Friday, December 4, 2015

House Mouse Ballerina Baby

Isn't she cute?

The words and holly are from the Stampendous 'Joyful Phrases' Perfectly Clear Stamp set SSC1233.
I used the round grid with a Stamp positioner to create the border. The Ballerina Baby HMCV19 is another Stampendous stamp and was coloured with Crayola pencils.


Tuesday, November 24, 2015

More templates for Stampaholic Stamp positioner

Go to this link to find downloads for different templates and how to use them. Thanks Donna for sharing this link.


Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Update on The Perfect Little Cutting Mat.

I have finally used the cutting mat and have now thrown out all others I had. You don't need as much pressure on your craft knife and the blade glides. This should make cutting blades last a lot longer. I am notoriuos for snapping the very tip off my blades. I haven't done that since I have been using this mat. It has inches on one side but metric on the other.

All in all, a very sound endorsement of this tool.


Tuesday, March 24, 2015


I an very impressed with the Perfect Paper Crafting products. I can honestly say that unless I am making a one layer card, I use the matting rulers every time I make a card. I thought that having both the scrapbooking size and the card size in my kit was a bit OTT but I went to layer a DL size card and found the mini set wasn't long enough. I don't scrap but I'm glad I have both sets.

 I haven't used this cutting mat yet but I will let you know what I think of it when I do.
If I am teaching I can't take my guillotine with me as it is too heavy so I take this ruler. See the orange centre? That is the push bar that has a rubber base underneath it so that your project won't slip. It has a metal side and an acrylic side with centre find feature. The metal side is in inches and the acrylic side is in centimetres which I find handy if I am following an American template.

This intriguing tool allows you to cut a perfect square or rectangle of any size as long as you start with one straight edge. Fantastic if you are using up scraps of cardstock for stamped images to put on your cards.

Watch for the product review in a webisode in store.

New Cottage Cutz in store

Here are three new Cottage Cutz in store and the cards I made with them.

Of course the bear can be made to hang onto anything i.e a heart or tag with sentiment.
We are slowly building up our range of Cottage Cutz dies. If we don't have one in store we may be able to order it from Cottage Cutz if it hasn't been discontinued.


Saturday, February 21, 2015

Cottage Cutz Ride on Pony

I love Cottage Cutz Dies from Scrapping Cottage. Here are a few card samples I made when I was visiting with my friend in the US.

I hope these inspire you.

Go to the shop if you would like to purchase.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Retail online store now open!

I just wanted to let everyone know that our new retail online store is now open. We are still loading products and will post our first webisode next week. Just to whett your appetite a little here is a card using a Cottage Cut Die that will be for sale within the next couple of days.

Go to

Remember, you usually can't play with paper without getting Paper Cutz!


Friday, January 2, 2015


I will be attending the CHA (Craft and Hobby Association) Trade Show in Anaheim USA next week. Hopefully our website will be up and running and I will have new product when I get back on the 23rd. I look forward to sharing my first weekly webisode with you in February as well.