Wednesday 31 March 2010

Day 3...

OK, two down, hopefully you have their locations safely tucked away! Today's clue is slightly different in that it is a picture clue!! And without further ado, here it is :)

Happy hunting!

Tuesday 30 March 2010

Day 2...

So did you manage to find the first egg? I hope so! To answer the questions on the comments, you need to keep hold of your answers until the end of the week, then on Sunday I'll let you know where to email all your answers to :)

OK, ready for the next one??!

What might Asteroidea be more commonly known as?

Happy hunting!

Monday 29 March 2010

It's time for our Easter Egg hunt!

Yes, it's time for our annual Easter Egg hunt - I'm not sure where the time goes, it only seems like yesterday that I was working out last year's clues!! Anyway, for those of you new to the game - and to remind those who have played before - each day for the next week we will be hiding an Easter Egg somewhere on the Papermaze site. All you have to do is find them! But don't worry, you don't have to search through all 10,000 products! Every day we will give you a clue on the blog, so you need to come on here, work out the clue, go on to the website and find the egg! At the end of the week the person with the most answers will win a pizza box full of the latest goodies, worth at least £25!! In the event of a draw, we will draw a name at random.

So, on to the first clue - and make sure you pop by tomorrow for the next one! Here goes:

Sandra Bullock won one of these recently.

Happy hunting!

Saturday 27 March 2010

April Classes

Here are the classes for April...

The first one is on....7th April.

I used a variety of these papers for it...crate paper....Paper doll. It uses just one photo...portrait...the size that i used was 9cm by13cm but can be a bit bigger if you needed it to be.
It starts at 7.30pm bring yourself and some cropping tools.

The second workshop is on 28th April.

I used the pattern papers from Basic Grey Bloom and #Grow for this one. I have used 4 portrait wallet size photos for this one but i think bigger landscape ones would be okay as well.
This workshop starts at 7.30pm as well and bring your cropping tools.

Keep an eye on the workshop part of Papermaze website to purchase them as they will be up soon.

Thursday 25 March 2010

BG Origins

One of the recent collections from Basic Grey is their Origins line - it's a beautiful collection of browns, yellows and greens, very elegant. I decided to scrap a photo of me with my boys from a few years ago, and framed the large photo with strips of the papers:

I added to the paper frame with some gorgeous accent buttons and some ribbon, and outlined the photo with Ranger Dabber paint. Along with the papers, I also received these beautiful BG rub-ons, perfectly matching the elegance of the papers. I added a few gems to pick out the flowers:

I used some alpha stickers for the title, finishing the page with a hand-written date.

Wednesday 24 March 2010

My Minds Eye - Be loved cards

I just love the accessory sheet from the MME be loved range and the elements are just perfect to make some cards.

Firstly I made a bow from some ribbon

Then I threaded some flower branches through the bow

I cut a rectangle from the My Minds Eye Be Loved - Smitten Stripes paper and spritzed it with a pale pink glimmer mist

I cut a smaller rectangle from My Minds Eye Be Loved - Fond Flowers paper and took a journalling shape from the accessory sheet and cut it in half

I mounted these papers on to pink card stock and added the bow and flowers

I stuck this on to my base card and added some bling, my greeting and a heart pin

For my next card I took the heart element from the accessory sheet and inked the edges with brown chalk ink

I added the adore element using 3D foam pads, again inking the edge

I cut a daisy blossom in half and stuck half under the adore element

I stuck these elements on to a half circle

Using a Martha Stewart simple scallop edge punch I punched some white bazzill bling and added this strip as below

Then i punched around the edge of a rectangle of bazzill bling using Martha Stewart Punch Around The Page Corner Punch - String Lace Lattice and Martha Stewart Punch Around The Page Edger Punch - String Lace Lattice punch. I then sprayed this card with pink glimmer mist

Next I cut a rectangle from the My Minds Eye Be Loved - Fond Flowers paper and used the reverse side, I inked the edges and stuck this on to my base card.

Once I had assembled my elements I added some bling and my greeting

Saturday 20 March 2010

Journaling with MME Journal Cards

Journaling is a really important part of my scrapbooking. I like to think that anyone would be able to sit down, look through one of my albums and know who is who and the story behind the photo.
I love using cards, tags and things to journal on. They add an extra layer to the page and if you struggle with the journaling, these can really make life easier for you and even give you new ideas for LO's.

I've made 3 LO's below using My Minds Eye Journal Cards to show you some examples.
There are loads of different cards for all kinds of events and activities. Take a look here.

Using this particular MME Journal Card I was able to tell a short story of how my son didn't want his photo taken with Minnie Mouse, as she's a girl. There's not huge amounts of info, but enough for us to remember his reaction when we had this photo taken. Rather than just scrapping the photo with a cute title.

Supplies used: BazzillBasics & Swissdots, lightly brushed over with dabber paints, edges distressed and inked with the Tim Holtz Distress Inks. Journal Tags Elles Studio & My Minds Eye. American Crafts Thickers. Blooms which have been inked up. Heart Pin.
And buttons.

By seeing this next My Minds Eye card, it sparked off a whole new idea for this LO.
I teamed it up with these October Afternoon Stickers and the journaling just flowed. The stickers acted as mini subtitles. All I did was draw in a few lines using pen and ruler and wrote down a few notes.

Supplies:Bazzill Basics, Ink for the edges, Mini Alphas from October Afternoon, October Afternoon Roadmap Stickers, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Brads.

The Journal Card on the next one could be great on any LO, it's so versatile.Perfect to write down a few facts or a short story to go wih your photo.

Supplies: Bazzil Basics, Paint Dabbers to frame my photo. The Clouds were cut from this My Minds Eye PP, I've cut strips from another piece of PP from the same range here. And taken the scalloped egdes from this piece here. American Crafts Thickers. The buttons and leaves are My Minds Eye Stickers. They have been inked and sewn on to.

Thanks for looking and happy journaling x

Wednesday 17 March 2010

Grunge paper and felt

I was sent some grunge paper and felt this month and I must admit that I was a bit puzzled on what to do with them both for a while after a bit of thought I decided to make a birthday card.

I drew a very random scallop rectangle on the reverse of the grunge paper

I cut around the scallops and cut out a rectangle from the centre to make a frame.

Here is the embossed frame

I lightly inked the frame
Next I decided to use glimmer mists on the frame.

I put down lots of paper towel on my work surface as I wanted to use lots of glimmer mist and I knew it would get messy.

First I sprayed purple glimmer mist onto my frame.

Then I used Iridescent Gold glimmer mist

And finally I used pink taffy

Using so much glimmer mist left lots of pools of colour on the frame. I left the frame til it was dry and here is my finished frame.

Next I took a piece of purple felt and cut it to the size of the card I was using

I cut out a cake case shape from the grunge paper and embossed with Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Distressed Stripes

Then I painted the cup case shape white.

I used some pink felt to cut out the top of the cake

I used white opal liquid pearls and cotton candy and lavender stickles to create the cake sprinkles

I cut a candle in half and stuck behing the felt cake top

Then i sewed some sequins to the felt

I angled my frame and stuck over the cupcake on the felt

Then I attached the felt to my blank card

All I need to do is add a greeting and my card is finished

Monday 15 March 2010

Ways with Chipboard

Do you ever feel stumped as to what you can do with chipboard?
It's quite amazing what you can do to transform these plain looking little pieces below.
Here are some step by step instructions to make this little card above.

Firstly, choose your chipboard.

I like to ink the edges for good definition.

I've then spray misted mine using the Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists.
These are great fun, just make sure you have something protective underneath your project. I use an old 12x12 box.

If you haven't got any sprays to hand, you could use paints, inks or even pencils.

I then laid a piece of card over my chipboard which had random holes punched out, then sprayed over the top with another Glimmer Mist in a contrasting colour.
You then get this effect.

Once this has dried, I used some glossy accents over the top of my red dots. This then takes a while to dry properly. Once it has, I've re-inked the edges again and pieced together on the card.

This would also look good as an embellishment on a LO.

Friday 12 March 2010

Mother's Day or Mothering Sunday?

Whichever name you use, there's something rather lovely about receiving those cute handmade cards the children bring home from school or nursery.

Speaking of cards, I finally got around to making mine last night and thought I'd share.

For the first card, I edged the front of a card blank with Fiskar's Threading Water border punch. I then cut a piece of My Minds Eye Penny Lane Feeling Groovy to about 4cm wide and the same height as the card blank. I edged the piece with Fiskar's Scalloped Sentiment border punch and then embossed it with Cuttlebug's Swiss Dots embossing folder. I attached the strip behind the front of the card blank.

I punched various sized circles of patterned paper, inked their edges and arranged to make flowers. I then cut very thin strips of paper for the stems. Once the flowers and stems were arranged and adhered to the card, I tied the stems with a short length of ribbon.

I started the second card by adding two pieces of the Penny Lane Feeling Groovy to the centre of the card. The top piece has been embossed with the Swiss Dots embossing folder and then lightly sanded. Both pieces have been edged with a scallop bladed trimmer.

Using the Maya Road Bird with Cage stamp set, I stamped the cage onto transparency using Dew Drop Brilliance pearlescent ink. I also used Brilliance pearlescent ink to stamp the bird and notes onto white card. I cut out the bird and the notes and adhered the bird to a piece of patterned paper to match the centre panel. I used foam squares to attach the stamped cage above the bird and then added a frame cut from patterned paper to cover the foam.

To finish the card, I adhered the notes to the frame and added the sentiment using more foam squares.