Sunday 31 March 2019

Happy Mother's Day

I've heard Mother's Day is a day of pampering and relaxation and being spoilt by your kids!
Maybe one day that will be me but right now I am grateful that all my family are happy and healthy and the teenagers are not trying to kill each other.
Vicky had stamped and embossed the Cracked Heart onto vellum in several different embossing powders and I was trying to use them up and this one of the things I came up with.
I stamped the Distressed wings with the Pickled Pink Oxide and embossed with Iridescent Sparkle embossing powder onto vellum.
I used the same pink inkpad to colour the background layer and stamp the Love word.
Find all these stamps on our website here.
Could be the perfect card to tell your angelic mother that you love her - or is the angelic one sending the card?

Saturday 30 March 2019

Live with Cogs

The English language is complicated 'Live'  can be said in different ways and mean different things.
Here it is live your life in the best way you can.
With some embossed Distressed Cogs for fun and frivolity - sorry, I guess the Tramadol is kicking in again, but hopefully not for much longer as today I should be having an injection under my collarbone (ouch) which hopefully means no more drugs, which in turn will mean a clearer mind that doesn't ramble quite so much.

So back to the card, the background layer is coloured with Antique linen Distress Oxide and some cogs were stamped in the same inkpad before the embossed ones were layered over the top.  The words is stamped with a copper inkpad.

Find all stamps here.

Friday 29 March 2019

Doodle Swirls

You can see Vicky was having a lot of fun with our new Crumpled stamp in the background along with the Doodle Swirls, Doodle Blooms and Live Create word set.
Find all our new stamps here.

Thursday 28 March 2019

Jo Channon will be here

on Friday 29th and Saturday 30th March Jo Channon will be in our store with Powertex.
Jo will be teaching all day workshops but you are welcome to drop in and see all her amazing samples and maybe buy some of the Powertex products.
The wonderful Mr Channon (Mark) will also be in store and available to answer any questions - Powertex related.

Wednesday 27 March 2019

Cogs and Wings

We ran out of time before I got to demo this card yesterday.
Using the Distressed Wings and Distressed Cogs.
In the background is also Crumpled.
Background layer inked with Antique Linen Oxide and then Crumpled and Cog stamped in Oxide, plus another cog stamped in Vintage Photo.
Wings embossed in White Diamond embossing powder.
And cog embossed in gold.
Find all these new stamps here.

Tuesday 26 March 2019

Hochanda TV Today

We are on Hochanda TV today at 2pm with Leonie
Vicky has been busy drawing lots of new designs which we hope you will like.
This is one of the cards I hope to demo in the show using Sticky Stuff Embossing Powder with glitters and mica powders.
All the new stamps are on our website here.

Monday 25 March 2019

Ink Splats

In the background is the new Ink Splat, Ink Splash and Ink Splodges
and on top is one of the new Doodle Blooms
All of these will be available on Tuesday.
Tune in to Hochanda at 2pm to see their launch.

Saturday 23 March 2019

Distressed Cogs

These are our new Distressed Cogs
Stamped and embossed but also stamped onto gold and silver shrink plastic.
The background cogs are stamped in Antique Linen Oxide onto black card.

Friday 22 March 2019


A little look at some of our new stamps launching next week.
Doodle Swirls, Distressed Cogs and Flutters.
Tune in on Tuesday at 2pm to Hochanda TV to see them.

Thursday 21 March 2019

New Stamp Alert

We know how much you love our Italian Marble background, which you can see here with Sticky Stuff Embossing Powder and mica powders but let me introduce you to our new Cracked Heart which will be featuring in our Hochanda show on 26th March at 2pm.

Vicky also used our Wavy Banners and Wavy Words.

Wednesday 20 March 2019

Proud Peacock Gold Leaf

Teri Sherman's Proud Peacock stamped and embossed with Sticky Stuff embossing powder and covered with gilding flakes.
The background is our Solid Hearts Background that has also been embossed with Sticky Stuff embossing powder but covered with glitter - a bit messy but worth it.

Monday 18 March 2019

Another Sneaky peek

We've just finished our cardmaking weekend so from tomorrow (today is day of rest)
it is full steam ahead prepping for Hochanda which is next week.

Sorry, I'm too tired to write anything else.  As soon as I get the kids off to school I'm going back to bed.

Sunday 17 March 2019

We are open

Sunday 17th March
We are open today 10am-4pm

The Joy Craft slider dies are back in stock along with the Magical Movers,
I will try putting them on the website today.

Have a great Sunday

Friday 15 March 2019

Sneaky Peek 2

Another one of our new stamps, none of them have names or numbers yet but we'll have to get that rectified this weekend as I know Hochanda will be chasing me for details on Monday.
There are just not enough hours in the day.

Thursday 14 March 2019

Sneaky Peek

We've been hard at work on lots of new stamps ready to launch later this month.
This is a sneaky peek and one of the sets.

Wednesday 13 March 2019

Stamperama Worthing

So our next Stamperama outing is in the opposite direction as we head down to the south coast and Worthing in West Sussex.
We are working with Hobby Art to bring you this event at

Charmandean Centre
Forest Road
Worthing BN14 9HS

on Saturday 25th May

Tickets are available here

Exhibitors include:
Stamp Addicts, Hobby Art, HoneyDoo Crafts, A Crafty Place, the Art of Craft,
Picture This Stamps, Limetree Craft, Stampers Grove, Dolly Dimples,
Snazzy Studio plus more

You can find more details on the Stamperama website here.

Monday 11 March 2019

Japanese Butterfly

Card created by DT member Brenda.
I think this stamp would also look great if you decoupaged the butterfly, we haven't had much time to play recently and now we are working on lots more new stamps for our next Hochanda show on 26th March.

Sunday 10 March 2019

Spring Flowers

This was going to be a demonstration in our last Hochanda show but we didn't manage to squeeze it in.
I stamped the Flower Trio stamps in a pink ink and the leaves in a green ink.  I then used a green pen to draw the stems and the grass.
The background is our new Textile background stamped in the same pink oxide.
Find all these stamps here.

Saturday 9 March 2019


With Easter just over a month away I wanted to remind you how versatile our Grandma's Quilt stamp set is.
Here we have filled it with Spring Accessories.
Tulips are definitely one of my favourite flowers.

Friday 8 March 2019

Ellie the Elephant

One of our lovely DT members made this card using our Ellie Elephant and Squirt rubber stamps.
Keep it simple and stamp in different coloured inks so no colouring is required.
Find these stamps on our website here.

Tuesday 5 March 2019

Cardmaking Class

Have you seen the new Sliders for Joy Crafts?
You use them instead of pennies.
We are using them in our March Cardmaking Class along with one of the new Slider Dies from Joy Crafts and some of our favourite stamps.

Classes are:
Tuesday 5th March @ 12.30
Wednesday 6th March @ 1pm & 7pm
Wednesday 13th March @ 7pm

Book your space by calling us on 01234 855833

Sunday 3 March 2019

Did you attend Stamperama Harrogate?

If you did then firstly thank you so much.  We were completely overwhelmed by the number of people that attended which brings me to my second point - we offer our sincerest apologies.
Although advance ticket sales were good they were in no way indicative of the number of people that actually turned up.

Being our first Stamperama in Harrogate this was a test show to see if it would work and if it was needed in the area.  Had we known the volume of people that would arrive we most definitely would have been better prepared with a lot more staff, as would our exhibitors who would have known to bring more stock.

We have been organising Stamperama in Stevenage for 21 years and had one of our busiest shows in years last weekend which we had predicted and been ready for.
But Harrogate took us completely by surprise, which I know some of you could tell.
As soon as an issue was raised with the car parks 3 parking attendants were sent outside, but with 1,000 parking spaces outside the Pavilions we had not anticipated any issues as we expected this to be ample space - we were wrong and we apologise for any problems you may have encountered.

I appreciate everyone that came to thank Vicky and I personally for organising the event, your support was very gratefully received and we are so pleased that you had a wonderful day and we hope everyone else was able to enjoy the day too and buy lots of crafting goodies.

We are extremely grateful to everyone that supported this show - the visitors, the exhibitors, HOCHANDA and the Pavilions of Harrogate staff and we promise to be better prepared next time - on that note if you are able to help us next time with checking tickets, etc then please let me know as we obviously need a lot more staff (maybe if you have a partner that drives you to the show but isn't a crafter they could work while you shop!)

We are looking at different options for the next Stamperama Harrogate show:
  • Ticket only
  • Bigger hall
  • 2 day event
Obviously some of these have big cost implications and we would have to increase ticket prices and stand prices for exhibitors if we move to a bigger hall or make it a 2 day event so all options will be carefully considered.

Again, thank you for visiting Stamperama and we hope to see you at the next show.

Friday 1 March 2019

Stamperama Harrogate

Tomorrow (Saturday 2nd March) is the very first Stamperama @ Harrogate
I can't believe how quickly the last 6 months have flown by and how much has happened in that time.

We will be in the Pavilions of Harrogate
which is just behind Sainsburys and Fodder
if you need more info please visit our website here

We have been lucky enough to secure a second room for a cafe and seating area so you will be able to leave the hustle and bustle of the show and sit down and relax before you head back in to see these lovely people:

HOCHANDA Hub with Leonie Pujol
Stamp Addicts
The Art of Craft with John Lockwood & Josie Davidson (Groovi) - Make & Take 
HoneyDoo Crafts
Stampers Grove
Limetree Card & Paper
A Crafty Place
Sweet Poppy Stencils
Snazzy Studio
Nina Crafts
Crafty Roo Designs - Make & Take
Hobby Art
Tiger Lily Laser & Crafts
Lets Create - Jo Channon (Powertex plus more)
Picture This Stamps
Dolly Dimples
Debonair Designs - Make & Take

For those of you able to join us at this new show I hope you have a wonderful time.

And for those of you that 'need' Stamperama near you, we are always looking at new venues but please send any suggestions to