View of our shop front


Welcome to Crafts and Candlelight situated on the outskirts of Ipswich, Suffolk.  Our business was set up in September 1981 under the name Crafty Candles to provide an alternative to mass produced candles.  When we  reached our 25th Birthday in 2006 we decided to change the name to reflect the business as it was then.  Things have moved on and with the influx of candles from abroad we have moved on to stocking papercraft products for those creating their own scrapbooks, greetings cards and altered art projects.

Our stock,  the papercraft lines, are changing all the time but we will endeavour to post on the web site details of new lines as they arrive. We stock products by Bazzill,  Pergamano, Tim Holtz, Woodware, Creative Expressions , Personal Impressions, Hunkydory. Crafters@ Companion, Paperartsy and many more. We also stock Jewellery Findings, Seed Beads, Decorative Beads.   Because of the diversity of the lines on offer and the ever-changing stock, purchases can only be made either by visiting the shop or by mail order.

Diane is now a Certified Dreamweaver Stencil Teacher and is happy to take small groups (or even singles) to teach Dreamweaver techniques.  See the Workshops page for further details of courses.

We  stock Decopatch - including blanks (animals, boxes etc), glues and papers


We also stock floristry supplies - Oasis and trays, tapes, wires and other requirement.


We stock Creative Stamping, Simply Cards and Papercraft, Craft Stamper and Hunkydory bi-monthly publication.    


If we don't have what you require in stock we will always try to obtain products for you.