Friday, 1 April 2011

Welcome to the Tartan Stampers Mini Catalogue Blog Hop!

Good morning campers!

Welcome to a day which is going to be a lot brighter once you have cast your peepers over this little beauty!

Yes, after all the hints and mystery over the last few weeks we are finally able to bring you details and pics of products in the brand new mini catalogue which goes live today! There are 32 pages of goodies - including the brand new (to Europe) Stampin' Up! Big Shot die cutting machine along with 13 exclusive dies/ sizzlits/ embosslits and 5 exclusive embossing folders as well as stamps. papers and lush new PUNCHES!!!

Click on the picture on the right to be taken to the online catalogue - or ask me to pop a real one into the post for you!

My team mates and I in the Tartan Stampers decided that rather than all of us rushing to produce loads of different things, that we would share the creativity with our blog readers and each other and so we are taking you on a tour of Bonnie Scotland (with a detour to Kent!) to see what we have all come up with for you!

You may have joined me from Lorraine's blog, and when you have finished here - I will be handing you on to the very talented Diane. If you are starting here please keep going round the rest of the ring until you get back to me!

So down to business!

Regular readers of my blog may be aware that I am running a one day retreat here in Horsmonden on Saturday 16th April - and as I am adding the finishing touches to the various items we'll be making on the day - my desk is covered in the leftovers from the day's kit! As most of you know - I'm a scrapbooker rather than a cardmaker so I've used those scraps to create two lovely 12 x 12 pages (Those of you who are coming to the day - you can get these out of your leftoverstoo if you add just 2 sheets of cardstock!)
 So first up is this page

 It uses the gorgeous Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper (#121782 - £8.75) on a background of Textured Very Vanilla cardstock. The edges of the papers are inked with crumb cake inkpad and a dauber before being stuck to the base. The photo is mounted on Not Quite Navy cardstock and its position lightly marked on the base. Then I lightly drew a pencil circle on the page and used the gorgeous new Pear Pizzazz Seam Binding (#122330- £6.25) to twist a circle of ribbon over the pencil line. Its secured at intervals by glue dots, and then some Big Designer Buttons (#122301 - £7.75) were sewn on with linen thread. These buttons are seriously big - the smallest one is 1" in diameter the others are even bigger! I finished off with a title cut from Rose Red cardstock and added a journalling block made with the beautiful new Decorative Label Punch (#120907 £15.50)

Here is the second page using the same papers on a base of Crumb Cake cardstock

This time I used the 1 3/8 square punch to chop up the remaining scraps of papers and cardstock and I created a mosaic in the centre of the page. I mounted the photo on Whisper White cardstock to pop it off the fussy background, and used the remainder of the sheet to cut a title and punch a journalling spot. I stitched a butterfly trail with linen thread, and used the lovely new Beautiful Wings embosslit (#118138 - £10.50) to punch and emboss two butterflies from vellum cardstock. I popped some pearls from the basic jewels down the centre of their bodies , and finished off with silver brads and two of our filigree brads  on the junctions of the punched squares!

The Springtime Vintage papers and accessories in the mini are very versatile as they go with so many different themes - the soft blues pinks and greens aren't too "girly" as they will be perfect for projects for male and female relatives as well as weddings and heritage photos if you are a scrapper.

If you are tempted by any of the goodies you see being featured on the blog hops today or tomorrow, please come back and place an order.

As a launch offer - I am personally offering any new items you order at a 10% discount until the 16th April - so you can get even more bang for your buck!

Now before I hand you on to Diane - don't forget to come back and see even more goodies tomorrow morning at 10am - bring your cuppa and a snack and settle in for a morning's browsing!

ScrapaholixUK 01892 724030


  1. Fantastic scrapbook pages, terrific use of the new products on both pages. Wow xxx

  2. Great Scrapbook pages, love the quilting effect.

  3. Love the quilted background effect. Looks fabulous.
    Also like the inked edges on the first LO - that works really well with this range of papers.

  4. Fabulous scrapbook pages - love the quilted look - will need to try that.

  5. Both scrapbook pages are fantastic! I love the quilted look on the second one.

  6. I love both pages equally, I do have a pack of that paper which I seem to have miss placed, Carolyn I am not a scrapbooker as you know but my case you lay out if you don't mind to get the feel of it.

  7. Feel free Lorraine - that's what I post the pages online for!