Monday 31 December 2018

A Cracking Background

A card Vicky made using our A Cracking Background stamp.
Firstly Vicky created an oval mask using Eclipse Masking Tape, then she stamped with A Cracking Background before removing the mask and stamping Happy Birthday.

Sunday 30 December 2018

Scratch Lines Background

If you watched the show on Hochanda you might have spotted this card.
I used our stylized Butterfly, embossed in black on a Scattered Straw background
Layered onto a Tattered Rose background and stamped with Scratch Lines in Scattered Straw.
The base card was a white creased card, coloured with Scattered Straw and stamped with Scratch Lines in Tattered Rose.
Inkpads are the latest Distress Oxides available in store.

Thursday 27 December 2018

Best of 2018

We are on Hochanda TV today at 11am and 3pm with our Best Sellers of 2018.
And some of our favourite accessories

This card is using our Bubble Grunge background stamp,
Goldie the fish, small Jellyfish, sm Seahorses and our Under The Sea Stencil

Wednesday 26 December 2018

Hochanda TV 27th Dec

We are back on your screens the day after Boxing Day, Thursday 27th December and 11am and 3pm
with some of our best selling stamps and accessories of 2018.
Some of which are at bargain prices so please tune it.

This card is using our Stylized Butterfly, Solid Peacock Feather and Sometimes . . .

Monday 24 December 2018

Wishing you a Magical Christmas

We hope your Christmas is wonderful and magical and we wish you all the best for 2019.

Stamps used : Christmas Twiddly Bits

Sunday 23 December 2018

Robin Love

These cuties are Robin Love.
Sometimes a little goes a long way . . .

Saturday 22 December 2018

Merry Christmas Tree

Our Merry Christmas Tree is a simple stamp that needs very little work.
Stamp and emboss in black, white or twinkles and then layer onto a pretty background.

Friday 21 December 2018


3 different cards using our Drummer rubber stamp.
We always seem to stamp him in black and then add colour afterwards.

Thursday 20 December 2018

Grandma's Quilt

Just a few samples using Grandma's Quilt rubber stamp set.
Designed by Lesley Crawford.

Wednesday 19 December 2018

Layered Christmas Tree

Just some of the ways you can use our Layered Christmas Tree
designed by Lesley Crawford.

Tuesday 18 December 2018

Winter Bear

We have many fabulous bear stamps and this is All Dressed Up Bear
designed by Lesley Crawford.
He is a naked bear but comes with accessories to dress him up.

Sunday 16 December 2018

Snowman Postage

So many things fit inside our Postage Frames
Including this Snowman and the trees from the Small Winter Wonderland.

Saturday 15 December 2018


Our gorgeous Sleigh rubber stamp.
Cut out and layered onto the card.
Designed by Lesley Crawford

Thursday 13 December 2018

Bauble Wreath

The Bauble Wreath stamp set is a versatile set made of elements so you can create lots of different looks.
To create this look the wreath has been coloured with different colour Stickles.
Follow the above link to the website to see a couple of different looks.

Wednesday 12 December 2018

Tuesday 11 December 2018

Santa in the snow

These stamps were designed by Lesley Crawford
Santa rubber stamp
And the words are from the Bauble Wreath set

Monday 10 December 2018

Grandma's Quilt & Snowglobe

Grandma's Quilt is a hugely versatile stamp set, here only the border has been used.

Sunday 9 December 2018

Saturday 8 December 2018

Stained Glass Window

I thought I would share with you a few of my favourite cards from the last few years, over the next few days.
This stamp was designed by Lesley Crawford, the stamp is our Bethlehem Stained Glass rubber stamp which you can find on our website here.
The stamp is embossed in black and then coloured with some watercolours or you can use water based inks and paint on.
On the black card is our Stars Background stamp.

Wednesday 5 December 2018

Shrink with Brilliance Inkpads

Did you know you can stamp your background stamps on shrink plastic with Brilliance inkpads
and once shrunk the ink is dry?
I stamped our Italian Marble with Aurora Brilliance and then stamped over with our Scientifically proven sentiment stamp in black stazon.
The shrink was die cut with a fancy label die first.
White shrink plastic.
The background layer of the card is stamped with the same stamp and inkpad.

Monday 3 December 2018

Cardmaking Class

This is the project for our December cardmaking class
Our last Christmas card of 2018
Tues 4th Dec @ 12.30
Wed 5th Dec @ 1pm
Wed 5th Dec @ 7pm
Wed 12th Dec @ 7pm
If you would like to join us please message or call to reserve a space
01234 855833

Stamps used:

Sunday 2 December 2018

Lucy's Butterflies

We are on HOCHANDA TV today at 12 noon.
These are our new Lucy's Butterflies - you can find them here.
The background is our Cherry Blossom Background stamped and embossed in Chablis embossing powder.
Here the butterflies have been stamped in Stazon onto clear shrink plastic and coloured with alcohol inks.

Saturday 1 December 2018

Intaglio Shrink Plastic

This is Shrink Plastic Intaglio style.
Intaglio is to engrave an image into the shrink which Vicky has done here by stamping into the hot shrunked plastic.
Vicky will be demonstrating this technique in our show on Hochanda TV tomorrow at 12 noon.
I hope you can tune in and join us for our Shrink Plastic Masterclass

Friday 30 November 2018

New Stars

Our new star stamps include:
Star Trail Large
Star Trail Small
Star Cluster
Swirl Star Small
You can find all these new stamps plus more on our website here.

Thursday 29 November 2018

Pens - Black and White

We've not been able to get hold of our favourite white pen as it has been discontinued but . . .
we have found an alternative as well as some fabulous black fine liner pens
and they all work on shrink plastic.
You can find them on our website here

Wednesday 28 November 2018

Shrink Plastic - Gold

We will be on HOCHANDA TV on Sunday 2nd December at 12noon
with our Shrink Plastic Masterclass.
We will be squeezing in as many different ways that you can colour shrink as we possibly can in an hour.
This is our Steampunk Heart and Vintage No.1 stamps.
The Steampunk heart has been stamped onto Gold shrink plastic.

Sunday 18 November 2018

Stamperama Tickets

Stamperama tickets are now available for Stevenage and Harrogate.
You can get them via our website here.
Or you can order by phone on 01234 855833
You can find out more about these shows here.

Friday 16 November 2018

Shop Open

Saturday 17th November 10am-3pm
Why not drop in and see what is new.
We have the latest Distress Oxides plus our latest release of stamps

Tues 20th - Fri 23rd Nov  10am-3pm
Tues 27th - Fri 30th Nov  10am-3pm

Thursday 15 November 2018

Sneaky Peeks

We've been working on quite a few new stamps recently.
Here is a sneaky peek at a couple of them.
Not sure on a release date yet, maybe after Christmas.
I will keep you posted.

Monday 12 November 2018

Foxy Penny Slider

For this penny slider Vicky shrunk Felix the Fox and glued the shrink to a penny.
With the Tumbling Fox Border she coloured and cut them up to have them appearing in between the autumn leaves.

Friday 9 November 2018

A stack of Llamas or Alpacas

Vicky created this card and used some Eclipse Masking Tape.
Liliana, Cactus Set and in the background the Cactus Border
all coloured with pens.
Vicky designed all these stamps and Liliana can be either Llama or Alpaca,
depending on your preference.

Thursday 8 November 2018


I created this card using our new Daisy stamp and some Eclipse Masking Tape.
I made 2 masks of the daisy - remember when creating your mask to cut off the stamped line so your mask doesn't create a shadow effect.
Coloured with Nuvo Glitter Pens.
Black pen border with one of our new Fine Liner pens

Wednesday 7 November 2018

Floating away . . .

Did you see our new set of Essential Pens?  3 x black fine liner pens in 3 different sizes plus 2 white permanent pens in 2 different sizes.
Here Vicky used one of the black fine liners to draw the strings for the balloons.
Stamp used: Felix Fox, Star Balloon and Tumbling Fox border - all can be found here.

Tuesday 6 November 2018

Fox Wobble

Felix the Fox is quite adorable, here I have put his head on a small wobble.
The background is our Solid Heart background stamped and embossed with Sticky Stuff and covered with mica powders.
If you missed our show on Hochanda you can watch it via their website here.

Monday 5 November 2018

Sticky Stuff

We love our Sticky Stuff Embossing Powder from JudiKins.
The background is our Italian Marble background stamp with Sticky Stuff and then I applied Mica powders.
I used the same technique with the Daisy.
I've taken photos at different angles so hopefully you can see the texture.

Sunday 4 November 2018

Herd or Flock ?

Apparently it is both for Alpacas herd and flock.
Apparently a group of Llamas is also a herd
But this is information I have gathered from Google so don't take it as gospel.

You can't really see the background but the Cactus border is stamped in brown onto the brown card.
All new stamps available here.

See us on Hochanda TV today at 10am.

Saturday 3 November 2018

Fox shaker card

Daisies stamped onto white shrink and coloured with Brushables.
I also used Felix Fox and Tumbling Fox border
Find all these new stamps here
and don't forget to tune in to HOCHANDA TV on Sunday morning at 10am

Friday 2 November 2018

Feeding time

This is Liliana - now she could be a Llama or she could be an Alpaca.
Artist license she could be either, you decide 
You can find Liliana, the Cactus and all our new stamps on our website here

Thursday 1 November 2018

Fox and cubs

This is Felix Fox and his little baby cubs (from the Tumbling Fox Border)
plus the new Daisy stamp.
Find these and all our other new stamps online here.
Don't forget to tune in and watch us on Hochanda TV on Sunday at 10am

Saturday 27 October 2018

More Exciting News

Our second exciting announcement is that we have partnered up with Hobby Art Stamps to bring you Stamperama Worthing
at the Charmandean Centre in Worthing
on Saturday 25th May 2019
You can find more details on the website here
and you can join the event on Facebook here