My lovely followers x

Friday, 18 July 2014

Christmas in July.....another great offer from Papermill

Morning all, hope you're well, and surviving the heat....never happy, are we??
I have a very quick post today showing my first Christmas card of the year......very strange thinking of snow, in 26 degrees.....
Anyway, for those who like to get ahead on Christmas crafting, PAPERMILL have a great offer this week.
Small Box (approximately 80 Sheets) only £5.73
Mid Box (approximately 260 Sheets) only £17.00
This is a fab offer and a chance to start early on Christmas plans.....I only got one card finished this week, don't know where the time is going at the mo, however I'll have a few things to show you in my next blog.
Don't forget to pop over and grab this offer, before it sells out,
Catch you soon
Barbara xx
There are some great inspirational projects from the rest of the DT, here are their blog deets xx

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Oak House much going on!

Morning everyone, just a quick post, before I go into my craft room for the day.....
Wanted to say a big thanks to Lynnda Worsnop at OAK HOUSE STUDIO for another brilliant 'One Stamp' Challenge over the last weekend. This is where everyone used just ONE stamp, to create as many projects, cards, boxes etc, as possible ....this time it was the Walesby Heart HERE, and oh, there was sooooooooooo much inspiration from just this one stamp. Tons of pics on the Oak House Studio blog, and on the new facebook page HERE....please pop over and check it out if you have time.
These were the cards I made for the challenge

ALL cardstock from
ALL inks, embossing powders, and stamps from 
Oak House Studio

I wanted you think this 'fits the bill'??

Needed a few thank you cards for my Craft Fair boxes....these were so simple to make.

Hope you like these cards.....I'll be back soon with my DT cards for the brand new challenge at Oak House Studio....this time the theme is WEDDINGS. don't forget to pop over and checkout the blog xx

Friday, 11 July 2014

Teacher Gifts, and Papermill 10% Offer

Afternoon everyone, and welcome to my new followers.
Well, I can't believe I used to blog almost every day, and now it seems I'm down to once a is very busy at the moment, but hey-ho.
 I just need to quickly remind you about the Oak House Studio 'One Stamp Challenge', this weekend. Please pop into the blog HERE sometime over the next 2 days, to see all the fab creations made by the DT.....great inspiration!
Anyway today I want to show a few things I made a while ago, for teacher 'end of year' simple, even the kids could help.
By the way.....have you seen that PAPERMILL have 10% off small boxes of card! 
Pick 5 colours from the massive colour range, to fill up your box of 80 sheets
There's also a chance to win a £20 Lavinia Stamps voucher, just for commenting on the Papermill blog.....what are you waiting for, ladies??

I made 3 different bookmarks, just with a computer-generated sentiment, stamps & ink.
Close-ups below.

A bottle tag, made with white linen, baby pink and lime-green cardstock

Teacher card.....
Post-box red, lime green cardstock....hand-cut apple and leaf stamp from 

Pan Pastel background, gold, fine-detail embossing powder and inks from
OHS and stamps from 

Pan Pastel background, stamps from Jofy.

Pan Pastel background, inks, stamps and white embossing powder from

Hope this has given you a few ideas of what to give your child's teacher for an end-of-term gift....checkout the fab projects by the rest of the Papermill DT

Thursday, 3 July 2014

New Special Offer from Papermill

Hi folks......get me, blogging twice in 2's a long time since that happened, LOL
Today sees another weekly special offer from
A4 Ivory Light Embossed - 230gsm
Small box - 80 sheets - £5.00
Midi box - 260 sheets - £13.50
Here are my DT projects for this offer.....

Ivory light embossed, mounted onto yellow and buff cardstock from
The seed-head stamp is from Lavinia Stamps.

I've chalked the background on this card with Pan Pastels, and used a free stamp from IndigoBlu, which has been heat-embossed with gold, fine-detail embossing powder from

 I think the texture of the cardstock shows up beautifully with the PP's.

Gorgeous texture ;-)

Well, that's all for today, back in a couple of days with details of a new 'One Stamp Project' from Oak House Studio.
Barbara xx
Why not pop over and see what the rest of the DT have made with this fab cardstock xx

ANGELA - Polly Purple Horse
I'm entering this post into the following challenges :-

Meljens Designs
Addicted to Stamps
Stampin' Royalty

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Lavinia Stamps Challenge - Summer Colours

Hi everyone, I'm back......can't believe it's almost 2 weeks since I last blogged. 
Last week we had a fab break in Broad Haven, and I just didn't want to come home to all the usual routine....I LOVE  being at the coast!
Anyway, now we're  home, and I'm trying to catch up on all my DT work, starting with the new challenge at 
The theme this month is SUMMER COLOURS....and as usual, there is a £40 prize for the winning entry.
(you can also enter by email now, if you're not into blogging)
So, here are my DT creations for this challenge.......

 All cardstock is from 
Inks are Colour Chemistry by
I've used NINE different Lavinia stamps on this card.

These 2 colours remind me of my garden, so are definitely 'Summer Colours'

And, of course, these are my HOT summer colours, used with gold, fine embossing powder from
Oak House Studio....second to none, in my opinion.
Hope you like my challenge samples.

I'll be back later in the week with the new 'special offer' from Papermill, and details of a fab event at 
Oak House Studio.
Catch you soon,
Barbara x

I'm entering this post into the following challenges :-
Crafty Ribbons Challenge
Tag Along
Clear It Out Challenge
Through The Craft Room Door
Try it on Tuesday 

Thursday, 12 June 2014

What's on offer this week at Papermill??

Hi all, hope you're all well and enjoying this lovely weather.....long may it continue ;-)
I'm back to tell you about the latest 'special offer' from
This week we have a fabulous A4 Ivory, 'lightly embossed', felt cardstock
A small box of approx 80 sheets is £5
A midi box of approx 260 sheets is £13.50
I found this to be a great 'all-rounder' for inking, die-cutting and stamping.....might have to order some myself, LOL
Here are my DT samples :-

 All cardstock from 
I love the simplicity of this card.....I just swiped an 
OAK HOUSE STUDIO inkpad over the cardstock....think it gives such a pretty effect.


I rushed this card a bit, and didn't blend the colours as good as usual....hey ho.
Hope you like them....I'll be back on Saturday with details of the new challenge over at  
Don't forget to checkout the rest of the DT samples x

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Leather-look cardstock at Papermill......

Morning everyone, welcome back, and 'Hi' to my new followers.
Another 'Special Offer' from PAPERMILL  and this one is fabulous!
Buff leather embossed - 270gsm
small box- approx 80 sheets - £4.50
midi-box - approx 260 sheets - £13.00
Here are my DT cards for this offer.....

All cardstock from Papermill.....buff embossed, cream and brown.
The tie was stamped with the 'Walesby' flourish from
I popped some (too much) Glossy Accents on it.
Not sure where the other stamps are from, sorry.

Cardstock as above, bird stamp from Inkylicious, sentiment from LOTV

Free stamps from some mag or other.

I think this is a Personal Impressions stamp, but not 100%

As you can see, this buff embossed is great for male cards, but please checkout the rest of the DT creations, you'll be blown away by the inspiration!
Blog addys below.
Bye for now