Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Karens Mini Album Class

Karen's Mini Album class is fast approaching. A mini album ready for your Christmas 
photo’s. Vintage, distressed and I am sure something of Mr Holtz’s will be in there too.
Wednesday 11th December 10:30 - 3:30 £18 to book call 01293 863576

Thursday, 31 October 2013

Nec Birmingham Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th November

Come at see us at stand D03 we have Cricut demonstrating on our stand with some amazing offers on the Cricut Mini and Cricut Cartridges.
We also have offers on the Big Shot in Association with Papercraft Inspirations magazine.
For those that love a bargain we have a Big Sale with products up to 50% off.
And last but not  least many of our amazing products from our store and our friendly staff.   Charry once again will be doing an inspiring job with her demonstrations.  She will be demonstrating many items. 
We would love to see you there.

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Kids Halloween Create and Take CANCELLED


With regret tomorrows scheduled Kids Halloween Create and Take is CANCELLED - there is still no power at the shop/warehouse and with still no time frame for it to be on. With the power being off we are all working on the lighter side of the shop which so happens to be the classroom so its all a bit hectic! Hope the kiddies have a great Halloween regardless. Please pass this message on to anyone you know were thinking of coming. 

** to inspire those who wanted something crafty to do with their kids I (Caz) am showing off my front door that me and my boys decorated today. All I needed was some paper plates and a roll of grease proof paper! SO maybe you could get busy with this instead?!

Monday, 21 October 2013

Little Darlings class with Alexandra

There is still time to book on Alexandra Kamann's class this Tuesday 22nd October 10:30 - 3:30  its a double class and Alexandra will be showing you how to re-create these beautiful cards with her amazing colouring skills.  Little Darlings stamps and Copic's will be used.  BOOK TODAY 01293 863576

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Kids Halloween Create and Take

Caz's Halloween kids create and take. Come along on Wednesday 30th October to make this spooky little house. Pop in between 10:30 and 12:30 cost just £3. Whilst is it not required for you to book it would help hugely to know if you are coming and how many kids will be making this house so we can make sure enough kits are made.

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Saturday 26th October with Suzanne Foard

Hard Material  Effects  - A must class for all you colouring addicts

A rust & patina tutorial class for realistic effects with stamps & Copics. 
Practice colouring metal effects such as watering cans. 
Then in the afternoon learn how to create realistic wood for your stamps too

Call 01293 863576 to book

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Sizzix pop n cuts

On this card I have used the Karen Burniston new snipets pop n cuts dies. The house is so cute as a Christmas house.  But equally will work for many things.

These dies are in Stock Now.

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Sneaky Peek day one

Suzanne Foard is among our talented demonstrators and here are some little peeks at what Suzanne has been up to for her demonstration of Copics and Little Darlings Rubber stamps ..... stay tuned for more peeks at some of our demonstrators creations! You'll have to come along to see the complete cards  at least until after the event.

Monday, 30 September 2013

Christmas Demo Day THIS SATURDAY

Come along and be inspired!

With 6 demonstrators showing off many different products.  From stamping and fabulous colouring by Alexandra to Charry and her amazing Sizzix Creations.  Karen with her adorable Poppy Stamps dies and stamps, Sues Vintage card delights, Suzanne will be showing off the Little Darlings stamps and Caz (me) will be showing you the various techniques you can do with the Gelatos.  There really is something for everyone.

Demos's start at 10 am and are being held at the shop and down at the Parish Hall.  Myself and Karen will be running a little "Create and Take" along with our demo table and the vintage tea room will be open and serving drinks and snacks.

There will  be a raffle as well.  With all proceeds going towards St Catherine's Hospice.

If you have been looking for an excuse to come along either for your first visit or a return visit Saturday is a great day to do it.

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Thank you - Coffee Morning Success!

BIG Thank you to everyone for coming along to support our MacMillan coffee morning.
We made on cakes sales, raffles, coffee beans and create and takes £157.80
Crafts U Love will raise that total to £200!
The winner of the Crafty Raffle was EMMA S and the winner of the coffee bean competition was Barbara who won £8
her guess of 1999 was the closest as there was 2230 beans in the jar
Thank you for all coming and supporting this very worthy cause.

Sunday, 15 September 2013

1st Noel

Here is another stunner from Paula

Paula used the Penny Black Ornamental Noel cling stamps
and the Bo Bunny papers

Will add more detail on tomorrows post as I haven't got the name here at the moment.

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Tuesday 10th Sept - Class with Alex

There still enough time to book on Alex's class "Embossabilities"  coming up this Tuesday.

You will using embossing powders and embossing folders to make some lovely cards using the Heat Embossing and Dry Embossing techniques.

Here is a little sneaky peek at the cards.

Call on Monday to book
01293 863576

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Create and Take time

This weeks create and take was a Christmas beauty by Paula.  This photo does not capture how lovely it is.

Paula has used the Hero Arts SNOWY NIGHT stamp
and two colour's of Memento inks one of which was called Summer Sky
 and the other I will have to find out for you as I can not remember!
The snowflake die is one of a set of three called SNOWFLAKES

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Demonstration Day

We have our first confirmed demonstration details for our Christmas Demo Day and Caz  will be showing off the new Gelato's (coming to our website later in the week)  Nothing on the market today compares with Design Memory Craft Gelatos®.  Compact acid-free pigment sticks glide on creamy smooth for vibrant color and coverage.  All Gelatos® blend easily with or without water.  Try this unique medium on paper, canvas, or wood!  A great new way to add colour to your projects.  They have got Caz all inspired and even trying out a bit of canvas work teamed with the Sizzix Dies.

During our her demonstration Caz will be able to show you all the things you
can do with these sticks of colour from stippling, canvas, emboss resist, colouring and stamping.  They will be teamed up with some of the lovely NEW Penny Black stamps and dies.

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Classes online

Don't forget to check out our class list on the website HERE

We have some lovely classes coming up with Charry, Alex and Suzanne and Sue.  And our Christmas Demonstration is on Saturday 5th October with FREE Demonstrations with Charry,Sue, Alex, Suzanne, Karen and Caz.

Friday, 23 August 2013

So many lovely products

We have so many new products come in over the the last day or two 
here are just some of them

32 new CRAFTS TOO Dies

8 NEW Die-versions Dies

NEW Cottage Cutz Dies

NEW La La Land Stamps and Dies


Try'Folds stamps

Visit our website on

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Ho Ho Ho

This past week's Create and Take was another one to get your Christmas 
creating off to a head start.

Woodware have some fantastic clear stamps featuring a huge word such as the Santa we have used for this card.  These wording stamps are perfect for paper piecing and we have used some of the Echo Park papers and teamed it up with a Poppy Stamps Robin Die and Stamp.
Links are below.

Bells – red and white

Echo Park Holly Jolly Christmas Stockings are Hung 

Echo Park Holly Jolly Yuletide blue/Mistletoe Green 

Black pen

A date for your diary

Monday, 19 August 2013

Our new class list

Our new class list runs September to December and you can download it from our website.  HERE

We have some super classes lined up with all your favorite demonstrators such as Charry, Alex, Sue M and Suzanne.

Don't miss our Create and Take every Friday designed by Suzie Q - these sessions are just £3
and you get to make the card, take the instructions home and have a cuppa too.

If you have kids wanting to do some spooky crafting during the October half term Caz is running her popular Halloween Create and Take for kids 10:30 - 12:30  pop along within these 2 hours to make your project.

We have a fun filled demonstration event on Saturday 5th October where we will be having demonstrations from Charry, Alex, Suzanne, Karen and Caz.  More details to follow nearer the time.

Monday, 12 August 2013

Create and Take

It's that time again and here was Fridays Create and Take.

Paula and Suzie Q made this lovely card using the Die-namites Butterfly Frame 

Other Materials Used are :

Crafty Individuals Floral Postcard

Pop N Cuts Fun with Caz

Caz has made a couple of lovely Pop N Cuts cards.  Most of the items used can be purchased from us, but occasionally Caz uses stuff from her very large stash and some of the stuff is no longer available.

Have a look HERE

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

A scenic Christmas

Paula created this past week's create and take and she made this lovely stylish card.  I am sure actually I do not need to tell you who makes what cards as I am sure you can guess by our styles!

Paula used the new Christmas Norland papers
The Winter Stroll La Blanche stamps
and Filagree Delight Nestabilitie set.

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Another Create and Take

Here is another recent Create and Take, this one is using a very cute DO Crafts Stamp and the lovely Memory Box snowflake tree die.

The tree was cut from some white glitter paper and looks really lovely in real life.

Create & Take

We know how you like to see the Create and Takes from our Friday sessions and here is one from a couple of Fridays ago.  Paula made this lovely Christmas card with some Memory Box dies.

Materials Used :
Memory Box Addison Bauble and Background
Darice Snowflake Swirl Embossing Folder
and some peel offs for the wording.

Monday, 22 July 2013

Thank you for making Saturday a lovely day

A fantastic day at Crafts U Love Saturday and we raised a lovely sum for St Catherine's Hospice. Thank you for supporting this worth while charity.

Lucky Dips raised - £65.50
Auction raised £152.00
So total for St Catherine’s - £217.50

Card Competition winner was Emma and her card will follow shortly... 

Here is winner Emma's birthday card and this had the most votes.

here are the other entries - some lovely cards

A captive audience as Karen runs the crafty auction

Watching the Envelope demonstration

Enjoying the summer treats.  

Suzie Q helping at the competition table

Lovely cake that Katie made for our birthday

Yummy goodies

Everyone enjoyed the demonstrations with Charry getting us in the Christmas Spirit using the new Marianne Dies. Karen was making some beautiful flowers with the Susan Tierney Cockburn Sizzix Dies, Sue was showing off her background skills and making some lovely cards with the Fireworks Sprays, Prima Tags, Distress paints and more and lastly Caz was showing of the latest Gadget that all crafters should have, the We R Memory Keepers Envelope board.

Friday, 19 July 2013

Shop Birthday Tomorrow!

So looking forward to our Shop Birthday Event tomorrow at Crafts U Love in Charlwood. Here are some pictures of the Tea Tent put up today. Tomorrow it will be filled with delicious homemade scones & clotted cream, Strawberries, cupcakes, alcohol free cocktails and ice lollies.

Schedule for the day:
10am DEMO'S start with Caz, Karen, Sue & Charry
1pm Charity Auction with Karen - Lots of Craft Products to Auction off
Lucky Dip for children & adults in aid of St Catherine's Hospice
Card Competition - Win £50 Crafts U Love Vouchers
SALE products throughout the shop
FREE Goodie bag for everyone that spends over £5!

We hope to see you there!

Thursday, 18 July 2013


To celebrate our birthday we are having a week of FREE SHIPPING.  Started this morning and ends WEDS 24th July!

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Don't Forget this Saturday! Celebrate our birthday

Come and celebrate with us at our store in Charlwood Surrey this Saturday.  

We don't want to forget our blog readers and Facebook Friends and you can join in by making us a birthday card!

Make  us a  Birthday card using main items purchased from Crafts U Love
and either post on Facebook or email us your card entry to win some lovely
Memory Box stamps - this is a different give-away from our in store competition
and only for our blog readers and Facebook friends.

SUNDAY for winner to be announced MONDAY 22nd July

Friday, 12 July 2013

Karen Burniston Accordion Fold Die IN STOCK

This die has been tricky to get back into stock, no sooner had we got a delivery it had sold out, but we have a few in stock now so if you have been hankering about getting this amazing die you can order it now.

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Birthday celebrations card competition

We do hope you are planning to come along to our Birthday celebrations on Saturday 20th July. 

As well as four fab demonstrations with Charry, Karen, Sue and Caz we have a FANTASTIC Birthday card competition. Open to all ages and abilities we are wanting you to bring us a hand made birthday card to help us celebrate. The winning card will receive £50 in gift vouchers!!

Remember you got to be in it to win it!

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Sneaky Peaks for up and coming class - Suzanne Forde Sat 27th July

Suzanne has made some lovely cards for this class - here are some sneaky peaks.
Call to book your place 01293 863576

Join the the fun! with our summer Birthday Party

Our 7th Birthday celebrations will be one
 you don't want to miss!
Come along and join the fun.

Monday, 1 July 2013

Create and Take Memory Box

This past weeks Create and Take was a lovely Memory Box card in pastel colour's, it went down a storm with our ladies.

We used the Dogwood Blossom and Dogwood Blossom outline
and the lovely wording is from Hero Arts.
The papers are Craft Creations
and it was finished off with a Twinkle Goosebump

We hope you like it?

Monday, 17 June 2013

Create and take from Friday

This past weeks Create and Take was a Sue/Caz collaboration.

These are some of our newest arrivals from Marianne and some of these
bits are not on the website yet due to our website person being unavailable at the moment
, however if you want to order the owls give the office a ring and we can work out a way to get these on order for you. The same goes for the Twinkle Goosebump from K& Co that we have used on the card, this is the light pink one but they are available in many colours (photo below)

Products Used :
Marianne Owls Stamp set - Call to order
Marianne Stitch Circle, Flower & Leaf Set on website under Marianne
Whilst you are looking at the Stitch circle check out the Square and the border
too as they are all lovely

Twinkle Goosebumps as pictured below  - Call to order as these are so new they are not
on our website yet.  They remind us of Jelly Tots!
Please note these may not be the actual real names of these colours but will
do for now :)

A closer look as the above picture does not do them justice.
They sparkle more in real life.

Will be back tomorrow with the week before's Create and Take, unfortunately we accidentally
deleted the photo so need to retake tomorrow.