Monthly Archives: May 2013


Have you heard? Kaiser has released their very own line of markers! 

KAISERfusion markers are a fantastic way to get creative with your next art or craft project. With 168 blending colours there are no boundaries to what you can achieve with these high quality but very affordable markers. 

They can be used for all types of professional design but work just as well on home projects such as stamping and even doing finishing touches on your latest Beyond The Page masterpiece. The double ended markers offer a broad and thin nib for excellent versatility.

And to celebrate their release we have a never to be repeated offer for you!

The Alcohol markers are rrp $2.99 each, and if you are like me and need ALL of them it would normally cost you $502.32!

As a pre-release offer you can order yours now for the very low $299 + free express postage! Saving you a massive $203.32! But you do need to pre-order to receive this offer. $100 deposit is required, and the remainder is due on the 30th June. These markers are due in store on the 1st of July and we will start posting all pre-orders via express between from July 1st.

pre-order {HERE}

Pre-orders close on the 20th June. 

New Product Monday…

Good Morning!

We have lots of new and wonderful items in store….

Firstly, we have made up some serviette packs. Instead of you having to buy a pack of 20 all the same design we have made up 2 different packs.

Pack 1:

Contains 6 serviettes with a floral theme and 5 paper doilies. Cost $2.75

(I’ll update this post later with photos as I forgot to take them!!)

Pack 2:

Contains 16 serviettes (8 designs) including birds, and some awesome background designs. This pack costs $4.95

The sew Easy circle tool:

New Dies:
More butterflies, flourishes, leaves, flowers, labels, tags, hexagons and lots more. 
Mini 8 Punches:

New Prima:

Fairy Rhyme flowers:

Fairy Rhymes Vines   Fairy Rhymes Large Flowers   Fairy Rhymes Flower Multi-Pack   Fairy Rhymes Daisies 
Uppercase Canvas Alphabet Stickers - Fairy RhymesNewsprint Mini Frames - Fairy Rhymes

Plenty of Mediums:

Iridescent, gesso, gel medium and some extra time medium which is great if you want to slow things down till you get your project just right!

New Release:
6 wonderful new spray ink colours from Dyan Reavely (Dylusions)

Tim Holtz Distress Markers

Cherry Pie Dirty Martini Calypso Teal After Midnight Funky Fuchsia White Linen
DYC36746 DYC36753 DYC36739 DYC36784 DYC36760 DYC37873
Cherry Pie Dirty Martini Calypso Teal After Midnight Funky Fuchsia White Linen

Back in Stock:
Perfect Pearls Packs:

Perfect Pearls Metallics kit Perfect Pearls Metallics kit Perfect Pearls Pastels kit Perfect Pearls Naturals kit Perfect Pearls Jewels kit Perfect Pearls Interference kit
Perfect Pearls Aged Patina kit          
Aged Patina

Other Items:

We have some more stencils in store (including that awesome Janine used in her Canvas Class!)
Roll Up Flower Kits
Embossing Folders
Special white markers + silver! These can right on ANY surface.

We also had the new Leeza Gibbons Wishes and Dreams collection in…but as we only have about 4 sheets of paper left I won’t add any photos of it! 🙂
We have more stock due to arrive in the coming days so watch for our new product Monday post next week.

Anzac Day – Remember Me Collection

Happy Sunday Everyone!

Just over a month ago I was approached by the Royal Australian Air Force if I would like to donate anything to their raffle. Of course I said Yes!

Seeing at it was mostly defence personnel purchasing the tickets, and I wasn’t sure if they would all be as crafty, I decided to make something for them rather than just sending them some product.

Kaisercraft had just released a wonderful collection called “Remember Me” which I thought was perfect for an Anzac Day raffle. 

Remember Me 12x12 Scrapbook Paper MargaretRemember Me 12x12 Scrapbook Paper AvaRemember Me 12x12 Scrapbook Paper EstellaRemember Me 12x12 Scrapbook Paper HannahRemember Me 12x12 Scrapbook Paper MaeRemember Me 12x12 Scrapbook Paper AlmaRemember Me CollectablesRemember Me Clear StampRemember Me Rubon

I created a canvas (I forgot to take a photo!!) featuring some of these papers in the background, then I stamped the beautiful Donna Downey Poppy Stamp on to it. Using a mask of the stamp, I texture pasted the poppies in red to really make them stand out.

I then also made a paper bag album.

Tags can be pulled out for journaling.

With my left overs I created 6 cards to go with it.

The Corporal, from the Australian Army, who won the package was extremely happy and has already filled the album with photos. His wife is actually an avid scrapbooker and loved it! (so I could have just taken the easy way out and just sent the product 🙂 )

Wishing you all a crafty Sunday!

New Card Kits Available

Good Morning!

Every 2 months Basic Grey release 2 card of the month kits. As well as our subscribers I do order a couple more.

Currently we have the following available:



Each kit comes with card bases, envelopes, 6×6″ paper pad, 2 packs of embellishments, 1 sticker sheet and full colour instructions to make 8 cards.
Available online {here}
There are enough papers and embellishments left over for you to make at least another 10 cards if you add some more card bases.

October Afternoon – Travel Girl

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Introducing: Travel Girl!

She’s young, adventurous, and ready to see the world.  She’s also the inspiration for October Afternoon’s newest collection – Travel Girl!  This collection, featuring the lighthearted designs and subtle splashes of color October Afternoon is known for, is your passport to creativity and lasting memories.
Take a train, take a plane, a ship or maybe just your car; take a getaway across the globe and see the sights both near and far.  Visit London, Paris, Venice or Rome; or escape to someplace closer to home!  See as much as you can possibly see, and then a Travel Girl you will be.
Pack a bag, take a camera for sure, plus everything else you need to be a world traveler.  Whether it’s a journey to far away lands, or simply a drive around the bend, the Travel Girl collection is your ticket to fun that never ends

Product # PP1001
PP-1001 – Guide Book
Product # PP1002 
PP-1002 – Postcard
Product # PP1003 
PP-1003 – Directions
Product # PP1004
PP-1004 – Subway Token
Product # PP1005 
PP-1005 – Stamp Book
Product # PP1006 
PP-1006 – Mix Tape
Product # PP1007
PP-1007 – Journal
Product # PP1008 
PP-1008 – Train Case
Product # PP1009 
PP-1009 – Plane Ticket
Product # PP1010
PP-1010 – Passport
Product # PP1011 
PP-1011 – Camera Bag
Product # PP1012 
PP-1012 – Room Key
Product # PP1013 
PP-1013 – 8×8 Paper Pad
Product # SS1017 
SS-1017 – 12×12 Shape Stickers
Product # CB1025 
CB-1025 – Chip ‘n Stick – Variety
Product # SS1018 
SS-1018 – Word Stickers
Product # DC1015 
DC-1015 – Journaling Cards
Product # SS1019 
SS-1019 – Label Stickers
Product # SS1020 
SS-1020 – Border Stickers
Product # SS1016 
SS-1016 – 12×12 Alpha Stickers
Product # SS1021 
SS-1021 – Mini Market Stickers
Product # DC1033 
DC-1033 – Sew Fun Banners
Product # ST1023 
ST-1023 – See the World
Product # EM1031

EM-1031 – Doo-dads Product # EM1027 
EM-1027 – Buttons
Product # EM1032 
EM-1032 – Tidbits
Merci card danni reid

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The above post is from the October Afternoon blog – you can also view it directly on their page {here}

making Circles has become easy…

Last week a new tool arrived in store, and for all those Sew Easy users this is a must have!
Do you love using your sew easy to create sewing holes or the stamps to create stamped straight lines? How about making perfect circles with them?
Have a look at this short video which explains it a lot better than I could…
We have the large mat (12 x 13″) and the circle adapters in store now. They are also available online {here}.

Prima Weekend

On Friday 26th April, Elisa and I picked up Janine Koczwara from Geraldton Airport. Yep – she was really here! After months of preparation and build up we occasionally wondered if she would really come all the way to Geraldton.

To say we are fans of Janine is an understatement!! Why Janine? About 6 months ago we (Amber and I) decided we would love to have a Scrapbooking Celebrity teach us some awesome new techniques. We had a pretty big criteria list and Janine fitted the bill perfectly. So I sent off an email, and she said she was more than happy to come and teach us!
Janine designed 4 classes for us. 2 Layouts, a card class (using not yet released Prima dies!) and a canvas class.
Here are the kits:

On Friday night we went out to dinner at Tanti’s then Janine, along with Jo and Addie who flew up from Perth for our weekend, stayed in the Bed and Breakfast on George Street.
Pam (the owner) was really wonderful. I had booked Janine the Garden Room with ensuite, but Pam (after finding out who was coming) upgraded her to the Cottage with Spa bath. Thanks Pam! 
Click {here} to head over to the website.
On Saturday morning the Ladies arrived nice and early for their class. We had ladies from Dongara, Mullewa, Mingenew, Port Kennedy, Perth and of course Geraldton. 
We started off with the Feminine Distress layout. In true Janine style this layout is full of distressing, layer upon layer, flowers and many techniques. We did go 1 hour over time on this layout!

We stopped briefly for a yummy lunch supplied by Senses Cafe (click here) then continued on with our card class.

We created 3 pretty cards using the Pretty Pastel collection, some special flowers (Janine had bought with her from Prima HQ in the US) and we got an exclusive and where able to use the new dies from Prima which will be released in the coming weeks!

On Sunday we had more ladies join us, and to make it easier for Janine I rearranged all the tables in the morning to make it a big U shape. The morning started off with some more distressing and fun techniques to create a gorgeous layout which suits more masculine themes.

Lunch was once again supplied by Nat from Senses Cafe (what a champ – starting work at 5am to make us all lunch!)
After lunch we settled back down to get in to the mixed media and creating a stunning canvas.

At the end of the weekend we have all become a little Janine-a-fied. Tools we never thought we needed we can’t do without (the Prima Distress tool), never believed we would change from our favourite adhesive  and now find ourselves only using Helmar 450 and I have an overwhelming urge to use doilies on all of my layouts!
Thank You Janine for a Wonderful Weekend! We are so honoured that you came to teach us, and so happy you have said you will return.

Special Toppers created by Clarinda from Clarinda’s Cupcakes. {here}

Janine Helped us all fall in love with the Prima Distress Tool!

Birthday Girl Carrie!

Lots of fussy cutting involved!

New Items this week….

I know some of you are waiting for my post regarding our Prima weekend – and I promise it is on its way. It has just taken me a week to recover from our awesome weekend!

So firstly on to the new products in store this week:

Christy Tomlinson has released some more products in her SheART range.

The stencils are perfect for all your mixed media projects.
Kaiser has release 3 new stunning collections:

As well as a large selection of wooden flourishes.
Kaisercraft is also well known for their awesome beyond the page wood, and this month they have really outdone themselves with some great storage items:

The wishing well is HUGE! Perfect for a Wedding! Stands 62cm tall
All items shown here are in stock now.
Wishing everyone a fantastic week.