Thursday, 11 December 2014

Filigree Boxes

Angie, one of our clever customers, has been busy after doing the Filigree Delights class and has produced lots of lovely useful Christmas boxes, changing sizes to suit the contents.

If you missed out on this class don't panic - we are running the class again in January.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Gilding, Cards for Men, and Spellbinders Sneak Peeks.

We have some gorgeous new Nativity Border dies in. If you came to the Gilding Flakes class, this die works beautifully :
We also have lots of new colours of the Gilding Flakes in stock.

If you haven't been in lately, we have a display of great cards for boys and men done using the Kaisercraft Off the Wall papers. (Click on the wording to see the papers, or better still drop in and see what we have done!)

CHA - which sees the release of lots of lovely new craft goodies - is next month. Spellbinders has run a 'Sneak Peek' for some of the dies they will be releasing. You can see them here:
Spellbinders Sneak Peek

If you see anything you 'need' please let us know - we can order them as soon as they are released by our wholesalers.

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Challenge entry

Have you tried entering a challenge yet? They can be a great way of getting new ideas for your cardmaking.
Mojo Monday has a new sketch each week. This week's sketch is
Here is our take on the layout:

Please leave a comment below if you've been inspired to enter.

Monday, 1 December 2014

Lost & Found

Jill has been having fun with the Lost & Found Christmas paper we have in stock.

The baubles have been die-cut from the red glitter card we have, and the Merry Christmas is from gold foilboard.

If you don't have these dies, we have stock of some Elizabeth Craft dies and present dies:

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

New Stickeroos in stock

We have some gorgeous 'Stickeroos' from Penny Black in stock. These are perfect for quick and easy Christmas cards. This week's Mojo Monday challenge inspired Jill's card:

The paper is from Couture Creations Vintage Christmas 12" x 12" paper pad, the snowflakes are a Spellbinders die. This is the Mojo Monday sketch:

Sketches are a great way of getting started on cards if you are short of ideas.

Friday, 31 October 2014

New Christmas Papers in stock

We have managed to get supplies of the My Minds Eye papers which Toni used on the Christmas stair card we had on display last year. Toni will bring the card back in. The papers look like this:

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Tis the Season class peek

Just a quick sneak peek at two of the cards from the upcoming Tis the Season class. We will be looking at a few ways to use gilding flakes on cards. You will use a new pack of flakes in class and take the remainder home, along with helpful hints on using them.
If you have not booked yet there are some places left - give the shop a call.

To see all of the cards you will need to drop in to the shop.

Friday, 5 September 2014

Jo's Next Scrapbooking Class

Our next scrapbooking class will be held on Wednesday 10th and on Saturday 13th. We have spaces left in the Wednesday class at 9.30am.
The layout uses the Kaisercraft Dream Big range.

This shows part of the layout - the full page is on display in the shop. If you'd like to do this class please phone as soon as possible.

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Inchies on Cards

Due to a cancellation we have ONE place available in Saturday's Inchies classes - phone Toni or Jill ASAP if you would like to join in.
As promised here is the purple card (front, and inside) you could make once you have done the class.
If you missed the class but wish to order the die set or stamp set used let us know.

We have ordered a few sets of the tiny greeting stamps used - these will be in soon.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Social Dylusions

A big THANK YOU to everyone who came along to last night's Social Capers. There were lots of lovely cards and projects displayed and many different techniques being used by the ladies there.

Last night's product focus was the Dylusions Ink Sprays. These are bright, translucent inks which react with each other and with water - great fun to use! This card was made for the demo:

Inspired by demonstrating the ink sprays last night, I've continued playing at home today. I've been following ideas suggested here on the Friends in Art blog.
I've used Bubblegum Pink, Lemon Zest, Squeezed Orange and Calypso Teal to spray a manilla tag.
Seedless Preserves and Black Soot Distress Inks as directed. Picket Fence Distress Paint instead of the Snowcap dabber, and a white gel pen.
I've also sprayed a strip of pale yellow Bazzill with the four Dylusions inks. I'll stamp flowers on these and fussy-cut them out.
Here is the tag:
The finished card will go on display in the shop.

Friday, 22 August 2014

Capers and Classes

A quick reminder that our next Social Capers gathering is this coming Monday night from 6:30pm - 9:30pm in Warwick - hasn't that snuck up quickly? If you are unsure of where it is held please phone Toni at the shop. As always yummy treats are most welcome!

As mentioned on our Facebook page there are just a few spots left for Jo's Butterfly Book class - Wed 28th at noon, and Friday 5th Sept 9:30 and noon.

The Inchies on Cards class is also filling fast so phone if you would like to join this class. Remember that you get your own set of Darkroom Door Garden Inchies stamps to keep and you'll learn some great techniques.

If you would like to see the cards we'll be making or to find out more about the techniques we'll be learning, drop in to the shop.

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Be-YOU-tiful Design Folder

July's Design Folder is ready, with another 10 delightful cards for us to share with you. Whether you are new to cardmaking or are an experienced cardmaker you will enjoy our latest display. Two of the projects have been prepared by a guest designer - many thanks to Pauline.

And yes there is one card missing - you'll have to drop in to see which one! As an added bonus there are two extra cards for you to photograph - one made with the Be-YOU-tiful papers and one in the style of one of the main cards using different papers.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Be-YOU-tiful Layouts

Jo too has been inspired by the Kaisercraft Be-YOU-tiful papers and has created these fabulous layouts:

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Ornate Rectangle - so many uses!

This is the Ornate Rectangle from Couture Creations Van Roe Decorative Die Collection.

 These cards were posted on Couture Creations' Blog:

Toni and I are having lots of fun using this as our feature die in the upcoming July Design Innovations Folder, along with the Kaisercraft 'Be-YOU-tiful' Collection as mentioned on Friday July 4th's post.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Classes for July to September 2014

Here is our class schedule for the next few months.  We will be running a variety of classes so hopefully there will be something for everyone.  The Monday evening card class has been successful so Jo will be trialling an evening scrapbooking class. This schedule has been emailed with some photos - most of the projects are on display in the shop, unless they are works-in-progress.


Mon 14/7/2014 6.30pm only: Toni – Tea Card

Wed 16/7/2014 9.30 and 12.00: Jo – Scrapbooking Pitter Patter Baby Page

Sat 19/7/2014 1.30:   Toni – Tea Card

Wed 23/7/2014  9.30 and 12.30: Jill – Memory Box

Fri 25/7/2014: 9.30 and 12.30: Jill – Memory Box

Sat 26/7/2014 9.30:  Jo – Scrapbooking Pitter Patter Baby Page

Wed 30/7/2014: 9.30 only: Jill – Memory Box


Sat 2/8/2014: 9.30 and 12.30: Jill – Memory Box

Wed 6/8/2014: 9.30 only: Jo – Reach for the Stars Scrap Page

Sat 9/8/2014: 9:30 and 12:30: Jill – Recipe Tag Book

Tues 12/8/2014 6.30pm only: Jo – Reach for the Stars Scrap Page

Wed 13/8/2014 9.30 and 12.30: Jill – Recipe Tag Book

Sat 16/8/2014 9.30 only: Jo – Reach for the Stars Scrap Page

Mon 18/8/2014 6.30pm: Toni - Berry Card

Wed 20/8/2014 9.30 only: Toni - Berry Card

Fri 22/8/2014 9:30 and 12:30: Jill – Recipe Tag Book

Wed 27/8/2014 9.30 and 12: Jo – Butterfly Book

Sat 30/8/2014 9.30am and 12: Jo – Butterfly Book


Wed 3/9/2014 9:30 and 12.30: Jill – Inchies on Cards

Friday 5/9/2014 9.30 and 12: Jo – Butterfly Book

Sat 6/9/2014 9:30 and 12.30: Jill – Inchies on Cards

Mon 8/9/2014 6.30pm: Toni – Boxes and Bags

Wed 10/9/2014 9.30 and 12: Jo – Dream Big Page 

Fri 12/9/2014 9.30: Toni – Boxes and Bags

Fri 12/9/2014 12.30: Jill  – Inchies on Cards

Sat 13/9/2014 9.30 only: Jo – Dream Big Page

Wed 17/9/2014 9.30 and 12.30: Jill – Tis the Season Card

Fri 19/9/2014 9.30 and 12: Jo – The Christmas Yummy Box

Sat 20/9/2014 9.30: Jo – The Christmas Yummy Box

Sat 20/9/2014 1.00: Jill – Tis the Season Cards

Wed 24/9/2014 9.30 and 12: Jo – The Christmas Yummy Box

Fri 26/9/2014 9.30 and 12.30: Jill – Tis the Season Card

Tea Card – Toni will be using alcohol inks and blending  solution  to show you how to create your own backgrounds for this card.  We will also be using one of the new Stamp It stamps.  You will be doing a bit of experimenting in this class and an apron is advisable.  The class will run for 1 – 1 ½ hours. The cost of this class is $18.

Pitter Patter Scrapbooking Page – Jo will be using the new Pitter Patter Collection from Kaiser to
Make up this baby page.  When booking this class you will need to nominate whether you will be doing the baby boy or the baby girl page as the papers and collectables are different for each.
The actual pages are here in the shop if you want to come in and have a look.  The class will run for
1 ½ hours and the cost of this class will be $30. 

Memory Box – Jill will be showing you how to make this gorgeous multi- layer flip-out box which makes a gift that anyone would be pleased to receive. The class will run for a minimum of 1 ½ hours – we are expecting that it will overrun.  The cost of this class is $35.

Reach for the Stars Scrapbooking Page – Jo has put together this very cute and fun page.  It is on display in the shop and is targeted at younger boys.  The cost of this class is $20.

Recipe Tag Book – Jill will be doing a rerun of this card that was done several years ago.  It is on display in the shop and has already been lots of bookings.  The cost of this class is $30.

Berry Card – Toni will be using a variety of Darkroom Door Stamps and distress inks to create this card.  The colouring of this card makes it useable as a Christmas card.  The class will run for 1 ½ hours and the cost of this class is $35.  Your take home kit will include a Darkroom Door stamp.

Butterfly Book – This is one of the gorgeous books that Jo has had on display in the shop.  We have had lots and lots of requests to run this one as a class.  Jo has used the Kaiser Bluebelle collection to put together this book.  The class will take 1 ½ to 2 hours and will cost $22.

Inchies on Cards – Jill will be running this class using the Darkroom Door Inchies stamps.  You will be making two cards during this class and will go home with a set of Inchies stamps.  The class will run for 1 ½ hours and will cost $35.

Dream Big Page – Jo has put together this beautiful page using the Dream Big Collection from Kaisercraft.  It is really a beautiful page and once again Jo has blown me away with her use of placement.  The class will run for 1 ½ hours and will cost $32.00.

Boxes and Bags – Toni will show you how to make a variety of boxes and bags using different methods, paper and card.  You can use these to dress up small gifts and had make treats.  This class will inspire you to explore the wonderful world of “packaging”.  Truly.  The class will take two hours.  You will go home with a plethora of different bags and boxes and of course instructions to make many more.  The cost of the class is $40. 

Tis the Season – Jill will be starting the first of our Christmas Classes with some gorgeous cards using gilding flakes.  This techniques is one that she learned on her recent trip to the UK.  The cost of this class will be $35 and will include a pack of gilding flakes in your take home kit.

The Christmas Yummy Box - Jo takes boxes a step further with this very clever box.  There is one on display in the shop at the moment but during the class you will be working with a selection of Christmas themed papers.  The class will run for 1 ½ hour and will cost $25


As always there is a lot of cost and preparation that goes into these classes so we will require payment prior to the class.  If it is difficult for you to get into the shop we can take credit card payments over the phone.

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Have you spotted the change?

I have heard a few people comment on what has changed - many thanks to Jackie and Leelyn for their fabulous revamp. Drop in and let us know if you've noticed something different. I'll post pictures over the next few days.

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Storyteller Step Card

I have used the Kaisercraft Storyteller Collection paper 'Feature' to re-do our popular step card:

I've also used mini paper blooms and the stamp set we will be using for this month's Design Innovations Folder projects.
The card is on the front counter - pop in and see it in real life!

Friday, 4 July 2014

Just Be-YOU-tiful

Hi all - Jill here. I've had a fabulous day at work starting the next Design Innovations Folder cards using Kaisercraft's Be-YOU-tiful Collection. These papers are really pretty - I can't wait to share ...

Here are the papers I've used today - the range will be coming in soon. If you can't wait to see the rest of this range pop across to the Kaisercraft site - Kaisercraft Be-YOU-tiful .

Be-YOU-tiful - 12x12 Scrapbook Paper Grateful
Be-YOU-tiful - 12x12 Scrapbook Paper Captivating
Be-YOU-tiful - 12x12 Scrapbook Paper Amazing
Be-YOU-tiful - 12x12 Scrapbook Paper Sweet

 Be-YOU-tiful - 12x12 Scrapbook Paper Graceful

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Pop-up Box Cards

For everyone who has done this class with us, or is about to -

I have been busy adding to our Pinterest page - there is a new heading of Box Cards, with heaps of different ideas on this theme. We'd love to see what YOU can come up with ...

Monday, 30 June 2014

Something Blue #3

Hi everyone - Jill here with my first post as the new Social Media Correspondant. While I was enjoying 2 weeks in England Toni has been busy creating these gorgeous Design Folder cards using the Kaisercraft 'Something Blue' range.
These are now on display in the shop - come in and have a look, and pick up the latest free Kaisercraft magazine at the same time.