Friday, October 28, 2011

A Girls Night In

We had a fantastic night at our 'Girls Night In' for Breast Cancer Awareness.

Over the 12 hour period we had about 27 ladies and men call in.  The Lucky Door prize of a set of Copic Markers, donated by X-Press Graphic was won by Toni.  Our major raffle prize winners were, Christine, Big Shot donated by Boncraft Supplies, Denise, Sapphire Pendant, donated by Adrian Wilson and Maci, a big bag of goodies.

We would like to thank all those that supported us on the night.  A huge 'Thank You' also goes to all the wholesales who donated prizes.

I would like to say a personal 'Thank You' to my daughters Alicia and Melissa for all their help leading up to the night and on the night and also to Karen who also assisted in making this a very successful event.

Friday, October 7, 2011


Hi All
We are just about settled in the new shop and it is looking good.

We are now getting ready for our next big event which is "A Girl's Night In' to aid Breast Cancer Awareness.  This is a 12 hour crop that is being held on 15th October from midday to midnight.  The cost is $25.00 and afternoon tea and dinner is included.  We have received support from many of our Wholesalers and there will be lucky door prizes and a great raffle.  We have been donated a Big Shot, a set of Copic Markers, a Yellow Sapphire pendant and many more items.

There will be demonstrations of Copic Markers by Melissa Barnicoat, and Opals Embossing Enamel by Kaye.  Alicia Barry is coming from Brisbane for the event and will also be demonstrating.

Everyone is welcome to come for the full 12 hours of any time inbetween.

Denis will be cooking a sausage sizzle for lunch for those that arrive early and a gold coin donation towards Breast Cancer Awareness would be appreciated.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


We are finally in our new shop at 10/135 Alma Street. Rockhampton.  It was totally refurbished before we moved in and I just love it.  It is so fresh and airy.  We welcome all our customers, new and old, to pop in and have a look at all the great new stock we have.  Hoping to see you soon.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


We are having a moving sale.  There is 15% off everything in the shop with the exception of Copic Markers, Tools, Machines and selected items.  There is also a massive 40% off all Kaiser Off-The-Page Products.

We will be moving over this coming weekend and hopefully the new store will be open for trade on Monday 26th September at Shop 10, 135 Alma Street Rockhampton.

The September Monthly Product Kit is now available, but you must be quick as there is limited numbers.  This kit is viewable on our Facebook page.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Happy Birthday Esme

Hi Bloggers
One of our dearest crafters turns 80 years young. Esme enjoys her card classes and the fellowship that goes with it. She gives more than she recieves.

New Shop watch this site.

The two shop frontage between the old Wintergarden and Sharp Busness Equipment in Alma Street.

Relocation Sale

Hi to all Bloggers.
I am Kaye's Husband Denis. With all that is going on around here Kaye has been in a flat spin.
As the title tells you "relocation sale." Yes, Kaye is moving to Shop 10/135 Alma Street,Rockhampton Q.4701. This will be happening over a number of days however, there will be minimal disruption to normal business trading. We will be in our brand new shop which includes a fantastic huge class room and a larger showroom as of 1st October, 2011. So until the move, Kaye is having a 15% off sale storewide, excluding, Copics, tools and machines. Things to look out for in coming weeks, include: Brand new lines new to the store. Ladies 'A Girls Night In', to raise funds for Breast Cancer Awareness from midday to midnight on 15th October,2011. Kaye has been able to find wonderful sponsors with some great give aways and lucky door prizes.
An "online shop", a new web site, and more workshops and classes, new monthly card kits following the great success with the other kits and add on's now going throughout Queensland and Victoria.

Monday, May 16, 2011

May Product Kit

Welcome to another packed product kit. This month we are featuring the Life Documented collection from Simple Stories. These are all double sided papers and feature beautiful neutral colours and are loaded with swirls and flourishes.

Another great thing about these papers are that they are full of journaling tags, photo mats, titles and quotes.

May Product Kit.

May Product kit

As always, this kit costs $25 (+$6.95 if you need it posted).

The add on kit is $10 and can be added to your order for no additional postage.

All kits are available now and can be posted or collected from the store from today.

May product kit includes:

3 sheets solid cardstock

1 sheet Simple Stories: Life Documented- 100% Real Life

1 sheet Simple Stories: Life Documented- Colourful Life

1 sheet Simple Stories: Life Documented- Celebrate Life

1 sheet Simple Stories: Life Documented- Border and Title strips

1 sheet Simple Stories: Life Documented- Photo mats and Quote elements

1 sheet Simple Stores Fundamentals cardstock Stickers

+++Embellishments pack containing:

1 sheet K and Company Alphabet stickers

1 Maya Road Chipboard coaster

1 die cut stars journaling tag

1 packet Imaginese brads

1 piece of chipboard flowers

2 pieces of twine

2 pieces of satin ribbon

5 Paper flowers

1 sheet stamped journaling blocks

PLUS you also get a full colour set of printed instructions to complete one project using the kit. This month's project is a framed layout.

The Papers:

Kit Papers

Back of Kit papers

Cardstock and stickers

The embellishments:

The embellishment pack

The Add on kit:

As always, we have also put together an Add on kit for you for those who either want a little more, or prefer a mini kit. The add on kit is $10 this month.

Add on kit

You get:

2 sheets solid cardstock

1 sheet Simple Stories- Life Documented- For the Record

1 sheet Simple Stories- Life Documented- Page Elements

1 sheet Simple Stories- Life Documented- Life is good

I sheet Simple Stories Expressions cardstock stickers

Monday, May 2, 2011

May Challenge Kit reveal

I have just revealed the new Challenge kit for A Crafter's Passion. The shop is closed today because of the public holiday, but they will be available for pickup tomorrow, and we can take email orders now.

Welcome to another Challenge kit.Thanks to those who entered a layout for last month, we enjoyed seeing them. This month's kit would be perfect for Mother's Day layouts, with soft pastel blues and floral patterns. Not that you are restrictyed to that theme at all, just an idea.

So, are you ready to see what you'll be getting?

May Challenge Kit

This kit contains a sheet of navy cardstock, plus 3 sheets of co-ordinating patterned papers in pale blue florals.

For embellishments you will get a large silk flower, a piece of pretty gold wired ribbon, a handful of chipboard pieces, including buckles, 2 hat pins, 2 metal charms, diamonte brads, gemstones, and a whole sheet of Carolee's Creations mini alphabet stickers.

Here's a layout I created using the kit.

Sample layout by Alicia Barry

All this and as always the kit is only $10 (+$6.95 if you require postage).

Challenge entries are due at the end of the month for your chance to win a free kit, but please note that it is perfectly Ok to buy the kit and not enter the competition.

Kits are available in the shop right now, but are VERY limited in numbers, so I wouldn't wait too long to get yours. To order, just use the contact tab ont he left hand side of the page and we will email you direct deposit details.

Monday, April 25, 2011

April Monthly kits

The monthly kit for April was revealed last week, and the main kit is all but sold out. We do have some add on kits ($10 matching mini kit) still available for pick up or postage. You are also welcome to purchase the kit instructions only for $4.00 to use with your own papers.

Kit contents:

The papers (doubles sided)
The embellishment pack
Project instructions.

The kit costs $25. The add on kit is $10. Project instructions are $4
The kits have been selling out, so it's strongly recommended you pre-order to avoiddisappointment.

The April challenge kit is still open:
The kit costs $10. Entries are due at the end of the month, although you are welcome to buy the kit without entering a layout.

Saturday, April 16, 2011


Lots of new stock again this week. Little Yellow Bicycle, 'Elizabeth Park' is so pretty. Simple Stories by Memory Works have two new ranges that we are stocking. They are, 'Life Documented" perfect for heritage pages and 'Elementary' which is ideal for all those older school photos. The two new Prima ranges that we are stocking are 'Reflections' and 'Melody'. These are stunning. We also have matching flowers for these ranges as well as journalling cards. Who can go past the Prima Flowers. We have one of the Monthly Product Kits left. This was the Bo Bunny 'Gabrielle' range. Stunning. You are more than welcome to preorder our Monthly Product Kit so that you do not miss out. Keep an eye out for next months Kit. We will let you know soon what brand we will be releasing. Hope to see you soon.

Sunday, April 10, 2011


For all you Copic Lovers, we have just received some fabulous stamps that just lend themselves to be used with the Copic Markers. We have Magnolia, Wags and Whiskers, Stampavie, C.C. Designs, Penny Johnson and more. If you like the Copics, now is the time to pop in and have a look at these stamps. Don't forget about the Copic Workshop happening this Saturday afternoon. Melissa, a Qualified Teacher will be doing a 4 hour workshop on Saturday 16th. If you are interested please ring the shop and book in. Bookings are essential. We also have Magnolia Flowers. These are so pretty. Have you seen Cosmic Shimmer (similar to Glimmermist) well we have some in stock and also the glitter glue. There is also Flourish with a bling. Some great designs to add that bit of extra to your scrapbooking pages. We are expecting more stock this week so please keep tuned for the next instalment.

Saturday, April 2, 2011


We have been inundated with new stock this week. The Little Yellow Bicycle "Twig" range is just beautiful. We have the matching embellishments and the blues and greys of this range are so nice. Jillibean Soup - "Chilled Strawberry Soup" - which is in the kraft paper look is now on the shelves as well as "Spotted Owl Soup", which is a very crisp looking paper. Bo Bunny, Back To Basics" Vicki B range is also in stock Who can go past Basic Grey, 'Life Of The Party' as well as Echo Park 'Little Boy' Range. The March/April product kit has sold out. The April/May Product kit is the beautiful Bo Bunny "Gabrielle" range. We are taking pre-orders for this kit as well as the Add-On. The April Challenge kit is also available. Thanks for dropping by.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Catch Up Time

Hi to all our followers and all our customers.

Lots of things have been happening. We have new stock in the shop which includes, Copics, and Swatch Books for recording all the Copic colours that you have and these great books fit in your handbag.

There is a restock of parchment tools and parch paper. We are really looking forward to having Dale Gray, our qualified Parchment teacher visit us again in May. Dale will be here on 27th to 30th May. For all those wishing to do a class please keep 27th free.

Alicia visited at the weekend and did a revamp of the shop and the window. One customer commented that the shop has "atmosphere".

We are due to get a delivery of 3 cartons of papers and embellishment this week. I will make a post as soon as they arrive. Can't wait to see all the new stock. It always looks so much better in real life.

I am also expecting a delivery of 3D papers tomorrow or Friday.

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

March Is Here Already

Hello to all our followers and welcome to another month. We have a brand new kit to show you this month. We received some beautiful boy papers and thought they would be perfect for a monthly challenge. They have some very cute robots on one side or rockets on the other. It is your choice which side you would like to use.

The kit includes the template for the cogs so all you have to do is cut it out and alter it in some way.

Here is an example layout created by Melissa using the kit.

There is only a limited number of kits and they are selling very fast after only 1 day so make sure you contact us at the shop to secure your kit.

Challenge Kit Details:

The challenge kit costs $10 +P&H and is available from the first of each month.

To enter the challenge, please create an original layout or project using only the contents of the kits. (consumables such as glues, paint, ink and glitter are OK to add.Additional lettering is Ok if not supplied in the kit).

Entries are due by midnight on the final day of the month.

Drop your completed entry to the store for display, or take a photo and upload it to Facebook, either directly to our page, or to your own page tagging us. (Please contact us if you need some help with this). You may also email us your entry to You can also leave a comment under this post with a link to your blog. We are more than happy to come and look at your work on your own personal blog, as long as you link it back to this blog and post. (Please only links to the exact post, not to the entire blog thank You).

** Please contact us if you wish to enter your project but not have it on public display- your entry can be considered privately.You are more than welcome to post on your blog or in other galleries. Please mention that it is a Crafter's Passion kit.

The winner for the month will be chosen by the store owner at her discretion. The winner will receive the following month's kit FREE.

The winning entry will be posted to facebook with the owner's permission.

Please note:

* It is OK to purchase the kit and not enter the challenge.

* Entries must be original designs, and not scrap lifts.

* Entries should be created solely for this challenge.

* Multiple entries are Ok.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions. These conditions may change, but any changes will be made public.about

Yours in Crafting
A Crafter's Passion

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


We have received 5 deliveries in the last week.

We have 2 ranges from Best Creations which were released at CHA.
Echo Park, Sassafras Lass, Basic Grey and Websters Pages are also in stock.

Yesterday we received the February release of Do Crafts. If you have not heard about Do Crafts, pop in to the shop for a look. Every two months this English Company releases a magazine ($4.99), which has a free gift attached. They demonstrate in the magazine all the new products that they release that month. We have papers, stamps, punches, that match and then there are always a few extra items. Even just buying the magazine can get the creative juices flowing.

Thanks to all the ladies who attended the Copic Workshop. Melissa and I hope that you enjoyed it as much as we did. We will be holding another in the future for those that could not attend.

Our next big event is the Parchment Workshops to be held on 18th, 19th and 20th February. We still have some vacancies Friday night and Sunday.

Saturday, January 29, 2011


Just one week to go for the Copic Workshop in Rockhampton. It is great to be able to introduce something new to the area. There are still a couple of vacancies, so if you would like to learn something new and exciting it is not too late to book.

New stock has arrived and we are expecting a really big shipment next week. It left the supplier on Friday.

Some of the new items are crystal flowers, ribbons, mesh, single flowers and sprays.

We have also received 12 colours in the Tim Holtz Distress Inks as well as the matching refills. 3mm double sided tape, foam mounting tape, 3D dots are also back in supply. There are now 8 different colours in the Stazon Inks.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Introduction To Copic Markers Workshop

Hello to all our Follower

This is a quick reminder to let you know about our upcoming workshop.Our "Introduction To Copic Markers" Workshop will be held on Saturday 5th February from 12:30pm to 4:30pm.This workshop is an introduction to the world of Copic Markers. In the workshop you will learn all about Copic Markers including what you can and can't do with them. The different types of Markers and how to blend with different Markers.The Workshop will cost $60 per person which includes afternoon tea. You will also receive an "Introduction To Copic Markers" Workshop Kit which will include everything you will need for the workshop eg. A colourless blender, 2 Copic Sketch Markers, blending paper and some things you will alter with Copic Markers during the workshop. The only thing you will need to bring along will be pen and paper for taking notes.If you are interested in this workshop please contact the shop to book your place by Thursday 20th January as numbers are limited and stock needs to be ordered.Thank You.

You can contact us at the shop

Phone: 07 49220990
Facebook Page:!/ACraftersPassion

Business Hours:
Monday 9:00am - 5:30pm
Tuesday 9:00am- 5:30pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 5:30pm
Thursday 9:00 - 8:30pm
Friday 9:00am - 5:30pm
Saturday 9:00am - 2:00pm

Sunday, January 16, 2011


A big congratulations to Helen Phillips whose name was drawn by our Random Drawer for the prize of our Monthly Kit. Helen if you can contact the shop we will be happy to pass on the kit.

Thank you so much to all of those lovely people who became followers of the blog and our Facebook page.

Keep an eye out as you never know when the next giveaway is going to be happening.

We think we have finally sorted out all the gremlins from our emails and hopefully tonight the Newsletter will go out without any hassles.

The flood waters are finally going down and the Bruce Highway is open and I can go home tomorrow after nearly 3 weeks in town.

Keep watching the blog and our Facebook page for updates of deliveries. I am waiting on 5 of them. It will be like Christmas all over again.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Time For An Update

Well we had more rain today but thankfully the shop has not been affected.

We have had deliveries and now have new ribbons angd embellishments as well as lots of new Tim Holtz products including his new Distress Stickles. The order of Glossy Accent has also arrived.

I must apologise for the delay in announcing the winner of the Monthly Kit but we have had major internet problems here.

Thanks for all your support and I will update as soon as things settle down.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

January Challenge kit and a giveaway.

Happy new Year to everyone. We are keen to get the year started off right by re-commencing the monthly challenge kits, and so we are excited to reveal the January challenge kit.

Here is the January challenge kit. The kit is only $10 (+$6.95 P&H). Papers are so very pretty. They are Lilac House from Fancy Pants.

Create an entry from your kit and submit to the store by midnight on January 31st (either in person, by email or via facebook) to be in the running to win the following month's challenge kit for free!
Please note that these kits are EXTREMELY limited in numbers and are expected to go very quickly.

Sample layout by Alicia Barry

Meanwhile we would love to get the word out there, so we are running a little giveaway. The winner will receive this months challenge kit Free (including postage), plus a little something extra.

You have multiple ways to win.
1. Become a follower of this blog, and also leave a comment on this post. (To become a follower, just click the "follow"button on the left hand side.
2. For an EXTRA entry to win, visit the facebook page, become a liker and leave a comment. Simple as that!

You have until Midnight on Sunday the 9th of January to enter.

We would love it if you would tell all your friends about us too and give them a chance to win also.