Join Sofie, owner and designer for Scrapmatts and the talented Crece Thomas on this Scrapmatts cruise which has something for everyone.  Each teacher offers a different style. Crece is very versatile, soft and pretty and grungy and masculine. Sofie likes to use colours and textures, to create unique designs. You will have so much to learn and be inspired by, to take your papercrafting to a new level. Classes will be jam packed full of designs and products, with some extras to create in your spare time. 

This is a nice short  Australian Cruise.


Welcome aboard  OVATION of the Seas for this 7 Night adventure to Adelaide and Hobart

Departing Sydney 15th March and returning 22nd March, 2025

From *$1890 per person,

Above price is per person based on an INTERIOR twin share and INCLUSIVE of classes/workshop fee
(4 classes included by 2 instructors and 24 hours use of workshop room.) Further optional classes could be offered at additional price.

On Booking Enquiry form please request price for;

  • other cabin types such as an Oceanview, Balcony or Suite.
  • 3rd /4th person
  • 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*above price is subject to availability and maybe withdrawn at anytime from RCC


  • 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 (on big screen)
  • Inspiring 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 - teacher dependant)
  • Spectacular ports of call

*Optional Shore Excursions are available


Bookings are made by completing the online booking form which will be directed to Jo Patton - Cruising Adventures where an agent will contact you to confirm  and discuss cabin requirements.

A $300* deposit will be required to guarantee your position. 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.


Date Arrive Time Description Depart Time
15-Mar-25 (Sat)   Sydney - Australia 17:00
16-Mar-25 (Sun)   At Sea  
17-Mar-25 (Mon)   At Sea  
18-Mar-25 (Tue) 07:00 Adelaide - Australia 16:00
19-Mar-25 (Wed)   At Sea  
20-Mar-25 (Thu) 10:00 Hobart - Australia 20:00
21-Mar-25 (Fri)   At Sea  
22-Mar-25 (Sat) 06:30 Sydney - Australia




Hi, I am Sofie Rossides, owner and designer for Scrapmatts, an Australian company manufacturing Chipboard & Stencils, along with my husband Andrew.

We are based in Sydney and have worked together in the Craft Industry for 38 years.

I am a passionate paper crafter and I first started playing with colours and textures from the age of 11, which later led us to run Craft Shops for over 25 years. I also enjoy creating layouts as well as Off The Page projects.

Having been a card maker for many, many years, I have a lot of knowledge and technique to share. Teaching throughout Australia, as well as overseas, I always enjoy seeing the results of my students. I also run Retreats in country NSW.

My new passion is designing paper to complement Scrapmatts Chipboard, often it is challenging to find the correct paper, colour and size to fit on a card, so I just create my own.

I am really looking forward to combining two of my favourite addictions on this cruise, teaching card making and cruising, a perfect combination.
You can connect with myself and Scrapmatts here -

Facebook  Sofia Rossides




Hello fellow crafters, my name is Crece Thomas and I’m excited to be coming along to teach you on this cruise.

I moved to Ipswich, Queensland in my early 20s with my first born and then partner (now hubby)

I started documenting the growth of my first born in a photo album with Winnie the Pooh stickers and embellishments I found in Kmart - I didn’t even know what scrapbooking was, till I had my 2nd child and read about a new local scrapbooking store that opened in the area.

I entered the store and was overwhelmed with all the pretty papers and colours. I went along to a few classes and knew right then this was going to become a HUGE part of my life. I have always been known to dabble into crafts in the past and from learning how to scrapbook, to making cards and off the page projects there was no stopping me.

Being part of the Scrapmatts design team has been one of my best highlights in my crafting journey. Sofie and Andrew have asked me to craft shows in Sydney & Melbourne as well as Brisbane and Toowoomba to demo using their lovely chipboards and even teaching some classes.

I am part owner, with my friend Tracey, of 2 Bluebirds, a little boutique scrapbooking and craft shop in Newtown, Ipswich, QLD.

I love to create scrapbook layouts, cards, mini albums and other off the page projects, my style is a mix of everything with pops of mixed media elements.


You will need to bring along a normal basic 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)

PLEASE CHECK CLASS REQUIREMENTS for other specific products for each class.


 More details on these classes will be given closer to the cruise.

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