Friday 27 December 2019


We are on Hochanda TV Saturday morning at 8am and 11am so I apologise for the bags under my eyes now but we have to get up at 4am to get to the studio for 6am and be on air at 8am!
These shows are all about our best selling stamps and accessories of 2019 and would you believe one of these stamps was also a best seller in 2018 - I won't tell you which one, you will need to tune in to find out.

Wednesday 25 December 2019

Wishing you a Merry Christmas

A big thank you for your support this year and we look forward to seeing you in 2020.

Thursday 19 December 2019

The cat is out of the bag . . .

I have been very quiet on here for some time but that is because we have been beavering away in the background on something very big and very exciting.
And now we can finally share with you what we have been working on for the past 6 months.
Crafterama at Ally Pally

1st-2nd August 2020 at the Great Hall, Alexandra Palace in London.

A beautiful iconic building with magnificent views over London and somewhere that we spent a considerable amount of our time as teenagers (quite a while ago!)

You can find more details about the event on our new website Crafterama
The exhibitor list should be up by the end of January and tickets will go on sale in February

You can follow us on Facebook here
And you can join and share the event on Facebook here

Thursday 5 December 2019

The tide is out . . .

In the Harbour by Brenda.
Brenda has created a beautiful inky background and then stamped the image in black.
Image designed by Teri Sherman

Tuesday 3 December 2019

Christmas Cardmaking Class

Our last cardmaking class of 2019 is these Christmas cards.
With some Amazing Glaze on a wooden disc and a selection of our snowflake stamps and our Poinsettia stamps.
Classes on Wednesday 4th December and 1pm and 7pm - call to book your space 01234 855833

Friday 22 November 2019

Snowdrop in Yellow

One of Brenda's beautiful creations using the Snowdrop Fairy by Teri Sherman.
Wishing you a Wonderful Day is also one of our stamps.
Lovely spring colours, makes me think of sunshine - maybe we will see some again soon (hopefully)

Tuesday 19 November 2019


Our Fashionista has been dressed in white mulberry paper by Vicky.
Image designed by Sherry West.
We have had great fun dressing her in lots of different patterned papers, more to follow soon.

Monday 18 November 2019

Celtic Knot Poinsettia

One of our new Celtic Christmas Coins - this is the Poinsettia.
Designed by Teri Sherman
Card by Brenda.
If you missed our show on Hochanda yesterday you can watch via their website from the TV schedule.

Sunday 17 November 2019

Robot Love

We are on HOCHANDA TV today at noon.
Tune in to see Robot Love, Fashionista, Snowdrop Fairy, In the Harbour and the new Celtic Christmas Coins.

Robot Love designed by Sherry West.
Cards by me.

Saturday 16 November 2019

In the Harbour

Another stamp that we launched at Stamperama Harrogate last weekend that will also be appearing in our Hochanda TV show tomorrow at noon.
Image designed by Teri Sherman
Card by Vicky.
Tune in to see Vicky create this card.

Friday 15 November 2019

NEW - Snowdrop Blue

If you visited us at Stamperama in Harrogate last weekend you might have seen some of our new stamps that we are officially launching today.
This is Snowdrop Fairy by Teri Sherman
Vicky stamped her in Distress Oxide and then waterbrushed the dotted background.
You can find her and our other new stamps here.

Monday 11 November 2019

Stamperama Harrogate Photos

Some photos I took at Stamperama Harrogate on Saturday 9th November.
We will be back on Sunday 3rd May.
John Lockwood demonstrating on The Art of Craft stand.

Make & Take with Polkadoodles

Tuesday 5 November 2019

Cardmaking Class

This month's card of the month featuring 13 Arts Rainbow powders to create the background and our brand new Celtic Knot Snowflake and Poinsettia stamps.
Cardmaking Class is on:
Tuesday 5th Nov @ 12.30
Wednesday 6th Nov @ 1pm
Wednesday 6th Nov @ 7pm
Wednesday 13th Nov @ 1pm
To book your space please email or call us on 01234 855833

Friday 1 November 2019

Celtic Knot Poppy

Brenda created this card with our Celtic Knot Poppy by Teri Sherman.
Sponging colour through a stencil and a little bling.

Thursday 31 October 2019


A couple of cards that Vicky made using our Halloween stamp set.
On the bottom card the Mummies spin around.
Also using our Cloud of Bats stamp.

Friday 25 October 2019

Aurora Layered

I stamped Aurora a couple of times onto card I had already coloured with Distress Oxides, the base layer here is Antique Linen.
The second one was onto Festive Berries, I cut out the flowers from this one to lay on top of my Antique Linen image.
I added more colour with a waterbrush and the Oxides.
Aurora Tea Rose designed by Sherry West.

Wednesday 23 October 2019

Bella Butterfly

Bella Butterfly is from the Beauty Bugz range of images by Sherry West.
Be your own kind of Beautiful is also one of our new stamps.
Card by Debbie Watts.

Tuesday 22 October 2019

Blue Christmas

A Robin's Christmas by Teri Sherman.
Vicky stamped onto kraft card, not sure if this is Chipped Sapphire.
With some white highlights.

Monday 21 October 2019


I am flying off to Switzerland today to teach classes at Atelier Rageboge in Winterthur.
I will endeavour to take lots of photos to share with you on my return but I am teaching most of the time so not sure how many opportuntities I will have for seeing the beautiful sights of Switzerland.

Saturday 19 October 2019

Aurora Twinchie

Aurora Tea rose stamped onto a colour background and then again on a Twinchie.
Card by Vicky
Image designed by Sherry West

Friday 18 October 2019

Celtic Poppy Shrink

Our new Celtic Coins are perfect for shrinking.
Here I stamped the Celtic Poppy with Stazon onto white shrink plastic and coloured with Brushables.
Designed by Teri Sherman

Wednesday 16 October 2019

Robin's Christmas - Multi coloured

A Robin's Christmas designed by Teri Sherman.
Stamped with Izink inkpads and then a little bit of watercolouring.

Tuesday 15 October 2019

Aurora Tea Rose

This is Aurora Tea Rose, designed by Sherry West.

Vicky created the background with Oxides and then spritzed with water.
Aurora is stamped in black and then highlighted with a white pen.

Saturday 12 October 2019

Celtic Knot Poppy x 3

Brenda has been busy playing with some of our new stamps and this is one of her cards using our new Celtic Knot Poppy.
Image designed by Teri Sherman

Friday 11 October 2019

Leila Ladybug - Beauty Bugz

Designed by Sherry West.
Card by Debbie Watts
Perfect for just saying hello or happy birthday.
Part of the Beauty Bugz collection by Sherry West

Thursday 10 October 2019

Celtic Knot - Dragon

We are on Hochanda TV today at 4pm.
Teri Sherman has designed lots of amazing Celtic Knots and to start with we have chosen to make the Dragon and the Poppy into rubber stamps, they are sized to fit onto Artist trading Coins.
Here I have stamped and embossed in black onto kraft card and then coloured with pearlescent paints.

Wednesday 9 October 2019

A Robin's Christmas

Featuring in our show on HOCHANDA on Thursday, this is A Robin's Christmas
Designed by Teri Sherman.
Vicky stamped the image using Distress Oxide Chipped Sapphire and then used a waterbrush to move a little colour around.
This stamp and others will be available to purchase from Thursday morning from our website.

Sunday 6 October 2019

Magical Christmas

Our splat stamps are suitable for any occasion.
What you can't see from this photo is that the embossing powder I used is Black Diamond, a black embossing powder with sparkle in it by JudiKins.

Saturday 5 October 2019

Watercoloured Kitty

I used the 13Arts Rainbow colour watercolour powders for the background and with a waterbrush to colour the Christmas Kitty (designed by Sherry West).
Pistachio Green and Sky Blue are the 2 powders that I used.

Friday 4 October 2019

Happy Stampers

Our shop is closed today and tomorrow as we are away in Port Sunlight at the 
Happy Stampers North West Stamp Festival.
It is a ticket only event so if you don't already have a ticket it is unlikely you will be able to get in to the show.
If you are coming to the show we look forward to seeing you tomorrow

Thursday 3 October 2019

Fabulous Christmas

You can see I had fun playing with the 13Arts Rainbow Colour watercolour powders.
And our new Fabulous Christmas rubber stamp

Wednesday 2 October 2019

Christmas Cardmaking Class

This is our October class card.
Our Poinsettia Background with both small and large Poinsettias - designed by Teri Sherman.
Wavy Banner with Wavy Words.
Class is on Wednesday Oct 2nd @ 1pm & 7pm
and Wednesday 9th Oct @ 7pm
Call to book your space on 01234 855833
spaces are limited

Tuesday 1 October 2019

A winters Day - blue

On A Winter's Day stamped in blue inkpad and then some snowy areas were gently touched with a waterbrush.
Card by Vicky.
Image designed by Teri Sherman

Monday 30 September 2019

Dancing Skeleton

Vicky made this card using our Halloween stamp set.
The skeleton has been stamped onto vellum and then coloured white on the back.

Sunday 29 September 2019

Wonderful Christmas

We are on HOCHANDA TV today at 3pm.
Find all the stamps featured on our website here.
Plaid background stamped with Festive Berries Distress Oxide.
Wonderful Christmas embossed with White Diamond and Black Diamond embossing powders by JudiKins.

Saturday 28 September 2019

Christmas Kitty

Have you seen Christmas Kitty by Sherry West?
We have paired him together with our 'Wishing you a Purrfect Christmas' for our HOCHANDA TV show on Sunday.
Card by Chris McMillan.

Friday 27 September 2019

A Winter's Day

This is our brand new stamp launching today A Winter's Day
Designed by Teri Sherman.
Card created by Vicky.
Tune in to HOCHANDA TV on Sunday at 3pm to see lots more samples.
Find this and more on our website here

Saturday 21 September 2019

Plaid Background

Have you seen our Plaid background?
It is a large detailed stamp so I would recommend using stamping platform if you want a perfect impression.
White Christmas rubber stamp, perfect for a wine lover.

Friday 20 September 2019

Red Poinsettia

DT member Brenda made this card using our Small Poinsettia Head and Large Poinsettia stamps by Teri Sherman and our White Christmas stamp.

Thursday 19 September 2019

Shrink Plastic Wreath

I can't believe this is my first blog post of September and it's already the 19th 
(my 21st Wedding Anniversary).

I used our Large Poinsettia Head (by Teri Sherman) to stamp onto white shrink plastic with black Stazon.
Coloured with Brushable pens.

Friday 30 August 2019

Christmas Cardmaking Class - September

Tuesday September 3rd 12.30-2pm - spaces
Wednesday September 4th 1-2.30pm - spaces
Wednesday September 4th 7-8.30pm - almost sold out

Using our Christmoose, Cosy Bear and Plaid Background.

Cardmaking class is £6.

We are currently closed for holidays but we re-open on Monday 2nd September, you can email to reserve your space - or call 01234 855833