photograph of all 12 Distress spritz sprays from Tim Holtz and Ranger

Arty Crafty News for June 2024

New Arty Treasures are on the way! Fresh ideas, inspirational products and fabulous excuses to create more mixed media, scrapbooking, cardmaking and papercrafts!

Watching paint dry can be so rewarding, especially when you leave it alone while it is drying! I have taken to creating in a couple of journals at once so that I learn to leave one alone while it dries. Then of course, both need to dry don't they... but all is not lost!

Updating this blog post with shimmery Spritz and Cello Tape thoughts and product arrivals, and just realised it is July now, so a new blog post will be started soon. My new mantra is "time is on my side" in my bestest singing voice to hopefully encourage time to slow down a little :)

Dina Wakley MEdia Art Cards created into a little booklet by Jenny James

Dina's groovy Art Cards arrived the other day and I amused myself with making a little booklet using canvas tape for hinges cut up using zigzag scissors (pinking shears), with Tim's paper dolls propped up on each page plus a few transparency scraps and Idea-Ology pieces held down with temporary tape.

When it is finished, I'll take more photos and share step by steps on my Creative Space and in the social worlds in hope that it inspires you to try this too!

The latest newsletter has a typo in the subject line, however, done is better than perfect so I won't resend it as it isn't important enough to stress out about - please simply disregard the word 'copy' as it isn't a copy, it is the real thing! lol :) Thanks so much for reading my essays!

Dyan Reaveley' Dylusions News ...

oh my! What an awesome new series of designs (frogs, cats, bunny and body, chook, paper dolls, more awesome designs, beautiful leaves, and did I say frogs?) and extra long stamping block. You can never have too many of these handy tools! These will surely love hopping about in our stash of favourite arty treasures 🐸💚🤹🎨😻🌈🐰🐔🐸💚 A tad excited 😂

Dylusions and Dyan Reaveley cling rubber stamps and long journaling block, released June 2024

Delivery will be hopefully soon, either late June or early July - when I know for sure, I'll update the product descriptions, the PreOrder collection and this blog with all the details.

click here to visit the Dyan Reaveley Dylusions category  :)

Tim Holtz News ... 

Distress Spritz - are inStore and look gorgeous! Thanks for waiting with us for Tim's arty goodness! The shimmery content, mica pigment in rich gorgeous colours, is similar to Dylusions Shimmer Sprays, Distress Mica Stains and Distress Metallic Mica Stains - however they dry differently to the Dylusions and have a completely different binding medium to all 3 kinds of Shimmer Sprays. Distress Sprits have a clear-ish inky medium which is watersoluble before it dries. Layerable, splatterable, distressable subtle shimmer :) Fun for every moment.

The spare sprayers will be here in August, while the empty storage tin will be available to buy closer to October 2024. 

Distress Spritz by Tim Holtz and Ranger is a pearlised fusion of colourful mica pigment and clear medium to create a shimmery splattery and or solid effect on paper and card surfaces in colours that compliment the whole Distress rainbow. Each bottle contains 1 fl oz (29ml) with a fine spritzing nozzle and easy to hold container. Choose one colour or buy all 12 gorgeous colours!

- check out the Distress Spritz here -

Tim Idea-Ology ... almost everything is in stock awaiting you to buy, share and use to create more amazing art! Except the Cello Tape, which is delayed (see below).
- click here to see all the fun crafty Idea-ology -

Idea-Ology Cello Tape Update ... 5 July 2024 - I have just found out that there is a longer delay for the delivery of Tim's Idea-Ology Cello Tape. This magical tape was meant to be delivered mid July, however, due to the unforeseen popularity, Advantus Corp (who make Tim's Idea-Ology) are having trouble keeping up with demand and simply cannot make it fast enough! Our next delivery is September, unless we are really lucky and get it earlier :) I will update the tape later so you can buy it again when it is flying over to us. Thanks for being wonderfully patient!

Tim TV (YouTube) - Join Tim and Mario on their latest video showing a wonderful introduction to the Ranger Distress Spritz shimmery sprays. Here is a link to Tim's website as well, with a quick overview :)

fyi ... Tim TV is recorded live on most Saturdays at  9am PT / 12pm ET / 5pm UK which is early Sunday morning downunder - 1.30am in SA, NT - 2am in Qld, Vic, NSW - midnight in WA. 

Sizzix Tim's Thinlits from the Vault Update - 21st June 2024 ... All available designs are here ... They've taken a few months but those that we could source are finally here :) Stocks are limited however we have plenty of each at the moment. Find them all in the Sizzix category, the Die Cutting category - or simply type "vault" in the above search area.

- click here to visit the Tim Holtz category -

Dyan Reaveley's Dylusions News ...

New stamps and long stamping block - due to land around 23rd July :)
Meanwhile, check out the latest stamp sets, large 11"x11" artboard puzzle frame and matching stencil mask set - use together or on their own! Lots of arty goodness to create :) Also still fresh on the shelves is the large Ledger style Art Journal (dot grid, graph and bookkeeping ruled lines on smooth durable mixed media paper) plus fresh designs of stencils in small and large, 16 Archival Mini Ink Pads (in 4 sets, 4 colours per set) and Archival Reinkers.

- click here to visit the Dyan Reaveley Dylusions category  :)

Dina Wakley MEdia News ... 

Dina has returned home from swimming with hammerhead sharks and iguanas, having had a whale of a time :) It is so inspiring to see the incredible underwater world through her camera lens.

Dina's PreOrder Update ... Dina's latest arty treasures have landed, earlier than anticipated which is most excellent. They new Stamps and Focal Transparencies are beautiful, the stencils look so inviting to create. Buy now or continue to watch their spaces, whichever you wish :) Thank you! Happy Arty Crafty Day!

Dina livestreamed her new products and a demo in Facebook which has been recorded for those of us who like to sleep, with demos and happy chatter about things we all love - colour, texture and art. Find Dina's video in YouTube or Facebook.

Dina's other groovy product releases includes a wonderful stamp set called 'Phone Doodles' which works beautifully with 'You Matter' stamps plus fabulous stencils, an awesome box of Dina's artwork on Art Cards and Transparencies. To add colour to your Dina Wakley MEdia Transparencies, use Sharpie Creative Paint Markers or your favourite acrylic paint :)

- click here to visit the Dina Wakley MEdia category :)

Latest Crafty Make ...

This was made in April but we've been a tad busy since Tim released the Idea-Ology range! lol :) Our blurb in FB/Insta said : the Dance of the sugar plum fairies in a beautiful garden where all the good things grow. With happy smiles and twinkling eyes, and smiling merry Fairy folk.

Art Journal Page by Jenny James April 2024 using Dylusions Ledger journal with Tim Holtz stamps, inks and Sizzix die cuts

I've used the gorgeous Tim Holtz stamp sets for this page (Shabby French, Abstract Florals, Crochet Trims, Forgotten Garden) along with stencils, Distress Oxides, inks, pencils, Idea-Ology Transparent Wings, ephemera, Sizzix Dies and more. See how this page evolved on my Creative Space.

 click here for the Art by Jenny Creative Space -

Thank you so much for being part of my arty crafty world! I hope my artwork and chatter encourages you to create more art that makes you smile.

Have a creative Happy day!

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