Monday, February 7, 2011

More from CHA

A little late - but here is some more of what I spotted at the show

Tim Holtz has some great new dies...the new mannequin die is already a favourite and here Tim shows how you can combine it with the bird cage die for a steampunk look.

This is another Tim Holtz project. The layout features his new clock die and new lettering in the grungeboard range

I always spend a fortune at Penny Black. The technique sand effects on these cards are amazing.

I am really excited to start stocking these punches from McGill...they make it so easy to make stunning flowers!

And there was just tooo much to love at Hero Arts...I will be using this fabulous technique in a class very soon!!!

Make sure you let me know what you like and don't like and you will go in the draw for a pack from My Mind;s Eye - I have extended the time until this Thursday so your odds are very high!!!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

CHA Day 2

After a super early start today with a Class at 7am using the Teresa Collins Stampmaker...really exciting tool that I think will have to go on my shopping list - I am finally back from a day at the show and trying to sort through all the catalogues to start putting some more orders together

I didn't manage to get as many photos today but will make sure I make up with some more tomorrow.

There are some cute papers for Easter from We R Memory Keepers.

This is part of a project I will have in store by Teresa Collins
There are some fabulous new Spellbinders Dies

This banner one is really useful

An I couldn't resist this layout using Ranger Perfect Pearls by Jennifer McGuire

Again...don't forget to comment...tell me what you want to see or what you like and your comment will go in the draw to win a My Mind's Eye Pack. And don't forget to give your feedback on the Basic Grey club from yesterday's post!

Saturday, January 29, 2011


Day 1 is already over and I feel like I have only just scratched the surface. There is sooo mjuch great stuff on show and so much creative inspiration. I have spent a fortune on Prima (surprise surprise ) and have some great new struff from Hero arts, Stampendous, Crate Paper and Tim Holtz, Some of my top pics are below.

New Collage style Stamps from Stampendous

great Blank Timepieces from Tim Holtz ready to customised
New resist papers from Tim Holtz....I adore resist papres as there is sooo much you can do with them

Another collage stamp from Stampendous but done using shrink plastic

More from Stampendous - jumbo Stamps
And just one of the amazing layout from Prima.
I love Crate paper and they have 4 new ranges - this is their boy range
And this is from their girls range...I LOVE the book paper!

I also spent some time at Basic Grey and am considering ordering their montly layout program. I know a number of you participated in this with Scrapbook City before they closed. The program would cost $30 every month and include a full kit for a double page layout which you can either take as a kit to do at home or attend a freeworkshop each month where we will complete the kit together. You would need to committ to a 12 month program although you would only be charged on a month by month basis. As an added bonus we would offer all participants in the scheme a 15% discount on all Basic Grey purchases during the life of the program. For those of you who don't live locally tothe store it is a great way to get a stunning double page class sent to you each month with full colour instructions. If you live locally you get the added bonus of a free workshop each month where you can mkae sure you get the kit completed!!!!

I would need a certain number of peple to committ to the program before I order. If you are interested could you please let me know by leaving a message here or emailing me at

i will be back toorrow with more pictures...and if I can work out the technology maybe even a video too!!! PLUS if you leave a comment by Tuesday 5pm you will go in the draw to win a fabulous prize from my stash of new stuff from CHA!!

Friday, January 28, 2011

One More Sleep

CHA officially starts tomorrow. I have attended a few workshops and classes today - most exciting was Hero Arts. Even more new images...some REALLY nice ones as well as a new partnership they have making stamps for Basic Grey. If you would like a little sneak peek of the stand...I am happy to oblige with a link here!!! I have a great big shopping list already!!!

I will be taking heaps of photos over the next few days and aim to blog each night with my top picks form each day. Iwill also be running a few compeitions so keep you eye out on my posts!
Until tomorrow..
Happy Crafting!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Getting ready for CHA

Not long now until another CHA rolls around. I have been busily trawling the sites and blogs looking for all the new products and sneek peaks so I know just what to put at the top of my shopping far these have hit my radar

Graphic 45 is one of our most popular brands at the moment and I think that their new curtain call range is going to be very popular

See more from the new G45 ranges here

Prima has a HUGE rang eof new products, their botanical paper range looks very pretty and it looks like they are expanding into metal trinkets...keep your eye out for vintage metal birdcages! These flowers however really caught my eye!!

See more from Prima here

And this from Echo Park is my favourite paper far!

Or then again maybe it is one of these two ranges from Cosmo Cricket - Upcycle and Salt Air. You have to drop by their blog and leave a comment for 3 different ways to win the range of your choice...if I won I don't know how I could choose!
Have you seen any other sneek peeks of things you should be top of our shopping list?!? Let me know what you think we "have to have" !!!!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Classes This Week

A new year...and some new classes to tempt you!!! To book any of these - just phone me at the store on 07 3395 5003
Wednesday 5 January - Coffee and Cake Crop - 10am-1pm

Bring along your own projects and work on them with the complete resources of the shop at hand. We are also available to help you with advice and inspiration if you need well as make the coffee and cut the cake!!!Cost $5 BYO Projects

Saturday 8 January - Kitsch Cards 10am-12pm

Get your retro groove on with these four fun retro inspired cards that feature vintage themes with a funky twist. Vintage doesn’t have to be drab and boring , as we show you how to inject a bit of colour and fun into your cards. Cost $25. Full kit included

Saturday 8 January Distress Ink Masterclass 1pm-3pm LIMITED SPACES

Distress Inks are more than just a simple ink to stamp with – they are a whole range of creative possibilities. In this master-class we will step you through just some of the huge number of techniques and effects you can create with distress ink and create a handy tag ring for you to keep as a reminder of what you can achieve.

Cost: $22 Full Kit Included

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year!

Are the kids driving you crazy yet??? Then why not book them in for one of our popular kids classes. This is the front cover of the Book About Me class that we are running for school aged kids during the school holidays. We also have a mini tag album that is suitable for children aged from 5 - 12.

The Book Class costs $25 and is running on the following dates
Monday 10 January 10am-12pm
Wednesday 19 January 10am-12pm

Our Tag album runs for 2 hours and costs $25.

The dates for this are

Friday 7 January 10am-12pm
Wednesday 12 January 10am-12pm
Friday 14 January 10am - 12pm

Phone me at the shop to book 07 3395 5003