Cute butterfly purse project

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After a speedy project for the weekend? How about trying your hand at making a butterfly purse – just the thing to keep loose coins under control, or why not use it to store little crafty bits ‘n’ bobs. It’s a cute gift for a gal pal too. To make it, you’ll need: a piece… Continue reading

Download your free Feline Festive card mount

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Thinking about kicking off your Christmas stitching? Then why not make a start with these cute cat cards from our October issue – out on Friday 19 September! Our four moggies are a meow-vellous way to wish pals a merry Christmas and are sure to make the recipients giggle. To really set off your cats,… Continue reading

Enter our September issue competitions today!

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Our September issue (283) goes on sale in the UK today, which means our fantastic competitions are open! Up for grabs we have tickets to the Crafts for Christmas and Hobbycrafts shows at Birmingham’s NEC. Taking place on 6-9 November, this event is a great way to get all your festive supplies for a home-made Christmas in… Continue reading

Free playing cards download!

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We love this cute playing card purse designed by Sarah Cookland for CrossStitcher’s September issue (number 283, out Friday 22 August). Not only is it bang on trend, it’s also ultra useful for keeping those pesky pennies under control in our handbag – what a winner! You can find the project on pages 51-52 in… Continue reading

Download your free mason-jar card backing paper

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We’re pumping up the colour in our September issue, with our four bright mason-jar cards. Designed by Lucie Heaton, they’re perfect for any occasion – birthdays, new jobs, new homes, thank yous… They are sure to make the lucky recipients smile! We love the jumping jelly beans – which is your favourite? Let us know… Continue reading

Free congrats card chart & spotty background papers!

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Hooray! Term’s coming to an end and exams (hopefully) are over – now’s the time to hit the beach and chill out after all the hard work. If you know someone who’s finished their exams or has just heard they’ve passed, celebrate by stitching and sending one of our chirpy congrats cards from our August… Continue reading

Free summer card chart!

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Wow, summer’s definitely arrived – it’s been so hot and sunny recently! We’re celebrating our favourite season by stitching and sending our retro-style sunshine cards from our Summer issue, number 281. Designed by Kerry Morgan, they’re just so cool and are sure to impress your friends. There are four designs in the magazine, but we… Continue reading

Free cute flower charts!

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How funky are these retro-style flower designs! They’re perfect for making into cards to brighten friends’ days, or why not stitch the trio in a row and frame for a cheery wall display. The best thing? You can download the charts for free right here. Stitch up and enjoy!

Enter June’s competitions today!

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Our June issue is on sale today so our amazing June competitions are now open! As usual, we have an incredible set of prizes up for grabs. From CBK Designs, we’re giving away four Elegant Ladies kits worth £27 each – the particular design will be a lucky dip. And from Sybilla Davis Designs we have seven Monnow Bridge kits… Continue reading

Free graph paper backing for your Father’s Day cards

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Top dads deserve a top card on Father’s Day, so treat yours like a hero by stitching him one of our funky typographic designs from our June issue - out Friday 2 May! Whichever design you choose to stitch, our cards are the perfect way to show your dad just how much you appreciate all the help… Continue reading