Friday, 27 July 2012


This is another one of Lynne's lovely calendars.  The photo is a tad dodgy because we already have it up on display immediately underneath a flourescent light and my little camera hasn't really done justice to this lovely project.  (Yes I know......I'm blaming the equipment, not the operator).

Anyway.....and more importantly, Lynne used ribbon to attach one of Regal's little calandar pads to a panel decorated with Graphic 45 paper, a handmade rosette and a beautiful pencil-coloured stamp from Darkroom Door.  ( is hand-coloured!)  The end-result is a beautiful vintage piece that could take pride of place in any room.

Friday, 20 July 2012


Zoe made this lovely Koala Card.  She used a Regal Singlefold smooth white card as a base, and added a background of green swiss dots  and brown Bazzill card.  The cute koala is a Stamp-It stamp that Zoe has stamped out twice and coloured.  She's then cut a section from one of the images and mounted it on top of the other using some double-sided foam tape to add some height.  The greeting is an outline sticker, and the finishing touches were added with a piece of real bark for the tree branch and an actual leaf on top of the greeting.

Sunday, 15 July 2012


The perspective is slightly dodgy, but hopefully you can still get the idea of this card.

 I've used one of Regal's tilt (easel) cards for the base, which I've covered in crimson and salmon paper and added a bit of bling with rhinestones. The top strip is just a piece of white card with salmon on top adorned with a couple of flower stickers (stuck onto crimson card and cut out) and a greetings sticker.

The bag is a clear sticker from the Starform
Stitch design range.  I've put some plain crimson paper under the side and some really pretty Japanese paper underneath the main design.

After that I've stuck the whole thing around three sides with a single row of double-sided tape to a piece of crimson card to make a pocket, cut it out and mounted it onto the folding panel.  Its just thse right size to add a gift card or voucher or some money or even a few mini craft supplies such as rhinestones or split pins as a gift.

Even although I've probably made it sound harder than it actually is, this is really quite a quick card to make and there are no complicated techniques to conquer.  Its really all cutting and sticking.

Thursday, 12 July 2012


Here are another couple of calendars from Lynne's demo.  Both of them are made with a similar structure - just in a different size.  You can see from the side picture how Lynne has scored and secured the base so the calendars will sit flat (e.g. for posting).  The larger calendar features Kaiser stamps which have been coloured with Copic markers.  Lynne has then added highlights by embossing the middle of the flowers with polysparkle embossing powder and adding some little rhinestones.  Little calendar pads from Regal complete the projects.

Saturday, 7 July 2012


Who says Christmas trees have to be green?!  In this example, all I've done is stick some little gold star split pins through some corrugated gated card and  popped it behind one of Regal's three panel Christmas tree cut-out cards (which not only provides the tree shape but hides the legs of the split pins too).  The sticker star, greeting, and blue border are optional.  I'm pretty happy with the result given how easy it was to make.  If you used stickers instead of a stamp and skipped the blue line you could mass-produce these really quickly for Christmas.  I always have good intentions of starting to make Christmas cards at this time of year but in reality usually leave it until the last minute.  Maybe I should run up a batch of these now and enjoy feeling unusually smug for the rest of the year!!

Friday, 6 July 2012

TEAPOT CARDS - new product from Regal

This card is the very newest release from Regal......and I mean VERY new, it only came down to the shop late yesterday.  Tania and I did have a little time beforehand to play........and these are the results.  The cards hinge at the top, and are made from smooth white cardstock so they are easy to colour or stamp if you don't want to cover them with decorative papers.  We'll try and get a few more examples done in the coming weeks.