Newcastle Photographer and Content Creator, Mandy Charlton, Always on a quest for adventure, often seen on buses, trains and planes. On a quest to be happier and healthier. Lives in Newcastle with her 3 cats, Iris, Maggie and Arthur. Loves good vibes, musicals and cakes. Full time professional wedding photographer in the north east of england alongside content creator on Tiktok, Instagram and Facebook

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Another one bites the dust

Yes it's true Creative scrapbooking are ceasing production along with creative cardmaking ideas and creative beading. If you read my reveiw of the last issue you may think I kind of knew this was coming and yes it's true, I have said for a while that if they did not up their game then they would be another magazine which would not succeed. The magazine game is hard in any area but when you come to a specialised area with fewer readers you really have to up your game and offer something special something which Scrapbook Inspirations has tried to do from the start and TSBM sort of did till it's last issue which was just appauling. I wonder if the new editor of TSBM knew of the fate of CS when she left to take up that job.

Yes it is sad for all involved and I really truly am sad for them but will I miss the magazine, I subscribe after all, probably though I won't even notice when it doesn't arrive next month, however on a personal note this was the first mag which I was ever published in and I'll always have CS to thank for that. I hope now though that someone will take notes from the two mags which have ceased publication, I hope they will not sit back and cry over spilt mags, surely all these talented people can put their heads together right the wrongs and come back with the most fantasmagorical scrapping magazine ever, after all we only learn from our mistakes when we make them. I do believe there is room for 3 scrapping magazines but they all have to offer something wonderous and unique, I'm absolutely sure that there is the talent out there to do this and will wait and hope with baited breath that it does actually happen.


babycub1970 said...

What all of them? Creative Beading and Jewellery Making hasn't even come out yet I don't think. Mind you, it was only a matter of time as CCMI went downhill yonks ago.

Got the latest issue of CS yesterday, although my sub should have run out two issues ago. Perhaps they are just continuing subs for everyone until the last issue. I noticed the deputy editor has produced a range of papers and tags for Craft Creations.

I also noticed one of the sponsors on UKS was closing down so had to put in a little order as the Cat's Life Press unmounted stamps are now a bargain price there.

babycub1970 said...

Mandy, are you sure? Their website mentions nothing and you can still buy subscriptions. And what about Papercrafts Expo 2006? Quarto Magazines/CCMI/CS/A&I run this!

Mandy Charlton, Photographer, Writer, Blogger said...

Yep, I thought it was kind of strange about Creative beading when it's not had a chance to get going, I beleive that there was 1 issue published.

Yes I saw the sad news that U Can Scrap it is to close. They do have some really great bargains in the closing down sale, sad news that one though.

Also (sorry if thats not the link) is also closing down and has a 40% off sale.

We just received our adult ed prospectus for all the colleges in the area and where as they were offering scrapbooking courses in the last issue, none of them are now. Please don't let this be the decline of scrapping in this country.

Mandy Charlton, Photographer, Writer, Blogger said...

Yep Cubby, if you look on UKS in the Creative scrapbooking forum there is an announcement about it.

have a look here

babycub1970 said...

Yes, U Can Scrp It, that's the one I knew about.

The adult ed thing is just a sign of the cutbacks in adult education funding. It's a case of essential course funding only.

Where did you see the report of the Quarto magazines ceasing publication?

babycub1970 said...

Blimey! I posted to see if anyone knows what is happening to Expo - not that I am going, but there needs to be a post on PCUK I guess.

I also noticed that Scraporium is going online only from 4th April, having closed its shops.

Yet there is a new scrapbooking shop opened it's doors in (outer) London - in Edgeware.

babycub1970 said...

Oh yes, forgot to tell you. I started a blog. Nothing amazing, just jottings and notes for my art/craft projects and I will probably link to nice stash-y things I want to buy as well.
It's at and I have put a link to your esteemed blog in the links section on the right L)

Anonymous said...

I heard about CS as well :( I do hope the now the editor has moved to TSBM it doesn't turn into a version of CS.

Off to read Cubby's blog. Now I have 2 to keep up with.

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