Friday 30 January 2015

Love Balloon Card

Want to make a card for your Valentine? 

Handmade by Karen Mackie

Karen has used...

Ultra Clear Tape 25mm x 5m S57093

White Card 
Black Pen
Crafty Edger and Cartridge
Heart Punch

For more information about any of our products please contact 0191 2697810 or

Have Fun Crafting!

Wednesday 28 January 2015

Button and Heart Bookmark

If your loved one enjoys getting stuck into a rom-com this valentine why not get them a gift a little more personal with a bookmark like this...

Handmade by Kirsty Wiseman

Kirsty has used...

Diecut Bookmark S57315
Bookmark Sleeve S57317
Double-Faced Satin Ribbon Red 16mm x 5m S57209
Extra Thick Acetate S57320
Borderline Tape  S57030
Ultra Clear Tape 6mm x15m S57085

Coloured Paper
Heart Punch
Black Ink
Sentiment Stamp

For further information please contact our sales team on 0191 2697810 or

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Monday 19 January 2015

Customer Review Extra Thick Acetate

Sam Packer from D4Daisy  and Workshop on the Web ... A lovely and loyal Stix2 Customer has kindly written a product review on our Clear Extra Thick Acetate. This is what she had to say...

Stix2 Extra Thick Acetate Sheets

These Acetate Sheets come in a heavier weight of 300 microns and a great for a number of uses. With the Vitrail paints, the surface worked very well, and particularly if you don’t feel you have a use for the paints with glass, this is a solid alternative.

The strength of the sheet makes is ideal for cutting out shapes and creating stencils on the die-cutter. I have cut thinner acetate sheets before and found them too flimsy to place and easily bent, particularly where there were delicate designs.

These thicker sheets are much easier to handle. I also found it easy to cut with a blade for simple handmade stencils. This provided me with a leaf-shaped stencil, several masks from the cut-out shapes, and also some curved edge masks which are good for printing.

I used these on the Gelli plate with the Pebeo Studio Acrylics.

Since writing this review Sam has also kindly informed up that Stix2 Extra Thick Acetate is also good for crochet edging and kindly sent us this image via her WorkShop on the Web. Its great to see our products being used in different ways and this is a perfect example.

Thanks Sam. It's great to know how people use our products and how they get on. Looking forward to the next review.

For more reviews on Stix2 and other products head over to Sams Workshop on the Web page. Or to order books with plenty more product reviews, by Sam and many other authors and crafters please visit 

For more information on Stix2 call 0191 2697810 or email

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Wednesday 7 January 2015

Craft Hobby + Stitch International 2015

Once again the big event is here. Craft Hobby + Stitch International and Stix2 will be there.

We will be part of the biggest and best trade event for the industry in the UK!
CHSI is the one place every year where your industry come together!

There are over 200 Exhibitors from all over the world attending this fantastic event!
Birmingham NEC 15th - 17th February 2015.

All Weekend  Seminars and Workshops are available including with Stix2 and Michelle:
Sunday 15th at  2.15pm
Monday 16th at  3.30pm
Tuesday 17th at 1.00pm

Or why not join in a Make and Take with Karen  at the Stix2 Stand FO6.

CHSI is the ideal place for us to meet our Customers both old and new and showcase all our fantastic new products (and maybe a cheeky show exclusive deal.) Also put your business card in our cup for a chance to WIN a Stix2 Bundle.

We look forward to seeing you, come to the stand any time to meet our sales team, place an order with exclusive show deal or arrange a day for one of our demonstrators to come to to your store.

But don't forget to register.  Any questions please feel free to contact us on 0191 2697810 or email Our count down has started and we cant wait to see you there.

Have Fun Crafting!

Friday 2 January 2015

Christmas Opening Times

If you are not sure how this affects you - call our offices on 0191 2697810 or email