Friday, 28 October 2011

More Holiday cards

Design Team member Sesil Cratin recently did these great holiday cards.  She always does amazing cards and I always admire how she puts all the parts together.  I love the red and black together as it adds a twist to the traditional red and green.  The great thing about the TC Stampmaker is that regardless of which winter holiday you celebrate-you can create personalized custom stamped cards to share with friends and loved ones.  So if you are looking for a way to get ahead on those holiday cards make sure you look at the Stampmaker.  And if you haven't taken it out of the box and used-this would be a great time of year to start using it.  I love making stamps almost more than I love using them.

Also, if you are having any problems finding the free downloads on the blog-please go to and look under downloads.  
Also, another tip make sure you save and open the image in any image manipulation program such as Photoshop or Elements or any of the other programs available on the market.

Monday, 24 October 2011

Holiday Cards

Design Team member Cheri Piles focused on using the "Happy Holidays" seal to show you several ways to use it with the accompanying stamps. Think of it as One Stamp two looks ;).  She did an amazing job on this card and tag.  Again I always admire people who can create great cards.  Way to go Cheri!!  Keep up the good work.

She stamped the background with the snowflake stamps and then layered the Happy Holidays seal in the center.

 Here is a *TIP* from Cheri:
To give this card dimension I dabbed my gluestick onto the stamp and stamped again over my inked image then I added prisma glitter which gives the snowflakes a really "frosty" look! BE SURE to wash your stamp right away in warm soapy water to prevent the remaining glue from drying which will ruin your stamp.

This is another GORGEOUS design from Cheri:

We love the Retro colour pink and the fabric flower & pearl.
Happy Holidays!

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Julie's Christmas Book

Julie created this amazing book using the October stamps and the new Christmas Home collection from Teresa Collins Designs.  I love how she mixed the color and b&w photos.  We love the more traditional and neutral colors for Christmas so love this book.  Make sure you check out all the amazing projects on Julie's blog.  Keep up the great work Julie!!
So without further ado- let the book speak for itself:

Christmas Home 8x8 book  by Julie Jacob
Supplies Used:    CH2702 – Christmas Home – Christmas Calendar (back)    CH2704 – Christmas Home – Christmas Snowflakes (both)    CH2701 – Christmas Home – Christmas Chandelier (both)  CH2706 – Christmas Home – Christmas D├ęcor (both)  CH2709 – Christmas Home – Christmas Words (front)  CH2715 – Christmas Home – 12x12 Red Glitter Paper  CH2719 – Christmas Home 6x6 Designer Paper Pad  CH2710 – Christmas Home – Die-Cuts  CH2717 – Christmas Home Rhinestones  CH2713 – Christmas Home Chipboard Elements  CH2720 – Christmas Home – Sticker Sheet  CH2712 – Christmas Home – Decorative Brads  TC Stampmaker stamp; October Downloads – Photocentric  Your Story Book Binding Machine and 8x8 white album cover – Provo Craft  Sticker letters – Basic Grey  Black swirl rhinestones – Recollections  Border Punches – Fiskars EK Success Snowflake Punches – EK Success  Martha Stewart Scalloped Circle Circle Punches – EK Success   Corner Rounder Punch – EK Success     3D foam squares – Thermoweb  Mists – Maya Road (Charcoal and Silver Metallic)  Paint – Making Memories (Cranberry and Spotlight)  Ink – Tsukineko (Versafine – Onxy Black, StazOn – Jet Black), Ranger (Lamp Black)     Stapler – Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher  Red, white and black cardstock  Black ric rack  Sandpaper  Scrap piece of chipboard  Dictionary paper  Xacto knife  Something to score paper with – I used the Martha Stewart scoring board  Christmas photos – various sizes

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Stampmaker on Create & Craft TV - Tuesday 18th of October

We are back on Create & Craft TV selling the AMAZING Teresa Collins Stampmaker this week! As always, there is a bumper offer with the Stampmaker that includes extra sachets & imageblack film.
We have 2 shows on Tuesday 18th one at 8am & the second at 6pm. Last time in July we SOLD OUT in less that 50 minutes! so we have more stock and more shows ready to meet the demand this time around.
If we don't sell out on Tuesday, we have another show at 4pm on Wednesday 19th.
You can find Create & Craft TV on Sky 671, Freeview 36, FreeSat 813 or watch on line at

Thursday, 6 October 2011

New October Negatives

We know that many of you are card makers and are probably all working on your Christmas and holiday cards so we decided to give you a few options plus included the give thanks ones for Thanksgiving (US holiday) and Poppy for those of you in the UK.

*this is not the negative-please click on link to download-October Negative