Susan Robinson
March 16, 2018


I went on a girls retreat last weekend to Gumnut House in Carmel. I was part of a group of 6 card makers, but there were a few other ladies there doing scrapbooking. It was lovely to get away and just relax and be able to play all day without the normal distractions of everyday life. Zena, the lady who ran it is a Kaszazz consultant, and kindly allowed us to try out all her stamps and inks etc… I fell in love with a few.

This card I copied straight from the Kaszazz catalogue. The dog reminds me so much of our little staffy Bo. It was one in a set of 4 dogs though and the others didn’t appeal to me, so I didn’t order it. The background was created with Distress Oxide inks.

I fell in love with these little turtles from the ‘Coastal’ set and did order them, so you will be seeing more of them in the future I’m sure.




Teabag Art

August 13, 2016


My first attempt at teabag art. It’s not that hard, so have a go! Worse thing that can happen is you stuff it up. Keep calm, throw it out, and make yourself another cup of tea 🙂

NOTE: if you go to my facebook page, you can see a slideshow of some other cards I have made with teabags. This will also be the theme of my first monthly “Coffee Club” group starting in September (see page on ‘Classes’ for details).

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1. Firstly drink your cuppa tea

2. Save your tea bagteabags closed 1

3. Dry them out (this may take a few days depending on the climate)

4. Empty teabag (by cutting or tearing a hole at the back depending on the shape of bag. You’ll find some tea leaves want to linger)teabags open

5. Iron your teabag (I placed my iron directly onto them, but you may prefer to place the teabag within the fold of a hanky or tea towel, or between two pieces of paper)

6. Stamp and colour your teabag. The paper of the teabag is designed to take water, so is easy to work with. I used Distress markers and a waterbrush to colour fuchsias and hummingbird, than added touches of Liquid Pearls to highlight. Assemble rest of card.


stamps used: Fuchsia G-2007 by PSX; A Cup of Tea ICO296 by Graphic 45