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
10am-3pm
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

Hero

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 sarah@stampaddicts.co.uk

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

Flamingo

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