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Once upon a Time...

Rubber Stamps, Card Making,

Scrapbooking and Craft Accessories.

Our opening hours are:

 Monday - Tuesday 10.00a.m - 4.00p.m

Wednesday 9.30a.m - 1.00p.m

Thursday- Friday 9.00a.m - 5.00p.m

Saturday - 9.00a.m - 4.00p.m

Closed Sunday - Sorry!

Visit  Cricklade - free parking all day

Our web shop is being updated. Please bear with us while we make the changes. Thank you

Use the link provided on the home page to take a virtual tour of our store.  You won't be disappointed.

We are attending the Crafting Live Show at Malvern Showground

22nd and 23rd March 2019

We are attending the Craft4Crafters Show at Bath and West Showground 

11th - 13th April 2019

Hope to see you all there.
















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About Us

About Us

Our Story

I returned to my love of crafting following a serious illness which forced me to abandon my career in Sales Management. Having enjoyed the craft of Pyrography (burning designs on wood) for many years, my daughter Wendy rescued our rubber stamps from the attic and I started stamping the images on wood with wonderful results.  This led me in the direction of stamping on anything that stood still!!!

I gained more experience throughout the UK and America, where crafting has an amazing following.  My collection of rubber stamps grew and grew, until my husband said “You have enough here to start your own business!” And so a plan took shape which has evolved over 10 years.

One of my dearest friends and mentor was a South African lady called Audrey, who gave me tremendous inspiration and guidance at the very start of my journey.  Sadly she returned to South Africa and we lost touch but I will always be eternally grateful for her support, training and encouragement.

Today my husband has created a lovely shop for me in the beautiful Saxon town of Cricklade.  We particularly love this area for the scenery, the warmth of the people and the many friends we have made.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Jenni for her wonderful workshops which are always well attended, Michelle for her support in the store and the stunning cards she makes, Ros for her brilliant help at the many craft fairs we attend.  Truly great friendships that can take a lifetime to make.

I cannot forget Howard for creating this lovely shop and putting up with me every time I asked him to change something or add another shelf here and there, my son and daughter for their encouragement and pride in my achievements.

Also a great big thank you to our loyal customers who keep coming back to visit us.

Happy Crafting


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