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Here are a few more cards that we've made.
This first one is an anniversary card. The paper is from Pink Paislee and the inspiration for this one was the Nellie Snellen heart die. The 3D is from Le Suh and again I've used a Grommet Tag from Spellbinders. The stamp is from JustRite Stamps. I've inked the card with Versamagic Tea Leaves ink.

This one was inspired by two cards that I saw using the (then) new Marianne's Designables. I took both ideas and combined them into my own design. I just LOVE these embossing folders - the designs are gorgeous and they look so elegant. This one is a simple black and white card made on pearl cardstock. The ladies head is a Marianne's Creatables die cut in white and then cut out of black card. I've added black and silver rhinestons to finish it off.

Another one inspired by the Marianne's Designables and one of my favourite 3D's - Miniature ladies from Le Suh. This one is just on plain white cardstock with a raspberry…

Thank You

This is still one of my favourite cards of the year, although the photo isn't the best I'm sorry.
I designed this card around the Marianne's Creatables dies of the bird cage and bird. The DP is from Mellissa Frances and it's just gorgeous. The bird is cut out on white cardstock and inked with Brilliance Pearlescent Beige ink.  I've also used the same ink around the tag.

 The tag is a Spellbinders from the Grommet Tags set and the sage flower is a Kaisercraft Blossom. The rhinestone flourish is also from Kaisercraft. I added some white fringing ribbon  around the flowers.

Just for Mother's Day

I am miles behind with posting some of the cards we've been making so I'm going to try and make an effort to catch up over the next week or so.
To start with here is a card we made for Mother's Day. I got the inspiration from the 3D picture, which I felt would look good as two separate components on the card. The one on the inside of the card is the base image and the one of the front is the rest of the image made up into a 3D.

I also gave my students the option of making this a birthday card, for those who don't have a Mum anymore or who had already made a Mother's Day card.

I printed the verses on the computer for the girls.

November Competition

Hi everyone. My apologies for posting this so late in the month but  I have been away as some of you  know. We had a lovely time down at Mylestom, just south of Coffs Harbour, for the National 3D archery Championships. A successful weekend too I might add with our daughter Krystal coming 3rd in QLD, my husband came 1st in QLD, 2nd at the Nationals and our son Jayden came 1st in QLD, 1st at the Nationals and got Shooter of the Year for his division. Needless to say we are very proud of both kids and I'm proud of hubby too. He was so close to 1st, but just a couple of silly mistakes made his miss out by just 8 points. Oh well, next year!!
Anyway, on to the competition...

The theme this month is

It is an old saying that Blue and Green should never be seen. However there are some lovely papers around that combine the two colours beautifully. So this month your challenge is to make a card with co-ordinating blues and greens. You can add a b…

October Winner

Thanks again to everyone who entered the competition this month. Vintage is one of my favourite themes at the moment and I knew we'd get some lovely cards for the competition. As gorgeous as those cards were there was one card that really stood out this time and everyone agreed. This delightful card was made by

It is an all original idea too, made up by Pam and so beautifully put together. It did take her 7 hours I believe to put it all together and I'd believe it too! Well done Pam a fantastic card and we were delighted that Pam let us make the card in class the following week - thanks Pam  :)

Well done to everyone else on some gorgeous cards too.




The inside of Mavis's card.

Thanks again everyone :)

October Competition

Ok, last one for today I promise. Seeing as we're half way through October, I thought I had better pull my finger out and announce the theme for the October competition.

The theme this month is "VINTAGE".
For your card or project you want to make something that has an "old" look to it. You can do this by creating distressed edges, by simply inking or just using old looking pictures on your card or project.

This card that we made in class early in the year is an example of what I mean by vintage. I know a lot of the ladies that come to my class don't do vintage cards by why not give it a go? Have some fun - distressing cards can be a lot of fun :)

TO ENTER: Simply make a card, scrapbooking page or other project following the theme and give it to me, email me a picture or a link to your project. The winner will be drawn on November 1st and don't worry, I won't be judging, it will be someone who is impartial who will not know who made the cards/projec…

September Competition winner

Sorry for the delay in posting the winner of the last competition. It has been crazy busy around here!

The winner for September was...

Pam made this beautiful vintage inspired card for our male swap. Both my kids picked out Pam's card as their favourite.

This is the inside of Pam's card.

Congratulations Pam and have fun spending your voucher :)

Here are the rest of the cards that were entered. There were some wonderful entries and it was very hard to pick a winner.


Unknown (sorry I can't remember who gave me this one)





Thanks to everyone for entering.

New Products

I also received my order from Holland today and in that order there are the Hobbyjournaal #79 magazines. Once again some gorgeous cards and projects and some especially nice embroidery patterns this month. There is a white house box made by Ellis Hendriks, which looks just stunning! At only $3 with a free 3D sheet, it's fantastic value - even if you can't read Dutch.
 I've also got some X-cut tools - spring scissors, fine tipped decoupage scissors (curved tip), knives and small rounded corner punches.
And there are some great embossing folders and stamps from Papermania too. These are just $9.95 for the embossing folders and $14.85 for the stamps. There are a couple of other designs as well so why not pop in today to have a look. Again I only have limited quantities of these but can order more if you are interested.
Thanks for stopping by today.

New Products Just Arrived

New JustRite Stamps
Just arrived this morning are the new JustRite stamps. These are the latest release stamps and they are beautiful. I have only got VERY limited quantities at the moment but if you would like a set and I don't have it then I can order it in for you. The Kaleidoscope Medallions and Grandma's Doilies are 3 1/4" circles and the Old Friends set are 2" circles. You will need the corresponding blocks to go with them to get the full use out of the stamps.
 I also have more stock of the JustRite cling stamps - Merry & Bright and Deck the Halls. These match with the Spellbinders Heirloom Ornaments dies.

Spellbinders are here :)

The new Spellbinders have arrived in store...well some of them anyway and they are GORGEOUS!!! If you like Spellbinders you are going to love these new ones. I know I can't wait to have a play with them! There are many more still to come but these are just my first shipment. If there is one in particular that you MUST HAVE (like all of them if you are like me!) then just drop me an email or a call and I'll let you know if I have it or if it is coming. A couple more are coming in my next order and then there will be more to come after that but I haven't ordered all of the designs, so like I said if you want something in particular let me know.

At the moment I have in stock: