Monday 8 April 2024

MC&S April 2024 Classes

 Hey Crafty Friends

We hope you all had a wonderful Easter and most importantly had some crafting time whilst gorging on Easter Eggs (Yum!!!).

Robyn's shoulder is on the mend and we can resume weekday classes.  Here's a sneak peak at this months class.

With 5 projects, these are sure to keep you busy.

Our Class schedule this month is:

  • Thursday 11th
  • Friday 12th
  • Saturday 13th
  • Monday 15th
  • Friday 20th
  • Saturday 21st
If you haven't already booked in, please give Robyn a call on (07) 3888 2462.

Looking forward to seeing you all again soon.

Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

Tuesday 2 April 2024

Altenew 10th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 2 + Giveaway (over $3,500 in Total Prizes)

Hey Crafty Friends

Congratulations to the team at Altenew on their 10th Anniversary, we are excited to be asked to be part of their celebration on Day of the Blog - 

In our Blog Hop post, we would like to feature Altenew's Mega Blossom Stencil set and have made 2 cards using it.

In making these cards, we have used Altenew's beautiful ink colours - Dried Petals and Forest Trail - oh my, I'm in love.

We started with colouring three Roses onto Laser card and used the colours Pink Crystal, Mauve and Berrylicious. We coloured the Leaves separate and used Aloe Vera, Matcha Tea and Swamp Green. I then cut out the images so I could layer them however I linked.

For our first card, we started with a card base of Bazzill Sweetheart, followed by Creampuff and Dotted Swiss Sunset Rose. We used the Organic Linen 3D Embossing Folder and inked it with Vanilla Cream before embossing a piece of Creampuff card. We adhered this to the left-centre of the card and then adhered the Leaves on top, followed by the Rose that has been adhered with mounting tape.

We stamped 'Bloom with Kindness' from the Dynamic Duo: Wildflower Bouquet using an Obsidian Black ink pad and cut it out using the matching die set. We then adhered this to the card using mounting tape.

For our second card, we used a base card of Bazzill Sweetheart, followed by layers of Bazzill Parakeet and Creampuff. We die cut a border from Tim Holtz' Crochet die set and adhered this across the base of the card.

We adhered the Leaves to the card and one of the Roses. The second rose and 'Just For You' (from Wildflower Bouquet) using mounting tape.

Blog Hop

Follow along with the blog hop using this link - 

Giveaway Prizes

Over $3,500 in total prizes! We are giving away a $50 Altenew gift certificate to 10 winners, a $20 ArtistrybyAltenew gift certificate to 5 winners, and an online papercrafting class ($39.99 value) from Altenew Academy Online Class to 14 winners. There are also 28 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

Be sure to leave comments by 16 April 2024 for a chance to win one of 68 prizes! To make the hop more exciting, start your comment with "Hi from (city or country where you're from)!" 68 winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 19 April 2024.

Anniversary Special Offers 

  • 20% off Stamp and Die & Stencil Bundles and More from 2 April 2024 at 12:01 AM EDT until 4 April 2024 at 11:59PM EDT.  Shop here:  Exclusions apply.  Not valid on previous purchases.
  • Receive a FREE Crafty Necessities: Pink Diamond Envelope (12/pk) ($5.99 value) on orders over $59 on 2 April 2024 from 12:01 am EDT until 11:59 pm EDT.  While supplies last the free gift will be added automatically to your account.  Shop here:
  • Plus, get FREE U.S. shipping on orders over $29 (no code needed) or $10 OFF international shipping on orders over $129 with code HAPPY10TH at checkout until 5 April 2024 at 11:59pm EDT.  Not valid on prior purchases.  Shop here:

Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn



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Friday 15 March 2024

Pre-Order Spellbinders Advent Calendar

 Hey Crafty Friends

Now, now, before you moan at me about it not being Easter as yet and here we are talking about Christmas, but this is just a pre-order.

Spellbinders Crafty Advent Calendar has been growing in popularity each year and this year's is sure to be even better.

The Advent Calendars will ship to us in early September and be ready for you to use from 1 December or to even give them as Christmas gifts to crafty friends.

The Advent Calendars include 24 boxes, filled with specially designed dies, embossing folders, stamps, stencils and embellishments.

To make this year even better, Spellbinders will have a blog hop on each day, showing you ideas you can make as each day is opened.

The numbers of boxes are limited and we cannot re-order, so this year we are offering pre-orders with a security deposit of $20.00.  The balance will be due when the Calendars arrive to us.

If you are interested in placing a pre-order, you can call Robyn on (07) 3888 2462, instore or the pre-order is also available on our website -

Happy Stamping

Michelle & Robyn

Monday 4 March 2024

MC&S March Classes

 Hey Crafty Friends

Hope you had a great weekend and was able to carve out some crafting time too.

Our March classes are ready to kick off, but as many of you know, Robyn had a shoulder replacement in February and whilst she hoped to be able to hold classes this month, it just isn't possible.

We have shuffled the classes as best we can and will now hold them on:

  • Saturday 9th
  • Sunday 10th
  • Saturday 16th
  • Sunday 17th 
  • Saturday 23rd
Robyn is back to the doctor this week for an update and more exercises, so will hopefully be back up and running for the April classes.

So, back to our March classes, here's a sneak peak of our collection:

Those Gnomes are my favourite and I have just ordered extra stock from Art Impressions as I know they will be yours too.  The flowers from Pink Fresh Studios are beautiful and I love Sunflowers, so no surprise to see them there.

I look forward to seeing you all at class and if we haven't already got you booked in, please give Robyn a call on (07) 3888 2462 to put your name down.

See you soon.
Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

Tuesday 13 February 2024

MC&S Card Kit - Simple Stories - Life In Bloom kits

 Hey Crafty Friends

Simple Stories - Life in Bloom is an absolutely beautiful collection of papers.  

With this great collection of papers, ephemera and stickers, we have created 4 card kit, each with 5 cards.

With a basic kit of a paper trimmer, mounting tape, glue and a pink or purple ink pad (for edging papers), you can create these kits at home.

You will find the kits on our website - or instore.

Hope you enjoy making these cards.

Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

Wednesday 7 February 2024

Pre-Order Tim Holtz new Distress Watercolour Pencils sets 4, 5 and 6

 Hey Crafty Friends

We have just heard from Ranger Ink that our order of new Distress Watercolour Pencils 4, 5 and 6, together with the due set - Picket Fence and Black Soot have just shipped.

While we are tracking the order, you can pre-order them with us via our website or by calling Robyn on (07) 3888 2462.  As soon as they arrive, we'll be sending them to you.

Happy Stamping

Michelle & Robyn

Monday 5 February 2024

MC&S February Class

 Hey Crafty Friends

Our Christmas break is over, class designed, kits cut and we are ready to start the 2024 classes -YAY!!!

Here's a sneak peak of the class starting this week.

The dates for February are:

  • Thursday 8th
  • Friday 9th
  • Saturday 10th
  • Monday 12th
  • Friday 16th
  • Saturday 17th

If you haven't already booked in, please call Robyn on (07) 3888 2462.

We look forward to seeing you all soon.

Happy Stamping

Michelle & Robyn

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