Thursday, 31 May 2012

Solid Chandelier

We are on Create & Craft today at 12 noon.

This is our new solid chandelier stamp and as you can see from the top card it works beautifully on shrink plastic.
Cards by Linda.

Sneaky Peak - Dreamhouse

Anne made these cards using our brand new Dreamhouse stamp set as featured in our Create & Craft show today at 12 noon.

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Sneaky Peak - Solid Motifs

Chris made these cards using our new Solid Motifs stamp set that will be featured in our show
on Create & Craft on Thursday at 12 noon. 

Townhouses by Brenda

On these cards Brenda has used our Townhouses rubber stamp.

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Sneaky Peak - Emma

Chris made these using our brand new set Emma which will be featured in our show on Create & Craft on Thursday at 12 noon.

Saturday, 26 May 2012

For this card Brenda has used our Flowers & Leaves Background stamp and a sentiment from Special Wishes.
For this card Brenda created a reverse mask for the panel and then coloured and stamped through the mask, using our Wildflowers stamp set.

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Flowers & Leaves Background

Brenda created these cards using our Flowers & Leaves Background stamp.  For both cards Brenda has stamped the image and then cut it up into panels.

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Flower Background

Kerry created these cards using a combination of our Floral Bloom stamp and our Flowers & Leaves background stamp and sentiments from our Special Wishes set.

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Linda's Blooms

Linda created all these cards using our Floral Bloom stamp, so many different looks and only one stamp!

Monday, 21 May 2012

Tea Cups & Caddies

Artwork by Esther using our Time for Tea stamp set.

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Art Journalling Class Part 1

Lesley is running an Art Journalling Class on Sunday 3rd June 10am-4pm.

If you've always wanted try try Art Journalling and don't know where to start or just need some inspiration and want to learn some new techniques then this class is a must.

For more information please call Lesley, she is in the store Tuesdays and Fridays 10am-4pm on 01234 855833.

Saturday, 19 May 2012


Frankie made these cards using our Parisian Chic stamp set.  I have to say the pink card - are these the gates to a pink and fluffy heaven?

Friday, 18 May 2012

Tea Time

Chris created these vintage looking cards using our Time for Tea stamp set.

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Ballet Style

Anne created these pink delights using our Ballet stamp set.

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Tea with Frankie

Frankie created these fabulous cards using our Time For Tea stamp set.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Flowers & Leaves

Anne has used our Flowers and Leaves stamp to create these soft and subtle cards.

Monday, 14 May 2012

Floral Bouquets

Created with Distress inks and highlighted with a white pencil.
One stamp, stamped three times.
And the same stamp but this time decoupaged.
Artwork by Esther, the stamp is Floral Bouquet.

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Demonstration Day

In store today we have Demonstration Day, 5 different demonstrators playing with different stamps, inks and accessories all day.  10am-4pm just pop in anytime and watch as little or as much as you want.
Another one of those twisted cards, this time using our Time for Tea unmounted stamp set.
Artwork by Vicky

Friday, 11 May 2012

Earl Grey

Lesley created this card using our new Time for Tea stamp set.
Lesley stamped the images using Archival black inkpad and then coloured them using Distress Inkpads (Antique Linen, Vintage Photo and Weathered Wood) and a waterbrush. 
Grandma's Doiley and Tea Philosphy have been stamped with Dove Grey stazon.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Its Twisted!

  I hope you can see the measurements but if not this is an A4 piece of card, all of the dotted lines are the folds needed to create this card. 
The first is through the centre of the card vertically (top to bottom) to create a tall creased card. 
The next crease is 10.5cm from the top. 
The final creases are the diagonals 18cm at the edges to 14cm in the centre.
I would suggest making pencil lines at the measurements listed and then score with a bone folder.  You need to fold along all your creases to make sure they move easily.  Then fold in where my thumb is.  The top crease needs to fold away from you so it looks something like this:
Your finished creased card should look like this.  Vicky is createing this one in our TV show on Thursday at 12 noon using our Ballet and Flowers & Leaves unmounted stamps. 

If you are having trouble and are able to pop into our shop this Saturday during our Demo Day we will be happy to show you.

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

New Time for Tea Stamps

Design Team member Chris made these using our new Time for Tea unmounted stamp set which is being featured in our Create & Craft show on Thursday 10th May at 12 noon.

Thursday, 3 May 2012


You can see Brenda has been busy playing with our Wildflowers set again, ready for our TV show next Thursday on Create & Craft.
The top card can be made by creating a reverse mask of a heart and then stamping over the heart so all the Wildflowers are instead the heart.
The bottom card is one of the Wildflowers stamped onto shrink plastic.