Wednesday 30 December 2009


Our January sale has now started with a massive 20% off everything in stock.

Plus you can get this Nutshell 'Celebration' digital image FREE when you spend over £25.

Thank you for supporting our store and blogs throughout 2009, and we hope you join us again for an exciting 2010!

Happy New Year.

Katie and Colette, Nutcrafters.

Monday 14 December 2009


Thank you to everyone who entered themselves into our candy draw for the cute Mo Manning stamp 'Siku and Shiya'.
Our winner picked by is
Number 8: Padster

Congratulations, please email us with your address ( to receive your stamp.
We have also got the fabby NEW Miss Anya Love sets in stock over at, and just like the others before them they are adorable.

They are shipping from today, so grab yours before she goes!
Thanks for stopping by, Katie and Colette.

Friday 11 December 2009


Another Friday is upon us and I can hardly believe that Christmas day is just two weeks away!

I am still elbows deep in making my cards and we had a batch of great new stamp arrivals at Nutcrafters just in time to help me out.

I could not resist this beautiful stamp from Stampavie's new collection by the talented Mo Manning. 'Siku and Shiya' are the most adorable couple and perfect for Wintry themed cards, especially Christmas cards.
We are offering the chance to win this stamp as well as a set of Christmas Charms (which include the snowflake I have used on my card). This candy will only be open until Monday night, 6pm GMT, when we will pick a winner using random org. So to be in with a chance simply leave a comment below this post, and if you haven't already why not follow our blog.

Tell your friends, after all where's the fun if there is no competition!

Have a great weekend, and thanks for stopping by, Katie.
Card ingredients:
Image - Mo Manning 'Siku and Shiya'
Sentiment - The Greeting Farm 'Keep Cozy'

Wednesday 2 December 2009


We have a new challenge today over at our Nutshells blog and a great prize up for grabs too.

The challenge is an easy one... 'Use ribbon on your creation', the prize a super treat... Signature set from The Greeting Farm, Tag charms and Rainbow Bloom flowers.
All we ask is that you use a stamp we carry in our store and meet the theme set out.

Card Ingredients.
Image: Nutcrafters 'Frosty Friends'
Embellishments: Prima E Flowers and Crystals, Imaginisce 'Snowy Jo Brads', Christmas Charms
Please head over to our Sister blog and check out the Fabby cards from our talented DT.
Thanks for stopping by, Katie and Colette.

Monday 30 November 2009


If you haven't already there is still time to enter our Nutty Nutshells Challenge over at our Nutshells blog. We have a theme of creating a Thank you / Thankful card this time which has tied in perfectly for last weeks Thanksgiving celebrations. Myself and Colette we very Thankful to have been invited to our friend Gillian's house over weekend to celebrate Thanksgiving. Gillian Hails from California, and celebrated with her family and friends in Manchester with the BIGGEST turkey I have ever seen!
My card for the challenge is made with one of the Prizes up for grabs: Tea for Two stamp.

I have made the image into a little pocket to hold a couple of tea bags which I thought looked good with the theme of the card.

The challenge closes tomorrow night, so if you are quick you can still be in with a chance to win the prize below, just head over to our Nutshells blog where you can see some great examples from our DT.

Thanks for stopping by, Katie.

Sunday 22 November 2009


After a few weeks of camera woes, I have managed to take a few pic's of cards I have been making. I am really pleased at long last to have made a male card that I love and am certain I will create again! I always find them so difficult, especially for those men who have no hobbies or interests. The Greeting Farm 'My Guy Ian' set came to my rescue though and with the set being crammed full of sentiments to accompany the images, it covers all sorts of occasions.
Image and Sentiment : My Guy Ian
Papers: Trio of Trios Carousel Collection and scraps from stash
Embellishments: Prima E 'Pearls and Crystals Mornings' and Ribbon from stash
Thanks for stopping by, Katie.

Monday 9 November 2009


We are pleased to announce we have a new Nutshells Digital Download available from today at Nutcrafters. We were too late to get these cuties made into rubber but at least we can still play with them before the holiday season descends!

Introducing the Nutshells 'Christmas Angels'
Our Design Team are real troopers and got to work on these straight away, please keep checking in to view our sample cards and visit our talented DT blogs to see what they have used.

Thanks for stopping by, Katie and Colette.

Thursday 5 November 2009

Blog Candy Winner

We were thrilled with the response to our review request on October 21st and have a winner!

Picked by, congratulations Debbie Dunn.

Please email us with your choice of Nutshells stamp and we can get your blog candy prize in the post.

We are onto Nutty Nutshells Wednesday challenge #3 over at our Nutshells blog. Please head over for a chance to win another great prize and see our talented DT creations, and keep checking our Nutcrafters homepage for some fab winter discounts.
Thanks for stopping by, Katie and Colette.

Tuesday 3 November 2009


This is my first blog post since I got back from my holiday and I seem to have forgotten the way of blogging... Eeeek!!! I am sure I will pick it up again soon enough though. I have returned to wonderful news that I wanted to share with everyone, as it's down to you that it has been achieved! Our very First Digital download set 'Pink Frosting' has been selling really well, and I am thrilled to announce that in our first month of selling this set we have raised £50.00 for Breast Cancer Awareness. Thank you to everyone who has helped us reach this amount by buying the set and we hope to continue along these lines.

Friday 23 October 2009

New Arrivals - Just in time for Christmas (cards!)

This week has seen more new arrivals at Nutcrafters HQ. Visit to check out our range of Promarkers (more on the way!) We think they would be just the thing to use with the new Greetings Farm set - Xmas Sweeties.

Don't forget the candy that's up for grabs - just for reviewing your favourite products! See the post below for more details.

Wednesday 21 October 2009

Website Word Candy!

With Katie busy catching some sun at the moment, I decided it was time to get busy, spuce up the Nutcrafters website and make it a little more interactive - but I need your help. So, here goes!
If you write a review for any product we sell at (it doesn't have to be Nutshells!) then you will automatically be entered into a draw for the following candy - High Hopes Follow the Stars, Merry Christmas, Think Snow and your choice of Nutshells stamp.

The reviews don't have to be long, I just thought that it would be fun to see what you all think of the products we stock - which are your favourites? Writing a review couldn't be simplier, just log on to your account at , find the product you want to review, click review and type away! The more reviews you write, the more times you get entered into the draw!

The winner will be announced on 1st November - leaving plenty of time to make all those Christmas cards!
Happy reviewing!
Colette (and Katie!)

Saturday 17 October 2009

We're Loving Pink!

We're only just about halfway through the month but it is crystal clear that you are loving Pecan Nut and her Pink Frosting digi download! So many of you have downloaded her already, we thought we would share with you the creations of our new Guest Design Team member, Penni.

We think you'll agree - she looks good enough to eat!

Don't forget to check out the new Nutty Nutshells challenge on our sister blog!

Tuesday 13 October 2009

Holiday Season Already?

No sooner had Katie started her well earned two week holiday when we received a new shipment from The Greetings Farm. So, whilst Katie catches some rays in the USA, we are treated to some uber-cute new designs. From the super sweet HG Laundry girl to some new Wild Sprouts - Savannah and the festive Vivi.

Not forgetting the boys, there is also the My Guy Ian set - out to rival Miss Anya for topseller spot!

Take a look at - only whilst stocks last!

Thursday 8 October 2009


Our new Nutty Nutshells Wednesdays have begun. The Challenge is to create a Halloween themed card or craft project using the FREE Pecan Nut Witch digi download.
For my card I have coloured the image with Promarkers and placed her on a Nestie Circle to give the impression of the moon. Pecan has been embellished with Stickles as has the moon and card background and finished with Sizzix swirls and Prima Crystals.

I hope you have the time to join in with our new challenge. There are two weeks to enter, and you can find details of the prize on the post below.

Thanks for stopping by, Katie.

Wednesday 7 October 2009


Today we have some exciting news to share and not just one announcement!

First up we are welcoming two new Guest DT members to the Nutshells family. They are amazingly talented and we are very luck to have them joining us.

Welcome Anita and Penni. These two talented ladies will be with us for October and November and we are extremely excited to see what the create. Please pop over to their blogs and take a peak at their wonderful creations.

Today we launch our very first challenge blog (so very exciting). Our wonderful DT member Cathy will be kicking everything off later on today so please head on over to our Nutshells blog and join in our NUTTY NUTSHELLS WEDNESDAY!

For our first challenge we have not only a fabulous prize but a free yes FREE digi image we would like you to use for you entry. And if you can not wait until later today here is a sneak peak of the cutie pie.

The challenges will start off being bi-weekly, and if we pick up momentum we hope to move them to a weekly basis. And we all know what that means... more Prizes to be won :)

Thanks for stopping by. Please do take the time to visit our new Guest DT members and see their amazing work and why not stop by our new challenge blog too.

Katie and Colette.

Wednesday 23 September 2009


We have something very special in store for October over at
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month in the UK and National Breast Cancer Awareness month in America. In support of this we have created a special Nutshells digital download (available from the beginning of October) called Pink Frosting.
The set includes two images of a new Nutshell character - Pecan, and two Cupcakes, along with a selection of cupcake toppers and sentiments.
We hope they are popular with everybody, especially as they are for such a wonderful cause, and we are donating 50% of each set sold to a Breast Cancer charity.

We also have some fantastic new stamps on their way, and to make room for these we have Magnolia stamps and selected stamps from The Greeting Farm on special offer, please head over and take a peak!
Thanks for stopping by, Katie and Colette.

Wednesday 9 September 2009


A big thank you to everyone who entered to win and left us wonderful comments on our New Harriet Hurst stamp range. We have enjoyed reading all of your comments and are thrilled so many of you like Harriet.

Now onto the winners of our Peak-a-Day Stamp Giveaway (All chosen by

Day 2:Nikki

Day 3: Loz

Day 4: Alicia

Day 5: redsmomma

Day 6:teriavidreader(IN-USA)

Congratulations, please email us ( with your addresses and we can send your stamps on their way!
Before we finish today we would just like to leave you with a few details about our Harriet Hurst stamps, which are available in unmounted grey rubber.

Our first collection will be available to pre-order from tomorrow (10th September) and all orders will ship on 21st September, which is the official release date for this collection. We will also have the lovely Winter collection available to pre-order, these stamps will ship 5th October.

And one final note, we are now pleased to stock the ever popular 'ez mount' which can be used alongside our unmounted Harriet stamps too!

Thanks for stopping by, Katie and Colette.

Tuesday 8 September 2009


Today is the last day of our preview of our new Harriet Hurst stamp collections. As a special treat for our last day we have 3 new designs to show, and for you to win.

Harriet and Pram
Washing Day

And from our winter collection Silent Night

We hope you have enjoyed our sneak peaks over the past few days, we have loved hearing your comments and thoughts on these stamps and hope you continue to leave them.

Please remember that you can go back and enter to win any that you have missed, you have until tomorrow (Thursday 10th September) 12 pm GMT, to leave your name and a comment under each post. We will announce a winner for each day’s stamps later tomorrow evening and we will also give details of the release dates for both collections, so please check back.

Thank you again for joining us for our first Peak-a-Day Stamp Giveaway, good luck everyone.
Katie and Colette.

Monday 7 September 2009


Here we are again with another chance for you to take a peak and win some of our new stamp range.
Today we have a stamp from both our first Harriet Hurst collection, available in a couple of weeks, and from our Winter collection, available in October.

Harriet and Patch

Angel Harriet

To be in with a chance to win these two stamps leave your name below this post, and if you haven't already, why not go back and enter to win our earlier previews.

Tomorrow we will be back with the last of our previews so please join us again.
Thanks for stopping by, Katie and Colette.

Sunday 6 September 2009


Thank you for joining us each day to see the new designs from our newest stamp release Harriet Hurst. Today we would like to show you two stamps from our winter collection (due in October).

Christmas Present

Reach for the stars

To be in for a chance to win these stamps please leave us a comment below, or just your name is fine. We do love feed back though so any comments are appreciated!

Please remember you have the chance to win all the stamps previewed until the very last one is shown, so do go back and enter any you have missed.

More to show tomorrow, Thanks for stopping by.

Katie and Colette.