Wednesday, 29 February 2012

The Great Northern Papercrafts Extravaganza

The Great Northern Papercrafts Extravaganza
Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th March 2012
The Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, HG2 8NZ 

Show opens 10am to 4:30pm Saturday and 10am to 4pm Sunday.
Disabled access from 9:30am both days.

We'll be there on stand B4 with stamps from the Spring collections of Stampendous and Woodware plus lots of other things!  

Please let us know If there is anything in particular that you would like us to bring to the show for you.

If you book your tickets today, you will automatically be upgraded to a weekend pass.

Hope to see you there!

Jill x

Sale extended

A quick post to let you know that we have extended our sale for another week.  It will now end at midnight on Wednesday 7th March 2012!

Jill x

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

New - Woodware Spring Stamp Supplement 2012 and new accessories

The new Woodware Spring supplement of stamps has now been added to our website HERE

There are clear stamp sets and also clear individual designs, here's a selection

Some of the wording designs are huge, they will fill a card front and will be great for paper piecing

I better stop before I add the whole supplement!

I've added the new designs into the existing categories so if you go to the last pages of Francoise Read and Jane Gill's clear stamps you will see the new stamps there.  The single clear stamps are at the end of that section.

I thought you may find it useful to have a list of the stamps in the Spring Supplement so you know which ones are new...

Clear Magic - FRCL210 - Sitting Pretty
Clear Magic - FRCL211 - Heart and Home
Clear Magic - FRCL212 - Number One Champ
Clear Magic - FRCL213 - Smart Gadgets
Clear Magic - FRCL214 - Tag Builder
Clear Magic - FRCL215 - Patch a Flight
Clear Magic - FRCL216 - Patch a Bug
Clear 'Singles' - FRS109 - Dad
Clear 'Singles' - FRS110 - Mum
Clear 'Singles' - FRS111 - Double Birthdays
Clear 'Singles' - FRS112 - Double Thanks
Clear 'Singles' - FRS113 - Chubby Kitty
Clear 'Singles' - FRS114 - Blossom Teapot
Clear 'Singles' - FRS115 - Love Birds
Clear 'Singles' - FRS116 - Patchwork Boat
Clear 'Singles' - FRS117 - This Little Piggy
Clear 'Singles' - FRS118 - Baby Patch Elephant
Clear 'Singles' - FRS212 - Alphabet Background
Clear 'Singles' - FRS213 - Huge Thanks
Clear 'Singles' - FRS214 - Huge Happy Birthday
Clear 'Singles' - FRS215 - Calla Lily
Clear 'Singles' - FRS216 - Field of Tulips
Clear Magic - JGCL552 - Bubble Birds
Clear Magic - JGCL553 - Daisy Dots
Clear Magic - JGCL554 - Frigate
Clear Magic - JGCL555 - Inscriptions/Hours Fly By
Clear Magic - JGCL556 - Kind Heart
Clear Magic - JGCL557 - Teacher's Pet
Clear Magic - JGCL558 - Three Flowers
Clear 'Singles' - JGS158 - Rose Wreath
Clear 'Singles' - JGS159 - Thistle
Clear 'Singles' - JGS160 - Poppy
Clear 'Singles' - JGS161 - Daffodil
Clear 'Singles' - JGS162 - Tulip
Clear 'Singles' - JGS163 - Old Map Frame
Clear 'Singles' - JGS164 - Agapanthus
Clear 'Singles' - JGS262 - Birthday Background
Clear 'Singles' - JGS263 - Floral Frame
Clear 'Singles' - JGS264 - Amaryllis
Clear 'Singles' - JGS265 - Happy Birthday Doodles
Clear 'Singles' - JGS266 - Huge Cake and Candles
Clear 'Singles' - JGS267 - Grasses
Clear 'Singles' - JGS268 - Dotty Frame
Clear 'Singles' - JGS269 - Swirly Frame
Clear 'Singles' - JGS350 - Best Wishes Doodles
Clear 'Singles' - JGS351 - With Love Doodles

Thanks for visiting

Jill x

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Our 20% off sale ends next Wednesday, 29th February!!

Everything on our website, including all the new items, are currently reduced by at least 20%, this sale ends on Wednesday 29th February, so if you have your eye on something, now is a good time to place an order.

The discount has already been deducted from the prices and there's free postage and packaging on orders over £20.

All orders placed online before Monday 19th March are automatically eligible to enter the prize draw for this beautiful shabby chic bag full of shabby chic goodies!

I've added more new stuff to the website that I'll tell you about later.

Thanks for visiting

Jill x

New brand section on website

If you have visited our website in the last few days you will likely have seen our latest improvement.  You will now be able to find manufacturers in their own new Brand section.

The stamp manufacturers don't all make just one product so this will enable you to see their whole range side by side as well as in the product sections such as stamps.

The brand names are all listed on the home page or you can find them HERE

We'll keep adding to this and hope this will be additional help with navigating our website as it continues to grow.  Believe it or not there are already over 5,000 individual products on there!

I'll be back later with more news.

Jill x

Monday, 20 February 2012

New on website - Artemio Stamps

I know these are not new new, but they are new to our website.

There are some really lovely sets covering a lot of themes, here's a little selection.  There are a number of sheets with swirls

This is a great set for journalling

A great set for scrapbooking

Proper animal images


 And I think the London themed sets are going to be very useful this year!

The standard set sizes are 18cm x 14.5cm

Then there are the mini sets 7cm x 9cm

They are all clear stamps and are great value.

There are too many to show in this post, you will find them all HERE

They also produce a range of scrapbooking templates, I'll let you know when they are added, they look really useful too!

Thanks for visiting

Jill x

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

New Alcohol Inks from Dreamweaver!

Just want to let you know that I've added these new inks to our website and also added more pictures to the Dreamweaver stencil section so that is all complete and up to date:)

The new inks are called Color Solutions, I have resisted the huge temptation to correct the spelling!

Like me, you've probably already got alcohol inks but despite that I shall be getting these as the colours are different and really work well together.

I attended the Woodware Retailer Day last September and had a chance to play with these and I have to admit that at I initially wondered how alcohol inks and Dreamweaver stencils would go together but yes, of course, metal embossing with stencils and colouring the metal, but then our projects included using them over the glossy pastes.  Think about it... Pure genius!!!  You'd use them on glossy card so why not the glossy pastes.  It was great playing with alcohol inks, pastes and stencils and I have been waiting for the products to arrive so I can have another play.  It is all in stock now, just the hard decision on which colours to go for first!!

The Color Solution alcohol inks are good quality and a great palette of colours that are different to the Ranger ones.  They may look more expensive but they come in much larger bottles, so probably work out about the same.  The Ranger inks are 15 ml and these are double the quantity in 30ml bottles.

Here's a peek at my first quick play with them at the Retailer Day

We used the inks over gloss white paste.

So, the Dreamweaver section of our website is all up to date with the new stencils, inks and all the photos are there now too.  I can tick that box for now and am getting on with adding other stuff.

Thanks for visiting :)

Jill x

Sunday, 12 February 2012

New challenge - Texture

I'm late joining in with our DT for our latest challenge hosted by Neil which is Texture.

I started the main piece quite a while ago and hadn't done anything with it.

I made the main daisy (below) using the new fibres but the rest of the piece is made from leftover pieces from other projects that I re-ironed and fused together.  The daisy above was pre-stamped and cut out then added into other leftover fibres as a complete image.

Below you can just about see pieces that have black stamping which was from leftover pieces I had when I'd cut a stamped wording background with a Sizzix die, some are pieces left after I cut out stamped images.

You can also just about see some Mica Flakes that I added for extra texture.

The piece has quite a lot of texture that I've tried to capture in the photos, there are a few stamped and cut out pieces in the picture below, I used even the smallest pieces of snippings, so nothing is wasted!!

As well as Mica Flakes I also added some leafing flakes before ironing/fusing together.

The picture below is from a different angle catching a different light, it is not quite as vibrant as the other photos as it isn't catching the  highlights of the fibres and Mica pieces. I've included the picture to show how distinct the colours are and how they change in different lights/angles.

The items I used are:-

Aspects of Design 28 - Double Delights
USArtQuest Dicrofibres
USArtQuest - Mica Flakes - Copper
USArtQuest - Gildenglitz - Variegated

If you visit our website you may spot a new page at the top that I have made so I can tell you about new things, updated things and other general changes.  As the website is growing I thought it would help us all as one thing I know is that I still need to add more photos!!

I have noticed this weekend that since I finished updating all the photos in the Dreamweaver section we have had more orders for those products.   A lot of the sections have the full product range but still without pictures and I know it is the photos that bring the products to life.  I'll keep adding more pictures but if there is something specific you'd like to see then please let me know and I'll try to get a picture for you.   From now, as I finish a category, I'll mention it on the new updates page.

Anyway, back to the latest challenge, I hope you will be able join in, the challenge blog can be found HERE.

Thank you for visiting

Jill x

Thursday, 9 February 2012

New - Craftwork Cards Card Candi

Here's my 2nd post of the day!!  There are some more new things added to our website I wanted to tell you about!  There's sixteen new packs of Card Candi added HERE.

A small selection is shown here but do pop over and have a look as there are some lovely mixes.

As the new candi is mixed in with the original candi on the website I thought it may be helpful to list the names of the new packs.

Texture - Silver
Texture Gold
Champagne Bubbles
Metallique Copper
Metallique Steel
Metallique Tungsten
Metallique Bronze
Notting Hill 
Nightingale Square
Carnaby Street
Baker Street
Covent Garden
Saville Row 

Thank you for visiting

Jill x

New - Magenta stamps!

There's more new stuff to add to our website but I thought I'd quickly tell you about the new Magenta stamps that I've already added HERE.

There are a variety of designs, here's a little selection.

 And then something for cards for men...

Plus there is one new 6 " x 6" chipboard sheet, these vases will look great with leafing flakes or embossing powders!

I'm not liking this cold snap at all and started with a cold this morning urgh :(  Just hoping we don't get too much snow that's forecast for later today.

I hope you are all keeping warm. 

Jill x

Monday, 6 February 2012

New Dreamweaver Stencils, now added to website

Here's a few for you to see, if you'd like to see more here's a link to them on our website

The stencils are all stainless steel and I can see all of these looking great with texture from the embossing pastes.  You can also run them through your Cuttlebug, a nice quick way to emboss them!

Thanks for looking

Jill x