Arty News for April 2023 - New Distress

Hope you're having an Arty Crafty Hippy Hoppy Happy April! 

How is it almost the end of April already? Hope you've had a mindful, memorable and relaxing Anzac Day. Here's a short update to the new product arrivals inStore ... last updated today, 26th April 2023. Stay safe, enjoy your day and be crafty :)

Tim's Distress News ... Tim's latest release is the announcement of reawakened Distress Paints in sets (4 colours per kit/set, 5 kits to collect, use and share) and fantastic multipurpose tins --- first delivery of Paints and Tins is arriving in 2 weeks, early May.
- Ranger has told me that the new tins will fit all our favourites including Dyan Reaveley's Dylusions Paints (bottles), Shimmer Paints, Shimmer Sprays and Dina Wakley MEdia paints. Watch their spaces or buy in advance, whichever you wish. Thank you! Happy Arty Day!

... click here to see all the Distress Treasures including the Limited Release of Retired Distress Paints ...

Tim's Stampers Anonymous Release ... We're receiving regular deliveries of awesomeness from Tim and Stampers with more arriving within 1-2 weeks! Which is why they're all still PreOrder.
... There is only one item not here until mid May, the Etcetera Thickboards "Facades" (wooden front pieces to use with Vignette Boxes or as book covers, mixed media or display backboards). These should be arriving mid May therefore please purchase either of them separately if you do not wish your whole order to wait until Mid May :)

Can't wait for the new stamps and stencils, and the creations Tim's team have made are simply awesome! Love seeing what they all create :) Incredibly inspiring! 

Looking for the PreOrder category? Here it is - click this link to see what is available to buy in advance 

Tim Holtz Idea-Ology ... Stunning collection! This release is full of incredible versatile layers, amazing birds, a beautiful dragonfly, an handy little hammer, gorgeous metal embellishments, an abundance of wonderful papers and much more! The Figure Stands (trio of icons with stands) will be here sometime in May. Thank you!

Dina Wakley MEdia ... the brand newest arty treasures from Dina include the 3 sets of Transparencies, 3 pads of 6"x4" Collage Sparks (double sided printed cards to inspire a spark of creativity) and the groovy round Metal Rimmed Tags are here ... It all looks awesome! The round tags are cool to add to anything, the card inside the matte silver edging is smooth and white, ready for anything we want to throw at it! 

Other recent arrivals include Dina's acrylic paints in 6 gorgeous bright colours, 4 fabulously versatile round stencils called Coasters, and new grid designs in the form of Collage Tissue (rice tissue paper). Layers of fun for everyone!

Dylusions by Dyan Reaveley ... Gorgeous colours and fabulous versatile layers are here! Beautiful shimmery acrylic paint, 3 sets of Dy Cuts and new Bigger Back Chat Stickers in both black and white. The Dy Cuts are fantastic for cutting off the heads to put on other bodies too, mix and match to your heart's content I say! Enjoy every mad chuckling arty moment ... Laughter is the best medicine!

Fresh boxes of arty treasures arrive every single week ... Click this link to see them all ...

Darkroom Door ... Everything is inStore! Am slowly catching up, however if you simply cannot wait any longer (understandable!), contact me and we will chat :)
I received the email from Rachel and Stewart the other day showing all the samples made using their amazing new stamps! They're all awesome :)

Hoppy-Ology Bunny Update - We only have a couple of packs of Tim's delightful Idea-Ology Salvaged Rabbits left (Mini Eggs are sold out), looking just as adorable as ever. Hoppy Arty Day!


New Distress colour no.11, Lost Shadow! This pretty colour has been around for 3 months already :) Available in 9 different Distress essentials! It was announced by Tim late on Saturday 28th January 2023 and is a beautiful pale cool grey. Buy Lost Shadow in a bundle to receive a free enamel pin and free postage Australia wide. 

Sizzix and Tim Holtz ... Papercraft Cafe and Mini Brushstroke Flowers are back in stock! The most recent chapter of designs includes tailored pieces that compliment the stamp set "Distinguished", awesome alphabets, stitched bunnies, abstract textures, box of chocolate hearts, vintage car, big beautiful sunflower, and more. Mix and match with old and new faves, to create art for Unbirthdays, Valentines, Spring, Easter, every day!

... Get crafty here with dimensional layers using Tim's Sizzix collection ...

Tim's Rotary Trimmer ... an amazing new tool that shows all the other trimmers how to do their job! It even cuts fine tissue for shredding and thick 1.2mm chipboard :) 26th April update ... all sold out until May or June - Watch this space or request to be notified when we can get more. I will accept payment only after I know when we will get them. It will happen, simply a matter of when.

Trimmer Spare Blades ... Delivery of the spare blade carriage set for the new Rotary Trimmer has been delayed to late May or June. Given how durable Tim says blade is, none of us need worry about needing a spare for a very long time so (to me) there is no urgency! Contact me if you wish to have a set saved for you. I'll open up sales again after I know when this is happening. 

Looking for the PreOrder category? Here it is - click this link to see what is available to buy in advance . Please ensure you you read the descriptions for delivery timeframes!

Looking to see what else has been added to our shelves? ... this collection has everything all in one place. Simply use the filter drop down menu to have a wander.  Click here to see all the amazing arty treasures. ^_*

FREE DD Stamp Set Trimming Service ... Click here for details. All of the wonderful Darkroom Door Stamp Sets are made of one sheet of deeply etched red rubber backed with cling foam. These stamps are best cut with Tim Holtz Tonic Non-Stick Micro Serrated Scissors (I use the 7" ones as they have a good grip and make cutting thick layers feel easy) or I can cut them up for you.

Remember ... there are no mistakes in art so take a breath and dive in. Enjoy every creative moment as you smoosh, splash, stamp and colour!

Looking for something and can't find it? Sing out anytime, I love to help :)

Happy Arty Crafty Day!


Back to blog