Cardmaking and Scrapbooking with Scrapmatts

Join Sofie, owner and designer for Scrapmatts and the talented Kim Ewins on this Scrapmatts cruise which has something for everyone.  Each teacher offers a different style. Kim style is soft and pretty, with lots of layering, 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 crafting to a new level. Classes will be jam packed full of designs and product, with some extras to create in your spare time. The private classroom will be available to use 24/7, with ocean views, so you can craft when you feel like it.

As an added bonus, you will create and decorate a book to keep all your cruise memories in.

Welcome aboard  BRILLIANCE of the Seas for this 11 Night adventure to the South Pacific Island

Departing Sydney 19th March and returning 30th March, 2024

From *$2224 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*above price is subject to availability and maybe withdrawn at anytime from RCC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 (in cabin and 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)
  • 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 - Travel Managers where an agent will contact you to confirm  and discuss cabin requirements.

A $200* 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.




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 33 years, I still don’t know who deserves the medal for patience. I often have an idea in my head and I need to get it out and make it work, which usually happens and create something unique. Andrew has a great passion for machines and enjoys the challenges I create for him.

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 a passionate paper crafter and I first started playing with colours and textures from the age of 11, which later lead 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 crop days in Sydney as well as Retreats in NSW and Qld.

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



My name is Kim Ewins. I live in Orange which is in the central west region of NSW. I have been papercrafting for the last 13 years. I currently design for Scrapmatts and 3 Quarter Designs. I have been blessed to have designed for online stores such as, Craft Queen, Scrappy Chat Designs and Anna’s Craft Cupboard . I have also created for challenge blogs, such as ‘Scrap Around the World’, ‘Scrap The Boys’ and Stuck Sketches’.

Teaching classes at the Melbourne & Brisbane Scrapbooking and Papercraft Expo’s was definitely a highlight for me a few years ago. I also teach on occasion, at a craft store in Young, NSW.

I love scrapbooking, card-making and making over-sized tags. I would describe my style along the lines of shabby chic, using lots of layers and flowers, but not always.


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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