Monday 29 April 2013

You're a Hoot

A couple of cards from Lisa West featuring our Owl be Yours set.

Saturday 27 April 2013

Suffolk PaperCraft Show

This Sunday 10am-4pm we are in Bury St Edmunds at the Suffolk Papercraft show which is run by The Stamp Hut.

It is in the Bury St Edmunds Leisure Centre, Beetons Way, IP33 3TT.

Remember if you are a Stamp Addicts member bring your keyfob to receive your 12% discount.
You can still place pre-orders for collection at the show by calling Julie in the shop on 01234 855833 up until 4pm on Saturday.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Friday 26 April 2013

Clear Shrink Butterfly

Another card I made during Monday's Craft Clinic (I did get at least 8 cards made during the show, which I think has to be a record for us).
I stamped our Butterfly in Black Stazon onto Clear shrink plastic.  
I then coloured with Promarkers on the opposite side to the stamped image - remember Stazon and Promarkers do not work together.
When colouring on shrink or acetate you need to choose quite strong colours of Promarkers.
For the card I stamped our Etched Flourish in a green Distress ink and then the small butterfly (that comes with the large one) in Dusty Concord.
I used the purple promarker from my butterfly to colour my white ribbon, before attaching to the card.
And if you saw the show you will now that I dabbed the butterfly with an anti-static bag to ensure that it did not stick together (unlike my ruler!).

Thursday 25 April 2013

Intaglio Shrink Plastic

This is one of the cards I made in the Craft Clinic on Create & Craft.
Using white shrink plastic I heated torn pieces and then stamped into the warm shrink with our Etched Flourish stamp.
I then coloured the shrunk pieces with a mixture of Diamond Glaze and Distress Ink.
Both background layers were also created with the same stamp.
The first layer is stamped and embossed in white and then sponged with the same Distress ink (buff to remove ink from embossed areas)
The creased card is the Etched Flourish stamped in the same Distress inkpad.
The shrink plastic is stuck on JudiKins Mosaic Tape and then covered with silver Micro Glass Beads.

Tuesday 23 April 2013


Lisa West sent in this card using our Etched Flourish.
The card looks much better than the photo shows.

Monday 22 April 2013

The Vllage Inn

I am on Create and Craft today 11am-1pm for Craft Clinic - now available on Virgin Media.
This is one of our new stamps The Village Inn.
Simply stamped with Vintage Photo and then the colour spread a little with a waterbrush.

Sunday 21 April 2013

Kiss Stamping

One of the questions I have for Craft Clinic is about Kiss Stamping.
I made this card using our Solid Chandelier and Etched Flourish stamps and Adirondack inkpads.

Saturday 20 April 2013

Red Love Bug

Whilst playing with stamps for the Craft Clinic on Monday I made this little card using our 
I coloured her with Promarkers and added red glitter to her wings and shoes.
I also went over her eyelashes with a black pen to make them stand out a little more.

Tuesday 16 April 2013

Vintage Golf

Denyse Coughlan made these cards using our Vintage Golf Scene stamp.
This stamp and these cards will be in our Craft Clinic on Create & Craft Monday 22nd April 11am-1pm.

Monday 15 April 2013

Tracy's Love Bugs

Here are some more cards made using our Love Bugs,
this time by Tracy Southam.

Thursday 11 April 2013

Love Bugs

Denyse Coughlan made these cards for us using our Love Bugs as they are going to be in our Craft Clinic on Create & Craft on Monday 22nd April.

Wednesday 10 April 2013

Stamping in Holland

Julie and I have just spent a weekend in Holland at the ArtSpecially stamping show in Zeist.  Our neighbour was Michael Strong from San Diego, California.  I met Mike several years ago and have attended one of his workshops, he is super clever with his stamps and a very funny man so if you ever get a chance you should join one of his make & takes or workshops.

Because we could drive to Holland we decided to only take things that would go in the boot of my car, so we tried the table top style stand, which was a little longer than I expected (about 8m).

Just before we arrived at the venue the SatNav decided to take us down a residential road, where there were gorgeous big houses and one of them had a thatched roof, which apparently is very rare in Holland.  Anyway at the show 2 of our biggest sellers were our Thatched House and Thatched Cottage along with our You're not old Turtle and Gorillas.

The weather was glorious while we were there but there was not one tulip to be seen anywhere as the weather has been too cold there too.

We had great fun at the show and are hoping we can go back next year.

Saturday 6 April 2013

Distress Butterfly & Flowers

This is our Butterfly and Flowers stamp, stamped in one of JudiKins Rustique embossing powders.
Lesley coloured this card using Distress Markers and a waterbrush.

Friday 5 April 2013

Kiss Stamping

What, you might ask, is kiss stamping? 
It is where you have a solid design stamp but before stamping onto the card
you apply a patterned stamp directly onto the solid stamp and then onto the card.
So then you get the solid image but with a pattern inside it.
Did I confuse you?

Lesley made this card using our Courting Couples set and Flowers & Leaves background stamp.

Thursday 4 April 2013

Postage Increase

Due to the big increase in Royal Mail prices we are having to increase our P&P charge from £1.50 to £2 but not until Monday 8th April, so you have a few days to take advantage of the old pricing.  The P&P on all our magazines will also be increaseing to £2.

We will also be introducing a next day courier service which you will be able to choose at checkout.

Wednesday 3 April 2013

Project Club April

This is our card for the April Project Club.
Lesley created this card using some Printworks stamps.
We have some spaces in this afternoons class which starts at 1pm and a couple in next Wednesday evening which starts at 7pm.
If you would like to join us please call to book on 01234 855833.

Monday 1 April 2013

Off to Holland

On Friday Julie and I will be travelling to Zeist in Holland for the Art Specially stamping show at the weekend.  This is our first International stamp show so we are very excited, we will be travelling through 4 countries in 1 day!

Don't know if they have a particular style in Zeist or if they are as eclectic as we are - we will soon find out.

If you know anyone near Zeist please let them know about the show, details are on Facebook or our website.