Craft book review

Looking for a bit of creativity this Christmas?

I can’t believe I’ve run out of time to produce the Christmas Gift Guide I was planning. Time has just run away from me this December! I had been hoping to produce a little guide, especially as my husband is always clueless about the things I would like. I have a Pinterest board but I know he never looks there.

I received a lovely gift from Ebury which I’m going to share today. They are the perfect gifts for crafty peeps like me – and my readers too!

You can make your own cards, invitations, partyware and presents with some of our favourite crafting books: Cut It Out! by Poppy Chancellor, Nib & Ink by Chiara Perano and Ivy and the Inky Butterfly by Johanna Basford.

Learn how to make your own paper decorations with Cut It Out! You can display paper cuts in a range of different ways throughout Christmas. String up designs as wreaths, use them or make stunning baubles for the tree.

Cut It Out! cover

Be inspired to create cards, tags and letters to loved ones at Christmas with personalised calligraphy from Nib & Ink.

Nib and Ink cover

Finally count down the 12 days of Christmas with Ivy and the Inky Butterfly author Johanna Basford. Johanna will be sharing a dozen creative ideas for you to try between now and Christmas – tutorials, colouring demos, some tips and tricks or even the odd download.

Ivy and the Inky Butterfly cover


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    Kayleigh Rose
    December 19, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    I adore adult colouring books. I find them so relaxing but i need to take more time out to actually do them. Brill products 🙂

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    Hannah Denton
    December 19, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    I love getting creative! I’ve never seen those tags before, I think my family would love to have a little hand made Luxury on their pressies!

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    December 19, 2017 at 10:28 pm

    Cut it out sounds like such an awesome book, I love to get creative, especially around Christmas time! These books all sound fab 🙂

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    Rhian Westbury
    December 20, 2017 at 10:13 am

    Cut it out sounds like a good little craft to do, I do think at this time of the year it’s so important to sit back and relax x

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    Kaz | Ickle Pickles Life and Travels
    December 20, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    I love books like this – I wonder if I can still ask Santa for one?! Kaz

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    Ana De- Jesus
    December 21, 2017 at 12:17 am

    Oh Ebury has a lovely site so I can imagine that you must have been delighted by the gifts you got! I love the look of the colour in book especially!

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    December 21, 2017 at 5:33 pm

    I love the calligraphy book – I think I could spend hours with this!

    C x

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    December 21, 2017 at 10:29 pm

    I’ve recently got really into crafts again after starting my bullet journal earlier this year. I really want to try the adult colouring books, so I’m hoping Santa will get me one this year lol

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    December 21, 2017 at 11:51 pm

    I’m quite interested in Cut it out, sounds like such a good one. I love the tags too, my best friend would like those x

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    […] get sucked into Instagram or Facebook to see what everyone is up to. I was recently sent a copy of Nib and Ink and bought myself a Calligraphy set. I can’t wait to carve out some time for myself to try a […]

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