The following are the highlights of March 2024, updated as the month travels along

March 2024 Product Releases and News

Marching towards new horizons with hopping mad prices and the most handsome rabbit in the stamping world.

image for March 2024 to advertise our latest news at Art by Jenny with Mr Rabbit and Wickerlicious stamps by Tim and Dyan

··· The following are the highlights of March 2024, updated as the month travels along ···

Happy Easter! Wishing you a wonderfully relaxing weekend of art, art and more art - plus time with loved ones enjoying a few laughs, colouring boiled eggs and delicious chocolate bilbies.

Edit 28th March -- Paint brush thoughts and plans, deliveries have arrived with restocks of a few essentials, Dina's Neon Scribble Sticks info, an encore of Dyan's Dylusions pretties from February, our Darkroom Door sale, and the marvellous Tim Holtz Mr Rabbit stamp sets update. 

Tim Holtz News ...

Mr Rabbit (Pete to his friends) is the most handsome well dresssed bunny, portrayed in this stamp set by Tim Holtz wearing a dinner jacket and bow tie. The set includes two wonderful patterns of a spotty background and a check or plaid rustic material, and two advert panels from vintage labels advertising eggcellent ways to dye eggs.

Size (approx) - Mr Rabbit's portrait is 3 1/2" x 4 3/4" high, from the bottom of his v-neck waistcoat neckline to the tips of his beautiful long ears.

26th March 2024 update of Mr Rabbit ... Our next delivery is due to hop inStore in 7-9 days, early April. The good news is that it is not a limited edition and eventually, one day, they will stop being a PreOrder and will be happily sitting on the shelf with all the other Tim stamps, so you will never miss out, no matter how long it takes to save and or decide :) Thanks for waiting with me!

Mr Rabbit (Pete to his friends) is the most handsome well dressed bunny, portrayed in this set wearing a jacket and bow tie, with complimenting textures and typographic plates (about dyeing eggs and other eggciting Easter chatter). Perfect for birthdays, thinking of yous, and even Christmas. Simply change the colours, give him/her different hats, brooches, flowers, necklet of pearls or a wig inspired by Miss Piggy! Let your imagination be your guide :) 

- click here to visit the Tim Holtz treasure trove -

Distress 20 year anniversary ... Tim and Ranger have heaps of amazing surprises, new products, designs, ideas, demos and inspiration planned for all year long :) Dream big!

Sizzix 15 year anniversary Vault Thinlits ... in stock are a few last sets from Tim Thinlits from the Vault of Hippity Hop, Scribbly (large) Butterflies, Pillow Box and Rosettes. Still no news about the bird set but I live in hope that Sizzix are making more :) It's an exciting year of new old treasures! Find the current Vault sets (series 1) in "what's new" collection :)

AND we only have days left to find out what Tim and Sizzix have been planning for their Vault series 2 collection. I can't say more yet... but ... First of April is not for fools, it is for Tim's next big reveal. You will love it!

Tiny Blending Tools - Replacement Tiny Domed Foams ... The refill packets of tiny domed foams are delayed and should be landing sometime late April 2024. Thankfully, the packet with two little tools has a few foams to keep you busy til the refills arrive :)

examples made using the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Cling Stamp Set called Mr Rabbit cms478

Dina Wakley News ...

Ultra Bright Neon Colours - Dina Wakley MEdia and Ranger's Scribble Sticks are versatile, high quality pigments in the shape of a crayon, which sketch like hard pastels and are water-soluble like watercolour pencils. Use these gorgeous colours of scribble sticks to create watercolour backgrounds,  create bold, layered designs, doodles, making paint with water pages, colouring in, and making painterly marks everywhere.

Dina Wakley MEdia Scribble Sticks in NEONS! ... PreOrder Update - 21 March 2024 ... How gorgeous are these colours? Now available in watercolour crayons aka Scribble Sticks! Excited much? Me? Nah! ha ha ha Due to land inStore very soon, hopefully before Easter (so we can colour our boiled eggs in style) however, it depends on traffic. Watch this space or buy now! Happy Arty Days!
click here to visit the Dina Wakley MEdia category :)

Dyan Reaveley and Dylusions News ...

We have it all :D Amazing stamps, beautiful shimmery pretties and much more for you to buy, collect, share and Use to create art which as you know, makes more smiles and warms hearts. 
- click here to visit the Dyan Reaveley Dylusions category :)

In secret squirrel news, Dyan mentioned she has heaps of new ideas, projects and products being release in July - time goes fast, so it won't be long before we know more!

Dylusions February Release Encore News

Darkroom Door News ...

Click here to read my blog post saying goodbye to an Australian icon ... such sad news, but it has good news too as it includes details about us having a Darkroom Door sale to celebrate this incredible designer and her amazing family. 

Darkroom Door have been designing and creating excellent quality red rubber (cling foam mounted) stamps and versatile stencils for many years.

Enjoy an automatic discount in the shopping cart until stock runs out, no codes required and receive 30 percent off in the shopping cart from anything in stock in the Darkroom Door collection :) Be inspired by this amazing brand and enjoy creating with Australian made stamps!

In Other Arty News ...

A few new arty treasures I found while wandering around my wholesaler without blinkers on (I'm always on the lookout for essentials that will work with our other favourites) ... Sharpie Creative Markers (acrylic paint pens that do not need priming and are permanent on most surfaces) and Paper Mate Gel Pens (opaque gel pens in fabulous colours, including an excellent white).
- Click here to see all our markers, pencils and pens -

Can't believe it's almost the end of March already! Thank goodness for art as it keeps me sane, most of the time :) Keep your arty crafty eyes on Dina, Dyan and Tim's news as we get closer to April... And if you'd like Ranger's new colours of Stickles, Archival Ink Pads, Archival Reinkers or their brush set, ask and I will order them for you. 

Paint Brushes ... To compliment our range of Dina's and Dylusions' basic good qualilty brushes and Tim's excellent waterbrushes, I have ordered some excellent quality brushes called Princeton Velvetouch, which while not the same price as Ranger's, have handles that don't hurt my arthritic hands and bristles that wash clean easily, remain in shape whatever I do to them, and they are reasonably priced.  I don't believe we should waste money on cheap tools that do not last but we shouldn't have to win xlotto to buy them either!

There is a new brand on the market called "Willow Wolfe", that look really lovely but it's out of my price range to get the whole range in all at once ... I guess I could just get some at a time, but I'm a collections girl and struggle to just get "some". lol :) I talked myself into it ... I really like their name but we can't choose things just because they call a brush a dodo, or can we? ha ha I have already bought one pack to compare them with everything else - if you already have these brushes, I'd love to know what you think.

I've always been intrigued to find out why one brush would cost over $100 and on one occasion about 11 years ago, I bought a Winsor & Newton squirrel hair waterbrush for a week's groceries and while it hasn't improved my skills as an artist, it is wonderful to use! However, even if I won lotto, I would not spent that amount again on one brush again, especially these days with the synthetics improving so much that they can work just as well ... which is how I found the Velvetouch and Willow Wolfe ones, neither of which cost a week's groceries! 

I hardly ever throw brushes either, away as cheap brushes are great for glues and mixing paint, plus their ends can be useful for dotting paint.

A n y w a y ... Velvetouch brushes and the one packet of Willow Wolfe (I am getting curiouser and curiouser) will be here at the same time as the gorgeous Dina Neon Scribble Sticks :) 

Thank you so much for reading my blog post and spending time wandering around my arty crafty online shop! You are appreciated in so many ways :)

Happy Creative Day!


Remember ... there are no mistakes in art - simply enjoy every creative moment as you doodle, write, splatter, splash, stamp and colour!

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