Wednesday, 29 February 2012

NEW Compact Border Punches

American Crafts’ new Knock Outs Border Punches create crisp and detailed patterned borders. Interchangeable punches and coordinating snap-in wing guides allow for reusability and compact storage of the punch base.  Another bonus is the price...aroound half the price of other border punches for the same functionality.  The strater value kit gives you 6 punhces in a great carry case for only $69.95
Knock out Punches - Get the VALUE PACK; Or the STARTER PACK and keep on adding....Amazing space saving!

NEW PAPERS - Chap by American Crafts

American Crafts Collections have been a bit hit and miss however they struck it right with these papers.  As the name suggests these paper are ideal for all the CHAPS (men) in your life.  The colours appear primary in the image however they are quite muted with the base being cream instead of white (which is what it looks like in the images).  We have been getting so many papers in store that it is hard to think what to do with them all however, this collection is already on my scrap table as I can see lots of uses for it.
CHAP collection by American Crafts

AUTHENTIQUE - New Loyal and Miracle Boy collections

AUTHENTIC LOYAL and MIRACLE BOY just arrived.  I love the colour range of these papers.

Authentique Loyal

Tuesday, 28 February 2012


We have just received 5 New Paper Collections from GRAPHIC 45.  Some are brand new from Graphic 45's CHA 12 release and some are just new to CATCHY CRAFTS.  Collections now in store are:






  • Little Darlings

    Olde Curiosity Shoppe

    Tropical Travelogue
    Kraft Reflections


      Two more Kaiser Page kits have arrived in store which brings our total to 4.  We now have Kits for TIGERLILY, TECHNOLOGIC, TINY WOODS and THESE DAYS.  They cost $35  with the exception of TINY WOODS which costs $30.  These all have enough material and step by step instructions to complete 4 layouts with a lot of goodies to spare.  GREAT VALUE - you save between 10- 20% on the individual price of the items.

      Be quick as some of the kits are already running Low.

      Thursday, 23 February 2012


      You have to see this product to get excited about it. It is a new medium for us and the results are truly fabulous. The product will transform any surface with a beautiful shimmer and glow in stunning and intense metalic colours.

      Inka-Gold is a non toxic creamy bees-wax based high pigment metallic gloss paint that is delivered in a smooth paste in elegant metallic shimmering colours which are easy to use. Simply apply with a sponge and polish with a gentle rubbing action. It dries immediately and is suitable for all absorbent surfaces. The natural beeswax helps make it weather and water resistant.
      One jar of Inka Gold can cover up to 80 square ft. Excellent for refinishing or accenting anything including furniture. Also great for paper mache boxes, chipboards, paper crafting and much more.  WE LOVE IT!!!

      NEW Scoreboards

      We now have scoreboards in 2 brands and 2 sizes.  Martha Stewart 12" in inches.  Scorepal 12" in cm and a small portable Scorepal with its own carry case.


      Echo Park THIS AND THAT collection of papers and embellishments are now on the shelves.  Great happy designs.  Two themes... in greens or pinks.

      NEW - Heartfelt Creations Stamps

      For those of you who do not know these stamps, they are great rubber stamps mounted onto cling and precut.  They match to the spellbinder dies so once you stamp an image you can cut it out if you more fussy cutting!


      We have finally received our first shipment of SMASH Journals.  We have Pink, Green, Orange, Red.  There are also little bits and pieces to go with them.  I am sure they will be a hit...all the staff have bought them!!

      NEW Hemp Cord

      WOW, this cord is great.  It keeps its shape so your bows stay the way you tie them (which in my case is messily unless I use the bow maker)

      NEW - Templates from Crafters Workshop

      We have just received 45 of the 6x6 Crafters Workshop templates and 24  of the 12x12 ones.  There are great new designs.  These can be used with any ink or medium you have...and we have A LOT of them!  The latest one that I am in love with is the VIVA GOLD...more about this on a future post.

      NEW Flowers Galore from Petaloo

      We have received our first order from Petaloo.  There is a huge range of flowers including gorgeous chochet ones. Great range of styles and colours...makes me itch to start scrapbooking.

      Tuesday, 14 February 2012

      Coming soon - TIM HOLTZ DISTRESS Markers

      Tim Holtz has done it once again.  He has come up with some gorgeous DISTRESS MARKERS.  They should be instore at the beginning of march.  They will be available individually or as a set of 37.

      Distress Markers have many of the amazing qualities you've come to love with distress like being reactive with water to allow for amazing blending and shading, and of course colouring on directly on to your stamps and stamp with them.The dual tips are a flexible brush nib on one end for great coloring effects, and a plastic detailed nib on the other for journaling or fine detail work. these new distress markers are available in 37 colors... 37? oh yes, all 36 classic distress palette colors and white picket fence.

      For those of you who are used to Waterbased Markers such as Tombow or Stampin Up I am sure you will be impressed with the depth of colour in these markers. They are going to sell around the $4.95 price range.  Whole set $150.  If you are interested in these contact us and let us know so you do not miss out 

      NEW ARRIVAL- Authentique

      We have just put on the shelves the 2 new ranges from Authentique - CELEBRATE & GENUINE. 
      Each range has 6 double sided (heavy and beutifully textured) papers; 6x6 paper pad (36 Papers); 1 12x12 sticker sheet and 1 12 x 8 word and alpha sticker sheet.  For those of you who want it all and want to save some money in the process, there is a collection kit with 12 papers and 2 sticker sheets.

      Be the first to have these gorgeous products (before the staff buy them all)

      For a great card using the CELEBRATE range check out the AUthentique blog

      Friday, 10 February 2012

      Gadget Gears for Guys Card Class

      Hi there, it's Alex here and I wanted to give you a sneak peek of the cards that we will be creating in Monday's card class.  They are called Gadget Gears for Guys and we will be using the Tim Holtz dies of the same name along with the Steampunk die.  We will also be playing with Distress Inks and Tim Holtz stamps too.  These are great cards for you to give to the men in your life.  Check them out:

      If you would like to book in then be sure to call the store on 9477 4401 ASAP to book your spot.  I would love to see you there this Monday 13th February at 10.30am.


      Sunday, 5 February 2012

      Copic Super Sale!!!

      There is a super sale on Copic Pens and Refills happening right now at Catchy Crafts!!!

      Take advantage of this awesome deal!!!
                    Copic Ciao - $ 4.00
                    Copic Sketch - $ 6.50
                    Copic Refills - $ 7.50

      Hurry while supplies last!!!