Would you believe how many magazines I’ve now featured in! I didn’t realise there were so many! In all these magazines I’ve given away lovely freebies and there have been tutorials on how to make a variety of cards, the possibilities for fabulous designs are endless. If you’ve enjoyed any of the freebies, why not take a look at the gorgeous digital designs available for purchase and immediate download in my shop and treat yourself to some digital crafting goodies that you won’t find anywhere else except in my Etsy store.
Here’s a look back at a previous feature from Issue 33 of Complete Cardmaking to give you some inspiration for your winter/Christmas designs. I was lucky enough to have my Festive Flakes collection included on the cover CD along with the following feature, showcasing some gorgeous card designs by myself and the talented Lisa over at PaperCraftBliss. This issue is now unfortunately completely sold out, but you can still purchase all the designs and much more to download in my Etsy store.
Scrapbook Magazine Issue 66
August/September 2012 feature in Scrapbook Magazine with Sarah Paris Floral Sonata Cover Gift. This issue is now SOLD OUT! A full set of printable files to accompany this feature are available for sale from my online shop.
Thanks to everyone at Practical Publishing for their help in putting together this fabulous issue. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I enjoyed designing it for you!
Feature from Issue 35 of Complete Cardmaking Magazine – 8 fabulous cards to make using the “Mish Mash Dolls” collection included on the free cover CD. This issue is now out of stock but the clipart and free digi papers, plus digi stamps are all available in my Etsy shop.
It’s lovely when the magazine readers take the time to write in in praise of your work. Here’s a little customer feedback on my Mish-Mash Monsters contribution to issue 35 of Complete Cardmaking.
Look out for a Sarah Paris giveaway in issue 47 of Creative Stamping magazine, on sale from 17th August.
You’ll have the chance to win one of 5 sets of Sarah Paris graphics, digi papers, digi stamps and sentiments, selected from the Celebration range, worth approx. £7.50.
If you can’t wait until then, pop over to my Etsy store where a more comprehensive selection of graphics, papers and stamps are available right now.
Sarah Paris graphics can be used for handmade cards, scrapbooking and other craft applications. These fabulous celebration cakes would also be great for custom logos and branding. The possibilities are endless.
I’m really excited about some other new Etsy graphics too. These good-enough-to-eat designer wedding and celebration cakes. I’ve whipped them up in various different recipes and combinations. They’re available now in my Etsy shop, with a black and white digi stamp version and some matching papers coming very soon.
They’ve got a lovely soft and delicate hand-drawn look, which you’ll see if you take a look at the details . They will make any wedding project look extra special.
Finally, I’ve managed to put some cute new designs on Etsy – and there’s more exciting news, as they’re going to be featured in an upcoming issue of Papercraft Essentials! These Cool Kitty designs are going to be in the Cut Out and Keep section of issue 128, on sale on 17th December!
There will be a four page section devoted to the cards made with this collection of graphics, papers and digi stamps and I can’t wait to see it!
Meanwhile take a look over on Etsy in my shop and you’ll find all 3 new sets there. Or click on the images below to take you straight to them now.
I’ve finally finished my custom vintage style handbag using my cat print fabric! Thanks to Amanda at The Shiney Company, who does these amazing bag-making workshops and has given me the chance to transform my custom fabric into this gorgeous vintage style handbag. If you’ve got a little bit of sewing experience these bags are really not as difficult to make as you might think and there are lots of different bag making classes available.
Thanks to Amanda at Shiney Company for taking the photographs. You can see a whole range of the different bags we all made on the Shiney Facebook Page.
I’ve been doing a bit of sewing recently and trying to revive some of my old hand-making skills which I haven’t used for quite a few years. I thought it would be a nice idea to make some items in my own custom printed fabrics. I’ve made a couple of cosmetic bags and I’m now making a handbag and I’m quite impressed with the results. During one of the handbag-making workshops recently where I was using my own cat design fabric printed by Woven Monkey the other ladies were loving my fabric and they asked if it was for sale! The good news is that now – it is! I’ve just opened a shop on Woven Monkey. I’ve only just started and there are many other designs to add, but take a look. My first Cool Cats Patchwork fabric is now on sale in cotton, cotton poplin and cotton sateen. Perfect for making clothing, quilts and bags. The cosmetic bag sample here is made using the cotton sateen, made firmer with the addition of a medium weight iron-on interfacing. I’m planning to add some co-ordinating fabrics, polka dots, flower prints and other cat designs to this range, so bear with me and keep checking back as they will be added as soon as I can. I’ll be showing the vintage style handbag that I’m making as soon as it’s finished, but that won’t be for a few weeks. I’m really excited to see what it comes out like.
You can use this fabric to make hand-made items to sell, but be sure to share with anyone who asks where you purchased the fabric.
Here’s the sample cosmetic bag I’ve just finished, it’s lined with a peach/white polka dot print fabric that I purchased, but I’ll be adding some of my own co-ordinated fabrics soon. It also has a little shrink plastic cat tag to co-ordinate with the fabric print and I’m planning on getting some matching cosmetic mirrors which should be awesome!