Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Craftmania Christmas Sale!

We've just launched some scrumptious SALE items, so this a close up look of some of the hidden gems you can get your hands on for bargain prices... But be quick... When they are gone they are gone!


Sunday, 27 November 2016

Craftmania Sunday Showcase - 27th November 2016

This week we've got some amazing special offers for you, for starters we have a gorgeous MDF tree advent calendar - R.R.P £49.99 NOW £17.99
Next up we have a shadow draw box set (advent calendar/craft storage unit ;) ) R.R.P £43.99 NOW £19.99

On top of these wonderful discount items we have this weeks Sunday showcase offer :- 
£6.49 each 
Offer ends 5pm Saturday 3rd December 2016 

If you would like any of the products used in today's video held for you, please post in the comments with the store you wish to collect from and we will have them held for you for up to 7 days.

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Thursday, 24 November 2016


This Saturday at Craftmania Lowestoft :-


The amazing Tina Fallon will be joining us for the day to showcase some asking ideas for Christmas and birthdays! 

Tina will be creating many projects Including Mdf shapes, cardmaking and more! 

With some lovely ideas for Christmas ornaments, presents and ideas for birthdays for the year ahead.

Tina will be stamping, Diecutting, building & more! 

Its the perfect time to come along and talk to a crafting celebrity for hints, tips & advice.

you may know Tina from her work on the Tv as well as many other media platforms.

This demo is completely free to attend, you can pop in for 5 minutes or bring a packed lunch and stay all day! 

FREE teas & coffees will be provided throughout the day! 

From now until 4pm on the day you will recieve a free raffle ticket for every £5 you spend in store, simply bring along your tickets from both stores and put them in the bucket at demo, at 4pm Tina will pick one lucky winner to recieve £50 in Craftmania Gift vouchers! 

Please "share" this event and and please let us know if you will be coming along :)

Monday, 21 November 2016

Christmas surprise!

Ok, so this weeks project... 
As many of you may already know I teach lessons at Craftmania in Great Yarmouth & lowestoft and I always try to come up with fresh uses for products that can be found in store... So a little while back I was coming up with new ideas... And it lead to this... 
Now this is no ordinary Christmas box... Anyone can make a box!... This is a surprise box, the surprise is the top and the bottom are not attached to the actual frame of the box, and one of the sides is velcroed instead of glued... Meaning that we can open it to create a mantel piece Christmas decoration! 
So let's chat about how to make your box... 

So for mine I used pre-made chipboard frames - 
Firstly take the top of the frame and pick the 12x12 paper you wish to cover them in - I used kaisercraft silent night - down the chimney sheet 
If you twist the frames in a clockwise direction around the sheet you'll fit all four fronts on one sheet 

Once you've cut them out, stick them on. 

Next up we will take the 4 back panels and join them... To join them we use 4 pieces of card 4.5cm wide, score them down both sides at 2cm (leaving a 0.5cm train track down the middle) this will give your frame movement... 

Just a little look inside so you can see the joins, don't forget on both ends you need to attach Velcro so the panel can open. 

So moving on to the pictures that appear in frames, I stuck mine in and sealed the frames... But you could have left the top of the frames open so you could add family pics instead... I used cut out panels from the graphic 45 st Nicholas collection... Be jolly. 

Time to add a little more decoration to the rest of the box... 
For this I used graphic 45 - st Nicholas - seasons greetings sheet
Cutting border strips and foam padding them to the outside of the box, along with text panels and Christmas stamps. 

I've added the kaisercraft poinsettia die - cut out of kraft card - inked with aged mahogany 
To give a little more depth I've also added the IO fern die - cut from Kraft card - inked with pine needles 

On to the base & box top... These are both made from 21cm squares, scored at 1cm around all 4 sides - because we are wrapping the box in ribbon the sides don't need to offer too much support. 

I've then added a ribbon around the sides of the base and lid and a couple of card layers to the lid, along with a couple more border strips from the same sheet. 

I've wrapped this box with a double satin gold ribbon and added on a cut out tag from the same sheet.

With these sheets you get so many elements I've even made a very quick card to go with it - 
Just to use up the left over bits and bobs :) 
All of the bits in todays project are available from Craftmania Great Yarmouth - Norfolk  & Lowestoft - Suffolk - www.facebook.com/CraftmaniaCrafts 

If you're a trade customer and wish to stock the products, please contact Jones crafts 

Sunday, 20 November 2016

SUNDAY SHOWCASE - Sunday 20th November

This week we are looking at mask it - A4 sheets of masking tape that open up a new world of possibilities compared to the normal strips.. 

Pollyanna Pickering dog stamps - normally £14.99 a set - ONLY £6! 
You have 3 sets to choose from - Hamish, Ben & Sally. 
We have very limited stocks of these stamps, and as last weeks showcase had sold out by Tuesday, please don't hang about getting these held :) 
This offer ends at 5pm Saturday 26th November 2016 

In this video we are also using :-
Mask it - 2x A4 sheets - £1.59 
Organza ribbon - 25p a meter 
Doily die - £22.49
Butterfly die - 2 pack - £2.99
Large daisy background die - £6.99

If you would like any of the products used in today's video held for you, please post in the comments with the items you would like and the store you wish to collect from and we will have them held for you for up to 7 days 

If you would like to have them posted to you, please pop "post" in the comments and we will send them to you :) 

As always, thank you for watching our Sunday showcase, please don't forget to give the video a 👍 on YouTube 😉 and of course you can even subscribe to our YouTube channel to! 


Sunday, 13 November 2016

Craftmania Sunday showcase - 30th October 2016

The latest Craftmania Sunday Showcase is now LIVE! 

Craftmania Sunday Showcase - 13th November 2016

SUNDAY SHOWCASE - 13th November 2016
This week we are looking at metal stencils! Perfect for using in your Die Cutting machines to emboss with, as well as using with inks, sprays, texture paste, and more! 

Of course we have an EXCLUSIVE offer for you, as a thank you for watching this video... 
Buy all 7 stencils for only £15 - R.R.P £31.93 
Once you've bought this set you can add on the BONUS stencil for only £1.50 - totalling £16.50!  - R.R.P £36.92 

We have VERY limited stocks of the bonus stencil, and the sets, so please don't hang about requesting these, along with any of the products you've seen used in today's video... Simply post the items you would like in the comments with the store you wish to collect from and we will have them held for you for up to 7 days - or comment to get them sent direct to your door! 

P&P is charged at cost - payments can be made via PayPal or over the phone by card :) 

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Craftmania have stores in 
Great Yarmouth - 6 Regent Street - Norfolk - NR30 1RN - 01493 843666
Lowestoft - 6 Milton road east - Suffolk - NR32 1NT - 01502 218281 

We look forward to seeing you all next Sunday.. When we upload the next Sunday Showcase - thank you for watching :)