Saturday, 24 December 2011

Merry Christmas to All!

We wish everyone a safe and holy Christmas with your families.
Look forward to Scrapping with you in 2012.

Hope you got all your Christmas crafty stuff completed.

Closed till Jan 27th but if in need just call and if l am around
then l will be glad to help you out.

Christmas Blessings, 

Di & Geoff

Thursday, 15 December 2011

16th December Christmas Breakup

Morning group ~ open at 9am, Lunch at 1 pm (cold meat & salads)
Evening group ~ from 3.30pm onwards, Dinner at 7pm (B.B.Q & salads)

Free demo's throughout the day & evening on the new equipment and techniques, Santa hopefully will make a visit so bring along a salad or sweet or nibbles and your own drink, sing some Christmas carols while we work away at all the unfinished projects we need to complete by the following week and be merry!

As part of my gift this holy season for your support & friendship 
l will provide the meat for lunch & dinner.

We have 2 places left for the morning session and 5 for the evening session, so get that spot now. Bring along your favourite Christmas CD & cheer. Join in the Christmas spirit of laughter, friendship and family, wearing something that will make you sparkle like Christmas lights or shine like a star.

Friday, 9 December 2011

Tribute to a Lovely Man

It is with sadness that Geoff's dad has passed away today,7/12/11.
He was a kind, jovial, active man who lived a happy 96 years in Sunbury.
He was thankful for everything anyone did for him, right to the end.
He is now at peace and we farewell one of God's gentlemen.
                            Remembered Always

Service of Thanksgiving at 2pm, Tuesday, 13th December at St. Andrew's Uniting Church.

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Friday, 9th December, 10.30am & 7pm

Come and join Lyn and myself for a cute folded Christmas tree card and make a small gift box.
Templates will be made during the class so you can make as many as need or
keep for next years gift giving if you have already completed your list for this year!
Who doesn't need another template or two?

Coming to the Breakup?  Book your place now...

Thursday, 1 December 2011


                                                 KAISERCRAFT ~ SWEET NOTHINGS

                                                     KAISERCRAFT ~ ON THE MOVE



                        Don't forget to pop in and order your Cheery Lyn Design templates ... 

Easel Christmas Cards with Lyn

Friday, 2nd December ~ 10.30am & 7pm
Lynne has made some gorgeous easel cards using Kaisercraft's 25th December paper pad

  Cost $10 for class plus materials.
Bring along your basic tool kit, trimmer, glues, foam tape,
any Christmas word stamps you like to use, red, green, brown distress inks
and red, green diamentes.

See you all tomorrow for Lyn's Easel cards!

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Just arrived!

Here is a tease of what has arrived from Cherry Lynn ...
These are delighful intricate metal dies for use in your Cuttlebug, Big shot, Sizzix Vagabond, Sizzix Big Shot Pro or Grand Calibur.

Just before Lyn's class 2/12/12 ~ (10.15am & 6.45pm) l will demonstrate a couple of the new dies

If you wold like to purchase any of the above or place an order email me on
To view more of Cherry Lynne's Designs click here ...

Stock is limited but a new order can be placed this week to arrive before Christmas.

Copic Christmas!

Hello all, Sue here with an update on what is coming up at Scraphaven next 
Saturday the 3rd of December!  
Copic workshop for all groups (kids and Adults combined), starting 10am.

There are only 20 spots available, get in quick to reserve your colouring seat!

We will be making this gorgeous little stocking stuffer.
Don't worry if this image or this colour combo is not to your liking, we will have lots of options for you to choose, traditional colours and summer Christmas images too!
You will also get a chance to make a gift tag, with a super cute little image ripe for your colouring!

You will be given the template so you can make more of these stockings, once you start you won't be able to help yourself!

the Stocking Stuffer Template from My timeless Templates.

Please bring along your:
  • Paper trimmer
  • fussy cutting scissors
  • scalpel or blade 
  • Grey lead pencil
  • double sided tape
  • Foam tape
  • Copic Markers -if you have some, (please make sure they are labelled), if not they will be supplied
  • As always your Passion for colouring!
If you have any questions about the project please feel free to email me at

For bookings contact Di at 

or 0404 266 296 

Hope to see you there

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Helmar Step 1 and 2 Crackle medium Tonight!!!

When I just finished a project with my beloved Helmar Crackle I am always asked how it works SO I have decided to run a little demo tomorrow night over at Scraphaven.

The demo will run for about 10 minutes and will commence promptly at 6:45pm.

This will be followed by my class which is decorating some cute noodle boxes (see the post below) and a layout class run by Narelle.

Along with the demo, Di will be having a pre-order special on the Helmar Step 1 and 2 Crackle at $5.50 each.  This is over a dollar off the recommended retail price!

There are still a couple of spots available in my noodle box class, but be quick as there isn't much time left to book in.


Sunday, 20 November 2011

Christmas Noodle Boxes with Beck Beattie

Next Friday 25th November I will be teaching these cute little Noodle Boxes ready to give as Christmas gifts.  As the 12 crop is not going ahead, we have moved this class back to the Friday night.  

In the class you will be completing these 3 cute little noodle boxes using beautiful traditionally coloured Christmas papers by Echo Park, Spellbinders dies and some cute embellishments to finish them off.  

The class will commence at 7:30pm - giving people (and me!) plenty of time to get there

The cost of the class is:  $10 plus materials

We will be working on layering techniques and the correct use of different glues in this class.  I will also be sharing tips on designing your own projects.

You will need to bring along the following along to the class:
  • Ruler and craft knife
  • Pencil & Eraser
  • Red ink pad – I used Versa in Cardinal
  • Foam squares or dots
  • Helmar 450 glue (or alternative fabric glue)
  • Liquid scrap dots to adhere the flower cluster (or strong glue)
  • Paper glue (Helmar Acid free recommended) or double sided tape or tape runner
  • Bow easy template if you have one (I tie my bows just normally).   
We will also be using these products so you may like to bring your own along if you have them:
  • Liquid Pearls - Opal
  • Diamond Dust
You will leave with 3 completed noodle boxes ready to add some chocolates or a little gift just in time for Christmas.  

Happy creating everyone and I hope to see you next Friday night.


Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Narelle's Class- 25/11/11- What you'll need to bring

Here are the sneak peaks from the Birthday themed double layout that we will be completing on Friday 25th November (10.30am or 7.00pm).  This layout is designed to get lots of photos from the birthday celebrations on your layout!  

For the class, you will need to bring the following:-
  • Paper trimmer and scissors
  • double sided tape, 
  • foam tape, 
  • Quick drying strong glue 
  • Light coloured ink (I have used versa colour Sand Beige)
  • BYO twine (as pictured) if you have it, but Di will have plenty in stock!
  • Birthday themed photos-  2 x portrait 6x4, and 3 x landscape 6x4.  
This is a sketch of the layout we will be creating, any of the 6x4 photos could be replaced with 2 photos (3x2 size) eg the 6x4 landscape photos on the right side of the layout could be replaced with 4 portrait 3x2 photos.  If effect, you could have anywhere from 5-10 photos on the layout!

Narelle xoxoxxoxo

Tuesday, 15 November 2011


9.30am ~ 9.30pm

Need to  have numbers for this day to go ahead.

This is what is planned for the day or ...
* Scrap your own projects from morning till night
* Decorate Noodle Boxes with Rebecca Beattie (afternoon / night)
* Fold Tree Christmas card & cute box with Lynne S
* Christmas Tree Shaped Christmas cards with Di
* Gift voucher cards with  Di
* Learn how to knit a spiral scarf with Di

Cost for the day will be announced if we get the numbers as it is usually catered for.
Information on requirements for classes will be notified if the day goes ahead.
If we don't get sufficient numbers the day will be cancelled.

Friday, 4 November 2011

12th of November Copics Workshops

Hello fellow crafters, Sue here with an update on what is happening at our Copics workshops on Saturday!
There will be a kids/ beginners class starting at 12pm and a Copic Lovers class starting at 3pm.

For the class starting at 12pm, we will be building on our Copic skills learned at the 1st class,
Some new techniques we will be covering are:

  • colouring elements other than paper
  • Using the colourless blender for things other than mistakes!
  • Creating grass
  • Colouring hair

For the class starting at 3pm for Copic Lovers, we will be working on a Christmas card and a non Christmas card.
I will be sharing a few new tips with you:
  • a new skin colour combination
  • using our E50, E51 and E53 but not on skin!
  • colour on colour colouring
You will be given one of the colour combos, all are stunning so you won't be disappointed

 The card below features Summer Christmas Marci, a gorgeous image to colour, however does take a little time 

 If you are looking for a simpler image to colour, this CC designs stamp maybe more up your alley!
The design works for either image, you can choose!

Please bring along your:
  • Paper trimmer
  • fussy cutting scissors (A bit of Narelle is rubbing off!!)
  • scalpel or blade (Copic lovers class only)
  • double sided tape
  • Foam tape
  • Copic Markers -if you have some, (please make sure they are labelled), if not they will be supplied
  • Passion for colouring!
Any questions please email me at

To reserve your spot in either class contact Di by Thursday
Looking forward to seeing you there

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Narelle's class next week- what you'll need to bring

Hello lovely ladies!
For next week's class, you will need to bring the following:-
  • Paper trimmer and scissors
  • double sided tape, 
  • foam tape, 
  • Quick drying strong glue
  • black fine liner or gel pen,
  • one white button (or buy one at the class from Di)
  • One 5x7 Landscape photo-  any theme you like!!!

You class kit will include 
  • MME papers, 
  • Cardstock, 
  • Alphabet stickers
  • Ribbon.
  • Twine
The class will be at 10.30am or 7.00pm-  please let Di know which session you will be attending.  At the class I will give you the photo sizes you will need for the double layout on 25/11/11


Thursday, 27 October 2011


 ~ our Queen of Copics for making Front cover 
of Stamping and Papercraft this month, Vol 17 No 9, out in Newsagents this week.  
Her feature article is on pages 14 - 17.

Friday, 21 October 2011

Narelle's November Workshops- Book now!

Hi lovely ladies!

I've been busy playing some gorgeous My Minds Eye Papers, and have created some new classes for you!  For these 2 classes you will purchase one "Hip Hooray" paper kit in either a boy or girl pack (or both if you like!) and with a few add-ons of cardstock, twine and ribbon we'll be creating a single layout and a double layout over two classes, with enough left over for you to create some more at home!
Here's some sneak peaks of the first class on Friday 11th November (10.30am or 7.00pm).  This one will be a single layout using a 5x7 photo and it can be any theme you like!

The next two are sneaks from the Birthday themed double layout that we will be completing on Friday 25th November (10.30am or 7.00pm).  This layout is designed to get lots of photos from the birthday celebrations on your layout, and you could get anything from 5-10 photos on the layout!

You'll need to let Di know as soon as possible of you will be joining us so she can order the packs in for everyone!  

For a closer look at the paper will be using, please click here to be taken to the My Minds Eye website.

Narelle xoxoxox

Thursday, 20 October 2011


We will be closed from Saturday, 24th September till Thursday, 20th October.

Re-open on Friday, 21st October for Ron's Birthday! LOL
Ladies in the morning group are asked to bring along a small plate of goodies to share for Ron's Birthday and to say "Thank you" for all the cuppa's & dishes he does for us all each week.





Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Narelle's workshop this week 23/9

Hi lovely ladies!

Now for my next workshop this Friday 23rd September. 
It's a kit class using some gorgeous My Little Shoebox papers. As the kits are already made up, spaces are strictly limited, so please contact Di 
(her details are on the left over there <----------- to book your space.

There are 2 options, one uses houses, flowers and birds (kit is called "special bond"), and the other one uses cars and trees (kit is called "we go together")

You'll need to bring along- Black fine Liner, heavy duty glue eg Pritt Gel, foam tape, double sided tape, and a piece of corrugated cardboard (approx 30cm x 30cm) eg Pizza box, packing box etc. Note- if you don't want your layout to be too dimensional you can leave the corrugated cardboard off.

I have used a 5x7 landscape photo.


Narelle xoxoxox

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

16/9/11 - Narelle's Party Animal Workshop Part 2

On Friday 16th September you'll need to bring along all the same things as last week and a 4x6 portrait photo.
If you have some, bring along your Helmar scrapdots or purchase some at the class, along with your basic toolkit and foam tapes.

Looking forward to seeing you there, and if you have any questions just leave a comment and I'll get back to you.

Narelle xoxoxox

Sunday, 11 September 2011


           Coming soon to Scraphaven 3 new Twinery colours ... 
                           Buttercream, Denim & Stone Grey

Sunday, 4 September 2011


THANK YOU to everyone who supported our raffle to raise money for Women's Cancer.

The Church donated the hire fee, with the raffle and donations we were able to raise $400!!!
Well done to everyone involved, a great result for a worthy cause.

The lucky winner of the Major raffle was AGNES - one very excited scrap booker.

Lucky winner of the Copic Xpress It set of 12 Ciao's, blending card stock and tapes was Terri.
Congratulations Terri !

Spot prizes throughout the day and night with loads of laughter & goodies to eat.

Thank you to Sue (Our  Queen of the Copics) for her workshops once again and we all look forward to our next one.

Thank you to Al Hannah for her workshop and coming up from Geelong to be with us at Scraphaven.
Ladies went home with some lovely pages. 

Keep checking in for the date of our next 12 hour Crop.

Kaisercraft Party Animals Class

Hi everyone- Narelle here!

This coming Friday (September 9th) I'll be starting my 2 week "Party Animals" class.
If you have booked into the class, you'll hopefully have received a sheet of the Kaisercraft "Chuckle" specialty paper. Your "homework" is to cut all the animals and tents from this sheet of paper (we only need 1 monkey, and you dont need to worry about the little balls etc). Dont get too panicked if you accidentally cut a tail off- we can tuck him behind and no one will know the difference!

For the first week's class, you will need to bring a 6x4 landscape and 3x2 landscape photo, or a 6x4 or 5x7 portrait photo. You'll have a full alphabet set so you can make the title anything you like (mine is "King of the jungle").

If you have some, bring along your Helmar scrapdots or purchase some at the class, along with your basic toolkit and foam tapes.

On Friday 16th September you'll need to bring along all the same things and a 4x6 portrait photo

Looking forward to seeing you there, and if you have any questions just leave a comment and I'll get back to you.

Narelle xoxoxox

Friday, 2 September 2011

Only one day to go!

Join in the fun this Saturday, 3rd September.
One set of 12 Copic pens to be won when attending a Copic Workshop with Sue.
Have to be in it to win !
Also there will be a raffle so rush in and get your lucky ticket and help raise money for
Research into Womens Cancer.

Copic'ing at Scraphaven

Morning, Sue here, with a Copic update at Scraphaven.
Our next workshops will be held on Saturday 3rd of September,
9.30am for Copic Lovers
1 pm for those wanting to begin their Copic Journey, this is  also a great opportunity to get back to basics if you have been away for a while and want to revisit the basic techniques with simpler projects!

The Copic lovers with be completing the following projects:

If you are wanting to come along and join in the fun for either session on the 3rd, please contact Di to make your booking!

Have a fabulous day

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Girls Day & Night In !

12 hour Crop Day - 9.30 am to 9.30pm - this Saturday, 3rd September.
In partnership with Copic X press It, Cancer Foundation & Scraphaven
Money raised on the day will be donated to the Cancer Foundation for
Research into Women's Cancer.
So come along and join in the classes, have some fun or you can do your
own thing and catch up on all those projects you never seem to finish.
There will be lucky door prizes, a raffle, Copic classes and a special Workshop by Al Hannah.
Tickets for the raffle will be available all day Friday as well and drawn on the Saturday night.
Contact Dianne to find out more details on

Sunday, 14 August 2011

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