Craft Weekend Belfast

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Stormont Hotel, Belfast, February 21st – 22nd 2015
Join us for two days of crafting, make and takes, raffles, classes and of course Shopping :-). Doors open at 10 am and we will be crafting away till 5.30pm. Your ticket will reserve you your own crafting space and if you purchase your ticket before the 20th February you will also recieve a goody bag. Tickets can be bought HERE

Click on the link below to see the the full details including Time Table


So Pop over and book your tickets now, Kate xx


NEW product Online Now!

a Quick post for those who missed our CHA release party last weekend, we have most of the new releases available online now in our New product section link here

With the exception of the new G45, having a technical difficulty with it at the mo :-(, but hope to have it sorted tomorrow.

thanks a mill to all who was there over the two days, will have some pics for you as well later this week

In the mean time, pop over to Karen’s blog where she talks through how she made this :-)….isn’t it fab!!!


crafty hugs

Kate x

50% off Clearance Sale

Well everyone, I hope this email finds you all enjoying 2014 so far 🙂

I have lots of things to share and also some questions for you…first off

1)  We are having our first ever Clearance sale….up to 50% off on brands like Prima, G45, Ranger, Dylusions, Tim Holtz, Sizzix, Spellbinders, Bo Bunny, Simple Stories, basically all your favourite brands.   It’s In the Hodson Bay Hotel Athlone on the 19th January.

There will be approx. 40 spaces to craft/crop so come for the day and bring along your unfinished projects or just pop in and pick up some great products at great prices….a perfect way to start your crafting year !
2)  It’s also that time of year….The Craft and Hobby Association (CHA) are holding their biggest release event of the year starting this weekend…with all the new products being shipped in Feb/March.  This is a fantastic colourful event and to mark it we are having our own CHA Release Party Paddy’s weekend the 15th and 16th March in the Hodson Bay Hotel.
So, mark your diary.  It’s two days of cropping, crafting, demos, makes and takes, classes and shopping.
We will host the event, have our shop and will have a dedicated demo and make and take table.  The classes will be run by tutors from around the country.

So, if their is a particular type of class you would like to do, or a specific product you would like demoe’d email us and let us know asap and we will include it in our list.

Seeing as it is a Bank Holiday weekend we can organise some kids activities through the hotel if we have enough takers, so if you are interested, email me details age, etc of the kids and we can start planning.
The hotel have quoted the following rates for those who wish to come and stay for the weekend, however I would advise you book in the next week to guarantee availability.

“We do have rooms available at the moment. As it is a bank holiday weekend I would recommend that attendees book as soon as possible (link below).

 Rooms Sale Deal (book in Januray) – B&B rooms for €89 per night (Kids B&B €10 per night)

2 B&B 1Dinner – €139 per person sharing (Kids B&B €10 per night)

 Family B&B – €150 per night – €300 Total

Total Family Package (2 B&B, 1 Dinner, Kids Camp & Comp. Activity Voucher) – €355 Total


That’s all for now, email me with any questions.  Hopefully we will see you at our Clearance Sale on the 19th January.
Wishing you lots of Happy Crafting for 2014
Kate x

Ps.We will be showing the new product lines coming out on our blog over the next couple of weeks so make sure to keep an eye out, in the mean time here are a FEW sneak peaks 🙂





New Stock!

I can’t believe it’s less than two weeks to Christmas day, i finally got the house cleaned, the christmas decorations down and the tree put up :-)……there has to be a business there…..”stage your house for christmas lol!”

Honestly though, Christmas is my favourite time of the year and I have always loved putting up the decorations! , I had help this year and I was really excited about the prospect of sharing the fun with my 5 year old son!!

THAT’S when i found out that we don’t share the….. “I love to decorate gene”.  His favourite part was going into the attic to get them down lol!  I think he hung two decorations on the tree and knocked about 30 off (when he decided to race his dinky cars up the tree!)

My only consolation is that the car race on the Christmas tree will probably form one of his earliest Christmas memories…and you never know it might become a tradition 🙂

That for me sums up the Christmas Season.  It’s about the people you share it with, the memories you re-live and the new ones you create.  It’s about spending time with family and friends with the odd pressie thrown in (in appreciation for their love and support over the past year).

And this Christmas, I definately feel a positivity in the air, more than there has been the last few years, so hear’s hoping it is a sign of better things to come for one and all……

Now, back to business lol!!  I just unpacked our last delivery before Christmas and I just had to share this pic with you…….

Wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas and Peace and Joy for 2014

Digi Hugs

Kate x


Another Video :-)

The lovely Anne Mullen gave me some of the beads that she will be teaching you to make in her Melt Pot workshop next Sunday at our Christmas party.  I have also attached a photo as the video doesn’t do them justice.

Anne will teach you how to plan, design, create and decorate a range of beautiful beads that you can use in your craft projects, be it jewellry, charms or dangles 🙂

Using the Ranger Melt Pot, you will use UTEE, mica/perfect pearls, frantage elements, embossing powder, tyvec and fibres to make different shapes, sizes and types of melt art paper and fabric beads.

You can book this class on our web site here

See you Sunday

Kate x

UTEE Beads 2

Video Sneak Peak of Graphic 45 Kit……..

Only a few days left now…..:-) 🙂 🙂

Karen has done a short video showing what you will be making at her class using the Graphic 45 Kit.  The one she made was using the Mother Goose collection but you have a choice of the fabulous ’12 Days of Christmas’ Paper, ‘Bohemian Bazaar’ or ‘Steampunk Spells’ .  Kits can be purchased here

See you Sunday 🙂

Kate x


And the WINNERS are…… :-)

Trish Cahill

Alicja Asia Panewka

Michelle Bermingham

Martina Wright

Congrats ladies (tickets will be waiting at the door :-)) A big thank you to all who joined in and here’s a sneak peak of some of what’s going in the goody bags for all ticket holders 🙂Image

See you all on Sunday 🙂

And here’s a little video just to set the mood

Kate x