Welcome to the LORA Crafts blog.
We are a small independant Craft shop in Wednesfield, Wolverhampton, West Midlands
We stock a large selection of Card Making Products along with Hand Knit Yarns from SIRDAR & STYLECRAFT and haberdashery products
We aim to keep you updated with all new products, inspire you with our sample designs, and keep you in touch with all things crafty happening at LORA Crafts.
Thank you for visiting xx

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Closing Date & Bargins

Hi all,

I am popping on today to confirm to you that the offical Closing Date for the shop is Saturday 8th October.

So just 2 weeks left to go, but there are still some great bargins to be had.

All wool has now been reduced to just £1 per ball,

All Knitting Patterns are just £1 each,

We have mixed bags of buttons from £1 per bag,

Anchor Embroidery Threads are just 30p each,

All Stampavie, Wild Rose Studio, Sugar Nellie & Ladybug Crafts Ink single stamps are just £2 each,

Peel Off Stickers are just 25p each,

All Craft & Haberdashery items have at least 50% off marked prices,

So do pop down and grab yourself some bargins while you can.

Dont forget I also have some fixtures and fittings for sale too - pop in and have a look if you are interested. I have spinners, shelving, baskets, wall grids with hooks etc.

This will be the last post on here from me, so I would like to take the time to say a big thank you to all those who have supported me over the last 2 years. It has been a journey and at times a very hard one, but one I that I dont regret at all especially due to all the new friends I have made.

On a good note I am going to keep the Sketch & Tutorial Blogs going (well get them upto date first and then keep them going lol!!). If you pop over to them you may see that they now look slightly different, as I have now joined them to my personal blog as obviously this one will now cease to exsist.

Take care

Lyndsey xx

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Fixtures for sale

Hi all,

The closing down sale is going extremely well and goods are dissapering out of the store fast, so dont delay in visiting us if you want to grab yourself a bargin,

I have some fixtures up for sale if anyone is interested.

I have 2 12" x 12" paper stands, 24 slats in each £25 each

1 metal floor spinner about 6' high, 4 sided each side has 8 A4 pockets (great for decoupage sheets) £50

1 metal floor spinner about 6' high, 4 mesh sides with suitable hooks £50

1 metal floor spinner suitable for holding peel offs, about 7' high, 4 sides each side holding 24 (I think) lots of peel offs £50

Wooden shelving with pigeon holes for wool storage - offers accepted

Glass shelving, 16 compartments easy to assemble and disassemble. ( I curently hold wool in it and get 7 rows high of 6 balls in each compartment with space behind the rows to put extra stock) very big unit but can be assembled to as many compartments as you like - offers accepted

Wall slatting with euro hooks (grids are fixed to wall using screws- very easy to put up) have lots of these - offers accepted

Wooden shelving unit suitable for holding wooden stamps £10

Items will be sold on a first come first served basis.

If you are interested in any of the above please contact me either by email lyndseyturner@hotmail.co.uk or tel 01902 861755 (10.00 - 4.30)

Lyndsey xx

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Closing Down

Dear All,

It is with deep regret that I have to inform you that LORA Crafts will soon be closing.  After a very difficult 6 months I have had to come to the decision to close the doors. This decision has not been taken lightly and has caused both myself and my family a lot of heartache. I took a huge chance on this business 2 years ago and unfortunately it has not worked out for me, whether this is due to local competition or just the general downturn in the economy I dont know. 

I have given my notice on my lease and will close in 2 months, or sooner (if I have no stock left lol)

So this can mean only one thing, as from first thing tomorrow I will be starting our closing down sale and everything (and I mean everything) in store will be at least 50% off. I will also be selling off any fixtures and fittings that may be of interest to anyone. So do pop in and grab yourself a bargin.

This just leaves me to say that I have truely valued all your custom and friendship over the last 2 years (4 including the time I just worked there before I took it over) and I am sure I have made some friends for life.

Lyndsey xx

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Tulip Collection

Hi all,

Sorry its been a while, things have been manic here and there has not been enough hours in the day, plus we had a child with chicken pox thrown in the mix too !!!

Anyway I finally have a couple of samples for you today made with the fabulous Tulip Collection available in store.

There is a fabulous range of stamps, decoupage, toppers, card blanks and 3D embellishments with items starting from as little as £1.

For the cards I have used one of the topper packs and teamed it with some fabulous papermania capsule collection papers. The border has been punched with one of the new X-Cut border punches and the flowers are from colour your own from Papermania. A few Papermania gems finish off the cards perfectly.

Opening Hours

We have recently changed our opening hours as follows

Mon - Tue 10.00am - 4.30pm
Wed          10.00am - 1.30pm
Thu- Fri     10.00am - 4.30pm

Summer Sale

Dont forget we also have a summer sale on during the month of July, there are lots of items for sale with 20% reductions, plus special offers and selected items.

Lyndsey xx

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

New Items in Stock Now!!!

We have just had a delivery of new items in store.

Nellie Snellen - Sweet Elin Clear Stamps

Nellie Snellen - Young Rebels Clear Stamps

A5 Paper Pads

We also have Sarah Kay Die Cut Decoupage Sheets and Male Die Cut Decoupage

Lyndsey xx


Sunday, 10 July 2011

July Special Offers

Due to success of our Summer Sale, I have decided to leave some offers on selected items for the month of July.

There are 20%  offers on a large range of Craft Items and special offers on others and 20% offers on selected Yarn Brands.

These offers will only last during the month of July and will revert back to full prices on 1st Aug, so pop in and grab yourself a bargin.

See above poster for details of special offers

Lyndsey xx

Friday, 1 July 2011


We are having a massive Summer Sale on Saturday 9th July, 20% off everything in store. Pop in and grab yourself a bargin

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Magazine Cards

Hi all,

As promised I am back today to show you the other 2 cards I made for the magazine.

This one features a paper windmill, which shows of the DB papers fabulously

Very quick and easy paper weaving inside a Die Cut Apeture. The paper is shown with alternating sides showing.

Thanks for popping by the blog today.

Lyndsey xx

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Creative Cardmaking Magazine

Hi all,

Creative Cardmaking Magazine Issue 29 is in store now. This months free papers are from Hunkdory and they are fabulous - there is even 4 sheets of Toppers to go with them as well.

On page 51 you will also see a card made by little old me!!!!!!. A few months ago I was contacted by Laura and asked to make 3 cards for them showing how to get creative with double sided papers.

This is the card they picked, Im not sure what happens to the other 2 but I have piccy's somewhere I will show when I can find them.

Thanks for popping by the blog today.

Lyndsey xx

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Facebook Page

Hi all,

Just to let you all know, LORA Crafts now has a facebook page, why not pop on over and LIKE us. You will then be able to leave us messages and even upload some of your own creations for us to see. You may even find some competitions and lucky dips from time to time.

The link is at the top in the RH sidebar.

Lyndsey xx

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Tatty Ted

Hi all,

Hope you have enjoyed the bank holiday weekend. Today I have a couple of Tatty Ted samples for you, the range is proving to be very popular and we are already sold out on some items and are not due back in stock from Do-Crafts until end June.

Both these cards have been made using the Die-Cut Squares that come in the back of the paper packs. Great for making a quick card.

Thanks for popping by the blog today.

Lyndsey xx

Monday, 30 May 2011

In stitches

Hi all,

Back today with another couple of samples from Demo Day. I have a very simple but effective card and a little gift bag again still on the floral theme.

The flowers on this card have been made using 4 different size circles, spritzing with glimmer spray and scrunching up before being layered together with a brad.

Cute little gift bag made from A4 floral paper.

Thanks for popping by the blog today.

Lyndsey xx

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Sketch #23

Hi All,

Today we have a new fab sketch over on the Sketch Blog, here's my take on it.

Paper - Crafts Too Spots/Stripes 6x6 100pk £4.99
Image - Wild Rose Studio Classy Lady £4.99
Flowers - Papermania white flowers 120pk £4.00
Buttons - Papermania Capsule Collection £3.00

Thanks for popping by the blog today, and please do pop on over to the sketch blog to check out this weeks sketch.

Lyndsey xx 

Saturday, 28 May 2011

MYO Background/Flowers

Hi all,

Today I would like to show you a couple of cards made by creating your own background and flowers.

The flowers on this set have been made using an X-Cut Leaf Quilling die. 7 of each size leaf have been cut out and placed together to form a flower. 

For this card and box, a background stamp from the V&A collection has been stamped onto cardstock to create a pretty background. Finshed off by stampingand cutting a flower from the same set.

Thanks for popping by the blog today.

Lyndsey xx

Friday, 27 May 2011

Floral Heaven

Hi all,

Back today as promised with some of the fabulous floral card creations made by the lovely Diane for Demo Day.

Diane has used the gorgoeus papers and clear stamp set from Henbury Lane by Papermania.

As you can see Diane also created little a gift box/bag to go with her card, She has stamped the images using a Grey Memento Ink pad and then coloured in Pro-Markers.

Thanks for popping by today, do pop back tomorrow for more floral creations.

Lyndsey xx

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Demo Day Samples & Charity Raffle

Hi All,

So I thought I would pop on and give you some pics of some of the samples that were made for demo day. The theme for the day was Summer Blooms and we had some fantastic 3D creations and cards featuring floral themes and MYO (make your own) flowers. Once again I had help making the samples from my friend Diane and they seemed to go down really well on the day.
For the first time during a demo day we also held little make and takes with the MYO flowers and these seemed appreciated by all.

Today I will show you some of the 3D creations made by myself and if you pop back tomorrow you will see some of the fantastic floral cards made by Diane.

A little flower bouqet made using a paper folding technique to create 5 little petals which are then attached together to create a flower.

A simple picutre frame cover in pretty floral paper, with Quilled flowers made using the X-Cut Qulling Dies.

A cute little watering can, stuffed full of quilled flowers made using the X-Cut Quilling Dies

A6 presentation box, featuring MYO carnation flowers using 8 scalloped circles crinkled and layered together.

A stunning flower arrangement made using pleated & quilled flowers.

I would also like to say a big thank you to those that purchased cupcakes and raffle tickets during CF week and on Demo Day for the CF Trust. Through the cake and ticket sales we manged to raise £180.00 including a very generous donation from a special lady and her daughter. I have also empited the chairty box this week and found a massive £300 in there so well done everyone and thanks for you generosity. Abbies school friends also held a cake sale during CF week and they manged to raise about £200 as well.

All raffle prizes have been claimed but I will just tell you the winning ticket numbers were ..............................................

Gaint Cupcake - 355 (white ticket)

1st Prize Crafty Hamper - 98 (pink ticket)

2nd Prize Knitted Doll - 82 (pink ticket)

3rd Prize - Decoupage Pack - 42 (pink ticket)

Thanks for popping by the blog today and please pop back tomorrow to see some of Dianes fabulous creations.

Lyndsey xx

Monday, 9 May 2011

CF Week 2011

Hi all,

Thought I would pop on show you the fabulous prizes on offer in our CF Charity Raffle.

1st Prize is this fabulous Crafty Hamper, packed full of gorgoeous crafty goodies.

2nd Prize - beautiful handmade doll on stand with hand knitted clothes

3rd Prize - Hunkydory Fairy Card Kit

Tickets are only 50p each, so please dig deep and help me raise money for this fabulous charity. Also to tie in with the CF BIG BAKE WEEK all week we will be selling some tasty treats again for only 50p each. Today we have Choc Fudge, Lemon, Strawberry & Vanilla and Carrot Cupcakes and Fruit or Coconut & Cherry Slices.

And finally just in case you are interested have a look at the video of a fabulous young lady with CF exlpaining a bit about her daily routine.

Lyndsey xx

Friday, 6 May 2011

Demo Day & CF Week

Hi all,

Thought I would pop on today to let you know we will be having a Demo Day here on :-

Saturday 21st May

The theme is Summer Blooms, so expect to see lots of fabulous floral creations, not only using the pre made paper roses and flowers but also making your own with Dies and Punches.

The demo will be from 10am - 4pm, however the shop will be open normal hours.

Also next week 9th - 15th May is National CF Week They have a theme this year of THE BIG BAKE. Across the country people will be holding Cake Sales to raise money for charity. Here at Lora Crafts we will be selling homemade cakes everyday to support this cause. Please do pop in a purchase a couple of treats from us during next week, help us raise money for this fabulous cause.

We will also be holding a Raffle all month with some fabulous Crafty Goodies on offer for the lucky winner, at only 50p per ticket its worth a try. Also for every purchase over £10 on the Demo Day you will get yourself a free raffle ticket.

Lyndsey xx

Friday, 29 April 2011

Sketch 17

Hi all

Over on the sketch blog we have another fab sketch designed by Diane, although somewhat late I have manged to make a card following this weeks sketch. I have used some more of the fabuous Tatty Ted range for this card.

Thanks for popping by the blog today, do pop back on Sun for our latest sketch.

Lyndsey xx

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

My Tatty Friend

Hi all,

We have a new friend here at LORA Crafts, we have taken delivery of the very famous and extremely popular Tatty Ted range of crafting goodies. There is so much to choose from - from stamps, stickers, papers, decoupage, A4 cards and with items starting from a little as £1.00 why not treat yourself.

Here is a little sample I have made using the papers,one of the sticker sheets and a little sentiment stamp.

Papers - 12x12 £8.00, 8x8 £5.00, 6x6 £4.00
Decoupage - £3.00
Coloured/Outline Stickers - £1.00
Cardstock Stickers - £2.50
Die Cut Greetings - £2.00
Creative Kit - £6.00
Brads - £3.00
Ribbons - £4.00
Bows - £2.00
A4 Card Kits - £4.50
Ultimate Decoupage Pack - £12.00
Stamps - From £3.00 - £6.00

Thanks for popping by the blog today, do pop back later in the week for more Tatty Ted Samples.

Lyndsey xx