Thursday, November 22, 2012

Hi Everyone Karen Here !!

This is my first ever blog, so please forgive me if I am not as good at it as Max !!!
Just wanted to let you all know what has been happening since we closed down  :-(
I have been doing a course in Education Support, complete change of Career for me.
However I can't stay away from the papercraft industry.
I have just started selling papercraft and stamping supplies through Kaszazz. It is mainly Party Plan, but I will also  be holding workshops and crops for cardmaking and scrapbooking. The parties are great fun, not only are there great 'host' discounts, monthly specials and freebies, but everyone gets to participate in a FREE make and take. Check out their products at
If you would like to either look at a catalouge, book a party or are interested in a workshop please e mail me
Can't wait to hear back from you. If I don't I would like to thank you for all of your custom and support over the past 7 years and wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Monday, August 6, 2012

DoCrafts Issue 34 NOW IN STORE & 50% off SALE

Hello - better late than never but our latest edition of
Do Crafts Creativity magazine is now In-Store!!

If you subscribe to our magazine list - please collect your mag by Friday 10th August at the latest as we close our doors at 5pm.

As it is our final week of trading - we now have
50% off EVERYTHING in store
(except new Do-crafts mags and stock)

Thanks for shopping with us for the past 7 years ladies - we are still trading but not from lilydale - subscribe to this blog or contact us through our website on and we will keep you in the loop!!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Hello all!!  Yes we are now in the week of 40% off absolutely EVERYTHING in the store. We still have tons of Cardstock, Stickers, Ribbons, Papers and embellishments at the unbelievable low price of 40% off.
Be quick as if we sell out this week, we will be closing the store earlier than 10th August.

a final note on Do Crafts - the latest issue is on its way into the store and should be here any day. These items are not included in our Sale as they are pre-ordered stock with set pricing so we are unable to offer any discounts.  We do have another store taking over our Do Crafts business so you will be able to still continue with your subscriptions and product lines locally. Details will be given to you of the new stockist when you collect your magazine this week.

Thanks Ladies,
Maxine & Karen.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Closing Down Sale

Hello, as most of you are aware, we have decided to close our storefront. We are still trading but are moving our business online and it will run on a smaller scale. We will be running classes, workshops, crops and retreats and all details will be posted on this blog - alternatively, please email me at and ask to be added to our new mailing list. We will then send out an email with all our promotions and events detailed.

We still need to clear our store of stock and fixtures and fittings, so we are having a Closing Down Sale! We have
instore until Saturday 28th August. We still have tons of current stock such as ribbons, papers, cardstock, chipboard, stickers and more!! Come and get a bargain before it's all gone.:))
Thanks for shopping with us - it's been a fun 7 years xx
Maxine & Karen.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Show News!!

Hello all, I am finally back from overseas and what a month we appear to have had here is Oz!!
Due to the fabulous weather, our last show in Pakenham was cancelled as the venue was commandeered by the SES as accomodation for any people displaced by flooding in the Koowerup area, so now the show has been re-scheduled for this weekend Saturday and Sunday 7th and 8th July at the Cardinia Cultural Centre, Lakeside Drive, Pakenham.
This show was a great success last year and we had lots of new traders exhibiting with lots of new goodies.
We will be there with some gorgeous new products and clearing out lots of old ones too, so come along and grab a bargain.
Saturday opening hours are 9.30am until 4.30pm and Sunday's opening hours are 10am to 4pm.
I will be there in all my jetlagged glory, along with my merry band of helpers (who I haven't actually asked
yet but I am sure they will help me out if I ask reaaaallllly nicely!!)
Hope to see you all this weekend,

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Product and store info Update

Hello, just a note to remind you that we will be exhibiting at the "From Picture to Page" paper show at the Whitehorse Club, Burwood this Saturday and Sunday 26 & 27th May. The store will be open on Saturday but we will be closed on Sunday. Details on the show on our "News and Events" page. A great day out for papercrafters.
New in this week - HUGE delivery of all things Tim Holtz!!  We have the new limited edition triple sets of Spring Distress Ink Pads, top ups of all the other colours, more Stickles, LOADS of Tim Holtz tools - picks, rulers, dies, ink palettes, craft mats etc and three more deliveries of DIES. We have literally dozens of the bargain priced sets of basic shapes and scalloped shapes, more designs from Marianne and Cheery Lyn, rather large box of Martha Stewart punches and an avalanche of stickers for all occasions.  Also in are three dump bins full of coloured card and envelope packs and more embossing folders. 
Come and check out our rather jam packed store this week before we take it to the show at the weekend and its gone.........................  Maxine :)

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Cuttlebugs & Big Shots

We have on its way, a new shipment of Cuttlebug V2 machines as well as Big Shots and replacement Cuttlebug and Sizzix plates.We have special offers on all our machines - great for Mothers Day!!!!!

We have also done a HUGE pre order for Memory Box dies - gorgeous dies at an unbelievably low price!! These will be in this month. Cheery Lyn and Marianne Designs are in stock now!

Reserve yours now to avoid disappointment.
email: or
Tel: 9739 7299
Thanks Maxine.

Friday, May 4, 2012

'A Moment' class Wednesday 9th May...........

Wednesday 9th May is the day that I'll be teaching this class.
'A Moment'
Time: 12 -2pm
Cost: $24
Kit included

Book in early to reserve your spot.

Please bring along your trimmer, glue, scissors, tape, your creativity and a mat to work your page on.
This class you will be required to get messy!

'Small Things' Class this Sunday.....................

Hello Ladies!! 

Are you looking for something to do on Sunday morning??

Why not come down and do the 'Small Things' class.
Time: 10am - 12pm
Cost: $22
Kit provided.

Just bring your trimmer, glue, scissors, tape, some white paint if you have it and a mat to work your page on. 

Call the store to book your place.
Ph: 9739 7299

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

HUGE Die Shipment just arrived

We have now received all our latest dies from the USA and the UK and Holland. We have lots of Marianne Designs - including Christmas dies, and a HUGE shipment of Cheery Lyn Designs, including 6 new frame/background designs as well as lots of top-ups of the most popular designs and more of the Metal adapter plates. We also have the new Artbin Die cases and refill magnet sheets to store all your precious dies!!! Also in today are two new ranges of Basic Grey and the two brand new designs from Kaisercraft. Lots more Peel Off stickers and new A4 patterned papers - great for cardmaking. We have lots of new samples on the front table. We have more Cropper Hopper 12" paper holders and new fancy bling strips which are really cheap - selling fast :)) Class list and email will be published tomorrow night - we are just waiting on a couple of samples (one of them is mine too!! - sorry girls!) Thanks, Maxine.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Here's Humphrey!!

Hi papercrafters! It's Carolyn hethere and I've highjacked the blog. He he!! I've been playing around with a cute little set of stamps from Crafter's Companion 'Humphrey' range. If you look closely at the samples, you'll notice that the two elephant images combine to make a very cute conga line!! You can eyeball the join when you stamp or use a stamp positioner.
I've played around with sponging, distress inks and simple masking techniques to create the cards. And the lovely background patterns? New foils from Alison Ellis called 'You're Invited".
Come and join me to make these cards in May. The class will be advertised soon.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

More stuff!

See - I've had a busy morning!!!! My 12 year old daughter put together the papertole for me on Thursday and I made up the cards this morning. These are the new Fairytopia range from Docrafts - limited edition and all printed and die cut onto shimmer papers - absolutely gorgeous close up - the photos do not do it justice!

We think they look a bit like Pink (the singer) but there's no way she would wear those outfits!!

Great for tweenies cards.
What do you think??

Wedding Cards

Good Morning - Happy Easter everyone!!!! I got up early today (couldn't sleep) so finally finished off a couple of samples of Wedding Decoupage that I've had floating around my office for a couple of weeks.

I used a Reddy twin pack design and Kaisercraft papers along with gold stickers and paper roses to finish off my cards.

Love em!!

Friday, April 6, 2012

April FREE Class

Just a quick picture of the sample for the FREE class that is running on Tuesday 17th April from 1-2pm. The class is already over half full so if you would like to come along - book in quick! We will be using stencils, double sided cardstock, heat embossing techniques, acetate, embossed cards, stickers, ribbon and punches to create this pretty little card.
Thanks Maxine.

Open Today

Hello all, just a reminder that the store is open today from 10am-2pm!
New stuff just in this week - Huge delivery of Dufex, Reddy, Hunkydory and more Papertole, decoupage and 3d kits, also in is the ENTIRE range of Alison Ellis Designs gorgeous foiled flocked A4 papers - as seen at Paperific! This stuff makes beautiful cards, layouts and invites - a very versatile product indeed. See you soon, Maxine.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Do Crafts now in store

Its here!! Boofle the bear has landed!! Free boofle stamp with this months issue. Loads of new x cut dies, stamps, paper pads, decoupage, stickers and loads of other goodies!!! This stuff doesn't last long so dont hang about :)
Thanks, Maxine and Karen.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

New stuff and DO CRAFTS Update

Hello, just a quick note to let you all know that we have a new shipment of Cheery Lyn Dies just arrived included Dancing Doily laces, French Lattice, Cutees, Rose Borders, Elegant Corners, Hearts, Queen Anne Lace, Nesting Ovals and tons more!

Also, Do Crafts is on its way - it left Queensland on Friday so we should have it in store by Tuesday! If you are on our mag subscription list - we will ring you asap.

Class list due out later today.

Thanks, Maxine & Karen

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

New products:)

We have just opened a box of the most gorgeous ribbons I've seen this year!!! We have foiled hearts, country style hearts, tri-colored ribbons in red, blue, pink and purple, and a fab black and natural gingham! We also have really cute new stamps for just $2.95, easter bunnies and lambs, flowers, tickets and music notes.
We have the two brand new releases from Kaisercraft- Fine and Sunny and Charlottes Dream. Great for kids and babies and vintage pics!
Lots of new ideas and bits and bobs are trickling their way in.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

FREE Classes and Extended Opening Hours

Hello, just anote to say that we still have a few spots available in our FREE classes for March. The Rocker Card is running on Thursday 22nd March from 12-1pm and the Bookmark Class is running on Tuesday 13th March from 12-1pm also.

These classes are both FREE but bookings are essential so we can organise a kit of products for you.
Tel: 9739 7299. Come and have a cuppa and have FUN for an hour and take home something pretty :)

We are also now OPEN SUNDAYS 10-2pm, due to popular demand.
See you all soon - Maxine.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

OMG - It's Die-licious!!!!

We have had TWO deliveries of Joy crafts, Marianne creatables and Designs and Cheery Lyn designs dies and our wall is FULL - be quick, sold LOADS already today. As fast as we are cutting out samples - we are selling them! Also in stock now are tons of new cardmaking products, including; bulk packs of foam squares - 4 in a pack 1mm - 3mm only $3.95, new bling alphas, great value packs of die cut images in baby boy and girl, angels, french floral and vintage icons, 15 new designs of 3d stickers in boy, girl, birthday, soccer, golf, cricket, old cars, sixties sports cars, art deco and more, new feather and sequin dress stickers - 3 in a pack for $3.95 in lots of colours, printed acetate bon-bonniere boxes, new Kaisercraft ranges of butterflies and robots and the latest Papercrafting magazines, new stencils and decoupage papers and more rhinestone bling strips.
The shop is so FULL it's not funny.
See you soon girls, Maxine & Karen.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Do Crafts now in Store

We have in stock the NEW batch of fabulous Do Crafts products along with the latest magazine. Lots of new goodies including the Hot Diggetty Dog range of Card Kits, Decoupage, Toppers, Card Sentiments and much more. Two new capsule collections of matching papers, ribbons, flowers and die cuts in Parkstone Pink and Burleigh Blue, we have Uk themed albums, papers, embossing folders, stamps and lots of cool travel inspired stuff, the new stamp and die Storage Folder, Flutterbys 3D stickers and 2 different designs of Butterfly Die cut toppers in pearlescent and metallic colourways and a huge box of new ribbon rolls for just $2 each.

Also in are the latest Joy Crafts dies and Cheery Lyn dies. Designs include 6 types of doilies, butterflies, woodland animals, vintage ladies, swans, and cherubs (great for Valentine/Wedding cards) and also in are the new Sew Easy tools with additional wheels. lots, lots more to see, welcome to a craft packed 2012!!

Maxine & Karen.

February Classes

Hello all, due to a minor technical hitch - (namely TELSTRA yet again unable to provide any service at the home of our Web Genie!!) Our classes for February are not yet on the Classes page of the website. We do however, have all pictures of February classes on the gallery, they are the last additions in the Scrapbooking and Card Making Albums. If you aren't on our monthly email listing and don't receive our class list in your inbox, you can collect one from the store or email me at and I will send you one via email.

Normal service will resume as soon as possible, thanks ladies - Maxine.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Do Crafts - arriving this week!

The Feb/Mar edition of Do Crafts Creativity has arrived in Australia and we are expecting it in store by mid week. It's nice and early this time!!! We have the full range of the Gorgeous Boofle the Dog products and two new capsule collections in Parkstone Pink and Burleigh Blue-papers, ribbons,buttons, bows and die cuts!
This issue also has "the London Look" with lots of UK themed products and other travel themed goodies, including a fantastic Union Flag 12"album. We are also expecting lots of new Nesting Dies and a HUGE box of ribbon rolls in some gorgeous colours, along with some great value Metallic Bitterfly 3D sheets and toppers. This is a huge shipment and one of the largest orders we have done so there will be lots to choose from.
In order to make room for it all, we will be having a January 20-40% off Sale next week clearing lots of end of lines and discontinued products - Come in and grab yourself a bargain!!!!!!!
Newsletter and February Class list will also be out this week. All Class samples are in the store NOW!
See you soon - Maxine & Karen :))

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Polymer Clay Classes

Exciting News!! I know it's not papercraft but it's great to be able to offer something a little different!
We have the Internationally renowned Polymer clay artist - Christi Friesen - coming too teach a series of classes in our store. Check out her website to see some of her fabulous creations.

She will be teaching classes on 28th and 29th March in two sessions per day at
10-1pm and 2-5pm. Classes are $65 each and a materials requirements list will be available shortly.
Please make all bookings though the store.
Happy Crafting, Maxine.

Monday, January 9, 2012

More Twine News

I know I keep going on about this stuff but I LOVE IT! Check out the Twinery Blog in the USA for FREE downladable stuff such as calendar pages and these fantastic tags which are in matching colours to the twine! Great for cardmakers.

There is LOADS of cool stuff on this site - you'll soon see why it is so popular. I'm taking it all down to the shop in half an hour :)))) Maxine.

Twine is Here!!!

Hooray - finally the gorgeous twine has arrived from the USA and will be in the store from tomorrow! Lots of gorgeous colours and with a million different uses, you'll wonder how you lived without it! We have all of the colours in a 3 metres skein or you can purchase by the metre.
See you soon, Maxine. :)

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Happy New Year!!!

Welcome back to a whole New year of crafting!!

We are trading under our normal hours once again and have already got more new stock in the shop. We have the new complete range of Kaisercraft's Weave Cardstock range in ALL 70 colours that will match their paper ranges - AT LAST - it's now sooo easy to make cards and layouts - no more struggling to match up colours!

We also have in some great value LED Desk and Floor lamps - low energy, cheap to run and with a much wider working beam - crafting by night has never been so good! If you got a voucher for Xmas - these are a great way to spend it!
New Sizzix Textured Impression Twin pack embossing folders are now also in store - I love the Peacock and leaves Design,(pictured $14.99) also in are new small alphabet strips - great for cards.
The rest of our wholesalers are starting to reopen from next week so we will get shopping once again for more fab stuff to play with! Classes will resume in February once our cherubs are all safely tucked up in the educational institution of our choice :))
See you soon, Maxine.