Friday 29 April 2011

More Crate Paper...

I just can't seem to get enough of this new Portrait Collection from Crate Paper. I love how bright and bold some of the papers are, whilst still being sophisticated.

This LO came together really easily, once I had spent a bit of time cutting out some flowers from the Bouquet paper, They were simple and quick to layer up for a dimensional effect. I used silicone glue to keep the flowers raised up.

The background was created by using a Martha Stewart Edger Punch on strips of the Vintage Lace paper, and layering them with strips of real lace.

The photo was framed with a gorgeous wooden Flourish from Kaisercraft. Although Papermaze has none of these, there is a whole new range of these gorgeous wooden embelishments here

Wednesday 27 April 2011

Answers - and a winner!

Thank you to everyone who joined in with our Easter Egg hunt :) I hope you enjoyed working out the answers and finding the eggs, as much as I enjoyed compiling the clues!

So, the answers were:

Day 1: Prima Marketing Botanical - Missing You
Day 2: Craft Concepts - Venus
Day 3: Stickles Glitter Glue - Thistle
Day 4: ProMarker - Aegean
Day 5: Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze - All That Jazz
Day 6: Technique Tuesday - Chronology
Day 7: Echo Park Summer Days - Rainbow

We had lots of correct answers, and we put all the names into a hat. The winner, drawn at random, is Esme Barker!

Congratulations Esme - drop me an email with your address and we'll get your prize out to you!

Thanks again everyone for taking part!

Sunday 24 April 2011

Final day

Happy Easter everyone - I hope you've all had a lovely day, and not eaten too many eggs! This is the final day of our egg hunt, so all you have to do is solve this clue and email me the answers. You need to list the product title and manufacturer where each egg is hidden and send the list to You have until 5pm on Tuesday 26th April and shortly afterwards we'll draw our winner!

So, there's only one thing left to do - give you the final clue:

Which children's television programme featured the characters George and Zippy?

I really hope you've enjoyed our Easter Egg hunt :)

Saturday 23 April 2011

Day 6...

Only one more clue after this one - how the week has flown by!! I have enjoyed putting the clues together for you, and I hope you have had fun searching for the eggs :) Remember to call back tomorrow for your final clue - but first, onto today's:

What is defined as the arrangement of events or dates in the order of their occurrence?

Happy hunting!

Friday 22 April 2011

Day 5...

I hope you have all had a lovely Good Friday - we have had some lovely sunshine here :) But enough of the small talk - let's get straight on with the next clue:

This film won the 1979 Academy Award for Best Costume Design.

Happy hunting!

Thursday 21 April 2011

Half way through!

OK you should have 3 hiding places for our colourful eggs, and today will give you a fourth! So, how is your geography?? I have to admit it was one of my least favourite subjects at school! Anyway, onto today's question:

What is the name of the sea indicated in the map below

Happy hunting!

Wednesday 20 April 2011

Day 3...

Two clues down, another five to go! So without any further ado, let's get on with today's clue... and with no layouts to view this week, the blog is lacking a bit of colour... so I thought, how about a picture clue - and here it is!

Happy hunting!

Tuesday 19 April 2011

Day 2...

Did you find the first egg? I hope so! Remember to hold on to all your answers until the hunt finishes on Easter Day - you'll then have a couple of days in which to email me your answers.

OK, onto the second clue:

Which planet has the longest day? (equivalent to 243 Earth days!)

Happy hunting!

Monday 18 April 2011

It's time for....

...our annual Easter Egg hunt!!! I know many of you have played along in the past, but if you are new to the game it's very easy :) Every day for the next week we will be hiding an Easter Egg somewhere on the Papermaze site. Your job is to find them! With over 12000 products listed on the site that might seem a little daunting, so we'll give you a bit of help. 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! Keep the answers safe until Easter Sunday, by which time you should have found seven eggs. All you have to do then is email me with your answers. A winner will be chosen at random from all those who have the correct answers, and they will win a pizza box filled with lots of the latest goodies, worth at least £25 :)

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

This was a big hit in 1984 for John Waite.

Happy hunting!

Saturday 16 April 2011

May workshops

Here are all the details for the May workshops...

the first one is done using the New Bo Bunny line called Blast Off

this is on the 4th May and is to be held at the uses three  6 by 4 photos.

The next workshop is a card workshop...this involves making 3 cards using a line from Echo Park...

this is on the 11th May and is held at the shop.You cannot just turn up for the card workshop you need to make sure that you book in advance.

The third class for the month of May is a page using three bugs in a rug papers....

this also held at the shop and the date for this one is the 25th May....

if you wish to make sure you grab a seat before they sold out ( this months card class sold out very quickly) then email me on workshops should go online in the next week on the will be able to find them here. Hope to see you there

Wednesday 13 April 2011

Crate Paper Portrait Collection

Of the three new collections in Papermaze by Crate Paper, the 'Portrait Collection' is possibly my favorite (it is very close though!)

I have made a few pages with this gorgeous new line, but today I am going to show you one which is a bit different to usual.

Instead of using a photo as the main focus, I wanted to document the little notes and letters that our Daughter often writes for us. I mounted this note onto a bright cardstock, and added a filmstrip of much smaller photos of Izabelle underneath.

I used the 'June' paper as a backdrop, which is perfectly subtle, but not plain. I added a small Maya Road Kraft Envelope , topped with a button, twine and pin to hold some more of her little notes.

The border stickers are perfect for layering up together. I added a few small crystals to highlight them.

Monday 11 April 2011


Wow i just love these Kaisercraft papers - so perfect for heritage layouts! This is something i don't tend to do, but i had this picture that just needed to be scrapped ... I am so happy with how the layout turned out and hope you are too and can find some inspiration...

The main thing i wanted to achieve with this layout was defiantly attention to detail. The clocks i cut from the patterned paper and then covered with transparency - it might be hard for you to see but the effect is really good..

Stitching on this layout i felt added texture - why not try stitching using raffia like I have! Click on the layout for more close ups xxxx

Wednesday 6 April 2011

Making Memories Je t'adore

It happened to be a very special year for me last year - I was lucky enough to get married to my hubby back in July 2010, but I hadn't scrapped any photos of our day - this had to change when I saw the Making Memories Je t'adore range. These papers are so classic, without being too grown up or old-fashioned for my tastes.

The lovely reds, pinks and creams worked beautifully as a backdrop for this photo of us sharing a kiss while we signed the register. I just layered up a few blocks of paper with a bit of stamping and made a feature of the title - the lyrics from a song I like, which I finished in my own handwriting elsewhere on the layout. The title stickers are by American Crafts and October Afternoon.

The beautiful diamante swirl was so eyecatching, it negated the need for much else in the way of embellishment. I simply carried the crystal theme through by using some as centres for the little red flowers dotted around the rest of the layout. All it needed then were some beautiful love quote stickers by 7Gypsies.

I'm really pleased with my first wedding layout - hopefully this will be the inspiration I need to get on with some more!
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Monday 4 April 2011


Hi all i love this Chloe paper collection so funky and fun to work with.... This layout i decided to make it as funky as the picture.

1 start off by cutting your pink patterned paper and mount onto black card stock tearing and folding some of the edges as shown

2 using a brick stamp'' stamp a large area on the right hand side once dry cut and glue two strips of different patterned papers and place as shown

3 stamp the wall image on to a piece of white card stock and glue into place add your photo and a square piece of patterned paper as shown

4 hand cut the cloths line out of the patterned paper and place as shown i have numbered each item of clothing to represent my daughters age

5 finish off by adding your embellishments title work and a few splashes of paint

Saturday 2 April 2011

It gives me great pleasure....

to introduce you to our newest design team member.....Kim Sonksen...

Here is what she has to say about herself....

My name is Kim and I live with my boyfriend of 13 years on the wonderful Isle of Wight. I started my obsession with scrapbooking in December 2004 and this love affair with paper and glue shows no sign of wearing off.

I love mixing and matching product lines from various Manufacturers and add a splash of paint and mists here and there. Fussy cutting and using embellishment clusters is also high on my list of favourite techniques.

It is so exciting to be part of the Papermaze Team and I cannot wait to hopefully inspire you with some of my work.


As you can see from the projects below Kim is amazing paints and mists.....

The card was made using Promarkers, Sassafras Lass and Bazzill
The layout using My Minds Eye
And another layout using My Minds Eye and Jenni Bowlin

we are so excited to  see what Kim is going to come up with in the future.....welcome to the team!!!!