Wednesday, 29 February 2012


Temptation Tuesday has become Wicked Wednesday! Just one of those days and i never made to Blogging!!

Well, Bella has arrived and i just love this cute little elephant and had to work (play!) with her:
Also some great large sentiments from woodware and lovely scene stamps (Sarah will be doing a class with these; soon) from Hobby Art;

Looking forward to the Memorybox dies very soon and for those knitters; Malabringo is on its way!!
Also check out the new Molly Blooms which can now be viewed on site, pre orders taken now, stamps due end of March!!!!
Hugs to all,
Caz xxx

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

TPLC - Christine's Entry!

Hello Everyone! A quick post with Christine's entry for this months challenge - 'Inspired by a Book'.
Thanks for looking!

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Magnolia's Little Mermaid Card

Morning, Well its sunny outside think springs on its way, Little lambs are in the fields, and the birds are tweeting and the temperature's  making its way up the thermometer.
This month I have made a card to share with you and give you some inspiration and to get  you crafting your own creative delights.
So today's card features magnolia's little mermaid stamp.
Cute little stamp isn't she, I used copic markers to colour her, I used a range of blues, greens and blue/greens all the lightest shades of the colour groups with a touch of cool grey here and there, for here fishy scales and shading, you should know  me by now we have to have glitter  so just picked out a few scales and her tail to add glitter. Used 2 colours of glitter one is silver and the other white iridescent with blues and greens tones in it, which compliments the colours used to colour her.
The skin tones were coloured with the usual combination of copic markers  E000, E00, E02.
hair was coloured with E31, E35, E50. The background shading / shadows and tinge of shading on her face was achieved with polychrome pencils.

This picture just shows the stitching on the background layer. It all adds to the embellishment of the card. I only have a vintage sewing machine you know the type you crank the handle round. It was only cheap think it was £25 at a junk shop, But its been worth its money I've used it and better used it, for cards and cushions and the odd horse rug repairs.
On this card i used Kaiser craft  peachy keen papers. The blues and browns and pattern on the papers, when so well with the colours I had used with the stamped image. So how do you start your cards? Do you choose the papers ? and then colour your image to compliment the papers? Or do you colour image first then hunt through your papers to see what works?
I do both, sometimes I have a paper I just have to use because I love it and, I have an idea of what I want to do with it. Other times its the stamped image that comes first with the colouring and how I want it to look. Then have to work round it with papers and embellishments to compliment and match. To embellish this card added seam binding, lots of pearls, pearl sprays, lace, 
also used the Tim holtz alterations scroll work die, and the Mather Stewart branch punch.
The scroll work die looked like waves from the sea and the branch added a look of coral or seaweed. to carry on the nautical theme to the card.
So that's it your finished card.
I hope I have inspired you to create your own cards and projects.
The paperlane craft shop has many of the items used for this card in store. Some of what I have used is my own stash like the lace.

Thank you visiting this blog. Please feel free to leave comment or ask questions about the cards I make. All comments are truly appreciated.
please feel free to visit my blog to see more of the cards and other stuff I have made
Elegantly crafted
bYe ByE
for now

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Temptation Tuesday!

Just where does the week go???
Well I am just back from the trade fare at the NEC in Birmingham, so this Tuesday I just have to tell about some of the new things due in soon.

For me the 2 high lights of the show on the Papercraft side where Molly Blooms and Wild Rose studio.

Molly and George have headed off to the circus!

This is just a taster; lots more stamps! Clare will be using the new collection in her next class here on the 4th March. I still have a few places left and will be taking pre orders for stamps due in at the end of March.

Whilst you are at the circus i suppose you just might bump into Wild Rose Studio's Bella.......

Again this is just a taster, lots more of Bella and she should be here by the end of next week!!!!!!

The main man, Tim, has been busy as usual and his new distress pens should be here in about 3 weeks time.
And not forgetting all you crafty knitters out there......
Araucania and Malabringo fabulous yarns are also on route to The Paperlane,come and join us on a Thursday evening for Knit and Natter!!!
Also comming soon, Glitz, Bling and Sparkle; how could i not? A girl never has too much G,B,S!!!!!

Hugs to alll,
Caz xxxxx

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Entry for the TPLC Challenge! Catherine's Entry

Hello everyone! Here is Catherine's entry for the challenge. Catherine does not have a blog, so we are popping it here!

You still have 8 days to enter the 'Inspired by a Book' Challenge. Catherine was inspired by 'The Secret Garden'. A really cute card, I'm sure you will agree!

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Temptation Tuesday!

Hi Everyone!
Firstly I would like to say a HUGE thankyou to Kerry, Bev, Sarah and Shannon who did nor desert me on demo day despite being turned into little ice cubes due to power failure. Thanks girls, i really appreciate the support!
Second, thanks to all of you who turned up! I hope you had a great day!

Today is Temptation Tuesday!
Each week i will try to show you at least one new thing that has arrived at The Paperlane.
This week it is 6 lovely new stamps from Sweet Pea.

  I also want to remind you we have Clare Rowlands here on the 4th march and Beverly Parish , amazing new designer of Uniko Studio's here doing a class on Mens cards on the 24th March.
Get your places booked now!
Im off to the Trade fair this weekend so i will keeo you all in mind whilst shopping!!!!!!
Hugs Caz xxx

Try Before You Buy!

Try before you buy! Sounds good huh?! 

I'm here to tell you about an upcoming workshop that I will be doing at The Paperlane in Northallerton on Saturday the 24th March 10am - 2pm. At this workshop you will have the opportunity to try out the NEW Uniko Studio stamps! 

The workshop is suitable for any crafter whether you are a beginner or an expert! Below are a couple of photos of the cards you will have the opportunity to make or if you feel you want to use the stamps to make your own designed card thats fine too! 

This workshop gives you the perfect opportunity to make so cards for the men in your life & also you get to use the NEW Uniko Studio Stamps! 

Be sure to pop by The Paperlane Classes page for information about booking a place on the workshop. 

I'd love to see you!

Saturday, 11 February 2012

New in store!

Bev new range of stamps!!!

Demo Day - Uniko Studio - Time to Celebrate!

Hello One and All! Hope you are all well! It's Demo Day today!
Today is the launch of Uniko Studio stamps in store! These stamps are really lovely clear photo polymer - so you can see what you are doing!

 Here is my first project!

The background paper is the lovely cog stamp from the set, repeated across white card with black ink. So simple, but quite striking!
Here is a photo of the detail:

I used the flower stamp, coloured with Copics and then went a bit layer mad! Love the way they look layered up like that though! The background stamp - a 'clocking in card' is so simple, yet can be used in so many ways.

Ok, so here is project two!

I've layered up the lovely fob watch stamp with lots of Prima papers, and pearly swirls to try and give the watch a vintagey look.

The watch has been coloured with Copic markers, layered up to give it dimension, with a healthy dollop of glossy accents to made it pop!

Hope you like what you see! Bev, the owner of Uniko Studio will be doing a make and take at The Paperlane today, Uniko Studio's own website will be released today too - it's all go!

Hope to see you at the demo day! Come by and say Hi!

Have a lovely Saturday! K :-)

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Harry Potter Fan!!!

 Yes I admit it I am a Harry Potter fan.! Read all the books and seen all the movies! I hope you like my Tim Holtz configuration board. Come on whats your favorite book??
hugs Caz xxx