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Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Butterflies everywhere......

Evening all, hope you've had a good day.  I've had a really busy couple of days, and managed to make 16 cards since Sunday....whoohoo, that's caught me up a bit with things I needed to make, thankfully.
Tonight I just want to show you some quick cards I made for a PAPERMILL tutorial on 'batch card-making'
All cardstock is from Papermill.
I've used the lovely Zen Butterfly from 
and gorgeous Colour Chemistry Inks from
If you want to read the whole tutorial, pop over to the Papermill blog Here
Hope you like them....
Catch you all soon,

Barbara x

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Wow, another fab Special Offer from Papermill....

Hi everyone, it's time for another 'Special Offer' from
This week we have Smooth Ivory cardstock, 230gsm at only £4 for approx. 80 sheets.
Here are a few cards made using it

 ALL cardstock is from Papermill.... Ivory smooth, black & buff

Pan Pastel background, and stamps from LAVINIA STAMPS, Joycraft & Lili of the Valley.
I haven't taken much care doing the background with the 'Pans', just wanted a quick bit of colour.
Same with the card below...

Pan Pastels, Lavinia geese, and Joycraft silhouette meadow.

I've used ALL Lavinia stamps on this card.....Colour Chemistry inks are from  

The smooth ivory cardstock embosses beautifully too....
Stamp from Little Clair's and inks from OHS

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Not for Fool's....the new Lavinia Stamps challenge

Hi all my bloggy friends, glad to see you back here.....
Today sees the start of another Lavinia Stamps challenge, and this month the theme is 
The prize is £40 of products..... to enter, all you have to do is make something with Lavinia products, easy peasy!
I took my inspiration for the first card from a daffy, in my of those with orange centres ;-)

 I've used Nigela Damascena and Texture stamps on this card.....and Colour Chemistry inks from 

This card uses Cherry Blossom and small bird stamps
Inks from OHS and an embossing folder.

Hope you like them.
Thanks for all the comments you've left on previous posts, they're much appreciated
Back soon, have loads of new stuff to show you.

Thursday, 27 March 2014

This week's 'Special Offer' from Papermill

Hi all, hope you're having a good day so far......I'm in the shop writing this, and I'm bloomin' freezing (must get the boss to install central heating! listening, darling youngest son?'s YOUR shop and I'm risking pneumonia, sitting here shivering!)
Anyway, onto this weeks offer from PAPERMILL
A small box of Maroon 270gsm cardstock
£4.00 for approximately 80 will be a fab addition to your crafty stash,
and it's lovely cardstock to work with, cuts beautifully on the Bigshot ;-)

Close-up of the very precise cut

Easy-peasy!....Four corner die-cuts, and a sentiment stamp. FIVE minutes work!
Tattered Lace corner die, and a sentiment from Bee Crafty, one of my purchases from my trip to the NEC last Saturday.

Just a close-up to show the lovely deep maroon colour.

I love this stamp from IndigoBlu, and can see me using it for lots of our friends this coming year.
(I'm not saying all of our friends are 'plonkies' of course.....but if the cap fits, etc. etc)
I really love the effect of stamping onto white linen cardstock....makes the image look as if it's printed onto canvas.
But then, I just adore white linen, and use it on almost every card I make.

Well, that's it for today, Catch you all tomorrow....lots more to blog xx

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Small Gold Envelopes from Papermill....

Morning all, sadly another very quick post, as I have loads of crafting I need to do today......I only get to craft on a Monday & Tuesday at the moment, so every minute counts.
This week PAPERMILL are offering these fab gold C7 enveopes at a 'special' price of £2.25 for 50
 They're 4.5 x 3.2 inches - perfect for small cards, invitation RSVP's or inserting gift vouchers or birthday money inside a larger card.
I made a few Thank You cards to fit them, I'll bag up in cellophane and pretty ribbon to sell as a pack at my next craft fair.

C7 envelopes
4.5 x 3.2 inches

Cards cut to match envelopes
Stamped with Versmark and heat embossed,

Hope you like these little cards....
I'll be back tomorrow with  a reminder of the Oak House Studio challenge.
Catch you soon,

Friday, 14 March 2014

Guess what!.....another great offer from Papermill.......

Hi everyone, and welcome to old and new's so good to see you popping back on a regular basis, makes blogging so much more worthwhile.
Today I have another PAPERMILL  special offer to show you....
 A mega box of Pigmented plain white card 270gsm
You will receive approximately 645 A4 sheets for just £35.00 
This card is designed to enhance print quality but retains the look and feel of a natural textured surface.
It is a very popular choice by graphic designers in the creative print and design market.
 Here are the cards I have made for this offer

ALL cardstock from Papermill
Stamps from Sheena Douglas

Inks and gorgeous Mountain Ash stamp from

Zen butterfly from 
Sentiment from Kaisercraft.

Inks from 
Oak House Studio.

Hope you like this little selection of cards.
Thanks for all your past comments, they are much appreciated.
Back in a couple of days....have a good weekend in the meantime xx

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Last chance for the Papermill competition......

Evening all, a very quick post from me tonight....just to remind you to pop over to the PAPERMILL blog and enter the competition to win some of the fab 'Buff''s only a one minute survey, so nothing too taxing.
Here are a few more cards I've made with the buff card.....

I made this for a Uni graduate.....
Stars stamps & sentiments are by Stampin'Up, dies from Sizzix and a Embossilicious  embossing folder.


I like this little's from Ali Reeves at 

Stamp from Lavinia Stamps, sentiment stamps from LOTV and an embossing folder (not sure whose make this is...)
Hope you like them and have enjoyed looking. Catch you all in a day or so....don't forget to pop over to Papermill blog and do your survey.
Barbara xx