Friday, 31 August 2012


Here is another great collage card by Trudy Meijer.  She has used pages and images from actual children's books, and overstamped them with some Graphic 45 images from Hampton Art.  Lots of inking and some coiled paper roses complete the panel which has been constructed using one of Regal's brown singlefold cards as a base.

Friday, 24 August 2012


Leith Laws made this lovely butterfly card.   She used a Regal smooth white singlefold card as a base and then added a circle of  butterflies cut from Kaiser paper with a Martha Stewart punch.  A rub-on from Kaiser completes the design.  Leith is another of our lovely customers who have agreed to share some of their work, so there will be some more cards from her in the coming weeks

Tuesday, 21 August 2012


These cards were made by Lorraine Porter, who is well known through one of the Exeter craft groups. She has used the vintage lady stamp from Kaiser's Charlotte's Dream set to make two classic and beautiful cards.
The one on the left uses Regal's book card.  (If you look on Regal's website you'll see that its available in a selection of colours).  Lorraine has made an insert and drawn on the suggestion of pages to complete "the look".
The second card has been first backed with black card and then mounted on a Regal singlefold burgundy card.  Outline stickers have been used to finish the design.
Both cards feature an embellishment of handmade rolled roses with punched leaves.

Friday, 17 August 2012


This is one of Regal's cute apple cut-out cards.  I popped some paper scraps behind the stalk and leaves but the body of the apple is made with felt.  I inked the "bumpy" side of a Cuttlebug paisley embossing folder with silver ink and then ran it through the machine with the felt inside so that the pattern from the folder was printed onto the felt.  Its quite an effective technique, and very quick.  If you don't want to stain your embossing folder, though, it's a good idea to use a water-based ink and wash it up straight away in some warm soapy water.

Friday, 10 August 2012


These lovely cards were made by the talented Trudy Meijer, who brought in some cards to show us, and kindly agreed to let me share them with you via the blog. Trudy has used one of Regal's square gold cards as a base, and after creatively using repurposed clothing as a background, Has added various embellishments including paper flowers, ribbons. lace and buttons.  

Tuesday, 7 August 2012


Maz made this card to celebrate the success of Australia's Olympic sailors!  The striped paper comes from the Graphic45 Domestic Goddess range, and Maz has coloured the "Best Wishes" sticker with a permanent marker to make it fit into the overall colour scheme which is...of and gold!!

Saturday, 4 August 2012


Janet has made this pretty card using a variety of flowers and a Sparklelight backing sheet.  Sparklelight is delicately etched and it reflect lights adding  a sense of movement.  Unfortunately it makes photography difficult, so you'll have to believe me when I say that even although this card looks nice on the screen, its even more beautiful in reality.