Sunday 30 June 2019

Green Inchies

Our inchies are so versatile and fun to work with.
Card by Brenda.

Sunday 23 June 2019

Twinchie Tree

This Walnut Tree is in our Rural Elements stamp set, the perfect size for a Twinchie.
Vicky made this card by stamping the tree multiple times and then turning it upside down, or turning the card around! To stamp the top of the tree along the top of the card to give it a fuller look.
The Twinchie has been coated in 3 layers of Amazing Glaze.

Saturday 22 June 2019

Pink Inchies

I sprayed the Inchies with some Izink dye sprays, including a metallic rose gold (sorry, can't remember the name) so it has a metallic sheen.
I kept all the tiles together whilst spraying and then stamping, before separating and sanding the edges to remove the tags. I then edge the tiles with Izink Cerise inkpad.
The background layer is coloured with the same Cerise inkpad.
Stamps used JudiKins Music and JudiKins Potpourri No.1.

Friday 21 June 2019

Music Man

You may have spotted this on Hochanda yesterday.
Our Inchies with our JudiKins Music stamp set.
Brenda made this card by covering the inchies with the page from an old book, before distressing with some ink and then stamping the images over the top.

Thursday 20 June 2019

HOCHANDA Today at 4pm

We are on HOCHANDA TV today at 4pm with our re-mastered Rolling Hills and Rural Elements plus 2 of our favourite JudiKins stamp sets plus our new Inchies and Twinchies.
This is a Twinchie - a 2" x 2" square of cardboard, they come in pre-punched sheets so you can stamp on them together or use them individually like this.  The twinchie has been coated with Amazing Glaze.
Card by Vicky.

Wednesday 19 June 2019

Inchies - Vintage

We are on Hochanda TV on Thursday at 4pm.
We will be using our new Inchies and Twinchies which are sheets of pre-cut cardboard squares.
We will also be using 2 of our favourite stamp sets designed by JudiKins - Music and Potpourri 1.
Plus 2 new stamp sets - Rolling Hills and Rural Elements - these are re-vamps of 2 of our original sets.
Card made by Brenda using our Inchies with the JudiKins Potpourri 1.

Tuesday 18 June 2019

Amazing Glaze Stars

Our new Twinchies are perfect for Amazing Glaze.
Build up 3 layers of Amazing Glaze and then sprinkle in some embossing powders of your choice to change the colour.
Ink your stamp and stamp into the hot embossing powder.  Allow to cool before removing.

See our Inchies and Twinchies on HOCHANDA TV on Thursday at 4pm.

Monday 17 June 2019

Blossom - Cream

Debbie has stamped and embossed our Blossom Background in gold onto a cream card and then coloured some of the flowers and butterflies.
It instantly changes the background and makes it much softer.
With the large Butterfly layered on top.

Sunday 16 June 2019

Happy Father's Day

Apologies for the lack of blogging recently, there is so much going on at Stamp Addicts that I've been surviving on 5-6 hours sleep a night and still haven't had time to blog until today.

Happy Father's Day to all those wonderful Dad's out there.  I'm lucky to have my husband Martin who is a great Father to our 2 kids (now teenagers and taller than both of us) and a great Father-in-law Bill, unfortunately my dad doesn't want to be part of our lives and hasn't done for nearly 15 years - his loss.

For those of you with teenagers in the middle of A Levels you will know that now is the time to start looking at universities which is what our daughter is doing very soon, in between lots of exams.  I can see this being a stressful time in our household, bad enough with exams but then the pressure of choosing the university that you think is right for your future.  I didn't go to university, the closest I got was Open University several years ago with a few days at Cambridge, not quite the uni experience.

I will do my best to keep blogging in between, especially as we have an exciting new designer coming on board and hope to start releasing those new stamps next month.

Plus designer Teri Sherman has some fabulous Christmas designs that we will also be releasing soon.

Card by Denyse.
Dahlia designed by Teri Sherman.

Sunday 9 June 2019

Bright Dalia Background

I think Denyse created this one, using our Dahlia Background.
Beautiful shading on some fabulous flowers.
Image designed by Teri Sherman.

Teri has been busy working on a couple of Christmas scenes which we are hoping to launch in July.  Warning - they look amazing :)

Saturday 8 June 2019

Gold Leaf Butterflies

A nice simple black on white background with Blossom Background.
Butterflies are embossed in black onto Laminating sheets with imitation gold leaf on the sticky side.
Images designed by Teri Sherman
Card by me.

Thursday 6 June 2019

Sprayed Poppies

I have to admit that I can't remember who made this card and without having it in my hand to look at the name on the back I'm not going to be able to give credit to the right person.
We've been so crazy busy that I forgot to make a note of who made which card so apologies to our DT or maybe it's one of Vicky's!
Poppy Background and Poppy Head designed by Teri Sherman.

Wednesday 5 June 2019

Dahlia Background

Our DT sent us so many wonderful samples but I think this is one of my favourites.
It reminds me of a photography course I took at college many many moons ago.
It was before digital cameras, we worked with black and white film and developed our own photos and learnt how to add touches of colour to the black and white photos.
I vividly remember a particular photo I developed of some daffodils where I added colour to just one of the daffodils so it would stand out from the others.
Card by Denyse.

Tuesday 4 June 2019

Blossom Inchies

You might have spotted this in our Hochanda show on Sunday
featuring our new Inchies and Blossom Background stamp.
Stamp Designed by Teri Sherman
Card by Vicky
Stamp and Inchies available here.

Monday 3 June 2019

Stamperama Worthing

Thank you to everyone that supported our first Stamperama Worthing on 25th May, we had a thoroughly wonderful time and we know the visitors did too as they all very kindly told us.

An extra big thanks to Jenny, Becki, Peter & Chris from Hobby Art Stamps for helping to launch Stamperama at the Charmandean Centre (approx 9 years since the last South Stamp Show), this was the first of many more to come.
2020 date is Saturday 13th June.

Sunday 2 June 2019

Poppy Heads

We are on HOCHANDA TV today at noon with these new Poppy Heads plus new big background stamps.  All designed by Teri Sherman.
Card by Brenda

Saturday 1 June 2019

Dahlia Head

Our new Large Dahlia Head
Designed by Teri Sherman
Card by Denyse
See this and other new stamps on HOCHANDA TV on Sunday at noon.