Tuesday 31 January 2012

Tori Spelling Jewellery

Last night I was lucky enough to be invited to the Darice launch party for Tori Spelling Jewellery which is a customisable line of jewellery pieces that you assemble and configure as you want.Above is David from Activa Products with Tori Spelling, he was under strict instructions from his wife to get a photo of Tori.

After this event we moved across to the International Reception where I met up with lots of old friends and made lots of new ones, assisted by the free wine!

Saturday 28 January 2012

JudiKins Warehouse

I've been at the JudiKins warehouse all day today (Friday) helping out with the make & takes for store owners. Although I'm not sure how much help I was as I kept taking time out to catch up with old friends.Joyce (on the left) was teaching all the make & takes. Kat (A Stamp In The Hand) dropped in to say hi.
At the end of the day I caught the 2 Mums (Aikie - Judi's Mum & Liz - Rob's Mum) sitting down and having a good gossip about their children.
Tomorrow we go to set up the booth for the show and hopefully I can have a nose around to see some new stuff before the show opens.

Friday 27 January 2012

Palos Verdes

I am in California for the big trade show that starts this Sunday but I am first spending a few nights with Chris & Aikie (Judi of JudiKins parents). Before we headed in to the JudiKins warehouse yesterday Chris took me on a tour of his local neighbourhood which is a peninsula called Palos Verdes.
As you can see there was glorious sunshine and these were taken at 10.30 in the morning!
In the distance is Catalina island, which is where Rob & Judi got married.
After our little jaunt around PV and San Pedro I helped Judi pack all the kits for her class on Tuesday at CHA. After that I was helping Rob change 8ft lightbulbs. Can you imagine me walking around with something that is 8ft long!

Tuesday 24 January 2012

Ranger Distress Markers

Do you think we should get these?Press Release
The Palette of Distress™ at Your Fingertips with Distress Markers - Winter 2012
Ranger is thrilled to announce the new Tim Holtz® Distress™ Markers: water-based inks for coloring, journaling, stamping and more. The dual tip markers are ideal for many coloring techniques:• use the brush tip for coloring, stamping and shading• use the detail tip for journaling and drawing• use to color directly on rubber and clear stamps
Distress Markers are available to match theDistress palette of 36 colors and White PicketFence. Coordinates with Distress Inks,Distress Stains, Distress Crackle Paint, DistressStickles™ and Distress Embossing Powders.Distress Markers will appeal to current customers who love the Distress palette and appreciate another art tool to utilize within that palette. For new customers, markers area great way to introduce new crafters to stamping and scrapbooking that beginners feel comfortable using right away.

Tim Holtz® Distress™ Markers
• Available in full set with canister, open stock, or in acrylic display• Use brush tip for coloring, stamping and shading• Use detail tip for journaling and drawing• Acid free, non-toxic

Thursday 19 January 2012

Wednesday 18 January 2012


This is Dress-Up, one of our new unmounted stamps.

Cards by Kerry

Tuesday 17 January 2012


This is Lion, one of our new unmounted stamps.

Cards by by Chris

Monday 16 January 2012

Marshmallow Dragon

This is Marshmallow Dragon, one of our new unmounted stamps.

Cards by Chris

Saturday 14 January 2012

Project Club

This is the card we taught in Project Club this week using our Floral Bloom stamp, it has been coloured with Polycolor Pencils and blended with Zest-It and a paper stump. The yellow daisies are one of our new background stamps and the Thank You is from one of our new sentiment sets Special Wishes.Before Project Club we taught a class at a local Lower School, not the students but the teachers! For this card Floral Bloom has been embossed in Gold Detail and coloured with Lyra Aquacolor crayons using a waterbrush.

Friday 13 January 2012

Star Flowers

More artwork from Linda using our Star Flowers unmounted stamp set.

Tuesday 10 January 2012

Linda's Wildflowers

These cards all feature images from our Wildflowers unmounted stamp set.On this card Linda has masked the moon and sponged the background. The flower is stamped in a burgundy colour and then stamped and embossed in white overlapping the first image.

Artwork by Linda.

Monday 9 January 2012

Linda's Star Flowers

Linda has made this lovely wall hanging using our new Star Flowers unmounted stamp set. Below is a close up view of the panels.

Saturday 7 January 2012

Esther's Wildflowers

More of Esther's cards using our Wildflowers unmounted stamp set.
Both sentiments are from our Special Wishes unmounted stamp set.

Friday 6 January 2012

Brand New - Engraved Flowers

These are all images from our brand new unmounted set Engraved Flowers.

Artwork by Brenda.

Thursday 5 January 2012

Brand New - Star Flowers

These all feature our brand new unmounted stamp set Star Flowers.

Artwork by Esther.

Brenda's Wildflowers

Some more of Brenda's artwork using our Wildflowers unmounted stamp set. You can see more cards on Brenda's blog.

Wednesday 4 January 2012


These are some cards that Esther created with our Wildflowers unmounted stamp set.The top card is coloured with Distress inks.
The bottom card is stamped onto acetate with Diamond Glaze, glitter and tissue paper behind.

Tuesday 3 January 2012

Brand New Stamps

We are releasing 2 brand new stamps sets today Wildflowers and Special Wishes.

This is some of the artwork Brenda created using the new stamps.

Sandown Show

We've had a last minute addition to our show schedule 19-21 January 10am-5pm (Thursday-Saturday) we will be at The Creative Crafts Show, Sandown Racecourse in Esher, Surrey.

We will have the full range of our unmounted rubber stamps at the show and will also be demonstrating on the stand.

If you are a Stamp Addicts Member remember to bring your keyfob to receive your 12% discount on our stand.

Monday 2 January 2012

Last Few Hours

Our 20% sale ends at midnight tonight so you have a few more hours to enter Promo Code 'WINTER' under the subtotal (hit the arrow) and the discount will show in red. Don't forget 20% discount applies to every single item on the website, even the reduced ones!

Tomorrow we will be back in the shop to de-Christmastise (is it a word?), re-arrange and make room for all the new designs we are producing. I may even be able to release a couple before the end of tomorrow. Our Design Team have been busy playing with the new stamps so I should have lots of lovely samples to show you.