Friday, 31 January 2014

What has Jill been up to this week?

Jill used the Albany Rose die to make this gorgeous card below. 

This die is a Bigz die and will fit through Big Shots machines as well as Cuttlebugs. It will also cut up to 5 sheets of card at once, shim, plastic, material, leather and much more.

Monday, 27 January 2014

Is it time for a Tea Break?

This gorgeous page was created by Jo using the lovely collection from Kaiser called Tea Break.

We have featured the collection below. Why not pop into the shop soon to pick out some papers and embellishments.

Make sure you check out Jo's mini albums/cards next time you are in the shop. They are absolutely gorgeous. She has brought 8 different ones into the shop for you to look at. I am sure that some of these will turn onto classes that we will run for you.  Both card makers and scrapbookers will love her amazing creations. 

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 Clear StampTea Break CollectablesTea Break RubonTea Break Paper Pad

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Distress Paints

Toni has brought the Ranger Distress Paints back into the shop. 

Distress Paints are very fluid water-based acrylic paints for multiple surfaces.  Ranger developed these special paints to be reactive with water just like Distress Inks and Distress Stains—perfect to accomplish a wide variety of artistic techniques. Distress Paints have a convenient dabber system for easy and mess-free application. Use with stamps, paper, wood, metal, glass, plastic and more for a timeless matte finish on craft projects. There are now 52 colours in the collection.

Click here to have a look at how to make a clever background for a card with your paints.

Here are some videos below for you to view on how to use your Distress Paints.

Friday, 24 January 2014

Violet Crush

We have a lovely new display up in the shop this week.

Jill and Toni used the very purple Violet Crush collection from Kaiser. It matches Jill's hair beautifully. They also used two different Spellbinder dies on these cards. These die sets are Romantic Rectangles and Les Papillions 2 and are ones that we use often on our displays as they are so versatile.

Violet Crush Paper PadViolet Crush 12x12 Die Cut  - GrapeViolet Crush 12x12 Scrapbook Paper Mauve

Violet Crush 12x12 Scrapbook Paper LilyViolet Crush 12x12 Scrapbook Paper PlumViolet Crush 12x12 Scrapbook Paper Lavendar

Violet Crush 12x12 Scrapbook Paper DaintyViolet Crush 12x12 Scrapbook Paper MallowViolet Crush 12x12 Scrapbook Paper Iris

Violet Crush 12x12 Scrapbook Paper Wall FlowerViolet Crush 12x12 Scrapbook Paper MuskViolet Crush Collectables

Violet Crush RubonViolet Crush  12x12 Sticker Sheet

Les Papillions 2           Romantic Rectangles

Monday, 20 January 2014

Distress Markers Tutorial #3

I found 4 more great videos for you to watch.
I hope they have inspired you to get your pens out and start colouring.

If you love what you see and do not own any of these wonderful pens then please come and visit us and you can purchase them in a set or individually.

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Distress Markers tutorial

If you have some markers at home or you are thinking of purchasing some Ranger Distress Markers then have a look at this video.

Wednesday, 15 January 2014


Have had had a look at our Pinterest page lately?

What is Pinterest? It is our digital pin up board. When we find something on the Internet we like we pin it onto our pin up board. 

There are boards that feature our cards and cards made by our customers (eg: Spellbinders Dies). There are boards that feature ideas from brands that we love, using product that we have in the shop and these cards have been made by their designers (eg: Spellbinders Inspirations) . There are also videos that have been made by the different companies that show you how to use their products.

Did you know that you can have a look at our pin up boards without being a member of Pinterest.

All you have to do is click on this link and follow these steps.

Click on a board -  this will open up a board
Click on a card that you like from that board - this enlarges the card 
Click on it again - this links it back to the original source and may provide instructions for the card

Sunday, 12 January 2014

What has Jo been up to?

Jo used product from the Kaiser Enchanted Garden Collection to create these gorgeous pages. We have this collection in the shop so make sure you pop in soon to get some pages to get you started.

If you would like to come along to one of Jo's classes then click on the Make and Take link above to see the dates and times.

Saturday, 11 January 2014

Scrap paper!!!!!

What can I do with all of my scrap paper?

This is a great way to use up all of your left over bits of paper. 
Cut them into strips and adhere tape to the back of each piece.
The tape can be adhered from end to end or leave a gap at each end to the curl up slightly as above.
Arrange the pieces into a pattern as shown above and then adhere them very carefully to the card base.