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Stamped Spring Greetings

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Make endless greetings for the season with your Spring Stamp Set

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FREE SVG Files! Spring Flowers

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We couldn’t be happier to see beautifully vibrant flowers adorning our craft desk! Using the Brother ScanNCut machine, Corinne Bradd has dreamed up a set of 3-D blooms in the form of stunning cards and eye-catching bunting to display in your home or at a party. If you’re new to the ScanNCut family, be sure to follow our tips and tricks, and you’ll be a professional cutter in no time at all.

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Butterfly Motif Designs

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Find fresh inspiration for the springtime in the form of butterflies!

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Bold Bloom Set

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Oversized florals are just the ticket for the new craft season

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Quilled Spring Flowers

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Conjure up the scent of spring with this dainty floral collection from our new quilling designer, Claire Willis. The quilled petals are given structure by coating them in a layer of PVA glue, which when dry makes the finished pieces hold their shape really well. Arrange them on a card blank as you wish, or pop a bunch into a small vase to brighten up a mantlepiece.

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SNEAK PEEK! Vintage Rose Stamp Set

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Your first look at the exclusive spring stamp set that comes with the Winter Special of Crafts Beautiful

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Your FREE June Trimcraft Papers

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To celebrate 25 years of Crafts Beautiful,Trimcraft is very kindly offering five FREE papers every month for our readers to download and enjoy! This month, you’ve been treated to five papers from the Dovercraft Blooming Lovely collection! This delightful selection will be sure to inject colour and life into each handmade project. Featuring blooming flowers and fluttering butterflies, it’s a vibrant collection and a joy to use.

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Stitch Colourful Easter Characters

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Create these adorable Easter chicks and bunny in no time at all! Made them faux fur and fleece, they’ll make you feel eggstatic about the upcoming celebrations. They’re unbelievably easy to make and the polystyrene eggs used in this project come in assorted sizes, so you can easily make up a whole family!

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Easy Die-Cut Easter Projects

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Give a fresh look to your Easter celebrations using Katie Skilton's die-cut ideas

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Three Bonus Cards With Your Spring Days Stamp Set: Part Two

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Discover even more genius ways to make the most of your FREE gift this month

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Three Bonus Cards With Your Spring Days Stamp Set: Part One

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Stamp these sweet motifs to create the perfect springtime greeting

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Spring Days Stamp Set

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Spring Days Stamp Set

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Stamp and colour our fantastic Spring designs to make joyful greetings for a loved one. A wealth of pretty motifs combine to make cards for Easter, May Day and Spring birthdays. Cut out and layer for a 3D effect. This pack is available FREE with the March issue of Crafts Beautiful magazine.

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Fun Easter Hunt Game

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Wow little ones with this Easter with a delightful bunny project featuring gift boxes, a matching card and game.

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Delightful Daffodil Duo

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Celebrate the upcoming arrival of spring with Carolyn Letten’s colourful appliqué project

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Easter Party

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Create whimsical rabbit-themed decorations for your Easter celebrations

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Winged Things

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Stamp a set of three bird-themed cards

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Pretty Papers For May

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Download, print and enjoy these four simple but beautiful papers by Heather Warren. They’re perfect for brightening up your stash!

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Rosette Wreath

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Use pretty papers to make a wreath to hang in your home

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Spring Tree Card

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Spring has sprung with this delightful card by Colette Smith

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Papers To Use With Your Gift Box Maker

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Our April 2015 issue comes with a FREE Gift Box Maker and we show you how to make pillow boxes, gift wallets, large boxes and more! We thought you might want to make them with the exact same papers, so enjoy this bonus download…

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Knitted Lamb Hat

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Keep your little one's head nice and warm with this adorable lamb hat

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Bonus Free Papers | April 2015

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Enjoy these FREE Easter-themed papers, designed by Rosie Simons.

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Our Papercraft Hero

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Use our straightforward box templates in this spring flowers project

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Cross-Stitched Stationery Set

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Inspired by bohemian patterns and colours, this beautiful cross-stitched stationery set is a must make for the work room!

Keeping your crafty bits organised is, unfortunately, critical. A creative mind may thrive on chaos, but working in a mess always ends in tears! Spring cleaning definitely isn’t fun, so why not put your favourite hobby to a practical use and cross-stitch this gorgeous set for the table top! The delightfully spirited designs will brighten your crafty corner, making the normally daunting task of tidying all those loose pens and tools a real joy. Every crafter worth her salt knows that an ideas notebook for their handbag is an essential piece of kit, so ensure the inspiration keeps flowing with a custom-made cover. A pretty bookmark completes the set, and what better way to save the pages of all those CB projects you’re planning to whip up?

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Silk Painting Card

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This timeless technique can transform day-to-day objects into trend setting items in no time!

Make spring really special this year with these gorgeous accessories. The soft ribbon tones and crystal embellishments complement the vibrant paints nicely. A little canvas shopper is not only stylish, it is useful too! Silk painting has always been a wonderful exercise for this time of year due to the nature of the material. The lightness of the fabric suggests that warmer weather is on the way. So banish those plastic bags and pick up an environmentally friendly, handcrafted alternative! A painting project is the perfect exercise during the summer holiday, especially for little ones who are looking for something to keep them occupied over the long weekends.

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Painted Garden Accessories

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Get out into the spring sunshine with our set of pretty painted garden accessories

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Stacked Designs

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Celebrate the new season with these irresistible stacked designs illustrated with beautiful paintwork

Easter cards don’t necessarily have to feature chicks and bunnies! Using a different approach will certainly make your greetings stand out by a mile. Spring florals in muted tones are a new take on an old classic. Encasing these beautiful layered blooms in an egg-shaped aperture keeps the project traditional whilst the individual motifs are anything but! Busy floral motifs are very much on trend right now. All the big fabric designers, from Cath Kidston to the latest Liberty prints, feature wonderful eccentric floral patterns. The shapes shown in this project are inspired by early 20th century Russian textiles, where bold shapes and outlines produce striking effects, perfect for the delicate stacked effect here.

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Easter Themed Gifts

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Use vibrant sheets to construct seasonal decorations and cheerful greetings

Spring fever is in the air and colourful paper is all you need to create jolly Easter themed gifts and ornaments that can be brought out every year! Bright blues, yellows, pinks and greens make a lovely seasonal combination. The cute bunny basket is perfect for filling with yummy mini chocolate eggs. This time of year is a celebration of fresh beginnings and the pretty bird house card is an ideal way to welcome your friends into their new home.

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Chinese Celebration Card

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Mark this gorgeous Chinese celebration with stunning oriental inspired motifs

This colourful event is also known as the Spring Festival and is a wonderful time to anticipate what the coming year will bring and to reflect on what has passed with friends and family. The loving season is one of peace and prosperity, so why not let your nearest and dearest know how special they are to you, by making them these colourful oriental inspired greetings. Practise each design on paper before decorating the card to perfect the beautiful flowing motifs, giving a really professional finish.

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Stylish And Funky Accessories

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Use rich colours with shimmering fibres to create stylish and funky accessories

Making felt is much easier than you think and just look at the results! This stunning bag and purse set would be at home on any catwalk and the vibrant shades make them a real fashion must have. This project combines traditional wet and needle felting techniques with glitzy Angelina fibres for a glamorous tote that is sure to get you noticed. Take it with you on a romantic walk in the park or shopping with the girls. Flowers are the perfect motif to put you in the mood for a spring fling and these blooms are guaranteed to bring a smile. Take the brooch off the card and pin it to a hat or coat for a funky embellishment. It also makes a great gift in itself. Large pink seed beads are a beautiful finishing touch, use them to decorate around the flower centre.

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Stylish And Funky Accessories

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Super chic

Use rich colours with shimmering fibres to create stylish and funky accessories

Making felt is much easier than you think and just look at the results! This stunning bag and purse set would be at home on any catwalk and the vibrant shades make them a real fashion must have. This project combines traditional wet and needle felting techniques with glitzy Angelina fibres for a glamorous tote that is sure to get you noticed. Take it with you on a romantic walk in the park or shopping with the girls. Flowers are the perfect motif to put you in the mood for a spring fling and these blooms are guaranteed to bring a smile. Take the brooch off the card and pin it to a hat or coat for a funky embellishment. It also makes a great gift in itself. Large pink seed beads are a beautiful finishing touch, use them to decorate around the flower centre.

Felting Ellen Kharade

Ellen’s tip

When using felting needles, make sure you hold them vertically while working the stabbing action, otherwise the pins may snap

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Fleece, felting needles, angelina fibres, Crafty Notions, 01636 700862, www.craftynotions.com ** Felt, Panduro Hobby, **0845 121 6875, www.pandurohobby.co.uk ** Polypropylene sheet, Paperchase, **020 8747 1885, www.paperchase.co.uk

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Gorgeous Accessories

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Put together a glamorous look for spring with these gorgeous accessories

If you are new to the craft of making jewellery, do not let the fiddly appearance of these pieces scare you off. This funky project is actually quite simple! The easy-to-follow guide, our ‘how-to’ figures on the pattern page and some breathtaking beads will have you putting together a set of stunning sparklers in no time. A therapeutic twisting technique is all it takes to form these twinkly delights which make a great gift for any style conscious friend. Once the method has been mastered, have fun making this design your own by playing around with bead colour, texture and size to see what different effects can be created!

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Paper Cutting For Cards

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Papercutting has never been so simple, thanks to Corinne Bradd’s pretty designs

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Chicken egg cosy and gift tag

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Embrace easter thecalorie-free way and work up Carolyn Letten’s chirpy designs!

If you’ve stuck resolutely to a Lent healthy eating pledge, first of all, we salute you, but Easter will pose quite the challenge for your new regime. Short of batting the offending fatty items away with carrot sticks, you may have already resigned yourself to failure. However, CB is here to help! Why not ask your friends and family to give you the supplies for Carolyn’s springtime project instead of sugary treats? This way, the end result of your Easter weekend will be delightful sewn home accessories instead of a guilty conscious and a pot belly!

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Springtime & Easter Papercraft

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Give papercrafts a springtime feel with these cheery makes

Easter is such a magical time for children, so why not create this cute selection of simple ideas to add to the excitement of the day? Debi Potter’s gorgeous bunny box designs can be piled high with chocolatey treats, making them an adorable addition to any Easter egg hunt. Just stock up on plenty of paper and sticky stuff to ensure that the kids get the chance to design their own -­ it’s the perfect holiday project to keep little fingers busy and brains engaged!

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Quill a set of pretty floral

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Use sumptuous autumn colours and quill a pretty set of floral designs

The end of summer is now upon us, with the days shortening and the dark evenings looming ­ it does nothing for a good mood. So try to see the beauty in the season’s changes and enjoy the rich colours of autumn. The stunning shades are brought to life here in Diane Boden’s set of greeting cards, which will certainly brighten any dull day. The colourful project uses several different fringing techniques combined with traditional quilling methods to create bright, bold flowers. So get your scissors at the ready and snip away at paper petals and fine fringing.

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Quill A Bird Ornament And Card Set

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Try your hand at quilling a chirpy ornament and card set

There’s nothing more spring-like than all the new life around us. Lambs are frolicking in the fields, foals are taking their first wobbly steps and the sky is full of birds preparing nests for their new arrivals. In her début project, Claire Willis shows us how to create an intricate 3-D scene which perfectly captures the moment when lunch arrives for some tiny new chicks. If quilled sculptures are a jot past your paper crafting skills, why not start with her beautiful bookmark and card? With Claire’s expert guidance, we’re sure you’ll be coiling like a pro before the day is out!

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Mother’s day gifts and card

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Carolyn Letten has designed a gorgeous pressie option that any mum would love to receive

Show your mum just how much you care by making this gorgeous trio of gifts. Carolyn had produced a fantastic project that is easy to replicate, whatever your creative ability. Inspired by spring greens and the palest of pinks your special mother is sure to love this pretty floral corsage edged with sparkling net and finished with an exquisite diamante button. The fabric postcard will look delightful hung anywhere and it wont get lost in the post either. Plus, the decorative gift tag will give a co-ordinated finish to your parcel of goodies. It’s by far better received if you make the gifts and greetings rather than purchasing the ready-made versions that seem to dominate all occasions. Give a little extra by sending something made with your own fair hands. Enjoy!

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Spring cross-stich pillow

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Cosy up with this chic cross stitched cushion courtesy of Helen Philipps

Why not bring the fresh spring air and lovely blossoms into your home by stitching this simple and pretty little cushion? The cross stitch is easy to complete onto even-weave fabrics, but you can work on Aida if you’d prefer. Helen, our dedicated cross stitcher, has created a pretty chart design that is easy and quick to follow. Don’t leave your scrap fabric pieces fraying in your haberdashery box, instead turn them into pretty flowers that can be used in this delightful project. Have a go at making the matching pink tag and give the whole completed thing to a friend as a special gift.

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Quill Springtime Cards

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Rustle up these Springtime treats using the age-old art of quilling

“Quilling, it’s as simple as twiddling your thumbs!, says Pat Green, and we tend to agree although there is definitely an element of skill required to create these enchanting springtime posies. The gentle art of quilling is ideal for decorating all manner of papercraft items to suite any occasion. By simply using the correct tools and pinching a basic coil with your fingers, you can create a range of delicate quilled shapes. The pretty spring florals illustrated here are made from only four of the numerous coils that you can use. Framing the finished pieces, then edging the cards and box with co-ordinated quilling papers will give a professional touch to your creations.

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Bright Table Decs

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Get in the mood for the summer sun with our bright table decs

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Paint Garden Themed Cards

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As we start to see the odd brighter day, we gardeners start to eagerly prepare for spring. Even if you are not green fingered, this little set makes an excellent gift for a special friend who loves to be outdoors. Comprising of a hook plaque for a coat or apron, a seed pack design, card and gift-tag too. The box will slip into a pocket, great for holding useful little bits such as plant ties, pins or elastic bands. Several quaint designs have been pulled together with a complementing colour scheme to bring a beautifully crafted set. The main items are prepared with water colours on appropriate paper, while the wooden hook and papier mache box are completed using acrylic paints.

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Spring Themed Cards

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Once again we’ve brought you a fantastic selection of papers, this time with 32 gorgeously summery designs. You’ll find retro looks, groovy patterns and loving sentiments crammed into 16 pages of our special Luxury Spring Paper Collection. Work them into card creations and you’re sure to make anyone lucky enough to receive one smile!

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Umbrella Cards For Spring Showers

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Celebrate the fresh weather of spring with Ruth Hamilton’s embossed card set

Shape the punched flowers with an embossing tool for extra dimension

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Easter Egg Boxes & Cards

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Decorate your Easter table with Helen Fitzjohn’s cute bunnies and mini baskets

Keep the acetate found in packaging as it works just as well as the sheets you can buy, plus it’s a good way to recycle and will save you money

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Spring Cards

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Whip up a craft Spring frenzy with Colette Smith’s simple-to-make seasonal ideas

Experiment with different types of inks and, if you don’t have a stencil brush, try using foam pads

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Cross Stitch Birds To Pretty Up Your Pad

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As our gardens begin blossoming we take inspiration from flying friends for Helen Philipps’ stitched duo

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Spring Florals On Cards

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Capture the wonders of spring with a fresh colour palette and Ruth Hamilton?s floral drawings

Paper punches are great for adding simple and sometimes intricate detailing to card designs within a matter of seconds. As well as creating borders, these tools can be used to make embellishments which can be used singularly or layered for a 3-D effect. To get the most from your papers, save the cut-out shapes to use as adornments in the future

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Spring Bulbs Painted On Silk

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Have a go at silk painting using Jane Cameron’s floral designs

Always paint one area in full before moving on to the next ? this stops you getting dark lines where the paint has dried halfway across the silk

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Spring-Themed Greetings With Book Page Embellishments

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Use pages from an old novel to craft paper flowers for Colette Smith’s nostalgic designs

Choose muted tones to achieve a vintage, shabby chic feel

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Spring Florals

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Bright bunches of anemones are a spring time delight, and here to celebrate the season are some cross-stitch patterns inspired by the charming flowers. These designs have so many uses; a pretty lavender-filled fabric heart, a charming card to send to a friend and a sweet tag to make your packaging bloom. Present them individually or as one charming set.

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Pastel Eggs

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Pastel eggs

Add a touch of elegance this Easter with hand-painted

Long before Easter, eggs were viewed as a sign of rebirth in many cultures; Greeks, Chinese, Persians and Egyptians gave each other dyed eggs every spring as symbols of life and vitality after the winter, with Christians later adopting this. These designs, set in chalky pastels and inspired by vintage French lace, feathers and roses, are keepsakes that can be reused year after year.

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Folksy Bird Designs

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I was so excited when asked to do a master class on paper cutting. It’s a technique that I have admired for quite some time. The lovely thing about paper cutting is that you don’t need a lot of supplies to get started, most of the items you will already have in your craft stash. I’ve decided to show you the technique using tracing paper, so that you can then create your own designs. I’ve come up with a lovely spring like bird illustration which is suitable for beginners. The key to successful paper cutting is a sharp knife and most important of all, patience! The technique can be quite time consuming depending on the intricacy of the design, but it is still a very relaxing craft that produces stunning results.

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Decoupage Tea Caddies

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Entertain your guests in style this spring with Helen Fitzjohn’s chintzy tea party set

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Rabbit Boxes & Toppers

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Kick off your Easter celebrations with Cathie Shuttleworth’s bright ideas

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Gingerbread Template

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Shake up the seasons and use gingerbread motifs in spring to create a Sweet heart biscuit gift set

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Spring themed cards

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###Hen party ###

These 3-D papercraft projects are fun to make and ideal for keeping the kids occupied over the holidays. Choose bright patterned papers for the Party baskets, then embellish with feathers and pre-printed stickers. Cathie’s fab templates make the job of cutting out the chicken shapes so easy. Why not trace the outlines onto heavy weight card or a cereal packet, then you can use them over and over again.

Keep the kids busy making Cathie Shuttleworth’s cheery Easter baskets

###Find it at…###
Papermania Rose Garden paper range, **www.docrafts.com **
Wooden eggs,** **
All other materials from your local craft shop

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Mosaic Vase

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crafts, homeware, mixed media, mosaic, spring, upcycling,

A few glass tiles, glue and some grout is all you need to transform basic homeware

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Floral Spring Makes

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Decorate your home this spring with these purple floral makes

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Jennifer Ellory Garden Delights Papers & Sentiments

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Celebrate the British springtime garden with these delightfully cheery papers and sentiments by Jennifer Ellory. Why not make a sweet whimsical card, or decorate a gift using them?

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Kite, Cloud & Sunshine Shapes

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Colette Smith’s book club template was used to create book page embellishments, but why not pair these motifs with fabric and create a sweet hanging mobile?

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Fruit Applique Templates

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Dorothy Wood’s fruity favourites template was used to create a kitchen gift set, these little motifs would look lovely stitched to other furnishings, too

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Daffodil, Tulip, Bluebells & Snowdrop Spring Flower Motifs

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Spring Florals on Cards Ruth Hamilton’s xx floral templates was used to create hand painted blooming beauties cards. Why not scan these images into the computer and print off to save time on painting?

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Stitched Spring Bird Motif

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Helen Philipps’ cross-stitch template was used to create sewn bird delights, but you can apply this motif to a number of craft projects

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Floral Vase Cross-stitch Chart

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Floral Cross Stitch Card Helen Philipp’s cross-stitch chart template was used to create a range of garden-inspired cards. Why not use this chart to create a selection of pretty house items, for exampe?

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Spring Tree Blank Motif

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Colette Smith’s spring stencils template was used to create a range of Easter spring boxes and cards. These can be used in a wide variety of crafts.

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