Thursday 29 October 2020

Foxes or Wolves

During our Hochanda TV show with Adam he was convinced these were wolves, even though the stamp is called Foxy Mama.  So I looked for an image to compare the 2 and yes they are very similar so it could be used for either.  And for anyone that was watching the show you will be pleased to know that the artist Teri Sherman was also watching a making a list of other animals that were requested, so watch this space.
Cards created by DT member Alysha Sheridan.


Wednesday 28 October 2020

Double Waterfall Cards

 Vicky was determined to make our 12 Days of Christmas stamp sets into waterfall cards, but it turns out they have to be double waterfall cards as you can't have more than 6 (but best with 5) in each waterfall.
So this is the result using our 12 Days of Christmas original set and the mini set.

Monday 26 October 2020

Kingfishers on Shrink

 If you are a regular visitor here you will be well aware of my love of shrink plastic.  Now I didn't think these new stamps would lend themselves to shrink but DT member Debbie Watts proved me wrong with several of her hards so I decided to give it a go.
Here I have stamped the Kingfishers with Black Stazon Pigment inkpad onto the smooth side of sanded shrink plastic.  I gave it a couple of minutes to dry before turning over and colouring onto the sanded side with Pastel Chalk Pencils.
Remember the colours intensify as it shrinks so don't go too heavy with your colouring.

Sunday 25 October 2020

Otters by Irene

 DT member Irene Carolan created this card with our new Otters by Teri Sherman.
And words from our clear stamp sets.

Saturday 24 October 2020

Hochanda TV today at 3pm

 DT member Irene Carolan created these using the Kingfishers and Puffin Love by Teri Sherman.
And the Scriptilicious Blooms in the background.
We will have these and more on Hochanda TV today at 3pm.

Friday 23 October 2020


 DT member Alysha Sheridan created the top card and Brenda Weatherill the bottom card using our new Kingfishers by Teri Sherman.
What you can't see is the sparkle on the top card giving it a beautiful shimmer.
See these and more on Hochanda TV on Saturday 24th October at 3pm.

Wednesday 21 October 2020

Foxy Mama by Brenda

 DT member Brenda Weatherill created these lovely samples with our new Foxy Mama stamp by Teri Sherman.
Our Scenic / Rolling Hills are in the background.
See these and many more on Hochanda TV on Saturday at 3pm.

Tuesday 20 October 2020

Marbled Black Cat

 Vicky stamped our Mini Italian Marble background stamp with Distress Oxides and then stamped over the top with our Black Cat  in a black ink.  But as you can see you can still see the veining of the Oxide Marble shining through.

Monday 19 October 2020

12 Days of Christmas - Waterfall Card

 Vicky was determined to make this work as a waterfall card but had to split it into 2 strips of 6 as it really did not work with all 12 together.
Vicky has also made a version with the Mini 12 Days of Christmas.

Sunday 18 October 2020


 Vicky has been playing with the new designs by Teri Sherman.
As this is the Kingfishers coloured with Aquacolour Crayons.

Wednesday 14 October 2020

12 Days Shrink

 You know how much I love my shrink plastic so I decided to shrink the 2" 12 Days images on white shrink, and then I have placed it beside a card with the 12 Days Mini so you can see that the original shrinks to a smaller size than the mini - Mini's are 2.4cm and the shrunken originals are 2cm.
I stamped onto the shrink with black Stazon pigment and coloured with Brushables.

Tuesday 13 October 2020

New - Puffin Love

 The fourth and final instalment of our new releases by Teri Sherman is Puffin Love, you can find them here.
These gorgeous birds with bright coloured bills, known as the clown among seabirds, are under threat worldwide and there has been a severe decline in the UK breeding population.
Card by Alysha Sheridan

Monday 12 October 2020

New - Otter Snuggles

 Third in our new release by Teri Sherman is Otter Snuggles available here.
We are lucky enough to have Otters in our local river (River Great Ouse) which runs through town and contains lots of wildlife.
Card by Alysha Sheridan

Sunday 11 October 2020

New - Kingfishers

 The second of our new animal pairs from Teri Sherman is the Kingfishers available here.
These are such beautifully colourful birds that I find fascinating to watch.
Card created by Alysha Sheridan.

Saturday 10 October 2020

New - Foxy Mama

 Artist Teri Sherman drew a range of images that are pairs of animals, we have previously released Nuzzling Cats and now we have 4 new ones, this is Foxy Mama which you can find on our website here in either cling mounted or unmounted.
Card created by Alysha Sheridan

Friday 9 October 2020

12 Days of Christmas - 2"

 I only recently realised that I had omitted to add our original 12 Days of Christmas to our website, the mini version was on there but not the 2" version, so this has now been rectified.  You can find it here.

We've decided to add this stamp set to our next Hochanda show on 24th October as well as bringing back the Mini version.  So obviously we needed to pull out the set and have another play.
These are what I made this week using our Square Postage Frame and Flourished Frame, I was aiming for non Christmas cards.
Frames are all embossed in white on kraft cards and 12 Days images are stamped in Potting Soil Archival onto kraft card and coloured with Lyra Polychromos pencils.

Wednesday 7 October 2020

Jessie with a Jar and Marbled Paper

 Do you remember Jessie with a Jar by Sherry West.
Here she is on a background of Marbled Paper by JudiKins.
Thank you for our Birthday Sentiments clear stamp set.
Card created by Irene Carolan.

Tuesday 6 October 2020

Mix of Mini Backgrounds

Brenda Weatherill has used a mix of our new Mini Background stamps to create these cards.  On the top card she has used all 4 of them on some MDF circles as well as Arabesque on the card.