Thursday, 22 February 2018

Catherine Pooler ink pads have arrived!!!

Hi Everyone

We have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of our new ink pad range from Catherine Pooler - YAY!!!!

The Catherine Pooler ink pads are premium die ink pads and have solid, bright colours giving you a perfect stamped image.  We were very impressed with the ink pads when we were at Creativation and have been tracking there arrival from the US.

The ink pads are sold separately for $8.00 each or in sets of 8 for $60.00 (a saving of $4.00).

The sets of 8 come in collections including:

Party Collection: Life Of The Party

Party Collection: Spring Fling

Spa Collection: Paradise Found

and the newest collection: Spa Collection: Zen Garden

Finishing the collection is the Neutrals set of 3 ink pads.

You will find all these ink pads and the collections in store or on our website -

Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn 

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Happy [Heart] Day

Hi Everyone

Happy [Heart]Day!!  Thought I would share this little cutie with you today.

This is Penny Black's Heart You stamp (30-458) which has been stamped on Colour Copy 200gsm paper and coloured with Copic Markers E00, E11, R20, E31, E35, E37, E49, B93, B95, B97, B99, R287 and B59.  I also outlined the image in B00 and B000.  When I finished colouring, I added some Dark Pink - Wink of Stella pen.

The card base is Bazzill Typhoon with Lily White and lastly some Graphic45 paper. 

I added Penny Black's Hearts Border (51-408) cut from Lily White to the bottom for a trim.

Hoping you have a great [Heart] Day.
Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

Friday, 9 February 2018

Valentine's Gifts

Hi Everyone

As a kid, I loved Cadbury Furry Friends as a treat and thought these would make a great Valentine gift for at our classes this month.

They were quick and easy to make, so thought I would share them on our blog incase you would like to make some before Valentines day.

I had some Doodlebug Valentines papers (anything red, white or pink will work fine, but paper will work better then cardboard) left over from last year and wrapped them around the Furry Friends bars.

I then cut some Bazzill Lily White into 1cm lengths and wrapped then long ways around the bar.  This will prevent the paper from sliding off.

I wanted to decorate the tops of the Valentine bars and cut heart shapes using Tim Holtz's Sizzix die set - Heartfelt (660233) using Bazzill Lily White, Petunia, Pomegranate and Gold Glitter card.  I thin layered them up with the glitter hearts on top.

Hoping you have a great day.
Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Altenew Summer Swirl

Hi Everyone

The best thing about summer, for me at least, is Ice Cream - yum!!!

This is the Altenew Summer Swirl stamp set in two different ways.

Starting with the Happy Birthday card, I have a base of Bazzill Lily White, Pinecone and Whirlpool cards.  On the Whirlpool card I started the Darkroom Door Plaid Background stamp using the Peacock Feathers Distress ink pad.  I added two layers of Whirlpool and Lily White cut from Spellbinders dies and the words 'Happy Birthday' from the Darkroom Door Happy Birthday stamp set.

How for colouring the Ice creams - for this I used Copic Markers E40, E41, E43, E47, E49, R20, R22, R35, R37 with R59 and R27 for the cherry on top.  I halo cut out the ice creams and mounted them onto the card.

The second card started as a "I wonder if..." as the images are larger in size, I wasn't sure if stamping them all over a page would work, but it did.  On the Colour Copy (200gsm) paper,  I stamped the ice creams with a Memento Toffee Crush ink pad.  Once I had all the ice creams stamped, I traced around the outside with Copic Marker B00 and B000 for just a hint of colour in the background.  I then coloured the images with Copic Markers R81, E83, R85, R39, R27, R59, E50, E31, E35, E37.
When I had finished colouring, I added the background layers of Bazzill Sweetheart, Pinecone and Dotted Swiss Sandbox.  I added the words from Impression Obsession's new Macaron stamp set (CL808), embossed with WOW Opaque Bright White embossing powder and another ice cream from the Altenew stamps. 
Hoping you have a great day
Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

Saturday, 3 February 2018

February Classes (sneak peak)

Hi Everyone

After a bit of a break, it's time for our classes to start again (YAY!!!).

Here's a little sneak peak of our February class.  In this class we will be playing with Darkroom Doors new Stamps, Frame Stamps and Stencils, Penny Black and Altenew.

Just a reminder that Robyn is out of action for classes this month, so the classes will change to Saturday and Sunday's.  Classes are from 9am to 3pm and the dates are:

Saturday 10th February
Sunday 11th February
Saturday 17th February
Sunday 18th February
Saturday 24th February
Sunday 25th February

Please ensure that you book into the classes before they fill by calling Robyn and Vince on (07) 3888 2462.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Happy Stamping

Michelle & Robyn

Friday, 2 February 2018

New Distress Oxide Ink Pads have just arrived

Hi Everyone

The latest release of Tim Holtz's Distress Oxide ink pads have just arrived.

This release includes Aged Mahogany, Blueprint Sketch, Bundled Sage, Carved Pumpkin, Evergreen Bough, Forest Moss, Gathered Twigs, Hickory Smoke, Mermaid Lagoon, Shaded Lilac, Squeezed Lemonade and Tattered Rose.

The full release is available in our store, via phone or on our website -

The ink pads are $9 each or the full set of 12 ink pads for $100.  We also have releases 1 and 2 available for $100 each.

Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

New Tim Holtz Sidekick Side-Orders have arrived

Hi Everyone

Just a quick post to let you know that Tim Holtz's new Sidekick Side-Orders sets have arrived.

There are 6 sets of Side-Orders including Birthday, Valentine, Springtime, Americana, Beach and Travel.
Each set includes an embossing folder and dies to match the theme.  They can fit in the new Tim Holtz Sidekick and will work perfectly in your Cuttlebug or BigShot.
You will find all the sets in store or online -
I wonder what will arrive next?
Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn
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