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Thursday, 29 May 2014

Lots of Inkyliciousness......(is that even a word?)

Hi everyone, home again after a lovely week in Jersey....beautiful island, fab company, so despite the changeable weather, we had a great time. Just time to fit in a couple of blogs before we go off again in 3 weeks time ;-)
Todays card was made with cardstock from 
It was last weeks 'special offer', but I think there may be some left.....if you're quick! (plain white, 265 gsm)
All the SPECIAL OFFERS have 10% off at the moment, and there is also a competition on the Papermill blog HERE , to win a box of fab cardstock. So....what are you waiting for??
All inks on this card are from the fabulous selection at OAK HOUSE STUDIO they are my favourite inks, I just LOVE them!
ALL stamps are from Inkylicious....I've had some of them for ages, and have promised myself to try using all my stamps at least ONCE. It will still take me years to get through them all, though.
Got to say, this is one of my most favourite cards in a long while....I just adore the colours.
Well, that's all for now, hope you've enjoyed your visit, pop back soon.
Have a great weekend.
Barbara xx
I'm entering this card into the following challenges :-

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Papermill weekly offer......

Hi everyone,  just a quick post again, as I'm 'on me hollies' in sunny Jersey.....just arrived today for a week, so really looking forward to doing absolutely NOTHING! Our Scottish friends are joining us on Saturday, so after that it will be eat, drink and laugh!
This week's 'special offer' from PAPERMILL
Plain White - 265gsm
 Available in small boxes £5.00, midi boxes £13.50 and mega boxes £32.50
Here are my DT cards....only 2 this week as I've been so busy :-(

All inks from 
Stamps from
Plain white / post-box red / and lime green cardstock

The sentiment stamp is from 
Inks from OHS.
Not sure where the foliage stamp is from, sorry.

Plain white / purple grape / dark violet / and new lilac cardstock.
A lot of water and ink was used on this card, and it still held it's shape wonderfully. 

Well that's all for today folks....I'm off to have a couple of glasses of wine.....well I'm on holiday, so it's got to be done!
Catch you all soon,

Friday, 16 May 2014

This week's 'special offer' from Papermill.......

Hi everyone, sorry, just a very quick post today. My lappy, and all the pics on it is currently en route 'Up North' to Alan's brother, who is going to do some upgrading etc on this is a scheduled blog.
Tonight sees the start of another fab SPECIAL OFFER from PAPERMILL
Sapphire blue card
Small box
 200 gsm for £4.00.....BARGAIN!

Here are my DT samples for this latest offer...
It was Alan's BIG birthday on Monday, the 50th card was the one I made for him.
Items used on these cards....

Sapphire blue, post-box red, white smooth and white linen cardstock.
Cheery Lynn flourish die.
Crafters Companion embossing folder.
OAK HOUSE STUDIO  inks and 'double daisy' stamp, Jofy stamp and free stamps from a mag.
Sentiment tags from Lili of the Valley.
I'm having a problem at the moment,  uploading photos to my blog in the usual way, so apologies for the fact they are just lined up one after the other.
Back soon, if I can wrestle Alan's lappy off him over the weekend.

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Leather Cardstock from Papermill....

Hi peeps, hope you're all well, and getting a bit of crafting done......
I'm struggling to get in my craft room at the moment, what with housework, visitors, babysitting and helping in Adam's shop....hope all this running around will keep me young! haha (I never mind time spent with Eva, of course...)
Anyway, on with this weeks 'special offer' from PAPERMILL
White leather -  230gsm - available in small boxes £5.00, midi boxes £13.50 and mega boxes £32.50
Fab quality and inks up really well.
Here are my DT samples.... 

 This close-up pic shows how lovely the 'leather' effect is.
The gorgeous stamp is part of a set from
It's called 'Double Daisy'.

I love this stamp, and can see me using it with lots of different colours. There's 2 in a set.....this one is the 'palette' style (without outline), the other is the 'outline', which I've used on the tag below. The set
daisies comes in 2 different sizes......pop over to the OHS website for full details

This is my tag, again made with the leather effect card....I love the texture of it.

All stamps, inks and embossing powders used on these samples are from OHS.

Thanks for popping by, today. 
Back soon.

Friday, 2 May 2014

Time for a new challenge at Lavinia Stamps......

Morning blog friends, told ya I'd be back today, didn't I!
It's May 2nd, and time for a new challenge at
As always, there's a fabulous prize of £40, to spend on the Lavinia website.
The theme this month is 'Birthday Girl', so loads of scope there.....should be easy to come up with a feminine card. LOL You must use stamps from Lavinia, of course, this is the only stipulation.
Here are my DT creations for this month

I'd be lost without this gorgeous butterfly stamp...I use it on so many cards!
All cardstock is from PAPERMILL
All inks from OAK HOUSE STUDIO
Back soon with more inspiration, hope you've enjoyed looking.
I'm entering this post into the following challenges :-

Thursday, 1 May 2014

It's 'Linen'....but it ain't white!

Welcome back folks, and a BIG hello to all my new followers. Hope you enjoy what you see xx
Well, another week has passed and it's time for a new 'special offer' from 
80 - A4 sheets for £4.50
You should all know by now how much I LOVE Papermill white linen cardstock, so imagine how happy I was to receive some linen card in Navy Blue, to work with....same fab quality, and such a gorgeous colour.
These are my DT cards.......and although I'm not a fan of dark blue, in general, I'm definitely going to have more of this colour, 'cos I just love it!

Navy blue linen, pale blue and white linen card.
Dies from Spellbinders, La-la Land and Cheery Lynn
Embossing folder from Sheena Douglas

Navy blue and white linen, with lime green cardstock,
Dies from Spellbinders and La-la Land.

Cardstock as above....all dies from Spellbinders.

My Papermill team-mates have made some fabulous cards with the navy blue linen, if you want to check them out x

Thanks for looking today....I'll be back tomorrow with my DT cards for Lavinia Stamps, do hope you'll pop back then.
Bye for now 
Barbara x