Saturday, April 11, 2015

Have you seen the amazing "12 Tags of 2015" for April over on the Tim Holtz Blog.  They are just beautiful and Tim has detailed and photographed all 50 steps you'll need to create them for yourself.

Later this month we're delighted to announce that we'll have new Tim Holtz stamps, cardstock pads and lots more Tim Holtz Ranger products arriving in store.

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Check out Keisha's blog for card inspiration with Die-namics!I

We've been massive fans of Keisha Campbell's blog, A Bit East-Coast for many years and she never fails to inspire us with her crisp,clean, original designs.  She's currently using lots of the new Die-namics dies to create some stunning cards and we thought we'd show you a few.

We're excited to announce that from the end of the month we'll be stocking a great range of the Die-namics Dies. These steel dies will cut through cardstock, thin chipboard, 1/4 inch cork, felt, acetate, sticky back canvas, fabric, denim, sandpaper, 2mm craft foam, wood veneer paper, photo magnet sheets, and much more! They work with virtually any die-cutting machine that will accommodate wafer-thin dies and we know you're going to love them!

Monday, April 06, 2015

Miss Empire Double Layout Class Kits now available!

We have some kits left over from our Miss Empire Double Layout Class and you might like to get your hands on them.  The kit costs €10 plus postage and contains full instructions (with photos) to create these two gorgeous layouts.  The kit contains paper and diecuts and all you'll need to have in order to complete the layouts is some glue, a paper trimmer, craft knife, scissors and some brown ink.  If you have a white gel pen and a black felt tip pen you can add extra highlights to the layout also.  Layout 1 is suitable for a 5" x 7" portrait format photo while Layout 2 would suit some small business card sized photos.

You can purchase the kits on the site buy clicking the button below:

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Simple Stories Inspiration!

We're huge fans of Simple Stories products here at so if you're looking for some inspiration check out their current projects over on the Simple Stories Blog.  They've teamed up with the fantastic sketch site Page Maps for a week and each day they'll post up a sketch and a corresponding layout to show you how you can interpret the sketch.

If you're new to scrapbooking or even if you've been papercrafting for years and are feeling low on inspiration then sketches can really revive your creativity.  You simply take a look at the sketch, grab a bunch of your favourite supplies and then decide if you want to literally interpret the sketch or use it loosely inspire you.  Go on, we challenge you, get over to the SS blog and get scrapping!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

What's On? Our May 29th 2014 Workshop ... that's what!

I'm delighted to announce that our May 2014 Workshop will take place next Thursday 29th May 2014 from 7pm to 10pm in Whitehall Parish Centre, Dublin 9.  This month we'll be using the new Basic Grey Mon Ami Collection of papers and stickers to create 2 beautiful layouts!

These papers are really beautiful with a range of colours within the same collection including pinks, blues, oranges and greys and with some gorgeous unusual patterns too.

We'll be using a selection of the papers to create 2 beautiful layouts with an open theme so they can be adapted to suit any of your photos.  All you will need to bring along on the night are some cutting tools and adhesives and we'll supply you with all the papers and stickers you'll need to complete both layouts.  The Workshop is suitable for anyone with a basic knowledge of papercrafts (if you can use a paper trimmer and scissors - that means you!) and you don't need to bring along any photos as these can be added at a later time if you wish.

This is a great opportunity to get started and learn the skills of scrapbooking or if you're an intermediate or advanced scrapbooker - a chance to add two new layouts to your scrapbook!  If you fancy a night out just for yourself, to relax and use the crafty side of your brain, then come along for some great company, cakes and tea!

The Whitehall Parish Centre (attached to the Holy Child Church) is a lovely spacious Centre with plenty of parking and excellent facilities.  It is fully wheelchair friendly.  Booking is essential and tickets costing €25.00 can be purchased online HERE!  If you have any queries please don't hesitate to contact us on 086-8441159. Hope you can make it!