Well it is official I am teaching on the 2017 Patchwork, Quilting and Paper Craft Cruise April 3rd - 13th, 2017, travelling from Sydney to New Zealand.
I am so excited to have selected. It is 5 days of teaching with some amazing fellow tutors Trina McClune, Jane Trgenza, Sue Smyth and Julieanne McKenna-De Lumen.
Cost of the ticket includes all your tuition as well. I have cruised many times and find them a great holiday and getaway.
Hoping some of you can join me on my next adventure, play and have some as well.
While teaching all around Australia, I get mixed reactions to tags, personaly I love them, they are small works of art and it gives me a chance to experiment with backgrounds and different testures.
Above I have the same techniques on a tag as on the card. I love both, my customers can then understand, when I say you 'are learning a technique, that you can apply on a card or a page', this visual seems to work. For me it was fun creating and teaching both.
What an amazing time we all had at Scrapbook Expo, pictured here are some very satisfied students after completing Azza's class 'Book of Dreams', this class was sponsored by Chroma Australia, we used their Jo Sonja's acrylic paints, love those paints and I have been using them for years...more photos attached. Also pictured is Rachel Greig from Darkroom who sponsored Angella Peardon's class 'As You Turn in Life', just had to take a photo, I also managed to get away to do a Rachel Greig class, awesome lady...
Scrapmatts is proud to be a sponsor of the 2011 Scrapbook & Papercraft Convention. Long weekend in June promises to be a fantastic and unforgettable show. Scrapmatts is running 3 workshops every day. First thing in the morning we have Renee Dowling with a gorgeous christmas layout called 'Merry & Bright', middle of the day we will be having the talented Angella Peardon with an amazing new concept 'As you turn in life', sold out in the first 36 hours!! and at the end of the day we will be having Azza Sedrak with a stunning 'Book of Dreams'. Scrapmatts will also be unveiling their new designs, I have been keeping Andrew very busy!! But you will have to be there to share in the excitement and fun...June 11th - 13th, 2011......
Scrapmatts will be having a blog hop..YEAH!! We will start with Kerryn Lawsons Blog, which is www.kerrynlawson.blogspot.com and we will finish up at Scrapmatts NING Gallery.. http://www.scrapmatts.ning.com/ . You will need to be or become a member of Scrapmatts NING to qualify to win prizes of scrapmatts chipboard. I will be giving prizes for comments left on NING site. There will be a blog set up on the right hand side to leave a comment. Also, I will be choosing people on the Design Team Members blogs as well. So, all you have to do is join NING, travel through the Design Team's Blogs, leave a comment and then end up at our NING site and leave a comment. Don't forget you must be a member of NING to be able to leave a comment and get a prize... Bolg starts Wednesday 9th March till 12th March, 2011, Prize winners to be announced on the 14th March, 2011.
Well it has finally happened...after 25 years of running a retail store, we have now closed and will be working online and at shows. Today is the first day of the rest of my life, Andrew's and mine that is. It feels a little funny not having to open a store after so many years!! Clearing and moving a shop is worse than moving a house...boy do my bones know that! Hopefully I wont know myself!!!! Still putting things in their place, but soon all will be done. Need a break though, need some craft time....soon, yippee!!!
It has been a long time since I have posted....happy news though!! We have now closed our shop front after 25 years and are now working online and at craft shows. Still in the process of moving everything, our deadline is next week...we needed a good clean out....we actually found our first ever internet order over 10 years ago!!! Itching to get back to designing and having a good play!! I am really enjoying all the DT work on the NING site and I am itching to play with my friend Azza!!!
My name is Sofie and I have been in the craft business in Australia for over 30 years. I started doing craft as young as 11 and haven't stopped since. I run a full time business with my husband Andrew. We began as Bankstown Crafts, then Papertole Australia and we have now added Srapmatts.com.