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Possibly the most essential tool for stamping

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Hi, ever wondered why Catherine Pooler calls her stamping blocks “The Perfect Blocks”?  It’s simple really, they are perfect.       Acrylic Blocks There are a lot of different acrylic blocks and I’ve used lots of different brands in the 16 years I’ve been crafting.  Some had grid lines, some didn’t. Some had wavy edges or finger grip curves, some didn’t.       They all seemed pretty much the same.  Until The Perfect Stamping Blocks came around. The … Read More

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Five Ways With…Patterned Paper | Video Tutorial With Tasha

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Hey Crafty People! It’s Tasha here, and it has been a hot minute since I was last up on the blog!! I’m super happy to be back and starting my brand new monthly video tutorial ‘Five Ways With…’ Each month I will be featuring a new topic and sharing five ways to create beautiful cards. (Unfortunately, Covid caught me so this is actually March’s monthly tutorial. 🤦🏻‍♀️)   Five Ways With… Patterned Paper Video Tutorial Card 1 – Create An … Read More

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Slimline Shaker Card with Dragonflies and repeat stamping | Video Tutorial by Jeni

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Shaker cards are a favourite of mine to make for birthday cards, and slimline card sizes mean I get to use more sequins! I mix a lot of Catherine Pooler stamps and dies to make this special card.  Click on any underlined word to find the products I use to make this card in the shop.   Happy Birthday Slimline Card 3.5×8.5″ Premium White Card   Happy Birthday Many Ways stamp set Flight of the Dragonflies stamp and coordinating die … Read More

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Quick and easy Christmas Cards – Stepped up a notch | Video Tutorial

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Have I mentioned how much I love this tree stamp from Wrapped and Ready stamp set by Catherine Pooler? Today, I have three cards that feature a die cut window aperture for a quick and easy Christmas card. The video tutorial shows the process for the purple card, with the written tutorials for the 2 other cards below. I use this tree stamp to make this glitter card and gift tag, and this Spa coloured Christmas card.  All three cards … Read More

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Spa Coloured Christmas Card Hidden Message | Matching Gift Tag | Video Tutorial

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Hi, I’m popping in on a Sunday with some Christmas card inspiration. For today’s tutorial, I reach for the Spa collection of inks – Sea Glass and Bay Breeze. The Wrapped and Ready stamp set contains my favourite Christmas tree stamp and I use it to hide a message on this Christmas card. I also make matching gift tag with the same stamp set and same tag die set. And because it’s Christmas, I add glitter heat embossed baubles to … Read More

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Flight of the Dragonflies video tutorial | New Catherine Pooler stamp

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Hi, have you seen the latest (and last for 2021) release by Catherine Pooler? I love the dragonflies in Flight of the Dragonflies stamp set and have so many card ideas.  Today’s card is a clean and simple card which I don’t do that often.  I find I always want to add more and more and it goes away from the CAS card feel. Watch the video tutorial below, or over at YouTube. As always the products are linked within … Read More

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Christmas Card with matching gift tag and decoration ft WOW! | Video tutorial by Jeni

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  Hi, I don’t do a lot of heat embossing but we recently added WOW! embossing powders to the shop, and I think it’s time I start using embossing powders more often.  It’s also Christmas soon, and seems like a good time to try the Deck The Halls embossing powder.  I absolutely love this tree from Wrapped and Ready stamp set and use four in total for today’s tutorial.  The Copic markers I use are listed at the bottom of … Read More

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All The Sparkle – Not Just For Christmas

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Do you love adding bling to your card making? Christmas is the perfect time to add some extra sparkle to your projects.  We’ve rounded up the best of the sparkle and glitter in the shop and collated them here. For a more enjoyable shopping experience all similar embellishments are listed together with a drop down box for selecting the products you wish. Traditional Gold and Silver You can never go wrong with golds and silvers at Christmas. We have something … Read More

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WOW! & Embossing Powder |Tips and Tricks

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New to the shop are WOW! Embossing Powders. We have a small (big CP) selection of the most popular embossing powders to start our journey with WOW!  If requested we will happily stock more WOW! Embossing Powders and Earth Sparkles (the eco friendly glitter). We have had so many crafters asking for the Embossing ink pad and refill, Embossing pen and Mixed Media embossing brush and have just added these to the shop. We hope you find this short introduction … Read More

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Christmas Gift Ideas 2021

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Do you struggle finding the perfect presents for your crafty wife/daughter/sister/friend?  Every year we pick our favourite card making supplies to help you shop for the perfect present. Read this blog post to help you find the perfect gift. All orders are carefully wrapped in green tissue paper thus saving you time from having to wrap up the presents, if you so wish. Click on any underlined word to visit the shop.  Feel free to contact us if you need … Read More

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