Friday, 28 September 2012


Trudy Meijer has used real lace to frame this Sparklelight 3D, which she added to a black base card.  (Both are available from Regal).  Two silver border stickers complete the front of this very elegant card.  Trudy has continued the lacy theme inside by adding a white paper panel, edged with a border punch

Wednesday, 26 September 2012


This is the third in the series of newly released shaped cards from Regal.  Tania had decorated it with some pretty scrapbooking papers and a selection of paper flowers.  Now there's a whole tea party happening in the Regal card world - teapots, cupcakes and cups!!

Monday, 24 September 2012


Here are a couple of examples of Regal's new shaped card - the cupcake card....or the Christmas pud' card, if you like.  Maz made the latter using embossed card for the base and Snowtex for the "iced" top.

I made the other one....the top was supposed to look as if it had sprinkles but looks a bit more as if it has measles!!!! If I had my time again I'd make fewer but bigger spots with KindiGlitz.  I cut a second top and fixed it to the card with foam tape for added dimension.

These cards are fun to decorate.  They  are now on the Regal website.

Friday, 21 September 2012


Here is another card from Leith Laws.  She has rounded the corners of one of Regal's plain single fold cards, and then added circles of patterned paper from Kaiser's Lush collection, backed with slightly larger  plain card.  The greeting, which provides the main focus of the card,  is inside a little wooden frame, also from Kaiser. Leith has finished the card with some lovely little punched butterflies with lifted wings.

Tuesday, 18 September 2012


Mary Blyth brought lovely cards featuring Japanese ladies (from the Sparklelight 3D range) into the shop and happily for us, she is allowing me to put them on the blog.

Note the innovative way that Mary has used Regal's lattice cards - by unfolding the "doors" she's converted one card into two.  By separating some of the layers in the 3Ds she has also been able to share one picture across the last two cards.  Clever and economical - what a great idea!!

Friday, 14 September 2012


 How cute is this card by Kay Beams, another of our lovely customers who have agreed to share some of their cards.  Kay has used one of Regal's square cards as a base, cutting the front panel back slightly with decorative scissors to reveal a strip of patterned paper underneath.  The front panel was then run through a die-cutting machine using a Swiss Dots folder.  She has paper pieced the barrow and added various embellishments.  The pretty little flowers are made by winding embroidery thread!

Friday, 7 September 2012

News from Regal

An update for folks that I haven't seen in the shop lately is that due to popular demand, we are now running monthly classes in addition to the free demos (which will continue).  At this stage we are thinking of doing one card class and one scrapbooking class each month but we may do some fine tuning as time goes on.  The October card class booked out really quickly but there are still a few vacancies for the scrapbooking one.  The latter is being taught by Susan Longman who is a well known member of several design teams as well as featuring regularly in papercraft magazines and promises to be a fabulous opportunity to learn off a very talented scrapbooker.  We've just started taking bookings for the November card class which I'm teaching(!)  I'll be doing a step-by-step construction of waterfall cards - one of those techniques that's quite hard to fathom from a book but really easy once someone shows you how.  Details are available from Regal's craft shop in Launceston.


I used a Regal fan card to make this example.  If you just popped some pretty paper or fabric underneath it could easily be a five minute card, but I've done a little bit more this time around.  The paper is vellum/parchment paper, coloured with a dorso crayon (spread with some lavender oil so it has a nice scent as well).  After it was thoroughly dry I ran it through the Cuttlebug using a paisley embossing folder and then added some gold-edged satin ribbon and Kaiser flowers to finish.  Apart from waiting until the oil dried, I think that made it a 10 minute card!!

Tuesday, 4 September 2012


These lovely cards were made by Norma Johnson.  The black card features ladies from a Sparklelight topper sheet on Regal's 3 square, 3 panel craft cards.  (You can get these in bright pink and in lime green as well).

The white card features a Cuttlebug cut and emboss frame

Both cards feature hand-rolled flowers and punched leaves and have been finished with peel off stickers.

We really do have some talented customers!!