Saturday, 17 April 2021

Mice Day To Celebrate

 Hi Crafty Friends

In our April class, we used My Favorite Things' stamp and die set - Mice Day to Celebrate.  This stamp set is so much fun to play with and I thought I'd add another card to our blog.

This card starts with a base of Bazzill Kisses, followed by Bazzill Arctic.  The top layer of Laser 200gsm Card, which I stenciled Hero Arts' Sun Background Stencil using Altenew's - Sea Breeze and Tide Blue ink pads and edged each Sunray with Crystal Stickles.

I stamped each of the images on the Laser 200gsm card using a Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad and coloured with Copic Markers E50, E31, E35, E37, E41, E43, E47, B00, B02, B05, B24, R32, R35, R37 and R59.  I added accents using a White Gelly Roll pen.

When I die cut the shapes, I cut extra layers and adhere them together, so when I added them to the card, I didn't have to use mounting tape, but the card still has depth.

The words are from My Favorite Things' - Greetings Galore stamp set, stamped on Arctic card using a Versamark ink pad and embossed with WOW Opaque Bright White embossing powder.

Hoping you have a great day.

Happy Stamping

Michelle & Robyn

Wednesday, 14 April 2021

Missing You Peony - card 2

 Hi Crafty Friends

Here's another sample card using Colorado Craft Company's - Missing You Peony stamp set, this time featuring the flower in shades of Pink.

This card starts with a base of Bazzill Premium Kraft, followed by Bazzill Piglet and Graphic45's paper.

I stamped the Peony on Laser 200gsm card using a Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad and coloured the Peony with Copic Markers - YG61, YG63, YG67, Y21, YR23, RV13, RV14, RV21, RV43 and RV69.

I cut out the Peony and adhered this to card using mounting tape (yes, lots of mounting tape).

Lastly, I die cut 'Friend' from PhotoPlay's Friend die from the Graphic45 paper and Bazzill Creampuff card.  I added this to the lower right of the card using mounting tape.

If you like this stamp set, you'll find them on our website -

Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

Monday, 12 April 2021

Missing You Peony

 Hi Crafty Friends 

Over the Easter break, I had an opportunity to finish some cards that I had started - I love finding UFO's, especially when the colouring has already been done.

This is the first of 2 cards using Colorado Craft Company's - Missing You Peony BB241.

I started this card by stamping the Peony on a page from a book (from memory - The Duchess by Amanda Foreman) using a Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad.

I then coloured the flower with Copic Markers YG61, YG63, YG67, YR16, YR18, YR12, E79, E37 and E35.  I also coloured around the image with B00 and B02.

I trimmed the image down and adhered it to some Premium Kraft Card using Mod Podge and also added a layer on top of the page (thus the shine in the photo).

I added the page to a card base of Bazzill Typhoon.

Lastly, I stamped 'Hello Friend!' from the stamp set onto white card and adhered this to the card using mounting tape.

Check back again in a couple of days to see my second card. 

If you like this stamp set, check it out on our website -

Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

Friday, 9 April 2021

Altenew 7th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 2 + Giveaway (over $1,400 in Total Prizes)

Hi Crafty Friends

Congratulations to the team at Altenew on their 7th Anniversary, we are excited to be part of Day 2's Blog Hop -  

We love using Altenew’s products including their stamps, inks, dies and embellishments and our cards today show off not only the versatility of the stamps but the brilliant colours that match them.

One of our favourite stamps from Altenew's recent releases is the Beautiful Blossoms stamp and die set.  This stamp set looks great in every colour range and we have made 3 cards to show off the flowers.
Each card starts with a base of Bazzill Premium Kraft card and then Lily White.  On Laser (200gsm) card, I blended Altenew's Aqualicious ink using an Altenew Ink Blending Tool.  I then stamped on the card eith Altenew's Dotted Diamond stamp set (using a Teal Cave ink pad), Delicate Tiles (using Aqualicious, Teal Cave and Galactic Stream ink pads) or covering the page with Blissful Blossoms (using Aqualicious and Teal Cave ink pads).

With the Blissful Blossoms stamp and die sets, I pre-cut the flowers from Laser Paper and stamped the Leaves using Forest Glades and Mountain Pine ink pads.

The Flowers were stamped with Altenew’s inks

  •  Sunray and Chamomile
  • Autumn Blaze and Firebrick
  • Fuchsia and Magenta
  • Citrus Burst and Warm Sunshine ink pads. 
  • The centres of the Flowers were stamped with Almond Butter and Milk Chocolate ink pads.

I added words to the cards from Altenew’s fantastic range, including words from Always There, Amazing You, Simply Friend Die and my favourite – Floral Alphabet for the word ‘HUGS’.

We hope you enjoyed these cards.
Michelle & Robyn
Michelle's Cards & Stamps

Giveaway Prizes

Over $1,400 in total prizes! Altenew is giving away a $70 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 15 lucky winners. There are also 19 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

Be sure to leave comments by 4/18/2021 for a chance to win one of 41 prizes! To make the hop more exciting, start your comment with "Hi from (city or country where you're from)!" 41 winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 4/24/2021.

Michelle's Cards & Stamps are also offering a prize of a set of Blissful Blossoms Stamp & Die Sets, valued at AUD55.00 to one lucky person, so make sure you post a comment.

MC&S Card Kits - P13 Sunshine

Hi Crafty Friends

We have been busy preparing some new card kits and today we are releasing two new card kits featuring P13's Sunshine Paper range.

Each kit includes the card, papers, envelopes and colour instructions to complete these 5 cards.

This paper range is a little different to our other kits and some fussy cutting is required.  The cutting is easy and can be done with scissors or a craft knife, but thought we should let you know.

You'll need glue, mounting tape, scissors and a blue ink pad (eg. Salty Ocean) to edge the paper and cards with.

If you like these cards, you can pick them up instore or on our website -

Happy Stamping

Michelle & Robyn

Wednesday, 7 April 2021

New Arrivals - Tim Holtz / Sizzix dies

 Hi Crafty Friends

Hot off the delivery truck, today we saw the arrival of Rupert, Bernice and a range of other new dies from Tim Holtz & Sizzix.

Here's a sample of some of the new arrivals.

You will find all of these dies instore or on our website -

Be fast as I have heard we had a couple of shoppers in today that might have picked some up as they were being unpacked.

Happy Stamping

Michelle & Robyn

MC&S - April 2021 Classes

 Hi Crafty Friends

We hope you all had a great Easter.  Here in Brisbane is was wet, wet, wet but allowed for lots of crafting time.

Our April classes are ready to roll and here's a sample of the cards for this month.

This month features Darkroom Door, Hero Arts, Altenew, PinkFresh and My Favorite Things.  

Our class dates for this month are:
  • Thursday 8th April
  • Friday 9th April
  • Saturday 10th April
  • Monday 12th April
  • Friday 16th April
  • Saturday 17th April
If you haven't already booked in or need to change to another date, please give Robyn a call on (07) 3888 2462.

If you cannot attend and would like a pre-stamped card kit, these can be pre-ordered on our website -

Hope to see you soon
Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

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