Monday, 31 October 2011

And the winner is . . . .

Tigger78 - Congratulations

Please email me with your address so I can post out your packs of Flexmarkers -

A Purrfect Day

These are all from our brand new set of unmounted stamps Purrfect Day . . . .

Artwork by Sharon Goold.

Keep an eye out for our Wacky Wednesday special which starts tomorrow night at 6pm.

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Blog Candy

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Brenda's Cards

Brenda has sent us a whole big box packed full of artwork but unfortunately Royal Mail have misplaced it so I strongly recommend that you visit Brenda's blog to see her fabulous creations.

You can find Brenda's blog here.

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Sunset Trees

This time Lesley has been playing with our Trees, onto a brayered background.

For this card Lesley has created a background using Alcohol inks and stamped the Trees with a Blending Blox.

Friday, 28 October 2011


We are on air today at 10am and 1pm.
Lesley created this card using our On The Water set. All stamped in one colour.

Thursday, 27 October 2011


These curtains are from our Window Dressing set and behind the curtains is the Arch Window.

Cards by Anne.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

On the Water

These cards arrived yesterday from Anne, using our On the Water set. If you can't wait for me to upload more of Anne's artwork you can visit her blog (see sidebar).

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

A couple more cards from Esther . . . On the card above Esther has used the big scene from the Scenic set, the swallows from Parisian Chic, trees from Trees set and Best Wishes from Sentiment Circles No.2 set. All stamped with Distress Inkpads.

For this card Esther has used the Trees set, Scenic set plus Dottiness for the clouds. The trees are stamped on an alcohol ink background.

Monday, 24 October 2011

New TV Show

Artwork from our Design Team has started trickling this week ahead of our live show on Friday. These cards are from Esther and the card above here is using our Trees set which Esther has embossed with Sticky Stuff and covered in gold leaf.

On this card Esther has stamped and embossed in gold the Arch Window onto acetate, then coloured behind the window frame with a black marker. The rest of the acetate is covered with alcohol inks. Behind the window is another tree from the Trees set.

Sunday, 23 October 2011

On Top of the World

Doesn't it look like the little Polar Bear is on top of the world. Or you could interpret it that he is sitting on a giant ball! Great idea Frankie

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Snow Church Scene

Two cards one stamp - the top card is stamped in stazon and coloured with Distress inks, the bottom card is stamped in Vintage Photo and then Lesley used a waterbrush to give it that watercoloured look.
You can find this Snow Church Scene unmounted stamp on our website here.

Friday, 21 October 2011

Field of Snowmen

Using Snowman and trees from both the Snowy Village set and Mini Snowy Village set Esther has created a whole family of snow people.

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Red Kraft Door

Esther created this card by stamping the Front Door onto kraft card.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Old book Partridge

As you can see on this card Frankie has stamped the Pear Tree onto the page of an old book. I'm sure no books were hurt in the making of this card.

Monday, 17 October 2011

Snowy White Village

Frankie has used the large dots and small dots from our Dots and Stars background set to create the wonderfully snowy backdrop for the Snowy Village.

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Golden Pears

This is our Partridge and Pear Tree set and as you can see Anne has stamped the pears in gold. Now why is it I can't grow gold pears!?!

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Sentiment Circles

On this card you can see our Christmas Sentiment Circles and in the middle of one is a Playful Penguin and the other a star from the Polar Bear set.

Card by Frankie.

Friday, 14 October 2011

Polar Hug

Chris created this card in black and white with a hint of blue, using our Polar Bears. I love the way Chris cut the arms of the big bear to wrap around the baby bear, you may have seen me borrow this technique on our last show!

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Penguins @ Play

I've programmed Blogger with lots of Christmas cards to appear on my blog over the next couple of weeks as I'll be going in for surgery tomorrow. Hopefully by the time I get back we'll have lots of lovely artwork to show you for our new TV show on Friday 28th October. Plus some brand new stamps being released in November.

This card is one Vicky created on our last show featuring our Playful Penguins, coloured with Flexmarkers.

Christmas Topiary Trees

Taken from our Front Door stamp set, Esther has utilised just one element to create this lovely card.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Bird with Umbrella

This is a card Vicky made a while ago with our Bird with Umbrella stamp.
I believe Vicky coloured the image with Promarkers. The silver dots on the umbrella are two way glue and silver leaf.

Friday, 7 October 2011

Pop-Up Card

On the front of the card we stamped and embossed in silver onto Mulberry paper.

To create the pop-up Snowman we used a FlipFlap from JudiKins.

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Red Door

What's behind the Red Door? Oooh I know, I know - it's Chrrrrristmas! (well maybe not just yet)

Card created by Anne.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Free Stamps

Yes, I did say FREE stamps - a whole A5 set free with orders over £25 - only until midnight Wednesday 5th October - Wacky Wednesday.

Just add the stamps to your shopping basket.

Monday, 3 October 2011

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Aiming for the stars

Didn't you know Polar Bears practice their Cheerleading skills when no one is looking, or are they just reaching for the stars?
Card created by Lesley.

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Not just for Christmas

Our gnomes were not designed for Christmas but they do lend themselves so well to be Santa or his little helpers. This card by Brenda shows how they don't have to be for Christmas.