Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Snowy Village in a Snowglobe

Vicky made this card using our Mini Snowy Village
with Merry Christmas Freehand large
Splatter Background
and our Snowglobe stamp.

Monday, 18 September 2017

Opening Hours

Tuesday 19th September  10am-3pm
Friday 22nd September  10am-3pm

We are closed all other days this week

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Mini Postage

This weekend we are open Saturday and Sunday 10am-3pm

Friday, 15 September 2017

Brenda's Bauble

Design Team member Brenda is so clever with her designs.
Make a reverse mask with one of your bold dies and then ink and stamp inside.

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Snowman Pyramid

This card made by DT member Brenda was very popular during our recent Hochanda TV shows.
One little Snowman from our Mini Snowy Village and a couple of masks of the snowman is all you need to make this card.
Find this stamp and all others from our shows here.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

3 Stag Stamps

Can you tell how much we love our new Postage Stamps?

Monday, 11 September 2017

3 Robin Stamps - HOCHANDA TV

Did you see our shows on Hochanda TV yesterday?
You can still catch them on their website through the Schedule.

If you have placed an order please bear with us for the next few days as we work our way through them.

Opening Hours

Tuesday 12th September  10am-3pm
Wednesday 13th September  10am-3pm
7pm - Project Club
Thursday 14th September  10am-3pm
Friday 15th September  10am-3pm
Saturday 16th September  10am-4pm
Sunday 17th September 11am-3pm

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Vintage Bear

Design Team member Chris created this wonderful card
using our Cosy Teddy with the Cosy Christmas sentiments.
See them all on HOCHANDA TV later today
at 4pm & 7pm

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Gold Christmas

Design Team member Brenda has been hard at work playing with our new stamps.
I love the elegance and simplicity of this card.
Using our Merry Christmas Freehand large stamp with the Splatter Background.
Both embossed in Gold.

Friday, 8 September 2017


See us on HOCHANDA TV on Sunday 10th September at 4pm & 7pm
Sky 663 - Freeview 85 - Freesat 817

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Mini Snowy Village

This Mini Snowy Village will be featuring in the TV shows on Sunday along with the Postage Frames.

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Cosy Bear Postage

While I've been away on holiday Vicky has been hard at work playing with our new stamps ahead of our HOCHANDA TV shows on Sunday.
You can find them all on our website here.

Monday, 4 September 2017

Opening Hours

Tuesday 5th September  10am-3pm
Wednesday 6th September  10am-3pm
Thursday 7th September - CLOSED
Friday 8th September  10am-3pm

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Friday, 1 September 2017

Snowman Postage

You can see how versatile our Postage Frames are, suitable for any season and occasion.

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Project Club September

If you are able to join us for our September Project Club we will be making this shadow box card.
We will also have a different option available.

Class dates:

Tuesday 5th Sept @ 12.30
Wednesday 6th Sept @ 1pm & 7pm
Wednesday 13th Sept @ 7pm

Please call 01234 855833 to book your space.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Monday, 28 August 2017

Opening Hours

Tuesday 29th August  10am-3pm
Wednesday 30th August  10am-3pm
Thursday 31st August  10am-3pm
Friday 1st September  10am-12noon

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Floral Postage

As you can see from all these lovely samples Lesley was busy at Stamperama
having fun with our new Postage Frames
also featuring:

Saturday, 26 August 2017

New Stamp - Robin Love

These adorable little birds are called Robin Love.
You can use them for Christmas, Anniversaries, Birthdays, Weddings and lots of different occasions.
Designed by Vicky.

Friday, 25 August 2017

Santa in Grandma's Quilt

This is another of Lesley's samples from Stamperama featuring stamps that she designed:

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Stamperama Samples

At Stamperama Lesley was playing with some of our new stamps
Postage Frame
Cosy Ted large and Cosy words

We will also be using these stamps on our next Hochanda TV show on Sunday 10th September @ 4pm & 7pm

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

New Stamps - Holly & Phill

Have you met Holly & Phil?
These are our new cute little elves and they are surrounded by our Mini Parcel Trio.
Stamps designed by Vicky.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Opening Hours

Tuesday 22nd August  10am-3pm
Wednesday 23rd August  10am-3pm
Thursday 24th August  10am-3pm
Friday 25th August  10am-3pm
Saturday 26th August  10am-4pm

Friday, 18 August 2017

Stamperama, Hertfordshire

On Sunday 20th August you can find us at the Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre,
Lytton Way, Stevenage SG1 1LZ.
The show is open 10am-4pm
Entrance is only £3 each, under 12s free

The following companies will be running Make & Takes:
Stamp Addicts
Be Creative
Dolly Dimples
Limetree Crafts
The ArtyCrafty Place
Tiger Lily Crafts

Other exhibitors include:
AnnaMarie Designs
Craft Habitat
Gracies Greetings
Hobby Art
Honeydoo Crafts
Little Claire
Noor Design
Snazzy's Studio
Sweet Poppy Stencils
The Art of Craft
The Stamp Hut
Tonertex Foils & Glue

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

New Stamps - Postage Frame

I love our new set of Postage frames, you can put so many different things inside them.
This is our Merry Christmas Freehand.
All embossed in gold.
The washi tape in the background is from Tim Holtz.

Monday, 14 August 2017

Opening Hours

Tuesday 15th August  10am-3pm
Wednesday 16th August  10am-3pm
Thursday 17th August  10am-3pm
Friday 18th August  10am-3pm

Sunday 20th August - Stamperama
@ Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre
Open 10am-4pm
£3 entry

Sunday, 13 August 2017

New Stamp - Star Tree

This is our new Star Tree stamp.
Stamped in silver embossing powder onto black card.

Saturday, 12 August 2017

New Stamps - Splatter Background

New stamps used:
Splatter Background
Postage Frame
Merry Christmas Freehand - large

All available online here.

Friday, 11 August 2017

August - Stamp Of The Month

Our August Stamp of the Month Featured stamp set
on Special Offer is . . . .
April - SA-6004 available for only £5 throughout August here.
 The card above also features the Archway from the 3 Fairies stamp set.

 The card above is layered onto a background of alcohol inks.
It includes some shrink plastic umbrellas.

Thursday, 10 August 2017

New Stamps - Face

One of our new Outline Face stamps - this is the larger one of the two,
plus our new Merry Christmas Freehand - this is the smaller of the two.
I used 3 different snowflake stamps for the hair, stamped in Broken China and Mermaid Lagoon.
The Face and words are stamped in Grey.
Layered onto a silver sparkle paper.
Find all our new stamps here.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

New Stamps - Cosy Ted

This is the new large size of our Cosy Ted.
Here he has been placed in our largest Postage Frame
with a Christmas Postmark and the small Merry Christmas Freehand.

All new stamps are available online here.

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

New Stamps - Fancy Flower

This is our new Fancy Floral.
Stamped in black, coloured with pens and layered.
In the background is our new Merry Christmas Freehand.
Find all our new stamps here.

Monday, 7 August 2017

Opening Hours

Tuesday 8th August  10am-3pm

Wednesday 9th August  10am-3pm & 6.30-9pm
Project Club @ 7pm

Thursday 10th August  10am-3pm

Friday 11th August  10am-3pm

Monday, 31 July 2017

Opening Hours

Tuesday 1st August  10am-3pm
Project Club @ 12.30

Wednesday 2nd August  10am-3pm & 6.30-9pm
Project Club @ 1pm & 7pm

Thursday 3rd August  10am-3pm

Friday 4th August  10am-3pm

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Project Club August

This is the card for our August Project Club.
You have a choice of 3 colour options and themes
but the main part is the mechanics of the card.

If you would like to join us on at one of the following classes for only £6 
please let me know -

Tuesday 1st August @ 12.30
Wednesday 2nd August @ 1pm
Wednesday 2nd August @ 7pm
Wednesday 9th August @ 7pm

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Opening Hours

Tuesday 25th July  10am-3pm
Wednesday 26th July  10am-3pm
Thursday 27th July  10am-3pm
Friday 28th July  10am-3pm

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Kraft Drummer

I need to make sure I get this right:
Cover stamp with Versamark and then on top of that Vintage Photo Distress ink
then stamp onto card and cover image with clear embossing powder.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Shrunken Solider

The Drummer has been shrunk
Stamped onto white shrink plastic with black stazon and then coloured with some Brushables.
If you watch the first show where I shrunk him you will know that will probably end up in the bloopers.  It didn't go wrong but it was the way in which he shrunk which was funny.

He has been placed inside our Small Snowglobe stamp.

Monday, 17 July 2017

Red Sparkle Rodney

I love Rodney, he is my friend and although in this image he looks
possibly hungover, tired or poorly I still think he is fabulous.
I made this card by stamping Rodney in black and then cutting out the rectangle
I then placed the stamped layer over some red glitter paper - simples!

The banner is from our Short & Sweet Sentiments set and the words
are from our Glittermas stamp set.

Saturday, 15 July 2017

20% off Magazines

All magazines in our Ebay store are currently 20% off - ends Monday.

We are open all day Saturday 15th July 10am-4pm
Magazines in store are also 20% off.

Crop day in store - pop in and say Hi

Have a great weekend

Friday, 14 July 2017

White Christmas Tree

Vicky created this card using our Trim The Tree stamp set - designed by Lesley Crawford.
Merry Glittermas is from our Glittermas stamp set.

Both images are stamped and embossed in a white sparkle embossing powder.
Vicky then used glitter glues from the pink and purple baubles.

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Topiary Trees

Made from our Christmas Twiddly Bits this looks decidedly unchristmas.
I stamped the Topiary onto 3 different colours of paper: 
Pink Pearlescent
Purple Pearlescent
Kraft paper
I added white dots as detailed in the image.

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Gilding Flakes Background

This is our Merry Christmas Tree rubber stamp.
Here it has been stamped in Stazon onto a JudiKins Laminating Sheet 
(which is a sticky backed acetate, heat embossable).
After stamping, removing the backing to reveal the sticky side and then cover 
with gilding flakes,
or glitter.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Flying through the skies

This is Pilot Rodney
Rodney is not just for Christmas, he is also great for Bon Voyage, Birthdays, Congratulations plus lots more.
The clouds are from our All Weathers stamp set.

Rodney has been stamped 3 times - 
once onto the card,
once onto kraft card
once onto the patterned yellow card.
He has then been paper pieced together.

Monday, 10 July 2017

Opening Hours

This week's opening hours

Tuesday 11th July 10am-3pm
Wednesday 12th July - CLOSED - It's my Birthday
Thursday 13th July 10am-3pm
Friday 14th July 10am-3pm
Saturday 15th July 10am-4pm - Crop

Sorry we are closed on Wednesday but my favourite group are playing on my birthday
so we just had to go

Rodney the Reindeer

This is just a few of our Rodney samples.
More to follow soon.

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Drummer Boy

Did you catch our shows on HOCHANDA yesterday?
If you missed them you can watch via their website 
on the TV schedule or Rewind.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

HOCHANDA TV on Saturday 8th July

3pm & 7pm

These are some of the stamps and samples that we will be featuring on Saturday.

Monday, 3 July 2017

Table Top Sale

Saturday 8th July

Customers selling :
pre-loved dies, tools, machines, stamps
unwanted embellishments, papers, glitters
plus so much more

Julia Watts will be joining us for the Table Top Sale

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Project Club July

Tuesday 4th @ 12.30
Wednesday 5th @ 1pm & 7pm
Wednesday 19th @ 7pm

If you would like to join us for this class (£6) 
please let us know.

Friday, 30 June 2017

30% off Stamps & Accessories

Today is the last day of our flash sale
Coupon Code : rain

Enter the code in your shopping basket before checkout and discount will show on screen. 
Also available in store today only.

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

New Products

Lots of Stix2 products have just been added to our website
including the Layer Perfects, Craft Iron, lots of Foils,
Seed Beads and lots more.

See them all here.

Opening Hours this week:
Tuesday - Friday  10am-3pm

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Me in a Colin McRae Rally Car

Vicky and I were invited on a VIP day yesterday and I got to take a spin in a Colin McRae rally car,
driven by an expert (not me).  Crash helmet, full harness - full speed with tight corners.
Some people got out and look a little queasy and considering we had just had an amazing lunch with chocolate dessert I was worried I would suffer.
But it was sooooo much find, I didn't even hold on 

My husband has been rallying driving and we have talked about going together.  
I definitely want to go now (you get bonus points if you can flip the car). 

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Scriptilicious Background

Did Vicky made this card on HOCHANDA TV?  I think she did.
She stamped several blooms and then masked them
and then stamped several more and then repeated the process
until the background was quite full.
Remember to leave some blank spaces.
The tag is the sentiment from Scriptilicious Blooms stamped
onto white shrink plastic, but into a tag shape, hole punched
and then shrunk.

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Shrink Plastic Wreath 2

A slightly different version of my shrink plastic wreath.
This time I have included some of the smaller Scriptilicious flowers.