Monday, 18 June 2018

BIrthday Sentiments

Hi Everyone

I have been having a play with the new Darkroom Door Happy Birthday Sentiments stamp set (DDSE001) stamp se and rather than using the words individually, used them as a border stamp instead.

This card starts with a base of Bazzill Creampuff, followed by Sprout and Walnut card layers.  On the Walnut card, I stamped the Happy Birthday Sentiments with a Versamark ink pad and embossed them with WOW Opaque Bright White embossing powder.

Each of the layers of card have been distressed and edged with a Ground Espresso Distress ink pad. 

Also on the Walnut card, I lightly stamped the French Script Background stamp with the Ground Espresso ink pad.

I then added a Tag cut from Tim Holtz/Sizzix Tag Collection (658784) and added a layer of Sprout which has the French Script stamped on it again.  The Tag edges were distressed and edged in Ground Espresso.

The flowers are from Darkroom Door's Bold Blooms stamp set (DDRS081) which I stamped in a Memento Cantaloupe (pale yellow) ink pad.  By using the yellow ink pad, I'm able to use it as a base to colour the Copics on top, without seeing the lines of the stamp below.

I coloured the Stem and Leaves with Copic Markers YG63, YG67 and G29.  I coloured the Flowers with R81, R83, R85 and RV69.  In the centre of the flowers, I added dots of Enamel Accents - White and allowed them to dry.

After adding some Twine, I adhered the Tag and Flowers to the card with mounting tape.

Hope you have a great Monday.
Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo - we're ready

Hi Friends

After a very long day of moving in and preparations we are ready for the Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo to open today at the Southbank Convention Centre, here in Brisbane (make a note to visit us at stand C18).

This year, the show's neighbours is the Craft Expo and your one entry ticket gives you access to both shows (YAY!!!).

So, from Thursday 7th June to Sunday 10th June, if you're looking for some Darkroom Door, Distress Inks, Catherine Pooler ink pads or stamps, Altenew stamps, dies and inks, card kits or inspiration, we have it ready for you - and so much more.

We look forward to seeing you at the show
Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

Sunday, 3 June 2018

Loving Tulips - 3rd card

Hi Friends

Today is the third card using the Power Poppy - Loving Tulips stamp set.

For this card, I used a base of Bazzill Thunder card followed by Lily White and Romance cards and then added a layer of Kaisercraft paper.

I added a Fishtail from the reverse of the Kaisercraft paper down the centre of the card and edged it with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink.

I then cut a Lace Doily from My Favorite Things from the Thunder card and then mounted it onto the front of the card.

On Colour Copy 200gsm paper, I stamped the Tulips and words using a Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad.  I cut the circle using the My Favorite Things Cross-stitch Circle.

Before colouring, I added a horizontal line on either side of the Jug so that the Jug isn't floating in air.

I coloured around the base of the Jug with Copic Markers C0, C3 and C5.  I then coloured around the outline of the Tulips with B000 and B00.  The Jug was coloured with B91, B93, B95 and B97 and Leaves with YG03, YG06, YG63 and YG67.  The Tulips were coloured with RV21, RV23, R22 and E08.

Hope you liked our 3 cards.

Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

Saturday, 2 June 2018

New Card Kits

Hi Friends

We have been in search of new papers and embellishments for exciting new card kits and in January came across Doodlebug's Fairy Tales papers - we fell in love!!!

With lots of glitter and all things girlie, we are excited to release our 3 card kits.

Each kit is $15, makes 5 cards and includes colour instructions, cardboard, papers and embellishments.  

You will need glue, scissors, mounting tape and clear glitter glue to make the cards.

You can purchase the cards instore, on our website - or at the Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo starting on Thursday 7th June.

Happy Staming
Michelle & Robyn

Friday, 1 June 2018

Calendar Project - June 2018

Hi Friends

Winter is upon us and time for another Calendar page.

This month it was time to play with Altenew's - Wild About You stamp set.

This month's page starts with a base of Bazzill Admiral, followed by Artic and Irish Eyes Dotted Swiss card.  The top layer is Colour Copy 200gsm card.

I started by stamping the blooms with Altenew's Sea Breeze, Turquoise and Tide Blue ink pads from the Deep Blue Seas ink pad range.  I then added the stems and leaves with Forest Glades ink pads.

I coloured the word 'June' with Mowed Lawn Distress Paint and adhered it to the page.

As June is also the month of the Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo, I have added hearts to the show dates using a Puffy Heart ink pad.

Hope you have a wonderful June.

Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn


Thursday, 31 May 2018

Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo starts in 1 week

Hi Everyone

I is one week until the start of the Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo.

We have so many wonderful new products to show you and demo new techniques.

The show starts on Thursday 7th June and runs through to Sunday 10th June.

For details of the show, check out the show's website -

During the show, we also have our 1 hour workshop where we will make 3 cards using Altenew stamps and dies.

The class is $20 and includes a set of Altenew Cube ink pads. 

To book into the class, call Robyn on (07) 3888 2462 or drop by our stand at the show - C18.

Hope to see you there.
Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Loving Tulips - card 2

 Hi Friends

We are continuing our sampling of the Power Poppy - Loving Tulips with our second ard.

This card was made with the single Tulips from the set and Darkroom Doors - Memory Quote stamp (DDQS014)

The card base is Bazzill Pansy followed by Lily White and Colour Copy 200gsm paper. 

I stamped the Darkroom Door Quote using an Archival Jet Black ink pad and stamped the Tulips around the edges using a Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad.

I blended Peeled Paint Distress Ink around the edges and then coloured the Tulips with YG63, YG67, R83, R85, R39, BV000, BV13, BV17, V12, V15 and V17.

When colouring the Tulip buds, I left the edge of the petals white to make them look more life-like.

Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

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