Sunday 29 June 2008

Free for you!

We thought it was about time we had another special offer just for our blog readers! So here it is! Place an order for £10 or more and we will include a FREE pack of BasicGrey rub-ons! You need to enter the code BGFREE in the coupon box, and the offer ends 10pm Sunday 5th July.

Tuesday 24 June 2008

Dream Street - Paint your world

I was sent some of the amazing dream street - paint your world papers this month and heres what I did with them

I cut a rectangle of the Mary Lynn paper and inked the edges, then I stuck my photos to this paper, then stuck this to the card stock

I cut some circles from the Addison Mary paper and stuck 3 circles and the felt flower in the top left corner of the Mary Lynn paper and the bottom right corner. I attached the felt flowers with a brad

I finished off with a torn strip of Therese paper, some wholly cow rub-ons, bling and american craft vinyl thickers for the title

Saturday 21 June 2008

Competition time!!!

So the card sketch week is over!!!

So this week i asked you to post a comment on one of the blog posts to be entered into a competition, to win the supplies to make all the cards featured this week.

So the winner of this is .........Flossyjamba.

send an email to me at with your address and i can get your card supplies to you.

Okay now onto this months competition.

So after a week of cards and sketches it is not hard to figure out what this months competition is going to be. *laugh*

My challenge to you is to create a card using one of the sketches that has been in this weeks posts. Every card you send in gets your name put into a hat, so if you send in 5 cards your name gets put in the the hat 5 times.

Basically the more you create the better your chances of winning a prize!!!

The prize this month is a set of Prima stamps..

which are just too gorgeous!!!!!!!

you have until next Saturday 28th June 2008 to send your cards to -

here are all the sketches from this week to remind you.Take from them what you want or go back to the cards posted with them and lift something from there, it is entirely up to you.

thanks for popping by all week! don't forget to pop back as we update regularly.

Friday 20 June 2008

Friday's card...

Hi and welcome to our last card of the week!

Here is todays sketch....

And this is the card to go with it...

First i ran a piece of green card measuring 10cm by14cm through the cuttlebug in the dotted embossing folder. And then i inked the edges.

I then cut a piece of white card to the size 7.5cm by 14.5cm. Then i used a corner punch to scallop the edges. I then inked the edge and drew a thin line just inside the edge of the scallop.
Then i cut out a piece of pattern paper to the size 5.5cm by 14.5cm. Then attached it to the white scalloped card and adhered to the green dotted card.

I then chose a contrasting colour pattern paper and cut out a strip of it to the size 14.5cm by1.5cm. I inked the edges...

And then tucked it under the edge of the righthand scallop.

Then using a circle cutter for the Cuttlebug i cut out the circles and then adhered to the card. I inked the edges before i stuck it down.

Then using two ribbons one bigger than others i adhered them to the card.

I then used all the supplies in the photo below. Layered them one on top of each other.

And stuck it onto the card.

Then using the same smaller ribbon as before tie and then attach the bow to the card.

I added a few gems to the scallops and then adhered the whole thing to a white card.
Then your card is complete.

I quite often leave my cards blank until i know what i am going to use them for, that way i have a card for any occasion.

Thanks for popping in everyday and seeing the sketches and the cards. Dont forget to make a comment on one of this weeks card post before you leave, to be put into the draw for all the supplies to make all the cards this week.

And then pop back tomorrow for this months competition with a prize.

Thursday 19 June 2008

Thursday's card....

Okay here is thursday's sketch...

And here is my take on it...

First of all cut out a piece of blue card to the size 12 cm by 12 cm. I then distress the edges and inked with brown ink...

Then cut out a piece of brown card to the size 12cm by 8.5cm. I distressed the edges and inked them. I attached it to the blue card. I used a white pen to add some faux stitching.

I then cut out a piece of cream pattern paper to the size 12cm by 6.5cm. I scalloped the edges with a corner rounder and inked the edges. Then i adhered it to the card.

I then cut out 4 circles growing smaller in size. I distressed and inked the edges.

I add some faux stitching to two of the circles and adhered them to the centre of the card.

The wrapped a satin blue ribbon round the centre of the card and adhered it using glue dots.

Then i added a white flower.

I then punched out a big flower, and a small flower and a pink button. I stuck all these together.

and adhered it to the card. I then added some white dots to each petal.

Then i adhered a line of gems around the edge of one of the circles and drew a black out line around the edge of the blue card.

I then adhered the whole thing to a card. And there you have the finished card.

Products used...

Pattern paper - Bo Bunny
Card - Bazzill basics
Punches - Big flower
small flower

thanks for popping by and dont forget to leave a comment so you can be entered in the draw to win all the supplies for each of the cards we have shown you this week.

see you tomorrow for our last card of the week. :)

Wednesday 18 June 2008

Wednesday card...

Okay guys here is Wednesday's card and sketch....

This is the sketch for today...

And here is the card...

First cut out two pieces of brown card, one lighter and one dark. The sizes are

Light brown - 12cm by 12cm
dark brown - 11.5 by 11.5cm

Distress and ink round the edges of both card to add texture. Adhere them one on top of each other.
Next cut out/punch out 9 circles of pattern paper. I then distressed and inked round the edges and before sticking down draw faux stitching round the edges.

Adhere them to the dark brown card.

Then using a stamp from some Prima stamps , I stamped it onto some acetate and cute it out and stuck it to the card.

Adhere to different ribbons of different sizes across the card and secure round the back.

I then added a flower...

Using two different shape circle punches, i punched some card and some pattern paper and adhered them to the card, add some faux stitching and a button.

I then added some gems and a happy birthday...

Products used in this card...

Pattern paper - Basic Grey Sugared line
Heidi Swapp flower - white
brown card
Prima stamps - ( which are just the most gorgeous stamps i have ever seen!!! seriously)

thanks for popping by and dont forget to leave a comment so you can be entered in the draw to win all the supplies for each of the cards we have shown you this week.

See you tomorrow

Tuesday 17 June 2008

Tuesday's card...

All this week on the Papermaze blog we are having a card sketch week. Everyday there is going to be a new sketch and a new example.

What do you have to do??? well all the people that post a comment on anyone of the posts this week will be put into a hat and i will draw one name out. The person whose name comes out will get written step by step instructions and the supplies to make each card that is shown here this week.

On Saturday there will be posted a competition with a cool prize. We hope you enjoy the sketches and the cards.

okay the second sketch is a really easy one to interpret ...

Okay first cut out the blue card to the size - 12cm by 12 cm, distress the edges and then ink with brown ink. Do not adhere to the actual card yet.

Next cut up 9 squares, distress the edges and then ink the edges with brown ink.

Arrange on the card as shown in the photograph below.

Next cut out a heart shape on brown card. Distress the edges and ink again with brown ink. Draw faux stitching around the outside. Adhere to the card.

Then using 2 different ribbons attach across the card. And cut of the edges or adhere them to the back of the card.

I then used a see through letter. Drew white round the edge. Then using a thin ribbon tie round one part of the letter. I then used a pin, added some beads and thread it through the ribbon.

Adhere onto the card.

And then add some gems..

here is the finished card.

Edited to add*

products used -
Heidi swapp plastic letters
Bo bunny paper
If you use the sketch send it to us so we can see how you made it and it can be put in the readers gallery.

see you 2m for another sketch and another card. xxx