Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Sneaky peek hop….


Morning everyone, it’s a while since we’ve done a blog hop and today we’re sneaky peeking some new stamps. There are 8 in the latest collection, you’ve already seen our Bonfire and Halloween images and today we’re showing the other 6

They will go on sale on the website on Monday but you will be able to get them at our open day on Saturday if you are coming along

You need to ‘hop’ from one blog to another following the links and leave a comment on each card, hopefully we can give you lots of ideas and inspiration along the way for using the new images

As always there are prizes up for grabs on this hop, we don’t know where they are hidden so do make sure you that you visit and comment on every blog

I will let you know on Friday evening which were the ‘lucky’ blogs and the winners will be drawn at random from all the comments that were left on those blogs

We have 2 sets of the new stamps to give away, that’s 8 rubber image stamps for each of 2 lucky winners

Here's a list of all the blogs taking part, and remember that to have the best chance of winning you will need to visit them all;

Ideas To Inspire (you are here)

I have a lovely card to kick us off by Gretha, this cute image is called Annabel Camping…


Next stop is our newest member of the team, it's our fabulous Andrea
If you get lost along the way just come back here and pick up the links again

Finally, don’t forget to stop by on Friday evening when you can find out who the lucky winners were of the prizes

Good luck everyone!

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Our August Top 5…







Morning everyone, we had a difficult task again this month choosing our Top 5. We had some really lovely entries into our Christmas in August challenge and here are our favourites…

In entry order, first up is number 11 from Gail…

Gail made this cute shaker card using a penguin topper from the Winter Wonderland art pad


Next is entry 18 which is by Kat W…

We love Kat’s beautiful CAS card using James In The Snow



Our 3rd choice was made by Lorraine and it was entry number 23…

Lorraine used the same image as Gail on her fab pop up card, this is the stamped version and he’s called Penguin Presents, the Ho Ho Ho! sentiment is from the Christmas Handwritten Phrases set



Entry 90 is next and this one is by Lesley…

Lesley used one of my favourite Christmas stamps on her gorgeous dimensional card. The image is My Little Tree and the sentiment is from our Christmas Wishes set



Last but certainly not least is entry 93 which is by Kathy

I’ve not seen these ‘bendi’ cards before but I love the effect. Kathy used 2 of our new Christmas stamps, Hat’s Off and Snow Flurries


I hope you like our Top 5, thank you to everyone who entered the challenge…  we always have fun looking through your work!

The challenge for September is to use some of our patterned papers on your card or project, there is still plenty of time to enter and as always we have some great prizes up for grabs


Let me know what you think of the choices for Top 5 this month, a winner will be drawn from the comments in our daily candy draw

Our winner from Sunday is Sharon, well done Sharon please email your address to


Have a good day all, make sure you stop by tomorrow for our blog hop, we will be showing some sneaky peeks of our newest stamps which we will be launching at the open day this weekend and I think you’ll love them!


Monday, 15 September 2014

Another cute witch card…

Morning crafters, I hope you all enjoyed the weekend and managed to find some time for crafting!

I have another card today using our cute Halloween stamp, the DT loved using this image and I think the cards have been amazing
Gretha made this one…


Again she’s used papers that I wouldn’t have thought of, these are from the Father Knows Best pad and aren’t they are perfect for halloween!


Don’t forget that our September challenge is to use our patterned papers, you can enter and see all the details on the Challenge page at the top of the blog

Leave me a comment on today’s card and I’ll draw a winner from them for our daily candy
Our winner from Saturday is Marlene Atkinson, congratulations Marlene, please send your address to

See you tomorrow, have a lovely Monday

Sunday, 14 September 2014

I Do…

Good morning bloggers, something different today and I have a beautiful wedding card to share by Becky

I Do - Becky

This cute stamp is called I Do and Becky also used a sentiment from our useful Simply Sophisticated set

We have a lovely selection of wedding stamps on our website as well as some fabulous sets to use for making your own stationery

Leave a comment for today’s candy draw, our winner from Friday is Jane (the craft bucket). Well done Jane please send your email address to

Have a great Sunday everyone, see you tomorrow

Saturday, 13 September 2014

New Sketch…


Morning all, it’s Saturday so time for another new Sketch and today’s lovely card was made by our Dawny

she used a topper from one of our art pads, this is in the Christmas Cuties pad and he’s also available as a rubber stamp called Hat’s Off

The paper is from the Up, Up & Away pad and she used a sentiment from Christmas Wishes 

Here’s the matching Sketch, a nice simple layout today but it makes a lovely card…
Sketch #27

Hope you like it!
If you haven’t used the Sketches before why not have a go, you can move any of the elements around and then embellish to your hearts content!
As always don’t forget to leave a comment to be in today’s draw, our candy winner from Theme Thursday was linky entry 41 and that’s you Vipera…
theme thursday
Well done Vipera, email your address to
Have a great Saturday everyone, see you tomorrow

Friday, 12 September 2014

More Halloween…



Morning everyone, I have another adorable card to share today using our new Halloween stamp

We’ve been really pleased at the response to this and our Bonfire image, it’s great that you love them as much as we do!

Today’s card was made by Lou, I know that she spent hours making this and you can tell, it’s really lovely…



Lou will put all the details on her own blog if you would like to know what she used, I love those little bats!


Leave a comment to be in our draw today, our candy winner from Wednesday is Susan Flynn. Well done Susan please email your address to

Friday again already so that’s me signing off for another week, have a fabulous weekend all – see you tomorrow for a new sketch

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Theme Thursday…


Morning crafters, time for another Theme Thursday and because you loved my Penguin selection a few weeks back I thought I’d show some more…
My first card today is by Jenny who is our lovely guest designer this month…

Jenny 2 - September - Ice Christmas
Jenny used Ice Christmas! and one of our Grungy Christmas Messages on her card

A Star On Top - Jen
 Merry Christmas Penguins - Elise
 Penguin Presents - Mary J
  Snow Cute 2 - Anne
 Teddy With Penguin - Gretha
 Snow Flurries - Dena

Hope you like my selection today…   aren’t they adorable!
Let me know what you think, and leave your name in the linky to be in today’s draw…   the lucky winner will win one of our cute penguin stamps

See you tomorrow, have a great Thursday all