Monday, July 26, 2010

July's my birthday month!!

For most of us I'm sure there is a month that is full of birthday's!
We know it happens every year and every year I say, this year I will be organised ahead of time but for some reason it never happens.
Well mine is July!

July is jammed packed with birthday's in my family. I have my Mum and Sister's (on the same day) I have a niece and nephew, there are also my Aunty and Uncle and Cousins and also Friends (I must admit that I don't send them all cards, but each year I do think of it)

So below are some of the cards I have made for a few of them, but I still have more to make yet.

This one is only a sneek peak as my sister hasn't received her card yet, so I don't want to post it here as she is likely to check my blog before she receives it!!



A few more changes have been happening in store over the past few weeks and I'm actually amazed as to how much stock one can fit into such a small space!

I'm really happy with the layout of the store now and many of you who have visted the store would have noticed that slowly we have been building up stock from many different companies from around the world!! Slow and steady wins the race!!

So I have had some new shelving made which will allow us to stock heaps more Pattern Papers from our favourite companies, which in turn has allowed me to have a change around in store! They say a change is a good as a holiday!!

Below are a few photos of the store to date!


Monday, July 19, 2010

In Store Update...

So things have been pretty hectic over the past few weeks with lots of things happening and heaps of new stock arriving!!

Some new stock that has arrived already
Scor-Pal: Scor-Pal creates accurate and precise scores giving you professional looking folds, no more crooked cards. Multiple scores are done in seconds without moving the paper. Perfect for accordion folds, boxes, fancy fold cards and other interesting projects! The Scor Pal is great for making boxes, if you've attended any of my classes that involve making boxes, then you all know how much I love to score and how important it is to be precise! I highly recommend the Scor Pal.

Distress Inks and Distress Embossing Powders by Tim Holtz for Ranger:
Distress Inks: Acid-free, non-toxic, fade resistant, water-based dye inks. They’re perfect for the new vintage, stained, aged effect used in altered books, scrapbook pages and more!
Distress Embossing Powders: Specifically designed to match the Distress Inks, these powders have a special property that creates a textured look of days gone by.

Also I have just received heaps of New Pattern Papers from a few different companies such as Basic Grey, Paper Loft, October Afternoon, Sassafrass Lass and Jenni Bowlin.

The new Christmas range of stamps from Wild Rose Studio should be here any day now and hopefully this week more Rubber Stamps from Magnolia will arrive.

Also new in store are some of the cute stamps from the Pure Innocence range for My Favourite Things and also Die-Namics.

Die-Namics: are American made, line of steel dies. These dies work in your cutting machines such as Cuttlebug and Big Shot.
List of materials Die-namics will cut:
* Card stock
* patterned paper
* THIN chipboard
* 1/16" cork
* felt
* bubble wrap
* acetate
* photo magnet sheets
* sticky-back canvas
* fabric
* denim
* sandpaper
* 2 mm craft foam
* Creative Imaginations wood veneer paper
* Gift Bag
* Velvet paper

Anyway, to find out more or to see what else has arrived, call in and see me in my little store in Montville.


Monday, July 12, 2010


If you have been into my store Creations In Paper or seen my logo you would have noticed that I have a single red Poppy on it.
I have always loved Poppies, I think it is the deep red colours of them that draws me to them. They are also very hard to find, I have a vase in my store that is full of (fake) poppies, but mainly blacks and whites as the red ones are the hardest to find!
My friend Jenni, brought me back a single red poppy she was given in Sydney from a purfume promotion!!

Below is a class I ran a few months ago in store using the Poppy cling from Hero Arts. When I saw this stamp I just had to use it! I matched it with deep red and classic black for quite a striking result.

We made 2 cards and then we also made a matching folder to store the cards and envelopes in. The folder is really simple to make and I have made this before in other classes I have taught. It is such a lovely gift to give someone also.

Sorry the photo's aren't all that great, but you get the general idea.

Sunday, July 04, 2010


And finally, the last card I made in this run!
Another of the stamps from the For Men range from Wild Rose Studio: Football Lad (very English) here in Australia we call it Soccer!!

Items used to create my card:
Stamps: Wild Rose Studio Stamps: For Men-Football Lad and Waltzing Mouse:Free Spirit
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and SU Basic Gray
Pattern Paper:October Afternoon:Report Card 8x8 Pad
Cardstock: XPress It Blending Card, and Textured Cardstock: Charcoal and Ash
Copics Markers: Assorted


Cheers, your shout!

Another really simple Male card with no embellishments but straight to the point!!

Items used to create my card:
Stamps: Wild Rose Studio Stamps: For Men-Cheers and Hero Arts: Playful Alphabet
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Pattern Paper:October Afternoon: Report Card 8x8 Paper Pad
Cardstock: XPress It Blending Card and Textured Cardstock:Denim
Copics Markers: Assorted
Other: Puff Paint (for froth on top of beer) and Heat Gun



This card I have kept really simple with no embellishments at all and OMG no Nestabilities (this is not normal for me!)

Items used to create my card:
Stamps: Wild Rose Studio Stamps: For Men Cheers and Papermania Stamping for Him
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Pattern Paper: October Afternoon:Report Card 8x8 Pad
Cardstock: XPress It Blending Card and Textured Cardstock Denim and Crimson
Copics and Spica Pens: Assorted



As mentioned on many occasion on my blog, Male cards are not my speciality!!
I think maybe because there is a bit of a lack in the market for good "man stamps" and of those around they all seem to be either about fishing or golf!
Anyway, recently Wild Rose Studio released a new range of stamps called "For Men". I think they are well suited to different age levels and also great to colour in with your Copic Markers.

I have tried to make a few cards that I think are suited to males!!
Any suggestions on some really good papers to use on male cards??

Items used to create my card:
Stamps: Wild Rose Studio Stamps: For Men-Cheers and Hero Arts: Playful Alphabet
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black and Impress Chocolate Ink
Pattern Paper:Crate Paper:Season Collection Rainbow
Cardstock: XPress It Blending Card, White cardstock, Textured Cardstock:Spinach
Copics Markers: Assorted
Embellishments: SU Hodgepodge Hardware Antique Brass(retired)and SU Large Oval Punch
Other: Puff Paint (for froth on top of beer) and Heat Gun


Classy Lady

This is a card a made a few weeks ago with another of the stamps from Wild Rose Studio. I like this stamp Classy Lady as I think she looks like a sophicated and mature lady!
Sometimes alot of the stamps around are more suited to younger girls, so I think this Classy Lady will get a lot of use for cards for mature ladies!

Items used to create my card:
Stamps: Wild Rose Studio Stamps: Classy Lady and Hero Arts Happy Day
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Pattern Paper:Basic Grey:Green at Heart 6x6 Paper Pad
Cardstock: Bazzill Smoothies: Kiwi Crush,Bosenberry Delight,XPress It Blending Card
Copics and Spica Pens: Assorted
Embellishments: Purple Satin Ribbon, Silver Buckle, Purple Rhinestones, Assorted Flowers and Pearl Spray
Other: Nestabilities: Oval and Scallop Oval



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