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Hi Everyone !!! We are pleased to announced the teachers who holding workshops at the Sydney Paper Crafts Festival are: Nic Howard (NZ), Louise Nelson (SA) and Jane Clark (NSW) Please see below for details:

To Book email:



‘Pretty Pages’ with Nic Howard

Join Nic in this newly designed layout class perfectly suited for those that like simply elegant pages. Nic is well known for her dimensional charm and building multi layered pages with

subtle techniques and this class is no exception. She’ll use a variety of products including texture paste, chipboard, coloured sprays and floral embellishments – your class kit will be filled with gorgeous products from Prima Marketing Inc. You’ll receive enough products to complete two detailed layouts, both of which will be shown in the full colour step by step instructions included in the kit. Any leftovers will be easily used with the inspiration and techniques you learn in this creative class suited for beginner and seasoned scrappers alike.
Supplies to bring to class: TBA
Photo Sizes: TBA

Sneak Peek


Nic’s Blo


Louise Nelson (Australia)


‘Creative Freedom’ with Louis Nelson

In this workshop Louise will share with you some of her current favourite techniques for creating unique and individual layout backgrounds; using gesso, tissue paper, mist, and paint! Louise has used small/proof sized black and white photos, however you are encouraged to bring what ever photos you prefer and create your own individualised layouts. The kit and class supplies will provide you with enough product for the completion of 2, 12 x 12 layouts.

The pictures are representative only, of the techniques being demonstrated in the class. The freestyle and arty techniques being demonstrated are exactly that, FREESTYLE, so your results will be different, individual and unique to YOU! I encourage you to embrace your inner freestyler and have a ton of creative scrappy FUN!!!

Sneak Peeks


Lou’s Blog


Jane Clark (Australia)


 Jane would love for you to join her in creating two gorgeous cards using one of her favourite techniques, a striking gesso resist background. It’s easy and you’re guaranteed stunning results each time. All materials are provided and products used in this class are: Gesso, Distress Ink pads, ScrapMatts chipboard, Whimsy Farm twine, Manor House flowers, Flourish with a Bling and more!!

Sneak Peek


Jane’s Blog

Class Schedule:

Friday Nov 2
10am – 12pm – Jane Clark
12.30pm – 2.30pm – Louise Nelson3.00pm – 5.00pm – Nic Howard

Sat Nov 3
10am – 12pm – Louise Nelson
12.30pm – 2.30pm – Jane Clark
3pm – 5pm – Nic Howard

Sun Nov 4
10am – 12pm – Nic Howard
12.30pm – 2.30pm – Louise Nelson
2pm – 4pm – Jane Clark

The cost of each class is $55 per person.

You will also pay the entry fee to the show but if you book into one of the classes you will get three days entry for the price of one!

These workshops will all be amazing and we hope to see you there!


I am really please to announce three AMAZING tutors who will be teaching workshops at the upcoming

Paper Crafts Festival – RNA Showgrounds, Fortitude Valley, QLD February 17-19, 2012

Please see information below and if you are interested in attending any of the workshops, please email me with your day/time preference at as soon as possible to secure your spot as seats are limited.

As an added bonus by booking into any of the workshops will also entitle you to entry to the show for
three days for the price of one day. This is non-transferrable and you
will be required to show photo identification.

LOUISE NELSON – ‘Thinking Outside the Square’

Class Description:

In Louise’s ‘Thinking Outside the Square’ class Louise will share with you
her passion for creating with products
that she loves, in ways that perhaps you may not have thought of before.

Louise will share and demonstrate the following;

* Freestyle wire embellishing
* Mask stamping
* Stamp and chipboard layering
* Freestyle Vellum embellishing

Louise will showcase these particular techniques, and more!! on 2 single
12 x 12 layouts. So do come prepared; to let your mind

and creativity go outside the square, and your hands to get more than a
little messy!

Class Cost: $55 including kit

Class Schedule:
Friday Feb 17 3pm-5pm
Saturday Feb 18 10am – 12pm
Sunday Feb 19 3pm-5pm

Class Sponsors:

Imaginarium Designs

Stamp It

Here are some sneak peeks of Louise’s workshop:


Class Description:

A fascinating insight into the creation of mixed media art.

From beginner to intermediate level, join Giovanna as she helps you find your inner artist in a whirlwind 2 hour exploration of the world of mixed media. Using traditional and many non-traditional materials, you will create a 20x25cm canvas worthy of any wall in your house. While Giovanna will be guiding you through the class, you will also have the opportunity to choose your creative path.
Suitable for any age, gender or ability level.

Class Cost: $55 including kit

Class schedule:
Friday Feb 17 10am ­ 12pm
Saturday Feb 18 3pm ­ 5pm
Sunday Feb 19 12.30pm ­ 2.30pm

Class sponsors:


Stamp It


Craft Queen


Here is a sneak peek of Giovanna’s class:

JANE CLARK – ‘Steampunk Butterfly Card Class’

Class Description:

Come and create four stunning cards using a gorgeous Stamp-It butterfly
collage stamp with Distress Inks, 2Crafty chipboard butterflies and WOW
chipboard words plus other wonderful products from Flourish with a Bling
and Purple Pumpkin buttons. This class is suitable for beginners to
advanced with many hints and tips shared along the way. All products are
provided and you get to take the stamp and the remaining materials home
for your future creations.

Class Cost: $55 including kit

Class schedule:
Fri 17 Feb 12.30pm-2.30pm
Sat 18 Feb 12.30pm – 2.30pm
Sun 19 Feb 10am – 12pm

Sponsors for this class:

Words or Whatever

Flourish with a Bling


Stamp It

Purple Pumpkin

Here is a sneak peek of Jane’s workshop:

We look forward to seeing you there!

Heartstrings by Sharon Laakkonen

Sweet papers, feminine flowers, and delightful artsy touches will awaken all of your senses as you create a gorgeous canvas heart-shaped mini-album with Sharon!  Each luscious page of this beautiful album will be filled with best-sellers from Prima (including the newly-released delightful Pixie Glen papers) leaving room for your precious photos and sentimental journaling. Create a keepsake album that is sure to tug on your heartstrings and become a family treasure everyone will adore.

A little bit of love by Cari Fennell

Join Cari in creating a lovely canvas scalloped album filled with Prima products and fun techniques! This gorgeous album is so versatile that it will be perfect for holding your favorite photos from almost any occasion. Your mini-album will be filled with lots of delicious layers using the just-released Alla Prima paper collection, our own screen-printed canvas sheets, sumptuous velvet leaves, and absolutely gorgeous Prima flowers! We’ll also be stamping with acrylic paint throughout the book to enhance the overall design of our pages and allow you to customise as you create.

My Iselina by Ingvild Bolme

This is a Prima class filled with fun techniques where we will create one layout in a style I usual create in, filled with layers and details! We will do hand detail cuts, we will distress and we will have lots of fun doing several techniques which adds all “the little extras” to your works! During the class I will share some tips and ideas with you all which I love to create after when I create. Each student will get a great kit with more then enough products to fill this rich layout. We will also have fun doing fun techniques with my new tool line from Prima, Comfort-Craft Tools, which will be available for each student during the class. – Can’t wait to see you all!  Ingvild

Trinkets and Treasures by Trisha Ladoucuer

Trisha believes that lumps and bumps are a good thing and after participating in this class featuring the stunningly beautiful “Romantique” Collection from Prima, you will agree too! Trisha is notorious for incorporating a plethora of layers, texture, dimension and detail onto each and every project that she creates. This layout is no exception. She loves as many luscious layers and interactive components as possible and will guide you through the steps in creating a layout that is full of surprises, perfect for housing many of your precious trinkets and treasures! Full of flips, flaps, pockets and tags and finished off with the absolutely gorgeous embellishments Prima is known for, this is one layout you will not be tucking away in an album anytime soon. It demands to be touched and is guaranteed to have the “WOW” factor we scrapbookers are intrigued by. So much so that you will more than likely want to frame this layout and proudly display it on the most coveted wall space in your home to enjoy each and everyday!

I have also recently met with Dekoda Marketing Company who run the Paper Crafts Festival shows in Brisbane and Sydney each year and they have invited me to be their Education Facilitator!!! I am really excited to bring some awesome workshops to these shows by amazingly talented Educators in the industry!

My first task was to organize Educational workshops for the Paper Crafts Festival in Brisbane on the weekend of September 9-11, 2011.

I have two awesome ladies coming to teach these beautiful projects:

Janine Koczwara (Australia)

Class Description:

Do you love the look of layer upon luscious layer of detail in a layout?  If you do, but struggle to pull it all together, this is a class you will love as Janine Koczwara (Prima Educator) takes you through creating a very feminine, multi-dimensional, layered layout.  While you are learning about layering you will also learn lots of new ways of incorporating Prima products on your page, with masking, misting, stamping, distressing, stitching and texturizing elements. To top it all off you will create an amazing floral cluster on your page, showcasing the beauty of Prima’s flowers on your layout.

Sneak Peek of Janine’s workshop

Janine’s blog

Louise Willams (New Zealand)

Class Description:

Class Description:  Do you often scrap about your family, children and pets but neglect to tell your own story? Join Louise in creating a beautifully detailled “Growing Up Me” Twiddleybitz album. Decorated with beautiful Prima papers and flowers, Twiddleybitz chipboard and Shimmerz paints, this album is full of little tips and techniques you can easily transfer to your layout scrapbooking. Louise also adds her own custom embellishments to the mix to give you a unique keepsake to treasure for years to come.

Sneak Peek

Louise’s blog

So as you can see we will be offering two AMAZING workshops at this show.

Each tutor will teach their workshop 4 times over the three days only and spots for each class are limited. You can pre-book by emailing as well as getting full information on workshop times.   The cost for each workshop will be $55 this includes all materials! Make sure you get in early!!! As a BONUS, if you book into any of the workshops you get THREE days entry for the price of ONE!!!  You can see the schedule here!

What’s coming up!!!

It’s been a little while since I have blogged, things have been crazy busy here but I have some great news regarding upcoming events for Your Creative Journey!!!

In August we have the talented Candy Rosenberg coming to do workshops at stores in NSW  and Victoria!!! Here is a peek of the two projects that Candy will be offering to teach. One is using the amazing new Graphic 45 ‘Wizard of Oz’ range and the other one is using Graphic 45 ‘Steampunk’ range of papers, along with awesome albums from Basically Bare.

Watch this space for the stores who are hosting Candy’s workshops, the list will be up very soon!!!

We now have sneak peeks for the Graphic 45 projects. These awesome talented ladies are coming to town for ONE DAY ONLY on Monday May 9th to do TWO unique workshops.  SPOTS are limited and filling so please email to secure a place in one of these amazing classes.



The lovely, talented ladies from Graphic 45, Diane, Aimee and Charee will be in town (Sydney) for one day only on Monday May 9, 2011.

Please see the flyer below, there are LIMITED places available so if you are interested please email as soon as possible to reserve your spot.

We are offering two different off the page workshops, the morning session will begin at 10am and the evening session begins at 6pm. Each session will run for 3-4 hours!

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