Top End Australian Cruise

Join Melissa, owner Unmistakable Creations and Jennifer Hedger from Dusty Attic on this awesome 16 night adventure around the top end of this great land of ours Australia.  Not only will you get to participate in some awesome inspiring scrapbooking classes, this is the perfect cruise to unwind and relax with 9 sea days and visiting 5 different ports on our way around the top end of Australia to Perth.  This is a great one for all our Western Australian friends who then won’t need to get a flight home from Sydney.

SHIP:
Welcome aboard Radiance of the Seas for this awesome 16 night adventure around the top end of Australia.

Radiance

The newly renovated Radiance of the Seas provides a dazzling at-sea experience with floor-to-ceiling glass walls will take your breath away. With acres of glass enclosing the nine-story central atrium, elevators facing the sea, and floor-to-ceiling windows throughout, you'll never be at a loss for an incredible view. Plus, they have just added eight new dining experiences, ranging from casual eats at Boardwalk Doghouse, to the family-style Italian fare at Giovanni's Table, to the sizzling skewers of Samba Grill Brazilian Steakhouse.

Other new features include VIP guest lounges, and an outdoor, poolside movie screen showing first-run movies day and night. Whether you seek adventurous activities, relaxing moments, or fine fare, Radiance of the Seas has the features to please every taste.

WHEN:
Departing Sydney 9th February, 2020 and returning to FREMANTLE 25th February, 2020

PRICE
From *$3225 per person,
Above price is per person and based on an OCEANVIEW twin share and INCLUSIVE of classes/workshop fee

On Booking Enquiry form please request price for;

  • other cabin types such as an Oceanview, Balcony or Suite.
  • 3rd /4th person
    or
  • Single Supplement

Reduced rate is available for husbands, partners, family members or friends who would like to join an not participate in the classes.

*above price is subject to availability and maybe withdrawn at anytime from RCC

OUR PRICES INCLUDED

  • Gratuities, Port Fees and taxes
  • Accommodation with private ensuite
    • Complimentary toiletries
    • In cabin safe
    • TV for in-cabin entertainment
  • All meals (alcohol additional - drink packages available onboard)
    • Full breakfast
    • Buffet or a la carte lunch menu
    • Buffet or 4 course a la carte dinners
  • All onboard entertainment and shows
    • Musical stage shows
    • Special guest entertainers
    • Choice of Bars and Lounges
    • Latest release movies (in cabin and on big screen)
  • Inspiring Scrapbook Classes (number of classes dependant on sea days)
    • Use of PRIVATE room - Convention Centre 24/7
    • Welcome Gift
    • Prizes and giveaway
    • Classes on the mornings of cruising days (some cruises may offer additional classes in afternoons)
  • Spectacular ports of call

*Optional Shore Excursions are available

BOOKINGS /  DEPOSITS / PAYMENTS

Bookings are made by completing the below online booking form which will be directed to Geelong Travel where an agent will contact you to confirm  and discuss cabin requirements.

A $200 deposit will be required to guarantee your position and this is payable to Geelong Travel. You will receive a reservation number once you have directly paid them the deposit.  Full payment for balance of cruise/any other travel arrangements made and the scrapbooking portion is payable and due by the date indicated on your invoice.

 

Jennifer Hedger, Owner, Designer, Extraordinaire - Dusty Attic, WA

"Hi, I’m Jennifer, the Owner, Creative Director and Designer of The Dusty Attic, a laser cut chipboard company.
I established Dusty Attic in 2009 after discovering a love of designing new products and a willingness to share them initially wth family and friends. This later grew to a much larger audience and I now ship my products to over 20 different countries.

I feel very blessed to have an amazing Design Team who share my love of chipboard and regularly inspire me with their amazing and unique pieces of artwork.
My love of paper crafts started long before my company and I have been involved in the scrapbooking and paper craft industry for over 20 years. I have been very lucky to able to teach scrapbooking and off the page projects in many parts of our beautiful country and also have been a part of some amazing retreats overseas.

I am so very thankful for all the opportunities that this industry has provided me but more importantly I value all the wonderful friendships I have made along the way.

Personally, I am married to a very supportive husband and have two teenage children who continue to amaze me with their individuality and love for life. I feel very blessed that I am able to join you on this cruise and share my love of scrapbooking.

 

 

HOST / Instructor - Melissa Kennedy
As my business name states, we are all unique and unmistakable creations. Made up of everyday life experiences, growing and changing with each new day.

I've been fortunate to have been a part of this Industry for now well over 25 years and as mentioned in my very first blog post on this website, now starting to see how everything learnt along the way is coming together. I have been extremely fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with some big companies within this industry, learn (and still learning many design skills, as well as being an educator in an industry, that has taken me around the world a number of times.  “Are you for real – you seriously cut and paste for a living and travel the world”  (imagine the English accent spoken here) as one guy said to me on an trip overseas…  never really looked at it that way until then and thought – yeah actually I really do…  Now its great to be able to give this same opportunity to other educators in the industry as they join me on some of these cruises.

Along with my love of photography and travel, I am one of the fortunate ones who has been able to turn my hobby into not only a job, but a business. I still laugh when my beautiful girls inform me i don't have a real job.

Love (did i say love) getting my hands dirty, I LOVE PAPER, love exploring new techniques and would say my style evolves depending on the type of projects we are doing.  I'm not afraid to try something new and that is something I try to get across to those in my classes - there are no mistakes - only UNMISTAKABLE and unique creations .... oh did I mention I love to LAUGH and to have FUN!!!

But moreso than anything else on these cruises - I love watching people do something for the first time.  Whether that be a new technique in class or something they have wanted to tick off their bucket list and thought they wouldn't never do.  The belief in themselves that grows with that achievement, the excitement on their faces (yes you can see it) is something that makes the crazy hectic busy times all worthwhile.

Look forward to seeing you on board.

You will need to bring along a normal basic scrapbooking tool kit.  Similar to what you would bring to any retreat.

Items to definitely include:

  • craft matt – needs only to be a small A4 mat but something to use with your craft knife.
  • messy mat - blending mate
  • blending tool and replacement foams
  • craft knife
  • small scissors (blades to be no longer than 4″)
  • edge distressor
  • adhesives….lots of them  (include tape runners/adhesive tape and glues for embellishments)  Gel medium works a treat for most embellishments.

Optional Extra’s  (not necessary but certainly helps if you have them

  • mini mister
  • apron
  • baby wipes (to clean up your area and hands) – no taps in the conference room to wash hands.

You will be given kits for each class so its not necessary to bring along other scrapbooking products unless you have something specific in mind you want to work on whilst away.

Closer to the sailing date I will give you photograph requirements which you can either bring from home or cut up white card stock to relevant sizes so you can use on layouts and replace with a real photo when you have a suitable one.

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PHOTOGRAPHS:
Either bring along photographs cut to the following measurements in related class themes or colours
Or alternatively you can cut white cardstock to the following sizes.
This cardstock could then be replaced by photographs once you have taken ones that will suit your layout and/or used as a white photo matte for your pics.

Class 1 - Melissa Kennedy
Kaisercraft UNCHARTERED WATERS  
Our Memories of the Sea

As you can imagine i have really enjoyed using this collections and have created the following for you.
7 Double and 4 singles. We will aim to get the double and one single done in class with full instructions for the others for you to do in your own time.
Otherwise you are more than welcome to use the remaining papers to create your own designs.

YOU WILL NEED:
Brown (walnut distress inkpad)
Blending tools and replacement foam
Pallet knife or old credit card
Sanding block/file to sand edges of photos
Wet ones

SHARED PRODUCTS - Please bring along if you have one or share what I will bring.
Netting Template (large green kaisercraft one - those who have been on my cruises may have this)
Small Snowy or spotty Template

PHOTOGRAPHS REQUIRED:  
DOUBLE LAYOUT:  Three 3” Square, Two 4” x 5½” portrait, One 6” x 4 and one 4” Square
SINGLE 1 - One 15cm x 10cm (6” x 4”)
SINGLE 2 - One 15cm x 10cm (6” x 4”)
SINGLE 3 - Four 9cm Square (3½”)
SINGLE 4 - One 19cm x 14cm (7½ ” x 5½”)

 

Class 2 - Jen Hedger
Title: Class 2 - Jennifer Hedger
Colour Blast/Beearty - LIFE’S A BEACH
Paradise Found / Holiday Vibes Using this new range from Colour Blast we will create 2 double layouts that will suit any of your holiday photos.

YOU WILL NEED:
Sponge or paint brush for painting chipboard and water pot
Foam tape or scrap chipboard for mounting photos
Craft Knife
Sanding block/file to sand edges of photos
Wet ones
strong glue

SHARED PRODUCTS -
Please bring along if you have one or share what I will bring.

If you have paints please bring them. I will have a small selection for sharing.
Colours used: Greens, white, and yellow.

PHOTOGRAPHS REQUIRED: ( these layouts will suit any of your holiday photos)
DOUBLE LAYOUT 1 (Paradise Found): Two 4” x 6” portrait, One 6” x 4" Landscape and four 3" x 4" portrait
DOUBLE LAYOUT 2 (Holiday Vibes): One 6” x 4" Landscape, two 3"x3" square, five 3"x4" portrait, and two landscape

 

CLASS 3 - NAUTILUS (Melissa Kennedy)
Take me to the ocean with the new NAUTILUS collection! Sapphire blue, light blue and golden hues combined with nautical elements such as anchors, fisherman rope, ship helm, starfish and marine floral elements make for plain sailing in documenting your memorable sea life moments.

YOU WILL NEED:
Brown (walnut distress inkpad)
Blending tools and replacement foam
Pallet knife or old credit card
Sanding block/file to sand edges of photos
Wet ones

SHARED PRODUCTS - Please bring along if you have one or share what I will bring.
Gold Glitter

PHOTORAPHS REQUIRED:
DOUBLE LAYOUT - Three 10cm x 15cm (4” x 6”) and One 15cm x 10cm (6” x 4”)
SINGLE 1 - One 10cm x 15cm (4” x 6”) Portrait Orientated
SINGLE 2 - Two 15cm x 10cm (6” x 4”) Landscape Orientated
SINGLE 3 - One 15cm x 10cm (6” x 4”) and One 10cm (4”) Square

 

Class 4 - Jennifer Hedger
49 and Market - SEASIDE
Be where you want to be/Sightseeing/Living life
Totally love this range of paper. It’s beach, coast, and water all rolled into one very usable pack.

YOU WILL NEED:
Sponge or paint brush for painting chipboard and water pot
Foam tape or scrap chipboard for mounting photos
Craft Knife
Sanding block/file to sand edges of photos
Wet ones
strong glue

SHARED PRODUCTS - Please bring along if you have one or share what I will bring.
If you have paints please bring them. I will have a small selection for sharing
Colours used: Greens, white, light and dark pinks, beige, teal, light blue, gold or copper.

PHOTOGRAPHS REQUIRED: ( these layouts will suit any of your holiday photos)
SINGLE LAYOUT 1 (Living life...): Two 4” x 6” portrait, two 6” x 4" Landscape and two 3" x 4" portrait
SINGLE LAYOUT 2 (Sightseeing): Two 4” x 6” portrait, two 3"x4" portrait (photos will be cut down to fit frames)
DOUBLE LAYOUT (Be where you ...): Two 4” x 6" portrait, tone 4"x4" square, eight 2"x2" square

 

Class 5 - NATIVE BREEZE - Melissa Kennedy
Title: Every Moment counts

Immerse yourself in the vibrant glory of nature with Native Breeze.
Bold & striking, this energised colour palette brings to life all goodness enriched in our soil.
Life-like imagery of banksia, protea & gum leaves are sure to steal the show in your next project.  This may be just perfect for some of the photos you use as we travel around the Top End of Australia.


YOU WILL NEED:
Brown (walnut distress inkpad)
Blending tools and replacement foam
Pallet knife or old credit card
Sanding block/file to sand edges of photos
Wet ones
Glossy Accents or Liquid Gloss - or something similar such as Nuvo Crystal Glaze.

SHARED PRODUCTS - Please bring along if you have one or share what I will bring.
Distress Oxides - Mustard Seed 
Distress Oxides - Bundled Sage

PHOTORAPHS REQUIRED:
SINGLE 1 - One 15cm x 7.5cm (6” x 3”) Landscape Orientated
SINGLE 2 - One 10cm (4"_ Square and Two 10cm x 7.5cm (6” x 4”) Landscape Orientated  This is perfect for a sunset photos especially one with a pinky blue sky.
SINGLE 3 - One 10cm x 15cm (4" x 6") Portrait Orientated and One 9cm (3.5") Square
SINGLE 4 - Two
15cm x 10cm (6” x 4”)
SINGLE 5 - Three 10cm (4”) Square

 

Class 6 - Jennifer Hedger
49 and Market - SWEET REFLECTIONS
Memories/ Blessed

YOU WILL NEED:
Foam tape or scrap chipboard for mounting photos
Craft Knife
Sanding block/file to sand edges of photos
Wet ones
strong glue

SHARED PRODUCTS - Please bring along if you have one or share what I will bring.
N/A

PHOTOGRAPHS REQUIRED:
SINGLE LAYOUT 1 (Memories): One 4” x 6” portrait (I have used a selfie for this layout)
SINGLE LAYOUT 2 (Blessed): Four 4” x 3” landscape (this layout would suit family/friend pics)
 

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If you have any further questions don't hesitate to email Melissa at melken777@icloud.com