Wednesday 27 February 2013

Time for a sketch

Hope you are all having a good week, it's my turn up today and I have a sketch to share with you.
I am still loving the Pink Paislee portfolio collection and used the matching stamps as well this time.They are so sweet
Here is the layout I created

I did quite a bit of stamping creating both the background and some of the embellishments.
I love the chipboard hearts just as they are, but you can mist or ink them to whatever colour you like

                                This is the sketch I used, that I found on Pinterest
If you create a layout using the sketch we would love to see
Just pop your link in the comment box below

supplies used

Friday 22 February 2013

Mini book

This month I got to play with the gorgeous Pink Paislee - Portfolio collection
These happen to have my favourite colours combo's in blues and yellows
I had the 6 x 6 pad in front of me and suddenly decided to make a mini book of our holiday to Poppit Sands.
Along the way I added a few alphas and things from previous Papermaze kits that matched the papers

I added a few pockets that you can easily put tags and extra photos in & some machine stitching always adds another texture to the page

Here I made an interactive page using a cameo cut file
The front showing the picture and flip it over to show the journaling

You can use full size pictures (in this case my album is 4 x 6) and then decorate direct onto the picture

Another interactive page using a photo turn, and the final page with a pocket and an envelope which came from the January kit.
The papers have lots of detail already printed on all it needs is a photo or 2 and you are done 

I bound it all using kraft cardstock and some book rings, then if I want to I can add more pages at a later date.
Tracee x

Supplies used:
Pink Paislee portfolio 

Wednesday 20 February 2013

Using Pink Paislee Artisan Ribbons

Hi, it's Lisa here with your today.

I've been playing with some gorgeous Pink Paislee products these past couple of weeks.
Lots of the Secret Crush Collection, but today I would like to focus on some different ways that I've used the Artisan ribbon.

I started last week by making this Valentine's banner for my fireplace.

The Artisan products are really versitile. They are packed plain ready for you to add your own mark. But they are beautiful left plain too just like how I have done here.

I've used a whole length here. I used some of the secret crush papers to cover the tops of some wodden clothes pegs and cut out a heart for each peg from this paper here, Heartbeat.

I love the matching Photos Frames.

And I used one of the matching Photograms too, embellishing with some of the Paper Goods die cuts.
I will be leaving this up for quite a few weeks. I love it!

I cut some of the wider Artisan Ribbon for this card here.

I gentally misted over it and let it dry to then finish this card.
I used a small doilee, some Bakers Twine, Paper Goods. 
And I made a little flag to finish.

Then I made a LO using the same ribbon.

I like it 'au natural' so much, so again I've left it like this.

I used a little heart punch along the bottom of the LO.

You can do just about anything to te Artisan products though, mist, paint, dye, draw on etc..
Just have fun and experiment or love them just the way they come.

Lisa x  

Monday 18 February 2013

plain and simple...

Hi its Carol with you again today and instead of my usual style I thought I'd bring you something clean and simple...which really isn't me!! but its good to try something different every now and again...

The base is a white 6 inch square card blank which I always use opening from the bottom.... I mixed texture paste with paint and used a stencil to centre onto the wooden my minds eye Miss Caroline shape   then heated with a heat gun.  Now at this point I had every intention of painting over the piece and then adding definition with other colours and shapes, but, I liked the result so much that I left it as was and just added a bit of shading around the outside.  Some Tim Holtz tape coloured with distress ink, a piece of lace and some kraft glassine paper and some prima bling added a bit of body to the card.  The doodling was added using a nib pen and calligraphy ink.


Friday 15 February 2013

Valentines Heart Frame

Happy Valentines Day!! To celebrate this occasion,
I have created a heart shaped frame, perfect for giving or hanging in your own home.
What's more, if you would like to have a go at this yourself. I have listed all the materials below. All are available online at

Here are the instructions if you would like to recreate this piece...
1. Take the back section of the Tando Heart Frame and cover it with the whitewashed woodgrain paper.
2. Glue on the next frame layers with PVA and allow to dry.
3. With a Pipette, drip some black ink onto the back of the frame, in just some of the windows.
4. Use a white paint dabber to paint the front of the frame. Give it two coats.
5. With wet glue, or preferably a hot glue gun, stick a strip of the measuring tape ribbon across the front of the frame, cutting it to the shape of the edge one end, and a banner the other end.
This is what you should have so far.....

6. Wrap your twine around the heart three times and tie a bow on the front.
Stick it with tape at the back to hold in place.
7. Cut some of the smaller banner shapes from the BoBunny Love Letters paper and ink the edges.
8. Stick these down under the twine and measuring tape ribbon.

9. Layer the flowers and leaves in a cluster to the left of your ribbon and twine.
10. Add the Jillibean Soup Label with foam pads.
11. Cut another label sticker in half and add coming out from the flower cluster.
12. Use a clear wet glue to attach the aqua dew drops around the edge of the frame.
On the Papermaze website, you will find the materials to make this piece...
Tando Mini Heart Printter Tray
BoBunny Love Notes Banners Paper
Glitz Designs Yours Truly Motif paper
Measuring Tape Ribbon
Black & White Bakers Twine
Aqua Dew drops
Petaloo Flowers and Leaves
Jillibean Soup Label Stickers
Dylusions Black Ink
Ranger White Acrylic Dabber
Plastic Pipette

Monday 11 February 2013

The Feburary Kit has arrived!

This month Vanessa has put together a wonderful kit for you all, and it is now available to buy online!

The kit consists of:
5 patterned papers from BoBunny, Crate Paper, October Afternoon and Basic Grey.
Basic Grey Alpha Stickers Sheet
2 sheets of Bazzil Cardstock
May Arts Teal Net Ribbon
2 paper Doilies
Maya Road Wooden Ruler
3 Tim Holtz Idea-ology Tickets
2 Dusty Attic chipboard keys
5 Dark Red Buttons
Tando Creative Chipboard Bunting
1 Resin heart
Small clear crystals

In addition to this, you can also buy a cardstock kit of 4 coordinating colours to match...

...and for a little inspiration, here is a page I put together using only the kit and a bit of ink.

Plus there is still loads left to make at least another page or two and some cards!

Friday 8 February 2013

Valentines Card....

Hello, its Carol with you today with this:-

 and standing up....

The basis of the card is black bazzil cardstock, cut and scored.  I then took a sheet of white copy paper and sprayed with dylusion ink sprays and stamped using black ink. I then cut the sheet to layer into each section of the scored card.  The front heart is from tando and has texture paste thro' a mask and acrylic paint with gold highlights added  - the words strips are cut from a sheet from Echo Park and the bling from the other sections I have used Tando minis - birds, herds and the heart and cross on the back page, each one coloured using distress inks and then glossy accents or crackle glaze added.  The "14 February" is crate paper fourteen the other paper sections are from Bo Bunny sheets, the back panel is made by using distress inks on plain cardstock and a stamped sentiment added - the botton has a piece of string and small charm....

See you soon


Wednesday 6 February 2013

Having a Little Fun


It's Lisa here today.
I have to say, I do love being silly and having fun.
We have a lovely group of friends and we take it in turns hosting evenings and little parties between us four couples. The kids all go upstairs together and play and us grown ups have nice food, chat and have a laugh.
It's our turn and I'm throwing a 'Valentine's Dinner Party'. I do tend to go OTT. I don't just want to make good food. I like to go the full hog and make invites, table favours, menus, dress up and play silly games.   

Have you seen the resent Crate collection 'Fourteen'?
It's just screaming 'Valentines'. So I thought it would be fun to make some stationery using these pretty papers.

I've printed the invites on to 6x4'' card. Some ribbon that I had leftover in my ribbon stash jars has been stuck to the card and then stuck on to another piece of card and trimmed down.

I cut out the hearts from the Crate paper and attached to the ribbon with a little wooden peg.

Have you ever tried the Ranger Distress Stains before? I highly recommend.
I love these so much and they are so easy to use and cover up so well. There's a little sponge on the top when you take off the lid and you press down on to the item you are wanting to stain and brush over. As easy as that! I've used the white stain - Picket Fence- on these pegs. They work so well on wooden embellishments, chipboard etc.. and it's a really fast way to get some good coverage. There are so many colours available too which is great.

I've edged everything with a pink Distress Ink and finished off with some sparkley Stickles.
I use this stuff so much. I love that extra sparkle.

I've also made place cards to match in the same way.

Sometimes it's really fun to use your supplies in a way other than scrapbooking and making cards. It feels quite refreshing and friends and family really appreciate these special little touches too.

Whilst I was making this stationery I quickly made this little Valentines card for hubby.

  We don't usually do cards, but with these pretty papers and stickers, I just couldn't resist.
I added a heart topped pin through the paper heart.

So....what can I make for my table favours then????
Thanks for stopping by today x

Monday 4 February 2013

Wednesday classes at Papermaze

With the rush from holding our January Sale, we were too busy to be able to hold a Wednesday workshop at Papermaze :-(
But we are happy to say that classes will resume monthly, starting again on Wednesday 13th Feb, 10am-12pm.
Heres a sneek of the layout we will be creating...
These will soon be available to book and pay for online. However you can email me to reserve your place then pay on the day. For more info, or to book your place, please email me at
I look forward to seeing our regular ladies, and hopefully some new faces too :-)

Friday 1 February 2013

New Masks Part 2

As I mentioned in my last post about my new masks, here is a project created using the third design we will soon have available. It is a reverse brickwork mask, which is to say it gives you the impression of the cement rather than the actual bricks.

This mask is able to be continued on over a large area, and is slightly rustic in style. Used with texture paste as I did here, it really leaves a lovely raised, realistic brickwork effect, especially if you can texture the base as bricks would be.

Keep an eye on the website for these new masks coming available...we have a feeling they will not hang around for long!