Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Class Layout & Stock Update

Hello everyone. Today I thought I would show you all yet another layout one of our students did in class the other day. She has done a fabulous job with such a stunning photo. She has used some of the NEW Bo Bunny "Little Girl" range, which hit our shelves last week. Thanks for sharing this with us Ann.


Just a few pics of some of the NEW paper ranges to arrive in store last week. This is one of the NEW Bo Bunny ranges. The same one Ann has used in the above layout. It is gorgeous.

Another NEW range from  My Minds Eye.

Some more from My Minds Eye.

We also got some NEW KRAFT Cardstock in some varying shades of Kraft colours as well as another "Hand Made" Kraft card. I love Kraft Cardstock but I think it is nice to have the choice of exactly what shade, don't  you think?  Also this paper is another My Minds Eye one that goes beautifully with the Kraft as do  these Green Tara mesh ribbons.

Lastly here is some more NEW papers from Basic Grey.
Well thats all for today, sorry I have neglected the blog a bit over the past few weeks but I have been very busy chasing my tail!!
Stay tuned later in the week as I have some big orders due in from 2 Crafty Chipboard, Dusty Attic Chipboard & Green Tara, more yummy flowers & ribbons.
Thanks for calling by. Until next time.
Cheers Di  xo

Don't forget that "2 Crafty Chipboard" are having a Design Team Callout at the moment, so if you love using chipboard, click HERE to see all the details.
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Thursday, May 24, 2012


  Over at 2 Crafty Chipboard they are having a Design Team Callout. I have been on their DT & I have to say they are such nice people to work with, not to mention VERY generous with product. Make sure you check it out. If you could copy & paste this on your blogs & or facebook to help spread the word we would be soooo grateful.  Thanks  Di  xo

2 Crafty are inviting applications from  crafters who are interested in joining the
2 Crafty Chipboard Design Team.
If you love using chipboard in your scrapbooking and papercrafting, then we would love to hear from you.
The term will be for 6 months, beginning in August 2012 and finishing at the end of January 2013.
Successful applicants  will commit to 2 layouts/projects every 3-4  weeks, including tips and techniques as part of your posts.  As well you will need to have,  and update, an active personal blog and facebook page.
In return for your commitment to the 2Crafty DT, you will receive a generous amount of 2Crafty chipboard to play with and use.
So if you think you are up for the challenge and would like to be part of our team, we would love to hear from you.
Please send us:
1.                  Three recent layouts/projects that show us your style and talent and what you have to offer (preferably using chipboard, but not compulsory)
2.                  All links to personal blogs and galleries
3.                  Short Bio, telling us a bit about yourself, including any DT past or present and any other experience etc.
Applications close on June 15th and successful applicants will be notified soon after so that you can get started on your projects and be ready for the 1st of August.
Please send applications to Vanessa at salesat2crafty@optusnet.com.au, marked DT Call.
 * Please make sure your photos are no bigger than 500kb each.

Good luck and we look forward to hearing from you.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Sweet Girl Layout & Card

Hello everyone, today I thought I would show you this layout & card I have just done for my Design Team post over on the Green Tara blog. Of course I have used loads of gorgeous Green Tara flowers & ribbons, which as most of our locals know we stock loads & loads of Green Tara at our shop at The Entrance.

I have also used lots of the gorgeous 2 Crafty chipboard (which we also stock huge quantities of) including these Scalloped Circles, Flourish Circle Frame & Mini Words on the layout & the little butterfly & Card Greeting Words on the card.
For more info & more close ups pop over to the Green Tara blog.
Thanks for stopping by. Until next time.
Cheers Di  xo

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Friday, May 18, 2012

Classes at Di's

Today I thought I would share a couple of pages with you that some of students have done in some of our classes recently. Firstly this beautiful layout called "Reflections" was done by one our our students, Diana Byrne. This was a gorgeous pic of her Grandchildren. Such a fantastic job Diana. Thanks for sharing with us.

Next up we have a couple of Vintage layouts to share with you. We have been doing loads on Vintage lately. It seems so many of  our students have some amazing Vintage photos & it is such a shame to keep them hidden away in a drawer, much better to get them onto a layout for all to admire. This layout was done by another of our students, Ann Nguyen. Ann has done some stunning Vintage layouts with us. She has so many gorgeous Vintage photos. 

Here is another Vintage layout that Ann did at yet another class recently. This one is reminiscent of the War years with some great old family photos. Ann is very lucky to have such great pics. Thanks so much girls for sharing these with our followers.
If you have some old photos that you would like to scrap but are not sure exactly where to start, come & see us & perhaps book into a class & let us help you.

We do a class every day of the week, Monday to Saturday, at 10.30am.
 Cost is $12 class fee plus product.
Ring the shop to book in on 43344451
See you in class
Cheers Di  xo.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012


Lots of great coloured Ring Binder Albums arrived in store this afternoon.
All albums are on SALE at 25% OFF while stocks last.
Just mention this blog post to get this great discount.


We received  lots of great NEW goodies from "Collections". This is a little company that makes lots of gorgeous Vintage bits & pieces. Great for both Scrapbookers  & Card Makers alike.
Lots of Butterfly Packs Plus Acetate sheets of butterflies so they can be any colour you like!
Great Ephemera Packs.
Muslin Kits.
Kraft & White Word Sheets as well as these cute tiny little envelopes. Great for journal spots etc.
As well as a  great selection of these really sweet old fashioned pictures. Great for cards.
Thats all for today. Until next time.
Cheers Di  xo

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Saturday, May 12, 2012


Just to let you all know that we do Gift Vouchers which may be of some help for that last minute pressie, far better to get something that you really want!!!!!
We have these cute little chipboard "Happy Mothers Day" card words available, so if you still have to make a card for Sunday , pop in & pick one up before they all go!!!

We have got more "Big Shot" Machines available for  $169 plus if you mention this blog post you will receive a FREE Sizzix Alphabet Die worth $37.95 at no extra cost.

Also we still have six "Page of the Month" Kits left if you want one. If you can't get in,  ring the shop & we can put one aside for you.

 This week we received lots of NEW stock of 2 Crafty chipboard "bits" made especially for cards. These are soooo nice & just the perfect size, gorgeous little minatures.  We will be increasing this range too as it is proving to be very popular with all of our Card Makers, so stay tuned, more designs on the way.

We also received some "Dusty Attic" chipboard "bits" for cards, so we really have rather a good range for our Card Makers to choose from.  None of these photos do justice to these cute "little" shapes.

Lastly today we took delivery of some of the New Kaiser background stamps, including Graffiti, Wire Mesh, Clockfaces, Metal Checker Plate, Vintage Fence, Music Notes & more. These are great for both Scrapbooking & Cards.

 Don't forget to pop over to the Green Tara blog, click HERE, to see so many yummy pages, cards & products. It is updated every three days so there is always something NEW to see.

Well thats all for today, I hope you all have a wonderful Mother Days & get totally spoilt.
Until next week.   Cheers Di  xo

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

"Page of the Month" Kits Available
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Hi everyone. Just wanted to let everyone know that this months "Challenge Kit" is available. This month we have gone for something different & decided to use these gorgeous "Page Frames" from 2 Crafty for our monthly challenge & base it around Mother Day. If you look at the picture below you will see how one of the Green Tara Design Team girls, the very talented Vicky Alberto, has used a similar one. Vicky used one of these early last month on the Green Tara blog. Click HERE to see details..
The one we are using in this months challenge is a 3 x 3 where as Vicky has used a 4 x 3. I can see this standing on an easel instead of just in an album, this way you can make it really 3D with flowers spilling over etc.
 The kit  contains:
1. Page Frame
2. "A Mother is a Special Kind of Friend" chippie word
3. Pair Flourish Corners
Cost is $22.40 less discount & you have until 28th May to have it in for voting. The winner recieves a $25 prize. You use these three pieces & the rest is up to you. You can use whatever else you like with it.
We thought with Mother Day nearly here we would have Mothers as our theme. Perhaps you & your children or you & your Mother or perhaps all three generations of Mothers & children. The choice is yours. Be quick to get your kit, I only got them in yesterday & they are going really fast, everyone that sees it really likes the whole concept.
Cheers Di  xo
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Sunday, May 6, 2012


Hello everyone.  Just wanted to show you some cards I have just made. We will be making three of these in our May Card Classes. I'm not totally sure which three yet.  When I start making cards I just can't stop!!! I'm sure my fellow cardmakers understand what I mean. We will definately be making the clock one & the little bike one & I haven't decided which one will be the third one, you will have to wait & see!!! As you can see this months theme I have gone with chipboard card accessories from 2 Crafty & lots of yummy flowers, ribbons & lace  from Green Tara of course.
At our shop at The Entrance we have lots of really sweet little 2 Crafty chipboard pieces made especially for cards, including a good selection of little chipboard "card greetings" like the ones I have used here on these cards. They really do make cardmaking so easy.

Card Classes
Friday 11th May 10am to 2pm
Friday 25th May 10am to 2pm
Thursday 26th May 7pm to 10.30pm

In our card class you will make 3 cards.
Cost is $20 class fee plus $10 kit fee & learn a hole lot of new skills, but best of all, have fun while you are learning.

Ring the shop  on 43344451 or pop in to the shop to book in.
See you in class.  Cheers Di  xo
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Friday, May 4, 2012

Stock Update

 Hi everyone. I hope you have all made it through yet another week OK. I thought I would do a quick stock update, sorry I haven't done one all week but it really has been so busy.
Today we received stock of these gorgeous "Tim Holtz" Trinket cases.
 I do soooo love these, with all their little fold out shelves.
We also received  top up stock of all our favourite Tim Holtz embellishments, die cuts & some tools.
 Lots of  top ups of some of the popular Prima papers as well as some of these fabulous little "Journaling Note Card" packs. These are really sweet. 
 We also got some of these fabulous Websters Doileys & some more top ups of the always yummy Green Tara Fabric flowers.
 NEW stock of "Martha Stewart" Papers Trimmers are now in. Now we have never stocked these before but as we are all having problems with another well known brand, (that will remain nameless), we thought we would give these a try & I have to say, they really look like a great cutter. We also received  some of these fab  Martha Stewart Circle Cutters. These cut a big variety of sizes.
As always we  got lots of Martha Stewart "Around the Page" Border Punches in. We always stock a massive range of these, some  top ups & some NEW ones as well.
Lastly we got some NEW Prima stencils & masks as well as some really gorgeous stamps.
Well thanks for calling by & I hope you have a great weekend.
Until next week.
Cheers Di  xo
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