Card and Scrapbooking Supplies Blog


June 01, 2013

Creations by Trish

I love adding Trish’s cards to the BLOG and Facebook page as they are always beautifully crafted and give us all a chance to be inspired and get creating again. So take a look for yourself at her beautiful creations. Also being added to the Facebook page over the week. 

Window scene

Window scene


Warmest Wishes

Warmest Wishes


Secret Garden 2 - using papers from the Secret Garden range

Secret Garden 2 – using papers from the Secret Garden range


Another lovely Secret Garden creation.

Another lovely Secret Garden creation.


Pamper Yourself!

Pamper Yourself!


Player of the Year.

Player of the Year.


Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday!


Good Friends!

Good Friends!





Violets and embossing.

Violets and embossing.


Birthday Flourish.

Birthday Flourish.


Wedding Envelopes - made from Bella Wedding Papers from our Store. Lovely idea.

Wedding Envelopes – made from Bella Wedding Papers from our Store. Lovely idea.


Roses and Pearls.

Roses and Pearls.


Birthday Hugs.

Birthday Hugs.


Thank you so much Trish for sharing these beautiful designs with us. I am sure these will inspire others to get creating over these winter months.

March 07, 2013

Lea’s Beautiful Cards

I just love to see what others create and these cards that Lea has allowed me to add to this BLOG and our Facebook page are just beautiful. I love them all. It would be so hard to choose a favourite as they are all so different.

So check them out!

Lea has used a Graphic 45 Secret Garden Paper to create the background for this card. She has used ribbon, lace and die cuts to give this stunning effect.

Lea has used a Graphic 45 Secret Garden Paper to create the background for this card. She has used ribbon, lace and die cuts to give this stunning effect.


What a wonderful way to display this Hearty Craft 3D flower. So simple but so effective!

What a wonderful way to display this Hearty Craft 3D flower. So simple but so effective!


A beautiful combination of these lovely embellishments.

A beautiful combination of these lovely embellishments.


I know MY Mum would just love this!! As do I! Another Hearty Crafts 3D flower.

I know MY Mum would just love this!! As do I! Another Hearty Crafts 3D flower.

Some of the products Lea has used are:

Heart Crafts 3D Flowers

Flourish Die

Graphic Garden – Secret Garden Products

Other similar products from our store you could use.

Chromatics Cardstock, Pearls, Wedding Pearls, Ribbon

Thank You again Lea for giving us inspiration and sharing your creations.



November 12, 2012

Cards from Val

Time to take a break from Christmas cards and check out these lovely cards made by Val. What 15 year old girl wouldn`t like to receive these special cards!!

Happy Birthday Miss 15


Birthday Wishes!


Thank you Val for sharing these lovely cards.

November 02, 2012

Jane’s Projects

Jane has done some lovely projects using some of the lovely DCWV stacks that she has purchased and the Christmas embossing folder just in this year.  I am sure you will get some great inspiration from looking at these.


Christmas cards

A very effective use of embossing folders.


No doubt the person receiving this was absolutely delighted.

Wise Old Owl

Love the use of the real twigs and leaves.

Owl & the Moon

What a great way to use the pattern from the embossing folder to add extra dimension.

For someone special.

I am going to cheat and wait for Jane to let me know which stacks she used for her projects. My pile of DCWV is rather large and she might make locating the right name much easier.
UPDATE – Jane used Kaiser Craft papers and DCWV – Ciao Bella! for the book – second from the top.
Thank you so much for sharing these with us Jane. These are lovely.
October 28, 2012

Cards from Lynette

Lynette has used some of our new embossing folders to create these lovely cards. After looking at the Couture Creations web site she used some ideas gleaned from there and adapted the ideas and thought of other uses to create her own unique cards. Lynette used various cardstock mediums – foil, plain white cardstock, DCWV metalic carstock, vellum. With many of the embossing folders it takes very little in the way of additional embellishments to get a stunning card.  A quick and easy way to make elegant and fresh looking cards.

Enjoy looking at her lovely creations.

Joy to All Embossing Folder


Joy to All


Joy to All


Joy to All - Foil


Joy to all - White Card and Gold pen


Presents Embossing Folder on Vellum


Presents - On DCWV Metallic Stack cardstock


Swing Card


Swing Card standing


Swing Card 2 closed


Swing Card 2 standing

Products used are:
Joy to All Embossing Folder
Presents Embossing Folder
Peel Offs – Corners and Borders
DCWV Christmas Mat stacks and Metallic stack (Shimmer would also look lovely)
A5 Cardstock and Foil
Adhesives – Double sided tape and foam squares or tape
Elegant Ornaments Card Toppers
Thank you Lynette for sharing your elegant creations. Inspired to create!!
October 07, 2012

Nettie`s latest creations to inspire you.

One of the newer card toppers has found its way into the creative hands of Nettie. This Winter Fairy Card Topper was just waiting for Nettie to get her creative juices flowing and show us what she could do with it. Once again – Awesome work!

Dear Santa......... Please can I have.......


A Winter Christmas

The Card Topper from the Hobby House range was
Winter Fairy
Thank you Nettie for inspiring us again.
October 04, 2012

Karyn’s been creating again!!!

When I hear Karyn is making a card, I can’t wait to see what she creates.  She just knows what colours go with what and because of that her cards are always stunning!! And of course she has done it again!

Tres Chic - means 'Fashionable, stylish' but I will add beautiful!A simple sentiment that looks so lovely.

Karyn used:
DCWV 12 x 12 stack
September 27, 2012

Trish’s White Embossed Christmas cards

Do you need to be inspired to use your embossing folders again this year? If you are like me, you have a bag or a drawer full of folders and think –  “Oh dear, I can’t use that again this year. I’ll end up giving the same card as I gave last year”. Well now you don’t have to worry. Let Trish inspire you by showing you how to create multiple looks with just one, two or three embossing folders. Get creating – no excuse now!!! Christmas is  just 3 months away.

Using the Christmas tree folder as it is but adding ribbon, liquid pearls and some Peel Off sentiments


The same tree but change the colour and you have a different look.


Use the same folder but use your die cut or hand cut a tree shape.


Use the same embossed tree but use a die cutter and cut a shape - then emboss your background card.


You don’t have a die cutter or die cut shapes? Experiment with handcut shapes – diamond, circle, oval. Check out your local craft store and see if they allow you to use their die cutters (usually charge a small fee). Have a craft day with your friends and share your tools.

Using the die cutter, Trish has been able to add two layers. The liquid pearls add the finishing touch - stunning!


and another layered die cut.


You don’t have liquid pearls in the cupboard? What have you got – not just in your craft cupboard but what about the old beads you never wear in the jewellery drawer!

A holly die cut, a bauble embossing folder, an appropriate photo, some sentiments and you have created a gem!


This time Trish has used the Swiss Dots embossing folder in the background.


Still have last years Christmas cards you received in the cupboard or a drawer? So have I, and the year before, and the year before, oh and even some of my grandmothers cards that she kept…….I need to go and take a look and see what I can use to create a similar card.

So cute. Amazing how by changing the centre piece you create a card that you know will be just right for a particular person.

Trish, I know you have inspired me.
I know I will have to get my husband to crawl under the desk and get the box of old cards out that he just tucked away for me a few days ago. I can just hear what he will say……….”Of course dear, anything else you need dear”. Mmmmm maybe not. Maybe he will ask me why I didn’t just leave them out. 
Thank you for sharing these great ideas – for making an embossing folder that is gathering dust, come alive again.

 Embossing Folders

Embossed cards


 Double sided and foam mounted tape and squares


September 26, 2012

More of Nettie’s cards

She has done it again. These beautiful cards are so much fun to look at and inspire you! Makes you really want to get crafting. Enjoy looking at these and encourage Nettie by leaving a comment.

Christmas Elves - He is just so cute! I can't believe all that stitching that Nettie does on her cards. Amazing!


Christmas Fairies on an easel card. Lovely idea.


Christmas Time - I love this folded idea. A simple card fold that looks so elegant!


Christmas Fairy - I like the way this has been layered. Yet another idea to try.

Nettie has once again used the Hobby House designs.
You can check out their card ideas on
If you see a card topper you like and would like me to stock it,
let me know and I will see if our NZ distributor has these in. 
They will order in what they don’t have on request.
Thanks again Nettie. You certainly inspire us with your wonderful creativity.
September 02, 2012

Nettie’s Cards

Recently Nettie purchased some Hobby House card Toppers from our Online Store and has given me permission to showcase some of her cards here on the BLOG and on our Facebook page

I am sure you will agree with me that these cards are absolutely stunning. Nettie has put a lot of time and thought into producing the cards. The detail is amazing – stitching, embellishments, sparkles and more!!

Enjoy looking and if you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment and if I can’t answer them, I will check them out with Nettie.

Cherry Wishes - Too cute!!


Christmas Fairies 1 - All that sparkles!


Christmas Time 1 - Don't you just love her!


Christmas Time 2 - A little Princess!

Thanks again Nettie – these are just beautiful.