Friday, 15 May 2020

New Papers - Farmhouse Market

Hi Crafty Friends

With shipping starting again from the US, we have recently received papers from Carta Bella.  

This collection is called Farmhouse Market and includes paper packs, papers, chipboard, ephemera, stickers, stencil and die set.

You can find them all instore or on our website -

With more papers arriving soon, we'll keep you posted.

Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn


Wednesday, 13 May 2020

New Card Kits - Tulla & Norbert

Hi Crafty Friends

We've been busy making new card kits for you and here's our new collection of Tulla & Norbert cards using PhotoPlay paper.

This is a group shot, but there are 2 kits of 5 cards each.  You can find these cards instore or on our website -

Our classes are again on hold for May be fingers crossed, we'll be back in June.

Have a wonderful day
Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

Monday, 11 May 2020

Altenew's - Simple Beauty

Hi Crafty Friends

Happy Monday, hope you all had a great weekend.

These cards are made using Altenew's - Simple Beauty stamp set and ink pads.

I started by stamping the outline with a black ink pad, using slightly different angles for each of the cards.

I coloured the Leaves with Forest Glades and Evergreen ink pads. I also added some extra leaves in the background using the Frayed Leaf ink pad.

For the pink card, I used Baby Pink and Fuchsia from the Spring Bouquet ink pad set.

For the purple card, I used Wisteria and Hydrangea from the Enchanted Garden ink pad set and yellows are Sunny and Chamomile from the Golden Sunset ink pad set.

Once coloured, I added words from the Wishing You stamp set.

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

Hoping you all have a great week.
Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

Sunday, 10 May 2020

Happy Mother's Day

Hi Crafty Friends

Just a quick message to wish all the Mum's a wonderful Mother's Day and hope you are spoilt by your families.

Happy Mother's Day
Hugs....Michelle & Robyn

Friday, 8 May 2020

Furry Smile

Hi Crafty Friends

Hoping you are all fit and well.

Furry Smile is one of Penny Black's new stamps this year and has been smiling at use from the store for a couple of months.

This card starts with a base of Bazzill Artesian Pool, Bettle Black, Lava and 200gsm White Laser paper.

On the White paper, I stamped the cupcake from Penny Black's - Party Time (30-049) and coloured them with Copic Markers YR14, Y21, V22, V25, B00, B02, B05, R22, R27.

I then stamped 2 of Penny Black's die ...Birthday (51-338) from the Artesian Blue and Beetle Black and adhered them to the top of the card, off-set from each other.

Lastly it was time to stamp and colour Furry Smile.  I stamped him with a Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad and coloured with Copic Markers E50, E31, E35, E37 and E79.

I then cut out Furry Smile, keeping straight edges along the bottom and right so that I could adhere it to the corner.

I adhered Furry Smile to the card using mounting tape and wa-la, the card is finished.

If you like Furry Smile, you can pick him up instore or on our website -

Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

Thursday, 30 April 2020

Altenew - Wild Flora

Hi Crafty Friends

This 'Wild Flora' stamp set has so me hooked and I love colouring the flowers.

Here we have two cards to share with you - both made using Altenew's 'Wild Flora' and 'Across The Pond' stamp sets

On the first card, I used the Daisies and stamped them on Canson Watercolour card using a Vintage Photo Distress Archival Ink Pad.  I die cut it using the matching die set and coloured it with Altenew's Watercolours - Forest Glades, Evergreen, Mocha, Espresso, Grapevine and Coral Berry.

I adhered the flowers using mounting tape to a card of Bazzill Whirlpool, Fawn and Simple Stories paper. 

On a small piece of Whirlpool card, I stamped the words from 'Across the Pond' and embossed them with WOW Opaque Bright White embossing powder and layered up on Fawn card.

The second card is a change of flower, but still from the Wild Flora stamp set.  This card starts with a base of Bazzill Pansy, followed by Fawn and Simple Stories papers.  

I stamped the flowers using Vintage Photo Distress Archival Ink Pad and die cut from the matching die set.

I coloured the flowers using Altenew's Watercolours - Forest Glades, Evergreen and Midnight Violet and adhered this to the card using mounting tape.

Lastly, I stamped the words from 'Across the Pond' using WOW Opaque Bright White embossing powder on Pansy card and mounted it up on  Fawn card.

Ok, I think I need to step away from this stamp set now, I'm gently putting it down (for now anyway).

If you like these stamp sets, you will find these on our website -

Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

Tuesday, 28 April 2020

Altenew - Fabulous Florets

Hi Everyone

While playing with the Fabulous Florets stamp set, I also made this set using purples and yellows.

This card starts with a base of Bazzill Guacamole, Pear, Heather and White card.  On the White card, I edged with a little Hydrangea ink.

I added two frames from Penny Black's - Framed die set (51-622), cut from silver metallic card.

I then stamped 3 flowers using black ink and a collection of leaves.  I coloured two flowers using Altenew's ink pads - Hydrangea and Andromeda and the other flower using Sunray and Snapdragon.  The centre of the flowers were coloured with Rocky Shore and Espresso ink pads.  Lastly I coloured the leaves with Forest Glades and Evergreen.

I adhered the flowers and leaves to the card to the card using glue and mounting tape (for the flowers).  I stamped 'Time to Smile' from Altenew's Delicate Tiles and embossed with WOW Opaque Bright White embossing powder.

Wishing you a great weekend.
Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

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