Tips and Techniques


Friday, 4 February 2011

Craft Stamper March Issue now on sale at Kitty Krafts

The new Craft Stamper magazine is available now at Kitty Krafts.  It's full of great articles and features

Free Stamp Makes
This month’s free cover mount stamp is a fabulously versatile open flower design, created especially by The Artistic Stamper.

Stamping Contrasts
Four designers are challenged to work their magic on some delightful vintage sewing stamps this month.

Stamping for Scrapbookers, by Michelle Mogford-Jackson
In this regular feature, Michelle shows how to create fabulous painted background paper.

Idea Gallery: Women
This regular gallery is packed with projects inspired by images of women.

Stamping with…Alphabets, by Kate Bentley
Regular feature looks at using common stamp types creatively – this month, get more from those neglected alphabet stamps with Kate’s clever ideas.

Masterclass: Microscope Slides, by Anneliese Bates
Find out what a stunning and versatile addition to your artwork microscope slides can be, with Anneliese’s inspiring ideas.

Designer’s Palette, by Isabelle Norris
This regular feature looks at combining colours effectively in your stamped projects.

Crinkled Chic, by Jean Franks-Beck
Make beautiful hand-dyed shabby chic trim with Jean’s fabulous tutorial.

Buzzing for Beeswax, by Hels Sheridan
Hels shows you how to incorporate fabulously tactile beeswax into your collage work.

Remember the Good Times, by Helen Chilton
Make stunning layered tags and a fabulous way to display them in Helen’s pretty project.

Salt Rocks, by Trish Latimer
Trish adds ordinary rock salt to her work to make amazingly textured surfaces and embellishments.

A Rose for Mum, by Lousette Ashton
Lousette shows different ways to use acetate, with these beautiful Mother’s Day card designs.

You’ve Been Framed, by Kate McNicholas
Make Kate’s stunning altered frame, packed with gorgeous details.

Paper Blending, by Liesbeth Fidder
Grab your background stamps and scraps and try out Liesbeth’s stunning technique.

Birds in the Trees, by Jean Hardy
Make the most of versatile chipboard shapes with Jean’s beautiful nature themed hanging.

Layer It Up, by Kate Crane
Take your journal pages to the next stage with Kate’s gorgeous painted background techniques.

Bless the Flowers, by Kim Costello
Make Kim’s pretty card and seed packet set for a keen gardener.

Back to Basics: Mounting Unmounted Stamps, by Rachel Jackson
Rachel guides you through the basics of mounting your unmounted stamps and gives you a ton of helpful tips along the way.

Scents of Spring, by Michelle Marshall
Make a delightful handmade candle – the perfect Mother’s Day gift.
Family Tray, by Audrey Tan
Take your scrapbooking off the page and onto the wall, with Audrey’s eyecatching printer’s tray.

Mixed Media Masterboard, by Rachel Jackson
Add rich texture to your masterboard backgrounds, with Rachel’s stunning mixed media version.

Wonderful Woodgrain, by Kim Costello
Kim shows you four fantastic ways to create woodgrain texture on your cards.

... and lots, lots more!

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Getting closer

Our Mad March Sale starts Saturday 5th February. Don't be late!

We're so excited that we can't wait any longer to have our sale, so we're having our Mad March Sale in February!  In fact it's driven us so mad we are knocking 30% off everything* in the shop.  Yes, 30%!

If you want a 99p sheet of scrapbook paper, or a £200 die-cutting machine, it's 30% off.  I know it's mad, but we're just so glad to see the sun again that we've decided to cut all our prices.

Sale starts 10 a.m. Saturday, until 4 p.m. Sunday, so don't hang around as things will go quickly

 *Exclusions apply. Previously discounted items, magazines, classes and workshops are excluded