Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Loving thoughts and Exciting, New Arrivals!

Welcome to the Topflight Stamps Blog.  It's Clare here with you today and I wanted to share a recent journal page.  I also have some very exciting news for  Paperartsy fans! Look for our Stop Press at the bottom of the page.

For this project I used Carabelle Studio by Birgit Koopsen 'Loving Thoughts'.  I wanted a very gentle feel to this project,  to go with the delicate bloom.


When I work in my journal I love adding in layers with paper, paints, stencilling and stamping.  I worked very loosely with watercolour crayons and then intensified the colours around the edges of the page with Paperartsy Fresco Acrylic paints. 

I stamped the sentiment from the loving thoughts set with a watermark ink pad and used white EP. I added some different texture with a piece of burlap & painted cardstock.

I really enjoy letting loose and flicking some paint around!  A few splatters breaks up the space in the centre and leads you to discover something new that you didn't see before.

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There are always many new arrivals at Topflight and coming soon are some that I'm particularly excited about!   Paperartsy  will be landing some time in the not so distant future  and  accompanying the stamps are some of those delicious Paperatsy Fresco Acrylic Paints.  They are available for pre-order, I doubt it will be long before they depart. 

For all of you Katzelkraft fans you'll be pleased to know that there will also be a new shipment of their stamps due in 2-3 weeks.  Exciting times!

Some more new arrivals are due at Topflight next week!  Keep a look out for our the unveiling of our design team.  The big reveal will be happening next week, providing you with a constant stream of inspiration.

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I'll be back next week on Monday, until then.

Happy Crafting,


Monday, June 26, 2017

Lavinia Card with Lisa Hoel

Welcome to the Topflight Stamps Blog. Today we are featuring a gorgeous card made by the super talented Lisa Hoel. Lisa used our Lavinia Stamps to create this beautiful Fairy scene. She used Daydreaming,  Fairy Door, and Trailing Ivy.

Lavinia DayDreaming

Fairy Door
Trailing Ivy

For more information on how Lisa made this stunning creation please visit her blog.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

IndigoBlu - Aloysius and Victorian Garden Card

Welcome to the Topflight Stamps Blog. Today we are thrilled to feature a brand new card created by the amazingly talented Jannet Blay. We are in love with this adorable card featuring that cute bear stamp from IndigoBlu named Aloysius/Happy Birthday and the brand new stamp set by Kay Halliwell-Sutton called Victorian Garden. You can find both in our store now. 

Isn't her card just breath taking? We can't get enough of the cuteness!! Head on over to the IndigoBlu blog for all the details of how she created it. 

Here are a few other cards that Jannet has created with Aloysius. Aren't they both just adorable?

Friday, June 23, 2017

Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Welcome to the Topflight Stamps Blog. We are thrilled to be participating in the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. For more information on the hop click here

Topflight Stamps is one of the sponsors of the Hop. We are offering a $25 gift certificate to one lucky participant!! We are ALSO having a little sale to start off the hop. All items in our Coffee/Tea/Cocoa Category will be 25% off Friday, June 23 - Sunday, June 25 (ends at midnight EST). 

For my card I used a stamp set from the British company For the Love of Stamps by Hunkydory Crafts. This awesome stamp set is called Coffee Time. It has so many cute coffee and tea related images. I love the sentiment I used that says, "Good coffee is a pleasure, Good friends are a treasure."
I colored the coffee cup with Copic Markers and stamped with Tree Branch and Black Archival inks. The papers are from a Heidi Grace paper pad called Sunshowers. The solid paper is Wisteria from Papertrey Ink. The die is from an Avery Elle set called Postage stamp.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Lavinia Stamps ATCs

Welcome to the Topflight Stamps Blog. Today our Guest Designer Lisa Hoel is sharing some ATCs she made with our Lavinia Stamps. The stamp she used on the one on the far right is currently out of stock, but it will be back in a few weeks.  She's done a great job with these "fantastical" stamps from England. Click on the link here to go to Lisa's blog for more info on these ATCs.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Design Team Call

Welcome to the Topflight Stamps Blog. We are looking for a few great designers to create fun and creative projects showcasing our unique international stamps. Here is the information for the design team.

Design Team Information

  • ·      Design Team Term is 6 months. The first term will be July 1 - December 31, 2017.
  •       Design Team Members will receive at least 2 stamps/stamp sets a month 
  •       Design Team Member will receive a 30% discount on all store purchases during their 6 month term.
  • ·      Create at least 4 original projects a month. Two projects due on the 1st of the Month and two projects due on the 15th of the month.
  • ·      Participate in any special events, challenges, blog hops, etc… as they come up.
  • ·      Share you projects on your Blog and social media sites
  • ·      Follow Topflight Stamps on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest
  • ·      Have a link to Topflight Stamps on your blog
  • ·      Check the Facebook group frequently for any updates or important information

Click the link and fill out the Google form to apply.

Thanks for stopping by and Good Luck!!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

FLASH SALE for Father's Day Stamps!!

Don't miss our FLASH SALE. All items in the Masculine Category are 25% of until midnight EST Thursday, June 8. You still have time to make something special for DAD. 

Here is a Father's Day Card created with the Darkroom Door stamp set called Classic Cars. I used WeR Memory Keepers Denim paper and DCWV Gauze paper. The car is colored with Copic Markers. My dad loves old cars so this card is right up his ally. I made if Father's Day by adding the DAD license plate on the front. 

Monday, June 5, 2017

Mixed Media Monday Featuring IndigoBlu

Welcome to Mixed Media Monday!! Today we're featuring projects from Autumn Clark, a designer from the IndigoBlu International Design Team. She has made several beautiful mixed media projects using the Flutterby Dinkie Stamp and the Crackleglaze Stamp.

Crackleglaze Background
Flutterby Dinkie

Here are Autumn's gorgeous projects. Click here for more information on how she created them. 
Altered Composition Book

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Sunday Spotlight - Darkroom Door

Welcome to another Sunday Spotlight, the first one on our new blog. Today we are featuring the Australian Stamp Company Darkroom Door. 

Here is the description of their business from their Web site: 

"Darkroom Door designs, manufactures and distributes quality art rubber stamps and photographic paper craft products suitable for card making, scrapbooking, invitations, mixed media, collage and altered art. 

Darkroom Door was founded in 2007 by professional photographer Rachel Greig and graphic designer Stewart Yule. While traveling throughout Europe in their blue Kombi van Stewart and Rachel brainstormed an idea that would combine their love of art, design and photography into a range of art rubber stamps and paper products for the stamping and paper craft industry. From humble beginnings in Rachel's photography studio, Darkroom Door moved it's headquarters in 2009 to a larger studio and warehouse where they design, manufacture and distribute Darkroom Door products within Australia and export to more than 18 countries worldwide."

Topflight Stamps carries a large selection of Darkroom Door Stamps

Below is a gorgeous card created for us by Veronica Zalis using the Darkroom Door Stamp Set Hummingbirds

Here are some of our favorite Darkroom Door Stamps. Be sure to head on over to our Web site and check them out. Many are PERFECT for Father's Day

Classic Cars
Grunge Marks
Coffee Time
Under the Sea
Classic Motorcycles 
Cup of Tea
Fine Butterflies
Tool Shed
Patchwork Butterfly
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