Thursday, 17 April 2014


Hello again :)
I hope you're all enjoying the Easter Egg hunt and managing to work out the clues and find the eggs on the website!   It's time for the fourth clue, so we're half-way through!  Here goes:

In maths, this circle is divided into sectors to show relative sizes of data.

Happy hunting!

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Clue 3

Here we are again with another clue!  I'm going to get straight on with it and not keep you waiting - here goes:

This is a frozen dessert made from sweetened water with flavouring.

See you tomorrow - happy hunting!

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Day 2

OK, so how did you get on with the first clue?  I hope you found it, and have the answer in a safe place!  Remember, one lucky person will win a £25 gift voucher and there are 3 runners up prizes too - but don't send anything in until you've found the last egg on Sunday :)

So, we'd best get on with today's clue:

This was a 2008 film based on Stephanie Meyer's novel of the same name.

Happy hunting!

Monday, 14 April 2014

It's that time of year!!!!

With Easter approaching fast, it must be time for our annual Easter Egg hunt!! We know how much you enjoy doing this as we've already had people asking if we're doing it this year, and so here we are, hiding an egg in our store every day until Easter!  For those of you who are new to this - or who may need reminding how it works, let me explain a bit more.

Every day for the next week I will give you a clue on the blog. All you have to do is work out the answer and find the egg on the website :) Make a note of the manufacturer and product, then once you have all seven answers you can email them to me (details on Sunday). And, of course, there is a prize to be had! This year we'll be giving away a £25 gift voucher to one lucky person (whose name will be drawn at random!) - and we'll also be giving away three 6x6 pads to three runners up (one pad each!) .

So, are you ready?   Then let's begin with the first clue:

Which of New York City's five boroughs is the most densely populated?

Work out the answer, and jump over to the website to find the egg!  Keep a note of the answer, and remember to drop by tomorrow for the next clue!

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

April Kit - Simply Perfect

Hi Tracee with you today sharing a layout I created using the gorgeous April Kit

This months kit features the stunning Fresh Cuts collection by Basic Grey, with a few other papers including a pink Polka dot sheet from Carta Bella (my favourite sheet!) and Kaisercraft Choc Chip from the Tea Break collection.
The kit always includes a couple of sheets of plain cardstock and this time I started with the white sheet and layered my papers on it in strips across the top and down the right hand side of the page.
I used a polka dot stencil and some distress ink to add a little interest to the white space in the bottom left side of the layout.

This month you also get a sheet of the cute alpha stickers from Pink Paislee sentiment series and a chipboard title that was quite literally "Perfect" for my page.

I will be back later in the month to show you what else I created with this fab kit.

Monday, 7 April 2014

Inky beginnings

Hi, its Carol with you today - have you seen the fabulous new Ranger products that have arrived at Papermaze? I haven't managed to get my hands on those new Dylusion ink sprays yet, but, I will!!, so I thought today, we'd use some of the sprays and distress inks…to make a tag incorporating several techniques…

To start with I cut a tag using the sizzix large tag die, this is now available in the shop, I have had my die for quite some time and I use it a lot! I love making tags and enjoy adding these as decoration to presents for family and friends….so,  tag cut….I used a clear embossing ink with clear powder and stamped and heat embossed some sewing themed stamps to my tag….. I then used my spraying cubicle (a delivery box from Papermaze - with a piece of kitchen roll in the bottom) to spritz my tag - I always do this after spraying my new wooden blinds!!!! fortunately it did clean off, but, I'm not chancing that again!! lol


This tag was spritzed with three inks, dried and spritzed again - the picture shows the first spritz…..
I also cut the mannequin die out of grungepaper and spritzed this with the same inks, I added the white spray ink, lifted up the mannequin and allowed the ink to run down the leg….
Taking a harlequin stencil, I placed this over the tag and spritzed with water, text stamping with black ink and the edges inked with brown ink finished off the tag….

I also coloured some vintage ribbon with the inks…

The bobbin was coloured using distress inks and a piece of string wrapped around, a vintage button and a pin were also added.  The stamped sentiment was from a Technqiue Tuesday stamp set….


Monday, 31 March 2014

Kaisercraft art of life….

Hi, its Carol with you today……I'm sharing with you a card made with the Kaisercraft Art of Life papers….

I usually use pre-creased cards either 6 x 6 or DL size…for this base I've used a white 6x6 card base…
then I've chosen three pages from the Art of Life 6.5 x 6.5 pad…

I decided to use the flowery paper and the dark brown paper and cut each piece in half….I have then layered these onto my card base.  Now I'm a stamper and have thousands (and yes, possibly more) of rubber stamps in different guises…now what if you want a central image and you don't have any stamps?….the squared paper in the picture has roses on, so…

I cut out the rose and coloured in using water colour pencils, but, you could use distress inks…. I then inked the edges and mounted this onto gold miri card…

My card has a piece of lace added where my papers joined each other, a border from the pad was also added….a left over piece of the brown paper was used as an off centre matting board…happy birthday was stamped onto cream card stock and the frame was stamped over, cut out and adhered….

TFL today…