Thursday, 31 March 2016

In-Colours are going!!!

So sad, although we have known from the start the 2014-16 in-colours are going to be retiring this year, it's still very sad..  They were a great set of colour and I will especially miss Blackberry Bliss; my all time favourite colour. I remember the first time I saw it at a Stampin' Up! event; it was love at first sight!

Here's a table with all the in-colour products, you can see it's not just inks but all the matching accessories as well.  If there is anything you'd like you need to be ordering soon as they do at times run out! 
I'd love to hear what your favourite colour is so leave a comment!
On a happy note, we'll get new colours this year! I wonder what they will be?
Happy Crafting


To order any of the products click the link to my shop on the home page or contact me directly.

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Sale-a-bration is nearly over!

Hard to believe that another Sale-a-bration event has nearly gone with Stampin' Up!  It has a been a great time for people to get free goodies either by buying items or signing up as a demonstrator and joining my team.

Sale-a-bration ends March 31st so don't miss out!  Order now or join my expanding team.

Any questions/comments/problems please get in touch.




Friday, 25 March 2016

First class date set!

Sometimes you just need to bit the bullet, so I have done and set the date of my first papercrafting session!!

Thursday 14th April 7.30pm

Come make wonderful paper creations on 14 April 2016, 7.30pm.
Wonderful place to meet like minded crafters and make some beautiful crafts.
Cost :

£10 if you bring your own adhesive
£13 if you don't bring your own adhesive BUT you get to keep the adhesive that I provide - a wonderful wet glue from Stampin' Up! rrp £3.75

Payment required to secure you place.
Contact me for details Papercraftartistry

Focus will be on the Birthday Bloom stamp by Stampin' Up! + matching paper shown below.


Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Easter boxes to fit the small dinky eggs

Promised dimensions for these adorable boxes and have finally gotten control of the computer! Think I need to get something just for Mum that the kids cannot use; anyway I digress.

They are so simple to make and based one I saw Sam Donald make but adapted to fit 10 eggs - you could alter the length to fit the number of eggs you need, just remember to adjust the cardstock size and the scoring.


Cardstock – 10.5" x 3.5″
Score on the LONG side at 1/2, 1 1/4, 9 1/4, 10"   
Score on the SHORT side at 3/4, 1 1/2, 2 1/4. 3"

Then you just need to build the box - simple!

Stamp your design, score and then use a bone folder to burnish all your score lines
When burnishing you want to do a zig zag fold at the end as this makes it easier to close.

 Use the word window punch to punch the little window -you need to punch NOT near the small edge but in the second big gap where you have the widest edge and away from the downwards score lines.

Now it's time to glue it together - fold down the short edge, glue on this and then fold the other edge to meet and cover it.


 To finish the ends you need to do an hourglass shape - gently squeeze to get this and give it a little help if needed to go inwards.
And there it is!  All finished and just need to be filled with mini eggs (my fitted 10) and stapled to close each end.

 I do hope that this makes some sense, any problems with making your own boxes please do let me know and I'd love for you to share your creations on my Facebook page

Happy Crafting


Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Entering a Challenge!

I've decided to enter a challenge!  They say you need to start somewhere and I decided that I'd give entering a challenge a go - a bit daunting entering your first challenge, but crafters are kind and considerate people so I am sure it will all be ok.

CAS #164 challenge was a sketch; you can move things around so they don't to match the sketch directly, which was a good thing for me.

My take on the ketch is below;

Pretty simple and so quick to make. I used a Whisper White, love Stampin' Up! Thick Whisper White for card based!  The mat is Melon Mambo and the stamping is Bermuda Bay.  I had to add a little bit of bling and thought that the Bermuda Bay sequin trim was what was called for. 

The flourish is the Timeless Textures stamp and I just love it; and the thanks is from Another Thank you set; has a great variety of Thank you fonts!

I hope that you like the card and that you too find the time to enter a Challenge - does make you get your thinking caps on!

If you would like to enter the challenge click the link.

Happy Crafting


Tuesday, 8 March 2016

The bow builder punch

I love the punch and have had such fun punching out lots of bits of bow and making them up, in fact I actually found it very therapeutic.

The variation in bows you can make is amazing and it ever makes great rosettes and don't forget leaves!

They also make a great addition to a quick and simple card!

Really easy to make and so pretty with the wonderful Designer Series Paper as a background.

My son even thinks that they make a great bone for the dog!

A lovely punch and I love the fact that you don't have to tie a bow, just a bit of gluing!

Happy Crafting


Thursday, 3 March 2016

Sale a bration nearly over...

Well, what an amazing Sale a Bration it has been this year. Lots of fantastic free items and the only sad thing is that it is soon coming to an end!

Have you gotten everything you needed?  There are still a few weeks to get the fantastic offer of a free gift for every £45 +pp you spend or if  you have a huge wish list, why not join up?  For £99 incl pp you get to choose £160 worth of product...a great deal.

Sale a bration ends March 31 2016, so what are you waiting for? 

Let me know if you have any queries.