Wednesday 29 February 2012

Distress Markers

Yes, our Distress Markers are winging their way across the pond and will be with us on Monday. Our first shipment is very limited but we will have the full sets (without plastic tube) and singles.

The full set is without the tube because they had run out so instead of £99 they will only be £95 and members will receive their 12% discount. The plastic tubes will be available at a later date if you wish to purchase one to keep them in.

If you would like to reserve some Distress Markers please call us on 01234 855833.

In the same shipment we will also have some new paper packs from Hot Off The Press and templates.

Monday 27 February 2012

Saturday 25 February 2012

Anne created these cards using our Engraved Flowers unmounted stamp set. You can see these cards plus lots more in our live show on Create & Craft TV Friday 9th March at 1pm.

Friday 24 February 2012

Tree of Templates

This is Vicky adding the finishing touches to our Tree of Templates at the trade show last week. Vicky had the bright idea of digging this naked tree out of storage and decorating it with samples from different Hot Off The Press templates. It certainly did the trick attracting attention. We also wrapped some fairy lights around it.

Thursday 23 February 2012

New TV Show 9th March

If the month of March was not busy enough for us already we have just added a TV show on Friday 9th at 1pm which will feature all our new flower sets and the 2 new word sets.

I have set it up as an event on Facebook so you sign up to receive any updates.

Wednesday 22 February 2012

Black on White or White on Black?

I think they are equally fabulous, don't you?

Chris made these using stamps from our Wildflowers stamp set and Special Wishes stamp set.

Apologies for being so (I wanted to use the word lackadaisical here but decided to look it up first and its not quite right) 'lazy' with my blog recently. We have been so busy with shows that I haven't had much time to photograph the artwork that has been coming in.

We also have a long list of new stamps to work on as well as new ones arriving from JudiKins and DeNami very soon.

Sunday 19 February 2012

Cling Mounted Stamps

Did I tell you that JudiKins are working on a range of cling mounted stamps?

Plus DeNami Design are working on some exciting new stuff but unfortunately I can't tell you what it is until 1st March - but you're gonna love it!

Anyway, we are at the NEC for the next few days at the trade show so you might not here from me until the end of the week - but no promises!!!

Friday 17 February 2012


We were at Stamperama in Stevenage last Sunday and will be back there again on Sunday 12th August.
As you can see from the photos we had a busy day and the cold weather didn't seem to deter the visitors.

We have the trade show in Birmingham this weekend but no more shows until the Great Northern PaperCraft show in Harrogate next month, although it still doesn't like like I'll get many days off as we have our Cardmaking Weekends coming up soon.

Wednesday 15 February 2012

Cardmaking Weekends @ Stamp Addicts

You might not know that we host 3 different Cardmaking Weekends a year, Spring, Summer & Christmas.

Our first Spring weekend is approaching (3rd-4th March). If you love rubber stamping and want to come and play for 2 days why not join us?

10am-5pm Saturday & Sunday we teach you approx 15 different cards all with rubber stamps. We use lots of different accessories and techniques and have lots of fun.

We've had 2 cancellations for th 3rd-4th March weekend or we have some spaces on the second Spring Weekend which is 24th-25th March.

For only £99 we provide everything you need including lunch and refreshments and only ask that you bring a paper trimmer and your favourite scissors, tweezers, etc.

If you would like to join us please call on 01234 855833

Friday 10 February 2012

Swiss Friends

Whilst at CHA I met up with friends from Switzerland Jacqueline and Alexandra from Galerie Rageboge. It was Alex's first trip to America so she took hundreds of photos of everything!

Jacqueline has invited us over to Switzerland to teach in her store, I've always wanted to visit Switzerland and this is the perfect excuse - although my husband is none to happy as he wants to go too.

Thursday 9 February 2012

Feb Project Club

This week in project club we were making shrink plastic buttons with Translucent Shrink Plastic and stamping on our Daisy background with Stazon. For those that were anti-pink (yes, there are some strange people in the world!) we had a blue version . . . .

The stamp used is from our Ellie & Rhino set.

Saturday 4 February 2012

When Creativity Knocks

During CHA When Creativity Knocks stopped by the JudiKins booth to film a short segment for their online shows.

Friday 3 February 2012


Die Cuts With A View really made a massive effort with stand this year and they won the award for the best stand at the show. Aren't these fabulous . . .

Thursday 2 February 2012

Calico Albums

At CHA this week one of the trends I noticed was Calico covered albums, which also had some calico pages inside. Now I know Calico is fab to ink and stamp and alter but do you really want an album made of it?
If I had one I would never let anyone else touch it in case it got dirty! Is that me being too pernickety?