Friday, 17 October 2014

October's Crop

Tomorrow is crop day here in Otley, so it means cake, shopping and, of course, scrapping!  Our crop kit uses the beautiful Kaisercraft Be-You-tiful papers (which you can find here).  

If you'd like to join us, the cost for the day is £4.  As well as the optional kit above, we have plenty of punches and dies for your use, plus light refreshments and a discount on any items you may decide to purchase!  I hope you all have a lovely weekend, and manage to fit in some crafting somewhere!

Monday, 13 October 2014

A Mixed Bag


Today I have a fun little pack on My Minds Eye goodies to show you.
They are called 'A Mixed Bag' and are from the Jubilee collection.
They look like this.
The bag is full of little bits and pieces. 91 pieces to be precise.
Numbers, banners, tags, arrows, leaves, circles, balloons, clouds, tabs....loads!!

I had so much fun using them to make this LO here.

I love using them to form clusters on a LO. Aren't they fun?!
I also used this 12x12 paper.

To add extra dimention and interest I've stuck some on with foam pads and added some hand stitching.

I just love these colours in this Jubilee collection. Perfect for this time of year.

I hope you like this pages that I've shared today. I have loads of the pieces left over from the mixed bag. I'm off to make some cards with them now.

Lisa x

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

NEW Websters Pages!

Hi Everyone! I hope you are having a good week despite this dreary weather! Here's something to brighten your mood...have you laid your eyes on the gorgeous new Websters Pages lines in our shop yet? There are three new collections, and the one that really caught my eye was 'Nest' The papers are bright and summery and there are so many useable images and words to cut out. I can see many more projects coming form this line :-)

So here is my first layout from these papers. I said it should brighten your mood, didn't I?


So why not check out the other collections from Webster's Pages?
 I'm sure you'll fall in love with all of them!

Monday, 6 October 2014

Trick or Treat bags

Hi Tracee with you today with the first of my Halloween projects.
I will be sharing the others through the month so we can be all prepared for the 31st

I loved some of the Halloween collections that the store carries and asked if I could be sent some to play with this month. The Echo Park Carta Bella Spooky collection was perfect for the things I had in mind and I always love working with their collections as the paper has a slight textured feel to it (and always smells nice - yes I am a paper sniffer lol)

I made 2 different types of Treat bags

For the first one I simply cut some witches legs on my Cameo and layered them with Orange & Black cardstock.

Using the Spooky & Scary sheet I created a little skirt for her which I then edged with some gorgeous black lace, popped on a spider and it was done.

For the next bag I used my cameo again to cut the spiders web and then I created a tag to go on the front using the same Spooky & Scary sheet along with some of the elements from the 12 x 12 sticker sheet.

All that remains is to fill them with treats and I am going to personalise these for when my Granddaughter visits with her friends on the 31st
See you later in the month with more Halloween ideas.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

graphics 45 raining cats and dogs..

Hi, Carol with you today.  Have you seen the gorgeous new Graphics 45 papers in the shop?  they are all just gorgeous…. I recently acquired a couple of sheets from the "Raining cats and dogs" papers and made this card for a lady who loves her animals and who had reached a "special" number

I use pre-scored card blanks and this is a 6x6 blank in white.  I cut the base sheet a little smaller than my card base from "cats meow" - I really like how there is always one really strong paper in the ranges…and the backside of this one is really nice too! I then cut an element from the "well bred" sheet, this had loads of images all great for cards or notebooks…..I distressed the edges and then gave them a brush with some distress stain (walnut stain)…I cut a blank piece of paper from my stash to the same size, stamped with distress ink and brushed the edges…this was then off set from the main image.  Some gorgeous prima flowers, piece of pearled lace and a stamped saying finished it all off…do pop over to the shop and see some of the other papers in this and the other new Graphics 45 range.


Monday, 22 September 2014

Introducting... Karen Barker

Today we would like to introduce you all to our new member of the design team....Karen Barker!! We have always loved Karens style and are honoured to have her join our team to bring you tips and inspiration.
Here's what Karen had o say about this layout...

'Papermaze sent me some beautiful papers from the Carta Bella Moments & Memories range, 2 sheets of Bazzil card stock, plus some embellishments, ribbon, tags, brads wood pieces and avocado liquid pearls.
Firstly I cut the floral paper at 11.5cm and added the scalloped border on the sticker sheet, and then fussy cut the flourishes from the paper. Cut out the clock from the Tim Holtz weathered clock die from Kraft card stock I had left over from my own stash, and cut out a banner from the patterned paper. I then placed my pieces along with my photo so I could then decide were to add my clusters of flowers, title, stickers, studio calico wooden shapes and frames. I have watered down the liquid pearls to make a paint to colour my frames and used small dots of the pearls directly from the bottle. Distressed the edges of the card with brushed corduroy distress ink and  tattered rose distress ink on the flowers.'

Thank you Karen for sharing how you created this layout. If you would like a chance to have your work posted here on our blog, email any projects you have made using products we sell to

Friday, 19 September 2014

September's Crop...

I can't believe we're in the middle of September already!  But here we are, and it's time for another crop day :)  This month we're getting messy with paints and texture paste for the kit.  My photo measures 4.5"x3.5" and shows me with my 3 children on Mothers Day this year.  

We're always pleased to welcome new members to the crop, so if you haven't been before but fancy joining a like-minded group of people, just drop me an email.  £4 for the day (10am - 5pm), the kit is optional, drinks & homemade cakes on tap and a discount on anything you buy in the shop!