Friday, 28 December 2007

28th December .......... Great Christmas

We hope you all had a great Christmas with lots of goodies and lots of fun!

Just to let you know we are closed until 3rd January when we start our SHOP SALE. There will be lots of bargains so don't miss out!!!!

Hope you all have a happy NEW YEAR!

Saturday, 22 December 2007

Zoe is home from hospital .......... Fri 21st Dec

Just to let you know that Zoe is now out of Hospital. The operation went well and she is at home recovering with her husband Tony looking after her. We all wish her well and a speedy recovery. Paula & all at Crafts U Love xxx

Wednesday, 19 December 2007

Merry Christmas 19/12/07

I just wanted to wish you all a Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year as it is my last day here before Christmas, although I'm sure my collegues will update the blog over the Christmas period.
A little treat for you (thats if you're a cat person), anyone that knows me knows that I am a mad cat lady and so I thought I would share with you a picture taken of them a couple of weeks ago.

Finally We have had loads of new deliveries in today and so keep your eyes peeled on the web for new Queen & Co and Disney items.

Monday, 17 December 2007

Christmas Dinner ........ 17th Dec 2007

Time for you to put a few faces to names.......
This is Geoff and Paula, the are the owners of Crafts U Love and it was Paula who started the business about 6 years ago, packing parcels on her ironing board in the bedroom.....
This is Sue and Joan, Sue works in the office and Joan is a great friend of Paula & Geoff and all of us at Crafts U Love, she often comes to see us and is a huge part of the CUL family. Sue feels that her arm looks like a thigh in this photo... I wish my thigh looks like that....
This is KT who packs and posts ll the parcels for our online orders. She has her own little cupboard and if she is really good she is allowed out of it!
This is the whole motley crew, left right is Paula, Me, Sue, Joan, Tracey, KT, Jackie, Helen & Paula's Mum Lyn.
This is Sue with a piece of watercress up her nose??? Apparently it sneaked up there whilst she was munching, good job we weren't at the Queens for tea.
This is me trying on Sues glasses, I think that we all agreed that it was a great impression of Olive from "On The Buses"
Finally this is Jenny, she is Geoff's mum and was missed out of the group shot. Jenny started Crafts U Love with Paula many moons ago, she is now busy with lots of new projects.
So there you have it, some faces to names! We had a lovely time, Geoff's Christmas speech is legendary and the highlight of the evening.........

Saturday, 15 December 2007

I'm so sorry...................15/12/07

I am so sorry that I haven't updated for a few days, as you may know we have a 10% off everything online at the moment and we are really really busy. Also the 10% off in store has started today so it'll be another busy week ahead!!!

I just wanted to pop on and show you a lovely evening class that was made at an evening class last week by Wendy Horrid. It is using the "ready to dress" pails and the QK Snowday Ltd edition die set. We have just been told that we may be able to get hold of some more so keep your eyes pealed or email for details.

I was off yesterday so I forgot to show you the create & take! We made this card designed by Jackie.

Sorry it isn't a great picture, it is using the Papernation Nativity stamp, the QK Cookie Cutter Christmas greetings, the QK Revolution square tag and the Cuttlebug spots & dots embossing folder.

Also Crafts U Love had our Christmas party on Thursday evening, we had a fab evening at a local pub/restaurant. There are quite a few pictures but I haven't had a chance to get them of Geoff's camera to get them online.

I have one picture of Sue I thought you would like, Sue works in the office and takes the majority of telephone orders. She also does a lot of the customer service and I'm sure many of you have either spoken to her or seen her before. This is her quite early in the evening, they get worse..........including being attacked by a piece of watercress????? I will try and get hold of some more pictures so that you can put some faces to names.

Finally thanks to everyone who has asked about my famous finger! I am pleased to announce that it is MUCH better!! The dressings are off and although it doesn't look too pretty it will be back to normal soon.

That's all for now, I will pop back soon!

Tuesday, 11 December 2007

11th Dec ***** SALE *****

Cricuts from £179...Cuttlebug £52.19...Silhouette £197 etc...

Monday, 10 December 2007

Cuttlebug Class Cards

I thought you would like to see these cards, they were made by Wendy Horrod during her Cuttlebug class on Saturday 8th December. She has embossed Mirri card with the Cuttlebug embossing folders and then used glitter to create an enamelled effect. They are simply stunning.

Friday, 7 December 2007

Christmas Competition 7th Dec.....

We are running our Christmas Card Competition On-line and in our Shop. For further information check out our website

Thursday, 6 December 2007

I'm Back.......... December 6th

You will all be pleased to know that I am back in the land of living, although some may say that is debatable!!!! ....... My finger is still very sore but hopefully on the mend.

I thought you would like to see last Fridays create and take, it was designed by Tracy and is really lovely.....

It is made using the Rudolph QK die and the QK Calvin alphabet. All available online.

Also some other exciting news for one of the Crafts U Love team, Jackie has become a Nanna for the 2nd time to a beautiful little girl, Bethany. I can't resist a bubba shot so thought you would all like to meet her as well.

I think you will all agree she is a little stunner!!!!! Keep your eyes peeled for some pink scrapbook layouts soon.....

I am finalising the Jan-Aprils class schedules so it won't be long now I will let you all know when they are online.

Speak Soon

Zoe x

6th December - New Stampendous Stamps

We have just had a delivery of the new Valentine Stamps from Stampendous.
They are so gorgeous!

Tuesday, 4 December 2007

4th December - Zoe's Finger!

Poor Zoe, she popped into hospital last Wednesday to have a minor operation on her finger and as Zoe doesn't have much luck with hopsitals she is now at home with an infection, high temperture and pain. Her finger and hand is now infected so she is on a course of antibiotics. We are missing her at the Crafts U Love Shop but hopefully she will be back soon! She is also missing all the new product deliveries!!!
Paula x
Crafts U Love

4th December - 4" Gerbera Flowers

I love these new flowers which come in 3" & 4" sizes from Bazzill. Paula made a couple of cards last night using the 4" brown Gerberas and Basic Grey Papers. We are doing a great offer on Basic Grey packs for only £5.99 so check it out on our website

Monday, 3 December 2007

3rd December - Cuttlekids Cards

Caz came over on Saturday to Demo the Cuttlekids machine. A great present for the little un's. The dies can also be used in your Cuttlebug machine so great for the big ones too! Here are a few cards Caz made for us which are sooooooo cute.

Thursday, 29 November 2007

29th Nov Basic Grey SPECIAL OFFER

We are running a special offer on Basic Grey while stock last.
Each pack includes 10 sheets of various collections (Gypsy, Perhaps, Stella Ruby)- 12x12" Papers with either Tag sheets, Matchbook kits or Alphabet sheets. Each kit worth between £10.00 - £13.00
ALL FOR ONLY £5.99 Click Link Below

Tuesday, 27 November 2007

Stamping Caz at Crafts U Love Sat 1st Dec

Stamping Caz will be demonstrating at Crafts U Love on Sat 1st December the new Cuttlekids Range along side the Cuttlebug. So if you fancy poping over to see what it's all about then Caz will be with us from 10am - 3pm

Monday, 26 November 2007

Helen Meighan's Saturday Class 24/11/07

This is one of Helen's cards that was made on Saturdays class. The theme was Black & White christmas. It was made using the Woodware circle cards, a circle punch and a selection of peel offs.

Helen is well known for her wonderful cards using peel offs and punches. She even creates little people and animals as well.

I will get some pictures and post for you soon.

Friday, 23 November 2007

Fridays Create & Take 23/11/07

This is todays Create & Take it is made using Merry Words K & Co paper, Red Bazzill, the QK snowflake RS-0386 and a doodlebug glitter brads.

This is Tracys design, she joined us a few weeks ago (see previous post) & this is her first create and take project.

Pictures Of Evening Class 23/11/07

As promised here are some pictures of our evening class if you were wondering it's Sarah hiding under the hoodie!!!!!!
Thanks to Becce for sending them over.

Thursday, 22 November 2007

Christmas Card Evening Class 22/11/07

I thought you would all like to see the cards that we made last night on my Christmas evening class.
The snowman fold over card is made using doodlebug papers & glitters, Syntego embellishments, Hippy Chick cuttlebug Alphabet & mock stitching.
The Santa card is a zig zag card using the new doodlebug Christmas papers and doodlebug Christmas stamps.
We had a really good evening, everyone brought goodies and we happily munched our way through two cards. I even sang bits of the odd Christmas song, I wasn't asked for an encore???? I wonder why!
Thank you to all the ladies that made it an enjoyable evening and I will see you all soon.

Wednesday, 21 November 2007

New Quickutz Dies 21/11/07

Thought you would all like to see the new Quickutz Revolution and Cookie Cutter dies, you may or may not know that we are the UK's largest stockist of QK products and we pride ourselves on having super competitive prices.
I just love the Calender set, the months are about 1" tall and a great size for cards or scrapbook layouts. I will get busy and get some samples for you soon.

Tuesday, 20 November 2007

Jackie's Blue Trees

We made this quick card for Create & Take on Friday which we would like to share with you. This simple but effective card was made with a Tall Triangle Punch and pieces of folded ribbon for the trunk. We used the Quickutz Cookie Cutter Holiday Phrases Joy & Noel all cut from Doodlebug Blue Jean sugar coated cardstock.

Saturday, 17 November 2007

Francoise Reed

We had a great day with Francoise Reed and all our customers. She did lots of book signing and made loads of cards which are beautiful and very inspiring- see below. We look forward to seeing her again in the new year with her new stamp designs!

Tuesday, 13 November 2007

Cuttlekids Crazy!
We have just taken delivery of the new Cuttlekids Range (well most of it) The designs are sooooooooo gorgeous. I just have to have some of them!! Take a look at the link below and all the dies & alphabets they have released. The great thing about these dies is that you can also use them on the Cuttlebug & other die cutting systems with the relevant adpters!

Monday, 12 November 2007

Wendy Horrod's Card Class Cards

I thought you would like to see 2 of the cards that Wendy Horrod made during her class on Saturday 10th November.

She has used the Snowday Gift set and doodlebug papers to create these stunning cards.

She has another class on Sat 8th December (there are a couple of places left) if you would like to book and also an evening class on the 6th December 7-9pm decorating a Christmas pail which has only been released today!!!

See you all soon

Friday, 9 November 2007

Create & Takes At Crafts U Love

I thought you would like to see this card, it is one we are doing for our Create & Take project today. We have used the new Quickutz Snowday Set (which can be found here: http://http// as well as the cuttlebug embossing plates
Create & Takes take place instore they are £2.00 per person & take place between the hours of 10am-1pm; you don’t need to book just come along. Create and Takes are largely unsupervised. You will have a sample card and clear project sheet for you to work from. The designer will be available on request for help and to offer hints and tips. It is a great chance to see and play with new products & you get to take home a completed project and your project sheet.

So if you are in the area pop along!

Thursday, 8 November 2007

New Doodlebug

We have in stock the new Doodlebug range which is absolutely delicious! The houses have been very popular since their release and now Doodlebug have brought out the flowers in a vase & butterflies. Check them out at

Welcome Tracy

We would like to welcome Tracy who has just started at Crafts U Love. You will be seeing a lot of Tracy in the shop where she will be working along side Jackie & Zoe. Tracy is very bubbly & helpful with a good knowledge of cardmaking & scrapbooking. So anything you want to know just ask!

Wednesday, 7 November 2007

The Ultimate Die Cutting Weekend

We just want to thank everyone who came on the Ulitmate Die Cutting Weekend. We had an amazing time and it looked like everyone enjoyed it. Thank you all for the lovely emails & cards you have sent thanking us. We raised £247.20 for St. Catherines Hospice - Thank You. After such demand we are planning the next one and will let everyone know as soon as it is finalized!

Crafts U Loves Shops 1st Birthday!

I can't believe a year has passed and we have had our Shop's 1st Birthday! With Helen, Caz & Jackie doing Demo's we had a packed shop. Everyone got a goodie bag and a free stamp designed by us. Paula (one of the owners) inherited a crafting friends craft stash when she sadly passed away with skull cancer. Paula decided to raise money for St Catherines Hospice by hosting an Auction at the shop with some new & used stamps, inks & Quickutz Alphabets. We manged to raise over £300 for the Charity which we will continue to support in future events.
Thanks for everyones support over the past years and we look forward to seeing again in the future.