Great tips for Black Friday 2017

Great tips for Black Friday 2017, why not? It is almost upon us and this year we have some great tips for you. With the addition of both Black Friday craft deals and Black Friday art supplies.   Why fight against the crowd? When you can see the Best Black Friday Deals in your warm cosy home. Our aim is to help you make Black Friday 2017 as easy as possible. Here are some handy tips to help make your Black Friday a success in 2017 and help you find... Read More

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It’s that Time Again: Crafty Arts Summer Funday

As always everyone at Crafty Arts getting very excited about our Funday!   Why It’s a chance to give back to the community with Free Demonstrations, Workshops and Face Painting. As well as showcasing local artists and crafters.   This year we will also be running lots of promotions for one day only, as well as having our Tombola on the go through out the day.   When is it 19th August 2017   Where is it Creative House, Bryant Avenue, Romford, Essex, RM3 0AP (Near the Gallow’s Corner Tesco’s)... Read More

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Knitting Tips using King Cole’s Luxe Fur

So Christmas is over but the cold weather is still with us. I don’t know about you but I have had my heating on, blankets everywhere and sometimes even the fire on.   My cat has turned into my moving hot water bottle (which she is happy about) and the kettle is forever boiling. I have discovered that hot gin is delicious, especially if you treat it like a hot toddy with lots of spice and orange. We should tackle this freezing weather with the best weapons we have:  ... Read More

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Summer Funday 27th August 2016

So Last Year we held our first Summer Funday, we had stalls, demonstrators, face-painting, cupcakes, sunshine and most importantly we had you, our customers!     We are doing it all and more again this year on Saturday 27th August. As it is our 25th birthday this year we are having the Deputy Mayor present us with a special Birthday Plaque which will be lovely! For everyone who had their faces painted by the wonderful Dobby – she is coming back! We asked for her early this year because her... Read More


Celebrating our Suppliers: Derwent and 25 years in business

Derwent and Crafty Arts have a special relationship that is now 25 years old! Right from the start at our first store in Ardleigh Green Hornchurch Derwent has been one of our key suppliers. With a range that has grown exponentially since then, and with their long heritage and intimate relationship with artists Derwent is constantly striving to develop new products, and inspire the next generation of artists.         184 years ago The Cumberland Pencil Company created the world’s first factory produced pencil in Keswick Cumbria in... Read More

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Celebrating our Suppliers: John Adams and 25 years in business

Next year John Adams will also be celebrating a huge year 50 years in business! Originally they started their business creating and selling wooden toys. Over the year’s they grew from strength to strength. They continued to create innovative play products for all ages that we all know and love.   With nearly 50 years of trading history, John Adams Leisure Limited is a highly successful, multi-category company, continually developing and marketing of innovative toys and games. Following the successful of 44 year’s John Adams merged with Toy Brokers in... Read More

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Celebrating our Suppliers: K.S.G and 25 years in business

K.S.G (also known as Kitfix Swallow Group Ltd) was founded in 1960 by Stuart Marcus, and originally sold wooden dolls house kits through Exchange and Mart (now that is going back) and other retail outlets. In the 70’s KSG started importing toys from Italy and Japan. Around this time the company created it’s very first painting by numbers kit along with a limited edition painting by numbers of the Beetles Over the years the company grew and moved away from importing. By the late 1980’s the company was developing and... Read More

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Crafty Arts Summer Fun Day Highlights in Romford

Even though our Summer Fun day was a few weeks ago it was a lovely distant memory. As the marquee was being set up and the tables being put out, we were willing the sun to come out and the clouds to go away. The demonstrators and stall owners began to set up and the sun began to move over Romford. We had demonstrators from Our very own knit and natter ladies (which also includes Crochet with Maggie), Christine from Crafters Companion, Emma from Fimo, Dobby from Snazaroo and Caroline... Read More

Black Friday 2014 28/11/2014
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Crafty Arts’ – Black Friday Weekend Event

Every year Black Friday gets bigger and better and this weekend will not disappoint. With discounts of up to 85% in store and online! This is a great opportunity to grab get some Christmas deals, or even some cheeky goodies for yourself. All offers end Monday 1st December Click Here to check them out.   Happy Shopping!  

Fimo Professional Promo 18/06/2014
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Introducing the New FIMO Professional range, find out what is the difference between Fimo Classic and Fimo Professional

Introducing the new Fimo Professional We are running a FIMO Promotion at the end of the click here   Staedtler have been building on decades of experience by developing quality polymer modelling clay. Staedtler FIMO have formulated a new and enhanced oven hardening clay designed to target the specific and very precise needs of expert users. Staedtler believes that the modern redesign of the packaging and new improved formula reflects the high demands made on the product by artists. They have even finally launched professional FIMO tools to go with... Read More

National Stationery Week 31/03/2014
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National Stationery week

Its National Stationery week! The aim is to get Britain writing again, celebrate putting pen to paper and all things stationery. Whether it is writing, doodling or even artist illustrations, this is all part of the stationery banner in our book. Not to mention the fact that you can never have too much stationery 🙂   The National Stationery Team are running lots of promo and competitions throughout this week. Click Here to view The Stationary Week website.   The main competition that they are running is a grand Prize... Read More

Black Friday 29/11/2013

Black Friday

Britain’s ‘Black Friday’ bargains! UK stores across the country are copying American stores by slashing online prices by up to 70% today. So we thought we would give it a go! Yes, it’s hype, but we’ve have some great cut-price Christmas deals! Ends December 1st. Happy Shopping!