Sunday 29 September 2013

That Craft Place Challenge

Time for another That Craft Place Challenge and the theme is.........


I've used an older Mo Manning digistamp called Baby and Bunny. I've coloured it with Copics and used a Cameo cut to print him out on. The Cute as a Button is also from the sil store and was cut on my Cameo. Remember Lisa has the Cameo machine and accessories available in her shop here.

The other DT girls have made some really lovely Baby projects , you should go have a peek at them. Hope to see you all join in too.

Thursday 26 September 2013

Papermill Direct Offer

Papermill have a great offer on at the moment.

A4 Small Box of Wine Linen Embossed Card 270 gsm


Have a look here on the Offers page.

I've made a card using the wine and cream linen to show off the card. It really is a lovely quality card.


The sentiment is by Inkylicious and is called Most Beautiful.
Background butterfly stamp is by Papermania.
Shary x

Cute Card Thursday

The theme this week for Cute Card Thursday is

Pretty Ribbons

Digi image: Swiss Pixie
Papers: First Edition - J'adore
Sentiment: Kaisercraft
Medium: Copics

We are sponsored this week by Crafty Devils Papercraft. They are offering a £15 voucher to spend in their shop. Great prize!

The other DT girls have made some great cards this week and you can see them here. Hope to see you join in.


Friday 20 September 2013

Papermill Direct Offer

A great offer this week from Papermill Direct.

Midi Box of White Card 250gsm


This White Card 250gsm is on limited special offer - we only have 50 boxes for sale!!

Only £16.00 for approximately 260 A4 sheets

I've made a little cupcake holder box to show off the card.

You can order yours from the Papermill Direct shop here


Thursday 19 September 2013

Cute Card Thursday

Time for another Cute Card Thursday Challenge and this week the theme is

Fairy Nice

Image and sentiment: Lilly of the Valley - Oh So Girlie plate
Papers: Melissa Frances 

You can see all the wonderful Fairy cards made by the other DT members on the blog here. Hope to see you join in with us!

This week one lucky winner will receive


Sunday 15 September 2013

That Craft Place Challenge

The theme this week for the That Craft Place Challenge is....

Things with Wings

And here is my project for this week

I've cut these gift boxes on my Cammie, they are files from SVG Cuts. 

Papers: Tim Holtz Kraft & Papermania Capsule
Butterflies: Martha Stewart punch

The DT girls have made some absolutely gorgeous projects this week for our "things with wings" theme. Please pop over to the blog and have a look. Hope you get some inspiration to join in with us.


Saturday 14 September 2013

Fantastic Papermill Give Away

Don't miss this from Papermill Direct!!!!!!

Hilary Haptree's photo.

You may have seen in one of my previous posts that I did a review on a lamp from Daylight. Well Papermill Direct are now doing a giveaway on their blog .

"We have a Daylight floor lamp with detachable magnifying arm worth £144.98 AND a  Swan light  as pictured above worth £119.99 to give away in our latest competition".

All details are here


Thursday 12 September 2013

Papermill Direct Special Offer

This week's fab offer from Papermill Direct is

Sea Green Card 250gsm

Only £4.50 for approximately 80 A4 sheets

This really is a gorgeous coloured card. I made a little keepsake box for my daughter to keep her collection of sea glass in. 

Here's a view of the top of the box.

A side view.

Inside the box.

Card:- Papermill Direct Sea Green
I've used a Silhouette Cameo file by Lori Whitlock.
Papers:- Teresa Collins - Memories

Don't forget the Papermill Direct DT call is still going on!!!


Cute Card Thursday

This week's Cute Card Thursday challenge is the theme of

Hip to be Square

Here's my square card

I've used a square card and some square papers.

Papers: Recollections - Monsters & Robots
Robot: Wood veneer which I've coloured with a silver gel glitter pen and added two red gems for his eyes.
Sentiment: Lily of the Valley

This week we are sponsored by Whiff of Joy who will be offering a free stamp to one lucky winner.


Thursday 5 September 2013

Papermill Direct Design Team Call Out

Papermill Direct are looking for one maybe two Design Team members. Here is most of the details you need but to enter you will need to go to the link on the Papermill Direct blog.
Here is what they say:
We are looking for a new design team member! (or maybe two!) Our Design team get free card and paper to make regular designs, especially using our special offer card and paper which goes out in our weekly newsletters.
New team members will be given a box of mixed card along with our offer packs of card for each week – we’ll make sure you don’t run out of card and paper!

What do I have to do if I make the Design Team?

We ask that you create a new card each week and write an original blog post on this blog once a month along with sharing our links on your own blog. The blog post doesn’t need to be huge or complicated, it can be a tutorial, review, craft news – just something that will appeal to our readers and get some crafty conversation going (which we like!) We aren’t slave drivers and we’re very flexible, just ask our current DT members.
In order to see your work and pick new design team members we would love you to enter our Autumn themed design challenge.
The Rules of Entry
Share an existing card or create a card or project especially for the challenge using the theme Autumn (let your imagination go wild, lots happens in Autumn!) Then write about the challenge over on your blog linking back to this post. You can use anything to create your card or project as long as it is card based and of course we’d love it if you use our card and tell us which colours you have used.
papermilldirect design team
The Judging!
We will be picking new Design team members based on the following criteria.
Unique Interesting Design (We need designers who’s work is eyecatching)
Attention to the Theme (it’s very broad so will give you lots of scope for an interesting design)
Photography Skills (Sharp bright images only – I’m afraid this is a must to make the team!)
The judges will be the team at the Mill and also we will be asking our current DT members to choose their favourite designs.  We could just send emails out to really popular bloggers asking them if they want to join the team but we hope this way we can find some hidden gems and upcoming designers that we may not find just by googling!
Good luck, we will pick the lucky crafters in two weeks time – looking forward to seeing all the entries and we’ll be sharing them with our own social networks too!
I've been on the team for about 6 months now and I'm thoroughly enjoying it. We have a lovely friendly team and of course there are perks!!

Cute Card Thursday

The theme for Cute Card Thursday this week is

Pretty In Pink

We are sponsored this week by Bunny Zoe's Crafts who are offering one lucky winner a £10 gift voucher to spend in the shop.

Here's my card

The gorgeous image is by a new digi stamp designer called Wendy Burns. You can see all of her cute stamps it her Etsy shop right here. I've coloured Little Patch Puppy with Copics but also added a little clear star gel pen to highlight some of the details. And I've also added some stitching around the papers.
Papers - American Crafts
Flourish - Cheery Lynn Designs.

Look out for lots more new designs from Wendy coming soon!


Tuesday 3 September 2013

Daylight Lamps

I was lucky enough to be  asked to do a review for Daylight lamps by Papermill Direct. We were given a choice of which lamp we would like.
I chose the 

LED Flexilens™ with Base & Clip, Black

This is one of the products from the StarMag™ range. This is a practical and compact LED and magnifying lamp which is ideal for any craft, art or reading activity. It incorporates a flexible arm for easy adjustment with 2 bright daylight™ LEDs and a large 2.0X magnifier (4 diopter). The unique and adaptable base has a clip for attaching to a table and swing-out legs for freestanding.
  • • Multifunctional LED light with extra large magnifier
  • • 2 Bright daylight™ LEDs with pure white light(uses only 0.32W)
  • • Extra long battery life, up to 40 hours of comfortable light
  • • Large 11cm/4¼" magnifier with 2.0X magnification(4 diopter)
  • • Practical 2.5cm/1" inset lens with 4.0X magnification(12 diopter)
  • • Long 22cm/85/8" flexible arm for precise & easy adjustment
  • • Strong clip to attach to frames, hoops, books & tables up to 3.6cm/13/8" thick
  • • Smart & practical base with swing-out legs for extra stability
  • • Lightweight & compact, easy to take with you
  • • daylight™ LEDs don’t need replacement
  • • Soft fabric pouch included to protect the lens
I received the lamp a few days later and was very pleased with it. All you need to do is find 3 AAA batteries and away you go.
 I picked this one because it has a free standing base or you can use the clamp. Ideal for me as I tend to go from my craft room to my living room to design my projects. I can clamp it to my craft desk or leave it free standing in my living room for my Cameo work or for taking photos with my lightbox.
The flexilens was very useful! My eyesight is not the best anymore and I do wear glasses for reading , designing etc. But my eyes do get tired and I can get some blurry vision. The lens helped me with this as with the lamp I wasn't straining my eyes so much. I colour stamped images with Copic pens and this also helped me to keep within the lines and improve my shading.
The lamp also comes with a little soft pocket with drawstrings to cover your lens. This is a good idea to keep those dirty fingermarks off the lens in between usage.
I did loose my lamp for a couple of days due to my husband pinching it for his model making!!! He said he would recommend it too for painting "those fiddly bits" and putting together models.
So all in all a good all rounder for all those crafty projects I think!!

Monday 2 September 2013

That Craft Place Challenge

I kinda forgot to post this yesterday as we were out all day and the days are going by so fast!! September already????

So the theme for That Craft Place Challenge is


Here's my card

Everything I have used is from That Craft Place.
My teamies have made some gorgoeus projects for the theme, all different but all so lovely. We'd love you to join in with us. If you'd like some inspiration you can see all the DT projects here.