Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Create & Take: Deck the Halls

Hi bloggers, this week we have some more Christmas card inspiration using the new Crealies X-Tra dies to help you create a window in your card, adding a little bit of extra detail.

So let's get started....

Products Used:

Water Brush


1. Stamp Deck the Halls Mouse and Robin stamp onto white smoothie cardstock with the black ink and colour with watercolour pencils.

2. Cut a piece of the My Mind's Eye paper to measure 12.1cm x 12.1cm and position the Crealie X-tra die into the centre of the paper and run through the die cutting machine. Fold back the 4 triangles and stick onto the card with 3D foam pads.

3. Cut a piece of Maraschino cardstock to measure 12.8cm x 12.8cm.

4. Sandwich the coloured image between the red cardstock and the patterned paper so that the stamped design is shown through the window.

5. Finish by adding some Stardust stickles to the image and 4 gold gems in the corners of the triangles.

These fabulous dies from Crealies are great for adding something extra to your cards. Use different stamps and designs to create a multitude of cards - perfect for your Christmas card making and at only £6.99 - what are you waiting for?

Monday, 14 September 2015

Create & Take: Love Birds

Hi bloggers, Monday has come around again and it's time for another inspirational card from last week's Create & Take using some new Sizzix dies.

So let's get started....

Products Used:


1. Cut a scalloped oval in Green Tea cardstock and the straight edged oval in Chiffon cardstock and layer on top of one another.

2. Cut Love Birds from white cardstock. Use watercolour pencils to colour the flowers in pastel shades and stick onto the ovals.

3. Die cut the Love Birds from Kraft cardstock and use scissors to just cut the birds out. Layer these birds on top of the previous cut out.

4. Cut a piece of Maja paper to 14.5cm x 3.8cm and adhere to the left side of the card blank.

5. Adhere the Love Birds and Ovals to the card blank.

6. Finish by stamping a sentiment in green ink and adding some gems.

Check out the rest of Emily Atherton's dies here.

Friday, 11 September 2015

Christmas Card Competition

Hi bloggers, today we want to announce our latest competition in aid of our upcoming Christmas Demo Event which will be taking place on Saturday 10th October.

Due to the overwhelming response we had from our Birthday Card Competition we wanted to do it again but this time your card needs to be for Christmas.

Similar to last time, your card can be any size and any shape and you can use any products you would like. So get those creative Christmas hats on and make us a card that will dazzle!

There are three prizes up for grabs again, a 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize which will consist of Crafts U Love vouchers for the amounts shown above.

All card entries need to reach us by Saturday 10th October. 
If you are able to come to the Christmas Demo Event you can bring your card with you on the day as long as you arrive before 12pm.

Please make sure you include your name and tel. no. with your card entry. 
If you would like us to return your card entry please include a self addressed stamped envelope for us to return it to you.

Please send your entries to:
Crafts U Love Ltd, Unit 1 Westcoats Farm, Stan Hill, Charlwood, Surrey, RH6 0ES

We can't wait to see them all!

**More details about the Christmas Demo Event will be posted shortly, so keep an eye on the blog and website for more information.**

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Create & Take: Christmas Wishes

Hi bloggers, we hope you have all made the most of the Bank Holiday Weekend, especially with the wet weather in the UK and have had a chance to be creative! Today we are going to share with you last week's Create & Take using the new dies from Marianne Design's latest release.

So let's get started....

Products Used:

Square White Card Blank


1. Cut a piece of blue cardstock 11.5cm x 11.5cm and emboss with the snow flakes embossing folder. Swipe some white ink over the raised snow dots.

2. Die cut and emboss the trees from grey cardstock and swipe a sponge dauber with grey ink over the embossed parts of the tree.

3. Cut a piece of white cardstock 11.5cm x 5cm and tear in half to create two snow banks.

4. Die cut and emboss the fox from orange cardstock and colour with a white and black pen to add detail.

5. Optional Step: If you have a Minc machine - generate a Christmas greeting on the computer and print out on a laser printer. Use your Minc machine to foil the greeting. If you do not have a Minc machine then any Christmas Greeting stamp or peel off will work.

6. Assemble the card as shown.

7. Finish by adding some glitter glue to the snowflakes and snow banks.

We hope this early Christmas inspiration will inspire you to make a start on some Christmas crafting - with the start of Autumn the Christmas countdown begins!

Make sure you check out What's New on our website to find all the new Christmas items now coming into stock!