Hand Cut VS Machine Cut – The war of the blades.

All too often I find myself recoiling as I watch others complain about how machine paper cuts shouldn't be classed as handmade. As someone who does both, it honestly makes me squirm. Hand cutting, granted takes a little more commitment - it's happened to me many a...

Free Template: Happy Mother’s Day

*waves* It's been quiiiiite a while since I popped a free template up hasn't it. Whoops. I've been super busy lately with all your wonderful stationery orders, and of course running after my small people, one of which has recently embraced the terrible two's with open...

Missing legs, and free stuff!

So if you follow me over on Facebook you may have spotted my little accident this week involving my latest template which I was cutting to celebrate hitting 1000 likes. (Yep, I got there, how exciting is THAT!) Anyway, there was a casualty, it was the leg of an N and...

Following Alice down the rabbit hole – how I got started papercutting.

So this week i've been thinking a lot about how I fell into the beautiful world of papercutting. The first cut I remember seeing was an Alice in Wonderland cut, by the legendary Paper Panda, at the time I didn't have the foggiest idea who she was - sorry Panda! I saw...

Hello, shop!

*Waves sheepishly* September. Has it really been THAT long since I last blogged? Apparently so... sorry about that. It sort of makes sense though, as September would have been around the time that things really started kicking off here at SLS Creative. Oh how they...

Happy Birthday SLS Creative! – Free Paper Cut Template

Well well well... I can't believe it's been an ENTIRE year since I set up SLS Creative and I have to say it's been the best thing I've ever done :) Thanks to you lovely lot, I can honestly say I get up every morning and can't wait to start work! So I'm going to be...

Welcome to the team, printer!

Those of you who read my blog, or have at least skimmed through it, probably know I don't get on too well with technology. It's not a lack of ability or knowledge, it's simply the fact that all the machinery that could possibly used to make my job easier appears to...

Surf’s Up! – DIY Paper Cut Template

So here in South Wales we've been lucky enough to have a week of rather beautiful weather, I even got a little bit of sunburn, not bad for May! Porthcawl is a surfing hot spot, when the sun's out the fair-weather surfers arrive, usually to find that due to the nice...

The little bird that fried my nerves!

Hello lovelies! I hope you're all enjoying this beautiful sunshine that's been gracing us so intermittently. If you're wondering why it keeps switching from glorious heat to hailstones in a matter of minutes, it's because I keep thinking about pegging the washing out....

My heart is perfect, because you’re in it: Free paper cut template

Well the new website has been up and running for five days now, and I have to say the response I've been getting for my templates has been wonderful so thank you all so much for your support! As a little token of my appreciation, I'm offering yet another freebie...

New books? Yes please!

When I was in primary school I had a complete and utter obsession with having a new exercise book. I used to get ridiculously excited when I reached the last few pages of my current book and I'd write five times the size in order to fill up the last few pages quicker....

Win a Bluebell Wood original framed paper cut! – Celebrating 500 Facebook Likes

Hoooorayyyyyyyyy! I've reached 500 likes on Facebook *does a little dance* and to celebrate I'm giving away this hand drawn & cut original Bluebell Wood framed cut :) This is the fourth in my Bluebell Wood series and features Timothy Kitten venturing into the wood to...

Paper Cutting Tutorial – Father’s Day Card – Part 2

Tutorial: Paper Cutting Tutorial – Father’s Day CardDifficulty Level: BeginnerTime Required (Parts 1 & 2): Approx. 60 MinutesEquipment Required (Parts 1 & 2): Cutting Mat, Swivel Blade Knife, Straight Blade Knife, Metal Ruler, Card / Paper, Backing Paper (colour /...

The SLS Creative Instant Win Weekender!

Boy, do we have something awesome for you... Every order placed this weekend wins a prize. Yes, EVERY! All you have to do is enter your code at win.slscreative.com and you'll find out instantly what you've won. What's up for grabs? LOADS of prizes. Including: A Deluxe...

COMPETITION CLOSED: Win a £15 Etsy Voucher – SLS Creative’s 1st Birthday

This competition is now closed! There were 291 sweets in the jar and the winner was LYNN SHACKLETON :)  ********************************************************** So, I promised a month of fun and merriment didn't I? Well, that's what you're going to get :) Today I've...

The SLS Creative Instant Win Weekender!

Boy, do we have something awesome for you... Every order placed this weekend wins a prize. Yes, EVERY! All you have to do is enter your code at win.slscreative.com and you'll find out instantly what you've won. What's up for grabs? LOADS of prizes. Including: A Deluxe...

The SLS Creative Scratch ‘N’ Win Event!

Our super amazing Scratch and Win event is back! If you haven't joined us for one of these before, here's what you need to know... At 7pm on November 15th 2017 we'll release 50 rather snazzy scratch cards, and the first 50 orders over £10 placed during the event will...

WIN Free stationery for a whole YEAR!

That's correct. You didn't read wrong.  A y-e-a-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r. Twelve months. 364 Days (or is it 365, I never know which one is a leap year and which one is a regular year. I realise I probably should given that I'm a 28 year old human being of average intelligence,...

The SLS Creative Scratch ‘n’ Win giveaway!

So, here are the full details, remember, it starts at 5pm today, not a minute before! **************************************************************************** I like scratch cards. Who the chuff doesn't like scratch cards? Even if you don't win anything, there's a...

Your FREE marketing diary!

Hello! Can you believe that this time next week Christmas day will nearly be over? Eeeek. I've got so much to DO! However, while I may be a complete and utter shambles when it comes to getting my butt into gear for the big day, I am however, pretty much on the ball...

Shhhh. Free Logo Design. (Yep. I know, right?!)

I'm feeling festive, I'm also feeling a bit snuffly and like I've been run over by a bus, but I'm going to focus on the festive feels here. I've also been feeling a wee bit nostalgic for the last year (already, god help me NYE!) and how AWESOME it's been. You lovely...

The SLS Creative Golden Ticket Giveaway!

Heeeeeere it is! The SLS Creative Golden Ticket Giveaway. I can't work out if I'm completely insane, just plain stupid or a combination of both... but I love you guys, and I'm feeling festive (already I know! And no, I'm not drunk. Honest.......) and clearly have...

Dun, dun, duuuuuuuun. New website!

*Squeeeeeeee* Well at last, after ages of me threatening it, the new website is up! And it looks a bit lovely, if I do say so myself. (Well, I would, wouldn't I!) With it has also come the arrival of a total stationery bundle overhaul. Why?! I hear you ask! I liked...

Hello, shop!

*Waves sheepishly* September. Has it really been THAT long since I last blogged? Apparently so... sorry about that. It sort of makes sense though, as September would have been around the time that things really started kicking off here at SLS Creative. Oh how they...

New books? Yes please!

When I was in primary school I had a complete and utter obsession with having a new exercise book. I used to get ridiculously excited when I reached the last few pages of my current book and I'd write five times the size in order to fill up the last few pages quicker....

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