Thursday, 24 August 2017

Stamperama Samples

At Stamperama Lesley was playing with some of our new stamps
Postage Frame
Cosy Ted large and Cosy words

We will also be using these stamps on our next Hochanda TV show on Sunday 10th September @ 4pm & 7pm

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

New Stamps - Holly & Phill

Have you met Holly & Phil?
These are our new cute little elves and they are surrounded by our Mini Parcel Trio.
Stamps designed by Vicky.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Opening Hours

Tuesday 22nd August  10am-3pm
Wednesday 23rd August  10am-3pm
Thursday 24th August  10am-3pm
Friday 25th August  10am-3pm
Saturday 26th August  10am-4pm

Friday, 18 August 2017

Stamperama, Hertfordshire

On Sunday 20th August you can find us at the Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre,
Lytton Way, Stevenage SG1 1LZ.
The show is open 10am-4pm
Entrance is only £3 each, under 12s free

The following companies will be running Make & Takes:
Stamp Addicts
Be Creative
Dolly Dimples
Limetree Crafts
The ArtyCrafty Place
Tiger Lily Crafts

Other exhibitors include:
AnnaMarie Designs
Craft Habitat
Gracies Greetings
Hobby Art
Honeydoo Crafts
Little Claire
Noor Design
Snazzy's Studio
Sweet Poppy Stencils
The Art of Craft
The Stamp Hut
Tonertex Foils & Glue

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

New Stamps - Postage Frame

I love our new set of Postage frames, you can put so many different things inside them.
This is our Merry Christmas Freehand.
All embossed in gold.
The washi tape in the background is from Tim Holtz.

Monday, 14 August 2017

Opening Hours

Tuesday 15th August  10am-3pm
Wednesday 16th August  10am-3pm
Thursday 17th August  10am-3pm
Friday 18th August  10am-3pm

Sunday 20th August - Stamperama
@ Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre
Open 10am-4pm
£3 entry

Sunday, 13 August 2017

New Stamp - Star Tree

This is our new Star Tree stamp.
Stamped in silver embossing powder onto black card.

Saturday, 12 August 2017

New Stamps - Splatter Background

New stamps used:
Splatter Background
Postage Frame
Merry Christmas Freehand - large

All available online here.

Friday, 11 August 2017

August - Stamp Of The Month

Our August Stamp of the Month Featured stamp set
on Special Offer is . . . .
April - SA-6004 available for only £5 throughout August here.
 The card above also features the Archway from the 3 Fairies stamp set.

 The card above is layered onto a background of alcohol inks.
It includes some shrink plastic umbrellas.

Thursday, 10 August 2017

New Stamps - Face

One of our new Outline Face stamps - this is the larger one of the two,
plus our new Merry Christmas Freehand - this is the smaller of the two.
I used 3 different snowflake stamps for the hair, stamped in Broken China and Mermaid Lagoon.
The Face and words are stamped in Grey.
Layered onto a silver sparkle paper.
Find all our new stamps here.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

New Stamps - Cosy Ted

This is the new large size of our Cosy Ted.
Here he has been placed in our largest Postage Frame
with a Christmas Postmark and the small Merry Christmas Freehand.

All new stamps are available online here.

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

New Stamps - Fancy Flower

This is our new Fancy Floral.
Stamped in black, coloured with pens and layered.
In the background is our new Merry Christmas Freehand.
Find all our new stamps here.

Monday, 7 August 2017

Opening Hours

Tuesday 8th August  10am-3pm

Wednesday 9th August  10am-3pm & 6.30-9pm
Project Club @ 7pm

Thursday 10th August  10am-3pm

Friday 11th August  10am-3pm

Monday, 31 July 2017

Opening Hours

Tuesday 1st August  10am-3pm
Project Club @ 12.30

Wednesday 2nd August  10am-3pm & 6.30-9pm
Project Club @ 1pm & 7pm

Thursday 3rd August  10am-3pm

Friday 4th August  10am-3pm

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Project Club August

This is the card for our August Project Club.
You have a choice of 3 colour options and themes
but the main part is the mechanics of the card.

If you would like to join us on at one of the following classes for only £6 
please let me know -

Tuesday 1st August @ 12.30
Wednesday 2nd August @ 1pm
Wednesday 2nd August @ 7pm
Wednesday 9th August @ 7pm

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Opening Hours

Tuesday 25th July  10am-3pm
Wednesday 26th July  10am-3pm
Thursday 27th July  10am-3pm
Friday 28th July  10am-3pm

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Kraft Drummer

I need to make sure I get this right:
Cover stamp with Versamark and then on top of that Vintage Photo Distress ink
then stamp onto card and cover image with clear embossing powder.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Shrunken Solider

The Drummer has been shrunk
Stamped onto white shrink plastic with black stazon and then coloured with some Brushables.
If you watch the first show where I shrunk him you will know that will probably end up in the bloopers.  It didn't go wrong but it was the way in which he shrunk which was funny.

He has been placed inside our Small Snowglobe stamp.

Monday, 17 July 2017

Red Sparkle Rodney

I love Rodney, he is my friend and although in this image he looks
possibly hungover, tired or poorly I still think he is fabulous.
I made this card by stamping Rodney in black and then cutting out the rectangle
I then placed the stamped layer over some red glitter paper - simples!

The banner is from our Short & Sweet Sentiments set and the words
are from our Glittermas stamp set.

Saturday, 15 July 2017

20% off Magazines

All magazines in our Ebay store are currently 20% off - ends Monday.

We are open all day Saturday 15th July 10am-4pm
Magazines in store are also 20% off.

Crop day in store - pop in and say Hi

Have a great weekend

Friday, 14 July 2017

White Christmas Tree

Vicky created this card using our Trim The Tree stamp set - designed by Lesley Crawford.
Merry Glittermas is from our Glittermas stamp set.

Both images are stamped and embossed in a white sparkle embossing powder.
Vicky then used glitter glues from the pink and purple baubles.

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Topiary Trees

Made from our Christmas Twiddly Bits this looks decidedly unchristmas.
I stamped the Topiary onto 3 different colours of paper: 
Pink Pearlescent
Purple Pearlescent
Kraft paper
I added white dots as detailed in the image.

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Gilding Flakes Background

This is our Merry Christmas Tree rubber stamp.
Here it has been stamped in Stazon onto a JudiKins Laminating Sheet 
(which is a sticky backed acetate, heat embossable).
After stamping, removing the backing to reveal the sticky side and then cover 
with gilding flakes,
or glitter.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Flying through the skies

This is Pilot Rodney
Rodney is not just for Christmas, he is also great for Bon Voyage, Birthdays, Congratulations plus lots more.
The clouds are from our All Weathers stamp set.

Rodney has been stamped 3 times - 
once onto the card,
once onto kraft card
once onto the patterned yellow card.
He has then been paper pieced together.

Monday, 10 July 2017

Opening Hours

This week's opening hours

Tuesday 11th July 10am-3pm
Wednesday 12th July - CLOSED - It's my Birthday
Thursday 13th July 10am-3pm
Friday 14th July 10am-3pm
Saturday 15th July 10am-4pm - Crop

Sorry we are closed on Wednesday but my favourite group are playing on my birthday
so we just had to go

Rodney the Reindeer

This is just a few of our Rodney samples.
More to follow soon.

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Drummer Boy

Did you catch our shows on HOCHANDA yesterday?
If you missed them you can watch via their website 
on the TV schedule or Rewind.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

HOCHANDA TV on Saturday 8th July

3pm & 7pm

These are some of the stamps and samples that we will be featuring on Saturday.

Monday, 3 July 2017

Table Top Sale

Saturday 8th July

Customers selling :
pre-loved dies, tools, machines, stamps
unwanted embellishments, papers, glitters
plus so much more

Julia Watts will be joining us for the Table Top Sale

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Project Club July

Tuesday 4th @ 12.30
Wednesday 5th @ 1pm & 7pm
Wednesday 19th @ 7pm

If you would like to join us for this class (£6) 
please let us know.

Friday, 30 June 2017

30% off Stamps & Accessories

Today is the last day of our flash sale
Coupon Code : rain

Enter the code in your shopping basket before checkout and discount will show on screen. 
Also available in store today only.

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

New Products

Lots of Stix2 products have just been added to our website
including the Layer Perfects, Craft Iron, lots of Foils,
Seed Beads and lots more.

See them all here.

Opening Hours this week:
Tuesday - Friday  10am-3pm

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Me in a Colin McRae Rally Car

Vicky and I were invited on a VIP day yesterday and I got to take a spin in a Colin McRae rally car,
driven by an expert (not me).  Crash helmet, full harness - full speed with tight corners.
Some people got out and look a little queasy and considering we had just had an amazing lunch with chocolate dessert I was worried I would suffer.
But it was sooooo much find, I didn't even hold on 

My husband has been rallying driving and we have talked about going together.  
I definitely want to go now (you get bonus points if you can flip the car). 

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Scriptilicious Background

Did Vicky made this card on HOCHANDA TV?  I think she did.
She stamped several blooms and then masked them
and then stamped several more and then repeated the process
until the background was quite full.
Remember to leave some blank spaces.
The tag is the sentiment from Scriptilicious Blooms stamped
onto white shrink plastic, but into a tag shape, hole punched
and then shrunk.

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Shrink Plastic Wreath 2

A slightly different version of my shrink plastic wreath.
This time I have included some of the smaller Scriptilicious flowers.

Friday, 9 June 2017

Create It - Telford - HOCHANDA Live

Have you seen our exhibitor list for Telford, it is so exciting.
We will be selling advance tickets until Wednesday 14th June here.

As you can see there are more than 25 different Make & Takes running all weekend - some need to be booked and paid for (on arrival) others are free and can be joined at any time.
Lots of workshops available to pre-book.  Details here.

17-18th June 2017
Telford International Centre, Shropshire.
Sat 9.30am-5pm
Sun 9.30am-4pm
Entrance £6 each, under 12s free

Add Some Sparkle (paper embroidery)
Aly's Stitchy Fingers -  Make & Take
Art & Craft Glitter Greetings (acetates & glitter) - Make & Take
Be Creative - Make & Take
Bee Crafty
Card-io (stamps)
Chloes Creative Cards - Make & Take
CraftNutter Supplies (fabric & fat quarters)
Craft Yourself Silly (fabric & fat quarters) - Make & Take
Crafty Bunch (local craft shop) - Make & Take
Crafty Devils
Creative Colouring (colouring books) - Make & Take
Cross Patch - Make & Take
Cut-n-Crafts (mdf)
Dawn Bibby Creations - Make & Take
DecopatchMe - Make & Take
Dolly Dimples Crafts (decoupage, papers, etc) - Make & Take
Fantastic Ribbons
From Rags to Stitches - Make & Take
Galactic Plastic - Make & Take
Glitter Magic  - (Debbi Moore Designs, glitter, etc)
Haberdashery & More
Hobby Art Stamps - Make & Take
HOCHANDA Live featuring Leonie, Charlie and Alex
Hot Shot Craft
Imagination Crafts
Impressions Crafts (beading kits)
IndigoBlu (mixed media) - Make & Take
J.J.D Cards (Hunkydory)
Lavinia Stamps
Limetree Craft (card & paper)
Little Claire (stamps)
Mama Makes
Marbling 4 Fun - Make & Take
MosaiCraft - Make & Take
Noor Design UK
Nottingham Laser (mdf)
Personal Touch (ribbons)
Pink Ink Designs (fabric)
Robert Addams
Rowandean Embroidery - Make & Take
Scary Mary Cards (3D keepsake boxes) - Make & Take
Sentimentally Yours by Phill Martin - Make & Take
Simply Vintage Designs  - Make & Take
Silvar Design - Make & Take
Southampton Bead Co
Stamp Addicts - Make & Take
Stampers Grove - Make & Take
The Art of Craft
The Bead Hut - Make & Take
The Makerss (needlefelt) - Make & Take
The Millshop Online (fabric)
The Nutmeg Company (3D Cross stitch)
The Stamp Hut
Tonertex Foils
Which Craft? Doncaster
You Can Folk It (painting) - Make & Take

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Shrink Plastic Blooms in Brolly

Vicky made this card using
Scriptilicious Blooms
Fancy Brolly
Vicky's Borders
White Shrink Plast.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Shrink Plastic Wreath

One of the samples I made recently using our new Scriptilicious Blooms.
I stamped the leaves using Brilliance inkpads onto black shrink plastic.
I stamped the largest flower onto sanded shrink plastic with Stazon
on the smooth side and then coloured with Chalk Pencils on the sanded side.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Opening Hours

Tuesday 6th June 10am-3pm
Wednesday 7th June 10am-3pm
Thursday 8th June 10am-3pm
Friday 9th June 10am-3pm
Saturday 10th June 10am-4pm CROP

Project Club this week
Tuesday @ 1230
Wednesday @ 1300
Wednesday @ 1900

Monday, 5 June 2017

Project Club June

Join us for our June Project Club
Tuesday 6th @ 12.30
Wednesday 7th @ 13.00
Wednesday 7th @ 19.00
Wednesday 14th @ 19.00

We will be using shrink plastic plus Scriptilicous Blooms,
Fancy Brolly and Vicky's Borders.

Please call or message to book your space.

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Textured Bloom

I made this card using the background and stem from
Textured Florals stamp set.
The flower head is from
Scriptilicious Blooms

Friday, 2 June 2017

Wishing you a day filled with . . . . Happiness

Hope you enjoyed our shows yesterday
Remember if you missed them you can watch them via the
hochanda website.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Stamp Addicts on HOCHANDA TV

We are on HOCHANDA TV today
at 2pm & 7pm

Vicky made this card using our
Scriptilicious Blooms
Vicky's Borders

Hope you can tune in and watch the shows.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Vellum Blooms

To make this card I used
Scriptilicious Blooms
Vicky's Borders.

The flowers are stamped and embossed onto vellum, coloured on the reverse with alcohol pens.
The border and words are stamped with Distress Oxide Cracked Pistachio.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Brolly full of Blooms

Getting ready for our shows on HOCHANDA TV
Vicky created this card using
Scriptilicious Blooms
Fancy Brolly
Vicky's Borders

Tune in on Thursday at 2pm and 7pm

Monday, 29 May 2017

Opening Hours

I hope you are having a wonderful Bank Holiday

We will be opening on the following days this week:

Tuesday 30th  10am-3pm
Wednesday 31st  10am-3pm
Thursday 1st June - CLOSED
Friday 2nd June  10am-3pm
Saturday 3rd June - CLOSED

Friday, 26 May 2017

Scriptilicious Blooms

Vicky has been playing with the new stamps she designed in preparation
for our HOCHANDA TV show on Thursday 1st June at 2pm & 7pm
Hope you will be able to tune in watch us.

Monday, 15 May 2017

Opening Hours

Week commencing 15/5

Tuesday 10am-3pm
Wednesday - CLOSED
Thursday 10am-4pm
Friday 10am-4pm
Saturday - CLOSED

Friday, 12 May 2017

Metallic Hero

Vicky made this card using our Hero Dad stamp
the stars and background are from our Grunge Elements stamp set.
Vicky used Gold Delicata and Silver Encore inkpads

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Create It Kent

Have you seen the exhibitor list for our Create It Kent show this weekend?

Chloes Creative Cards
Craft Obsessions
Hobby Art
Imagination Crafts
Indigo Blu
Phill Martin
Pink Ink Designs
Stampin Up
The Art of Craft - John Lockwood + Paul Church
The Stamp Hut
Tonertex Foils
Rowandean Embroidery
Bee Crafty
J.J.D. Cards
Craft Yourself Silly
The Artistic Stamper
Limetree Craft
Add Some Sparkle
Robert Addams
Society for all Artists
West Design Products
Crafty Products
Dawn Bibby
Daisy & Grace
Storage 4 Crafts
Little Claire
The PMC Studio
Sandra Rushton
Personal Touch
Daisy Chain Designs
Galactic Plastic
Jamberry Nail Wraps
Terry Ross Papercrafts
Sweet Poppy Stencils

Lots of make and takes available.  You could learn embroidery, felting, stamping, cardmaking, mixed media, silver jewellery, painting plus more.
Some Make & Takes need to be booked on arrival,  some are free.
Lots of demonstrations.

Workshops with DaliART, The PMC Studio, Tonic Studios and Leonie Pujol.
DaliART you can book now others you can book on arrival.
Please contact the exhibitor directly.

Cafe - large seating area and wide variety of reasonably priced food and drink available.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Today is the last day for Advance Tickets

If you are planning to come to Create It Kent this weekend
today is the last day to order advance tickets.

You can pay on the door
£6 each, under 12s are free

If you have ordered tickets but not received them yet don't panic
The last batch of emails goes out on Friday.

If you ordered more than a week ago and haven't received your tickets please drop me a quick email letting me know when and where you bought them and I will look into in -

If they don't turn up you can still get in the show.
We will have a 'MISSING TICKET' area at check-in so we can locate you
in the ticketing system and you can enter the show.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Bear with Balloon

Lesley made this card using stamps that she designed
The balloon is from Happy Travels
The hearts on the balloon are from Fancy Brolly

On such a dreamy background.

Monday, 8 May 2017

Opening Hours w/c 9th May

Tuesday 9th May
Wednesday 10th May
Thursday 11th May

Friday 12th May )    Closed  @
Saturday 13th May )  Create It Kent

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Paper Pieced Flamingo

I think this is one of Brenda's cards using our Fabulous Flamingos and Flamingo Border 
and a paper piecing technique.
Plus some bling, obviously!

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Money Raised for East Anglian Air Ambulance

If you visited our shop last year you might have seen the Any Currency Any Age
box we had on the counter.
We were collecting discontinued currencies for the East Anglian Air Ambulance
although some people were adding their spare change, pound coins and even five pound notes.

We gave the box back to the Air Ambulance in October and have just received the final tally for the total of £126.07

Not bad considering a lot of it was melted down and sold for scrap metal.
Thank you to everyone that donated.

Friday, 5 May 2017

Fancy Brolly on Vellum

This is one of Lesley's cards made with the stamps she designed.
Fancy Brolly and Daisy Frame.
All stamped and embossed onto vellum.

Friday, 28 April 2017

Project Club May

May Project Club - Masculine Card
with a Distress Oxide background.

Tues 2nd May @ 12.30
Wed 3rd May @ 1pm
Wed 3rd May @ 7pm
Wed 10th May @ 7pm

If you would like to join us for any of these classes please book your space
Tel : 01234 855833 or email
Class is only £6

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Special Offer

On Special Offer is our Golf Scene rubber stamp
Only £5.99 until 10th May.
Ideal for Father's Day.

You can find the Golf Scene and sentiment here
The Elegant Swirl in the background is here.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

And the winner is . . . .

The competition to name our new stamp set has closed.

And the winner is . . . .

Vanessa Styles

Vanessa suggested the name Scriptilicious Blooms.

These will be available on the website very soon.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Opening Hours This Week

Tuesday 25th April 10am-3pm
Wednesday 26th April 10am-3pm
Thursday 27th April  CLOSED
Friday 28th April 10am-3pm
Saturday 29th April 10am-4pm

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Thank you

Thank you to everyone that came to the Table Top Sale yesterday.

The ladies selling had so much fun that 3 of them have already booked for the next one on 8th July, including Julia Watts.

So make sure you add Saturday 8th July to your calendar .

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Table Top Sale @ Stamp Addicts

In store on Saturday 22nd April
customers selling pre-loved tools, dies, machines, stamps
unwanted embellishments, papers, stickers plus lots more.

Massive bargains not to be missed

Plus in store we do have available Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inkpads 
plus lots of other goodies

pop in and take a look around

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Dad Gatefold

Using our Daisy multi-layer frame stamp
cutting away some of the inner panels and you can leave a rectangle
Perfect to fit 'Dad' or a name.

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Distress Oxide Unicorn

Vicky has been playing with the Distress Oxides
creating different backgrounds.
When she had finished this one she then stamped the unicorn
and used a waterbrush to remove some of the colour.