Wednesday, 23 December 2015

This weeks Outlawz Challenge

Sunday - CAS: Snowman
Monday - Greeting:Inspired by Holiday Movie
Tuesday - Color:

Wednesday - Sketch:

Twisted Thursday: Girly Girly
Friday - Coloring Challenge: Color Inspiration
Saturday - Paper a la Mode: Anything Goes

Envelope Generator by We R Memory Keepers

The We R Memory Keepers Web site has an Envelope Generator that allow you to create just about any size envelope you might need.  If the size you’re looking for isn’t printed on your punch board, you can now get the paper size and scoring line by using the online version of Envelope Generator. It’s so easy to use all you have to do is enter the dimensions of your card and click on Generate.  You can also use these measurements on you We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board. It will tell you what size paper you need to cut as well as where to score. I really like that you can add you measurements in centimetres as well as inches, really useful if you live in countries that do not use imperial measurements as so few websites cater for this.
This punch board can be used to create envelopes, boxes, and bows, but the idea booklet that accompanies the tool also provides instructions for envelope liners, tabbed file folders and coin envelopes.

If you have the Envelope Punch Board you do not have to replace it with the  “new and improved” 1-2-3 Punch Board. The main difference is ease of use, but take a look at the video and decided for yourself if need to replace your Envelope Punch Board. I know I won't be doing it anytime soon as I own some of the other We R Memory Keepers punch boards and there is duplication in functions.

If you don’t have a scoring board—the Martha Stewart one, Scor-Pal, Crafters Companion The Big Score A3 Scoring Board or The Scoremaster Scoring Board or any of a number of other types —this tool is a great investmentas you can use it to create cards, envelopes, boxes, rosettes and many other projects. By combining a scoring board, paper trimmer the 1-2-3 Punch Board don't limit what you can accomplish.

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Craft magazines available in the UK

In this post I would like to give you some idea of the inspiration you can get in the United Kingdom without using the internet.  So back to good old paper copies, I know they take up space but lets face it it is fun reading a magazine with lots of inspiration and photo's for project, not to mention the sometime cool freebies.  Most of these magazines also have competition on their websites, so do check those out too.

Papercraft Inspirations  Selling at £4.99
PaperCraft Inspirations January 16 Issue 147

Cardmaking and Papercraft Selling at £4.99

ISSUE 152 - on sale
Thursday 24th December 2015

Papercraft Essentials  Selling at £4.99

docrafts Creativity!
Simply Cards & Papercraft
Crafts Beautiful
Creative Stamping
Die-cutting Essentials
Quick Cards Made Easy
Making Cards
Simply Homemade
Craft Stamper
Craft Seller

Here is a little taster will be updating the below during the course of the week:)

This weeks Outlawz Challenge

Current Challenges

Sunday - CAS: Anything Goes
Monday - Greeting: Music (anywhere on your card)
Tuesday - Color:

Wednesday - Sketch:

Twisted Thursday: Girly Girly
Friday - Coloring Challenge: Color Inspiration
Saturday - Paper a la Mode: Anything Goes

I do not know about you but I just love Tuesday's colours and can definitely see myself using it to create my own gift wrap for Friday's challenge with a musical card for Monday's challenge, how about you?

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Your order is on its way!‏

Craft Stash logo

I have to praise the staff at for their excellent customer service this year. They offer free delivery for all UK orders over £30 pounds as well as same day dispatch on all weekday orders placed before 3 PM and a reward club, that allow you to gather point that can be taken of your next order. On top of the excellent service you can also:

Save 20% on your first order

when you join our VIP mailing list, & get special offers + projects in your inbox.

This is what was in my Birthday Package:

Spellbinders Tool n' One

Creative Dies:
'Tis the Season die
Happy Christmas Message Die
Christmas Cheer die                                                              
Eat, Drink & Be Merry die
Happy New Year die
Joy to the World die
Love, Peace & Joy die
Merry & Bright die
Peace on Earth die 
Ultimate Crafts:
Silent Night die - Christmas Pageant Border

Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad:
Carved Pumpkin (October 2015 Colour of the Month)     
Lucky Clover (November 2015 Colour of the Month)  

And free Creative Dies Happy Christmas Message Die


This weeks Outlawz Challenge

Sunday - CAS: Christmas Ornaments
Monday - Greeting: 3 patterned papers and at least 1 die cut
Tuesday - Color:

Wednesday - Sketch:

Twisted Thursday: Winter Theme
Friday - Coloring Challenge: Let it Snow
Saturday - Paper a la Mode: Birthdays

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

My First Box Card

Wow I just made my first box card.  I cheated and used a Stamps of Life die
to make it, I received it this morning and just had to use it.  I just love Stphanie Barnard's dies and stamps and how they create the wow factor with so little effort.  No this is one Design Team I would love to join.  I used Centura Pearl card as a base because you need a sturdy heavy weight base, silver mirror card and a recycled Gift Bag for my creation.

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Birthday Card for a birthday Buddy

I hope you like this card I made for a colleague who share my birthday on Friday, 4th of December.

I used the Sizzix Framelits Balloons Step Card by Stephanie Barnard for the basic card shape and embellishments and the  Robert Addams Papercrafts All Occasions Upper and Lower Case Alphabet Bundle for her name. The designer paper is from an old Stampin Up paper pack and I used Centura Pearl card to cut the base and words as it is a sturdy card at 300gsm.  I also used my We R Memory Envelope Punch Board and We R Memory Envelope Notcher to make an matching envelope.

I feel happy with the result and hopefully she will like it as well.

Below is the card my two girls made for me using some more Sizzix Framelits.

This weeks Outlawz Challenge

Current Challenges

Sunday - CAS: Travel Home for Christmas 

Monday - Greeting: Anything Goes

Tuesday - Color:

Wednesday - Sketch:

Twisted Thursday: Anything Goes

Friday - Coloring Challenge: Anything Goes/Optional Christmas Twist

Saturday - Paper a la Mode: Anything Goes


 Last weeks Challenge

Sunday - CAS: Thankful
Monday - Greeting: Christmas in Only Two Colors
Tuesday - Color:

Wednesday - Sketch:

Twisted Thursday: Something With Wings
Friday - Coloring Challenge: Thanks/Thanksgiving
Saturday - Paper a la Mode: Glitter