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!

Christmas Photoscape Inspiration

I did a Stampscapes demo over the weekend and one of the techniques I showed is called photoscapes where you stamp directly on a photo. This is a card I did with one of my sample pieces.
The blue piece started out as a photo of my frosty car window I snapped a few years ago. I stamped directly on the photo with Memento ink using Stampscapes stamps Lakeside cabin and Row boat. I die cut out the scene using a Spellbinder ornament die. I finished off the card with Memory Box Christmas background and Poppy Stamps garden sprig dies. I used the Christmas word leftover from the background die and glued it onto the Stampscapes scene. The ribbon is by May Arts.
I hope all the Canadians reading this had a great long Thanksgiving weekend. I know I enjoyed the extra day off.
Thanks everyone for stopping by.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

So Cozy!

We received the NEW Authentique Cozy paper line today! I love it! We have the 12x12 sheets plus the 6x6 paper pads in stock now.
Here are some pictures of some of the new paper designs:
Authentique Cozy paper

Authentique Cozy paper

Authentique Cozy paper - this one is my favourite

Authentique Cozy paper
Authentique has a few samples on their blog here!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Demo Sample

Happy World Card day everyone! Today is the official kick off to holiday cardmaking however I know quite a few of you have already got plans in place for your cards. I'm still thinking on my plan of action!
Instead, I have been messing around with the new, Cheery Lynn Crossover die cutting machine I purchased a few weeks ago. I quite like the 8.5" opening and the dial to turn up, or down, the roller pressure depending on what I am up to and the machine seems quite sturdy. I made this card after cutting out my Bigz Tattered Florals die with my new machine. I painted the flowers with my Adirondack gold paint dauber then stamped over the flowers with an Impression Obsession wood plank stamp for some interest then I used my clear embossing enamel and embossed them so they have clear bumps all over them. I used a piece of burlap from a wedding favor I received recently, an Impression Obsession button die cut I added the green ferns with a Dina Wakely stencil, lime Dina Wakley paint and a bit of Mowed Lawn Distress paint.
If you are interested in seeing the machine in action and getting some die cutting as well as embossing folder tips and tricks stop by Crafty Capers between 10:30 am- 1:30 pm the demo is free and we will have some other great things going on tomorrow as well! Hope to see you there.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Dies, Dies and More dies!

We received a bunch of new product today including 5 colors of Mirror cardstock including gold! We also received a big box FULL of dies from Memory Box, Poppy Stamps, Impression Obsession, Dee's Dies and Cheery Lynn. Our die wall is simply crammed and not a moment too soon because I have a CrossOver die machine demo going on tomorrow (10:30 - 1:30) during Crafty Capers' Lucky 13th Anniversary Party! We still have a couple of spaces left in our 1:00 $5.00 Make and Take so call the store @ 250-585-0022 first thing in the morning if you would like one of the few remaining spots.
Anyway, here are a few of the new dies in stock now. I expect many of these will be sold out by the end of Saturday so hurry in for best selection.
Cheery Lynn Icicles border

Dee's Poinsettia die

Impression Obsession birch trees die

IO small leaves die

another die from IO

Memory Box Elegant Scrollwork die

Memory Box die

Snowy Tree die by Memory Box

Memory Box Bristol Snowflake
Thanks everyone for stopping by!