Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Francoise Read and her new stamps at Donington Show

Thought I quickly share a few photos from our visit to the recent Great British Festival, Donington show.

Francoise Read, one of the stamp designers for Woodware was demonstrating her new Christmas collection on our stand.  Francoise also held make and takes with her stamps and paper piecing along with Sakura pens on both days of the show.

Ian decided to take a photo of us both to show the cards made with her stamps and also the bunting I made for the stand.

Then, Ian being Ian, he had to take this one too!!!!

Here is a little taster of Francoise's new Christmas collection...

You can find more of the Christmas Woodware Collection of stamps on our website HERE including those by Jane Gill

Thanks for visiting :)

Jill x

Monday, 27 August 2012

Birthday celebration etc!!!

It has been a LONG time since I blogged!  Sorry about that, especially to Carol who told me to get a move on and blog when we met at the Donington show last weekend.

So, here I am, and I've found a post started with pictures of my trip down South earlier this month.

I guess you have gathered that I was in London!

It is old news now but as the photos are still here I will continue with it...

The Olympics were in their last days and I really wanted to go and visit the sights in London and around the Olympic Park.  We didn't have tickets to go in and all the tickets for the park were sold for that day but we got as close as we could and we soaked up the tremendous atmosphere that surrounded us.  Everyone was really friendly and the volunteers were so helpful in guiding us along our way.

We travelled by bus around the London landmarks before heading to Stratford which was actually on our way home.

As we couldn't get into the Olympic Park we went to watch in Victoria Park which had 4 large screens set up.

All in all a great day out and having a chance to visit and spend time with my family was a brilliant treat for my birthday.

At this point I would like to welcome Fran Seiford, the owner of Stampendous, who has joined and is now a follower here!!!  Hi Fran :)

Fran designed this London stamp specially for our UK events this year, it certainly captured my day so well!!

I even got to be beside the Thames, and of course, I just had to use the encrusted jewel technique on this card!!

I'll keep catching up with blogging... On my list is that promised blog candy giveaway...

I hope you've had a great bank holiday weekend, shame about the weather!!

Thanks for visiting

Jill x

Monday, 6 August 2012

Blog Candy Prize claimed!!!

Congratulations to Ellie on winning the prize!

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Asia's Mystery Blog Candy Winner Announcement!!!

Hop on over to Asia's blog to read all about it!

Asia is celebrating a magical summer spell with her new position as a Blog Star with Stampendous and much more!

Have you won this prize?

Or even the other candy she offered?

Go take a look!!

Watch this space for another blog candy giveaway here very soon!

Jill x

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

New - Woodware Summer 2012 Supplement!!

I have finished loading all the new stamps onto our website, we don't have the actual printed supplement yet but the stamps are all available now.

There are some great designs from Jane Gill and Francoise Read, for general and Christmas use.

I was lucky enough to make some of the sample cards for the printed supplement so I know they are great to use too.

Here's a little peek but they are all on our website HERE

I love the Zentangle Butterfly above, and have quite a few favourite designs, in fact too many to realistically show as sneak peeks here, so I'm going to go with a random selection to show the variety of designs available...

This last image is very big, it almost fills a DL card!
I'm sure I'll have some cards to show you with these designs soon!

Thanks for visiting

Jill x