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Monday 30 March 2015

New Papermill offer.....White 'Felt' cardstock

Evening all....It's good to be back blogging after our holiday in Madeira. I love going away from home, but I also love coming home.
Since getting home, I've been doing a few Easter projects for 
I've also been using my Silhouette Portrait quite a lot...... it works beautifully with all of the Papermilldirect card stock.
Now that we have a new baby grandson, I can do creations in BLUE as well as PINK, lol.

Eva's Easter card.
Baby pink and white hammered card stock from Papermilldirect. 
A cutting file from Silhouette Studio.

Same as above, but sky-blue card instead of baby-pink.
Grandma might have to help Charlie eat his choccie eggs!

These little boxes were made with another cutting file from Silhouette Studio, and the same card-stock as above.
I gave up chocolate for Lent, so it has been very hard to touch these mini-eggs and not shove a few in my mouth!

The new Papermilldirect special offer this week is the fabulous
 A4 Mega Box White Felt Embossed Card 270gsm

A firm favourite with Papermilldirect customers, this White Felt Embossed card is 270gsm and comes in a Mega Box of approximately 645 A4 sheets for only £41.00.

As usual, stock of this card is limited so get yours whilst you can!

Just thought I'd leave you with a photo of our gorgeous new grandson,
Charlie Robert David Daines
Born Friday 13th March 2015
Isn't he adorable??

Well, that's it for tonight, catch you all soon with my April DT creations for Lavinia Stamps.
I'm entering this blogpost into the following challenges :-
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge 
Crafting By Designs 
Creative Moments 
The Paper Shelter 
Ruby's Rainbows 
Stampotique Designers 

Tuesday 17 March 2015

Brusho Paints meets Clearly Besotted stamps

Morning everyone, and what a gorgeous day it's turned out to be after a gloomy start.....we're going on holiday tomorrow though, so too busy to enjoy the sun today.....
Anyway, thought I'd show you a card I've made for my 7yr old great-great, nephew......The stamps are from CLEARLY BESOTTED, some new faves of mine and I already had the Brusho paints background made up, it's a perfect match for the stamps. The layout idea came from one of my Papermilldirect 'teamies', Lisa Sumpter, thanks Lisa x
I've used white linen & smooth black card stock, from PAPERMILLDIRECT, of course.
Papermilldirect have another fabulous offer on this week,
  A4 Cream Leather Card 300gsm
This beautiful card has a lovely leather embossing which will enhance any project.
There are two box sizes to choose from:
A Small Box of approximately 75 - 80 sheets for £5.70
A Midi Box of approximately 255 - 260 sheets for £16.90
This is fab card,  but it will sell out very quickly, so pop over to Papermilldirect now and checkout this, and all the other special offers.
Catch you soon,

Sunday 15 March 2015

Barbara Daines - Craft Workshop 14th March....

Hi everyone, just a quick post (but a lot of pics) to show you the creations from my workshop yesterday....we had a great day, and everyone enjoyed the project we made - An Ikea mirror, which was given the tarmaccy/Treasured Gold treatment. I first saw this idea on my lovely friend Eileen Godwin's blog, and it was Eileen who pushed me into starting my own workshops, so thanks mate, glad you did xx

Janet & Sarah .

Sue, from  
  Sarah & Pat (above)




Emily of 


Jean & Marion




 Louise (above)



My mirror.





Well, what do you think...aren't they all fab??

I'm going on holiday on Wednesday, so might get another post in before I go, hopefully ....I have so much to show you xx

Monday 9 March 2015

Papermilldirect Weekly Special Offer.......

Evening all....bit of a late post from me, but had to tell you about the new 'Special Offer' from
This week it's a fabulous 300gsm grey/silvery pearlescent card -
 70 x A4 sheets for £11
240 x A4 sheets for £25 
That's over a 50% saving!!
Here are a couple of cards made with the 'special offer' card....

I've used Papermilldirect, white linen, baby-pink and the grey pearlised card.
The gorgeous flowers are from 
Checkout her website for absolutely stunning hand-made flowers.

 This card uses the same card stock as above, and a Spellbinders corner die.
Both sentiments used, are from Anna Griffin.

Hope you like my Papermilldirect  DT cards.
Thanks for all the lovely comments left on my last post, catch you soon,

I'm entering this post into the following challenges :-
Papertake Weekly Challenge
Try it on Tuesday
Dream Valley Challenges
The Crazy Challenge

Monday 2 March 2015

Lavinia Stamps - March Challenge......

Morning all, from a very sunny, but windy Wiltshire. It looks very bracing out there today, but think I'll stay in and much more fun! We have a new grandchild due this week, so thought I'd better catch up on blogging etc, and maybe ever 'get ahead of myself', that's ever going to happen!
Anyway, as always, on the 2nd day of each month, our new LAVINIA STAMPS challenge has started......the prize is a fabulous £40 to spend on Lavinia products. All you have to do is use Lavinia stamps on your creation, and upload it to either the challenge blog, or by email. Simples.
This month the theme is 'ADD SOME GEMS'

All card stock used is from
Mainly white smooth and white linen, mounted onto black smooth card.

All backgrounds were made using Tim Holtz Distress Stain and cling-film. (such an effective technique)

I only used 2 stamps on each card, plus a sentiment, as wanted to keep the backgrounds 'unfussy' (is that even a word?)

Stamps used were:-
Zen Thistle - here
Butterflies - here
Wishing Tree - here
Dandelions - here
Sentiment - here

Well, hope you've enjoyed looking at my DT creations......why not checkout the rest of the DT blogs for masses more inspiration.
Catch you soon, Barbara xx 
I'm entering these cards into the following challenges :-