Saturday, 28 May 2011

Water Colouring with Distress Inks - 5th June Class at The Paperlane

Hello Lovely TPL readers! Hope you are all well - it's a Bank Holiday weekend again, so even if the sun does not shine, Ive got an extra day I can spend crafting! How are you spending yours?

Thought I would share the sample for next week's class - Using Distress Inks as a colouring medium for stamps. We will be playing with Distress Stains too! I had so much fun last time with the lovely ladies, I can't wait!
The seam binding has been altered with Distress Inks - more about that at the class! The images used are of course, Molly Blooms. They are really lovely, and little duck with his welly boots? Just too cute!! The papers are My Minds Eye Hattie. We will be using some really delicious new My Minds Eye papers on Sunday - Lost and Found. Just the thought of them is making me smile!
If you like Molly Bloom Stamps, remember our competition to win a fabulous day at the September Molly Blooms workshop! All you have to do is create a card with a Molly Bloom stamp on it, coloured with Copics and send it to us at The Paperlane! Address details are on the blog! Remember, we are not far away from the A1 - so all are welcome to enter! Entries close on June 11th - so get your skates on! Got to be in it to win it!

Sadly, our Blog Candy has not been claimed yet! So as it has been 2 weeks since the Candy closed, and we hate to see good stash go unloved! If the prize remains unclaimed by 8pm on Monday, 30th May we will redraw the prize from the original comments.

Friday, 27 May 2011

Kanzashi flowers

we were very lucky last night to have Katie Chaplin from Japan Crafts with us.
The project was making Kanzashi flowers. Wont they look fantastic as hair ornaments, brooches, or decorating bags!
Katie is with us again June 25th doing an Origami workshop followed by a Kimono dressing.
Keep an eye out for photos of my Star book (its nearly finished!) and details of class on making it!
love Caz xxxx

Thursday, 26 May 2011

sundays class

Sundays class was making these lovely little canvasses.
The canvas is covered in pages from an old book, and then distressed. The fun is deciding what to put on them next! Well done, lovely results!

Friday, 20 May 2011

new stamps

Hi Everyone,
not been able to post for a few days (sorry Maureen!) Casper (thats my computer) has been ill. Not a virus but a naughty little program attached to his browser. hes been to hospital, had a little brain surgery as is all better now!
Sarah on the other hand, has a cracking black eye! In Copic terms; started at R37, then R05, turning to Y28 with BV29 and w5 and 7 thrown in for good measure. Shes fine tho now, tumbled down the garden path, wouldnt let me post a photo tho!!

The delivery man has been busy.
We have some amazing My Minds (black) Eye, Lost and Found. I really like these, so sparkley!
New Gorjus girls and also Polka Doodles stamps. For those of you not quite so "girly" we have Andy Skinner stamps in too. If you like being "Altered", have a play with these!
Samples to follow soon......
love Caz xxx

Monday, 16 May 2011

The Very First Blog Candy Winner!

Hello Everyone!

Well, the blog candy closed last night, and the winner was...
Number 16! And that was Jayne! Please contact Caz using the email address on the right to get your goodies shipped to you! Thanks to everyone who left a comment - keep watching the blog for more exciting things coming up!

**We will redraw the prize in 2 weeks if it remains unclaimed**

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Thursday eve class

Hi Guys,
so sorry this was not posted yesterday, (p.c.probs!)
Really wanted to show you all Danni and Bev's fantasic little books they made on Thursday evening,
This is Danni's. Danni wanted to keep the colours really soft, the effect was quite simply beautiful. Well done Danni, love it!

and this is Bev's. First time to one of our classes and now a Copic convert! Well done Bev, look forward to seeing you at class again soon!

Friday, 13 May 2011

Reminder!! Blog Candy!!

Just a really quick reminder!

If you have not done so already, there is a lovely Molly Blooms blog candy available! The draw ends at midnight on the 15th May, so be quick!


Wednesday, 11 May 2011

A distressing day!

For those of you waiting the postmans just been!
The Tim Holtz paper distresser arrived along with Tonics fab new glass cutting board....

at long last, hemp cord is here!

Well its certainly taken its time but at long  last the lovely Hemp cord is here; in 7 beautiful colour cards.
Use with our wonderful buttons for some WOW factor on your projects!
Below, is a sweet pea mermaid i was playing with this morning, (beats doing the paperwork everytime!!!)
She seems to be a very "Japanese mermaid" dont you think?
Oh, nearly forgot; we also have the new "Hougie score board" in stock too (sorry Kerry but it is green!)
cheers all. Caz xxx

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Paperbag Card Workshop at The Paperlane

Hello Everyone! Just a quick post to show everyone the lovely work done by the ladies at today's class. Thanks so much to Jill, Alison, Dani and Sue for a lovely day! I cannot believe that 6 hours flew by so fast! There are lots of photos in this post, but we had to share everyone's efforts.

Here they are, hard at work! I was really worried as they kept going quiet! So, here are the lovely cards that they produced. Fabulous work ladies!

This is Jill's card. Jill used Molly Bloom stamps and My Minds Eye 'Happy Go Lucky' - Lime Twist Papers.
 This is Sue's card. Like Jill, Sue used MME Lime Twist - Happy Go Lucky papers, but she teamed the papers with Gorjuss Girl stamps, and some lovely handmade paper that we found in the scraps box.
This is Dani's card. Danni used the 'Mabel' Stella and Rose MME papers in lovely oranges and greens. These go so well with the Tatty Button stamps.
And last, but by no means least is Alison's card. Alison has used the MME Lime Twist 'Happy Go Lucky' papers, and has used Magnolia stamps.
Aren't they all fabulous?

I really enjoyed spending the day with you ladies! Look forward to seeing you all again soon! Kx

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Classes at the Paperlane - Kanzashi Flower Brooch and Origami

Hi everyone,

Two new and exciting dates for your diary!

Katie Chaplin from Japan Crafts ( as seen on "Create and Craft") will be doing two new exciting classes for us!

May 26th (Thursday evening) from 6.30 to 8.30pm .You will learn how to make a "Kanzashi" brooch. Kanzashi are intricate Japanese hair ornaments that take the form of flowers. They can be used for brooches, hair clips or to decorate bags! How about selling them at your local craft fair or giving them as a special present?

25th June (Saturday) 1 to 4pm. Katie will be teaching an origami workshop (boxes, decorative elements,  flowers etc) and a Kimono dressing demonstration. (how do they get into those?!)

For both dates the cost is £14.00 and all materials are supplied and included in the price.

Remember, all our classes are listed on the Classes Page of the Paperlane blog. Booking is essential. Tea and coffee available by introvenus drip if required!

Come on ladies, be brave, lets go Japanese!!!!

Sweet Pea Stamps Mermaid.

I love this stamp, and i'm into making books at the moment too. I hope you like my mermaid with sparkle, bling and attitude!!
The ribbon is vintage ribbon, coloured with Copics and few buttons added, just cos I could!!!
Caz xxxx

Thursday, 5 May 2011

New in Store today - Gorjuss Girls!

Here she is; Gorjuss!  xxx
These stamps are available in the shop, and we will post them too!

Get your Copics out for a fab Molly Blooms competition! Fantastic prize!!!

Hey Guys,
It starts today but you must have your entry to me by 12pm, 11th June.
The best bit; always the prize......the winner will be judged by our lovely Clare and you win ....
ta da! A place on her full day workshop on September 4th!

Ok, so what do you have to do?
1. A card, any size.
2. It must contain Molly or George, a Molly sentiment and be coloured with Copics.

Thats it! So what are you waiting for? Get those Copics out!!!

Oh, ok. Need a little inspiration to get you going?
This is a little Molly Book I've just finished, I will be doing a class on it Thursday evening 12th May , 6.30pm and repeating it Sunday 29th May from 11am. So if you need some help with those Copics or your stamping, here it is!

Remember our Molly Blooms BLOG CANDY!! Click on the image on the side bar for the instructions on how to enter. Entries close on the 15th May.

Happy crafting!!!
Caz xxx

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Magnolia amazing offer!

Do you love your Tilda and Edwin stamps?  "Need" some more?

This week-end  only, 7 & 8th of May ,
Lots to choose from so dont miss out.
Also on offer lots of DCWV paper pads at more than 25% off !
look forward to seeing you at the weekend!
Happy crafting!
Caz xxx

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

New In Store! My Minds Eye - Stella Rose and Lime Twist!

At last today, Stella Rose and Lime twist from My Minds Eye.

Don't forget to get yours at the crafty cuppa club tonight!!!!