Friday, 31 July 2009

Blog Candy

July is my birthday month so we are offering our first piece of Blog Candy. To be in with a chance of winning please post a comment here and place the photo and link back to here on your blog.

The draw is open until 31st July and the lucky winner will be announced on 3rd August.

The prize includes:
1 x Krafters Purse
2 x Alphabet Stickers
4 x Embossing Powders
1 x Jeans Pants rubber stamp
1 x Dad's Truck rubber stamp
1 x Architectural Studies rubber stamp
1 x Flourish rubber stamp.

Only open to UK residents.

Christmas Bollio

This is the JudiKins Christmas Bollio - a 4 sided stamp.

This is all 4 sides of the Bollio.
Artwork by DT - Gill.

Thursday, 30 July 2009

Frosty the Snowman

Here he has been shrunk and placed inside the Postage Frame.

This is JudiKins Frosty the Snowman and Fancy Snowflake.
Artwork by DT Gill.

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Create & Craft Christmas

Tomorrow morning at 11am we will be live on Create & Craft, so if you have Sky or Freeview you can watch the show, which I believe will be repeated at 9pm tomorrow evening.

This is JudiKins Crayon Santa, Just Checking and Fancy Snowflake.
All artwork by DT Gill.

Saturday, 25 July 2009

China Girl Cards

More from Lesley, this time China Girl. She has been coloured with Mica Gloss and then coated with Diamond Glaze.

Friday, 24 July 2009

Bunny Hug Girl Artwork

Lesley has been hard at work creating lots of cards with the new Kokeshi Dolls.
This is Bunny Hug Girl, they are all now available to order on our website in the New Products section.

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Birthday Cards

I've been meaning to show you a couple of my birthday cards but we have been so busy in the shop with the sale that I haven't had time for blogging this week. This one is using the alcohol inks and the compressed air.
This is another one with alcohol inks and stamped over with a selection of our stamps.

Tuesday, 21 July 2009


Our in store sale starts today with lots of bargains. Everything in the sale room is £1.

Online we are having a 20% off sale, enter Promo Code 'Summer' followed by the >> key to apply the discount, which will show in red.
This discount is not available with membership discount so do not log in.

In store sale continues until 4pm Saturday.

Online sale continues until midnight Sunday.

Discounts only available on items in stock, out of stock items will be cancelled from your order.

Monday, 20 July 2009

Kokeshi Doll - Flirty Girl

The final installment in the Kokeshi Doll range - Flirty Girl.
She has been coloured with Polycolor pencils and blended with Zest-It. The background is the Printworks Dotted Swoosh.
Artwork by Vicky.

Sunday, 19 July 2009

Kokeshi Doll - Bunny Hug

Kokeshi Doll No. 5 is Bunny Hug.
Vicky has coloured her with Polycolor Pencils.
The background is Japanese Background stamped in gold Mica Gloss.

Vicky has coloured her with Polycolor Pencils and layered inside Blossom Nestabilities. The background stamp is the JK Japanese Background stamped with gold Mica Gloss.

Saturday, 18 July 2009

Kokeshi Doll - Ponytail Girl

This is Kokeshi Doll No. 4 - Ponytail Girl, along with Dancing Girl, Lucky Cat and Mince Flowers & Leaves in the background.
Coloured with Mica Gloss.
Artwork by Judi of JudiKins.

Friday, 17 July 2009

Kokeshi Doll - Dancing Girl

This Kokeshi Doll No. 3 - Dancing Girl. With a JudiKins Japanese Background stamp embossed in white onto pink pearlescent paper. She has been coloured with Polycolor pencils and Zest-It.

Artwork by Vicky.

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Kokeshi Doll - China Girl

The 2nd of the Kokeshi Doll stamps this is China Girl, with the JudiKins Weeping Willow Tree.
Again she has been coloured with Mica Gloss.

Come back tomorrow for Kokeshi No. 3

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Kokeshi Doll - Big Hug

This is JudiKins Big Hug Girl, she is a Kokeshi doll stamp and there are 5 more to collect.
She has been coloured with Mica Gloss.

Come back tomorrow for the next doll.

Monday, 13 July 2009

Alcohol Inks & Compressed Air

Vicky has been playing with some of the new Alcohol Inks and can of compressed air (you know the stuff you use to clean your keyboard with). And these are some of the results . . .

The flower stamp is a Stamps by Judith Fine Aster.
I had a conversation with Stamps by Judith last week, to again ask them if we could include their stamps on our website for sale. But they are adamant that they want to help bricks and mortar stores and therefore their stamps cannot be sold online. Apologies to those of you that can't get to our store but if you do have a local stamp store and they don't yet have any Stamps by Judith stamps tell them to call us and we will be happy to supply them.

Sunday, 12 July 2009

My Birthday

We've not long been back from spending my birthday at Alton Towers, we had a great day and got absolutely soaking wet on a couple of rides but luckily the sun was shining on us so it didn't take too long to dry out.

I was worried it would be really busy, being a Sunday, but I think the longest we had to queue was about 20 minutes.

Thank you all for your birthday wishes.
JK Stitched Butterfly embossed in white, Stitched Leaves and Stitched Blossom stamped in grey.
JK Celestial Lady embossed in black. The background is Sun Spots Q-bit stamped in black.

Saturday, 11 July 2009

Newbury Part 3

We decided to take an artboard of all black and white cards. Here are a couple of them:
JK Regal Damask stamped and embossed in white.
JK Damask background stamped grey.
JK Happy Couple stamped and embossed in black.

Friday, 10 July 2009

Newbury Artwork Part 2

More samples by Vicky . . . JK Mince Flourish in background.
Stamps by Judith stamps:
H194 Fine Aster
H195 Fine Poppy
C32 Grass
F167 Sm Bushel Basket
C29 Sprig
JK Mince Flowers & Leaves in background
Stamps by Judith
F184 Oaks
H194 Fine Aster
C32 Grass
AAA173 Loose Butterfly
AA09 Open Flower
F168 Sm Pail
H194 Fine Aster
F184 Oats
AAA173 Loose Butterfly
C32 Grass
AAA19 Open Flower

Thursday, 9 July 2009

Newbury Cards

These are some of the cards that Vicky was demonstrating on Sunday at Artstamps Newbury. Most of the stamps used are Stamps by Judith, except for the background layer stamps. The top one two JudiKins stamps Calligraphic Flowers and Mince Flowers & leaves, the bottom card is Dotted Swoosh by Printworks.
H194 Fine Aster
F168 Bucket
AA45 Bee
AA38 Ladybird
H195 Fine Poppy
C55 Sm Pot
C32 Grass
AAA173 Loose Butterfly

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

More Bicycles

Another selection by Lesley using the Printworks Bike w/Basket stamps.

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Printworks Bicycle

Lesley has created the above cards using the new Printworks Bike w/Basket stamp. The basket on the bike is empty so you can fill it with whatever suits the occasion.
Most of these cards include a selection of Stamps by Judith stamps, for details of these please call us.

Friday, 3 July 2009

Artstamps Newbury

We are heading off to Newbury today, the show is open Saturday and Sunday if you want to come along and see us. Kay Carley is demonstrating for us on Saturday and Vicky is demonstrating on Sunday.
Whilst at the show I don't have access to the internet so any comments you leave won't be visible until Monday.

Hope you have a great weekend.

Thursday, 2 July 2009

Velvet Books

This is something else from our retreat. Sheets of Velveteen paper cut with the Large Curved Rectangle Nestabilities and then embossed through the Cuttlebug. They make great little gift books.
Created by Lesley.

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Cats, Cats, Cats

This is the Purring cat by JudiKins and this one snuggles nicely under the chin of Cat Walk. Calligraphic Flowers has been used for the overhanging branches.

This is the larger of the two cats, Cat Walk by JudiKins. I love how Gill has made him masculine by adding the tie.
All artwork by DT Gillian.
The Design Team are currently hard at work on the next TV show which was due to go our live on 15th July but unfortunately has been postponed until 30th July.