Monday, 23 May 2016

Sneak Peeks of New Gorgeous Girlie Stamps for all Seasons! Launched 3rd June 2016

Hi all, we are very excited to tell you about our brand new launch, which is due out on 3rd June. Laila was inspired by the 1930s Art Nouveau artist Mucha (who was well know for his panel style paintings of 30's women) to come up with some beautiful iconic stamps which you will love. Our artist Annabel has done an absolutely fantastic job bringing Laila's vision to life and here we have a set of 5 beautiful stamps with matching seasons words, for you to collect and enjoy using.

Do visit the girls blogs below to see these beautiful designs and more in greater detail. There will be more coming soon!

If you would like to win a set of these fabulous stamps, leave a comment about which is your favourite and why, and we will draw a winner at random on the 1st June.

Finally, don't forget to check your emails today if you receive our email newsletter, as it's our 12th Birthday and to celebrate we have a special gift voucher for everyone on our mailing list. If you're not signed up yet, just pop onto the home page of our website and sign up at the bottom and you will receive your gift voucher this evening. It only lasts until midday on Wednesday so don't miss out!
Spring by Jacqui
Summer by Gretha
Autumn by Vicky
Winter by Jacqui
Winter by Jacqui

Thursday, 19 May 2016

May Sketch Challenge

Thank you to everyone who took the time and effort to enter our challenge this month. It was really great seeing all the creations and different versions of the sketch. The lucky winners drawn at random were;
£20 Voucher;
Elaine May
Dorte Kvist
£10 Voucher;
Jayne Blewitt
Lynn Robson
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Here are their cards;

Elaine May

Dorte Kvist

Jayne Blewitt

Lynne Robson

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Look out at the beginning of June for news of our next Challenge :-)

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Mental Health Awareness Week

It's Mental Health Awareness Week and we wanted to give a shout out to all those who live with the "invisible illness". We recognise how hard it can be sometimes and want to say well done for every day you get out of bed, when it would be much easier not to and for every victory, however small you may feel it is.

We know many people find respite and peace in crafting and we send you a virtual hug today. 

There are 2 great videos from the World Health Organisation for those who suffer-here and those who are supporting sufferers - hereYou can also find more information and help here  

Take care of you xx 

Odd Dog Squidgy Heart by Ruth Porter

In the Country by Louise Hodge

Odd Dog Handwritten by Squirrel

Woof You (available in our Ebay Store) by Clair Matthews

Never Too Old for a Hug by Rebecca Bradshaw

Hugs by Yvonne van de Grijp

Monday, 16 May 2016

Clear Clearance! :-)

Don't miss out on our clear stamp clearance sale! Stamps down from £12.99 to £4.99! These products will be discontinued in 7 days (or until they sell out if earlier - some have already gone). Sale stamps include our 'Pretty Grungy - Relations' circular set which are perfect for Father's Day and Teacher's Thank You Cards for example, as well as Stitched Alphabet and Geisha Companion Sets, vintage background stamps & more. Once they're gone, they're gone so don't leave it too long! 

You can find all the sets included in the sale on the website here

Geisha Companion Set

Pretty Grungy Family Relations

Stitched Alphabet (with Odd Dog Squidgy Heart and Balloon)

Friday, 13 May 2016

Paper Piecing Tutorial

If you want something to do this weekend, why not try Paper Piecing with your new LOTV stamps? Jacqui Dennis has done a great tutorial for us using Oliver Skateboard and Teenage Boy Sentiments.
Click here to visit her blog or do go on our website and download a PDF Tutorial as well.

Just to let you know that there are more Jasmine and Oliver Stamps due in, they should be back on the website in about a week. Sorry they just keep selling out! Also all other rubber stamps which are out of stock are on order and will be back in stock over the next fortnight. We will email you via the newsletter to let us know but do email us at if you want us to notify you when a particular stamp is back in.

Have a great weekend! Love from Lisa, Laila and Lucy x

Monday, 9 May 2016

48 Hour Sale!

We have a fab 48 hour sale (starting at 12 noon UK time today) and it includes the new Returning Friends Stamps - Aeroplane, Riding My Bike and Computer Fun and all other products (except the 6 new men's stamps and the cross stitch downloads, as they have offers of their own). 

We are excited to be bringing back these stamps which had been previously discontinued, so here is your opportunity to add them to your collection if you missed out before :-)

Aeroplane by Lorraine

Aeroplane by Gretha

Computer Fun by Anne

Computer Fun by Elena

Riding my Bike by Jen

Riding my Bike by Dena

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

What's Your Hobby?

"Happy is the man who is living by his hobby" - George Bernard Shaw
"A hobby a day keeps the doldrums away" - Phyllis McGinley

Many of you have cardmaking as a fantastic hobby as well as gardening, cooking, playing sport, music, caravanning, pottering about in the shed & more! If you're making a card for someone with a hobby, we have a Pinterest Board with loads of card ideas for all kinds of hobbies and pastimes so just click here to see them 

If you're not on Pinterest it's free and easy to sign up - or here are some lovely cards with some fab ideas. Do you have a "go to" hobby (apart from card making! :-))?

Playing Golf

Vegetable Patch

Just Chilling

Water Babies

Glamorous Gardening