Monday 28 July 2014

Last day for Stamperama Advance Tickets

Tomorrow (Tuesday 29th July) is the last day to order your advance tickets for Stamperama on Sunday 3rd August - but don't worry if you haven't ordered your tickets you can still pay on the door - £3 per adult, under 12's are free.

You can also book workshop tickets up until the day before the show and if there are any spaces left they will be available to book at the show.

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday 3rd August at the Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre, we have a few new exhibitors this time as well as most of our regular exhibitors.

Saturday 26 July 2014

Sneak Peak 4 - Swirly Sleigh

In this set Lesley has designed the sleigh so it fits inside the frame with some of the words.
So if you buy this set I would recommend cutting the inside of the frame out and using those words as a separate stamp.

We will also have other images to fit inside the frame - coming soon.

Friday 25 July 2014

Sneak Peak 3 - Grandma's Quilt

Lesley created this one not just with Christmas in mind, depending on what colours you use this could be for any season.
If you get the Christmas Twiddly Bits set you can also use some of those stamps inside this quilt.

Thursday 24 July 2014

Sneak Peak 2 - Christmas Trio

Another of Lesley's creations for our new Christmas release.

The elements and words fit inside the boxes which you can have as a trio, or stamp them up or just one frame on its own.  So versatile

Wednesday 23 July 2014

Sneaky Peak 1 - Christmas Twiddly Bits

Lesley has been hard at work drawing new Christmas designs.
This is Christmas Twiddly Bits - SA-5073

I will add the new designs to the website ready for pre-ordering, we should be able to ship at the beginning of August.

Tuesday 22 July 2014

Pinflair workshop @ Stamperama

The lovely Jo from Pinflair will be teaching a Gentle Blends workshop at Stamperama on Sunday 3rd August - 10am.
If you would like to join Jo and create this stunning card and easel please call to book or visit our website.

Friday 18 July 2014

Secret Sale

Our Secret Sale ends Saturday 19th July at 4pm.

Online - 30% off (almost) everything - enter Promo code SECRET

In store - 50% off (almost) everything

Exclusions: Stamperama tickets, workshops, custom stamps and magazines

Open hours - Tuesday - Friday 10am-3pm,  Saturday 10am-4pm

Tuesday 15 July 2014

Multi-Colour Dog

Brenda made this card using our Swirly Dog and either several inkpads, brush markers or a 
multi-colour inkpad.

Monday 14 July 2014

White Etched Star

So beautiful.  Everything embossed in white.
Plus white pen for dashes around the circle and the outer edge.
Use pale blue card with circle aperture if you have and then darken the edges with blue ink.
Stamp and embossed Etched Star onto blue card with white embossing powder and then hang inside the aperture.

Sunday 13 July 2014

Hanging Sign

Esther made this card using our Hanging Sign as well as Lesley's Textured Florals flowers.
The sign is embossed in white.
Some of the flowers are complete others are separate stems and heads so you can interchange them and make them longer or shorter as required.

Saturday 12 July 2014

Grunge Flowers

Brenda made these cards using a selection of our Grunge Flowers (designed by Lesley Crawford).
You can find all four sizes here on our website.

Friday 11 July 2014

Birthday Bugs

This birthday card arrived in the post for me this morning from my friends in Switzerland 
- Daniela, Yin Yee and Ruth

Thank you guys, I love it xxx

Thursday 10 July 2014

more Switzerland

 On Friday night we went to see Aida (the Elton John + Tim Rice musical version).
As you can see it was on a lake.  It was a temporary structure sitting in shallow water. 
When we arrived we were all handed ponchos as there was the possibility of thunderstorms, luckily they didn't happen until we have left the theatre.
In the background are the Alps, it was breathtaking.
Even though the show was in German I was able to work out a lot of what was happening from the body language.  If you get the chance to see this show I would highly recommend it - although you might prefer the English speaking/singing version.
 This is one of the places we stopped at on the way home, so calm and peaceful.
 In this photo the piece of the land on the far left is Italy, everything else is Switzerland.

Wednesday 9 July 2014


In case you weren't aware I have spent the last 6 days in Switzerland, some of them teaching but some of them travelling to a wedding.

 There were so many waterfalls along our journey, this is one that we stopped to look at.
 The main motorway had a major traffic jam so we took the mountain route, as you can see from the SatNav it was a winding road, which went up and down through sunshine, fog and snow.

This is the view from our hotel on Saturday morning.  You probably can't see that it is raining.