Thursday, April 29, 2010

SIA & Updates

Well its Thursday today and getting closer to next week... wait I have not told you yet what is happening next week! :)
I am off to Sydney to attend the SIA (Scrapbooking Industry Association) where I get to do some classes/ make and takes and network, to bring back even more ideas, projects,  products just for you! Cant this space for my updates!
Whilst I am away classes will continue as normal, and thanks girls for holding the fort for me... you always do a great job

We are still experiencing problems with facebook and it not updating any blog entries... so appologies there, we are still trying to iron out the errors. 

Thanks for reading  Simone X

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

5 Big Boxes in today!

We had 5 BIG Boxes turn up from America Today, and there were grins all round I can tell you! :)  it was quite hard work unpacking it all, it took a lot of effort to oogle at all the new stuff we are out of breath! lol

SO what arrived?
NEW RELEASE lots of things! and top up's of the old stuff that we all love!
here's what I can remember!
  • STAZ On permanant Ink - METALLICS Rangem in copper, gold, platinum, silver (of course I have started to play already cannot contain myself!)
  • Tim Holtz Retro Grunge & Vintage Shabby Paper packs, muse tokens,philosophy tags, word sticks, fragments.  TOP UP OF TIM HOLTZ BIGZ DIES
  • 7 gypsies Book covers, book handles, book turns, transparencies 6 x 6, ATC tags with ribbon, Ephemera  and more.
  • Martha Stewart, Top up of Deep Edger punches, new border punches, ladybirds. and shape punches, including more butterflies and leaf's
  • XTRA Large Pull Ez  (it has the holes for ribbon, but I reckon I would be adding other stuff as well, of course I have reserved one for me :) )
  • Large See Ez Purse Book (great for holding all those embellishments)
  • Sakura Gel Pens
  • Tool Caddy's Check out the new Mackinan Moon,
  • More Smooch Ink including a top up of all the fabourites.
  • More Mini Misters, Rocky Candy Crackle Paint, Rock Candy Distress Stickles, Brayers, colorbox cats eyes, distress Inks.
  • Some Vintage fancies and epherma from Crafty Secrets.
& lots more but off the top of my head I cannot remember...  some of this will be loaded to the web asap, but its all in store right now!  C U when you come in! 

Simone  X

Layout and a Cool Technique

Hi there

Thought I'd share a really cool and very easy technique using RW Laser Cuts Ebony Cuts and Glimmermist. I had a layout in mind and wanted to create a rusty wrought iron effect with my Ebony Cuts. SO all I did was give the two Whirlicious Ebony Cuts a couple of coats of Pumpkin Pie Glimmermist (allowing the first coat to dry before applying the second) and here is the result:

It really does look rusty and for very little effort!! I also used some gorgeous Kaiser Devonshire papers as well as some Fancy Pants paper from the brand new My Family range, some Prima flowers, a bit of hessian and the totally gorgeous picket fence border punch by Martha Stewart.
Why not pop into the store and check out the range of Ebony Cuts that Simone stocks as well as some really beautiful papers.
Thanks for looking

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

fabulous collage images

For all you ATC freaks like me out there,Simone has some fabulous collage image sheets in store. My current favourite is one called"Ancient Egypt' :an A4 sheet of lovely distressed faces,all with wonderfully evocative expressions that lend themselves beautifully to a range of techniques.The paper is smooth and a little shiny so I have successfully been able to use them for tape transfers as well as directly glued to paper.
The first 3 cards also use "found poetry" ie random words and phrases cut from a page of text and reassembled to form a poem of sorts.
The last was made for a swap called"ransom note" and uses letter cut from a junk mail catalogue-not all supplies are expensive!


In Celebration of Forever Friends Scrapbooking hitting Australian Shores this year, Print Blocks and Docrafts Creativity! Are hosting an amazing giveaway throughout Creativity Stores,  and we are one of the Lucky one's
So whats the catch?
This Saturday 24th April, spend $1 or more on Do Crafts products (Anita's, Papermania, X-Cut, Daisy & Dandelion and Friends) and receive a *FREE forever friends sticker pack worth $5.00  *while stocks last 1 per customer, item may vary to that shown

New Stuff!

The Girls paperie!  Is here .....  YIPPEE  it is stunning!   Paper Girl & On Holiday

  &  Websters Pages Trims  Rose Petals u just have to have some of these..... they should be on the web for ordering very soon :)   or you can pop instore to see them!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Im feeling generous,  and as I want you all to know what is happening here all the time, becasue its so exciting I cannot keep it all to myself !  Goodness I LOVE my job! :)  
Between now 14 April and the 25th april,  anyone who follows us on our blog & becomes a fan of us on Facebook will go into a draw to win a shopping voucher, which can be used online or instore!   How easy is that!  The links are on our BLOG (click here)  


Until the next time  S X


This coming Thursday (tomorrow 14 April 10)  We have our monthly swap meet at the shop,  its from 6 till 7pm, swapping starts at 6.30  sharp!   If u cant make it to swap, then send them in and we will swap them for you.  Its FREE to do this, there is no charge and you meet some great people, and its great to swap / share ideas and techniques.
The theme for this swap is 'The Great Adventure'  and the colour is Orange, with the technique being Transparent.   Ellie drew the short straw this time and that's what she choose. 
Here is a snapshot of february's sweet valentine swap.

So what has been happening?

We have been really busy again this week, which is fab, thats the reason why we are here :)  and once again we have had boxes delivered galore, we have almost got all of the new flower ranges out and ready to go, and I have to say they are just stunning......  we hope to load some of these onto the website once Michelle returns from her well earned break :)
-  I have completed the next  layout for next months 'Technique Trends class'  which will be held on the second Thursday of the month 6.30 - 8.30  or the 4th Saturday of the month 12 - 2pm  
This class has now replaced Page Maps on the Saturdays.  I have updated the newsletter and I will upload asap :0)  Here is a Sneeky Peak of May's Technique Tends pop by instore to check it out in the flesh!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

New Page Kits Instore & on the web!

You have asked for more 'Boy' page kits, and here they are, available for purchase instore or online --

Kit of the Month Up for Grabs!

My sincere appologies all, in my enthusiasm to get the April kit of the month out on the shelves in the store this month before the end of March,  I have just realised that I did not load it onto the web... oops! sorry :)
Anyhoo without further adieu here is a picture....just click on the picture to go the web store and purchase.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Do Crafts Creativity Magazine

For those of you who dont know what Do Crafts is, its a fab Magazine that is produced every 2 months exclusive to craft stores. It comes packed with ideas, and how to's and as well as some of our favourites it comes with its own unique product line as well, it shows you a 'Let's shop" list so you can easily see what you need to complete the project.
APRIL / MAY 2010  is now available 

Be quick though it doesnt last long! 

Sunday, April 4, 2010


Twice a month we offer a class called Technique Trends,  it is held on a thurs evening and saturday lunch time.  It's great if you want to know how to do something, or even learn some of the latest trends in scrapbooking, this month we will be playing with chipboard and lace, there are so many posibilities,  Here is a little sneaky peak of this month's class, give us a call and get booked in :)

Scrapbooking Challenges - CIRCA 1993

Michelle has posted this months Scrapbooking Challenges on Facebook. & here on the blog.  So here is my share.   Circa 1993 ! :)

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Challenge for April

On Facebook we have a link for our monthly Challenge, but I would really like to open it up to our followers on Blogger, Twitter and the new Facebook page !!
Our Challenge this month is to create a Layout, an Artist Trading Card or an Off The Page Project using Tattered Angels Glimmermist or Tim Holtz Distress Ink !!
We have SO MANY new exciting colours in store, that I'm sure that you'll find something you like ! Products can be purchased on-line at Abundantias Gold or in store, once your submission is complete, load a photo on Facebook OR e-mail it to me via Please make it clear that you are submitting an entry to the 'April Challenge' and tell us how you have used the product ... now go get creating Ladies !!!