Saturday, November 18, 2006

Ready for Christmas?

Time is flying past and we had our advent calendar workshop today. It's lovely to get in the mood for Christmas and we had a great time. Although we were only a small group this time, it was great to be able to work so closely with everyone and we had some lovely finished results.

There are still a few places left on next week's Christmas card workshop, so if you haven't made yours yet - why not come along?!

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Advent calendar workshop on Saturday

Just thought I'd share a quick peek of the advent calendar we will be making on Saturday...

Kate x

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Free Pattern

I've been working on a new Christmas Card Pattern and thought I'd add it here. If anyone would like to use it for their parchment or any other craft you are welcome to use it, please remember though, that this is still a copyrighted pattern and not to be used for commercial gain or added to any other sites.
If you make a card with it, I'd welcome any feedback here and would love to see a picture of it as well.

This is the link to another free pattern already up on our website. Comments welcome :)

Monday, October 30, 2006

Wightcat Crafts Blog

Wightcat Crafts Blog

On Saturday we had an "Altered Box" was definately the best workshop so far, and we all came away very pleased with ourselves and with totally unique boxes. I always find myself leaving the workshops filled with inspiration and raring the get home and start another project!!
Our next workshop is going to be making an advent calender (I'm already booked in for that one!)

Recently we have been having many deliveries of crafty goodies...and you know what...we dont have room for it all...but gradually we are sneaking more in to the shop :D so keep your eyes peeled!

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Scrapping workshops

Our monthly scrapbooking and cardmaking workshops are proving a huge success and I'd just like to share with you the sample pages from our last session. Paper and tools are provided, though everyone brings their own kits too, and the sample pages are a springboard for everyone to create their own ideas. It's great to see how everyone takes an idea and uses it differently and we have seen some fantastic layouts.

Our card makers are well looked after too, with card kits and samples for them to work with as well. Perhaps the most exciting aspect is seeing the crossover between cardmaking and scrapbooking. So many of the techniques can be used on both and I love seeing people realise this!

Kate x

Xyron Personal Cutting System and Kars Promotion

After a successful visit to Kars in Holland in September we are pleased to announce that we are taking part in their Xyron promotion and you have the chance of winning a
Personal Cutting System or Design Runner.

There is also a 10% discount offer on the Personal Cutting system so it’s well worth having a go!

Click here to enter Competition

For more information on any of the new cutting machines including the Cricut & Craft Robo have a look on our website.

New Products & Trends

The trip to Holland gave us an insight into some of the new products that will be available soon.
We are already selling Rocailles Beads and mosaics in the shop and they will be added shortly to our website. We also have available the new ‘Clippit’ punches and the ‘Punch and Stitch’ punches which are proving extremely popular. An update on this news will be sent to you as soon as they are available on the website.

We were lucky enough to have Christine Coleman with us for 2 days last month. Workshops included Working with Pencils and Advanced Embossing; everyone had a wonderful time and pictures will be on our website very soon. Plans are now in hand for a 3 day event with Christine for May 2006 so keep checking our website for all our updates!
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Sunday, and our only day off from the shop....and I have soooooooo many crafty plans for today for LOs and canvases and so many things.
We've also got to start coming up with ideas for our christmas window...and start making bits. Its way tooooo early- eeeeeeeeeeeek!

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Crafts Beautiful - Craft Awards 2006

Crafts Beautiful Magazine has just announced the final round of their Craft Awards for 2006 and we are really excited as we have reached the final round!
Please help us by going to the link and voting for us in the following sections

Favourite Website:
Best Mail Order: Wightcat Crafts
Best Independent Store, South of England: Wightcat Crafts

To vote online go to

Thank you, your help is appreciated

Parchment Club

Thought I'd show a very easy tag/card that we made in our Parchment Club this week. Very easy to make with Pergmano printed vellum (cut & layered to give a 3D effect but difficult to see) and gold rub on's. The edge was perforated (but you could you use deckle edge scissors) and then mounted onto corrugated and gold mirri card.

By the way, if you are a keen Parchment Crafter, I've just finished adding all the latest Christine Coleman patterns to our website.

Glitter Glitter everywhere!

Well its been busy this morning with 3 deliveries (unusual for a Saturday).

We have now got the latest Christine Coleman's CD "Parchment with Flowers" which includes ideas from Joanna Sheen.
Also the Christmas Patterned Glitter card arrived today, after unpacking 4 boxes of Glitter card I look like I'm made up ready for a night clubbing. Boy doesn't that glitter get everywhere!


Just thought I would pop in and say hello...thanks for inviting me to be part of the blog!

Kate x

Welcome to Wightcat Crafts

Wightcat Crafts is based in Newport, Isle of Wight, UK. We are a dedicated Craft shop specialising in Parchment Craft, 3d Decoupage, Scrapbooking, Altering and Stamping.
Our Design Team hold regular demo's and workshops, details of which will be posted here.


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