Thursday, 30 June 2011

And the winner of our album giveaway is.......!!!

Today we entered all 62 subcribers into the random number generator and it drew the number 34 which means that the winner of our free album is......


I have messaged you Carol so that we can send your new album out to you - I hope you enjoy it!!

We will have another album to give away on here when we reach 75 followers so tell anyone who might be interested in winning - the sooner we reach our target, the sooner we will be able to give away another mini album for free!!

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Giveaway album 2!

Check out these pics of the next giveaway album we have in line for our blog subscribers!! This handmade album has a canvas spine and five signatures that hold masses of space for photos, journaling and more. The album is beautifully decorated and ready for your memories.

Each set of pages houses either a mini book or a set of pockets complete with tags or file folders. There is oodles of real estate here for you to add anything you like! The papers have subtle sewing pattern images on them so we added a canvas dress form to the cover and tape measure paper tape protects the edges of the covers to keep with this theme. The end result is a very girly but still elegant vintage style album - and whats better, it will be FREE to one of our blog subscribers when we reach 60 followers. If you aren't following this blog already just click on the box on the right hand panel and you are in the draw!! Good luck xx

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Another circle journal - Jackie's

I received two journals in the post this week and had a matter of a few hours to complete at least one to pass on at club later the same day. With that in mind I picked the easiest one to complete which was Jackie's 'Love to Scrap' journal. She asked us why we loved to scrapbook and that was a pretty basic question that I could answer very easily - its because I love to teach my passion! My pages in her journal both had flaps on them so they obviously became pockets to hold the tags for my journaling. I had been experimenting with making roses with some jumbo

ric-rac and as I have had them around for a while I decided to add them to my page as an embellishment - I was really pleased with how they came out even if they are a little on the bulky side! My journaling explains how I feel no-one can ever know everything there is to know and how we should be open to learning new things which goes hand-in-hand with my love of teaching and passing on the ideas and techniques I have had the opportunity to develop and learn!

I have been working on the next subscriber giveaway album and its looking really great - I have a bit of time on my hands after my surgery as I am laid up so I need to do something! As soon as we get to 60 subscribers we will be giving this one away. If you would like to have the chance to win simply click on the panel on the right and subscribe and every subscriber will go into the draw. We are nearly at our target so there shouldn't be long to wait to see if you'll be the lucky recipient of a fully decorated mini album - good luck!

Friday, 10 June 2011

Total Papercrafts kit 2 for June!

Tracey has designed a stunning double page kit for June using the gorgeous Gabrielle line from Bo Bunny and the fab vintage lamp from Dusty Attic. This kit has loads of gorgeous embellishments included together with a template to create a really pretty folded flower!

Kit contains - cardstock, 3 sheets of double sided patterned paper, Dusty Attic chipboard antique lamp, pack of paper rosebuds, length of vintage seam binding, paper template.

The design uses four 6" x 4" portrait photos although the page is flexible enough to accomodate different numbers, sizes and orientation - Tracey is clever that way!!

Tracey used a Walnut Stain distress inkpad, 3d foam pads, double sided tape, metallic rub-on creams or metallic inks, a decorative border punch and added some additional paper flowers together with letters from her stash for the title (these can be cut from leftover paper though). There is also a touch of Stickles glitter glue on the design - and why not??!! Lol!

We hope you like what Tracey has designed for us this month and we are very lucky to have another stunning design from her in July - watch this space!!

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

I have the best friends!!

I think I must have the kindest, most caring friends possible - Tracey C made me this stunning cupcake with a hidden card inside it. She remembered that the hospital doesn't allow flowers and so wanted me to have something pretty to cheer up the place, how lovely is that?!

Lindsey brought me a fab bag full of goodies to take in with me - everything was perfect!! I had a knitting mag together with yarn and needles, a puzzle book to keep mymind occupied, a novel, a bag of sweeties, tissues, raspberry shower gel (that smells divine), Cath Kitson body lotion, lactose free choccy bars, sachets of my fav coffee and a super cute giraffe that makes me smile each time I look at it!! Wendy sent me a great novel, I do love my books!!

Thank you so much for my fabby gifts and for all the good wishes I've been sent over the past few days, they are really appreciated xxx

And we have a winner!!!!

We reached our target of 50 blog followers this morning - woo hoo!!!! To keep the draw fair we used a random number generator which came up with '33', we counted through our list of subscribers to find our 33rd follower who is......


Congratulations hun, you have won the first album giveaway on our blog! We will get the album out to you right away so you can start to play.

A huge thank you to everyone who subscribed this month, you are still in with a chance to win as we launch our next target of 60 followers. We will have a whole new album to give away and every subscriber will be in the next draw as soon as we reach our new target. You have to be in it to win in so if you haven't already subscribed then just click on the button on the right to follow us! Good luck xx

Monday, 6 June 2011

Creativity Escape class peek

The first of the class kits for our Creativity Escape in September has been delivered and its gor-gee-ous!!! This kit is for our project class and has a beautiful soft vintage feel to it, perfect for all sorts of different photos and memories.
The kit includes an entire pack of 6x6 patterned papers, a whole pack of matching ribbons on four colourways, a vintage inspired wooden spool and a pack of all sorts of Tim Holtz goodies including trinket pins, hinged clips, film strip ribbon and oodles more!!
We have already started work on the project sample and its looking so fab, we are really excited! We have some of the other classes in transit and the great thing about this event is that everyone will get all of the classes, no mad panic to grab classes quickly this time! We will have a few extra class kits available and will publish details of how you can purchase these in a short while.

We are oh so close to drawing a name to win our giveaway album - just ONE more person needs to subscribe and you could win the fully decorated mini album!!

Friday, 3 June 2011

Another Circle Journal - Lana's

When I received Lana's circle journal I was more than a bit challenged as the album itself was a CD tower and she asked each of us to keep our entries as flat as possible - and everyone knows I don't do flat!! Her theme was 'Websites we Like' so it was easy to think of the content but the main challenge for me was putting it all together in a format that would fit inside the CD tower.

I decided to go with a circular album on a cd base that was collapsible and so would work with the container. Folded down there was space on the cd base for my journaling explaining my website choices while unfolded there are four little 'rooms' where I added the details of the websites. Of course I had to add a touch of ruffled rose ribbon as my 'signature' but couldn't add much as it needed to stay reasonably flat. I'm really happy with the end result and hopefully Lana will like it too!

We are very, very close to our target of 50 followers and so we are very close to being able to give away our decorated album. Hopefully we'll be able to draw a name in the next few days - its easy to join in, just click on 'Follow this blog' in the box to the right and you'll be in with a chance to win!!