More Crate goodness

25th November, 2008 at 11:38 pm (Uncategorized)

With the Lemon Grass Crate paper, here is another layout made using the gorgeous papers.

I love how subtle they are together



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A card design…

25th November, 2008 at 9:28 pm (Random mumblings) (, , , )

Now this is very unusual for me, I don’t really make cards, I find it really difficult to do being a scrapper – strange huh?  It’s all papercrafts after all, I just cannot ‘think’ cards.

So I managed to make this one with my new set of Stampin Up stamps, and some Autumn Leaves Manhattan paper and brown polka dot ribbon (love these ribbons)


I gave it to my hubby’s cousin and his partner as a new baby card… unusual I know, but hey, it stands out from all the baby blue all around their home!  Congratulations guys!

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25th November, 2008 at 8:46 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , )

Now, I know we Brits don’t really *do* Halloween like the Americans do – but lets face it, it’s always guaranteed to get you some brilliant photos for scrapping!

And when you have small children like I do, what else are they for, aside from dressing them up in the wildest and wackiest outfit you can at Halloween… of course, when he was about a month old, our oldest was dressed up as the obligatory pumpkin, but I’ve been a lot nicer since then….


Materials used:

Flat Broke Bazzill Bling 8.5×11, Grape Jelly Dotted Swiss Bazzill, Glitter Spot Doodlebug card – limeade, Tangerine Doodlebug glitter, ladybug doodlebug flock – all available from Indigo Mill

Also used the leftover halloween sequins from my cousins party, some thread and a black bead to stitch the cobweb and spider in the top right corner, and a cricut to cut the skeleton in the centre of the front page.

This is the first pages in my 8.5×11 AC modern album, it’s very unusual for me to do a double layout, but I thought if I was trying a different size page, I might as well go the whole hog!  Hopefully next year we’ll halloween our lives up a bit and I can go for some of the gorgeous spooky papers that the manufacturers bring out!

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Christmas crop sneaky peek

24th November, 2008 at 10:49 am (Uncategorized) (, , )

Our Christmas crop is on Saturday 13th December from 10am-6pm at Mickleover Community Centre.

Cost is £10 for the full day, or £6 for half day 10-2, 2-6

If you’re interested in booking a place (and please do, as kits for classes will be limited) please contact 

Here’s a sneaky peek for the class we will be doing…. 


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23rd November, 2008 at 9:46 pm (Uncategorized) (, )

The Oct / Nov challenge on UKS was to create a layout using no adhesive.  Pretty challenging for most of us I’m sure you’ll agree, I think a lot of us are quick to reach for the sticky stuff!!

Plenty of entries were received, and lots of people saying just how much of a challenge they found it, but also enjoyed it!  Things like this certainly push you out of your comfort zone, so our next challenge will be up soon….

…so to our winners…

Our winner was Leanne with her layout ‘Hanging Around’  what caught our eye was the ‘trampoline’ which held her photo in place, and the title literally ‘hanging’ from the page.


And our runner up was Jane, with ‘Location, location, location’ – we loved the intricacy of all the ribbons used to ‘tie’ the layout to the mesh.  



Well done ladies, your prizes will be winging their way to you soon.

Look out for our next challenge.  We will post it on here as well as UKS.

S xx

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Crate Paper – Lemon Grass

23rd November, 2008 at 9:41 pm (Uncategorized)

I showed you one of the layouts that I made from the gorgeous papers from this range.  Here is the other…

autumnal-freyaThe ribbon is from stash, as are the blooms and the brad.  The alphabet stamps are from Autumn Leaves.  Inkpads from Stazon and Colour Box.

I hope you love these papers as much as I do!

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New home!

23rd November, 2008 at 9:21 pm (Uncategorized)

Welcome to our new home – we’ve moved the blog over to WordPress from Blogger…. hope it will be easier to manage and for people to view.  We’ve started off with a lovely Christmassy feel

Check out Claire’s new projects on here below, and we’ll have some more brilliant designs on here soon

Thanx for stopping by

Steph x

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Bold and Bright Layouts

22nd November, 2008 at 3:22 pm (Uncategorized)

Indigo Mill stock some fabulous stash and have put together some great kits to fire up your imagination. to help you along with this here are a few pages using the products stocked by indigo mill, when putting these pages together i used bright bold colours that are not in my normal comfort zone (being a fan of vintage and shabby chic!!!).

The splash page was done using only one sheet of patterned paper.. yes i promise it was only one sheet!! the base i used was the bazzil bling and i cut the vine from the Hidi Swapp – flowing vine double sided sheet the remainder of the sheet was used as a background and i punched out a few circles and frames to create a bubble effect. the title is made from the Basic Grey Blush mini monograms. add a few bling brads and flowers for that finishing touch.005

I came completely out of my comfort zone with the bright colours on this one… I used the sticky chip from doodlebug “fall”, basic grey Romani mini monograms, Red and orange bling brads, orange ribbon and yellow punched scalloped edge card stock, a sheet of orange card stock, and a few flowers from my stash and some patterned paper from the daisyd’s wonder years pack. 0071

Now this one i thought was a bit of fun… a challenge to make a wedding page using non traditional colours!!! no soft pinks, white or ivory here… just greens, red, orange and yellow. i used elements from the Bling Queen kit for the title and the sequins as well as the rub-ons. the big read tag comes pre-cut and the frame was made with a plain chip frame covered with the self adhesive “Betty You + Me” fabric and don’t forget the bling brads!!!

044Hope you like them… now go on have a go yourself and dont forget to stop by the shop and pick up the supplies!!

With love Claire xx

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A ‘budding’ mixture

15th November, 2008 at 4:40 pm (Uncategorized)

As Rosie has already said, Indigo Mill are sponsering our challenge blog for a couple of weeks. Other than the gorgeous crate papers, we also received a mixture of papers to play with.

I stayed on the nature theme and used a photo I took in the summer of my friends beautiful dahlias in their garden. I kept the layout simple with plenty of white space (or green in this case 🙂 ) and used minimal patterned paper and huge sweep of paint 🙂Nature

Clean and simple, what do you think?

Remember to link to us so we can see what you come up with using Indigo Mills gorgeous kits.

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Crate Paper – Lemon Grass

13th November, 2008 at 10:22 pm (Uncategorized)

Steph sent Deanne and myself a pack of the 8 goreous Crate Paper – Lemon Grass papers over as she is sponsoring our Challenge Blog for the next two weeks.

I made 2 projects from the papers, one being a layout – the other project is being kept secret (for now) until it’s time to reveal it on the challenge blog, but for now you can see what I made with some of the papers.

Crate Paper - Lemon GrassThe Crate Papers are so gorgeous!  They have texture and wonderful designs.  I added Prima flowers, brads and ric-rac for added texture as well as pleating a strip of the paper to give a ribbon effect.



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