Saturday, 28 May 2016

In Black and White

Black & white art journals look like a lot of fun, but if you're not sure where to start it can be a bit daunting when confronted by a blank black page. This Joggles video provides some interesting ideas to get started.

If you'd like to try a black journal, we have a limited number of the 8"x 8"available in store (not yet online). If you are placing an online order you can put a note in comments. You can also email us ( or call the store on 02 9477 4401.

We have the white Sharpies here
White Linen Dylusions Paint here
Joggles Stamps here

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Joggle your Creativity

More creative art journal techniques...this time using Joggle stencils a little bit differently:

If you'd like to try this at home, we have the products available in store and online.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Art Journaling

One of our most popular classes is Art Journaling with Terri. She comes up with such inspirational ideas and great techniques. We understand that sometimes you can't get to our classes, so would like to share a great Art Journal page by Jennifer Engle using Donna Downey stencils and Dylusions paints.

You can find the Dylusions paints here and the Donna Downey stencils used here. Enjoy the creativity.

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Sand in My Toes

We wanted to share Kelly's version of a mini album that Tasneem taught earlier this year, so undertook to make a video of it as it is very interactive and single photo's just don't do it justice. We hope you forgive the amateur videography (we hope to get better with more practice, but think for a first attempt it's not too bad) :

Kelly has used some lovely dies to tie in with the beach theme: Kaisercraft Fishing Net, Memory Box Tiny Bubbles, Impression Obsession Shells For a really special touch she has used Prima Mini Art Stones.

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Creating texture

In the Scrappin' Inspiration class on Thursday, Cookie showed a great way of adding texture to a lovely but flat patterned paper by using silver Nuvo Mousse and Prima Doily stencil. Such a subtle yet effective technique with stamped Kaiser script for some added interest:

We have the quick drying Nuvo Embellishment Mousse available in store (if you are placing an online order and would like some, just pop a note in comments and it can be added to your order before payment is processed). 
The papers used are from Kaisercraft Cottage Rose Collection, also available in store.

There is always something interesting to learn in these self paced scrapbooking classes each Thursday, so why not join in. Bookings are essential, so we can save a spot for you.

Saturday, 14 May 2016

and the cuteness continues

You may have guessed that the staff at Catchy Crafts has a real affection for Lawn Fawn dies and stamps and get quite excited when we get new stock in. Because we have so many of these cuties in stock at the moment we thought we would share yet another inspirational video:

While they last, you can find them in store and online here

Friday, 13 May 2016

Waltzing Matilda

If you follow our Facebook page you will have seen the travelogue of Matilda (and Dina & Doug) as she travels from Adelaide to Perth. Amazing scenery, lovely locals and the odd hiccup along the way. We had a great time at the Adelaide Show and are looking forward to seeing both new and old customers at the Perth Craft and Quilt Fair - Perth Convention Exhibition Centre 18 - 22 May.

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

More Lawn Fawn Cuteness

Our Lawn Fawn stocks were quickly depleted, but we have restocked and put up new stamps & dies as well. These cute, punny (not sure if that's actually a real word) and just downright adorable stamps and dies seem to leap of the shelf and into customer baskets (and our staff's as well!!!!). Nichol Magourik shares some awesome cards in this video:

To get your hands on these little cuties, check them out here

Monday, 9 May 2016

Dylusions Paint Pens

More mixed media goodness from Dyan Reaveley with her set of paint pens in black & white. Perfect for art journals, doodling or general craftiness. In this video she shows you how to use them properly:

We have these pen sets available here

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Happy Mothers Day

If you are taking a few moments with a cuppa on Mothers Day, be inspired with this video showing a Mothers Day card using Spellbinders D-Lites :

Why not browse our range of Spellbinders D-Lites dies here

Saturday, 7 May 2016

Distress Mica Sprays

If the bright vibrant colours of the Dylusions Mica Sprays is not for you, why not check out the metallics of the Tim Holtz Distress Mica Sprays in this video:

we have them available here

Friday, 6 May 2016

Look who won best stand at the Adelaide Show

That's right - we did. Thank you to all our customers for visiting us at the show....

After we finish up here in Adelaide we are off to Perth for the next show and would love to see all our lovely customers from the West Coast.

Dylusions Mica Sprays

If you love the Dylusions range of products and the lady herself  - Dyan Reaveley - then watch her video showing the beauty of the new Dylusions Mica Sprays:

We have these gorgeous sprays available here