Sorry but the cat and I have plans... to make more art

Arty News for September 2021 - Making Art Makes Smiles

Arty Treasures are for enjoying, sharing and using for creativity, arts and crafts!

Make art to makes smiles! Its important that we all find our own way to heal our minds, soothe our souls, find our happy. Creating art isn't rocket science but it is pretty incredible.

I was having a day the other day, and it wasn't until I had almost finished an art journal page did I realise how rubbish I had been feeling! lol :) By the time the page it was finished, I was calmer and my headspace wasn't so cloudy. The page was a mess though... purrfectly cluttered chaos of beautiful colours!

I showed it to a friend and she loved it! That felt good too :)

So make lots more art ... because art helps everyone, both the creator and the viewer - even that art you think is a big fat chaotic mess, its still bound to have helped you plus someone else will love it and it will bring them joy!

Making art to feel less chaotic within creates cluttered but fun colourful artwork!

Above : chaotic feelings within created cluttered but fun colourful artwork!

The quote I've used in my latest page says "sorry but the cat and I have plans"... Dyan Reaveley's wise words! Created in the large Dylusions journal using stamps, ink sprays, paints, scissors, collage medium, paint pens, stencils, glitter glue and Archival ink pad. Not quite in that order... the stamping was second after the painting of the background. More about this later, I've plans to write a tutorial :) Til then, I hope it inspires you to have a go and makes you smile!

Arty Shop Update ...

Darkroom Door ... amazing new Stamps are on their way! I will get them all, as well as Tim's Christmas stamps and stencil sets, online this week! 
From Darkroom Door, we have sets of balloons, wild trees, delicious cakes and wonderful messages on the way. 
Have you seen their last delivery yet? Beautiful postcards and amazing stencils for us to enjoy using. Plus we have a huge selection of Darkroom Door's other stamps and stencils, all perfect for all occasions.

NEW! Dylusions Stencils - latest news, 21 Sept 2021 ... most exciting arty news from Dylusions by Dyan Reaveley is that we're getting 11 stencils! And even more exciting, is that they're already on their way to Australia :) Due to land in a couple of days!
... Also, check out the Dylusions stamps collection for a few oldies :)
... Don't wait for Christmas to create beautiful bold and unique artwork with elves, tress, holly, snowflakes. They are perfect to use all year round! There's a wonderful selection of treasures in stock, ready for us to use in our creative art journals, mixed media adventures and other arty ventures (aka scrapbooking, visual arts, cardmaking). Have fun! Love it all.

Tim Holtz Halloween Idea-Ology ... an amazing array of Halloween embellishments and treasures for making display pieces and decorations will be here soon. Due to be shipped to Oz late Sept therefore hoping for arriving soon after... won't be long. Love those little storm lanterns and layers and candles! Everything! Imagine what Timhas planned for this next weekend, for the Christmas announcement? Squeek ^_^ … a little bit overexcited!

Tim's Sizzix Christmas collection is arriving in a few days ... all except the beautifully intricate Impresslit Snowflake and 3D Embossing Folder 'Arched' (the steeples or Art Deco one). These two designs will hopefully land at the end of October but might be later, so when we know for sure, I'll update them or if you wish, buy in advance if you are happy to wait without knowing how long. Thanks for understanding!

What's Next with Tim? Christmas in September ... Tim is releasing new stamps, stencils, die cutting templates, colours, arty treasures in themes for Christmas and the festive season, every weekend on his YouTube channel and website! So much awesome arty goodness from Ranger, Sizzix, Idea-Ology and Stampers Anonymous :) 

Tim Holtz's Sizzix Update - Sold Out Products will be back one day ... Impresslit Butterfly, Perspective Butterfly, Matchbox Bigz and Potted 2 Bigz - and Candlelight - will be back hopefully in October (but the date keeps evading us, so until it's definite, they won't be available for PreOrder). Add them to your wishlist to watch the spaces, or contact me for further details.

Looking beautiful on my shelf are almost all the Distress treasures ... Collect them all and use together, layering and smooshing colours that make you smile. In this amazing collection are Distress Ink Pads, Reinkers and Spray Stains, Oxide Ink Pads, Reinkers and Oxide Sprays, watersoluble Crayons, Paints, Embossing Glazes and fab collectable Enamel Pins to use as a corkboard pin, thumbtack, hat brooch or tie pin. FYI, Crayons set no.12 with the 3 newest colours is arriving this week!

Looking to see what has just been added to our shelves?
Sometimes when I'm wandering around, I discover other arty treasures that are perfect companions to all our Tim and Dyan essentials. Some aren't that new to the crafting world, but they're new to my shop!  Click here to see the New Arrivals ^_*

Still to add to the online shop...
yes yes, I'm a snail but Tim happened...! lol Love him and his technicolour arty treasures!
- a "few" Pink Ink Designs Stamps and Stencils ... check out this fabulous new collection of stamps and stencils here! I'm not caught up and there are more new designs on the way! 
- Dina Wakley MEdia stamps and stencils ... getting there! Here's Dina's shelf :)
- Stamperia Alice in Wonderland papers and essentials (including "Alice's Through the Looking Glass"). I've made progress and created a collection for all of these wonderful wonderland wonders! Check it out and watch the collection grow! Just like Alice in her adventures, this collection with grow and shrink ^_*

Need your order wrapped for Un-Birthdays, Easter, Christmas or Valentine's? Ask and it will be done!

While waiting for all those new treasures, why not have a wander through all that is already here. Sometimes inspiration and ideas spring up when you least expect it. --- Don't forget ... there are no mistakes in art so simply enjoy every creative moment as you splash paint and ink around!

Thanks so much for visiting and reading my news.

Have a creative arty crafty Happy day!


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