Month: September 2015

Welcome to My Paper Oasis


A very big welcome to you all to my new website and name – My Paper Oasis!

It took a little while to come up with a suitable name that suited what I was trying to say about my creative space! I had a lot of help from a friend too!  I needed something that described my craft space as a peaceful place. A place where I come to rest and recoup from my hectic nurse, wife and mum of four life!

My craft space is my haven – my sanctuary – my OASIS!

So WELCOME! I hope you enjoy visiting here often and finding some creative inspiration.

Feel free to contact me if you notice any problems whilst I get the site up and running!

Mel x

A Change is coming!


Hi all,

I just wanted to let you all know that although my lovely blogspot has served me well these past two years – I have decided with much trepidation to make the big move to my very own website!!!!!

I know – huge right!

I wanted to let you know that I will let you know when it the change occurs.  It is in the process of being arranged right now.

I have someone who is doing all this for me (I’m not that savy when it comes to redirecting everything!) – so fingers crossed all posts and pins will link directly to the new webpage.

My final post on this blogspot will have all of the redirection information, just in case links get lost along the way 🙂 And then you can make sure to update your favourites to bookmark my new address 🙂

Wish me luck………………….

Timeless Elegance Chest of cards

I have had the tutorial for this chest of cards for AGES and have never gotten around to making it.  But this year, seeing our Timeless Elegance Designer Paper, I knew I had to make it.
I’m definitely a vintage kind of girl – so this DSP is easily by far my favourite in the current catalogue.  How good does it look on this cute chest.  It makes the perfect gift for someone.



I made matching cards in the same colours, and matching envelopes for the gift cards with our neutrals envelope paper and envelope punch board.
You can purchase this tutorial for yourself from UK Demonstrator Jenny Moors at for a mere £2.50.  Just look for the tutorial ‘Mocha Morning Card Chest’ in the right hand side bar 🙂 It really is worth it to create this gorgeous masterpiece. Oh, and make sure you get strong magnets! Sadly mine are not 🙁


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Global Design Project #GDP001 Sprinkles of Life

Hi all,

I am pretty excited today. I thought i would have a go and play along in the FIRST EVER Global Design Project #001.  I have never played along in one of these, so I decided today was the day!

The challenge for this project is a colour challenge using smokey slate, pink pirouette and so saffron.

These are very soft, subtle colours, so I wanted to do a clean and ‘gentle’ card to match.

I used a few different stamp sets for this card – but the feature is the Sprinkles of Life Stamp set and punch.  I don’t have the Watercolour Wash background stamp yet – it’s coming in my next order – so to substitute, I coloured my large clear block with the pink pirouette stampin marker and then spritzed it with water before I used the block as my stamp. The clouds are inked in versa mark, then in smokey slate then heat embossed with our iridescent ice embossing powder.  The rain drops i punched out of vellum and used my glue pen and dazzling diamonds glitter to apply a bit of sparkle.
It’s quite pretty in real life!

There are some beautiful projects over on the blog – so I encourage you to pop over and check them out – here and play along 🙂

Happy stamping everyone!

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Floral Wings Vase of Flowers

I am really enjoying using our Floral Wings Hostess Set.  I feel like I have two sets for the price of one.  With the ability to use it for a big, beautiful butterfly or an elegant vase of flowers.

Today I chose to use the vase of flowers and team it with my favourite in colour designer paper.
This really is a pretty set. Versatile for birthdays, sympathy and thank you – its virtually like giving a bunch of flowers!
This look is very simple to achieve.  I have stamped the vase in Tip Top Taupe and fussy cut it. To get your placement of the stems just right – turn your vase over and position it on the card, then stamp your stems, making sure the bottom edge just overlaps onto the back of your vase.  Once you are happy with the amount of stems, turn your vase back over and stamp the flowers.
I stamped mine in Watermelon wonder, stamping off occasionally to vary the depth of the flowers. I also stamped some more on scrap whisper white card and then fussy cut them! They’re tiny – so you may need your glasses! Lol.
Adhere your extra flowers using dimensional. Wrap some Gold Thread around the neck of your vase, before popping it up on dimensional too.
I think it’s quite effective. What do you think?
You can get this stamp set yourself by hosting a workshop or spending $250 in one order to qualify for rewards to spend on hostess sets. Contact me if you would like to host a fun stamping workshop!
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