Monday, July 20, 2015

Melbourne Paperific & Sandown Picture to Page 2015

We will be at the following Craft Shows for 2015.

Melbourne Paperific
28-30 August 2015 (Fri-Sun)
Melbourne Showgrounds
Epsom Road, Ascot Vale
Open 9.30am-4.00pm daily (Fri-Sun)

Join us for Paperific's 15th Birthday Celebration!

Picture to Page
Sandown Show:
17- 18 October 2015 (Sat & Sun)
Sportingbet Park
Racecourse Rd, Springvale
Open Sat 9.30am-4.30pm & Sun 10.00am-3.00pm

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Distress Ink Backgrounds Class at Melbourne Scrapbook Expo

The Melbourne Scrapbook & Papercraft Expo is coming up in a couple of weeks time at the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton!
Dragonfly Crafts will be at Stand A39.

Date: 21-23 Feb 2014 (Fri-Sun)
Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm daily
Venue: Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton

I will be teaching a class on Distress Ink Backgrounds. I have often been requested by customers to teach this class, and finally have the opportunity to do so at the upcoming Scrapbook Expo. The class runs daily at the Expo from 12pm-2pm and costs $55. Included in the cost of the 2 hour class is your class kit with $60+ value.

To book, please go to the Scrapbook & Papercraft Expo Website:
Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Class Details as follows:

Distress Ink Background Cards with Mel Garner

Skill level: Intermediate
In this class you will learn to use Tim Holtz Distress ink pads to create a variety of interesting inked backgrounds to complement your stamping and cardmaking. Techniques shown will include learning how to make masked backgrounds such as hillscapes, snowscapes, sunsets/sunrises and other landscapes. You will make between four to six cards in the class or more if time permits.
Class includes: Card making supplies to make six or more cards, ink blending tools, sponges. Your kit will also include two full sized Tim Holtz Distress inkpads which are yours to keep! You will also have use of shared class supplies including stamps and inkpads.
Students bring: Basic tool kit, non-stick craft mat, water bottle filled with water, black inkpad (Versafine Onyx black recommended), stamp positioner (optional, but helpful), four or more additional Tim Holtz Distress inkpads (see below), clean rag or sponge for cleaning water/ink spills, Stickles glitter glue in various colours (optional).
Note: Although inkpads are provided in the kit, please bring an additional four or more Tim Holtz Distress inkpads, if you have them. Recommended colours that Mel will be demonstrating with are:  Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Barn Door, Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, Brushed Corduroy, Gathered Twigs, Broken China and Peeled Paint.
Class cost: $55
Session 2 class image Mel Garner
Sponsored by Dragonfly Crafts:

Monday, November 5, 2012

Christmas Sparkle Greeting Cards

Thank you to everyone who joined us at the Melbourne Craft & Sewing Show, and who took part in the Christmas Sparkle Greeting Card Class. Hope you enjoyed the show, and also the class. For those who did the class with us, don't forget your "homework" (LOL J). Photos of the cards we made in the class have been added below for your reference. Hope to see you all again next year for another round of crafting fun. Until then, hope you and yours have a very Merry Christmas, a safe and Happy Holidays and a great start to the New Year!! xoxo Mel J

Friday, October 26, 2012

Melbourne Craft & Sewing Show on this week!

Melbourne Craft & Sewing Show on this week!

The Melbourne Craft & Sewing Show starts this Thursday 25 Oct 2012 and runs till Sunday 28 Oct 2012 at the Caulfield Racecourse. 

Craft & Sewing Show (Melbourne)

OCTOBER 25–28, 2012 (Thu-Sun)



We've got a great Christmas Greeting Card class lined up, running daily at 11am. Bookings are essential, so please 
book early to avoid disappointment.

Make up to SIX gorgeous cards in this fun & easy class. Class Kit includes $25 worth of quality products for you to take home! 

Kit cost $25. 
Book at Dragonfly Crafts Stand 192. 

Friday, September 7, 2012

August Paperific Make & Takes 2012

Thanks to everyone who joined us at the Melbourne Paperific. We hope you had as much fun as we did.

For our Makes & Takes, we used the following gorgeous stamps from Penny Black:

  • Penny Black 4273K winter berries
  • Penny Black 4272K a splash of winter
  • Penny Black 4289E beautiful season
  • Penny Black 30-140 christmas cheer
In addition, we also used:
  • Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Barn Door & Spiced Marmalade, Shabby Shutters & Tumbled Glass
  • Ranger Inkssentials Ink Blending Tools
  • Ranger Stickles & Liquid Pearls
  • Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black
  • Template cut from Spellbinders Nestabilities Small Mega Deckled Rectangles
For a full recap on the card making instructions, check out my card making blog: Melz Cardz





Join us again at the next Melbourne Paperific 3-5 May 2013 at the Melbourne Showgrounds!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Melbourne Paperific On This Week!!

We'll be at the Melbourne Showgrounds again this weekend for the Melbourne Paperific Papercrafts Expo!

Melbourne Paperific Expo
Fri-Sun, 31 Aug -2 Sep 2012
9.30-5.00pm (Fri & Sat),
9.30-4.00pm (Sun)
Melbourne Showgrounds
Town Square Pavilion
Gate 4, Langs Road,
Ascot Vale, VIC

Come and join us at the Dragonfly Crafts stand for plenty of exciting Bargains, Show Specials and New Products. Whilst you're there, why not sit down and do a FREE Make & Take project using stamps from  Penny Black's Brand New Christmas 2012  Collection!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Melbourne Craft & Quilt Fair On This Week!

The Melbourne Craft & Quilt Fair is on this week!


July 26 – 29, 2012
Thursday to Sunday
Open 9am – 5pm daily

Melbourne Exhibition Centre,
2 Clarendon St., Southbank

For more info:

Please note that the Dragonfly Crafts stand has MOVED location for this show. We will now be at Stand D22 (Aisle D, Stand 22) located in the middle of the Exhibition Hall.

Come see us for all your rubber stamping, papercrafting & cardmaking needs!

Hope to see you at the Show!!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Melbourne Paperific on this week!

The Melbourne Paperific Expo is on this weekend at the Melbourne Showgrounds!

Melbourne Paperific Expo
Fri-Sun, 30 March -1 April 2012
9.30-5.00pm (Fri & Sat),
9.30-4.00pm (Sun)
Melbourne Showgrounds
Town Square Pavilion
Gate 4, Langs Road,
Ascot Vale, VIC

Come and join us at the Dragonfly Crafts stand for plenty of exciting Bargains, Show Specials and New Products. Whislt you're there, why not sit down and do a FREE Make & Take project using stamps from  Penny Black's Brand New Cities Collection !

Free Make & Take
In addition to our usual great specials, freebies & giveaways, the first 10 customers each day to spend $100 will receive a FREE Penny Black woodmounted stamp worth $24.00 RRP*. (*Only whilst stocks last! Free stamp is not exchangeable or refundable).

This year, in addition to the awesome Paperific Prize Patrols where you get the chance to win great prizes just by being at the Expo, Paperific is also running a Kids Colouring Competition so your kids get a chance to share in the prizes! Lots of great prizes up for grabs, including a number of Stamping & Cardmaking Prize Packs sponsored by Dragonfly Crafts. Don't forget to enter at the show for your chance to win!!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Craft Shows for 2012

Here is the list of Craft Shows we will be attending in 2012. Hope to see you there!!

Melbourne Paperific Expo
Fri-Sun, 30 March -1 April 2012
9.30-5.00pm (Fri & Sat), 9.30-4.00pm (Sun)
Melbourne Showgrounds
Town Square Pavilion
Gate 4, Langs Road, Ascot Vale, VIC

From Picture to Page Burwood
Scrapbooking & Papercraft Show
Sat & Sun, 26-27 May 2012
9.30-4.30 Sat, 10.00-4.00 Sun
The Whitehorse Club
298-336 Burwood Hwy, East Burwood Reserve
East Burwood, VIC

Craft & Quilt Fair (Melbourne)
Thu-Sun, 26-29 July 2012
9am-5pm daily, & late 'til 7pm on Sat
Melbourne Exhibition Centre
2 Clarendon St
Southbank, VIC

Melbourne Paperific Expo
Fri-Sun, 31 August - 2 September 2012
9.30-5.00pm (Fri & Sat), 9.30-4.00pm (Sun)
Melbourne Showgrounds
Town Square Pavilion
Gate 4, Langs Road, Ascot Vale, VIC

Craft & Sewing Show (Melbourne)
Thur-Sun, 25-28 Oct 2012
10am-4.30pm daily
Caulfield Racecourse
Caulfield VIC

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Better Homes & Garden LIVE! Plus Free Ticket Giveaway

Australia's Favourite Lifestyle, Home & Garden TV Show & Magazine has come to life in the exciting Better Homes & Gardens LIVE Melbourne Event!

Enjoy a great family day out at Better Homes and Gardens LIVE 24th - 26th February 2012 at the Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton, Melbourne.

This fabulous LIVE event brings to life the pages of Australia’s favourite magazine, providing home makers, DIY enthusiasts, keen gardeners and aspiring cooks with inspiring new ideas for their home and garden.

Don’t miss live stage shows from your favourite TV presenters, inspiring ideas, workshops and products for you to try and sensational shopping from over 250 exhibitors. Plus, with plenty of entertainment for the children, this is an unbeatable day out for the whole family!

All your favourite Better Homes and Gardens TV experts will be there and you can see them LIVE! Graham Ross, Tara Dennis, 'Fast' Ed, Karen Martini, Jason Hodges, Rob Palmer and Johanna Griggs will take to the stage to share their creative and original ideas to help you make yours a better home and garden!
For tickets and more info visit:

Love your home? Love your garden? You’ll love Better Homes and Gardens LIVE


Although Dragonfly Crafts will not be exhibiting at this event, we do have 10 FREE Double Passes (Total Prize Value $40 each) to giveaway to our loyal customers, blog followers & Facebook fans. For your chance to win, simply place a comment after this Blog post and/or the Dragonfly Crafts Facebook page competition post by Friday 5pm 17 Feb 2012 (AEDT). (In order to place a comment on the Dragonfly Crafts Facebook page, you need to click the LIKE button first located at the top of the page).

Terms & Conditions:
Winners will be drawn at random and will receive TWO tickets, each valued at $20, Total prize value $40.
Tickets are not refundable or exchangeable for cash.
You will need a valid email address in order to receive your winning e-ticket and you will need to print it out yourself. Tickets are only valid between between 24-26 Feb 2012 for the Better Homes and Gardens LIVE event, held at the Royal Exhibition Building Carlton.
If we are unable to get in touch with the original winner/s within 48hrs of the draw, we reserve the right to redraw a new winner.
Placing one comment in the Blog post and the Facebook post gives you two separate chances of winning, however, multiple comments by the same person on each page will still only count once. Each person can only win one prize of a Double Pass valued at $40.