Wednesday, 30 October 2013

My Second Makey Bakey Mice Card


Hi Everyone

We have another Makey Bakey Mice card project for you today that Mandy-Jane did recently for a Crafters Companion demonstration in Bristol.




He is so cute singing for his supper!  Sing your little heart

Here is a list of products Mandy-Jane used for this project most items available in store at Dandie Crafts: -


White 250gsm Card

Neenah Card

Makey Bakey Mice Stamp – Christmas Carols – Crafters Companion

Green and Red Core’dinations Card

Embossalicious Folder – 6” x 6” Petite Dot

Die’sire Die – Lace Border 4

Spellbinders Die Set – Decorative Labels 8

Spellbinders Die Set - Labels 28

Memento Ink – Rich Cocoa

Spectrum Noir Pens – DR1, DR5, DR7

         TN1, TN3, TN5, EB4, IG2, CR2, Blender Pen

Red Gingham Ribbon


We hope you have been inspired.


Thanks for Popping By


Tuesday, 29 October 2013

What Mouse!!….Where!!–Makey Bakey Mice Stamp

Hi Everyone

Today Mandy-Jane is sharing with a card that she made for a recent demonstration for Crafters Companion at the Cadbury Garden and Leisure, Congresbury, Bristol.


Here is a list of products Mandy-Jane used which are available in store at Dandie Crafts: –
White 250gsm Card – 6” x 6” Square
Neenah Card
Specturm Noir Pens
Scarlet Core’dinations Card
Makey Bakey Mice Stamp – Christmas Seasons – Crafters Companion
Marianne Dies – Christmas Village Decoration Set
Red Grosgrain Spotty Ribbon
Buttons – from crafty stash
Distress Ink –Brushed Corduroy
We hope you have been inspired.
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Friday, 25 October 2013

The new Crafters Companion Sweet Things CD Projects –please see link below

Please enjoy the Youtube tutorials. xx

All of the videos are available here:

Sweet Treats : All videos

Sara Davies from Crafter's Companion uses the Sweet Treats embossing boards to create some lovely inspirational projects.

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Sweet Things and Sweet Treats - Crafters Companion

We love, love, love this set of Crafters Companion embossing boards and the CD papers are to die for!  The papers have that vintage floral theme that you see in all the top housewares shops and in the wonderful 50’s films.
Today Mandy-Jane is sharing with you a Large Milk Carton project that she made recently for the launch of this fantastic set. 
Mandy-Jane was shopping in Cardiff with her mother and had to pop into one of her favourite shops on the Hayes, The Kath Kidson store.  What a wonderful array of goodies they have and so inspired her to make this clean simple look.  A fabulous way to present a gift and make it so personal.

Mandy-Jane has used the the CD and printed both side of 2 pieces of A4 white card and the roses have been cut from another A4 printed sheet cut and decoupaged.  The die used for the windows and frame is the Spellbinders classic small ovals.  She just added ribbon to finish.  How easy is it to make every box unique.
We hope you have been inspired.

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Dandie Crafts–Newsletter - 37


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Hello Everyone

Welcome to this edition of our newsletter.

Crafts Beautiful Awards 2013 – Voting Still Open


We would like to thank all those of you who have already voted for us in these awards but the voting is still open.

If you would like to support us with your vote that would be fantastic!

You can vote for us as ‘Best Independent Craft Shop – Wales’ under ‘OTHER’ in this category.

Thank you.

Tonic Studios

Debbie has been super busy with deliveries this week and we have got some lovely bits from Tonic’s Christmas Die range together with a restock of some of our favourite products. Also back in stock are the Kushgrip craft knives.

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Distress Paints

These are great to work with and with so many ways to use them they are fabulous. We have them available in 9 colours; Fired Brick, Salty Ocean, Peeled Paint, Picket Fence, Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserve, Spied Marmalade, Victorian Velvet and Wild Honey.

Distress Paints are very fluid water-based acrylic paints for multiple surfaces. Tim Holtz and Ranger developed these special paints to be reactive with water just like Distress Inks and Distress Stains—perfect to accomplish a wide variety of artistic techniques. Distress Paints have a convenient dabber system for easy and mess-free application. Use with stamps, paper, wood, metal, glass, plastic and more for a timeless matte finish on craft projects.

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Creative Expressions A4 Embossing Folder Interlocking Circles – Back in stock for you.

NEW – Just Rite Stamps

Just arrived we have the Secret Garden and the Leafy background stamps. How gorgeous are these? No answer required because we know the answer!

Use with your heat embossing and WOW powders especially in the new Vintage Inspired colour range and they would work well with the Distress Paints too. Mandy-Jane has got her thinking-inking cap on……and you know what that means….Inky Messy.

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Also new in we have the large bottles of the Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue which is a firm favourite with all of you. So just think now you can buy it in a bigger bottle for even more gluing fun! Use it as a resist technique with your Distress Inks. Apply where you want the design or texture, let it dry and then ink over it with a blend of Distress Inks in your favourite colour scheme. Wipe off excess ink and there you have a fab resist effect.

So much has come in for you to browse (while we have stocks!). We have a lovely selection of Creative Expressions Grosgrain stripe ribbon, their NEW Crochet ribbon (by the metre) and beautiful two-one red ribbon as on TV recently together with NEW Singles Bauble stamps (which are selling fast with designs already sold out!)and matching Spellbinders dies.

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Crafts Too

NEW Embossing folders have come in and they are such lovely designs. We know that not everyone likes to do large cards but the A4 size is so useful. If you are batch making cards it’s quick to pass an A4 piece of card through your die-cutting machine and then cut it in half to make 2 x A5 mats OR why not choose to do a fancy lid for your boxes. The designs you can choose from are; Christmas tree, Sleigh and Holly Border.

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And not to disappoint all of you die-cutting devotees we also have some new Cheery Lynn dies in too. Also available are words; Husband, Wife and Sister.

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The Diagonal Trellis is back in stock as well.


** a 50% non-refundable Deposit is required upon booking a workshop **

Jo Channon

All Day Workshop - £30

Saturday 2nd November 2013 – 10:00 – 16:00 – FULLY BOOKED

Sunday 3rd November 2013 – 10:00 – 16:00 – FULLY BOOKED

** Balances for Classes are now due **


Hels Sheridan

All Day Workshop - £30

Saturday 8th March 2014 – 8 PLACES LEFT

** see Hels on C&C on 29th/30th Oct **


Clare Rowlands – Molly Blooms Designer

All Day Workshop - £30

Sunday 6th April 2014 – FULLY BOOKED

** Reserve Bookings Now Being Taken**


Mel Heaton

All Day Workshop - £30

Saturday 26th April 2014 – FULLY BOOKED

** Reserve List is available for this date **

Sunday 27th April 2014 – 8 PLACES LEFT



We can take deposits by card over the phone if this is more convenient for you.



£7:00 per person (unless otherwise stated)

Classes are pre-bookable.

A 50% 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, Maimeri products, Tattered Lace Dies, magazines and Grand Calibur/Just Cutz and Lavinia Stamps


Tues 29th Oct – 10:00am – 12:30pm – Resist Temptation – 1 PLACE LEFT

Tues 29th Oct -    1:00pm –  3:30pm – Resist Temptation – FULLY BOOKED

Fri 1st Nov -      10:00am – 12:30pm – Resist Temptation – 5 PLACES LEFT

Tues 12th Nov – 10:00am – 12:30pm – Christmas Cards 3 Ways – FULLY BOOKED

Tues 12th Nov -   1:00pm -   3:30pm – Christmas Cards 3 Ways – FULLY BOOKED

Fri 15th Nov -    10:00am - 12:30pm – Christmas Cards 3 Ways – 4 PLACES LEFT

Sat 16th Nov -   10:00am – 12:30pm – Christmas Cards 3 Ways – 2 PLACES LEFT


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

*times will vary for visiting guest demonstrators*


Saturday 23rd November – Tattered Lace Dies – with Jayne Treadwell


Gift Vouchers - available in Store Now - £20, £10 and £5

Why not treat someone, or have someone treat you, to Dandie Crafts gift vouchers. Great for Christmas, birthdays, New Year gifts etc. They are for just about any occasion you can think of.

Buy gift vouchers and let the lucky recipient choose their favourite craft products.

Vouchers are valid for six months.


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