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Valentine Cookie Cutter Décor Craft Tutorial

Some of my best memories of childhood are making valentines with my mom while it snowed outside. We used doilies, stickers, old clip art and just about anything else you can think of. This year, I'm lucky enough to have snow outside, and a brand new craft material to play with called 'Moosgummi' here in Austria. Moosgummi is just a fancy word for foam sheets; which are availabl [...]

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Year of the Monkey Bookmark Craft Tutorial

This cute little monkey bookmark is the perfect craft to make this year in preparation for Chinese New Year (February 8) in order to celebrate 2016; The Year of the Monkey. While teaching art to children in Chinatown during college, Chinese New Year was always my favorite time of year. Red and gold filled every store and restaurant, clementines were exchanged by students and te [...]

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Groundhog Day Illustration Tutorial

Groundhog Day (annually on February 2) is a time to reflect on the distinction between the seasons, and this sweet illustration is a great way to celebrate the winter months giving way into spring. If you're looking for a charming subject to draw or paint, then I hope you try out this idea. This is a great activity for young children, teens or even experienced creatives. M [...]

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Pine Cone Angels Tutorial

I can't believe one year has gone by since I created the 'Seashell Angels' tutorial for Art of Crafts! This year, I've been really inspired by other natural materials such as pine cones, chestnuts and acorns. I hope you enjoy this craft and please don't hesitate to ask any questions below. Happy Holidays! Materials you will need: pine cones (medium sized) white, gree [...]

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Fireworks Wall Display Tutorial

I came across a new craft medium this year while living in Europe, and I'm totally in love with it! It goes by the name of 'wall vinyl' and you can purchase it in pretty much any shade you can image. The paper itself is usually shiny or patterned, and it has a 'peel off' sticker backing that allows you to adhere it to the wall or pretty much any surface. Materials needed [...]

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4 Awesome DIY Decoration Ideas

Year after year, we pull our favorite Christmas decorations and ornaments from the hall closet or take them down from the attic. Familiar decorations carry with them years of tradition and create a familiar warmth when they grace our homes every December. But every familiar decoration was new once, and sometimes you’re ready to spruce up the house with a little something extr [...]

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Folk Art Halloween Friends Tutorial

I have to admit, I really enjoyed putting this tutorial together; maybe a little too much for a 30-something lady! ;) Halloween is, after all, my favorite holiday of the year. I hope you enjoy this tutorial, and please don't hesitate to comment below with any questions. Materials you will need: Colored card stock in orange, purple or dark yellow Black, thin tipp [...]

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Giveaway to Win One of Two Crochet Books

** This giveaway is now closed and the lucky winners are: Big Hook Crochet - Lianne Glemboski Modern Granny Square Crochet - Teresa I will be mailing you shortly ladies and I hope you enjoy the books. Thanks to all those who entered and if you would like to stay up to date on all our latest giveaways, why not sign up from my free newsletter ** October is crochet mo [...]

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Art of Crafts Interview: Ashanty Art

Today we welcome Adriana and Federico from Ashanty Art as they share with us more about the background of their creative business. 1. Welcome Federico and Adriana. Firstly, please introduce yourself and tell us a little about where you are based? Hello my name is Federico Vargas and this is my wife as well as business partner Adriana Sblandino. We’re from Costa Rica and w [...]

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Giveaway: Complete Guide to Calligraphy

** This giveaway is now closed and the lucky winner is...... Many congratulations Chrissi I will be emailing you shortly. Thanks to all those who entered and if you want to hear first about new giveaways then please sign up to my newsletter. ** Calligraphy is something I have always wanted to try and I think when I have some more time on my hands I am definitely going [...]

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Training to Help Build Your Handmade Business

Today I just wanted to share with you some training I am running from the sister site to this one, Cartwheels Across The Sky. I have a Flash Sale running which offers all three of my training courses for one low price and you can find out more details on this if you click the 'Flash Sale' image below. I am also running some low cost individual webinars which are priced betwe [...]

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Giveaway to Win One of Two Baking Books

** This giveaway is now closed and the lucky winners are: Naked Cakes: Pat Crossland The Cookie Jar: Sandra Congrats ladies and I will be emailing you soon so that your prizes can go out to you. If you want to be the first to know about our next giveaway then please sign up to my free newsletter at this link - thank you ** In honour of The Great British Bake Off [...]

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