Many of you will be aware that as well as being the owner of Stamps & Memories, I am the UK Copic Certified Regional Instructor. Now my personal life has calmed down, I'm hoping to be able to bring regular weekly blogs. Regularly at shows I am asked "WHY COPICS? " The simple answer is that the markers are simply the best and the best Quality. They are more than just a marker, they're a fantastic Continue reading..
Just launched is another (sure to be fantastic) Copic book. Copic Colouring Guide Level 4: Fine Details is written with the experienced Copic coloring artist in mind. This publication highlights all the important finishing details that will complete an image and give it a polished, professional look. In chapter one, light source is discussed in depth showing a variety of ways to highlight Continue reading..
Oh dear - I've been neglecting my blog again but unfortunately I have been ill again. I'm hoping that I'll have more time soon so watch this space. In the meantime I need to tell you about our show this Saturday 20th April in Kintbury, West Berkshire. We are open from 10:00 - 4:00. Admission is FREE. Jo will be demonstrating with the NEW Little Darlings range of stamps (available from Continue reading..
Wishing all our customers a very happy and colourful new year. We have lots of exciting things planned for 2013 so watch this space including new COPIC Classes, Retreats, etc. Continue reading..
Anyone celebrating New Year? You'll be able to make some lovely party invitations or New Year cards using the Fireworks Cover a Card stamp. I have created this simple card by brayering Caribbean Sea Kaledaiscope Inkpad onto the fireworks cover a card. I then mounted it onto a turquoise card and then onto a plain black card. The numbers have been cut using the Number dies from Die-namics Continue reading..
I have been making some mega quick and easy cards tonight using the Fireworks Cover a Card. The image is an ideal background for an number of special occasions and celebrations. The stamp is great quality and gives a fantastic impression. I have inked the stamp with a Versamark and then added silver embossing powder. I then cut some silver mirror card with the alphabet dies from Die-namics (really Continue reading..
Lots of newly reduced items have been added to our SALE section including the Nikki and Ruby clear stamps from Ladybug Crafts Ink including the Nikki & Buttercup running in the snow stamp. Ideal for Christmas cards for friends and easy to colour! http://www.stampsandmemories.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_361_362&products_id=4344. Continue reading..
Our Autumn COPIC Classes including the Introduction to COPIC (morning), and Christmas with COPIC (afternoon) will able available in Stevenage (Herts) on Saturday 1st December 2012 Crawley (Sussex) on Sunday 2 December 2012, and Swindon (Wiltshire) on Sunday 9 December 2012, Places can be reserved online at www.stampsandmemories.co.uk, or by calling Wendy on 01488 658728. Any questions Continue reading..
The Shake it pouches are a great way to create special cards for friends or family this Christmas, and very easy to use. The above card has been created using the Pure Innocence - Flurry of Love Clear stamp http://www.stampsandmemories.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=400_411&products_id=4214 which has been stamped onto our white colouring card and coloured with COPIC Continue reading..
Don't forget it is the Great Northern Papercraft show in Harrogate, Yorkshire this weekend - I hope to see you there. Here is one of the card images which I'll be demonstrating at the show, I hope you like it... it is so cute! The image has been coloured with COPIC markers. The stamp can be found on my website at http://www.stampsandmemories.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=400_411&products_id=4303 Back Continue reading..