Monthly Archives: August 2013

Painting on Fabric

Someone asked me the other day if I stock fabric paint, and I don’t as they are quite expensive and it is really hard to stock EVERYTHING.

But what we do stock is a highly underused product called Fabric Medium from Ranger.

Here is the information from Ranger:

The Ranger Clear Fabric Medium is a dimensional acrylic medium that creates custom fabric paints. Just add color to the clear formula by mixing with Ranger Archival Inks, Adirondack Pigment Inks, Adirondack Alcohol Inks or Perfect Pearls Pigment Powders. Use with glitters and embossing powders for added sparkly effects, too.
Create wearable art by using the custom paints to stencil, stamp or paint with a brush onto t-shirts, aprons, handbags, scarves and more.
• Create fabric paints

• Clear acrylic formula• Add color with Ranger products• Acid free and non-toxic

As well as mixing it with the Ranger products listed above you can also mix it with any acrylic paint to create Fabric Paint.
And what do you do with Fabric Paint? Have a look at these images / ideas from Pinterest:

Also great for making custom decorated pillows! You are limited only by your imagination. For more ideas got to Pinterest and search fabric paint. Or click {here}
Wishing everyone a fantastic weekend!

Card of the Month Kit – Basic Grey

Good Morning!

We have a couple of Card of the Month kits still available.

Each kit comes with full instruction to make 8 cards (as shown in the image) but there are plenty of left overs! You can easily create at least another 10 cards or even a layout or 2!

Give me a call (0408 913684) or e-mail me ( if you would like a kit.

Wishing everyone a super day!!



Are you on Pinterest? I often get lost on there. Wether I am looking for ideas for our new house, storage ideas or craftiness.

This week I have been looking for some ideas for our new house. I will actually have a room for all my crafty items! As the room is smallish I have looked for ways that can store a lot with out looking cluttered.

What do you think of a desk like this? So easy to make with 2 book cases and a table top! Even I could make this!!

{The blogs these images are originally from are linked on the picture.}
And my favourite idea from this week is a way to keep track of your punches.
Make small white cards and punch out the shape. You can laminate this card, then keep it on a ring with your other ones. Then when you need a punch (or die!) – instead of getting them all out and hunting through just place your cut out over it and you can see instantly if it will fit! You can then reach for your desired punch or die cut.

{Image from Stamping Up – blog link on the image}

The power is starting the flicker a little in this wild weather we are having so I had better turn off the computer!

Wishing everyone an awesome week ahead!!

Another week flown by…


This week has really flown by again! We had canvas classes, scrapbooking classes as well as card making and a kids class. My little boy turned 6 on Friday, there was a sports carnival at school, today the kids went to a party this morning, I worked, then in the afternoon Elisa and I met up with some Arty Farty People (click here to join that FB group 🙂 – you won’t regret it!!) and now I should be getting ready for my little man’s birthday party we are holding at the park in Strathalbyn tomorrow (after soccer in the morning!).

What have you been up to this week?

The kids where face painted at the party this morning. Unfortunately it looks like little Alex will be staying slightly green as even with scrubbing I couldn’t remove the rest!! Doesn’t help that his skin is allergic to lots of things I could have possibly used to help remove it (like baby oil!)

Elisa enjoying chalking on the pavement at the Arty farty Meeting.

Our re-stock of the following VERY popular stamps arrived this week and are back on the shelf… Only $4 each!! They are not online – so if you are not in Geraldton and am interested in them please give me a call on 0408 913684 to order.

And these stamps are only $8.50 and available now as well…the 2 Christmas ones have plenty of different saying to ensure you have the perfect one for everyone!
Looking for somewhere to store your project life cards? Have a look at this great new storage solution from kaiser Craft!
And off course Kaiser have plenty of other new BTP projects as well….

All wood items are available in store.

The Project Life Club!


Just a quick update from me… (Yes Finally!!)

For the past 2 weeks we have held a Project Life styled scrapbooking Class. We created 10 pages + the front cover and have scrapped close to 50 photos.

Everyone loved it so much we are continuing our Thursday night.

You can choose to buy the kit and learn something new every week, or just do your own thing. Either way, it promises to be a great night with great ladies and some scrapping done.

The kits will always be around the $20 mark which will include the plastic inserts, papers and embellishments that you need to complete it. Or you can pay $5 to do your own thing.

There are 2 places remaining in tomorrow nights class so give me a ring if you would like to join us.

For those opting to do the kit:

We will be creating a 2 page spread using papers from Prima Marketing, rhinestones, mulberry flowers and butterflies, washi tape as well as stamping using the awesome new stamps from Kaisercraft.


We have received a big box full of washi tape. All the latest designs!

Wishing you all a wonderful rest of the week!

Curiosity Layout Class – designed by Melissa Kennedy

A lot of you have been admiring the layout I made whilst I was in Melbourne – now is your chance to make it too!



We will be using a couple of different stencils, stamps and plenty of layering.

Date: Tuesday 3rd September

Time: 9.30 – 12.00pm

Cost: $35

Please just bring your basic tool kit.

not able to attend the workshop but would love to have the kit? Pre-order now. (won’t be available till after the class)

The Art of Canvas for Beginners…

Have you always wanted to a create beautiful canvas but not sure where to start?
Join us for a 3 week course where we will take you from beginners to advanced techniques.
At the end of the 3 weeks you will have 3 beautiful pieces of art to either decorate your house with or wrap them up for Christmas gifts.
This is the canvas we will be making in Week 1

Dates: Tuesday 13th August, 20th August and 27th August.

Time: 10.00 – 12.00 am or 7.00 – 9.00pm
Cost: $145.00
Price includes: Kit, use of glues, mod podge and other class room equipment.
What is in the kit? (everything is yours to use then keep!)
* 3 x 12×12″ canvas
* Prima Stencil
* 15 x double sided papers
* pack of die cuts
* Helmar 450 glue
* 3 1/2 packs of background stamps
* Instructions
* pack of doilies
* pack of mixed embellishments (including blooms, wood flourishes etc)
* Texture paste
* gesso
* paint brush
We like to keep this class small so everyone can have a better experience so book early to avoid disappointment.
If you have a heat gun please bring it with you as this will speed up the drying process.
Hope y ou enjoy the rest of your day!

New Modular Scrapbooking Kits…

Hello Again!

Hope you are enjoying this sunny weather as much as I am!

I would just like to introduce to you some new kits we have in store. They have been made with the modular (project life) scrapper in mind. But you can also use it to embellish your traditional pages as well making cards.

Each kit comes with everything in the image.

Each kit costs $12.50 with more being added weekly.

Captured Moments – Project Life Style of Scrapbooking…


Even though Becky Higgins has been around for a while, the scrapbooking world seems to have gone mad about  the Project Life style of scrapbooking. (A.k.a. modular scrapbooking)

What do I think?
Its great for all those people who have always believed they do not have time to scrapbook. Its also perfect to scrap a whole holiday where you literally have hundreds of photos to document a week or 2 in your life.

I don’t agree with documenting every single week….but hey – if you do that’s great! I just don’t need the added stress of making sure I have every week logged. But everyone’s life is different, and everyone manages their time differently (and I don’t really manage mine that well!!). I just know if I started with the intension of scrapping every week it will not happen after the 2nd week – and I really don’t need another thing to feel guilty about! lol

So how will I incorporate modular scrapbooking in my albums? I will be mixing it up. Have pages with traditional layouts, pages with lots of layers and then have pocket pages mixed in with it. I have a sample in the shop if you would like to see it.

What do you think of this style? Would you like to try it out?

Join us on Thursday where we will make 10 pages using the beautiful new Take Note Collection from Kaisercraft.

This is a class designed by Melissa Kennedy. When I was in melbourne for the retailer day they gave us 1 hour to complete this…. we have decided to make it 2 x 2 hour classes.

All you need to bring is 40 – 45 photos. (6×4″ both portrait and landscape) but if you don’t have the photos the first week bring them for the 2nd class, your favourite brown ink pad, pair of scissors, paper trimmer and your favourite adhesive.

Class costs $45 which covers both weeks, all plastic inserts needed, stickers, papers, collectables, wood flourishes etc.

Then we also have another class on Monday evening. (only if min. number have booked). This will be to create a full Holiday album.

We will be using both traditional layouts and pocket pages.
Kit includes:

18 x double sided patterned papers
1 x printed acetate
1 x 12″ sticker sheet
5 sheets of 12″ cardstock
1 matching album.
                                    Tropicana 12x12 Scrapbook Paper - Sunset    Tropicana 12x12 Scrapbook Paper - Horizon

Tropicana 12 x 12 Accetate Specialty - Beach   Tropicana 12x12 Scrapbook Paper - Hibiscus   Tropicana 12x12 Scrapbook Paper - Palm Tree

Don’t you just LOVE the colours?

Tropicana D Ring Album
Above image is the album cover.

(above images is the album cover)
This is also available as a kit with full colour instructions. Kit cost $85.00

A perfect album to put all your Bali photos in! (as everyone seems to be holidaying in Bali lately 🙂 )

Please contact us for booking and further information.

Ways to contact:
Ring – 0408 913684
Drop in to shop –  1/125 Flores Road
e-mail –