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 :-)