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Introducing the Concertina Album

Hi everyone, I hope you've had an enjoyable week and are looking forward to the weekend.  I'm off out tomorrow to run our first one day workshop of the year and looking forward to meeting up with all the lovely ladies coming along for a fun day of crafting Picture Perfect albums.  This weeks release is our new Concertina Album.  It comes in two styles, both measure 8 1/4" tall x 6" wide, one had six pockets and three styles of inserts and the other has twelve pockets and one style of insert making it perfect to make it into a Year Book or calendar.  There's a full PDF Tutorial with video assembly guides for both styles of album, including the dimensions to cut your own album covers, a generic paper cutting guide so you can use your choice of papers and how to make the featured Concertina Calendar Album in the Fashion Forward collection by Graphic 45.  Let's take a closer look at both albums.  Twelve Pocket Concertina Album  The concertina pocket section is jo…
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My Top 5 Favourite Projects of 2019

Hi everyone, happy Friday.  I can't believe it's already the second Friday of the month and have a feeling this year is going to fly by. I'm always getting asked if I have favourites amongst the projects I design so I took a look back at my 2019 creations and put together my Top Five to share with you, along with links to the project video and related products too.  Before I share them here's a bit of blurb about my approach to the design process. Paper Sale - Jan 2020 Papers are an essential part of the projects I design.  We've got great savings on selected paper lines over on the website this month.  Click here to browse.  A bit of blurb ........ As a maker myself I'm always very conscious of the cost of crafting, and in my world the cost of the gorgeous designer papers we all have to buy, stoke and stash. With that in mind I try to create projects that make you want to use those papers and turn them into gorgeous projects. There's something very satisfyi…

Paper Sale - up to 30% off selected lines while stocks last

.  .  Hi everyone, Happy New Year. I hope you enjoyed your festivities and managed to get some 'you time' to craft over the holidays too. With the boys doing their own things this year I headed down country to Falmouth, Cornwall to spend Christmas and the tweenie week with my lovey little sis.  We walked along a very blustery Maenporth beach on Christmas Day, entertained friends and enjoyed a lot of quality time together which was extra special in so many ways. Oli and his new girlfriend stayed at a hotel in Falmouth after Christmas too so we got to meet up some 270 miles from home lol!! Ahead of tomorrows post when I'll be sharing my Top 5 projects of 2019 pick up a bargain or two in our January paper sale.  We've got some great savings on the lines below:   Stamperia - 20% off   Make a Wish collection Grand Hotel collection Cosmos collection Alchemy collection Music collection Pink Christmas collection Vintage Christmas collection Scrapmir - 30% off  Nordic Spirits collection

Make it Picture Perfect...

Hi Everyone, if you love making small projects then the new Picture Perfect album may be just what you're looking for. It's a perfectly sized project that can be assembled and decorated over a weekend in your favourite papers.  Measuring 8 1/2" tall, 7" wide and 1 3/4" deep the centre of the album has photo frames, deep pockets and a waterfall cascade, holds 20 - 25 of your favourite photos and folds up neatly inside a boxed cover with inset magnetic closures. Altered here in papers from the Fashion Forward collection by Graphic 45.  This version of the album took two 12 x 12 and 8 x 8 December papers, and two green, two red and two yellow 12 x 12 papers from the Patterns and Solids pad.  A perfect combination of colours to make a Christmas keepsake. The festive photo frames pop on the plain backgrounds.  The second Picture Perfect Album was altered in papers form the Time's an Illusion pad by Stamperia.  The pad has eight 12 x 12 papers and two sheets of c…

Make yourself a very Joyful Christmas Album

Morning everyone, I hope your Christmas preparations are going well. For 25 years our Christmas tree, decorations and cards haven't gone up until after Oli's birthday on 17th. However, as he lives in his own place these days Harry and I decided that Saturday (14th) was the day to get our house into the Christmas spirit. When Oli called by on Sunday the first thing he said was " you can't put the tree up 'till after my Birthday' ! I had to smile.  Anyway were all in the Christmas mood here and I'm really excited to be sharing a new Joy to the World boxed album with you today.  The featured album has been made in our laser cut Box It kit and altered in papers from the Joy to the World paper collection by Graphic 45.  There are four interactive pages inside this fun album, all with interactive elements, pull outs, pockets and pull out photo holders, giving lots of room for your favourite photos and ephemera from the festive season.  I love the layered look o…

Black Friday Event - 20% off from 29th November 2019

Pick up a crafty bargain or two in our Black Friday event.  Enjoy 20% off all purchases from 29th November - 3rd December while stocks last. 
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The Craft Maid is here to help ...

Hi everyone,  I’m getting ready to make the last of the projects options we’ll be making at my November Weekend Crafters Retreat and, as I was putting my supplies into one of my Craft Maids I thought it would be a good time to share it with you too. Not a new storage solution in my range of craft kits but one of the most useful and the one I use every time I create new project.   The idea for this kit came about shortly after I started up my business back in 2013.  I worked off the dining room table, and with piles of paper and tools around me soon found the space I had to work in had vanished, along with my ruler, scissors and paper pieces I'd cut to save for later.  Something had to change .... and it couldn't be the table lol!  After a lot of thought and some design tweaks the Craft Maid was born... it takes up 12 1/2" x 6 1/2" on the work surface, holds papers and tools in one place, clearing up the space we all need to be creative in.  As a crafter I've des…