Thursday, 24 July 2014

Theme Thursday…


Good morning crafters, are you all enjoying the lovely sunshine we’ve been having?  It’s forecast to stick around for a few more days so I thought we’d have …
as our theme for today!

We had so many lovely cards that I was spoilt for choice, I picked some animal cards which all have a lovely summery feel to them and I’ll do the ones with people another time
I hope you like my selection…

Armfuls Of Daisies - Gretha

 Butterfly Meadow, Springtime Bear - Elise
Watering The Flowers - Dawny
 Sunny Days & Smiles

Leave your name in the linky before you go and I’ll draw a winner for today’s candy
Our winner from Tuesday is Maria Preston, well done Maria, email your address to
Enjoy your Thursday everyone, see you tomorrow for another Christmas sneak peek



Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Guest DT…







Morning everyone, I have another card today from the lovely Netty who is our Guest Designer this month…


Netty 3 - July - Watering Can


Annette used one of my favourite stamps, this is not really a very well known one so I think it may be the first time some of our newer visitors have seen it

It’s called Watering Can, it’s a bit of a generic design and I can think of so many occasions it can be used for – really cute!

The papers are from our popular Promises pad… and you can now get a set of solid colours to match this collection for all your matting and layering



There will be more details on Annette’s own blog and I’ll have another card from her next week


Here’s our winner from Monday; it’s Jackies Crafts

Well done Jackie, email your address to and we’ll send you out some candy

Don’t forget we have a little giveaway every day so leave a comment to be in our crafty draw!

See you tomorrow for Theme Thursday, have a fabulous day everyone





Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Sneaky Peek…







Morning bloggers, today I have another sneaky peek at the new Christmas stamps and this one is called ‘Sledging Fun’




Jen made this lovely card and the greeting is from our new set of mixed Christmas sentiments, I think you will find this set really useful as there are 4 different styles on the one A5 sheet, and they are polymer for accurate placement on your work



We have another sensational Summer Saver for you, for one week only all our art pads are just £5.00 each – and postage is still free so don’t miss a great chance to stock up on them!



Our candy winner from Sunday was Marjorie, well done Marjorie,  email your address to

Leave a comment to be with a chance to win todays giveaway and make sure you stop by tomorrow when I’ll have another card from Annette who is our Guest Designer this month

Have a lovely day all

Monday, 21 July 2014

Something Different…



Good morning crafters, I hope you all had a really lovely weekend – sorry about the mix up with the posts I don’t know what blogger was playing at!!

I have a wonderful project to share with you today by our Lou

Lou is very imaginative and add some fabulous little touches to her work that none of us would ever think of…

she covered this notebook and used one of our new Birthday Fairy stamps, this one is called Flower Dance



Flower Dance Book - Lou

There is a long list of supplies for this delightful book, Lou used lots of our sentiments so if you would like to know what they all are you  can see the details on her own blog here

She made a similar one last year and we have it on the counter in the shop as a visitors book. It’s been very much admired by our customers I have to say


That’s it from me, I’ll have another sneaky peek tomorrow so make sure you stop by

Our candy winner from Saturday is…


Well done, email with your address

I’ll draw another winner today so make sure you leave us a comment, you’ve got to be in it to win it!!

Have a good day all


Sunday, 20 July 2014

Christmas Sneaky Peek…


Good morning all, I hope you are having a nice weekend. I haven’t done any crafting since before my holidays so I’m hoping to get chance today to spend a couple of hours playing with the new stamps and papers. The Design Team are already showing what they’ve made and I have another sneaky peek today, this one by our lovely Dawny


The Perfect Tree - Dawny

This little cutie is called ‘The Perfect Tree’
Dawny used papers from one of last years Christmas collections (and one of my favourites) Simple Joys
The wavy greeting is another little sneaky peek, we also have a fab new set of Christmas sentiments coming soon!
This little stacker tree die is one that was out of stock for months and we finally have it back in the shop, the dies are not on the website but we’d be happy for you to order over the telephone


Our candy winner from Friday is Guida Machado, well done Guida, email your address to
Leave a comment to be in todays prize draw

Enjoy the rest of your weekend everyone, see you tomorrow for something a bit different

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Saturday Sketch…




Morning all, we have heavy storms forecast for the weekend so if you have something outdoors planned I hope you manage to avoid them. I don’t think the gardens will object though,  I know my plants are very thirsty!



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I have a new Sketch today and a lovely matching card by our Fleur


Sketch #19



We have 2 of these stamps, Back To School Boy and Back To School Girl, I’ve only seen them used for good luck type cards for children starting school before

Fleur has made a thank you card for a teacher, what a lovely idea!

Back To School Girl - Fleur



Hope you like it, thanks for all your lovely comments on the Sketches, I’m pleased that so many of you are finding them useful

Our candy winner from Thursday is Tammy, well done Tammy, email your address to


That’s it from me, leave a comment to be in today’s candy draw, and….   have a lovely day all!



Friday, 18 July 2014

Christmas Sneaky Peek…







Morning crafters, thank you  for stopping by…

It seems very strange to be thinking about Christmas while we are in the middle of a mini heat wave here in the UK  ...but I couldn’t wait to start sharing some of the sneaky peeks that our clever Design Team have been making using the new 2014 Christmas stamps

This one is from the first release and it’s called ‘My Snowman Friend’


Dena made this lovely card and you can see full details on her own blog

The Magnolia die that she used for the trees is finally back in stock in the shop so if you were waiting for it or would like to buy one give us a ring and we’d be happy to take an order from you over the telephone 0113 257 8778



Our candy winner from Wednesday is Emma Sheppard, well done Emma please email your address to


That’s it from me for today, make sure you stop by tomorrow for this weeks new Sketch and on Sunday I’ll have another Christmas sneaky peek

Have a lovely Friday everyone