Monday, 11 June 2018

Creative Team Glitter Bicycle Card

Creative Team Glitter Bicycle Card

By Creative Team member Yoonsun Hur


C4UBicycle Die 70072
C4U Microfine Glitter: Yellow Rainbow, Laser Lime Green, Laser Pink, Laser Purple

Crafts 4U 12mm Double Sided Tape
Crafts 4U Fine Tip Glue Pen
Rosie’s Whimsy Words Wood Veneer


Tape diagonally on white card base using double-sided tape.

Apply glitters on the sticky stripes of the card base using C4U Microfine Glitter: (from the top) Yellow Rainbow, Laser Lime Green, Laser Pink, Laser Purple

Die cut bicycle from white card stock using the C4U Bicycle Die 3 times, stack them up using fine tip glue pen.

Mount the bicycle die cut & wood veneer sentiment using fine tip glue pen.

Add some enamel dots for finishing touches.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Happy crafting!



Saturday, 9 June 2018

Creative Team Retro Flowers Art Journal

Creative Team Retro Flowers Art Journal

by Creative Team member Dani Choate



White card
Dylusions Dyalog background journal
Helmar 450 glue
Posca Paint pens - Any acrylic paint with a small fine brush could also be used (yellow, emerald, apple green)


Begin by painting your entire page with black gesso and waiting for it to completely dry. If you happen to have a blue background you can paint with a little less coverage to show a bit of blue through especially at the edges
Grab your 'Retro style' stencil. Using washi tape mask off some of the  columns to give you stems of differing heights. This will add some interest to your page and allow you to get more flowers onto the page

Use the 'retro' looking stencil and the lavender Shabby relief paste to give you your lilac stems
Using paint pens (in 2 different greens) or acrylic paints with a small brush, paint or draw some small leaves along the light purple stems

On a seperate piece of white card stock stencil the granite relief paste through a floral stencil. This paste needs to be applied quite thickly and with a bolder stencil (rather than a fine, delicate one)
Once totally dry, fussy cut the granite flowers out to give you a selection of single flowers with SUPER texture!!

Use scribble sticks or watercolours to colour the individual flower edges with blue, turquoise, lime green and yellow to give you a gradiated effect, from bottom to top on all your flowers.

Using double sided tape or strong glue, attach the flowers to your stems. Make sure the edges do not entirely stick down ads this will give the flower an increased 3D effect
If one of your flowers happens to be placed across the fold in the page you will have to carefully cut the flower down the middle. This should give your page enough wriggle room to actually be able to fold closed

I have also added a small sentiment on the side of the page "SHINE BRIGHT"



Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Our May class roundup

Our talented teachers created a great array of classes with something for everyone in May:

Lawn Fawn cards by Cookie

Gelli printing art journal by Peta

Alcohol Inks on Yupo by Peta

Scrapbooking by Janice

Scrapbooking by Janice

Scrapbooking by Janice

Scrapbooking by Cookie

Scrapbooking by Cookie

Scrapbooking by Peta

MFT cards by Kelly

Monday, 4 June 2018

Creative Team Gentleman's Cards

Creative Team Gentleman's Cards

By Creative Team member Cheryl Peterie



Crafts4U Die Stacking Tags (11 dies) 70060
Crafts4U 12mm x 50m Double Sided Tape 30009
Crafts4U 12mm x 4m Foam Tape 2mm thick 30004
Crafts4U Wooden Embellishments Keys 20pk 70068
Kaisercraft Paper Pad 6.5 X6.5in 40/pk Pen & Ink PP1041
Pen & Ink Collectables Cardstock Die Cuts CT934
Tim Holtz Distress Stain Antiqued Bronze
Distress Pad Vintage Photo
Archival Ink Pads - Coffee, Cobalt, Watering Can
Kaisercraft Card Stock 12"x 12" - Coffee Bean & Navy
Kaisercraft Mechanical Parts Stamp & Die Set
Porta Craft Ribbon
Natural Twine


Basic tool kit (Crafts4U trimmer, scissors, Crafts4U double sided Tape, Crafts4U Foam Tape, pencil, tweezers etc), Glue, Washi Tape (for holding dies in place), Crafts4U Large Score Board, Die Cutting Machine.



First colour one of the wooden keys with Distress Stain Antiqued Bronze (shake well before using) & set aside to dry.

From the Coffee Bean Cardstock cut a 6" x 12" base card base, starting from the left side score at 4½", 9" & 10½" fold the score lines as shown.

Using the follow pieces from the Kaisercraft Pen & Ink Paper 6½" Pad (left picture) Using the following pieces from the Kaisercraft Pen & Ink Collectables Pack (right picture) .

Script Paper -
·         Cut a 11cm x 14.8cm background & attach to the centre panel of the base card
·         Cut a 3.4cm x 14.8cm band attach to the bottom front step.
Navy Cardstock -
·         Cut a 2.3cm x 14.8cm strip & attach to the front step leaving an even border.
·         Cut a 1cm x 7cm banner (cut a small triangle notch from the left side) & attach to the top of the centre background.
Alphabet Paper - (NB; with nesting dies No.1 being the smallest)
·         Cut a 1.5cm x 14.8cm strip & attach to the 2.5cm x 14.8cm Navy band.
·         Die cut the No. 3 Tag together with the largest hole die & tie a piece of twine through the hole & attach to the centre background.
Stripe Paper -
·         Die cut the No.4 Tag together with the largest hole die & tie a piece of ribbon through the hole & attach to the centre background.
Stamp & die cut a mix of cogs from the Kaisercraft Mechanical Parts Stamp & Die Set with Archival Inks - (Coffee, Cobalt & Watering Can), blend over the top with Distress Ink - Vintage Photo.

Place foam tape on the back of the Cobalt cog the "Smile" sentiment & the "It's Your Day" arrow, use double sided tape or glue on all other embellishments & attach to the card.
Using some leftover off cuts you can create another two cards:

Created by Cheryl Peterie for Catchy Crafts



Saturday, 2 June 2018

Creative Team Enjoy the Ride Card

Creative Team Enjoy the Ride Card

by Creative Team member Helen Cooke


Distress Ink : vintage photo; pumice stone
Card : smooth white; textured light blue; textured mid blue
Other : ribbon; texture paste; spatula; GlossyAccents; Crackle Accents; Wet Ones; paint brush;


I cut a square of card 130mm x 130mm, lay the stencil across the bottom and using a spatula, spread texture paste through it, smoothing it out as I went.  I then turned the stencil around the opposite way and repeated the same process across the top of the card.  It was put aside to dry.
With the Cadence Ink Spray, I spritzed once onto a craft sheet to make a puddle, then picked up the ink with a paintbrush and flicked it across the card.  Before it had time to dry, I used a ‘wet one’ to wipe off the excess ink, which gives an uneven, mottled appearance over and around the texture paste, but still leaves some of the darker spots of ink on the card.   With most of the puddle of ink still on the craft sheet, I swiped the edges of the card through it, thus creating a border which was easy to smudge slightly.
While that was drying, I cut the ‘matted enjoy’ using both blue textured cards, gluing the lighter one onto the darker one.  From white card, I cut a ‘beep beep car’ and a smaller ‘cloud’. I went over the car gently using ‘vintage photo’ Distress Ink, building up colour around the edges and added ‘pumice stone’ around the wheels.  The cloud was also coloured with ‘pumice stone’.  To add more interest, crackle accents was added to the cloud and glossy accents around the doors, windows and wheel hubs of the car.
I adhered a length of ribbon across the bottom of the background, then attached the puff of exhaust (cloud) and the car with double sided foam tape.  The matted enjoy was also attached the same way.
The card front was attached to folded white card. 

Friday, 1 June 2018

A little bit behind.... April class roundup

So busy with all the new products and creative team projects that we hadn't gotten around to posting our April classes. We have very talented teachers who love to share techniques and tips with you:

Our current class schedule is located on the home page of our website. If you wish to join our class mailing list (where photos and further class details are listed), please contact the store on 02 9477 4401.