Month: November 2016

Gift Vouchers

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If you have a special someone to buy for who loves crafts or modelling or even just collects tools why not give them a Proops Brothers gift voucher. Vouchers are available to buy in denominations of £10, £20, £50, £100 or £200 and can be used as payment or part payment for any order placed online, by telephone or for items bought in our shop. So why not take the guess work out of trying to find something they really want or don’t already have and let them choose for themselves from our huge range of products.

Gift Voucher

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Hand-Made Christmas Cards




I love the idea of giving something personal and individual at Christmas and I think hand-made Christmas cards are a great way to do this.  I have found some wonderful hand-made cards made using the art of paper quilling which I have added to our pinterest board.  Quilling has been around for hundreds of years and has become very popular again in recent times.  It is not an expensive hobby as the list of items you need to get started is minimal – a quilling tool, paper, glue, some cutting implements and patience.  Designs can be very detailed or relatively simple and the 3-D designs that quilling produces are perfect for personalising hand-made greeting cards, as well as lots of other things.  This is a great way to pass some of the time spent indoors during the damp, cold days of autumn and by Christmas card posting time you will have a stack of beautiful, individual cards all ready to send to your friends and family.

As always, we’d love to see some of your designs or any tips you can share for those new to quilling.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great week.



Quilling Tools

Cutting Mats and Glue Sticks

Frosty Mornings



How quickly is this year going by? I can’t believe November is here already and I am not enjoying leaving for work at 5.45am on these dark, frosty mornings.   De-icing the car is just another chore to add to the list of things to do before we can get off to work or the school run.  Well, here at Proops we can’t help you to get the cereal on the breakfast table or get the pack-ups made for lunches, but we can help get the car de-iced with one of our multi-purpose scrapers. They are great for clearing your windscreen of ice and dare I say it, snow.  The plastic scraper is made here in our factory by our parent company, Linic Plastics and with a 6 inch size available you can get the job done even quicker, before your fingers start to freeze.


Linic 6″ Scraper                                                                Linic 4″ Scraper

The beauty of these scrapers is that you can use them for so many other jobs as well – filling, scraping, decorating, plastering, Polyfilla and even cake decorating! Such a handy product to have around the house.  They are so useful, I always keep one in my car and one in the cupboard in the house.

We have also just added a new ice scraper to our range.  It is made from clear polycarbonate making it really robust for those extra frosty days!


Linic Polycarbonate 3″ Ice Scraper

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