Saturday 30 October 2010

Bury St Edmunds

Today we are preparing for the Suffolk PaperCraft Show in Bury St Edmunds tomorrow (Sunday 31st October). Come and see us at the Bury St Edmunds Leisure Centre, Beetons Way from 10am.

Judi of JudiKins will be running our Make & Take, for only £1 you can make an EcoArtBoard Brooch.

For more details about the show visit the Suffolk PaperCraft website here.

Friday 29 October 2010

JudiKins are here

Judi & Rob have landed. They left LA on Tuesday evening and arrived in London yesterday afternoon, anyone that has ever made this journey knows how difficult it is to stay awake past 6pm. So it was up to us to keep them awake until at least 9pm so they could wake up this morning feeling refreshed with as little jet lag as possible.

Well, Rob & Judi love watching movies and having spent several hours catching up on family and gossip we decided to watch the movie Avatar - I've never managed to watch this one all the way through so did not realise how long it was!

The movie was brilliant and although they had already seen it in the cinema Rob & Judi did manage to stay awake throughout the whole film. But and this is a big but, it didn't finish until nearly 12.30 which is an unusually late night for me (and very late for them considering they have hardly slept in 2 days) - so late in fact that I didn't wake up until after 8am this morning and I almost never do that!

We will be going into the shop today and should make it there sometime this morning so if you want to drop in and say hi to Rob & Judi they would love to see you. Or if you are coming to the show in Bury St Edmunds on Sunday they will be with us, we've even managed to persuade Judi to run our Make & Take.

It is already 9am so I better go get dressed and attempt some work.

Hope to see you later.

Thursday 28 October 2010

Pear Reindeer

Of all the Some assembly Required Pear animals I think this is my favourite, I do have a soft spot for reindeers.

We will have these hanging on our stand at the NEC next week.

Wednesday 27 October 2010

Pear Snowman

You do need to plan ahead when creating this characters, on this one the nose and eyes are added afterwards but the mouth and cheeks are drawn before assembly.

Tuesday 26 October 2010

Pear Penguin

To create the Penguin you need the same Basic Pear Stencil Set from Some Assembly Required, as yesterday.
For this one you add wings, eyes and a beak and when creating the basic shape remember to do 2 pieces in white and the rest in black.

Monday 25 October 2010

Pear Stencil Set

To create the Angel you need The Basic Pear Stencil Set from Some Assembly required. Did you see our Christmas Trees from SAR last year? The Pear works in the same way but you can add things like faces, wings, etc to create different characters and animals.

More tomorrow

Sunday 24 October 2010

Elegance & Glamour

Do you want to give your cards and presents that extra bit of elegance and glamour?
We have wrapped the box with velvet ribbon and added a Nunn metal embellishment from the pack of 3 Small Contempo Ribbon Details.

On the card we have used the Nunn Contempo Frame and Medium Flower Dangles.

Saturday 23 October 2010

Velvet Ornament

The ornament shape comes from a Sizzix die. The velvet was then placed in an embossing folder and through the Cuttlebug.
The background is JudiKins Funky Xmas Pattern stamped in Brilliance.

Friday 22 October 2010

Simply Cards & PaperCrafts

This is the card that Lesley created for the Best of British supplement available with the current issue of Simply Cards & PaperCrafts.
The background has been created by making a multicoloured inkpad using cut n dry felt and Distress re-inkers - for full instruction pick up a copy of the magazine.

Thursday 21 October 2010

Alcohol Inks on Metal

On our Demo Day Lesley was playing with metal, alcohol inks and embossing folders. The owl shape is cut from the metal using the Spellbinder Shapeability and then placed inside an embossing folder. Coloured with a variety of alchol inks.
This sheet of metal was embossed with the Nellie snellen Reindeer stencil, which for some reason has disappeared from our website but we do have them in store.

Wednesday 20 October 2010

Christmas Cardmaking Weekend Day 2

On day 2 of the weekend everyone managed to make these 10 cards, so hopefully they are now all set for Christmas.

Tuesday 19 October 2010

Christmas Cardmaking Weekend Day 1

On the first day of our weekend everyone made these 9 cards - as you can see there is a variety of styles and designs.

Monday 18 October 2010

Heritage Part 2

On Saturday is the 2nd of our in store Heritage Scrapbooking Classes and this is an example of the layout they will be making in the class.
You can book the class online here.

Christmas Cardmaking Weekend

A big thank you to all the 18 ladies that attended our Christmas cardmaking weekend, everyone managed to make all 19 cards and we had a fabulous time and hope you all did too.

We even had sunshine all weekend.

Plans are afoot for another cardmaking weekend in the Spring.

Friday 15 October 2010

Shop Open Sunday

This is our only planned Sunday opening this year - Sunday 17th October 10am-4pm.
So if you can't make it to our store any other day or just fancy some Christmas Card Inspiration pop in and see us.

And if Sunday proves popular we might consider some extra dates before Christmas.

Thursday 14 October 2010

Gifts Stamp Set

This is the DeNami Design Gifts Stamp Set, currently in the Special Offers section.
Papers from the Christmas Paper Pack.

Wednesday 13 October 2010

Winter Blocks

This is DeNami's Winter Blocks Stamp Set. Currently in our Special Offer Section.
The images have been embossed in silver. The paper is from the Christmas Paper Pack.

Tuesday 12 October 2010

Ornaments Stamp Set

This is DeNami Design Ornaments Stamp Set, currently in the Special Offers section.
Papers from the Christmas Paper Pack.

Monday 11 October 2010

Project Club Christmas Card

This is the card Vicky taught in Project Club last week.
The stamps used are from the DeNami Design Commemorative Set, currently in our Special Offers section.
Also using Bella Press papers.

Sunday 10 October 2010

Bury St Edmunds Show

We will be attending the Suffolk PaperCraft Show in Bury St Edmunds on Sunday 31st October. This show is being organised by The Stamp Hut so if you would like to book tickets for the show please contact them.

For a list of exhibitors please visit their website Suffolk PaperCraft Events.

We hope to see you there.

Saturday 9 October 2010

Demonstrations In Store Now

Paula Pascual has been playing away with her clear stamps and some of our rubber stamps all morning and will be here until 4pm.
Lesley has been playing with Alcohol inks and metal, the owl is a Nestability. And Vicky is working with the melt pot and lots of different embossing powders - you'll be amazed at the results you can achieve.

Friday 8 October 2010

Demo Day + 40% off Printworks

Saturday is Demo Day in store - we have Paula Pascual, Vicky and Lesley all demonstrating 10am-4pm.

Plus we will have lots of special offers around the store including half price KC-3000 Alcohol Pens.

Online and in store we are offering 40% off all Printworks wood mounted rubber stamps until midnight Monday - place this in your shopping basket to receive the discount (this cannot be combined with membership discount).

Thursday 7 October 2010

EcoArtBoard Brooches

This is one of the Make & Takes we were running at the Artisan show last weekend. Stamping onto the EcoArtBoard with black and then stippling colour from a Marvy Blending Blox or using Chalk Eye Inkpads direct.
And to finish a little bit of Stickles Glitter Glue.
Stamps used are from the Beautiful Dreamer set.

Tuesday 5 October 2010

Wacky Wednesday

Tomorrow is Wacky Wednesday so from now until midnight tomorrow we are offering BOGOF on all JudiKins wood mounted stamps.

Buy One Get One Free, buy 2 JudiKins wood mounted stamps and the cheapest is FREE.
Enter BOGOF in the Comments/Notes box or add this to your basket.

PLUS For any other stamps purchased we will give you a free packet of brads per stamp.

Saturday 2 October 2010


JudiKins Holly stamp.
Some more of Judi's artwork. This is really good large stamp so it fills the card nicely without needing much else.

Friday 1 October 2010

The Artisan Show

The Artisan Stamping and Beading Show is at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, near Leamington Spa, today 10am-5pm and tomorrow 10am-4pm. For more details visit their website here.

We have a free Make & Take so you can try the JudiKins Clay Squishers with Air Dry Clay. Vicky will also be demonstrating some Christmas Card Ideas.

We are giving away a Free Stamp Addicts Apron if you spend over £75 with us at the show. We also have lots of Special Offers and reduced stamps at the show.

Stamp Addicts Members - Remember to bring your keyfob to receive your 12% discount.