Sunday 29 December 2013

Online Sale

40% off all stamps online - we have thousands of different designs on our website some wood mounted and some unmounted (too many to use an offer code).

Please put SALE in the notes box and we will manually deduct the discount before despatch.  Your card is not charged until despatch.

P&P £2 will be added to all sale orders for the UK.

Our store in Kempston re-opens on Saturday 4th January, we will not be despatching any orders before this date.

Tuesday 24 December 2013

Happy Christmas

We would like to wish all our customers a very Happy Christmas
and all our best wishes for a healthy and prosperous New Year.

Thank you for all your support throughout 2013.

Card by Sharon Goold.

Monday 23 December 2013

Wine Bottle Book

Vicky made a little book / mini album using our Large Wine Bottle stamp.
Embossed in gold twinkle onto purple card twice and then cut out and a concertina piece of card fixed between the two to create the book.

Friday 20 December 2013


Vicky made both these cards using our Large Wine Bottle rubber stamp and some of our sentiment circle stamps.
The bottom card has the bottle embossed in a plain gold powder but the label around the neck is embossed is gold twinkle (not so easy to see in this picture but makes a difference to the finished card).
The script inside the label is from our Potpourri No.1 set.
The cork, the glasses and the engagement ring are all in the set with the bottle.

Wednesday 18 December 2013

Simple Elegant Snowflakes

I think Lesley made this card, using our 3D Snowflake Stamp set, Banners and Unmounted Greetings sets.

Chris made this card using the same 3D Snowflake stamp set, which is simply embossed on white onto kraft card.  It also looks really effective in a white sparkle embossing powder.

Tuesday 17 December 2013

Paper Piecing

Lesley made these cards from the Design A Tree Set and Banners set by stamping onto patterned papers.

Friday 13 December 2013

In Store Sale

Our in store sale is on now - massive reductions - upto 70% off some lines.

Our classroom will also turn into a sale room with extra bargains from Tuesday.

Our last day before Christmas is Saturday 21st.  We will re-open after Christmas on Saturday 4th January.

Thursday 12 December 2013

Lesley's Winter Wonderland

Lesley created all these cards from the rubber stamp set that she designed Winter Wonderland Friends.  The polka dot background is a patterned paper.

The robin is in the same set, the polka dots are from the Banners set.  The greeting and frame are from DeNami Design.
The background is our Christmas Script background stamp.

The greetings on this card are also in the set.

Wednesday 11 December 2013

Gold leaf everything

This scene is from our Bethlehem stamp set.  All these cards have been created by stamping the images with Versamark and embossing with Sticky Stuff Embossing Powder and then covering with gilding flakes/gold leaf.  I use a stipple brush to brush away the excess leaf and to burnish.

Also from our Bethlehem stamp set.

The Wreath is from our Holly Christmas stamp set.

This is our Noel unmounted rubber stamp set.

Tuesday 10 December 2013

A Partridge in a Pear Tree

Kerry made this card using our Partridge & Pear Tree unmounted rubber stamp set.

Monday 9 December 2013

Poinsettia Duo

These stamps are from our Poinsettia Duo unmounted rubber stamp set.  I never thought to colour it blue - it looks fab.

Cards by Sharon Goold

Sunday 8 December 2013

Simple Snowflakes

This card was made by Lisa using our 3D Snowflake stamp set and Greetings unmounted.
Simple understated elegance.

Saturday 7 December 2013

Time for bubbly?

Sharon made this card using our Large Wine Bottle unmounted rubber stamp set.
Perfect for Pink Champagne or any other tipple!

Friday 6 December 2013

Vintage Wine

Sharon made this card using our Large Wine Bottle unmounted rubber stamp set.
I love the vintage feel of the card.

Thursday 5 December 2013

Shrink Plastic Poinsettia

Lisa stamped our Poinsettia Duo onto Shrink plastic for this card.
The greeting is from our Greetings Unmounted stamp set and the tiny holly in the background is from our Banners unmounted rubber stamp set.

Wednesday 4 December 2013

3D Snowflakes

Lisa West made all these cards using our 3D Snowflaket unmounted rubber stamp set plus greetings from our Greetings Unmounted stamp set.
In this first card Lisa has stamped the large snowflake in black/grey and then then stamped the separate elements overlapping the original image with green and blue ink.

For this card Lisa has used the stame stamps but this time layered over a rosette.

Lisa stamped the large snowflake onto white shrink plastic in blue ink.  The Happy Christmas greeting is stamped inside one of our Banner stamps.

Tuesday 3 December 2013

Cling Mounted vs Unmounted Rubber Stamps

We are considering mounting our individual stamps onto cling mount and selling stamps that way instead of just the rubber.  Obviously the cost will increase a little - would you prefer to purchase rubber stamps this way?

Our sets will still be unmounted for now.

Please let me know your thoughts.

Saturday 30 November 2013

Monochromatic Madness

I love this Zebra print ribbon.
These stamps are from our Sentiment Circle No.2 unmounted rubber stamp set, just stamped in black ink and punched out with 1.5" and 2" circle punches.

Friday 29 November 2013

Stamping with Stella

This is similar to the card I made on Create & Craft whereby I stamped the leaves in the background using Wink of Stella - if you missed the show keep an eye on the Create & Craft schedule for the Craft Extra channel which is where they repeat shows.

These cards were made by Vicky.

Thursday 28 November 2013

TV Fancy Flowers

This is the first card I made in the TV show, using our Floral Fancy stamps.
I coloured directly onto the card using the Wink of Stella Brush Pens.
These pens are quite expensive but they were remarkably well and give a great sparkly shimmer.

Wednesday 27 November 2013

Pink Champagne

This is the card I made yesterday on Create & Craft using our Large Wine Bottle stamp set, Sentiment Circles No.2 and Distressed Alphabet.
I stamped the bottle with Versarmark and embossed with Black Diamond embossing powder (black with silver sparkle).
The sentiments and numbers are stamped with Distress Picked Raspberry (I always want to call this 'pickled', it just rolls off the tongue easier!).
I coloured the glass by scribbling a Pink Wink of Stella brush pen onto acrylic and then painting with a water brush.
I finished off by edging the bottle label with dashes using my Millennium Pen.

Tuesday 26 November 2013

Lisa's Flowers

Lisa West made these cards using our Floral Fancy 1 unmounted rubber stamp set.
The 'Happy Birthday' is from our Greetings unmounted set.

Monday 25 November 2013

Floral Fancies

Cards by Brenda
All made using our Floral Fancy 1 unmounted rubber stamp set.
The black and white card was created by stamping the bloom onto different patterned papers, I love the monochromatic look.

Sunday 24 November 2013

Floral Fancy Time

DT member Lisa made this cards using our brand new Floral Fancy stamp sets.
We will be using these stamps in our show on Create & Craft TV on Tuesday 26th November at 1pm,
hope you will be able to join us.

Saturday 23 November 2013

Floral Fancy

Brenda made this card using our new Floral Fancy 2 stamp set.
It looks like Brenda has painted the background and then lifted off the paint inside the stamped image with a waterbrush.

Friday 22 November 2013


This is our new Wine Bottle stamp set. 
Vicky made this card by embossing the bottle with Black Diamond embossing powder, using our Distressed Alphabet for the numbers, Typewriter Alphabet for the 'th', Sentiment Circles No.2 for the solid round Sentiment and the Celebrate sentiment is from a new sentiment set that will be available soon.

Thursday 21 November 2013

Turquoise Christmas

Lesley made this card during our Demo Day on Saturday and I have to say I think it is my favourite Christmas card this year.
On the front are stamps from my 3D Snowflake stamp set and on the inside are Lesley's Design A Tree stamps.
Turquoise is Lesley's favourite colour and from this card I can really see why.

Wednesday 20 November 2013

TV Sneaky Peak

This is a sneaky peak of the new stamps we are using in our TV show
on Tuesday at 1pm on Create & Craft.

I will endeavour to get them on the website later this week but they are:
Floral Fancy 1
Floral Fancy 2
Small Sentiment Circles
Large Wine Bottle set

Tuesday 19 November 2013

Drummer Boy

Chris McMillan made these cards using our new Drummer Boy stamp,
you can see she has also sneaked in our Twelve Days of Christmas stamp set as well as the JudiKins Harlequin Background stamp.

Monday 18 November 2013

The Perfect Christmas Gift

Remember we sell Gift Vouchers so you can put these on your Christmas wish list.

At this time of year we often have men wondering around our shop with a bewildered look on their face, because their wife/girlfriend has sent them with their Christmas wish list.  Others walk straight up to the counter and hand over the list because they don't want to embarrass themselves wandering aimlessly around the store.

We are happy to help your menfolk find the perfect Christmas gift whether it be stamps, inkpads, etc or our Gift Vouchers or maybe one of our Cardmaking Weekends.

We only have 5 more Saturdays until Christmas so don't leave it too long.

Thursday 14 November 2013

Snowflake Trees

Brenda made these wonderful cards using our Snowflake Tree stamp.
For the second card Brenda has masked the moon and snowy hills before adding the blue and  then stamping the trees in black over the top.
As  you can see the otp card is a shadow box style in my favourite colour - purple!

Wednesday 13 November 2013

Beach Huts

Did you know that a Beach Hut is not just for Summer, Christmas too!
Denyse made these cards using our Beach Huts unmounted stamp set.