Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas.

I would
like to put
up a tree in my
heart and instead
of hanging presents
I would like to put the
names of all my Friends.
Close friends and not so close
friends. The old friends, the new
friends, those that I see every day and
the ones that I rarely see. The ones that I
always remember and the ones I sometimes
forget. The ones that are always there, and the
ones that seldom are. The friends of difficult times
and the ones of happy times. Friends who without meaning
to, I have hurt, or without meaning to, have hurt me. Those I
know well, those I only know by name. Those who owe me a little,
those I owe a lot. My humble friends and my important friends. The
names of all those who have passed through my life, no matter how
fleetingly. A tree with deep
roots, and very strong
branches so that their
names may never be
plucked from my
heart. So that
new names
from all over

may join the existing ones. A tree with very
pleasant shade so my friendships may take a
moment to rest from the battles of life. May
the happy moments of Christmas brighten
every day of the New Year are my sincere wishes.

Have a wonderful day, keep safe, and from our house to yours,

Merry Christmas.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

International Christmas Post

The last date for Guaranteed delivery for Christmas that we can post any Orders to:

South & Central America, Caribbean,
Africa, Middle East, Far East, Asia,
New Zealand and Australia

By International Airmail is Friday 5th December


Japan, USA, Canada and Eastern Europe

its Wednesday 10th December

and for

Western Europe its Friday 12th December

Wightcat Crafts on going offers

Pergamano Tutors Discount

15% of all Pergamano UK products for Registered Pergamano Tutors
Proof required, please call 01983 527525 for details

Parchment Craft Guild Discount

10% Discount for current Parchment Craft Guild Members
Proof of Membership required please call 01983 527525 for details

Usual Terms & Conditions apply

UK Postage

With immediate affect Wightcat Crafts have reduced our UK Postage to Zero

Yes Zero

All UK orders are now Postage Free

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Card Making Workshop

These are the cards that we created in the workshop this month....

This month I created kits of all the bits to make the cards, in theory this should make it easier for everyone... it means that if you dont get all the cards done in the workshop you can still take the bits home to make them and it means I can make sure all the bits are there in the workshop so we can all relax and make cards....but of course nothing is every so simple. I had all the kits made by Friday and they were sat on the counter ready to give to everyone.....then they disappeared. I suppose putting them all in one of our carrier bags might have been asking for trouble, but you'd have thought that whoever picked it up would have returned it, its a bit sad really....anyway, I had enough to make up some more kits and I think everyone enjoyed it because they all booked again.

The Bauble Card is an Embroidery Peel off stuck onto patterned paper. The Background of the card has been embossed in the cuttlebug and lightly inked.

The Tree is made out of tea bag folding

Santa is paper pieced

And the Penguins are decoupaged

More later....

Here are some cards that my incredibly crafty sister has created this week. They are made using a tag book from K&Co.
The Mouse card below has a hand drawn mouse to match the tag and its hat is covered in Flower Soft.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

A fluttering of butterflies

My new initiative in the shop is to put these sweet little butterflies up on anything new that comes into the shop. I dont think it shows in the picture but they are a gorgeous lime green colour. So if you pop into the shop, be sure to look out for all the fluttering butterflies!
The Butterflies are *surprise surprise* cut out on the cuttlebug, its a new die we've just got in, and it comes with 4 embossing folders that go with it. I keep getting it out to play with!
More on the butterflies tomorrow....

A Fiesta of Siesta!!

Yesterday we had yet another delivery of Siesta Grids. They fly off the wall as soon as I put them out, but for today at least we have the whole range hanging there so I thought I'd take a piccy of them altogether!
Some of them spend so little time hanging there I thought they were new designs when they arrived. So if you want some, dont hang around ;)

Tuesday, July 08, 2008


Last night, the very first Isle of Wight Knit and Natter...I was so nervous! But it was ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT and a TOTAL SUCCESS!

There were 10 of us in total and it felt like we had known each other for ages. We admired each others knitting and shared ideas...cant wait till the next one!

Monday, July 07, 2008

Off to Knit and Natter

Two hours to go until the very first Isle of Wight Knit and Natter! I'm expecting about 5 of us which should be good....
I'm casting on a hat for Save the Children campaign which sends hats to new born babies in Africa....thats my good deed for the day.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

July 4th Newsletter


The newsletter this week doesnt seem to want to behave and has blocked the links in it. Sorry if you have been trying to click on the links

The link to view the newsletter online is

The link to the special offers page which includes the Christmas Decoupage and punches is

The page with all the Christmas Patterns and books is

Hope this helps!!

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Twisted Pyramid Decoupage using Cuttlebug

I thought I'd share with you some cards that I made for my cousins and auntie. They came over to visit us all the way from Venezuela (thats in South America btw) and my Gran wanted to give them something to take back with them, so a little commission came my way.

I used the new stack-its that we had come in, they are a very nifty way to create cards. You get the effect of 3D decoupage but instead of fiddly cutting out you can trim the squares up on your guillotine. Something we have also found out is that although the pictures are numbered from 1 to 10 on the sheet, you can create 2 separate cards simply by stacking all the odd numbers together and all the even numbers together. This is especially good because we are always conscious of postage costs these days!!!

For the background I whipped out the cuttlebug (I dont need much of an excuse to get it out!!!) and used the embossing folders. Its just so simple! I love it, and so did my Gran!!

Friday, July 04, 2008

New Knit and Natter Night

Phew! I've been so busy lately, I haven't had a moment to come on here, but I've made a new resolution to try and come on here regularly

So, whats happening...

This morning, in between every other job I've been decorating up a little box for a man to give as a keepsake to a new baby boy. I was quite pleased with it in the end, especially as I was against the clock as it didnt give me much time!!

A bit of news.. My friend Rachel and I have been organising a Knit and Natter Night the first one is going to be Monday 7th July at 7pm and its being held upstairs in Joe's Newport....should be fun! Just bring your knitting or crochet along. There's no charge but we'll have to buy a few drinks to be allowed to use Joe's.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Pergamano Multigrids 1 & 2

The new shipment of Pergamano Multigrids is due in this week.

To find the grids on our website Click Here

Sunday, May 11, 2008


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