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The Trek, with a twist

This is a long update, from Gary, so grab a cuppa and sit back!

As most of you are aware, Yvonne and I are in the middle of helping our daughter and her family with their new defence posting to Darwin, as always, every move presents us with challenges and this one is a doozy!

Yvonne, Michelle, and 3 of our grandkids are stuck in a high-rise apartment building in Brisbane with 3 out of the 5 testing positive and feeling it.

Meanwhile, our son-in-law and I did the looooong drive from Brisbane to Darwin (3500km) with one of us testing positive on arrival in the NT prompting us to be placed in Howard Springs ”Centre for National Resilience “ for at least 6 days. While Nick and I get 3 meals a day and don’t have 3 bored kids to entertain while feeling the effects of this, Yvonne and Michelle have to entertain and feed all 5 of them in isolation, and I wish I was there to do my share.

We really appreciate Sandra & Debbie, Yvonne’s sisters, for keeping the shop going while all this hoohaa is going on, and I know I left a bit of shoomozzle behind for them to contend with, honestly we were only going to be gone for “a few days!”And finally to our friends, who are also our customers, for their support and well wishes, and for putting up with no workshops or classes this month or Yvonne’s creative input or my my cups of tea and coffee!

Once again, thank you all!

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The New Year …..

G’day, everyone, I have been a bit slack with updating the blogs on here, so as Yvonne and I have a bit of downtime, helping our daughter move to Darwin I thought I would update our Blog, so grab a cuppa and sit back and read!

Studio 73 has released a fantastic range (as always!) and as Yvonne is having a Nanna nap with young Henry, the red head!, I have no idea what the range is, but I do know I can’t tell you until tommorrow! (5 Jan 2022), pop over to studio 73 to have a look. Also the Mintay papers have been flying out the door on our website, I reckon we must be the only place with some of the range left!

Hope you all have a great afternoon/night/morning

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Wee Waa, Wagga Wagga & Woy Woy

Well, I wasn’t going to type just wee, was I?

We are always excited here at Sensational Crafts, yesterday we got 3 parcels, one was from Tina who sent us our iCraft products again, and I reckon the iCraft wall is starting to look good, here is a pic

iCraft Range

we have a few of the amazing ready to assemble albums, as well as some” add on elements” and “insta transfers” there is also some sort of acetate pretty flower things, you may have to pop in and ask Yvonne what they do!

Easy 3D toppers

We also got our shipment from Hearty Crafts in Holland. lots and lots and lots of pre-cut fun, and they run out the door, these stands were full yesterday, a few holes already, be quick, check them out on the website!

Well I better get back to designing Christmas stuff, keep tuned, and happy craftin’

Layout With Sylvia

Come along and join Sylvia to learn a new layout technique using ink pads, stencils, texture paste dies as well as punchies.

You will need your basic tool kit, brown ink pad and sponge daubers.

Bookings are essential for  seating arrangements and COVID space reasons.

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Want to take a Daydream?

Good Day to you all,

Another wonderful day to be alive, Yvonne and I have been “locked away” in the shop creating some amazing things, well Yvonne has been creating, I have been providing cups of tea for her!

Here you will see the amazing album that Yvonne created using the Daydream range from Cocoa Vanilla , and as you may see by my video skills that even I was surprised whith every page, and really wanted to stop recording and have a look at it, I am constastantly amazed at what Yvonne comes up with.

Cocoa Vanilla Daydream
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What Day is it?

Maaaa! what Day is it?

Well here we are on day, not sure, of the lockdown and we have, cant remember. days left before we are able to slowly get back on track.

Looking down the main street of where our retail shop is there are actually car parks.

During the time we cant do our lessons Yvonne & I (well mainly Yvonne!) have been doing heaps of design stuff, she has created a few layouts for kits using our great local suppliers and designers.

Studio 73 is one, and I love seeing the different ideas coming out from them.

We spoke with Couture Creations this morning, they are in Queensland and are out of lockdown, we are getting a nice range of their Alcohol inks in stock.

Today we got another shipment from House of paper, some nice burgundy, champagne, and lots of other colours of plain cardstock.

Don’t forget to check out our Facebook page, Yvonne has a nice video on there of one of her albums

Better go and make another cuppa for the artist!

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Masks on a Wednesday

Morning all, another day and another mask if you need to go and and gather the essentials!

We have just got some longer ear savers for your masks in, well, they are printed here on our 3D printers! they are still $2 each and we can deliver them for you or let us know for click and collect, isn’t it amazing that this phrase is now common?

We are using the downtime to re-arrange the shop and set up our system that intergrates with the website. The biggest problem we have had is that the tap on the urn broke, so we have to use the little kettle again, lucky we can’t do classes it would take me hours to make the cuppas!

Well back to it

Keep safe, and craft!