Sunday, 28 October 2012

Quick Christmas Treat Basket

Hi Everyone

Today we thought we would show you how to make a really, really quick project that looks great either on your Christmas table or hanging from your trees.

Ingredients: -
Raspberry Core’dinations Card

Backing Paper


  1. Cut card to 5” x 5”. Score at 1 1/2” and 3 1/2”, turn and repeat. Cut as shown in piccie below.


     2. Trim outside corner flaps and adhere backing paper as shown.


     3. Glue box together.


     4. Punch holes in 2 opposite sides and add ribbon to finish.


Quick, easy and fun.

Hope to see you soon.

Thanks for Popping by

Wednesday, 24 October 2012


Main Avenue, Treforest Industrial Estate


CF37 5UR

Tel: - 01443 842785

 Hello Everyone
Welcome to this edition of our newsletter.

FREE DEMO – Saturday 27th October – postponed



11:00AM – 1:00PM and 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Please don’t feel left out if you can’t attend the Hobbycraft Show in Birmingham as Mandy-Jane will be doing a FREE DEMO here at Dandie Crafts.
We’ve had requests for help with matting and layering together with card layout designs so come and get some inspiration from Mrs M.
Pop in and have a cuppa whilst being inspired.

We hope to see you.




As so many of you like the format of Jo Channon’s visit we have now persuaded Tom to do a morning demonstration and those who want to learn more in depth techniques still have the opportunity to book onto the Masterclass in the afternoon.
As there will only be 12 places available for the Masterclass, and they are already filling, please book your place as soon as possible. 

Free Demo – 10:00am – 12:00am

Masterclass  - 1:00pm – 3:00pm - £20.00 payable in full on booking
Tom will not be at the Hobbycrafts show at the N.E.C so this is your chance to not only buy the products but also to have instruction from the Inventor.
Please ask in store for details.

Joanna Sheen – Thomas Kinkade CD Project Book and Stamps

Known affectionately as The Painter of Light, Thomas Kinkade paints in a style referred to as Romantic Realism. His paintings feature scenes of idyllic country cottages and glorious gardens as well as seascapes, village scenes and world famous landmarks.
The beautiful stamps will let you make wonderful Christmas cards and projects.  Use your Spectrum Noir pens, watercolour pencils or distress inks to colour them.  Or why not stamp onto Shrink plastic to make fabulous embellishments, phone charms or keyrings.
Crafting With Hunkydory Magazine - Issue 8 - now in sale in store

The latest 68 page crafting magazine from Hunkydory is packed with fantastic projects, product reviews, celebrity interviews, reader’s gallery, prize draws and so much more. This magazine is perfect for inspiration and ideas. 

Packed with a variety of features such as Techniques in Focus, Tried and Tested, and interview with Kay Rutter of Hougie Crafts (at Dandie Crafts on 20th November) and much more!

This issue includes a FREE GIFT worth £4.99 - an offer too good to miss!

Just Arrived – Making Cards 2012 Christmas Special

The annual Christmas special from Making Cards that you have been eagerly awaiting, which always sells out quickly, has arrived in store today. This year, they have selected 6 different themes and the 32 FREE CRAFT PAPERS inside can be mixed and matched to offer lots of festive combinations.

Craft papers themes feature the NATIVITY, TRADITIONAL and FAMILY FAVOURITES, VICTORIAN SNOW SCENES, the 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS and finally some cheeky RETRO papers produced in black and white. There is a balanced combination of backing papers and ‘topper’ sheets so there’s something for all tastes. Editorially, there are over 45 card making projects – all of which have never been published and they will inspire you to make cards which will appeal to friends and family of all ages.

Hurry to pick up your copy.


 11:00am – 1:00pm


1:30pm – 3:30pm

Join our crafty little community where you can share your ideas with other craftaholics and talk about everything crafty!

 Details are below: -

  • Sessions are pre-bookable – limited spaces available
  • £5.00 per 2 hour session
  • Use our tools and equipment including Grand Caliber, Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Dies, Stamps, Trimmers, score boards and more…..
  • You will need to bring your own crafting basics (cutting mats, scissors, craft knife etc) and consumables like card, glues etc
  • Stamp as many images as you like, die cut as many mats and shapes as you like
  • Enjoy tea, coffee and biscuits too!

Please remember that we will always be on hand for advice and ideas.

 Tuesday 30th October

Saturday 3rd November

Friday 16th November

Saturday 24th November

Hurry and book your place soon.

CARD MAKING CLASSES - £6:00 per person (unless otherwise stated)

Classes are pre-bookable.

A £3:00 deposit (non-refundable) is required upon booking.

Plus we will give you a 10% discount* on goodies purchased on the class day.

*Exclusions from discount are: - PanPastels, magazines, Grand Calibur and Grand Nesties

Below please find all the remaining class places for 2012: -

 Tuesday 6th November – Mini File and Pen Holder Project – 1 PLACE LEFT - AM

 Friday 9th November – Mini File and Pen Holder – 1 PLACE LEFT – AM ONLY

 Tuesday 4th December – Stamp and Mask Technique – 1 PLACE LEFT – AM

 Tuesday 11th December – All Sorts – 4 PLACES LEFT - AM

** 2013 classes are now being planned **

We are adding a monthly Saturday class to our schedule

CLASS TIMES – 10:00am – 12:00pm OR 1:00pm – 3:00pm

** unless otherwise stated**



 Equipment Needed for Classes

You will need to bring a basic craft kit with you to include craft glue, Double-sided tape etc., cutting mat, ruler, craft knife, scissors, pencil, scoring tool, Hougie/scoreboard, trimmer if you have one plus anything else you like to use whilst card making.

If you are interested in attending classes please let us know.


We will be presenting FREE demonstrations in store but we will also being having guest demonstrators to keep us all inspired. Details will be displayed on our notice board so keep an eye out for dates.


All In-House Demos will now be held over 2 Sessions

11:00am – 1:00pm and 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Saturday 10th November – Card Layout Ideas – Mandy-Jane

**Please watch this space for further details**


 If you are a small craft group, up to 11 people, and fancy an afternoon out then why not plan a visit to us where we can provide you with a FREE demo together with tea, coffee and biscuits in the comfort of our workshop area. You will be free to stay as long as you like and we are always on hand to offer advice and help.

For further information please do not hesitate to contact us either by email or give us a call in the shop.

Craft Notice Board

If you are looking to sell your unwanted crafting equipment then for 50p per week we will display your advert on our entrance notice board. This will be for crafting items only.

We will not be involved in the transactions. We are offering the advertising facility only.

Please ask in store for details.

That’s all for this edition of our newsletter.

We look forward to seeing you all soon.

Bye for now.

Debbie and Mandy-Jane