Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Crochet heart love ..

We are so excited to share one of our new products with you! 

Have you seen our new crochet hearts? Each crochet heart measures 7.5cm x 8cm, and is available in white or cream. They can be used for bunting, for adding to glass jars, as place names or on wedding stationery, the list of possibilities is endless. Here are a few ideas we have created for you. 

1) place names
If you are having a vintage wedding, why not use them as a place name setting.
Here we hand stamped a name on a little calico or plain white or cream linen, we added a few little buttons, and attached some of our cream crochet lace to the back, and then wrapped around a napkin.

2) Wedding Favour wands

To create the 'wands' we painted the hearts with a solution of mixed pva glue and water on both sides to stiffen the crochet material. About 50 /50 is the right mixture to stiffen the crochet. Leave to dry overnight, once dry hot glue a wooden skewer to the back. ( we used kebab sticks). To decorate, we added some of our crochet ribbon or some natural twine if you prefer, and tied in a bow to the front. You can then either hand stamp a message, add your guests name or a table number and add them into a pot of flowers. To complete, add a few wooden buttons and you're done!

decorated white crochet heart wand in glass jar.

 decorated cream crochet heart wand in flower display

3) Gift tags
We added a natural twine bow to the front with hot glue, and then glued a loop to the back, These could be used as gifts tags

4) bunting

We have created 2 bunting kits - one with kraft or cream card bunting, and one with just. twine.


kraft card bunting kit, available with cream or brown card, and cream or white crochet hearts.

completed card bunting kit, decorated with wooden buttons, and with cream hearts.

plain hanging bunting kit in white 

we think they look great hung from vintage suitcases too!

5) wedding stationery. Are you getting married and looking for unusual wedding stationery... why not glue a crochet heart to a gatefold card? Using the same method as the wands above to stiffen the crochet, you will need to hot glue to the left hand panel of the folded card, add a few buttons and a hand stamped message and wrap some natural twine around. 

Our Gatefold card kits are available in cream or brown card, with the envelopes in cream or brown too.

All the above items can be purchased on our website. All products that are highlighted can be clicked on to go direct to the goods in our website.


Saturday, 26 March 2016

Easter Treats

Is it time for Easter? This week we have been playing with a few bright colours for our Easter treats.

We've teamed our favourite cerise card and dotty ribbon with a splash of aqua and made some gorgeous ribbon boxes to hold little chocolates or mini eggs, perfect for gift giving this Easter.

Our pale pink tags looks great with a few coloured Easter bunnies too! 

The ribbon boxes can be made in any colour, and can purchased on our website here:

We used ribbon from Jane Means, for the aqua box we used the Fuchsia Spotty Ribbon

For the cerise box we used blue stitched ribbon

For the Easter bunnies, I downloaded a bunny shape from Google and stuck them on our pink luggage tags. Happy Easter, hand written in modern calligraphy.

Happy Easter - Have fun All! xxx 

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Spreading the Love This Valentine's Day ...

Hi Everyone,

Valentine's day is fast approaching, and if you are in love with RED then February is definitely your month to add a little splash of colour to your cards, envelopes, gift boxes with our valentine theme.

Here are a few of our fabulous favourites, all using our recycled products from Razzle Dazzle Rose and Jane Means Ribbon.

1) Matchbox Chocolate gifts.
We've taken our standard matchbox with red sleeves, tied some gorgeous dotty ribbon from Jane Means, then lined the box with some red tissue paper and added some chocolate hearts.

2) Pouches.
Our recycled pouches can be filled with flower petals, chocolates, perfume, or jewellery, the choice is yours. Finished here with Red stitched ribbon.

3) Rectangular vintage cream box. 
Here we added our mini red luggage tags to our standard rectangular boxes, and got a little bit creative with our calligraphy handwriting! Available in kit form on our website.

4) Large card hearts.
Add our hearts to boxes, decorate tables with them, hang from the fireplace with some red and white twine, or sprinkle them on your bedlinen to create a little romance. These are our favourites!


5. Simple - but beautiful. Add a little brown paper wrapping to a box of chocolates, or perfume, add some stitched ribbon and a little red heart tag.

 6. Red card feathers. A simple red feather, wrapped with our red and white bakers twine, and added to our rectangular card boxes. 

Shop here for:
Rectangular boxes, pouches, matchboxes, card feathers, red white twine, large red hearts, mini tags.

Shop here for:
Red stitched ribbon, red and white spotty ribbon

Happy crafting everyone, remember to spread some love this valentines day!

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

A little Christmas Cheer

December is all about RED! 

Our Gift wrapping paper has been really popular so far this festive season. We've had a promotion in the Country Living Magazine Gift Guide, as well as features in the Papercrafter and Crafts Beautiful magazines. We've also been out and about attending local gift markets and Christmas fairs. 

Our range of wrapping papers have been designed and created with the same ethos as all our stationery - They are UK made and 100% recycled materials. Most of our wrapping papers are designed for all year round gift wrapping - and not just for Christmas. 

Our Christmas range of wrapping papers are printed in vibrant red and green, and match Jane Means Ribbons perfectly. Did you know that I am one of Jane's gift wrapping bloggers? This basically means that Jane and her team send me a whole bunch of lovely ribbons to use with our products to promote to you all. Jane's ribbon are made from excellent quality materials and are really nice weight of ribbon. The range of colours available are just simply fabulous. With a little imagination, they make a plain wrapped gift look something quite spectacular.

Here we have wrapped a gift in one of our typography wrapping paper sheets, added a wooden feather, and finished with red stitched ribbon and gingham ribbon. 

We recently launched our wooden shapes range too! The wood shapes are cut in -house by us using locally sourced marine ply wood. They can be added to gifts plain, painted or decoupaged. 

Why not add a little mod podge or pva glue to a wooden heart with some of our gift wrapping paper? Add a little gingham ribbon for a superb finishing touch. 

Are you having a craft event or selling at a craft fair this festive season? We think our little wooden brooches look lovely with a little stitched ribbon on the promotional tags to finish. 

Hope you all have fun crafting, wrapping and making gifts for everyone this Christmas. Take a look in our Christmas shop where you will find lots of ideas and inspiration.

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Hot Chocolate Wedding Favours

Today I have a really nice project for you, using our  printed 2" circle tags, with melted chocolate, and finished with grosgrain ribbon. They make really nice favours for your wedding guests.

Start off with some clear shot glasses. Ours were purchased on ebay, and are the disposable ones. 

Melt some good quality cooking chocolate over a pan of boiling water, or in a microwave.  You can add flavourings at this stage if preferred.  

Pour the hot chocolate into the shot pots, and add some wooden spoons / stirrers (also purchased on ebay). I waited for the chocolate to cool down before I added the wooden spoons. (I only needed to wait 60 seconds). The wooden spoons should stand in the melted chocolate on their own. 

This is what your little hot chocolate pots should look like. 

We then decorated the hot chocolate pots with some of our printed 2" tags.  I added 2 tags, and stuck them on the front and the back of the top of the wooden spoon. 

You can add a few sugar crystals to the top.

When the chocolate has set, add the hot chocolate pots into a clear cello bag, and add a little pretty ribbon tied into a bow. Ours is from a selection of stitched grosgrain ribbon from To finish, add the personalised tags if you are adding them into cello bags.

We think they make lovely little favours for your wedding guests, and they taste good too! 

**To make the hot chocolate, simply warm some milk, dip the plastic container with the chocolate attached to the spoon into the hot milk to loosen from the plastic mould - and stir until the chocolate has melted! **

List of products used:

Disposable shot glasses
Good quality cooking chocolate
Clear cello bags
Ribbons from Jane Means 

*Items can be purchased by clicking on the highlighted blue wording.


Thursday, 18 June 2015

British Flower Week

Did you know Monday 15 June to Friday 19 June 2015 week is British Flowers Week? The UK's national campaign to showcase and celebrate locally grown flowers and foliage; from independent florist growers and nurseries. Take a look at to see if there is an event or florist participating near you.
With this in mind, we thought that we would have our own little celebration of our own 'flower week' by showcasing our top 10 favourite floristry delights -  from petals to bouquets, to paper flowers and ribbon roses!

1. Shropshire petals. ( choose from their range of 100% naturally picked and
eco-friendly petals. They've even a petal calculator if you're not sure of amounts required.

2. Paper flowers - There is a huge trend for single stemmed paper flowers for bridesmaids or brides this year. Why not log into pinterest to view hundreds of templates of how to make these gorgeous extra large roses. (

3.  Owl House Flowers  A fantastic resource for seasonal Yorkshire Grown cut flowers and foliage.

4. Paper flower Roses from Razzle Dazzle Rose ( simply dress boxes, bags, paper bows or presents. There are many colours available for your craft projects.

5. Jane Means ( A simple ribbon rose adds a perfect finishing touch to wrapped presents.Take a look at the blog here for a tutorial of how to make the perfect ribbon rose. 

6. New Covent Garden Flower Market ( A must for any wholesale florists. An Early start is needed as they start trading at 4am, but the sweet scented smell of the market more than makes up for your early start. Flowers from all over the world available.

 7. Natures finest! A simple but amazingly effective arrangement. Natural and hand picked from British country cottage gardens. Perfect for a summer dining party or on your wedding tables.

Take a tin can, paint it, or spray it in your chosen colour, add an assortment of flowers wrapped in brown kraft tissue paper and add a personalised tag - or why not add a table number?

9. British Daisies - How many of us remember making daisy chains when we were little? Try this modern take on a daisy chain by adding them to a wreath like Take a previously soaked wet foam wreath, (add your choice of ribbon before your daisies), and work your way around adding the flowers until the wreath is complete.  

10.  Lavender and Wheat ( perfect for summer weddings, simply yet so effective. Gather together a few strands of lavender with a spring of wheat and some fresh rosemary. Tie together with some natural raffia and add the chairs or church pews.