Sunday, September 30, 2012

5 days until Christmas Weekend!

Hey Peeps! 

Only 5 more sleeps until the Christmas Weekend! A whole weekend of glorious crafting! Wahoo! [Picture me doing a happy dance] 
The theme:- Christmas! 

What to expect:- 
  • An (almost) complete range of Bigshot dies and accessories
  • A great number of Christmas stamp sets
  • A huge range of tools
  • A complete range of stamp pads (although BYO popular Christmas colours to save time!)
  • A complete colour print out of my Christmas-themed Dropbox "Samples of Others" to copy or inspire 
  • Sample Christmas cards and 3D projects to copy or inspire 
  • A huge range of ribbons and accessories for you to purchase
  • A complete range of cardstock and papers for you to purchase - I've stocked up on all of the popular Christmas colours and glitter paper
  • ... Bring as much or as little of your own gear as you like
  • Only 2 people per table for your comfort
  • Fun, love & laughter! 
Eats and drinks:- 
  • My gorgeous Tuesday girls are providing us with morning and afternoon teas. 
  • Percolator coffee and sweeties provided
  • Either BYO lunch (fridge and microwave available) or purchase from the Mt Peter Road Fish & Chip shop
  • Shared pizzas from Joeseppes Pizza for dinner
What to bring:- 
  • Paper trimmer, tape, glue, stamp-a-ma-jig, Christmas coloured stamp pads, paper piercer and mat, embossing powders if you're embossing heaps - name everything! 
  • ... As much or as little of your own gear as you like
  • Lunch if you're bringing your own
  • Extra cash for purchases on the day

Graham Street Playgroup House, Graham Street, Edmonton


9am Saturday 6 October until late
9am Sunday 7 October until 4pm


$100 for complete weekend (one more spot left) OR
$50 per day (3 spots left on Sunday)

You can pay by direct deposit this week (email me if you haven't got the details) or cash on the day. 

School Holiday Class

I am only doing one class for children these holidays.

Date:- Thursday 4 October
Time:- 10am - 2pm
Cost:- $20
Theme:- Christmas 
Address:- 5 Capricorn Street, Bentley Park

Please register your interest early for the next school holidays so I know how many classes to schedule. 

Term 4 Dates

Friday 12 October 10am and 7.30pm - Class
Wednesday 17 October 7.30pm - Stamp Club
Friday 19 October 10am - Class
Friday 26 October 10am and 7.30pm - Class
Saturday 27 October - TAS School Coconut Carnivale - visit our craft stall! 
Friday 2 November 10am - Class
Friday 9 November 10am and 7.30pm - Class
Sunday 11 November - Leukaemia Foundation Christmas Fair at the Showgrounds - visit our stall! 
Wednesday 14 November 7.30pm - Stamp Club
Friday 16 November 10am and 7.30pm - Class (moved forward from following week)
Friday 30 November 10am - Class
Friday 7 December 10am and 7.30pm - Class
Wednesday 12 December 7.30pm - Stamp Club

Happy days! 

Sally :) 

Monday, September 10, 2012

Classes 14 September, School Holiday Class and Christmas Weekend

The new annual and seasonal catalogues have commenced and I've received my first order ... very exciting! I have updated the links to the new catalogues on my blog home page so if you're ever out-and-about and need to look at the catalogues, you'll have it at your fingertips at If you haven't already got the new catalogues and would like one, email me and I'll get them to you! 

CLASSES THIS WEEK - Friday 14 September

This week's classes use the new Papaya Collage stamp set

The butterfly card is using a layering technique that is very popular at the moment - I've based this card on a card by Becky Jensen (US). The bird card is based on a card by Mindy Backes and the final card (Primrose Petal pink) is a mish-mash of a few different elements I liked.

Usual details:- 
10am and 7.30pm Friday 14 September
5 Capricorn Street, Bentley Park
$20 for 3 cards - all materials and equipment provided

Please RSVP so I know how many kits to prepare.


Stamp Club is this Wednesday (12 September) at 7.30pm. Chris B is the hostess-with-the-mostest this month. Chris is hosting a workshop at her home tomorrow and our make-and-take card uses the Postage Due stamp set from the new annual catalogue.


I am holding a School Holiday Class for children in the second week of the holidays on Thursday 4 October 10am - 2pm. This Christmas-themed class will be designed for girls aged over about 7 and will cost $20. Please forward this email to your friends with school-aged children who may be interested.


The most exciting news of this post ... we are having a Christmas-themed weekend! 

The format will be similar to the Mini-Retreat held in July. 

The dates (lock them in your diary!): Saturday 6 October and/or Sunday 7 October
The cost: $50 for 1 day or $100 for 2 days
The location: Playgroup House, Graham Street, Edmonton

I will be bringing along all of my Christmas stamps, ink pads, punches, Big Shot dies etc, tools, complete range of cardstock, ribbons and embellishments for us to use to create all weekend long! Wahoo! 

There will be heaps of print-outs and samples to inspire you! Cards, gifts, boxes, gift-tags, banners, table centrepieces...

Bring a mattress if you're keen to pull an all-nighter (Tina and Tammy were the mid-nighters in July!). I will be popping my vitamins to make sure I'm as fit as a fiddle for this one!! 

Please RSVP as soon as possible so I can prepare the goodies and email you further details.

(As this is a Christmas-themed weekend, please let me know if you'd like me to bring a particular non-Christmas stamp set).

I'm so excited, I'm not going to be able to sleep now! 

Hope to see you all soon.