WOW!!! What a month May 2014 has been for us! I have been a bit quiet on the entry front. But I have a very good reason for this. They say that the three most stressful events in life are moving home, death and divorce. I can honestly say that it has not been that dramatic, but in many cases it has been life changing for all at Crafty Arts. Crafty Arts has been on a huge journey especially over the past 6 years . This has been bitter sweet... Read More
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It was National Coffee week 3rd – 6th April 2014 and on 4th April we made our way to the London Coffee Festival on Brick Lane and what an experience it was. To be honest I wasn’t sure what to expect, all I knew was that there would be an awful lot of coffee there. As we got to Brick Lane, we had no doubt that we were in the right place. It was at the famous Old Truman Brewery, which by itself was a fantastic building as it consisted... Read More
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
Mother’s Day also known as Mothering Sunday is a great opportunity to show your mummy just how much you appreciate her. It’s the day where we honour Mothers, Motherhood and the women in our community that has made an impact in our lives. Here are a few quotes that I have found that represent the true meaning of Motherhood. So….. Happy Mothers Day to all!
The weather is starting to perk up and Mr Sun is beginning to put his hat on. Because the sun is out, it is more appealing to get out in the garden and get planting. Today, Dave who is one of our warehouse Picker\Packers is giving you some top tips that he has learnt over the years as a passionate gardener. Dave has a wealth of knowledge for gardening, so I thought that it would be a good idea to pick his brain. Q: Natasha: Dave what do you enjoy... Read More
Last week, we had the great opportunity to go to Craft Hobby & Stitch International also known as Stitches. This has officially now become my favourite trade fair this year and to be honest it will be very hard to beat it. This event was hailed as “Europe’s largest show for the creative industries” and this year was its 39th birthday. Everything craft related was there, art, craft, needlecraft you name it, and it was there. At the front entrance, there were four large stands displaying some products on a... Read More
Valentines Day is approach this Friday… Are you stuck on ideas of what to get that special person in your life? Well, here are some great DIY gift ideas that you can make on a budget. For Him Message on a Banana Found on https://gloryboonblog.com TIP: Why not pick a cute or humorous phrase and pop in his lunch box using a OHP pen to write on the banana skin For Her Chocolate Bouquet – What girl doesn’t like chocolate? Found on mbdesire.com TIP: This idea was from the... Read More
Yesterday was a very busy day for us attending the London Toy Fair 2014. We were zooming around the aisles, trying to find great products to sell on our website for you. What is the London Toy Fair? This is a three day event for retailers to have a look at new and exciting products for the year ahead. We had a great time and were able to meet some new potential suppliers and had a good catch up with our current suppliers. It was interesting looking at what... Read More
We are now in 2014 and January is the month of New Year’s resolutions and decluttering. Over the next few months I intend to declutter my life, starting with my desk at work and then move on to the rest. With the help of pinterest here are a few helpful ideas that I found along the way; Sticky Note List I found this on https://finallyinfirst.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/sticky-note-list-freebie.html You can download the template and create your own version. Wipeable Calendar I really liked the idea of this calendar as it is very... Read More
With 1 week to go before Christmas we thought that we would review and show you an unboxing the Tension Master Edition Game. Imagine your stomach is full from the Christmas dinner, you are all TV-ed out. There’s only one thing left to do, of course it is to play a board game time! Tension Master Edition Now: £19.99 WAS: 21.99 Full Contents Breakdown: Tension Game Card Playing Board Playing Counters Check pad Pencils Sand Timer Rules Opening the box the first thing that you see are the... Read More
Here are some easy steps on how to make your very own D.I.Y Christmas Gift Tags that look like postage stamps. I hate throwing cards away, so why not create something homemade and recycled at the same time. I just think that the person who has sent you the card took the time to do it. So as you can imagine I have a fair few cards; Christmas, Birthdays, you name it I have it. This is a great way to recycle your cards, rather than putting them... Read More
With 2 weeks to go before Christmas we thought that we would review and show you the unboxing of the Lego Friends Stationery Set. Everyone loves a bit of Stationery and Lego has introduced their Lego Friends Range. Within the range of Lego products they have branched out to Stationery accessories. This also means that there is only 1 week of shopping using our standard delivery service. Click here for more information on our Standard and Express delivery. So let’s have a look in the box: Lego Friends Stationery Set... Read More
With 3 weeks to go before Christmas the London Sequin Art Style is a great product to unbox and review. It’s a bright a vibrant gift for your loved ones, where you can give with the finished product or the box as a gift. Over the years we have found just like Paint by Numbers, that Sequin Art is a close second to it’s rival. Customers love the different designs that come out annually as well as the classics. London Sequin Art Style Now: £17.99 RRP £22.79 Save up... Read More
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!
The Derwent Academy Wooden Art Box is the first product that we will be reviewing and unboxing. I don’t know about you but I can’t believe just how fast it has come around. So every week leading up to Christmas, we will be doing a box opening. Showing you what the product really looks like when opened, the full contents and customer reviews. The Derwent Academy Wooden Box Art Set Now: £16.99 Was: £34.50 Save up to: 51% Full Contents Breakdown: 6x Sketching Pencils 12x Colour Pencils 12x... Read More
Over the weekend I had the pleasure of organising a baby shower. I didn’t have a lot of time to organise it, as we are getting closer to what we like to call at Crafty Arts the “Christmas Rush”. So I picked a lovely restaurant local to us, went on pinterest to gather some ideas and started planning. I figured that if I put together a collation of little things that she would notice, it would make the day special for her. As the best thing a person can say... Read More
I have just finished painting my spare room and I wanted to put some paintings up. But I couldn’t find what I was looking for as I want something a bit abstract. So I decided to give it a go and paint a few canvases. What you will need: Daler Rowney 3D Canvas Deep Edge Pack of 4 20x20cm £8.36 (I went for a deep edge canvas, as a wanted a more extreme effect) Section of Craft Paints – Folk Art £1.49 each Selection of paints (I chose Folk Art, which... Read More
Our new website is live I can’t believe that we are finally here and the 2 year project of our website has finally come to an end. We have some new features that might be of interest to you; We now have a blog Online Chat is back Back in stock notifications Email a friend Long awaited Members area Collect points, track orders and more Gift Vouchers now available And much more! We hope that you enjoy the new site! From the Crafty Arts Team Ps. We are... Read More
Welcome to our blog Be Creative Daily from Crafty Arts! We are so excited to finally be able to launch this after nearly two years, we hope that you will enjoy this journey with us. Please add our blog to your favourites in your email, as we’ll be using it in many different ways for example; New on new products entering our warehouse Promotions and offers Up to date news on what is happening at Crafty Arts Handy Tips and hints that may be of use to you, when... Read More