Monday, 29 April 2013

Tag Card for a Baby Boy

Hello Everyone

Thank you so much to all the people who have been following the new web site, showing support and giving us great feedback - it's been a good start to what we hope will become a thriving website bringing you all the 'bits and peices' that you need to create your cards and scrapbook pages as well as anything else that your imagination might come up with !

Please let us know if there is anything that we can help you with - we are only too happy to go searching for any special requests.

It won't be long now until our first stocks of Molly Blooms stamps arrive and we can introduce you to Molly and George. 

In the meantime, here's a Tag Card made for a baby boy. I've used the Tim Holtz Alterations die Small Easel on the back to create a stand for displaying the card

Stamped Image: Whimsy 'Cradled by the Moon'
Coloured with Copics
Spellbinders - Tear Drop Circles
Memory Box - Marshmellow Clouds
Tim Holtz Alterations - Small Easel
Design Papers: Nitwits
Ribbons: Papermania
Trims & Embellishments from my stash
Sentiment Stamps: Welcome Little Baby set from Whiff of Joy
(I've had them quite a few years)

Side View showing the Easel Stand

Have a good week and happy crafting


Saturday, 20 April 2013

Hello Everyone

Great news - it's the weekend ! Our online store burst into life today and we are asking everyone to share the news by posting our website link into their website browser. If we get enough hits on Google, eventually our name will come up when searched via Google - a big challenge with so many websites out there in cyber space these days.

Today I'm going to post a card made from a Saturated Canary stamp. These little cuties are the wonderful work of Krista Smith and so hard to resist. We have a few of them in our website store right now, so go take a peak.

This is one of her digi stamp designs and she has been coloured with Copics. 

Colours Used

Skin: E21, E00
Eyes: BG34
Lips: R14
Hair: E50, E51,E53,E55
Clothes, Shoes & Socks: E30, E40, BG23, BG34
Dove: C00, E40, E41, & R05 for the Heart

Design Papers are 5th Avenue Melissa Frances
The inside of the DP's have been stamped with Kaiser Craft Loire Valley Collection
The cute little Mini Bird House is from Prima - we have some in store
Flowers, trim and pearls are from my stash

The design of the card is a Z card - easy to make, just fold back half the front of the card as in the pic,
decorate front & back of the fold and the inside
Attach your mounted, coloured stamp across the front fold as in the pic
Create a space inside to write your message and the job is done !

A close up of this little cutie -
Her name is 'Canary Love'
Hope  you like her

That's all from me for today. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend - I'm hoping to get into my craft room for some creative time ! See you soon & bye for now


Thursday, 18 April 2013

Crafters Cupboard in Australia Goes Live

Hello to all the loyal supporters of Crafters Cupboard and a big thank you to family and friends for their support during the months of work it has taken to get our new company set up, our stock ordered and our web site developed. It has been a huge learning curve, but lots of fun at the same time. 

While we know we still have a long way to go, it's now time to open the doors to our Crafters Cupboard and welcome our future customers. Our strap line 'where your imagination is the key' to the cupboard was Olivia's idea - and isn't that what crafting is all about?

We hope you let us know what sort of products you are looking for - we will try and source them for you from our wide range of suppliers which is growing daily as we discover more sources for new and exciting products to assist you in creating your cards, scrapbook pages, altered art projects, mini books and anything else that takes your fancy.

Happy shopping - we hope our Facebook pages, and our blog give you some new ideas to tickle your imagination. Let us know what you think and in the coming weeks and months we will grow and improve on the variety in our store. We hope to introduce a Design Team in time, and have some challenges for you to enter. Please give us your feedback - we look forward to hearing from you.