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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

Friday, 7 March 2014

Time for another brilliant offer from Papermill.....

Morning everyone....sun is shining...YAY!
A quick post today to remind you about this weeks fab offer at
20 sheets of A4, 240gsm, Daffodil Yellow is only £2.00 ......that's only 10p per sheet!
Fab for all your Spring & Easter creations.
Here are the cards I've made with it.....

The green 'mat' and flourish were inked with Colour Chemistry from
      Hope you like these couple of cards,
I'll be back tomorrow with some more cards made with the Papermill 'buff' cardstock.
By the way, if you pop over to the Papermill blog, or facebook page, you can enter a competition to win some fab new digi-stamps from Jellypark
Catch you soon xx

Monday, 3 March 2014

Have you entered the Papermill competition yet???

Evening everyone....299 members now, just need ONE more to reach that magic figure of 300.....;-)
I'm back tonight with some cards made with PAPERMILL buff coloured cardstock, (a bit like Kraft card, but not as thick) embosses beautifully,(both dry and heat ) inks, stamps, cuts with all dies, and punches perfectly.
You can win a box of this cardstock, just by going to the Papermill blog, and completing a tiny survey.....easy's a fab product, so pop over and enter asap ;-)
Here are a few cards I've made this weekend with the buff card :-

Sentiment has been heat embossed with white ep from
A Cheery Lynn flourish die, and punched butterflies

The sentiment is by Stampin' Up.
The gorgeous lacey edging is a stamp called Walesby Flourish from Oak House Studio (I love this) I've heat embossed it.

I've used a Sizzix/Stampin' Up embossing folder for this sympathy card, and just dotted colour on with an aqua brush & distress ink.

I'll be back in a day or so with more samples using buff cardstock.

Sunday, 2 March 2014

This weeks Special Offer from Papermill.....

Hi again, well, I'm blogging like mad at the moment, but have so much to show you over the next few days.....
This is the weekly 'special offer' from 
A beautiful Ultra White Pearlised card 300gsm 
Approximately 75 A4 sheets for an amazing £7.50!!   that's only 10p per A4!   
What are you waiting for??
This is a quick card I made using the special offer and teal coloured cardstock.

Ink from

Flowers from
Tonic edge punch.
Various dies and an embossing folder. 
I'll be back later with more news from Papermill, so catch you then.

Saturday, 1 March 2014

'Add Something Pink'....New Challenge at Lavinia Stamps

Morning everyone.....pinch punch, first of the month.....Oooooooo March already, can you believe it?!
Well.....because it's the 1st of March, our new challenge has started at
The theme for March is 'ADD SOMETHING PINK'!
So c'mon everyone, there's a £40 prize up for grabs.....
I've gone for something very clean and simple this month, totally opposite from February, hope you like them....

All cardstock from
Inks from

What do you think??

I'll be back later with another Special Offer from Papermill,
catch you then,