DIY Paper Beads you can make at home!

Hey guys,

I’m here with another project for you! Many parents are resuming home schooling this week, so I thought I would share a project that your children might enjoy too.

To make the paper beads all you need is some paper, old magazines or wrapping paper are great for this, some glues, a pair of scissors and a barbeque stick or pencil.

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Free Colouring Sheets

This is one of the designs included in the colouring sheets

Hey guys,

How have you been. Are you climbing the walls yet? Are you looking ahead at a long weekend of quarantine?

To keep you entertained for a short while I have created some digital colouring sheets. There are five in total, which can be downloaded for free. Just click the link below to download the pages. Then print them out and colour them in!

If you decide to colour in any of the patterns please take some pictures and share them with us on social media!

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Easy, Hand Made Valentine!

Hello Everyone!

I’m publishing this project a little sooner than planned. (Makes a change.) However I have been super efficient this week and a lot of other bloggers seem to be posting their Valentine’s Day content today, and I wouldn’t want to be left behind!

If you want to make a beautiful and unique card for your valentine this year I have the perfect tutorial for you! All you need is some toilet roll tubes, paint and some red paper and you’re good to go!

Remember, you can sell anything that you make if you wish! If you make this project remember to share photos on our social media! You will find the links to our channels on the left hand side of the screen on a desktop, and on mobile the links are at the bottom of the menu (accessed by tapping the button at the top right of the page!) .



Die Cutting with Tonic Studios

Hello Crafters!

It’s been a while since I filmed a video tutorial or written a project up for the blog. I decided it was about time that changed!

This paper crafting project is one to get your crafty juices flowing! it’s got die cutting, stamping, inky backgrounds and heat embossing.

If you don’t have the same stamps and dies as me, don’t worry. You can use other colours, stamps and dies. For example you might have a stamp that says “with love” and an intricate heart die. You could use these tools instead to make a Valentine’s Day card in red or pink tones.

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Viking Longship, Free Cutting File

Hello Crafters!

I hope you are having a lovely afternoon! I have been busy at Stanwick Lakes sorting out lots of exciting activities for the Meet the Settlers event, happening on 22nd of this month!

As part of the event there will be a quiz/trail for the children to complete, all about the Viking settlement of the area. To help them navigate the trail I have made some flags.

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Hand Made Heraldry

A fearsome dragon!

Hello Crafters!

This is a first for me. I have never made my own cutting files before!

Right Now the Settlers of the Nene Valley are planning a huge celebration of our local heritage (more on that at a later date!). Anyway, as part of this celebration I have been planning a few activities with some of the other Settlers, including designing a coat of arms.

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Up-cycled Pencil Pot

Hello crafters!

I have a new project for you. This is a super simple project that you can involve the children with and it helps care for the environment.

Follow our video tutorial to make an up-cycled pencil pot from cardboard. All you need is cardboard from a delivery box, tissue, the cardboard inside of a ball of wool, glue and some scissors!

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Treasures of the Timbavati Paper Crafting Kit

Hi Everyone!

I hope by now you have been able to have a look at the latest paper crafting kit. If you haven’t yet seen it, you can download the kit for free from here.

Below you will find some photos of card samples I have made from the kit! You are more than welcome to copy the designs or come up with your own.

You are very welcome to sell anything you make from the paper crafting kit. As always we would love to see photos!