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Great BIG Winter Sale now on - over 1400 products reduced.

All CHA 2010 releases shown as a Sneak Peek on our blog have been ordered and will be in stock as soon as they are released!>

Monday, 8 February 2010

...and the prizes go to....

Yesterday was the draw for our first Fan and Follower candy... and so each of the lucky winners below wins one of the brand new Cosmo Cricket 6x6 Pads (either Material Girl, Joy Ride or Garden Variety).

And the winners are:-

Blog Follower:- Helen Wade
Facebook Fan:- Julia Short
Twitter Follower:- Crystaltips99 (Sara Taylor)

Congratulations All!

Please email me your postal address and you're pad will be winging its way to you! (send to )

If you want to be in with a chance of winning in our next round of candy prizes...

sign up to be a Facebook ScrapShed Page Fan,
a follower of this Blog 
or a Twitter Follower

....and your name will be entered into the next draw on the 21st February!

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Thursday Already!

I cannot beleive it's Thursday already!... in fact it's nearly Friday!  But the good news is, we have started receiving some of our CHA 2010 orders...

The three gorgeous new collections from Graphic 45 are now in stock:-

A Proper Gentleman

Le Romantique

On The Boardwalk

And on the same day, the three lovely new collections from Cosmo Cricket also arrived:-

Joy Ride

Material Girl

Garden Variety

...which have all been flying out the door! And we are doing our best to get them to you as soon as possible!

If you are not aware, we started our Winter Sale on Sunday and we were inundated with orders, so please bare with us as we work through them all. Despatch time increases to 3-7 working days during a sale, to allow us the time to pack all your goodies!

Luckily I have had my lovely helpers in this week, Jude on Tuesday and Sarah today and tomorrow, so that helps get the packing done faster! Fingers crossed that we get the bulk of the sale orders out from the beginning of the week by Sunday... well thats the plan!

Along with this I have had a poorly doggy, who was rushed to hospital on Monday morning, he's back home now on plenty of medication to make sure he's on the mend soon! 
The poor fella is still a little groggy but was pleased to see Sarah this morning, as not only is she his new best friend... Sarah is mum to the gorgeous Belle, who is now Lucky's girlfriend!

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

CHA Update - Expected Release Dates {Updated}

What a crazy weekend!  Hope you enjoyed seeing all the fabulous new products we have on order, its gonna be a great year!  We have ordered tons of everything ready for both Inspired Retreat and the Ally Pally shows!

So... when's it all gonna arrive is the question now!  Well these are the release dates from the manufacturers themselves (which will.... and often do!) vary.  Most products arrive to us within 5-7 days of the release date, sometimes quicker but as soon as its here with us, you'll be able to order it!

So... in alphabetical order...

Basic Grey
Green at Heart will be released at the end of February
Kioshi will be released at the end of February
Cappella will be released in April
Max & Whiskers will be released in April
The Basics range will be released in April

Cosmo Cricket
IN STOCK NOW! {Click to go to the products in store}

Crate Paper
Will be released middle of February

Fancy Pants Designs
Will be released middle of March (paper will be available earlier but matching embellishments will be later, we have therefore selected to receive all matching products together in March).

GCD Studios
Will be released beginning of February

Graphic 45
IN STOCK NOW! {Click to go to the products in store}

Jenni Bowlin
Will be released middle of February

Blossomwood will be available middle of February
Handmade will be available middle of February

Maya Road
Dates vary - more details to follow

My Little Shoebox
Will be released middle of February

Prima Marketing
Will be released middle of February

Scribble Scrabble
Will be released middle of February

Teresa Collins Collections
Will be available mid February

Tim Holtz Alterations (Sizzix Dies)

Will be available mid March

Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads (New Colours)
Will be available late February / early March

Tim Holtz Idea-ology
Some are being released mid to late March, others in mid April

Tim Holtz Paper Stacks & Book
Will be available mid to late April

Tim Holtz Stamps
Will be available mid to late March

Websters Pages
will be released late February

Monday, 1 February 2010

Fan Candy, Follower Candy and Blog Candy!!

Blogger, Facebook and Twitter... all fantastic social media programs!

So we have Blog Followers, Facebook Fans, and Twitter Followers... and as promised, starting this month, we will be giving away candy (prizes!) to fans and followers selected at random.

The first draw will be on Sunday 7th February and we will be selecting:-

1 x Twitter Follower  (
1 x Facebook Fan (
1 x Blogger Follower (

In order to be in with a chance to win; either follow us on twitter (if you don't already!), become a 'Fan of ScrapShed' on Facebook (if you are not already!) or subscribe to/follow our blog (if you don't already!).

It doesn't matter when you start or started following, all entries have the same random chance.  But remember, there are actually three chances to win, one for Twitter, one for Facebook and one for Blogger!

...and what is the prize?

One of the brand new 6x6 pads from Cosmo Cricket! 

Cosmo have three new releases (Material Girl, Joyride and Garden Variety (see post here) which will be with us very soon and so each winner will win one of the brand new 6x6 pads!

Good Luck!

Sunday, 24 January 2010

CHA Winter 2010 - Sneak Peek 20 - Maya Road

And finally, the last of our CHA 2010 sneak peeks...and its to the home of the best chipboard around!

But wait to you see Maya Road's new releases from CHA 2010...its more than just chipbaord!!

But lets start with the basic chipboard....the Coaster Albums

Then... Maya Road's new Birdcage Book Chipboard Album, which is a clever 6 x 7 inch album...

...with not only the die-cut cage front....

...but also die-cut birdies to use in your cage!  Cool!

There is also a new Taylors Dummy / Dress Form album... which is too cute!

Next up... More Maya Mists!  Maya Mists are gorgeous water-based misting sprays, which are formulated to work really well with chipboard.

Just look how good these chipboard numbers look
with just two light sprays of Maya Mist!

Next we have the new range of Maya Road Mini-Chip sets, Chipboard Sheets and the latest Kraft Collection

I was going to say... and finally... but its not quite!  Here's a sneak at Maya Road's new stamps!

... and finally!  A new product from MR called Maya Resist.  Just like a masking fluid, it can be used with Maya Mists and all other mediums (so paints, inks and other glimmer sprays).  Here's a fabulous series of images (from Maya Road themselves) of the Maya Resist in action.

First draw your pattern using the Maya Resist, to
create a mask and leave to dry (just a few minutes!)

Overspray with Maya Mist colours (or other medium)

Remove the Resist mask by rubbing and pulling


I'm going to finish this peek with a few images of samples, created by the amazingly talented Maya Road Design Team, so you can see just how great these products look when you play with them!

All samples, images and resist steps courtesy of Maya Road

We hope that you have enjoyed this weekend of CHA releases... if you can't be at CHA... we'll bring CHA to you!

CHA Winter 2010 - Sneak Peek 19 - K&Co

There are five new collections from K&Company this year... that we will be stocking...


Poppy Seed


Susan Winget

Tom Coffrey's Blossomwood

CHA Winter 2010 - Sneak Peek 18 - Websters Pages

Another of our favourite paper lines and one we have kept in stock for two years now!  Websters Pages are releasing for new collections, which are their most gorgeous yet!

Garden Gala double-sided 12x12 papers

Garden Gala Stickers

Garden Gala Alphabet Stickers

Life's Portrait double-sided 12x12 papers

Life's Portrait Stickers

Life's Portrait Alphabet Stickers

Lullaby Lane double-sided 12x12 papers

Lullaby Lane Stickers

Lullaby Lane Alphabet Stickers

Seaside Retreat double-sided 12x12 papers

Seaside Retreat Stickers

Seaside Retreat Alphabet Stickers

Aren't they all gorgeous?