Thursday 30 April 2009

The Glitter Pot big demo day

This weekend I will be demonstrating at The Glitter Pot's Spring Spectacular. If you can make it, really you should come. Some of the best card designers in the country (maybe in the world!) like Jane Gill and Julie Hickey will be there.
This is one of the cards I have done for the demo, using the lovely Wisteria papers (Basic Grey) and Cuttlebug embossing folders and dies.
For more info, click here.

Wednesday 29 April 2009

Acetate card

Even though my husband does not like the acetate cards, I seem to love them, I love the transparency feel and the opportunities of layering in the inside of the card.
I stamped the background with white StazOn on thick acetate and then I used grey Versafine on turquoise card and white card. Punch the flowers out and circles for the centers and shaped them using a foam mat.
This card is part of a series that I made for Dawn Bibby, as the stamps are part of one of the new kits sold at QVC. (I will post link as soon as I find it!)

Tuesday 28 April 2009

More Birds

This image is one of the Imaginisce Snag'em stamp-you can find them here. The papers are from Bloom & Grow from My Minds Eye.

Monday 27 April 2009

Tweet-heart and other funny sayings

The thing about sayings on cards is that most of the staps are design and made in the USA, which means that sometimes they sound a little bit funny in this side of the pond. Not that I would know, because, being Spanish and all, the line between cute and cheesy sayings is almost completely lost to me. To escape ridicule, I usually avoid anything other than the basics!

No here though. I taught this card at a class at The Glitter Pot using this Hero Arts set called Whoo Loves You, which contains not only the images featured here but also the saying. So I decided to use it for this cards, but making sure I gave the ladies in the class other options as in what the message was saying. I will tell you that no one opted for the tweet-heart!

By the way, next weekend -2nd and 3rd of May- I will be demonstrating again at The Glitter Pot using die cutting machines.

Sunday 26 April 2009

Quick & Easy Cards using Birds

Last Thursday I taught in the afternoon a class that was called Beautiful Birds and described as four contemporary cards. Contemporary can means different thing to different people. For m, means modern design. So I kept the idea of using fresh stamped images with lovely color combinations -courtesy of Bloom & Grow papers from My Minds Eye- on unusual sized cards.

Probably you know of my love for wraps -Craftwork Cards make them- they are perfect as the main blank of the card and add a contemporary twist.

Friday 24 April 2009

Modern japanese

This card was the first one we did yesterday at the Glitter Pot. I am used to making quick and easy cards there, so the attendees almost didn't even finish this one, which was the first card!

Well, I guess it was partly because the inside is quite elaborate (at least compare to my regular cards). I used some of the latest My Minds Eye to get to Sussex, a collection called Penny Lane. These papers have a lovely texture and because they are quite thick, they make perfect blanks for cards as long as you keep the size small. The one I used is die cut already, perfect for those of you who don not get along with edge punches.

You can find the stamps (Four Japanese Dolls, Hero Arts set) here and the papers here.

Thursday 23 April 2009

Charity Giveaway

I have been doing some tiding in my studio and found some stuff that is almost new but that is no use to me whatsoever. One those things is two cartridges of the Xyron Personal Cutting System.

If you do have one of the machines and you do not have any of these cartridges and you would like them then you can have them. The only thing I ask is a donation to Marie Curie Cancer Care. Email me for more details.

Wednesday 22 April 2009


Making folders or ways to store ATC's is one of my favorite things -yes, I know, I have so many favorites!
This folder was published originally in Quick & Crafty, something that it saddens me as I had some bad news about it.
Most of the products are from Prima and Basic Grey.

Tuesday 21 April 2009


Quilling is not a technique that I often do, but I adore the clean and modern take on quilling. So when I do I keep it very simple, not just because of design reasons but because of time. You know me, all quick and easy!

Thursday 16 April 2009


Can you spot the difference?


Apart of being a bit tidier and a different type of shot, there is a shelf over my Ikea wooden trolley. I never thought a shelf could make such a difference in a room and more importantly in my creativity. I have a much bigger standing up working area and I have all the essentials at the reach of my hand.

And of course as the brackets are metallic it means that I can use my magnets to hold some extras such as my ring binders with my card swatches, important reminders or even calendars.

Wednesday 15 April 2009


Most of you may know that i am crazy for anything craft storage related, hence the creation of the blog But I mostly get the ideas from recycling items from Ikea, rather than altering things that are meant to be altered. I am trying to change the chip because, let me tell you, there is awsome stuff out there that is so so so easy to alter. Just like this pen pot. Trust me, coffee tins are a thing of the past. This little wooden pot is so pretty once altered and the process is so much straight forward that I am hooked.

Tuesday 14 April 2009

Photo frame

One of the projects at did for Stitches this year was this photo frame using the Love Letters collection, can you tell I love those papers? And the photo too, provably my most used photo.

This past weekend we did quite a lot of house work mostly in the garden but also I got a new shelf in my studio which has made a big difference in my opionion, I will upload photos of my studio later this week.
Now, back to work and to write a few articles that I have in the pipeline.

Saturday 11 April 2009

They are pretty cute too!

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This Dog!

Makes me really want to have a dog, and the thing is I am not a dog person at all, rather than a cat one. But Charlie has got me under his paw everytime I go Up North. He is so friendly and full of energy, he likes to sit behind me in the sofa or play ball while watching tv. I was very tempted to steal him and bring is back home this time. Somehow I doubt that either Dawn or JJ would have allowed it.
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Thursday 9 April 2009

Workshops & demos

This is another of the layouts I taught at Dawn's shop. The window has a acetate background so it holds the 6 x 6" mini layout inside.
I have updated the list on the right hand side which contains my planned workshops and demos. I was thrilled to read the comments left in a previous post from Christina and Susannah, two of my students at the recent workshops up North.

i was one of lucky people attending 2 of paula's workshops i had travelled from scotland.She is kind,talented and does so much to make your scrapbooking experience so enjoyable,i am saving up hard to visit again,i learnt so much in my weekend there,and the girls at the workshops were brilliant too.
thanks to all

My sister and I attended Paula's workshop and had a great time, we love her work, so inspiring. All the staff at Dawn's Studio were so helpful. I traveled from Scotland and my sister from Holland. We had a really good weekend. Can't wait to do it again.

You two made my week! I will keep them to make me focused in producing workshops to my highest standard, because I think people really notice when you try your best. Thanks girls.

Tuesday 7 April 2009

Back at home

After over a week up north in Lancashire I am back in the South.
This layout is one of the ones I taught at the scrapbooking class using stamps, die cutting and Making Memories Flower Patch papers.
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