April 30, 2020

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Although CoolKatz has been busy recently I have had a fun time with GelliArts and some Grafix substrates. I got a little carried away!  The result is this 8” x 8” mixed media piece. 

Many techniques were used with the Gelli Art plate and tools on Grafix Matte Dura-Lar Film, 020” Clear Craft Plastic, Opaque White Craft Plastic and White Shrink Film with acrylic paint, alcohol inks and StazON ink.

                 

All the different elements were made individually and then were put all together.  Grab a cup of tea and I’ll talk you through the processes!

Two 8”x8” background panels and the flowers and leaves were cut from Grafix 020” Clear Craft Plastic.  Steel rule dies, through a compatible cutting machine that was used for the leaves and flowers.

The background on one of the 8”x 8” Craft Plastic, after the backing was removed, was stamped with StazON ink with a background stamp (Seth Apter) and t...

January 16, 2020

Its a busy start to 2020!

we have our first Hochanda shows on Monday 20th 8pm & Tuesday 21st 8am- 

we have some new products -spine die plates, alignment tools, MDF journal kits to name a few!

It would be fabulous if you could email in to the shows (studio@hochanda.com) to show us anything you've made using our products- would be great to show off your talents!

Our workshops are now available to book on our website, these are being held throughout the year at

different venues around the country.

Hope you can join us!

Maggie & Kay xx

January 6, 2020

Thank you so much to you all for supporting us throughout 2019; here's some of our plans for 2020!

From January 6th-7th, we're holding a "Feline Frenzy" sale on our website with a massive 25% off the total of any order (*excluding p&p and workshops). the coupon code is FFJ20  you must apply that when you check out in order to qualify.

Details will be going on the website towards the end of this week for one day workshops at various venues within the UK. 

We will be attending more craft shows with Stamperama and will be having a monthly show on Hochanda.

As soon as we have all the dates confirmed we will let everyone know.

Please don't forget that we'd love to see what you've been making and creating- if you aren't a member of our Facebook group we'd love you to join us, (it is a closed group, you need to ask to join and answer a question about which crafts you are interested in);  If you would rather not be on Facebook but would be happy for us to show your work, you can email the...

August 8, 2019

Stamperama

The CoolKatz will be at the Gordon Craig Theatre in the Stevenage Arts and Leisure Centre in Lytton Way, Stevenage SG1 1LZ this Sunday the 11th August 2019 from 10-4pm

Maggie and Kay are presently preparing for Stamperama and would love it if you could come and see them and some of their new products both in the picture above and some others which have also really taken off!

  •  There will be Special Show Prices for the Storage with a Twist Range and other bargains too!

  • CoolKatz has some fabulous new colours and widths in their Architape and you can also see and feel the new Teflon tools, album kits and the CoolKatzCuts the wonderful dies which you can see in some of the sample albums on show.

For a map and other information please go to this link

https://10times.com/stamp-papercraft-show-stevenage

Dates for September to put in your diary

  • Kay and Maggie will be on Hochanda with some NEW dies on September 10th

  • On Saturday September 14th there will be an All Day Wor...

May 1, 2019

On Monday I put a posting up on Facebook regarding my favourite page.  It was the envelope with pink tulle and it is here along with some other pictures for you to have a look at.  I used the Dovecraft Kiss & Makeup papers.

The front and back covers are made from a denim looking paper with a strap to close the album, this uses a hidden magnet.  The edges have been made with strips from the same paper which was 12" X 12".  I will probably put on it the name of the person who I give it to.

This is page 1, and I have only temporarily put in some photos of me to show you where the die cuts have been placed.  This is to show the Small Photo Slot die which is also on the pages behind the top one.  The Tab has been made with the Stitched Page Tabs and the Ring Reinforcement dies.

The page has the Small Photo dies used both for the left hand side booklet and straight onto the right handside 'lips' page.

Here you have the Small Photo die on the left and the same die but cut...

April 28, 2019

We showed you two of Yvonne's pictures of her New 8" X 8" Album on Facebook but here they are along with some more.  I have listed the dies which have been used so that you can identify them.  These are available separately in the shop at www.coolkatzcraft.com/shop

Should you have any questions please write them below and we will come back to you with an answer.

Yvonne has used the Graphic 45 Times Nouveau papers, including Wallflower, Hey You and the ladies from Glad Rags. 

You can see the Ivory Architape close up here on all of the edges. This is included in the kit for this album.

Here Yvonne has used the Mexican die to edge the flaps which open and the flap on the left handside.  The Stitched Page Tabs have been used to make the tab to open up the page on the right.  The card insert on the left has the border from the Mandarin Whisker set.

These lovely pages in such divine colours use the Hexagon Stitched Page Tabs on the flaps and the Mandarin Whisker...

April 24, 2019

 This album has been made as a Memory Book to my Mum, I really enjoyed making it.  It is made from the Crafters Companion Shabby Chic Signature Collection papers.

 This picture frame has been made up from one of the hexagon dies

 I also laminated and made stronger the other 'pull tapes' incase of 'dirty fingers!'  The pull tape was die cut from the cream fabric tape that I put around the edges of the album, and comes in the kit

 I found the dies easy to use producing beautiful shapes and cuts.

April 23, 2019

Michaela, one of our design team - My very favourite page is the first one;  I’ve been in a hot air balloon and I’d love to either cross the Alps or the Sahara in one. Crazy! 


I used a paper pad I had in my stash, called BOHEME, by Grace Tay. I called the album Wanderlust and the papers have an oriental style design.  They just made me want to take off and travel... 


I used all the CoolKatz dies throughout the album, also using bookbinding glue, Stix2 3D glue, glossy accents and Nuvo drops. I fussycut the hot air balloon, the butterfly on the cover and some flowers taken from the papers I used.

This album will be on the website from Thursday along with the dies that we featured this morning  https://www.coolkatzcraft.com/shop

April 23, 2019

The cat's out of the bag! A less than sneaky peek of what is new on our Hochanda shows this Thursday (12 and 4pm)! 
They will also be on our website on Thursday https://www.coolkatzcraft.com/shop
Both of us are very excited! xx

April 20, 2019

Hi CoolKatz, I hope that you are enjoying your Easter holidays! I am working on my album for Maggie and Kay because they have a show on Thursday on Hochanda and want to be able to show some finished projects.
My husband just came into my craft room, he said 'How can you get anything done with all this mess?' Mess - that is the way that I craft!
I am hoping that you might be able to see more peaks of the dies but I must wait for Maggie and Kays' say so, so here is another sneak peak of what I am doing at the moment...

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