Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone!

Thank you for your custom throughout 2010 !  here's to a great 2011!
We will be closed until 9.30am on Wednesday the 5th January. 
C U all in the New year !

Monday, December 13, 2010

Late night shopping Hours !

With the silly season fast approaching...... dont forget we will be open late night shopping this week and next week !  Here are the hours as a reminder !

  • Thursday  16 th December ..... we will be open until  9.00pm! 
  • Friday the 17th  December   we will be open until 11 pm           (access by back door after 8pm) 
& its also Scrapchat ..... a few spaces left so if you feel like some time out or a pre chrissy get together with your friends come along and scrap and chat ! book now !  8293 3333

& our last night of opening
  • Thursday 23rd  until   10pm
If you want to send your partner in and they want some help putting somethings together, we are more than happy to help, we will also wrap it all for them!  they can call ahead if they are time poor and we will have it all waiting for them! they cant really turn that offer down!  :)

We will re open again in January 2011! (seems weird saying that! hehehe .........  >3

C U soon   Simone

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


HI everyone

Each year, everyone always hangs around for the January Sales, and we all spend a bit of time kicking ourselves that we should have waited... so this year I have decided to treat you all to an early  pressie from Santa !

for 2 days only  wed 8th & Thurs 9th December (today and tomorrow) there will be
20% off storewide!  that's right 20% off *everything.... and we mean *everything (conditions apply)

We will be OPEN from
9.30 am till 4.30 pm Wed
9.30am to 7.30pm Thursday !

So what are u waiting for ?

In addition don't forget to pop along to the new website and sign up to receive future communications, or you might be dissapointed and not get to hear about what's going on, by the end of December we will no longer be communicating via this address.

So click this link, scroll down to the bottom right hand corner, and pop in your email address...all done ! :)

C ya soon ! 

Simone & the team @

(*except gift vouchers, pre orders, layby's and Stampington & Co Magazines)

Friday, December 3, 2010

A Peek at what's coming ...

Do Crafts Creativity Magazine and range will be in store before you know it !! Here's a peek at a few of the goodies coming. Remember you can subscribe to the magazine and we'll make sure you never miss an issue. To subscribe give us a call on (08) 8293 3333, at $4.99 this magazine is sure to please, especially with a bonus gift with each issue !!
This release includes some lovely wooden mounted stamps for a little $3 each !!
Also, the new ranges 'Oriental Treasure', 'Woodland Folk' and 'Born to Shop, Nostalgia' !!!
Watch this space for the announcement that it's arrived and also available on line.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Seaside Range Scrapped !

Yesterday I popped in store and couldn't go past Kaiser's new Seaside range ! Got straight to scrappin last night and created this LO using it and also core'dinations Rustic. Thought I'd go out of my comfort zone on this one and actually took to the needle and threat : ) loved the effect, a little time consuming but definitely worth the effort !! I have also used vintage photo and spiced marmalade distress inks.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Kaisercraft NOW IN STORE !!

Kaisercraft's December Realease is sure to have something for everyone !! BUMPER Issue with 3 new collections, English Rose, Seaside and Love Notes ! Now in store, so get in early to grab some of these lovely papers and embellishments !!
Currently being loaded on to our on-line store !

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Somerset Memories Autumn 2010 is in!

It arrived today,   and features local artist Louise Nelson, who's work is so unique and totally out of this world Love her stuff !
Get in quick ! its also been loaded on the web ..... you can buy it by clicking here:

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thought I'd share ...

I am guilty of not actually producing much lately, but always seem to be stocking up lol !!
So, I decided to have a go at a sketch that inspired me at 'Flourish with a Bling', which we just happen to stock at Abundantias Gold !! I used the Grace Black Pearl Flourish, I have also used My Little Shoe Box, all a flutter & flying high papers, and also Fancy Pants Road Show Alpha Stickers and some lovely flowers found in store !

I have been going through some older photo's lately and found these great pics of my son Brayden now 10 and I from 2003, when we were lucky enough to live in South East QLD !

Thanks for stopping by for a look : )

Michelle B

Friday, November 19, 2010

A Quick Share !

Had a chance to have a good play with the new Kaisercraft Doilies, and some Basic Grey Nook & Pantry Papers, and Co-ordinations Whitewash.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Ranger Distress Inks !! $9.95

Our new shipment of Distress Inks have arrived and we have been able to pass on the exhcnage rate savings to you our customer,  the new price  is $9.95 both instore and online! we have made the decision to reduce the ones we still had in stock prior to the new arrivals so you can benefit immediately...... so get in quick! only while the exchange rate lasts! :)

clevercut DEMO

Crafters Companion Clever Cut !

Look what's arriving in store next week !    The Crafters Companion Clever Cut
This baby comes highly recommended!

For the lucky few who get in first here is what you will get,  if you miss out on the first shipment, we will be ordering again very soon .... place your preorder with us to be guaranteed to get yours! 

The new 5 in 1 Clever Cut paper trimmer, with four in-built interchangeable blades on an easy to switch rotary head. The cutting blades comprise straight, perforated, wave and score.

The Clevercut incorporates an integrated corner rounder punch, and has a five sheet cutting capacity with an extendible base plate allowing you to cut up to A3 or 12″ x 12″ papers. You don’t need to purchase anything else, all the blades are included in the Clevercut box.

The cutting mat is a hard plastic material that makes cutting a very easy and smooth action. When you feel you have cut the mat too much you simply turn it over and use the other side. When you need to replace it, just turn your cutter upside down and you will find a new spare mat clipped into the base.

Features of the Clevercut
  • Amazing value 5-in-1 A4 and 12×12 paper trimmer.
  • Straight, perforated, wave, score and corner cut.
  • Four in-built easy to switch interchangeable blades.
  • Complete with replacement cutting mat.
Check out this UTUBE Video demo as well ! :0)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

We have a new Teacher ! :)

It is with great pleasure that I announce Helen Clifton  as a new teacher with Abundantias Gold......

Helen has been a passionate scrap booker since first being introduced to the craft in 2001.   She has taught Scrapbooking  since 2005, and Card Making since 2008, imparting her knowledge and passion to many other crafter's, aided by her background as a teacher. 
Helen is also a graduate of Creating Keepsakes University where she attended their first ever “CKU-Albums” event in Dallas in March 2005, and a CK convention in Nashville. 
She relishes learning and sharing the many and varied card making techniques that continue to develop and flourish in the paper-crafting world.
Helen’s teaching style provides the opportunity to learn many different skills and techniques, and she is happy for students to follow exactly what she has done or teach them how to adapt and change their projects to suit colour and personal taste preferences.
Helen is excited to be joining our  and is looking forward to sharing her love of paper-crafting.

Her first cardmaking class starts next week !!  
why not book it now !  08 8293 3333

 Friday the 19th November 12.30 - 2.30   $15  plus materials
Helen will show you how to make a stunning versatile card, guide you into choosing your own papers, you will make as many cards as you have time for ! :0)
C U Soon XX !

Friday, November 5, 2010

Candy Lane - Birthday Girl Layout

Hey Ladies, Thought I'd share a page I've done recently using the very cute 'Candy Lane' range from Kaisercraft. This sweet little girl is my niece 'Ruby' on her first birthday. Being a mother of 3 boys and an aunt to 5 nephews, I enjoy doing 'girly' pages of ruby, when ever I get the chance : )

Thanks for looking !! Hope to see you in-store or on-line soon ...
Michelle B : )

Monday, November 1, 2010

How we Used to Live !

This Saturday  1 - 3pm join me for a step back into our past with this versatile Christmas past layout.  If its Vintage you like, then this one's for you! ;0) 

Melbourne Cup Party!

Tuesday the 2nd November join us for a Melbourne Cup extravaganza!   starts at 10.30am we supply you lunch , a great project, good humour and a watch of the race!  there are 2 spaces left so get in quick. here is a sneak peek!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Somerset Studio

Somerset Studio November / December 2010 issue is in! packed full of goodies :)

November/December 2010
Cozy up next to the fire with the November/December 2010 issue of Somerset Studio. This issue is packed full of special projects to set your holiday crafting into overdrive. Learn how to make handmade cards in a hurry, get inspired to create gifts for your girlfriends, and count down in style with a clever altered advent calendar. For those not quite in the holiday spirit, learn about the very inspiring Jesse Reno in this issue’s Artist Portfolio, and find out more about the mysterious 1000 Journals project.


SOmerset Workshop issue 7  Autumn 2010
Now you can take a workshop from a Somerset artist into the comfort of your own home. Learn fabulous techniques to help you make breathtaking projects that are illustrated from start to finish. All chapters in this 144-page book include simple stepped-out photographs with clear instructions to help you create exciting projects from some of the finest art and crafting instructors in our industry. 

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


What are you doing this thursday the 21st this friday the 22nd and this saturday the 23rd?!?    well I know what I will be doing !

For 3 days only!   
we are having a Storwide Sale! 
a massive 20% off everything 
and we mean everything* !!!  It's  Spring ...... a good time to do some Spring cleaning!!

Get in quick though

We will be open our usual hours!  Thursday 9.30  to 7.30pm,   Friday 9.30 to 6.30pm and Saturday  9.30  to 4.00pm!

C U then! :)  Simone

*excludes already reduced stock

Friday, October 8, 2010

October relelase Kaisercraft

It's landed finally!  October release Kaisercraft , including the workshop Magazine,  This months ranges are:

and also the November & December release magazine...... so you can browse to your hearts content and place any pre orders for the upcoming ranges.
In addition we have received Top Up's of last month's Christmas Ranges, that all but sold out....such a fab and popular release.

New's getting closer! YAY!

C U Soon   Simone x 

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

New Webster's Pages !

New Release Webster's Pages have arrived!





& Look at these Beautie's!   New colour Bloomer's sold per 25cm's! U Just gotta love em! if u liked the previous release get in quick! :)


Friday, October 1, 2010

Do Crafts Creativity Magazine

Do Crafts Creativity Magazine and product has landed ! Anyone who has pre ordered any items or is subscribed to the magazine should have been contacted by now! :)   U are gonna love this release lots of Chrissy stuff, and quite possibly one of the best yet!

Friday, September 24, 2010

I'm Back! & a SALE to boot Saturday 25th SEPTEMBER ! 15% off storewide !

Hello everyone,

It's been a while since I sent a communication, and a lot has happened in my world, a rather sad event a sudden death in the family resulting in a hurried trip back to Scotland, my beautiful staff coped amazingly and kept the ship afloat for me for which I will be forever grateful. 
As a result regretably some classes were postponed, and also all ordering etc ceased, if you have left a message for me I am busy wading thru all the admin and will get back to you as soon as I can.

I also had another birthday whilst I was away, although all celebration was put on hold. (mind you once you hit the 30 somethings, you start forgetting I think! hahaha)
So I have decided it is time to Celebrate all that is wonderful in life, friends family, and you my customers, as a big THANK YOU for your patience and to everyone for supporting me in this difficult time I am going to offer a HUGE 15% off STOREWIDE SALE!  for one day only and that is tomorrow or today if reading on SATURDAY THE 25TH SEPTEMBER 2010 

Yes that's right *15% off EVERYTHING....STOREWIDE!! 
 (*excludes already reduced items & gift vouchers, No Layby's!)

This offer may never be repeated,   so let's see you instore 10 am to 4pm!!

Appreciate the PAST, Make the most of the PRESENT Live for the FUTURE !

New Newsletter in Progress will be emailed out very soon!  watch this space!

Thanks for reading    Simone  @ her amazing team! @

Abundantias gold

Thursday, September 23, 2010


Thank you everyone for your patience during my time away, I am back now! and ready to take the bull by the horns! I have much planned for the coming weeks..... 

If you are unsure of when classes are etc, from now onwards, 

ALL CLASSES WILL RESUME AS NORMAL. this week we have coming Do U ATC on tues and NOT SO SHABBY on Tues & THURS, so get booking in now :) 

A new newsletter will be emailed out very soon.... watch this space, 

I would like to thank all my wonderful staff for keeping the ship afloat ! 

love ya all ! xxx

cu soon  :)


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

SA Papercraft Fair

What are you doing this Sunday ???

We'll be at the SA Papercraft Fair !!! It's this Sunday 19th September at the Marion Leisure Centre, Oaklands Road Morphetville from 9.30 - 3.30.

Hope you can pop in for a browse and say Hi : )

Do U ATC ? Class

Once a fortnight we hold a 'Do U ATC' Class this is what we created yesterday. We used Alcohol Inks and Foil Tape:

The Class is held from 10.15 - 12.00 on a Tuesday, please call 8293 3333 to book into the next class !!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Lost and Found

Hey it's been a while so I thought I would share a 'Me' layout which I created using the September Sketch over at Dusty Attic. I have used the DA Flutterbies, Birds on a Branch and Wrought Iron Fence on this layout as well as some exquisite brand new 'Lost and Found' papers by My Mind's Eye. I just adore this range with it's pre-glittered papers and bits and pieces. Saves me getting out the glitter and doing it myself!! LOL If you haven't checked it out yet, why not head on in to the store and have a look. The whole range is so beautiful and suitable for feminine and masculine layouts...

Thanks for looking scrappers. May just have to share another Lost and Found layout soon just because I love it so much!!


Sunday, September 5, 2010

ATC Swap

Here at Abundantias Gold we have been running an ATC (Artist Trading Card) swap for awhile now, the latest one being 'Tied with string' here are just a few examples of our talented ladies work :

Our next ATC Swap Theme is ...... AUSTRALIAN !!!

Should be a nice easy one for anyone wanting to join in, the possibilities are endless !!

If you would like to join in, you can create a maximum of 9 ATC's and how ever many you send in, is how many you'll receive back. The size is 2.5 inch x 3.5 inch and must be atleast 2 cardstock's in thickness. This swap needs to arrive at the shop prior to Thursday 23rd of September. Please post and enclose a self addressed envelope with postage to:

Abundantias Gold
907 South Rd
Clarence Gardens
South Australia 5039

We are all very excited about getting more ATC's in for our swap !! Hope you can join us : )

Monday, August 30, 2010

Graphic 45!

Did I forget to mention that we also have the new Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante, Christmas past and there new basic staples? 
Just another new release added to our bulging shelves ;-)

Friday, August 27, 2010

Stampington & Company

With all the new stuff this week I forgot to mention that we have also received the current issues of Stampington & Company magazines,  Somerset Studio, Take Ten & Somerset Apprentice.   For those of you have have a subscription by now you should have been contacted, your magazines are on hold and ready for you to collect.

***Please note this image is not of the current issue this is an older issue***

***Please note this image is not of the current issue this is an older issue***
C U Soon   :)    Simone

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Just a quickie  we have received shipment of all the new  
Kaisercraft  September release is in
all unpacked an on the shelves!    2 new paper ranges and accesories. New Wood embellishments, new tiny alpha's, great stamps and so much more! 

In addition
GLIMMER GLAM   !  by Tattered Angels is in!  this long awaited for product is here!  limited stock though so get in quick, there is more to come but this is enough to get us started! ;0)      we have
  • Be Positive 
  • Stiletto 
  • Chandelier 
  • Tutu Pink 
  • Golden Goddess
Other colours to follow when stock becomes available!
So what is Glimmer Glam?
Glimmer Glam will offer the same beautiful color and AMAZING glimmer as Glimmer Mist, but will have a slightly transparent colour base, with  added Glitters, to add to the depth of your crafting experience. Using a ridiculous variety of glitters, not only is the glimmer in the product cuomised, but so is the glitter! This will give crafters a multi-faceted and unique art medium to work with.
Easily manipulated with Glimmer Mist, blending very nicely if needed. This product was created to act as a companion to Glimmer Mist to give additional depth to crafters Glimmer Misting experience.  

We also have a top up of Glimmer Chalk!  gotta love this

 Plus  yep there's more !....

My Minds Eye:
  • Lost and Found  (Gotta have this stunning collection complete with Dummy Forms, and all things nice with a little tasteful sparkle!0)
  • Haunted  (flocked halloween paper, extremely tasteful / versatile not just for halloween!)
  • Holly Jolly   (Christmas of COurse!)
  • Alphabet Soup  (perfect for kids)