Happy Birthday!!

Happy Birthday to Joy my sister in law!!  The dogwood card has been coloured with Yellow-Green colour family, using the feathering technique (more on the technique shortly) Colours used:- Y11, YG11, YG21, YG23, B000, YG93, YG95, G40, G43 and G46. Stamp the dogwood stamp using Rich Cocoa Memento inkpad. Start feathering (details to follow in future post) with YG21 from the centre of Continue reading..

Copic Numbering System

All the Copic Alcohol markers have been created with colour codes to help you choose which colours to use together, and the coding is really simple to understand.  Firstly if you have the Copic Sketch Markers or Original Copic Markers the colour codes are found on the lids of the markers as shown above, but if you have the Copic Ciao markers the code is found on the barrel of the marker. The Continue reading..

Copic! Copic!! Copic!!!

I'm offering some regular Copic tips and techniques here on my blog so if you're starting out with Copics or just hungry for more details - make sure you regularly check out my blog and facebook pages... First lesson is an introduction to the Copic numbering system, and will be posted here on Wednesday....  "Words to the Wise Wednesday!"  please have an idea for a better name!! and post any suggestions Continue reading..

New Stamps added to website

I've been a busy girl tonight adding lots of lovely stamps from Altenew and Kay Carley  to the website.  Click on the link here if you'd like to take a look now...  http://www.stampsandmemories.co.uk/index.php?main_page=products_new I'm lucky to be able to call the lovely Kay Carley a friend, and she was demonstrating for me at the recent Newbury Papercraft Show, using her newest stamp the foxglove.  Continue reading..

Workshops at the Newbury Papercraft Show

I'm delighted to announce that there will be two workshops available to book on the day!! Michelle Johnson will be offering " Techniques workshop - Come along & learn fabulous new technique's using Distress Oxide's incorporating foils and a variety of adhesives to make these amazing on trend cards"   and ... Jane Gill will be making an early start on Christmas with her "Christmas Continue reading..

Newbury Papercraft Show

One week today is the INSPIRATIONAL Newbury Papercraft Show...  it takes place  at Newbury Racecourse in the Berkshire Stand on Saturday 8th July 2017 Doors open from 10:30am - 4:00pm. Admission is £3.00 for adults, and Under 16's are FREE. Our show is the fun, hands on Papercrafting show for ALL craft enthusiasts with workshops, stand demonstrations and FREE Make n Takes. Celebrity crafters Continue reading..


If you visited me at the recent show (Ally Pally, Cornwall, Kintbury, etc) you'd have seen us demonstrating the lovely Altenew Hydrangea stamp+ die sets. Whilst it is a Hydrangea flower stamp and beautiful as that, it also made me think of a mosaic so I created this card using the stamps with the fab Gansai Tambi watercolour paints... My friend Clare created a similar card! More photos/card Continue reading..