Friday, 31 January 2014

Pretty Vintage and sentiments …




Hello bloggers, is everyone well today?

Before today’s post a reminder that the January challenge finishes today, you still have time to get your entry in as it closes at midnight (UK time)

This month the challenge is ‘Anything Goes’ and there are some great prizes

Full details and the entry link can be found on our Challenge Page at the top of the blog or click here




I have so many lovely cards to show you using our clear stamps that I couldn’t choose!

I thought you were probably more familiar with our circular sentiment sets so I thought today I’d showcase the pretty vintage stamps and some of our other sentiments

There’s a huge selection to choose from and until midday today our fabulous offer is still on…

… buy any two sets of the clear A5 stamps for £12.00 and you can have one of our Love Sentiments sets absolutely FREE


Here are a few examples of what you can do with the clear stamps, either as the focal point of your work or as an embellishment…


Daffodils - Lou

Grunge Swirls, Journaling Tags, Greetings Postmarks, Words For Tickets,Vintage Background, Antebellum papers, Daffodils


A Smile - Dawny

Quotables Friendship

Papers and Sentiments - Kathy

Handwritten phrases, Grunge Elements, Background Bits – Notes, Tags – Madame

Elise boy set 2

Background Bits – Industrial, Tags – Monsieur

Tags - Anne

Everyday Grungy Messages, Bonnets and Bowties papers

A little message

A Little Message, Grunge Postcard, Vintage Sentiments – Just To Say




and finally a couple more cards using elements from the Love Sentiments set…

Love Balloon - Moni

Anniversary Surprise - Dena



…be sure you get your order in for the clear stamps before noon (UK time) to get your free set!





That’s it from me, another week gone can you believe it!

Make sure you stop by over the weekend as I’ll be introducing our first Guest Designer for 2014 tomorrow and then on Sunday I’ll have news of our new blog candy which will start on Monday!

Have a lovely Friday everyone x


Thursday, 30 January 2014

James Heart …and free Love Sentiments



Morning crafters, thanks for stopping by today

Can you believe how much rain we’ve had this past few weeks? I hope none of you have been affected by the awful floods we’ve seen on the news, it’s very cold today but still no sign of the dreaded snow thankfully

I have a lovely cheerful card this morning to brighten your day, this is one of our new James images (James Big Heart) and Gretha also used a couple of the stamps from the Love Sentiments set

If you order 2 of our clear A5 stamp sheets you will get the Love Sentiments set absolutely free (offer ends tomorrow)




Hope you like it, I’ll have some more of our clear stamp sets to share tomorrow while the offer is still on so make sure you pop by

Don’t forget that Lucy has cards each day on our Facebook page too

Have a lovely Thursday whatever you’re up to


Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Statements …



Morning crafters, hope everyone is well today

Our offer is still on, if you buy two of our clear stamp sheets @£12.99 each you can get the Love Sentiments set for free

Today I’m featuring some of our Statement stamps, you loved these clear sets when we launched them last year. You don't always want to use a character on your card and these large word stamps are great for saying exactly what you want to say!

We put our Design Team to the test with these, they certainly took most of them out of their comfort zone but they made us some amazing cards. I think sometimes it’s good to try something different…

Statements 4 - Jen

Congratulations - Lou

Statements 2 - Anne

Statements - Fleur

Statements - MoniStatements - Dawny

Statements - Mindy

That should give you a few ideas for using the statement stamps, you can see that they suit many different styles of card

You can find details of the three sets of them on the website here and don’t forget to add the Love Sentiments to your basket if you buy 2 (includes any of our clear A5 sets) and you’ll get it with our compliments


See you tomorrow, have a good day all



Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Love Sentiments offer ….



Morning everyone, we have a smashing offer this week for you…

If you buy 2 of our A5 stamp sheets (£12.99 each) you will get our Love Sentiments set (also worth £12.99) absolutely FREE

This offer finishes at midday on Friday (UK time) but it is while stocks last and we don’t have unlimited supplies so make sure you get your order in quickly!!


Our design team enjoyed using this set along with some of our romantic stamps, it’s fabulous collection of words, postmarks and little phrases that can all be stamped directly onto your cards and projects or used as embellishments

I’ve picked a couple of cards to give you a few ideas and I’ll have more throughout the week while the offer is on. I’ll also be showcasing some of our clear stamps this week, I bet there are lots that you haven’t noticed before!!




Meant to be - FleurStamp - Meant To be

‘Love’ wording from Love Sentiments set



Happy Together - DenaStamp – Happy Together

‘A love story’ wording, circle with heart postmark, and heart shaped locket all from Love Sentiments set



Anniversary Surprise - MoniStamp – Anniversary Surprise

Circular greeting from Set 7 

Patterned papers from Petal Fresh pad

I love you hearts postmark and circle with heart postmark both from Love Sentiments set




Hope you like them, have a great Tuesday crafters and I’ll see you tomorrow

Monday, 27 January 2014

Quotables stamps …



Good morning crafters, did you all have a lovely weekend?


You might have noticed that I haven’t announced our usual Monday voucher winner for the last couple of weeks   …don’t worry because I will have some very exciting news for you soon about our blog candy (ooooh!)

Make sure you keep commenting and watch out for that later this week because I promise you won’t want to miss it!


I thought we’d have a break from the characters and animals today, our very talented Kathy made this beautiful card using one of our quotable stamps...

Friend Quote - Kathy


The sentiment is from the Friendship set and Kathy used some of our pretty Always and Forever papers

The large rose is made with a Spellbinders rose creator die which we have in the shop, we don’t sell dies on the website but would be happy to post it if anyone wanted to order over the phone. It’s a very handy set for making gorgeous paper roses of any size and to match your card


Have a good day, see you tomorrow

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Rocking Horse …



Good morning crafters, are you having a nice weekend?

It’s been bloomin’ cold here but we haven’t had any snow yet

I don’t think I’ll be going far today…  perfect excuse to get a bit of crafty time in me thinks!


Todays card is by our lovely Elise and she’s used Rocking Horse which was one of the new baby images we released at the end of 2013


Rocking Horse - Elise



Isn’t this little chap is sooo cute!


That’s it from me, have a lovely Sunday crafters and I’ll be back tomorrow with a new card from Kathy


Saturday, 25 January 2014

James Heart …and updated card galleries



Good morning crafters, before todays card I wanted to tell you that our fantastic card galleries have been updated

You can access them from the right hand side of this page or on our website under the inspiration tab here

There are now over 1500 cards and projects in there to give you loads of crafty inspiration for using our stamps and paper crafting products

They are split so that you can easily find exactly what you need e.g. Christmas, romance, boys, fairies and in the next couple of weeks there will be a new gallery for cards using our background and sentiments stamps too

If you are looking for a card made with a particular stamp or by a certain DT member then you need to look down the labels at the bottom right of this page, find the stamp, name or category you want, and then click on it. All the cards that are on the blog under that heading will come up – easy!

We think it’s important to give you lots of ideas for using our products  …we have an amazing design team and there are some gorgeous samples for you to browse through …enjoy!!




I have another of our new James the Bear stamps to show you today called James Big Heart

Our Mary J  made this card, how perfect is this stamp for your Valentine’s cards?


James Big Heart - Mary



I do like Mary’s cards, they’re quite simple yet so bright and cheerful and she has a style all of her own

Hope you like it, have a good Saturday all…  and I’ll see you tomorrow x



Friday, 24 January 2014

Fabulous Flower …



Morning bloggers, how are you all today?

We’re so pleased that you’ve liked our latest stamps…  I know you all love our little people but the new James and Jack, Patch & Puss have been really popular. They’re cute but not too cute I think, and suitable for all age groups which makes them very versatile

Here’s another of the new designs and today’s card was made by our Fleur


Fabulous Flower - Fleur


This stamp features Jack and Patch and is called Fabulous Flower

Fleur also sneaked a sentiment from the useful Simply Sophisticated set onto her card


That’s it from me for this week, I’ll be back over the weekend with more cards so make sure you stop by

Have a great weekend everyone x



Thursday, 23 January 2014

New paper pads and James Peeping …



Morning crafters, sorry for the late post today I had an appointment this morning and forgot to schedule an early post

I have news, we have some fabulous new papers pads which will be launched on our next Create and Craft shows on 10th February

They will be exclusive to Create and Craft for a couple of weeks and our Dawny will have lots of gorgeous samples to show you on the shows using them – you are going to love them!


Todays card is by Elise and she’s used James Peeping from the new release …

James Peeping - Elise

This is a very simple card for Elise, you all know how she loves to add lots of girlie embellishments (she couldn’t resist a pretty seam binding bow at the top lol) and I think it’s lovely for a change   …our cute James is the main feature, as he should be!


Andrea is well on with getting all your sale orders sent out, she had a bit of a shock when she saw the huge pile that Erica printed but we’re cracking the whip and she’s working her way through them all!!

Please allow an extra few days for delivery as we were so busy during the special offer


Have a good day all, see you tomorrow (and I promise I’ll be on time!)



Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Sale extended until tonight!



Morning everyone, hope you’re all ok today?

Our sale was due to finish at midday but we’ve had so much demand from our overseas customers that we have extended the sale until midnight (UK time) allowing you plenty of time to get your last minute bargains!

Because we’ve had so many orders they will take longer to send out than usual so please allow an extra few days for your goodies to arrive!

You can see the full sale on our special offers page on the website here, there are 140 of our best selling stamps and you can buy 3 for just £10

Don’t forget that it is while stocks last, here are a few cards using stamps that are all included in the offer…

Baby With Bunny

Baby With Bunny

Playtime Puppy

Playtime Puppy - Elise

A Little Message

A Little Message (3)

Patchwork Bunch Of Balloons

Patchwork Bunch Of Balloons - Dena

Bunny Cupcakes

1 Lou April Bunny Cupcakes

Emma Swing

Emma Swing - Dawny

Best Dress

3 Gretha June Best Dress

The Perfect Snowman

Perfect Snowman - Pops


Hope you like them. don’t miss out while they’re at this great price!

See you tomorrow, have a good day crafters


Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Maisie Two Balloons ...and Crazy Stamp sale now on!



Morning everyone, I have another make today using one of the stamps in our 48 hour sale

This was made by Moni who sadly just left our design team, I never got chance to show you this so I thought today was the perfect opportunity…


Maisie Two Balloons - Moni



…this little cutie is Maisie Two Balloons and she’s included in our fabulous 3 for £10 offer which you can find here

Moni also used one of our Pretty Grungy sentiments on this lovely gift box




Have a great Tuesday crafters, see you tomorrow



Monday, 20 January 2014

Sale on NOW!



Quick reminder everyone, the sale has started (hooray!!)

…you can find on all the stamps that are included in our 3 for £10 sale on our special offers page HERE

Don’t forget that it’s while stocks last and for 48 hours only so if you have your eye on something don’t miss it!

Also, if you are having problems getting on the website please give it half an hour and pop back  …because so many people tried to access the sale page at 12 o clock the server went down for a while

See you tomorrow


We’re having a SALE!



Good morning all, I hope you had a fabulous weekend


I have good news for you this morning…  we have so many new products planned for 2014 that we are having a New Year sale to make a bit of room in our warehouse!

From midday today (UK time) for 48 hours we have a huge selection of our stamps on sale and you can buy 3 for £10!

They will be in our Special Offers section of the website which will go live at midday, this is while stocks last so if any of your favourites are in there make sure you don’t miss your chance to get them at such a great price!


This is Little Ivy and she’s included in the sale …

Little Ivy - Fleur


I love this image, it’s one of my favourites because she’s so perfect for a Winter birthday as well as Christmas

This gorgeous card was made by Fleur




I’ll pop back at midday with a reminder for you and a link to the sale

…meanwhile have a good Monday morning!

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Fabulous Flower …

Good morning bloggers, what are you up to today?

I’m hoping to practise my colouring this morning and planning a couple of hours crafty therapy in my attic!

I’ve just about mastered the alcohol markers so time for a change and I’m enjoying having a go with distress inks. No doubt as soon as I get going with these something new will come along…

Some of the girls on our design team are a bit of a whizz with the inks, you saw Debbie's card yesterday and our Becky also uses them, she made this gorgeous card using our Fabulous Flower stamp…

Fabulous Flower - Becky

This is one of our latest stamps and features the cute Jack, Patch and Puss characters (this is Patch and Jack!)

There are more in the range if you like these little cuties and you can find them in the Animals section on our website

We also have some of the Jack, Patch and Puss images pre-coloured in our fabulous Art Pads which are great for a quick card


Enjoy the rest of your weekend, and make sure you stop by tomorrow for some news!!