Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Christine's Entry for the Paperlane Challenge

Hello All! Hope you are all enjoying the festivities!

Here is Christine's entry for the Paperlane Challenge! Lovely purple - very unconventional! Remember that we are taking a break in January - February will be the next challenge. Look forward to seeing you all then!

Monday, 19 December 2011

All Wrapped Up

So are you ready? As only six more sleeps till our gifts are given, New and old  happy memories are shared and made. Or are you like me still wrapping and making gifts tags. So today I just wanted to share with you the tags I have made to go with my gift wrapping paper. Just a little effort  and your gifts will look fab.
I needed tags to go on my gifts, didn't have any to match my paper so made these little gems.
I used lost and found paper, this was from my scraps box, Cut the tag shape free hand. Added some silver stickles and did a scroll pattern. Added the glitter glass to edges to give the frosty ice appearance to edges. Added the spellbinders shapeabilities Fleur de lis pendant to top of tag this was folded in half then secured with eyelet.
Then I cut out Tim holtz bird from the caged bird die cutter. Cut him out in card, took a page from my old falling apart dictionary and cut the bird out again, glued this to card. Used my embossing pen to add ink to places i wanted the embossing powers to stick too then added gold embossing powder and heat set. Did the wings the same way but after heat setting the gold embossing powder, went over again with embossing ink pen and added black embossing powder and heat set again. This gave the two tones of colour on wings. Added few feathers.

So here's the finished look. Added rustic twine and little bell. Tied bow around gift and added the tag.
Caz has asked me  to share with you a few of creations.
I hope to be able to share some of my makes with you once a month.
So keep cheeking back every now and then to see whats new.
I hope to inspired you to make your own gift tags to match you gift wrap.

bYe ByE
for now

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Exciting NEW Workshop to kick of 2012!

Hello Everyone!

The Paperlane has some more exciting news to share! On the 21st January 2012 there is a NEW workshop scheduled. 

This workshop will be run by me Bev the new girl on the DT! As you have seen from my samples for The Paperlane Challenges my style is VERY different from the other wonderful DT members! 

So, how about spending a few hours with me at this workshop creating & learning some new paper crafting tips & techniques! 

Here is a little peek at what the project is .... 

In the workshop you will learn tips & techniques to creating CAS (Clean & Simple) cards and we will create a trio of CAS cards and a little box to keep them in! 

Already a CAS style crafter? How about learning some NEW or refreshing on some well loved paper crafting techniques!

I do hope you can join me on the 21st January, it'll be fun! Check out the Classes tab at the top of the blog for more information on booking the workshop! 

Bye for now! 
Beverley x

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Demo Day! Roll On 2012!!

Hello Everyone! We have some great news to share!

We cannot wait!  There will be lots to do on the day, so get the day off booked, and spend it with us! Keep watching the blog for more news about the day as it happens, and remember the latest news will also be on Twitter!  :-)

Saturday, 12 November 2011

TPLC05 - Maureen's Entry

Hello Everyone! Here is Maureen's entry for the current The Paperlane Challenge 'Snowflakes and Sparkle'. Mauren has used some really cute Molly Blooms stamps, and My Minds Eye papers.

And it has a lovely inside too!

Thank you so much Maureen for taking the time to join in the challenge! Good Luck! :-)

Sunday, 6 November 2011

TPLC 05 - What a Prize!!!

Hi All! So sorry you have had to wait for the prize for this months challenge - but here it is! A fabulous collection of mini Molly Blooms stamps, kindly put up for us by our fabulous team member, Clare.

These are just so cute!! So what are you waiting for?? Hop on over to The Paperlane Challenge and join in the Snowflakes and Sparkle fun! Remember, our winners are chosen randomly, so everyone has a chance!

TPLC 05 - Christine's Email Entry

Hello All! This is Christine's email entry for the TPLC 05 Snowflakes and Sparkle Challenge! Isn't this penguin just so cute?

Thanks for entering Christine!

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Spooky Goings On at The Paperlane....

Today was demo day at The Paperlane! We had such a great day, thank you to all of you who came and joined in the fun - especially all of you who came dressed for the occasion!

Here are some pictures of the day.

Caroline took us though using Distress Inks, Distress Stains and working with acetate.

Alison Can-Canned all day, showing everyone how to knit beautiful scarves from RICO wool.

Caz showed everyone how to use the fabulous Flitter Glu and Gilding Flakes from Indigo-Blu. These looked absolutely stunning!

Friday, 28 October 2011

Christine's Paperlane Challenge Email Entry

Hi All! Here is Christine's sparkly email entry for this month's challenge - thanks for joining us Christine! Such a lovely scene, and great elements!

Sue's Email Entry to the Paperlane Challenge

Hi All! Here is Sue's entry to The Paperlane Challenge. She has used Molly Bloom stamps, and some lovely sparkly elements on this gorgeous shaped card. Thanks for entering Sue!

Thursday, 27 October 2011

new in!

The Christmas Magnolia magazine arrived this morning jammed packed with ideas, projects and pictures.
We have a free demo this saturday with Caroline from Inkbug. I will also be showing you the fabulous FlitterGlu from IndigoBlu and Alison will be showing you how to knit with the amazing Can Can yarn.
It might be a Spooky day, come in scary costume if you dare, but its too good a day to miss!!!!!
see you all saturday!!!!
hugs Caz & the team!

Saturday, 15 October 2011

The Paperlane Challenge - Maureen's Entry

Hello Everyone! Here is an email entry for the current challenge - 'Glitz and Sparkle'. You only have 13 days left to enter!

This is Maureen's email entry - Thanks so much for taking the time to come and join us Maureen! It is such a lovely sparkly slider card. So pretty.

Friday, 7 October 2011

it actually works!

It is not often I am really impressed with a new product.
Indigo Blu, you have pulled it off! Not only do I LOVE  your stamps but "flitter glue" actually works!
How often have you had a really detailed stamp and been disapointed when you have embossed it and found much of the detail lost?
Well ive tested this on the most detailed stamps i could find, just look at this......

This is done with gold leaf and flitter glue, and
its easy!!!
It will be in stock by mid week and im happy to demonstrate it. (you can also use glitter or perfect pearls)
Yes, Indigo Blu, Im impressed! (picture is only taken with my phone im afraid!)

Monday, 3 October 2011

Copic Colouring Workshop - June's Project

This is June's lovely project. used prisma glitter to give this project some sparkle! Such a lovely card June. Thanks for joining us for the day. This card is being entered into TPLC04 - "Glitz & Sparkle".

Copic Colouring Workshop - Stacey's Project

Here is Stacey's lovely project. She use the Molly Bloom's bed stamp, and has used the Copics to great effect in colouring the throw. Stacey gave her project a bit of sparkle by colouring her pearls with Copics, and adding Spica Clear! Such lovely colours to blend with those beautiful Prima papers! A great card Stacey! This is being entered for TPLC04 "Glitz and Sparkle".

Copic Colouring Workshop - Margaret's Project

This is Margaret's lovely project. Margaret sparkled up Molly's dress with Prisma glitter, which shows up the lovely blends of colours. Thanks so much for joining us for the day Margaret. This is being entered for TPLC04 "Glitz and Sparkle"

Copic Colouring Workshop - Pam's Project

Here is Pam's lovely card. Pam has created a really stunning layout with her papers, and has sparkled up the corners with altered cuts from a Martha Stewart punch, and a touch of Copic coloured pearls. This is being entered in TPLC04 - "Glitz and Sparkle".

Copic Colouring Workshop - Danni's Project

Here is Danni's lovely card. Danni has coloured her ribbons and rhinestones with her Copics. A really pretty card Danni. Thanks so much for joining us for the day.  This is being entered in TPLC04 - "Glitz and Sparkle".

Copic Colouring Workshop - 2nd October

Hello Everyone! So lovely to meet everyone yesterday, it is brilliant to be able to sit and talk about colouring in! As promised, click here to be taken to the Copic blank hand colour chart. I am working on a Copic Ciao Chart, so as soon as I have that finished I'll post that here too! Remember to print it off on the cardstock that you use for colouring in on.

I will be posting everyone's completed projects seperately, as they will also be entered into "TPLC04 - Glitz & Sparkle" Challenge!

Look forward to seeing you all soon! K :-)

Friday, 23 September 2011

class on 15th october

Here it is! I love this little chest of draws, so very pretty and perfect for all your crafty bits and bobs.

Class is £35.00, including all materials and the usual intravenous tea and coffee drip!  (pls bring own lunch) 10 to 4pm , Saturday 15th october. Limited places so booking essential please. Love it Sarah, well done!!!
hugs Caz xx


Hi all, just to let you know we now have 14 wonderful shades of Tim Holtz distressed  core'dinations in stock.
and keep watching this space as im am pleased to welcome Sarah back again with a fantastic class on the 15th October. Places will be very limited but if you have a someone you would like to make something really beautiful for....keep watching! 
Caz xxx

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Free christmas demo!!!

Hi everyone,
heres a date for your diary!
Caroline with be showing us how to make fantastic backgrounds with distress inks and the wonders of Acetate.
So pop that date in your diary, come and have a mince pie and see what The Paperlane has in store for your Christmas projects!!

ps. you can also make out your wish list and leave it with me for anyone stuck with what to get you for Christmas!!!  lol Caz xxxx

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Very special guest!

Hi Everyone,
Many of you will remember Caroline from the "Inkbug" , our very special guest blogger this month.
I hope you enjoy the lovely project she has lined out for you below.  Pickles is fab and i really love the distressed background.
Watch this space, Caroline will be doing a demo day for us very soon, thats not to be missed!!!
hugs Caz xxx

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Oh the weather outside is frightful

At least it was this morning, which gave me a great excuse to stay inside, in the warm and get started on my Christmas cards.  Caz has asked me to be a guest blogger this week which gave me a great excuse (not that I needed one) to use this fabulous stamp from Wild Rose Studio
This particular one is called Christmas Cuddles and features the ever so cuddly Pickles the Penguin.  The Paperlane has this one in stock along with the rest of the range and they are all absolutely gorgeous.  They lend themselves to a multitude of Christmas designs but, after much deliberation, this is what I have decided to go with
Using Black Memento Ink, I stamped the image into the centre of a 5" by 5" card
I then made a mask by stamping the image onto some cheap white card (no point in using your best card for this, no one is going to see it), cutting it out and blue tacking it onto the card blank.
Now comes the really fun (if messy) part.  It's time to create the background of the card using Tim Holtz Distress Inks.  Firstly, I took Tumbled Glass and applied it all over the card using circular motions and a foam blender.  Don't worry about going over the mask, that's what it's there for.
Now do the same with Broken China but don't bring the colour as far into the centre of the card.

Now repeat with Faded Jeans but keep the colour to the edges of the card
Now leave your image to dry for a wee while (it takes about 10 minutes) and then you're ready to create your snowflake background.  Ink up the stamp of your choice (I used a Great Impressions background stamp) with a white ink pad (I used Brilliance but you could use any you choose, or you could use a VersaMark and some embossing powders).  Leave the mask in place and stamp over the top.
Leave it to dry and then carefully remove your mask.  You can now colour in your image.  I used a combination of ProMarkers, Copics (for the hat) and Stickles (for the fur and the pompom)    
Your final image should look something like this......
I hope you'll agree that he looks really cute and Christmassy and that the use of Distress Inks really gives the background an extra dimension.  I'm now off to wash Faded Jeans off my hands :-0
Happy Crafting
The InkBug
P.s.  All the items in blue are available at The Paperlane

Tatty Button Christmas Tree

I loved colouring this tree, simple but lovely!

Friday, 16 September 2011

Friday, 9 September 2011

Knit and Natter!!!

Come on all you knitters and would be knitters!!
Starting Thursday 22nd September, 5pm to 7pm "Knit and Natter"
Get together with a coffee, your knitting and other knitters for a couple of stress free hours!
Want to learn? we can help you too!!!!
Cost is just £2.00 and includes tea, coffee and biscuits!
We look forward to seeing you, its every Thursday, no need to book, just grap your needles and saunder along to The Paperlane!

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Molly Blooms Demo Day!

Hello Followers and Friends! Hope you are all well :-) Today has been a great day at The Paperlane! Caz has had the lovely Clare Rowlands and her fabulous Molly Blooms stamps with us all day.

This has been a real treat for the store, as the stamps that Clare is using today are from the new 'Winter Wonderland' collection. If you have not seen these lovely stamps, take a quick peek here. The entire collection is available for you to have a look at!

Clare brought some gorgeous samples with her as usual - along with her lovely baskets of Copic Markers! These stamps are so popular, they have just flown off the shelves! We are ordering again, so if you see anything that you NEED, we can post it out to you!

Beautiful wreaths, decorations and cards decorated in Clare's signature style. Really, really pretty!

This is just breathtaking! Cute Penguins and postage, mixed with such vintage colours - think I'll be inspired to work with black for Christmas this year too!

Don't we all know a little boy who would be naughty like that? Lol! Really cute nativity scenes and characters are in this collection, along with fabulous backgrounds too!

Clare is teaching a workshop tomorrow at The Paperlane too, so hope everyone has a fabulous time at that workshop!

Thanks for looking :-)

Thursday, 25 August 2011

just because I liked her!!

Well this was just because i really like pumpkins and becuase i could!  C xxx

and yet more fab stamps!!!!

Its been a busy week for the delivery men this week!
3 collections here, younge rebel, sweet elin and dawn's.
all by Nellie Snellen.

I love them all!!!!
Caz xxxx

Sorry pics arnt bigger, Kerry's away (hi Kerry!) and she always sorts my mistakes!!!
(and spelling!!)  LOL xxx