Friday, 27 February 2009

We are really excited because at long last the Rollagraph Clear Stamping Guide has arrived, we have waited so long and everyone here has grabbed one to see if it really works - and Yes! it does! As well as giving you the perfect guide for borders, squares and rectangles if you want to do really long runs of the roller, for wrapping paper or you want to create your own background papers in double quick time this is the tool to help you. The best thing ever, though is that the quide can be used for other things - so even better value for money. You know how we are always going on about getting value for money. It is so easy to use, our 4 year old neice used it straight away! It can be used in exactly the same way as a stamp positioner so that you can use it with your rubber stamps. As well as using it for straight lines one piece clicks into the other - very obviously - and it creates perfect right angles. It is clear so you can see what you have rolled or stamped underneath and it has non-slip little rubber feet so it isn't sliding away from you when you use it. If you are making cards, invitations, wrapping paper etc in batches, it speeds things up no end. We have limited numbers at the moment and we only received them yesterday and we have already sent out quite a few today to Rollagraph Addicts who saw them on the Web Site earlier today. We aren't sure when we will be able to get hold of some more so if you want one order straight away. We are also really pleased because we expected them to cost around £12.99 but we have managed to get the price down to £9.50!! which is such a good price for a tool that will really transform the way you stamp and roller. It comes with brilliant instructions and a great diagram and if you have already made your investment in the Rollagraph you can't be without one or if you have problems positioning rubber stamps where you want them and getting them straight, this is also the tool for you. We will be launching them at the SECC next week and due to very limited quantities we won't have any for the NEC for the following week, so either order them now, on-line, phone up and order one or come and see us in Glasgow. We will certainly let everyone know when we have more coming in, which hopefully will be in less time that it took last time - a year, how crazy is that?
Just to let you all know, Susan Amour will be blogging for us on a regular basis and keeping you updated on Imagination Happenings around the country. Lots of you know her and love her creative, arty style but lately she has worked her magic on some new Pyramage designs and it just shows that she can turn her hand to most things. She has introduced us to a brilliant new card designer and we will be featuring her cards in the future on the blog. It is always exciting to see what you do with the Rollagraph and our featured rubber stamps and we are constantly inspired and in awe of your creativity and work. We want to thank all you lovely ladies who discovered our Slide Mailers and spread the word - we can't wait to see the results.
A quick word about our Sugar Nellie rubber stamps. As you know we sell them exclusively at Shows around the country and we have just taken a huge delivery of lots and lots of 'cuties' for our next two shows in Glasgow and Birmingham, NEC. Our designers have been working really really hard to produce some truly inspiring samples - we know how much you love our sample boards - and Heather will be showing you how to use the new Inkadinks and Micas to produce the perfect skin tone colour which is so difficult to achieve with normal felt tips and other colouring mediums. So come and see us next week and cheer us on - we love meeting you and putting names to faces.
Happy Crafting
Happy Crafting

Monday, 23 February 2009


Hi Everyone, at long last, after numerous requests, here it is, The Imagination Crafts Blog Site. I think firstly I should bring this year up to date. It was really great to meet everyone at our first Show of the year in Exeter and make new friends, meet old friends and hear about your craft groups and see some of your projects. What a talented lot you are, the cards using our 4 Poppy Stamp were inspired. Our trip to Manchester, through all the snow and ice was a delight! All that gritty Northern humour, we love it! Obviously to see old friends from Newcastle was really wonderful and to know that you haven't forgotten us was so nice. Please come and talk to us at Harrogate and tell us all your family news, so we can keep up with everyone. At least the weather was kind at Farnborough this year and you seemed to like the new roller patterns. Dogwoods seemed to be everyones favourite. We must also thank everyone who made Hinckley such a success and to everyone who was supportive and encouraging at my Demo all I can say is, Thank you Girls!

As you know, I love the Rollagraph and those of you who have become converts to the stamping roller love it as much as I do especially one of my special customers who bought 15 rollers last week!! We hope to tell you lots of Rollagraph news on the Blog and to let you know when we have some new patterns and at long last we will be taking delivery of the much requested clear ruler, so that you can make up your background papers as well as borders and toppers. We have some wonderful new products coming out just in time for Glasgow, so come and see Heather doing some beautiful techniques with our new range of Inkadinks and Mica Alchemy! You can also see how to make your own Mica Twinklers (how much money is that going to save you!) and our new range of Chunky Boss, a UTEE that really is the next generation of Ultra Thick Embossing Powders, including a Black that is just incredible, will be available to you! We intend to bring out more new products throughout the year and we are working really hard on new and exciting techniques to inspire you in your papercrafting. We will have new people joining our team later in the year and our talented design team are working on new stamp designs as we speak. There is so much to look forward to the coming months and the Bargain Basement will continue to go from strength to strength, giving you incredible prices and the Best Bargains on the Web! We have some magazine coverage coming out in the next couple of months, courtesy of Michele Johnson and we will keep you in touch with 'where and when'. Do come and say 'Hi to the Team', when we are at a Show near you, it makes it all worthwhile and then we can put names to faces and keep in touch . So, Happy Crafting to all you lovely Crafters. Harvey