I have stolen some time to sort out a post and say Hi to you all, I can tell you I have missed being in touch so much. The wonderful Lou Withers has been a star and is going to Guest my December shows on Hochanda. This is such a massive treat for me as well, to sit back and enjoy. Lou has a huge talent and she always shares such a lot of inspiration, with everything she brings to us. Im really looking forward to watching and learning, to see the totally different take on the Craftascope Goodies. Tune in on Sunday 22nd December for a cracking selection of Craftascope goodies to suite a wide range of Occasions, Projects & People at unbeatable value too.
I can imagine you are all incredibly busy getting ready for Christmas and the big day. So sorry that I've not been around much over the last few weeks, I can tell you that I have really missed you all, the chats and your wonderful creations. I have to say a big thank you for all of your messages and the beautiful Christmas Cards, I promise that I am answering them all, but it's taking longer than I wanted.
There was a huge interest for the new Design Team Call, I had over 40 applicants, so it's taking time to go through them. There's been some great artwork and I need to make sure I spend the time to make the decisions.
Today, I want to add some links for you. These are for the items that I use and recommend for use with the heat paints. There are other makes available, I've not used all of them, so I have listed the ones here that give the best results, while being great quality and great value too.
MUG LINK. These are super quality mugs, they are the ones I use and give excellent results, whether used in the press, oven or for even an iron for patient crafters.
SELLER LINK. This Ebay seller gives excellent customer service, the items are high quality and again give great results. Every item I used on the show, along with the samples was from here. There are other sellers that I have used, I will recommend this one as I found the quality was far superior and the results were excellent. They sell a wide range of items that are perfect for use with the heat paints, from key fobs, aprons, cushion covers, glass clocks etc. Highly recommended.
My heat press was from another seller, it was an item I purchased before discovering this seller. I have shared the link for the heat press I use various times previously, so please use the search facility on the blog.
SILICONE WRAP LINK. For those of you who dont have a heat press and don't want to buy one. This is for the silicone wraps, they enable you to design your own mugs and bake them in the oven. Again there are others available, but these are the ones I have, so I know the quality.
For a Guideline, the oven should be around 350 F, they should be baked for around 30 minutes. Id also leave them in the oven until cool. PLEASE BE CAREFUL AS THEY DO GET VERY HOT!!!!
Just one last thing, I have at last figured out how to use Instagram, Well I say figured out, Im not great so please be patient, as I work it out. I am sure,I will make quite a few mistakes. My Name is NICKJR999, I will make the time to be around and I hope too chat to you all before Christmas. Take care and Happy Crafting.xx