Saturday, 31 December 2011

More Blooms

Some more of Brenda's artwork using our Floral Bloom unmounted stamp.

Friday, 30 December 2011

3 Wise Owls

Esther made this card with our Owl be yours stamp set. Coloured with Promarkers these guys are layered onto a background stamped with Dottiness. The leaves across the bottom are from our Sunday Morning silhouette set.

Thursday, 29 December 2011

Crazy Birthday

Esther sent us these cards a while ago using our Crazy Birthday unmounted stamp set:

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Floral Bloom

Brenda popped in to see us last week with lots of fabulous artwork, I can't show you most of it as they are new designs we are saving to release in a week or two but she was also working with our Floral Bloom set :

Monday, 26 December 2011

Winter Sale Now On

I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas Day and that the festivities are still continuing or are you going out bargain hunting already?

When I get back into the office on Wednesday I'll hopefully have time to post up some more fabulous artwork from our amazing Design Team and then the following week we'll have some brand new stamps for you.

But for now we have our Winter Sale with 20% off absolutely everything online - Enter WINTER in the Promo Code box (just under sub-total) and your discount will show on screen.

Our in store sale starts on Wednesday @ 10am and finished on Saturday @ 4pm. We will have some massive reductions around the store and our Sale Room will be open with wood mounted stamps at only £1 plus lots of other bargains.

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Paper Pieced Owls

Owl be yours - Esther created this card using patterned papers and then added colour with Promarkers.

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Thank you-hoo

Esther has been very busy working with our Owl be yours stamps. For this card the Owl is stamped onto kraft card and coloured with pencils. The background was created using an embossing folder and then inked with Distress inks.

This owl has been painted with Distress inks and the background was created with Distress inks too.

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Christmas Card from Chris

Our DT member Chris McMillan sent us this Christmas card. Isn't it gorgeous and what you might not be able to see is that all the black is sparkly as well as the silver and Angels wings so it is a truly sparkly card.

Thank you Chris.

Saturday, 17 December 2011

50% off Wood Stamps

Until Friday 23rd Dec we are offering 50% off all wood mounted stamps (even reduced ones), just enter XMAS into Notes/Comments box and we will manually adjust total before despatch - Prices shown on screen will be original prices but your card is not charged until despatch.

Also, we have just opened our Sale Room in store so if you are planning to visit us before we close for Christmas on Friday 23rd Dec @ 4pm you may find lots of bargains.

Our full sale starts on 28 Dec @ 10am.

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Velvet Curtains

For both of these cards the curtains from the Window Dressing Set have been stamped onto velvet paper. Behind the curtains is the Arch Window.

The top card features Scenic as the view from the window, the bottom card features On The Water.

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Water & Alcohol

Unmounted stamp set On The Water. This has been stamped using a multi-coloured inkpad onto a background created with alcohol inks.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

December's Project Club

This is the card we made in this month's Project Club. The holly is stuck to a layer of acetate which is adhered over the top of the card and underneath 'Celebrate', but as you can see from the photo below we adhered the acetate whilst the card was fold flat on the table. This does curve the back of the card slightly when standing but does allow it to fold flat to go into an envelope. The St Nicholas stamp used is available on our website. The berries were stamped onto the acetate with a Promarker and then covered with red Stickles.

This is Lesley's variation on the theme. Lesley has adhered the acetate inside the front fold which allows the card to stand up straight.

But because the acetate then bulges it is not ideal if you are posting in an envelope - great if you are hand delivering. Lesley has also stamped and embossed directly onto the acetate with Twinkle Embossing Powders.

Both cards have a faux stitched border hand drawn with a Millenium Pen. The amount of people in our classes that complain because they can't draw in a straight line - my answer is always 'this is a handmade card, they are not supposed to be straight lines' and rulers are definitely not allowed.

Monday, 12 December 2011

Esther's Owls

To create this amazing card Esther has stamped and masked the owls and then coloured the background with Distress inks. The owls were also coloured with Distress inks.

To create the blue owl Esther reversed the image using a brayer.

In the background of this stamp you might notice the JK Italian Script stamp, which has been coloured with Distress inks. The Owl has been coloured with Promarkers.

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Wendy's Owls

As you can see Wendy has been having great fun playing with our unmounted set Owl be yours and before you ask I'm afraid I don't know what the lush owl paper is behind the 3 owls.

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Brand New - Gorillas

Wendy Keenan created these cards using our brand new set of stamps Gorillas.

Notice on the top card the white pen used to highlight the faces and the toes - it makes all the difference.

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Brand New - Owls

These are from our brand new (launched today) Owl be yours set of unmounted stamps.

Cards created by Lesley. Both are coloured with Promarkers.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Trees, Trees, Trees

All these trees are from our Trees unmounted stamp set.

The bottom card is layered onto a background created with alcohol inks.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Pop-Up Boat

Unmounted stamp set On The Water. The images were stamped onto the card and then coloured with ProMarkers. The sailing boat was stamped and cut out and attached to the card using a Pop-Block, which is a little acetate cube.

Monday, 5 December 2011

Gold Leaf Willow

This Weeping Willow is from our unmounted Trees set.
The Willow has been stamped onto Laminating sheet (which is a sticky backed acetate). The backing was then peeled off and a sheet of Variegated Blue leaf was stuck to the sticky side.

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Red Mini Village

This is the Mini Snowy Village which looks just gorgeous in red.

Card made by Esther

Thursday, 1 December 2011

40% off

Why not give handmade jewellery this Christmas? We are offering our 40% off our Wooden Bangles as well as our Patera, Collage Sheets and Transfer Sheets.
Enter Discount Code 'Gift' to receive your discount.

In the above picture the purple bangle was painted with Mica Gloss Purple, the inside was painted with Mica Gloss Gold and the images were stamped with Mica Gloss Gold. The second bangle was painted with water based paint and then stamped tissue paper was applied with PVA glue.

The Patera bracelet was filled with JudiKins Roxs and then filled with glaze or resin. The blue piece is shrink plastic surrounded by JudiKins Micro Glass Beads.