Saturday, December 4, 2010

Do Crafts Issue 24 is IN STORE NOW!!!!!!!!!!

Hello everyone - just a short note to let you all know that we have received the latest do-crafts magazine along with all the gorgeous goodies that come with it!
The free gift this issue is a clear stamp of the cutest Woodland Creatures. These are great for colouring in and the matching paper packs, dies, decoupage, stickers and chipboard were selling straight out of the boxes yesterday, before we even got them on the shelves!

Also in are the latest Foiled Oriental papers, stickers, stamps and embellishments in really modern japanese prints. The mag has some great ideas on how to use this bounty!

We also have a HUGE dumpbin FULL of new designs of wooden stamps with some fantastic designs and phrases on them - a bargain at just $3 each. These would make great stocking fillers or Kris Kringle gifts for your crafty friends.

A couple of these along with a magazine is a fab way to introduce them to the clever world of Do-crafts.
We have an extra 60 magazines this month again over our subscription quantity but be quick - we sell out EVERY time!
See you all soon,
Maxine & Karen.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Forever Friends Christmas

I decided to get a head start on my Christmas cards with the new Forever Friends stamps that arrived this week...who knows maybe I'll actually send them out this year!

This is a really quick card and a great stamp if you're new to colouring with Copics as it has large areas to blend.  The bear itself is super easy to colour and I've used three different browns - E50, E51 & E53 with a little E40 for his nose.

I've used some Kaiser paper that I had left from last year and mounted the present with foam to make it pop out a little and added some clear Copic Spica to make it bling!  I've also coloured some white Kaiser pearls with my Copics to match.

If you'd like to learn more about colouring with Copics book yourself into Rosemary's Copics 101 class, which is being held on the 19 & 27 October in store this month.  You'll find all the details here.

Until next time 

Tilda's in the house!

Hi everyone
I got a bit excited a couple of weeks ago when Karen told me she had ordered some Magnolia Stamps from Sweden. This gorgeous range of stamps feature Tilda and Edwin and there's so many to choose from! I've been wanting to get some for a while and when they arrived in store I couldn't resist, so now I have a few too many LOL!

As well as the stamps there's also a magazine (which you can grab in store now) with heaps of amazing cards and tutorials.

So here's what I've been up to with my new stamps...

The images are coloured with Copics and in the second card Tilda is sitting on the CC Designs bench stamp. The papers and embellishments can also be found in store.  If you'd like to see more samples we've added some more pics to the gallery on the website, which you view here.

As well as my  new Tilda stamps I may have snapped up some of the new Forever Friends clear Christmas stamps (they were a bargain, how could I resist!) So make sure you check back soon for some Forever Friends creations.

Until next time

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Stamping News

Pepper and Friends are here!! Direct from the UK and sooooooo cute. We also have more product from Stampavie along with CC Designs and arriving any day now - the fabulous MAGNOLIA stamps from Sweden!! Rosemary has been busy 'colouring in' again, her gorgeous card has sent customers into a copic frenzy to the point where we have been re-stocking our stand TWICE a week!!! Our August Offer is still valid until Tuesday - buy 10 Copic Ciao's and get 2 for FREE!!!! (Save $13).
Happy 'Colouring In' ladies. xx

New Stuff

It's very pretty in our store this week - we have just received an avalanche of new flowers and leaves along with gold and silver wide mesh ribbon and lots more 'pretty stuff'!! We have the ever popular paper rosebuds in lots of colours, along with new maple, fern and rose leaves. Great for those cardmakers out there as well as for modern invitations and vintage layouts and the white ones are great to colour in with copics! We have the two new Kaiser christmas ranges now in stock including great acrylic stamp sets, 6" paper pads and embellishments and die cuts - time to start on those christmas cards girls!!! We have lots of new arrivals from the UK too, with new product arriving daily.
Come and check it all out! Maxine.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Forever Friends are here at last!!

At last - we have received our shipment of the popular new Forever Friends range of wooden and acrylic stamps, stickers, papers and diecuts! These are currently a limited edition range so be quick before Karen takes ALL of it home ha ha!!
Also just arrived (finally) a complete stand of Copic Atyou Spica pens. For all of you glitter fans - these are fabulous for using over the top of your copic coloured images and stamps for that sparkly touch!! The rest of the Do-crafts shipment should arrive next week. For a sneak peek - check out their website - it is all for a limited time only.
Happy shopping! Maxine. x

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Mega May Competition Winner

Congratulations to Jaquie Schulz-Moorby for winning First Prize of $50 gift voucher for our store!! Well done.
The two runner up prizes go to Jenny Stone and Fran Lewis for their fabulous entries. Please collect all your goodies from us next time you are in the store.
Many thanks to everyone who entered our competition. You gave us a hard time choosing and our customers have certainly had fun voting for their favourites. It's great to see everyone's gorgeous work up on the walls and we all draw inspiration from your creations. It's so nice to see what you all create with the products you buy from us - we rarely get to see the finished items!
We are now continuing to run our regular monthly competition from the special packs available for purchase @ $6.95 ea. The July pack is available now.
If you would like to see any of your work on our gallery, please send us an email to and we will endeavour to post on your projects.
Thank you everyone, for joining in the fun - we shall be organising another competition soon.
Best Regards,
Maxine & Karen.

Monday, May 24, 2010

New Martha Stewart Punches and Competition Update!

Yes - I know the photo isn't great but my battery was running out - sorry!! But the stuff is still great!!! We have had delivered today, a HUGE box of Martha Stewart punches direct from the US - cheaper than Spotlight - hooray!!!!!! Lots of the new stamp and punch designs (yes, you stamp the images and then punch them out , fab idea!) Border and corner sets - so you can get the design around the complete page or card, jumbo deep edge punches in the most gorgeous designs - I want ALL of them!! Also in are the large lace heart, the Monarch Butterfly, the Cosmos and Cornflower designs as well as the trellis design border punch that is so 'IN' right now! Also a punch to make your own photos corners (at last)We had a delivery of these last Friday, took them to the paper show and sold them all in 2 hours so these are HOT property, get in quick! Also arrived are the Martha Stewart Scoreboards - I am so upset as I have just bought a fab Scor-pal but these are the BEST boards I've ever seen! They come complete with a handy envelope template to use along with the board which slips into a little pocket underneath for safe storage and a flip up sizing guide with all your measurements on it for the most commonly used projects. You also store the scoring tool in this are too -LOVE IT!!!
We've only got the three so if you were thinking about buying a score board - now is the time to act on that thought:)
DO - CRAFTS - The Do-Crafts stuff has been paid for and is on its way - it should be here before Thursday. All of you with a magazine subscription will be telephoned as soon as it hits our doors. We have pre-ordered the Forever Friends range of Wooden stamps (no acrylic ones in Oz as yet - sorry) but you will love the designs of these limited edition stamps. We have pre-ordered extra just so we don't miss out but once they are gone - they are gone. Due in end of June.
COMPETITION NEWS - where are all the entries???? There is $50 first prize up for grabs girls, and second and third prizes of goody bags. You have a pretty good chance of winning as we are low on entries. We will accept entries up to the end of June but you will be missing out on customer votes if you don't act soon. The longer it's on the wall (from 1st June) the more people can see it and vote for it. This comp is just for fun - it's free to enter and we'd love to have more entries so please get scrapping and see what you can come up with.
Bye for now, Maxine & Karen.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

We're having a SALE!!!!

Yes, we have gone mad -at Karen's Birthday party last Saturday night - can anyone suggest a paper to scrap this little photo with ???
But seriously, we still have a lot of clearance items for sale in our workshop. Lots of papers at 75c each or 10 for $5, clear stamps, tons of chipboard, stickers, embellishments, invitations and other odds and ends and we need it GONE!!! Sale ends this Saturday.
We are also exhibiting at the "from Picture to Page" paper show
THIS WEEKEND - see the "News and Events" page of website for more details. You may even catch us wearing our new hairdo's on Saturday
ha ha! Maxine.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

New US Stamps now in!!!!!!

Hello, finally, we have received the latest set of FANTASTIC value stamps from CC Designs, including Gingersnaps designs and the ever fabulous Kiki La Rue and Nurse Nora.
If you are a Copic fan - these are the BEST stamps for colouring in - lots of large areas for blending and shading.
Lots of great value sentiments sets too for men, women, friends, birthday, sympathy and some great stamps with greetings for the inside of your cards too.
See you soon, Maxine.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

May Competition

Hello, as promised (and only a day late - sorry) here are the rules for our May competition;
All entries are free, enter as many times as you like.
Competition is for a single 12x12 layout made using only products from our store.
Entries must be returned by May 31st for display until 30th June.
All entries will be posted on our gallery - please advise us at time of entry if you do not wish your layout to be posted.
Layouts will be displayed in the store for customer voting.
Along with the customer vote, each entry will be independantly judged by four judges and all points will be collated to decide the overall winner.
Points will be awarded for photography, creative use of product, techniques and journalling.
(please note that you cannot vote for yourself during this competition.)
All entries may be collected from the store after competition closes.

First Prize is $50 gift voucher for the store and second and third prizes will be awarded in goody bags. All winners will be notified by phone and results posted on this blog.

You've got to be in it to win it ladies - Good luck, we look forward to your submissions!!!! May you win lots of cash and free stuff !!!!!!

Best Regards, Maxine.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Forever Friends Promotion

We have just received news from our supplier that there is a great free giveaway coming in April to celebrate the launch of Do Crafts "Forever Friends" products into Australia. The advertising campaign will feature in the following magazines: Scrapbook Creations, Issue 77 - 7th April, Scrapbooking Memories, Issue 12-4 - 7th April, and Australian Cardmaking and Scrapbooking, Issue 20 - 1st April.
If you purchase $1 or more of any Do-crafts branded products on the promotion day (currently 24th April date tbc) you will receive a free Forever Friends embellishment pack valued at $5, one per customer limit.

Karen is especially excited about the release of these cute bear related items (you should see her collection of the stuffed versions) so look out for lots of the stuff coming soon!!! The stamps are especially brilliant for those addicted to the Copic markers - we shall be stocking bucketloads of shades of brown especially for their arrival !!! Speaking of Copic Markers, we have just restocked on all colours so we now have the full stand again - come and feed your habit before they all go again!
See you soon ladies, regards, Maxine.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Chipboard Demo Night

Hello - long time no speak!!! I am working on reinstating the mailing list (computer blew up - literally, power supply fault!!) so my apologies if you haven't heard from me in a while. The class list and pictures are still being updated on the website but please drop me a line at to put your name back on the e-mailing list.
I know this post is a little bit late notice but we have a FREE demo night tonight in the store with Kristy from RW Laser Cuts. See the brand new releases and learn more about the fabulous versatile medium of chipboard and how to emboss, texture, distress, ink, paint and generally make it not look like cardboard anymore!!! (Unless you like "as is" in the first place?) This is a hands on demo so you actually get to make something!! for FREE hooray!!!!!!
We will have some specials on tonight and also a few extras for our Members as always! Free cake and coffee too so hope to see you there.