Watercolour Golden Wings

One of my absolute favourite bundles from the Annual Catalogue is the Watercolour Wings one. The combinations that can be achieved with the stamps and dies make it so fun to play with and who doesn’t like butterflies!  This card was the make n take at a recent workshop I did – it was nice and simple to create and is so elegant to look at with all that white space and just a little touch of gold from the metallic thread!

Watercolour Wings_Gold_MagpiecreatesI clearly have a thing for orange and yellow at the moment as my last 3 posts have all contained those colours – it must be a hankering for spring & summer!



Blooming Gift Bag

A few weeks ago I mentioned that my team had a pizza & stamping night.  I always like to give my team a little something when we get together so this time I created a wee gift bag filled with treats for them each to take home!

Team Gift Side_Magpiecreates Team Gift_magpiecreates These bags are some simple to make with the Gift Bag Punch Board that even my 8 & 5 year old daughters helped out!  The tags were all stamped while watching Wimbledon – the 2-step stampin’ sets like this Garden in Bloom set make mass production so easy!



Bouncing Brayer Sunset

Time to share one of the cards we created at a recent Technique Class – this one was on Bouncing Brayer and everyone learnt 2 different ways to ‘bounce’.  We used one of the ways to create this great sunset background.

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I really like the simplicity of this card – no sentiment or embellishments to detract from the bold image!

Have a great weekend everyone!


Have you seen these great classes!

I have loads of great classes and events coming up – including Christmas classes to get you organised well in advance!  Places are filling fast so book your favourites today!


Thursday 3 September – Faux Metal Embellishments Technique Class. Learn to create your own faux metal embellishments using hot glue, embossing powder & stamps, create a reference sheet and a fabulous project! 10am or 7.30pm $15

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Sunday 6 September – Tin of Cards Class. Complete the wonderful Tin of Cards kit including tin, dividers and 16 cards (4 each of 4 designs)! 1pm $65 LAST CHANCE – Registrations close this Friday!


Thursday 17 September – Contemporary Christmas Class. Create 3 great Christmas projects using a contemporary colour combination of Black, Gold & Cream. These projects are simply stunning! 10am or 7.30pm $20

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Thursday 1 October – Ombre Technique Class. Learn to create great Ombre colour effects using inks, sponges & a brayer!

16-18 October – The Great Welly Paper Caper. A full weekend crafting retreat! Escape the chores and come and craft for a whole weekend – all meals are provided so you only have to stop to eat! Cost includes shared accommodation, all meals, 3 classes, stamp set and more! $290. Email me for more information.

Saturday 31 October – Christmas Bonanza! Get your Christmas projects completed in a day at my Christmas Bonanza! Come for the morning and create a wonderful Christmas wreath. Come in the afternoon to create 9 great Christmas cards and 10 Christmas tags! Join me for the whole day & SAVE $10. Morning Wreath Class $60. Afternoon Cards & Tags Class $50 Whole Day Only $100. Includes morning/afternoon tea!

Classes suitable for any level of crafter!
Places for each class are limited.



Artistic Ballerina

A couple of weeks ago my daughter and I were privileged enough to get a tour of the Royal New Zealand Ballet company’s Wardrobe department and studios.  The company were right in the middle of rehearsing for A Midsummer Nights Dream, and it was certainly a dream come true for my daughter to visit the company and meet several of her dance heros.  To say thank you to the company I created this card using the Work of Art stamp set.  I cased the idea from Pinterest – and suprisingly it was really easy!

Work Art_Ballerina_Magpiecreates I added some Dazzling Details for a little sparkle – all ballet tutus have sparkles right?

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