Friday, 31 August 2012


This car has been stamped and heat embossed on foil board and coloured with Spectrum Pens. Washi Tape is adhered across the card base. The die cut layers (Label 11) are mounted onto the card base. These layer are silver foil board and Bazzill Bling.  The letters are cut from a Sizzix dies and adhered into place 

Alpha Die - Typeset by Tim Holtz

Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die

Alpha Die - Typeset by Tim Holtz

On the Move Clear Stamp


The printed paper is adhered to the card base. Cut a piece of card to fit the die (Labels 2). Red and white Washi Tape is adhered to the outer edges of this layer. Cut the die from the card. This layer is mounted onto the card base. A smaller die is cut from silver foil board and mounted onto the red layer. Adhere a strip of Washi Tape to a piece of card. Adhere the silver car sticker over the tape and cut around the edges. Mount car onto foil board layer. Adhere flag stickers onto printed paper.

(computer has a mind of its own today, sorry)

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Sears & Sons

This is our latest display up in the shop and features the Sears & Sons collection from Kaiser.

To make the cards we used the 12"papers, stickers sheet, rub ons, mini alphabet stickers, Vintage stamps and Walnut Distress ink.

Make sure you pop by to have a look. This display will stay up until the end of September. 

All product used on these cards are available at Crafty Capers.

Monday, 27 August 2012


This lovely stamp (Father's Day Tools 3464E) from Stamp It is a few years old now but I still love it and it always sells well at this time of year. 
Father's Day Tools

On the card below the card base was put through the Sizzix embossing folder{Diamond Plate & Riveted Metal} . The American Craft "Chap" paper has been diecut with a Spellbinder Circle die. The wording has been stamped in the circle and this section is adhered to a black circle. The remaining piece of printed paper is adhered to black card. The ribbon is adhered in place and caps (eyelets) inserted. This layer is adhered to a red layer of card and this layer is mounted to the card base. The circle layer is mounted onto the card base.

Diamond Plate & Riveted Metal Set by Tim Holtz
Diamond Plates and Riveted Metal Sizzix Embossing Folders set.

The wording has been stamped and heat embossed on red card and adhered to brown card. A layer of red Kraft Core card has been put through the Diamond Plate embossing folder and sanded. This layer is mounted to the American Craft "Chap"paper and then adhered to the card base. The star has been cut with the Sizzix Framelits, inked around the edges and is mounted onto the card base.

Friday, 24 August 2012

Do Craft cards

As you may know we have just gotten the Do Crafts magazine in the shop.

Here are some samples of cards that have been made using product from previous Do Crafts magazines. These cards are decoupage cards made using pre-printed layers and look great. 

Thanks to Sharyn and Elvery for sharing their cards with us.

If you would like a magazine make sure you come in and see us. They are only $6 and come with a free gift!!!!

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Owls and cupcakes

As soon as I saw this owl printed paper from Doodlebug I just had to get it as the owls were so cute. 

\We matched some Prismatics card stock colours up with the paper and then it sat out the back for a while as we were busy. When Jill had some time she whipped up this very cute card with it.

 It is a gorgeous card that has a special surprise hiding behind the owl. When you pull on the brown tab on the left of the card the brown owl disappears but there is now a blue owl and a matching Dazzler Cupcake. Great job Jill. 

The Dazzler sparkly Cupcakes come in a pack of 8 (various colours) for only $5.50. They are pre-made 3D embellishments that have glitter and bling on the frosting and the cherry. There are great colours in the pack. We have used them on male and female cards. As you can imagine they have been very popular since this card went up. We have also used them on 3 other cards along with the Dazzler Presents/Gift Boxes.

Make sure you pop in to see the card as well as the other male cards we have up on display at the moment.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Male cards

Here is a collection of some of the cards that are featured on our male card display. This display will stay up until Father's Day and has cards for men, teens and boys. Some of the cards below have been recently made while others are some of your favourites from the past. 
There are 17 brand new cards that were made over the past 2 weeks also on the display. 
Make sure you pop in to check them out.
This display will be added to each week with more great ideas that you can use when making cards for the males in your life.

Monday, 13 August 2012

1 little octopus and 2 easy cards

Jill was playing around with the Octopus stamp from Kaiser and made these two cards. The first card was made using the Spectrum Noir Pens, along with the Sizzix Flower Framelits and American Craft printed paper.

The card below is again using the American Craft paper, Sizzix Flower Framelits but this time the octopus has been coloured in with Liquid Pearls. If you want to know more above Liquid Pearls keep reading....

We are having Liquid Pearl demonstrations this week at Crafty Capers . Look up in the tabs above for the dates and times.

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Robyn's egg

Over the last few months you have seen a few of Robyn's gorgeous cards that she has created. 
Robyn (who is also a very accomplished embroider) has also recently taken up making Faberge Eggs. 
She purchases the emu eggs which are empty and come with the door cut out. She then carefully paints it inside and out . The egg is then decorated and for this egg she went with the sea theme. There is a lovely dolphin sitting inside the egg and a mirror on the inside of the door. All of that edging around the door is our ribbon that is ever so carefully glued on by hand.
This egg was made for her lovely granddaughter Lily.

Sunday, 5 August 2012


This display went up last week using the Tigerlily collection from Kaiser and has had a great response from our customers. It is quite a bright display and we have used 6 different shades of orange including Hopi, Saltillo, Marigold, Cheddar, Apricot and Yam (all from the Bazzill collection) to complement the lovely papers in the paper pad. We also used a Stamp It stamp, StazOn, eyelets and Stickles to decorate the cards. The Tonic punch (butterfly strip) was very popular and has sold out but we have more on the way. 
All other product used on this display is available in store.