Monday, 29 June 2009


We hope that the weather is nice and sunny wherever you are today. We have a quick little card line up to share and hope you have a great start to this new week.


Thanks for looking, Katie and Colette.

Friday, 26 June 2009


We have a special showcase today featuring our newest Nutshells - Boys.

Our New collection is made up of Three new characters:

AL (Almond)

CASH (Cashew)

WALLIE (Walnut)

There are 9 designs in total and over the next week we Will be previewing the images along with some fabulous creations from our DT.

These stamps will be available on our web shop from Mon 6th July, and to celebrate on release day we will be holding a Boys only challenge!
Now onto our DT cards:




Thanks for looking, Colette and Katie.

Thursday, 25 June 2009


This week is just melting away, I hope yours is going to plan? We have some wonderful cards to show for you today from our very talented DT members. Enjoy ...


Tomorrow we will be back with some exciting Nutshells news to share, along with a Few Sneaky Peaks at New releases and more DT creations!

Thanks for looking, Katie.

Monday, 22 June 2009

Blog Candy & DT Cards

Just thought that we would let you know that there is a stash of blog candy up for grabs on our sister blog - Nutcrafters.

We also have a couple more cards fom our talented DT:


Thanks for looking, Katie and Colette.

Friday, 19 June 2009


Friday again, and today we are happy to announce the winner of our Summer Sunshine Challenge from last week...

picked by random generator.
Congratulations Val, please email us your details and we can send you your prize.

We leave you today with a few more cards from our DT, please take a look at their fab blogs to see how they were created.

Thanks for looking, Katie and Colette.

Wednesday, 17 June 2009


We wanted to share with you another fab card from one of our DT Members today. Cathy has created this wonderful sunny card featuring Summer Mac. Please visit her at her blog to see how she has created her card.Thanks for stopping by, Katie.

Monday, 15 June 2009


What a day it has been! We were so excited about our stamp launch today that something had to go wrong... and true to form it did! All fixed now though, we have swept away those pesky little Gremlins and are happy to say that the SUMMER NUTSHELLS are now available in our web shop in clear acrylic and unmounted red rubber.

We also have our first wonderful DT card line up, each has been made with our challenge in mind:


There is still time to enter our challenge to create a summery card and we hope you can join us. Just scroll down to Fridays post and leave a link to your creation in the comments box, and also take a look a DT member Karen's fantastic card featuring Summer Coco.

Thanks for stopping by, Katie.

Website Gremlins


Just a quick note to let you know that you are experiencing a few issues with website gremlins this morning - wouldn't you know on the day on the big launch! We are working ridiculously hard trying to resolve the issue.

Please stick with us.

A very stressed Colette and Katie

Thursday, 11 June 2009


I hope everybody is ready for the weekend, and to start ours we are having a challenge!

We would like for you to create a Summer themed card, with Bright sunny colours to celebrate the launch of the Summer Nutshells collection, which will be available from Monday.
If you already have a Nutshells stamp please use it on your creation, if not, don't worry, any other image will be fine.

And what challenge is complete without a prize! The winner will receive 2 of our original Nutshells: Mac and Tash.

To enter, just leave a comment and link to your card below this post.
The challenge will close next Thursday evening at 8pm (GMT) and we shall pick a winner via Random Generator.

We hope you can join us for our first challenge. If you're in need of a little inspiration, check out the fabulous cards from our Design Team below.

Have a great weekend, Katie and Colette



Good Morning, today we would like to introduce you to our new Nutshells DT.
It was a real tough decision and every entry we received was amazing, but we couldn't choose them all - we couldn't even choose 3! So we have chosen 5 DT members to give our new NUTS a great home:

We also have a Guest DT member for the month of July: Angélique

Please do check out their blogs and fantastic creations. Tomorrow we will be posting a challenge to end our first week, and have a great prize up for grabs.

We leave you today with another new Summer Nutshell...Summer Coco.
Thanks for looking, Katie and Colette.

Tuesday, 9 June 2009


This post is so much later than I was expecting (I should be tucked up in bed right now with my favourite Vampire book!) but I wanted to post this card tonight like I promised.
I have made a card to tie in with this weeks A Spoon Full of Sugar challenge, which is to use Butterflies on your card. I have also used the stamp we are offering for the prize - Coco with Butterfly.
This is my personal favourite from our new Summer Nutshells range, I just think she looks so happy and sweet!
If you haven't already, please take the time to check out the challenge and the Design teams fabulous creations. Thanks for stopping by, Katie.


Today I thought it would be a good idea to introduce you properly to our little Nutshells. Our company is called Nutcrafters, and we have stretched the 'Nut' theme to our stamps too. Each of the Nutshell characters have been named after a Nut, well almost. I think I heard the other day that a Coconut is a seed, but the nut part is there in the name - right! ;)

We are also sponsoring A Spoon Full of Sugar today, and the prize is a NEW Summer Nutshell. Be sure to head their way and have a go, or just to have a sneaky peak at the prize!
I will hopefully be back later today with another new card, Thanks for stopping by, Katie.

Monday, 8 June 2009


Morning and Happy Monday. We got back from Scotland late last night, and are feeling very tired after a great weekend. The Art Stamp Exhibition was a great show to attend and everyone we met was absolutely lovely.

We are kicking off our first (proper) week in Blogland with our blog candy winner from last week...
picked by Random Org. Congratulations Jan, please email us your details,

The weekend was so busy, we are still going through our DT entries, but we hope to have contacted our chosen DT by tomorrow evening.

We leave you today with another card featuring a NEW SUMMER NUTSHELL: Summer Mac!

Thanks for stopping by, Katie and Colette.

Thursday, 4 June 2009


Happy Friday everyone. The past two weeks have flown by and we have been completely overwhelmed by the reaction to our new blog. We have had so many gorgeous entries for our Design Team call and a great response to our blog candy too!

Here is a Sneak peek of one of the new Summer Nutshells - Jump for Joy!
Today we are off to Scotland - A last minute invitation to the Art Stamp Exhibition in Edinburgh. When the blog candy closes at 6pm we will be traveling, so due to this (and an uncertainty of Internet access) we will pick a winner via random org over the weekend and post the winners name on Monday morning. Entries after 6pm will not be counted.

Our Design Team call also comes to a close today, and we would like to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who has tried out. We will choose our new DT members over the weekend and it's going to be a tough choice as there were so many beautiful creations.

Please check back with us Monday when we launch into our first week of fun, with previews and sneak peeks of new collections and maybe a challenge too!

Thanks, Katie and Colette.