INSPIRATIONS FOR CHRISTMAS All the latest craft news and best buys, plus events for your diary
Treat yourself with the latest festive products!
Festive florals for 3D effects
Florartistry blossomed onto the die-cutting scene earlier this year, with an innovative range of dies that combines precision cuts with quilling techniques to create 3D florals for your cards and papercrafts. The new Christmas range includes poinsettias, Christmas cactus flowers and stars of Bethlehem, as well as holly, ivy and other wonderfully festive shapes and sentiments. Florartistry dies, from £4.25 at Emerald Crafts
BE MERRY WITH PENNY BLACK!
Penny Black’s fantastic characters are back for some Christmas fun in the latest range of stamps for 2017. Alongside the trademark Penny Black cat, you’ll find snowmen, mice, hedgehogs and dogs, in a range of fun, festive scenes. Also available are delicate shaded cling stamps, featuring festive flowers and foliage, perfect for stylishly seasonal greetings. Get stamping and colouring for your Christmas cards this year! See the range at Crafts U Love, prices start at £10.99
All aboard the carousel
Looking around for brand-new paper designs is one of our favourite parts of a crafty Christmas, and we love this soft-pink, but truly traditional, collection from US brand, BoBunny! Available in a 6x6in paper pad or 12x12in collection pack (includes complementary stickers), these gorgeous designs will give your Christmas cards and papercrafted decor a wonderfully unique look this year! BoBunny Carousel Christmas, from £6.49 at Craftie Charlie