Friday, 15 February 2019

Channel Hopping

There has been a lot of talk recently about the shopping channels including a lot of fake news.
We have extensive experience of both channels - we worked with Create & Craft from the beginning until 2013, we have worked with HOCHANDA since their first month on air.

Between us Vicky and I have over 50 years in the craft industry  (OMG now I feel old!)
We are staying at HOCHANDA, we love working with them and their whole team.
We like the fact they are a company that is small enough that we can walk around the building and easily talk to any member of the team, everyone is accessible.  
We can offer up suggestions that will be listened to and some of these have been implemented.
 We are finding the whole HOCHANDA experience fun, if it stops being fun then we will stop doing it.

Companies will move change channels for many different reasons and this will never change and should never be held against them.  
And viewers will channel hop to see which programme they want to watch and buy from, unaffected by the politics behind the scenes and this is the way it should remain.
Customers that visit our store also shop in other craft stores, as is every customers right and we would never try to dissuade them.  The best we can hope for is that they keep coming back.

Our Mother always said 'if you don't have anything nice to say then don't say anything'
And these are words I have always tried to live by.

I see no reason why we can't all rub along nicely together - but I am ever the optimist!

Wouldn't the world be boring if we all liked the same things.

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Elephant Splash

Using our Ellie Elphant stamps and Squirt
DT member Debbie Watts made this card.
You could change the words and make it a Valentines card.

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Flower Trio

7378 Thank you
7373 Flower Trio 2 Small
7375 Flower Trio Large

If you missed our TV show you can watch it here
Find all our new stamps here.

Card by Vicky

Monday, 11 February 2019

5 Frames - Peach Blossoms

8030 5 Frames
8028 Textile Background
7375 Flower Trio Large
7378 Thank you

Card by Vicky

If you missed our TV show you can watch it here.

Sunday, 10 February 2019

Doodles Background

8031 Doodles
7377 Birthday
7374 Flower Trio Med
Rustique Patina Azure embossing powder
Card by Vicky

Stamps available here.
If you missed our TV show you can watch it here.

Saturday, 9 February 2019

Double Doves

A card made by DT member Debbie Watts
Using our new Dove stamps plus Best Wishes and in the background is squirt.

Friday, 8 February 2019

5 Frames Mosaic

This is a card I made on air using our 5 Frames stamp and some of our new flowers.
I started by colouring a sheet of card with 3 different Oxides.
I then stamped the frames as many times as I could and cut out all the squares.
I used 8 squares to create this card, 2 of which were cut in half and 1 cut into quarters.
You can find all the stamp son our website here.

If you want to see how I made it then you can watch our show here.

Thursday, 7 February 2019

Flower Trio Large

This is one of Vicky's cards that you might have seen on Hochanda on Tuesday.
If you missed the show you can watch it here.
These stamps are from the new Flower Trio Large that you can find here.

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Pink Elephants

These new stamps are Ellie Elephant, Small Ellie Elephant and Hugo the Hedgehog.
Card made by Brenda.

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Vintage 5 Frames

We are on HOCHANDA TV today at 2pm.
I made this card using Doodles Background, 5-Frames
plus some of new flowers and words.
Find all these plus other new stamps online here.

Monday, 4 February 2019

Proud Peacock

This is our new Proud Peacock stamp designed by Teri Sherman.
Card by Vicky.
Find this and all the other new stamps here.

Sunday, 3 February 2019

Dove with Love

This is our new Dove right. 
Card by Brenda

Saturday, 2 February 2019

Mushroom House

This is our brand new Mushroom House stamp
Card made by Brenda.
Brenda has also used one of our Scenic stamps, a shrink plastic bird and some of our Garden Delights flowers.
Stamp designed by Vicky.

Find all stamps online here.

Friday, 1 February 2019

5 Frames Purple Flowers

The first of our new stamps, find them all on our website here.
8031 Doodles Background
7375 Flower Trio Large
7373 Flower Trio 2 Small
8030 5 Frames
7377 Happy Birthday

All images except Happy Birthday are handrawn by Vicky.