Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Sea Breeze Box Card with Linda

Hi Lovelies,

Our wonderfully talented team member Linda has
recently been playing with boxed cards.

She designed two amazing box cards using the Couture Creations Sea Breeze collection.

The first of these cards features sea horses, shells and a magnificent array of colourful coral.

 The seahorses are all embossed using the Couture Creations Pastel Blue
 with Holographic Silver Glitter embossing powder.

The shells and coral are embossed with Stampendeous Golden Sands Embossing Powder

She even made a matching gift card so that you 
have somewhere to write your message for the lucky recipient.

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Class Fun - Sampler Canvas

Hi lovelies,

Recently a group of ladies joined with Helen
to make this beautiful Mixed Media sampler.

 They began with a blank canvas and some chipboard bits,

 Added gesso, texture paste and paint.

then they took an assortment of flowers, metals, lace and ribbons

 The next step was to add a bit of colour with
Lindy Stamp Gang Magicals.

As the day went on, some remained 
more enthusiastic than others. 

and you always get that one
who wants a different colour.

All in all, the ladies had a wonderful day
creating their own masterpiece.

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

10 Cards with Liz

Hi lovelies,

Each month I have a 10 card class and in July I used the 
fabulous Sea Breeze range from Couture Creations.

I am an avid fan of all things sea and beach
related and I just loved playing with this range,

The range features papers, stamps, 
embossing folders, trinkets and embellishments.


Not all the ladies enjoyed
piecing the 2 sea horse die cuts,
but I think it looked great when done.

The "Framing the Breeze" embossing folder
 was my favourite of the collection.


While I try and keep the cards fairly simple,
we are always challenged to get the cards completed in class.

Ladies do always leave with everything cut, prepped and 
ready for assembly.

Monday, 18 July 2016

Monday Mannequin withe Helen

Hi lovelies,

Today I want to share with you the lovely Ashley.

She is another of our beautiful lace Mannequins
that have been designed by Helen.

 She features hand dyed laces, ribbons and flowers.

She features hand dyed laces, ribbons and flowers.

With her shabby chic look, and the gorgeous laces
Ashley was one of the most popular of our classes. 

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Card of the Month - July

Hi Lovelies,
Today I would like to share with you another
amazing Card of the Month kit
that has been designed by Linda.


The July kit features the
Calendar Girl range from
Bo Bunny.

Linda has made great use of the
first 6 months of this range.

These cards use some very clever folding
and design technique. 

 The Kit includes all papers and card stock,
ribbons and embellishments
 to complete 6 cards.

 If you would like a kit
please contact the store.

or you can purchase the kit through our web page.

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Magnolia Lane Box Cards

Hi Lovelies,

Today I would like to share the cards that Linda designed for the 
Magnolia Lane box that was taught by Helen.

Linda designed 12 cards that beautifully complemented the box that was created.

She made excellent use of the papers,

  and the cabochons,
 and embossing folders
This was such a wonderful class,
and the finished projects were stunning.

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Magnolia Lane Card Box

Hi Lovelies,

Every few months Linda and Helen combine forces to teach a set of cards
 with a matching gift box to present them in.

Their latest set used the beautiful Magnolia Lane Collection from Ultimate Crafts.

Helen teaches the gift box part of this class.

For this set she used an encyclopedia cover, and created the sides for the box, 

Added paint, stencil work, papers and flowers to make this box so lovely that many of the ladies were having trouble deciding if they would give it as a gift as planned, or keep it for themselves.

In our next blog post I will share the cards that Linda created for this beautifully upcycled box.