Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Dabble Time

It's well known that I LOVE Christmas .... it's my favourite time of the year without a doubt.  Which means that when I put the Dabble Kit together this month - I was well and truly in my element. 

As with all the dabble kits, because packs are split, each kit is slightly different, but each has a similar products; this month, the likes of Elle's Studio, Fancy Pants, MME and K&Co are all included ... trust me, you're going to love it.

So here, you are ... a little sneaky peek for you

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Customer Creations

Ok, I'm a very lucky lucky girl, that's for sure - I have such talented customers how are willing to share they're amazing creations with me.  So over the next week or so I'm going to show you a few of them ...

First, just take a look at this .... isn't it amazing.

Sent to me by the very talented Mel, ... you really, really must check out her blog "I Speak Melsh", which trust me, you'll become addicted to!!! You've been warned!.

Just in case you're wondering ... the papers are from Octobers, Crate Paper Restoration Kit.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

November Kit

The November kit is now available, and I know I'm biased, but I have to say - I love this kit.  The papers are gorgeous, but you'll find many other amazing Glitz products included.

Clare used her magic and created two beautiful layouts ... here's one for you, but do check out the gallery and to see her other one.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

New Greeting Farm Stamps

Oh my, are they just so so cute .... have a look at the new release Greeting Farm stamps. Just uploaded today, they're so cool.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Look what you did??

I'd like to share with you a couple of really gorgeous projects that have been made by Denise, using October's kit with it's Restoration Papers.

I love how you've used the 2 of hearts card on this layout ... hope you don't mind if I steal that idea sometime ;)

Oh my, that butterfly is just stunning :) ... perfect withthe papers.

Thank you so much Denise for sharing them with us.  Keep them coming :)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Gorgeous Glitz

Oh my ..... you're going to just LOVE the latest Glitz Design papers and embellishments.  You'll find both Hoopla and Scarlett HERE, which I uploaded onto the shop today - I can also let you into a secret, both Clare and Sian have been sent some bits today, so you just know they're going to come up with some stunning, stunning layouts.

Also, you may want to check out Glitz blog, it's got some great projects on it ... I've seen a couple I'd love to try.

Monday, October 25, 2010

New Goodies

Just to let you all know that a few gorgeous boxes with yummy products have been delivered - and I'll be uploaded over the next few days ... I've still more on the way, and I'll make sure I give you some sneaky peeks at them when they arrive.

For now, here is one to wet your appetite

Also, with the help of Clare I'm trying to sort out a facebook page - I'll let you know as soon as I manage it! .... (may be a while LOL)

Monday, October 11, 2010

A couple of cards and a mini tutorial

American Crafts have come out with some lovely paper designs recently, including their Abode range, which you can find in the shop here.

As the papers feature houses I thought they would be perfect for 'New Home' cards. For the first card I stamped an image onto white card using the Hero Arts Row of Houses Stamp, which I also embossed with some clear embossing powder. After adding the image to my card I added a punched border and some ribbon to finish off.

For the second card I decided to do something a bit more elaborate, so chose a stepper card design. I have shown on the diagram at the end of the post where the cut and fold lines are if you want to make your own. 

To summarise, firstly trim you piece of A4 card to 28cm long (width stays the same). Mark up where you want your folds at 2.5cm, 5cm, 9.5cm,14cm and 21cm (use a pencil so you can rub out afterwards) I have drawn arrows on my diagram to show how far up the card the fold lines need to be (these are not cut lines). There is only one cut line on the whole card - how far across you put this is entirely up to you - this means you can adjust so that you have bigger or smaller steps. Decide on this measurement first so you know how far across your fold lines need to go. It is then a case of folding the card, mountain folds and valley folds alternating as marked on my diagram. I would recommend using a bone folder to make your creases for a neater finish. Once finished the card fits and C5/A5 envelope.

I cut out the little houses from the patterned paper to make rows of houses, I glued them to the steps with a little bit of glue at the base of each house.

Here is the diagram of the card construction (you can click on this to see it bigger) -

Thursday, October 07, 2010

The Big Reveal

Well did you guess from the sneaky peek?  If not here it is in all it's glory! Yes, the monthly kit is now available - and a lot more have been made available due to the quick sell out last month. Also, quite a few gorgeous add-ons are avaliable too here.

Both Clare and Sian ... weaved their magic with the kits, and have a look at a couple of projects they both did ... Clare a stunning card, and Sian a beautiful layout.

A few more projects they did are over in the gallery on the site ... do pop on over here, and take a look, you won't be disappointed!

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Sneaky Time

Ok, the sneaky peek is out ... can you guess? 

This month both Sian and Clare have worked their magic with the kit ... and tust me, you'll be blown away with their creations.

Also, more subscriptions have been added to the site, so if you wish, you can find them HERE

Monday, September 27, 2010

A blog challenge

No, not us ... YET!!!! but Gotta Craft is sponsoring The Polly craft challenge this week - so do pop on over and take part ... it look like a fun challenge, that's for sure - plus you'll be in with a chance of winning a Greeting Farm Stamp.

pollycraft monday challenge

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Dabble Time

Oh dear ... I know, I'm late - how very bad of me - but finally the Dabble Kit is now available for sale.  So do come and check it out - I'm sure you're going to love it as much as I do.

It’s packed full of bits from BasicGrey, Jenni Bowlin and Elle’s Studio – and of course others as well. Remember each kit is slightly different, as packs have been split – but go on, take a look!

I’m sorry I cannot reserve any – but the good news is that the next dabble kit is in preparation and will be on sale in November.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Crop layout

At every crop, it's always amazing to see just how many layouts some can do ... not, me! I'll admit, if I do one, well that's quite a record - and in my defence, I'm too busy making teas and coffees and chatting LOL.  But well, Petra ..... lets just say if she only completes one layout in an evening, we're thinking she must be coming down with something!

Plus ... she always manages to have the perfect photo to go with the crop kits - and this one was just the same.  Just look at the stunning layout she created using the crop kit with papers from Cosmo Cricket.  The kit can be found Here

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Dabble Peek

Didn't want to let the opportunity go past without a little sneak at the Dabble kit, which will be going on sale this week. 

Each kit is different as packs have been split and shared - but it's a great way to try out a little of everything.

Friday, September 17, 2010

More from CC Designs

Hi, Clare here. I wanted to share a couple of cards made with one of the lovely stamps from CC Designs that you can purchase at Gottacraft. This one is 'Swiss Miss Rosalie', and you can find her here.

I used Promarkers to colour her in and added some ribbon and patterned paper from my own stash as well as a flower made up of several punched flowers, crumpled and then stuck together.

The papers were again from my own stash (they are Amy Butler). This time I stamped the image again onto patterned paper and cut out the dress and shoes to my little lady.

The pearls and gems on both cards are from Prima - keep an eye out as Sandra tells me she will be stocking these in the shop very soon!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

New CC Stamps

The new CC stamps at Gotta Craft are just gorgeous....

Friday, September 10, 2010

Belles & Whistles - A Merry-Go!

Hello! Suzie here, I just wanted to share some cards that I have made with the lastest goodies Sandra sent me. The stamp I have used is from Belles and Whistles Forever Young collection and is called 'A Merry-Go' and is available from Gotta Craft. I love this stamp and coloured it with my faithful Promarkers and added some stickles for sparkle, it reminds me of a merry go round that I always loved to go on when I went on holiday as a child. The papers I have used are gorgeous and they are Cosmic Cricket, Delovely collection and they are double sided and again they are available in the Gotta Craft shop.

Have a great weekend!

Suzie x

Thursday, September 09, 2010

All Gone

I can't say it enough! I'm so sorry - the kit sold out in record time tonight.  So next month, I'm going to try my best and do double the number for those who have missed out. 

I'm going to have to show you though the amazing layout Sian created with the papers, it really is beautiful

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

one more peek

ok, one more peek is in order before the kit goes on sale tomorrow night .... I'm sure by now you've guessed what it is.

Monday, September 06, 2010

A little sneaky

It's that time again for sneaky peeks at the kit ... well, this month Sian has pulled out all the stops with a GORGEOUS layout ... and she's even done some sneaky peeks for you - here's the first

The kit will be going on sale on Thursday 9th ... the guessing can start!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Greeting Farm Cheeky Girls

Hi, Caryn here!  Thought I'd hop in to share a couple of cards done with one of the fabulous stamps Sandra sent me to play with - it's from The Greeting Farm and is part of their Cheeky collection.  I love the 50's style of these images and they're a joy to colour with your ProMarkers.  This and all the other Cheeky girl stamps are available in the shop as well as a great range of ProMarkers.  The papers are from the Echo Park range - they're double-sided too - yay!
The first one was made with a friend of mine in mind - hence the pink hair!! 
Caryn xxx

Sunday, August 22, 2010

More My Minds Eye

How can August be nearly over already? Sandra is squeezing in a quick, well earned break this week - and that gives me a chance to show you what I've been doing with some of the latest arrivals.

I'm Sian and I'm a My Minds Eye fan. I love looking forward to all the new releases at this time of year. My very favourite this time round has to be MME's Lost and Found. Honestly, I can't tell you how much I enjoyed creating with these beautiful papers. You can check them out in the shop here and see the range of colours, the glitter, the gorgeous little details..

I used some Portobello Road for this layout

and some Market Street for this one

Double sided papers, strong enough to rip and twist into roses or punch into butterflies.. or whatever else you fancy. I love them.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

First Kit Layout

I wanted to share this lovely layout with you all, that was created by Jo, a very talented scrapper, whose blog "Captured on Film" always makes great reading. 

Isn't the simplicity of this layout striking? It does help she's an amazing photographer, so a good picture makes any paper look good.

The Indie Girl, Sassafras papers are just so scrummy, and being double sided, you're spoilt for choice, and although the kit has sold out, you can still get hold of the papers on the site

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Mad for My Minds Eye

It's here ... it's going fast .... and it's GORGEOUS ... yup, the latest papers from My Minds Eye.  The collection called Lost & Found, can be found here - and check in soon, to see just how the Design Team are using it ... but really, you're gonna love it.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Grab yourself a CC stamp

We're sponsoring this week, the polly craft challenge blog ... and the prize is a gorgeous CC Design stamp, so go on take part, you never know you may be the winner.

Look out soon for our own challenges coming to this blog, along with some amazing giveaways.

Now also, at the crop on Saturday, the lovely Michelanne, created this beautiful layout of her and her hubby on holiday in Crete ... she used the new MME papers - this one is called Dapper.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

All Sold Out

Goodness, our August kit sold out so quickly - and if you were unlucky and didn't manage to get hold of the gorgeous kit, don't worry the gorgeous papers from Sassafras’s Indie Girl range are available to buy separately.

The fact that the papers are double sided, makes choosing a side to use so much harder – still, I managed, with this “before” layout of our new kitchen.

Friday, August 06, 2010

Just a little more

Just a little reminder that the kit will be on sale this evening at an earlier time of 7pm - and also because of subscriptions, remember ... numbers are very limited on the kits. 

But here you are ... an extra little taster for you.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Sneaky Peek at August's Kit

Here you are, a little sneaky peek at August's kit ... I'm sure you'll guess quite quickly as to which GORGEOUS, gorgeous papers they are.

A little change of plan though .... the kit will be available on Friday 6th August, but at a slightly EARLIER time of 7pm

Friday, July 30, 2010

Belles 'n Whistles

has arrived, and you can find these fabulous stamps here and with free P&P, they're just too good to miss.

As they've only just arrived, we've not had time to design a card to share with you, so pop on over to the Belles 'n Whistles blog here, and check out the inspiration.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Subscriptions for kits

I've been asked a few times ... ok, lets rephrase that ... I've been well and truely nagged (lol) to sort out subscriptions to the monthly kit ... so your wish is my command :)  Subscriptions to our kits are now available here

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Hero Arts have done it again

They've done it again, Hero Arts have produced just the most gorgeous stamps for this summer.  I've been busy uploading them today to the site, so you can find them HERE.  But a word of warning ... you will fall in love with them LOL. 

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Cupcake anyone?

Boy, she sure doesn't disappoint, does she :)  Check out this amazing card by Caryn using the new CC Design, Kiki Cupcake stamp

The papers used are MME's Love Me Do - I'm sure you'll agree, a fabulous card.

Don't forget to check out more of Caryns creations on her blog ... Glitter Me Silly

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Sneaky Peek Time

It's that time again .... our June sneaky peek is up and hopefully if you've asked to be kept on the email list, you've had your email sent to you ... if not, just let me know and I'll make sure you receive future ones.

The June kit will be going on sale, Friday 11th June, around about 8pm

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Our Team ....

I want to introduce you to the new members of our Design Team, and trust me you'll be blown away by their blogs, and creations.

Ok, firstly a lot of you may already know Emma from her online shop, Ribbon Mad - she's an amazing scrapper and has just recently found a new passion in Promarkers so take a look at the amazing cards she's done on her blog ... The Saturday Scrapper

Next is Suzie ... who well what can I say .. but WOW - she's an amazing card maker, who's blog bysuzie is just so full of inspiration you won't want to leave it.

Finally, we have the very talented Caryn, who's blog .. Glitter me silly will just blow you away.

While you're enjoying your blog reading, don't forget to check out Clare's blog Passion for Paper and Sian's From High in the Sky

Please don't blame me for all the hours you lose in their amazing blogs.

And as no blog post would be complete without pictures ...so here is a card made by Emma using Promarkers and one of the new CC Design Stamps

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Welcome Sian

Such exciting news :) ... Gotta Craft has a new Design Team member. And trust me, you're going to want to go and check out her amazing blog and see the gorgeous work she creates. Here is a little bit about Sian, in her own words.

"I'm Sian and I've been living the scrapbooking life for a couple of years now. I wouldn't have it any other way! When I'm not cutting and sticking I'm sewing, knitting, reading or firing up my slow cooker. I also hoard magazines and drink far too much coffee. I live with my husband and our teenage son and daughter in a very tall house; and when I want to make something I love to climb the stairs and create. My blog comes to you From High In The Sky"

Monday, May 17, 2010

This weeks Special

Another Monday, another weekly special. If stamps are your passion, than have a look at the shop, as our we have a 40% discount on Daisy Bucket clear stamps.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Just arrived

I was busy uploading yesterday afternoon the gorgeous new Cosmo Cricket Delovely range. . I have to say it's a bit different for Cosmo Cricket, as in it's brighter, a bit more funky ... but I have to say, I'm thinking its a winner for them.