Monday, 19 August 2019

Christmas Angelica

Angelica is an ideal image for Christmas or non-Christmas cards.
Designed by Sherry West
Card by Lesley Crawford.
Lesley also used the the arch from the Spring Vine stamp set which she added the holly to.
And there is always room for a Wavy Christmas Word.

Saturday, 17 August 2019

Holiday Closing

We are now closed for 2 weeks.
We will re-open on Monday 2nd September.
You can still place orders on our website but they won't be despatched until our return next month.

We hope you enjoy the rest of your summer and we look forward to seeing you in the autumn.

Friday, 16 August 2019

Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Vintage Lass

This is our Sassy Lass by Sherry West
With our Beach Huts and A Little Bit Older sentiment.
All stamped with Vintage photo and watercoloured.

Card by Vicky.
You can find all these stamps on our website here.

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

A trio of Pollys

Designed by Sherry West.
The middle bird is stamped first and then masked with Eclipse Masking Tape.
Then the birds each side are stamped.
Card by Vicky

Monday, 12 August 2019

Meryl Cheep

Meryl Cheep is one of The Featherettes, a trio of birds designed by Sherry West.
On a Snowflake Strings background.
Meryl is on a wobble.
Card by Vicky.

Saturday, 10 August 2019

Stamperama Stevenage - 11th August

We are currently at Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre building the show ready for Sunday 11th August.

We have a fabulous exhibitor list below, a last minute addition is John Lockwood who will be on The Art of Craft stand for the morning before he dashes off for his TV show at HOCHANDA.

You can download a copy of the floorplan from our website here.

HOCHANDA Hub with Yiannis Morgan
Stamp Addicts
Hobby Art
Honey Doo Crafts
A Crafty Place - Make & Take
The Stamp Hut (Crafters Companion, Woodware)
Stampers Grove (PaperArtsy) with Kay Carley - Make & Take
Sweet Poppy Stencils
Let's Create (Powertex) - Jo Channon
Dolly Dimples - Make & Take
The Art of Craft (Crafts Too, John Next Door) with John Lockwood
Limetree Card & Paper - Make & Take
Crafty Roo - Make & Take
Picture This Stamps
Snazzy Studio
Craftascope - Nick Roberts - Make & Take
Doodlin's by Donna
Daisy B Stamps
Samantha K Crafts

Friday, 9 August 2019


This is our Christmoose rubber stamp designed by Sherry West.
With Happy Christmoose sentiment.
He has been layered up (3 layers of moose).
Card by Vicky.

Sunday, 4 August 2019

Angelica - HOCHANDA TV

We are on HOCHANDA TV today at noon.

This is Angelica - designed by Sherry West
with our new Snowflake Strings background
and a Christmas wish
Find all these stamps on our website here.

Saturday, 3 August 2019

Fairy Hugs

Fairy Hugs designed by Sherry West
I coloured this image with alcohol pens and added some glitter to her wings.
My fairies usually have pink or purple hair.
Unfortunately when I dye my hair pink or purple I still don't get fairy wings!

Find her online here.

Friday, 2 August 2019

Wonderful Birthday

This is Meryl Cheep - designed by Sherry West
and Wishing you a Wonderful Birthday
Find these new stamps here.

Card by Vicky

Thursday, 1 August 2019

Believe in Unicorns

2 more brand new stamps
Rainbow Unicorn - designed by Sherry West
Believe in Unicorns

I coloured with Lyra Aquacolour Crayons.

Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Sassy Lass - Sneaky Peek

These 2 stamps will be featuring in our Hochanda TV show on Sunday 4th August at 12 noon.
Sassy Lass - designed by Sherry West
A little bit older

Card by Vicky

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Sneaky Peek - launching 1st August

Well this is a sneaky peak at 2 of our new stamps launching on Thursday 1st August
Snowflake Strings
Christmas Kitty (Designed by Sherry West)

Card by Vicky

I think we are now upto about 24 stamps in the New Release on Thursday so make sure you visit the website to see them all.  Maybe about half are Christmas.

Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Poinsettia Background

Brenda made this card using our Poinsettia Background and embossing it in white onto black card for a very dramatic effect.

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Teapot Robins Twinchie

This is the card Vicky made on our last TV show featuring the Teapot Robins
and a Twinchie that has been coloured and then covered with 3 layers of Amazing Glaze.

You can find these and more on our new website here.

Thursday, 18 July 2019

Colourists Needed

A few of our Design Team members are on holiday at the moment and we have a TV show on Sunday 4th August using stamps from our new designer Sherry West.
The designs include these plus more

If you are interested in helping please message me via FB or email with a link to any of your work.

Monday, 15 July 2019

Swirl Snowflake Tree

Our new Swirl Snowflake Tree designed by Teri Sherman
card by Brenda

Sunday, 14 July 2019


We are on HOCHANDA TV today at noon and this is one of the new stamps from our new designer Sherry West.
Knit a Stocking.
I'm hoping to get to this demo in the show so you can see how she is done.

Saturday, 13 July 2019

White Poinsettia

Our 2 new Poinsettia stamps designed by Teri Sherman are here embossed in gold onto vellum and surrounding our Dreaming of a White Christmas sentiment.
You can see this and more on our HOCHANDA TV show on Sunday at noon.
Card by Brenda

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Thank you Newbury

If you came to Stamperama Newbury on Sunday 7th July we thank you very much and hope you had a fabulous day.
And a big thank you to all the exhibitors that supported the very first Stamperama Newbury
We plan to be back the same time next year.

Friday, 5 July 2019

Stamperama Newbury

Sunday 7th July is the first Stamperama at Newbury Racecourse.
We will be in the Grandstand on the ground floor 
with a restaurant and seating on the 1st floor.
You can find a list of exhibitors and the floorplan on the website here
Entry is £3, doors open at 10am

It should be a fun day with many different Make & Takes and lots of demonstrations. 

Charlie and the HOCHANDA team will also be at the show - you can't miss their pink stand!

There is a cash machine in the venue (charges apply).

Thursday, 4 July 2019

July Cardmaking Class

This is what we made in Cardmaking Class this month.
Using our Inchies tiles with a selection of JudiKins images and a little bit of Amazing Glaze.

Tuesday, 2 July 2019

more is more

But other times more is more . . .

Twinchie mosaic by Brenda.

Monday, 1 July 2019

Less is more

Sometimes less is more . . .

Card by Brenda

Sunday, 30 June 2019

Green Inchies

Our inchies are so versatile and fun to work with.
Card by Brenda.

Sunday, 23 June 2019

Twinchie Tree

This Walnut Tree is in our Rural Elements stamp set, the perfect size for a Twinchie.
Vicky made this card by stamping the tree multiple times and then turning it upside down, or turning the card around! To stamp the top of the tree along the top of the card to give it a fuller look.
The Twinchie has been coated in 3 layers of Amazing Glaze.

Saturday, 22 June 2019

Pink Inchies

I sprayed the Inchies with some Izink dye sprays, including a metallic rose gold (sorry, can't remember the name) so it has a metallic sheen.
I kept all the tiles together whilst spraying and then stamping, before separating and sanding the edges to remove the tags. I then edge the tiles with Izink Cerise inkpad.
The background layer is coloured with the same Cerise inkpad.
Stamps used JudiKins Music and JudiKins Potpourri No.1.

Friday, 21 June 2019

Music Man

You may have spotted this on Hochanda yesterday.
Our Inchies with our JudiKins Music stamp set.
Brenda made this card by covering the inchies with the page from an old book, before distressing with some ink and then stamping the images over the top.

Thursday, 20 June 2019

HOCHANDA Today at 4pm

We are on HOCHANDA TV today at 4pm with our re-mastered Rolling Hills and Rural Elements plus 2 of our favourite JudiKins stamp sets plus our new Inchies and Twinchies.
This is a Twinchie - a 2" x 2" square of cardboard, they come in pre-punched sheets so you can stamp on them together or use them individually like this.  The twinchie has been coated with Amazing Glaze.
Card by Vicky.

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Inchies - Vintage

We are on Hochanda TV on Thursday at 4pm.
We will be using our new Inchies and Twinchies which are sheets of pre-cut cardboard squares.
We will also be using 2 of our favourite stamp sets designed by JudiKins - Music and Potpourri 1.
Plus 2 new stamp sets - Rolling Hills and Rural Elements - these are re-vamps of 2 of our original sets.
Card made by Brenda using our Inchies with the JudiKins Potpourri 1.

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Amazing Glaze Stars

Our new Twinchies are perfect for Amazing Glaze.
Build up 3 layers of Amazing Glaze and then sprinkle in some embossing powders of your choice to change the colour.
Ink your stamp and stamp into the hot embossing powder.  Allow to cool before removing.

See our Inchies and Twinchies on HOCHANDA TV on Thursday at 4pm.

Monday, 17 June 2019

Blossom - Cream

Debbie has stamped and embossed our Blossom Background in gold onto a cream card and then coloured some of the flowers and butterflies.
It instantly changes the background and makes it much softer.
With the large Butterfly layered on top.

Sunday, 16 June 2019

Happy Father's Day

Apologies for the lack of blogging recently, there is so much going on at Stamp Addicts that I've been surviving on 5-6 hours sleep a night and still haven't had time to blog until today.

Happy Father's Day to all those wonderful Dad's out there.  I'm lucky to have my husband Martin who is a great Father to our 2 kids (now teenagers and taller than both of us) and a great Father-in-law Bill, unfortunately my dad doesn't want to be part of our lives and hasn't done for nearly 15 years - his loss.

For those of you with teenagers in the middle of A Levels you will know that now is the time to start looking at universities which is what our daughter is doing very soon, in between lots of exams.  I can see this being a stressful time in our household, bad enough with exams but then the pressure of choosing the university that you think is right for your future.  I didn't go to university, the closest I got was Open University several years ago with a few days at Cambridge, not quite the uni experience.

I will do my best to keep blogging in between, especially as we have an exciting new designer coming on board and hope to start releasing those new stamps next month.

Plus designer Teri Sherman has some fabulous Christmas designs that we will also be releasing soon.

Card by Denyse.
Dahlia designed by Teri Sherman.

Sunday, 9 June 2019

Bright Dalia Background

I think Denyse created this one, using our Dahlia Background.
Beautiful shading on some fabulous flowers.
Image designed by Teri Sherman.

Teri has been busy working on a couple of Christmas scenes which we are hoping to launch in July.  Warning - they look amazing :)

Saturday, 8 June 2019

Gold Leaf Butterflies

A nice simple black on white background with Blossom Background.
Butterflies are embossed in black onto Laminating sheets with imitation gold leaf on the sticky side.
Images designed by Teri Sherman
Card by me.

Thursday, 6 June 2019

Sprayed Poppies

I have to admit that I can't remember who made this card and without having it in my hand to look at the name on the back I'm not going to be able to give credit to the right person.
We've been so crazy busy that I forgot to make a note of who made which card so apologies to our DT or maybe it's one of Vicky's!
Poppy Background and Poppy Head designed by Teri Sherman.

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Dahlia Background

Our DT sent us so many wonderful samples but I think this is one of my favourites.
It reminds me of a photography course I took at college many many moons ago.
It was before digital cameras, we worked with black and white film and developed our own photos and learnt how to add touches of colour to the black and white photos.
I vividly remember a particular photo I developed of some daffodils where I added colour to just one of the daffodils so it would stand out from the others.
Card by Denyse.

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Blossom Inchies

You might have spotted this in our Hochanda show on Sunday
featuring our new Inchies and Blossom Background stamp.
Stamp Designed by Teri Sherman
Card by Vicky
Stamp and Inchies available here.

Monday, 3 June 2019

Stamperama Worthing

Thank you to everyone that supported our first Stamperama Worthing on 25th May, we had a thoroughly wonderful time and we know the visitors did too as they all very kindly told us.

An extra big thanks to Jenny, Becki, Peter & Chris from Hobby Art Stamps for helping to launch Stamperama at the Charmandean Centre (approx 9 years since the last South Stamp Show), this was the first of many more to come.
2020 date is Saturday 13th June.

Sunday, 2 June 2019

Poppy Heads

We are on HOCHANDA TV today at noon with these new Poppy Heads plus new big background stamps.  All designed by Teri Sherman.
Card by Brenda

Saturday, 1 June 2019

Dahlia Head

Our new Large Dahlia Head
Designed by Teri Sherman
Card by Denyse
See this and other new stamps on HOCHANDA TV on Sunday at noon.

Friday, 31 May 2019

New - Blossom Background

Some more new stamps designed by Teri Sherman
Blossom Background and Small Butterfly.

See us use these stamps on HOCHANDA TV on Sunday at noon.
Find these and more new stamps here.

Card by Brenda

Thursday, 30 May 2019

Purple Dahlias

This is our new Dahlia Background and Large Dahlia Head
unmounted rubber stamps.
Designed by Teri Sherman
The background is stamped with Izink dye based ink and the Dahlia Head has been coloured with Izink dye pens.
Card by Vicky

Find these and more new stamps here.

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Doodle Heart - Glitter

Doodle Swirl Heart rubber stamp 
All images are stamped and embossed with Sticky Stuff embossing powder and then covered with glitter.
The background is Pattern Patches Solid Hearts rubber stamp.
You can see how the Sticky Stuff gives extra depth to the glitter.