Sunday, 25 June 2017

Altenew - Smile More

Hi Everyone

This stamp set is beautiful.  Simple design, plenty of space for colouring and beautiful flowers - let us introduce you to - Smile More.

For this card, I started with Bazzill Dotted Swiss - Irish Eyes, Glow and Lily White.  On the Lily White, I stamped Happy Thoughts using an Archival Jet Black ink pad.

On white card, I stamped the flowers and leaves from the stamp set.  I coloured them with Copic Markers E59, E49, E35, Y21, YR23, G24, G28 and G29.  I then cut out all of the images and adhered them to the card.  The two larges flowers were mounted up with mounting tape.

You'll find 'Smile More' and other Altenew stamp sets on our website -

Happy Stamping
Michelle  & Robyn

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Altenew - Garden Treasure

Hi Everyone

Garden Treasure is becoming one of my favorite Altenew stamp sets.  I love using the outline stamps with my Copic Markers and the layered stamps using the Altenew ink pads.

This card was made using the outline stamps.

 I started with a base card of Lily White and added Kaisercraft Peacock card and paper. 

On the paper, I stamped 'Birthday Wishes' from the Tulips stamp set using an Archival Jet Black ink pad.  I also edged the paper with a little Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink pad.

The flowers were stamped on white card and coloured using Copic Markers - R81, R83, R85, RV69, BG10, BG13, BG49, BG09, Y21, YR23, G24, G28, G29.

I adhered most of the flowers to the card and mounted up the pink flower.  After assembling the card, I applied Enamel Accents - Glacier White dots and allowed them to dry.  I then looked again at the stamp set and saw that the dots are a separate stamp which I could have embossed with Bright White Embossing Powder - bugger, that would have been quicker!!

If you like this stamp set, you'll find it on our website -

Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn


Monday, 19 June 2017

Power Poppy - Peonies & Tulips

Hi Everyone

Peonies and Tulips, what a lovely set of flowers.

This is the Power Poppy Dynamic Duos stamp set - Peonies and Tulips stamp set which is fantastic for colouring with Copics.

My first card features the Peonies stamp which I stamped twice onto white card and coloured with Copic Markers - YG63, YG67, Y21, YR23, Y35, RV34, R37, RV55, RV52.

For the card, I started with a layer of Bazzill Lily White, Sweetheart and Pear.  On the Pear card, I stamped the Peonies with an Olive Archival Ink Pad.  The words 'Follow Your Heart' were cut from a die made my Penny Black.


The second card is the Tulips, stamped on White card with Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad and coloured with Copic Markers - YG61, YG63, YG67 V22, V25, V28, BV17, Y21, YR23 and Y35.
The card is Bazzill Heather, Lily White and Pear.  On the Pear card, I stamped the Tulips using a Deep Purple Archival Ink Pad.  The words 'Happy Birthday' are from Penny Black die 51-338.
Have a great week.
Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

Friday, 16 June 2017

My Favorite Things - Magical Dragons

Hi Everyone

This is My Favorite Things - Magical Dragons stamp set which have the cutest group of dragons and matching words.

I've made 2 cards using this stamp set to share with you.

My first card is layers of Bazzill Lily White and the coloured paper is white paper coloured with Distress Oxides - Broken China, Faded Jeans and Wilted Violet.

I stamped the Magical Dragons with Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured them with Copic Markers - G07, YG09, YG06, YG03, YG00, R20 and R22. 

Once the Magical Dragons were adhered to the card, I added Clear Wink Of Stella to highlight areas of the dragons.

My second card is layers of Bazzill Dotted Swiss - Irish Eyes, Honey, Slipper and Lily White.  I coloured the Magical Dragon, Knight and Princess with Copic Markers - G07, YG06, YG09, YG00, R20, R22, C0, C1, C3, C5, Y35, RV02 and RV04.  After adhering to the card, I added some clear Wink of Stella as highlights.
Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

My Favorite Things - Friends Furever

Hi Everyone

We love bears and this set from My Favorite Things is super-cute.

Let us introduce you to My Favorite Things - Friends Furever stamp set with these two cards.

Both cards use Bazzill Fawn, Pinecone, Lily White and Kaisercraft Peacock card.

In the first card, I used the MFT Uppercase Dienamics with the letters 'HUGS' cut from Fawn and Pinecone and off-set them when I adhered them to the card.

I then added the words 'Make Every Day Better' which I stamped with Versamark and embossed with WOW Opaque Bright White embossing powder.

The star is also from Dienamics and I coloured the Bear and Dog using Copic Makers - E40, E41, E43, E47, E49.

For the second card, I cut two tags from My Favorite Things - Stitched Tag dies and on the Fawn card, stamped the words all over it using Versamark and embossed with WOW Bright White embossing powder.  I added the brad, circle, star and scallop border which were all cut from My Favorite Things dies.  I coloured the Bear with E40, E41, E43, E47 and E49.

Hope you enjoy the cards.

Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Penny Black - Butterfly Heart

Hi Everyone

Sometimes I'm after a simple card that is quick to make - the Penny Black Butterfly Heart (51-291) is perfect for this.

This die cuts the heart and the wings for the butterfly, but leaves the bodies attached to the heart allowing you to lift up the wings.

On this card I started with a base of Bazzill Romance, added Gold card, Lily White and Kaisercraft PS. I Love You paper.  I added some pearl gold ribbon and Tim Holtz ticket with the word 'Adore' on it.

I cut two hearts from Lily White, mounted the first one onto the card and adhered the second heart on top, leaving the wings clear of glue. 

After lifting the wings, I applied Glossy Accents to the bodies of the Butterflies and tipped Elizabeth Crafts Cool Diamond Glitter over the Glossy Accents and allowed them to dry.

I kept this card simple in it's design, but you can certainly cut the butterflies from coloured card and get a lovely card.

Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo starts Friday 9th June

Hi Everyone

We've just finished our largest stand set up at the Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo and ready to start tomorrow at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Here's a snapshot of our stand.  Unfortunately we can't capture all of the stand, but this gives you an idea.

We have lots of specials, new products and demonstrations, can't wait to see you there.

Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn
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