Hello again everyone and welcome to my last confessional for 2018. Can you believe Christmas is just around the corner? It seems like it has just crept up on me and I am totally unprepared. I am ashamed to say I have barely made any Christmas cards this year and as much as it is […]

Wow can you believe it’s the end of another year. What a year we had with the best, hottest, longest summer the UK has had in a good few years. If you have been following me on social media you will know that I’ve had quite an astral year and to end the theme I […]

Freedom Member Jackie Banham has been crafting as long as she can remember, having first started making clothes and a wardrobe for her Sindy doll. An all-rounder, Jackie has a keen interest in all areas of craft, including die cutting, embossing and foiling and loves mixed media. Today, Jackie has put together a wonderful guide […]

Freedom Member & Ambassador Amanda Lucas has always enjoyed crafting, and over the years has tried most crafts, with varying levels of success! After having children, Amanda decided to turn her hobby into a business, making and decorating cakes, cookies and cupcakes for a variety of customers. Several years ago, she discovered papercraft and hasn’t […]

Freedom Member Shelagh Metselaar has been watching Hochanda since Day One, switching between her laptop and iPad, and battling intermittent Wi-Fi as she was in Kuwait at the time! Having taught as a Primary School teacher for over 30 years, arts and crafts has always been apart of Shelagh’s life – she started with a […]

Hello again from snowy Wisconsin! Now that we’ve had our fill of turkey with all the trimmings, it’s time to turn our attention to Christmas, and what better way to start than to make little mini lanterns to light Santa’s way? (I don’t have a chimney, so lanterns are how Santa “finds” us.) John Lockwood, […]

Freedom Member Stephen Cresswell has always had an interest in Art & Design, since becoming involved with his local Amateur Operatic Society as a teenager. Five years ago, Stephen bought himself a sewing and embroidery machine, discovered quilting and hasn’t stopped since! He has created an easy, but effective Star Hot Pot Holder which is […]

Clay Christmas Decorations

Hi crafters! I hope you’re all beginning to feel a little festive. For today’s post I thought I would share with you an idea for a quick, simple and family friendly festive make. The clay Xmas tree decorations and tags (as seen above) were made with clay, stamps, ink and pens. They can be made […]