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.

Monday, 10 April 2017

Opening Hours - Easter

Tuesday 11th April - 10am-3pm
Wednesday 12th April - 10am-3pm
Thursday 13th April - 10am-3pm

Tuesday 18th April - 10am-3pm
Wednesday 19th April - 10am-3pm
Thursday 20th April - 10am-4pm CROP DAY
Friday 21st April - 10am-3pm
Saturday 22nd April - 10am-3pm TABLE TOP SALE

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Lots of Layers

Our Daisy Multi-Layer frame stamp in shades of green and yellow
How many layers can you make?

Saturday, 8 April 2017


A sample from Brenda using our Hero Dad stamp 
and Grunge Elements.

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Flamingo Sparkle

Fabulous is a frame of mind
Our Fabulous Flamingos.

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Daisy Frame - Bleached

The card is coloured with Distress Inks.
The Daisy multi-layer frame is stamped in black Archival.
Then the flowers and inner frame are bleached
Thin bleach in a waterbrush

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

My Trip to Switzerland

You may or may not know that I was recently in Switerland - teaching in a craft store in Winterthur (near Zurich) Atelier Rageboge (Rainbow).

My friend Jacqueline owns the store and has an apartment in the mountains, so after several long days of teaching, on the Sunday afternoon, we drove (2ish hours) to the apartment.  The forecast at the store & home was for miserable weather but in the mountains sunshine was predicted so off we went with her husband Marcel and their dog Kira.

Now, I have never been skiing or snowboarding and I think I'm maybe a little too old (and unfit) to start now.  So Jacqueline suggested we sledge down the mountain.  Acutally she said sled but I looked it up and there is no difference between a sled and sledge so I am going with sledge.

But first we had to get up the mountain and the only way up is in a ski-lift.

So my first 1st of the day was travelling in a ski-lift.
It scooped us up and off we went, above are the photos to prove it.
Jacqueline made sure I put on sunscreen before we went outside (factor 30).  And I am so glad she did because when we got to the top of the ski-lift we sat in the sunshine for a while and I took off my coat sitting there in a t-shirt in the snow.  We felt so close to the sun.
You can see from this photo that we weren't quite at the top of the mountain.  There is another ski-lift that takes you up to the summit so you can ski down what looks like a vertical drop - no thank you!
After chatting to a snowboard instructor (apparently he offered us jobs as barmaids, we must have been laughing too much!) Jacqueline said let me take a photo of you with all the snow.
Step backwards she said - so I did.  This is was taken after I stepped forward out of the snow that went up to my knees.  Not a good idea.
See the red face - getting so close to the sun does that too me, it is what I like to call my healthy glow (often known as sunburn).

My second 1st of the day was sledging down a mountain.  We followed the path of the roads (which are closed to cars in ski season) down the mountain and WOW you can really pick up some speed.
You use your feet to steer and brake - not scary at all!!!!
Sometimes those roads have tight winding bends.
 This photo is of Jacqueline on the last leg of the journey back down to the apartment.
See that wooden hut in the distance?  Right by there was some deep snow.
Did you know that a sledge stops dead in deep snow?
This would have been a perfect 'You've Been Framed' moment
I sledged down and hit that patch of deep snow,
my sledge stopped, but I did not.
I did not land on my face as most people assume I would,
no I landed on my bottom, so I continued as I would have on the sledge just without the sledge.
I landed in the soft snow and howled with laughter,
if only someone could have caught that on camera.

This is the panoramic view from the patio.
Where we sat drinking bubbly with blankets on our legs enjoying the sunshine.
The clouds are fascinating up here and so dramatic.
All this in one day.
The following day on the way back to Winterthur we stopped in a chocolate factory - yum yum.


Monday, 3 April 2017

April Project Club

This is the card we are making in Project Club this month
using Distress Oxides and Distress Crayons.

Tuesday 4th @ 12.30
Wednesday 5th @ 1pm
Wednesday 5th @ 7pm
Wednesday 12th @ 7pm

If you would like to join us please send me a message

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Huggy Bear & Daisy Chains

Huggy Bear can be happy, sad or just cute - you decide.
The bow around his neck and the buttons on the banner come from the Ted rubber stamp set.
Banner and happy birthday from Short and Sweet Sentiments set. 
Background is our Daisy Chains rubber stamp set.

All stamps and card designed by Lesley Crawford.

Saturday, 1 April 2017


Our new Fabulous Flamingos rubber stamp set
includes both Flamingos and several sentiments including
this one.
The background of this card has been stamped with our Grunge Elements.
Card by Brenda

Friday, 31 March 2017


Grunge Elements and I have a hero embossed in black 
onto a bright background that you could create with inks or sprays.
Card by Brenda.

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Brolly full of Spring

This is bright and fun and full of sunshine.
Card and stamps by Lesley Crawford.
Fancy Brolly rubber stamp set.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Daisy Pop-up Frame

Design Team member Chris McMillan made this pop-up card
using our Daisy multi-layer frame.
I love the way that Chris has coloured around the flowers and frames
to give them that crisp white finish.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Dad Dad Dad Dad

Vicky made this card using our Grunge Elements stamp set
and our Hero Dad rubber stamp.

Monday, 27 March 2017

Distress Oxide - Daisy Frame

I created the background with the new Distress Oxides (which are fab)
and then stamped and embossed over the top with our Daisy Layer frame.

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Sparkle Flamingo

If you missed our shows on Hochanda yesterday
remember you can watch them via their website

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Hochanda TV Today

Today we are on Hochanda TV at 2pm & 5pm

We will be introducing our
Fabulous Flamingos
Daisy Multi-layered Frame
Hero Dad
Grunge Elements

We do hope you will be able to tune in and watch the shows.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Vintage Bon Voyage

One of Lesley's creations using
Flower Frame
stamped onto a patterned paper and then Distress ink has been added.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Multi Layers of Layers

We love this stamp, it is so versatile.
Here we have used the whole stamp, stamped and embossed twice.
The 2nd layer has been coloured and cut out and then layered on top.

It reminds me of Mahjong - the 3 dimensional tile game where you layer up the tiles.

Monday, 20 March 2017

Opening Hours

Tuesday 21st March - 10am-3pm
Wednesday 22nd March - 10am-3pm
Thursday 23rd March - 10am-3pm
Friday 24th March - 10am-3pm

Saturday 25th Shop Closed
as we are on
Hochanda TV 2pm & 5pm

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Hero Tag

This is our 'I have a Hero' stamp with our new
Grunge Elements in the background.
These will be featured inour Hochanda TV show on Saturday 25th March 2pm & 5pm.

Vicky created this card and has outline the Hero and Dad words with a fine black pen.

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Spring Brolly

The Fancy Brolly stamp set as in it the small elements to decorate the brolly including the raindrops in the background of this card.
The Tulip, Bunny and 'It's Spring!' are from the Spring Accessories stamp set.
Stamps and card designed by Lesley Crawford.

Friday, 17 March 2017

Frame on Mulberry Paper

There is a layer of mulberry paper behind the cut out frames.
Plus our new Elegant Swirl in the background.
Created by Vicky

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Beautiful Brolly

Here Lesley has used her Flower Frame and her Fancy Brolly,
the pink flowers are also from the Fancy Brolly set.
Coloured with alcohol pens.

This is also a parasol which is perfect for so many occasions

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Vintage Flower Frame

This is Lesley's Flower Frame stamped and watercoloured with Distress
to give it a vintage feel.

Today I am on my way to Switzerland.
I have set up my blog with new samples every day while I am away but that does mean I won't be able to access and publish your comments for the next week.
I will publish them on my return.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Daisy Multi Layer Frame Shadow Box

Our new Daisy Multi-Layered Frame stamp will be appearing in our
Hochanda TV shows on Saturday 25th March.

I have stamped the image once in White Diamond Embossing Powder and
then again in Gold Twinkle Embossing powder.
I separated some of the frames to create the layers.

Monday, 13 March 2017

Opening Hours

Tuesday 14th March - 10am-3pm
Wednesday 15th March - 10am-3pm
Thursday 16th March - 10am-3pm
Friday 17th March - 10am-3pm
Saturday 18th March - 10am-4pm

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Pot of Gold

There should be a pot of gold at the end of every rainbow, shouldn't there?
The Pot of Gold comes from our new Happy Travels set.
The rainbow is from our all weathers set
and all other stamps are from our Spring Accessories set.

All stamps and card designed by Lesley Crawford.

Saturday, 11 March 2017

NEW - Gate-fold Multi Layered Frame

Brand new stamp launch today

Our Fabulous Flamingos and Flamingo Border are also now available plus a couple of other new stamps.

Our store in Kempston is open Saturday and Sunday this weekend
10am-4pm Saturday
10am-3pm Sunday

Friday, 10 March 2017

Brolly full of Eggs

Lesley created this card using
Grandma's Quilt
Fancy Brolly
Spring Accessories

We are open Saturday and Sunday this weekend as it is our Cardmaking Weekend
so why not pop in and browse our store of wall to wall stamps.

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Sail Away . . . Sail Away . . .

Lesley created this card using some stamps that she designed:

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Opening Hours

Tuesday 7th March - 10am-3pm
Wednesday 8th March - 10am-3pm
Plus 7pm Project Club
Thursday 9th March - 10am-3pm
Friday 10th March - 10am-3pm
Saturday 11th March - 10am-4pm
Sunday 12th March - 10am-3pm

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Silver Flower Frame

This is our new Flower Frame Rubber Stamp
Card made by Lesley Crawford
Stamps designed by Lesley Crawford

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Smooth Sailing

Lesley has been busy playing with the new stamps that she designed for us.
These are from Happy Travels.

Friday, 3 March 2017

Sneaky Peaks

Coming soon our Fabulous Flamingos

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Bon Voyage

Lesley made this card using the stamps that she designed in our
All Weathers rubber stamp sets.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Seahorse Shaker

This is a variation on our Bugs Life shaker card but this time
with our new Seahorses and Seashells.
Can you see the little shrunk seahorses inside the jar - they are soooo cute!

This is one I will be teaching in Switzerland.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Project Club - March

This is our March 2017 Project Club using our new Fancy Florals.
Wednesday 1st March
@ 1pm
@ 7pm

Tuesday 7th March
@ 12.30

Wednesday 8th March
@ 7pm
If you would like to join us for one of these classes please message
or call us on 01234 855833 to book.

Monday, 27 February 2017

Opening Hours

Tuesday 28th Feb - 10am-3pm
Wednesday 1st March - 10am-3pm
1pm-3pm Project Club
Plus 7pm-9pm Project Club
Thursday 2nd March - 10am-3pm
Friday 3rd March - 10am-3pm
Saturday 4th March - CLOSED

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Hot Dogs

These are a couple of the Make & Takes from Stamperama
using our Hot Dogs stamp set plus the background textures from
our Grunge Elements

Whenever I think about these stamps the song from 1988 starts playing in my head:

hot dogs, jumping frog, Albuquerque

The King of Rock 'n' Roll by Prefab Sprout
I was a big fan of the song then and still am now, although I've never understood it.
I am still an 80's girl at heart.

Friday, 24 February 2017

Table Top Sale

In store on Saturday 25th Feb is our Table Top Sale
Customers have rented our tables and will be selling lots of exciting craft products

Including machines, tools, dies, embellishments, stamps plus so much more.

We are open 10am-3pm
Just pop in and take a look, you never know what you might find.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Happy Birthday

Our new Grunge Elements stamp set
with Happy Birthday Large embossed in gold

Have a play with your favourite colours, this one could work for a girl
but you could easily stamp the Grunge Elements in some different colours to make it more masculine.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Fancy Florals Tags

Some Make & Takes from Stamperama
Using Fancy Florals 1 and Fancy Florals 2.
Butterflies are stamped and embossed on vellum.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Fancy Florals Frame

Vicky made this card using stamps from our new
Fancy Florals 1 & Fancy Florals 2 rubber stamp sets.

Monday, 20 February 2017

Opening Hours

Tuesday 21st Feb - 10am-3pm
Wednesday 22nd Feb - 10am-3pm
Thursday 23rd Feb - 10am-3pm
Friday 24th Feb - 10am-3pm
Saturday 25th Feb - 10am-3pm TABLE TOP SALE

Customers selling pre-loved tools, dies, machines, stamps
Unwanted inks, embellishments, papers, etc.

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Sympathy Snowdrop

Vicky made this card a couple of days ago using some of the new stamps she designed.
The Snowdrop and the Leaf are both from Fancy Florals 2 stamp set.
You can find the sentiment stamp here.