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Showing posts from January, 2015

A year in pictures

Hi lovelies, Over the Christmas period with school out and no classes,  our team often get to do things that are just for them. Rowena has kindly offered to share with us a mini album she made  to remember some of her fun times in 2014. She built the pages of the album herself from acetate,  and used the BasicGrey Mon Ami range.  The album is full of pockets and fold-outs, just perfect for displaying heaps of photos and memorabilia. Thanks for sharing your album with us Rowena.

January Tag Class with Helen

Hi Lovelies,   This coming Friday, Helen will be starting the first of her themed Tag classes. This year each month there will be a tag featuring the Graphic 45 Time to Flourish range. From February Helen will incorporate the created tag in a page class. Contact us if you would like to join the classes.

Mini Album with Helen

Hi Lovelies Mini albums are always fun to make, and they can be so versatile. Helen is teaching this gorgeous mini album in store on Saturday 24th January. The album features the lovely Vintage Rose range from Couture Creations. If you cannot make the class, this project can also be taken as a kit.

Kids having fun

With the last week of the school holidays upon us, and we have had such a fabulous time with the classes for our younger crafters. Yesterday Helen took a group of enthusiastic and excited youngsters on an adventure with paint, tissue paper, glue and glitter. I am always amazed to see what children make, and how even though they all start with the same items, they always end up with something that is uniquely their own work. The gardens featured butterflies, dragonflies, flowers, frogs, caterpillars, lions, monkeys and even a giraffe. Displaying their wonderful works are Benjamin, who is pictured with Helen, Taya and Skye, and Ethan and Jai, who were assisted by their grandma Gill. Our next range of children's classes will be in the April school holidays.  

Children's Holiday fun

Hi lovelies, I hope that you are all enjoying the lovely weather.   For some of us this week, we returned to work, while some others still have time off before they resume. If you are looking for something for the younger crafters to do this week, why not book them into one of our junior classes. Our class on Friday will be taught by the delightful Rowena.  She will be guiding people through the creation of the Pyramid Card that was designed by Sue Smythe. The pyramid is in lovely is in pink and features the lovely papers from the Vintage Rose range from Couture Creations.  When opened you find this cute little bird sitting on a nest. Everything is provided for you to make this project.  Class cost is $15.00.  Bookings essential.

It's Friday, it must be food.

Hi lovelies, In our first blog post we shared a beautiful recipe by Judy.  In that post I mentioned that Robbie often treated the ladies to his wonderful, wicked, weight-gaining, gluten free sticky date pudding with caramel sauce. I have been asked by a number of ladies for the recipe, and Robbie is more than happy to share this with you.  The boys were all excited, because it meant that Rob had to make some so that we could take a photo.  We make our puddings in a muffin tin tray, rather than a cake tin, as it means that we can freeze the puddings individually for later (if there are any left). Ingredients 250g pitted dates, chopped. 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 1 1/2 cups boiling water 125g butter, softened 1 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract 2 eggs 1 3/4 cups gluten free self raising flour, sifted. Note - if you do not require gluten free flour, just substitute it for normal self raising flour. Method 1.    Pre-heat oven to 180C.  Grease and line

Cards for him.

Each month the talented Linda designs our Card of the Month Kit. The latest kit features the fabulous Wild Card range from Bo Bunny .   Linda has used the papers to create cards that are perfect for the men in our life. Linda always finds creative ways to showcase the product that she uses in her kits.  This month there are easel cards, Z fold cards and a gate fold card. The kit includes papers, cardstock, embossing folder, twine, alphas, pearls and printed instructions with colour photos.   Some additional dies are required and these are available in store if you require them. We have a couple of these kits left if you are interested. Kits cost $35.00 each and this month postage in Australia is free.  

Class this Saturday

This gorgeous heart banner that was designed by Sue Smythe will be taught by Lizzy in our store Saturday, January 6th. The class includes all products required to complete this beautiful banner which features Couture Creations Vintage Rose papers and Floral lace dies. Class begins at 9.30am and the cost is $30.00 Bookings are essential.  Call the store on 07 4687 6888 to book your place.

BasicGrey J'adore

This lovely new range from BasicGrey arrived on Christmas Eve. J'Adore is perfect for valentine projects, but can be adapted to many other layouts themes and projects. It is also the papers selected for the Page of the Month kits for January and February.   We have limited kits available at the cost of $35.00 each