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Stitchfinity’s jewellery craft kits

Create your own bright, bold, colourful jewellery that's sure to get noticed! Stitchfinity is thrilled to launch their Make Your Own Jewellery kits – a collection of five designs of earring and complementary brooches. Each design is simple enough for beginners but satisfying enough for confident crafters. This makes these craft kits ideal as an easy introduction to cross stitching or a fun and quick project for stitching pros.

Posted: 17 January 2023

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Hunter Price appoints new stationery, arts & craft sales director

Well known, leading consumer products business, Hunter Price International, is excited to announce the arrival of Ben Cornwell, as the new sales director, for its stationery, arts and craft division. The appointment of such a highly respected name in the industry, continues to send a big message on the future direction and ambitious growth plans for Hunter Price for the year ahead and beyond..

Posted: 13 January 2023

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Bachmann Europe's new product line!

Bachmann Europe plc are delighted to announce that they have been appointed as sole distributor for the UK and Ireland of PepPlay, a new children's art/craft range aimed at three to six year olds that will be launched on Stand 620 at Giving & Living Exeter in January. PepPlay is a premium, aspirational, eco-conscious brand which focuses on stimulating imaginations, incorporating real life skills and building motor skills in children. With a passion for quality and safety the brand aims to bring the best quality art experience products for children that are eco-friendly yet cost-effective and meet the strictest of international standards.

Posted: 12 January 2023

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WTTB launches sale to support customers

Hard hit customers whose businesses have been hit by the pre-Christmas strikes can now get a new year boost, thanks to digital print platform, WTTB. The company is aware of how many trade clients and small companies were affected by the action in the run-up to what should be the busiest time of year, mainly through the problems with Royal Mail. And with that in mind WTTB has decided to hold a two week sale – which has just gone live – with discounts of up to 25 per cent on some products.

Posted: 9 January 2023

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The environmental impact of paper receipts at Christmas

For many, gift giving is as much a part of Christmas as any other tradition. This means a considerable rise in the number of purchases of all sorts of items, from clothing and toiletries to electronics and our favourite festive treats. But this increase in spending can come with a downside, particularly when it comes to sustainability. There's one unexpected part of Christmas that may be having one of the biggest impacts on the environment, and it's paper receipts.

Posted: 29 December 2022

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The Crafty Kit Company & Moomin collaborate!

The Crafty Kit Company has announced the release of its most exciting product range to date - a joyful partnership with ©Moomin Characters Ltd. Working with The Point 1888.Agency, CKC will launch a range of 12 craft kits in January 2023, based on the beloved artwork of The Moomins' creator, Tove Jannsson. The needle felting, cross stitch and embroidery kits, all designed and made in Scotland, will contain everything the beginner needs to start crafting. They will appeal to both the craft and gift market - and of course to the growing community of Moomin fans worldwide.

Posted: 22 December 2022

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Marvellous metallic brush pens

The edding 1340 Metallic brush pens are perfect pens for craft projects: ideal for designing guest books, birthday cards, Easter eggs, Christmas cards, scrapbooks and bullet journaling. The edding metallic brush pens can add great highlights to any creation thanks to their soft flexible nib and create a shiny effect for lettering, drawing, sketching and layout designs on both light and dark-coloured paper.

Posted: 9 December 2022

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Craft Buddy is having a BEARY awesome 2023

Craft Buddy welcomes the world's favourite bear to their big crafting family! Paddington Bear is the latest addition to Craft Buddy's prolific licensed ranges, following its success with Disney, Star Wars, Marvel, Peter Rabbit & The Smurfs. To continue its success with the launch of Crystal Art Buddies, Craft Buddy is also expanding the L.O.L Surprise collection to add more sparkles to the glittery dolls!

Posted: 8 December 2022

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Pentel's countdown to Christmas

Pentel has launched a social media Christmas campaign, packed full of activity and guaranteed to deliver inspiration and creativity throughout the festive season. As the company counts down to Christmas the campaign focuses on its wide range of Pentel Arts products and the flagship EnerGel range. Working closely with influencers, each tasked with different projects, Pentel aims to demonstrate the versatility of these products and encourage followers to engage and connect with the Pentel brand.

Posted: 6 December 2022

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Crystal Art Buddies now available

Named Best Licensed Toy, Best Collectible Toy and Best Creative Toy at the BlogOn Toy Awards 2022, Craft Buddy's latest collectible toy range, Crystal Art Buddies have finally launched this month. Available online and also at major nationwide retailers including Hobbycraft, B&M, Forbidden Planet and ToyTown, the first series of Crystal Art Buddies ('Buddies') features 25 of your favourite characters from the Disney, Disney Princesses, Star Wars, Marvel and LOL Surprise! universes. Suitable for kids over aged 6, the Buddies are perfect gifts and stocking fillers for the festive season.

Posted: 17 November 2022

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