Card kits include everything you require to make at least 6 cards with little or no cutting. All your papers and cards are cut, embossed, punched and scored so you can make your cards with little or no effort. Instructions with colour photos included with your kits.

Scrapbook Kits include everything you require to make your double page with colour photos, with full instructions to make a page.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

On The Way to Recovery

Hi everyone,

Everything went fine with operation and I'm well on the way to recovery, and finally out of pain it's a good feeling. While I'm away I will be making up card kits for the shop each week. If you require any kits I suggest you order them as the first lot have sold out. There will be a new kit every Tuesday and time has been set aside from 10am-12pm each tuesday if you want to do them in the shop, or you may take them home to do as well, your choice.

Most of the kits will be christmas themed for the next 8 weeks. After christmas there will be a variety of themes available each week.

Happy creating
love Karenxx

Monday, October 25, 2010

Just Talk

Hi Everyone,

Be out of action for a while as I'm going into hospital and be away from the shop until christmas. Lynda, Rebecca, Prue and Lauren will be there in the shop to help you all. Hopefully I will have time to catch up on some projects while I'm away healing.

Happy creating,

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Christmas Gold Trees Cards

Materials Used
Kanban Gold Christmas Trees
Allison Ellis black paper
Scrappyart gold card
cuttlebug machine and embossing folders
Sakura Gelly Roll Metallic Gold#551 pen
Vandoros ribbon

Christmas Two Wise Owls Cards

Materials Used
Kanban Two Wise Owls Card Toppers
Scrappyart metallic black and silver card
Allison Elis christmas paper
Birch ribbon
Maya pleated ribbon
Black lace
Spellbinder nestabilities circle scalloped diecuts
Cuttlebug machine and sizzix embossing folder

Christmas Santa Delivery Cards

Materials Used
Kanban Christmas Delivery PCT1005 Card Topper
Maya Pleated ribbon white
Birch ribbon
Bazzill Bling
Cuttlebug machine and embossing folders

Christmas Blue Ducks Cards


Materials Used
Kanban Blue Ducks
Birch Ribbon
Bazzill Dark & light blue card
Gold Angle Wire paper

Christams Poinsettias Cards

Materials Used
Kanban Glittered Poinsettias PCT292
Silver Craft Creations 750xmas stickers & Starform 1082 lines
Scrappyart metallic silver card
Bazzill Black bling card
Cuttlebug machine and embossing plates
Vandoros ribbon

I love this time of year and all the new christmas products are now arriving in the shop and I got so excited when I received all the new diecut paper toles card toppers. I really enjoy combining a number of techniques to create my cards. This is a time when your cuttlebug machine really earns it keep. As you can see from the numerous cards I have created recently. I hope you enjoy my cards.

Happy crafting
Love Karenxx

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Amongst The Trees

Designed by Lynda Cheney created by Karen Binnie

A wonderful day in the park for a birthday party, our grandson just loves cake as you can tell from the photos. Hope you enjoy it.

Happy creating

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Birthday Prince

Front and Inside booklet

Another two pages

Designed by Lynda Cheney - Created by Karen Binnie

This page was my grandson's second birthday. I saw the cupcakes and the paper and knew I had to use them for this page. This design also has a little booklet so you can show off many photos from the occassion. Because I had many photos of the birthday I also created another two pages.

Happy Creating
love Karenxx

Scrapbooking Classes Aug-Sept2010

Scrapbooking Classes with Lynda
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Tuesday 24th August 12.30-2.30pm – “The Getaway”
These glitter Birch papers in blues and browns would enhance any outdoor photos. Here we will be creating a fold out sleeve to add more photos.
Saturday 28th August
9.30-11.30 “Mr Fix It”
Ideal layout for boys and their toys. These WRMK papers lend themselves to male photos either big or small being a Mr. Fix It. Embellishments will be made from sticker sheets and acetate.
12-2pm – “Adore”
A beautiful feminine page in pinks and greens using Basic Grey and showing you something different using an envelope.
Tuesday 31st August 12.30-2.30pm – “Tranquil”
These gorgeous Websters Life's Portrait papers are perfect for older style photos. We will be stamping some embellishments to add that special touch and using the Tim Holtz Bird Cage die.

Tuesday 7th September 12.30-2.30pm – “Dream”
Couldn’t resist using the new Basic Grey range “Capella” for outdoor style photos. Lots of cutting out, stencilling and sewing on this one.
Saturday 11th September
9.30-11.30 “Gift of Love”
Here we will be using chipboard and creating our own flowers to enhance your photos. These glitter “Bo Bunny” papers are ideal for wedding, formal or heritage style photos.
12-2pm “Seaside Retreat”
This double page layout is perfect for seaside holiday or beach photos.
Stamping and embellishments from the Cricut machine will be added to finish it off nicely.
Tuesday 14th September 12.30-2.30pm – “Princess”
A pretty layout using ribbons and creating a crown with flocking powder and of course, a touch of bling, for your little princess.
Tuesday 21st September 12.30-2.30pm – “Sights of…..”
7 Gypsies papers are always a great backdrop for heritage or travel photos. To enable you to add extra photos we will make a hinged flap.
Saturday 25th September
9.30-11.30 “Cherish”
A simple yet effective double page layout incorporating stamping and an opening door to reveal a hidden photo. Would suit any style of photo.
12-2pm “The Getaway”
These glitter Birch papers in blues and browns would enhance any outdoor photos. Here we will be creating a fold out sleeve to add more photos.
Tuesday 28th September 12.30-2.30pm – “Day in the Life of a Boy”
Perfect boy papers, however would suit any style of photos. Using a window frame we will embellish lots of squares with photos, trinkets and buttons.

Kindy Days

Designed by Lynda Cheney - Created by Karen Binnie

We have been extremely privilaged to have Lynda Cheney teach and design our scrapbook pages at the shop. Come and join Lynda on Tuesday and Saturdays for classes you will not be disappointed. This is one of her pages, I've used the Fancy Pants Rough and Tough range which is great for those boys pages you wish to create. Hope you enjoy this one.

Happy creating
love Karenxx

London Travels

Designed by Lynda Cheney - Created by Karen Binnie

Fantastic page designed by Lynda for those travel photos. These photos are from my time in London with my daughter, sister and mum. We had fun exploring Buckingham Palace this day.

Happy Creating
Love Karenxx

More Stamp Camp

This is another card I created recently at stamp camp.

Stamp Camp 2010 Women In Rubber

I attended a stamp camp recently and had a wonderful long weekend. While I was away we created non-stop all weekend and here are some of my creations from the workshops we had.

Tag Card

Created this great tag card. I punched the edges with the martha stewart train great for those boys in our lives.

Materials Used
Fancy Pants Rough and Tough range
Punches - large and med stars, martha stewart train edge
Stamps - Autumn Leaves Talking in Circles Boys
Vandoros Ribbon

Happy Creating
Love Karenxx

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Little Birdie Told Me (Wedding)

These wonderful photos were taken on the beach for my daughters wedding. It was a perfect day. A great design to multi photo pages.

Materials Used
Bazzill cardstock
Basic Grey papers
Green Tara lace and flowers
Chipboard birds
Autumn Leaves Stamps
Making Memories Glitter Alpha
Vandoros ribbon

Enjoy creating
Love Karenxx

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Daughter Wedding Service

These pages are stunning that Lynda designed. I used my daughter wedding service to create this page. I created the flowere with my Ek Sucess retro flowers and my quilling tool and used a flower swirl punch for the corner and the effect is great. Hope you enjoy them.

Happy creating
Love Karenxx

Materials Used
TPC Mr. & Mrs. Range Papers
Bazzill Card
Vandoros Ribbon
EK Success retro flower punches large and small
Green Tara Flower
Gold Brads
Kindy Glitz

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Monster Mash

Lynda Cheney designed this great page and when I saw these photos of my our newest grandson Harvey, they fitted in perfectly. His big brown eyes look exactly the same as the monster on the page. It turned out to be a wonderful page.

Happy creating

Materials Used
Reminisce Monster Paper range
Bazzill cardstock
Zig Zag ribbon

Butterfly Paper Tole Cards

Followed the same with this set of butterfly cards as below. I've used the bottom layer as card front and next layers for other cards
Materials Used
Butterfly Paper Tole Sheet
Basic Grey Kioshi range paper
Bazzill cardstock black and yellow
Creative Imaginations ribbon
Green Tara Lace