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.

Tuesday 12 November 2013

This Week's Special Offer

For this week only Congratulations Heart and Thank You Heart - HALF PRICE
Julie made the top card, colouring with Promarkers and adding gems.
Brenda made the bottom card, stamping onto a page from a discarded book and layering onto corrugated cardboard.

Monday 11 November 2013

Merry Christmas

This Merry Christmas is from our Holly Christmas unmounted stamp set, as is the holly.
Notice the little black dashes around the Merry Christmas layer, these are hand drawn with a Millennium pen.  If you don't have red ribbon to match then use a strip of the red card and draw on the stitching with a white pen.
Layered onto an embossed piece of card.

Sunday 10 November 2013

Shrink Plastic Butterflies

Chris made these cards for the shrink plastic workshop at Stamperama in August, using our large Butterfly stamp.
You can colour shrink plastic with promarkers, pastel chalk pencils and brilliance.

Saturday 9 November 2013

Retro Roses on Cream

I think Lesley made these cards, using our Retro Roses unmounted stamp set.  Embossed in gold and watercoloured.
The wreath is on a background of a Ironworks stamp.
The roses in a vase is on a background of our Etched Flourish.

Friday 8 November 2013

Happy Santa

Lesley made this card of our Happy Santa on shrink plastic.
The blue snowflake background is an embossing folder on colorcore card that has been lightly sanded after embossing.
The text background is our Holly & Ivy stamp.

Thursday 7 November 2013

Banners & Bunting

Vicky made this card using our Banners unmounted stamp set and the Happy Birthday from our Greetings unmounted stamp set.
The bunting and the banners are all stamped in Orange and then filled with the solid flowers in the orange and yellow.  The little string bow is also in the Banners set.

Monday 4 November 2013

Cardmaking Weekend

These are the cards everyone made at our 2013 Christmas Cardmaking Weekend.
The dates for our 2014 weekends are now available to book on our website here.

Sunday 3 November 2013

New Home

Today is the last day our Gnome Sweet Gnome set is half price.
This stamp is taken from our Home for Gnomes stamp set which works perfectly with the Gnome Sweet Gnome set.

Saturday 2 November 2013

Movember Special

The letters are from our Distressed Alphabet which have been stamped in blue and outlined with Millenium pen.
The moustaches are from our Skull-tastic stamp set.
The skulls are a new border stamp.
Card by Vicky.

SPECIAL OFFER - Distressed Alphabet - Half Price
Skull-tastic - Half Price
Skull-tache border free with online orders over £25 
These special offers only available until Sunday 10th November.

Friday 1 November 2013

Retro Roses

This is a card Vicky made for our last TV show using our Retro Roses and Sentiment Circles 1 unmounted stamp sets. 
The background was created by sponging with Distress ink and then stamping over with the same ink.
The gold embossed flowers were coloured with the same Distress ink.

Shrunken Gnomes

Vicky created these 2 cards using our Gnome Sweet Gnome stamp set (currently half price) stamped onto shrink plastic and coloured with Pastel Chalk Pencils.
Vicky has also used 'A Home for Gnomes' set and 'Twas the night'.