Published on May 29, 2015, by in News.

A huge range of products from Tim Holtz, Ranger, Candi, Sizzix, Dusty Attic, Claudine Helmuth, Crafters Workshop, Stencils and Masks. View all products on special here.

Dont forget to check out the clearance section for more great bargains.


Have a great Queens Birthday weekend.

Jason & Dianne

Published on May 26, 2015, by in News.

Welcome to our new Crafty Go 2 Girl Tasha

Hi there my name is Tasha and I am so pleased to be Art of Crafts new ‘Go 2 crafty girl”
I am fortunate to now be a full time crafter and feel very fortunate to spend my days and a lot of nights creating.
My experience in crafting is all rounded.  I love painting, papercrafting, mixed media I am also a musician so my whole life has been a creative journey.
I look forward to working (playing) with so many of the wonderful tools and products Art of Craft has to offer and can’t wait to share my projects with you….inspire and also be inspired.
I am excited to get started and get to know some of you and sharing our passion for crafting.
Thank you so much Dianne and Jason for having me as part of your team

Tasha will be sharing projects, tips, sending out challenges and managing prizes for competitions. Both Tash and I are challenging ourselves

to answer all those questions about product and projects that we receive from customers each week.

I have been so busy I have not been able to complete more of the Online Class Projects and videos I am working on. Our Crafty Go 2 Girl

Tasha will be helping to free up time for me to get back to what I love the most Crafting, Mix Media and teaching.

Over the next few weeks our Website design will be updating (zushing) to make it more Mobile friendly. We will be including both Instagram

and Twitter feeds. We may have a few teething problems so please email if you have any difficulties.

The first giveaway is for a WE R MEMORY KEEPERS – Gift Box Punch Board. All you have to do is like us on Facebook and make a comment or sign up and leave a comment on out blog If you do both you get 2 entries.

Also this week only we will be running a sale on Stencils & Masks

Crafters Workshop
Dina Wakely

Published on May 15, 2015, by in News.

New Box Embellishments Available Now

See here for more.

Stamp Sale On Now

All stamps store wide 20% off
Check out our Stamp section here or all products on special here.

Jason and Dianne

Published on March 26, 2015, by in News.

New Stock In Store Now

New Tim Holtz, Crafters Workshop, Dylusions, Junque Gypsy and more.……


End Of Financial Year Sale

Tim Holtz Adirondack Color Wash

Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stains

Crafters Worksop

Viva Decor

Bo Bunny

Donna Downey

Crafters Companion

7 Gypsies

Tattered Angels

Framelit Stamps

Adirondack Pigment Ink Pads & Reinkers

Perfect Pearl Mists

Graphic 45

Lindys Stamp Gang

Ten Seconds Studio


La Blanche


And more…….


Cheers Jason & Dianne

Published on March 19, 2015, by in News.



DSC_1073DSC_1075We sprayed with Tim Holtz Distress sprays and Dylusions Sprays and used Melt Art Bees Wax to collage the images. We finished with perfect pearl powders which adhere to the wax beautifully. Don’t forget to make sure you shade your images into your work by colouring around the edges. Because we have used wax you have to  do this using archival ink or acrylic paint. Polishing the wax is the finishing touch.

The papers used are from the Graphic 45 Couture range. The peacock feathers are by Dusty Attic.

The girls took these home to finish by adding other embellishments and words.


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Effects like these are created by spraying your pages with water then a heavy coat of Distress Spray Stain Picket Fence or Dylusions White. Immediately followed by whatever colours you choose. Spray and walk away. Do not dry or touch it so the liquid tracks and blends itself.


Using Tim Holtz Distress Paint Dabbers create random Patterns on card.

IMG_20150308_074906 davWe free hand drew flowers and shapes and stamped houses. Then fussy cut them out. This is a fun technique and you will be surprised how well they turn out. Dont forget to ink the edges and you can use glitter glues or insert gems to decorate. You will need a White Sharpie marker pen to highlight and a Dina Wakley Fude ball Pen for contrast.


davdav davdavThis technique is an oldie but a goodie. Glue random embellishments to your card. Then paint with Viva Decor 3D Stamp Paint. Once dry use your mica sprays generously. While wet sprinkle with rock salt. Spray again thoroughly and leave to dry.


After you have brushed off the rock salt. This is the effect you will get.

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These just need finishing off.

dav dav dav davUse Black Card and the stencil of your choice. We have used Crafters Workshop Sunlit Forest. Apply Viva Decor Modelling Cream in any light colour and leave to dry. Use Tim Holtz Alcohol inks to colour where you have used the Modelling Cream. You do not have to be careful as the alcohol ink will not show on the black card behind. Use your Perfect Pearl Sprays to highlight your picture and the black card remembering to wipe it off the Modelling Cream.

All these samples are by Kathleen and Jenny who took the classes. Thanks for letting us use your work for this post.


Published on March 16, 2015, by in News.

Art Of Craft will be unavailable for walk in customers Friday 20th through to Sunday 22nd March due to Jasons Wedding. All online orders as usual.

Published on February 22, 2015, by in News.

Our Tim Holtz Cracked Pistachio ink pads and Crazy Birds Stamp Sets have sold out but will be back in stock by the end of the week. The New Tim Holtz Ink Pad Abandoned Coral will also be in stock by the end of the week. Let us know if you want us to save any of these products.

The new Graphic 45 Graphic 45 Staples Mixed Media Album Kraft have got to be seen to be believed as they are absolutely stunning.
Check out the new Ranger Transparent Texture Pastes Ranger Texture Paste Transparent Gloss. This comes in matte as well.

You cant beat the value of Finnabairs new mixed media clear stamps at $3.95.

See here for New Products


Cheers Jason and Dianne

Published on February 12, 2015, by in News.

Fabscraps On Sale

See here

New Stock In Now

Massive restock as well as new product arrivals
See here for more

January Tim Holtz Distress colour Cracked Pistachio products are in store and selling fast.

Stamps by Tim Holtz, Dyan Reaveley, Dina Wakley

Start of the new Crafters Workshop stencils are arriving

Dyan Reaveley new book Distinctly Delusional

Wendy Vecchi new Archival Ink Pads plus matching Embossing Powders for all her colour range. Demo here



New in store technique class. Email or call if you are interested.

New season product is slowly filtering through from CHA. Your welcome to visit us if you are in the area.
4 Aranui Drive Papamoa, Tauranga
07 5720595


Cheers Dianne & Jason