Tuesday 30 April 2019

Amazing Glaze Seashells

Did you see these seashells on TV?
The detail is amazing.  It is the Katy Sue Designs Seashells Silicone mould.
We melted Amazing Glaze in the melt pot and then added Pastilles embossing powder, the trick when using coloured embossing powders is not to mix it.  When you mix Pastilles it becomes a caramel colour.
So when all your Amazing Glaze is melted you sprinkle Pastilles on top, when that has melted you pour into the mould and leave to cool.
The background is from our Nature's Background stamp set

Monday 29 April 2019

Pattern Patch Hearts

Our new Pattern Patches are so fun and easy to use.
This is one of the new Doodle blooms Small coloured and then covered with Amazing Glaze.

Sunday 28 April 2019

Amazing Glaze Texture

If you missed the shows on Hochanda you can watch them via their website here.
This card I made using layers of Amazing Glaze and then covering 2 with Denim embossing powder and 1 with Pastilles embossing powder.   
I then stamped into them with the Pattern Patches and a blank ink.
You can find the Pattern Patches, Amazing Glaze, Pastilles and Denim embossing powders on our website here.

Thursday 25 April 2019

Hochanda TV

Tomorrow I will be on Hochanda TV at 10am and 2pm.
I hope to make this card using JudiKins Amazing Glaze.
Lots of you already know Amazing Glaze, can you believe we have been using it for 23 years, I'm suddenly feeling really old!

These are new versions of our Doodle Blooms and the background is one of our new Pattern Patches.
Stamps are available on our website here.

Tuesday 23 April 2019

Sneaky Peek No.2

Another set of Pattern Patches.
Make sure you tune in Friday at 10am and 2pm.
The 10am show is about Amazing Glaze
The 2pm show is about new Bloom stamps.

Monday 22 April 2019

Sneaky peek

We have been working on new stamp designs for our Hochanda TV shows on Friday.
Here is the first sneaky peek of some of our new Pattern Patches.

Friday 19 April 2019


These large poppies are hidden in the hedge in the car park outside our store, they were enjoying the gorgeous sunshine yesterday.

We hope you all have a wonderful Easter weekend.

Saturday 13 April 2019

Teaching in Switzerland

Today is my fourth and last day of teaching in Switzerland this trip.
Yesterday I taught a surprise box class and Jacqueline wanted a travel version so this is the one I made, I also have another (tropical) one on the go but I need to add our Flamingo stamps to finish it off first.
I have used our Distress Cogs and stamped them onto gold and silver shrink plastic.
The middle layer has our World Map stamped in the background and the whole box is stamped with our Ink Splodges, Crumpled and Grunge Bubbles in Vintage Photo and Antique Linen oxides..  
The hot air balloon is from our Happy Travels set and I stamped it twice and then overstamped the top layer with Scratched Lines in Wilted Violet.
Created from Kraft card.

Sunday 7 April 2019

On my travels

Monday I am off on my bi-annual trip to Switzerland

These are a couple of photos from a previous trip.
So I will be gone for just over a week and don't always have internet access but will try and blog if I can.

Friday 5 April 2019

Doodle Blooms

Vicky created this card by stamping and embossing in gold 'Love' and then placing a mask to create the strip through the middle and stamping the Doodle Blooms and Doodle Swirls over the mask.

Thursday 4 April 2019

Golden Wings

Our Distressed Wings with our Cracked Heart.
The heart is embossed in white onto vellum.
The wings are embossed with Sticky Stuff powder (which turns to glue) and then cover with a sheet of imitation gold leaf.
I know I've said this many times before but I'm going to say it again: I love the sheets of gold leaf, you could achieve a similar look with flakes but you don't usually get the pattern which is the part I like to see, I think it is where they run an electric current through the gold leaf and then it produces different colours - but don't hold me to that as my memory does sometimes fail me these days and I could have just completely made that up!
You can find these stamps here.

Wednesday 3 April 2019

Powertex Canvas Workshop

Jo and Mark will be back at Stamp Addicts on Thursday 30th May to teach this Powertex canvas but we only have a couple of spaces left so if you would like to book please let us know as soon as possible.
The cost is £30 for the day.

Tuesday 2 April 2019

Laugh with Doodle

Sometimes it is best to keep things simple.
Stamped and embossed in gold our Doodle Swirls and Laugh from the Live Create set.

Monday 1 April 2019

Powertex Workshops

The Powertex Workshops with Jo & Mark Channon went down very well, here are a few of the photos.
 We were able to squeeze in Vicky's 4 year old daughter Melody, can you see the tiny birdhouse she is decorating.

Every creation was very different.