Wednesday 31 December 2008

Thanks Tree

Stamps by Judith: Tree for all Seasons, Swirl Flower, Thanks, Dots, Swirl leaf, Sm Barrel.
The barrel was stamped first and then masked and the tree stamped over the top and then decorated.

Tuesday 30 December 2008

If the hat fits

Stamps by Judith stamps: Hat with feather, Tall Bird, Dots.
Printworks stamp: Many Thanks set.
All background papers used in these cards are Bella Press papers by DeNami Design.

Monday 29 December 2008

Top Dog

Stamps by Judith stamps : Small Hound with Bone, Top Hat with Ribbon, Dots, Grass Tuft.
You can stamp the hat first, mask it and then stamp the dog over the mask or you can take the easy option - stamp the dog, stamp the hat on a separate piece of card, cut out and mount on top.

Sunday 28 December 2008

Giraffe Thanks

Another one from PaperCraft Essentials:

Stamps by Judith stamps: Medium Giraffe, Grass Tuft, Dots, Tiny Bee.

Saturday 27 December 2008

PaperCraft Essentials

Have you seen the latest edition of Papercraft Essentials? We have several projects in this magazine, here is the first:

Stamps by Judith stamps: Medium Frazzled Cat, Sm Flat Basket with handle, Small Hollyhock, Tall coneflowers, Stem-let, Dots.

Friday 26 December 2008

Christmas Cards

Here are some of the beautiful handmade Christmas cards I received:

Thursday 25 December 2008

Happy Christmas

Happy Christmas

I had to share this with you as I think whoever had this idea is a genius.
A life size snow globe. I was desperate to get inside and play too but I wanted to make sure we had lots of photos, so I took the photos.
The snowglobe is in The Centre Milton Keynes until 3rd January - I would highly recommend it as they had great fun, the only downside is that you do keeping finding the 'snow' around the house for several days afterwards.

Wednesday 24 December 2008

Twelve Drummers Drumming

On the twelth day of Christmas my true love sent to me twelve drummers drumming . . .

Stamps by Judith medium Griz and an upside down bucket stamp. We used popblocks to create the pop up layers and rolled up brown paper for the drumsticks.

Tuesday 23 December 2008

Eleven Pipers Piping

On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me eleven pipers piping . . . .

OK so there are not eleven pipers on the card, but you try and fit eleven of these on one card!

Monday 22 December 2008

Ten Lords a-Leaping

On the tenth day of Chrismtas my true love sent to me ten lords a-leaping . . .

Stamps by Judith selection of frog stamps and the top hat from the JudiKins hat cube.

Sunday 21 December 2008

Nine Ladies Dancing

On the ninth day of Christmas my true love sent to me nine ladies dancing . . .

This is the JudiKins ballerina. Stamp the first ballerina and then mask her so you can stamp beside/behind her, mask these and repeat.

Saturday 20 December 2008

Eight Maids a-milking

On the eighth day of Christmas my true love sent to me eight maids a-milking . . .

These are all Stamps by Judith stamps. Lesley punch a circle out of Eclipse masking tape and then stamped the 8 bag ladies over the mask.

Friday 19 December 2008

Seven Swans a-swimming

On the seventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me sevens swans a-swimming . . .

This is a DeNami Design Swan on shrink plastic.

Thursday 18 December 2008

Six Geese a-laying

On the sixth day of Christmas my true love sent to me Six geese a-laying . . .

This is Doofus Bird, I know she is not a goose but she could be a-laying and we didn't have any geese stamps. I stamped the first Doofus in the middle and then created a mask with Eclipse Tape. Once I had masked the first Doofus I was able to stamp the birds each side, then mask those and repeat.

Wednesday 17 December 2008

Five Golden Rings

On the fifth day of Christmas my true love sent to me Five golden rings . . .

For the five golden rings I used the JudiKins Designer Spot cube, stamped five times with Gold Encore inkpad. I stamped his spikes using the Haypile stamp and a selection of other Stamps by Judith for the grass and flowers.

Tuesday 16 December 2008

Four Calling Birds

On the fourth day of Christmas my true love sent to me Four calling birds . . .

What are calling birds? This was created from a selection of stamps from Stamps by Judith.

Monday 15 December 2008

Three French Hens

On the third day of Christmas my true love sent to me Three French Hens . . .

Meet Edgar Bird from Stamps by Judith.

Sunday 14 December 2008

Two Turtle Doves

On the second day of Christmas my true love sent to me Two Turtle Doves

Well we didn't have any turtle doves but we have Turtles and Doves.
The Dove and smallest Turtle are from DeNami and the Turtle holding the stem, the Haypile for grass and the flowers are all from Stamps by Judith.
The whole card has been finished with the Millenium pen lines around the edges.

Saturday 13 December 2008

12 Days of Christmas

On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me a Partridge in a Pear Tree. . .

You know how it goes. You may or may not know Wednesday was our late night shopping event and the mince pies and mulled wine was flowing freely. It was during this evening that Vicky and I came up with the idea to do a slightly alternative 12 days of Christmas selection of cards. Most of them are not Christmas but here is the first which was an easy one to create as we had the JudiKins stamp Partridge in Pear Tree. We soon discovered the others were not as easy but we have managed them all, some quirkier than others. Come back each day to see what we have created.

I created the background with alcohol inks and then stamped and embossed the tree with white embossing powder and coloured the Partridge with a Silver Krylon pen.

Friday 12 December 2008

Sticky Stuff

Several weeks ago I challenged Lesley to come up with some new artwork using Sticky Stuff embossing powder (the powder that turns to glue when heated). We've used it lots with gold leaf, foil and glitters.
This is one of the cards that Lesley created using VersaMark, Sticky Stuff and Perfect Pearls powders. Now I know you can stamp with VersaMark and then cover with Perfect Pearls but it gives you a very flat finish. Using Sticky Stuff and Perfect Pearls gives you that raised embossed finish so your artwork has more depth.

Have you used something different with Sticky Stuff that you would like to share with us?

Thursday 11 December 2008

Bubble Bath

This card is one I made whilst we were filming the 'All About Mimi' show. The orange background behind Mimi was created by scribbling orange and yellow pens onto the heat sheet, spritz with water and then swoosh the card into the ink. Once dry I scored it with the Scor It at 2cm intervals horizontally and vertically and then rubbed over with a sanding block, this brings back the white colour through the orange. It gives it that tiled bathroom look. Snow White Glitter was added to the edge of the bubbles.

I believe the original idea for this card came from our DT member Wendy - thanks Wendy.

Wednesday 10 December 2008

Winter Bird

Have you seen Large Dorky, isn't he adorable! This one has been dressed up with ear muffs and a scarf but there are many other options to choose from like boots, shoes, hats, bow tie, etc.

Tuesday 9 December 2008

Mimi with Chocolates

These is the card I created in the last Create & Craft Club magazine, if you are a C&C member you can go online and watch me making it step by step.

I've used Mimi with Chocolates and the set of 4 Chocolate stamps by DeNami Design. Add Diamond Glaze to give the chocolate that yummy look.

Monday 8 December 2008

Kay Carley Christmas

I just came across these ATCs that Kay sent me, I don't think I've shared them with you. Kay also has several projects being published in the Craft Stamper soon and they all include Stamps by Judith so make sure you keep an eye out for them as the cards are gorgeous (unfortunately I am not allowed to share them with you yet).

Saturday 6 December 2008

And more . . . .

The giraffe is just so adorable, she stamped the hearts and then tied them to his tail with a millenium pen - so easy! Using the same millenium pen Vicky squiqqled around the outside twice to create the border.

Friday 5 December 2008

More Edinburgh Artwork

As you can see Vicky was having lots of fun with Stamps by Judith interactive stamps, they are so versatile. More to follow soon.

Tuesday 2 December 2008

Edinburgh Artwork

Yesterday afternoon we arrived back from Edinburgh. It was a nice show, fairly small but a good atmosphere. Here are some of Vicky's creations from the weekend.

This one is Frazzled Cat stamped and embossed with Sticky Stuff and covered with Gold Leaf, doesn't he look fab! The backgrounds are all Colour Core.

Friday 21 November 2008

Samples from NEC

These are some of the cards Vicky was demonstrating at the NEC last week.

Thursday 20 November 2008

ATCs made at the NEC

If you missed us at the NEC here are some of the ATCs that were made on our Make & Take table with Frankie.
I'll post up some of Vicky's demo samples soon.

Tuesday 18 November 2008


Do you leave in or near Edinburgh?
Would you like to help us at the Creative Crafts & Crafts for Christmas show 28-30th November?

If you are attending the show next week stop by and see us on stand P17. Vicky will be demonstrating Stamps by Judith.

Don't forget you can place your orders for collection at the show but make sure you place your order by the end of Wednesday next week. Also, don't forget your membership keyfob to receive your discount.

It has been a couple of years since we have visited Scotland so we are hoping the long journey up is going to be smooth and trouble free.

Saturday 8 November 2008

Make & Take @ the NEC

Here is a sneaky peak at the ATCs you can Make & Take with us at the NEC Hobbycrafts show from 13th to 16th November.

Don't forget you can place your orders now for collection at the show to avoid disappointment.

Tuesday 4 November 2008

Design Team Call

We are looking for some new cardmaking Design Team members.

Would you like to be a Stamp Addicts Design Team member?
Do you love working with JudiKins, Printworks, DeNami and Stamps by Judith stamps?
Would you like to receive the latest stamps to play with?
Can you send us 3 cards using any of these stamps?

If you would like your cards returned please include an SAE.

Good luck.

Monday 3 November 2008


We are back from Cardiff and have already started preparing for the NEC next week, so if there is anything particular you would like us to take to the show phone this week and place your orders so we can make sure we have what you want.

I would like to thank the wonderful helpers we had in Cardiff, it makes all the difference having that extra pair of hands, so a big thanks to Toni, Sheila and Caroline.

At the NEC we are hosting a Make & Take table so remember to stop by and play with some of our new stamps.

New TV Show

Wednesday 29 October 2008


This morning we are loading the van and then hitting the road for Cardiff. I've never been to Cardiff and I hear there is a big scary bridge on the way there so fingers crossed for calm weather and no wind, if you've ever been in a van on a windy day you will understand why.

This the Creative Stitches & Hobbycrafts show which is on from Thursday through to Saturday 9.30am-5pm at the Cardiff International Arena.

If you are coming to see us at the show don't forget your Stamp Addicts Membership keyfob for your discount.

If you are local to our shop don't forget you can drop in on Friday and make a fabulous Halloween card.

Friday 24 October 2008

Kay Carley Oct 08

Kay Carley has been busy again, this time with the latest DeNami Design Christmas stamps.

Tuesday 21 October 2008

Halloween Make & Take

If you come into our store on Friday 31st October - Halloween - you can make this card in our Make & Take with Lesley.

Sunday 19 October 2008

All About Mimi

If you missed it the first time you can catch All About Mimi on Create & Craft on Wednesday 22nd October at 8pm and again on Saturday 1st November at 10am.

I was doing my bit for the economy today, apparently we all need to spend money so I did a little bit of online shopping. I have been waiting for about 2 months to get a Wii Fit and finally managed to find one today so it should be delivered later this week and then we can get on and have some fun while trying to get fit!

I did also buy a new Kipling bag but it was a necessity as it is to wear at the shows, its the handbag that turns into a waist bag. Kay Carley wears one at the show and Vicky thought it was such a good idea that we should get them too, we've known several exhibitors have their handbags stolen at the shows so it is the safest option.

I hope you enjoyed the All About Mimi show, we are looking to film one using Stamps by Judith but the hardest part is choosing which stamps.

I have added a couple of cards from Stamps by Judith to our Projects section and you can buy these stamps online, but they won't be on there for long as we are not allowed to keep the stamps on our website, so get them while you can.

The Quickutz that we have at 60% off is selling out fast so don't hesitate and buy today because when its gone its gone for good.

Wednesday 15 October 2008

Mini-Mag No. 3

Yes, I managed to finish it yesterday so today we begin the task of printing the third edition of our Mini-Mag. This one, like the previous one, has lots of Stamps by Judith artwork as well as the All About Mimi show products.

This issue does have lots of information so when you receive your copy make sure you sit down with a cup of tea and a biscuit and relax while you carefully read through it - you don't want to miss anything like the Halloween Card Make & Take, Christmas Shopping Evening and I'm sure you're not really interested but the Sale dates are also in there.

A couple of people have requested the mini-mag by email but I must admit I'm not that technologically advanced yet but I will work on it and see if we can save a few more trees.

Have you visited our website recently, I've added quite a few products to the Clearance section. There is 40% off most Heidi Swapp and 60% off most Quickutz but these are only valid while stocks last so hurry.