Friday, 1 December 2017

Calendar Project - December 2017

Hi Everyone

December has arrived and its time for another calendar page.

This months page features Penny Black's cling stamp - Red Sparkle (40-481).  Now I have to admit, I did give this stamp a little 'plastic surgery' and removed the small branch on the top left of the image, keeping just the main flower, leaves and stems.

This page features Bazzill Ivy, Guacamole, Kaisercraft Burgundy and Canson Watercolour card. 

I stamped the flowers using Archival Jet Black ink pad onto the Canson Watercolour card.  I coloured around the edge of the flowers and leaves with Distress Markers - Pumice Stone and blended out with a water brush.  I then coloured the flowers with Distress Markers Aged Mahogany, Festive Berries, Forest Moss, Bundled Sage, Wild Honey and Rusty Hinge.

I then blended around the edges with a Wild Honey Distress Ink Pad and then added Distress Micro Glaze on top so that the colouring doesn't fade.

We hope you have a great December and look forward to seeing you soon.

Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

Saturday, 25 November 2017

December 2017 Calendar Class

Hi Everyone

We've been Busy Bees this month preparing for the December Calendar Class.

This is a favourite class of ours where we create a calendar for 2018.  We'll play with Distress Inks, Oxides, Crayons, Markers, Copics, Darkroom Door, Altenew, Impression Obsession, Art Impressions, Penny Black and so much more.  Here's a sneak-peak.

Places fill fast, so if you aren't already booked in, please call Robyn on (07) 3888 2462.  Classes begin at 9am and the dates are:

Friday 1st December
Saturday 2nd December
Monday 4th December
Thursday 7th December
Saturday 9th December (Robyn's Birthday)
Sunday 10th December

We look forward to seeing everyone at the class, but if you can't make it, the pre-stamped class kit is on our website and will ship from mid-December.

See you all soon
Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

November 2017 Classes

Hi Everyone

It's time for our November classes to kick off and is our second month of Christmas cards.

Here's a sneak-peak of the cards featured in this month's classes.
We still have a couple of seats available, so if you would like to join us, give Robyn a call on (07) 3888 2462.  Our dates are:
Thursday 9th November
Friday 10th November
Saturday 11th November
Monday 13th November
Saturday 18th November
Sunday 19th November
The classes run from 9am to 3pm and are $25 including lunch.
If you can't make the classes (after all, not everyone is in Brisbane), not a problem, we have pre-stamped and pre-cut kits with colour instructions, ready for you to make at home.  You'll find the kits on our website -
We look forward to seeing you soon
Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Penny Black - Christmas Everyday

Hi Everyone

I created these three cards using the Penny Black Christmas Everyday (30-081) stamp set.  It's a oldie but a goodie stamp set and I thought I'd give it a bit of a re-boot.

I kept the colour scheme for the cards consistent through the set using Bazzill Pomegranate, Guacamole, Jacaranda and Creampuff.

The first card is the Teddy with the Tree.  On the Guacamole card, I stamped Stampers Anonymous Doodle Greetings #2 (CMS286) using an Archival Jet Black ink pad.  I coloured the tree at the top of the image with a Wink of Stella pen.

For the bear, I blended around the edge with a Tumbled Glass Distress Ink pad and stamped the bear using a Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad. 

I stamped a second bear so that he could sit up a little on the image.  I just glued it on top, not mounted, but it adds dimension to the image. 

I coloured the image with G21, G24, G28, E50, E31, E35, E37, R05, R27, R39 and Y15.  After mounting the image on the card, I added the beads which I applied with Enamel Accents Lemon Twist, Electric Lime and Caribbean Coast.  When applying the Enamel Accents, I applied the Lemon Twist first, allowed it to dry a little, added the Electric Lime, allowed it to dry followed by the Caribbean Coast.  It doesn't have to be completely dry, but give it 10 minutes and you'll be right.  (you should have seen the first card I made or should I say the first mess I made).

On the second card, I stamped Darkroom Doors Christmas Script (DDBS046) stamped with an Archival Olive ink pad.  The Scallop Circle was cut from Bazzill Creampuff and the circle from Pomegranate.  On the Colour Copy paper, I stamped the Bear and blended around the edges with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink Pad. 

I coloured the image with Copic Markers R05, R27, R39, BG01, BG05, BG09, Y11, Y15, Y17, E50, E31, E35, E37, G21, G24, G28, E40 and E43.  I stamped an extra bear and present and adhered it on top of the main image for extra dimension.

The words 'Santa Claus is coming to town' is from Darkroom Door's Christmas Woodblock (DDWB006) which I cut out of the stamped image.

The last card is the Teddy pulling his sleigh of toys.

In the background, I stamped the trees from Stampers Anonymous - Tree Line stamp set (CMS244) in an Archival Olive ink pad.

The bear and slight were stamped on another piece of paper and coloured using the same Copic Markers as above.  I cut out these images and adhere them to the main card. 

The words 'Joy to the World' are from the Darkroom Door Christmas Wordblock stamp (DDWB006). After the card was finished, I added Clear Stickles to the fur on the bears jacket and hat.

Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Power Poppy - Glisten

Hi Everyone

This stamp set is from the Power Poppy 2016 Christmas release but unfortunately I didn't get a chance to play with it last year.  The stamp set is called 'Glisten' PPOCT1604.

I have created 2 cards, one being the traditional Christmas colours and the other a blue/green card.

For the first card, I started with a base of Bazzill Ivy followed by Pomegranate, Guacamole and a woodgrain Kaisercraft paper.  I added horizontal layers of Guacamole and Creampuff card. 

On Colour Copy 200gsm paper, I stamped two sets of the Glisten image stamped with a Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad.  I coloured the base image in full and the second image is just the top flower.  The images have been coloured with Copic Markers G21, G24, G28, G29, R05, R27, R39, Y21 and YR23.  After adhering them to the card, I added some dark brown twine below the main flower.

On the Woodgrain paper, I stamped Stampers Anonymous CMS209 Handwritten Holidays #2, stamped in Versamark and embossed with WOW Opaque White Embossing Powder.

The second card has a base of Bazzill Lily White followed by Guacamole and Jacaranda card.  On the Jacaranda card, I stamped branches from the Glisten stamp using an Archival French Ultramarine ink pad.

Glisten was stamped on Colour Copy paper with a Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad and coloured with Copic Markers YG61, YG63, YG67, B00, B02, B05, E41 and Y17.  In the centre of the flowers I added Glacier White Enamel Accents and added some dots of Clear Stickles on top.

The words are from the stamp set and were stamped on Creampuff card.

Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Power Poppy - Simple Joys

Hi Everyone

This stamp set from Power Poppy is so simple and easy to colour, you can make lots of cards in no time - I can hear you all cheering now. 

The set is called 'Simple Sayings' and is code PPOCT1605.

We have two card ideas to show you and will start with the Square card.

Starting with a base of Bazzill Dotted Swiss Phoenix, I added Sandbox, Bazzill Ivy and then some Kaisercraft paper from my craft stash.

I added additional layers of Sandbox, Ivy, Phoenix and finixhed with Colour Copy Paper in 200gsm.

I stamped the 'tree' using a Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad and coloured with Copic Markers C0, C1, C3, C5, G21, G24, G28, Y21, YR23, R27, R39, R17, E43, E47 and E35.  I blended a little Brushed Corduroy around the edges and mounted this above the rest of the card.

I then took the words from the set and stamped them in a Bazzill Creampuff circle.  I blended a little Brushed Corduroy ink around the edges and adhered it to a red scallop circle followed by another Ivy circle.  This is adhered to the top right of the 'tree'.

My next card is the blue landscape card.  I started with a base of Bazzill Dotted Swiss Neptune card and added layers of Lily White, Guacamole and Colour Copy 200gsm paper. 

I stamped the 'tree' using a Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad and coloured it with Copic Markers C0, C1, C3, G20, G21, G24, BG01, BG05, BG09, E43, E37, Y21 and YR23.  I added Glossy Accents to the baubles so that they looked a little like glass baubles.

To the right of the image, I stamped the words from Stampers Anonymous - Handwritten Holidays 2 (CMS209) using an Archival Jet Black ink pad and finished the piece by blending a little Tumbled Glass Distress Ink Pads around the edges. 

Hope you enjoy these cards.
Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

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
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