Monday 31 December 2012

Sneaky Peak No.2

No.2 of my sneaky peaks -can you guess what it is?

Saturday 29 December 2012

Sneaky Peak No.1

We will be releasing our brand new designs week commencing 7th January - just as the kids go back to school (phew!)

Tuesday 25 December 2012

Happy Christmas

Wishing all our wonderful customers a very Happy Christmas

(tag by Linda using our Poinsettia Bouquet and Winter Church Scene)

Monday 24 December 2012

Sunday 23 December 2012

Red Robin

A little Robin red breast to brighten your day.

Saturday 22 December 2012

Tree of Shirts

This is a shop window in Zurich of a clothes shop.
I loved the way they created their tree out of tiny little folded shirts and teddy bears.

Friday 21 December 2012

Giant Chocolate

I am only just over 5ft but this is still the biggest bar of chocolate I have ever held - wouldn't fancy trying to take a bite!

Thursday 20 December 2012

Pablo On Ice

In case you needed something to get you in the wintery mood here is Pablo on Ice, a particular favourite of my friend Alex in Switzerland.

Tuesday 18 December 2012


This card has been in our shop for our while and so many people have asked me how to create this look.
If you are reading this Brenda perhaps you could enlighten us

Brenda has replied to let me know:
The base piece was randomly distressed with three Distress colours (lemonade, lilac and peacock feathers) and spritzed with glimmer mist (pearl I imagine) to bleed and blend the colours a little. I then use a black pen to create the individual sections (all random and you can't really do this bit wrong), then I mask the sections one by one to stamp with black ink.

Monday 17 December 2012

Swarovski Christmas Tree

This tree is in the Christmas Market in Zurich, if you zoom in you can see each one of those ribbons has a Swarovski Snowflake on the end - it is breathtaking.

Tuesday 11 December 2012

Red Poppies

Another card by DT Chris, this time with our Poppies.

Monday 10 December 2012

Polycolour Rodney

Lesley created this card using Rodney, stamping him onto kraft card and colouring with Polycolour pencils.

Sunday 9 December 2012

Copper Cottage

DT member Chris made these gorgeous cards by stamping onto metal and then embossing the images with a ball tool. 

Saturday 8 December 2012

Thatched House Layered

This is another one I made on the C&C show, this time with our Thatched House and colouring with ProMarkers.  I have created 2 extra layers of the trees and shrubbery which has been layered on with Pinflair Glue Gel.

Friday 7 December 2012

Field of Poppies

These are the small Poppies masked and created into a border which is layered over the top of our Scenic stamp.

Thursday 6 December 2012

Thatched House with AquaMarkers

Lesley coloured our Thatched House using Aquamarkers and a combination of taking colour from a palette and taking the pens direct and using a waterbrush.

Poppies with Pan Pastels

This is one of the cards I made on C&C last week using our Poppies and colouring with Pan Pastels and a paper stump.  For the red background I stamped the same poppies in Versamark and covered with Pan Patels.

Sunday 25 November 2012

Black Shrink Plastic

I made this card using our set of 2 Butterflies
I stamped the large butterfly in white Brilliance onto black shrink plastic.  Brilliance does not dry on the shrink until you have shrunk it so you need to be careful when cutting out so as not to smudge the design.
I used the same white inkpad to stamp the small butterfly onto the black card.

Saturday 24 November 2012

Jolly Bear

Meet our Jolly Bear, he is friendly, playful and loves children.
Card by Lesley.

Friday 23 November 2012

Thursday 22 November 2012

Thatched House

Another one of Brenda's cards, this time using our new Thatched House stamp.

Wednesday 21 November 2012

Thatched Cottage

A couple of cards from Brenda using our new Thatched Cottage.

Brenda has changed it to Christmas by adding some Snow White Glitter.

Tuesday 20 November 2012

New Poppies

These are our new Poppies
In the background of this one is our Etched Flourish coloured with Pan Pastels.

Cards by Brenda.

Monday 19 November 2012

Embossing on Vellum

Another one from Craft Clinic.
They gave me some Tent Cards to use and this is one of the samples.  Unfortunately I gave the other away to a viewer so don't have a picture.
I stamped and embossed the butterfly onto vellum using very bright pigment inkpads.  I then covered with JudiKins Pastel embossing powder which pearlises and softens the colour of the ink (as you can see).
I stamped the small butterflies with Versamagic inkpads.

Sunday 18 November 2012

Lady Crawford

This is another card from our Paper Clinic.
This time I embossed the window onto vellum using a clear inkpad and white embossing powder.
I coloured the back of the vellum with a Versamagic inkpad.
I stamped Lady Crawford in Grey Memento and coloured with just two Promarkers.
Our Etched Flourish is stamped in the background using the same grey Memento inkpad.

Saturday 17 November 2012


This is our relatively new Foxy stamp.
Card by Lesley.

Friday 16 November 2012

3D Poppy

This is the Poppy card that Vicky made with our 3D flower stamps by stamping onto paper, distressing and then screwing up the paper, before smoothing out and layering onto the card.
The background stamp is from our Vintage No.1 set.

Wednesday 14 November 2012


If you saw our Paper Clinic show on Create & Craft on Monday you would have seen me make these two cards.
The top card has 2 shrink plastic butterflies, both coloured with Versamagic, white shrink coloured on the front and translucent shrink coloured on the back.
The second card is the butterfly embossed on Window Plastic (heat embossable acetate) and coloured on the back with inkpads and Diamond Glaze.  The small butterfly in the background come with the large stamp and has been stamped with white Brilliance.

Saturday 10 November 2012


This is our new Etched Flourish, the reflection of the flourish in our Emma set.  
Cards by DT member Esther.

Thursday 8 November 2012


I am dream of spring and summer, flowers and butterflies.
On this card the large butterfly is the main feature but in the background is the small butterfly that comes in the set of 2 - available online here.
We are featuring these stamps in Craft Clinic on Create & Craft Monday 12th November 11am-1pm

This is the large butterfly on shrink plastic.
Both cards by DT member Brenda.

Tuesday 6 November 2012

Christmas Inspiration

A couple of cards that might hopefully inspire you.
The top card is our Winter Church Scene and the other is our Poinsettia Bouquet.

Sunday 4 November 2012

Flat Book Frame Box

Lesley decorated these Flat Book Frame Boxes using napkins, Mod Podge, stamps and paint. 
Photos are of my son Bailey.

Friday 2 November 2012

Project Club November

This is the card we are making in Project Club next week.  We still have some spaces available on our Tuesday 6th November 1pm or 7pm class (Wednesday 7th Nov 1pm - 1 space available, 7pm - sold out).
If you would like to join us for £5 then please call us on 01234 855833 or book via the website.

Wednesday 31 October 2012

Christmas Cardmaking Quickie

I have decided to run a 3 hour class on Saturday 17th November making quick Christmas cards.  So if you have yet to make your Christmas cards and are unable to join us for one of our Christmas Cardmaking Weekends this is for you.

£25 for 3 hours 10am-1pm in our store in Kempston, Bedfordshire.  You can book via the website or call us on 01234 855833.

I am finalising the cards in the next couple of days so if you have any special requests let me know.

Thursday 25 October 2012

As seen on TV

These are two of the cards Vicky and I made on TV on Tuesday, unfortunately I don't have photos of the other two as they were posted out to viewers.  I apologise for my shockingly bad photography today.

If you missed the show the top card is coloured with Promarkers and the bottom card is coloured with Pan Pastels.  The show is being repeated at midnight tonight.

Monday 22 October 2012

New Stamp on TV

This is our brand new stamp Butterfly & Flowers just added to the website today and featuring in our Create & Craft TV show Tuesday at 2pm.
Samples by DT Member Brenda.