Craft Focus - April/May 2022 (Issue 90)

16 CRAFTER’S COMPANION Take your cards and crafts for a walk on the wild side with the fabulous Animals with Attitude stamp collection from Crafter’s Companion! This papercraft range is bursting with free-spirited and quirky fun! Each set features beautiful original illustrations of a different animal with cute and funny sentiments matching messages. Perfect for birthday cards, party invites or just injecting some extra fun into your crafting! The stamps are made from the highest quality clear acrylic, which means that you can see straight through the stamp to line up the image accurately. Just adhere your chosen stamp to an acrylic block or Rock-a-Block and stamp away! This means that you’re guaranteed accurate impressions every time. Once you’ve stamped your design, add colour using your favourite mediums! Experiment with blended effects using Spectrum Noir Illustrator and Classique Markers or add even more shine with Glitter Markers or Sparkle Brush Pens! +44 (0)1388 660 930 S&S HOME SUPPLIES LTD. T/A OLFA UK A blunt blade can tear paper or damage other light materials. It also requires you to apply more cutting force, which significantly increases the chance of slipping and leaving you with an injury. So it’s always important to cut with a sharp edge, and a snap-off cutter like the OLFA Graphics Snap Knife to help ensure that you always have one available. OLFA’s snap-off blades are made using the finest Japanese tool steel and follow a multi-step production process to ensure ultimate sharpness. They feature multiple segments; when your blade has lost its edge, snap one off to reveal a brand new, ultra-sharp edge. So one snap-off blade is the equivalent of several conventional blades; it’s certainly economical. Being so sharp, they have to be handled and disposed of with care, and that’s where the OLFA DC-6 comes in. It’s a three-in-one product; a blade snapper, disposal case, and knife stand. Using it is simple: slide the top to reveal a blade guide, insert your blunt blade into it, then lightly press the lever to snap. The entire process happens inside the container; the risk of injury is gone, and the used blade segments are safely stored away. You can also use the case to keep used art knife blades. There’s plenty of space in the stand to keep your snap knives, art knives, pencils and pens at the ready. To learn more about OLFA, visit the website or follow Olfa on Instagram @olfauk_ie. Introductory stock packs are available for new customers. +44 (0)20 8204 1422 KNITTING FEVER Cypra needles are made of lightweight copper, slick as steel and polished to a shine. The antimicrobial pure copper is warm on the hands, and will develop a wonderful patina overtime. Currently, Cypra needles are available in two stylish gift sets with a choice of either a black or brown vegan suede folio case. The 5in Interchangeable Circular set contains 12 pairs from US sizes 3-15; the 3.5in set contains nine pairs from US 3-10.5. Both sets include various cord lengths, connectors, keys and stoppers.