Our Day at Craft Works 4U Inspiration Day

11 Sep 2018 0 Comments All, New Launches

Kayleigh and I were so excited to attend the Craft Works 4U Ultimate Inspiration Day on September 10th. It was a day of crafty workshops, updates about upcoming releases, learning new techniques, shopping for Craftstash, and also rubbing elbows with craft celebrity, John Lockwood! We learned so much, met some wonderful demonstrators,  and got to play with fantastic products.

Here’s what our day in Birmingham looked like:

9:00AM Meet & Greet

9:30 First Workshop-Cardmaking with Wow! and Pink & Main

To begin our day we each received a Wow! Embossing Pad and Wow! Heat Tool. Also it was the first time I used the Wow! Embossing Pad. It was so juicy!

11:00 Morning Refreshment Break


11:15 Second Workshop Session- Wow! Embossed Mixed Media Jar

This was by far our favourite creative session. We learned about different materials we could emboss and also created a stunning mixed media jar. These are perfect for gifts and they’re a lot easier to make than they may appear. Look how gorgeous Kayleigh’s jar is! We kept ooh-ing and ahh-ing all day long! What we took away from this workshop is that Wow! Products are fantastic quality quality and so versatile! You can pretty much emboss anything (glass, paper flowers, tissue, twine, etc.) too.

12:45 Lunch-We had a tasty selection of pasta, salad, mushroom gratin, sandwiches, and desserts. I wasn’t shy and tried it all! Ha!

1:30 Third Workshop Session-Aladine Izink Mediums with John Lockwood

John’s workshop was FANTASTIC and we learned how to stencil with Aladine Izink Diamond Paints (so easy) plus emboss resisting with rock salt and Aladine Colour Sprays.

3:00 Afternoon Refreshment Break-Kayleigh and I missed this break because we were fan-girling over John Lockwood! He was so kind and helpful with all of our questions after the workshop.


3:15 Fourth Workshop Session-Foiling with the Go Press & Foil Machine

I felt like a pro at this workshop and I wanted to share how to get better results with your Go Press & Foil Machine. But we made 3 projects in this session, so there wasn’t much time to chat and share!

4:45 Debrief and shopping – Kayleigh ordered some new products for the Craftstash website, so make sure you’re subscribed to our emails so that you’re always up-to-date on the latest releases.


We were so inspired by our crafty day and we hope to have videos of the techniques we learned soon!

Talk soon,


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