Monday, 16 October 2017

Deck the Halls

Hi Everyone

It's getting close to the time where we 'Deck the Halls' and this set from Penny Black it great for people who love their Critter range.

I've created these two cards from Penny Black's 'Deck the Halls' (30-317) stamp set.

My first card starts with a base of Ivy and has layer of Creampuff and Red Dot (from Simple Stories paper range), Guacamole and Colour Copy 200gsm paper.

I stamped the cat with Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad and coloured with Copic Markers E50, E31, E33, E37, R27, R39, G21, G24, G28 and created a shadow around the image with B00.  I added the words from Darkroom Door's Brushed Christmas Vol 2 (DDRS136) stamped in Archival Vermillion ink pad.

The second card starts with a base of Ivy and then Pomegranate which I stamped Merry Christmas from Darkroom Door's Season's Greetings stamp set (DDRS169) and embossed it with WOW Opaque White Embossing Powder.  For the cats, I took a long piece of Colour Copy 200gsm paper and stamped the trees on it from Stampers Anonymous Tree Link stamp set (CMS244) using an Archival Olive ink pad and blended around the edge with Peeled Paint Distress Ink Pad.  I stamped the cats on this piece of paper using an Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad and then again on another piece of paper.  I coloured the cats on the spare piece of paper, cut them out and stuck them to the main image. 

This stamp set has lots of options, I hope you like these.

Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn
Michelle's Cards & Stamps


 

Friday, 13 October 2017

Berry Merry

Hi Everyone

This stamp from Penny Black is so cute, I love colouring it.

Here we have Penny Black's Berry Merry (40-425) coloured with Copic Markers E00, E11, R20, E31, E35, E37, R22, R27, R39, G21, G24 and G28.

The card base is Bazzill Ivy, layered up with Guacamole and Lily White.  On the Lily White card, I stamped the branches from Penny Black's Regal Reindeer (30-312) and the words are from Hero Arts.  Lastly I edged the card with Peeled Paint Distress Ink Pad.

Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn




Thursday, 12 October 2017

Dare 2B Artzy are back in stock

Hi Everyone

We've just received a new order from Dare 2B Artzy featuring the flowers that we love to colour but also a number of sporting stamps.

You will find all of the stamps on our website - http://michellescardsandstamps.com.au/products-page/dare2b-artzy/, but here are some images to tempt you with.



The stamp sets are $24 each and are made from quality clear polymer.
 
Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn








Wednesday, 11 October 2017

October Classes start Thursday

Hi Everyone

We are back from our holiday and ready to start our October classes.  October is the start of our Christmas classes and here's a little sneak-peak of the Christmas cards we will be making this month.

 
 
The dates for this month's classes are:
Thursday 12th October
Friday 13th October
Saturday 14th October
Monday 16th October
Saturday 21st October
Sunday 22nd October
 
If you aren't already booked in, please contact Robyn on (07) 3888 2462.
 
Of course, if you can't make the class but would like a kit, you can order them via our website - www.michellescardsandstamps.com.au or call Robyn.  The kits will be sent to you, pre-stamped and cut, with colour instructions ready for you to make at home.
 
We look forward to seeing you all then.
 
Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Festive Joy

Hi Everyone

I love pulling out a stamp set that I've had set aside and making a set of cards from them.

These cards are from Penny Black's Festive Joy (30-264) stamp set and is a lovely mix of Christmas dog, cat, bird and mice.

My first card - Christmas Wishes features the Cat from the set.  I started with a base of Bazzill Ivy and added Creampuff and paper layers from Little Yellow Bicycle - All Wrapped Up and Simple Stories Red Dot.  I added a little White Grosgrain ribbon to hide the join.

On the Red Dot, I stamped the words 'Christmas Wishes' from Darkroom Door's Brushed Christmas Vol 1 (DDRS135) stamp set and embossed it with WOW Opaque White embossing powder.

Now for the main image, I stamped the Cat on Colour Copy 200gsm paper using a Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad and blended around the edges with a Tumbled Glass Distress Ink Pad.  I coloured the cat with Copic Markers E50, E31, E33, E35, E37, E79 and a little R20 on the cheeks and ears.  The candy cane and bird were coloured with Copic Markers R22 and R27.  The Tree was coloured with Copic Markers YG63, YG67 and E37.  I added some greenery on the ground with YG63 and YG67, brushing away from the characters.  Time now to mount him up on Bazzill Pomegranate and a scallop square cut from Creampuff.

My second card is the Dog from the set who is looking up at the bone in the stocking.

My base card is Bazzill Ivy and I've layered up with Creampuff, Guacamole and pieces of Simple Stories Red Dot.

I stamped 'Merry Christmas' from Darkroom Door's Brushed Christmas Vol 1 (DDRS135) stamp set and embossed it with WOW Opaque White embossing powder and tied a white grosgrain ribbon around the lower part of the card.

I stamped the Dog on Colour Copy 200gsm paper using a Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad and blended around the edges with a Peeled Paint Distress Ink Pad.  I coloured the Dog with Copic Markers E50, E31, E35 and the ears and tail with E37 and E79.  The present and stocking were coloured with R22, R27, R39, YG63, YG67, YR23 and Y21.  I added ground to the image with E35 and E37, getting lighter as I moved away from the Dog and Present.

Lastly I adhered the images to a Scallop rectangle and mounted him on the card.

Hope you enjoy these two cards.
Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn




Saturday, 7 October 2017

New Stock from Altenew

Hi Everyone

With us now back in Australia, it's time to catch up on the orders that arrived while we were away and put them up on our website.

Altenew's new release has arrived, including a number of stamps I know I'll be added it my collection.

Here's a couple to tempt you and you'll find them all on our website - www.michellescardsandstamps.com.au




 
 
I can't wait to start colouring in the 'Summer Swirls' stamp set - someone bring me my Copics and Wink of Stella pens!!!
 
Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

Angel of Peace

Hi Everyone

Penny Black's Angel of Peace (40-156) is one of my favourite Christmas stamps, she is just so graceful.

On this card, I started with a base of Bazzill Pany and added Stardream silver and Bazzill Lily White.

The top layer is Colour Copy 200gsm which I stamped the Angel of Peace using a Memento Tuxedo Black in pad. 

I stamped the Darkroom Door French Script Texture Stamp (DDTS005) with Distress Ink Pad Tumbled Glass and blended a little Tumbled Glass around the edges.

I coloured the Angel of Peace with Copic Markers E00, E11, R20, E33, E59, E79, YG63, YG67, YR12, Y21, V22, V25 and V28.

I stamped an additional Dove and embossed it with silver embossing powder and cut it out and adhered it to the card.

On the larger piece of Lily White, I stamped 'Peace on Earth' from the Darkroom Door Christmas Sentiments (DDRS0840) and embossed it with Silver embossing powder to finish off the card.

Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn



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