Shop for a good cause!

The amazing volunteers of Quota International of Carindale all have one common aim: to help those in need. One way to do so is to raise funds, and QIC does this in such a fun way – by holding a Craft and Gift Fair!

This year will mark the 10th annual Quota Craft and Gift Fair held in Brisbane. These fairs have previously raised over $30,000, and this year will add to that total to raise money for
CleftPals QLD, Asperger Services Australia and other Quota-affiliated charities.

The fair will be held on Sunday, October 12 at the Carina Leagues Club, 1390 Creek Rd, Carina and will run from 9am to 4.30pm. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for pensioners, with all proceeds donated to the charities mentioned above. Plus you get a free gift on entry, and lucky door prizes are held every half an hour. So your money supports charities
while you enjoy a day at the craft fair – what a win-win situation!

Not only will there be plenty of stalls selling a wide variety of craft products and gorgeous one-of-a-kind pieces, but you can also take part in workshops on scrapbooking, cardmaking, cross-stitch, sewing, beading and much more!

Book this into your calendar now!

Get Dreamy with Heidi Swapp!

Kylie from Scrapping Clearly fell in love with the Dreamy collection from Heidi Swapp as soon as she saw it, and she knew her customers would love it! This range is full of pink, blue, yellow and teal, and is bright and fun without being garish. So we thought we’d ask a few people to have a play, starting with Kylie herself!

Love by Kylie Tout

Materials: Heidi Swapp Dreamy paper, ephemera, tag and mini memory file; Other embellishments – Heidi Swapp chipboard, label and glitter stickers, doily, banner, hatpin, epoxy dots, Zig Writers.

Tips from Kylie

- Create extra depth when using the Dreamy papers by layering them with box board.

- Using a mini memory file on a layout allows you to add extra photos and journalling without crowding your design.

- Use different pen point sizes and handwriting styles to enhance your journalling.


Next up is a layout from Manda Moore!

Love you by Manda Moore

Materials: Heidi Swapp Dreamy patterned paper, claer words, glitter frames, ephmera and word stickers; Other embellishments – Crate Paper frames, machine-stitching, Heidi Swapp Color Shine.

Manda’s tips

- Try a grid design with a twist! Set it on an angle rather than on the horizontal.

- Use up your word stickers.Use whole sheets or sections of a sheet as background paper as I have underneath the frame.

- Cut up your frames! Cut them up into pieces and use them for layering or as an embellishment.

“I adore Heidi Swapp’s lines and Dreamy is one of my favourites. The mixture of soft pastels with pops of bright colour is so fun to play with and can work for all kinds of themed layouts. Also the script words are a beautiful touch to layouts for those of us who aren’t gifted in the art of writing script.”
And last but not least, Tess Pretty!

Love the snuggles by Tess Pretty

Materials: Heidi Swapp Dreamy patterned paper, glitter frames, tags, bows and stickers; Cardstock;Stamp – Date; Other embellishments – Tim Holtz letters, A Flair for Buttons flair, Heidi Swapp Color Shine, K&Company Smash pen.

Tess’ tips

- Fussy-cut words from patterned papers and tags for your title.

- Spray Color Shine onto a freezer bag and then dab it onto your background for a different form of texture.

- With lots of paper layers, sometimes minimal embellishment is best.

“I love the colours of this Heidi Swapp collection and the papers are nice and thick. The embellishments will work well with just about any type of project.”

You can purchase the Dreamy collection and other Heidi Swapp products from Scarpping Clearly here.