Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Create & Take: Owl Fold-a-long

Hi bloggers, we have an owl-tastic card for you today using the Jen Long Owl Fold-a-long card die by Sizzix. Be the envy of all your crafting friends by making a unique shaped card. Also check out the Jen Long Fox Fold-along card die by Sizzix.

So let's get started.....


Prima Heaven Sent Paper Collection - Joyful Arrival


1. Die cut the owl from patterned paper and fold along the score lines. 

2. Die cut the centre owl from white card, stamp the wording with black ink and stamp the feathers with Victorian Velvet ink. Sponge the edges with Victorian Velvet.

3. Die cut the different pieces of the owl from various coloured cardstock. Since the owl die set only includes one die for the eyes, wings and face you will need to die cut these pieces twice and flip them over to use on the other side of the card. We recommend using a non textured cardstock when cutting these pieces so you don't notice the difference in cardstock when you flip the piece over.

4. Die cut the flowers and shape the petals and build them up to make a 3D flower. Add a pink iridescent bubble to the centre of the flower.

5. If desired add some ink to the edges of the card pieces before sticking and assembling.

These cards are such a fabulous alternative to the usual card blanks and would also make wonderful party invitations.

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Scrapbook Club Sneak Peek: Beautiful Baby

Hi bloggers, Sarah has given us a Sneak Peek of  this Saturday's Scrapbook Club called Beautiful Baby, using the Cuddle Girl and Cuddle Boy paper collections from Authentique.

Layout 1

Layout 2

Sarah designed a double page layout using Cuddle Girl however the class has an option of choosing between a Baby Girl or Baby Boy layout or one page of each.

If you have chosen a Baby Girl and Baby Boy design, please note that Layout 1 will be Baby Girl and Layout 2 will be Baby Boy.

For this design, you will need approx. 5-6 photos.
Layout 1 will require 1 or 2 photos that are 3" x 3".
Layout 2 will require 4 photos that are 3" x 4".
Sarah has used black and white photos in her layout to blend in with the colour palette but please feel free to choose your preferred colour palette for you photos.

Photos can be added easily to these layouts after the class if you are unable to bring photos with you.

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Create & Take: Vintage

Good morning bloggers! We've got another fabulous Create & Take for you this week, perfect to use for a man's birthday card. Caz designed this card last week using the new Great Outdoors collection by Carta Bella and the new Kool Kats stamp set by Penny Black.

So let's get started.....

Products Used:


1. Stamp the image onto white card and colour with watercolour pencils. Fussy cut around the image and stick 3D foam on the back.

2. Cut square of On the Road paper to fit the size of the card base.

3. Cut a piece of Grey Bazzill Basics to create a road. Cut the cardstock at a slant to give a more realistic look. Use a white pen to create lines on the middle of the card.

4. Die cut grass from green card and stick behind the road.

5. Die cut the tire tracks die from Black cardstock.

6. The phrase has been computer generated and printed from a laser printer so that foil can be added using the Minc Machine. Add the gunmetal foil on top of the wording and put through the Minc machine.

7. Assemble the card as per the picture above.

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Create & Take: A Little Birdie Told Me

Hi bloggers, it's that time of the week again to review last week's Create & Take and this design comes from Heidi Green using one of the new dies from Tutti Designs.

So let's get started.....

Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Eyelets/Vintage Lace Cardstock


1. Die cut the Birdies Trio from Turquoise card, edge with Broken China ink.

2. Stamp chosen flower from Fronds set to four corners of the card using Broken China ink.

3. Cut a square of Almond Cream card to measure 9cm x 9cm.

4. Also cut a square of Eyelets/Vintage Lace paper to measure 8.5cm x 8.5cm. Stick on top of the Almond Cream square card.

5. Using Versafine Vintage Sepia ink stamp up 'A little birdie told me' at the top and bottom of the card centrally and then 'it's your birthday' on the other two sides of the card.

6. Stick Bird Trio onto the square pieces of card and layer onto the card.

7. Add Mercury Glass to flower centres on die cut and also onto the stamped flowers around the corners of the card.

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Create & Take: Purple Flutter

Hi bloggers, we have another beautiful Create & Take card for you today, featuring the new Butterfly stamp set from Studio Light.

So let's get started...


White Pencil
Dot Stamps


1. Cut a strip of Wisteria cardstock to measure 5cm x 13.5cm and stamp with butterflies. Colour the butterflies with a white pencil. Stick this to the inside of the card.

2. Cut a thin strip of glitter cardstock and stick to the left of the butterfly panel.

3. Stamp a butterfly onto the front of the card using Wilted Violet distress ink pad and stamp wording with black ink.

4. Cut off approx. 5.7cm from the right side of the front of the card.

5. Stamp the largest butterfly onto lilac cardstock and colour with white pencils. Cut around and place onto the front of the card.

6. Stamp some dots onto the card using Wilted Violet distress ink. Stamp off the first impression onto some scrap paper to make the ink colour lighter when stamping onto the card.

7. Finally add some glitter glue to finish.

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Scrapbook Club Sneak Peek: Escape to the Coast

Hi bloggers, today Sarah is going to share with you a sneak peek of her next Scrapbook Club - Escape to the Coast. This beautiful double page layout features some wonderful beachy colours and will have you booking that holiday getaway as soon as you get home!


For those of you attending this month's Scrapbook Club you will need to bring with you 5 photos in the following sizes:

3" x 4" (x2) - Landscape
6" x 4" (x1) - Portrait
2.5" x 2.5" (x2)

Of course photos that feature beach/boats/harbour scenery will work perfectly with this layout.
Photos can be added easily to your layouts after the class if you are unable to bring photos with you.

Monday, 23 May 2016

Create & Take: Underwater Wishes

Hi bloggers, today we have a beautiful sea life themed Create & Take card using the Seahorse, Shells and Seaweed die set by Sweet Dixie and also the Memory Box Stitched Happy Birthday Rectangle. 

So let's get started...

Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Dotted Kraft 12 x 12 Cardstock
Silver Glitter Card


1. Die cut the Seahorse from Apricot cardstock, shells from light blue and the Seaweed from green cardstock. 

2. Apply a small amount of Minc screen ink to the edges of the Seahorse. Once dry apply some holographic foil and put through the Minc foil applicator.

3. Apply a small amount of Nuvo mousse to the shells and seaweed.

4. Cut a piece of patterned paper to fit the base of the card. Cut a small strip of paper that will go across the middle of the card. Crumple fold this strip to add a bit of texture.

5. Die cut Happy Birthday Frame from brown cardstock. Layer a piece of white cardstock behind the frame and add a bit of distress ink.

6. Cut a tiny strip of the dotted kraft cardstock and adhere to the bottom of the card.

7. Assemble as per the picture above and add three bubbles and some string to finish.

This is such a wonderful card for the summer season and is ideal for both male and female birthdays.