Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Prima Class at Catchy Crafts

Last November 5,  The ladies here at Catchy Crafts had a wonderful learning experience with the very talented Prima teacher Sharon Laakkonen.  It was very fun learning how to make the gorgeous Prima heart  canvas album. The ladies had an awesome time creating and chatting.  Thanks Sharon for sharing your talent with us.... hope you'll visit us again the next time you will be here in Sydney.

  Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, 1 November 2011


We are expanding our classes and are looking for talented teachers.  If you are passionate about either stamping, scrapbooking, punch art or any other papercraft and would love to share that passion with lots of other like minded people apply to teach at CATCHY CRAFTS. 

No previous teaching experience necessary and you do not have to be famous you just have to love what you do and be good at it.

Times and days are flexible.  It would be great if you could teach some weekends and/or nights however lots of week day times are also available.  The staff are all welcoming and you will soon feel like part of the family

Contact Dina on 9477 4401.
On this week from Friday to Sunday. Come and make Catchy Crafts your first stop. We will be having amazing specials including Spellbinders for $25. Martha Stewart Punches from $20. Tim Holtz Distress inks 2 for $15. Copic Sketch for $7.50 Copic Ciao for $5.  6mm double sided tape 5 for $10.  Hero Arts Clear stamp sets and Inkadinkado Stamps $18.  New Magnolia stamps.  Lots of bargain bins and much much more. 

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Make a Mini Book with Alex this Saturday

This Saturday at 1.00pm we have a workshop in the store with Alex Hughes creating this cute little mini book.

Using the Simple Stories range called "Life Documented", this mini book would make the perfect gift for Christmas or even your own collection.  This range is perfect to suit a whole bunch of occasions or events.  Come and join Alex on Saturday by calling the store to book your spot, be quick as there are only a few spots left available.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Limited Edition Distress Pads.  Stocks are limited so be quick! Once they are gone they are gone!  
Set of 3 Distress Ink Pads - Seedless Preserves, Gathered Twigs and Ripe Persimmon

Friday, 7 October 2011

Glitz and Glam Card Class

Want to add some Glitz and Glam to your week?  Then come along next Monday and create some glittering cards with Alex at our store.  In this class you will be creating 4 cards using Tattered Angels Glam and Glaze products as well as ultra-fine glitter.

These cards are fun and bright and great for birthdays.  Plus you will learn some fun techniques playing with these awesome products that you can apply to any sort of occasion.  So call the store now to book your spot on 9477 4401, we would love to see you here.

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Tim Holtz Craft Core Cardstock- Nostalgic

We now have in stock 13 different colours of the Tim Holtz Craft Core Cardstock. This kraft card has a layered coating of color on one side so you can do all of the things you love to do with coredinations card including sand it, tear it, emboss it, and of course distress it.  with kraft core, instead of seeing a matching "color", you actually get the kraft core!  (Pictures from Tim Holtz website)

Monday, 26 September 2011

Quick and easy page layout

Quick and easy page layout using the "For the Record" range of papers and stickers.  Simple layout that allows you to use lots of those holiday photos.

Friday, 23 September 2011

Cuttlebug all in one folders

click here to view the video on CUTTLEBUG ALL IN ONE FOLDERS

Come and check out the large variety of Cuttle bug all in one folders.  They allow for so much flexibility in your creations.  Check out the video on how they work.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Christmas Is Coming!!

Ho Ho Ho!!  Yep, Christmas is only a couple of months away and have you got started on your Christmas Cards yet?  Come and join Alex next Monday for Festive Floral Christmas Cards to get your stash underway.
Festive Floral Christmas Cards

Monday 26th September 10.30am

In this class we will create three lovely cards for the festive season by learning how to make three different flowers.  You will have extra in your kit to make more of these flowers when we are done.  And they are designs that can be repeated over and over, even for other occasions. 
Call Catchy Crafts to book your spot - 9477 4401

New from Simple Stories

Just arrived in store the new range from Simple Stories - GENERATIONS.  Great papers and sticker sheets.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011


We have so many dies that we have had to create a whole room just for them.  Among many of the new dies are a great range of alphabets starting at only $39.95 and other lifestyle cutting dies starting at ONLY $5.  All these dies are compatible with most die cutting machines -  including the Cuttlebug, Bigshot, Epic and Grand Callibur

Friday, 16 September 2011

Beach cards

Cards using spellbinder dies: Decorative Butterfly border and Decorative Oval Window
Cuttlebug embossing folder: Bubbles
Ruche Cardstock
Happy Birthday word stamp - Darkroom door
Paper: Christina Adolph

Monday, 5 September 2011

Wishes Canvas Class Next Week

Hi there, Alex here.  Just wanted to let you know about the Wishes Canvas Workshop I will be teaching next Monday in store.  I had so much fun designing this project, I specifically thought about the wishes I have for my three children and made this canvas as a way of decorating my house with them.  I love putting reminders around my house to inspire and let my kids know how much I love them.  And this canvas certainly allows me to do that and I can add to it regularly.  But it could also be a lovely gift for a special someone with Christmas just around the corner - a friend, Mum or co-worker.

On this canvas we will play with inchies, Tim Holtz crackle paint and Graphic 45 paper.  Be sure to call the store on 9477 4401 to book your spot, places are limited and there are only a few spots left.  Cost is $20 for a 3.5hour class plus kit cost and the workshop will start at 10am.  I would love to see you there and help you create this beautiful canvas that you'll be proud to display.

New Spellbinders In store NOW!!!

We have great new spellbinders arriving in store within the next week.  Register your interest so you do not miss out.  To celebrate the new releases ALL Spellbinders will be on special until the 18th of September.  BUY any 2 or more SPELLBINDERS for $29each. (Special does not apply to Grand Callibur dies)
Check out this video for ideas on how to use the new border dies from Spellbinders.
Check out this video for ideas on how to use the new border dies from Spellbinders.

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Heartstrings Canvas Mini-Album.... a PRIMA class happening at Catchy Crafts

We are delighted to have Sharon Laakkonen, Prima DT member, teaching this gorgeous mini album here at Catchy Crafts.
Catchy Crafts is part of the PRIMA ROAD SHOW 2011 happening here in Australia. 
Sweet papers, feminine flowers, and delightful artsy touches will awaken all of your senses as you create a gorgeous canvas heart-shapedmini-album with Sharon!  Each luscious page of this beautiful album will be filled with best-sellers from Prima (including the newly-released delightful Pixie Glen papers) leaving room for your precious photos and sentimental journaling. Create a keepsake album that is sure to tug on your heartstrings and become a family treasure everyone will adore.

Hurry, this class is filling up fast!  This is happening on Saturday, 5th of November at 2:30pm till 5.30pm at Catchy Crafts 104 George St, Hornsby.  To book, give us a call : 9477 4401
Cost $125 which includes a great kit filled with Prima goodness!

See you there!

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Something Special!!!!

Yup!  We are having a store special on these gorgeous embossing folders from K- Kingdom!!!!  They are so fun and compatible to use on your embossing machines!!!They are normally priced at $ 10 each but you can now get them at 2 embossing folders for $16 AUD!!!  - what a bargain!!!  Just mention that you were able to read our blog or visit our facebook page in order to take advantage of this offer!!!  Starts tomorrow 1st of September Thursday and will end on  the 8th of September.  So grab yours now!!!

Shop news!!!!
New Christmas stuff from Kaisercrafts!!! We have 2 new lines for you - Silly Season and December 25th.  Just perfect for any Christmas themed scrapbooking projects or Christmas cards! Hurry as they sell really fast!
And see these gorgeous flowers?!  Also from Kaisercrafts!!!
They are available in several different colors - so lovely!!!!

Watch out for more new arrivals coming up!!!  Visit us at 104 George street, Hornsby 2077 NSW.
See you all!

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Cuttlebug Cards with Kim....

Another set of gorgeous cards created by Kim T.  Join her this Wednesday, 17th of August, 7:30 to 9:30 in the evening. 
Try different embossing techniques with a variety of materials to create 4 unique cards. Use diecuts with fabric, some punching and add ribbon - you'll have cards to suit various occasions and learn some great techniques along the way.  For those who can't make it on the evenings, there will be a repeat of this class on Friday, 19th of August from 10:30 am till 12:30 in the afternoon.  To book, give us a ring 94774401.  See yah!

Monday, 4 July 2011

Exciting News - International Teachers coming to Catchy Crafts!!!

Moving to larger premises has allowed us to expand our teaching classes.  We are now happy to announce that we are bring in some international (and interstate) teachers to inspire us with new techniques and products.

All the way from the US...
Graphic 45 - Candy Rosenberg will be teaching 2 classes on Saturday August 27th
10am- 1pm - "No Place Like Home" Mixed Media Album 
3pm - 6pm - "Treasured Memories...The Past" Mixed Media Album Workshop
For more details.... check out her blog.
Cost of each class is $90 which includes a very generous kit
Our second teacher is from Prima - Sharon Laakkonen, one of Prima's best designers will be teaching 1 class on Saturday November 5th from 2:30 to 5:30 pm at Catchy Crafts!!!!

You can expect a gorgeous project jam packed with prima product. 
Cost $125 which includes a great kit filled with Prima goodness!

To book, give us a call at 612- 94774401 or email us at info@catchycrafts.com.au

Third teacher is from Sunny Queensland
Photography - Dean Holland from Take Better Photos - The Biggest Photography school in Australia will be teaching 2 classes a day over 3 days in October.

Saturday 15th - Sunday 16th - Monday 17th October
Morning class: 9.30am-12.45pm  "Capturing Joy"
Afternoon class:  3.15pm - 7pm " Travel and Landscape"

Check out their site and book online.

These are one off classes so book early to avoid disappointments.  Hope to see you!

Monday, 20 June 2011

New in Shop Monday - Kaisercrafts, Dies and a lot more....

We just recently received 8 boxes of goodies from one of our favorite brands - Kaisercrafts!!!! We now have the 4 new collection - Party Animal, Chapter 1, Pink Gelato and Velvet Ensemble plus heaps of Timeless Collection Rub-ons and lovely Off-the-Page products!!!
Another new in the shop are these.... gorgeous, very intricate dies from Cherry Lynn designs!!!!  Be quick in grabbing these because they sell pretty fast!!!
And, if you need elegant finishing touches on your invites or any project, be sure to check this new product in the shop....
We have a wide variety of these Elegant Paper fasteners... perfect on just about any paper crafting projects.

And just a reminder...  Catchy Crafts will be at the...
the Craft and Quilty Fair at Darling Harbour ! This week 22-26 June (Wednesday-Sunday) at the Sdyney Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour 9am-5pm each day (www.craftfair.com.au) and Catchy Crafts will be there with great bargains and great stock as always.

There you have it! Thanks for reading!!!

Sunday, 19 June 2011

First Catchy Crafts Crop Night!

We would like to thank the ladies who joined us in last Saturday's crop night!!!  It was a fun and very productive night! I was able to finish 3 layouts!!! - so happy with that! It was so lovely to be able to share, chat and scrap with everyone! 
And we would also like to congratulate Diane M. for winning our lucky door prize for that night!!!  Very lucky lady!

Join us again for our 2nd Crop Night happening on the 2nd of July 2011 from 4 to 11 in the evening!!!
See yah!

Monday, 6 June 2011

New in Shop Monday!!!

Docrafts Creativity Magazine
Issue 27 May/June 2011 is here!!!
Another project filled issue of your favorite Docrafts magazine has just arrived!  A total value for your money. This magazine features  new ranges of Tatty from Me to You, Tulip by Amanda Jayne Evans and Nostalgia by John Byars as well as the elegant Liquorice Sorbet Collection - also available at the shop!

For $4.99, you get the magazine plus a freebie Tatty Teddy stamp and embossing folder.  So hurry up and grab your copy!!! This one sells very fast!
Albums Galore!!!
Need new albums for your scrapbooking projects?  Check out these gorgeous albums from Doodlebug Designs, American Crafts and Imaginisce. 
I will be posting more of our new arrivals in the shop in the next couple of days.... stay tuned!!!