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I live in Wattle Grove NSW and I'm married to a great guy. We have 3 fur-babies, Abbey the Dachshund x, Benny the Maltese x, and Chocco the cat. I am addicted to card making, scrap booking, and OTP's... basically anything papercrafty! I'm also a mixed media wannabe. I've been card making for the last 20+yrs and never thought it would last this long! I'm also a Stampin' Up! demo. We move all over the Country and have lived in 6 states in last 13yrs!

Thursday, 2 June 2016

Periscope Update

Hi lovelies,

Download the Periscope app on your smart phone!

As you all know, I stumbled across Periscope a little while back and it quickly became my new obsession. Periscope helped me gain confidence to finally get in front of the camera to record the happenings of Crozlow Crafts. It also helped me connect with fellow crafters and demonstrators from all over the world!

At one stage I was using Katch to save my Periscopes to watch after the 24hr expiry time but Katch closed down. I am very pleased to announce that Periscope has FINALLY added the save function to their application so my future scopes will permanently be available to view, WOO HOO!

As for my previous scopes, I was able to import them to YouTube before Katch closed down and you can view them all here. Just keep in mind that the Periscope interaction (comments and hearts) didn't go across to YouTube so it looks like I am talking to myself!

Once you download the Periscope application, search for crozlowcrafts or click this link to take you straight to my profile.

I quickly scoped while I was in Hawaii, so you can check that out when you visit my profile.

Until next time, happy scoping!

Renae xx

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

2016-2017 Stampin' Up Catalogue Launch

Aloha lovelies!

It sure is great to be home, but I think I left a little part of me in Waikiki, Hawaii! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸπŸ πŸŒ΄πŸŒΊ☀️ I had a wonderful time away in Singapore and Hawaii, but it's now back to reality. 

Today is a very exciting day... the 2016-2017 catalogue is now LIVE! Can I just tell you how gorgeous everything is! I'm in love with how fun, fresh, funky & on trend the new products are! Have you got a copy of the new catalogue yet? If not, please feel free to contact me and I will send one your way ASAP (for Australian residents only). Here is an online copy for those who just cannot wait for their hard copy!

You can order all the new goodies from the comfort of your home via my online store or you can still contact me direct to place your order.

2016-2017 Stampin' Up Catalogue

Until next time, enjoy browsing the new catalogue and placing your first order for the new Stampin' Up! year with me!

Renae xx

Sunday, 1 May 2016

Crozlow Crafts on Holidays!

Hello lovelies!

Crozlow Crafts will be closed for the month of May while I am on Holidays in Singapore and Hawaii. We will reopen June 1, 2016. 

Until next time, keep creating!

Renae πŸ˜€

Friday, 15 April 2016

2016 OnStage Swaps

Hi all!

It's finally arrived... Stampin' Up OnStage! Tomorrow I will be at the Hilton Hotel Sydney with a stack of other demos and SU staff. It's a time where I get to meet up with fellow demos from around Australia and share creative ideas and also participate in some training. We also get a sneak peek at upcoming catalogues and products (which is so exciting).

Each year I create "swaps" to exchange with other demos. In return I get all different ideas. Swapping is one of my favourite things to do as I get to meet and catch up with others and bring home so many new ideas and creations. Stay tuned for a blog post soon showing my swaps I get in return!

Mini hand cream holders
These are super simple to create. Start with a piece of cardstock (I used 2014-2016 In Colors) measuring 8 ¼ inches x 2 inches and fold in half at 4 ⅛ inch mark. Next, use the Scallop Tag Topper Punch on either end. I then used matching ink to stamp a couple of images from Flowering Flourishes on each side. I slotted the mini hand cream in and secured at the bottom with a staple using our Mini Stapler. Finally, I tied both ends together with a bow using Cotton Ribbon (I used Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz, and Daffodil Delight).

I love a good production line
I can't wait to tell you more about OnStage, but we are sworn to secrecy until Tuesday 19th April! Stay tuned for exciting new info coming soon.

Until next time, happy crafting!

Renae 😊

Saturday, 9 April 2016


Hello hello!

It's time for another #mattschallenge. My husband loves to inspire me to step outside the box or my comfort zone. He'll often grab an ink, a punch/framelit and stamp set and issue "Matts Challenge!". He'd love to extend that challenge to everyone and left us a post it note with his challenge on my craft desk this morning.

If you missed the previous challenge, you can find my blog post here

Here's my Periscope/Katch explaining it all.

Balloon Celebration stamp
* Rose Red Ink
* 1" square punch
* Washi tape - any

If you don't have these particular items, you can substitute any of them for what you own in your stash. It does not have to be Stampin' Up products either.

To enter #mattschallenge, you can create a blog post, post on Twitter/Instagram and tag @crozlowcrafts in the posts, or post on my FB page. Don't forget to use the hashtag! The challenge closes end of the weekend (wherever you may be)!

I will edit this post once I have completed my creation and with those who entered the challenge.

Until next time, happy crafting!

R 😊

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Weekly Deals 6-12 April 2016

Hi all!


Current Weekly Deals are now available until Tues 12/04/2016. Great discounts available! Shop online or msg your order direct to me.

1/16 Circle Punch by Stampin' Up!
Price$16.00 $12.00
Bermuda Bay Baker's Twine by Stampin' Up!
Price$5.25 $3.94
Blossom Bunch Punch by Stampin' Up!
Price$31.00 $23.25
Blushing Bride Sequin Trim by Stampin' Up!
Price$8.75 $6.56
Brights Sequin Assortment  by Stampin' Up!
Price$8.75 $6.56
Hearts & Stars Decorative Masks by Stampin' Up!
Price$5.00 $3.75
Holly Jolly Greetings Clear-Mount Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Price$35.00 $26.25
Kraft Tag a Bag Gift Bags  by Stampin' Up!
Price$6.25 $4.69
Metallics Sequin Assortment  by Stampin' Up!
Price$8.75 $6.56
Reason for the Season Photopolymer Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Price$37.00 $27.75
Remarkable You Clear-Mount Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Price$45.00 $33.75
Simply Scored Metric Scoring Plate by Stampin' Up!
Price$21.00 $15.75
Snow Place Photopolymer Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Price$45.00 $33.75
Stars Framelits Dies by Stampin' Up!
Price$45.00 $33.75
Vintage Leaves by Stampin' Up!
Price$45.00 $33.75
Until next time, happy creating!

R 😊

Thursday, 31 March 2016

Party Wishes Cards

Hi crafters!

As soon as I saw the It's My Party Suite in the Occasions Catalogue, I fell in love. I just adore the bright colours, the fun images and the pretty patterns. I have CASE'd pages 3, 4 & 5 from the catty to create three cards. The last card was CASE'd from Cardiology by Jari

I created all 4 cards on Periscope, you can watch the replays here on my Katch channel.

Until next time, happy creating!

R 😊

Friday, 25 March 2016

Tim Holtz Mini Distress Ink Pads

Hi there crafters!

I am extremely excited to share this post with you. I am now the proud owner of Tim Holtz (TH) Mini Distress Ink Pads!!! I've been a big user of TH distress inks for quite some time, but didn't have many colours. I decided the best way to bulk up my collection was to buy the full range of minis.

I have just spent the morning doing my colour chart and popping them away in the matching storage tins. I started this while on Periscope this morning, you can see my Scope here. If you view this after the Scope expires, you can check it out on Katch here.

Here's a close up of the colour chart

I am seriously in love with the (not so) new colours and cannot wait to create with them!

Until next time, happy stampin'!

Renae 😊

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Weekly Deals

Hello hello!

The new Weekly Deals are now available until Tuesday 29/03/2016. There are some great discounts available and it's a perfect opportunity to build your crafting supplies 😊

You can shop online using the link below or place you order direct to me via the Contact Me tab.   

Until next time, happy stampin'!

Renae πŸ˜€

Monday, 21 March 2016

La La Loopsy Punch Art Card

Hello hello!

I did a quick Craft Room Tour Scope on Friday night before I went out for dinner and a concert and one of my followers saw a card in my stash that she liked.

@tracey_pink (profile pictured above) wanted some more info so I was happy to share that at the end of the Scope but thought I'd also follow that up with a tutorial!

The original card is on the left and the recreated card is on the right. These are so quick and easy to make. I recommend you give them a try. Here is the tutorial: https://ktch.tv/8yfG

Vicki from Vicki's Craft Cave was inspired by my Scope to create her very own La La Loopsy card. Love it Vicki, thanks for sharing it with me!

Tracey from Periscope posted this to my Facebook page last night showing me her version!!! I'm so excited she saw the Scope and made her own La La Loopsy Doll. It makes me so happy!!

That's it for me. Until next time, happy stampin'!

Renae xx

Saturday, 19 March 2016


Hello hello!

My husband loves to inspire me, and my crafty friends, to step outside the box or our comfort zones. He'll often grab an ink, a punch, a framelit set and stamp and issue "Matts Challenge!". He'd love to extend that challenge to Periscope and left us a post it note with his challenge. 

Here's my scope explaining it all: https://ktch.tv/8yxD

* Cupcake Punch
* Blushing Bride Ink
* Gorgeous Grunge stamp set
* Emboss Folder - any

I will edit this post once I have completed my creation. 

EDITED: Sun 20 March 2016

Here's my entry for #mattschallenge 

I used the Extra Large Polka Dots TIEF to create the background. The cupcake is stamped with 2 images from Gorgeous Grunge stamp set and mounted on a 2 ½ inch circle that I embossed with Distressed Dots. "Celebrate" is a wooden embellishment that I coloured using Blushing Bride ink mixed with Gesso (video here: https://ktch.tv/8BXWthen coated with clear Wink of Stella. I had to finish the card off with some silver Glitter Tape. 

Here's the video of me finishing this card https://ktch.tv/8B-9

EDITED: Monday 21 March 2016

We had 5 participants for #mattschallenge come in over the last 2 days!

First participant was Vicki Allanson from Penrith, NSW:

Second participant was Jo Stubbings:

Third participant was Nicole Wilson from Waikiki, WA. See her blog post here 

Forth participant was a daughter of one of my Periscope followers (Helen Cuxson). A 9yr old from Geelong VIC!

Fifth participant is Esther Howard from the UK. She actually submitted her entry via Periscope! Here's a link to her video: https://ktch.tv/8CR3

Thanks so much for joining in everyone. Matt thought it was great seeing the entries come in (so did I!).

Until next time, happy stampin'!

R. 😊

Friday, 18 March 2016

Easter Cards & Basket

Hi there!

Unfortunately I do not own any Easter stamps, apart from sentiments found in some stamp sets. I love Easter projects and found some great inspiration on YouTube. 

This card on the right was CASE'd from US demo Tami White. While I had the Work of Art stamp set out I thought the chevron patterned image would look great on an Easter egg too. I jumped on Periscope to create the card on the left. Here's the link: https://ktch.tv/8tBW 

These 2 cuties were inspired by fellow AU demo Libby Dyson. I loved her concept of the bunny popping out of the rabbit hole. I had to create one in Pink Pirouette and one in Soft Sky. This punch art bunny is way too cute!!!

The final project is this fabulous Easter basket. I love Blushing Bride and Mint Macaron together - such a great combination. I just had to use the chick from Honeycomb Happiness (a Sale-a-bration freebie) together with the Honeycomb Embellies for the tag. I found the tutorial here: http://youtu.be/5pRSioWtBMI

Thanks for stopping in. Until next time, happy stampin'!

Renae πŸ˜„

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

New Weekly Deals

Hello hello!

The new Weekly Deals are now available until Tuesday 22/03/2016. There are some great discounts available and it's a perfect opportunity to build your crafting supplies 😊

You can shop online using the link below or place you order direct to me via the Contact Me tab.   

Until next time, happy stampin'!

Renae xx

Friday, 11 March 2016

Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum Stack

Hello crafters!

As you may be aware, it is currently Sale-a-bration time with Stamoin' Up! During this time, you can earn a free gift for every AU$90 you spend. One of the free gifts I got was the Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum Stack. It comes in a pad of 6x6 sheets and it's just gorgeous!

For the first card, I have stamped Pool Party balloons directly onto the back of the vellum to give the look of shadow/silhouettes in the background. I then as adhered it to Pool Party cardstock. 

The second card is just gorgeous. For this card a used my Stampin' Write Markers to colour direct to the back of the vellum! I adhered it to a black base to make the colouring & the white printed pattern on the vellum really pop. 

For the third card I used my sponge dauber with Bermuda Bay ink. I applied the ink directly to the back of the vellum to change its colour. Mounted on a white base really makes the colour and pattern on the vellum really shine. 

I also heat embossed directly on to the vellum in a previous post to create a gold and black wedding card. Feel free to scroll down for a look.

Until next time, happy stampin'!

Renae 😊

Saturday, 5 March 2016

Wedding Card & Periscope!!

Hello there!

Today I'm sharing a wedding card I created on Periscope last weekend. 

Periscope is my latest addiction and I love it. You broadcast live to viewers all over the world. Best part about it... no editing, no uploading, only valid for 24hrs! I love how quick and easy it is to start broadcasting, share my project/idea, and it's automatically uploaded πŸ‘πŸΌ

Anyway, enough about Periscope and onto my project! This card was created using the Sale-a-bration Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum Stack. I heat embossed the sentiment from Happy Notes, in Gold Emboss Powder, direct to the vellum. I then used a black Sharpie marker to colour the white Glitter Metallics Tape (another Sale-a-bration item) and topped that with some Gold Ribbon. To finish, I punched some hearts from Basic Black cardstock and Gold Glimmer paper and adhered to a black base. 

I just love embossing on vellum and love the glimmer/sparkle this card has.

I am currently in Bendigo VIC visiting my girlfriend Kelly with another friend from NSW Central Coast, Jaimie. We flew down Wednesday night and go home tomorrow. We've had a much needed catch up, got creative, enabled each other to buy even more crafty goodies, and laughed... A LOT!

Until next time, keep on creating!


Wednesday, 2 March 2016

New Weekly Deals

Good morning!

The new Weekly Deals are now available until Tuesday 08/03/2016. There are some great discounts available and it's a perfect opportunity to build your crafting supplies 😊

You can shop online using the link below or place you order direct to me via the Contact Me tab.   

Until next time, happy stampin'!


Sunday, 28 February 2016

It's been a while...

Hey crafters,

I'm back... I hate to say it, but it's been nearly 4 years since I have blogged! I am so sorry I've been so slack. To be honest, I have concentrated on building my social media base over the last 4 years, so I haven't been completely off the grid. I figured it was about time I got back in to the blog scene as I'd like to join some blog hops, and challenges.

I am still living in South West Sydney. We've just entered our 5th year here and we love it just as much, if not more, than our first. We are due for a posting next year. To be honest, that will be our hardest move for sure. We've never spent this long in one location and never had this much fun in one location either!

I am still a crazy crafter and Stampin' Up demo. I was about 12-13yrs old when I first pressed a rubber stamp into an ink pad and transferred that image onto paper... to this day I still love it. I don't think my passion for paper crafting will ever fade.

I have just stepped into the world of Periscope and oh my god how fun is it!!!! I've had a blast so far and have been scoping and chatting with ladies in London, chicks in the US and fellow South Pacific crafters in Australia and New Zealand, not to mention with our Interim CEO Sara Douglass!

I look forward to sharing a project with you this coming week, but for now, I'll leave you with all the links to my social media and online store:

FB: www.facebook.com/crozlowcrafts

Twitter, Periscope, YouTube, Instagram & Pinterest: @crozlowcrafts

Online store: http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/?dbwsdemoid=4005429

Take care and happy stampin'

Renae xx