Friday, 22 February 2013


Just a quick note to let you know about the weekend specials that Regal are offering this Saturday and Sunday.......There are some really practical smooth white rectangle cut-out cards - great for photos, needlework and art, and some nice little cards that are somewhere in between a traditional gift card  and a standard greeting card.  More information is available on the website -  (Look under "Specials").  Have a lovely weekend......I'll catch up with you all next week.


A nice flowery offering this week...

I've used an oval aperture card from Regal, and cut off the third panel.  I've then punched a lot of white retro flowers out of fairly firm card

Beginning on the outside edge, I've then glued a couple of the petals to the card, and then added flowers one by one gluing the petals together until most of the oval is covered in flowers.

The next step is to add a flower here or there on top and to gently bend up the petals for a 3d effect.  Some adhesive pearls in the middle, and you're finished.

Although its a different interpretation, the  inspiration for this card came from a book called Flower Power Paper Crafts by Julie Hickey which has lots of other good ideas.

Friday, 15 February 2013


Trudy Meijer makes some lovely cards from a variety of repurposed objects.  In this example she has raided the button box to make a striking collage using Regal's square black singlefold card as a base.

Monday, 11 February 2013


Regal have just released a brand new product - a fan kit which comes with five individual pieces to decorate as well as a  post screw to fix them together (so that the fan can fold up).  This would make a pretty table decoration for a wedding, an extra special card or a little mini scrapbook. This product is now on their website.  Its always fun to play with a new release.  I made the model on the left using Graphic45 papers, Lorraine did the fab version in the middle with cuttlebugged pieces and handmade rolled roses, and Tania made the fan to the right using Kaiser paper and lots of embellishments.!!  

Friday, 8 February 2013


Here is a rather belated selection of cards from a demo that Janene did for Regal last year.  She has used a variety of nesting dies to create the cards bases and then embellished them with decorative papers, punched shapes, paper flowers etc. with some realy pretty results.

Friday, 1 February 2013


Janet has designed a beautiful card to make for someone you love, based on one of Regal's heart cut out cards.  She has used Graphic45 paper to cover the front and added embellishments including a rub-on and lace.  The use of tulle within the heart cut-out gives a very subtle texture.

Regal has lots of different cards with hear-cut outs which you can see on their website.


Gosh, February already.........We have a busy month ahead.  The first cardmaking class will be held on the 6th, which I'm taking...I think we still have one spot left in the afternoon to learn how to make "Fabulous Flowers."  Marlene Exton is taking March's class - an intro to Parchment Craft and we can take bookings now.  Susan Longman will be holding her scrapbooking class on February 22nd and there are still spaces available and finally....Regal's free demo for this month will be given by Marilyn and will feature cards suitable for everyone but perhaps men in particular.  If you can come along on February 11th, please do.  We'll have the usual bargain tables etc....

Speaking of which, Regal has a couple of beaut weekend specials going this Saturday and Sunday - for just ten dollars you can have either a fifty pack of smooth cream single fold cards and envelopes or a fifty pack of horizontal fold ivory cards with a shortened front scallop edge.  Check them out at or pop into the shop and see Janet on Saturday.