The blog is back!

The blog is back!

Long time no blog - have you missed us?    Sorry we've been away so long but the transition to the new website has been MUCH more difficult than we hoped and has involved a lot of late nights and early mornings and pretty much every weekend since Christmas.  As a result the blog had to take a back seat as we had lots of things to fix with that element too and we just can't do it all at once. I've spent most of today "practicing" posts and think I finally have it down so will be blogging a bit for you this week whilst the rest of the DT digest my instructions on how to use the new platform and then fingers crossed we'll be back to normal and providing your daily dose of inspiration very soon!


So, as I've not had huge amounts of time to craft recently (lol!) I'm starting with a pretty simple post well within my comfort zone, a little colouring therapy with one of the new Mochi Girls by Stamping Bella.   These new girls are quite a bit bigger than their standard images so are BRILLIANT for colouring practice, especially with hair!



I used my favourite (I bet you knew it would be the one with 2 drinks in her hands right!) Mochi Party Girl and used my favourite colouring technique of starting with a base of copic markers and adding fine details with pencils over the top.  I decided to cut her out (there are no dies but it's not as hard as it looks to fussy cut with scissors and a craft knife) as I wanted her to be popping out of a frame as if she were passing you a drink.   To create the frame I just used a couple of different sized circle dies from the new Additional Circles by Waffle Flower Crafts and offset them so there was a thin top and thick bottom.  This gave the space to hang her elbows and to stamp the sentiment from the Mochi Girl Sentiment Set.


So that's my bit of crafting for today.   Now onto your newsround up.


We've just added a couple of releases this weekend:


  • Mama Elephant

  • Concord & 9th


The following are expected this week:


  • Altenew - the lastest release was shipped to us on Friday so is due on Tuesday and we'll get it added as soon as we can.

  • Lawn Fawn - we already have our delivery and have been opening and sorting it today (no such thing as a weekend when you run your own business!)   It will be live around 7am on Thursday 20th just after they've released it in the USA.

  • There is a new release from Newton's Nook on Friday 21st and that will ship tomorrow so should be here for release day - if we're caught up on shipping the Lawn Fawn orders we'll get it live on Friday but it might get pushed back as we always priortise shipping over stock so you're not waiting for goods you've already paid for.


The latest Hero Arts release has not yet arrived in the UK with our distributor so we don't have an eta on that yet other than it should be here before the end of the month.


We have a funeral on Wednesday so please note we won't be in the office that afternoon and will catch up with emails and orders on Thursday.


That's all for today - hope you like the new blog format and the fact that you can see each days post right on the front page of the store!


Tara  x