Thursday, 29 September 2011

Sophie's Stacker Bracelets!

Please visit here to see Sophie's new Stacker Bracelets and also find out about a chance to win a Freshwater Pearl Stacker Bracelet!

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

New Blog and New Etsy Store!!!

Hi Guys,
Here is a new project I have been working on and I know it is a diversion from papercrafting but I hope you will find it of interest and be able to support us!

New Blog:

New Etsy Store:

Thank you for looking it is much appreciated!
Alyson x

Thursday, 15 September 2011

My Smash Book Tutorial Video

This is the first tutorial video I have done so it is not great but I hope it gets across how to make the smash book. Unfortunatly half way through the sound goes so if you have any questions I will be happy to answer them and don't forget all the other details are in the post below!

Thank you for watching!

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

My Smash Book Tutorial

A Video will follow but I wanted to post here in more detail sizes of paper, chipboard etc so that you can refer to them without having to watch the whole video over again!
So to make a smash book like the one previously shown you will need:

Sturdy Chipboard:
2 -off 9 1/2" x 6 1/2" for front and back covers
1 -off 9 1/2" x 1" for spine of book

Patterned Paper:
Preferably from a 12" x 12" sheet that is the cut into
Approx 35 - off 6" x 9" for the pages
2 -off 6" x 12" for the cover ( I cut a 12" x 12" sheet in half vertically to get a continuation of pattern on front and back of book)
2 -off 9 1/2" x 3" strips to cover outer and inner spine (I used offcuts from the pages)
1 -off 12" x 9" for inner covers and binding ( scored vertically at 6" along the 12" length the again 3/4" either side of the 6" score line)
2 -off 9 1/2" x 3" for inside covers pockets

Bind It All:
Wire size 3/4" (17 coils)

The of course any envelopes, tags etc that you want to add!
As I said video will follow so please keep a look out for it!
Thank you
hugs Alyson x

Wednesday, 7 September 2011


I've not had a lot of time for crafting this past 6 weeks with the school holidays but I did get time here and there to put together this SMASH style book to use for pictures of my daughter that get sent home form school! I was fun to make so here is the video: