All day crop

23rd July, 2008 at 6:43 pm (Uncategorized)

The next Indigo Mill crop is a week on Saturday (2nd August) from 10am – 4pm at Mickleover Community Centre, Uttoxeter Road, Derby (just off the A38)

It costs £5 including drinks and cakes (and possibly another of the yummity yum cinammon cakes I made last time!)

Contact us to book your place, or turn up on the day – we always welcome newcomers, and can always squeeze a new person in… If you do plan to come as a newbie, please do let us know in advance so that we can prepare a little goodie bag for you to start off with.

Hope to see the ‘regulars’ and some new faces there.

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Tip: Don’t let patterned paper scare you!

20th July, 2008 at 8:29 pm (Uncategorized)



I’m sure many of us are the same. You see a beautiful sheet of patterned paper that you absolutely love, you buy it, get it home and then look at it again thinking ummm…. what on earth do I do with this!?

More often than not, my hardest part is that I don’t want to cover up the patterns, rather than not really liking them anymore, so here’s an idea to try. This is one of the Dutch Girl papers in the Straight Laced kit. I had no idea what to do with it, and so made it into this maze book for my Friday night scrapbook class. And you know what, it was the best paper to use, each page had beautiful patterns on them, in much smaller chunks. Some of them even turned out symmetrical on each page.

Try it and see how you get on. If you want to see the finished book, check out http://www.scrapbookingforthesoul.blogspot.com

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Inspiration – Fun in the summer sun kit

20th July, 2008 at 7:19 pm (Uncategorized)


Anyone who knows me knows I’m a *huge* believer in the world of Doodlebug. If they made emulsion pain to use in your house, my husband would live in a very colourful world. So this was a challenge for me. A beautiful flower embossed WHITE paper by Doodlebug. Not the usual colours by doodlebug that I would use.

The embossing is so small and delicate, I had to use a way to bring it up to life. To do this, I drizzled a thin square of orange Anita’s acrylic pain around the edge and wiped it over with a wipe (can’t find the paintbrushes… my fault for letting the kids use them to ‘tickle’ with!) and you can see from the close up piccie how well this makes the embossed flowers stand out. You can get the same effect with chalks.

Wanted to stick with as few colours as I could, white, orange and black / dark brown to really make the emphasis the photos and the poem I wrote. I cut the letters from black card and the orange flocked paper (using Cosmo Cricket blackboard pieces as a template) and stuck them along a piece of Doodlebug stitched grosgrain, mounted this and the pictures onto a sheet of dark bazzill bling and then onto the page. I handwrote the poem using galaxy markers and put a small black heart in the top right corner. Add some hand drawn thin lines along the orange paint to make the frame and Voila!

Definitely Doodlebug with the bright orange, but definitely simpler than any usual doodlebug layout.

Can’t wait to show my mum…. bet you she cries!! LOL

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Exciting news…. But ssssshhhhh

18th July, 2008 at 11:44 am (Uncategorized)

Oooo – Some exciting news…

Thought I’d order directly from one of the big American Retailers to bring some special kits to you all, and to have some luscious goodies for the retreats.. It includes their new CHA summer ranges, which are only being released this weekend in the States (so not quite open yet) but *mine is on my way to me already before it’s even open*!!!!!

Hee hee… sssshhhhh though.

Just wait till you see what we’ll be putting in our up and coming kits…

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Purchasing information

17th July, 2008 at 9:20 pm (Uncategorized)

Oh… these ‘techies’ hey? There is no more threatening to take away computer games, music, gadgets etc that I can do… I just have to wait *patiently* for the shop part of the site to be up and running. Anyone who knows me will know that I just don’t ‘do’ patient.

So…

You want to order a kit (Of course you do, thats a stupid question) so how do you go about it?

Well… when the magical website pixies kick the geeks into gear, ordering on the shop site will be via Paypal, Google Checkout or Personal Cheque – Paypal doesn’t require you to set up an account, you can do a one off transaction with them, whereas Google Checkout requires a Google account, but has a lot of advantages to this. Cheques are… cheques. As always, goods will be despatched when payment has cleared.

By using these checkout options, we never see your card details, we just receive the monies and notification of payment.

The other advantage is that whilst the shopping cart is waiting, I can manually work the Paypal and Google system until then.

So – if you want to order a kit, for the time being just contact us and we will send you an invoice to allow you to pay for your order and get your goodies! Don’t forget to check out the delivery costs on the website, and tell us exactly what fabby kits you want to order!

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Kit focus – Sew Fine

13th July, 2008 at 8:02 pm (Uncategorized)

Sewing is in! So get yourself on the bandwagon with these gorgeous Sassafrass papers. Indigo Mill LOVE to stitch, but realise not everyone has a sewing machine. The answer? We have included 2 machine stitched panels in this kit for you to use, everyone will think you’re a dab hand at the sewing machine! The opposite to our girly stitch kit, this one has beautiful blues and greens, and check out the ‘tree effect’ how great?! Combine with red and yellow shimmering bazzil bling for an accent, add in an essential alphabet, a sprinkle of sequins, and you’re away, leaving you enough time to use the included threads to hand stitch a few extras on your layout. Try stitching around the edge of your title, or page!

Contents:

2 x Sassafrass Serendipity Sew Fine 12×12 papers – Penelope & Anastasia
1 x Pebbles Inc. 12×12 paper – Loverly Heart
2 x 12×12 sheets Bazzill Bling – High Heels & Celebrity
1 x Sassafrass ‘Orange a’peel’ cardstock alphabet
2 x machine stitched Bazzill panels
3 x length stranded embroidery thread
Sprinkling of sequins

Cost – £5.99
For delivery charges see here
Order online at our shop, or contact us to pay via Paypal / Google checkout / Cheque

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Kit focus – Truly Scrumptious

13th July, 2008 at 7:54 pm (Uncategorized)

Sewing is in! So get yourself on the bandwagon with these gorgeous Sassafrass papers. Indigo Mill LOVE to stitch, but realise not everyone has a sewing machine. The answer? We have included a machine stitched panel in this kit for you to use, everyone will think you’re a dab hand at the sewing machine! This is definitely more of a girly kit, with multicolour stitch like stripe paper, pink stitching and purple shimmering bazzil bling, add in an essential alphabet, some flowery beads, and you’re away, leaving you enough time to use the included threads to hand stitch a few extras on your layout. Try stitching around the edge of your title, or page!

Contents:

2 x Sassafrass Serendipity Scrumptious 12×12 papers – Crème Brulee & Green Apple
1 x Pebbles Inc. 12×12 paper – Loverly Heart
2 x 12×12 sheets Bazzill Bling – Infatuation & Puppy Love; 1 x Sassafrass ‘Tickled Pink’ cardstock alphabet
1 x 8.5×11 machine stitched Bazzill cardstock
3 x length stranded embroidery thread
10 x glass millefiori beads

Cost – £5.99
For delivery charges see here
Purchase kit at our shop, or contact us to pay via Paypal / Google checkout / cheque

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Kit focus – I, Robotics

13th July, 2008 at 3:36 pm (Uncategorized)

We all know there is a lack of ‘boy stuff’ out there for scrapbooking and crafting alike, but thankfully the manufacturers are now addressing this problem, and this is an offering from Sassafrass (a very well liked company in this office as you can tell) Robots are in! (Think Will Smith in I, Robot) This kit will make you at least two, if not more fantastic boy pages, that the men in your life won’t be ashamed of you showing off, blues, black and oranges, with that stunning lime green doodlebug cardstock for accent, and some brilliant boy fabric labels by Karen Foster. One of the favourite kits of our ‘boy expert’ design team member Hannah, who craves ‘boy stuff’ for pages of her two angels!

Contents:

2 x Sassafrass Robotics 12×12 paper – Space Cadet & Blast Off
1 x Sassafrass Cardstock journal stickers
1 x Sassafrass cardstock sticker alphabet
1 x Karen Foster Design boy fabric labels
3 x Bazzill 12×12 cardstock – Raven, Aztec & Stonewash; 1 x 8.5×11 Bazzill – Grasshopper

Cost – £9.49
See delivery prices here
Order kit at our online shop, or contact us to pay via Paypal / Google / Cheque

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Kit focus – Reams of ribbon

13th July, 2008 at 3:24 pm (Uncategorized)

Ribbons. Enough said. Nobody can have enough or too many ribbons. They are so versatile to use for scrapbooking. Make a frame, use a few lengths to lead your eye to the focus of your page, tie it around your photos and journalling, use it to attach a tag. The list is endless, and this bumper pack of beautiful bright ribbons is a brilliant kit to add to your basic stash. With so many different colours in it, you’ll always have one to match your current project
The rrp for just the doodlebug ribbons is almost £14, so how fantastic is the value of this kit!

Contents:

1 x Doodlebug black / pink polka dot organdy
7 assorted colour Doodlebug ribbon packs (stitched grosgrain & ricrac)
1 x Making Memories fabric tape
4 x length wide edged ribbon
4 x assorted colour Bazzill / DCWV cardstock

Cost – £18.99
See delivery prices here
Order online in our shop, or contact us to pay via Paypal / Google / Cheque

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Kit focus – Miss-Fit…. (aren’t we all at some point?)

13th July, 2008 at 3:12 pm (Uncategorized)


If you like to be different, and love the new ‘quirky’ papers which are arriving on the scrapbooking scene, then this one is for you. These beautiful Dream Street Papers combine fun and funky with vintage on it’s second side. Cut up your postcards and add one of the cute stamps on the reverse, then use as a journalling card, or make a ‘postcard mini book’, use the ‘cheeky’ bird and tree page for your family tree, or use the ‘vintage’ pink on the reverse side. Whichever of these two is your style, this kit is for you. Why not try your style with one sheet, and ‘style swap’ with the rest of the kit. You might surprise yourself with the results!

Contents:

2 x Dream Street {Miss}Fit papers – tough & cheeky
1 x Dream Street Hugs’n’Kisses paper – airmail
1 x Bazzill Bling 8.5″x11″ in Tootsie
2 x Bazzill 8.5″x11″ in grasshopper and bubblegum
1 x Bazzill 12″x12″ in Lemonade
1 x DCWV white core 12×12 card – Bright Yellow
1 x Doodlebug tangerine stitched grosgrain
2 x Doodlebug mini bottles of flock – tangerine and Lilac Assortment Prima paper flowers

Cost – £6.99
For delivery costs see here
Purchase online at our shop, or contact us for payment via Paypal / Google / Cheque

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