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Christmas Shipping
If you would like to place an order and guarantee you will receive your Sizzix goodies before Christmas then please ensure you place your order Friday 12th December 2014. Please note, we will be not be shipping any orders from Monday 15th December through to Friday 2nd January. If you have any questions, please contact our customer service team who will be happy to help.

The Christmas Challenge and Blog Hop!
Our design team has been super busy on the blog lately to bring you lots of festive inspiration! They have showcased cards, gift wrap and tags, tree decorations and last minute gift ideas using a variety of Sizzix® technologies and materials. Why not take a look back at all the projects here!
If that wasn’t enough Christmas inspiration, our quilters took part in a Blog Hop where they shared their ideas for Christmas gifts. From hot water bottle covers, pincushions and advent cones to fabric coasters and Christmas hoops, they made it all! Click here to view the blog.

New collections out in November!
This month there are two exciting collections launching! Where Women Cook™ gives you the ability to design packaging for your sweet treats adding a personal and professional finishing touch! Included are boxes for cake pops and cookies featuring on Bigz™ L and Bigz™ XL dies. What is fantastic about these dies is because they feature on Bigz™, they can be used to cut through a multitude of materials so they can also be used as gift boxes for jewellery for loved ones, just in time for Christmas! Another collection to look out for is Me & You by Jen Long. This collection includes eight playful Thinlits™ die sets, perfect for all year round with calendar months, hearts and arrows, alphabet and numerical dies and layering shapes, which are fantastic for layering on cards, scrapbook layouts, photo albums and more!

Free Papers and Projects!
Catch our Flights of Fancy free downloads, which include eight colourful and patterned papers along with four projects sheets! They show you how to create two beautiful cards, a gift bag and a lovely photo frame which makes a perfect gift or even just to brighten up your home. These pretty designs use the downloadable papers along with dies from Flights of Fancy - the latest collection from Pete Hughes. Click here to get creative!

Free Everyday Memories Papers and Projects!
If you haven’t already spotted our exclusive interview with Paula Pascual there’s still time to read about her inspirations and top tips! You can also download four fantastic FREE PROJECT SHEETS using dies from her latest collection for Sizzix - Everyday Memories. Included is a beautiful birthday card, a bookmark and two home décor items made with intricate butterflies and flowers. Click here to see more

Woodland Creatures Collection
Don’t miss out on the chance to download some exclusive content inspired by our Woodland Creatures collection which includes cute foxes and owls. With 12 free papers plus 6 project sheets of different card designs you’re sure to have a hoot! Here you will also find an interview with designer Debi Potter who discusses her inspiration for the collection. Click here to view!

Free Papers and Projects!
If you haven’t already spotted them, there’s still time to get your hands on some exclusive content! As well as 8 free papers plus 4 project sheet downloads using the papers alongside our new collection ‘Flora Grande’ by Prima Marketing Inc®, there is also an interview with Tami from Prima explaining their inspiration for the collection! Click here to view.

Susan’s Garden projects
Have you tried the Thinlits™ designs from the Susan’s Garden collection yet? They are perfect for creating beautiful and realistic looking paper flowers ideal to use on a range of projects. Our very own Pete has been busy creating some ideas that you can try at home today. Click here to get your free project sheets!

Magazine Features
Have you spotted the magazines page on our website? Each month we update it with the details of the beautiful magazine features our Sizzix products appear in. Including cards, gift boxes, quilts, home décor items and much more, make sure to check out the page each month to be inspired! Click here to view

New Quilting Page
We're not just papercrafters here at Sizzix, did you know we also have a collection of dies specifically designed for patchwork, quilting and appliqué! We've just given our quilting webpage a brand new look, which is full of all the information you need to get started plus plenty of inspirational ideas too! Whether it's a new craft you'd like to try, or if you're already a quilter but are looking for an easier and more accurate way to cut out your pieces, our collection of dies are perfect for the job! Click here to visit the quilting page today.

The Extended Multipurpose Platform is here!

The new extended multipurpose platform...the only platform you will ever need!
• You will be pleased to know it allows you to cut all Sizzix technologies so no other platform is needed.
• With a tab system and clear instructions on the platform it is extremely easy to use.
• You can even cut thicker card using wafer thin dies. Just add a paper or card shim onto the top of your platform to create a little extra pressure and voila!
• It allows you to use other wafer thin dies available in the market although you should always follow the manufacturer’s instructions before doing so....better to be safe than sorry!
• Investing in a pair of extended cutting pads means you can use extra-long border dies.
• These longer pads mean you can use more dies in a single pass than standard pads leaving you more time to make those extra projects you have been thinking about.
• Occasionally with detailed designs multiple passes through the machine may be necessary but well worth that little extra time to make your project just perfect.

Meet The Bloggers

Find out more about our talented bloggers and see what’s behind all of those beautiful creations with our new Meet the Bloggers page! Here you can find out all you need to know about your favourite bloggers, where they find their inspiration and what they love to create the most. Each biography will be in English plus the relevant language for each blogger! 

Click here to find out more!

Blog

Our blog is full of inspirational ideas for all of your creative projects whether your passion is cardmaking, scrapbooking, home décor or patchwork and quilting – there is something here for everyone! We have bloggers from all over Europe each with a variety of tastes and styles to inspire you to make something amazing today! Click here now to visit the blog.

New videos
Some of you may have noticed that we have recently uploaded lots of new videos to our website and You Tube channel to show you how to use all our machines, die-cutting and embossing technologies. What's even better is that these are also available in Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish so our European friends can join in too! Click here to view.

Join us on Pinterest

Have you joined Pinterest yet? If not, you're sure to be addicted soon! This virtual pinboard allows you to pin your favourite things that you find online. Its popularity amongst crafters like yourselves has skyrocketed as it's a fantastic tool to store and share the things that inspire you. All of the products and ideas on Sizzix.co.uk now have their own 'Pin It' button so you can put them on your own board right away. Click here to visit the Sizzix Pinterest page and take a look at what we've pinned so far.

eCal is here!

This exclusively designed software allows you to plug the eclips machine into your PC or Mac, giving you the freedom to create your own designs along with enhanced features of the eclips machine, such as laser preview, scoring and much more. To find out more click here. The system requirements you need are...

(Win) Windows XP/Vista/7

(Win) Intel Pentium or equivalent processor

(Mac) Mac OSX 10.5/10.6/10.7

(Mac) Intel based processor

512 MB of RAM or greater

50 MB of available hard disk space

vUSB Port 1.1 or 2.x

Sizzix eclips Electronic Shape-Cutting Machine

*Internet access required for activation.

UK Delivery Service

As part of our commitment to improving our service to customers we will now be shipping out UK orders using the courier company DPD. We feel that DPD offer a range of benefits for you, which include an estimated 1 hour delivery window and the ability to receive text message notification of delivery times and dates. If you would like to receive a text message notification please enter a mobile telephone number as your main contact number when you place your order. There is no additional charge for this service. Any replies made to this service via text message will be charged at your normal network rate.

Tim Holtz Movers & Shapers Information

All Movers & Shapers Base Dies are designed to work with Movers & Shapers Magnetic Dies to cut a window within a shape. However, when Movers & Shapers Base Dies are used without Magnetic Dies, special Magnetic Ejection Foam is needed to eject the die-cut shape. One piece of Magnetic Ejection Foam works on all Movers & Shapers Dies, no matter the design.

This special Magnetic Ejection Foam is available from Sizzix free of charge to owners of Movers & Shapers Dies.To get yours, please contact Customer Services.

Shipping Charge Change

As of 1st February 2010 the UK (mainland) shipping charges for orders placed on Sizzix.co.uk are as follows:
£6.94 on all orders.

The shipping charges for orders to the rest of Europe is unchanged. These shipping charges are under constant review and are subject to change.

Maestro Card Payments

Unfortunately we cannot accept payment from Maestro cards with more than 16 digits on our website.  However should you have such a card you can e-mail your order (stock codes, quantities and contact details) to europecustomerservices@ellison.com and our Customer Services team can process your order.    We will then contact you for payment information before dispatching your order.