Thursday 23 December 2010

New Year Sale


Sorry we haven't been around as much recently - a few pregnancy related issues have slowed us both down a bit (especially with the weather).  However, we are just about gearing up for Christmas and trying to make room for our New Year arrivals.  With this in mind, head over to our website for our New Year Sale (although it starts today!), where you will find 25% off everything in the shop.

Thank you for your custom and support of our blogs this year; hopefully we will be back in the New Year with two new babies and possibly a new look blog, so keep your eyes peeled!  Have a fantastic holiday season.

Colette and Katie

Tuesday 12 October 2010


It has been a while, but after our MIA stint we are back! Life caught up with us in a very hectic fashion recently and boy did it knock us over. We have some very exciting arrivals joining the Nutcrafters and I don't mean stamps ...! Both myself and Colette are expecting our first babies early next year and despite the exhaustion, we are extremely excited :)

We have another great challenge and prize over at our Nutshells blog this week, its a nice and easy one too, simply use stripes on your project.

For my sample card I have used one of our cute new Nutshells Sweet Treat Tash who comes with a mini candy cane stamp.  I thought the idea of an easel card representing a present was a perfect idea using stripey dp for wrapping paper.

We also have more great new products added to this week, including a selection of Dawn stamps and Nellie and Marianne D dies.

And last but most certainly not least, thank you to everyone who entered our DT request, we have not forgotten about you and hope to have some new faces added to the team very very soon.

Thanks for stopping by, Katie xxx

Wednesday 15 September 2010

Christmas Shop - Now Open!

Ho, Ho, Ho!  Yes, we know that it is only September but we are also aware that us crafter's like to start our Christmas cards early!  With this in mind, our Christmas shop is now open!  Not only that, but it features our new Harriet Hurst designs - ideal for all your Christmas craft projects.  Below is  a sneak preview of one of the incredibly cute stamps.
Keep checking out Christmas shop for new additions - especially in the next few days.  There might be a few wintery additions from Buddy Bear and the Nutshells!

Happy Crafting!  Xx

Friday 3 September 2010

Pink Pamper - Our New Breast Cancer Awareness Digistamp Set

You loved her last year and this year sees a much more relaxed Nutshell Pecan helping to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness.  After being featured in this month's Card-Making and Papercrafts, we've had so many emails enquiring about Pecan that we have had to bring forward the October release of our new Pink Pamper Digistamp set!

Last year we were able to donate just under £100 to Breast Cancer Awareness following the success of our Pink Frosting Digistamp set. This year we hope to raise much more with Pink Pamper.  The full set includes three character images of Pecan, along with a dressing table, chaise lounge and two sentiments, so Pink Pamper is ideal for all your birthday, get well wishes, invitations and friendship cards!

Can't wait to see what you all create with Pecan for our Nutty Nutshells Challenge Blog!

Happy Crafting!  Katie and Colette

Friday 20 August 2010


Happy Friday everyone, we hope you have had a good week and are ready for a relaxing weekend?

Today we are launching our hunt for some talented crafters to join our existing and amazing DT.

Sadly over the last month we have lost a few of our DT and we now have Full Time and Guest Design Team positions available.

We don't ask much from you, just that you create something crafty once a week with our stamps and have a sample card made for our Nutty Nutshells Wednesday challenge every 2 weeks.

Think you'd like to give it a try? We have a free Nutshells image for you to use in your DT entry, simply save and print the image, create something fabulous and click on the blue 'Add your link' button below to leave us a thumbnail picture and link to your blog or email us at

The Nutcrafters DT call will be open for two weeks, until Friday 3rd September, so you have plenty of time to get crafting.

Our card today features another image from our new Nutshells School Days digi, available from Monday.
He has been coloured with Pro Markers, and the papers are My Minds Eye.

We look forward to seeing every ones creations,
Katie and Colette x

Wednesday 18 August 2010


Thank you to everyone who entered into our Magical Mimi candy, It's great to see that so many like our new stamps.

We have a winner picked by random org ... Jodi
Congratulations, please email us your details and we can get your stamps in the post (

We also have the first sneak peak of our NEW Digi stamp set to be released next Monday,
Introducing Nutshells School Days

The set contains 4 New images, ideal for good luck wishes, celebrations and birthday's.

This coming Friday 20th August we will be having a NEW DT CALL, please join us for all the details and more previews,
thanks for stopping by, Katie and Colette x

Saturday 14 August 2010

2nd Birthday Sale - Now On!

We are shortly to celebrate our second birthday here at Nutcrafters and the celebrations have already started - with a massive 20% off in store on most products and 25% off Nutcrafters Designs.

Check out our Birthday Bonanza - whilst stocks last!  Oh, and don't forget the Magical Mimi candy still on offer until 13th July.  See the link below!

Happy Crafting,
Colette and Katie

Friday 6 August 2010


We have lots of new items released today over at Nutcrafters, including our brand new range of Magical Mimi Stamps

We also have some tasty new Flowers available, ideal for card making, scrap booking and all kinds of paper craft!

To celebrate our NEW releases, we have some FAB blog candy to give away. 
For your chance to win a complete set of our new Magical Mimi stamps as shown above and some of our new Nutcrafters flowers, simply leave a comment below this post and let us know what you think of them!

Blog Candy open until Friday 13th July, 6pm GMT.

We hope you like them as much as we do ;)
Katie and Colette

Thursday 5 August 2010


Today we are proud to introduce our newest release from Nutcrafters Designs ...

Magical Mimi
This new collection features 6 fairytale inspired stamps, from a Princess to a castle and even a Unicorn too!

Today's card has been created using Fairy Mimi and the Wishing Well stamps.

This collection is available from Tomorrow (Friday 6th July) at
and we will be back for release day with some yummy blog candy and more creations to share.

Thanks for stopping by, Katie and Colette

Tuesday 3 August 2010


Its been a while, but we are back to blogging and have some great things to share this week.

First up is the NEW TGF August release, now available at Nutcrafters, including Creepy Crew Tuesday.

I just love the detail on this stamp and think she is perfect for all sorts of occasions.
Card ingredients: Creepy Crew Tuesday, Meadow Lark Backing Papers and Sentiment, Fancy Pins, Promarkers, Nutcrafters Flowers (Roses, expected later this week).
As well as the new tgf stamps and our New collection of Nutcrafters flowers due at the end of the week we have some fantastic new Nutcrafters stamps to share and some yummy blog candy up for grabs.
Thanks for stopping by, Katie and Colette

Tuesday 22 June 2010


A warm hello to everyone, it seems an age since my last blog post and I'm quite pleased to be back :)

I hope that everyone is having a great start to their summer season (if it's the right part of the world for you) we have had a glorious weekend here in Manchester and the coming week looks to be promising too with lots of sunshine (It makes such a nice change from the usual rain!)

It has been a busy few days for myself and Colette with Fathers day on Sunday and my Dads birthday the day after, we celebrated with a yummy BBQ and a few cheeky drinks.

Hopefully we will catch you later in the week, thanks for stopping by, Katie xxx

Friday 11 June 2010


Phew that was a long title to write! So first up we have a winner for our Pink Frosting blog candy from last week, picked by random number generator...
Congratulations Jayne W
Please email us at with your postal details.

Now some exciting news and a treat for everyone else, we have 3 new Nutshells digi stamps available from today.

All dedicated to the wonderful men in our lives and just in time for Fathers Day, we have:

and FREE for one week only Time for a Cuppa
Head over to now to get your hands on this free digi and take at peak at the others.

Thanks for stopping by, Katie and Colette x


Happy Friday everyone. We just wanted to say thanks to all of you who entered for our blog candy, we will be back later today with a winner and some other great news... which may just include a fab freebie for all! :)
Katie and Colette x

Friday 4 June 2010

So my week has not gone exactly to plan, it started really well with a nice bank holiday and the release of our new Pink Frosting stamp set, but then the bug arrived :(

So due to unexpected and unwelcome illness over the past 3 days I’ve missed loads.

I am however determined to end the week on a positive note, so here is some yummy scrummy blog candy up for grabs including:

Pink Frosting Stamp set

Assorted fancy pins

Strawberry charms

Fancy Lace trimming
*NEW* Nutcrafters Flowers (not yet released)

To be in with a chance is easy, simply leave a comment under this post, and if you're not already a follower it would be great if you were!
Candy will be open until next Thursday10th June 6pm GMT.

Good luck and have a great weekend.

Katie and Colette

Tuesday 1 June 2010


It's the first of June and what a week we have in store. Some exciting news, a new challenge and more candy up for grabs...whoop whoop!

So to kick things off this week we have a few special announcements to make, drum roll please!

Due the the overwhelming popularity of our Pink Frosting Digi set we are pleased to announce that it can be bought, from today, as an actual stamp set, head over to to see.

We also have some new wonderful GDT members joining us for June and July, welcome to

and Mandy

Please check out their blogs and say hi.

Back tomorrow with a new Nutshells challenge.

Happy June folks, Katie and Colette x

Friday 28 May 2010


We have another Bank Holiday here in the UK this weekend (Hooray!) but it is almost the last of the year, which seems to be flying by so quickly!

I'm finally getting back into the swing of things after a few days off, and I just couldn't resist the charms of the new TGF Roll Call kit.

Flirty Edward was screaming "Use Me" and hey, it would have been rude to refuse! :)

I have coloured him with Grey Tone Promarkers and embellished my card with Prima E Crystals.

Next week we have lots of fun in store with some special announcements, Previews and maybe some wonderful blog candy too. Be sure to join us for the fun.

Myself and Colette are out for our good friends Hen Party this Saturday (afternoon tea followed by a Cocktail making class) and it's sure to be a truly wicked weekend.

Thanks for stopping by, Katie x

Wednesday 26 May 2010


So our Hop may not have gone to plan for all sorts of reasons... :(
but we still have a winner :)

Please email us at to claim you Wedding Day set.

We also have our Hidden prize to give away to stay tuned to see where it was and who won...

Thanks for stopping by, Katie and Colette.

Sunday 23 May 2010


Well I'm sure most of you had already guessed the path our new stamp set was taking, but here is your Chance to view the entire set and try and win one along the way!

Simply follow the blog hop route starting with

and finish back here at Nutcrafters
Leave a comment at each blog stop for the chance to win a set (which is released at tomorrow) and we also have a bonus set hidden amongst one of our DT blogs, so make sure you leave those comments for a second chance to win!

We hope you can join us hopping about and enjoy the fun!

Katie and Colette

Friday 21 May 2010


Today we have a little Sneaky Peak at our newest set to be arriving at Nutcrafters.

For your chance to view the entire collection and win a copy before it hits our store on Monday, join us here on Sunday and join in our Blog Hopping Fun!

Have a great weekend, and we look forward to seeing you bright and early Sunday morning,

Colette and Katie x

Thursday 20 May 2010


Today I have another girly card to share and some exciting news to reveal!

First my card. I have used TGF Olivia and her adorable cat (who I've decided to call Chester) from the OA Buddies set.
The flourishes today are courtesy of my Sizzix big shot and Die, and the super cute pink polka dot flower is from Prima 'Love Story' collection.

I have coloured Olivia with Promarkers and finished my card with a Friends tag charm.

Stamp, Promarkers, flowers and Charms available HERE from Nutcrafters.

Now onto some extra special News. You may have noticed our Blog Hop button up in our side bar for the past few days. Well Monday 24th May sees a very exciting new release over at, but hopefully you can join us for a day of fun hopping and Prizes on Sunday for our 'Here Comes the Bride' Blog Hop! Tomorrow we will have a early sneak peak at the new release, and you can get all the details for how to win some stamping goodies.

See you tomorrow, Colette x

Wednesday 19 May 2010


So my favourite type of cards to make are definitely Girly cards. Maybe because they always look so pretty, or is it because they are so much easier than boys cards? I don't know, but with all the great fun embellishment there are at the moment Swirly Girly card just got a whole lot more exciting!
My first card is super 'swirly' with a Prima E crystal Flourish and very 'Girly' with this uber cute Madelyn stamp from TGF and these adorable Prima flowers. And for an extra bit of girly chic, I have added a couple of Fancy pins to the mix! All available here.

Thanks for stopping by, Colette x

Monday 17 May 2010


So here we are again, hopefully fresh and ready for a new crafting week! Katie has left me in charge of the blog while she is away for a few days and I thought we would kick things off with a card that I have made.

I haven't found as much time as I would have liked to craft lately, what with planning my wedding and working non stop, but here is one I made earlier...
This mini card was made using The Greeting Farm's Chelsea, she just makes me wanna dance!

I have coloured her with Promarkers and decorated with Sizzix cut letters and a Musical note charm.

Thanks for stopping by, Colette x

Friday 14 May 2010


We have a winner of our Honey Bunny Sketch Challenge: Padster

Congratulations Debbie, Please email us at to claim your prize.

This is my last post for a few days as I'm off on a Little break, but fear not I am leaving you in Colette's capable hands. Join her next week for our next Nutty Nutshells challenge and a preview of something super special!

Have a great weekend, Katie x

Wednesday 12 May 2010


Do you ever get that feeling that when it rains it really does pour!

My good friend Cathy is having a bit of a bad time at the moment, and without going into detail it really does seem to be pouring on her!
So here in an effort to send cheery thoughts her way is Rain, Snow, Shine Anya and her umbrella, hopefully to shelter from a little of the rain.

Big Hugs going your way Cathy, :) xxx

P.S our sketch challenge is still open, and the winner will be drawn Friday, so get yours in while you can!

Thanks for stopping by, Katie x

Friday 7 May 2010


Today is our very first sketch challenge here at Nutcrafters and we have a easy one to get us all started.
For the chance to win a £10 Nutcrafters gift voucher and the complete Honey Bunny release, follow the simple sketch below and link your creation on the comments box.

We do have a few simple rules to follow, since this sketch was created especially for our NEW Honey Bunnies, we would love to see one of them on your card, and remember you can still get Swinging Bunny FREE over at until Sunday evening. The sketch must be followed as closely as possible to qualify, but you can flip it whichever way suits if you like! The challenge will run until 10pm BST next Thursday May 13th. Winner announced Friday May 14th.

We have some great inspiration from our DT too




Easy Peasy! Why not give it a go for the chance to win some goodies!
Katie and Colette x

Thursday 6 May 2010


I hope everyone has a nice start to a fresh new week. It was great to see how many people downloaded Swinging Bunny last week, and don't forget you can use him to enter our very first sketch challenge, which is open until this Thursday 13th May and win a fantastic prize.

Today we will announce the winners of the full Honey Bunny set from last week, and hopefully we will have granted somebodies wish!

Congratulations to :



Please email us at to claim your prize

Thanks for stopping by, Katie and Colette.

Wednesday 5 May 2010


A little later than I had hoped, due to a few P.C problems, I am pleased to introduce Bunny Friends!

This is another of our New Honey Bunny Digi stamps released this week. Swinging Bunny seems to be going down a treat while he is available FREE this week only, and I hope you can all use him and join us on Friday for our very first Nutcrafters Sketch challenge.

We have another New Nutty Nutshells Wednesday challenge on at the moment over at our Nutshells blog, and the theme is Mothers Day (hence my card!)

You can see more fab DT creations some of which are using the Honey Bunny stamps, and win a fab prize if you enter, so why not give it a go.

Remember we will have a winner from each post for the full Honey Bunnies set, so leave a comment, even if it's just to say HI!

Thanks for stopping by, Katie and Colette x

Monday 3 May 2010


I hope everyone is having a wonderful start to May, even though the April showers may not have realised we have changed Months ;)!

To kick off another exciting month of crafty-ness, we have some super cute new digis over at, and for the first week of their release, you can grab one of them absolutely FREE!
Introducing the Honey Bunnies.
We will be showcasing these sweet little bunny rabbits all week, and have a fun sketch challenge planned and prizes to be won too.

For this week only you can grab Swinging Bunny FREE over at

Leave a comment this week and be in with a chance to win the entire collection (we will have a winner from each post), and use your FREE Swinging Bunny image to enter our Sketch Challenge at the end of the week to win a Nutcrafters Gift Voucher.

We hope you can join us for the Fun!

Katie and Colette x

Wednesday 28 April 2010


We are having a touch of Spring fever over at our Nutshells blog at the moment!
Our current challenge is to create a Spring inspired card, so think flowers, sunny colours or cute baby animals... whatever reminds you of Spring.

For my card I have used Cutie Pie Thankful Rae, whom I always think looks springy! I have coloured her with the seasonal Promarker sets and embellished my card with Prima Camelot Roses, which by coincidence is this weeks Prize! We are offering one lucky winner a set of Prima Camelot Roses and their choice of any Nutcrafters digi stamp single or set.

Our wonderful DT team have created some fab cards for inspiration and we also have our two new Guest DT members joining us early for this challenge. Sadly this will be our friend and enormously talented DT member Jacilynn's last card for our Nutshells so please pop over and show them all some love.
We hope you can join in the fun, you have until next Tuesday May4th to enter.
Thanks for stopping by, Katie.

Friday 23 April 2010

ALTERED ART ...(well almost!)

It's Friday again and my crafting week hasn't exactly gone to plan but for good reason ;)

Tomorrow is the final part to Colette's wedding celebrations, she is having a party for family and friends who didn't make it to Scotland (about 200 people!).

This time we are going all out with the Mad Hatters Tea Party theme and we have been busy bees making decorations and baking cupcakes and desserts for everyone. We have made some great things and hopefully I will have a few more photos to share next week. There will be a pick'n'mix sweet stall, giant playing cards and a few characters dotted here and there.

So since I sadly have no cards to share I thought I would show a couple of items which I have altered with the help of some fabulous Prima products.

This was my Mini Top Hat I wore to the wedding, decorated with Prima Camelot Roses - Burton.
And these are my dancing shoes. Although I liked the way they were to start I love them even more now they have been altered with Prima Cameo Roses and Prima E Pearls.
The Pearl I used was the Heart shaped one, split in half, and although my shoes are not symmetrical, I think they look uber cool!

Thanks for stopping by, Katie x