Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Inky is Good

To conclude Paper Lane's highly successful class run for the month of May, we are having the very first class intended for Advanced Cardmakers by our DT Lidiya Baltova-Kalichuk.

This class promises to be another insightful workshop full of new knowledge, tips and techniques - as we've come to expect from Lidiya's classes , so visit us now or call us at 04-3443633 to book your place !!

Pink Paislee Design Inspirations

We are so proud to present to you the latest design inspirations from out DT members featuring the three collections from Pink Paislee - Butterfly Garden, Daily Junque and Soiree:

Lidiya Baltova-Kalichuk

Patterned paper: Pink Paislee Soiree Collection - Music, Floral papers

Stamp: Hero Arts Find Joy sentiment set
Tools: Boarder punch
Dies: Silhouette

Ink: Crushed Olive Distress Ink, Memento

Others: Ribbon, lace, twine, Prima flowers, Hero Arts pearls  


Patterned paper: Pink Paislee Soiree Collection - Music, Words papers

Tools: Boarder punch, corner punch
Stamp: Hero Arts Find Joy sentiment set
Ink: Memento

Others: twine, Hero Arts pearls, buttons

Dies: Nestabilities, Silhouette

Marina Velichko

Patterned papers: Pink Paislee - Butterfly Garden (Butterfly Wings, Flower Blooms, Dragonflies), Green Cardstock.
Tools: clear stamps (inkadinkado - pocket watch, reach for the sky), die-cuts (Tim Holtz -Alterations - Tag & Bookplates, Carnivale, Typeset), craft sheet, blending tool with foam, Distress inks (Antique linen, Vintage photo), Tim Holtz idea-ology long fasteners.
Others: lace, , watercolor paper

Jennifer Caldwell

Supplies Used :
Paper : Daily Junque Tabs, Map, Junque
Daily Junque tissue paper & twine
Ephemera pack
Dusty attic clock face
Glimmer Mist
October Afternoon letter stickers pine & cream

Jing van Opstal
Patterned Paper
Pink Paislee - House of Three Daily Junque Collection “News” #00485, “Tickets” #00484, “Junque” #00486
Bazzill – Kraft Chipboard
Daisyd’s – Rub-on Transfers ”Favorite Photos” #17052; Paper Lane – Trims; Prima – Belle Artes Document #539382
Stamps / Inks
Tattered Angels – Glimmer Mist Copper #021122; Tsukineko – Walnut Ink, Embossing Clear Stamp Pad; Ranger- Distress Ink: Tea Dye, Old Paper, Distress Crackle Paint: Picket Fence, Adirondack: Color Wash Butterscotch, Dimensional Pearls Lettuce, Embossing Antiquities Weathered White

So beautiful aren't they ?
For more products from the Pink Paislee range, please visit our store soon!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Seasoned Scrapbookers, Now's Your Turn!

It's been more than a month since we've started to offer more regular and frequent schedules of scrapbooking, cardmaking, and album-making workshops here at Paper Lane. Each class has always turned out to be well-attended and successful - but it left a segment of the paper crafting community here in the UAE a bit dissatisfied, as most of these classes had catered to "newbies" - or beginners in scrapbooking.

So after much planning and deliberation , we are so proud and excited to bring to You - our more Seasoned Papercrafters - the class(es) that you've all been waiting for !!!

Ask any paper crafter, and its nearly guaranteed that he/she has heard about the man himself- Tim Holtz! Undeniably popular and deeply adored by his legion of fans worldwide - Paper lane is very proud to carry the complete set of products from his idea-ology range!

Lots of paper-crafters seem to be intimidated with the prospect of working with these seemingly eccentric and unusual embellishments and trinkets, but fear no more! Our DT member Marina's Tim Holtz idea-ology-fication class is sure to bring you unsurpassed hours of fun, tips and techniques in incorporating Tim Holtz idea-ology items in a very special project that you'll certainly come out TH-wiser, and grunge-ified !!

We're sure you have heard of Heidi Swapp's Fastenation Folder for Tattered Angels, for this is what our DT member Jennifer's class is all about ! You're bound to come up with a totally fascinating folder , or journal if you wish, that would perfectly chronicle a travel you've had or just planning to take, as it is totally expandable and could accomodate all your travel photos and memorabilia !!! Furthermore, you'll be using the beautiful papers from the 7 Gypsies Lille collection, as well as do loads of inking - distressing , glimmer-misting , masking, and other techniques that we're sure you'll be very excited to learn more about !!

So what are you waiting for? Visit our store now to book your place, as these promise to be the workshop(s) that you've all been hoping for !!!

Monday, May 16, 2011

New Arrivals from EK Success

How is everyone doing these days?

We do hope you're still keeping cool in the midst of the soaring temperatures we've all been experiencing because of the early onslaught of summer.☺

Just in case you'd prefer to stay indoors these days, why not head first to Paper Lane to get your fill of the latest arrivals that we've received from EK Success Brand - K & Company particularly your long-awaited paper pads and embellishments, Martha Stewart tools and punches and  beautiful stamps from Inkadinkado.

Scroll down to see the delights that we've got just for you!


All NEW Abrianna Collection

All NEW Watercolor Bouquet Collections

All NEW Botanical Medallion Collection

All NEW Brenda Walton Around the World Collection

All NEW Animal Tales Collection

All NEW Paper Pads

All NEW Martha Stewart Punches

Restock of Martha Stewart Tools
All NEW Inkadinkado Stamps

 Restock of Acrylic Blocks

All NEW Jolees Boutique Stickers

Restock of Circle Punches

We sure do hope we'll see you soon ... Happy crafting !!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Have Your Share of Cardmaking Delights

     Our DT Lidiya's first ever Cardmaking class last month was literally swamped with a lot of interested students that we had to regrettably turn down a few more requests for slots. But fret no more, because for this month, she'll be holding not just one, but three classes for us here at Paper Lane!!!

    The first 2 sessions, to be held this coming Saturday, May 14  and Wednesday, May 18 will introduce the basic tips and techniques in Cardmaking and Stamping. It promises to be another fun-filled and knowledge-expanding class, if the sentiments of her previous class' students are anything to go by. They were so eager for another class under DT Lidiya that we had to make an Advanced Cardmaking class, the details of which we'll surely post soon!

     So for those of you who would like to acquire the latest cardmaking tips and techniques , do enlist for our DT Lidiya's Cardmaking Delights class - we guarantee that itl'l be a money well spent, as you'll surely acquire and expand your cardmaking skills and know how!

     On a different , yet related front - we are so excited to present to you another class that would be a first for Paper Lane - The Wonders of Quilling!

     Quilling, or paper filigree as it is known otherwise - is a delicate art craft that involves rolling, coiling and combining strips of paper to form unique designs - that may include flowers, butterflies, or basically anything that your imagination can create. You can then use them to embellish cards, tags, or form them into beautiful artworks for decorative purposes.

     And to ensure that you'll get the best ever introduction to this dainty and intricate art form, we have UAE's foremost quilling educator and Emirati artisan Amna Al Fardh to lead the class.

     A very active member of Emirates Quilling Guild, she is the UAE and Middle East's regional representative to the prestigious North American Quilling Guild.

     We sure do hope you'll enroll in one of these classes soon ! And lest you think that our classes only cater to Beginners, we have just the workshop for those of you who's been hankering for more Advanced classes! Please do stay tuned coz we'll tell you more about them in the coming days !!

See you soon! xxx

Thursday, May 5, 2011

A Peek at Paper Lane's Scrapbooking Workshops

Happy Thursday, dear crafters !

We hope you'll have a scrappalicious weekend , just like these ladies who have participated in the previous workshops that we've had recently. As you can see from the photos, they were all hard at work misting, inking, embossing, coloring, journalling - or just plain grinning and loving every minute of their session!

DT Jing's Stamping with Copic class

DT Jennifer's Creative Layering

DT Lidiya's Technique-Filled Cardmaking Class

DT Jing's Scrapbooking With Ease Class

If you're up for some fun and knowledgeable time like what these crafty ladies had, please do consider attending one of Paper Lane's numerous classes for May - the schedules of which are already advertised in-store! Better yet, why not attend the forthcoming class of our very own DT Marina Velichko to be held this coming Saturday at 10.30 AM ? If you've always wanted to make your own mini book - then now's the time to do it !

Just please ensure to include in  your trusty craft stash your craft knife as well as the materials indicated.

We really hope you could join us for all our classes this May - we'd so love to have you with us !