Sunday, 31 March 2013

Hello...this is the Friday update on Sunday!! (Well it is holidays!)  Regal are still doing their weekly special this week - some forest green rectangle cut-outs and sparklelight topper pieces are available at heavily discounted prices.  Pop over to the website at www.regalcraftcards and look under "Specials" if you want to check them out.
We still have places left in our April scrapbooking class with Susan Longman so if you'd like to book a spot or want more details either call into the shop or give us a call.  You can see some of Susan's work in this month's Kaiser workbook.
The April card class is fully booked but we are now taking bookings for the May class which is with Lynne Armstrong.  Lynne recently had an article published in Scrapbooking Creations magazine and we are lucky that she has agreed to come along and teach a class in making her lovely little notebooks with a card to match.  Once again call for further details or come and see me in the shop.
Our free demo is on again on April 11th - I'm doing this one.  The theme is Cards and Words but I'll be showing lots of different techniques and new products.  I'd love to see you there.
Well..... I think thats all........back to the Easter Eggs!!!!!!

Friday, 29 March 2013


Janene made this elegant tiled card at one of Regal's demos last year.  She used a large patterned stamp (unfortunately I don't know the maker) to print on a piece of smooth white card of the same size, which had been scored into thirds using a scoring board and tool.  The ink doesn't go into the lines as long as the stamp is not applied with too much pressure.  The end result is a very convincing tiled effect.

Janene has stamped a greeting on a diecut white circle backed onto a scallop of dark blue (adding a ribbon bow for decoration), and then the whole panel has been mounted onto a smooth white singlefold card from Regal.

Tuesday, 26 March 2013


I couldn't wait until Friday to share this lovely project, completed by Sally Young, as part of her recent demonstration at Regal.

She has used a Kaiser swap card photo display board, and decorated it with a variety of kaiser and other products to create a beautiful depiction of a tiny baby.  Note the use of black and white photos to create a sense of unity .

Many of the panels could stand alone as a card or mini book page , as you can see from the enlarged panel on the right.

Friday, 22 March 2013


Lois has fussy cut around part of the design of a sheet of " Danza Bolero" paper and mounted it on some red backing before colouring some of the flowers and adding red adhesive rhinestones, to emphasise various parts of the pattern.

The greeting is a peel off sticker, coloured black with a permanent pen.  The whole panel is then mounted onto one of Regal Craft Card's textured white single fold cards for a simple but very effective result!

Friday, 15 March 2013


Just a quick note to let you know about this weeks specials over at Regal.  There is a fifty pack (yes I did say 50) of white textured horizontal fold cards and envelopes for only $8.00 and a five pack of white textured photoslot cards (also with envelopes) for only $3.00.  Plus of course, if you do buy one of the specials on-line you go in the quarterly draw for a $100.00 gift voucher!!  I'm going to get some of the horizontal fold cards because I've been playing around with die-cuts and white on white faux embossing and they're perfect for that.....I'll try to post an example of this technique in a few weeks time!

A reminder too, for folk s who live in commuting distance of Regal's shop in Launceston, that Sally Young's free demo "OFF THE PAGE"  is on Wednesday the 20th of March, running continuously between 10 and 3.  


Marilyn made this card as part of her recent "Mostly Men" demo, but it would be suitable for anyone who loved music. The technique could be used with paper with other themes too. Using, a singlefold black card from Regal as her base, Marilyn has  cut out and mounted pieces of Graphic 45 paper onto gold before positioning them on the background, using mounting tape to give a subtle raised effect.  A peel off sticker completes the card.

Friday, 8 March 2013


Here is another example of a really quick card that looks so much more complicated than it actually is.

Just take one of Regal's stitch cards XTH2.  (This ten pack isn't on their website but you can still get it by putting the code into the "special comments" box or by coming into the shop).

Add a small Kaiser pad - chose five or six different papers or elements for each cell (all of them have suitable papers and pushouts so you can just chose the one you like the best)

Finish off with a greeting sticker and.......that's it!!!

Friday, 1 March 2013



Janet has used Regal's black textured double heart card as the base for this unusual card.  The floral paper (from the Graphic 45 Playtimes Past collection) has been placed underneath the two heart apertures, but also  on top of the two corresponding cut-outs which have been attached with foam tape to give a 3d effect (this is not as evident in the scan as I'd hoped).  The text has been added with Kaiser sticker letters and the heart is a gold peel-off coloured with a red permanent marker.  Janet has drawn a border with a white gel pen, and added some little red rhinestones to finish.  Its a great card idea with lots of techniques that can be used on other projects too!