Friday, December 16, 2011


Hi everyone. I just thought I would let all of our local people know we have just received a massive amount of NEW chipboard in this week. As all of our regulars know, the thing we are best known for is probobly our enormous range of chipboard, so I thought I would give you a few glimpses of some of the NEW things & also lots of top ups too.
This is just some of the Words or Whatever stock we got in today. Scroll down to see some more.
 Also lots of gorgeous 2 Crafty Christmas chipboard.
Just  a glimpse of some of the NEW Dusty Attic pieces. So many yummy things to tempt us all here.
 Don't forget we still have  free standing wood Easels, great for standing a layout on to display. Great gift idea.
Also we still have a few  Prima timber 12" x 12" picture frames left, although these are selling fast.
We also have plenty of these great little budget timber display Easels. Only $9.95. Great bargain.
Until next time. Merry Christmas.       Cheers Di  xx Pin It Now!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Green Tara Blog Update

Hi everyone. I just thought I would let you know I have just updated the Green Tara blog with some great Christmas projects. These three projects were all designed by JJ Sobey who is one of the DT. She is such a talent. She is also on Tattered Angel "Glimmermist" Design Team, so her projects are always full of little Glimmermist techniques as well. Pop over to the Green Tara blog & check them out. We update the Green Tara blog twice weekly with great new layouts, cards etc so make sure you add this one to your "favourites" list. We put a gorgeous layout by Mistra Hoolahan up on Friday so make sure you check that out while you are there. Until next time. Merry Christmas.   Cheers Di  xx Pin It Now!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

December Card Classes

Hi everyone, just wanted to show you the cards we will be making in our December Card Classes. This month we are concentrating on some techniques for our backgrounds using different "mediums" , paints & Glimmermist. We have gone for a nice Shabby Chic feel. I am loving yellow at the moment, courtesy of Belinda Spencer, thanks again Belinda. I hope you like these cards & perhaps I will see you in class.  Card classes this month are on Friday 9th December , Friday 16th December both at 10am to 2pm also Thursday night 15th December from 7pm to 10pm. Cost is $30 for class & complete kit. I still have a couple of spaces left so if you would like to come along just ring the shop on 02-43344451 to book in. Thanks for stopping by. Until next time. Cheers Di  xx
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Monday, November 28, 2011

New Stock Update (click on pic for a close up)

As I said on Friday, we have so much NEW stock arriving daily so I will try to keep you up to date. I don't have enough hours in the day to show you everything so I will just pick out a few things here & there. If you are over our way I would suggest you pop in & have a poke around. I know you won't be disappointed. There is so much NEW stock we are bursting at the seams.
These are a sample of a NEW range of papers we are carrying from "Manor House"  & they also do gorgeous flowers, similar to Prima  but a lot cheaper. These are just a few.
As always we have Cuttlebug (NEW Model) on sale for $139 not the recommended retail of $169. We always sell these for $139 & that includes a really pretty flower folder.
We also have some "Scor-Pals" left. Be quick though as these are on sale for $39.95 normally $59.95. This price is only on current stock  until sold out.
Lastly I just wanted to show you a NEW release Embossing folder that will suit all machines. I don't think it has photographed that well, hope you can see it. A really beautiful Xmas Tree. As well we  have these gorgeous  Xmas Spellbinders featuring flourishes trimmed with holly. We have loads of Xmas Embossing Folders in stock. Until later in the week, stay tuned, I will keep you posted.   Cheers Di  xx Pin It Now!

Friday, November 25, 2011


Lots of NEW stock hit the shelves today. Way to much to show here but I have got a small sample for you. New colours & top ups of "Bakers Twine" Lots of colours.
More top ups of Prima Resin. These are just so sweet & they colour up to cordinate with most projects. More of these on the way.
 Lots of new Paper ranges. This is one from "Authentique". Love the colours plus Prima Flowers.
Another awesome paper range from "Authentique". These papers are just so beautiful & are a really nice thick quality too. Prima flower top ups also arrived.
This is my favourite new range from Studio Calico. It is such lovely creams & beiges. These pics just don't do this range justice. Stay tuned Monday for more. I ran out of time today as it has been so busy.
Thanks for stopping by.        Cheers Di  xx Pin It Now!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

New 12" x 12" Scrapbook Frames

Just received more stock of these great 12" x 12" glass Scrapbook Frames. Colours are black or white. These would make a great Christmas present. They are beautifully finished, the white ones have a nice "beachy" feel & the black ones are a bit shabby chic. Be quick as the last lot were gone before lunch.   Cheers Di  xx Pin It Now!

"So Cheeky" by Di Garling

I just thought I would show you this page I did  for a challenge a while back. I was never happy with it so I pulled it apart, changed the background, took away a few things, added a few things, & now I am finally happy with it. I seem to be doing this lately. I suppose this is because we keep raising our own bar!!! Hope you like it.
All the products used here can be purchased in my shop. Until next time. Thanks for stopping by.
Cheers Di xx

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Silver & White Christmas Cards by Di Garling

Hello everyone. Today I just wanted to show you some Christmas Cards I made over the weekend. I have used a gorgeous silver & white foil paper as I just wanted to stick to a silver & white monochromatic colour scheme. I have also used loads of Green Tara ribbons, trims, crystal sprays, Christmas embellies & more, all in silver of course.  I am teaching these cards in my November Card Classes at my little shop at The Entrance. We will be teaching these cards throughout November. If you would like to join in, ring the shop on 43344451 to book. Be quick as the classes are filling up fast. We will be making three of these, not sure yet which three, I will decide this week!!! Decisions decisions!!! Class cost is $30 for a 4 hour class & we supply everything.
I love this card. It is called a "Twisted Easel" card. I love the way it twists & stands up by itself yet folds down flat. I have used some lovely Green Tara mesh for the bow, another lovely trim they do along the bottom inside section & finished off with a cute little silver Christmas spray on the front. We are definately making this card in class.
This card I have stamped this lovely Lampost & heat embossed it in silver & of course used Green Tara ribbon & flower.
I do so love this range of foil Christmas papers. Lots of glimmer & glam. You will learn how to make this beautiful medallion out of punches!!!
More stamping, heat embossing & of course, you guessed it, more yummy Green Tara Silver & Crystal Flower Sprays teamed with some of their beautiful ribbons.
Here is another nice Green Tara embellishment . You will notice on all of these cards I have used tiny chipboard "Card Greetings" which we get made for us. They look great on cards & are just a bit different to your average run of the mill stamp greeting. On these cards I have just simply heat embossed  them.
Hope you like these & thanks for dropping by. Until next time.    Cheers Di  xx Pin It Now!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

"Cards with Glam" ..... by Jan Rankine

Hi everyone. Firstly I just want to say thanks  for all your kind words & comments for the cards I made last week that we posted here on the blog. Di  normally designs all the cards for the monthly card classes for the shop,  but this month I have stepped up to the challenge & have gone "Card Crazy". First the cards for the October Card Classes & now more cards for the Green Tara Blog.
I had such a great time making these cards – bling and flowers are my all time favourite things and Green Tara never fails to deliver.  Together with a few border punches, some Glimmermist and Cuttlebug  these beautiful Green Tara products make designing  cards & other projects easy and heaps of fun.  
 These cards were made for the "Green Tara" blog. Click the link to go over & get a full list of products used. Also if you go over to the "Green Tara" website you can see all their lovely goodies. At Di's Scrapbook Shop there is a huge range of all things Green Tara, from their flowers, petals, Silver Sprays, leaves, ribbons, trims & more. I suppose as Di & myself are both on the Green Tara Design Team, we love their products & Di just keeps getting more & more in stock at the shop. Yeah!!! Anyway, I hope you like my cards & perhaps get a few ideas of using Green Tara goodies. Leave a comment & let me know what you think.    
Hugz Jan  xx
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Friday, October 7, 2011

"October Card Classes" ......Designed by Jan Rankine..... .....Taught by Di Garling

Hello everyone. Thought you all might like to have a look at the three cards we will be making in our October card classes. This is a first, Jan Rankine has stepped up to the plate & done an awesome job designing this months cards. Yeah Jan!!! Fantastic job. I knew you would do an amazing job. Jan normally only designs scrapbook layouts for classes but with a little prodding she has come up with these beautiful cards. She is such a talent. There is lots of stamping, punching, a little "fussy cutting", hand made flowers(you will love these) as well as lots of use of  Spellbinders & Cuttlebug embossing. Not done some of these things before, then come along & join in the fun & learn how.
WHEN : Friday       14th October from 10am to 2pm  OR
              Friday       28th October from  10am to 2pm  OR
              Thursday   27th October from    7pm to 10.30pm
Cost for this class is only $30 for a 4 hour class that includes everything
Ring the shop to book your place on 02-43344451.
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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Shabby Chic / Vintage Techniques Class with Di Garling

We are having a great class jam packed full of techniques that I am sure you will love. In this class you will get to use lots of different "mediums", paints, Glimmermists & more. It doesn't matter if you have not done anything like this before, this class is all about learning NEW techniques. We will be creating this beautiful layout which would make a great gift standing on a Scrapbook Easel or in a frame. Alternatively you could do this onto a canvas.
WHEN :    We are holding this class on
                  Thursday 20th October from 10.30am to 3.30pm
                  Saturday 22nd October from 10.30am to 3.30pm

COST :      Cost is $25 for this all day class PLUS products used

We will supply all paints, mists & various mediums etc as well as all the products you will need. Ring the shop for all enquiries or to book in on 02-43344451

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Kids School Holidays Card Classes at Di's Scrapbook Shop at The Entrance

Hi everyone. Just thought I would let you all know that during the school holidays on Wednesday 28th September & Wednesday 5th October from 2pm to 4pm we are holding  "KIDS" Card Making Classes. Cost is only $24 & this includes everything. These are the three cards they will make. Jan Rankine whipped these up today. Awesome job Jan. Love them & I am sure all the young card makers will too.  They will get to use stamps, paper punches, Cuttlebug machine, lots of glitter & bling (little girls just love to use glitter & bling) & more. Ring the shop on 02-43344451 early to book as I think these two classes will fill up fast. Until next time.    Cheers Di  xx
This card is a Flower Pot that they will decorate with all sorts of goodies. It is also a free standing card. Really cute I think.
This card the girls will decorate with all manner of paper punches, bling, glitter & more.
Lastly we thought we would throw in a Christmas Card. On this one they will get to use stamps which they will cut out & again use glitter. Lots of fun. Pin It Now!

Friday, September 9, 2011

"Life Is So Much Fun" by Di Garling

Hello everyone. Today we thought we would share this cute little kid page with you. The papers & embellishments are Bo Bunny. All the circles I punched out of cardstock, every single one of them. Boy there were lots of them, but I think it was worth it as I am happy how it turned out. Hope you like it. Until next time. Cheers Di  xx
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Friday, September 2, 2011

Cards for our September Card Classes

Thought you would all like a little look at the cards we will be doing in class for this month. The dates for these cards are Friday 9th September & Friday 23rd September from 10am to 2pm also Thursday night 29th September from 7pm to 10pm. Cost is $30 including kit. I still have a couple of seats left so ring the shop to book in on 43344451. Alternatively, if you don't live handy you can order these in a kit & have them mailed out.
Until next time.   Cheers Di  xx

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