Thursday, 30 June 2011

8am Tomorrow!!

Thanks so much everyone for waiting patiently! Tomorrow is the day when the challenge goes live, and you can enter!

Remember - get your Mollies and Georges ready!! **wink, wink**

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Hi everyone!

Hi Everyone,
I hope you are all looking forward to the new challenges ahead, I am really looking forward to seeing the sample creations from the DTs.

I enjoyed making my 3D beach huts so much that I have gotten a little carried away......  Soooo, i decided Edwin and Tilda needed a fishing holiday;

any excuse just to play!!!
lol Caz xxx

Monday, 27 June 2011

The Paperlane Monthly Challenge Countdown

Three Days to Go!

Hello lovely TPL readers and followers! Hope you are all well.

Just a really quick reminder - we have a really exciting event on the horizon!

The Paperlane Challenge starts on the 1st July (Thursday) with lots of goodies to win over the following months. So, join us, follow us and enjoy playing along!

Back soon! Kx

Wednesday, 22 June 2011


Hi everyone,
sorry but unfortunatly the origami class on saturday has to be cancelled. Aparently not many of you want to actually fold your paper!!
Kerrys fantastic class on Copics up next on the 3rd July, dont miss out book your place now!
New delivery in today from Creative expressions, cool new "screwbrads",  stamps, heat sheets, CDs and Tim Holtz craft resist pad.
Gosh i wish this weather would make its mind, rain or shine???
c u all soon,
love Caz xx

Sunday, 19 June 2011

The Paperlane Monthly Challenge!

Hello TPL followers and friends!

Just thought you would like to know - there is a new challenge blog....The Paperlane Challenge!! The challenges will be set on the first of every month, and the first one will be set by "Molly Blooms" Clare! The DT will take it in turn to set the challenge, and will all post ideas and inspiration to get you started!

So, get your Molly Bloom stamps dusted off, because you will be needing them **wink wink**, and check back on the 1st of July!

Soooo excited.........


Saturday, 18 June 2011

Beach Huts

Hi Everyone,
well its saturday and I have some extra company in this shop with me today.........

This is Forest, (as in Forest Gump) my dog, hes such a good boy and has been sleeping next to my desk for most of the day (although Kerry persuaded her hubby to take him for a walk this morning!)

I have been busy making 3D beach huts this week so i can make a new window display with Clares fantastic Mollys

Not the greatest photo but i hope you get the idea, now i can start to play  work with the stamps.
Look out for more details of the New Molly challenge, Kerry is working on that as i type. And pics from our DT will be available soon...
lots of love and happy crafting, Caz  xx  and Forest! woof  xx

Sunday, 12 June 2011

craftwork cards

Hi, back again,
and......... (i seem to like my dots today!)
lovely new papers from craftwork cards, there is bunting to follow shortly too

and, copic carrying/storage case, 72 pen size for 8.50 !!
Well I have so many ideas in my head at the moment id better get on with them.
If you click on the Molly ilage on front page it will show you all the new stamps, enjoy!

Molly Blooms

Hi Everyone, lovely sunny morning!
What a great day we had with Clare and Molly Bloom yesterday, so good in fact we have managed to secure some extra dates with her!
Sunday Aug 14th and  Sunday Oct 9th.  These dates will book up fast , September is already full and only a few places left for November, so please contact me if you want to join us for a fab Molly day!

So lots of good news to share with you all, New Mollys in store, I just cant wait to start playing with these! I am planning a whole window display around "Summer Molly"
Clare and I have also decided to start a "Molly challenge" It will start beginning of July and be a monthly challenge. Keep your eyes open for details on this and and inspiration from our DT girls!
Poor Clare; I had her working so hard as she also judged the competition for us...and the winner is................................(how many dots can i string this out  for?)..................................................
................ta ta.........................................(a few more!!!)..............................................................
.............Georgina!!!!  well done hon!

Got to go folks; customers!! back soon.   Caz xxx

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Lovely Colouring Class at the Paperlane!

Hello! Another Sunday, another class at The Paperlane! Thanks so much ladies for a lovely day - it was really great working with you all!

Today it was all about getting to grips with using Distress Inks as a colouring medium - so there was lots of quiet and concentration this morning! Have a look at the finished work from the ladies - such lovely colours and colouring! A fabulous set of finished pieces.

The ladies all worked with My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Papers.
They chose between Magnolia or Molly Blooms stamps to decorate their projects.

There were a variety of sentiments used - Polka Doodles, Hero Arts and Molly Blooms.

There were lots of Spellbinder's Nesties used too!

The ribbon? That is seam binding that has been scrunched with distress inks and water to give it a lovely vintage feel. It looks so pretty on all of the projects.

Aren't they just wonderful ? Whoever is lucky enough to get one of these through the post will be more than pleased, I am sure!

Thanks again for a lovely day! Hope to see you all soon!


Friday, 3 June 2011

Blog Candy Redraw!

Hello Everyone! Unfortunately, the gorgeous Molly Blooms blog candy was unclaimed, so we have redrawn!

So, the winner, chosen from the comments by random number generation is:
Maureen Southern! It's you! Well done Maureen! Please get in touch with Caz at the shop to claim your prize!

Thank you all for entering.

**If the prize remains unclaimed by June 15th it will be redrawn**

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Design Team

More exciting news!

I just want to welcome Klare Chambers and KatyBoo who are joining Clare and Kerry on The Paperlane design team.

We can't wait to show you some of their exquisite work here on the blog! Keep your eyes  peeled for that!

Whilst you are waiting, there is a fabulous postcard designed by Klare in this month's Craft Stamper!

Lovely to have you on board girls!  xxxxx

Magnolia "Sweet Rainbow" Magazine

Its here! The new Magnolia magazine...
Also Tim Holtz corked vials (which i have had on order for ages!)
and Tilda in the garden, Edwin waiting for a fish, Tilda exploring, Tilda in Midsummer rain and the Magnolia Tree stamps.
Play time!!!! xxxx

Star Book, Dates and News!

Morning everyone, what a fantastic day!

As promised here is my star book. Showed it to the ladies on Sunday and they want to make a christmas one, its June!! ok, we are making a Christmas version; dates are Thursdays 14th AND 21st july. It will take 2 sessions. Or Sunday 17th AND 24th, or a Sunday and Thursday, you get my drift! (Sundays are 11 to 2 pm)

Also , to keep me out of mischief, i have just made a baby signing book for a customer......
enjoyed using one of my old house-mouse stamps again.

A little bit of news for you all; Sarah has decided that what with work and a husband that complains he never sees her, she is going to devote her energies in other directions. I have just bought Sarah's share in The Paperlane and am now a sole trader. I hope to be able to persuade Sarah to do some more classes and of course she will always be popping in to visit us.

I am hoping to be posting again today as the new Magnolia magazine is due in!!!

All for now folks, enjoy the sun!
love Caz xxx