Thursday 29 October 2015

Sheffield - 1st November - Ross PaperCraft Show

This Sunday - 1st November
we will be at
Ross PaperCraft Show
Westfield Sports College
Eckington Road
Sheffield S20 1HQ

The show is open 10am - 3pm

Exhibitors include:
Lucosa Craft, HoneyDoo, Debonaire Designs, Crafty Roo Designs,
Glitter Perfect, Krack on Krafts, Busy Bee Crafts, Stamps by Me,
J.T. Ribbon Designs, Fibees Crafts, Crafty Corner, Brambles,
N.E. Laser, Jelly Bean, Really Useful Boxes, Kathy's Crafts, Glitz Craft,
Paper n' Card, Home Farm Crafts, Once Upon A Stamp, Mad Hatter Crafts,
Stamp Addicts, Craft-e-Liza, Mad4Ink, The Make It Company, Beths Bits,
Keepsake Card & Crafts, Sparkles Crafts, 1 Craft 1, Ellas Designs,
Ross Paper, Little Claire

Hot and cold refreshment available.

Tuesday 27 October 2015

Project Club November

Tuesday 3rd November 12.30
Wednesday 4th November 1pm & 7pm
Wednesday 11th November 7pm

We have a couple of spaces in each class so if you would like to join us 
please either email or call us to book 01234 855833

Sunday 25 October 2015

Opening Hours W/C 26/10

Tuesday 27/10  -  10am-3pm
Wednesday 28/10  -  10am-3pm
Thursday 29/10  - 10am-3pm
Friday 30/10  - 10am-3pm

Friday 23 October 2015

Butterfly on TV

Once Upon A Stamp will be on Hochanda this Saturday
with their new Be Creative product range.
I made this card using some of their new inkpads.
I swiped the pink and purple inkpads across the paper and then buffed with tissue to create the coloured paper.
I then stamped the butterfly over the top in black ink and added sparkle.
I did the same with the blue inkpad to create the next layer.

Thursday 22 October 2015

Merry Christmas Trees

On Saturday Once Upon A Stamp will be on HOCHANDA with their Be Creative product range 
and we made some samples with their inkpads and our stamps.
These are 2 of them using our Merry Christmas Tree

On the top card we coloured the card with glossy card direct with the inkpad and stamped with Black Archival.  The background layer is the tree stamped with the same multi-coloured inkpads.

The second card is the Merry Christmas Tree stamped with 2 of the multi-colour inkpads and then embossed with clear embossing powder.  The snowflake in the background is from our Christmas Twiddly Bits stamp set.

Wednesday 21 October 2015

Back on TV

We will be back on HOCHANDA on Thursday 5th November
1pm and 6pm

We have set this up as an event on Facebook here so you can join.
We will post up the stamps we will be using (not Christmas)
and some of the samples on this Facebook page.
Plus Facebook will remind you on the day

Tuesday 20 October 2015

Presents Galore

Another of Lesley's fabulous creations.
This time Lesley has used:

Grandmas Quilt (parcel)
Christmas Trio (parcel & gingerbread)

Sunday 18 October 2015

Opening Hours W/C 19/10/15

Tuesday 20/10  -  10am-3pm
Wednesday 21/10  -  10am-3pm
Thursday 22/10  - 10am-3pm
Friday 23/10  -  10am-3pm
Saturday 24/10  - 10am-4pm
Sunday 25/10  - 10am-4pm

This is our last Sunday opening of 2015.

Friday 16 October 2015

Winter Joy

Is it true that the early arrival of the Bewick swan signfies a harsh winter?
I am not a fan of many aspects of winter, mainly the cold,
but I do love Snowmen and you can't have snowmen without winter!

This card was made by Lesley Crawford and she also designed the stamps.
Lesley is currently working on new designs for release at Stamperama in February.

To order these stamps and any of our other stamps please visit our ebay store here.

Thursday 15 October 2015

Winter Wonderland Scene

This is one of the cards that Lesley made at Stamperama last weekend.

The outer frame is from our Swirly Sleigh set
The Snowman is from our Snowman & Robin set
The present is from Grandma's Quilt set
Everything else is from the Small Winter Wonderland set

All stamps used here were designed by Lesley Crawford

Wednesday 14 October 2015

Christmas Bunting

Vicky used the Banners unmounted rubber stamp set to create this card
with a couple of words from the Christmas Trio set.

Tuesday 13 October 2015

Rodney Sparkles

Rodney gets up to lots of mischief - but only when you're not looking!
Did you know Rodney has his pilots licence?

Monday 12 October 2015

Opening Hours w/c 12/10/15

We will be open the following hours this week:

Tuesday 13th - 10am-3pm
Wednesday 14th - 10am-3pm & 7pm-9pm
Thursday 15th - 10am-3pm
Friday 16th - 10am-3pm
Saturday 17th - 10am-3pm

Sunday 11 October 2015

Magical Christmas

For this card I used
Christmas Twiddly Bits
Wavy Christmas Words

Plus stickles and a white pen.
I used the white pen on the stars after I had coloured them.

Everything stamped in black Archival except the bough which is in Distress ink - 
Forest Moss I think!

Friday 9 October 2015

Rodney Framed

This is one of the cards Vicky made in the shows using
Banners set
Greetings set

The spots in the background are from the Banners set.
Everything has been coloured with Brushables pens.
The inside of the frame was cut out so that Rodney could be peeking through.

Thursday 8 October 2015

Shrink Plastic Gnome

If you saw our 2pm show on Hochanda on Monday you would have seen this card.
The Gnome was stamped onto white shrink plastic with black Stazon
and coloured with Pastel Chalk Pencils.  
You do need to sand the shrink first when colouring with pencils.
Remember when working with shrink plastic not to colour too dark because when you shrink the colours intensify.

The Snowglobe is one of our unmounted stamps stamped in black and then reverse masked so that we could stamp the trees and logs inside from the Small Winter Wonderland set.

Tuesday 6 October 2015

Stamperama - Flitwick

Saturday 10th October
Stamperama - Stamp & PaperCraft Show
The Rufus Centre
Steppingley Road, Flitwick
Bedfordshire MK45 1AH

In support of East Anglian Air Ambulance

Exhibitors include:
Stamp Addicts, Once Upon A Stamp, Honey Doo Crafts, 
The Stamp Hut, Hobby Art, 
Glitter Perfect, Craft Habitat, Noor Design, 
Inkylicious, Ross Paper, Kathy's Crafts

Lots of demonstrations
Make & Takes
Refreshments available
Free Parking 

Entrance £2

We hope you can join us for a fun day
Please share this event with all your friends
so we can raise lots of money for
East Anglian Air Ambulance

Monday 5 October 2015


We are so excited that we are going to be on Hochanda today.
It feels like we are going back 10 years when making TV shows used
to be fun and exciting and about how many demonstrations we could
squeeze into a show.
Although this time we have 3 shows in one day!
So it's going to be a very long day.

Hope you can join us today and that you enjoy the show.

Sunday 4 October 2015

Watch us on TV

Tomorrow we will be on HOCHANDA TV
@ 11am, 2pm and 5pm
You can watch on Freeview 39, Sky 663 and Freesat 817
Plus you can watch via their website

Lesley made this card using some of the stamp sets that she designed

Saturday 3 October 2015

October Project Club

This is the card we are making in Project Club this month
(alternative colours are available)

Wednesday 7th October 1pm 
Wednesday 7th October 7pm
Tuesday 13th October 12.30
Wednesday 14th October 7pm

If you would like to join us for any of these dates please call to reserve
your space on 01234 855833