Sunday, 18 February 2018

Meet our Creative Team!

Thank you to everyone who applied to be on our first ever Creative Team. We had lots of applications to choose from. We have chosen 5 very creative ladies who we feel will create some amazing things to show and inspire you. Lets meet them:

Helen Cooke

I have been crafting for over 20 years and am primarily
a card maker, although I also enjoy getting arty and painty in my art journal; and love making mini albums from scratch. I have taught different classes over the years and am currently enjoying the new Distress Oxides!

Cheryl Peterie

I am a devoted wife of almost 23 years, a caring mother of three, a little bit of a crazy cat lady and a passionate crafter! My journey started back in 2006 when I contributed to an anniversary scrapbook and after that I was hooked. I have been published in magazines etc with my card making and have run many workshops. I am very excited to be sharing my creativity with you all!

Yoonsun Hur

I am a graphic designer but my real passion is making
cards. I just love working with stamps, inks, die cuts, paper, punches, watercolours etc. I have worked on many other design teams and can’t wait to get started at Catchy Crafts!

Dani Choate

I am a mixed media artist, illustrator and art journaler from Sydney. After studying Graphic Design in the early 90s I spent the next 12 years immersed in the Natural Health & Alternative Therapies industries. When my children were small I was inspired once again to return to art making. These were adventures in soft toy design, zine editions, lino & gocco printing, ATC & ACEOs, and a turn at children's fabric design. My current work is whimsical, illustrative, feminine and often full of playful colours & pattern.


Linda Drynan

Wife and Mother, I started card making about 14 years ago whilst living in Sydney and haven't stopped yet! I love all things involving paper! Mixed media and off the page too but card making remains my favourite. My cards are usually classic and simple as I post them around the world.

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Creative Team Call!    

Catchy Crafts is super excited to announce that we are looking for a handful of passionate & creative people to join our first creative team for 2018!

Can you commit to a 6 month term?
Can you create 3 awesome projects a month?
Are you active on social media and have a blog?
Can you produce good photographs or video of your projects?
Then we would love to hear from you!

 Our First Creative Team term will be from:

1st March 2018 – 31st August 2018.

Benefits of being on our creative team include:

  • A generous starter kit filled with Crafts4U products
  • Each month you will receive more exciting products to create with
  • Exposure on our blog and social media
  • Receive a generous discount when shopping in store or online

If this sounds like you email Kelly at with the following information:

  • Subject line:  Catchy Crafts 2018 Creative Team Application
  • Your personal details, phone, address, email etc
  • Quality photographs of 2 original layouts/ cards/ mixed media projects/ off the page projects etc you have done. Projects do not need to be new but they do need to be no more than 12 months old.
  • Links to your Blog, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest etc where we can view your other work
  • A short paragraph about yourself, your crafting journey, what other design teams you may have been on or are currently on and what you think you have to offer the Catchy Crafts Creative Team

Open to Australian residents only - Applications close: Sunday 28th January 2018

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Our September Kits

Our monthly kits are popular and tend to sell out quickly. We have something for every paper crafter - Cookies Card Club (this month $38) contains so much gorgeous product to make at least a dozen cards or more with an inspiration sheet to get you started:

Pages to Die For (this month $38) is a scrapbooking kit full of enough product to create a double page layout (detailed instructions included) and either another double page or two singles or cards. There are samples of a single page and cards to inspire you. Each months kit is designed around a die which is available at 20% off when purchased with a kit. This months kit is $38 and the die is C4U Stitched Rectangles $20.95:

Page Pack Kit $30 is a simple scrapbooking kit with detailed instructions for a double page layout:

Our kits are available in store and our website:

Sunday, 3 September 2017

All about the Go Press & Foil

We have this awesome tool and the heat reactive foil available in store as well as the stamps that go with. For an overview - check out the video:

The foil also works well with Cadence Foil bond - this technique will be showcased in the September Art journal class, but you can find the products here:
Go Press & Foil
Foil Bond Paste

Friday, 30 June 2017

Distress Oxide News

Our blog has been quiet for a bit as we have been so busy in the shop and at shows, but we really want to share this video by Tim Holtz showcasing the newest range of Distress Oxide Inks which we have available for pre order here 

Based on the fast sellout of the original 12 colours, you do need to get your orders in quickly so you don't miss out. If you missed out on the original set, we are restocking these as well. The other awesome news is that Ranger will be releasing all the Distress colours as Oxides in batches of 12.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Lavinia Stamps

We have had so many requests to stock Lavinia stamps.... and now we do. This brand are the most delightful, mystical, whimsical and nature inspired images that are just gorgeous on cards, art journals and layouts.

Lavinia Stamps
Gelli Plate
Liquid Pearls

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Prima Princess Stamps

Prima have released beautiful feminine stamps in their new Princess range that can be used in so many ways. Here is a stunning example:

Prima Princess Stamps
Prima Oil Pastels
Prima Love Clippings 
Prima Wild & Free

Monday, 6 March 2017

Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Polish

We have the Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Polish pots available and what fun they are. Check out this video showing you the basics of how to apply and some of the things you can do with them:

You can find them here

Monday, 27 February 2017

Dyan's New Dylusions products

Oooh, so excited by the new Dylusions products that Dyan Reaveley showed at Creativation 2017 and they have started to arrive in store:

We have the Paint pens available now and are awaiting the arrival of the journals. If you would like to know when new product arrives - go to our website to sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date.

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Distracted by Distress Crayons

We have so many wonderful new products arriving daily from Creativation 2017, that we have been slightly distracted. So here is a video showing the 3 latest Distress Crayon sets from Tim Holtz, so you can see exactly why we have been distracted:

We have the sets available in our store
We also have stencils and Crazing medium if you wish to play. The storage tins will be arriving shortly.