Monday, December 22, 2014

Merry Christmas!

Well, this could very well be the final post before Christmas. Crafty Capers is still really busy and we are still receiving new product including a small batch of Reddy Craft 3d paper tole kits and some Hunky Dory Toppers. Stop by to seem them. They are perfect for quick cards.
I have (finally) finished all my Christmas cards and they are all in the mail or hand delivered. This card was on of the ones I made in my final batch of cards. I made about 5 similar to this one using gold leafing and Memory Box dies. I began by cutting out the Memory Box Ornament border background with Be Creative tape and then applied gold leafing all over the exposed sticky tape then I die cut the Memory Box Ornament Border Outline in black and adhered it over top of the leafed ornaments. I used my Memory Box Pine Border die for the top and the Memory Box Curled Ribbons for extra embellishments. The background paper is by Graphic 45 Twas the Night before Christmas. I am happy with how this card turned out and will be playing more with gold leafing in 2015!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Coloring with Chameleons

I did some coloring with my Chameleon markers yesterday as part of my Crafty Capers December demo and thought I would post a card I completed. I have been busy working on Valentines orders as well as cards over the past week which, after 13 years of business, still blows me away that I am always 1 season ahead of everyone.
This card was made with a Memory Box stamp embossed onto 100lb smooth white cardstock with Ranger Super Fine gold embossing powder then colored with my red, olive and bisque Chamelon markers. I finished off the card with some Coredinations cardstock (dry) embossed with the Sizzix wood grain embossing folder then sanded and a piece of white vellum  which I stamped a Hero Arts swirly stamp into then embossed with clear. It is very subtle and in fact, I had to use 3 different inks before I could see anything at all! I was going for subtle but invisible is a bit too subtle even for me! The pink/red ribbon is my May Arts and I love the 2 colors with the stitching!
The second photo is another coloring job I did during the demo and used just 2 markers red (yes the same red I used for the top card) and grass green. Hopefully, I will have a few minutes to crop this panel and get it made into a card. I love this image and it was a breeze to color. At the moment all the supplies I used to make this card are in stock at Crafty Capers so hurry in if anything catches your eye.
Have a great weekend everyone.

Friday, December 12, 2014

December Demo!

Crafty Capers is having its final demo of 2014 tomorrow from 10:30 - 12:30 (how the heck did we get to the end of 2014??!!) . The topic is Victoria's Favorite Things some of my favorite things for the year include: the Spellbinder Tool N One, WeR Envelope Punch board, Chameleon markers and the CrossOver die cutting machine. I will be demoing all these plus more great product and it is free so stop by! To celebrate the end of the year we are also opening up our prize boxes and handing out some prizes as well! All in all a fun morning!
I got this card made up this afternoon I used Graphic 45 Twas the Night before Christmas papers and chipboard tags, the Envelope punch board and May Arts ribbon. I love this card and may make a few more since I have a few more cards to whip up and I have some leftover Graphic 45 papers in my paper stash. Thanks everyone for stopping by.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Gotta love new product

Just a quick reminder, Crafty is open today (Sunday) from 10 am - 2 pm. We will probably be open another Sunday or so before Christmas so watch this space for more details.
I wanted to give everyone a heads up on what has come in this week. We may be getting to the final countdown to Christmas but new product is still pouring in!
This Art Impressions deer stamp is great for Christmas cards but works well with Stampscapes scenes as well.

These super thin strong magnets are amazing for closing tabs on mini albums

This is a new die for us. I think it would look amazing cut out of mirror cardstock

I am loving this glass glitter. I am hoping I have some time to play with it at the store today.

Love love this paper line. It is called Forever Green by Prima and I am working on  a class with it.
Crafty's new Crafty Buyer card went into effect yesterday so be sure to ask about it next time you are in the store.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

New Arrivals!

Right off the bat I wanted to say that due to popular demand Crafty Capers is OPEN today Sunday Nov 23 from 10 am - 2 pm. I know many people are very busy this time of year and having a bonus day to pop into the store to pick up some crafting essentials makes things just a bit easier. Not sure there is anything you need?? Well, check out some of these fabulous new products and you just might change your mind. :)
Crafts too embossing folder
Memory Box die

Impression Obsession die

The popular Lydia ornament die is back in stock

as is the gorgeous Dazzling Snowflake die
 We also received some Penny Black stamps, Crafters Workshop stencils (more arriving next week), Tim Holtz dies, Tombow markers, Crossover machines, Stickles, Glossy Accents, Pop dots and much more!
Crafty Capers has many great classes coming up as well so be sure to check them out here. See you soon.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

What's Shaking?

I made this cute card today after I demoed the Scrapbook Adhesives adhesive sheets designed to be used with dies so that the back of the die is covered in adhesive another alternative to the glue pens and dot tape runners. Seemed to work OK and was definitely easy to cut with my Big Shot. I used the Memory Box die Frostyville Border.  Here is a video on other things you can do with it.
I had this Stampendous PenPattern Penguin already colored up with my Tombow Markers (on Tim Holtz watercolor cardstock) so the card was pretty quick to do. I fussy cut out my penguin and put him on an Action Wobble so he dances whenever the card is moved. I stamped a Penny Black sentiment with white embossing powder. I added some Warm Highlight Glitter Ritz glitter to the snow and the penguin's scarf and some Snow Writer for the penguin to stand on. Such a fun card if I do say myself!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Happy birthday Kathy!

Crafty Capers "Monday gal" Kathy is celebrating her 65th birthday today! I stayed late at work last night to get her card made and this is what I came up with (my original plan involved dancing girls and coloring but the card turned into this). I used  Sticky Back canvas as by base, matted onto black cardstock. I used BoBunny paper, TCW stencil, Tim Holtz stencils, Distress paint, gesso, Distress Ink, Imagine Crafts gel medium and Gelatos to achieve the background. The poppy is a die cut colored with Chameleon markers and the sentiment is a rub on by Kaisercraft.
Happy birthday Kathy! May you enjoy many more but don't even think about retiring! :)

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

New Lawn Fawn Stamps and Dies

We received a box of Lawn Fawn stamps and dies today - woo hoo! Always so much fun. Here are some of the new images and dies in stock:

 A few designs sold out before we closed today so hurry in for best selection.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Pretty Poinsettia - Chameleon markers!

I bought myself a set of the new alcohol Chameleon markers a week or so back and have been taking them home with me to play with. I normally don't craft at home so you know I was excited about these! I got to play with these markers when I was at CHA in January and really loved them then and I love them even more now! Here is my first completed card with them. Very happy with it and I only used 3 markers! I cut out the poinsettia after I colored it and added Diamond Stickles along the edges for some bling. Watch for more samples soon. I am excited to say Crafty Capers is the first retailer on Vancouver Island to carry these fabulous new markers and we have a great selection in stock now but they are selling quickly. The Crafty Capers November demo is going to feature Chameleon markers. The demo runs Saturday Nov 15 10:30 am - 12:30 pm. It is drop in and free. No need to preregister.
Supplies: Chameleon markers, Stampendous Poinsettia duo stamp, MME pattern paper, Bazzill cardstock, Diamond Stickles & ribbon by Viviant.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!

No tricks - just great new product! Here are some of Friday's arrivals:
Tim Holtz Bubbles embossing folder set

Another new Tim Holtz embossing folder set. Love that twig one!

The always popular Impression Obsession cat die set is back in stock.

Memory Box Snowy Tree die
Hope everyone has a safe Halloween!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

New Sue Wilson dies now in stock!

We have received a small order of Sue Wilson dies. Stop by to see our selection:

 As you can see, Sue Wilson dies are very elegant. Here are some samples done by Sue herself!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

New Stampscapes!

Crafty got a shipment of Stampscapes stamp in on Monday. Here are a few of the new stamps in stock:
Stampscapes Snowy Covered Bridge

Stampscapes Leafless Limbs

Stampscapes Old Barn stamp

A Stampscapes set

Another Stampscapes set called Chapel Set
I can't wait to play with some of the new stamps!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

New Chameleon Markers now in stock!

Have you heard? There are new alcohol based markers on the block - they are called Chameleon markers because they have a blending solution in each pen so you can lighten the color! I have never been great at coloring with alcohol based markers however I am VERY happy with what I have created so far. I posted a quick photo Thursday night on the Crafty Capers FB page if you want to take a peek. I am excited to announce Crafty Capers is the first store on Vancouver Island to carry these fabulous markers. If you are in the Nanaimo area feel free to stop by to check them out. We have a free demo planned Saturday Nov 15 10:30 - 12:30 (no need to preregister just stop by). If you make the demo we will do our very best to give you a quick demo during store hours.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Busy, busy week!

Wow it has been busy this week! Loads of new product including brand new Poppy Stamps dies. Here are some of the new designs. I love the new sentiment dies!

Memory Box curled ribbons die

Grand Merry Christmas script die

New from Poppy Stamp

New from Poppy Stamp

 Our die wall is jammed packed with dies, so full in fact, we have run out of room and some dies are not yet up on the wall! Stop by for best selection!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

New Penny Black stamps and dies!

We received a big batch of Penny Black stamps and dies yesterday! Almost forgot, we got some Penny Black stencils too! We finally found a spot for it all to go late today. So pop by soon for best selection.
A 6x6 Penny Black stencil!

Love this stamp called Softly

A new stamp by Penny Black

Filigree Foliage stamp

NEW! Leap of Joy die - love this one too!

A new die called Sparkle String. It was our most popular seller today.

Another fun new die by Penny Black.
 We are expecting quite a few more orders this week so watch this space for more news! I have no idea where all the new product is going!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Stampendous New Arrivals

I am excited to announce that we have received another batch of Stampendous stamps this also includes the very cute and popular House Mouse stamps! Here are some of the new stamps in stock now:
This cutie is called Knit Gift

Angel Mice

Whee flight

Bundled Kitty stamp

The very popular Snowbird is back in stock

Love this stamp and it can be used for Halloween too!
We have a great selection of Christmas stamps stop by for best selection and for some inspiration too!