Leila’s first Live…

As you may have heard, we have a new member of our team. 

Leila has joined us as a member of the design team and will also be working behind the scenes with me. Welcome and congratulations Leila 🙂

Leilia was super keen to get started and the minute her parcel arrive she has jumped on Facebook live for an unboxing which you can watch by following this link:

Do pop along and watch and leave some feedback and any questions you have and we look forward to more from leila soon 🙂


Bootiful book…

Just couldn’t resist the Halloween stock any longer. It’s probably my favourite craft season as I love the colours, pattern and fun images. 

I decided to alter a notebook I had lying around using items from the ranges midnight haunting, bootiful and spellcast which are available to buy at thompsoncraftsupplies.co.uk

Here’s a step by step breakdown :

A good example of using up supplies…

I have still not got all my craft things in my new home, but really wanted to craft so challenged myself to use what I had.

In my caddy I had from my class I taught, I found a nice small canvas. I had a few inks and some gels and paste and bits and bobs left from the class too.

Well I am super pleased with this one.

I used some scraps of corrugated card, lace, some old felt textured thickers, a few metals and Hessian to add texture to the background. I didn’t have my beloved 3d gloss gel from prima so used their soft gels to glue on the lighter elements and a bit of texture paste to add the metals.

This was dried and given a good coat of prima white gesso and dried again.

Using some purple prima mica powder I found, I made 2 things. I added some to a spray bottle with water and some Dylusions bubblegum pink ink to make a spray. This I sprayed on the canvas and and went in with the Dylusions on its own and some of my favourite Heidi swapp gold ink.

I also used this spray with some more mica in a bowl to create a heavier coloured liquid to colour some white flowers which I just pressed into this liquid and dried

The flowers were added at the end and a nice thicker ‘shine word used to finish.

I had trouble with my signal this evening, but you can find a video demo in parts at https://www.facebook.com/groups/947873945281936/

Hope you like it. 

Autumn layouts…

I asked our Facebook group what layout they would like to see and a resounding autumn theme was the answer.

For the first layout I made using a page from the 7 Dots Hazy Days collection


I made a custom paste using some prima heavy body gel and inks and stencilled that on and used 3d embellishments to build texture and layers. This includes a Bramble Fox whiter perspexitve.

Deciding that 1st page was not autumnal enough, I went for another. This time we used a page from the Halloween pack Thrilling by Authentique


This page had to it added 6×6 pages and die cuts added from the Jen Hadfied Heart of Home and One Canoe Two Creekside

It was finished with some of our gorgeous flowers

To see video tutorials of both, click here to join our facebook group 


Christmas is coming…

I hate to say the c word but I know a lot of people like to shop early. If you are looking for a gift for a crafty friend for Christmas or another occassion or perhaps your loved ones are stuck what to get you, thrn maybe we can help. Just get in touch and we can arrange store credit or design a bespoke gift package as a surprise. If it’s for you and they’re not on Facebook let me know in can give you my email address. We can work to all budgets and should be able to meet most craft styles and can choose from a wide range off brands

Retreat mixed media projects…

Hi everyone! What a busy time it’s been at Thompson craft supplies. Last weekend we held our very 1st retreat at the gorgeous Abbey hotel in redditch http://www.theabbeyhotel.co.uk/

Here’s me deep in thought at one of the classes.

We had an amazing time crafting and here are the 2 projects I taught.

We used lots of Prima art basics pastes and gels along with Lindys stamp gang sprays and decorated wih chipboards flowers and other embellishments

We also of course over indulged from all the hotels yummy food

It was a lot of planning and hard work from myself and my wonderful team Steph and Lesley, but boy was it worth it. I made some lovely friends and had a grand time crafting so thank you all that came and helped. Also thank you to Tanya for her help in preping kits and all our partners and family that helped set up

Oooh look more goodies for the website!…

Look at some of this goodness that’s gone on the website today. We’re super excited to launch the Bramble Fox line today their products are just amazing. Their flairs and perspextives just pop off the page and add that quality finish to any project

We also have more Halloween, autumn and winter coming this week and these are some of the lovely Kaisercraft lines we have popped up today

Visit thompsoncraftsupplies.co.uk to purchase from these lines and many more


Just a few sneaky peeks of items coming soon 🙂 #sneekpeek #teaser #gorgeous #crafts #stamps #washitape #sequins #alpha #enamel #ephemera #autumn #winter #xmas  #christmas