Monday 30 July 2012

Cherry on Top Artful Card Kit

All of these cards were made using the Hot Off The Press Cherry On Top Artful Card Kit and there was lots left over for more cards.
We have all 4 of the Artful Card Kits in stock, they included die-cuts, cut-outs and custom papers.

Sunday 29 July 2012


Wow, ten days have managed to fly by since my last post - this year is just zooming along. 

I got home late on Saturday night from Artstamps Wrexham so unfortunately missed all the excitement of the Olympic opening ceremony until I was able to watch a recording this afternoon.  Julie and I did manage to catch just a glimpse on Friday night of some of the teams entering the stadium, and we were totally bemused by what looked like giant copper she-wees!  But having driven for 4 hours to get to Wrexham and then building the stand we could not keep our eyes open long enough to find out what they were, until we saw the news on Saturday morning - then it all made sense.  Just amazing.

We have been working on our next TV show which is on Thursday 9th August, it is Christmas, we have a couple of new designs for the show plus some favourites from last year and our Design Team have been working hard to bring you more fabulous samples.

This is closely followed by Stamperama at Stevenage on Sunday 12th August and then the following weekend is the new British Craft Festival at Donington Park sponsored by Create & Craft.

After all this it will be nearly September and time for our 20th birthday celebrations to begin.  We are having a Demonstration Day in store on the last Saturday of September and do hope you will be able to join us.

I will be back with some new artwork and new designs very soon.

Thursday 19 July 2012

New Celtic Stamps

Vicky made these two cards today using our brand new Celtic unmounted stamp set.

Wednesday 18 July 2012

Emma & Townhouses

Chris created this card using Emma and our Townhouses stamp.  And it is in my favourite colour.

Tuesday 17 July 2012

Liquid Applique Snowman

Vicky created this card using our Happy Snowman and after colouring covered him in Liquid Applique which she left overnight before heating gently.

Monday 16 July 2012

To create this pop-up card I stamped and masked the parcels to create the stack.  I stamped Mr & Mrs Claus onto white card, coloured with Promarkers and cut out.  I used Pop-Blocks from the JudiKins range of Popeze to fix them into position and make them pop-up.

Sunday 15 July 2012

St Nicholas in Red

Vicky created this card by stamping St Nicholas with a red Distress inkpad and then using a waterbrush to pull some of the red across the image.

Saturday 14 July 2012

Snowy Village Shadow Box

This is one of the cards I didn't quite get to make on TV, I did however get Dean to shrink Santa, which is stamped onto Translucent shrink plastic and coloured with Promarkers.

Friday 13 July 2012

A Simple Santa

I just love this Santa.  I wanted to make a really easy and simple Christmas card so all I did was colour him with Promarkers and cut out leaving a white border, I did decoupage his hat.  Mr & Mrs Claus

Thursday 12 July 2012

12 Days on Kraft

This is one of the cards I was planning to make in our second show.  This is the 12 Days of Christmas stamped in Aged Mahogany Distress ink onto kraft card.  I coloured the pear with a gold pen.

Wednesday 11 July 2012

Creative Stamping Magazine Issue 5

Just arrived this morning is Creative Stamping Magazine issue 5.  And with the magazine you get an A4 sheet of these clear stamps.  You can order online here, call us on 01234 855833 or pop in to the shop.

Thursday 5 July 2012

Happy Snowman

Our Snowman is mounted on static cling and is available online here.
Cards by Sharon

Wednesday 4 July 2012

12 Days of Christmas

 In this card Esther has stamped all 12 of the images onto shrink plastic.
For this card Esther has kept the 12 Days words intact as a sheet and layered them over a background of 12 Days images.  The Happy Christmas is taken from our Christmas Sentiment Circles.

Tuesday 3 July 2012

Rodney Reindeer

All these cards are by Esther using our Rodney Reindeer set.  Did you notice how Esther used the hoof print as a heart?