The Crafty Queen

Celebrity crafter Stephanie Weightman is get­ting ready for Valen­tine’s Day!

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Find out what Steph’s been mak­ing

When win­ter ar­rives, it’s dif­fi­cult to imag­ine your­self get­ting used to the dark nights and early morn­ings. But then as the days start get­ting lighter again with the on­set of spring, don’t you find your sleep dis­rupted? I am a light sleeper any­way, mainly be­cause I keep my­self awake at night with my head full of dif­fer­ent colours, pat­terns and de­signs as I plan the next Tat­tered Lace launch. I even keep a note­book be­side my bed so that when I wake up with an idea I can write it down in the hope that I will get back to sleep, but all that hap­pens is an­other de­sign pops into my head to take its place!

I al­ways find it im­pos­si­ble not to be filled with in­spi­ra­tion in the build up to Valen­tine’s Day. There are so many stun­ning colours and de­signs ev­ery­where you look, whether its cup­cakes, flower ar­range­ments, Pin­ter­est or shop dis­plays. I think a great way to cel­e­brate is to make a beau­ti­fully dec­o­rated gift box and fill it with choco­lates for your loved one.

As the spe­cial day draws nearer, I be­gin plan­ning the card I am go­ing to send to my hus­band. I al­ways change my mind many times be­fore I fi­nally set­tle down to make one (usu­ally the evening be­fore, as I will have been work­ing flat out). It feels won­der­ful to be able to take time to craft a Valen­tine’s Day card, and I know that my hus­band will re­ally ap­pre­ci­ate all the ef­fort that has been put in.

So, I am off now to plan this year’s card and look for­ward to the box of choco­lates that I will get on Valen­tine’s Day. Yum!

You’ll recog­nise Steph from her shows on Cre­ate and Craft TV!

Melt hearts this Valen­tine’s Day with this golden, botan­i­cal-themed z-fold card.

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