that it seems right to choose this cancer care charity to give to.

On a lighter and crafting note - we are open New Years Eve until 3pm and on Bank Holiday Monday 10 - 4.

We have loads of things in our sale which is on until Saturday 14th January.
Included in that are all our wood mounted rubber stamps to clear at up to 85% off. Only 2 prices now - £1 or £2.99. We will be replacing these with a larger range of clear and unmounted stamps soon after stocktaking.

Our new workshop list is available in store or from our website Booking has started with classes being ever popular, so don't leave it too late before you book.

Thank you from all of us for your custom in 2011. We appreciate all your comments, cards and friendships. A big thanks too for all our lovely staff and tutors who make the place buzz.

Hope to see you again soon

John,Réne and the rest of the team

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Letraset Metallic pens and some quick and easy cards

New in the shop are the packs of Metallic Markers set 1 from Letraset at £11.59 a set, if you are a Promarker or Aquamarker fan you will love these pens!! The pens are slightly different in that the nibs are a fine and medium size.

They are waterbased not alcohol based like the Promarkers so you cant blend them together but you can blend them with water. Six fab colours....

I have been having a little play and here's a great technique to make backgrounds for some quick and easy last minute Christmas cards.

You will need: a heat resist craft mat, some glossy cardstock, circle punches, spritzer bottle with some water in, heat gun, Black Adirondak or Stazon ink pad, Glitter gel pen, ruler { with nice smooth edges} stamps. I used the Paula Pascual Joyful Bubbles and Christmas Messages

Firstly, take some of the Pens...I used 3 colours the blue, violet and green and literally scribble them in a small area on your mat, then repeat with the other two colours. Take your water spritzer and spray some water over the ink, you don't need too much.

 Then take your glossy cardstock and lay glossy side down into the mat. I found if I moved it around too much I got a muddier look, which I did not like as much, so just press down firmly and then peel back. You can see the ink drying but I gave it a blitz with my heat gun to stop it dripping. The card will bend, don't worry it will straighten when cool.

To make the card I used circle punches to punch out 3 circles, then used the next size up circle punch to make a mat in black card.  You can use whatever size punches you have or if you have a circle cutter or circle Nestabilities, they would work just as well.  I stamped the "J" and "Y" on 1st and 3rd one and a snowflake and circle on the middle one. Stick the two layers together, I cut a rectangle of white card slightly smaller than the width of my prescored card stamped the little caps from Paula Joyful Bubbles set just above where I wanted the baubles to sit. Mat with some more Black card and before you stick down, take a ruler and run the Silver pen along the edge of the ruler to make a border, repeat on all sides keeping it even depth all the way around. I stamped the "to the world" sentiment, which comes in the kit but you can choose whatever sentiment you want. To do the bottom, I stuck a strip of double sided tape across the card, remove the top and sprinkle with silver glitter, firmed down with finger. I then scored a line above and below with a score board. Finally, a gem and some elastic cord for bows as a finishing touch.

Here's another version, same technique but I used the swirl stamp in the Christmas Messages set to stamp all over the circles and then drew a line with the Silver pen,  the lighter the pressure the thinner the line. I attached with foam pads and run some lines of a glitter gel pen around the swirls to add some twinkle.

Hope you like playing with your pens, definitely something to ask Father Christmas for!!! Have a great weekend, don't forget you save 20% off your shopping at the till today in the shop and you still get your points as well if you are a Privileged Cardholder. So you get 27.5% savings in total!!!

Everything is included (except gift vouchers, special orders and payment for workshops). Even already reduced price stock is included! So come and make some savings, get some crafting stock or a present for someone. There will be demos showing a stamping, colouring and glittering technique at various times during the day between 10 - 1 and 2 - 4.    Parking is free on Saturday - just outside our door.

Hot news.......just in individual Flexi markers in 52 colours just being put out in shop £2.95 each, so if you have been looking for more colours to fit in with your Promarkers, these work really well together!!


Monday, 28 November 2011

Humphrey prize winner

The winner of the Humphrey stamp is......................

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:

3 Misteejay....congratulations!!

Timestamp: 2011-11-28 19:26:44 UTC, I included the two comments on the orginal posting.

The stamp is at the shop if you want to pop along to collect it.


Monday, 21 November 2011

Slider Show for stepper card

Jackie here...apologies for slider show not working, hopefully its working now! If you would like to be in with a chance to win this cute Humphrey stamp then leave a comment and I will pick a winner on Monday 28th November.

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Products used:
Crafters Companions Humphrey's corner Christmas wishes
Basic Grey Nordic Holiday cardstock Apre ski & Slalom
Nestabilities labels 21
Any snowflake punch...mines a Martha but I thinks its discontinued but you can use any snowflake die/punch
Flat back crystal gems
Memento Black ink
White cardstock for card base plus some for colouring
Promarkers: Red, Oatmeal, Black, Warm Grey 1,2,3, Soft Green, Holly, Lime Green, Petrol Blue, Marine, Forest Green, Satin

Everything I have used is available to buy/order at the shop

You might not be able to read the measurements on the slide so here they are for you to write down.

Cut a piece of cardstock 11" x 5" and then take a pencil and mark 1" up from the bottom and 1" in from the right hand side, then mark 2" on the right hand side and mark across to 1" again, repeat at 6 1/2" . You should now have 3 lines going up the page 1" wide. Repeat on the left hand side of the cardstock. Take a score tool and score along those 6 1" lines....on the slide show they are marked in green pen. Now take a craft knife and ruler and cut from the first score line upto the last one and stop, turn card around and repeat on the other side. The slideshow shows you what the card should look like when you have completed that part. Follow the pictures to fold the score lines and score the top part of the card.

Lastly, details of photo requirements for my scrapbook class this saturday are 1 6x4 portrait photo, its a heritage page and the photo can either be in black and white or sepia or include browns/black and reds. There is another layout using the left overs, but you can add the photo at a later date...I dont think you will get to that point on Saturday.


Thursday, 17 November 2011

Saturday 19th November Make Take and Eat Cake Day

We just wanted to let you know that on Saturday 19th November we are hosting another day of cardmaking with tea/coffee and cakes to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

We have called it "Make, Take and Eat Cake".

It is all about coming along to our upstairs workshop - making a card or two using all the materials freely available and having a good social time while enjoying some great cakes and refreshments.

Jill and Karen will be on hand to help and guide you. (they put a lot of work into this day - thanks)

All this for a £2 donation which will go to the charity.

You can choose to take your card home with you or leave it to be sold to give even more to Marie Curie.
Last time we did this we helped raise over £100 on the day + the sale of the cards.
Come along anytime between 10am and 4pm and stay as long as you like. The more the merrier and the more money will be made.

Also, on Saturday Privilege Cardholders will get Double Points on any purchases made in the shop regardless of whether you go to the make and take and eat cake!

Of course if you are just out shopping - you are welcome to go upstairs and have cake and a drink for a donation - there were loads of cakes last time - thank you to all who donated them.

So, two robust reasons to pop in on Saturday - parking is free too!

See you soon

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Stepper Card Tutorial

A while ago I was asked if I could do a tutorial for a stepper card, so finally I have done it and to make it simple for you I have added the photos in a slide show, which you can pause at any time.

Firstly the products I have used are:

Crafters Companions Humphrey's corner Christmas wishes
Basic Grey Nordic Holiday cardstock Apre ski & Slalom
Nestabilities labels 21
Any snowflake punch...mines a Martha but I thinks its discontinued but you can use any snowflake die/punch
Flat back crystal gems
Memento Black ink
White cardstock for card base plus some for colouring
Promarkers: Red, Oatmeal, Black, Warm Grey 1,2,3, Soft Green, Holly, Lime Green, Petrol Blue, Marine, Forest Green, Satin

Everything I have used is available to buy/order at the shop

You might not be able to read the measurements on the slide so here they are for you to write down.

Cut a piece of cardstock 11" x 5" and then take a pencil and mark 1" up from the bottom and 1" in from the right hand side, then mark 2" on the right hand side and mark across to 1" again, repeat at 6 1/2" . You should now have 3 lines going up the page 1" wide. Repeat on the left hand side of the cardstock. Take a score tool and score along those 6 1" lines....on the slide show they are marked in green pen. Now take a craft knife and ruler and cut from the first score line upto the last one and stop, turn card around and repeat on the other side. The slideshow shows you what the card should look like when you have completed that part. Follow the pictures to fold the score lines and score the top part of the card.

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I hope you like the tutorial, leave us a comment and let us know. To celebrate my first attempt at a slide show I think I should give some blog candy away. Leave a comment and I will select one randomly next sunday to win a Humphrey Christmas Wishes stamp.


Special offers available in our Wickford Shop on Saturday 5th November

On Saturday 5th November we were planning to have one of our very popular free demonstration days. We have been informed today that the demonstrator for the company has been taken ill and they can not get anyone else at short notice. We are sadly having to postpone this demonstration.

However, on Saturday we will be giving TRIPLE POINTS to  our Privilege Cardholder!

 This means that you will get a £10 gift voucher to spend in store when you spend just £50.

If you spend £100 (or your points value add up) you will get £20 worth of vouchers and in addition anyone spending £100 or more on the day will get an additional £10 voucher making £30 in total in return for spending £100. A sparkling offer for you on firework day.

Of course, your existing points balance will be added to at triple rate for any spending that you do with us on Saturday. This means that you will get your next £10 voucher even quicker - no matter how much you spend!

Cricut Offer

We have a basic Cricut cutting machine at £179 which will give you £40 worth of vouchers and the Cricut Gypsy at £248 which will give you £50 vouchers!

Triple points are also given on the reduced price Cricut machine cartridges that we have in stock.

 (points are not given on Workshops/Gift Vouchers/Embossing machines)

We are open from 9am until 5pm on Saturday, so why not come and get some savings?

Free parking on Saturdays in the adjacent car park.

 Triple points are also available on all offers as well as all the new products that we have had in lately.

New products in stock include:

All the new Do craft products and Creativity magazine.

Limited edition Tim Holtz "Winter Set" Distress ink pads

Creative Stamping magazine

Tatty Button stamps

Christmas special Making Cards magazine

Creative Expressions new range of 5 x 7 embossing folders

Craft UK card and envelope packs in straight and scallop edge. Ivory and beautiful pure white varieties.

Co ordinating size card bags for the above cards/envelopes

Jigsaw puzzles by Gibsons - 250, 500, 636 and 1000 piece selections - ideal Christmas and birthday gifts

 The latest Airfix and Revell model kits.

We still have vacancies on some of our classes, if you want to join on one we have lists at the shop or you can download one from our website -

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Lindsay Mason at Wickford

We are having such a great day here today - Lindsay Mason has been demonstrating with some fab new clear stamp sets and distress inks. It seems as though the ladies watching have been enthralled with her ideas and techniques.
It is great to see people getting new ideas with all the bits that Lindsay is using and also seeing how she does it of course. One lady asked Lindsay "if she ever knew what colour her hands used to be?" as Lindsay has got so many different colours of distressing inks on hers at the moment!
Here are a few pics of what has been going on today.

What colour shall I use next?

Eager to watch in detail what Lindsay is up to!

Just some of Lindsays finished cards

Stamp set PICSA6258 "Nativity - Unto Us A Child"

Stamp Sets PICSA6266 "Christmas Post"
 and Build A Snowy Scene PICSA6261

Lindsay used the tree from the Nativity set above to create a beach scene card.

Again, using stamps from the Build A Snowy Scene

Using a set from Andy Skinner set - "Winters Tale" ASCSA5011
and wording from "Silent Night" PICSA6263

"Holly" from Gorjuss Stamps  GJK015

The snowflake border design has been created using the Martha Stewart punch "Aspen Snowflake"
The stamp is another one by Gorjuss and is called Snowman. Lindsay also used Liquid Pearls to decorate as snow falling and along the bottom.

Lindsay has used a variety of Distress ink pads such as Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick, Chipped Sapphire and Faded Jeans to create the dramatic sky scenes and black Archival Ink for the outlines.

Sit or stand - Lindsay captivates her audience with techniques and wit.
What a busy day Lindsay has had, loads of designs!
Brilliant, brilliant and brilliant!

Thank you Lindsay and to everyone who came to watch.

Friday, 7 October 2011

Lindsay Mason All Day demonstration

This coming Saturday - 8th October, we have a return visit from Lindsay Mason, well known for her stamping and distressing techniques.

Lindsay is always popular and comes full of new ideas and techniques.

Lindsay will be back at In 2 Crafting, in Wickford, where she will be using the latest Personal Impression, Gorgeous Girls and Andy Skinner stamps, Martha Stewart punches, and Distress inks and tools for some perfect Christmas inspiration!

 Take a look at Lindsay Mason's blog for crafting inspiration and quirky anecdotes from her crafting life.

Lindsay's a freelance artist, designer and demonstrator and has been involved in arts and craft her whole life in one way or another. Lindsay designs stamps for top British company Personal Impressions across the Personal Impressions, Funstamps and Inca ranges as well as papers, templates and other crafting products.
Lindsay Mason Blogspot

 Lindsay will be with us between 10 and 4 - just turn up during that time - no need to book and parking is free in the adjacent car park on Saturday as well.

Saturday Offers

As well as having Lindsay demonstrating - you can save up to 25% off most items in the shop on the day!

All Privilege cardholders will be getting double points as well as 10% off purchases at the till. (usual exceptions apply - workshop bookings, Gift Vouchers, Die cutting/embossing machines).

So come along and be inspired by Lindsay and grab yourself some bargains at the same time.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

New Workshop List for October to December just published

On Wednesday we are publishing our new workshop list. This has been waited for by so many and we hope you will be pleased with the workshops, themes and free demonstrations that we have on offer.

We have some popular and well known TV crafters in during autumn - Jane Gill - doing an all day double workshop and Lindsay Mason on a Saturday free demonstration. This will be Jane and Lindsays 5th visit to us!

Carol joins our team as one of our tutors and Jackie is taking more scrapbooking classes this season. We aim to provide the best quality workshops in the area, at an affordable price and you get a great social environment as well!
The list is available at the shop and also on our website.

Scrapbook Class
On Saturday afternoon (24th Sept) Jackie's Scrapbooking class is a seaside /pool / water theme. If you are booked on to it - please bring photos to suit sizes on page - 3 pictures (4 x 6 landscape) 1 (4 x 6 portrait) and 1(3 x 2 approx landscape) for the double page and 1 (4 x 6 landscape) for the extra layout- all sizes in inches. background paper colours are bright blues, pink, yellow, orange and aqua. These are great for family photos and memorable holidays

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Artist to visit In2crafting on Wednesday 14th Sept

We are taking part in the A127 Basildon Art Trail and have some work on show by two different local artists. We are pleased that one of them - Bill Mason is able to come on Wednesday morning to do some artwork using pastels. Whay not pop in and see how he creates his effects?
The artwork on display is available to purchase from the artists, just ask in the shop for details.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Have you "Scene-it" with Jenny Mayes?

On Tuesday we had a return visit from Jenny Mayes of HobbyArt. She did morning and afternoon workshops using her own stamps and some new Butterfly Kisses stamps.

This one was created using a combination of stamps from different collections and coloured with Aquamarker pens

The Christmas card below features a new sentiment from the Christmas Sentiments collection and the tree is a wooden mounted stamp design

It was a very busy day and lots of ideas and techniques were shared

Jenny will be back with us again in the future.

Friday, 26 August 2011

Bank Holiday Monday

We will be closed this Bank Holiday Monday 29th August.
Open as usual on Saturday and then normal hours as from Tuesday.

We have just received the new stock from Docrafts which has some lovely new products available as well as their magazine - Creativity.

For young crafters we have just had a couple of new ranges of craft kits and products. Something for boys and girls to create and all at decent prices.

Hope to see you again soon

Friday, 19 August 2011

Scrapbooking class - Saturday 20th August 2.00pm

Femine Theme

For those of you coming along to Jackie's scrapbooking class tomorrow you will need to bring the following photo with you:

1 - 6" x 4" photo (orientation - portrait).

Colours you will be using are brown, cream, orange and little turquoise. The title will be die cut to say "you bring me so much joy".

Friday, 12 August 2011

Come and make a card for Marie Curie Cancer Care - Saturday 13th August

If you are free between 10 and 4 why not come along to our upstairs workshop where you can use materials donated by some of our customers and ourselves to make a card, which you can either take away with you for personal use or donate it to raise even more funds for this worthy charity.

We are asking for a donation of £2 per person taking part which will be given to Marie Curie.

There will be refreshments on sale including cakes at very modest prices. Again all profits will be donated to the charity.

Gill and Karen will be on hand to assist and look after you. Stay as long as you want, have fun, make a card or two for charity plus enjoy a cuppa and cake!
We hope to see you soon and thank you for your custom.

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

New Promarker ultra fine Nibs

Free- while stock lasts. We have some new nib ends for Promarker Pens which will just clip on to the fine end of the pen but give you very fine line drawing and colouring capabilities. Gives Promarkers a new lease of life!

When you come in and buy some Promarkers ask for your FREE NIBS at the till. Don't wait too long though as we only have a limited amount of free ones. They also come with an end cap as well.

These nibs will be stocked soon as a pack of three for £1.99.

Also as you prepare for Christmas we have stock of Paula Pascual  Christmas stamp sets including
Joyful Bubbles - a A6 clear stamp set. Jackie is currently using these on her early Christmas workshops as well as some sentiments sets.

Monday, 18 July 2011

Recently added to our range

Just in ....after waiting for stock to be produced, we have the new Christmas Molly Blooms Stamps, some fantastic new designs to play with and create lovely Christmas cards etc.
Our range of Clarity Stamps has also increased due to demand and these seem to be popular on classes.

A range of Ink Cartridges has also been stocked. They are compatible cartridges with the main printer manufacturers. Due to the shop next door moving away, we decided as so many people were coming in asking for ink cartridges that we ought to stock some. They are made by UK manufacturer Jet Tec and fully guaranteed.

For the model maker, we have some "just released" Airfix kits, including the Valiant aircraft.

Just in time for the school holidays we have more children's craft kits in stock and more to come.

Friday, 17 June 2011

New Workshop List for July to September just published

Friday 17th June - our latest workshop list has been published.
It is available on our website and copies are available at our shop.
You can also follow the link below to download a copy .

This time we have a new tutor joining us as well a couple of "guest" tutors doing all day workshops. By popular demand we have Jenny Mayes from Hobby Art Stamps and Jane Gill from Woodware doing these all day ones.

Our own tutors are keeping up the very high standards of classes and we hope you enjoy looking through the list of different classes.
Included are:
Projects for all occasions as well as some early Christmas ideas
Card making
Scrap booking
Parchment Craft
Drawing & Colouring
Teddy Bear Making
Die Cutting and Embossing
Stamping and Punching

Booking commences on Saturday, so get in early to secure your place(s)

We hope that you like the topics and designs that our brilliant tutors have come up with.

See you soon,

Réne, John and all the team.

July to September 2011 Workshops

Friday, 3 June 2011

Lynne Gilbert comes to Wickford to demonstrate Grand Calibur, Cuttlebug and Masking/inking techniques

On Saturday 4th June Lynne will be here between 10 - 4.
She will be using the Cuttlebug and Spellbinders Grand Calibur embossing and die cutting machines.
Lynne will also be showing how to use inks with mists, masks and more to create beautiful effects
We will be giving double points to Privilege cardholders on the day.
Buy a Cuttlebug and get the free embossing folder with the machine and choose another one free from us.

Also we have some amazing prices on templates from WS Designs, BCE and Crafters Delight - all at up to 70% off normal price.
We have also reduced our prices on some remains of previous Do Craft promotions to clear them and make way for new stock. These are at 1/2 price while stocks last.
Privilege card holders will also get points even on these heavily reduced prices!

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Our day with Jenny Mayes from Hobby Art

We've just had an all day workshop with Jenny Mayes, the designer of Hobby Art stamps.
Jenny came a few months ago to do a demonstration and so many customers asked if she could come and do classes she was happy to come and spend another day with us.

She bought with her 3 new stamp sets that have just been released.
Window Scene-It    Sentiments Scene -It      Big Bear Set
You can purchase them from the link below.

There were 12 ladies on both the morning and afternoon sessions and they all enjoyed their finished creations as well as learning some new techniques.

We hope to have Jenny back in the future for some more workshops.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Saturday 7th May Lindsay Mason Visit

Well Saturday was great!
We had a guest visit by Lindsay Mason, who was demonstration products supplied by Personal Impressions, one of our craft product suppliers.
Lindsay enjoyed her overnight stay locally on Friday night and marvelled at the new large HD TV in her hotel room!
On Saturday she was busy with stamping, using some of her own design clear stamp sets and the new Distress Ink Daubers. She created some lovely effects with these especially when used with a mini mister!

A popular design was the rose and the stamps quickly sold out.

Lindsay used some lovely new 12 x 12 double sided papers - all fabulous with glitter on.

Some cards were designed using the Martha Stewart Punches, particularly the Butterfly.

We all had a good time on the day, John even sat in at one point to show how it was done!

Lindsay will be returning later in the year, so we look forward to that date.

Thank you to all who came along on the day.

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Getting ready for the weekend!

Wow! what a busy week we have had and the next one will be just as busy!
We have had new stamps in from Molly Blooms - they are gorgeous and some have sold out already!
    Loads of new painting and stencilling brush sets have arrived. There are brushes for Acrylics, Oils, Watercolours and some lovely speciality brushes, all at competitive prices.
A delivery of Dufex die cut decoupage has come in with some glorious new designs as well as new photo glue and silicone glue. Designs include lovely flowers and colourful butterflies. So many people asked us to stock Dufex again that we just had to.
Had new papers in from My Minds Eye range
Just opened a box today to find new items from Tim Holtz, loads of interesting bits. This also includes the new Distress Ink daubers. I wonder if any will get used on Saturday? Oh yes, this Saturday we are excited as we have another return visit to us by......
                                                LINDSAY MASON.
Lindsay designs her own stamps, is a qualified Ranger Products demonstrator and works closely with Tim Holtz, when he is in the UK. She is often featured in magazines as well as on TV. On saturday she will be demonstrating products from Ranger and Personal Impressions.

Lindsay will be with us between 10 and 4. Just turn up, no need to book.

Next Monday we also have Amanda Sambrook starting her second series of miniature Teddy Bear making classes. Have you seen these? There is a bear on display near the till. A couple of places still available if you are interested to make your own "Sambrook Bear" which takes 3 weeks.
Then on Wednesday we have our first all day class - with special guest crafter - Jenny Mayes from Hobby Art. Jenny did a demonstration for us recently and was so popular that we quickly filled this workshop.
 So plenty going on at the moment.  Check back soon for more information.

Happy crafting

Friday, 15 April 2011

Bank Holiday Time is Here

Hi folks

Don't forget it's our demo day tomorrow with Jane Gill making lovely dimensional flowers using Woodware punches. You can see full details on last week's post.

The ever wonderful Clarity stamps have been flying out. And due to this we have more winging their way and should be in any day now. So watch this space.

And most of us have some time off work to look forward to soon. So we are all looking forward to the Easter break and of course the Royal Wedding.

To celebrate we are giving double privilege points on both Bank Holiday Mondays.

Oh.. don't forget too, you still have time to use your Privilege Card Holder coupons sent to you earlier this month. Including a coupon that will give you a £5 gift voucher when you spend over £50 or £10 gift voucher when you spend over £100.

Hope you all enjoy your hard earned breaks and hope to see you tomorrow at the demo.

From John, Iréne and the In2crafting Team.

Friday, 8 April 2011

Hi everyone

Hope you are enjoying this glorious weather we have been having. How bout a bit of crafting in the sun hey!

Not much time for us to enjoy the sun :-( Cos we are busy getting prepared for next week's demo with the very talented Jane Gill :-).

Jane has some great treats for us to see. Her forte is making dimensional paper flowers. Using nesties, punches, stamps, shrink plastic, glitter and much more to make some lovely creations

She'll also be using the new Crafty Edger from Woodware. This system easily enables you to line up border punches from the same range.

Here's an example of what is in store:

Don't forget it's free and there will be double Privilege Points on the day too!

Here's the deets:

Saturday 16th April from 10 am til 4pm - hope to see you if you can make it:

Have a fabulous week and hope to see you soon.

From John, Réne and all the In2crafting Team

Friday, 18 March 2011

New Workshop List Available Now

Hi there

If you haven't already seen it the new workshop list for April-June is now available in shop and to download from our main website.

There are many wonderful classes to whet your appetite. One particular highlight is that we have managed to secure Jenny Mayes from Hobbyart for not one but two workshop classes on Wednesday 11th May. The morning is Floral from 10-12.30pm and Scene it in the afternoon 1.30pm to 4pm. See our workshop list for more details. If you are interested best be quick spaces are going super fast.

Talking of workshops. We have a few spaces left on this coming week's workshops as follows:

Tuesday, 22nd March - Water Colour Painting
Thursday, 24th March - Sliding Cards with Hidden Messages
Friday, 25th March - Inbetweenies cards suitable for pre-teens, Castle, Rocket and Angel cards

Other news for this week is that we have some really lovely new mini stamps come in the range is cArt-Us and there's many really sweet designs including fancy bird cages, fantasy butterflies and clock faces (which you can put hands at any time you like). And at £1.29 each it's a very affordable way to add to your collection.

Molly Bloom stamps update - unfortunately she is fashionably late. This is due to unprecedented demand. But the manufacturers are doing their best to keep up with it. So the good news is we've been told that she should arrive Monday/Tuesday next week.

Thats our news for this week.

Hope to see you back soon.
John, Iréne and the In2crafting team

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Lots of new stock... o-err.

Hi there crafters

Firstly apologies that it’s been a while since we’ve blogged. We have just been so busy with our trade show and getting in all the lovely new stock for you (and us) to coo over.

First off the blocks was the new Do Craft / Papermania range. If you haven’t already seen it there is, as ever, some very pretty collections. Including Pampered Pets and more of the very popular Country Companions.  There’s even a range of products for the notoriously hard to craft for men!

If you missed Amanda Curtin on last week’s demo there was plenty of examples using this range. You can see a selection of what she made in the photo attached with more at the shop.

The good news is that if you did miss this demo, she was so popular we have decided to bring her back for next month’s demo on 2nd April. Not too be missed!

Hunkydory Crafts

There was much squeals of excitement on opening the boxes of lots of lovely new Hunkydory Products. It’s worth a visit us to checkout what we’ve got for you. And if you are quick you might be able get yourself a copy of the highly sought after first issue of the Hunkydory magazine. They are now out of print so it’s a case of MIMO… miss it, miss out.

In the meantime you can see their latest range here:

We have a very good selection of these. But if there is anything else you’d like don’t forget we’ll always happy to order it in. And that goes for any of the many brands that we stock.

Martha Stewart

We’ve also just had a delivery of Martha Stewart punches. They are so delish and great quality, we just couldn’t control Réne she got carried way and ordered loads. We have favourites back and new designs too.
Clarity Comes to Wickford

And…. drum roll…. we now stock the simply stunning Clarity Stamps as seen on TV in Barbara Gray’s wonderful demos.

We spent a good part of the day yesterday putting these into stock. There was much glee and excitement.  So some… ahem… did find their way into our own shopping baskets. But not to worry we still have left plenty for you to choose from.

Have you seen?

Sally got really excited about an innovative new product the “Crafter Edger” from Woodware.  She just can’t wait to use it on one of her classes!

It’s a clever system that allows you to do a border punch up to 12” length without having to match up the design yourself.  It makes the task effortless.

You simply slot in your punch cartridge into the holder and run it along the ruler guide and pegs do the matching up for you.

The set comes with the attractive scallop ribbon slot design and many more available to buy separately (with more to come soon).

Bling and things

For those of you who love your sparkle we just had a big delivery of Glitterati gems and embellishments.  The perfect way to “ice” up your projects and make em shimmer n glow!
That’s it for this week. But the excitement doesn’t stop there. Coming in next week is the very cute Molly Bloom range… more news soon on blog on this along with all the other things going on in In2crafting world.

Thanks for checking us out and hope to see you soon

Hugs x x x
John & Iréne and the In2crafting team

Friday, 11 February 2011

New In and Workshop Availability

Hi fellow Bloggers

Just a little bit of news for today.

We have had some new stock coming in this week. Including the following:

Crafters Companion Printable Papers all suitable for most home printers. Adds a professional touch to all your crafty projects. Ideal to use with your lovely CD Roms:
  • Printable Light Card - £3.99 x 25 sheets - top quality 160gsm
  • Satin Finish Printer Paper - £3.99 x 50 sheets - high quality 100gsm paper.
  • Printable Decoupage Paper - £3.99 x 15 sheets - This paper is the ideal thickness for running through your printer and for cutting easily to give a professional finish to your decoupage images.
Also from Crafters Companion we have the wonderful Neenah Solar White (£3.99 x 20 sheets) it's wonderful top quality ultra smooth white card. Its perfect for colouring with your alcohol based pens like Promarkers.

Workshop Spaces

 We have some spaces left on our workshops coming up this week as follows:

Friday 18th February
10am - Parchment Craft with Cherry
2pm - Beginners Drawing with Cherry

Saturday 19th Feburary
10 am - Cute & Cuddly Cards with Sharon

That's our news for now. Look forward to seeing you on your next visit.

John, Réne and the In2crafting Team.

Friday, 4 February 2011

TV's Jenny Mayes Demo (Hobby Art)

We had a wonderful time last Saturday when the very talented Jenny Mayes demonstrated the new range of Hobby Art stamps and products.

Her ideas and designs are simply inspirational. Some of which you can see in the photos below.

She had a wealth of ideas using watercolour techniques, Promarker and Tombo Art Pens.

If you missed out on the demo you need not be disappointed. All the Hobby Art stamps & stamping products used in Jenny's demo are still available in the shop.

We have also increased our range of art materials. Now available are individual Winsor & Newton watercolour paints - in tubes and pans. With Daler Rowney System 3 artists acrylics to follow shortly.

Privilege Card holders are in for a treat over this Spring. We have emailed vouchers to existing card holders with great deals on FlowerSoft Toppers, embossing powders, card packs and decoupage sheets. With more to follow over the rest of spring.

Check in store (or call) for more details if you are interested in becoming a card holder and don't want to miss out.

That's our news for now. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit.

John, Réne and the In2crafting team.

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Double Privilege Points until end of January

Our Privilege Cardholders will have double points added to their balance for all purchases between 17th and 31st January!

We are also selling our Christmas themed items at 50% off including paper pads, stamps, punches and embellishments. Get stocked up for next year at 1/2 price.

Friday, 7 January 2011

Our Sale is now on!

Come along and bag yourself a bargain with ...

20% of most lines

50% of Christmas lines

50% of Sizzix Dies

50% of Wooden mounted stamps

and 70% of selected lines (as marked)
Sale ends on Saturday 15th January 2011

From Monday 17th  to 31st January we will be awarding double points to all our Privilege cardholders as an additional saving in January.

(Exclusions apply)