Sunday 31 July 2011

Penguin Ski Jump

This is a card I made in our TV show, my photography has turned the colours a little funny but I used a pale blue Distress inkpad to edge the torn card and to colour the snowy background.
I created the snowy background by stamping and embossing the large polka dots in white onto white glossy card, I then applied Distress ink over the top.
On the igloo I applied a little bit of Diamond Glaze to each block of ice to give it texture.
Stamps Used:
Playful Penguins,
Dots & Stars,
Christmas Sentiment Circles

Saturday 30 July 2011

Baubles & Twas

Vicky created this card using our Christmas Sentiment Circles set. The solid circles are embossed with regular Silver Embossing Powder, the snowflake circle in White Diamond Embossing Powder.
The background Twas stamp is embossed in Detail Silver embossing powder.

Friday 29 July 2011

Penguin Party

Vicky made this card using our Playful Penguins stamp set and the Christmas Sentiment Circles stamp set. The border was draw with a Promarker and one of the new fine tips that you just pop over the top.

Thursday 28 July 2011

Snowy Village @ Night

Lesley created this card using elements from our Snowy Village unmounted rubber stamp set.
Coloured with Promarkers.

Wednesday 27 July 2011

Polar Bears & HOTP

Lesley made this card using our Polar Bears stamp set and the background is from the new Hot Off The Press Color Me Papers Glossy. It has been inked with two Distress inkpads. The polar bears have ben stamped onto white card and then coloured with a grey Promarker just around the edges.
The Sentiment comes from our Christmas Sentiment Circles stamp.
I made a card very similar to this in our show last Friday.

Tuesday 26 July 2011

Are you feeling blue?

This is the card Vicky made during our first show stamping the Snowy Village, etc in Prussian Blue Marvy Matchable. Vicky then gently pulled colour from the image using a waterbrush.
All images on the card are from the Snowy Village set.

Monday 25 July 2011

Christmas Sentiment Circles

Brenda made this card using our new Christmas Sentiment Circles stamp set which includes the top of a bauble so all the circles can be made into baubles.

Sunday 24 July 2011

Cardmaking Weekends

These are all the cards we made in our June and July Cardmaking Weekends. We have a few spaces available on our Christmas Cardmaking Weekend 15th & 16th October.

If you would like to spend 2 days in our store stamping Christmas cards then please call us on 01234 855833.

Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm lunch and refreshments included for only £99.

Saturday 23 July 2011

Christmas Penguins

Brenda made this card using our Playful Penguins, I love the reflection on the ice.

Friday 22 July 2011

Snowy Village

This is our Snowy Village with a silhouette santa in the sky. See lots of artwork and demos in shows on Create & Craft today at 10am and 5pm.

Card made by Brenda.

Thursday 21 July 2011

Sneaky Peak 3

Frankie has been busy with our Playful Penguins and the Dots & Stars set.

Wednesday 20 July 2011

Sneaky Peak 2

Another card from Frankie, this time using our new Polar Bears and Christmas Sentiment Circles stamp sets.
Create & Craft Friday 22nd July 10am & 5pm

Tuesday 19 July 2011

Sneaky Peak

Frankie made this card using our new unmounted Playful Penguin stamp set that will be in our shows on Create & Craft on Friday @ 10am and 5pm.

Monday 18 July 2011

Floral Card

Vicky made this card using the flowers and leaves from our Bird with Umbrella stamp set as well as the Best Wishes from Sentiment Circles No. 2 and the Dotted circle from our Sentiment Circles No.1.
All coloured with Promarkers.

Sunday 17 July 2011

Wrexham Workshop

We are hosting a workshop at the Artstamps show in Wrexham on Saturday 30th July making one of the above Sunset Silhouette easel cards which involves 'how to cheat at brayering'.

Classes are only £5 and can be booked by emailing

Friday 15 July 2011

Honey Bees

This is what we made in our July Project Club evenings. Using our Bee Happy unmounted stamp set.
The Bee is hanging on a strip of acetate so that he can fly.

Our Project Club is held monthly on a Wednesday afternoon and evening for only £5. Each month we make a different card. If you would like to join us please call 01234 855833.

Wednesday 13 July 2011

Birthday Bus

This is a birthday card I received yesterday from Lesley (along with some Molten Brown goodies) featuring the new VW cling mounted stamp from Printworks. We sold out of our first delivery of stamps and are expecting more to arrive on Friday (hopefully!).

Monday 11 July 2011

Honey Bees

Esther has created this card using our Bee Happy unmounted stamp set for the beehive, honeypot and bees and Sentiment Circles No. 2 for the Just For You stamp.

Sunday 10 July 2011

Patterned Paper Bird

If you saw our TV show last month you couldn't help but notice how much Nigel loved this card by Esther. She has used our Bird with Umbrella unmounted stamp set and stamped the main image on several different patterned papers to create this card.

Saturday 9 July 2011


Design Team member Kerry made this card using our Jumbo unmounted rubber stamp set. 'Sorry I forgot' is also in the set of stamps.

Saturday 2 July 2011

Design Team Call

We have decided to extend our Design Team so we are now looking for several new stampers.

If you have a love of stamping and can work to (sometimes tight!) deadlines please get in touch. If you have a blog you can email me a link, if not you can email me photos of your work or if you prefer you could drop samples into the shop -

If you enter challenges or submit your work to magazines please let me know.

Your entries do not have to be made using our stamps, as long as they are hand stamped. The deadline for applications is 15th July.

Successful applicants will be sent new stamps every month and receive a 20% discount off all Stamp Addicts products.

In return we ask for several cards for each stamp set, you can also include any other stamps available from Stamp Addicts plus any papers or accessories that you own. No peel offs please.

Good luck

Friday 1 July 2011

Bird with Flowers in Gold Leaf

This is Bird with Flowers, one of our unmounted rubber stamps. On this card the image has been stamped and embossed in black onto a laminating sheet (sticky backed plastic), cut out, the backing removed and then the sticky area has been covered with imitation gold leaf. The background flower is from the same set and has been stamped onto the black card with gold ink.

Card created by Lesley.