Tuesday, 30 November 2010
Monday, 29 November 2010
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Saturday, 27 November 2010
Artwork by Lesley.
Friday, 26 November 2010
Fingers crossed that it all goes according to plan because it is perfect timing for Wacky Wednesday, late night shopping and our Project Club as these are all taking place on Wednesday 1st December.
So if you would like to test out the brand new A421 we are open on Wednesday 1st December 10am-9pm
Thursday, 25 November 2010
Check out the new section on our website here where you can find all our new unmounted stamps, new designs being added daily.
New road opening - apparently the new A421 from J13 of the M1 to us will be opening on 1st December - so fingers crossed this happens as it will make the journey a breeze.
Wednesday, 24 November 2010
Tuesday, 23 November 2010
Monday, 22 November 2010
Sunday, 21 November 2010
Saturday, 20 November 2010
Friday, 19 November 2010
But we have made some of them into unmounted designs which you can buy online (sorry no discount).
Unmounted Holly Tree embossed in white onto blue vellum.
Wednesday, 17 November 2010
In these videos I use Kew Gardens cube, Seashore Cube, Paris Cube, London Cube and Egyptian Cube 3.
So we now have over 100 videos on our website, hopefully these will inspire you.
Tuesday, 16 November 2010
Places are available to book from 10am today and are on a very limited basis as the weekend is being held in the classroom at our store.
The cost of the weekend is £99 and includes cardmaking on Saturday 5th March 10am-6pm and Sunday 6th March 10am-5pm.
To book a space on this weekend please call us on 01234 855833
Monday, 15 November 2010
Sunday, 14 November 2010
Saturday, 13 November 2010
Friday, 12 November 2010
The background is JudiKins Xmas Tree Border stamped in Blush Pink Opaque Stazon Inkpad.
Thursday, 11 November 2010
Wednesday, 10 November 2010
It has been stamped using Blending Blox and highlighted with the Marvy Xtra Fine Silver Metallic pen, which was also used to create a border.
Tuesday, 9 November 2010
The Happy Christmas has been embossed with Red Embossing Powder onto vellum, the Funky Xmas Pattern is in the background.
Monday, 8 November 2010
Sunday, 7 November 2010
Bye for now. Normal service will resume on Monday with the return of Sarah.
P.S. Happy Birthday Vicky!
Saturday, 6 November 2010
I've got four more cards to show you all coloured once again with Lyra Polycolours. I do love colouring in don't you?
In this first card I'm showcasing my absolute favourite Christmas motif, the gingerbread man. I have been collecting gingerbread men stamps for years and this is probably my favourite. The three little gingerbreads are layered over a background stamped with the parcel/holly/candy cane trio. I've also incorporated a border stamp which I use a lot to divide the card into different areas. Printworks produce many border stamps and I find them very useful.
As said in Little Women, Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without any presents. This card features some very funky Christmas gifts. They are available on a wood mounted stamp or an unmounted set. Recognise that colour combo? Hmm. However, it looks just as good in sepia tones on cream card.
Friday, 5 November 2010
Thursday, 4 November 2010
Join me tomorrow when I'll show you how you can turn the Printworks Wheelbarrow that you've been harbouing in your craft drawer all summer into something Christmassy.
Wednesday, 3 November 2010
You can purchase the Pear stencil at the show. Don't forget to take your key fob if you are a Stamp Addicts Member.
I thought I'd show you a few Christmas card ideas using stamps from one of my favourite companies, Printworks.
The first one uses a cute Snowman coloured with alchol-based markers, layered onto a Nellie Snellen die cut. I love this die set. It's a little different from the usual scallop dies without being too fancy.
The base card has been embossed with a cuttlebug embossing folder. We have some really nice Christmas ones to choose from in store.
The second card features a Poinsettia which has been stamped twice onto a card scrap and coloured with distress reinkers (Barn door, worn lipstick and curshed olive) and a waterbrush.
I like using the re-inkers in this way and also to make my own customer multi-colour inkpads. This is what I have used to stamp the leafy flourish.
Simply cut a square of cut n dry felt (not foam) and drip the re-inkers on to it in a random fashion. Store in a zip-loc bag and it will stay wet for months.
You can see another example of this technique being used on my card in the Best of British supplement included with this month's Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine.
I hope you can join me on The Purple Zone again tomorrow when I will show you some more of Printwork's snowmen.