Tuesday, 9 October 2018

I'm so excited . . .

and I just can't hide it . . .

but I will have to hide it for a little bit longer.
Exciting news coming soon

Monday, 8 October 2018

Double Hearts

Another one using Teri Sherman's Steampunk Heart
this time on a cog stencilled background.

Friday, 5 October 2018

Highlighted Heart

Why is it my cards usually end up with some purple in them?
This started as a sheet of Kraft Card which I then inked with Distress Oxides
before stamping in Distress Oxides.
The black images are embossed and then highlighted with a white pen,
apart from the front cover where I coloured the rings with a silver pen.
Stamps used:
Steampunk Heart
JudiKins Vintage No.1

Thursday, 4 October 2018

Happy Stampers - Port Sunlight

We will be at the Happy Stampers Festival this Saturday.
For more information about the event please visit their website 

If you would like to place a pre-order for collection at the show please let us know by the end of today.

Monday, 1 October 2018

Card from TV - In and Out

This is the card I made on Hochanda TV on Tuesday last week.
You can watch the show here.
I used our
Steampunk Heart - on gold shrink plastic
Parisian Chic
JudiKins Vintage No.1
JudiKins Daydream
Find all these stamps on our website here.

I started with cream card and then inked with Distress Oxides Antique Linen and Vintage Photo.
I then chose my main images which I stamped and embossed in black.
All other images are stamped with Oxides - Faded Jeans, Hickory Smoke and Wilted Violet

Saturday, 29 September 2018

Laugh with pleasure

This was one of our new stamps this week:
Live with promise
Love with passion
Laugh with pleasure
You can find it on our website here.
On the creased card is our Large Elegant Swirl rubber stamp.
Unfortunately the stencil that Vicky used has been discontinued.

Friday, 28 September 2018

Studio decorations

Did you see the all the effort the Hochanda team went to in decorating the set for our 26th birthday?
Lots of bunting and presents, it looked great.
The floor manager told me they were going for an 80s themed street party!
But the counters did have to be lowered several inches because when I arrived they were way too high, kind of at my elbow height - not great for stamping.

Thursday, 27 September 2018

Sunset at Sea - Oxide style

If you saw me on Hochanda TV earlier this week you will know this is Sunset at Sea
designed by Teri Sherman.
Vicky stamped the image with Distress Oxides, I know the main colour is Seedless Preserves.
After stamping Vicky used a waterbrush to move a little of the colour around
but the Oxide colour is intense so you need to wipe the excess ink of your brush frequently.

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Keep calm and be crazy

As seen on Hochanda TV on Tuesday at 11am
If you missed the show you can still watch via their website

Monday, 24 September 2018

Hochanda TV Tuesday @ 11am

Celebrate our 26th Birthday with us
on HOCHANDA TV on Tuesday 25th September at 11am

I made this card using our Steampunk Heart (designed by Teri Sherman)
and JudiKins Vintage No.1 set to decorate the background.

As we didn't have time to send out to Design Team for this show you will see quite a few samples featuring some purple (obviously!)

Oval Spinner Card

We've just completed our Christmas Cardmaking Weekend and I thought I'd share
one of our makes this weekend.
These are our new Nordic Gnomes, with our Splatter and Snowflake backgrounds.
Plus words from our Christmas Sentiment Circles set are on the back of each Nordic Gnome.

Friday, 21 September 2018

Open all weekend

Our store is open Saturday and Sunday this weekend

We are teaching our Christmas Cardmaking weekend
but please feel free to drop in and browse around the shop.

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Promo Video - HOCHANDA TV

A little while ago HOCHANDA sent their roving cameraman Rich to visit us in our natural habitat,
with the purpose of filming a promo video of us to promote Stamp Addicts on HOCHANDA TV.
We haven't yet seen the final result and I'm dreading it.  I hate watching myself on TV, I hate photos of myself, unless taken on Snapchat - before Snapchat there were very few photos of me.

So this promo video will probably start appearing on HOCHANDA soon.
We laughed a lot, there were several bloopers but hopefully Rich got enough footage to make the video.  

I just wanted to pre-warn you before we suddenly start appearing on your TV screen.

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Best day of my life

Knebworth Barns 19th September 1998
The best day of my life with my soulmate.
My dream day with my dream man - what more could a girl ask for.
(hair is overrated)

We don't make a big deal about anniversaries and birthdays - everyday together is a gift that we cherish

Saturday, 15 September 2018

Freddy & Freda

These new stamps and a few others are available to order now on our website.
Card by Vicky

Friday, 14 September 2018

Nordic Gnomes

A couple of our new stamps:
Layered onto a napkin background.

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Gone but never fogotten

This is our Mum, the founder of Stamp Addicts.  Some of you will remember her but many will not as it has been over 13 years that she's been gone.
She was very creative in everything she did, when we were young she used to make rag dolls, hobby horses, Christmas decorations, flower arrangements and all of our fabulous birthday cakes - my favourite was the castle with ice cream cone turrets.

This photo was taken on 19th September 1998.
Mum couldn't find an outfit she like but she found a fabric by her favourite designer so we took it to my dressmaker and she made Mum's outfit.
The hat and handbag are crocheted by a wonderful lady we found at one of the large craft fairs at the NEC, I think.

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Goodbye Create It Events

Vicky and I would like to thank all the exhibitors and visitors 
 that have supported us over the first 2 years of Create It Events but we have now resigned as directors and will no longer be involved with the Create It shows.

We will obviously still continue as Stamp Addicts
and you will still be able to see us on Hochanda TV and at Stamperama (21 years) and don't forget you can always drop in to our shop in Bedford to visit us and maybe even join a workshop.

Sunday, 9 September 2018

Betrayal is an ugly word

Today I mourn the loss of a friendship, 
someone that was like family to me has betrayed my trust and betrayed our friendship
in such a way that my forgiveness is unlikely.

Today I will mourn the loss
Tomorrow I will sleep
The day after I will pick myself up and be stronger

I will trust in others less
I will heed the warnings of others more

my lesson has been learnt

To my sister Vicky and my husband Martin
I thank you for your unwavering support and love.

Thursday, 6 September 2018

September Christmas Cardmaking Class

Our first Christmas Card class of 2018.
Some origami, some Distress Oxides, lots of rubber stamps and some shrink plastic.

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Gateshead - Create It

We are getting ready for the first Create It show in Gateshead
at the International Stadium this Saturday 8th September.
Doors open at 10am.
For more details please visit the website
Advanced tickets are only available from us until lunchtime Thursday.
By phone 01234 855833 or via our website
You can pay on the door £5 each.

be Creative - Make & Take
(Embossing Crystals, Wonder Sheets, Wonder Tape)
BJ Crafts / Imagination Crafts - Make & Take
(Imagination Crafts)
(Kanban products)
Chocolate Baroque
(Rubber stamps, mixed media)
Chloes Creative Cards Make & Take
(stamps, Wow embossing powders, Sparkelicious glitters)
Crafty Individuals
(Rubber stamps, mixed media)
Dawn Bibby Creations - Make & Take and Workshop
(Fabrics, crystal art)
Debonair Designs - Make & Take
(Wreath making)
Dolly Dimples Crafts - Make & Take
(Decoupage, stamps, CD-Roms, USBs, papers, templates)
Glitter Magic
(Anti-static ultra fine glitter, fabrics & Debbie Moore products)
HOCHANDA - Tombola & Meet the presenter
IndigoBlu Make & Take
(Rubber stamps, gilding flakes, paints)
Limetree Craft Make & Take
(Card, paper, stamps)
Nina Crafts
(Clear polymer stamps)
Powertex North-East Make & Take and Workshop
(Powertex fabric hardener)
RM Hobbies
(Fabric for quilting, patchwork, etc)
Rosarama Beadcraft
(Beads, findings, kits)
Sandra Rushton: Colour, Craft, Journal - Make & Take
(Stamps, stencils, journals, card kits)
Stamp Addicts
(Rubber stamps, shrink plastic)
Tatting and Design - Make & Take
(Threads for lacemaking, tatting, crochet, needles)
The Stamp Hut
(Woodware stamps, stencils, Crafters Companion)
Tiger Lily Laser and Crafts
(Laser birch ply blanks & engraved)

Friday, 24 August 2018

Christmas Cheer

Another from one of our newest DT members Hellen
featuring our Christmas Cheer stamp.

Thursday, 23 August 2018

Feather Background

Apologies for my lack of blog posts recently.
We had Stamperama last weekend and things were crazy busy getting ready for that and then super tired afterwards.
We are now planning ahead for our next Hochanda show at the end of September plus everything we have going on between.
Plus planning Stamperama for next year - yes I do plan a year in advance.

Monday, 13 August 2018

New DT Member

This card was made by one of our new DT members Hellen Pearce.
Welcome to the team Hellen.

This is our Reindeer Tree and Small Brushed Reindeer - available here.

We've received quite a few enquiries about the Star die that Hellen has used in the background.
It is a Penny Black die called Starry which we are able to order in from the US (£18)

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Christmas Spirit

This is one of my favourites from our latest release of stamps.
Vicky created the background by watercolouring with the Tonic Glitter Markers.
I stamped the words in black and layered onto glitter paper.

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

I'm dreaming . . .

See us on Hochanda TV today at 2pm
This is one of our many new stamps.

Sunday, 5 August 2018

Cardmaking Class - August

This is the project in our Cardmaking class for August.
A secret reveal card
Class is on Wednesday 8th August at 1pm or 7pm
Please call or message to book a space.

Saturday, 4 August 2018

Opening Hours

  • Tuesday 7th Aug - Closed - on Hochanda TV @ 2pm
  • Wednesday 8th Aug - 10am-3pm  Project Club @ 1pm
  • Thursday 9th Aug - 10am-3pm
  • Friday 10th Aug - 10am-3pm

Friday, 3 August 2018

Definitely older

Available very soon.
Watch Hochanda TV on Tuesday for more details.

Sunday, 29 July 2018

Sneaky Peak - Soft Glow of Christmas light

Another sneaky peak at one of the new words stamps that will be on Hochanda TV
on 7th August.
In the background is our Stars Background stamp available here.

Friday, 27 July 2018

Sneaky Peak - Christmas Spirit

The main words are new and will be appearing in our show on Hochanda TV
on 7th August.
The Scripted background is available here
The glass comes from our Large Wine Bottle stamp set here.

Thursday, 26 July 2018

Bottoms Up!

Hands up, who wants to think about Christmas yet?
Not many I think.

Sunday, 15 July 2018

Eat me - humbugs

Another of Vicky's Christmas creations
all cling mounted stamps.

Saturday, 14 July 2018

Friday, 13 July 2018

Distressed Joy

Apologies for neglecting my blog recently.
We have been crazy busy here at Stamp Addicts HQ
Designing some exciting new stamps,
planning Stamperama & Gateshead
teaching workshops, etc

This is from our Snow Hope stamp set
which is not just for Christmas.

Sunday, 8 July 2018

Christmas Humbugs

If you missed our show on Hochanda you can still watch it via their 
website here.

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Bubble Grunge - Baubles

We are on Hochanda TV today at 3pm.
This is our new Bubble Grunge background that Vicky has made into Christmas baubles.
Words are from our Snow Hope set.
Available here.

Wednesday, 4 July 2018


We are on Hochanda TV tomorrow
Thursday 5th July at 3pm
with brand new Christmas stamps.
You can see above some of our new mini sets
All available on our website here.

Monday, 2 July 2018

Cardmaking Class - July

This is what we will be making in our cardmaking class this week and next week:
Tuesday 3rd July at 12.30
Wednesday 4th July at 1pm
Wednesday 4th July at 7pm
Wednesday 11th July at 7pm (day before my birthday!)

If you would like to join us for one of these workshops please call to reserve your space
01234 855833

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Make & Take at Hangar'42

We will be running a Make & Take at Create It Hangar'42 next Saturday:

Made using Sarah's 3D flowers
Plus a selection of our background stamps to decorate.