Friday 30 August 2013

PCG Today! - 30th August 2013

Today's New Members

Member No: 300813488
Mark Attwood from The Crafty Country Cottage 
in the UK

Member No: 300813489
Suzanne Eaton from Tillymint Dog Designs 
in the UK

Elsewhere in the PCG

CRAFTfest is BACK!
Join in the fun over at Creative Connections with the huge Christmas MEGAfest!
Book your spot in one of the original online Craft Fairs NOW!

Wednesday 28 August 2013

PCG Today! - 28th August 2013

Today's New Members

Member No: 280813486
Helen Turner from yoyo children's wear 
in the UK

Member No: 280813487
Lynette Vickery from Lynette Jewel
in the UK

Thursday 22 August 2013

The PCG August Newsletter 22nd August 2013

Current News from the PCG!

August 22, 2013
Dear PCG Members!

Welcome to our August Newsletter!
Over the last month it has been great to see that so many of you have seen a pick up in sales, long may this continue as we head straight for the festive season of 2013!
Before I update you on the changes to our website I just want to mention...

Magazine Publishing
Creative Crafting magazine celebrates it's 4th Anniversary with the October 2013 Issue. We always like to feature as many PCG members as possible so please get in touch if you would like to contribute to this special issue. We are looking for:
  • Halloween or Autumn themed projects and tutorials.
  • Well written pieces on different crafts.
  • Pieces on 'Your Business Journey'
  • Pieces on how to keep costs down.
  • Inspirational stories.
  • Your details if you would like to go on our interviews list
You can email me directly at the Guild or send straight through to

Text needs to be in a word document with good quality images attached to the email. Articles for the October issue need to be received by 12 September at the very latest. Sooner is always better to make sure you get your spot.

Members can purchase a digital copy of the August 2013 issue of Creative Crafting with a 40% discount by entering the code
PCGAUG2013 via the DISCOUNTED button on this page

Changes to the PCG website
Last week you will have received a password to the new members area on our website. Apologies for this coming out of the blue, the software sent them out sooner than expected. You can access the new area from the option at the bottom of the navigational bar on the left side of our site. There are not many options in it right now but this should hopefully change over the next year as we add more things. Currently you will find our member discounts section, details about being published in Creative Crafting and a discounted Logo and Avatar service. If you have any difficulty accessing this area please get in touch and let me know so that I can look into it for you.

I am also in the process of redesigning the member directories so that they are more user friendly for members and visitors to the site in general. When complete all members will be placed in crafting categories (additional category listings can be added at a cost of £1 per category). Within these categories you will be in alphabetical order by business name rather than registration number, also for ease of navigation.

When these new pages are ready to view I will send out another email so that you can check your category placing and let me know if it is incorrect. (I can only go by the short description you added on your initial application so I apologise if you are initially placed in the wrong section, this can be rectified).

This process is being considerably held up by members with incorrect or dead links. Please, please, please check your information with us and let us know if:
  • You are no longer trading and would like us to remove you completely.
  • You have changed your business name or type.
  • You have new URL links to stores etc (This one is urgent)
Please email me at As we have so many members this will take quite a while to complete but I'm sure it will be worth it.

I think that about wraps it up for now. Remember that you can always contact me either by email or through Facebook, twitter etc.

All my best,


Tuesday 20 August 2013

PCG Today! - 20th August 2013

Today's New Members

Member No: 200813483
Margaret O'Leary from Woollygoods
in Ireland

Member No: 200813484
Lynne Morison from Silver Sensations
in the UK

Member No: 200813485
Lisa Samantha Harrison from DesignsbyLisa
in Northern Ireland

Friday 16 August 2013

PCG Today! - 16th August 2013

Elsewhere in the PCG

Snowflakes on a roll! I have no end of ideas for things to do with that.

PCG Supplier member Glitterwitch has some great Xmas Crafty supplies in stock.

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My youngest son is Dinosaur obsessed so he would adore this colourful dino fabric stocked by Premium PCG Supplier member

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You get a pack of 30 of these beautiful copper angel wings from Premium PCG Supplier member Charming Beads They also come in various other colours. I'm rather tempted myself - someone restrain me!

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Has everyone got their glittered pipe cleaners ready for Christmas?
If not PCG Supplier Member Hours of Fun can help!

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Do you work with glass?

If you do then pop over to PCG Supplier member Vickie's Emporium for a great range of frit.

If you don't then you can just gaze at the pretty colours like I do. 


Thursday 15 August 2013

PCG Today! - 15th August 2013

Todays New Members

Member No: 150813482
Georgina Baker  from Florrie and Jack 
in the UK

Elsewhere in the PCG

We are in the process of updating the PCG Webiste (as I'm sure you've noticed with your new password)

To aid us in the members directory please could you take five minutes to check that all of your website links are correct as we are finding lots that don't work anymore.

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Very pretty Birthstone Wire Wrap Bracelet created by PCG member Wired and Twisted

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Just look at this fabulous Fairy Bear created and for sale by PCG member Little Jules Originals

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Have you seen the beautiful, colourful 'hugs' created by PCG member Turtle Doves
All created from recycled materials.

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Beautiful freshwater pearl side tiara by PCG member Designs by Tricia Slater Dayan

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How is everyone finding sales at the moment?
Are they picking up for you or is it just certain types of craft that seem to be having a slight upswing?
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Is everyone finding our new members area OK?
To clarify, you can sign in from the Members Area link on our left hand navigation bar. Please see image below.

Wednesday 14 August 2013

PCG Today! - 14th August 2013

Elsewhere in the PCG

Apologies for the passwords going out before the site was ready yesterday. I've stopped playing catchup now and we have a lovely Members Area option at the bottom of our nav bar. 

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Right then, what shall we share today PCG members?

How about your creations that you have recently SOLD ...

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By PCG member Hayleys Hearts

These can be ordered and personalised by contacting Hayley through her page.  

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Beautiful Owl Stained Glass by PCG member JOYSOFGLASS

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Anniversary card created by PCG member Waterlily Cards - Personalised Handmade Cards for all Occasions


Tuesday 13 August 2013

PCG Today! - 13th August 2013

Today's New Members

Member No: 130813479
Tina Howes from Wired and Twisted 
in the UK

Member No: 130813480
Susan Goodhall from Auntie Susan's Bears 
in the UK

Member No: 130813481
Mandy Gair from XocolaT
in the UK

Supplier Member No: S130813009
Beads, polystyrene, metal & wooden shapes for crafting, washi tape, craft kits

The PCG website will be undergoing lots of changes over the coming months. The first one has hopefully just happened. All members 'should' have received an activation email for their member login on the PCG website. This will give you access to certain pages that are only accessible to members. The first being our discount page.

Saturday 10 August 2013

Weekend Collage Spot - 10th August 2013

Weekend Member Collages
Enjoy a selection of member products made up into beautiful collages.

First up today are the beautiful creations of Vanessa Maile jewellery 
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Next up today we have PCG member The Cake Mixture
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Next today we have PCG member Rowan Song

Sunday 4 August 2013

Weekend Collage Spot - 4th August 2013

Weekend Member Collages
Enjoy a selection of member products made up into beautiful collages.

First PCG member collage of the day is Felt Enchanted 
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Our Sunday Lunch member collage is the fabulous Altered Eras 
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Next today we have PCG member Clasibags

Saturday 3 August 2013

Weekend Collage Spot - 3rd August 2013

Weekend Member Collages
Enjoy a selection of member products made up into beautiful collages.

The first of our member collages today is PCG member Twisted Trinkets Don't miss those Elf Ears, they are wonderful and come in lots of different colours! 
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Next up today we have PCG member My Calico Heart
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Next we have the beautiful designs of PCG member Noteworthy Cards

Friday 2 August 2013

PCG Today! - 2nd August 2013

Elsewhere in the PCG

Spotted on our PCG Pinterest Board

Unicorn" Handmade Miniature Rocking Horse £40 each by PCG member JJ Creations
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Spotted on our PCG Pinterest Board

Fabulous Pink Paris Keepsake box by PCG member Miss Bohemia
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A beautiful tiara by PCG member Beads with a Twist

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Fascinating Mosaic by PCG member AmyOrangeJuice

Thursday 1 August 2013

PCG Today! - 1st August 2013

Today's New Members

Member No: 010813477
Tanya Miller from Occasions & Creations 
in the UK

Member No: 010813478
Tara Robertson from Crochet By Emiria 
in the UK

Elsewhere in the PCG

The August Issue of Creative Crafting Magazine is available to buy!
Available in both digital and printed formats.

If you have contributed to this issue as a writer you should have received a Writers Discount Code via email yesterday.

Grab your copy here

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All aboard for the Creative Crafting Summer Blog Tour!

Here is a list of all of the stops but don't forget that each blog stop post won't be live until its stop date. Feel free to have a quick wander round early though.

The first stop of the tour TODAY is to PCG member The Old Button and Sharon has a wonderful warm welcome lined up for you all.

The bus will be flying across oceans from the UK, to Denmark, to Australia, to Ireland and two different states in the USA! Tighten those seat belts!

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One of our PCG members is the very first stop on the Creative Crafting Summer Blog Tour!

Congratulations The Old Button for your fantastic Blog Stop Post offering a Christmas Swap scheme!

Pop over and see Sharon and her fabulous blog everyone. :)

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Has everyone seen the lovely green frog on our page and website?
Shortly we may be adopting him as a mascot so we need to give him a name.
Any ideas?

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As I'm not here again until 12th August I have scheduled various product shares from our members for each day. So do keep checking in to see if any are from your business.

This weekends collage shares will be:

Twisted Trinkets
My Calico Heart
Felt Enchanted
Altered Eras

To start us off tomorrow we will see items from:
JJ Creations
Miss Bohemia
Beads with a Twist