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Welcome to Crafty Treasures.

Hi my name is Petrina… I luv all forms of craft, in fact there are too many to list. Hopefully you will find lots of inspiration while browsing lots of different projects, I have hand crafted. I have been crafting for over 26 years. My main passions are Rubber Stamping, Paper Crafts and Parchment Craft. I have thoroughly enjoyed paper crafting & card making for 14 years, and parchment craft for 13 years. I get such immense pleasure from crafting and find it very and relaxing, therapeutic and exhilarating.

Please feel free to email me with any questions, comments or requests.

 “Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.”
– Mary Lou Cook

A little bit about me         

I am married to my wonderful husband Ross of 21yrs (who supports me and my craft addiction 100%), we have 2 gorgeous sons. Jordie (our eldest son, who lost his fight to a terminal chronic connective tissue disease), Diffuse Systemic Scleroderma and Rhys (our youngest son, is now 21 yrs old). I became a full time carer/supporter for three cherished family members, my son, my Father in-law (whom we resided with for 20 years), and supported my Brother in-law, who all lost their fight to a terminal disease/illness. Currently I support my Sister in-law, who has ongoing health problems.

Why the Sunflower?



To raise awareness about the condition, Scleroderma Australia has adopted the sunflower as the national icon. The sunflower is symbolic, as, like the sunflower which turns towards the sun for warmth; people with scleroderma are usually more comfortable in warmer weather.

What Is Scleroderma.

Scleroderma Australia


And Finally…..A Note From Me

Hello everyone,  It has been a while, since I have had the chance to update all the info into some of my older posts (which I will slowly, but surely update).  Have a look around, feel free to leave a comment, and thanks for popping in.


Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.
– Edgar Degas

Please feel free to email me with any questions, comments or requests.



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  • Perga Kata May 2, 2011, 2:44 am

    Dear Petrina! :))

    I congratulations on your beautiful creations.
    You are my idol.
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    Yours sincerely, Catherine

  • Lisette July 3, 2009, 6:57 pm

    Hi, I saw one of your realisation with parchment paper on Pergamano website. It was a paper ball worked out with grid.
    Can you tell me where to find a pattern of the ball please?

  • Bridget Larsen May 21, 2009, 8:05 am

    Hello Trina,
    I am sure I will remember you if I saw you in person. My memory is sooo bad lol. Most of the time when one is demoing one doesn’t see a particular face unless something specific happens like the white pants covered in pinata inks. I think I wanted to hide that day, but as long as I couldn’t see it I was fine LOL.

  • Nellie F February 25, 2009, 9:55 pm

    Hi Trina Just popped in to have another look at your great site You are like a bottle of wine you get better with age Love your work Hugs Nell

  • Nellie F February 3, 2009, 8:30 pm

    Hi Buddy Just had a look at your new cards WOWWWWWWWWWWW They are great Hugs Wally

  • Nellie F January 25, 2009, 8:33 pm

    Hi Trina 3rd time lucky Just had a look at your Qrafty work Love what you have done with your pages Hugs Nellie

  • Kay December 9, 2008, 8:15 am

    Ace girl looks great cant wait to see your work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Rhiannon December 9, 2008, 8:12 am

    Hi Trina, Nice pictures and drawings and crafty stuff! Thier is some fantastic things that you have done like the moon glows. I remember that day,it was very fun. From Rhiannon (Anne’s grandughter). :)

  • Anne L December 9, 2008, 7:21 am

    Hi Trina,
    I love your pages that you have done.
    Still looking forward to seeing an ATC section, and thanks for the email

    Love Anne

  • Eva November 15, 2008, 9:16 pm

    Welcome aboard the WWW Trina! Great to see your works now going ‘on display’ … you’re too talented to be hidden away. Looking forward to seeing the many ‘treasures’ you created.
    xox Eva xox

  • Anne L November 11, 2008, 6:37 am

    Hi Petrina,
    Your website is starting to look as good.. as all your craft work (which is wonderful as always)
    I love the way you have added the comments on each item, they are great.
    Love Anne

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