Friday, 30 November 2012
Thursday, 29 November 2012
Good morning crafters and thanks as always for stopping by
I love how she’s made them appear behind a window …and don’t they look all cosy and warm!!
Lou pays such attention to the smallest details on her cards, you probably wouldn’t even notice on first look but can you see those little cards on the fire place? The heart is cut from one of our Christmas Mini Icon Tags and the other one that says ‘Noel’ is a one of our Christmas Grungy Messages that has been stamped onto shrink plastic. How clever is that …and so imaginative!
The sentiment is a stamp from our Christmas Handwritten Phrases set
Hope you like it, make sure you pop back tomorrow for the last card from our November guest designer Chrissie
Wednesday, 28 November 2012
Tuesday, 27 November 2012
Good morning crafters and thanks for stopping by
I have 2 lovely cards to show you today from our Fleur
Fleur’s cards are very popular with our customers. She came on Saturday for our open day and showed everyone how she colours the images and puts a card together …that was a lovely treat for those of you that were able to get here
The stamp Fleur has used on this second card today is Snuggle Time, again the sentiment is from the Simply Sophisticated set
Aren’t they lovely!
Enjoy the rest of your day everyone …and don’t forget to pop back tomorrow when I’ll have some Christmas cards to show you
Monday, 26 November 2012
Good morning everyone, sorry for the late post today we had to get the showroom back in order this morning after the open day so I’m running a bit behind!
It was a really good day and we’ve come in to work this morning to find lots of lovely e-mails from customers saying what a great day they had. We appreciate that some of you travel a long way so it’s good to hear that it was worth the journey for you to come and visit us
The lucky winner of our fabulous crafty hamper was Clair Galloway
Well done Clair, we will email you but if you read this first then please contact us
It was our last open day of 2012, the shop will be open as normal Monday to Friday 10 – 3 until the 12th December. This week (December 1st) will be the last Saturday that we are open until the New Year
The website will close for the holidays on December 12th and will re-open for orders on January 4th
We will send out an e-mail with the Christmas opening times and they’ll also be put on the website
Onto todays card and I have another one to share with you using the new stamps which went on sale yesterday;
This is Telephone Ted and was made by our Pops…
We’ve been very busy for the new stamps so be sure to get your orders in while we have plenty of stock
You can find the full set of new ones on the website here
See you tomorrow
Sunday, 25 November 2012
Good morning all, hope you’re having a lovely weekend
Thanks to everyone that came to our Christmas open day yesterday and also those of you who joined in with our Facebook party
Can I just also say a huge THANK YOU to our fabulous design team who helped out and shared both their knowledge and their time – thanks ladies, you’re the best!!
Onto the new stamps, they go on sale at midday (UK time) today so be ready to get your order in as they’re sure to be popular!
This little cutie is You Are My Sunshine …and this lovely card was made by our Dena
Dena has also used our Bonnets And Bowties paper pad
Hope you like it, enjoy the rest of your weekend
Saturday, 24 November 2012
Good morning everyone!
I’ve saved this little project to show you because Lou is bringing it along to our open day with her today
It’s a clever little advent calendar and it’s going to have pride of place on our counter for the countdown to Christmas!
She’s put full details of how she made it on her blog and if you’re coming along to the shop today you’ll be able to meet her and see it
We have a few of our talented design team at the showroom today, Gretha is coming all the way from Holland and will be showing everyone how she does her amazing colouring
If you’re not able to come along you then why not join in the fun with our virtual Facebook party
Lucy is holding the event live from our showroom, you can chat with her and there will competitions and prizes throughout the day
Our lovely design team members from the US will be taking part so make sure you don‘t miss their slots;
(these are UK times)
Click on this Facebook logo to go straight to our page for more details
Have a lovely weekend
Friday, 23 November 2012
Hi everyone, as promised here are the winners of our 2 prizes from the blog hop yesterday
Our first name drawn from the comments left on Dena’s blog is ….
and the second lucky winner, this time drawn from Moni’s comments is…
Well done ladies, email us with which 6 stamps you’d like along with your details and we’ll get your prizes sent out to you
Thanks to everyone for supporting the hop and I hope you enjoyed seeing all the sneak peeks
Don’t forget our Christmas party tomorrow, directions to our showroom are on the website …and if you can’t make it why not join in with our virtual party on Facebook
Be there or be square!!!!
Thursday, 22 November 2012
Today we’re holding a sneaky peek blog hop to celebrate the launch of the gorgeous new stamps!
The fabulous Design Team are all joining in, you just need to ‘hop’ from one blog to another following the links and leave a comment on each card. We’ve used all the stamps between us so hopefully we can give you lots of ideas and inspiration
We don’t know where the prizes are so make sure you visit every blog. We will let you know tomorrow evening which were the ‘lucky’ blogs and 2 winners will be drawn at random from all the comments that were left
There will be 2 prize winners, each winning the 2 sets of clear stamps and 6 rubber stamps of their choice from the new designs (each prize value £52.00)
Here's a list of all the blogs taking part ...and remember you will need to visit them all to have the best chance of winning;
Bev Claudia Rosa Dawny
Elise Fleur Gretha Katarina
Mindy Moni Pops
Wednesday, 21 November 2012
Good morning everyone, a little break from sneak peeks today as I have2 cards to show you from our guest designer for November Chrissie
Chrissie has use our Kitchen Herbs stamp to make these 2 very different cards
Here are a few instructions if you would like to have a go yourselves;
Wishing You Luck
This is simplicity itself. the frame was cut with Nesties and decorated using the foliage section of the thyme stamp from “Kitchen Herbs”. A simple image was stamped in the centre and the sentiment added directly onto the card base. The ink used is Pear Pizzazz from Stampin’ Up
Just to say...
The frame was cut with Spellbinders Square Nesties and mounted over an embossed square. The image from “Kitchen Herbs”, was coloured with Promarkers, cut out and mounted on the edge of the frame. The whole square was then added to the card using dimensional pads and the simple sentiment stamped in the corner
Chrissie has used sentiments from the Handwritten Phrases sheet on both the cards
Hope you like them and that they’ve given you a few ideas for using our stamps to make a slightly different style of card
Do make sure you stop by tomorrow, we’re having a blog hop with the full design team to show you the full set of our latest stamps with some great prizes up for grabs!
Have a good day
Tuesday, 20 November 2012
Good morning crafters, I have another sneaky peek today for you and this gorgeous card is by our Moni
The stamp is Teddy With Balloon and Moni has used papers from our Bonnets and Bowties pad
I also have some good news for you …we’re going to be extending our free postage offer until we close for Christmas so you’ll be able to get the new stamps and any other goodies you’ve been wanting without paying shipping costs. This includes overseas orders too!
** please note that as before this offer doesn’t cover our paper pads, because they are so heavy we do make a small charge towards the cost of posting them
Have a lovely day, see you tomorrow
Monday, 19 November 2012
Sunday, 18 November 2012
Saturday, 17 November 2012
Good morning crafters, here’s another little sneaky peek from the new release for you…
This image is a bit different from the other ones in the set …but we think you’ll love it!
The sentiment is included with the stamp and it’s called If Friends Were Flowers
This lovely card was made by our Lou – what a great colour scheme!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend and make sure you pop back tomorrow for another sneaky peek of the new stamps
Friday, 16 November 2012
Good morning everyone, I have another sneaky peek for you today…
…this cute little stamp is called Football Bears and Elise has used it to make this gorgeous bookmark
Elise has put her Son’s name on this one, what a lovely idea for a little personalised gift!
I think this stamp will be great for any football fans …you can color the shirts whatever colour you choose to match their favourite team!
Have a look at Elise’s own blog if you would like more details …and have a lovely weekend
Thursday, 15 November 2012
Wednesday, 14 November 2012
Good morning all, hope this finds everyone well today
Tuesday, 13 November 2012
Monday, 12 November 2012
Sunday, 11 November 2012
Saturday, 10 November 2012
Hello everyone, and a very good morning to you
It’s the weekend again (already!) so hopefully time to get some crafting done
Today’s card is sure to give you some inspiration …its by our fabulous Dena
Another unusual colour choice for Christmas but I really like it. Dena has used Christmas Star, papers from our Frosty Christmas pad and the little tag is from the useful Christmas Sentiments Tags sheet
We have the Frostyville Wreath that she has used around the image for sale in our showroom in Leeds along with a huge selection of other dies and crafting goodies. There are only a couple more Saturdays when we will be open so if you can’t visit us during the week then don’t leave it too long
We will be open the next two Saturdays and then Saturday 24th is our final open day of the year – more details about that coming shortly
Have a lovely weekend
Friday, 9 November 2012
Thursday, 8 November 2012
Good morning all, don’t forget that from 10am this morning to Sunday 4pm, you will be able to take advantage of our special exhibition prices, even though we are not at the HobbyCrafts show!
You can get any 5 of our small stamps (priced £4.50) for only £20, our A5 Stamp Sheets for only £12.00, 3 of our Paper Pads for £20 and any 12 Die Cut Sheets for £10.00 so it’s a great time to stock up on all those goodies that you’ve been promising yourself!
We’ve extended the free postage** offer too to give you some fantastic savings – this includes overseas orders too - but it is only for a limited time so make sure you don’t miss out
Please note that as this is a ‘show offer’ the same rules will apply …it’s while stocks last so don’t wait to get your favourites …when it’s gone it’s gone!
**as before the free postage offer doesn’t apply to the paper pads, because of the weight we do make a small charge towards the cost of shipping these items
I have 2 lovely cards to share with you today, these are by our Bev and are using the 2 new fairies from our latest release…
…this first one is Bumble Bee Fairy
and this one is Fairy With Dove
Make sure you keep visiting all our DT blogs as they will be starting to show you some sneak peeks shortly of the next set of stamps we have due to be released in a few weeks
Have a good day