Holly Jolly Festive Cruise – Dec 2021

Join Alison Bevis (Host) and Sue Smyth for a Holly Jolly Cruise around the South Pacific islands.

We’ll create plenty of scrapbooking layouts plus a few bonus projects too! There will be plenty of techniques to try, we can show you how to get the most from your papers & supplies and you’ll share this experience with a lovely group of crafters… it’s the best fun!!

On this cruise you will have the opportunity to get creative with some awesome Christmas crafts, Scrapbooking layouts and mixed media projects.  Sue loves Christmas, so be assured of creating some gorgeous keepsakes of your very own.  Explore the islands and shop for unique Christmas gifts, then come back to the ship in all its Christmas finery.  Relax, get away and get organized for this festive season.

Welcome aboard the QUANTUM OF THE SEAS for this 8 Nights adventure some of the best islands the South Pacific Offers

In addition to this awesome itinerary, on the Sea Days classes are included in the price of this cruise. 
You will have a fun time exploring new techniques in classes and then you can scrapbook to your hearts content in our 24/7 private conference room, with beautiful windows to enjoy the views along the way.

The first of its class, Quantum of the Seas® is a fully immersive ship filled with revolutionary feats from bow to stern. Think show-stopping entertainment that blends art and music with cutting-edge technology. Thrilling activities that the whole family can enjoy in any weather. And unparalleled views from every room – even Interior staterooms let you scope out the sights in real time from a Virtual Balcony℠.

Departing BRISBANE 2nd December, 2022 

From *$1843 per person,
Above price is based on an INTERIOR twin share and INCLUSIVE of classes/workshop fee

On Booking Enquiry form please ensure you have requested relevant cabin for;

  • upgrade of cabin type if required - such as an Oceanview, Balcony or Suite.
  • 3rd /4th person in cabin
  • Single Supplement

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

*Above prices are subject to availability and maybe withdrawn at anytime from RCC

Max. 24
Cabins only held once deposits have been received.


Join Alison Bevis (Host and Instructor) and Sue Smyth (Instructor) for this Holly Jolly cruise around the tropical islands in the South Pacific. 
We'll create plenty of scrapbooking layouts plus a few bonus projects too!
There will be plenty of techniques to try, we can show you how to get the most from your papers & supplies and you'll share this experience with a lovely group of crafters... it's the best fun!!

HOST and Instructor - Alison Bevis

Alison enjoys making things and gifting them to others.... from cards, mini albums, scrapbook pages or off the page projects. Creating for fun is what it's all about!!
After travelling around Australia and returning to Brisbane, joining her aunt at some Stampin' Up! card classes allowed her to continue a papercraft journey. Alison joined the Kaisercraft DT, demo'ed and did some casual hours at the Browns Plains outlet before organising day events including Workshop Wonders, Bus Trips to the local stores, Retreats and Cruises. Alison has also been included on the Imaginarium Designs and Couture Creations DT plus various guest spots.  In October 2017 she asked her friend Shelley to be partners in The Crafty Chain and was busy with weekly classes, exhibiting at shows and even travelling to the trade shows in Phoenix USA and Frankfurt to source new release brands and products... this led to starting a new business Craft Avenue Distribution.
Holly Jolly will be the 4th Scrapbooking cruise Alison has arranged, she also joined the Cardmaking and Cocoa Vanilla Studio cruise in February 2020 before her Hawaii (April) & South Pacific (December) were cancelled... she has fond memories of cruising with Melissa Kennedy in February 2014.
...and LOVES Christmas!!



Sue is a formally trained artist, in Visual Communications, with a back ground in painting, design and sculpture, she turned to paper crafting later in life when children came along. Some 20 years later she teaches interstate and at some of the leading stores around Brisbane. You will find Sue at the Scrapbooking expo in Brisbane each year, and also teaching on Cruises and retreats. She has had the opportunity to demo at CHA in the USA. Sue has designed for many design teams, including Couture Creations and Imaginarium Designs and has been published many times. Sue Smyth even Edited, Australian Scrapbook Ideas and Cardmaking in Easy Steps for several years. Later she wrote her own book 3 D Papercraft Projects. The many years of experience creating and teaching in the Scrapboooking and papercrafting world, has led to designing her several paper ranges for Ultimate Crafts and Couture Creations, and now Vampyre Rose for Bee Arty. Now she designs her own ephemera sheets Artsy Treasures, found in stores around Australia. Sue has two distinct styles, with an assemblage mixed media side, honouring the artist side, and a shabby chic layered look that celebrates paper, both styles are a visual feast for the eyes.




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.
  • 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)

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.

These more details class requirements (if any) will be given out closer to the cruise.

Stay up to date and get to know your fellow group members in the private FACEBOOK group for participants in the is group

FACEBOOK GROUP NAME: - TBA not set up as yet.

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

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