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 :)

Monday, 10 June 2013


Thankyou to everyone who took the time to enter my wee giveaway - and thankyou for all the lovely comments on my Africa ATC post. selected number 33 which was Rebecca - well done, please email me with your home address and I'll arrange for your prize to be sent out

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Blog Candy

I thought it was high time I gave something away - how do you fancy winning a set of Limited Edition Spring/Summer 2013 promarkers?

I'm gonna make it very simple - all you have to do is leave your info in the inlinkz below
and spread the word on your blog or on facebook
and pop over to my quick and easy Africa ATC post on the Letraset blog and leave a comment there
And if you fancy another chance to win with Letraset, where you can pick your own prize - pop over here.

  Debz x

Friday, 17 May 2013

Catch Up 3

Third catch up today, after the promarker/flexmarker in the afternoon I had a beginners water based marker class - we used Aquamarkers, Neon Markers and Metallic Markers which are all water based....

and these are the techniques we covered with the water based markers...

Debz x

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Catch Up 2

Another catch up post for you, this time it's my Promarker/Flexmarker workshop from the other week at The Papeterie....
First up was a Beginners promarker/flexmarker class - we coloured a few different images: a character stamp, a floral stamp and a teddy bear stamp. This was to give the class a feel for various different applications, how to blend and add texture.....

Debz x

Monday, 13 May 2013

Catch Up Time 1

Well I've been MIA for a month, sorry about that - so much going on at the moment that I barely get time to blow my nose nowadays.
Since the last time we spoke, so much has happened but I want to catch up with some of the classes I've done lately.
A few weeks ago a lovely man from the Discovery Awards Scotland came to The Papeterie to ask if we could supply a papercraft teacher to teach 2 x 1 hour classes for some of the delegates at their AGM which was being held in Aberdeen for the very first time. They had been let down by the origami teacher they had already booked. 
The Discovery Awards are an achievement award offering challenges to over 50's and I was lucky enough to meet the founder at the AGM who was a true inspiration.
I made up wee packs for them that included all their diecut shapes and components plus a wee flyer telling them about The Papeterie.
Here are some of the lovely ladies I was teaching...

And here are some of the ladies with their finished bags and boxes....

 Debz x

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Neon and Aquamarker Cards

Blogging my last class of the retreat now - with a wee taster of the water based markers from Letraset. We used Neon markers and Aquamarkers and the embossed resist technique in 2 different ways to make these cards.
The first one, we simply used white embossing powder to emboss the image onto watercolour paper then coloured the image with neon markers
and the second one.... we coloured the newspaper background stamp with an aquamarker then clear embossed another image over the top, then cloured with aquamarkers
All stamps and greetings are Hero Arts.
Debz x

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Bonus Evening Class

For all the ladies who had booked the accommodation package for the Craft Retreat, we threw in an optional bonus evening class, so this is where we had our evening meal and then our class....
But before we got crafty, we got to stuff our faces - wasn't going to bother with dessert, but decided the Bailey's Chocolate Pot needed some love.....
So for the bonus class I decided to introduce the ladies to some quick and easy water-based marker techniques using Letraset Aquamarkers, Neon markers and Metallic markers. Here's the first sample I made using Neon markers, the Tim Holtz Fanciful Flight die, watercolour paper and I used some PB stamps but the ladies used Marion Emberson "Sunshine & Flowers" stamps...
the ladies had free reign to use the aquamarkers and neon markers and here are some of the lovely samples they made with these stamps and the butterfly die... from Louise, Anda and Meg (please click on each to see them larger)
for the second tag, I went for a grungier look using Metallic Markers, Tim Holtz mini blueprint stamps and Tim Holtz Gadget Gears die cut grungeboard.
and here's some samples from Louise and Meg....

Debz x

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Gorjuss Journal

Back again with more pics from the retreat and another project. This was my second project on Sunday, my Gorjuss/Promarker/Flexmarker Journal...
We used the Docrafts - Gorjuss New Heights stamp set...
and some Promarker and Flexmarkers to colour it.
Here's Pearl trying to behave herself and Meg concentrating hard...
 some more of our craft retreaters hard at work...
 Marion, Anda and Louise with their heads down, hard at it...

Back tomorrow with pics from the bonus class that was only available to guests staying at the hotel with the accommodation package.
Debz x

Monday, 8 April 2013

Done & Dusted

Well it's all over - after months of organising, weeks of prep and loads of sweat and one or two tears, but thankfully no blood, the Craft Retreat seems to have been a huge success.
Thank you to all the ladies who attended, we hope you had fun.
Charlotte took a fantastic paint techniques class on Saturday morning, all the ladies made stunning painted wooden storage boxes shaped like books, see Joyce, Tina and Meg paying close attention...

My first and probably the most controversial project of the weekend was my alcohol ink owl project. 

We used Letraset inks to colour some glossy card and canvas, then stamped loads of circles and ovals from the Build a Flower/Marion Emberson set of PI stamps onto the coloured surfaces and cut them all out to layer up. We made the wings and face separately to give him more dimension.

Will be back tomorrow with more pics
Debz x

Sunday, 31 March 2013

12 Tags of 2013 - March

Well I'm skidding in here - the coo's tail this month with my entry for Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of 2013. It took me a while to get this tag done this month - I got the label with the bunny and tinsel done, then it took me another week before I got around to finishing it off. So this is what I was aiming for this month.....
And this is my version - with a couple of wee adapt-and-overcome tweaks :)
I didn't have the seasonal stash, so I cut up the front cover of the Kraft Resist Paper Stash and coloured it with Peeled Paint and Broken China Distress Stains, I cut the grass by hand as I don't have that die, or the banner die, so again I tore the banner by hand.
I also didn't have the right colours of Distress paint to colour the metalwork, so I tinted the Distress Paint I do have on the craft mat with a drop of alcohol ink :)

Have a happy easter everyone

Monday, 11 March 2013

Tattered Floral Challenge

I couldn't pick a favourite out of all the Tim Holtz Alterations dies I have, but certainly the one that gets used the most has to be Tattered Florals, so I've been itching to join in with Tim's Tattered Floral Challenge. Unfortunately my crafting time has seriously disappeared now that I'm working, but the local Brownies asked if I'd come along and do Mother's Day cards with them. 
They asked me last year if I'd do Father's Day cards with them, so I planned out a card and pre-cut all the elements with a sample all made up to show them step-by-step what to do. But teaching kids is very different to teaching adults.... if I showed a group of 30 adults how to make this card I would end up with 30 near identical cards, but with the kids, we ended up with 30 completely different cards, and I was sooooo impressed with their imagination. So, lesson learned from last year, I decided to die cut a mahoosive amount of Tattered Florals, brought along some shaped card blanks, some buttons and a stamped greeting banner and let them do their own thing. As predicted, we ended up with about 30 completely different and unique cards. When they spotted me curling the petals with the back of a pair of scissors, I ended up with a queue of Brownies lined up wanting me to show them how to do it :)
Sadly I couldn't take a picture of the Brownies with their creations, but I did take pics of my girls ( Willow and Faith) with their cards...

Faithy even decorated the envelope....

And I made a card for my mum too........
You still have over a week to join in with the Tattered Floral challenge.
Debz x

Tuesday, 5 March 2013


Morning folks, just a super quick post - off to drop the kids at school then off to work again. Just wanted to let the winners of my recent promarker and flexmarkers giveaways know that their wee parcels were posted yesterday, so it's time to start stalking the postie.

We were finalising the class choice lists for the upcoming Papeterie Craft Retreat yesterday - so if you've reserved your space look out for your info pack and invoice coming out this week. We're really excited about the classes, more choices this year :) 

And if you're interested in any of the regular classes at The Papeterie, then pop over for all the details of what's happening between now and May. We have a special kids crafty event on Good Friday - places are limited so book now :)

Debz x

Friday, 1 March 2013

Craft Hobby & Stitch International 2013

Been home a week, and it's taken me this long to get time to post about my wee jaunt down to the Stitches trade show in Birmingham.
I'm sure you all know that this is THE craft trade show in the UK, with retailers coming from all over Europe and further to see what all the craft companies are releasing this year.
I was down there for 2 reasons, I was working on the Letraset stand for 2 days, then I swapped my Letraset hat for my Papeterie hat and helped Charlotte with orders, workshops and schmoozing :)
Lots of Exciting new products have been ordered for The Papeterie, celebrity crafters coming to demo this summer and The Papeterie won Best Craft Retailer - Scotland in the Craft Awards.

I've realised that I haven't selected a winner for my last Flexmarker giveaway, so I've entered the numbers into Mr and he picked number 1 which was Anda - well done quine, please email me with your address.

Debz x

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