I always think of the first week of September as my second ‘New Year’. For those with youngsters heading back to education, it can signal a bit more free time, a time to relax and get some more crafting in after the frantic summer holidays :) Here’s hoping this issue will inspire everyone to cram in as much craft as they can manage over the next weeks!
Our October issue is jam packed full with some wonderfully autumnal makes. We’ve even squished in a couple of early Halloween style projects for those who love the spooky. Have a look at the amazing work done by the Calico Craft Parts designers, starting on page 50, to check them out!
The gorgeous project by Ruth Mescall really got me thinking. How cool is it to include hidden messages in your art? There are so many ways of having a go at this, Ruth shares a great idea using alphabet stamps on page 42.
In this issue, we also have an inspirational, bang on trend, Masterclass using foil, courtesy of Helen Chilton, some stunning cards featuring mixed media layering from Preeti Datta, and some superb art from our talented readers in our ‘Hello Autumn’ themed Ready Set Stamp gallery. Lots for you all to experiment with, and don’t forget, I would love to see what you create!