Gifts Today magazine

Craft Buddy get festive

The Christmas gift giving season just got a lot more sparkly as Craft Buddy releases its brand-new collection for A/W 2019 featuring cards, framed kits and LED displays

Following on from Craft Buddy’s licence signings with Anne Stokes and Animal Club International, the company has expanded on its vast portfolio with their Christmas themed delights. With festive polar animals, including penguins, reindeers and the lovable polar bear, alongside everyone’s favourite Christmas hero, Santa Claus, there is a perfect design for everyone.

The new range of cards includes an on-trend and insta-worthy ‘Christmas Llama,’ a colourful South American twist on the “standard” Christmas animals. For traditionalists there is the stunning ‘Winter Stag,’ with a gorgeous winter backdrop sitting behind the powerful reindeer with its antlers rising tall into the snow-capped tree behind.

The new licence signings feature prominently in the range with Animal Club International’s bespoke artwork taking pride of place as their curiously cuddly animals adorn the cards with kittens, puppies, and horses to choose from. Likewise, world renowned fantasy artist, Anne Stokes’ creative fantasy work is also on display as the ‘Dragon Gift’ card sees a new-born dragon burst through a Christmas themed gift box.

Ticking higher price points is Craft Buddy’s range of Framed Crystal Art kits starting at 20x20cm and increasing to 90x65cm. With designs including ‘Snowman Cottage,’ ‘Polar Express,’ ‘Festive Candles,’ and ‘Christmas in The Forest,’ their collection includes a wide variety of creative and colourful designs.

‘Santa by the Fire’ (pictured) has wowed Craft Buddy’s trade retailers with its intricate colouring as different shades of red come together to create the perfectly blended design and is set to be a firm favourite with fans of the range.

Other releases include the expanded LED Crystal Art range, featuring interactive display options as LED backdrops complete the awe-inspiring designs. Top designs include ‘Home for Christmas,’ ‘Small Town Christmas,’ and ‘Pets by the Fireplace.’

Gary Wadhwani, co-director at Craft Buddy Ltd, said: 'We are absolutely thrilled to announce our Autumn and Winter Collection for 2019. Since having opened our doors for our Trade Open Days in July and given trade retailers a sneak preview, the comments we have had about the range have been incredibly positive.

'We know from experience that the Crystal Art range is extremely popular amongst crafters, with some of our customers even saying that they have gifted completed designs to their friends and family due to the high quality of the product.'

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