Sunday, 20 April 2014

Hello strangers

Hi there, long time no see :) I'm not going to bore you with apologies, I just haven't had time to do much crafting let alone have time to blog about it, but I'm back to report on the Spring craft retreat at The Papeterie - its been a lot of hard work, but it was worth every minute.
This was the first retreat where we had 3 days of classes, tiring but great fun!
On Friday, I only taught one class - the Bright Distress Box. Anyone who knows me, knows I love bright colours - I've never really been a subtle pastel kind of girl.
This is what we made...
Triangle paper mache box
Watercolour paper
Distress Ink inkpads: Picked Raspberries, Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers, Gathered Twigs
Ranger Mini mister
Ranger Ink Blending Tool & Blending Foam
Tim Holtz Stencils: Rays, Splatters, Dot Fade
Distress Markers: Picked Raspberries, Peacock Feathers
Tim Holtz stamps: Paris memoirs
Tim Holtz 'writing desk' sizzix die
Distress Glitter: Black Soot
Seam Binding

and here are some pics of the ladies on the class, which I taught on Friday and again on Saturday...

Thanks for visiting,
 I appreciate any comments 
Debz x

Sunday, 3 November 2013


Thankyou once again to everyone who entered the Aquamarker candy selected number 10 which is
Lyn - congratualtions please email me and I'll get your prize out to you

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Watercolour Christmas

Thankyou to everyone who took the time to enter my candy - I really appreciate your comments :)
This week I'm going to be showing you the watercolour cards we made during the Aquamarker Christmas Card class at the September Retreat at The Papeterie.
This was a much easier technique than it looks - you'll find all the info for this and the 2 other techniques on my post on the Letraset Blog.

Again I'm giving some markers away - because this is an Aquamarker post, I'm giving away some Aquamarkers....

So all you have to do to enter the candy is.... comment on my post on the letraset blog and leave your details on the inlinkz below - if you want to share this post in blogland or on facebook or twitter please feel free :)
this candy will end at 12 noon GMT on Saturday 2nd November.

Debbi x


Huge thankyou to everyone who took the time to enter my giveaway.
I've asked to select a winner and they picked number 30 
which is Mags B
congratulations - please email me your address and I'll arrange for Letraset to send out your prize.

Monday, 14 October 2013

2013 Limited Edition Promarkers

Hi again,
I'm back again with another giveaway for you - this time it's a biggie.
This is something I'm asked for quite a lot when Letraset release new or Limited Edition colours.... where do they fit in with the existing pallette? well this is something that I really enjoy doing - apart from colouring - is just playing around with colour and seeing what works and what doesn't.

You will find my blending suggestion chart on the Letraset blog, so please leave a comment there then come back here to enter my giveaway.
This will run for a couple of weeks, so once you've left a comment there please leave your details on the inlinkz below and share this either on your own blog or facebook.
NB - you can't copy pics from my blog - a link to my giveaway is fine

So what could you win?
not just one LE set....
but 2 LE sets :)
Good luck
here's the inlinkz
Debbi x


I've asked to select a winner - thankyou to everyone who took the time to enter. 
our lucky winner is number 8 - Kym
please email me so I can send out your prize 
Debbi x

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Altered Wine Box and a Giveaway

Thank you to everyone who took the time to enter my candy, I really appreciate it.
I'm giving away some more goodies, but more about that later.
First I'm going to show you about the second project I taught at the September Retreat at The Papeterie. I decided to alter a wine box using Letraset Alcohol Inks.
The thing I like the most about alcohol inks is the fact that they dry almost instantly - no waiting for paints to dry! I have no patience lol
So we started off with a blank wine box and various surfaces - see materials list below.
And this is what we made...
 Materials List:
*#Letraset Alcohol Inks: various blues, greens, yellows and pinks
*Sizzix Fence die
*Tim Holtz Fringe die
*Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die
*Tim Holtz Tattered Leaves die
*Glossy card
*Tim Holtz Tissue wrap
*Aspen White paper
* available at The Papeterie
# available from Letraset

This week I'm giving away a Promarker Skin Tones 1 pack.
All you have to do this time is leave a comment here and add your details to the inlinkz - if you want to spread the word on facebook/twitter/blogland then please do but its not a necessity.

ciao for now, Debbi x


Thank you to everyone who entered selected number 11
which is Sharon Hudson - congratulations, please email me to claim you prize
look out for another giveaway this afternoon
ciao for now, Debbi x

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Blue Journal & Candy

well hello there strangers, hope everyone's well, yes I know its been ages - if only there were more hours in a day.
But after all the planning and preparation, the September 2013 Craft Retreat at The Papeterie is all done and dusted and we've already started on plans for the April 2014 retreat, but more of that later.
I taught 6 classes over the course of the weekend - and as Letraset Product Coach for Scotland, of course I had to include some of my favourite letraset products - aqua and neon markers, pro and flexmarkers and alcohol inks. My first class was one I taught twice, once on the Saturday and once on the Sunday morning, an altered notebook.

Supply list:
plain kraft wirebound notebook *
"Light Blue Laid" cardstock *
kraft cardstock *
"Diamond White" cardstock *
Tim Holtz Movers & Shapers "Tag & Bookplates" die
Tim Holtz Movers & Shapers "Dream" die
Studio 12 "Pretty Petal Bunting" stamp set *
Tim Holtz "Lost and Found" Visual Artistry stamp set
Little Darlings/Saturated Canary "Breeze" stamp *
Memento "Teal Zeal" inkpad *
Memento "Tuxedo Black" inkpad *
Tim Holtz Distress Inkpad "Tumbled Glass" *
Tim Holtz Distress Inkpad "Broken China" *
Seam Binding *
Bakers Twine *
Promarkers & Flexmarkers: Burnt Orange, Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Blush, Cool Grey 1-5, Egyptian Blue, Sapphire, Celestial Blue * #
(* all available at The Papeterie)
(# all available at Letraset)
You can find my mini tutorial for the blue hair over on the Letraset Blog.
And I thought I'd have a wee giveaway to apologise for being MIA for so long, so to be in with a chance of winning this pack all you have to do is leave a comment on my post on the Letraset blog so I can see that you've visited, then leave your details on the inlinkz widget below. The draw ends at noon GMT on Saturday 5th October, and a winner will be selected using

 Debz x

Sunday, 7 July 2013

The Day Sue Wilson Came To Town

Firstly, I'm going to apologise for my lack of posts lately - we are so busy at work, with being short-staffed and being slap bang in the middle of the busiest time of year for weddings. The time away from work that I have, I'm spending with my family so crafting and blogging are being left by the wayside for the moment. But to make up for it I'm going to be running some giveaways over the next few weeks. But before I do that, I just want to tell you about the fantastic day we had at The Papeterie yesterday. We've been flat out all week preparing the shop, cleaning, tidying, rearranging, pricing and getting out dozens of boxes of new stock, cutting, boxing and putting out pallets and pallets of paper and card. All in preparation for the fabulous Sue Wilson. And it was worth every minute, what a fantastic turn out we got - on the hottest day of the year so far.
pic c/o Kath Stewart
Charlotte managed to organise a piper to greet Sue at the shop, as a wee surprise for her - she loved it.

pic c/o Kath Stewart
Sue made 20 cards over the course of the day - each one was raffled in aid of The Papeterie's chosen charity for 2013, Archway. 
Here's one of our regular customers who was over the moon at winning one of Sue's cards...
pic copyright to Debbi Glennie

Despite the incredible weather, we had a huge turnout....
pic copyright to Debbi Glennie

Sue had a great time in Aberdeen, and loved all the goodies in the hamper Charlotte and Pearl presented her with at the end of the day. And the best bit about the day - we've smashed our £3000 target, with well over £400 raised with the day's raffle.

See you later this week for a promarker giveaway :)

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