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Exciting News!

I have been invited to be a new Affiliate Partner with! This means I can include links here on my website, blog, and some of my social media posts, which take you directly to their website. If you like what you see, and make a purchase, I can earn a small commission at no extra cost to you.

You can browse, shop and have goodies delivered directly to your door with super fast and brilliantly cheap international shipping. My friends and I have been very happy customers with for a few years now, they offer over 50,000 different products, including many of our favourite stamp, die, ink and paper brands. also have their own range of exclusive stamp sets, dies, inks and tools.

I will be spending some time over the next few weeks setting up my own gallery at (this is something you can do too and share your cool creations!). I will also be learning how to share amazing coupon deals, projects and products so you can have fun creating along with me.

You can start here with 10% off your purchase, plus a free gift.

Be assured, I will still continue to share how you can shop for your crafty goodies in New Zealand – after all, supporting our local businesses is still very important to me. I have a list of New Zealand retailers here.

For information about high quality, best value supplies for your craft table, from cardstock to the handiest tools, check out my Best of the Basics series – this series is dedicated to where you can find the products I list in New Zealand, and that won’t change.

Thank you for stopping by and sharing in my exciting news!

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Support the Designers

One of the main reasons I wanted to set up this website was to make it easier for New Zealand craft shoppers to find the good quality, genuine products our favourite YouTubers like to use in their videos.

I have created pages on my website, listing my favourite and trusted stores both in New Zealand, and internationally where you can be sure you are purchasing the stamps, dies and stencils that are original, thereby supporting the designers and companies creating them. We certainly want them to be able to continue creating these things! These pages will be updated as I discover new places, so be sure to check back regularly.

New Zealand is a small market, and I noticed within some of my crafting communities that counterfeit stamps and dies are freely being imported, without knowledge of why this is not a good thing. I really want to be supportive of my crafting community, both locally and worldwide, as this is such an amazing hobby, full of kind and generous spirited people. What other hobby encourages happy thoughts, kindness and giving such as this?

Over the past few years, crafters worldwide have started a movement #isupportdesignnotcrime and I am a happy participant.

Counterfeit product has become a real problem – the practice of stealing other people’s art and design to make money, using low quality materials, is literally closing business doors. In our industry, our crafting businesses are often just small, and most likely operating from a garage or kitchen table.

Art and design, including photography and other art forms fully deserve to be credited and compensated. We wouldn’t dream of knowingly purchasing stolen goods in our daily lives otherwise, and this is no different.

Our stamp companies pay their artists and designers, choose to use quality photopolymer, rubber and metals in most cases, pay for advertising, marketing, store and staffing overheads, taxes, shipping, and are generous with us crafters by sponsoring gifts, giveaways, collaborations and design teams etc. Counterfeiters literally steal the images from online, and recreate using inferior products, often with spelling mistakes and smaller images with little to no overhead.

By ordering and purchasing genuine product through our local retailers, you are also supporting New Zealand businesses too, so that’s a win-win!

NONE of the genuine stamp companies sell their stamps via AliExpress, Alibaba or Wish. You can report listings if you spot copies – stamp companies are having to expend a lot of time and effort into getting counterfeit links taken down, creating a real legal headache! and this is taking time and money away from creating fun products for us.

If you are at all in doubt whether the stamp company you are purchasing from is legitimate or not, you can check the isupportdesign website – they have listed every known stamp company, with a link so you can view their online store. If the company you are looking for is not in the list, you can flick a quick email to them to ask.

If you have any questions regarding the above please feel free to message me – I’m only too happy to help!