Inspiration – Scrumptious Kit (sewing kit) II

25th August, 2008 at 6:37 pm (Uncategorized)

So, I already made one page from this kit over here, but had plenty left over to make this second page about my new love of cupcakes and baking. Those of you who follow my personal blog will have seen plenty of pictures of the gorgeous cakes I’ve been baking like crazy over the last two weeks, so I felt it only right to scrap that! I *love* the scrumptious Creme Brulee paper, all the colours and lines and squiggles make me think of the sprinkles I use on top of the cupcakes.

I took the dark blue bazzill bling as my background and placed the already stitched sheet of card on top at an angle, with the creme brulee paper as the mat. Although I have put small pictures of the cupcakes on the page, my main element is my ‘foolproof’ recipe which I have tweaked over the past few weeks, so I made this the focus of the page. Added a tag from the green apple paper for contrast. The ‘fairy cakes’ label is from my mums new chopping board, and I added a cherry on top! Just like my cakes. A sticker title across the top and there we have it!

I really love the sewing kits. Can’t wait to teach sewing techniques to the ladies at the October Derbyshire retreat!


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Blog candy winner!

25th August, 2008 at 6:31 pm (Uncategorized)

As always, our winner was picked by an independant adjudicator (my 3 year old son) and our winner is……

…………. CraftyJanet!

Congratulations to you, please email me your address to

I’ve been shopping at my suppliers today, so you might get some surprise goodies, or you might get one of our kits…. it will be a lovely surprise present for you when it gets to you!

Steph xx

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Easy Craft Projects (2)

22nd August, 2008 at 8:29 pm (Uncategorized)

Take a look here ……

The very talented Lisa and Deanna have made even more fabulousness with our kits. Why not have a look at their projects (easy ones as it says) which give you step by step instructions on how to use our kits to make such beautiful work!

Thanks girls, stunning work! More projects by the ECP team coming soon!!


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12 hour crop – 13th Sept 10-10

20th August, 2008 at 2:33 pm (Uncategorized)

Our September Indigo Mill monthly crop has been given the go-ahead for a 12 hour crop!

Come along for 12 hours of scrapping filled fun, £15 for the day, or ‘pay as you scrap’ £1.50 per hour, if you don’t have the whole day to mess about with us!

For further details or to book, see here

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Inspiration – Frosted lace paper – KI memories

18th August, 2008 at 9:07 pm (Uncategorized)

It must be pretty obvious by now, but I’m a biiiiiig fan of KI Memories lace paper. So here’s *another* idea / way of using it. I’ve trimmed a good inch and a half from a sheet of black bazzill and stuck it on top of the lace cardstock, so that it acts like a border. I cut two triangles from white and orange cardstock and stamped them with my ‘En Francais’ stampin up stamp and inked the edges. I cut the centre out of the lace cardstock as it wasn’t on view behind the black bazzill (waste not my fellow scrappers!) and used it to ‘mat’ my photo. The photo is lightly distressed around the edges and then inked so that the white / black stands out on it’s backgrounds. Tigger is cut from my mango tango alphabet in white bazzill, then inked in mango. I have drawn ‘tigger strips’ over the lace mat and the title, and drawn doodles to make the ‘g’ letters look as though they are bouncing (I hope it does anyway!) A few adhesive stones on the lace card, and we’re done. Boing, Boing… Scrappin’s what Steffi does best!! 🙂

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Easy Craft Projects

13th August, 2008 at 7:23 pm (Uncategorized)

Take a look here and see what the talented designers over at have done with our Clippy Chick kit!

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Clippy Chick Kit – ‘leftovers’

13th August, 2008 at 6:57 pm (Uncategorized)

So, you may have already come across our Clippy Chick Kit and what we did with it here

After creating the clipboard, I had absolutely loads of the kit leftover, so wanted to show you something else I’ve made with it, and just how versatile the kits we sell are, as well as how good they are value for money wise.

I decided to put to use my gorgeously strokeable new American Crafts Corduroy 6×12 album (Cherry) and start working in a new size and format, using the left hand half for title and photo and the right hand half for journalling. Speaking of the gorgeous cherry album – here it is:

This absolute piece of lusciousness is fab. It’s so soft and textured, whilst I’m sitting and scrapping and thinking, I find my hands wandering and stroking it for inspiration. Coming soon on our sister site…. (opening soon)

Anyways, I digress (as usual!) Back to the kit, I used the remaining strip of the buttercream Sassafrass paper for my main mat, and a piece of green glitter cardstock to mat my photo. The word mum uses the Sassafrass alphabet which I have mounted onto the Hopi coloured cardstock which comes in the kit, and just cut round with scissors. To contrast, I’ve threaded a dark purple organza ribbon through the lettering and fastened it to the page. The happiness stamp is one of my new ‘hostess gift’ stamps from a recent stampin’ up! party. All the flowers and arrows are remaining Sassafrass stickers, again mounted onto the Hopi cardstock and cut out, with brads in the centre. The background is from the Spring glitter DCWV stack (kit coming soon) which I absolutely LOVE!

On the right hand side, I have used another yellow piece of cardstock and stamped it with another stamp (En Francais by Stampin’Up!) and written my journalling onto it. Flowers again are Sassafrass stickers mounted and cut out, and purple organza ribbon and bow wrapped across the page to tie it in with the first page.

All the ladies at the crop commented on the use of sooo many colours on one page, but that it actually worked and didn’t overwhelm anything. To be honest, if I hadn’t found and used the purple ribbon, I’m not sure it would have worked.

And I *still* have soooo much of the kit left over for another page!

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All quiet

11th August, 2008 at 1:09 am (Uncategorized)

I’ve been quiet cos I’ve been away, but still making things whilst I’ve been gone. Went to a beautiful village in the Cotswolds yesterday for a crop with my fantastic friend Susan, joined by Jules too. It’s so gorgeous down there, but rained constantly.

Will post more in a while, it’s 2 am, so ought to go to bed!

S x

PS – Check out we’re famous!! We are sponsoring them for the month to promote our fantastic kits! They love them and we know you will too

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3rd August, 2008 at 4:01 pm (Uncategorized)


At last…. the magical website pixies have worked their magic, and the shop site is open. And what better way to celebrate than with some blog candy!

I’m going to open this shop in the greatest manner of craft blogs with BLOG CANDY

It’ll be open for a couple of weeks, since so many people are on holiday to give everyone a chance to enter. All you have to do is take a look around the shop, and leave a comment here telling me which is your favourite kit and why, and who knows… you might just win one, or maybe one of our new kits!

(If you purchase anything from Indigo Mill, you’ll be added into the blog candy draw a second time, so you’ll have double the chance of other people of winning!!)

I’ll choose a winner this time on the 24th August, so get looking!

Good luck to all, and happy blogging

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Inspiration – Rhona Farrer Die Cut paper

2nd August, 2008 at 7:21 pm (Uncategorized)

This is a beautiful die-cut. Perfect for sooo many layouts, heritate, vintage, classy, or as I’ve used it – cute! Die-cut’s are up there with a number of my most favourite things. My kids, my husband, chocolate, chipboard and glitter. And a few other things, but if I tell you about them I’ll forget where I am. Anyway, back to the LO. I chopped the edge off the die cut and placed it against the edge of a plain cream sheet of Bazzill, and used half of the bit I chopped off in the bottom corner, with a putple flower and orange Doodlebug flower button. It really didn’t need any other papers or fuss at all. I mounted Maddy’s pic on as bright a purple paper as I could which made the picture pop. Cut the title and monogram from mum’s cricut also from purple, and made my ‘Profile of a monster’ I just love it when you manage to create something so plain and simple from beautiful scrapbook goodies and it just works, and as everyone seems to say now, ‘just pops’

I love pages that I just sit and stare at and never get tired of looking at and so I guess this counts as one of my favourite pages so far. Think it has to go on the wall..

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