Saturday, 30 April 2016

The Crafters Workshop stencils

Wow! So many to choose from - love the variety. The same designs are available in 12x12 and 6x6 depending on what you need them for. Great for scrapbook layouts, cards and of course art journals. This video shows them used with Ken Oliver Color Burst and Liquid Metals to achieve some creative cards:

The Crafters Workshop Stencils are available in store and online here
Ken Oliver Color Burst and Liquid Metals are available in store and online here
Versamark ink is available in store and online here
Embossing powder is available in store and online here
Craft Mat is available in store and online here
Heat Gun is available in store and online here

Friday, 29 April 2016

May Classes

Our May schedule is now up on our website. Join our talented teachers and create fabulous cards and stunning layouts. We offer technique classes, art journalling and colouring with Copics (and other marker brands) as well as off the page creations. There is something for everyone - here is a taste of a few of our up coming classes:

Scrappin' Inspirations May 5th

Fun with Inks May 6th

Card Creations May 10th

Beautiful Blooms May 14th

Card Creations May 24th

To book in, just call us on 02 9477 4401. We require payment at time of booking, materials are included in the cost of card classes (Scrappin' Inspirations you choose your own papers etc and pay for those), but you do need to bring your standard craft kit with you (adhesive, foam tape, paper trimmer, scissors etc).

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Under the Sea

We are now taking pre-orders for Heartfelt Creations NEW collection - Under the Sea.

Take a walk along the edge of the deep blue sea, feel the warm sand between your toes and breathe in the salty air. Balmy breezes tousle your hair and toy with the exotic hibiscus flower behind your ear as you stoop to snatch a lustrous seashell that has been swept onto the beach with the incoming tide. Cares and worries melt away because life really is better at the seaside.

Emma Lou shows you how lovely it is:

If you  would like to take advantage of the 20% savings by pre-ordering the entire collection "I want it all" then click here

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

IrRESISTible Pico Embellisher

This is a resist medium that you can paint and draw with and use with watercolor paints, water based inks and sprays. Once you get the paint flowing nicely through the nozzle, you can draw fine or thicker lines and dots. How hard you squeeze the bottle, determines the paint flow speed and amount. It dries within 20-30 minutes and adheres well to various kinds of paper, without flaking off. 

IrRESISTible Pico Embellisher available in store and online here
Lawn Fawn Stamps & Dies available in store and online here
Craft Mat available in store and online here
Gelato's available in store and online here
Aqua Brush available in store and online here
Versafine Inkpad available in store and online here
Embossing powder available in store and online here
Heat gun available in store and online here

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Tim Holtz Layering Stencils

So many great products by Tim we are trying to share their uses with you. The new layering stencils are a must have in any paper crafter's tool box - card makers, scrapbookers and multimedia artists alike can find a use for them. We thought we would share this really cool technique with you (if you try it, why not share it with us on Instagram @catchycrafts):

Tim Holtz Layering Stencils available in store and online here
Tim Holtz Distress inks available in store and online here
Craft Mat available in store and online here
Round Blending tool available in store and online here

Monday, 25 April 2016

It's all about the texture

Obviously the staff at Catchy Crafts LOVES mixed media and that it entails. We love to play with texture and just have to share this incredibly cool tool with you. It is the Finnabair Texture Brush set. To see just what these brushes can achieve check out this video:

To buy these cool brushes just click here

Friday, 22 April 2016

Let's get messy

Create the ideal splatter with the Tim Holtz Distress Splatter Brush.
The Distress Splatter Brush is designed to create unique effects with Distress Ink, Paint, Stains, & more. Achieve various speckles, splatters, and texture on your mixed-media projects using your favorite art mediums.
Watch this cool video by Tim to see how to get the best results from the brush.

We have these products available in store and online:

Thursday, 21 April 2016

All Dolled Up

Peta loves playing with dolls - she has admitted it to us....the Julie Nutting Doll stamps that is and here are some of the lovely cards made with them. We know she has just bought some of the new Seaside dolls, so are looking forward to sharing those with you also. If you'd like to shop the range just click here.

We would love to see your creations too, please either email us or pop in store with your dolls or any other crafty creations you make.

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Gelatos & Stencils

We love mixed media and especially love Gelatos (we now have them for sale as individual colours as well as sets). They are so easy to use and our teachers use them in a variety of classes. We don't have any videos of our own teachers at the moment, so we are sharing this cool tutorial:

If you would like to see our range of Gelatos, we have them here
our stencils are available here
and our gesso range is available here

Monday, 18 April 2016

Magicals Mystery Tour

Dina loves using Magicals by Lindy's Stamp Gang and has demonstrated them at the shows. 

Not everyone can get to the shows or see the demo's, so we thought we'd share a bit about them here :

Magicals are little pots of powdered paints, where the pigments are activated by water (or other liquid).  Some Magicals have gorgeous sparkly mica in them, others are ‘flat’ ie have no shimmer, and some of the newer colours are creamy – all types have multiple uses. 

They are beautiful to work with, but there are a few things you should know about them, such as, you can see a variety of colours when you haven’t mixed them enough.  To get the smoothest and most ‘true’ colour from your Magicals, you should mix the powder with water. Not the whole jar, just mix a little of the powder at a time, and only as you need it. Make sure to mix well and you will get beautiful consistent colour every time.

If your Magicals are missing their sparkle – CHECK carefully before you purchase, as not all Magicals are shimmery – some are ‘flat’ it will say this on the lid and they will be called FLAT Magicals when you purchase them.  

and here is a video made by Kate Palmer (From Lindys Stamp Gang Design Team) showing 6 ways to use Magicals:

Now that you know a bit about these gorgeous colour pots, they are available here

Monday, 11 April 2016

A Burst of Colour with Color Burst

Have you seen the amazing effects using Ken Oliver's "Color Burst"?

Color Burst is an amazing concentrated microfine watercolor powder that lets you create beautiful watercolor techniques like never before! This versatile powder can be used with so many fun techniques!

  • Spritz your project with water and sprinkle on Color Burst and create amazing designs.
  • Sprinkle Color Burst on dry paper and then spritz with water for a completely different look.
  • Dissolve in water and spray from a mister bottle to create your own custom mists.
The possibilities are endless and they are selling quickly. We have the Color Burst range available in our store and online here.

Check out this video by Ken himself for a look at this stunning product:

Sunday, 10 April 2016

Clever Customers

We really have some amazing customers who are not only crafty but also very clever. Jenny Fussell couldn't find the right pathway stamp to use with this cute couple (Penny Black - Summer Love), so she got her husband to photograph one when they were out at Fagan Park and she used the photo as the background. Just perfect!!

Friday, 8 April 2016

Seth Apter Stamps & Dies

At CHA earlier this year Spellbinders launched a new range of dies and matching stamps designed by Seth Apter. If you love the grunge/mixed media look, then these are just the thing:

and here is the man himself at CHA:

Thursday, 7 April 2016

New Lawn Fawn

Our latest shipment of Lawn Fawn stamps and matching dies has meant a shuffle in the shop as there was just too much for where we had them..not that they will last long on the rack as the staff were drooling over them as they were putting them out .

Monday, 4 April 2016

Our new look and more...

Welcome to our new look blog. It has been a long time since we last posted, but we have lots to share with you - starting with our new signage (as seen on our truck and at our show stands).

We constantly have new stock arriving and will share updates with you here on our blog and on our Facebook page. We will also be posting tutorials, tips and other things of interest so why not follow us to be kept up to date.

This month's Kaisercraft collections in store now: