Wednesday, 31 August 2011

It's almost time!

Can you believe that I am counting down the days until September, and not just because my youngest will start school for the first time!

On 1 September the retired list for the 2010-2011 catalogue will be out and us demos will have our first glance of the exciting new 2011-2012 catalogue! Now, I don't know what will be coming or going, but I can be pretty certain that the Designer Papers will be going. So I thought I'd show you how well they can work for your scrapbook pages. If you want to make sure you have that retired list in your hands on 1 September then drop me an email and I will make sure I email it out to you -


I've had these photos of the gorgeous flowers at Knebworth House for a couple of years now (hence the half-completed date!) and I've never been able to find the right paper to show them off until this year! I just love the Botanical Gazette paper from this year's mini catalogue. There are 6 lots of paper in the set and they are all double-sided (12 sheets in total). I love how this design provide subtle background whilst letting the photos shine through. All it needed was some chipboard letters, a stamped butterfly and some ribbon roses made with the seam binding ribbon.

This set of paper will be retiring in September, so don't forget to order some whilst you can!


Botanical Gazette DSP £8.75 121783
Seam binding ribbon in Rose Red £6.25 121884
Rose Red ink pad £4.95 101778
On Board Alphabet Soup £8.95 119239
Decorative Label Punch £15.50 120907
Nature Walk clear mount: £18.95 121997, wood mount £23.95 121925

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Top Note Die Star

I love the Top Note die, it's so versatile. It can be used for 3-D projects like the little train I made a while back, as well as cards.

I am going to show you how to make this lovely 'star' shape. OK, it's not really a Star but it's close! I'm trying to tidy up my blog, so if you've been following me for a while you may have already seen this tutorial before.


So here is how you make it.

1. Cut your cardstock using the Top Note die.

2. Rotate the card half a turn. You need to line the points of the cut card up with the pointed parts of the die - the purple card is just there to show you the die cut outline of the die.


3. The end result! You will end up with the lovely pointed square plus two large brackets that would be great for a scrapbook layout or to be used on another card.

I hope you liked that quick tutorial. One of my new catalogue resolutions is to start posting mini tutorials, so keep an eye out for more to come!

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

August offer!

Are you enjoying the sunshine and the long summer?! I don't know about you but I certainly need some time to myself during the summer holidays to keep myself sane! And what can be better than some craft time, and to sweeten it how about a freebie too?!

During the month of August, if you spend £75 or host a workshop of £250 or more, you will receive a pretty make-up bag, a gorgeous reel of Rich Razzleberry striped ribbon and a tub of assorted clips. 

Drop me a line if you'd like to place an order with me to receive this lovely offer.s