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Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Look at these beauties....

Looking at the stamps thinking 'oh, how could I use them?'

Well, here's some gorgeous inspiration for you..
First... a stunning card that uses 'Eric' by Valarie Wade and is made by our customer Nicola Bane.. of CraftsByCarolyn fame 'PurplePenguin'
Using stunning colours and an amazing design.. Here is Eric in all his glory..

These next cards use 'Sugar Fairy' by Valarie Wade and are from DT member Sarah - of CraftsByCarolyn fame - 'Primaflower'

Gorgeous hidden tag card with amazing colour choice....

And another card with a great layout....

So... now you've had some inspiration... it would be great to see what you could do..

Please remember to respect the card designer and not copy these but to use them for inspiration only.

Wednesday, 22 October 2008


From all orders placed during the period covering today until 8pm Friday, one lucky person will receive their order for free....
Yes I said free...
So, you've got to be in it to win it..
Now I can announce the winner of the free order..
My partner picked the winning name and that person is Donna of Crafty Krafts
Well done, your order amount will be refunded.

Oh look... 2 more...

Yes... two more new additions for the day...

Don't they just look adorable... they can be found here and are dispatching from Friday also.
Nikki x

More new members have just arrived...

They are all settled on the website and available to order now, with dispatch starting from Friday..

The family is expanding at a great pace... so hopefully they will all settle well and be welcomed warmly..

Nikki x

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

New arrivals

Thought I would announce it here... meet our newest arrivals...

Meet Eric and Friends..

Eric, Charlie, Bernard, ER1C4 and M1CKY

Hope you will all make them welcome... and hope they inspire you for future projects..

These are being dispatched as of Friday 24th October, although orders can be placed now..

Many thanks for looking.

Nikki x

New challenge...

A couple of days later than anticipated... but here it finally is...
A new challenge...
I would love to see all your projects depicting 'Items from Nature'
This can be done in any way, shape or form...
Sometimes with the rush of everyday life we forget the things that surround us all the time.. the leaves on the trees... the grass on the ground and the birds in the air... so this time I thought it would be great to remind us with a challenge..
This challenge is open till late next Monday evening... so if you would like to enter... comment to this post with a link to your creation..
This weeks winner will receive a mystery prize :)
Nikki x

Sunday, 19 October 2008

And the winner is..............

The winner of the Autumnal Colour challenge is......
Nick - PurplePenguin..
Thankyou to everyone who entered, it was lovely seeing all those colours about..
Congratulations Nick
Nick, if you can email or PM your addy, I will get the prize sent out to you..
Keep your eyes peeled... another will be coming up tonight....
Nikki x

Thursday, 16 October 2008

Imagebox Video on YouTube

Want to see how easy it is to produce your own clear craft stamps..

In conjunction with the manufacturer I can now show you the Imagebox stamp making system.. and how to use it on video..

This system is perfect for those crafters who are always wanting wording stamps in the middle of the night... or wanting images that are nothing like any you have in the shops.. or photographic stamps of your family for scrapbooking pages... when no other shop will have them..

This system is perfect for those of you who run crops and craft classes and want to be able to provide your own stamps to your members..

How about your childs first line art drawing turned into a stamp.. a photocopied handprint.. or a poem you have written...

At £199.99 which includes starter set of sachets and UK delivery this system can pay for itself fairly quickly..

You can make stamps upto A4 in size... so imagine being able to make a whole plate of text in the fonts you've always wanted *check copyright if not for personal use* think of how many words you can get on an A4 sheet... (some space required for cutting and plate making)

Imagine an A4 sheet of your doodles.. how many of them could you fit on...

THEN imagine how much you could have paid for those stamps...

I am also the only UK permanent retailer of the system and someone who works very closely with the manufacturer.. so offer a fully personal service with the system answering any questions you may have..

So... take a look at the video here and see how easy it really is...

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

New DT Member..

After a VERY difficult time having to choose one person from a heap of very talented people to become the new DT member for DewDrop Craftz I finally managed it..
Jo Austin has many different styles of stamping and has a very strong passion for using stamping in lots of projects.. and has been chosen as the new DT member to join Adele and Sarah..
You can see some of Jo's work here...
I would like to welcome Jo to the team and look forward to working with her and the products from DDC..
BUT... that's not all.. the standard of work was so high, that all others that entered will be offered guest designer places in the future..
THANKYOU to everyone who took the time to send in their images..
Many thanks..
Nikki x

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

A good friend...

A good friend of mine has had a range of stamps made to compliment some of her die cut shapes and downloadable images..
Her Tinkers Inkers are a range of clear polymer stamps that are absolutely stunning and are currently on sale with 30% off..
Take a peek here and see what you think...
Nikki x

Monday, 13 October 2008

Raising funds for Macmillan

Please feel free to take a pop on over to the website to read about our new 'The Carpenter' stamp...which is being sold to raise funds for Macmillan..
You can see the stamp and a write up about how it came about, with a couple of inspirational cards here..
Nikki x
If you have the site saved on your PC please CTRL F5 the page once open to refresh correctly..

Sunday, 12 October 2008

Another challenge...

As I thoroughly enjoyed the last challenge, I thought I would do another one..

This will run until Sunday next week..

As we are now watching the autumn leaves falling and the colours of nature changing.. with the weather turning from warm(ish) to so chilly some days, you wonder why you got out of bed.. this weeks challenge is 'Autumnal Colours'

I would love to see all your projects using colours from autumn..

The winner chosen will receive some cute cats.. who would look perfectly at home infront of a lovely coal fire..

Post a comment with a link to your project and the winner will be announced next Sunday..

Nikki x

Saturday, 11 October 2008

I've received an award..

I have woken this morning to find I have been given an award from Calv whom I know from CraftsByCarolyn.co.uk and his amazing and fruity blog http://mishapsinthemaking.blogspot.com

This is what he had to say: " For the third one, i would like to give the third award to Nikki at Dewdrop Craftz! I get the impression that Nikki works harder than many people realise, yet she always has time and encouragement for people. She has made some gorgeous personal rubber stamps for me and my girls, but has also encouraged me to design some of my own. Advice is always on hand every step of the way when dealing with Nikki so a big thank you heading your way for all you do. :) "

So for that I am truly appreciative.. and is lovely to know that Calv feels this way about how I conduct myself within my business..

So.. wishing I could pass the award back, as Calv is such an inspiration to many.. and has helped me also on many occasions, I can now have the pleasure of passing this award on to two or more other people who have helped and inspired me..

A difficult thing to do when people help and inspire me daily... but my first award goes to Adele for everything she has done for me over the past few months.. even dispite everything she has had going on in the background, she has always worked so hard as part of my design team and produces such inspirational pieces.. You can see her work here on her blog and I am sure you will agree.. So, here's to you Adele.. and thankyou..

My second award goes to Carolyn, of Crafts By Carolyn fame.
Someone who is very inspirational to me in many ways.. Carolyn not only makes amazing projects, but has the most gorgeous inspirational recipes on her blog too.
Carolyn works very hard to keep the forum working and always helps if there is something you request.
I know how difficult it is keeping a forum running and upto date and Carolyn does this with the help of her OH to a T..
So for being inspirational in so many ways.. here's an award for Carolyn.

I could now easily send an award to all of my stamp designers for being so amazing and working so hard for getting their images to me..but I would be here all day.. so here is an award to all of my designers as a whole.

I have loads of people I could send awards to.. and I would like to thank everyone who has been so helpful to me in my small business world.. but also to all those bloggers out there who are so inspirational to everyone.
I hope this award finds itself winging its way to many more helpful and inspirational people and thankyou again Calv for passing one to me..

Friday, 10 October 2008

A very talented bunch...

I have been looking at some challenge blogs and here is one for those of you who are under 16 or have crafting family members 16 or under..
These guys definately put me to shame with their cards... but please feel free to take a peek for yourself..
Nikki x


Just a quickie to show Sugar with some colour...

Nothing special as I am no pro with the Prisma pencils, but she still looks cute all the same..

Nikki x

Thursday, 9 October 2008

Now available...

Valarie Wade stamps now available on the website here...
Also, remember there is a callout for a new design team member... see the post below...

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Look who's arriving tomorrow...

Here's a sneak peek at who's arriving tomorrow...

This is just a small selection of a new range being released at DewDrop Craftz...

So, please welcome them...

Nikki x

Design Team Member Callout...

So far I have Adele and Sarah as my permanent design team.. but currently looking for one more person as I have a large project coming up..
I have released of a lot of new stamps lately.. and some more to come shortly.. and really want to have a lot of samples to be able to show useability.. I know my stamps are very different from the norm, but are no less useable, so need to show this to the general public..
I am looking for someone who is able to provide a few samples a month and willing to receive free stamps in return...
I am looking for people who are not scared to think out of the box with their stamping samples... so not necessarily looking for cards..
Please send 2 or more images to dewdropcraftz@aol.com
I am keeping this open until sunday evening.. and the new project will be started shortly after.. Thanks for looking guys... look forward to seeing your ideas...

Saturday, 4 October 2008

Winner of Walter

Following my first challenge... I can now announce the winner...


Congratulations, and thankyou for taking part.. a great entry.. and love the patterned ribbon..

So, if you would like to email me your addy... I can get Walter out to you..

Nikki x

Friday, 3 October 2008

They are settling in as we speak...

Well the newest residents are settling into their new environment as we speak...

As of later tomorrow they will all be available on the website for sale and would love to find new homes with you guys...

So, without further a do, here are the new residents of Kinoko Village..

Hope you will make them all as welcome as you have residents of DewDrop Craftz in the past..

Nikki x

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

House move....

Due to this week being a very hectic one, what with trying to buy our first home from new..
There will be a delay in releasing a few of the new stamps..
This should be rectified as of Friday due to visits to mortgage company and show home and new property *although not finished* tomorrow..
I thank you all for your patience at this time..
Nikki x