Thursday, 13 December 2018

Bauble Wreath


The Bauble Wreath stamp set is a versatile set made of elements so you can create lots of different looks.
To create this look the wreath has been coloured with different colour Stickles.
Follow the above link to the website to see a couple of different looks.

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Wistful Snowman

Another of Lesley Crawford's fabulous designs
surrounded by Stunning Snowflakes

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Santa in the snow

These stamps were designed by Lesley Crawford
Santa rubber stamp
And the words are from the Bauble Wreath set

Monday, 10 December 2018

Grandma's Quilt & Snowglobe

Grandma's Quilt is a hugely versatile stamp set, here only the border has been used.

Sunday, 9 December 2018

Saturday, 8 December 2018

Stained Glass Window

I thought I would share with you a few of my favourite cards from the last few years, over the next few days.
This stamp was designed by Lesley Crawford, the stamp is our Bethlehem Stained Glass rubber stamp which you can find on our website here.
The stamp is embossed in black and then coloured with some watercolours or you can use water based inks and paint on.
On the black card is our Stars Background stamp.

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Shrink with Brilliance Inkpads

Did you know you can stamp your background stamps on shrink plastic with Brilliance inkpads
and once shrunk the ink is dry?
I stamped our Italian Marble with Aurora Brilliance and then stamped over with our Scientifically proven sentiment stamp in black stazon.
The shrink was die cut with a fancy label die first.
White shrink plastic.
The background layer of the card is stamped with the same stamp and inkpad.

Monday, 3 December 2018

Cardmaking Class

This is the project for our December cardmaking class
Our last Christmas card of 2018
Tues 4th Dec @ 12.30
Wed 5th Dec @ 1pm
Wed 5th Dec @ 7pm
Wed 12th Dec @ 7pm
If you would like to join us please message or call to reserve a space
01234 855833

Stamps used:

Sunday, 2 December 2018

Lucy's Butterflies

We are on HOCHANDA TV today at 12 noon.
These are our new Lucy's Butterflies - you can find them here.
The background is our Cherry Blossom Background stamped and embossed in Chablis embossing powder.
Here the butterflies have been stamped in Stazon onto clear shrink plastic and coloured with alcohol inks.

Saturday, 1 December 2018

Intaglio Shrink Plastic

This is Shrink Plastic Intaglio style.
Intaglio is to engrave an image into the shrink which Vicky has done here by stamping into the hot shrunked plastic.
Vicky will be demonstrating this technique in our show on Hochanda TV tomorrow at 12 noon.
I hope you can tune in and join us for our Shrink Plastic Masterclass

Friday, 30 November 2018

New Stars


Our new star stamps include:
Star Trail Large
Star Trail Small
Star Cluster
Swirl Star Small
You can find all these new stamps plus more on our website here.

Thursday, 29 November 2018

Pens - Black and White

We've not been able to get hold of our favourite white pen as it has been discontinued but . . .
we have found an alternative as well as some fabulous black fine liner pens
and they all work on shrink plastic.
You can find them on our website here

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Shrink Plastic - Gold

We will be on HOCHANDA TV on Sunday 2nd December at 12noon
with our Shrink Plastic Masterclass.
We will be squeezing in as many different ways that you can colour shrink as we possibly can in an hour.
This is our Steampunk Heart and Vintage No.1 stamps.
The Steampunk heart has been stamped onto Gold shrink plastic.

Sunday, 18 November 2018

Stamperama Tickets

Stamperama tickets are now available for Stevenage and Harrogate.
You can get them via our website here.
Or you can order by phone on 01234 855833
 
You can find out more about these shows here.

Friday, 16 November 2018

Shop Open

Saturday 17th November 10am-3pm
Why not drop in and see what is new.
We have the latest Distress Oxides plus our latest release of stamps

Tues 20th - Fri 23rd Nov  10am-3pm
Tues 27th - Fri 30th Nov  10am-3pm

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Sneaky Peeks


We've been working on quite a few new stamps recently.
Here is a sneaky peek at a couple of them.
Not sure on a release date yet, maybe after Christmas.
I will keep you posted.

Monday, 12 November 2018

Foxy Penny Slider

For this penny slider Vicky shrunk Felix the Fox and glued the shrink to a penny.
With the Tumbling Fox Border she coloured and cut them up to have them appearing in between the autumn leaves.

Friday, 9 November 2018

A stack of Llamas or Alpacas


Vicky created this card and used some Eclipse Masking Tape.
Liliana, Cactus Set and in the background the Cactus Border
all coloured with pens.
Vicky designed all these stamps and Liliana can be either Llama or Alpaca,
depending on your preference.



Thursday, 8 November 2018

Daisies

I created this card using our new Daisy stamp and some Eclipse Masking Tape.
I made 2 masks of the daisy - remember when creating your mask to cut off the stamped line so your mask doesn't create a shadow effect.
Coloured with Nuvo Glitter Pens.
Black pen border with one of our new Fine Liner pens

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Floating away . . .

Did you see our new set of Essential Pens?  3 x black fine liner pens in 3 different sizes plus 2 white permanent pens in 2 different sizes.
Here Vicky used one of the black fine liners to draw the strings for the balloons.
Stamp used: Felix Fox, Star Balloon and Tumbling Fox border - all can be found here.

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Fox Wobble

Felix the Fox is quite adorable, here I have put his head on a small wobble.
The background is our Solid Heart background stamped and embossed with Sticky Stuff and covered with mica powders.
If you missed our show on Hochanda you can watch it via their website here.

Monday, 5 November 2018

Sticky Stuff


We love our Sticky Stuff Embossing Powder from JudiKins.
The background is our Italian Marble background stamp with Sticky Stuff and then I applied Mica powders.
I used the same technique with the Daisy.
I've taken photos at different angles so hopefully you can see the texture.

Sunday, 4 November 2018

Herd or Flock ?

Apparently it is both for Alpacas herd and flock.
Apparently a group of Llamas is also a herd
But this is information I have gathered from Google so don't take it as gospel.

You can't really see the background but the Cactus border is stamped in brown onto the brown card.
All new stamps available here.

See us on Hochanda TV today at 10am.

Saturday, 3 November 2018

Fox shaker card

Daisies stamped onto white shrink and coloured with Brushables.
I also used Felix Fox and Tumbling Fox border
Find all these new stamps here
and don't forget to tune in to HOCHANDA TV on Sunday morning at 10am

Friday, 2 November 2018

Feeding time


This is Liliana - now she could be a Llama or she could be an Alpaca.
Artist license she could be either, you decide 
You can find Liliana, the Cactus and all our new stamps on our website here

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Fox and cubs

This is Felix Fox and his little baby cubs (from the Tumbling Fox Border)
plus the new Daisy stamp.
Find these and all our other new stamps online here.
Don't forget to tune in and watch us on Hochanda TV on Sunday at 10am

Saturday, 27 October 2018

More Exciting News

Our second exciting announcement is that we have partnered up with Hobby Art Stamps to bring you Stamperama Worthing
at the Charmandean Centre in Worthing
on Saturday 25th May 2019
You can find more details on the website here
and you can join the event on Facebook here

Thursday, 25 October 2018

Brrrrrrr

I'm just packing my bag for a quick trip to Newcastle but it looks like I've chosen a really cold weekend.
Is it time to break out the thermals already?
It's only supposed to be a degree or 2 cooler but I think its the rain and gale force winds I'm most looking forward to!  - can you hear the sarcasm in my voice?
So winter woollies, waterproofs . . . anything else?

Sunday, 21 October 2018

Exciting News

Our first bit of exciting news:
a brand new Stamperama event
at the Pavilions of Harrogate
Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate
on Saturday 2nd March 2019

for more details visit the Stamperama website
you can also follow the event on Facebook

Friday, 19 October 2018

Table Top Sale

Saturday 20th October in store
Stamp Addicts, Kempston, Bedfordshire
Customers selling pre-loved tools, machines, dies, embossing folders, stamps
unwanted papers, inks plus lots more.
10am-3pm

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
10am-3pm

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.