Monday, 3 November 2014

November is Movember

November is Movember! 

The Movember Foundation is the leading global organisation committed to changing the face of men’s health both with bringing awareness and fund raising.
Men are challenged to grow mustaches in November now dubbed Movember to get people talking about men's health issues such as testicular cancer, prostate cancer and mental health.

The Mountain® has designed the Pugstache t-shirt as a tribute to Movember.  Whether you're a woman or a man who can't grow a mustache then why not wear a t-shirt instead? We'll be donating £1 from every Pustache t-shirt sold through November to the Movember Foundation

Friday, 12 September 2014

Howl at the Moon
September was the final super moon for 2014 and we bet it made the wolves howl! 
Our wolf t-shirts by The Mountain® will have you howling at the moon too! There's over 70 designs available in adult & children's sizes

Interesting Fact: Did you know wolves were hunted to extinction in Great Britain? Apart from seeing them in a zoo, on a t-shirt or in a book you have to go to mainland Europe or North America to see one in the wild. 

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Hoodies are here!

Hoodies by The Mountain®

It was difficult to blog about warm heavy hoodies in the middle of summer, but in typical British fashion that looks to be over!  So here we are announcing the new collection of hooded sweatshirts by The Mountain®. 

If you love the great quality of their t-shirts, you won't be disappointed with their hoodies. These are the same great quality you've come to expect from The Mountain®.

There are over 50 designs to choose from ranging from Big Face animal designs to fantasy so there's something for everyone.  The hoodies are made from 80% ring spun cotton and 20% polyester. These are pull over sweatshirts with front hand pockets to keep your hands warm.

These epic sweatshirts will make amazing Christmas presents this year and you'll look not only stylish but you'll stay warm wearing one. So check out our website for the complete range! 

Prices include UK postage.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Adult Dinosaur T-shirts

Adult Dinosaur T-shirts by The Mountain®

Kids love wearing dinosaur t-shirts, but we've found adults love them just as much!  We have a collection of dinosaur t-shirts for adults by The Mountain® that will have you roaring like a T-Rex!

The colours are bright and bold and the screen printed images are hyper-realistic. The 100% cotton t-shirts have a mottle tie-dyed background and the screen printed dinosaur graphics are dyed within the fabric. These aren't your typical dinosaur t-shirts that will crack and fade after a few washes, these will look great for years to come.

There are presently 15 prehistoric designs to choose from ranging from the might T-Rex to the largest dinosaur to walk the earth, the Brachiosaurus.  You'll also find the Triceratops, the Ultrasaurus and even the Sabertooth Tiger and Woolly Mammoth.

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Our latest give-away couldn't be simpler! Simply share our website link on a social media site and ask people to take a look at our site. You can place the link on facebook, twitter, a blog, pinterest or any social media page or website that will get viewed by other people.

Once you've shared our website link, just let us know in the entry below where you shared it and a link to where you shared it. Your name will then be added to the drawing. If adding our link to multiple sites, please enter each separately (you'll have more chances to win).

The winner will be selected at random on the 4th of July at midnight. We will announce the winner here, on our website news page, newsletter, facebook and twitter. So plenty of places for you to check if you've won!

  • There will be no cash alternative for the prize offered.
  • Only 1 winner will be selected at random by the Rafflecopter system.
  • If we do not hear from the winner within 1 week, we will select a new winner.
  • We reserve the right to close or cancel the competition at any time.
  • WE WILL verify that all participants have shared our site and anyone not complying with the rules of the competition will be disqualified. Example: if you say you've shared it on your facebook page, we want to be able to see that you have.
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Tuesday, 27 May 2014

What will you wear on your summer holiday?

Summer is just around the corner! That means holidays! or vacations, if you're on the opposite of the pond. What ever kind of holiday you take, you'll most likely have some casual time where a t-shirt and a pair of shorts are the fashion must have for the day. Having a beach holiday? how about an aquatic design featuring dolphins or sea turtles? if you're not afraid to go into the ocean why not get a shark t-shirt?

Shark Attack T-shirt

We have over 800 t-shirt designs you can order through our site by The Mountain®.  Most designs are available in adult and children's sizes so the whole family can look great and feel comfortable.  The 100% cotton means you'll stay comfortable even on the warmest of days.

Wear a design for it's hyper realistic appearance or something that matches your personality. With designs ranging from wildlife to fantasy there is no doubt a design for everyone. 

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Cat & Kitten T-shirts by The Mountain®
We carry over 50 adorable cat & kitten designs available in both adult and children's sizes. These designs range from the popular "Big Face™ designs to adorable kittens posing in various scenes. You don't need to be a cat lover to wear these t-shirts either. 
Tyler The Creator American Rapper

Believe it or not men including American rapper Tyler the Creator have made Kittens t-shirt popular. Who would think big strong men would be wearing a t-shirt covered in sweet kittens and flowers?

Kittens T-shirt 10-1172

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Copyright Infringement Can Cost You Money

I wasn't going to blog about someone stealing our content and starting up their own website, but while investigating this thief, I came across someone far worse. Someone who can financially hurt people who aren't internet savy.

We have tracking programmes within our site that allows us to see where customers go on our website, as well as what keywords or other online site brought them to ours. It's a valuable tool that allows us to fine tune our site so customers can find products easier and gives us an idea what other products we can carry.

One evening while checking this programme, I came across a strange link.  It showed someone coming to our website from another website's shipping page. Odd I thought, why is someone's website linked to ours from that page? On closer inspection I found a website that strangely looked similar to ours. Infact, most of the pages had been copied directly from ours (including the coding) which had links to our website.

I couldn't help but be outraged. I have spent a lot of time and money on our website.  Money paying a professional to design a website unique to us. Time, many hours, weeks, months listing products, writing content and descriptions about the products. Working to get the site, and products to move higher up the google searches.  Someone came in and within a likely 5 minutes copied everything and took it as their own. It's Copyright Infringement, it's stealing! and it's illegal.

Imagine you work for a company for many years. You are assigned a special job. You spend weeks on it. It's taken up most of your time, and you've put all your blood, sweat and tears into it.  Then one day while you're out to lunch, a new employee joins the firm.  They walk past your desk and see the folder containing all your work.  They change the name on the folder to their own, and hand it to your boss and tell them it's their own.  How would you feel?   That's exactly the situation I found myself in.

Well I decided to take the legal route. Have their site taken down and if they don't comply, sue the heck out of them.

I took a phrase off their site which was on mine as well (obviously, because they had stolen it) and put it in a google search. I wanted to see where this thieving site ranked on google.  Much to my horror I found another website with the same blurb stolen from my site.  This other site, was more sinister though. Not only did they steal our content and try to pass it off as their own. But they took the products and marked them down to below wholesale prices. Why? Not because they have the product to sell. Because it's bait. They are running a scam that steals credit card information.  See the only way people can purchase from this website, is by setting up an account. And setting up an account with them requires a credit card.

Unsuspecting victims may think they are getting a great deal on t-shirts for £4.99 (we pay nearly 3 x that for wholesale) but they're actually getting their credit card information stolen.

The website shows a UK address, but the whois name shows a registered name of someone who would appear to be from an Eastern block country.

I'm working now to get this second site taken down. But I wonder how many people have already been a victim?

The point of this blog? To warn people. Be very careful. If a deal looks too good to be true, it most likely is. Know who you are purchasing from. Look for websites with a long standing history, and customer interaction and reviews.  Legitimate websites will have contact phone numbers and addresses.  Both of these websites that stole our content do not. They have contact us pages which only have a contact form. Nothing that allows the website user to contact them directly.

Be smart, and be careful. You work hard for your money and some of these scam websites can steal your money in the time it took them to set up these bogus websites.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Shirts to put a Spring in your step!

Easter, Spring, flowers & lawns being mowed! What a lovely time of the year. We have a selection of t-shirts perfect to wear out in this lovely sunshine! Whether you're looking for a 3D Big Face™ design featuring a sweet baby chick, or you're after some pretty butterflies, there's some lovely spring designs available in adult and kids sizes.

To celebrate the Easter weekend, we're Doubling Loyalty Points on all purchases from the 17th to 21st of April. Normally £0.05 per £1.00 spent, they're £0.10 per £1.00. So take advantage the points really do add up! You can save them for Christmas or special occasion, or use them on your next order!

Looking for other ways to pay less? If you've purchased a t-shirt from us previously, leave a product review and we'll send you a 5% off discount link.  Join our FREE newsletter for additional discounts!

Happy Easter from Tam's Treasures

Friday, 4 April 2014

Lisa Parker & her t-shirt range by The Mountain®

The Mountain® - Fantasy T-shirts by Lisa Parker
The Mountain® - Lisa Parker T-shirts

Only a few months now into 2014 and we have found our most popular shirt sales are by the artist Lisa Parker. There are only 4 designs at the moment, but they have become so successful The Mountain® have licensed further designs by Lisa to be brought out for their t-shirts.

Lisa was gracious enough to take some time to answer some questions for me about her artwork and what we can expect in the future.  Before the Q&A's a small introduction about Lisa taken from her own website 

"Born in Devon, UK in 1974 Lisa Parker has always had a very keen interest in art, studying Natural History Illustration at Bournemouth & Poole Institute of Art & Design. Since leaving college she has worked successfully for many years as a freelance artist and has staged many one-man and two-man shows, as well as exhibiting work in prestigious locations such as The Mall galleries in London and Madison Avenue, New York. Although traditionally a wildlife artist Lisa has for many years ventured into the realms of witchcraft and fantasy; her wildlife skills naturally lending themselves to creatures and fairies. Her love of witchcraft and wildlife come together to create beautiful and unique designs."

Your bio says you started out primarily as a wildlife artist. When did you begin combining that with your love of witchcraft and fantasy to create the artwork you've become famous for? 

That began around 14 years ago when I started working with Nemesis Now, they were interested in creating a witchcraft range and I was a wildlife artist, it's something that sort of came naturally.

How long does it take you from conception to finishing a piece?  

Usually around 6 weeks my images now have to be highly detailed so the detailing takes quite a while.

Do you have many on the go at once? Or do you prefer to work on one piece at a time?

No I tend to have several concept sketches done and I'll favour one to work on.

How do you prefer to work?  Do you do it the traditional way with pencil and pad to start? Or are you using a computer programme?

The concept sketches are all done with pencil and then the finished piece is worked on a computerised drawing board, using the same techniques as I use with water colour, layer upon layer.However I do also love working with oils but rarely have time these days as my designing keeps me very busy.

How difficult was it to get your artwork out there for people to see? 

Extremely! it is for every artist and its something that takes years and years. I have been doing this ever since leaving college around 17 years ago and only recently has my work become more known. Its a case of entering exhibitions all the time, writing letters, visiting companies and this takes years.

Your artwork has been licensed and displayed on so many mediums. What was the very first licensed product? and how excited were you to see it created?

My very first item was a greeting card and I was very excited! although straight after being excited you become concerned "what if it doesn't sell?"

What painting that you've done is your favourite? 

In oil, it was a little duck painting because I love to paint things in water. More recently though I  probably like  "the witching hour" the most although I'm highly critical of my work and don't like to look at them too much because I always see the mistakes.

Do you ever get recognised in public? 

ha ha! no never! I don't consider myself well known at all.

Have you ever seen someone wearing one of your t-shirts or with something with your artwork on it and gone up to them and said hey I'm the artist?  

I never say I'm the artist because I'm embarrassed by it. Its different selling you work on the internet than face to face. I have been sent pictures of people wearing my tshirts and that's really nice to see. I'm so flattered that people want to wear my artwork.

What kind of work can we expect from you in the near future?  

Well I'm working on another wolf one right now. I'm going to Canada soon so I'll be getting loads of reference and expanding my wildlife portfolio, although I will be doing more cats as well because many companies have asked for more.

To purchase a t-shirt by Lisa Parker visit our website where you'll find our best seller "The Witching Hour" and her other designs: "Spellkeeper", "Tallisman" and "Unicorn Night".

Go, like and follow Lisa Parker's facebook page where fans can see her latest artwork, competitions and new products featuring her artwork.

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

The Mountain® Do Spiritual

The Mountain® are famous for doing animal related t-shirts very well. And 2014 they brought out their new Spiritual Collection, which look to be just as popular! The same mottle tie-dyed shirts, but with a spiritual theme. Designs will suit whatever your spiritual preference whether it be Buddhist, Christianity or somewhere in between.

The Mountain® t-shirts are perfect for wearing to the gym, meditating or doing yoga. The relaxed loose fit allows for the wearer to comfortably move in a range of motions. For those of us who like to cover up and hide some lumps and bumps the fit on these are perfect for that as well! 

Spiritual designs as well as over 800 other epic designs can be found on our website. Just visit    

Reasons to purchase from Tam's?  - FREE UK DELIVERY, Earn loyalty Points & £10 off orders over £100 are just a few reasons.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Why buy The Mountain® brand t-shirt?

Ever since Three Wolf Moon T-shirt went viral the brand The Mountain® has become a massive hit in the world of t-shirts. With over 800 designs available in adult and children's sizes
there is literally a design for everyone. Whether it's wildlife, dogs, cats or if you're into dragons and fairies, there is a design for you.  Remember the 3D effect Big Face™ designs that have become popular? That's The Mountain®

It's not just the fact The Mountain® are known as America's greenest t-shirt company that make these t-shirts worth buying. Yes, they use environmentally friendly techniques to manufacturer them, as well as give back to their community.   The fact is times are hard and people don't often have extra money to spend on luxuries and t-shirts can often fit into that category.

The Mountain® t-shirts are made to last. Reinforced double stitching is used on all the seams. The screen printed images are dyed into the fabric so the design lasts after many years of wash and wear.  The 100% ring spun cotton is high quality and made for comfort and durability. So while they may not be the cheapest t-shirts out there, they are designed to last years.

At Tam's Treasures we also know how tight money is, so we have many incentives in place so customer's throughout the UK and Europe will buy from us.  Our customers earn loyalty points on every order. That means for every £1 spent £0.05 is earned towards a future customer.

Many of our returning customers will purchase a t-shirt throughout the year for birthdays or special occasions, or just for themselves.  Saving their loyalty points which can be used towards purchases at Christmas.

Our prices also include UK First Class postage, so you know exactly how much you're paying right from the start.

Spend over £100 and we'll even take off £10 your order.

Monday, 27 January 2014

  The 2014 T-shirt Designs by The Mountain® are here!

Over 250 epic designs ranging from wildlife to fantasy and there's absolutely something for everyone! These 100% cotton t-shirts are available in adult and children's sizes and they're unisex so you can "borrow" your other half's shirt if you want.

Tam's Treasures sell The Mountain® t-shirts to the UK & Europe with Free UK Delivery. All of our loyal customers also benefit from earning loyalty points when they sign up for an account after their first purchase.