Sunday, 29 December 2013

Stepped card ideas

Did you purchase a Poinsettia die set this year?

Here are some more great ideas on how to use it. 

Thanks Lyn for sharing your lovely cards with us.

Friday, 27 December 2013

Some more Christmas card ideas.

Here are some Christmas card ideas that you can use for next year.

These cards were featured in the shop and were made by Jill.

This Sizzix die is great for scrapbooking and card making as it is a large flower when made using all of the layers. The flower on the card below has only used 2 of the layer. The flower on the die comes with 3 layers of petals.

Flower Petals & Center

Originals Die

Martha Stewart - Deep Double Edge Punch - Bangle Chain

Wednesday, 18 December 2013


The January class info has just been released. Click on the Make and Take tab above to see the details.

From tomorrow we will be having a Christmas Sale – HO HO HO.  

Everything in the store, excluding the latest Do Craft Magazine and associated products and anything already at a discount, will be available to you at a 15% discount.  

This includes the Spellbinder Dies and the the two tubes of 49 Distress Markers – which will be available until  Saturday for $221.00 a tube.  This is a great bargain – so if you are looking for a Christmas present for yourself, or someone else, one of these tubes could be walking out the door with you.

Don’t forget that we will be open until 4 pm this Saturday and then won’t reopen until Thursday the 2nd of January 2014.  I will be taking the lap top with me so I will be checking the emails semi regularly if you want to make bookings, ask questions order stuff etc.
Gift Vouchers are available for those that have loved ones that are scratching for something to buy you.
It has been a great 6 months and I feel very blessed to have met so many wonderful people.  A huge thanks to all of you and particularly to Jill and Nat for their continuing support.
Have a great Christmas, I know I will, and I will see you all in 2014.

Merry Christmas

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Butterflies, butterflies, butterflies

Jill used the Bo Bunny Autumn Song paper pad to make the card below along with a swirl die and the Darkroom Door Butterfly stamp.

Eclectic Stamp - Butterflybuilding thumb

The card below has been made using the Butterfly Magic die. It is so easy to make and is gorgeous.

Monday, 16 December 2013

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

Look at what Shirley has been making.

She made these gorgeous cards.

The dies used on these cards are listed below:

5 Part Pine - Elizabeth Dies
Words - Elizabeth Dies
Christmas Ornament Wreath Die - Sizzix

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Ejection Foam

Jill found this great tutorial on the Couture Creations blog on how to use Ejection Foam.

If you like the tutorial, make sure you pick some up next time you are in the shop.

Couture Creations Ejection Foam Tutorial

Couture Creations Ejection Foam is thin adhesive foam that is attached to dies to help stop cardstock or paper sticking in the dies.

We have had many emails on how to use the ejection foam. Here is a quick tutorial by Kerrie Gurney showing you how easy it is to attach Couture Creations Ejection Foam to our dies.

Peel the backing paper off

place die blade side down on sticky side

place paper back on covering the die, this is to stop the ejection foam sticking to cutting plates.

place foam side up in die cutting machine

run through die cutting machine as you would any die

peel backing paper off and remove excess foam 

place die foam side up on diecutting machine cover with cardstock and run through machine

remove excess cardstock

lift off die cut shape

pop out bits

and there you have a die cut without any drama.

Couture Creations recommends you use Couture Creations Ejection Foam in all of our Decorative & Doily Dies. 

Tip - If you find the cardstock or paper starting to stick in the die, just add another layer of foam as the foam will flatten with excessive use.

Friday, 13 December 2013

Distress Marker demo

Distress Marker

Jill will be using the Distress Inks and Markers tomorrow 

during our free demo. She has found some great new 

techniques and ideas to show everyone so even if you did 

make the last demo there will be some new stuff for you to 


The demo is tomorrow – Saturday 14/12/2013 from 9.30 to 


Click on the tab above to get more information and have a look at 

these great videos below.

Monday, 9 December 2013

Garage Days

Jo (our new scrapbooking teacher) sent through this layout that she has recently completed using the Garage Days collection from Kaiser. This is the same collection that we have on display in the shop at the moment .

Garage Days 12x12 Scrapbook Paper Spare PartsGarage Days 12x12 Scrapbook Paper Oil ChangeGarage Days 12x12 Scrapbook Paper Tyre Shop

Garage Days 12x12 Scrapbook Paper Tool BoxGarage Days 12x12 Scrapbook Paper Gas TankGarage Days 12x12 Scrapbook Paper Nuts & Bolts

Garage Days 12x12 Scrapbook Paper Tune UpGarage Days 12x12 Scrapbook Paper WorkshopGarage Days 12x12 Scrapbook Paper Wheel Alignment

Garage Days Collectables

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Christmas Teddies

Did you purchase one of the Timeless Designer Decoupage packs?

Have you cut out your teddies yet?

Here are a few samples of what you can make with your pack. These cards were made up by one of our very clever customers Yvonne.

Friday, 6 December 2013

Guest Designer Of The Month - December

The guest Designer Of The Month for December is Jeanette.

She has used a variety of items to create these gorgeous cards including the Tea Break collection from Kaiser, Jewel Flowers and Flourishes and Decorative Labels #4 Spellbinder dies, Marianne Apron die and Fiskars Punches

Woodmount Stamp

Tea Break 12x12 Scrapbook Paper Custard CreamTea Break 12x12 Scrapbook Paper Ginger SnapsTea Break 12x12 Scrapbook Paper Sugar Cookie

Tea Break 12x12 Scrapbook Paper Monte CarloTea Break 12x12 Scrapbook Paper Jam DropTea Break 12x12 Scrapbook Paper Orange Slice

Tea Break 12x12 Scrapbook Paper Choc Chip Tea Break 12x12 Scrapbook Paper Yo-YoTea Break 12x12 Scrapbook Paper Kingston

Tea Break CollectablesTea Break 12x12 Sticker SheetTea Break Paper Pad