Papillion Joseph’s Coat

This is the card we created at last months Technique Class.  Everyone was amazed that this effect was created from WHITE cardstock – it got a lot of oohs & aahs!

Papillion_Josephs Coat_MagpiecreatesThere are only a couple of places available for this months Technique Class on Thursday where we will be doing the Faux Silk Technique.  Book your spot today!


Screen shot 2015-03-15 at 7.52.45 PMSale-a-Bration ends TOMORROW!!  Don’t miss out on your FREE gifts!  Orders can be emailed to me until 7pm Tuesday, or order via my Online Store until 11.30pm.




PLxSU – Project Life by Miss 8

As promised last week, I am sharing the Project Life pages my 8 year old daughter created for a recent school project.  The project was to visit somewhere in Wellington that she hadn’t been before -she had to plan the trip and then report back to her class about it.  She researched a couple of different places but settled on Katherine Mansfield Birthplace.  She printed a map and gave her Dad instructions of how to get there, took all the photos, completed a treasure hunt while there, and asked questions of the host on duty.  When we got home she asked if she could put her photos in an album like I do with our photos – of course I said yes!  Here are the resulting pages:

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Miss 8 did all of the layouts by herself – I gave her guidance on the layout of photos and helped trim them to size, but she did all the rest by herself!  Didn’t she do an awesome job?  I am sure she would love to read your comments about her work!

Here are the items she used:


April Technique Class

Technique Class – Faux Silk!

Faux Silk_Tech Class_MagpiecreatesIn April we are learning the Faux Silk Technique in class. These classes will increase your stamping repertoire with a new technique offered every month! You will learn new ways to use the products you already own, as well as being introduced to new items you may never have known how to use. 

Come and learn how to create this fabulous faux silk effect! In class you will learn the technique and create a sample to go on your technique tip sheet, which you can file for future reference. You will also create a card using the same technique. 

DATE: Thursday 2 April

TIME: 10am  or  7.30pm

COST: $15


The technique classes are VERY popular so get in quick to avoid disappointment!



Easter Berry Basket

I hope you all had a great weekend!  It was a very quiet one here, lots of board games, puzzles, reading and a movie – it was lovely!

I have another cute Berry Basket to share with you today.  This time I have gone for a bit of an Easer theme – soft colours, pretty bows and a bit of spring grass around the edge!  my girls will love getting one of these each for their egg hunt!

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I created the ‘grass’ using the Fringe scissors and the little bows are the Bow Builder Punch – so cute!

Here’s what I used:


Pink Kindness & an update on MDS

Happy Friday morning everyone – I hope you have all had a great week!  We have a nice quiet weekend planned here so I’m hoping to get some more Project Life done – I have all of the photos from our summer holidays to do!

Today’s card is showing how you can use your Stampin’ Write Markers to colour images!  It really is as simple as colouring in like we all did as kids, the only difference being that on my flowers I used 2 shades of marker to give the shaded effect – in this case I used Pink Pirouette and Blushing Bride.  I also used my Smoky Slate marker to add a little shadow effect around the outside of my image and then used my Blender Pen to soften the edge a little.  The same marker was used to create the faux stitching around the edge too.

Pink Kindness_MagpiecreatesI really love how pretty this card turned out with the colours, the doily and the pearls!

Here’s what I used:

An Update on My Digital Studio

Stampin’ Up! have announced that they will be retiring the My Digital Studio product line from 31 May 2015. Both the software and all of the Digital Downloads will no longer be available to purchase or download from this date.  What does this mean for you?

While you can continue to use the software and downloads as long as you like (and I certainly will be!) the product line will be discontinued on May 31st, 2015, so be sure to purchase any downloads/classes you want before then. There will be no further updates to the software. will be taken down but there are still plenty of resources around the internet that you can access – especially on You Tube.

You will also need to ensure you have backed up all of your MDS files & downloads before 31 May, either to an external hard drive, cloud based storage or similar.  That way if your computer ever crashes you will be able to re-install and continue using MDS.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me!  And if you want to top-up on Digital Downloads before 31 May you can find them all here!