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Monday 26 January 2015

Another fab offer from Papermilldirect......

Hi everyone.....good to see you here again.
Tonight I have cards to show you which feature the new 'special offer' at
These great offers are coming thick and fast from Papermilldirect at the moment....make sure you're signed up for their newsletter to avoid missing anything!
 Teddy Bear Brown card - 300gsm - small box £6
These are my DT cards, using the special offer.

Teddy bear brown, cream hammered and mocha brown card, stamps from Lavinia Stamps and Stamp-It, Australia.

Teddy bear brown, cream linen and mocha brown card, stamps from Sheena Douglas, coloured with Brusho's, and a leaf punch from Martha Stewart..

Teddy bear brown and cream hammered card. The reverse side of the hammered card has been coloured with Brusho's.....the lovely sentiment stamp is from Visible Image.

I'll be back soon with a few new cards, in the meantime, checkout this weeks competition on the Papermilldirect blog


Tuesday 20 January 2015

New 'Special Offer' from Papermilldirect......

Evening all, and welcome to my new followers...thanks for popping by.
Tonight I just wanted to tell you about this weeks 'SPECIAL OFFER' from
20 Sheets of A4 Harvest Buckram Embossed Card 270gsm. for only £4.00
Gorgeous textured cardstock, that will add a quality finish to any project.....
This isn't a texture we find very often at Papermill, so grab it while you can!
Here is my DT card.....

I cut the birds with an Impression Obsession die, from scraps of inked cardstock.
(look at the close-up texture of the buckram cardstock)

I've then used an X-cut heart die, a Cheery Lynn flourish and a tag sentiment from Lili of the Valley. 
All double-mounted onto Papermilldirect cream 'hammered' and Mocha brown plain.
What do you think??
That's all for now, but I'll be back tomorrow with a lampshade that I've 'altered'.....catch you soon,
Barbara xx

Saturday 17 January 2015

Chippenham Workshop - January 10th

Hi everyone,  before showing the pics of my last workshop, I wanted to upload a couple of Valentine cards today, using black cardstock, which is on offer this week at
20 Sheets of A4 black card, 250gsm for only £4.00
(fabulous quality)

I've used a Silhouette Studio, cutting file on this card, with black and post-box red cardstock.

 The background on this card has been done with Pan Pastels on smooth white cardstock from 
I've used a Silhouette Studio cutting file for the trees and deer, a sentiment stamp from LOTV and bird stamp from LAVINIA STAMPS

Hope you like them....the black card is wonderful quality, so pop over and check it out at Papermilldirect.

Here are the pics from the Jan.10th workshop....we had a fab day and the creations were amazing.
(Tons of photos to look at )

Sheena Douglas stamps used here.....
 I first saw this idea at one of EILEEN GODWIN'S workshops....Eileen kindly said I could use it in one of MY workshops, so thanks, mate xx

All backgrounds were Pan Pastels. Stamps from,
Lavinia Stamps, IndigoBlu, Little Claire, Impression Obsession, and Inkylicious.

As above

Jean  and  Marion

Vicky's bum.....Steph and Sarah


Louise, Janet and Hazel.

Hazel, Lesley and Heather.

Ena and Lindi.
Until Lindi joined my first workshop in August, she'd never made a card in her life.....she's now doing orders for the whole family!
 Emily and Carolyn (above)

Vicky and Jean

Fab cards, fab colours.

All beautiful.

More gorgeousness!

 Well, that's it for now, apologies for the photo overload, but didn't want to miss anyone out....

Catch you all soon,

Barbara xx

Tuesday 13 January 2015

Pan Pastels meet White Linen......

Hi everyone, just a quick post to show one of the samples I made for my workshop last Saturday (pics to follow on Thursday).....I was demonstrating Pan Pastels this month, and I'd actually forgotten how lovely they are to use.
This is just a very simple CAS card, made with PAPERMILLDIRECT white linen cardstock. I've covered a small square of card with various colours of Pan Pastels then used a Papermania stamp over the top. I stamped the butterfly again, cut it out and covered it with Glossy Accents. A small Sheena Douglas sentiment stamp and voila! Easy peasy....
So, I'll be back on Thursday with pics from the workshop and details of a new special offer from Papermilldirect. hope you will pop back then,
I'm entering this card into the following challenges :-
Through the Craftroom Door
Top Tip Tuesday
My Craft Creations
Pan Pastel UK 

Thursday 8 January 2015

New Papermill 'special offer'.....

Evening all, second blog in a week, whoohoo....
This is a very quick post, to let you know details of the latest 'special offer' from

A4 Small Box Flecked Lilac 240gsm

This beautiful shade is very similar to the New Lilac, but has a lovely darker fleck in it and what's even better is that it is only £6.00 for a Small A4 Box (approximately 80 sheets).  That's a saving of 35% on the normal price for coloured card!!
The theme at Papermilldirect this week is babies, so I thought I'd do a simple card with a bit of bling....
I've used white linen and raspberry cardstock,  a cutting file from Silhouette and I've blinged it up a bit with some diamante.....
A very easy card to make!
Don't forget to pop over to checkout what the rest of the DT have made.
Back soon with pics from my Saturday workshop,
Barbara xx 

Friday 2 January 2015

New Year, New Lavinia Challenge.......

Morning everyone, and a BIG Happy New Year to you all......hope you've had a great Christmas break. We have done absolutely nothing at all over the hols, apart from seeing family and slobbing's been fab.
I'm ready to get back to some crafting now, but today and tomorrow I'm going to be sorting out my craft room, the mess is clouding my inspiration. Wish me luck!.........
Well, today sees the first LAVINIA STAMPS challenge of 2015
The prize, as usual, is a fantastic £40 of Lavinia products.
The theme is 'ANYTHING GOES' plenty of scope. Here are my DT cards.

This is a simple New Home card. 
Tim Holtz distress inks on PAPERMILLDIRECT white, hammered cardstock.....(one of my favourites).

I have used Pan Pastels on white smooth cardstock (from Papermilldirect, of course) for the coloured background on this little plaque...then overstamped with the wildflower stamp (HERE). I've stamped a couple of the flowers in Versamark and gold embossing powder, just to brighten the effect.

I cut a frame from black cardstock, and laid it over the coloured image.

Hope you like these first two creations of 2015. One of my new year's resolutions is to blog a bit more watch this space!
Catch you all soon
Barbara xx
I'm entering these cards into the following challenges :-
Pan Pastel-Premium Craft Brand
 Ladybug Crafts