Monday, 23 December 2013

Happy Christmas

Open until 5pm today - Monday.
We will then be closed to enjoy Christmas ourselves and re open on Saturday 28th.
We would like to wish all our customers and followers a Happy and Safe Christmas.
John, Réne, Michelle, Sally, Hazel, Janice, Christine & Lauren.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

"Shop Small" have a campaign this Saturday 7th December.
It is called "Small Business Saturday" and is sponsored by American Express. A national day which celebrates the role that small businesses, such as our own, play in our community.
Please support us and your other local independent shops and high street, as one slogan says "use us or lose us!"
If you have an American Express card and use it in our shop and any other independent shops on the day to purchase goods to the value of £10 or more - Amex will credit your account with £5 per transaction ! You can shop in as many shops as you like that are participating and get £5 each time. You have to register your card first though, more details below.
To promote this day, we have a number of craft items, storage cases, tote bags and a selection of Airfix and Revell plastic model kits at an amazing 1/2 price to sell on the day on a first come first served basis. Ideal for Christmas presents.  Check them out on Saturday from the display table - you don't need an Amex card to take advantage of this offer!.

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Make a card for Marie Curie Cancer Care Saturday 9th November

Saturday 9th Nov. 10 - 4.
Come along and make a card for Marie Curie Cancer Care.
The ladies will be on hand to assist and guide you while you enjoy making, having refreshments and fun.
Minimum £2 donation per card please, so that we make as much money as possible.
Raffle prizes plus all who participate will get 15% off of their shopping on the day!
Look forward to seeing you.

Thursday, 31 October 2013

2 Free craft Demonstrations on Saturday 2nd Nov

This coming Saturday, 2nd Nov, we have a special Double Event demonstration day with Creative Expressions. Not one but two demonstrators, Tanya & Kim, will be with us using Gilding flakes and wax, polished silk glitters with stamping effects, Cosmic Shimmer Sparkle Pearls, Masking effects, die cuts and more.
Lots of tips and techniques and its all free!

 Come along between 10 and 4 to see what's happening
Also, double privilege points for cardholders on the day and don't forget there is free car parking on Saturday in the car park near us.

We also have a scrapbook class in the morning upstairs with Carol.

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Free Make & Take day Sat 12 Oct

At In2crafting this Saturday, 12th Oct, we have a free "Make and Take" day.
Réne and the girls will be showing you how to make a lovely Christmas wreath decoration using an XCut die, cardstock, mini bells and ribbon - ideal to make a hanging decoration or just to make a card.
Alternatively, using Craftwork Cards Christmas Paper Bows - you can make a simple but effective Greeting card.
Lots of ideas and variations.
Come and make any one for free but if you want to make more, there is a nominal charge of £2 per item to cover material costs and the use of tools etc. This will take place downstairs at the back of the shop. Réne will also be using the latest die cutting and embossing machine - the "Xpress" to do the cuttingout - so if you are interested in what it can do -come and try it out. Its A4 size and has depth adjustment control.
 Also for shoppers on Saturday we have double privilege points for cardholders - so you can get your next £10 gift voucher even quicker!  (If you have not got one yet - you can apply at the till).

Friday, 16 August 2013

3rd Anniversary of shop move

Amazingly it has been 3 years since we moved into our shop from the garden centre, how time flies!    3 years at this shop and 5 1/2 at the previous shop.

 So to celebrate we have some special offers over the next week.

 Only on Saturday 17th we will be giving triple points on all purchases for our Privilege cardholders.
 That's 3 points for every £1 spent, so a £50 shop will give you a £10 gift voucher straight away.
 Any other amount spent will mean that you get your next voucher much earlier than you expected.
You only need 150 points for a £10 voucher.
The points apply for in shop and also online purchases.
Next week we will have double points for privilege cardholders plus extra offers each day - so watch out for further details.

(Purchases of gift vouchers, workshops, magazines and die cutting machines are excluded from the offer.)

 Thank you for your custom, we really appreciate it in these tough times.

Réne, John and the team

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Workshop List for July to September 2013

Our latest list of workshops is now available from the shop or online.
Covering the summer months, it has some lovely ideas for you to enjoy and we are also participating in some childrens workshops in conjunction with Wickford Schools Extended Services and the CLC.
We hope you enjoy reading it through - but don't leave it long if you want to book any classes as they fillup quickly.

In2crafting workshops for Summer 2013

Friday, 7 June 2013

Woodware demonstration day - Sat 8th June

We are looking forward to having a visit on Saturday by Jane Gill who will be demonstrating on behalf of major craft supplier - Woodware. Jane will be using a variety of stamp designs (including her own) and other products to heat emboss, d...istress, lots of different styles of cards and will be showing you how to use resist techniques with inks etc. Jane is always very popular and has lots of ideas and crafting tips to share. Come anytime on Saturday 8th between 10 & 4. We also have double points for privilege cardholders on all shopping on the day. (except classes, gift vouchers, mags and die cut machines).
Please come and support this well known designer and your local independent craft shop of course!

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Free Magazine and Mini Buttons pack

Free Magazine and 60 piece button pack to the first 20 customers who come in and spend £10 or more on Thursday and Friday this week and ask for their free magazine.
Even if you have already got this magazine - the mini buttons are really worth having as they are a mix of pretty polka dot and plain.
Don't forget to ask for your free magazine!


Friday, 3 May 2013

Bank Holiday Savings

This weekend we will be open on Saturday from 9:15 - 5pm
and Bank Holiday Monday from 10:30 - 3:30.
Closed on Sunday as normal.
 OFFER - Saturday, 4th May and Bank Holiday Monday 6th May we will be offering our privilege cardholders 10% off all purchases in the shop. (excluding Cuttlebug machines, gift vouchers and workshop bookings). You will still get points awarded as well - for even more savings! (combined savings 17.5%)
We have had quite a few new magazines in this week, the latest Docrafts products, New Revell model kits as well as various other deliveries.

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Spring/Summer Promarker set

Promarker spring and summer set. 12 pens and a blender.
Special Offer for our Blog & Facebook followers - buy the set of pens and get a pack of 3 ultra fine nibs free of charge!
Worth £1.99/ Just tell us at the till you are a facebook/ blog follower to claim the free gift. Limited stock.

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Our latest April to June workshop and demonstration list

Out now.... our latest list of classes and demonstrations plus some new "knit & natter" sessions.

Please click on the link for more information.
you can book by calling at the shop or by phone 01268 730234

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Watercolouring class Sat 16th March

Alexandra Kamann is back with us by popular request.....
Saturday 16th March – 10am – Colouring techniques with Alexandra Kamann £12
If you love to colour but would like to learn how to take your colouring further, this is the class for you. Alexandra will show you how to use pencils, watercolour pencils, inks and pens as well as basic methods to bring your images to life. You will then be able to turn your favourite piece into a beautiful card!

Saturday 16th March – 1:30pm More colouring techniques with Alexandra Kamann £12
This afternoon you will have the opportunity to further your colouring skills even more. Don't limit yourself by just one colouring medium, let yourself be inspired to combine several colouring possibilities for even greater effects. Dare to step out of your comfort zone and be creative with colour! Special Price of £20 for all day.

The winner of our free raffle last Saturday was the person with ticket number 6. Please come in and collect your prize - over %50 worth of crafting goodies!

Friday, 22 February 2013

Tomorrows scrapbook class

Apologies for lateness, photo sizes for tomorrows class are:

1 6x4 portrait and 1 3x4 portrait , I have used Black and White photos

There is second layout, for which I have used another 6x4 portrait .

The paper range is Echo Park For The Record 2 Documented, the colours are yellow, green, turquoise and black.

Photos of the layouts are on the In2crafting FB page.

The titles are "little moments matter most" and "here and now"

If you want an alternative title I am bringing a alphabet die for you to create your own more appropriate one.

See you tomorrow


Thursday, 31 January 2013

make a card for Marie Curie Cancer Care

Come along on Saturday 9th Feb between 10 & 4 and join us in a day of relaxation, fun and cardmaking in oreder to raise much needed funds for this charity. The fundraising ladies will be doing their usual to provide all the materials for you to make some cards and give you some creative ideas as well. There will be the aroma & tasty mix of cakes to go with your tea or coffee while you craft. All for a £2 donation. Raffle on the day.
Thanks to everyone who has donated bits for this event and to those who donate cakes as well.

A little bit of publicity was in the local Echo paper as well - Why not come and have a go? Free parking on Saturday's and it will be warm in our upstairs craft workshop - whatever the weather outside! Double points for all Privilege cardholders on the day when you shop.

Friday, 25 January 2013

Saturday 26th January 2013

Last day of our January SALE.  We will of course continue with our "Reduced to clear" items for a week or so. Some bargains to be had. Up to 80% off of some products while stock lasts..
Our workshop list is available in the shop or online. Some classes are nearly full already!