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Have You Missed These?

I’m highlighting a variety of different half price craft products today that you might have missed in the shop!

First this cling rubber background stamp with a coordinating Sizzex embossing folder. We have two sets in stock. (one reserved for Jeanette T)
Stamp the stripes in the colour of your choice and then run the card through your die cutting machine in the embossing folder. The design now has texture too! I like this design as it has a space for a greeting or small stamped image built in! Reduced from £14.99 to only £7.50

Next a Sizzex 12 die set that creates a Square Flip It Card! Reduced from £19.99 to £10. One available. Check out this video to see how easy it is to use! (Sorry now reserved for Wendy F)
Here is a diagram of all the pieces included:

You can create stunning shaped cards like this by the talented Helen Cryer:

We also have a similar set the Triple Circle Flip It which cuts a triple circle card and has ten dies. Also half price!

Here is another diagram of all the dies in the set:

Love this snowman card that features the set!
There are heaps of creative possibilities with this set:
The next die set by Nellie Snellen creates a magic slider card. Reduced from £12 to only £6. There are photos on the back to show how to create the card and it also comes with snowflake and word decorating dies. You can decorate the card any way you want of course!
Check out this video to see how to use it. It isn’t in English but gives a good visual! As you pull out the tag another tag magically appears! (Sorry both now reserved for Claire and Janice)
The tag is a lovely shape to just use on its own too! Here is another card that features the set too. Closed:
This next Marianne die set is an unusual shape because it creates a treat bag topper!  (Sorry

now reserved for Amanda)
I found loads of examples on the internet where it has been used to package all sorts of treats – from sweets to dog bones!
Next on offer is a intricate background die of a farm yard, Die-versions ” Good Morning Farm” reduced to only £10 which is less than half price.
How about another cow to add to the scene as well? £5.99 but now half price. (one cow reserved for Arian)
I also spotted this lovely Die-versions die, “Sleigh Ride” which is also half price. Add a greeting in the centre and the Christmas card is done!

Carrying on with the Christmas theme these small Prima Dolls are perfectly sized for a tag or bunting. With a couple of greetings, plus a bell and holly they are reduced from £6.35 to half price! (two dolls reserved for Jeanette T and Heidi. One left)

A Fireplace die would also be great for Christmas projects. (Reserved for Liz W)

Here are a few cards that feature it:

And finally another Marianne die of a brick wall and window. Dress it up with flowers for spring or snow for winter!
Lots of ideas for using this set:
If you have spotted a bargain that you would like reserved please let me know.

Coffee Mornings!

Jane and Traci are hosting Coffee Mornings this week every morning on Thursday 19th April, Friday 20th April,  and Saturday 21st April. Join us for tea/coffee and cakes.

Catch up with crafty friends, browse the pre-loved equipment on sale and enjoy a last chance at finding bargains in the shop.


Everyone welcome!

New Woodware Stamps!

I can not believe it – another collection and there are just so many gorgeous new designs from Jane Gill and Francoise Read.


Click here to see the full catalogue of designs. I love Pandas – and any nautical themed image too…..

I am going to have to place an order! If you would like to pre-order any sets please let me know as soon as possible.

I will be officering a customer loyalty discount too.

Pre-loved Keep On Smiling Stamp Set

8 am Update – sorry all the sets have now been reserved.

I have three pre-loved sets of this quirky stamp set designed by Lindsay Mason for sale.
Check out this altered box featuring the stamp set:
The box has been covered with Tissue Tape.
And Lindsay has signed the back:
The stamp set includes two types of trees, a quirky character, a greeting plus a very useful gothic style door!
Please let me know if you would like a set reserved for you.

Cricut Cartridges & Machine Sale

I have over ninety second hand Cricut cartridges for sale. Please note that they have all been linked electronically so can not be uploaded again. However they can be inserted into a Cricut machine directly and used to cut all the images on that cartridge.

The cartridges are all in the original packaging, which for the larger full image cartridges includes a box, handbook, cartridge and overlay.
Please email at if you would like the full list and prices. I have already emailed the list to those people who requested it and that I have an email address for. If you haven’t received my list please email me.
I am also selling the three machines in the craft room. The sale price will include a brand new mat and blade plus the cartridge(s) that they originally came with.
The Original Cricut comes with the George & Basic Shapes cartridge and is on offer for £30.

 The Cricut Create comes with the Don Juan cartridge and is on offer for £35. (Sorry -this machine has now been reserved).

The larger 12″ Cricut Expressions comes with two cartridges: Plantain Schoolbook plus Accents Essentials and is on offer for £45. (Sorry it has now been reserved)
Please note that none of the machines have a warranty and are sold as seen. If you are interested in any of these second hand products please let me know.

Closing Down Sale – Saturday Update

I took some photos after we closed on Friday so that I can update you on how the sale is progressing.
Traci has done a great job today and the embellishments are now easier to see. We have a fantastic selection and they are all half price.
We still have plenty of gems too:
All the pixie powders have now sold but we have this selection of glitters (white, gold, distress, Wow! sparkles, gold and silver) plus a few coloured glitters and  and and just four mica powders:
We have a smallish selection of flowers:
We still have lots of buttons, and other miscellaneous embellishments which are now easier to browse:
All the small distress inks have now gone, and we have just a handful of full size distress inks. We do still have this lovely selection of coloured inks which are all half price:
The selection of paints is now limited but we do have plenty of blackboard and chalkboard paint!
All the zig clean colour real brush pens have been sold but we still have some aqua markers, flex markers and a small selection of Sakura and fine line pens. Again all half price:
The Promarker stand is looking very depleted! If you love Promarkers you will also love the Flexmarkers. They have a lovely brush style nib and increases the colour range of your promarkers as they are also alcohol ink based and so can be used together. You will now find the Promarker stand in the shop rather than by the till.
All the punches are half price and we have a good selection available.
We have a small selection of embossing folders but some nice designs and again half price:
Stencils and masks are quite limited now:
Having had over 200 6×6 paper pads in stock last year the selection now looks very small – but there are still some lovely patterns, and all half price:
All MDF and wood items are half price. We have sold a lot but still have some great blanks which would be lovely to decorate:
We have a small selection of treat parcels left. These are reduced by 30% and were already amazing value!
You may not have realised we had some beautiful metallic gold leafs in stock. All half price (as well as a good selection of tools):
We have a great selection of smaller sentiment stamps (only £1), plus a stand of Wild Rose Studio stamps, and lots of ribbons! All half price.
Although we have sold loads of 12×12 patterned papers we still have a marvellous selection. At three sheets for £1 you can afford to stock up!
We have also sold thousands of 12×12 card in the last three weeks but lots of colours are still available. Sorry, but plain white and black have sold out. 
Post bound 12×12 and 8×8 scrapbook albums are now very limited stock, and are half price:
We have one shelf only of 12×12 D ring albums which are not reduced in the sale. We have plenty of 12×12 refill page protectors if you need to stock up.
We still have a fabulous selection of dies. Sweet Dixie:
Wild Rose Studio:
Creative Expressions:
Elizabeth Crafts:
Memory Box:
And a huge and varied selection of designs you have probably not noticed before! And all half price.
Plus a great selection of clear and cling stamps from a wide variety of manufactures, including Hero Arts, Stampendous, Woodware, Creative Expressions, Heartfelt Creations and many more:

Plus Lawn Fawn stamps and dies:
We are also adding pre-loved class equipment to the basket next to the till. You will find stamps, stencils, another brayer I found in the cupboard, and dies. Lots will be added over the next two weeks!
I hope this blog post has been helpful if you are planning a trip to A Maze of Memories. If you have spotted anything that you would like reserved please let us know.


Check out the basket by the till for our sale of pre-loved class equipment. We currently have lots of stamp sets on offer:
Plus there are four Sizzex alphabet sets that are only £10 each.
Choose from either Boxed Brush (now reserved):
Or Funky Brush: (now reserved):
or Chunkidelic:
or Mac ‘n’ Cheese:
Please let us know if there is anything that you would like reserved for you.

Spellbinder Camera Mega Bargain!

8 am Update – all these die sets have now been sold. Thank you.

This Spellbinder Snapshot die set was originally £24.99 and is now reduced to just £5!
The set includes 15 dies including a film strip, words, a speech bubble, a frame and the camera!!
Use it to make new baby cards:

Masculine cards:

Or to embellish scrapbook layouts:

We have three sets in stock. Please let me know if you would like one reserved for you!

New Sue Wilson Die Collection – Update!

Update – I will be sending the order for the new collection tomorrow evening, Thursday. Unfortunately the list I had with me on Saturday has disappeared! if you would like to pre-order any items from this collection please either email me or leave a blog comment of what you would like. Thank you.

Oh no – another collection and there are a few designs I am just going to have to add to my  collection!! The dies will be shipped on 12th April, two weeks before we close so just in time if you would like to pre-order any. You will also receive a loyalty bonus discount as well!
If you click on the link here you can see the entire collection of new designs.
I thought I would share a few of my favourites that I know I will enjoy crafting with. First this Beautiful Hydrangea. One of my favourite flowers and this die set is stunning. I think it must be a smaller die set however as the rrp is only £8.99. I like the sentiment included as well.
I can just imagine this Climbing Floral Vine framing a 12×12 layout. At  a rrp of £7.99 I think this is excellent value.

Keeping to the floral theme this Daisy Stained Glass will be lovely to try out with a variety of techniques including inlay with patterned papers. Also great value at an rrp of £9.99.
I really liked the circular cityscape design in the last collection and this Circle Scene Garden is another winner for me. Rrp is £13.99 and includes 15 dies!
I love this Isabel Frame. so pretty and it could also be used to frame a photograph as well as a stamped or die cut image. At a rrp of £14.99 I think this is likely to be a reasonable size as well. Three very useful sentiments are included as well.
The Ava Frame has also caught my eye as it is just so pretty! rrp is £13.99.

I am intrigued by this Squared Squares die set. It is very unusual and with a rrp of £27.99 must be a large set. I think I am going to have to get it!
This set A Little Birdie Told Me (rrp £13.99) goes well with the circular garden set.
And a couple of unusual flowers are in this collection too. Starlight Daisy (rrp £13.99)…….

….and Petal Pocket Flower (£15.99). I’m looking forward to seeing what this looks like when die cut!
If you would like to pre-order any of the dies in this collection please let me know. Follow the link to view the entire collection. There are over 40 new dies and stamp sets on offer!

Closing Down Sale: More Die Sets

I am highlighting another selection of dies today that you might have missed in the shop. All are now at least half price!
This Stable Door die is great for cards and scene building:
A few ideas on how to use it:

This door has lots of possibilities. And another card:

This French Bistro chair is also great for scene building.  

Next on offer something completely different. Die-versions “Operator Please” A large telephone reduced from £19.99 to only £8. We have four in stock.
This telephone die would be great paired with this Vintage Communication stamp set. We have just the one stamp set in stock:
Next a fun Marianne chicken die set:
So cute!
Next, two different bird houses, and both sets come with coordinating stamps for adding details:
Check out this sweet card sample:

And finally another Marianne die set featuring a bird, this time with a stork!
A close up of the stamps that are included:
The die and one of the sentiments stamps have been used on the following two new baby cards:

If you would like anything reserved please let me know.