Sunday, 25 June 2017

Social Capers information

 Just a quick reminder that the next Social Capers get-together will be on JULY 14th from 9:30am at Shirley's in Watermans. If you need the address please email Jill at

Some of the group have suggested we have some sort of challenge - ONLY IF YOU WANT. So I thought we could have a play with one of the current challenges - this one is from Simply Less Is More - Challenge #334 - Sketch 20 
If you want to play, have a look at what has been done and bring along your take on the sketch. 

I will also have the tools and consumables for two cards available :
 This card has a computer-printed message - you will need to order a kit or kits for this one before class so I can have them done ($1.00 per kit - card base, message panel and snail) or you can print your own message at the bottom of a 8cm wide x 12.3cm high white card panel and bring a white card base plus spare white card and whatever other colour you want the snail shell. You will also need mounting tape and double-sided tape. 
To order kits please email me and let me know how many kits you would like.

This card is from an original design by Birgit Biggan (amazing designer for Penny Black). You will need to bring your own sheet of white card at least A4 size and a card base that tones with Salty Ocean Distress ink, OR if you want green stem and shrubbery bring your own green distress ink and matching card base. (This might also work with Broken China Distress ink and a base that matches that.) You will also need mounting foam, double-sided tape and PVA glue.

If you have other cards you have made, bring them along for show and tell!

Looking forward to seeing everyone in a few weeks - regards, Jill

Friday, 29 April 2016

Cards with Spellbinders

Hello crafty peeps!
Jo here.  Our little blog has been a bit neglected of late, so I thought I would share with you what I have been creating this week.
I have pulled out a couple of Spellbinder dies and created these cards.
My first die set with the Spellbinders Floral Assortment die set.
Here is my first card.
I added some pretty Prima paper to my card and some flowers.

My daughter informs me that she thinks this is a bit "Wedding like"  I think she is right but I really like just the white and gold foil board.  So simple and elegant.

The second die set is Card Creator - 5 x 7 Elegant Labels 4
Here is the first card I made.

I love how with just a bit of plain cardstock and some pretty flowers you can create a card really quickly and without too much thought.
Here is my second card.
So for this card I cut out the centre piece and teamed it with a couple of my favourite Couture Creations dies for some extra detail.

Thanks for stopping by.
 If you are interested in purchasing these Spellbinder dies let me know and I can order them in for you.
Don't forget to keep a look out on our Facebook page for Jill and my class details and also when our next social morning is too.
Have a wonderful weekend. 
Crafty hugs

Friday, 4 March 2016

New Stock has arrived

I have had a small order arrive with some nice new Memory Box dies. Please let me know if you want any of these. If you miss out I should be able to re-order most of these.

Some of the dies are featured here: 2016FebruaryLookBook

If you would like anything ordered from the LookBook please ask.

 Sketch Daisy die set as used here.

CAS butterfly card in white detail  Calais Butterflies die
 Albana border as used in the look book above
 Seraphine Laurel - also in the look book
 Bonney Stem die as used here
 Row of Poppies
Image result for memory box coffee bean collection and last but not least Coffee Bean Collection (I couldn't resist these).

Stock will be available at our next Social Capers - Friday March 19th 9:30am - 1:30pm.

Saturday, 23 January 2016


Classes for 2016 will resume in February with Jill and Jo.

Jill will be teaching a nifty little gift box with matching lid and card - you can choose HIS or HERS. Once you have one the class you will be able to make smaller or larger boxes, and matching cards using your stamps and dies from home.

Gift Box with matching lid
and card

Sample only - Feminine style will be stamped with a floral motif
A completed feminine gift box and card will be shown on the blog once Jill returns from holidays next week.

Classes will be held in Coolbinia (near Dog Swamp and Yokine) as follows.
Class cost is $15.00.

Friday 12th Feb 9:30am – 11:30am
Friday 12th Feb 12 noon – 2:00pm
Sunday 14th Feb 10:00am – 12 noon
Sunday 14th Feb 1:00pm – 3:00pm
(I am trialling Sunday classes – feedback appreciated)

If you would like to book for class, please email Jill or reply using Comments here on the blog.

Monday, 2 November 2015

Class - Jill

After some hiccups with stock availability, I have a class ready to offer:

Two Christmas cards, one birthday - all CAS (clean and simple). Learn how to make your own snowy background and how to make your die-cut shapes 'pop'!

Classes will be available:
Wednesday 25th Nov 10:00 am-12 noon
Friday 27th Nov 10:00 am -12 noon
Friday 27th Nov 1:00 pm-3:00 pm
Saturday 28th Nov 10:00 am -12 noon
Saturday 28th 1:00 pm-3:00 pm
The classes will be held in Coolbinia - 3 mins from the Dog Swamp Shopping Centre - easy to find.

Some of the product we will be using in class is available to order - let me know if you would like to pre-order any of the following:
White Linen Dylusions Ink Spray
CC Elissa Set

Picked Raspberry
Squeezed Lemonade
Stamp-It stamp set 014

Monday, 26 October 2015

Christmas Shaker Card

Hello and thanks for popping by!
I have been playing with the new Trinket die from Couture Creations. This is one of the dies we have been using in our Christmas card class. So instead of using the pretty baubles I thought I would used the negative to make a shaker card. 
Here's how.
First I cut a piece of white cardstock at 4 inches x 6 inches.
I then positioned my baubles on my cardstock and ran it through my big shot.
How pretty are these baubles?  You can pop these aside for another card.  We are going to work with the negative image.
Flip your paper over and adhere some acetate to the whole of the card front.
Place foam tape all around the outline of each cut out.  I found that the strips of Couture Creations mounting foam ideal for this as it is already cut in long thin strips and is perfect for those tight spots.
You will also need to run foam tape around the outside edges of your piece.
Pour some sequins and glitter into the middle of your baubles.
I then cut a piece of glitter cardstock 4.25 inches x 6.25 inches and cover your front piece.  This was a little tricky to line up but I found using my grid lines on my mat really helped.
Your card front is all ready to be attached to your card base!
I am a huge lover of dies and love when you get a die that has multiple uses!  If your interested in this die, I do have some on order and due in a week or so.
Happy crafting ladies!

Saturday, 24 October 2015

While the men are away, Jill will play!

Still playing with the Dreamweaver embossing folder mentioned below - I thought I'd share what I did to make the following card:

Step 1 was to make my own core card by swiping the Starlite Silver Brilliance ink pad over a piece of bright green card, and allowing it to dry.

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 Step 2 - I then embossed the card in my Big Shot - on the 'No Tab' option.
Step 3 - Leaving the layer on the folder for support, I carefully sanded back the raised areas, then coloured the holly berries with the Barn Door marker.

Next step was to cut a ring for my tag using the die set shown.

Finally I cut the tag to shape by hand using scissors, coloured a piece of silver cord with a red alcohol marker, edged the paper (a VERY old one from my stash - daisyd papers) with the silver ink, adhered it to a folded Poinsettia Bazzill card base and mounted the tag. Voila!

More Stock coming ...

I have another order shipping in a few days, and it will include some of the Bird Crazy stamps that are all the rage at the moment - you can see some of their many, many uses HERE

Let me know if I should save a set for you!
The order also includes some Dreamweaver, Sizzix and Taylored Expressions Christmas embossing folders, including these ...

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Creamy Caramel Nut Slice

If you missed the inaugural Crafty Capers Card,Cake and Coffee morning then you also missed out on Emma's delicious slice. Do not despair - you can make it yourself to try ... click the link below to go to the recipe page. My son would say it is worth the calories!!

Creamy Caramel Nut Slice

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Think Happy Thoughts!

Challenges are a great source of ideas. I had a chance today to play with the Taylored Expressions 'Think Happy Thoughts' stamps and die set to make the following card for a Cas(e) this Sketch challenge. If you are new to the terms, 'case' is short for Copy And Share Everything and CAS is Clean And Simple.

I sponged Kaleidacolor Berry Blaze inks onto each 'happy' and stamped the wording with Versamark ink onto silver foil-board then heat-embossed with Black Sparkle powder.
It LOOKS clean and simple - I won't tell you how long it took to get it right!

As noted in an earlier post we have a couple of these stamp and die sets available - click HERE to see lots more you can do with the set.

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

New stock has arrived!!!

Jill now has stock of the following - it will be available at our Coffee Morning Oct 20th, or contact me if there is anything you must have!

Memory Box Dies -
Sylvan corner
Wildflower Corner

Catalina Wreath as used here. 
Bella Bouquet
Blooming Poppy

Plus this nifty die/stamp combo from Taylored Expressions:

Also the Doily Embossing folders as shown below have arrived, as have more Clear Glitter Gelly Roll pens.

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

New stock!!

A big new order including lots of new Memory Box dies and more Tim Holtz Doily embossing folders is on its way ... watch this space :)

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Memory Box dies

Here are a few of the dies that will be in the shop on Saturday 5th (10 am - 2 pm) :