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.