Tuesday, 11 July 2017

New Distress Oxides have arrived

Hi Everyone


This release includes Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral, Candied Apple, Wild Honey, Twisted Citron, Lucky Clover, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Seedless Preserves, Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap and Black Soot.

They are on our website now, including the special for all 12 ink pads for $100.  Have a look under Ink & Colour > Distress Oxide or pick them up in-store.

For anyone who pre-ordered the ink pads, we start sending them on Tuesday.

Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

Saturday, 8 July 2017

New Altenew Stamps

Hi Everyone

Our new stock of Altenew stamps have arrived including some that have me rather excited to get my pens out.

Here's a couple from the range - Enchanted Iris, Best Buds, Wishing You, Crafty Friends and my must have - Family Matters.


Family Matters allows you to create cards with your relationship to the recipient on it. So personalised, it's beautiful.  We are using this set in our July classes this month.

Hope you love these stamp sets and you can pick them up in store or online - http://michellescardsandstamps.com.au/products-page/altenew/.

Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

Thursday, 6 July 2017

July 2017 Classes

Hi Everyone

Our July classes kick off today and we have a great set of cards for you to make.

This month we feature 2.5 cards using Altenew, Penny Black, Kaisercraft and Spellbinders.

You will also get to use Copic Markers, Distress Markers and the Altenew ink pads, so if you haven't use these before, let us know and we'll give you a little private lesson in the class.

The class dates are:
Thursday 6th July
Friday 7th July
Saturday 8th July
Monday 10th July
Saturday 15th July
Sunday 16th July

The class is $25 as normal and includes lunch (sandwiches) and refreshments.  To book in, please call Robyn on (07) 3888 2462 and we will see you from 9am.

If you have any questions regarding the classes, please feel free to give us a call, email or post a comment on our Facebook page.

We look forward to seeing you all there.
Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Sunflower Baby

Hi Everyone

One of my favourite flowers is Sunflowers and Penny Black's Sunflower Baby is very cute.

The card is made using Bazzill Lily White, Glow, Chiffon and Dotted Swiss - Butter card.

On the Chiffon card, I stamped My Favorite Things - Brushstroke Birthday using an Archival Jet Black ink pad.

I stamped Sunflower Baby on white card and coloured her with Copic Markers - E00, E11, R20, E59, E49, E35, YG03, YG06, YG09, G07, G17, R05, YR68, Y35, YR23, Y11, Y15 and Y17.

I adhered Sunflower Baby to the card using mounting tape and added a little clear Wink of Stella to highlight the sunflower and hat.

Hope you like the card.
Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

New Distress Oxides

Hi Everyone

After all the flurry around Distress Oxideas earlier this year - early this morning, Tim Holtz released news of the next 12 ink pads to be released.

The second release is just as exciting as the first including the colours - Abandoned Coral, Antique Linen, Black Soot, Candied Apple, Frayed Burlap, Lucky Clover, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, Seedless Preserves, Twisted Citron and Wild Honey.

We were quick to place our pre-order, however stock won't start shipping from Ranger until the 30th June.

We will continue with our special of 5 for $45 or the full set of 12 new ink pads for $100.

If you would like to reserve a set, please let us know, otherwise we will have them on the website as soon as they arrive.

Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Altenew - Smile More

Hi Everyone

This stamp set is beautiful.  Simple design, plenty of space for colouring and beautiful flowers - let us introduce you to - Smile More.

For this card, I started with Bazzill Dotted Swiss - Irish Eyes, Glow and Lily White.  On the Lily White, I stamped Happy Thoughts using an Archival Jet Black ink pad.

On white card, I stamped the flowers and leaves from the stamp set.  I coloured them with Copic Markers E59, E49, E35, Y21, YR23, G24, G28 and G29.  I then cut out all of the images and adhered them to the card.  The two larges flowers were mounted up with mounting tape.

You'll find 'Smile More' and other Altenew stamp sets on our website - http://michellescardsandstamps.com.au/products-page/altenew/

Happy Stamping
Michelle  & Robyn

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Altenew - Garden Treasure

Hi Everyone

Garden Treasure is becoming one of my favorite Altenew stamp sets.  I love using the outline stamps with my Copic Markers and the layered stamps using the Altenew ink pads.

This card was made using the outline stamps.

 I started with a base card of Lily White and added Kaisercraft Peacock card and paper. 

On the paper, I stamped 'Birthday Wishes' from the Tulips stamp set using an Archival Jet Black ink pad.  I also edged the paper with a little Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink pad.

The flowers were stamped on white card and coloured using Copic Markers - R81, R83, R85, RV69, BG10, BG13, BG49, BG09, Y21, YR23, G24, G28, G29.

I adhered most of the flowers to the card and mounted up the pink flower.  After assembling the card, I applied Enamel Accents - Glacier White dots and allowed them to dry.  I then looked again at the stamp set and saw that the dots are a separate stamp which I could have embossed with Bright White Embossing Powder - bugger, that would have been quicker!!

If you like this stamp set, you'll find it on our website - http://michellescardsandstamps.com.au/products-page/altenew/

Happy Stamping
Michelle & Robyn

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