Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Stamp Giveaway

We are giving away 3 of our brand new Christmas stamps designed by Lesley Crawford.
To enter please post a comment on here or
if you are on Facebook or Twitter please comment and share to be entered into the draw.
The winner will be drawn at random on Friday 12th September.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Scrapbook Clinic & Crops

Saturday 30th August sees the return of our Scrapbook Clinic - Jo will be in store 10am-4pm to help you with any scrapbooking questions you might have.

Maybe you want to create your own scrapbook but don't know where to start or perhaps you have started but have got stuck on that one page you just can't finish - why not bring it in and show Jo to see what advice she can give you on starting and completing your projects.

We also run 2 crops in store every month.  We provide the tables and chairs and you can sit and crop without distraction.
September dates are Saturday 6th and Thursday 25th at a cost of £5.

Friday, 22 August 2014

Technique Workshop No.1

Due to popular demand we are repeating our Technique Workshop No.1 to make the above
on Saturday 1st Nov 10am-1pm

Techniques include:
Using polychromos colouring pencils on black card
Stamping with Mica Gloss
Stamping into thick embossing powder 

If you would like to book onto one of these workshop please call us or visit our website here.

We will also be running Technique Workshop No.2 on Saturday 22nd November.

Monday, 18 August 2014

Not long now

Until our first Christmas Cardmaking Weekend on 20th & 21st September.  I believe there are still a couple of spaces left if you would like to join us.  The cost of the weekend is £100, we provide refreshments and hot lunches on both days.

If you can't make it to our Cardmaking Weekend why not visit us on our Demonstration Day in store on Saturday 13th September.  This event is free to attend and we will be showing different techniques and lots of artwork and inspiration.

Friday, 15 August 2014

Poppies on Metal


At the last Stamperama show Chris McMillan taught a class about stamping onto metal foil.
You need to stamp with a permanent ink like Stazon and then fill the back of the metal to stop it flattening.
Pinflair Glue Gel is a really good product to use for this.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Bethlehem Stained Glass Window


This is one of the stamps we sold out of at Stamperama but we will make more stock very soon.
Another of Lesley's designs.
These have both been embossed in black and then coloured with different mediums.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Mini Frames

At the time of typing this blog post we had sold out of the small Gingerbread man 
but he will be back in stock soon.
The mini frames are from the Frame Trio set, but these are not just for Christmas, 
they are also perfect for other occasions.
The small candle is from the Festive Trio set and the adorable little Robin is from Winter Wonderland
as is the sentiment.
The green border stamp is from the Design A Tree set.

Most of these stamps and the card were designed by Lesley Crawford.

Monday, 11 August 2014

Sleigh full of presents

I had to look up the difference between a sleigh and a sledge/sled.
I thought a sleigh was a larger vehicle that was pulled by reindeer/horses, like the one Santa rides in!
And that a sledge/sled was the wooden or plastic ones we used as kids to ride on down the snowy hillside.
I was wrong
Apparently there is no difference, we just use different words in different parts of the world.
Lesson over for today.

This Sleigh was designed by Lesley Crawford.

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Cosy Bear

You can see how busy Lesley has been over the summer creating gorgeous new Christmas stamps.
On this card she has used Cosy Bear with the Gift Trio and one of our new sentiment stamps

In the background you can see one of Lesley's grunge stamps and a border from her Design A Tree set.

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Frilly Trees


Lesley Crawford made these cards using her Design A Tree set, the base and star are from her new
The background of the top card is our new Dreaming of a white Christmas stamp.

I'm afraid I can't give away any of the techniques used on the Christmas cards appearing over the next couple of weeks as we haven't yet decided which ones we might use on our Christmas Cardmaking Weekend.

We will also be making Christmas cards in our monthly Project Club from September onwards.