Saturday, 27 October 2007

Saturday AM demoing all day

Hello all
I am demoing all day at Alexander paper supplies, at Dagfeilds Craft Centre near Nantwich. I will be demoing canvases and painted backgrounds . So if you are near enough drop in its from 11 till 4 although I usually start a bit early and usually finish late LOL

Anyway knowing how expensive crafting is I have a tip for you and some examples. Go along to your local independant decorating shop and ask if they have any old wallpaper sample books, I have been given some but have never had to pay more than £5.00 for a large one.
Inside you will find loads of brilliant patterened and textured papers for you to play with. I have used them on scrapbook layouts but be aware that most are certainly not acid free so keep them well away from any photos.
Anyway I have some cards I have made with just one set of papers from one book I still have enough of these papers to make about 20 more cards, and the rest of the book probably enough to make another hundred at least, and it was a freebee .
So here are the examples.

Anyway I have decided that as well as getting 1 entry for every comment 5 extra for spreading the news on your blog. You can gain 3 extra entries for taking part in any challenge on my blog just post a link to your example in my comments for your extra entries I will except links to forum galleries and photobucket files . I will not be setting challenges every day or even on a set day every week But I will be setting challenges through the month

So my 1st challenge is
Its not unusual HONEST

So I want to see altered items, cards, or layouts where you have used unusual items, as some form of embellishment. It could be chocolate wrappers, wallpaper, clothes lables, keyrings, earings . So start looking round your house. One of my ladies in my class cut the suede fringing off one of her cushions when we did this one week. Mind you she did the most wonderful paper peiced indian with it it was definatly worth it.

I am thinking about what to do as my 1st tutorial and thought that designing your own paper peicings may be of interest. I am adding a poll to my blog so click on the 1st tutorial you would like to see.

Anyway my freebee paper today is the final colourway of the rainbow paper.

Available to download Free Paper Download

I should also point out that I have a great overlay for you tommorow evening as my usual free paper related to the subject of the Papercraft Junkies Challenge

Friday, 26 October 2007

Friday 26th October AND THE WINNER IS

Well today is the big day have put every entry into a bowl took me absolutly ages to work out how many entries everyone had and pulled out
Here it comes
Big Drum Roll

EMMA It took me quite a while to search back through to find her comment
and she has a blog
Emma I have left a post on your blog

You will be recieving The full Christmas Collection 12 by 12 Papers from The English Paper Company

Congratulations You lucky thing !!!

If you want to purchase your own Christmas collection you can buy them on line here or here

This months Blog candy starts today so all comments on my blog will be entered into a draw for yet another great giveaway, to be announced on the 26th November. I will be working on the samples over the next few days and will announce on Tuesday exactly what you are entering for.
Trust me another great giveaway.

So here is todays free paper

if you like it you can download it free Free Paper Download

another colourway tommorow

Thursday, 25 October 2007

Thursday 25th. Still not 100 per cent

Well I will be drawing the blog candy at 8 o clock tonight you have until 7 oclock to get in your final comments.

Have tried to take it easy yesterday as I am still suffering with whatever bug that I have, Tuesday I felt a little bit better but yesterday woke up with a migraine and a still quite painful tummy. So did not do any crafting. That puts a bit of pressure on today as I have still to get stuff ready for friday and saturday and sunday.

However I have nipped on to give you another free paper, as promised based on the popular rainbow papers

So here the 1st colourway is

if you like it you can download it Free Paper Download

There are two more colourways of this paper, then I am working on some floral papers which are again quite different
So all am off to have another reasonably early night. I will nip on tommorow to post another free paper but probably won't be saying a lot LOL So nighty night from me and Good morning to you all

Tuesday, 23 October 2007

Wednesday 24th October 1 day to go till blog candydraw

Well everyone only one day left to get your comments in for a chance to win a full pack of The English Paper Companys Christmas collection 12 by 12 papers. So make the most of your chances now.

I will be running another Blog candy giveaway starting on the 26th So keep commenting. You ll have to start commenting before I announce the giveaway but don't worry its definatly worth entering. I jusr want to create some samples before I announce what I will be giving away next month.

I had been thinking of packing up my blog and freebee papers due to financial and time constraints (You should see the bags under my eyes and my bank balance LOL) but really want to keep it going as it is because I know that my papers are popular. I definatly would prefer not to charge for my papers as then it becomes less of an enjoyment and more of a business.

So you may notice that I have signed up for google ads , so if you want to support my blog, please feel free to click on any adverts, it costs you nothing and you may find some great bargins and great sites you will notice that they are mostly craft related. I hope that the google ads become succesful as this will free up some more time for me to put into my blog and then I can do tutorials and more projects which I would enjoy. I might also get to bed before 2 am occasionally LOL, although probably not . I'll just end up doing more crafting and designing .

Anyway as I promised another colourway on yesterdays paper. this is for those of you who love pretty pinks and purples. Hope you like it

you can download it Free Paper Download

If you liked the rainbow papers look forward to the next few days as I have been playing around with the theme and have some more papers for you

Anyway I am uploading early as I do really really need to get to bed early tonight as my candle is meeting in the middle and as per usual I am teaching scrapbooking on Friday, have 4 projects for mags that need finishing and haven't even started my papercraft junkies examples or the samples for the next blog candy giveaway, Plus am demonstrating this weekend.
So am off to recharge my batteries after my week of feeling off and late nights.
Bye for now

Tuesday 23rd October 2 days to go

Only 2 days till I draw to find the winner of The English Paper Company Christmas collection. So get your comments in.

Have been busy crafting but all for magazine submissions so nothing to show on my blog sorry.

However due to the poularity of yesterdays paper I am again offering it in s different colourway . This one I think is probably my favorite allthough the pink and purple is nice as well . Which if todays paper is as popular I will offer the pink purple one tommorow

So here is todays

and you can download it Free Paper Download

Monday, 22 October 2007

Monday 22nd Papercraft Junkies 11 challenge

Well its Papercraft Junkies Challenge day and this week its Tracys (founder of the papercraft Junkies Forum) time to pick the theme
So as it was challenge 11 and that made her think of the eleventh hour the challenge this week it is TIME

So here are my examples the two cards can deinatly be under 11th hour as I didn't think I would get any done feeling so unwell but have managed. Thanks to computer , craft robo and Paper Threads gsd files by Diana designs(dandilion) and J. Barelle Designs (the carnations)

my other example is a lo about The Midland Model Engineer exhibition. I have used the items that i bought there on the lo. I used the thread sizer gauge to place perfect circles and on the paper and metal tag I have used the Impress punches to impress the initials MMEE for Midland etc and 2007 on the metal tag both of which can be bought from Proops see previous MMEE post

Don't forget to visit Papercraft Junkies to see all the Papercraft Junkies Design team Examples and enter the challenge yourself. You can enter atcs# altered art, cards, or scrapbook los

Don't forget the draw for this months Blog candy giveaway will be drawn on the 25th and announced on the 26th > All you have to do is comment on my posts for each comment you will recieve 1 entry in he draw. You may notice that I have removed on comments from one of my posts. This was for what I consider to be a dodgy MLM Opportunity and I will always remove any posts that are just blatent promotion of any MLM or Herbal remidies or medicines.

I have two freebees for you today

The printed panel for the Make time card

available to download Free Paper Download

and I must admit the best paper I have designed so far. In my opinion I love it

available to download Free Paper Download

Sunday, 21 October 2007

Sunday 21st Still feeling aaarghhhh

Well found out why I have been really off. the bottom has fallen out of my world, only re arranged. think I must have caught a stomach bug
Anyway I have taken the time to nip in this morning and give you a freebee
But Im afraid until I post my Papercraft Junkies Challenge post tonight Thats all Im up to. I will only be doing 1 or if I get chance 2 examples as have been unwell. I may manage a card later if I feel slightly better .

As promised yesterdays freebee in another colourway Here it is

available to download Free paper Download

and as requested today in Purple

available to download Free Paper Download