Wednesday, 11 July 2018

New Arrivals: Power Poppy stamps

Hi Everyone

Time to pull out your markers, pencils and pens as we have just received a fantastic new shipment of Power Poppy stamps.

Here's a couple of image to tempt you and you'll find the full release instore and online -

Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

Monday, 9 July 2018

July Classes

Hi Everyone

It's time to kick off the July classes after the break in June for the Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo.

This month, our classes includes cards using Gorjuss, Catherine Pooler, Penny Black, Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz and Spellbinders
Our class dates are:
  • Thursday 12th July
  • Friday 13th July
  • Saturday 14th July
  • Monday 16th July 
  • Saturday 21st July
  • Sunday 22nd July
Our classes are from 9am to 3pm and are $25 including lunch (sandwiches) and refreshments.
If you haven't already booked in, please call Robyn on (07) 3888 2462.
Hope to see you then.
Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Tim Holtz Beer Blueprint

Hi Everyone

I've been playing with Tim Holtz Beer Blueprint stamp sets (CMS334) and Mini Blueprints (CMS336).

Both cards use Bazzill Typhoon, Jacaranda and Fawn card and the images are stamped on Colour Copy 200gsm card.

For the first card, on the Colour Copy paper, I stamped the Pretzel's from the Mini Blueprints set using a Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad.  I traced around the Blueprint borders using Copic Markers E41 and E43.  I then coloured the Pretzels with Copic Markers E50, E31, E35 and E37.  I also coloured the word Prezel with B93 and B95.

On another piece of Colour Copy card, I stamped the Beer Mug and word 'Beer' from the Blueprints set.  Coloured the Beer Mug with Copic Markers Y21, YR23, E31, E35 and E37. 

I then cut the scroll from the Beer stamp and coloured it with E40, E41, E43, B93, B95 and B97.

After cutting out the Beer Mug, I added all of the layers of the card as shown.

For the second card, I trimmed 3.5cm from the edge of the card so that the inside layer could be seen.  On a 4cm wide strip of Colour Copy card and stamped the Blueprint Mini stamps and coloured them with Copic Markers Y21, YR23, E31, E35, E37, B93 and B95.

On the front of the card, I added layers of Jacaranda and Fawn.  On the Fawn card, I stamped the Beer Mini Blueprint using a Coffee Ink Pad and distressed the edges.

I then stamped the Beer Bottle and Beer Mug and coloured them with the same Copic Markers.

After adhering the Beer Bottle and Beer Mug to the card, I added 'Best Wishes' from Tim's Simple Sayings (CMS155) stamp set and layered it on Typhoon card.

Enjoy your day
Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn


Sunday, 1 July 2018

July Calender Project

Hi Everyone

July is upon us, along with the cool days of Winter (bring on Summer!!!).

Time for another calendar page - this time featuring Altenew's Wildflower Garden stamp set.

This page starts with a base of Bazzill Dotted Swiss Rip Tide, followed by Glow and Romance card.  The Romance card is edged with Copic Marker RV34 to make it a little darker.

On the Colour Copy paper, I stamped the leaves from the set using the Altenew - Forest Glades ink pad. 

Next it's time to start stamping the flowers.  For this, I used Warm Sunshine, Turquoise and Puffy Heart ink pads from Altenew.

The centre of the flowers were stamped with Rocky Shore and Mocha ink pads and a little Wink of Stella swirled through the centre.

I added some accents to the flowers with Copic Marker B05, YR12 and R34.

Lastly, I added the word 'July' to the page, coloured with Copic Markers RV34.

Hope you like the page.
Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn


Monday, 18 June 2018

BIrthday Sentiments

Hi Everyone

I have been having a play with the new Darkroom Door Happy Birthday Sentiments stamp set (DDSE001) stamp se and rather than using the words individually, used them as a border stamp instead.

This card starts with a base of Bazzill Creampuff, followed by Sprout and Walnut card layers.  On the Walnut card, I stamped the Happy Birthday Sentiments with a Versamark ink pad and embossed them with WOW Opaque Bright White embossing powder.

Each of the layers of card have been distressed and edged with a Ground Espresso Distress ink pad. 

Also on the Walnut card, I lightly stamped the French Script Background stamp with the Ground Espresso ink pad.

I then added a Tag cut from Tim Holtz/Sizzix Tag Collection (658784) and added a layer of Sprout which has the French Script stamped on it again.  The Tag edges were distressed and edged in Ground Espresso.

The flowers are from Darkroom Door's Bold Blooms stamp set (DDRS081) which I stamped in a Memento Cantaloupe (pale yellow) ink pad.  By using the yellow ink pad, I'm able to use it as a base to colour the Copics on top, without seeing the lines of the stamp below.

I coloured the Stem and Leaves with Copic Markers YG63, YG67 and G29.  I coloured the Flowers with R81, R83, R85 and RV69.  In the centre of the flowers, I added dots of Enamel Accents - White and allowed them to dry.

After adding some Twine, I adhered the Tag and Flowers to the card with mounting tape.

Hope you have a great Monday.
Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo - we're ready

Hi Friends

After a very long day of moving in and preparations we are ready for the Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo to open today at the Southbank Convention Centre, here in Brisbane (make a note to visit us at stand C18).

This year, the show's neighbours is the Craft Expo and your one entry ticket gives you access to both shows (YAY!!!).

So, from Thursday 7th June to Sunday 10th June, if you're looking for some Darkroom Door, Distress Inks, Catherine Pooler ink pads or stamps, Altenew stamps, dies and inks, card kits or inspiration, we have it ready for you - and so much more.

We look forward to seeing you at the show
Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

Sunday, 3 June 2018

Loving Tulips - 3rd card

Hi Friends

Today is the third card using the Power Poppy - Loving Tulips stamp set.

For this card, I used a base of Bazzill Thunder card followed by Lily White and Romance cards and then added a layer of Kaisercraft paper.

I added a Fishtail from the reverse of the Kaisercraft paper down the centre of the card and edged it with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink.

I then cut a Lace Doily from My Favorite Things from the Thunder card and then mounted it onto the front of the card.

On Colour Copy 200gsm paper, I stamped the Tulips and words using a Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad.  I cut the circle using the My Favorite Things Cross-stitch Circle.

Before colouring, I added a horizontal line on either side of the Jug so that the Jug isn't floating in air.

I coloured around the base of the Jug with Copic Markers C0, C3 and C5.  I then coloured around the outline of the Tulips with B000 and B00.  The Jug was coloured with B91, B93, B95 and B97 and Leaves with YG03, YG06, YG63 and YG67.  The Tulips were coloured with RV21, RV23, R22 and E08.

Hope you liked our 3 cards.

Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

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