Friday, December 9, 2011

Twine is on its way!!!

Finally - I have found a source for Twine - in all colours!! It's been ordered and will be arriving soon! Available by the bundle or by the metre in LOADS of colours!!

I will update the blog as soon as we open the box :)

Friday, December 2, 2011

Do Crafts Now in Store

Do Crafts Creativity magazine and selected products arrived today!! This is a much smaller edition of products as Do Crafts were unable to supply us with some lines. We do have a long-awaited range of card, topper and sentiments mix n match sets all with glittered and foiled Tattered Teddy Designs. (I want them all!)We have the latest Forever Friends Decoupage pack, along with a Tattered Teddy design. We have an absolutely stunning range of storage - with new Trolleys and Tote bags in black with a wine coloured dot print, we also have some fab floral X-Cut dies, magnetic shims for use in your Cuttlebug and Big Shots - great for holding those dies in place, and a new line in clear dimensional glues. Finally, we have a few of the Ultimate Quilling Gift Sets - great for Xmas pressies. The magazine itself has a fantastic Tattered Teddy Stamp set FREE with this issue too!
On another note - we also received a delivery of Cheery Lyn Designs direct from the USA this week also, lots of leaves and doily designs along with alphas and a trellis die.
Finally, don't forget - tomorrow we have our annual SALE and also a Demo Day with Tim Holtz Distress products. Refreshments, a free raffle, goody bags, free gifts and Member deals whilst stocks last! Open 10am to 4pm.
See you soon, Maxine & Karen.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Sale tomorrow!!

Hello all, just a quick note to let you all know that we are having a Demo Day this Saturday from 10am - 4pm and also a one day SALE!!!
We will have specials and discounts throughout the store and extra benefits for members.
Do Crafts and a huge shipment of Albums is due in today so we have lots of new goodies too.

Carolyn will be demonstrating some fab techniques using Distress Inks and Stains and will be demonstrating all day so come and do a make and take with us and have a cuppa!

See you tomorrow, Maxine & Karen.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Demo Day & SALE this Saturday 3rd December OPEN 10-4pm

Don't forget - we have a fantastic Demo Day with Carolyn this Saturday - she will show you how to create gorgeous effects using the Distress Inks and Stains and lots more - this is FREE and you can do a make and take and have a play yourself!
We are tying this in with a pre-christmas SALE with lots of specials and offers throughout the store with extra benefits for members of course!!!
You can also collect one of our flyers from the store to put on your fridge for easy gift ideas for you from your family!!
See you Saturday for craft. coffee and cake!!!!!
Bring your christmas spirit and basic tools if you want to do a make and take:))
We have extended hours this Saturday only too - 10am - 4pm.
Maxine, Karen and Carolyn.

New Stuff

BIG SHOT & CUTTLEBUG SPECIALS - Limited quantities!!
We have the fabulous Sizzix Big Shot on Special for just $159.95 and this includes 2 FREE original Christmas dies worth over $80!!
We also have the Cuttlebug machine on special for $149.95 including a FREE C Plate and a FREE Marianne Creatables cutting and embossing die valued at over $55!!
Of course - our standard offer with machine purchases is still the same - buy any die or embossing folder at the same time as your machine and get a further 10% off the dies/folders :))))

NEW - Dusty Attic Chipboard - new line now in store.

Charms - lots of new ones and a bit of re-organising so you can find them easier!!

Sticker Wallets Back in Stock - HOORAYYYYYYYYYY - after 9 months of waiting - they have finally arrived and we've sold half of them already!!

New Kaisercraft due in any second as well as a TON (literally, you want to see my freight bill??) of new Pioneer Albums and top ups of gorgeous glittery Christmas stickers xxxx

Also on its way from NZ is another shipment of Die Cut Decoupage and card kits - including new designs!!

Thanks for listening - Maxine.

Monday, November 14, 2011

New dies just in!!!!!

We have just got in a large delivery of new dies-including boats, cars, new doilies, lamp posts, Christmas baubles, reindeers, trees, frames and loads more!!!!! Be quick:)

Sunday, November 6, 2011

New Classes this month :)

Carolyns gorgeous cards using the latest designs from Alison Ellis and Sprinkle and Sparkle Stamps. Use the matching spellbinders to cut out your image for simple and elegant cards :))) Saturday 19th November 2.30 -4.30pm

The Copic Birthday card class - Rosemary now has a compressor to use with her copics so she's going spray crazy!!! We're training her up so she can give us Free Spray Tans with it too!!! Two sessions available in November Ties 8th and Thurs 18th, both 12pm-2pm.

A Stash Tin!!! Quick and easy project that will make a great gift (especially for teachers and Grandmas!!) Choose your own words for the Label and we can finish off in class!! Friday 18th Nov 12-2pm.

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Embossed Cards - well, it's one embossed easel card, one embossed Christmas Cracker and one embossed Shaker Tree Decoration really but all using the same technique!
Included in the class is the set of stamps (rrp $19.95) Limited spaces available so book early. Please let me know 48 hrs before if you wish to attend as I have loads of prep to do for this one or you'd be with us for the whole day - thanks heaps:)))
Tues 15th Nov 12-2pm

We have loads more classes, check out the Classes section of the website for more info on Beginners classes and Crop Nights.

Thanks all, have a good evening, Maxine.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

BRAND New Products from KaiserCraft

We finally have the fantastic new range of stamps in store at the great value price of just $3.99 each!! Gorgeous designs of clock faces, vintage ladies, postmarks, keys, scissors and lots more! Also in is the NEW "Be Merry Collection" from Kaisercraft. A special limited edition range of papers that are fabulous for loads of uses - not just Christmas! The photos do not do it justice - Rosemary was ooohing and aahing over it for at least 2 hours on Friday when she opened the Box!! This is a limited edition so be quick! Full 12" paper range available along with 2 different designs of 12" sticker sheets!
Finally, one last note in case you missed my last blog posting - YES we are open for our usual trading hours on Monday from 9.30am til 5pm!! Free table hire for the day too - come and join us for a day of crafting!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Cup Weekend Opening Hours

We will be open on Saturday 29th October from 10am to 2pm and open Monday 31st October from 9.30am - 5pm as normal.
We are CLOSED on Tuesday 1st November only.
Happy Shopping :) Maxine.

Distress Inks & Stains - NEW

We have in store now - a huge range of the new Distress Stains in a wide range of colours, along with Distress Ink Pads and refill inks. Also in are the sponge applicator tools and refill pads! Distressing has never been so easy!! (Unless you live in my house with my lovely family that is!)
Look out for the fabulous Distress Ink Demo night coming up in November - New November Classes will be posted on the website this weekend.
Thanks, Maxine.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Vintage Layout Class This Wednesday

Better late thank never!! Here is the image of the class running on Wednesday 26th October. Learn how to be clever with acetate, stamps, stickles and punches. Bring along a 5x7 B&W or Sepia Photo. Bookings essential, please ring the store on 9739 7399. Thanks Maxine.

Thursday, October 20, 2011


You no longer have to buy 10 to get the bulk price - all Copic Ciao Markers are now at the permanently low price of just $5.95 each!!! We also do refills, so bring in your used up markers and have them refilled for just $1 !!!!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Paper Racks For Sale

Hello all - just a quick note to let you know that we have had a change around in the store and have new shop fittings, we are therefore selling our Black Cardstock/Paper Racks for $20 each. This is half wholesale cost (but they are a bit dusty??) First in, best dressed. They are stacked by the counter in the shop - no laybys or rainchecks please.

Thanks, Maxine & Karen.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Do Crafts - In Store NOW!!!!

Hello again (I've blogged twice in one day, you must think I've gone completely mad!!) But we have in store, the fabulous Christmas Do Crafts range. We have some fantastic really cheap, really cute papers, stickers and Die Cuts, along with the biggest bargain of the year - 5 x 7 Acrylic Christmas Stamp sets at the fab offer of Buy one ($15.95)- get one FREE!! Images, of baubles, trees, stockings, reindeer and Nativity scenes - great for copic fans!! Be quick - stocks are limited! Also in are new xmas embossing folders and Nativity die cuts - very hard to find but we did it - hooray Do Crafts :)
Thanks for listening, Maxine.

Free Class!!!!

Hello all, I know this is a bit late notice (but it seemed a good idea last week!!) but I have a FREE xmas card class on this Wednesday from 1pm-2pm. All you need to bring are pencil, ruler, scissors, d/s tape and the rest is provided for FREE!!!!!
A great card making the most of stickers, foiled papers and punches!
Hope to see you there, please ring the store or email me before Wednesday if you would like to join us.
See you soon, Maxine

Monday, September 19, 2011

It's Christmas in Scrapbookland!!

Christmas is well and truly underway in the store with tons of christmas products now arriving daily! We have the new December 25th Collection from Kaisercraft now in store along with the fabulous Sparklets which are selling fast! This range makes great cards and layouts and we have the new FREE workshop flyer to give you inspiration! There are some great Off The Page ideas in there too to decorate your home this christmas, including a new version of the Advent Calendar.
Also in stock is the new Webbed Ribbon which is stunning! At only $1.50 per metre, it's great value We have it in Red, Back and White with more new colours coming soon.
Photo to follow. Keep an eye on the website for some exciting news coming soon!! Maxine.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Do Crafts Now in Store

Hello everyone, just to let you know that we now have the latest issue of Do Crafts Creativity magazine in the store now!! Please be quick or ring the store to place any items on hold as we didn't receive our entire order - the wholesalers order was sent with lots of lines short ordered so we have limited quantities of product. All items ordered via the phone will be held for 2 days only.

We have Forever Friends vintage christmas lines, Essentials red and green paper packs and stickers, calendar tabs, acrylic block sets, bulk red and green cardmaking kits, a gorgeous birthday range of products, REALLY cheap clear stamps, and loads of new nesting dies - cheaper versions of spellbinders but be really really quick - this lot will be gone by the end of the week!!
See you tomorrow - Maxine :)

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

New stuff Just in!!

Hello, we have new Pink Paislee papers, Prima Flowers, TONS of dies from the UK,Teabag folding and quilling books!!
Glitter papers of pirates, owls, fairies etc etc and lots of new goodies! Check it all out before it's gone!!!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

FREE Class for July - Corner Bookmark

Welcome to the second FREE class to be offered by our store! This month, we are making this fabulous Corner Bookmark, a great idea as it sits over the corner of the page and won't fall out of your book and make you lose your spot (a rather important issue for a bookmark don't you think??)Spaces fill fast so please phone the store to secure your spot. Leave your name in case of any cancellations should the class be full, but I will re-run the class if it is popular enough (it's FREE - why wouldn't it be popular??)
See you there, Maxine.

New Dies just in from UK

New batch of dies just in from Europe! Marianne Designs, Joy Crafts, and Nellie Sneddon. Beautiful designs of birdcages, frames, swirls, flowers, butterflies and many, many frames.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

New stuff just in

New Magnolia magazine and a few new designs of stamps. We have a Tree, a Car, the Root Cellar Door, Edwin fishing, Edwin standing and Tilda doing all sorts of exciting things (!!)

Also new is a fantastic range of great quality Glitter Paper in a rainbow of colours. This stuff goes great through the Cuttlebug or Sizzix and large punches. It is paper not card, and the glitter doesn't fall off when you touch it. A great price too - only $2.20 per 12x12 sheet.
See you soon, Maxine.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Do Crafts Issue 27 Now In Store!!

Hello, just a quick post to let you know that Do Crafts Creativity magazine is in store now!! We have a huge range of 'Me To You' Bear products, including wood mount stamps, papers, inks and cards, along with a very pretty floral Tulip range of papers and stickers.We have a few 3 for the price of 2 offers within this range and my favourites are the Nostalgia Male and vintage car stamps.

See you soon, Maxine & Karen.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

New Dies just in!!

Just arrived from the UK are brand new dies from Marianne Designs and Joy Crafts! Great doily designs, butterflies, sihouettes, frames and spiral flowers. Selling fast! See you soon, Maxine

Thursday, May 26, 2011

New Products

Hello, we have had an avalanche of new deliveries today, including 2 brand new ranges from Kaisercraft including the long awaited Vintage range "Velvet Ensemble" which has a trillion uses!! The range also includes new rub ons and chipboard and a great set of stamps (I love the vintage gramophone image). This range will make great layouts, cards and home decor items.

Also in this shipment came the new designs of Black Rub ons. Great value at just $3.50 and includes such designs as Trees, Keys, Birdcages, Dress Forms and Clocks.

Also arrived New Little Yellow Bicycle range Fairytale Princess and Prince, lots of cute dragons in pink and blue-great for pages, cards and invites.

New Indentz embossing folders from the UK now in store and a huge range of quilling papers, tools, boards and kits now also in store.

Scrap FX Latest designs now on the shelves, including doors, locks, hinges, New Zealand embellishment packs, see their website for gallery ideas

New Classlist and images will be posted up over the weekend. Look out for some great new classes including new FREE make and take sessions to give you a few new ideas to kickstart your imagination!!

See you all soon, Maxine.

Monday, May 2, 2011

May Class List Online

The May class list is now online and it's packed full of cards, cards and more cards! There are also a couple of Sticker and Chipboard demo classes this month, so book in quick and find out all the little tips and tricks for making the most out of your supplies!

Click here to visit the website and see the full schedule.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

We're having a massive SALE this week, 2nd May through to 7th May!!!!!!!!!!!

Discounts on all the good stuff - including magnolia Stamps, Gorjuss Girls Stamps, Spellbinders, Albums & Refills, HALF PRICE on all Tombow Markers and MUCH MUCH more!!

Sign up to be our friend on FACEBOOK and we will be giving away a FREE STAMP with every 100 "Likers".

See you soon - Maxine & Karen

Sunday, April 3, 2011

April Update

Hello everyone, just a short note to let you know that the Do Crafts Magazine and products for Issue 26 are in store now!!
Be quick, it's going fast!!
Our jam packed class list for April is also on the website with lots of things to keep you and your children entertained over the Easter break.

We have a Crop Day on Sunday 10th, a Sticker Demo on Friday 29th, and a Chipboard Demo on May 12th PM. Book early for these classes as spaces are limited.
Ceck out the new products too - see slideshow on your right.

Happy Crafting, Maxine.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Do Crafts Now In Store!


Yes, it finally arrived late this afternoon! We only have a dozen spare mags so if you would like one, please be quick! If you have a subscription, please could you collect it before the end of February if possible.
This is a fairly small edition this time and we have very limited stocks and it won't last long!!

A few extra products will be in next week but we have lots of Cupcake papers, decoupage, embossing folders and some great mini stamps as well as the standard A5 sheets of stamps.

We also have a beautiful range of floral papers with matching embellishments and some great bird and tree sets of stamps and papers, along with the cute Country Companions range of hedgehogs and mice papers, decoupage and stamps. We have some mini stamp sets of tiny flowers and leaves - great for cards and in sets of 6.

The fabulous free gift on the front of the magazine is a mini embossing folder and a set of cupcake stamps.

See you all soon, Maxine.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Whiff of Joy!

New stamps on their way!!!
Thanks to a couple of very insistent customers (you know who you are) who are constantly feeding our insatiable need for MORE STAMPS, we will now be stocking the Whiff of Joy stamp range. Along with Magnolia (LOADS more came in last weeks ladies, along with the latest magazine), Sugar Nellie, Gorjuss Girls, CC Designs (new designs on their way), as well as lots more UK and European ranges and our traditional Aussie stock - we are a Haven for Stamp Maniacs!
Come and check out the new stuff, I'll post another blog entry when the Whiff of Joy and CC Designs stock arrives!
Thats all for today, Maxine...

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Go to Facebook and follow the link for more information on the new range of Copic Ciao colours coming soon!

Charity Garage Sale - Ever thought you have too much stuff lying around your craft room? Well now is the time to put it to some really good use!!!!
We are raising money to help people affected by the recent flooding in Queensland and Victoria by having a Garage Sale. Here's how you can help (and have a clearout at the same time and get some new stash!!)

From now until 28th January, bag up all of your unwanted stash/products/paper/tools etc into clear bags (we have some if you need them) and bring it into the store. Give us your name and telephone number and tell us how much you are selling your bags for (they can all be priced individually if you have several).
These will all be put up for Sale in our store from 29th January until 5th February.
50% of the proceeds will go to the Flood Relief effort and you get the other 50% back in a gift voucher to spend in the store!!
If you want to simply donate items to the Sale - these are most welcome too.
All people donating items will be entered into a draw for free prizes from us!!!!

Thanks to everyone for their support with this fundraising extravaganza!!

See you all soon - Maxine & Karen.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

Hello, and a Happy New year to everyone!
We have lots to look forward to in 2011 with lots of lovely new stock on it's way, new opening hours, an online shopping cart on the website (in progress) and five 'From Picture to Page' shows throughout Victoria - busy busy busy!!
In amongst all of this chaos, we are re-organising our class scheduling to include more evening and weekend classes, with lots more scrapbooking and 'off the page' projects as well as new designs for cards and some regular beginner card and layout classes with Rosemary.
We also welcome on board Kristy - a very talented lady (who is the glitter fairy in disguise me thinks!!) and a very clever scrapper.
Classes will resume in earnest in February, although we do have a few classes for January which will be posted on the web early next week including some kids classes to keep your crafty offspring occupied once they get bored with their christmas pressies!
We apologise for the late organisation of January classes as both Karen and myself are slightly indesposed at present - Karen has recently had a knee operation and is still not fully recovered and I have completely wrecked my knee and am having a reconstruction due to a sporting injury! (Note to self - stop messing about on trampolines with eleven year olds!) We are both hobbling around in the shop so please bear with us.
Exciting Stock news!!! We now stock Gorjuss Girls and Sugar Nellie Stamps - direct from the UK. We have a few designs in store and have the next shipment arriving shortly, those along with the Magnolia Designs and the CC Designs make the store a Copic Addicts Haven!!!! Lots of things to colour in. Look out for Rosemary's Copic 102 class in February along with a re-run of the Copic 101 class to learn lots of tips and techniques to get the most from your pens. We also have 36 new colours in the ciao range coming soon.
New albums - we now have a FANTASTIC brand new range of albums from W.A. in the store. We have stitched box style albums for Wedding/Babies etc and some gorgeous tooled leather albums great for Family History or Male Albums along with a few other designs. These are gorgeous - I couldn't help myself and bought loads!
Also in is a brand new range of foiled and glittered papers (12") with an all over design so it is great for cards and invitations as well as for fabulous wedding/dance/prom style layouts too. Come down and check it all out - we re-open on Tuesday 3rd January when our trading hours then return to normal after the christmas break.
See you all soon, Maxine & Karen.