My lovely followers x

Monday, 16 November 2015

New tutorial on the Papermilldirect blog

Morning everyone, how's things??
Still no craft room for me, as the room I intend is still packed to the ceiling with packing boxes....hey-ho.
I managed to clear a tiny space yesterday, to do my DT project for 
If you pop over to their blog HERE you can see the full tutorial for these tags....I really enjoyed making them.
I've used the gorgeous Zen Snowflakes and a selection of £1 stamps all from
 Distress inks from TH and of course all cardstock is from PAPERMILLDIRECT.
That's all for now, hope you have time to leave a comment on here AND pop over to the Papermilldirect blog to leave a comment or 'like' there.
Barbara xx

Monday, 2 November 2015

November Challenge for Lavinia Stamps.

Hi everyone, I can't believe it's 4 weeks since I one time I used to blog EVERY day!
Anyway, we finally moved on 20th October, and I absolutely LOVE our new house. My new craft room is not sorted yet, and has to be decorated and recarpeted.....that will be after Christmas though, as we have lots to do before then. 
Anyway, our new challenge has started at 
This month the theme is CHRISTMAS......(such an easy theme, so we are hoping for tons of entries!!)
All you have to do is use Lavinia Stamps as your main image. You can even enter by email if you haven't got a blog....what could be easier??
I only had time to make one card this month...
These are the stamps I used :-
Have a Fairy Merry Christmas,
Dancing Till Dawn,
Christmas Tree Group,
Creeping Vine
I also used distress inks and white linen cardstock from
Well, that's all for tonight, but I have lots more to show you over the next few days....
Call back soon xx


Saturday, 3 October 2015

Lavinia Stamps October Challenge......Glitter & Gems

Whoopsie, I'm late with my post for the new challenge at
This month the theme is GLITTER & GEMS
If you haven't got a blog, you can enter by email, simply be following the link on the challenge blog.
Here are my DT samples:-

Lots of glitter and sequins on this card made with a Lavinia die....
Celtic Dreams - Night Falls

All cardstock from 
I cut the die out about 6 times, then mounted them on top of each other to give lots of depth.

This is a shaker card, made with the fabulous Zen Butterfly and Leaf Trail.

Another shaker card made with 
Christmas Tree Group, Stars 1, and Icicles.

Don't forget to pop over to the Lavinia Stamps challenge blog to checkout inspiration from the rest of my teamies.
Back soon with pics from my Chippenham workshop, held today, another great laugh ;-) 
Barbara x

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Workshop Samples and Papermill Offer

Hi again....I'm back with a couple of samples made for this mornings workshop in our local Craft Shop. Thought we'd revisit Brusho's today with some heat-embossing thrown in, as some of the girls hadn't done it before.

All cardstock is from 

This was an IndigoBlu stamp with
Brusho backgound.
The words were computer generated.

This little bookmark was made with a
leaf stamp from
and a sentiment from

Hope you like them, I'll be back tomorrow with another couple. In the meantime, why not checkout this week's Special Offer from Papermilldirect?
A4 Ivory Stucco Embossed Card 270gsm
This gorgeous A4 Ivory Stucco 270gsm card is perfect as a card blank and ideal for wedding stationery projects. The texture of the card is similar to hammered card but a little lighter.  
There are two box sizes on offer:
Small Box only £4.00
Midi Box only £11.50
Very limited stock of this lovely card so order yours while you can!
B xx

Monday, 14 September 2015

A new 'Special Offer' from Papermilldirect........

Evening everyone.....hope you haven't all floated away today.  We've had torrential rain most of the day, so it was a perfect time for crafting.....and packing in between. Still haven't got a definite date for moving, but we're getting on with packing up.
Anyway, today sees the start of a new special offer from
and the theme for the DT was 'BOOKMARKS'
These are the bookmarks made for this offer....

All cardstock used is white linen and black smooth, from Papermilldirect, of course.
This bookmark is coloured with Adirondack inks

The stamp I've used on both bookmarks is from Penny Black.
I wanted to show the different effect on plain white background and coloured.

This bookmark was simply inked and stamped with a flourish stamp from La Blanche (I think)
I quite like the effect.

Don't forget to pop over to the Papermilldirect Special Offer page  HERE
and checkout all the offers.
A4 Small Box of Black Card 230gsm
This 230gsm Black card is ideal for all your Halloween crafts and at £3.50 for a small box, it's not a scary price!!
Catch you soon,
Barbara x

Friday, 11 September 2015

Another play with paints.....

Hi everyone, just another quick post to show a new piece made with Dylusion paints and stamps.....I'm really liking experimenting with the paint, and sometimes it's nice just to do something that isn't on a time-limit.
The cardstock was from PAPERMILLDIRECT
Hope you like it, have a good weekend,
Barbara x

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Playing with paint......

Evening everyone, just a quick blog before I have to go into the kitchen and start dinner (love eating, hate cooking)
Ooooooo, just realised this is my 350th post......
Last week I bought some Dylusion paints, and over the weekend I had a little play with them....NOW I'M HOOKED!
This is the first card I've made, and got to say, I'm quite pleased with the vibrancy!

Cardstock from
(of course)
White smooth, mounted onto black.
The paints are Dylusions and the large poppy stamp is from
(quickly turning into one of my favourites, thanks Zoe)
Hope you like it.
That's all for tonight, I have another Dylusions creation to show you tomorrow.
I'm leaving you with a couple of pics of our darling little Eva. I can't wait until we move and my craft room is up and ready....I think she will adore being in there getting messy.

She's only 2, bless her, but so much concentration
And not happy using one hand, she thought she'd use both ;-) an artist in the making.
Catch you soon, Barbara