Friday, 27 May 2011

Sad news - a big change!!

As you may have read in my previous posts, we are having a major clear out and sale, this is due to Ian and I making a major decision about our business.

Our shop lease is up for renewal, and we have decided not to renew it.  We have spent time and failed to find suitable premises at the right price, and have taken the decision that we will close the shop at the end of June.

Everything else will continue the same, the mail order service, our own stamp range, shows, challenges, swaps etc. It is simply the shop that is closing, sadly we cannot justify the high cost of running a retail shop in the current economic climate.

I am working on new stamps at the moment and we have other ideas/plans in mind that we will now have time to work on.

We would like to thank everyone for their support in the past, and hope you will continue to support us.  It isn't a decision that has been made lightly, as many of you may know we have had a shop for over 20 years.

So, if you wish to visit and have a rummage in our sale room this weekend, we are open tomorrow from 11am - 4pm, closed on Sunday and open on Monday from 11am - 4pm.

Have a good weekend!

Jill x

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Spring cleaning SALE continues...

As I mentioned in my last post, our sale started on Friday, we have some amazing bargains, some of which have already sold out.  We've plenty left though and are continually adding more as we are spring cleaning our warehouse.

We are open on Bank Holiday Monday from 11am - 4pm so if you are local (or fancy a day out in Skipton) do call in, we'll get the kettle on!

Thank you to everyone who visited us last weekend for our Open Day, and thanks to Janet and Michelle for running the make and takes, (I've been asked to pass on the thanks to you from customers that visited too).

We are holding another Open Day on Saturday 18th June, Janet and Michelle will be running mini workshops throughout the day rather than make and takes, more details about these to follow nearer the time.

New additions to our sale are brass stencils from £1, wood mounted stamps from 50p, ex workshop stamps, Radiant Rain sprays £1, lots of brads and eyelets at half price plus lots of other end of line items.

Oh, there's lots of scrapbooking accessories at half price here too!!

I hope you are all having a great week!!!


Thursday, 19 May 2011

Open Day - this Saturday!!

It is our open day on Saturday, Janet and Michelle are running make and takes and we've sorted out lots of new bargains for our sale which starts from tomorrow!!

Bargains include half price stamp sheets, ink pads (such as Brilliance, Mementos, Stazon) from £5 down to £1.
Then there are half price (or less) punches, 7 Gypsies chipboard albums, chipboard shapes, blank card packs, button and brad mixes, and peel offs (standard and glitter) for 20p, plus LOADS of other great items.

The kettle will be hot all day, and there is plenty of free parking too so we hope you will be able to join us.  

There is a map on the RHS sidebar, but if you need help with directions please call us on 01756 797048. 

Janet and Michelle's make and takes will be using our new stamp designs with nestabilities and you will receive a useful free stamp that matches others in our range.

We also have an inspirational freebie for every £5 you spend:)

If you don't live in the area, we have reduced our stamp sheets on the website HERE and Non-Sequitur are HERE.  Unfortunately most of the new bargains are only available in the shop at the moment but there are plenty of reduced items on the website at the moment anyway.

Also starting tomorrow is our new challenge, which is a recipe, you pick the ingredients you wish to use from the grid provided HERE.  The design team have come up with amazing inspiration again so we hope you'll join us for this one.

Have a good weekend!!


Saturday, 14 May 2011

A quick hello!

Just a quick post, if  blogger will allow it, I gather it's been playing up over the past couple of days.

Have had a fab day at the Happy Stampers North West show today, it was great as usual, thank you to all the club members that help to organise it, you do a grand job!!!  It was their 25th show so I guess they know the right formula for a show now, and to celebrate they gave all the stallholders chocolates... Such a nice thoughtful thing to do, they really do know how to look after us:)

Unloading and loading in the rain wasn't so nice, but Ian bless him did most/all of that!!  I just fiddled about trying to fit all the stock into the stand, it can be like a giant jigsaw puzzle but with a time deadline.

Anyway, I wanted to thank everyone who came to our stand, who bought or said hello, it was lovely to see you all, we'll do it all again in October:)

My computer broke before the weekend, the screen has broken but I have managed to get it working through the TV screen, but it is REALLY weird typing and peering across the living room to see what I've typed!!  I've shuffled as near to it as I can, but it's not ideal, it will be fun catching up with emails etc.. so I won't waffle on any more but wanted to remind you that we have our open day next Saturday, details are in the sidebar, top RHS, and I''ll probably be back another time to give more details about it.

I hope you all have a good weekend, despite the rain!


Friday, 6 May 2011

New challenge - Poppies!

Our challenge for this fortnight is poppies, why poppies you may ask, well pop over to our challenge blog where Janet explains all!!  

I have used Tim's Kraft Resist Pad and the new Fired Brick Distress Stain.  I picked this sheet of paper as it has the words memory and remembrance etc.  A swish over with the distress stain revealed the resist. 

I stamped the Hero Arts Engraved Flower cling stamp onto red card, cut them out and shaped them slightly.

I made the 'remember' framie image for some of the team to use for the cards.  I've inked this and the base card with Distress Ink Tea Die, it looks very pale in the photo but in real life it matches the colour of the relief on the kraft paper.

It'll be great if you can join us for this challenge.

Well, I can't believe it is the weekend again, I hope you have a good one!!!


Thursday, 5 May 2011

Tin Types - another bargain!!

Evening all!!  A quick post with another bargain for you, an assorted pack of Tin Types.

These are self adhesive alphabet bubbles in various sizes and fonts.  

Only £7 for a pack of 7, yep, only £1 a sheet!!

You can find them on our website HERE

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Scrapbook Kit bargains

Here's another bargain kit from our new value kit website section.   

SA1 - Scrapbook kits, is a set of 3 themed kits.  I've included extra photos here that will enable you to have a closer look, they are....

  My Guy, Celebration and Kitchen

 You get all three kits for £9.99, they are worth approx. £20 

If these are of interest, you will find them HERE


Monday, 2 May 2011

Stamp Man Value Card Making Kits

How are you enjoying your long weekend?  The wedding was fabulous, I didn't watch it live but caught up with it later as we were open on Friday and Janet and Michelle of Lovin' Ink called in and we spent our time making up some card making kits.

The kits are all themed and packed with all you need to make either 10 or 12 cards (depending on the kit), with plenty of stuff left over for using for other projects, as we know most of you will either have card blanks or are able to make your own.  Therefore the cards included in the kits are also something different to try.

There are also items in the kits that can be used for scrapbooking on the themes too.

We have limited numbers of some of the kits but will be adding more new kits so do keep an eye open for something that may be suitable for you.  I'm going to add details of the kits to the blog too as it means I can show you larger and more detailed photos.  The kits may vary slightly to those shown in the photos.

We've also made a start on putting some more bargains onto the website, and again, we don't have a lot of these so do order them quickly if they are of interest.  I'll mention them here so you can have a better look at these too.  

So, here we go, I'll make a start with the Oriental kits

The kit above is an Oriental kit in traditional colours of black, gold and red.  This kit has always been popular and we have brought it back with different contents.  The kit includes a template by Michelle to create a lantern with the papers.  As you can see the contents include stamps, papers, brass charms, coins, peel offs, Mitzuhiki cord, tassels, playing cards and many other accessories.   This kit can be found on our website HERE

The 2nd Oriental Kit below has more pastel shades included, it is on our website HERE

The next Oriental kit has more brighter and bolder contents, and can be found HERE

We do have special offers dotted around the website in their relevant sections but these latest products that we are adding are either discontinued or we don't have many left so you can find them in the Special Offers section HERE.  We have a lot more to add but some of the bargains already added are Hero Arts clear stamp sets, numbers and letters.  

I'll show more kits and bargains another time!


Sunday, 1 May 2011

The prize has been claimed!

Just a quick post to let you know that Maggie claimed her prize.

Congratulations again Maggie!!  

We hope you enjoy using all that yummy Tim stuff!