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

New Baby 1

My boss at work, and friend Charlotte recently had her first baby so I had a few baby cards to make, on for Charlotte and her husband James,...