Art and Craft News

Arty News for August 2021

New Arty Treasures for collecting, sharing and using for creativity, arts and crafts!

Sizzix Halloween New Treasures! ... Tim Holtz has designed a fun frightful mix of templates and patterns with Sizzix, including witches flying with cats, haunted houses, flickering candles, whimsy patterns and wicked textures. Due to land inStore next week too! They'll all be online shortly :) If you'd like to order beforehand, we have invoices at your service. Here's a photo borrowed from Tim's website at www.timholtz.com ... check out the video showcasing all the incredible makes by his fantastic team of creators. 

Photo by Tim Holtz for Sizzix chapter halloween 2021 release arriving instore August.

Darkroom Door ... Brand new Stencils, Masks and Postcards arrived in August. You'll find them in the "What's New!" category as well as the Darkroom Door shelf. I love them all, including those groovy new journaling patterns of spirals, waves and lines. Everything else by this wonderful team is in abundance, waiting for you to buy, collect, use, share and enjoy!

Dylusions by Dyan Reaveley ... Stamps, Stencils and More!
... Dyan's newest arrivals include elves, tress, holly, snowflakes, spots, stripes and other unique illustrations, ready for us to use in our creative masterpieces, journals, mixed media adventures and other arty ventures (aka scrapbooking, visual arts, cardmaking). Love the new "Any Old Elf" stamps - and all are in stock!

Ranger ... Tim's Limited Edition Halloween Collection - more of the Mica Stains are arriving inStore in less than 1 week! That's still sort of mid August :) The colours and textures in this highly sought after range of Tim Treasures look amazing! Watch their spaces or buy in advance, whichever you wish.
... Textures and Sparkles Sets (aka texture paste, grit paste, glitter and mica flakes) are sold out but I am hopeful that Ranger decide to make some more (so if they do, its just a matter of time). But until we know for sure, I have put them on the "Watch this Space" list on the PreOrder shelf.
... and if we all miss out, there's always next month's release! Can't wait :)
... Thanks so much for visiting and choosing my shop :) Have a happy creative day!

Limited Edition Halloween Distress by Tim Holtz and Ranger for Creating Art in 2021

Tim Holtz's Sizzix designs ... take a look to see what might inspire you to collect, cut out and create, colour, make something to enjoy even more creativity! Impresslit Butterflies, Matchboxes and Potted 2 will be back one day, hoping for September. 
... the Mini Embossing Folders are a perfect size for ATCs, card fronts, pockets, panels and making just for fun (because they're so very cool).
... Good news! The Typewriter Embossing Folder is back in stock :) yay!
... Sizzix and Tim have always got something new around the corner. Next is a Halloween collection of fun then we will be getting some beautiful Christmas designs. It's by Tim, so you know they're all going to be good!

Talking of Sizzix!
... Something that might finally almost definitely hopefully going to happen, the new Sizzix Big Shot Switch Plus Machine! Josh says the release date is planned for November... watch this space :) We'll accept deposits later, when its more definite. Looks like it'll be worth the wait :)

Looking for the PreOrder category?  ^_^  Here it is - click here to see what is planned or to Buy in Advance  ^_^

Looking beautiful on my shelf is the New Distress Colour (no.6) is a stunning mid blue called 'Prize Ribbon'! Collect them all and use this beautiful colour as a Distress Ink Pad, Reinker and Spray Stain, Oxide Ink Pad, Reinker and Oxide Spray, Paint, Embossing Glaze and a groovy collectible Enamel Pin. Hopefully a Distress Crayon too, one day in the future!

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...
- a "few" Pink Ink Designs Stamps and Stencils ... check out this fabulous new collection of stamps and stencils here!
- Dina Wakley MEdia stamps and stencils ... getting there! Here's Dina's shelf :)
- Stamperia Alice in Wonderland pretties (in anticipation of their new "Alice Through the Looking Glass" essentials - check out the journal page I created, they're fantastic designs to create with).
I've made progress and created a collection for all of these wonderful wonderland wonders! (hee hee, couldn't resist). Check out Alice's Shelf and watch the collection grow! Just like Alice in her first book, this collection with grow and shrink ^_*

Journal Page featuring Stamperia essentials from Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass

Need your order wrapped for Birthdays, Easter, Just Because 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!

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

Stay well, keep safe and have a creative, arty crafty Happy day!
:)
Jenny 

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Woolly July 2021 Product News

Woolly July 2021 Product News

NEW! Tim Holtz's Sizzix designs have just landed ... take a look to see what might inspire you to collect, stamp, colour, make something to enjoy even more creativity! More arriving in August :)

Talking of Tim and Sizzix!
... there are more Sizzix around the next corner, including new Villages, Halloween designs (very cool witch too), Christmas designs shortly after that.
... Something that might finally almost definitely hopefully going to happen, the new Sizzix Big Shot Switch Plus Machine! Josh says the release date is planned for November... watch this space :) We'll accept deposits later, when its more definite. Looks like it'll be worth the wait :)
... Sizzix other designers have created a wide variety of die cutting and embossing patterns too. Some I've ordered, but if you see one you like, ask and I shall order them in :)

NEW! Dyan Reaveley Arty Treasures! ... Dylusions Stencils, Collage Sheets, Colouring B&W Sheets, Shimmer Paints and Shimmer Sprays are all in stock. But we need to wait a few more weeks for more of Dyan's new stamps. I'll make them available for PreOrder again shortly, when they get closer. They're fantastic designs (of course they are! lol), so well worth waiting if you've not got your's yet. Lots of fun they are :)

Tim Holtz Treasures ... Tim's latest Stamps paid a short visit with more being delivered in August sometime. Most of Tim's Sizzix designs he announced the other day in the video showing those incredible creations have started arriving with more ordered so nobody need ever miss out! The gorgeous Butterfly Impresslit will be a little while, so watch it's space or ask for one to be saved. I'll open up PreOrders for it when it gets closer.

Tim and Ranger's beautiful new blue Prize Ribbon Distress collection of treasures (anyone else think of icecream?) has arrived and set no.9 and no.10 of the Distress Enamel Pins will be here next week.

Did you see that Tim's Tonic Studio Guillotine Deckle Trimmer is finally back in stock along with quite a few other treasures that we've been waiting eons for! Keep an eye on your wishlists and see if what you've saved is back (click the little purple heart on the product pages). Hopefully the wishlists are proving useful :)

Stamperia has arrived today! Down the rabbit hole I go this weekend, to get it all online :) Visit the Alice collection on Saturday night (24th July). Looks awesome!

Have you seen the handy sized books by Dina Wakley? There's a white watercolour paper book with wonderful cotton paper. The latest is a Kraft Mixed Media Journal, at only 6"x6", its a perfect size for keeping in the handbag when going out or in the lounge room to stamp, draw and colour after dinner! Lately, I've been stamping the kraft brown pages with Ranger's Archival Ink, colouring with Posca Pencils, and the colours show up beautifully :) Its all good fun really, whatever we use!

Looking for the PreOrder category?  ^_^  Here it is - click to Buy in Advance  ^_^

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...
- a "few" Pink Ink Designs Stamps and Stencils ... check out this fabulous new collection of stamps and stencils here!
- Dina Wakley MEdia stamps and stencils ... getting there! Here's Dina's shelf :)
- Stamperia Alice in Wonderland pretties (in anticipation of their new "Alice Through the Looking Glass" arriving in August). I've made progress and created a collection for all of these wonderful wonderland wonders! (hee hee, couldn't resist). Check it out and watch the collection grow! Just like Alice in her first book, this collection with grow and shrink ^_*

Need your order wrapped for Birthdays, Just Because 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!

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

All of us at 'Art by Jenny' are still safely squirrelled away in the south of the city (almost in the country we are) thank goodness, so while Australia Post is still open, we're still able to work at getting all your treasures posted to you. 

Hope you're staying safe and keeping warm. Its been wild and woolly outside all week here. I'm so grateful to have a scarf, warm jumper, lots of snuggly thick socks and a heater! Good day to be a duck I reckon :)

Have a creative Happy day!
:)
Jenny

 

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Covid News 2021 - Arty Updates from Jenny

Covid News 2021 - Arty Updates from Jenny

SA Updates

... 22nd July 2021 Arty Update ...

Usually your arty treasures would travel with Australia Post within 1-3 days of ordering (see FAQ page for details) but we've been a bit slow this week because instead of working all weekend, I had Sunday off and created a card using the Tim Holtz Sizzix "Rupert" Colorize Thinlits die cutting set. I'm sure you'll agree that seeing the grin on my son Zac's face when he met this dragon is worth any amount of working through the nights to catch up!

Now we have a 7 day lockdown in SA, but thankfully the posties and couriers are still working too, so you will receive your treasures as soon as everyone can 🐲 Thanks for your patience!

To make this dragon card, I've also used various scrapbook papers and added texture with Tim's Sizzix Circuit embossing folder (I blended around a bit of Black Soot Archival Ink too). Idea-Ology treasures used were star fasteners (split pins), Hardware Heads, Type Chips, Stencil Card (the 23, painted in Dylusions Shimmer paint, Black Marble) over purple metallic Kraft Confections, an Entomology beetle (applied clear gesso then painted on Dylusions Shimmer spray, Balmy Night), all glued down with Distress Collage Gel (matte medium).

Thanks so much for your patience and understanding. If your order is urgent, please simply let me know. We're caught up now, so she'll be right from now on. Stay safe, keep smiling and have a Happy creative day!

card created using Tim Holtz Thinlits Colorize die cutting pattern, Rupert the dragon

... April 2021 Arty Update ...

It's been a whirlwind start to 2021 and now its April and we're planning for Winter! Don't ask where Summer went, but I remember it was very warm with hot north winds and a splash of rain. I wrote down when it rained as it doesn't happen often in SA :)

Lately, we've been gardening (keeping up with the fast growing grass (cos we had more rain last week then sunshine! awesome!), tidying up trees, planting spinach, peas, beans, sweet peas and other veg, encouraging wildlife (birds, butterflies and bees) and of course, looking after our beautiful 3 chooks (chickens).

All of us at Art by Jenny are just so grateful to be in South Australia. We are safe from floods, fires and Covid, the weather is kind, we have a peaceful nation and fresh boxes of more arty treasures every single week! We feel very lucky indeed.

I feel for those in the rest of the world, how scary is it still for so many to be surrounded by so many sick and not know if and when the vaccine will be given and how well it will work. 

Here in South Australia, we are remembering to keep social distancing, being mindful of others, wearing masks if it makes us feel safer or are sick, and signing in with the easy to use SA Gov app everywhere we go. Mostly, its life as normal but at a slower pace than before covid.

Hope you can get time off this weekend to do whatever makes you smile. In other words, I hope you have a relaxing, crafty, wonderfully arty and Happy Easter weekend!

Stay safe, be crafty and smile!
:)
Jenny


... Thurs 7nd Jan 2021 ...

Happy New Year! Hope you're still safe and keeping well, enjoyed Christmas, made time for being creative often and are finding joy in all the little things :)

In Australia we're still getting new cases of covid but not many, and none are anywhere near us in the south of Adelaide, South Australia. Thank goodness! We just have to keep social distancing and being mindful of others, wearing masks if it makes us feel safer or are sick, signing in with the easy to use SA Gov app everywhere we go.

Being Summer, everyone in Australia is now on high alert for bushfires, some battling them already and we haven't even had many 40+C days yet! Sadly, dry land doesn't need hot weather so I'm always hoping for more rain (but not so much we get floods!) - I get so excited when it does rain - not only does it help the land and wildlife, but puddles are fun for splashing and floating paper boats - and it smells amazing!

So wherever you are, stay safe, keep smiling and have a happy arty crafty creative day!
:)
Jenny


... Wed 2nd Dec 2020 ...

Quick update :) Wherever you are, I hope you're keeping safe and well. We at Art by Jenny are safe and well, no nasty covid germs on us! We're very lucky :)

Today I posted the last of the PreOrders for the beautiful new Distress, Rustic Wilderness and new Distress Crayons Trio ( Speckled Egg, Crackling Campfire and Rustic) - and can happily let you know we've a few left. There's even still time to get this  gorgeous green to you before (or for) Christmas if you order before the 12th December 2020.

I read that Australia Post are estimating deliveries throughout this month to be even busier than they have been all year so if you need anything before 25th Dec, then get organised before the 12th. Thankfully, if you run out of daylight, Express Post still an option as even if its not guaranteed next day delivery anymore, its still faster.

We're back to posting within 1-3 days of you ordering, as fast as I can. Deliveries with restocks have been thick and fast too... lots of treasures inStore to choose from. Enjoy your wander and have a wonderful arty Happy day!

... Tues 24th Nov 2020 ...

I'm almost caught up with packing all your orders from last week! Thank you ever so much for your wonderful messages and patience :) One day all this horrible Covid stuff will be behind us, everyone on our planet will be healed and we will have long lasting world peace. We must dream big!

Stay safe, keep crafty and have a Happy creative day!
:)
Jenny

... Friday 20th Nov 2020 ...

Looks like we might be back to normal by Monday! Yay! AND it means also that the awesome DHL will be delivering within the next 7-10 days, the beautiful new Distress treausures in Rustic Wilderness!

Can't wait to meet this beautiful new colour and use with the the others - the Rustic Wilderness Embossing Glaze will be awesome for Christmas cards! Its not like I haven't got another way to create a green glaze, or that Broken China and Fossilized Amber don't make a gorgeous green when layered - but that's not the point is it? lol :D Love our art supplies!

... Thurs 19th Nov 2020 ...

You might have noticed SA is in lockdown as of midnight last night…! So while the post office is still open, I’m staying put as its I'm not going anywhere until they get a hold on where this virus is spreading, in case its travelled south to our area (I'm south) - the newest info this morning says people can go out once a day wearing a mask, but only for essentials. But I have my 2 elderly parents (don't tell them I said that) live with me so am taking precautions.

I’m going to leave it for the weekend and decide on Monday (and will let you and others know by email and FB/Instagram wall), then post Tuesday if I can or just wait til all 6 days are up (which is only next Wednesday or Thursday). Its less than a week and with any luck, by the time this lockdown ends, the new Distress colour will almost be here!

They’re saying its a new breed of virus, like the one in Melbourne (and Europe, India, and everywhere else) where it spread like wildfire and lots of people didn’t even have symptoms! I'm so grateful to be in Australia. Time flies fast so it'll be back to normal very soon.

Thanks so much for visiting with the 'Art by Jenny' online treasure shop and reading my covid updates and news report.

This blog post will get updated regularly, ending up like a timeline of events and announcements for covid and other important matters - newest at the top.

I'm so grateful for your patience and understanding. Thank goodness in our crafty world, we always have so much to do and lots to look forward to!

Stay safe, keep smiling and have a Happy arty crafty creative day!
:D
Jenny

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Arty Treasure Update - July 2021

Arty Treasure Update - July 2021

NEW! Tim Holtz's Stampers Anonymous cling rubber stamps and stencils have just landed ... take a look to see what might inspire you to collect, stamp, colour, make something to enjoy even more creativity!

Click here to see the New Arrivals

Not Far Away! Dylusions new Christmas in July collection of stamps, stencils, collage sheets, black and white image pads (aka colouring sheets), and more are all on the PreOrder Shelf awaiting arrival. Buy in advance and reserve your's today!

Looking for the PreOrder category?  ^_^  Here it is - click to Buy in Advance  ^_^

Waiting for Announcements...
- Sizzix die cutting and embossing designs ... 10th July
- Ranger's Distress colour in 8 treasures and an enamel pin ... 17th July
... visit the PreOrder collection to buy in advance or watch their spaces.

Looking to see what has just been added to our shelves?
Sometimes when I'm wandering around the shop, 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...
- a "few" Pink Ink Designs Stamps and Stencils
- Pink Ink Designs ready to use preprinted journal kit
- Dina Wakley MEdia stamps and stencils
- Stamperia Alice in Wonderland pretties (in anticipation of their new "Alice Through the Looking Glass" arriving in August).

Have a Happy Arty Crafty Creative Week!
:)
Jenny

 

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June 2021 Newsy Update - Deckle Trimmers and Krafty Journals

Tim has just announced his new designs of Stamps and Stencils plus a Stack of Archival Ink Pads in the original size (same size as Jet Black Archival Ink Pad but in Black Soot, Hickory Smoke, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain)... all being well, they'll all be here in July! --- Dyan will be sharing what she's had up her sleeves for us to play with very soon! Can't wait :) --- While my once a year sale has officially ended, I'll clean up the Amazing Savings collection later this afternoon (so you've got a few more hours). This is still the quick link into the top navigation of the shop (so its easy to find wherever you are in the shop). --- Happy Arty Days! Stay Safe!
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