Thursday, 24 April 2014

Cottage Cutz New Wedding Range

This springtime weather recently has definitely got us all in the mood for the Spring season and another season that will soon be upon us is that of Weddings. The demand for wedding cards and invitations always sky rockets coming into the Spring season as happy couples wish for the best of our English weather on their special day. Cottage Cutz will most certainly get us prepared for any weddings we may be invited to this year with their new range of Wedding die cuts.

This new range takes care of all the words and phrases you might need including 'Mr & Mrs', 'Just Married', 'Bride & Groom', 'Save the Date' and more. Alongside these words and phrases there are many die cuts including a groom's hat and veil, a happy couple, wedding cake, doves, an elegant champagne glass and many more. In association with previous Cottage Cutz dies there is enough here to make some beautiful wedding cards, invitations and scrapbook pages.

Prices range from £3.99 up to £14.99 so not too pricey and a very good investment for future wedding cards and projects. These Cottage Cutz dies can be found on our Crafts U Love website, why not check them out today!

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Voting is now Open!

Voting is now open for our Crafty Space competition, so make sure you check out all the entries before you cast your vote and you may also want to check if you've made the final cut and get anyone you know to vote for your crafty space. Remember a £25 Crafts U Love voucher is up for grabs and with all the new products coming in every week, you definitely want to give winning a good shot!

To vote for your favourite Crafty Space, visit our Facebook page and like the Crafty Space photo you want to win. There are two £25 vouchers up for grab so vote for your favourite two.

Happy voting!

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

'Crafty Space' Competition

Inspired by Caz's Crafty Palace gaining its fifteen minutes of fame in the Daily Mail a few weeks back we have decided to launch our own competition to get you crafters out there to share your crafting space with us at Crafts U Love.

We'd like to see where you craft and we'd then like to share them on our Facebook page for a little competition. It doesn't matter if its a whole room, a table in the dining room, or a kitchen counter, we would love to see them all! We know you crafters are ingenious sorts and we can often work in a postage stamp sized space when we have to, equally if there are 10 tables to spread over we'll do that too!

To enter your crafty space into our competition, simply email your photo to us at with the subject line 'Crafty Spaces'. On Monday 21st April we will create a folder on Facebook where your crafty space can be viewed and 'liked'. The TWO with the most likes on Monday 28th April at 10am will win a £25 voucher from Crafts U Love to spend on-line or in-store.

You've got just under a week left, so get snapping!

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Spotlight Bird in Flowerpot Create & Take

So another week has passed already and things are really busy around the Crafts U Love shop, with lots of exciting new products coming into store. However we will have to save that for another post. Today is your chance to catch up on Friday's Create and Take, so lets push on with those all important details...

Products Needed:

Square White Card and Envelope
Taylored Expressions Shade Tree Sentiments Set
Bird in Flower Pot stamp set
Versafine Black Ink Pad
Watercolour pencils
Bazzil White Smoothie Cardstock
Lawn Fawn Hello Sunshine- Claire paper
Memento Rose Red Dewdrop ink pad
Kaisercraft Hot Pink Rhinestones
White Tulle
Sponge Dauber
Nestabilities circle die.
Nestabilities scalloped circle die.


1. Start by cutting your pink paper 13x 13cm and stick to card base.

2. Next cut some white smoothie cardstock 9.5 x 11.5cm and stamp the bird in flowerpot using a versafine black ink pad.
Stick down to card base just off to the right.

3. Stamp the bird in flower pot again, then place the circle die over the area you want to spotlight ie the bird and then die cut.

4. Colour in the circled image with watercolour pencils, then die cut the scalloped circle in pink paper and stick together.

5. Place over your image and use foam dots.

6. Stamp your sentiment onto white cardstock then trim to size and ink around the edge with rose red inkpad using a sponge dauber.

7. Finish by tying a bow using white tulle and place your rhinestones on the flowers.

Just like before all products used to make the Create and Take can be found at the Crafts U Love website.

Create and Take takes place every Friday at Crafts U Love for just £3. There is no need to book your space just pop along between 10.30am and 1pm.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Hello Sunshine Create & Take

If you missed Friday's Create & Take then not to worry as we have included all the necessary products you will need and a step by step guide to how to make the card below. And remember you can mix up the colour and design by adding in a few of your own bits and pieces from your own crafty stash.

Products Needed:

5 x 7 white card and envelope
corrugated kraft card
Lawn Fawn Hello Sunshine – sonny paper
Lawn Fawn Hello Sunshine – dawn paper
Lawn Fawn Hello Sunshine – stella paper
Vellum paper
Twinkle goosebump light blue
Light blue hemp cord
Penny Black Special Wishes clear stamp set
Taylored Expressions Bloomin stackets 2 die set
Versacolor Marigold ink pad
Archival Ink pad  Red Geranium
Sponge dauber
Character shaper
Embossing mat


1. Start by cutting your yellow cardstock 5cm x 16cm and snip the end for a fish tail effect.
(Top Tip – decide how far up you want your fish tail, then mark the centre point and snip!)

2. Do the same again to your blue cardstock using a piece of 3cm x14cm.

3. Curl the fish tails then stick to card base overlapping as above.

4. Next cut your corrugated card to 8 x 9cm.

5. Cut your white cardstock 7x7.5cm, ink around the edge using red geranium ink and stick to corrugated card, leaving a gap at bottom so you can tie your blue hemp cord.

6. Stick to card.

7. Next die cut the vellum with the smallest two dies, then using a sponge dauber ink using versacolor marigold ink pad.

8. Using scissors snip between petals making sure not to snip too deep!

9. Then shape your flowers using a character shaper tool in the centre.

10. Stamp sentiment in bottom right hand corner using marigold ink.

11. Stick to card and finish off by using a twinkle goosebump!

Remember all these products to make the Hello Sunshine card are available from Crafts U Love website.

Create and Take takes place every Friday at Crafts U Love for just £3. There is no need to book your space just pop along between 10.30am and 1pm.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Friday, 4 April 2014

Card made using the We R Memory Keepers Flower Punch Board

One of our customers Rosie shared with us her beautiful card that she made using the We R Memory Keepers Flower Punch board.  Rosie has shown us how these flowers work beautifully as a main focal point on a card.  Thank you Rosie for sharing your card.

If you would like to share with us your crafty makes that you have made using the products purchased from us please email them to