One of the nice things about having a shop that sells things I really like (that's craft stuff, not shoes) is that I get to work with and learn how to get the best from wonderful products. Then, when I am teaching workshops, I get the opportunity to share all the things I have learnt about them with others who share the same enthusiasm for crafting. It's still a job and there are lots of things that I wish I didn't have to do but I think that I am lucky to have a job that mostly I enjoy.

Anyway, on to the super new products we have had in this week that I had fun working with.

For all fans of die-cutting, like me, we have some beautiful dies in from the Creative Expressions Festive Frame collection and although they are called Festive, some of them could be used all through the year. We have the gorgeous paper cuts dies, Foliage Frame, Poinsettia Edger and Holly Berry Edger that add wonderful dimension to any card, whether elaborate or super simple. We also have stunning Frame dies, Natalie, Faith, Eve, the very cute Overlay and Ornament and the ever useful Season's Greetings.

As a stamping enthusiast, the delivery I was particularly excited about was the stencils and stamps designed by Francoise Read and inspired by the art of India. 

You will see that we have added to our range of colouring products with ...deep breath...Cosmic Shimmer Crackle Paste, Embossing Powders, Luna Paste, Colour Cloud Blending Ink and Mist Sprays, all in gorgeous colours too.

If you enjoy creating textures and layers and exploring different techniques and effects you will love these. The possibilities with these dies, stamps and texture and colouring mediums are endless and you can create different and unique looks each time.

Until next week, happy crafting


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