Monday, 1 October 2012

Make and Craft Blog Tour - with Giveaway! (NOW CLOSED)

Today I'm excited to tell you there's going to be a new magazine coming out, called Make & Craft. It will be on sale on the 12th of October - available both digitally and in print! There's some great deals on subscriptions at the moment - £1 for three digital issues, or £3 for three print issues, check the offers out here.

What I really love about this magazine is the communtiy that goes with it - there's all kinds of things to get involved in at www.makeandcraft.com, including craft swaps, a forum, and a craft book club - where every month new books are discussed. And to get in the spirit of crafting and chatting about it, Make & Craft have kindly sent me a book to giveaway to one lucky reader:


Stitched Postcards, Edited by Christa Rolf, is full of pretty fabric postcards, from lots of designers. Here's a bit about the book from the publisher Search Press website:

'The lovingly created miniatures are richly decorated with a range of styles including landscapes, florals, vintage and architecture, achieved using special yarns, fabrics and embellishments. With the help of a detailed section on materials, clear explanations of the basic techniques, and the individual designers' tips, these postcards are quick and easy to make, and are ideal for using up scraps of materials and items found in nature and around the home.' 

I was inspired to get stitching, and I took inspiration from this project by Renate Bieber:


To make an Autumn stitched card for myself, using an A6 card blank and various scraps from my much neglected fabric stash:


It was quick and fun to make, and now I'd like to stitch some more! I'd like to make some landscapes, like these ones by Gisela Bunth in the book:


But I think I need to buy myself a freehand quilting or darning needle for my machine before I can attempt these!

So, would you like to win yourself a copy of this book? If so, all you need to do is register as a member of the Make and Craft Website, and then leave a comment on this blog post! The giveaway will close on 11th of October, at 10pm GMT. The giveaway is open internationally. I'll announce the winner on the 12th of October, the day the magazine comes out! (NB: NOW CLOSED - WINNER = Linda Rumsey!)

If you'd like the book but you can't wait, or you aren't the winner, then I have a special offer for you! You can call Search Press on 01892 510850 and quote 'Make and Craft Blog Tour' to receive free UK P&P when buying the book! It only costs £7.99, so it's a bargain anyway! (ISBN: 9781844484706)

Thanks for visiting my blog today, whether you are a regular reader or a newcomer! If you haven't visited here before, then I'm Jennifer Grace, and I'm mostly a scrapbooker and papercrafter, though other crafts creep in from time-to-time! 

You can see more about me here, and you can check out lots of my tutorials here. I'm also going to be holding a blog event on the 16th-18th of November, which will include lots of giveaways and winter themed posts, more about that here. I'd love for you to take a look around, and links to my twitter, pinterest, and facebook feeds are in my sidebar if you're interested! Here's a couple of examples of my recent makes that can all be found on my tutorials page:





Don't forget that this is a Blog Tour - there's a new book given away each day on various blogs! Yesterday was the turn of Tilly Mint Boutique, and tomorrow you should check out Sara Stacey's blog here. There's a full list of all the blogs taking part right here too!

Here's hoping you all have a lovely, crafty day! x

22 comments:

Sian said...

I'm always interested in a new magazine, so i'll be sure to keep an eye out for it!

Linda Rumsey said...

I love reading new craft magazines and am having great fun discovering new crafty blogs, too!

Wendy said...

I saw that book on the Search press website and thought it looked really interesting and inspirational so it's lovely to see it as a giveaway prize. Can't wait to see the first issue of Make and Craft, too.

I love the idea of making a penpot from old books - very clever, I might have to try that one out as I'm currently making things to help me get more organised!

I'll be back later when I have more time to check all your links x

Katharine, Make and Craft Editor said...

Hello Jennifer, thank you for joining in the Make and Craft book club blog tour. I love your stitched autumn leaf card. Its beautiful. Always love visiting your blog to see all your fantastic makes and tutorials. Thanks for sharing the book. Cheerio, Katharine, Make and Craft Editor

Phoebe Moore said...

I'm looking forward to the new magazine coming out. I'd like to have a go at Stitched postcards. I've seen them in blogs but never had a go. I think they'd be good as part of scrapbooking, art journaling and card making that I enjoy. Thanks for sharing your projects Jennifer. I really like the stitched leaf. Your blog is full of interesting things.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love your cards, although I am not a stitcher!
Rinda

tillymintboutique said...

Loved reading about you! And would love to win the book, I made a fabric postcard recently and would love to learn more about techniques and different ideas.

knitnrun4sanity said...

I think that your leaf is beautiful. I really like the colours. I think that the landscapes look terrifyingly difficult but it is good to have a challenge! Your other work looks very unique, some great ideas. I will have a bit more of a look when I have a bit more time.

Julie said...

I am already one of your followers. I am enjoying this blog hop and can't wait for the launch of the mag.

claireabellemakes.com said...

A new follower here as part of the blog tour! The leaf is lovely :-) Looking forward to following your blog from now on!

Ana Laura said...

Im a Member of Make and Craft =) as SraDeRomero
And think this book will be so useful =)
thanks for the opportunity
Hugs from México
sra_de_romero@yahoo.com.mx

bakingaitch said...

What a great blog and great book! I send and receive postcards with postcrossing.com and it would be great to combine my love of crafting with my postcard sending! All the best! H

alexa said...

Your card is just lovely - I am wondering how you managed to cut that white felt so beautifully! Always interesting to see a new magazine - off to have a look.

Sandie said...

Thanks for the wink about the new magazine, Jennifer. I'll certainly take up the offer of £3 for three issues.
I love the leaf card you stitched for yourself, it's a great way of using scraps. And I'd LOVE a chance of winning the Stitched Postcard book!
Looking forward to meeting you at the residential in March. I'm excited already!!

Lisa-Jane said...

Sounds intriguing!

Kerajinan Tangan said...

Wow..!! it's a very nice craft. It looks very easy to make.
I think i should make this nice blog
Thanks for the lovely ideas:)

Hannah said...

This is a book that has been on my wish list for quite some time :) Love the postcard you made from it!

KraftyKaren said...

The book looks lovely and looking forward to the new magazine. Have noted the dates of your next blog event - I missed the last one.

Gill said...

I'm looking forward to the release of this new magazine!
This looks a great book - I would love to learn how to make fabric postcards!

Craftyguider said...

Fantastic designs on your blog and a great giveaway.

Book Printing in China said...

This is the good step u have taken. Thanks for writing this, it’s clear that you have spent a good amount of time on your sites development.

True Story said...

I love making all kinds of things, great site you have:)

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