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Introducing Zodiac, the new rhinestone brand by Crystal Parade that's taking the craft world by storm. Zodiac crystals have received over 1,500 five-star reviews, and 96 per cent of customers say they'd recommend them to a friend. They're a high quality, affordable brand, offering a wide range of craft embellishments suitable for the craft retail market. The range includes hotfix and non-hotfix flatback rhinestones, bicone and round beads, flatback pearls and rhinestone shapes, sew on stones and crystal buttons, covering a huge sector of the creative arts industry such as craft and DIY, performing arts, textiles, interior design and jewellery making. Crystal Parade can offer Zodiac embellishments in retail quantities, either in Crystal Parade or your own branded packaging, with a minimum order of £50. By offering Zodiac to your customers as an alternative to more well-known names, you can reach a much larger audience of crafters, designers, costumiers and many others in the creative arts sector. If you're interested in stocking Zodiac crystal products or would just like to know a bit more about the brand, receive some samples please drop the team a message.

Visit: www.crystalparade.co.uk

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To complement their extensive range of mythical and magical themed images Lavinia Stamps has introduced a range of Elements Inks for all background and foreground colour to add depth and compliment any design. The latest five new water-based dye inks are perfect for producing blended backgrounds that can be enhanced further by using the exciting selection of stencils available from the Lavinia series to take projects to a whole new level.

Always looking to add interest and character to create sensational designs, Lavinia Stamps will continue to create new concepts in 2023 to captivate new and experienced crafters around the globe.

Visit: www.laviniastamps.com

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The COLOP e-mark go is one of the most compact, handheld mobile printers on the market. Ideal for everyday use, it fits into your pocket and can be used no matter where you are.

The printer is controlled by a free-to-download app where you can create your own designs or choose from one of the many pre-set templates to help you get started. Both the printer and the app have been developed with ease of use in mind, making the COLOP e-mark go perfect for all walks of life!

Visit: www.e-mark.co.uk

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Get ready to craft your way to a happier birthday with this Happy Birthday Felt Craft Kit! This kit is perfect for beginners and comes with everything you need (except for scissors) to create a one-of-a-kind birthday gift for a friend.

The kit includes high-quality wool felt and DMC threads that will bring your creation to life. Not only is crafting a fun and creative outlet, but it's also a great way to practice mindfulness and relieve stress. So, grab your scissors and let's get crafting! Your friend will love their birthday gift made with love.

Visit: www.hawthornhandmade.com

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Dannells has introduced its brand new Needcraft kit, the DIY Table and Floor Lamp Base Making Kits. You can now make bespoke lamp bases to go with your original lampshades! Available in three sizes, the table lamp base kit is 35cm high and floor lamp bases come in two sizes over one metre high.

Visit: www.dannells.com

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This pad is spiral bound and the front cover features a design Follow Your Dreams by Jean Michel Basquiat a prodigy of Andy Warhol. This Stifflex artWORK pad is microperforated, acid free, (250g/m2) and measures 24cm x 33cm. This range is available in sketch, draw, watercolour, marker, manga and pastel pads in various grams and different cover designs.

Jakar will be exhibiting at London Stationery Show, stand M418, so do pop by and say hello!

Visit: www.jakar.co.uk

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Corinne Lapierre loves bees and so do customers. Her gorgeous Bee Linen Lavender Bags are so popular that she decided to design a bee themed mini kit with a difference. Covered in buzzing bees and trailing leaves and flowers, this adorable beehive hanging decoration would grace any garden room or could even be suspended from an indoor plant!

The on-trend printed craft card recyclable box is packed with absolutely everything needed to complete the project including soft wool mix felt, DMC thread, a needle and toy filling. Detailed instructions and templates are very clear and easy to follow.

There are around 30 designs of Corinne Lapierre mini kits to choose from, all in irresistible little boxes that are easy to display and a fantastic way to develop a varied and accessible craft kit range.

Visit: www.corinnelapierre.com

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Fabulously fresh fabrics from Visage Textiles Ltd & The Craft Cotton Co. Animals of the Woods, this is from Debbie Shore's new 10-piece quilt collection A Country Walk (2967-06). Both are available on pre-order through the website.

Call +44 (0)1618 322 213 for further information, or visit the website www.visagetextiles.com

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These lovely robins are new to the Simply Heritage range. These designs contain whole stitches only and are available on 14ct aida. The kits contain Zweigart fabric, DMC stranded cottons sorted on to numbered cards, a needle, and clear charts and instructions. They’re also available as coaster kits!  

For further information, email sales@hcrafts.com or visit the website: www.hcrafts.com

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Craft Buddy welcomes Paddington Bear, the most iconic British Bear in the world, to join their fast-expanding licensed family. The collection includes a wide variety of Arts & Crafts products across several Craft Buddy brands, including Crystal Art Kits (Scrolls, Stickers, Notebooks, Cards, Canvases and 3D Buildable Scene), Paint by Numb3rs Canvas Kit, and Craft Buddy Home Soft Craft Kits (Cross-stitch kits & Latch Hook kits). Suitable for people of all age and different kinds of crafters for all level, the Craft Buddy Paddington collection will be launched in Q1 this year.

For further information, email trade@craftbuddyltd.co.uk or visit the website: www.craftbuddyltd.co.uk