Craft Buddy Brand Ambassador

Friday 28 September 2018

Genuine Yankee Candle large jars for sale.

Large Yankee Candles 

All these large jars are genuine Yankee Candle large jars. All with the official UK brand logo labels and ambossed logo on the lid. A variety of fragrances that are currently in the uk range, retired fragrances, American fragrances and limited edition fragrances, again all with all UK labels. 
 All candles are £23.99 & £2.95 p&p (if posting). I can delivery in the Carnoustie, Dundee, Arbroath, Forfar area or pick up can be arranged. 
Payment via PayPal. 
 If you would like to purchase any, please contact myself via E-Mail at

Thank you. 

Shea Butter 
Coconut Beach
Coconut Bay
Coconut Splash 
Tahitian Tiare Flower (Slight Discolour)
Tahitian Nights x2
Fluffy Towels 
Baby Powder
White Gardenia
Linden Tree
Wedding Day
Winter Garden 
Sandlewood Vanilla 
Sugared Apple 
Peppermint Bark
Clean Cotton
Season of Peace
Snow in Love
Midnight Jasmin x2
North Pole
Sparkling Snow
Winter Glow
Soft Blanket
Spiced White Cocoa x3
Sugared Pumpkin Swirl
Christmas at the Beach x2
Balsam & Clove 
Crackling Wood Fire 
Gingerbread Maple 
Sea Coral 
Wild Sea Grass 
Warm Cashmere 
Sugared Cookie Martini 
Strawberry Buttercream (Slight Discolour)
White Chocolate Bunnies x2 (x1 Slight Discolour at very bottom)
French Vanilla 
Bakery Air
Luscious Pumpkin Trifle 
Cream Coloured Ponies x2
Christmas Cookie 
Tobacco Flower 
My Serenity 
Pina Colada 
Flowers in the Sun 
Sweet Honeysuckle 
Sicilian Lemon 
Champaca Blossom 
Vanilla Cupcake x3
Honeycrisp Apple Cider 
Delicious Guava
Peach Cobbler 
Orange Dreamsicle 
Fruit Salad
Pineapple Paradise 
Peaches & Cream
Golden Sand
Pumpkin Pie
Carrot Cake
Peach & Lavender
Fruit Fusion  
Warm Desert Wind 
Oud Oasis 
Hot Buttered Rum
Serengeti Sunset
Spiced Pumpkin 
Pain Au Raisin
Maple Pancakes
Egyptian Musk
Banana Nut Bread 
Hazelnut Coffee 
Brown Paper Packaging x2
Cafe Al Fresco
Mountain Lodge 
Vanilla Bourbon
Warm Chestnut 
Warm Woolen Mittens x2
Crisp Apple Strudel x2
Cinnamon Vanilla 
Raspberry Sorbet 
Cappuccino Truffle x2
Cherries on Snow
Pink Hibiscus 
Moroccan Argan Oil
Bright Copper Kettle x2
Black Cherries 
Happy Halloween 
Apple Cider
Cranberry Twist 
Apple Pumpkin
Cranberry Chutney 
Berry Trifle
Bubbly Pomegranate 
Cranberry Ice
Sugared Cinnamon Apple
Happy Christmas 
Candy Cane Lane
Vibrant Saffron 
Christmas Memories 
Red Velvet 
Raindrops on Roses x2
Autumn Dusk
Sweet Apple
Juicy Watermelon
True Rose
Sweet Strawberry 
Cranberry Peppermint  
Tulips x2
Cosy By The Fire
God Bless America 
Christmas Magic 
Pink Grapefruit (Slight Discolour at bottom)
Red Raspberry x2
Red Apple Wreath x2
Tropical Jungle 
Linen-Dried Cotton
Sun-Drenched Apricot Rose 
Market Blossom
Strawberry Lemon Ice  
Garden By The Sea
Stargazer Lily 
Tarte Tatin
Cherry Lemonade
Bunny Cake x2
Pink Dragon Fruit
Summer Scoop
Rainbow Cookie
Juicy Grapefruit
Pink Carnation 
Peony x2
Lovely Kiku 
Sweet Candies x2
Honey Lavender Gelato
Lake Sunset (Slight Discolour)
Sweet Nothings 
Lemon Lavender x2
Whiskers On Kittens x2
Jelly Bean 
Autumn Glow
Lavender Vanilla 
Black Plum Blossom 
Wild Pansies 
Festival Of Lights 
Kilimanjaro Stars 
Moonbeams On Pumpkin 
Blue Twilight Storm
Stars & Stripes 
Country Heather (Slight Discolour)
Moon On Their Wings x2
Island Waterfall
Hibiscus Water
Blue Summer Sky
Mediterranean Breeze
Oceanside (Slight Discolour)
Garden Sweet Pea
Storm Watch
Willow Breeze
Sea Harbour
Blue Satin Sashes x2
Happy Springs x2
Cottage Breeze 
Life’s A Breeze 
Sea Air
A Calm & Quiet Place 
Mulberry & Fig Delight 
Ocean Star x2
Beach Holiday (Slight Discolour)
Bahama Breeze (Slight Discolour)
Water Garden 
April Showers 
Coastal Living 
Kiwi Berries (Slight Discolour)
Meadow Showers 
WildFlower Blooms
Viva Havana 
Picnic In The Park x2
Lemon Lime (Slight Discolour)
Granny Smith x2
Vanilla Lime 
Lemongrass & Ginger 
Cuban Mojito
Sage & Citrus 
Holiday Sage
Misty Mountains 
Pinecone & Lime 
Wild Mint 
The Perfect Tree
Fresh Mint 
Bundle Up 
Cool Christmas Mint
Christmas Thyme 
Balsam & Cedar 

Sugar Sugar Collection;
Brown Sugar & Cinnamon
Sugared Flower Petals 
Sparkling Sugar 

Scent Beads Collection;
Very Vanilla 
Rose Garden 
Lilac Breeze 

Sunday 6 May 2018

Wedding Invitations using Stix2 Anything

Well hello there, 
long time no speak or blog. I thought I really need to get back into blogging again. A lot has changed and I am now and I am now into my 2nd month of working for Craft Buddy & Dawn Bibby. It has been so busy with lots of time tight deadlines and very late nights but I am loving it, I hope you are liking my creations if you are a follower of my Crafting with Craig Facebook page 
(was Card Creations)

There's many exciting products and launches coming to Hochanda that all fall under the Craft Buddy Umbrella - Dawn Bibby, Lynette Jasper, Gem it and Crystal Art. I cant wait for you too see whats coming and what iv been up to. 
As time goes on, I will be travelling Scotland (& England when needed) demoing the range of Craft Buddy products for you all to see and get involved with. To keep up to date with all things Craft Buddy, be sure to follow CB on facebook -

Also, if you want all the up to date going on's when it comes to all things Dawn Bibby then follow this link to sign up for her newsletter
or if you want to join in the fun of all things Dawn Bibby then head across to Dawns Facebook page and give it a like;

a friend of mine that I used to work with until recently asked me to make her wedding invites. Nicci has been a really good friend and very supportive over the years both personally and professionally. Both of us have been through very tough times but we are both alike where we walked into work, painted a smile on our face and no one would know there was anything wrong. However, Nicci always knew when I wasn't right and I could tell the same about her. However now things are going great for both of us. Because of this I wanted to make Nicci & Garry's invitations special and do everything she asked - which i couldn't of done without the help from Stix2. Nicci asked for a very clean and simple 6x6" square design that was themed Silver and Navy Blue. 
Most of the products used all came from Stix2 Anything 

6x6" Square card blank & Envelope

Navy Blue tinted card stock

White Smooth card stock

9mm x 50m Flush edge double sided tape

Red permanent 8mm x 25m tape runner

Ultra strong Red liner tape (to secure ribbon)

24mm x 24mm Square 3D foam pads

Silicone glue

Pick up pencil

Metric Layer perfect (to check matting and layering)

The following products I have used are by Craft Buddy & Dawn Bibby.

4mm White pearls

Navy Blue Moonshine

Silver Hearts 

Additional products I have used are as followed;
9mm Navy Blue satin ribbon
Hobbycraft Dundee

Heart Lever punch;
Fiskars Punches

Matt Silver Linen effect card;
My own stash

My choice of adhesives has always been Stix2 double sided tape and I am always comfortable using the 9mm size. I like my tape to have full edge to edge adhesion so I know I can be accurate when placing the tape on the back of my projects, so I personally I don't use the finger lift. 
When it comes to repetitive projects such as Wedding Invitations I use Stix2 tape runners. On this occasion I used the Red permanent tape runner that is refillable however I also use the WORLD famous; 
Blue tape runners (4mm x 12m)
It just makes creating the invitation so much quicker, but you are guaranteed a permanent and strong hold.

When it comes to creating height and dimension to my cards and projects i love 3D foam pads. I do use silicone glue but 3D foam pads are my choice. I love them because with the ones above I can cover a wide area on the back of the elements I'm adding height to but I can also cut them to the size I want. Many still think of 3D foam pads as teeny tiny 5mm pads but that is far from the case. The other foam pads I use a lot of that many don't know about are the A4 foam pad sheets. Its exactly as it sounds - a foam pad in 1 big A4 sheet for you to cut yourself.

When it comes to creating my matting and layers I have gone back to my Tonic Studio Guillotine and the layers are in 4mm increments.

I am really happy with how these turned out. I am a big fan of clean, cut and simple designs as to me, this can make it look more elegant. 

Please keep an eye on here for future blog posts. 

Craig x

Saturday 9 September 2017

Holidays with Hobbycraft

Evening, well while I type I am sitting here catching up with my Sky+ recordings. Decided to have a night off from crafting. Its been busy busy as of late and it has no signs of slowing down- which I don't want. I still work 16
 hours a week for the Coop in Carnoustie. I just work 2-6 four days a week and the rest of the time is spend in my craft room. 
Hunkydory Crafts have has a number of product launches lately, the latest being the 4 new Craft Stacks on Create and Craft. I had so much fun working on Poppy Fields and Vintage Chic, I'd like to think that shows in my samples which can been seen on my facebook page -
Talking of Craft Stacks, if you are after any of the previous stacks then Hobbycraft Dundee have the following available in store;
Mice Adventure 
Butterfly Botanical
World of Sport &
Arranged with Love

They also have a selection of the ever popular "Little Books" available. I have an idea for one of my samples for HC using one of the little books. Itching to start it, I'm not going to tell what I have planned but this is the image I will be using from the Little Book of Nautical and it wont be a card -

Also available is the full collection and add on's of Hunkydory's Special Days Collection. This collection is brilliant as its full of images for all occasions you will need to make a card for, from Weddings to Sympathy and all the rest in between. The additional items available in store are the Special Days 8x8 paper pad, Inserts and Adorable Scorable card stock. You will also fine the Special Days little book. To go with the little books, pick up some gold and silver mirri mats also available in store. 
                         Please keep in mind all this information regarding Hunkydory stock                       available in store was correct at time of typing 

So that leads nicely into my blog post. After communicating with the lovely Stephanie who is the store manager of my local Hobbycraft, I am so delighted to have the opportunity to make samples using Hobbycrafts 4 Christmas collections. This year HC have 4 stunning Christmas collections available - Christmas Whisper, Heritage Christmas, Pa Rom Pa PomPom and Make it Merry. I bought Christmas Whispers paper pad several weeks ago which lead to myself buying the Heritage Christmas paper pad. This then lead to communication with Steph/HC Dundee via social media. 

 I made 4 samples from each collection however I could be here for hours typing up if I were to share them all so I will blog them over 2 blog posts. This blog post will be all about my samples for Christmas Whisper and Heritage Christmas. When your next in HC Dundee, please make sure you keep a look out for them and feel free to take pictures and share them and tag me in them.  
I will be continuing to make samples using the remainder of the collections for Steph to have a selection to pick and choose to go on display throughout the store. All samples I make will be posted on my FB page and twitter - laird85. I will also post some on my Instagram page - craiglaird85. 
Its not just HC collections I will be making samples with, being on Hunkydory Crafts and Stix2 anything design team means i'm fortunate to receive and be able to play with lots of goodies, seeing as HC stock Hunkydory and Stix2 products, I'll be making samples using products that I have that are also available in store to buy. This will also go for additional products such as Tattered Lace, Crafters Companion and Hobbycrafts own die range - Intricut. I cant wait to get started over the weekend so like I say keep an eye out in store for my samples with many more appearing over the coming weeks and months. 
On that note, below are my samples iv made using Christmas Whisper and Heritage Christmas. Where possible I have used just HC and Stix2 products but I have occasionally included few items from my own stash. 

Another sneak of an sample idea I have is using the "Intricut" Unicorn head die and the 6x6 "Winter Wishes" First Edition paper pad by Trimcraft both of which are available in store. (At time of typing)


 Heritage Christmas

Heritage Christmas 6x6 paper pad
Heritage Christmas 2m ribbon
Heritage Christmas wooden shapes
"Seaside" A4 premium paper stack
4mm gold gems
Gold mirri card
8x8 cream card blank

 double sided tape
3D foam pads 
Silicone glue
Pva glue with metal tip

Additional items;
Holly Bough die - Cheery Lynn
8x8 embossing folder - Crafters Companion
Gemini die cutting machine
Fiskars paper trimmer


Heritage Christmas 6x6 paper pad
Heritage Christmas 2m ribbon
Heritage Christmas wooden shapes
"Seaside" A4 premium paper stack
4mm gold gems
Gold mirri card
6x6 White card blank

 double sided tape
3D foam pads 
Silicone glue
Pva glue with metal tip

Additional items-
Fiskars paper trimmer

*Did you spot the centre layer? I have done some paper weaving using strips from the paper pad.


Heritage Christmas 6x6 paper pad
Heritage Christmas Wooden shapes
"Seaside" A4 premium paper stack
3mm gold gems
DL White card blank

 double sided tape
3D foam pads 
Pva glue with metal tip

Additional items;
Fiskars paper trimmer


Heritage Christmas 6x6 paper pad
Heritage Christmas 2m ribbon
Heritage Christmas Hessian stars
"Seaside" A4 premium paper stack
7x7 cream card blank (cut to 5x7 horizontally) 

 double sided tape
3D foam pads 
Silicone glue
Pva glue with metal tip

Additional items;
Fiskars paper trimmer


Christmas Whispers 

Christmas Whisper 6x6 paper pad
Christmas Whisper 12x12 paper pad
Christmas Whisper 2m ribbon
Intricut snowflake dies
16mm White satin ribbon
"Turquoise" A4 premium paper stack
"Grey shades" A4 premium paper pad
3mm Blue gems
8x8 white card blank

 double sided tape
3D foam pads 
Silicone glue
Pva glue with metal tip

Additional items;
Fiskars paper trimmer


Christmas Whisper 6x6 paper pad
Christmas Whisper 2m ribbon
Christmas Whisper Wooden shapes
Christmas Whisper Mini jingle bells
"Soda Pop" A4 premium paper stack
"Grey shades" A4 premium paper stack
7x7 white card blank

 double sided tape
3D foam pads 
Pva glue with metal tip

Additional items;
Fiskars paper trimmer
Magenta Colour Promarker


Christmas Whisper 6x6 paper pad
Christmas Whisper 12x12 paper pad
Christmas Whisper 2m ribbon
Christmas Whisper Buttons 
Christmas Whisper Wooden shapes
"White" A4 premium paper stack
"Blue shades" A4 premium paper pad
5x7 white card blank

 double sided tape
3D foam pads 
Silicone glue
Pva glue with metal tip

Additional items;
Fiskars paper trimmer
Silver Ink pad - Verso Colour


Christmas Whisper 6x6 paper pad
Christmas Whisper 2m ribbon
Christmas Whisper Buttons 
Christmas Whisper Wooden Silver pegs
"Soda Pop" A4 premium paper stack
3mm Blue gems
Silver mirri card
DL White card blank

 double sided tape
3D foam pads 
Silicone glue

Additional items;
Fiskars paper trimmer


I hope you enjoy seeing what I have created just as much as I have loved creating them.
If you would like to be in with a change of winning one of these Stix2 Ultimate adhesive packs then please head across to my Card Creations FB page and give me a like. I will posting information on how to be in with a chance of winning one very soon;

Thank you for taken the time to read this post and feel free to follow myself/add as friend on any of the social media platforms. 

Take care 

Craig  x