Friday 30 September 2016

Pink Glittermas

I made this card a couple of weeks ago.
Using our Stunning Snowflakes large and small
As well as Merry Glittermas
The small snowflakes are also from the Glittermas set.
The large snowflake is embossed in white onto column vellum.
I coloured the inside of the card bright pink to make the white snowflake stand out.

Wednesday 28 September 2016

Port Sunlight - Happy Stampers

We are at the Happy Stampers North West show
in Port Sunlight this Saturday - 1st October.

We leave early on Friday morning so if you would like to
pre-order anything for collection at the show please let us know
by the end of Thursday by email -

We look forward to seeing you there.

Sunday 25 September 2016

Opening Hours

We are open today - Sunday 25th September 10am-3pm

Tuesday 27th Sept  10am-3pm
Wednesday 28th Sept  10am-3pm

We are closed the rest of the week.
We will be at
Happy Stampers North West
Port Sunlight
Saturday 1st October

Saturday 24 September 2016

Stunning Snowflakes Black & White

This was sent in by one of our DT members
Using our Stunning Snowflakes large and small
as well as the Wish Upon a Snowflake sentiment.

Black and white never goes out of fashion and is always so striking.

Friday 23 September 2016

Stunning Snowflake with Acetate

You probably can't see in this photo but I stamped the large Stunning Snowflake
onto the card and then placed a layer of acetate over the top.
Onto the acetate I traced the design using glitter glue..

Thursday 22 September 2016

Mini Stained Glass Bethlehem

A couple more stamps from our Hochanda show.
I embossed the stained glass in white onto some stripy vellum.
I then coloured the reverse with promarkers.

Wednesday 21 September 2016

Stunning Snowflake on Vellum

DT member Esther has been very busy playing with our Stunning Snowflakes.
Here she has stamped them onto shrink plastic with different coloured inks
and then hung them over a layer of vellum.

Tuesday 20 September 2016

Cecil & Rosie on Hochanda TV

Today we are on Hochanda TV at 10am and 3pm.
Cecil and Rosie along with the words
Wish Upon A Snowflake
are all in the show
Plus our new Stunning Snowflakes and more.
Hope you are able tune in, 
if not remember you can catch up on their website 
for upto 7 days

Monday 19 September 2016

Opening Hours 20-25 September

Tuesday 20 September - Closed - we are on Hochanda TV 10am & 3pm
Wednesday 21 September - 10am-3pm
Thursday 22 September - CLOSED
Friday 23 September - 10am-3pm
Saturday 24 September - 10am-3pm
Sunday 25  September - 10am-3pm

Sunday 18 September 2016

Exciting Announcement

You may have seen the announcement on Facebook recently but if you missed it we have started a joint venture with Be Creative (Once Upon A Stamp) and Hochanda TV.

Create It Events Ltd in partnership with Hochanda Live .
This is a joint venture which will bring at least FIVE major retail shows to the UK in 2017 .
The centrepiece of each show will be HOCHANDA LIVE !
As the name suggests, Hochanda will be broadcasting live from each of the shows throughout the UK.
You will be able to meet with your favourite presenters and take part as a live studio audience as the live broadcasts take place throughout the day.
The key to the shows will of course be the retailers themselves who make Hochanda the success story of the past year .
The vision of Hochanda is to encompass all crafts whether it be Papercrafts, Needlecrafts, Pottery, Art, Woodwork and so much more .
We hope that all of the above and so much more will be present at each and every show .
The brief of Create it Events Ltd was to make the shows exciting with as many demonstrations and Make and Takes as we can possibly fit in . We had to make the shows affordable for both the exhibitors and you the public to attend .
Lots of Fun, Value for money, Interactive Friendly shows !
The above is just some of the vision and aspirations of ourselves and Hochanda ...there is much much more to be announced soon.
In 2017 there will be 5 shows in the UK with the first show coming in MAY 2017 .
Our vision and mission for 2018 is for 8 major events and in 2019 moving up to 12 major events encompassing most of the UK.
Exciting, Friendly, Affordable, Interactive.
We hope you like what you are hearing and your feedback is important to us .
Help us to Help you by spreading the word far and wide .
This is the beginning of something new, these will be your shows !
Sign up for more information at our new website

Gordon Fraser - Managing Director
Justin Liau - Director of Operations
Sarah Bewick - Director of Events
Vicky Adams - Director of Sales

Stunning Snowflake with Gold Leaf

Design Team member Esther made this card using our new Stunning Snowflake stamps
with Sticky Stuff and Gold leaf.

Saturday 17 September 2016

Stained Glass & Distress Crayons

I created the background of this card using Distress Crayons before stamping over the top with our Mini Stained Glass stamp in White Glitter embossing powder.

You can see how to make this background on Hochanda TV on 
Tuesday 20th September at 10am & 2pm

Friday 16 September 2016

SolarBob - Amazing Fun

Back in April, whilst I was in Switzerland, my friend took me to SolarBob.
Bobsleigh in the sunshine.
The video is not great but it was the best I could manage as I was trying not to fall out whilst filming.
This is just a snippet of the ride which was amazing fun, I managed speeds of over 30mph.

Monday 12 September 2016

Opening Hours 13-17 September

Tuesday 13th - 10am-3pm
Wednesday 14th - 10am-3pm
Thursday 15th - 10am-3pm
Friday 16th - 10am-3pm

Saturday 10 September 2016

Santa is Merry

On this card we have Santa
The sign is from the Bauble Wreath stamp set
and the bow on the sack is from the Trim The Tree stamp set.

Thursday 8 September 2016

Winter Bear

Our Dress Up Bear looks ready for winter.
Along with the new Holly stamps.

Tuesday 6 September 2016

Trim the Tree

You can Trim the Tree in so many different colours
and then use the same colours to colour your layers.

Monday 5 September 2016

Opening Hours 6-10 Sept

The kids go back to school today - happy dance

Tuesday 6 Sept - 10am-3pm Project Club @ 12.30
Wednesday 7 Sept - 12-3pm  Project Club @ 1pm
Thursday 8 Sept - 10am-3pm
Friday 9 Sept - 10am-3pm
Saturday 10 Sept - 10am-3pm  Table Top Sale

On Wednesday I am off on my travels to Switzerland to teach some Christmas Cards for a few days

Friday 2 September 2016

Stamperama Photos

A couple more photos from Stamperama last month.
Honeydoo Crafts
and the MDFMan Make & Take

Thursday 1 September 2016

Box of holly

There is quite a few stamps in this one:
Hanging sign from Bauble Wreath
Snow from All Weathers
Bow from Trim the Tree

Card by Lesley Crawford