Card Making

Please see below for some of the cards we made.

Stamped Cards featuring Dogs

Flower Children

In this class you will be receive supplies for making 15 cards, 3 each of 5 different styles.
These are quick and easy cards using delightful vintage images of children.

This will be one of those classes you do not want to miss out on!

French Ladies

We have three projects this week.
Two screen divider cards and a 360-Degree expanding card.

One of the screen dividers is shown in the photo above.
The other two projects can be viewed in the following video.

Gardening and Motorbike

Build up your stash of mens' cards with this set of 4 cards.
Two of the cards are quite large - perfect for special birthdays where you want lots of room for signing the card or for giving in person with an accompanying gift.
The other two cards fit into square envelopes and are cut/shaped slightly different from everyday cards.

Linnaeus Botanical Journal

We will be creating 4 cards using floral images.
These cards are 'post friendly' and fun to create.

Flower Soft Cards

In this class we will be using Flower Soft to embellish three different styles of cards.
The first card is a stamped image of a bicycle or wishing well.
The second card is a country window scene topper.
The third card is a large flowering tree standing behind a picket fence with bushes and lawn area.


Come and create 6 cute cards featuring darling little kittens.
Three of the cards are created using flat image toppers and the other three cards are 3D decoupage.

Bluebells, Gentian and Hyacinth

Well Travelled

Comical Cards

Three fun, whacky and humorous cards to make.

Cards From Days Gone By

Three cards with an old fashioned feel.
One of the cards has an interesting twist fold with pockets for tags.

Victorian Fashions

Three cards using Vintage Sewing themed papers.

The Fruit Box

This week we will be creating 6 cards and a gift box (storage box) to hold both the cards and envelopes.

Radiant Roses

Elegant, stylish and sophisticated, the timeless rose, is featured on these classy metallic foiled cards.
Simple and fun to construct, these cards are perfect for birthdays, anniversaries or to let a dear friend know you are thinking of them.

You will be making two shaped easel cards and two double-aperture cards.
One of each card style is shown in the preview above.

Alcohol Inks

This is always a very popular medium to work with.
Because of the unpredictable way the inks blend and spread, this means that everybody’s projects will be ‘one of a kind masterpieces’
As you can tell from the photo, we have not got the cards and projects for this class completed yet, but don’t worry we have some exciting top secret ideas planned.

This is one class you do not want to miss!

Ladies of the Paris Market

When working with papers as beautiful as these, one class is never enough.

Once again we venture into our box of vintage embellishments and have devised another set of cards to make.

We will be making 5 items in this class, 4 of them are shown in the preview above.

Patchwork Forest Storybook Cards

Bev ordered in a pack for these adorable cards last year to make up for her Granddaughter’s birthdays.
Upon seeing them one day, a number of crafters asked when we would be doing them in a class.

These large 3-Dimensional cards feature a short story and illustration.
Transforming the card into a gift they will want to keep.
We will also be constructing decorated storage boxes to keep the cards protected.

There are four different designs/stories and you will receive two of them to make in class.

The Copper Kettle
Join Dotty Dormouse and Francis Fieldmouse on an adventure through the forest.

Mr Rabbit’s Lettuce Patch
Mr Rabbit sets off down the path to his lettuce patch, meeting a few friends along the way.

The Patchwork Sail
Set off on a sailing adventure with Dotty Dormouse, Maurice Mole and Rebecca Rabbit.

Hermione Hedgehog's Picnic
Hermione Hedgehog makes some new friends on a beautiful sunny day.

Tulips in Bloom

♫ Come tiptoe through the tulips with me ♫ where we will be making a number of fascinating cards using a bright and cheerful set of Tulip card topper images.

We will be making 4 cards in this class, 2 of them are shown in the preview above.

Paris Flea Market

The legendary markets of Paris bring exciting visions of a vast treasure trove of antiques, luxurious gems and trinkets.

We hope this set of vintage inspired cards can capture and recreate some of these elements.

We will be making 5 cards in this class, 3 of them are shown in the preview above.

The Girls

Sewing Box - Part 2

Alma's Sewing Room - Sewing Box

More from Siri's Kitchen

Once again we will be using the beautiful paper from the Siri's Kitchen collection.
We will make three cards and a tea caddy.

Siris Kitchen

We will be making 4 cards in this class.

Something Different with the Envelope Punch Board


This week we will be using one sheet of gardening images to create 4 cards just perfect for someone that loves their garden.


A series of 5 cards using eye-catching, shimmering metallic butterflies.

When the light hits these butterflies at different angles, it reflects and bounces around making the butterflies appear as if they are alive and dancing in the light.

Christmas in Norway

Mon Amour

Days of Winter - Part Deux

Days of Winter

Together at Christmas

Special Delivery and Robin Choir

Nice and Easel Cards

New Zealand Bird Christmas Cards

A series of Christmas cards (can be used equally as well as general purpose cards) featuring images of native New Zealand birds.
These cards are perfect for posting overseas.

Fashion Peel Off Cards

A Flower Soft Christmas: Doors, Windows and the Christmas Post

Flower Fairies

Come on a magical journey with Iris, Vetch, Mallow and Cornflower, a few from the very popular flower fairies collection.

We will be making 4 cards using match-it designs.

Floral Decoupage and Styled Envelopes

This week we will make 3 floral paper tole cards.
There are 12 designs so everyone will have something different.

We will also be using peel off stickers to decorate the envelopes.

Gilded Lily Part 2: 360 Degree and Never-ending Cards

This class has not been finalised so date of class may change

Floral Dufex Cards

We had a special request from Byrta to create a set of cards using a beautiful metallic 3D decoupage sheet.

Gilded Lily Part 1 - Cards in a Box

We will be making 4 cards plus a card & envelope storage box
These will be made using papers from the new Graphic 45 collection “Gilded Lily”

Description from Graphic 45 Blog about the new collection:
Gilded Lily was inspired by Marie Antoinette and the luscious and gorgeous French culture.
It's beautiful pastel colours and imagery will take you to a time full of refinement and sophistication.

Pictured 3 of the 4 cards you will make.

Ladies in Ball Gowns

Liquid Applique

Floral Rubons

Femme Fatale

Come make a set of 4 mysterious and seductive cards based on a set of topper images and intense background papers.

Rose and Pansy Cards

Bird and Flower Cards

Shrink Plastic

Come and learn some different ways of using shrink plastic to create something a bit unusual.

We will be attempting 3 projects in this class.

  • A card using Alcohol Inks to create a shrink plastic charm and matching card background.

  • A friendship card using multiple layers of shrink plastic to create 3D charms.

  • A butterfly necklace using gold leaf - and a small gift box to hold the necklace.

Fun with Flock

A class focusing on techniques for using flocking powder to add a soft, velvety touch to your projects..

We will make four cards (only two cards are shown in the sample photo - you have a choice of colour scheme for some of the cards)

We will also construct a small technique booklet to keep with your flocking powder to easily refresh your memory on the techniques.

Class includes a set of 4 assorted flocking powders to take home for making additional cards.

Mad Tea Party

Using the Ephemera paper pictured above, we will be making a couple of cards and a decorated freestanding tea caddy which holds and dispenses teabags.

Spaces are very limited for this class - This class will be held on Friday only.

Country Life

We will be constructing the 3 cards pictured above plus a bonus card
(not shown - we want to keep something as a surprise!)

You will also have enough images left over on your picture papers to re-create another set of above 3 card styles again at home using the remaining pictures - You can see examples of these in store.

Masculine Cards

This week’s class features a set of 3 cards for the guys – it can be a bit of a mission to come up with cards for them.

So you will be glad to know these cards are speedy, enjoyable and stress-free to make.

You can completely change the look by switching up the colours and patterned papers.

They are likely to become dependable and well used additions to your collection of ideas.

Come Away With Me Album

The album uses the recently released G45 papers “come away with me” and is larger than any we have done before, so plenty of space for lots of photos, memento’s etc.

Classes will start at 10am each day. Please allow a minimum of 3 hours for each session - you may wish to bring some lunch with you.

The following video is a walk-through of the album we will be making.

Time to Flourish - May Cut Apart Cards

A second week using a paper from the beautiful Time to Flourish Collection.
In this class we will make a set of 6 cards.
Some of the cards feature greetings for Mother's day.
These can be easily covered with a die-cut shape allowing you to add your own greeting if desired.

Time to Flourish - April Cut Apart Cards

In this class we will be using one of the delightful Graphic 45: Time to Flourish papers from the month of April.

From this picture paper you will create a collection of 5 cards.
These cards are Easter and Spring themed - although the 3 Spring themed cards can be used for just about any occasion.

Fragrance and Fashion

We will be making one large card that has a perfume sachet attached.
Once the recipient removes the sachet they will find a lovely card underneath.

To go with the card you can decorate an envelope using decorative corners in a way you may have never tried before.

In addition to this we will also make a Floating Necklace using:
Swarovski™ Crystal Elements™, Glass Pearl Beads, and Czech Glass Seed Beads.

From Her Garden

In class this week we will using more of the latest dies from Leane Creatief.
You will discover that the dies are not only used for cutting and embossing but can help with your colouring too.
I found these bright happy cards fun to make and sure you will also.

The Keen Gardener

The first class of the year is a pair of gardening themed cards.
These make great cards for men’s birthdays.

Christmas Ornament Card

Match-It Christmas Cards

We ran a class similar to this last year and it was extremely popular.
This time we have a new set of images and have designed a new set of cards to create.
You will make 4 cards using the Match-It stickers.
Bells -
Ornaments -
Lantern -
Candles -

Blocks Cards

In this class we will make two shaped Christmas cards which stand in 3D but fold flat for easy posting.
The first card is glittery with Christmas trees and festive peel off icons.
The second card features a 'down-under Christmas at the beach' theme with Santa and Rudolph having a bbq, relaxing and having a swim in the sea.

Bluehill Fabrics Rose Cards

4 lovely Rose themed cards to create using the same images in different colour schemes.

Deer Under Tree and Angel with Dove

Time to Celebrate

Cards using Printed Tapes

In this class we will be working with printed tapes to create 3 quick and easy cards.

Twas the Night Before Christmas

Tea Cup Zoo Cards

Christmas Waterfall Cards

Spring Flowers in Wheelbarrows

These are paper tole cards that will delight their recipients with the cheerful daisy and poppy flowers and clean fresh backgrounds.
A chance to build up your everyday standby card stash with 5 new cards that can be used for any occasion.

Christmas Embroidery

Clementine the Teapot

This week we will construct two cute feminine cards using a stamp of a girl in a teapot.

One card is shaped like a teapot and can be made into a wobbler/rocking card or a standard greeting card.

The second card uses a cutting die from Nellies. This has an interesting fold-back pattern for using with duo coloured card.

Vintage Themed Cards for Men

A couple of easy cards for Men.
In this class we will be using a variety of stamping and sponging techniques to create 2 vintage style cards.

Spring Flowers

In this class we will make a lovely couple of clean and bright floral cards.
One will use spring flower toppers and dotty papers for backgrounds, the other uses 3D paper tole and die-cutting/embossing.

Vintage Floral Cards

This will be a busy class as we have 3 projects to construct.

A zig-zag folded card with die-cut embellishment.

A pop-up card with removable bookmark.

A vintage look chocolate box.

Country Village

Make four stunning cards using 3D Village scenes.
We will be adding realistic dimension to the scenery with a sprinkle of Flower Soft.

Roses In Bloom

This class will be a refresher class for paper tole using a Reddy sheet of beautiful vases of roses.
You will make 3 cards using 3 different techniques to give you 3 different looks.

3D My Way

Sparkling Pearl - Week 2

Sparkling Pearl - Week 1

Birds and Carnation Stamps

We will be creating 3 cards and a bookmark using two lovely stamps.
A sweet couple of birds on a branch and a carnation.
The class includes the stamps for you to take home and make more cards.

Cottage Garden

Vintage Cupcake Album

Couture Cards

A set of 6 fun to make cards based around a single piece of scrapbooking paper.

The cards you will be making are:
- Classy (1)
- Gorgeous (2)
- Lovely (3)
- Chic (4)
- Stylish (5)
- and there is a larger card of a tall elegant lady with feathers (6)

Timeless Elegance Teacups and Berry Garland Card

In this class we will be making 3 cards.

Two stylish teacup easel cards featuring floral elements and butterflies.
These cards fold reasonably flat and come with envelopes.

A berry garland 3D card featuring images of cute woodland critters such as door mice and hedgehogs.
We will also be making a coordinating decorated box to store this card in.
(If this card looks familiar... yes we did make this in July 2013 but it has been so popular and many of you have asked to do it again)

A Mans World - Vintage Birthday

This week we are offering Men’s cards.
We will be making 3 cards with a vintage birthday theme.

(2 cards are shown above, the third card use the steam train background paper and images)

Tea Bag Folding Cards

Vintage Chic

Make two standard size cards with 3D effect plus a range of mini gift cards.
We have a large selection of Vintage Chic images to choose from.

Stamped Background Cards

Learn how to use your ink pads to create a variety of backgrounds.
Some of the techniques we will be using are:
- Sponging
- Masking
- Creating sunset backgrounds

Botanical Tea

Botanical Tea is a new Graphic 45 range which features birds, butterflies, flowers and tea themed elements.

In this class we will make two projects using items from the Botanical Tea Collection

Kinetic Card: an interesting 3D card that folds down to fit in a DL envelope.

Book Card: Similar to the Ladies Diary and Secret Garden albums but made using background papers instead of the chipboard albums.

Making Card Embellishments

Learn how to create your own card embellishments including:
- Hats and Handbags
- Tassels
- Spiral Flowers
- Flower Bouquets

Shimmer Sheetz

Learn how to use Shimmer Sheetz in a variety of ways.
We will make at least 6 cards in this class.

Birds In Blossoms - Take 2

We have been asked many times for the Birds In Blossom cards to be repeated - but sorry we are not repeating it exactly the same.

We have brought in the same paper tole images but given them an overhaul so they are totally different cards.
We hope you like these versions as much as you liked the last Birds In Blossom set of cards.

Asian Inspired Cards

You can make 5 cards in this class, all Asian themed with lots of gold foiling.
The photo does them no justice and these are sure to be popular as they could be used for either male or female.

These quick and easy to make cards are based on a 12 x 12 scrapbooking paper, and you will have some left over for you to design your own cards with later.

Just For You Roses Cards

Take 12 sheets from a 6 x 6 background paper pad, 1 x peel off sheet, 1 sheet of sentiments and 1 x sheet of rose toppers, mix them all together and you will end up with 6 beautiful cards ready for you to send to your special friends.

This is a stunning set of cards that I really enjoyed making, and you will have plenty of pieces left over to play with when you get home.

NB this is a longer class than usual, but you will have the instructions to follow if you have to leave earlier.

Vellum Cards

In this class you will use patterned vellum as backgrounds and embellish with peelcraft stickers to make quick and easy everyday cards.

You will be able to make up to 6 cards in this class.

Triplets Triplets Triplets

Hi. We hope you have all had an exciting yet relaxing Christmas and New Year.

The girls will be creating havoc at the shop on Thursday 16th January between 10.00am and 12.00pm.

If you need any supplies or just want to see how they have grown please join us (we will boil the kettle and put a pot of coffee on for you).

We are looking forward to catching up with everyone and hearing about what you have all been doing.

We guess your gardens are immaculate, your pools have been swum in and long walks on these lovely long summer evenings have been enjoyed.

Story Book Cards

Is it a book, no it is a card that looks like a book. What a clever and different idea!
The 2 cards in this class are Christmas and general floral themed. A paper tole on the front will make these cards lovely to look at and I think they are very different from any that I have done before.

This will be the last class of the year, and will also be Christmas market day at the village on the Saturday.

Christmas Donkeys and Santas Car

Make up to 4 cards (2x large and 2x mini) if time permits.

These will be paper tole cards constructed 2 different ways, and the pictures are just stunning.
I would feel very special if I received one of these cards.

Tag Ornament Cards

We will make 2 cards this class, both with a window theme.

They will have a removable tag that can be hung on the tree, or at a window or door for decoration.
This is truly a card with something extra!

Baubles and Bells

We will be using more of the gold and silver double embossed transparent stickers in this class to make fun cards and ornaments.

Once you see how easy and versatile these stickers are you will be sure to want to add them to your stash of goodies.

Christmas Match-It Cards

Make 4 stunning cards in this class using another of the Doodey Match It series of stickers and bases.
The rose themed Match It classes were very popular earlier this year and a lot easier than first expected.
Now let's try their Christmas themed pack, have a great time and I am sure you will be thrilled with your cards with WOW!

Pyramid Cards

Easel Cards

In this class, you will make two types of easel card.
- A christmas themed shaped easel card, decorated with peel offs.
- A vintage style triple twisted easel card featuring lovely floral images.

Christmas Magic

Two magical Christmas cards featuring Santa.
These windowbox cards are fun to make and come with their own storage boxes which we will decorate to match the cards.

Christmas Village and Toyshop Suprise

Learn two different types of card folds:
- The Bay Window Card
- The Box Card
Both card styles fold flat for posting, but stand up for display.

In this class you will receive supplies to make 2 cards of each style.

G45 Background Paper Christmas Cards

Using the fantastic new range of background papers from the '12 Days of Christmas' collection, we will be making 3 festive cards.

Three Dimensional Cards

Two quite different cards based on a 3D theme.

Glitz Christmas Cards

Learn how to make 3 sparkling Christmas cards using Christmas themed Glitz peel off stickers.

More General & Sympathy Cards

Continuing the theme from the previous week, we will be making a number of simple and fun to make cards which can be adapted for a variety of occasions.

General and sympathy cards

These cards can be used as general greeting cards but are designed with simplicity so can be turned into meaningful sympathy cards if the occasion requires.

Christmas is coming!

This is our first class dedicated to Christmas cards.
Take one or two Graphic 45 Cut-Aparts papers and see how you can create beautiful cards using these types of papers.

Jewelled Elegance

For more photos of this set of cards, please click here

This lovely collection from Hunkydory features fabulous jewels and foil embossing that will take these cards to being beyond just special.
You will make 8 different cards, each of which will be luxurious and stunning.

Alison Ellis Birthday Cards

Allison Ellis is a scrapbooking paper designer who has some lovely papers which we will be using to make these cake themed cards.
The papers come with some glittered and some foiled - they are yummy.

His and Hers Shed Cards

These garden shed shaped cards are bound to be a hit with your gardening friends.
With beans growing up the trellis for him and roses growing up the trellis for her - what could be more appropriate.

Art Deco Cards

Art deco is a fabulous look - even for card making!
We will be making cards with images of lovely ladies from that very elegant time.
These cards are different to any we have made before.

Peel Off and Glitter Cards

In this class you will make 2 sparkling cards.

A card with glittering pansy flowers.

You need a gift and card for someone but are not sure what to do?
Then create you own removeable glitter stickers using the techniques in this class and ANY peel off outline stickers!

1) Construct your card with the removable stickers on the front.
2) As the gift, purchase a tealight candle and glass holder.
3) Once they open their gift, they can decorate their votive holder with the stickers. Lovely idea for Christmas.

In class we will show you a number of other uses for the removeable stickers.

Hunkydory Cards

In this class you will make 3 Premium Grade cards.

Flower Pot Card
A card in the shape of a flowerpot with delightful pansies that have been glittered to take them to the next level.
This card couldn't be easier to make and really is made in just a few minutes.

Berry Garland Card featuring Cute Critters
A multi-layered 3d aperture card featuring gorgeous scenes of mice and hedgehogs.
We will also be creating a lovely decorated box to protect this card.

Cottage Scene Tunnel Card
This card lies completely flat in an envelope, but with a gently pull it magically expands out into a picturesque 3D cottage scene.

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