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Christmas Card with A Surprise

This is a card that we made in a Zoom workshop on Wednesday 4th November 2020.

Not easy to photograph as it was made in lovely pearl blue card.

The card is A4 folded in half the die on the front is part of a Lisa Horton set Happy Christmas I like a plain front to a card when I have something interesting going on inside.

Really easy to create, but packs a punch.
This is an old Spellbinder die, layer the 2 parts together
great way to make a hole is to use a push pin and an old foam stamp to push into so that you don’t hurt your fingers
add a thread to hang in your card.
The inside card is the same size as the outside and I have folded in half and the in half again. The centre has been die cut with the circle from the same Merry Christmas die as on the front. I have added double sided tape.

Take the back off the tape but just one side.

Line up the first side with the outside of the card.

Fold the inside of the card, take the backing off the strips of tape and carefully fold the card closed.

Glitter on double sided tape adds the touch of sparkle that Christmas always needs!

We made this card and 2 others last week during our Zoom class check out the Cornhill Community Centre Facebook Page if you are local to Aberdeen and would like to join us.

This is the set of cards that we made.

Thanks for visiting hope to see you soon.

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Easter Project – Scrappy Fabric Eggs – Wednesday 18th March 2020 – 6.30 – 8.30pm

I decided on this class partly to use up scraps and partly because I think it is nice to have some decorations for festivals throughout the year.

We will be hand sewing some eggs, nice relaxing project, and they are made from scraps of fabric, always nice to use up bits.

We should get two eggs made on the evening, but you will go home with enough materials to make another four and a pattern for more.

The workshop will take place upstairs Kilau (Old Aberdeen).

Free parking is available outside after 4pm

Coffee Machine will be on and food will be available.

Wednesday 18th March 2020 – 2 hours from 6.30pm – 8.30pm (If you want to order something to eat coffee shop open until 7pm) 

The cost will be £18.00 and this will include all materials to make 6 eggs.

Adult class, young adults welcome.

If you have any questions drop me an email – or just come alongLocation – Upstairs at Kilau 57 High Street Old Aberdeen AB24 3EH


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Black and White Christmas with a Touch of Sparkle

Here are the samples from last months the Black and White workshop

Bah Humbug – JGS197 Stamp Designed by Jane Gill
Peace – FRS602 Stamp Designed by Francoise Read
Woodware Stamp – Celtic Tree – ADS512
The Nativity Story – FRS706 Designed by Francoise Read

I hope that these samples have inspired you.


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Workshop Samples

so much fun making a mess

I am sorry that I have been absent, but a trip to the Trade Show and then technical issues. New computer now so back up and running and raring to go….

I had forgotten how exciting getting parcels of stock

So more news of what I have been up to very very soon………

more teasers

Thanks for visiting, see you soon!


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Card Making Techniques Workshop

Want to start card making but don’t know where to start?

Why not try this workshop to get you started?

We will be taking a tour of different basic techniques to spark your creativity and kick start a creative hobby that will give you hours and hours years and years of pleasure!

Simple thing that make all the difference to your finished projects…

How do I fold my card so that it has a professional finish?

What so of glue should I use?

Why does a die cut machine do?

What is all the fuss about stamps aren’t they just for children?

If you have any questions like these this workshop is for you If you are not sure and have some questions email me:-

The workshop will take place upstairs Kilau (Old Aberdeen). Free parking is available outside. Coffee Machine won’t be on, but instant will be included (and tea)

Sunday 10th March 2019 – 2 hours from 10am – noon

The cost will be £15.00 and this will include goodies to take away to play with on your own. (payment required in advance and refunds for cancelation will normally only be made if the space is filled)

Adult class, young adults welcome.

Places are limited so if you are interested or have any more questions please email me or book here 

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Black and White Lace

Just in time for a last minute Valentine card what about this black and white lace, nice change from red.


This card was made as a sample for my test workshop last month. The stamps sets are from Woodware (ADS108 and ADS515).

I used this sketch as a starting point


The card is A4 folded in half so a nice big card.


I cut a black panel and then rounded the corners.


For the second panel I stamped the lace background stamps twice, if you look closely you can see the join.

But the join is hidden by the top panel. For the greeting I used the same ink but it was a second print from the stamp so it is grey, I like the tone on tone effect that it gives.

Here are the stamps

ADS108ADS108      ADS515ADS515

Thanks for visiting see you soon.