Tuesday 29 September 2009

New Bo Bunny

As soon as i knew the new Bo Bunny was in the shop i just had to have it!!!! In fact there are a few of us design team girls that had to have it!!! lol

The first page i did with mine was a lift of a page i have had on my computer for a while now. I cannot remember who did it so if anyone knows then please let me know so i can give them credit for it.
This page is done using the line Kitchen Spice. There are some seriously gorgeous colours in this line!!! seriously gorgeous!
The leaves on this page come from the pattern paper, i just cut them out. The letters are Jenni Bowlin. The border punch is a Martha Steward Punch ( i think i may have bought each and every one that is in the shop *gulp*) It is this one, which is one of my favourite ones i have.

The next page is done using the line Flutter Butter.

The items that i used on this page are :

Jeni Bowlin Bingo cards in Black

Making Memories xmas pins

Prima Swirls

Martha Steward butterfly Punch.

Thanks for looking xxx

Sunday 27 September 2009


I am sorry to those who are coming to the workshop on wednesday. I have been trying for the last hour to upload a photo of what we are doing but blogger is not co operating!!!!

Anyway the papers that we are going to be using is the new Basic Grey Indian Summer. It is again a page based in circles so bring the cutter that best suits you for that.

THe photos that are on the page are two portrait photos the size is 8cm across by11cm down. Both photos are the same size. Hope to see you there. x

Saturday 26 September 2009

Hi, Nicky here, with my debut post!

I was lucky enough to receive some of the Abbey Road Round & Round collection from My Minds Eye, just perfect for scrapping my boys and their antics on wheels. This is my youngest enjoying his scooter:

I wanted to emphasise the cirlces theme, and decided to do some stamping with bubble wrap - but this time using Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, which I haven't tried before. It was very straightforward, I used an old pizza box to spray in (we've all got those from stash deliveries!)and just spritzed a few sprays onto a small piece of bubble wrap:

I then gently pressed the bubble wrap onto my chosen part of the background cardstock (using some scrap paper underneath to protect my workspace):

After peeling away carefully, I did the same in the other corner, and also sprayed directly onto the cardstock:

After allowing to dry, I completed my LO. I used some of the Round & Round diecuts (here & here), some ric-rac ribbbon and American Crafts Thickers for the title. Keeping with the circles theme, I again used the Glimmer Mist to spray some chipboard circles:

I added some of the little die-cuts, and finished off with Kaiser rhinestones.

I shall definitely be experimenting further with the Glimmer Mists, they're fun!

Tuesday 22 September 2009

Jenni Bowlin

I took the Jenni Bowlin - Classic Die Cut Label Paper Receipt and spayed it with sherbert glimmer mist

With the Jenni Bowlin - Front Porch Die Cut Label Paper I cut the red border from one quater of the paper

Next I marked the position of where I wanted to fix some eyelets

Then I made the holes and fixed the eyelets

I cut a scallop border from the BasicGrey June Bug - Admiral paper using a martha stewart simple scallop punch. Using a white pen i drew along the edge of the scallops.

Using the quarter of the Jenni Bowlin - Front Porch Die Cut Label Paper that I cut the border off I attached this to my LO

I than attached the red border and the blue scallop paper

Then I added my photo.

I added some photo corner stickers and a few phrases from a 7 gypsies sticker sheet

I added my title and a BasicGrey Rub-On - Amber Black

Then i took some thin ribbon and laced it through the eyelets

I tied a bow at the bottom and added a Jenni Bowlin - Punctuation Ticket. I added a felt heart to the ticket

I finished off my LO by adding some more felt hearts

Saturday 19 September 2009

BasicGrey Indian Summer

When i received these papers i had been working on a few things using some photos of myself when i was a little girl and just couldn't help myself but to use this photo with this wonderful new range. The layout itself is so simple to achieve.

1 start off by cutting a strip of patterned paper and glue this into place. Using a compass cut a circle and glue down overlapping the other paper.

2 i used a tim holtz mask to overlap the bottom of the circle then glued my photo into place

3 I had so much fun making the picket fence out of small lollipop sticks which i then painted the same colour of what was in the patterned paper

4 cutting flourishes from the patterned papers is the perfect way to give your layouts the perfect matching embellishments and can make your layouts so unique i finished it off by adding some BasicGrey bling, stamped butterfly's and a few prima flowers

Thursday 17 September 2009

To clear things up!

We have had a fantastic response to the online workshops and i have been getting lots of emails asking to have acess to the instructions. I am going to just write a piece about how this works.

You have to create a blogger account. The instructions are on a blog for you to access as and when you like. I do advise that you print it out for future use ,as the blogs will not stay up forever.

When you email me to say that you have bought a kit. I need you to email me and let me know the email address that you signed up with blogger. You do not at any point need to start a blog.

I then use your email to add you to the list of people who can see the blog. You will get an email from blogger inviting you to follow the link and then follow the instructions from there.

As i said in the other post, i do work full time and do not get onto my computer until about 7pm so do not worry if you email me and dont get an answer straight back.

We decided to do it this way instead of sending written instructions. With instructions printed on paper it is limited as to what you can write and how many photographs to use. With a blog i was able to write long detailed instructions and lots and lots of photographs. If you had a question everyone will be able to see it, and the same goes if you want to look at more detailed photos.

I hope that this clears up some questions and please email me, Vanessa or the shop if you have anymore questions.

Tuesday 15 September 2009

And they are up!!!!

Last week we told you about Papermazes new online workshops. They have all been finished and are now up for sale for you to buy.

You can find them here. Already there are only limited stocks left!!!! and we have re ordered the 'Gorgeous' Layout Basic Grey paper, so if you want one grab it now!!!

The difference with our kits are that you dont get a sent of written instructions. When you order the kit online you send an email to me and i add you to a blog that is done just for that workshop. Please be aware that i work full time so will do the inviting of people to view the website in the evenings :)

You need a blogger account to do this but it only take a few mins to sign up for one.You can sign up here.

On the blog are lots of photos, detailed step by step instructions and tips about how the page goes together. The beauty of it is , you get more photographs and you can ask question after question and i am there to help if needed.

I will have a list of people who bought the kits, so all you have to do is email me on wendy@bbbweb.com with your email address ( that one that you use for your blogger account) and i will add you to the blog so you can see the instructions.

If you buy a kit we really hope that you enjoy making your page!!!

Monday 7 September 2009

Oragami - October Afternoon Style

( Please note : No child was hurt during the making of this LO.
This is simply my little boy being a drama queen)

Hi, I'm Lisa and this is my first time contributing to this blog : )

I wanted to try something different for my first project. Vanessa kindly sent some October Afternoon papers to me. I just LOVE them. But don't you just hate it when you have double sided paper and you love both sides?! So I decided to do something that would show off both sides and made this little windmill that does just that.
Here's how to make it:

1. Cut a piece of square card or paper. (about 20cm square)
2. Bring the bottom left corner to the top right corner. Crease and unfold and do the same with the other side.
3. Then cut from each corner along the fold just past the halfway point.
See Photo

4. Now start with the bottom left corner and gently bring it into the centre and hold in place. Now repeat that with every other corner so you end up like this.

5. Keep it together by using a brad.
Now you have your finished windmill.
I did practise mine on old paper before cutting into the lovely posh paper. It did take a couple of goes to get it right.

Then onto the rest of the LO.
I really wanted my title to match the yellow of the patterned paper, but I didn't have the right shade, so instead took some American Crafts Thickers and coloured over them. I was really pleased with the match it was also very quick and easy.

I've also used a couple of the October Afternoon wildcards and a piece of this netting too. It was too wide for what I wanted it so just cut along the centre to get the correct width and attached with staples.

I really enjoyed trying something different for a change.

Friday 4 September 2009

Some news & a competition...

For a while now we have been doing workshops at the shop on a wednesday night. They are a big success and everyone who comes has a great time.
But people have been asking for them to be avaliable online. soooooo, we are!!!

As of ( hopefully) next week. There will be two workshops that you can buy.
The difference with our kits are that you dont get a sent of written instructions. When you order the kit online you send an email to me and i add you to a blog that is done just for that workshop. On the blog are lots of photos, detailed step by step instructions and tips about how the page goes together. The beauty of it is , you get more photographs and you can ask question after question and i am there to help if needed.

Sound good???

Well we hope so and it is something that we at Papermaze are very excitied about. So keep an eye on here and i will let you know when they are up and ready to go.

Do you fancy a peek at one???

Okay now onto competition time..,

We are holding a page competition. All you have to do is create a page with autumn colours on it. That is it, really easy. The prize for this is a Basic Grey Pack of Indian Summer, which is even more gorgeous in person!!!!
You have until the 30th September to send Vanessa your entries, so get scrapping.

Wendy x