Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Weekly Challenge Winner

Morning all,

Morning from a very rainy Surrey, is that
the end of our Indian summer??
Oh dear, there is no getting away from it,
winter is on it's way!!

Enough of that, it is time to announce
our latest Challenge winner.

Your topic was the Sea or anything to
do with it ..... 19 of you joined in,
thank you very much!

So let's get on and tell you who is
our winner.

Mr Random Generator has had
a hard job again but he picked.....

......no 6.....

Scrappy Scatty Jan

Congratulations Scrappy Scatty Jan! 
Please email me at 
so that i can send you your prize voucher.

Thanks to everyone who took part,
hope you are entering our latest Challenge!

See you soon,

Jane x

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Weekly Challenge

Good morning everyone,

Sunday again and time for a new

Gosh, we have certainly covered a lot
of different topics this year and you have
all been amazing!
We can't do these challenges without you.

Well, we were honouring
Grandparents last week but I don't 
think I can give you that as a topic.
So how about I just say 'people'.....
your project must feature a person
or persons.  They can be young, old,
male, female whatever you like!

That gives you something to think about!

As usual, you have one week, the link will
close at midnight on Sunday the 11th.
Entries via the link or otherwise to me at
As many entries as you like and the winner
will receive a £10 voucher.  The 
random generator will pick the winner
who will be announced on Tuesday 13th.

So, what are you waiting for.....

can't wait to see what wonderful projects
you come up with this week!

Jane x 

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Grandparents - Dawn

Happy Weekend,

How are we all,
can't believe it is the weekend again

Here is Dawn with our next project
for Grandparents Day!

Dawn says....
Hi all, this week's Grandparent's Day topic
 is such a lovely occasion and perfect to
 make a gift for my mum who is the most 
amazing Grandma and our four children
 adore her. Seeing as Gran gets a bit forgetful
 and after asking the children, I decided 
to make a couple of little notebooks that'll 
fit easily into her handbag or keep with her
 at home. The little sticky pads are ideal
 for these. These can be adapted for 
anyone by changing the colour scheme. 
Definitely a keeper to make again. 
My mini notebooks  are based on a
 three inch square paper pad.

To make this project -

Using a brayer and PaperArtsy Fresco Finish 
paints, colour both sides of a sheet of A4
 white card. Using darker shades on one
 side and lighter on the other.

When dry cut two pieces from it measuring
 8 1/4 inches by 3 1/2 inches

With short edge at the top Score lines across at;
3 2/8 inches  (three and two eighths)
3 1/2 inches   (three and a half)
6 7/8 inches   (six and seven eighths)
7 1/8 inches   (seven and one eighth)

Fold on score lines then open out flat
Add details using the Tim Holtz stencil and
 white paint with a stencil brush.

some stamping with Stazon inks. Decorate
 further with Distress Marker and
 glitter glue.

 Leave to dry.

Attach magnetic strips on bottom inside
 tab and outside bottom so they cling when folded up.

How nice is that, what a lovely idea!

Products Dawn used -
PaperArtsy Eclectica Lin Brown - 17 and 23
 Stamp Sets
 Antarctic, Ice Blue, Mermaid, Moon Light,
 Caribbean Sea, Lilac, Sky Blue
Stazon Inks - Midnight Blue, Purple

So that is the last of the projects for this week.
If you are close enough to pop into the shop 
today and see the demos, please come and 
say hello.  Sadly these will be the last demos
in the shop :-( so do come and be inspired!

I'll be back tomorrow with our 
next challenge!

Jane x