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...

Win: The one off, framed original of my Geisha!

Well hello my lovelies. It's been a while! I've been a busy bee, I really have, honest. I can prove it ;) Here's my latest cut: You like it? Well, it could be making its way to your very home, and getting comfy on one of your walls. Perhaps on the one in the lounge...

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,...

Glass V Self Healing: Which cutting mat is right for you?

I've seen quite a few people lately asking which is best for paper cuts, a glass mat or a self healing mat. I'd been toying with the idea of trialling a glass mat for a few weeks when I stumbled across a bargain large glass cutting mat at a local craft fair. I'd heard...

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Well, just Lions really…

I've just remembered that I've completely forgotten to tell you lovely folks what I've been up to lately. I've been neglecting you, I know, I'm sorry. (I seem to apologise a heck of a lot in my blog don't I?!) Anyyyywho… I recall a week or so ago I shared my #WIP Lion...

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...

Have you won the £15 Etsy Voucher? WINNER ANNOUNCED.

Hello my lovelies! So, you remember that competition I started at the beginning of June. Yeah, feels like forever ago right? Well, it's now CLOSED! You guessed how many sweeties were in the jar, and amazingly none of you managed to get it spot on. The answer was 291,...

Twinkle Twinkle Papercut Template

Click HERE to download the file in its flipped format (for cutting on the reverse) For the original format click HERE You can cut and frame this template to hang above your toilet, give to your postman, to decorate the dogs kennel, or feed to your gerbil - but PLEASE...

Work in progress: Lion

Helloo! So this week, in between orders I've been doing some more drawing and I just wanted to share my current work in progress with you :)  I've been doodling a lion, as a friend for my elephant… cause y'know, I'm sure he's lonely up there on my wall all alone. Oh,...

Happy 2nd Birthday SLS Creative! (& Free Paper Cutting Template)

This coming Sunday (the 14th June 2015) will be the 2nd anniversary of my starting up SLS Creative, its Birthday if you will! I really can't believe it's been two whole years already. I also can't believe that my biggest baby is nearly four *sobs a little bit* - but...

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...

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...

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...

The SLS Creative Easter Egg Challenge 2018

Easter is almost here!   We had so much fun with our #SLSEasterEgg challenge last year, that we thought we'd give you the chance to win some scrummy prizes again this year.   All you have to do is print off this egg and have fun decorating it using whatever medium you...

She believed she could, so she did. (& Free Template)

So this last fortnight has been chaos. Complete and utter, unrelenting chaos. I mostly blame the fact that my husband was off work for the one week, which coincided with my sons 3rd birthday - we spent the entire week running around like lunatics, buying, housing and...

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....