Art and Craft News / shop news 2020

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Thank you so much for your fabulous chats, laughs, photos, sharing crafts, and continued support with orders throughout this crazy year!

I'm having some time off from 22nd Dec 2020 to 6th Jan 2021 (inclusive). The last day for parcels to be posted this year will be Monday, 21st December 2020 therefore anything ordered after midnight Sunday will be posted when we return to work in January. Emails will answered upon my return to work too.

If you wish to chat or need anything posted or organised urgently, please phone or send a text message on 0428898120 or use Facebook Messenger. You know I'm always happy to help anytime :)

Merry Christmas and a Happy New year!
Wishing you much happiness, good health, love, laughter and lots more Art!

Christmas December 2020 Update for Art by Jenny with link to details

Arty Wishlists!

Art by Jenny now have a Wishlist service. Hopefully it helps you save favourites or keep an eye of out of stock treasures. Its easy to use, click the little hearts on each product page to save them or to watch their space.

Click here for Arty Wishlists

I had a "My Arty Wishlist" button / link at the top of the shop banner near your log in area but I broke something - so I've moved it to here and the Shopping Cart page until I think of an easier place for you to find it.

Stay well, keep crafty and have a Happy Creative December!

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News Update - Tim and Dyan Deliveries Oct 2020

News Update - Tim and Dyan Deliveries Oct 2020

Latest Tim News Update ...
Snarky Cat Halloween, the gorgeous Specimens, groovy haunted house (Sketch Manor), beautiful 'Renaissance' backgrounds and other amazing stamps have arrived! Lots in stock 🤩 Thanks for waiting 🧟‍♀️ You'll find all new treasures in the 'What's New' collection.

Yes! All Tim's Christmas Stamps, Stencils will be on their way, eventually! Hoping for delivery mid December - but these days, availability changes like the wind - be assured that they are able to be delivered, its just a matter on when.

Distress Colour no.3 was announced 10th November and hopefully arriving in December, hoping for before Christmas so they can be wrapped for under your tree. 🎄 Its a beautiful vintage green called Rustic Wilderness!

Sizzix dies by Tim are slowly dribbling in, in small quantities.... if there is one you're waiting for, please get in contact so I can at least let you know if its been released, shipped or waiting for more to be made.

PreOrders (buying in advance) will be available soon for all Tim's treasures, I was planning for it all to be uploaded last week but life happened and so now it will be in the next few days ... watch this space (or the "preorders" collection). Won't be long! 

Latest Dylusions News Update ...
Aren't all the new silhouettes of Dyan's munchkins, groovy hexagons and stitching patterns awesome?! Love it all 🤩 Can't wait to start using them! 😻 

Yes! All Dyan's latest Stamps and Stencils are all being delivered at regularly irregular intervals. Watch this space or each design's description for details 😎 

Edited 12th Nov ... all stencils and stamps from Dyan are online! Check out the Dylusions collection for details. A few arrived this week with more stamps hopefully by Christmas but most likely mid January. Anyone else wondering what else Dyan has up her sleeves?

Email or FB message me with questions, buy in advance, watch their spaces (eg, the descriptions) or wait til it all arrives if its out of stock, whatever you wish 🐸💚🎨

Deliveries and availability changes like the wind these days - be assured that they are able to be and will be delivered, its just a matter on when. Thanks for your patience :)

This is what I've been making...
its going to be a zigzag concertina shaped card but I haven't finished the back yet. I've used a variety of Tim's cling stamps with Distress treasures (Archival Black Soot Ink Pad with Distress Ink Pads), pencils, Caran D'ache watercolour crayons, Idea-Ology stickers, plus blending tools, paint brush and a splash of water.

Before I coloured in the Snarky Cats and their friends...
artwork by Jenny James using Tim Holtz cling rubber Snarky Cat stamps, Distress Inks and Caran D'ache aquarelle crayons

Finished front side including a few thoughts...
Artwork by Jenny James October 2020 using Tim Holtz stamps and other arty treasures

We're so lucky to have these so many amazing art supplies in our lives! While saving and waiting for me to get everything online, checkout the awesome blogs of Dyan and Tim ... and all your other faves like Darkroom Door, Heidi Swapp, Kelly Creates, Jane Davenport, and many more - who do you follow?

Let them inspire you to create art using all your other favourite supplies (arty treasures!) together! Try using one designer's ink with another designer's technique! Have a play! Splash ink and paint about, make a mess and turn it into either a masterpiece or therapeutic wonder :D Enjoy every arty crafty wonderful moment.

Need more inspiration? Check out my blog too, or not have a wander through all that is already here inStore. Window shopping is great source of ideas 🙃 Try some hand lettering with Kelly, stamp up a storm with Rachel and blend bright gorgeous backgrounds with Dyan. Sometimes inspiration and ideas spring up when you least expect it.

Don't forget ... there are no mistakes in art so simply enjoy creating and watching inky paint dry!

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



... Kermit loves arty treasures and painting snails, flowers, bugs and birds. Bear hugs, socially distanced of course. It ain't easy being green! ...

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August 2020 Mystery Colour Countdown - 2 to 3 Days to Go!

Arty Treasure Shop News! ... Tim's NEW! Sizzix and Idea-Ology treasures have arrived plus exciting news - Snarky Cat Halloween, Sketch Manor and all the other stamps and stencils Tim's just shown us will be inStore within a few weeks! Love those cats :)

Need more of Dyan Reaveley's beautiful acrylic paints and ink sprays? Most colours are in stock again! Its awesome to see all the colours on the shelf :) Stencils and stamps are getting there, some oldies (that have been brought out of retirement) will be arriving late September too. Also, a fantastic paper to use all your Tim and Dyan treasures on - Strathmore Paper. Most in stock again plus some new journal sizes. Check out the shelves and if there's something you were hoping for or can't find, ask me anytime.

Only 2-3 more days! ... Tim Holtz's next Distress Mystery Colour is being announced on 26th August 2020 - and is now available to PreOrder in an Introductory Bundled Offer ... Click here for all the exciting details!

Here are a few quick links to show the way...
- Click here for the Latest Arrivals ... brand new arrivals of fresh colours and beautiful designs to use in art, make into gifts or add to your collection.
- Click here for all the Tim Holtz Treasures ... stamps, stencils, mediums, papers, all kinds of creativity! Fresh boxes of treasure arriving every week :) Thank goodness!
- Click here for Dylusions by Dyan Reaveley collections ... vibrant colours, bold designs, perfect for every day! Stocks may be low but more are arriving every week! Yay :)
- Click this link for all Darkroom Door designs ... a home grown favourite! Australian made collection of stamps and stencils for cardmaking, journaling and scrapbooking, or simply for making your own pictures to colour in :)

With brand new arrivals to Art by Jenny, it may have already arrived and will be online soon... Those waiting for me to type faster are Heidi Swapp's Minc Foils (Minc Ink should be here in a few weeks too), Caran D'Ache Neocolour II aquatic crayons (I've opened a pack, painted an owl and am an instant fan - they're awesome! Don't know why I waited so long!), black and white 3M and 1MR Posca Pens, a fabulously light texture paste called TCW Light and Fluffy (its got to be the lightest 8oz jar on the shelf), Speedball brayers and many more... you know what to-do lists are like, no sooner do you cross one off that 10 others jump on board. At least I got all of Tim's Idea-Ology online in time for the weekend! So fast I am. lol :)

While I've got your attention - all 12 colours of Dina Wakley's gorgeous Gloss Sprays are back in stock but her 8 brand new colours are delayed until early September. The colours look so pretty :) Her wonderfully textured cotton watercolour paper, plain collage paper, beautiful chipboard die cuts and journals are ready to be used for art. The latest announcements of Stamps, Stencils and printed collage paper should be available mid September.

Have you made time for art lately? Don't save your favourite treasures for a rainy day! Get crafty and feel all the benefits that being creative provides. There are no rules and you can't make mistakes, so simply enjoy every arty moment! Its amazing how much art and all creativity can help our hearts and minds :) Enjoy!

FREE Mixed Media Tutorials ... Over at the Art by Jenny blog, where I'm encouraging everyone to create a life less ordinary through art, is a growing collection of easy to follow, step by step tutorials with large clear photos and loads of information. If there's a particular technique you're searching for or you need a hand, I'm always here to help. Click here to visit the blog. Have fun!

There are so many wonderful favourites waiting for you inStore, perfect for using in all kinds of visual arts, making gifts, collecting and or saving as inspiration. 

To keep up to date with behind the scenes, latest product news and fabulous finds, visit the shop's blog at, Facebook at ArtbyJenny.GGofRB or Instagram at


Can't find something? Ask me and I'm here to help :)

Stay well, be safe, keep smiling and have a Happy creative day!

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Hope is Never Lost When You Have Art

Ideas and Inspiration...

Tim Holtz Stamps and Distress Embossing Glazes are a wonderful combination for creating dimension and layering colour.

Imagine using the Broken China Distress Embossing Glaze on a mini faux glass jar to create the look of water (instead of using ink like I used for the ATC above). This is because Distress Embossing Glaze is translucent (see through) once melted.

Distress Embossing Glaze can change its look simply by using a different colour ink, paint or medium.

Samples of Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Glaze by Jenny James

In my photo above, I had a play with different mediums using Weathered Wood on white mixed media paper... from left :
- Distress Ink Pad Tattered Rose (unembossed underneath),
- Distress Oxide Ink Pad Tattered Rose (unembossed underneath), 
- Collage Gel Medium (vertical scribble and smiley),
- Archival Ink Pad Bubblegum Pink (unembossed on the right),
- Ranger Dye Based Ink Pad Yellow (green leaf is embossed).
Like all embossing powders, the Distress Embossing Glaze works with most inks, paints and mediums. How many more colours can you make?

FYI ... My ATC shown uses Tim's 'Flower Jar' Stamp Set, Archival inks and Distress Inks to create the jar (vase) of flowers. The flowers and jar are cut out using the coordinating Framelits die cutting set. Love how closely they cut around each design, even the leaves. The pretty pink background is made by blending Distress Oxide Ink onto mixed media paper then run through my Big Shot with the Tim Holtz 3D Embossing Folder 'Botanical'. It was then brushed over with Weathered Wood Distress Oxide Ink to enhance the beautiful swirly patterns.

Whether you're testing arty treasures or creating a masterpiece, experiment with the different mediums and enjoy every moment. No rules, just arty goodness and crafty fun!

Arty Treasure News...

Dyan Reaveley's Dylusions Paints, Ink Sprays, Journals, Mixed Media Paper, Colouring Pads and Collage Sheets are all Back in Stock! They have been missed dearly, even if they won't stay long, its so awesome to see them all. Just like old friends popping in for a visit!

A fresh delivery of Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Glazes, Storage Tins (all sizes except the Crayon Tin, not far away though), Distress Crayons, Distress Paints, and Dina Wakley Gloss Sprays have arrived too. Dina's beautiful new colours of Gloss Sprays will be here late August. Tim's awesome new Sizzix designs are still on their way... Arthur's flapping his wings as fast as he can, its a long way from the other side of the world!

Tim Holtz's and Dyan Reaveley's Stamps often visit with a smile and wave... that is, as each box of stamps arrive inStore, they get repacked and posted to their new homes. So fast some days! I'm very grateful for all my most awesome customers (that's you btw)...

Speaking of posting treasures - sidetracked much? oooh shiny... The last few weeks I've been sharing samples of Yupo paper (translucent) and this week I opened a gorgeous pad of Tim's Kraft Stock Metallic Confectionsto share. Which colour did you get? Its so shiny and ever so pretty! Perfect for embossing, altering, sanding, staining, using with alcohol inks, die cutting and layering in journals. The 4"x2" piece should be enough to try with you fave techniques... why not add it to your journal page, artist trading card or make a bookmark?

With all the covid still spreading around the world, its easy to feel overwhelmed and scared that the end isn't in sight, especially with it trying to take over Australia again. I hope you and your loved ones are staying safe and covid free.

Thank goodness for arts and crafts... Hope is never lost while we have art! Make sure you find time in the chaos for creativity so you too can benefit from its healing, calming properties. It really does help.

Happy Creative Day!

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Eggciting Arty News - Speckled Egg is the New Distress

Arty Treasure Update! ... Are you looking for Dyan's fun and unique Dylusions treasures? You're in the right place! Boxes of awesome treasures from Dyan, Tim, Ranger, Darkroom Door, Stampers Anonymous and Sizzix are arriving every week so don't forget to check back now and then. Heidi Swapp's Minc Machine, Minc Texture Paste and Foils are here (Minc Ink on the way),  Distress Crayons have arrived and Distress Paints are returning to Art by Jenny as well, all available soon. Msg me if you want to see and or buy them before they're online!

Tim Holtz Distress Mystery Colour for May 2020!

Its simply gorgeous and has arrived! Speckled Egg - vintage, pretty, shabby chic, light blue, Tim calls it a wonder of nature! I'm packing as fast as I can so if you've a PreOrder, watch for your postie :) 

Distress Speckled Egg is available as an Ink Pad (3"x3"), Ink Re-inker, Oxide® Pad (3"x3"), Oxide® Re-inker, Embossing Glaze, Spray Stain, Oxide® Spray and Flip Top Paint - plus a collectable Enamel Pin! Choose your favourite one or one of everything.

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