Sunday, 28 October 2012

A Smashing Sunday

Can't believe its Sunday night already ....the weekends just seem to fly by quicker and quicker each week.

Today I had time to sit at my craft table and catch up a bit on my "Family Home" Smash Journal. I am creatng a journal which keeps track of all my our wants for the house we will start building next year. (Finally we will be first home owners :) )

I wanted different sections in the journal for the different rooms in the house. Luckily for me the new WeR tab punches and stickers arrived in store this week.

Click here to see the full range available.

For my Smash book I used the Bracket punch and stickers.

The tabs are nice and sturdy too as they are covered in the perfect thick clear sticker.  Here is a short video featuring the new punches:

We have the full selection of punches and stickers in store now.

Wishing you all a Very Creative Week!


Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Mixed Media Fun

Good Evening!

On Monday nights we hold Art Journalling classes in our workroom. (the class is full but we are taking names for the next group. Please register your interest)

The starter kit is awesome (even if I do say so myself). Everyone received a tote, gel medium, mixed media sampler kit from Faber Castell, 3 different background stamps + lots more. (the kit ended up being worth just over $120!) But the main item in the kit is the beautiful Dyan Reavely Art Journal.

Dylusions Journal

These journals are so beautiful that there is actually a certain Lady (you know who you are Mrs P!) who is extremely hesistant to use it. She just wants to look, feel and smell it! But she has promised next week one page MIGHT get covered with some gesso :)

The whole kit + 6 weeks of classes costs $175.00 and is taught by the extremely talented Jenny. Her main aim is to push us all outside of our comfort zone and not to think.

We have a couple more Journals in stock - they are not listed online so please contact me if you would like to own one. They retail for $29.99


One of my favourite items to use on all mixed media has to be the Gelatos. Have you ever tried them? We have all the mix and match sets in stock (both online and in store).

Here is a short video demonstrating one of many techniques...

Aren't they awesome?? There are many more techniques as well...I have a box of the colours in our workroom if you would like to see / touch them.

As well as the full gift box we also stock all of the mix and match sets. They can be found online by clicking here.

Also in stock or 2 different sizes of Pitt Pens. There is the skinny ones and the big brush. They can be found here.

New on the Web: Along with the gelatos and Pitt pens we have also just uploaded the Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers.

If you are looking for calligraphy pens, we do have various ones available from Faber-Castell but they are not listed online, just give me a ring / e-mail or drop in to the shop.

Wishing you all a very creative week....I need to try and finish 9 ATC cards by tomorrow night for a swap I'm in....

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers

About Spectrum Noir Banner
Spectrum Noir is the revolutionary alcohol coloring system brought to you by Crafter’s Companion.
The range combines affordability with versatility across a vast color spectrum which has been designed specifically for the crafting market, to make alcohol pen coloring achievable for colorists at all levels of confidence and ability.
Whether you’re brand new to coloring, or consider yourself to be an expert, the easy to follow coloring system allows you to choose perfect blends from within each color family to guarantee a perfect graduation of color in a professional way.
Each pen is double ended with a broad chisel nib for coloring vast areas or creating background effects, and a fine bullet nib for controlled and accurate coloring, even in the tiniest of areas. Each of these nibs is replaceable, or you can switch out for other nibs in the range as you advance in your coloring capabilities.
The Spectrum Noir system has been designed with longevity in mind, and for that reason, each of our pens is refillable so you’re investing in a system, as opposed to making a one-off purchase, which is both great for the environment, and also great for your pocket!
For more information, play the following video:

The packs of core pens are organized into color families with multiple blends in each pack making them great for beginners who want to achieve professional results without having to learn and understand color compositions. Simply follow the letter and number prefixes to select colors within the same family in varying intensities and blend in a circular motion to achieve three-dimensional effects.
The larger packs offer a range of colors across a broader spectrum to supplement the core selection, which all together covers the complete spectrum in 168 shades. And because the pens are refillable, you’ll only need each shade once, so you’ll never find any repetition of colors in the packs.
So for a system that offers you both exceptional value for money and top performance, look no further than Spectrum Noir – brought to you by Crafter’s Companion.

Would you like to purchase Spectrum Noir markers? Head over to our website - they are listed under Alcohol Markers.

* This information has been taken from the Spectrum Noir website.

Butterfly Kisses

I LOVE the bright colours of the Butterfly kisses collection.

Here are some layouts created by the Kaisercraft design team. These layouts can also be found in the October Workshop magazine (if you haven't got your cpy yet make sure you drop in and pick one up.)

“Kimmi Dolls” Layout  by Adriana Bolzon
Materials used:  Butterfly Kisses Paper Collection; P905 Sprinkles, P901 Playful, PS239 Beauty Die Cut, CT726 Collectables, CB139 Printed Chipboard, RS416 Rouge, RS418 Sea Breeaze Sparklets, RS414 Crimson Sparklets, RS420 Sparklets, EM971 Blossoms Fushsia, CB108 Chipbaord Alpha #2, MA501 Mini Alphas,  Mounting Foam.
Extras:  Punch, glossy accents.

“Beautiful” Layout by Susan Longman
Kaisercraft Products Used:
Butterfly Kisses Paper Collection; P902 – Giggly; P907 – BFF’s; P906 – Fun; F660 – Amethyst Mini Blooms; F643 – Amethyst Paper Blooms, CD101 – Coconut Cardstock; Texture Grid Stamp.

“2011″ Layout by Susan Longman
Kaisercraft Products Used:
Butterly Kisses Paper Collection; P901 – Playful; P905 – Sprinkles; P907 – BFF’s;  CD101 – Coconut Cardstock; F644 – Coconut Mini Blooms; F631 – Sea Breeze Paper Blooms; R710 Seabreeze Ribbon Roses; FL342 Funky Butterfly
Other: Rosette Die; Bird Border Punch; Chevron Misting mask; Mist; Doily Die.


Good Evening Everyone!

Have a look at these beautiful layouts from the wonderful design team over at Kaisercraft.

They have used the October release Periwnkle.

“Dream” Layout by Adriana Bolzon  
Materials used: Periwinkle Paper Collection; P941 Hint, P937 Whisper, P944 Rumour, P942 Secret, P938 Dawn, P945 Impression, CB107 Chipboard Alpha 1, PL501 White Pearl Strips, F615 Blue Ice Flowers, F652 Terracotta Flowers, F627 Paper Blooms, F631 Sea Breeze Paper Blooms, EM930 Pearl Brads, R708 Ribbon Rose Coral,  IP721 Gum Leaf Ink Pad, IP724 Bark Ink Pad, Mounting Foam.
Extra: Diecuts, punch, glossy accents.
Adriana says, “These Periwinkle papers are so soft and dreamy. I had this photo of my daughter sleeping on the couch when she was very little, just dreaming away, perfect to use with this collection.”
Have a happy day dream everyone!
“Love” layout by Susan Longman 862A9992862A9993
“Cherish” layout by Susan Longman 862A9994862A9995
Kaisercraft Products Used:
CD113 Vanilla Cardstock; Periwinkle Paper Collection; P943 – Breathe; P938 – Dawn; P940 – Shimmer; P937 – Whisper; CT725 – Periwinkle Collectables; F628 Honey Paper Blooms; F649 Sage Mini Blooms; RS418 – Sparklets Sea Breeze; T303 Foam Tape
Other: Border Punch

Monday, 15 October 2012

Prima marketing: FIREFLY

The beautiful Firefly Collection is due in store later this week.
Pre-ordering is available in our online store.

Here are a couple of layouts created by the talented design team over at Prima.

back in Stock - Romance Novel by Prima

Romance Novel sold out so quickly when it was released Prima had to reprint.

Isn't a beautiful collection? Available for purchase in our online store, or 1/125 Flores Road, Geraldton.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

October Workshops

Good Morning!

What a week it has been! My husband had surgery last week so was recovering all week, its been very busy with the holiday kids classes, my kids off school, craft fair and then to top it off a day trip to Perth yesterday.

Think I need a few days off to recover! Guess I will need to wait till Sunday....

We have some awesome classes planned for the month of October, including a 6 weeks course in Art Journalling, canvas classes, card making and wood home decor. Everryone is welcome to join any of the classes, only the Art journalling class is a 6 week commitment - everything else is one off classes.

Thursday 11th October
7.00 - 9.00pm - $20.00
Come and join us for a night of Card Making. You can choose from any 6x6" paper pad (we have over 40 different styles in store), card stock, sketches, use of tools etc all included.
Not a card maker? Come along and choose a Scrapkit to work on.

Saturday 13th October
2.30 - finish - $32.50
Join us and create your very once piece of Art for your walls (or a gift for a loved one).
(We have been very lucky to be able to purchase canvases at a cheaper rate so our pricing has dropped for canvas classes!)
Learn to create backgrounds. This is a fun class with no experience necessary!

Monday 15th October
7.00 - 9.00pm - $175.00 (for 6 weeks)

Join us for a wonderful journey into Art Journalling! Learn to create backgrounds, use some awesome products, build the page and more.
payment needs to be up front as on the first evening you receive a large kit worth over $100.
No experience is necessary!

Wednesday 17th October
3.30 - 5.00pm - $8.50
Kid's Scrapbooking

Join us for a fun afternoon f Scrapbooking. We will be making our own bunting,  using doilies, inking using a stencil and buildong the page. This layout uses 1 4x6" photo portrait.

Thursday 18th October
9.30 - 2.30pm - $5.00
Open Scrapbooking

Join the regulars and scrap the day away while the kids are at school.

Saturday 20th October
2.00 - 3.30pm - $10.00
Card making
This week we will be making 3 Christmas themed cards!

Wednesday 24th October
3.30 - 5.00pm - $8.50
Kid's Craft
Joinus for a fun afternoon of crafting We will be making a matchbook Album.

Thursday 25th October
9.30 - 2.30pm - $5.00
Open Scrapbooking
Join the regulars and scrap the day away while the kids are at school.

Saturday 27th October
1.00 - 4.00pm - $5.00
Create any wood product (purchased from our store) and we will help you finish it. Paints etc available to use in the classroom.

Bookings can be made in store, via e-mail ( or by ringing me on 0408 913684

Hope you have a great week!

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Week 2 School Holiday Classes

Good Evening!

Thank you to everyone who came to our kids classes this past week! We had so much fun! The most popular was definitely the Owl Canvas, so this week we will hold another canvas class.

Wednesday 10th October:
Create your own piece of art using decoupage to cover the background, paint, mod podge and then create a unique piece of art.
Choice of different kits (including one perfect for boys).
Cost: $12.50 per person (mum's also welcome to join). Starts at 10.30 till 12.00 ish.

Thursday 11th October:
Create 4 different cards using various techniques.
Choice of different kits (including some suitable for boys)
Cost: $10 per person (mum's welcome to join) Starts at 10.30 till 12.00 ish.

Friday 12th October:
Create a beautiful 12x12" layout using papers from Prima, and we will be making our own dimensional flowers. This is a fun girly layout - but if any of the boys like to join in there will be other kits available too :)
Costs $12.50 per person (mum's welcome to join). Starts at 10.30 till 12.00 ish.

Term 4 Schedule will be up on the blog on Wednesday.
Hope you all enjoy your weekend and see you at the Craft Fair tomorrow!


Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Its Party Time!

In October, 2 years I ago the doors were opened of my first retail shop. Since then we have moved to bigger and better premises, and on Saturday I would like to invite you all for a morning tea in the shop to celebrate our 2 years of bringing you quality products and friendly service.

There will also be make and takes and some special offers.

The details:
Day: Saturday 6th October
Time: 9.30 - 1.00pm
Place: 1/125 Flores Road

See you all on Saturday!