Thursday, 6 December 2012

Open Friday 7th until 8pm for Christmas shopping, Wickford lights switch on as well as from 5:30 a make and take to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care and complimentary mulled wine and nibbles for our customers between 5:30 and 7:30 pm...
On Saturday we have a free demonstration from Docrafts between 10 & 4.
On both days, come and shop and get 20% off your bill plus privilege points as well! Does not apply to Gift Vouchers, Die cut machines, workshop bookings or magazines.

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Scrapbooking class on Saturday 1 Dec 2pm

For those of you who are booked onto the scrapbooking class on Saturday - the photo sizes are:
2 6x4 portrait
2 3x4 portrait
1 3x4 landscape

Colours are red,green,pink,aqua and a Christmas theme.

Starts at 2pm.

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Change of opening times

As from Monday 26th November our opening times will be changing slightly.
Monday - Saturday 09:15 - 5pm.

Late night opening on Friday 7th December until 8pm with some free demonstrations, Marie Curie make & take, hot mulled wine and Christmas nibbles! Make a note to come along!

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Free Docraft Demo Sat 10th Nov

This Saturday - 10th Nov come along to our free Docraft demonstration. We are pleased to have Anita Brooks with us between 10 and 4pm who will be showing the new range from this supplier. Features Art Deco, foiled and glittered decoupage and sentiments, stamps, peel offs, Me to You and much more.
Double Privilege points on the day plus offers on Aquamarkers and Flexmarker pens plus £5 off any Airfix or Revell plastic model kit selling at £19 or more.

Monday, 5 November 2012

Gill and Karen would like to thank everyone who supported the Marie Curie event on Saturday when a sum of £117.56 was raised.
Thanks also to the customers who donated cakes and crafty bits and pieces for us to use. Congrats to "Fred" for winning the raffle.

Friday, 2 November 2012

Marie Curie Make, Take and cake Day

Saturday 3rd Nov - come along and help raise money for Marie Curie as well as make a card and enjoy some refreshments. Min Donation £2 to this cancer care charity. Raffle. Takes place in our upstairs workshop with all materials provided. 10... - 4.
Also on Saturday....
Special big savings offer on Aquamarkers (5 pens for £6) and Flexmarkers (5 pens for £7.50) while stock lasts!
and.. £5 off any Airfix or Revell plastic model kit selling at £19 or more.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Scrapbook class sat 13th October

Photo requirements for this weeks class are 2 6" x 4" portrait photos and an optional 3" x 2" portrait photo. The title of the layout is "Remember this" so plenty of scope for photos, the papers are yellow, red, green and mauve.  The paper collection is Teresa Collins Fabrications Canvas. If you dont have any coloured photos, black and white or sepia, will do just as well.

See you Saturday


Thursday, 4 October 2012

Home for Christmas workshop

We have some space on our Tuesday afternoon workshop next week (9th). Jackie will be making cards using the "home for Christmas range". Priced at £10 for the afternoon - all materials refreshments and tuition included. Please phone the shop to book,

Monday, 24 September 2012

New workshop List is available

We have just published our new workshop and demonstration schedule.
It will be available in the shop or follow the link to our website to download a copy.

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

New Nestabilities and Shapeabilities now on sale

New Spellbinder embossing and cutting dies have been delivered.
These are brand new releases. New designs, shapes and sizes. Plus A4 sized double sided embossing folders for use with the Grand Calibur machine.

The Christmas special magazine "Creative Stamping" is available now, priced at only £5.99 you get a magazine with 60 projects inside as well as a large sheet of 20 Christmas theme stamps. These stamps work out the equivalent of only 30p each, which is great value.
Dont forget....Saturday 8th September
Free Demonstration from Crafters!
Katie Brett will be with us showing new products, techniques and special offers on the day.
As part of this we are stocking the competively priced Spectrum Noir colouring pen range.


Monday, 3 September 2012

The all new Docraft magazine "Creativity" has been delivered today. Monday 3rd September.

Thank you to everyone who came and participated in the Marie Curie day on Saturday. £118.15 was raised for the charity. Saw some new and familiar faces there. Thank you to Karen, Gill and Jan for all your hard work and also to generous customers who donated cakes and items to use. Congrats to Chris M. for winning the raffle. Next day being planned for October.

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Celebrate 2 years at Ladygate shop with a SALE!

We can't believe that it has been two years since we moved into our present shop from our initial shop at the garden centre!
 So this week, starting Monday 13th through to next Saturday 18th we are inviting you to celebrate this anniversary with us by offering you 20% off your shopping in the shop. Privilege card holders will also still get their points making even more savings! can't be bad can it?
 The sale is only available to personal shoppers (not online) and there some exclusions such as Die cutting/embossing machines, magazines, gift vouchers, workshops and special orders.
This sale offer can not be combined with any other offer/voucher.

So, see you soon and many thanks for all your custom.

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Just a reminder that this Saturday we have Sarah Pinnington from craft supplier - Docraft with us between 10 and 4pm.

Your local Creativity!store IN2CRAFTING now has some fabulous new and inspiring collections in-store, from Papermania, Anita's, Forever Friends, Country Companions as well as Xcut!
On Saturday, Privilege cardholders will get double points on their purchases as well as 20% off all the products in the current docraft general and Christmas promotion!

So - a free demo as well as some fabulous savings and remember parking is free too!

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Special Offers this Thursday to Saturday 28th July

As part of our Independent Retailer Month promotion – from Thursday 26th to Saturday 28th July we have some special savings for Privilege Card customers.

Spend at least £20 and get £4 off your bill or spend £40 and over to get £8 off your shop. You will get your Privilege points as well as the instant savings.

( No other offers or vouchers will be accepted in conjunction with this offer. Gift vouchers, Die cutting/embossing machines and workshop bookings are excluded from the offer.)

Not a cardholder yet?  Join now.....

You can join our scheme at the till for a once only payment of £3,

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Saturdays scrapbook class

To anyone coming to the class this saturday, the photo size is 1 6x4 portrait black and white. The paper has a more creamy background than I thought, so I have used cream as well as white in the layout. If you prefer sepia photos, that would work as well.  Photo theme can be whatever you like but there are flowers on the page so maybe not a male on his own, but anything else would go. Title is completely upto you and the class is technique based this month so an easy layout to give you time to play making the flowers.

Any questions, you can get me via the shop or on

See you saturday


Wednesday, 18 July 2012

With the school holidays starting any day now, we have an offer on all our Craft Planet branded kids crafts kits - 25% off marked price. The prices of these start from £1 so grab something to keep the kids amused and creative! Offer ends Saturday 21 July.

Until the end of Saturday we also have 25% off of any Revell plastic model kit costing £25 or more. We have a large selection of military, cars, trucks, planes and ship kits.

Workshop Spaces

 We have some spaces left on our forthcoming workshops. All materials and refresments included. Please phone the shop to book. 01268 730234.

Friday, 29 June 2012

Just had a brand new item in is a Pick Up Pencil from adhesive manufacturer - Stix 2.

The essential non-sticky pick up pencil. Perfect for picking up all your gems, stones, diamantes, pins and needles. When the end gets blunt or is no longer sticky - just sharpen like a normal pencil and carry on using it. Brilliant tool and only £2.99.

Also new in - is the latest Creativity Promotion from DoCraft.
A mix of standard crafting items as well as some new Christmas designs plus their latest magazine.  We also have the new "Beautiful" range of papers and embellishments as well.
Next Saturday we will be having a demonstrator from Docraft with us to show some ideas using the new products.

Our latest workshop list is available at the shop, on our website and on our Facebook page. Some fascinating new workshops are available as well as free demonstrations.

Oh well, better get on with unpacking the boxes and getting all the new goodies displayed!

Friday, 22 June 2012

We have just published our latest workshop list for cardmaking, scrapbooking, Parchment and demonstrations. It is available in the shop as well as on line. Booking starts straight away.
Click HERE for a link to the workshop page.
We hope that you find something on the list to get you inspired.

Monday, 18 June 2012

There are special offers on Promarker and Flexmarkers this week. Buy 10 and get a free Memento dewdrop ink pad worth £1.59, buy any 20 pens and get a free Memento standard ink pad value £3.75 or buy 50 pens and get a free storage wallet worth £12.49. While stock lasts!

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Promarker Demo and new stock arrived

This coming Saturday, 16th June, we are hosting a free demonstration from Letraset - the makers of Aqua, Flex and Promarker pens. Also featuring stamps from Little Claires and Memento ink pads.

 Between 10 am and 4pm we have Jacqui Dennis here to show you how you can effectively use these pens to colour, blend and enhance your crafting projects.

As part of the pen demo, Jacqui will be stamping using the Little Claires stamps and using Memento Ink pads.

We have just had all the new Promarker pen sets delivered as well as the ultra fine nibs to attach to the pens.

Lovely new 6 pack sets such as:
Mid Tones
Pastel Tones
Vibrant Tones
Muted Tones
Rich Tones
Summer 6 pack - Limited edition colours
Spring 6 pack - Limited edition colours

To coincide with the demo we will be awarding double points to Privilege Cardholders (which means the equivalent of 15% off) on nearly everything in store.

As well as that....we have an extra special offer on the Pro and Flexmarker pens for the day.

Buy 10 assorted pens and get a free Memento dew drop ink pad - Rich Cocoa - worth £1.59
Buy 20 assorted pens and get a free Memento Std Ink pad - Tuxedo Black or Rich Cocoa - worth £3.75
Buy 50 assorted pens and get a free Promarker storage wallet worth £12.49

We have also had new stamps in from Little Claires which will be ued on the demo and also had delivery of new releases of Memory Box Dies. So well worth a visit.
As it is Fathers Day on Sunday - we will be selling Revell and Airfix Model kits at 20% off the marked price. These are ideal presents for the boys!

Monday, 11 June 2012

Well crafted Olympic Torch building

The Olympic torch has been a big homework project for a number of Wickford schools. We have had many children in this last week with their parents / grandparents to source various materials to make a torch. Here are two "torchbearers"- Kati...e and Jasmin who came back in to show off their work to their mum, Michelle.
Well done girls...and to nanny too!
It would be interesting to see what some of the others have made with their craft materials.

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

New in stock now....
Best of British - Forever Friends designs.
A new range of paper, stamps, decoupage kits, toppers and card kits from Docrafts.
Create some topical cards and craft concepts using these various elements to capture the celebrations of Jubillee, Olympics and footy.
We also have some new Union Jack based 12 x 12 papers in stock - but things are selling out fast as party fever and momento making get under way!

Have a great weekend. We will be closed Sunday as usual and bank Hol Monday but we will be open on Holiday Tuesday from 10 until 4 when we will be celebrating with TRIPLE POINTS for our Privilege Cardholders.

Monday, 21 May 2012

On Saturday the Jane Gill workshop made some exquisite paper flowers using paper punches, moulding tools, paper and a few inks.
The ladies loved the all day class and thank you Jane for being our guest tutor again.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Tim Holtz® Distress™ Markers  £3.25

 At last.... In Stock now - seperate pens in all colours!
Tim Holtz Distress Markers are water-based inks for coloring, journaling, stamping and more. The dual tip markers are ideal for many coloring techniques.
Distress Markers are available to match the Distress palette of 36 color and White Picket Fence.
• Acid free, non-toxic
• Available in Distress 37 color palette
• Available open stock or in canister set
• Use brush tip for coloring, stamping and shading

Monday, 7 May 2012

Saturday's demo day with Jane Gill using Woodware paper punches and Jane's own designed stamps were a bit hit with you all who were able to come along. Here are some of the flowers that she created - they are beautiful!
Jane will be back with us in a couple of weeks time to take a whole day workshop session. There are just 3 places left, so if you want to come - phone us in the shop to book.

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Saturday 5th May Free Demonstration

A very popular visitor - Jane Gill will be with us demonstrating products from Woodware. We get so many requests from customers asking for her to come back and do another demo - that we just have to get her booked in when we can!

As well as the free demo, there is free car parking in the main car park on Saturday and all Privilege Cardholders will get double points awarded on their shopping on the day. Additionally, spend at least £5 and you will also receive an A4 sheet of Heartwarmer Message Toppers free of charge!

Jane loves making realistic flowers from punched paper, as well as stamping and papercrafts. She teaches and demonstrates all over the UK and loves her crafty job. She now designs her own range of stamps and they are produced by Woodware. New designs are brought out twice a year so keep a look out for them. You can always find Jane at various craft shops around the country and we are pleased to have her returning to us at In2crafting yet again. Jane's style appeals to most people so she is sure to pull in a crowd on Saturday.

We have had a lot of stock delivered this week including many new lines - so why not cheer up your bank holiday weekend with a bit of crafting? Stock up with your craft and hobby stash on Saturday and get double points - as we will be closed this bank holiday Monday.

The following Saturday, May 12th we have another of our fundraising days in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care. Come along then and make a card for this charity, enjoy tea/coffee and cake for a donation of only £2. Plus raffle on the day.

FIND US ON FACEBOOK - search "In2crafting"   for all the latest news and stock updates

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Tim Holtz Distress Pens

New Distress Pens in stock now!
Ranger Distress Markers byTim Holtz. Distress Markers are water-based inks for colouring, journaling, stamping and more. The dual tip markers are ideal for many colouring techniques. Distress Markers are acid free, non-toxic • Available in Distress 37 colour palette storage containers • Use brush tip for colouring, stamping and shading.
Stock now available in the shop at £99.95 per set.

Saturday, 28 April 2012

New in to us this week and to co ordinate with stamping and artist projects we have PanPastels sets.

COLORFIN-PanPastel Ultra Soft Artist's Pastel Color Set. PanPastel Colors are genuine artists' quality pastels; uniquely packed in a pan format. They were developed so that artists can easily lift; apply; and control pastel color-just like true painting! The pan format holds the color like paint for easy application. Each PanPastel is loaded with the highest quality artists' pigments and have a rich; ultra-soft and low dust formulation. All of the professional-quality colors have excellent light-fastness; are fully erasable; and compatible with traditional pastel sticks; surfaces; conventional fixatives and other artists' colors. This package contains five 9mL/0.30 fl. oz PanPastels in coordinated colors and four Sofft artist's tools. Available in a variety of color sets: Priced at £29.99 per set.

Thursday, 26 April 2012

IndigoBlu stamps and Flitter Glue & Flakes

Just had a delivery of some new stamps from IndigoBlu. Various styles and sizes.
Quintessentially English rubber stamps, with unique and highly detailed deep etched designs – all made in England.

FlitterGlu starter kit

Kit with everything you need to start using FlitterGlu - FlitterGlu, Phat Foam, Scoochy sponge, Easy peasy stamp cleaner, Flake

In stock now - while stock lasts!

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Wooden Flourishes

New in...from Kaisercraft - various wood flourishes from £2.29.
Made from 2mm plywood these flourishes offer great value and variety. They look fantastic painted, plain or embellished. Designs range in size from 2" to 5.5"

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

In2crafting Girls in Print Again

A few months ago we at In2crafting were asked if we would design some cards for the Creative Stamping magazine. Issue 4 just out, comes with huge sheet of stamps worth £20.00 all suitable for the "men/boys" in your life. Our task was to come up with cards with a thank you/musical/distressed theme.
Full instructions and a material list are in the magazine which is available to buy now at the shop. Everything I used can be brought or ordered from us, the others have done fabulous cards as well. Rene used the guitar together with some Justrite stamps, Michelle used Nestabilites and the Thank you wording and my favourite Martha Stewart punch Cherish. Lastly, Sally used the drums and the Fretboard embossing folder from Creative Expressions.
The rest of the magazine is full of ideas and inspiration using the rest of the free stamps, its available to buy in the shop. Price £5.99.
Please phone the shop - 01268 730234 if you would like us to save you a copy.

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Knitting Wool and Do Craft demonstration day

Just to let you know that we have had delivery this week of Wool, Knitting needles, crochet hooks and knitting patterns all from King Cole.
- Fabulous baby wools in popular colours in DK and 4 Ply from £2.09 a ball.
- Krystal Scarf Yarn to make those georgeous ruffle scarves that are all the rage - and comes with a free pattern as well!
- and a great range of everyday pricewise wools in many colours. Prices from just £1.65 per ball of wool.
Today we have had new Marianne Design Craftables dies - floral border, Circle, rectangle and ovals priced at £7.45 and £9.99 - also new in are..
Marianne Design Creatables dies for cutting and embossing paper and they have come in various greetings such as "Happy Birthday, Congrats, Just for you,Thanks, Merry Christmas and Seasons Greetings" Priced at £6.59.
Crafters Companion have just sent in some new large A3 size guillotines which look great - called Clevercut Maxi - for all those larger cutting projects.
For those who love cakes......we have some MDF cupcake stands which you can assemble and decorate yourself or get someone else to do for you while you savour the cakes!
We are open as usual on Good Friday (9.15 - 5) with double points for privilege cardholders and then on Saturday 7th we have Sarah Pinnington coming from Docrafts to demonstrate their products with various techniques.
Sarah will be with us between 10 am and 4pm. As well as getting your privilege points, we will be selling most items at 20% off the normal price on Saturday (usual products excluded such as die cutting machines, workshops, gift vouchers and magazines).
On Friday and Saturday we will be having a raffle to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care. £1 per strip (of tickets) with the prize being a Michael Powell stamp, 5 Heartwarmer die cut topper sheets of your choice, a Me to You A4 card kit and a Me to You 12 x 12 paper pack - total value £22.
We will be closed on Sunday as usual and then also on Bank Holiday Monday.
A reminder that our new workshop program is available at the shop or you can get one from our website
We wish you a Blessed, Happy and Enjoyable Easter.

Friday, 16 March 2012

New Nesties and M-Bossabilities folders

Just had our new stock in today from Spellbinders!!!
M-Bossabilities 2 sided folders - an original idea - from £6.65 and new Nestabilities die cut range from £19.79. Brand new designs and sure to be popular.

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

New stock in this week plus a continental market comes to Wickford!

New stock in this week.....Plus Continental Market in Wickford.
Stamps and guilding flakes in from Indigoblu - see photo, plus all new Sheena Douglass Fusion Painting sets and dvd. The Do crafts Xcut nesting dies are back in stock with new packaging and designs. Hunky Dory foiled sheets with various occaisions such as Mothers day, Easter, get well, birthday and many others.
On Thursday 15th and Friday 16th March, Wickford high street will contain a continental market and from 11am all parking will be free in Wickford car parks on both days. Stalls will be selling various things such as Italian nougat, Brittany biscuits, pungent cheeses, charcuterie, Tartiflette from the Alps, fresh breads, Spanish olives and much more.
We will be awarding double points to our privilege cardholders on both days as well.
So, free parking, something different to buy in Wickford and double points from us - why not pop to Wickford and have a look?
Well done Basildon Council for organising this and hopefully driving some much needed trade into Wickford businesses.

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Celebration and Party invites class

Just wanted to show you the cards Carol has made for Mondays class" Celebrations and Party Invites" . She has come up with 3 great ideas to cover different occasions. If you have a free morning on Monday why not phone the shop and reserve a place today.

If you are booked on my crop next Saturday the photo sizes are 1 6x4 landscape and for the second layout using up all the leftovers I have used a 6x4 portrait and some smaller ones around 3x2. There is plenty of room to play with and a little chipboard frame that could take a photo if you wished.Colours are orange, pink, green and brown.

Have a great weekend, I am just off to meet up with John and Rene to travel to the NEC for the UK equivalent of CHA trade show see what lovely goodies we will be bringing into the shop this year. Meeting up with the girls from the shop tomorrow...going to be a fab weekend!


Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Marie Curie day raised £149

On Saturday 11th - we helped raise a wonderful £149 for the Marie Curie Charity day. Thank you to all who came out on a bitterly cold day and made a card and for your donations. The cakes were truly delicious - not that John, Michelle or Sally tried any of course!
A big thank you to the crew who came and organised it in such a marvellous way.
The Raffle was won by Kay C.

At the end of this month it will be 7 years since we opened our shop, originaly in a garden centre. Its hard to believe it has been 7 years!
A customer came into the shop and remarked on it yesterday with some lovely comments and memories.
We are currently planning something special to mark the occaision - so watch this space....

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Make a card for Marie Curie Cancer Care..and enjoy cake and coffee at the same time

At In2crafting on Saturday 11th February we are having one of our "Make, Take and Eat Cake" days to support and raise funds for Marie Curie Cancer Charity.
All you need to do is come along and all the cardmaking materials will be laid out in our upstairs workshop for you to create one or more cards. Karen and Gill will be on hand to assist and guide you if needed. Once you have made your card you can take it away or donate it so that it can be sold to raise more funds for Marie Curie. While this is going on you can eat freshly baked cakes and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee. Even if you don't want to make a card you can still enjoy a drink and cake to warm you up while out shopping! A raffle will be offered and the prize is a free workshop of your choice from our current list.
Come along and enjoy, this is the 3rd time we have hosted this and the day proves more and more popular each time.
All we ask is for a minimum donation of £2 to go towards the charity.
Shake off the cold and snow and pop in! Double privilege points on Saturday in the shop as well.

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Class postponed on Monday 6th

Due to the forecast of ice for tonight and potential road problems for Monday morning we have decided to postpone the class in the morning until the following Monday 13th. Some of the people would be coming from various parts of the county and if you do not need to travel it's best not to.
The shop will be open as usual on Monday for those who want to do some shopping!

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Creative Expressions Demonstration Day Sat 04 Feb

Lynne from Creative Expressions will be with us on Saturday 4th Feb demonstrating techniques using Spellbinders die cuts with the Grand Calibur and stamping using Justright and Umount stamps and heat embossing. She will also be using distress inks for various effects.

As well as having Lynne with us - another good reason to come in and shop is because we will be giving you 25% off your shopping on the day.*
If it is cold outside - you can be sure of a warm welcome in the shop.

The Grand Calibur Die cutting and embossing machine will be on offer on the day for a reduced price of £89.

*Discount not applicable on Cuttlebug, Grand Calibur, Big Shot, workshop bookings and Gift Vouchers.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

This saturdays scrapbook crop

For the ladies coming to my crop on saturday at the shop, here are the layouts we will be doing.  The double layout has a 7"x5" on one side and and 1 6"x 4" plus 4 3" x 2" landscapes on the otherside. You could change that to 2 6"x4" portraits instead of the 7" x 5". The single layout was made the scraps I had left over and I used another 3 more 3" x 2" but you could use a 6"x4" as well. The double is great for using snaps, photos that you can cut out the background. There is plenty of room for moving photos about on these pages so dont worry if you dont have the exact sizes. You get a huge sticker sheet in the kit with lots of christmas and snowy themed images.

See you saturday