Friday, 25 October 2013


Lorraine has a real talent for producing elegant cards and this is no exception.  She has used a base from Regal for the main body of the fan, but has decorated the edge with "Cuttlebugged" burgundy card, edged with a lacy sticker.

At the bottom she has cleverly used one of the push-outs from the Regal fan aperture cards, inked the edged and decorated it with some hand-rolled roses with gold and white leaves.

White satin ribbons complete the project.

Friday, 18 October 2013


Roma has used a Regal three panel square card as the base for this twisted easel card.

There has been a great deal of attention to detail gone into this elegant example.

The main panels are patterned black/grey papers matted with red.  A narrow silver sticker surrounds both panels.

The heart pattern on the easel is adorned with pearl hearts.  The greeting is a topper mounted onto red and white oval matting and adorned with a rhinestone set into a silver split pin. The whole unit has been mounted with double sided foam tape for dimension.  A double tied bow completes the panel.

The base features a double mated triangle lifted with foam tape between the first and second layers.  The greeting is a heat-embossed stamp and a sparkly heart diecut has been added as an accent.  Hidden underneath the front panel is an additional pearl heart.

Whilst this card appears deceptively simple, card makers will appreciate each of these special touches.  This is not a five minute card but the results speak for themselves.

Tuesday, 15 October 2013


Sparklelight and Doileys
Betty Hipworth made these lovely cards using Sparklelight 3D sheets from Regal Craft Cards, and was kind enough to allow me to share her work with you.

She has taken the time to remove all the "loose bits" from the pre-made doileys and the result, as you can see, is really worth the extra efffort involved.

Betty made the card bases from Bazzill cardstock and has finished her work with peel off corners, borders and stickers.

Friday, 11 October 2013


We still sell these cardboard tissue box blanks at Regal.  They came about when (for those of us who can remember), everyone was padding picture frames, photo albums and all sorts of other things with wadding and then covering them in calico and lace.

I kind of have the feeling that its only a matter of time before that comes back into fashion again BUT in the meantime.........if you use masking tape instead of stitching to secure the base pieces together, there's lots of fun to be had decorating the house blanks with scrapbooking paper and diecuts.

It can still function as a tissue box cover, as you can see from the photo above, but would look cute up on a shelf just as decoration for its own sake.  It would also be a good project for older kids on holidays.  (I know I'm a bit late in this regard, but its not too early to start planning for the long hols ahead at Christmas!!)
The boxes are not on the website but if you come into the shop (or ask Vanessa on-line) we can find them for you - I think they are only about $3.00 each.

Just a note too re: Regals weekly special - this week there are small square white textured cards, horizontal folds with butterfly cut outs and a choice of three different inserts!!  I've just been on holidays and come back to find the Kaiser October release (which includes another set of Christmas papers) and some new Sparklelight 3Ds, amongst other things.

We have our next demo, which features Marilyn Donald showing lots of quick and easy Christmas Cards on October 24th.  There are still some vacancies for the Parchment Craft Class on November 01.  Please get in touch soon, if you are interested in attending.

Sunday, 6 October 2013


This card by Tania is a perfect illustration of why you don't always have to use a huge palette of colour to achieve a striking result.

Tania taught a "Collage Cards" class earlier on in the year at Regal, and this is a great example.  She has used papers (Kaiser), ribbons, lace, a pearl, a paper flower, chipboard shapes and ink to achieve this result.

If you are stuck for inspiration, why not put together a group of single coloured bits and pieces from your craft box and see if you can assemble them into a memorable card.

If your work ends up a masterpiece, why not scan it and then you can print out copies to use as card toppers in the future.