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