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Thursday, 6 September 2012

Announcing ....


I'm sure you've all been wondering and speculating about what our new product launch is and finally the wait is over.

I said yesterday on my blog that it wasn't a million miles from what we already do and that's true.  What we are launching is ....

drumroll ..


fanfare...


bagpipes?


ok, maybe not the bagpipes ...





CLEAR STAMPS


Yes that's right, all the deliciousness of Chocolate Baroque, but now in clear photopolymer stamps!

We are trialling a capsule collection of ten sets, each one around A5 in size (approx 19cm x 13cm) and really want to know what you think.  The collection includes Christmas, Halloween and Oriental themed stamps as well as a couple of sentiments sets.  I have loads more ideas and designs in the pipeline so I hope you  like them.

Click here to view the full collection.

We have over ten years experience producing rubber stamps and have always stood by a firm commitment to quality.  We are determined to strive for the highest possible quality with our clear stamps too and Professor Polymer (Adrian's new nickname) is on the case.

We are showcasing some of the stamps today with projects and videos and will begin shipping next week.  Our email subscribers have a pre-order discount on all clear sets so if you're not on the list - sign up here.

Here's a little introductory video.




If the embedded video doesn't work for you, here's the link to view it on YouTube

http://youtu.be/kAxChEmMhq8

I'll be back at 2pm with a project video and remember we're live on the Chocolate Baroque community site several times throughout today.





ONLINE PARTY GIVEAWAY

We have three free sets of our new clear stamps to giveaway today and the winner gets to choose which set they'd like. 

Leave us a comment below and tell us which set you like the look of - it could be your lucky day!

Click on the image to view at full size or visit our Clear Stamp Department on the website to see them all.

120 comments:

  1. I soooooooo need that one with the witch on ..... it looks like me !!! fantastic news Glenda !! :o)) xx

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  2. Love any of the Oriental !! They are great.

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  3. What great news. I simp
    Y love clear stamps and combined with your designs - well what a treat

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    I love them all. Especially the lily pad one and the Xmas sentiments

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  5. Choosing only one when I like them all is so hard....it would be between the Framed sentiment's and the Christmas sentiment's with the Poinsettia running a very close third but all lovely and about time you went to clear they are so much easier to use :) Happy dance. xxx

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  6. Gorgeous new stamp range Glenda, they are all so lovely it would be hard to choose only one. I don't normally go for anything Halloween, but the witch looks so good, I think that will have to go on the top of my wish list.

    Sue x

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  7. Love the look of the wording stamps Glenda - they'd be such a useful addition to anybody's stash! Sarah x

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  8. Tough choice they're all fabulous, but think my favourite is the moonlit waterfall, second would be the sentiments brilliant video too x

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  9. Love them all but my favourite is the Lanterns. Have lots of fun today.
    Regards Florence x

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  10. Hi Glenda
    Fantastic stamps as always and the packaging is a great idea.

    Love Janet V

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  11. These look wonderful so a tough choice but if I'm lucky I'd say CBCL0003 Joyful Christmas. Good luck everyone

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  12. Tough choice! I don't normally do halloween but I love the lacy spiders webs... but then again, the Oriental lanterns look fabulous as does the Christmas Joy set.. mmm guess thats quite a few added to my already lengthy wish list. Thank goodness my mortgage finishes in October lol
    suzi b x

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  13. Hi Glenda
    Forgot to say which stamp I liked best that's because it's a difficult decision to make but if I have too then I'd say Ivy Trails.

    Give my love to Adrian, Lesley and David

    Love Janet V

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  14. I love all the oriental stamps,but I think my favourite is the Cranes. Fabulous packaging too. Jean x

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  15. They are all gorgeous, but I think my favourite is Lily Pad.
    Clare x

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  16. Oh, wow! Choc Baroque designs in clear stamps - fantastic! And the storage system - brilliant! They're all gorgeous, the oriental designs especially. Just when my credit card was looking forward to a rest.....!

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  17. Very very hard to choose I managed to get it down to 3: Lily Pad, Moonlit Waterfall & Oriental Crane. Oh I'll just have to go for the little frog - LILY PAD is my final choice.
    Brilliant range across the 10 sets - you've thought of everything.
    Paula (PEP)
    Huge congratulations.

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  18. I must admit they all look lovely, but the Haloween, lanterns and Christmas ones are my favs!!!!!
    Well done Glenda and the team.
    Happy Craftin
    Rebecca

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  20. There's some stunning art work here. I'd find it very hard to choose a favorite. the owls and the spider web in the halloween set or maybe any of the oriental sets. think the ol' credit cards about to take another hit :)

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  21. I think I would plump for the Lily Pad - though they're all delicious, as you said :)

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  22. I lurve the Christmas and Oriental stamps, they're gorgeous. So glad you're doing clear stamps now as well.

    Congratulations on the great new product!

    Sue

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  23. Wow! Beautiful stamps as always. It's a tough choice but I think my favourite is the warm Christmas greetings. So many ideas on how to use them.

    Kelly

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  24. Thrilled you are launching clear stamps - I know they will be every bit as good as your rubber. So hard to choose just one but those hanging pumpkins rock!

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  25. Such an excellent idea,a natural progression really.Very difficult to say which set I like best..I love the Oriental lanterns and the set with the weeping willow but I'm plumping for the water lilies as they're my birth month flower.Hope they're a great success

    Sheila xx

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  26. How fantastic that you are launching these gorgeous designs as clear stamps. I really like the storage system too - it's going to make the stamps last forever. All the designs are fabulous, but LILY PAD wins as my favourite!

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  27. Your new line of clear stamps in 'Chocolate Baroque' style include not only top quality packaging but gorgeous designs. It's hard to pick a favourite, the Halloween designs are awesome, but the Poinsetta on the Christmas set is 'calling' me. I can 'see' it in layers, it's on my 'shopping' list :) Have a great day ! Shirleyx

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  28. Congratulations on the new clear stamps they all look fabulous Love Love the storage that they come in genious! I "need" them all soooooo difficult to choose but Oriental always gets my first choice!

    MaggieH

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  29. Good Afternoon Glenda!
    If I was chosen I would accept any ,as they all too beautiful to pick from
    Love Marg

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  30. I think they are all beautiful but I would first go for the one with the weeping willow and heron? bird.

    Jolanda x

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  31. Congratulations on the amazing scope of the new launch. all the clear stamp are impressive but if I had to choose then probably the oriental waterfall plate. Not only gorgeous but will hopefully bring oriental style back into focus again.
    Well done the CB team
    Carol

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  32. Love them all but have a leaning towards the Cranes.

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  33. Joyful Christmas, is so elegant.

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  34. Some lovely new set - hope the clear format proves popular for you! I love the oriental designs and the Chinese Lanterns in particular are just lovely!

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  35. They are all really great and any would be very welcome over at my place :0) But I know that the brilliant Christmas sentiments set, I would use every year!! The designs of the fonts are just superb, Thank you Glenda, Gay x

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  36. I really love the Christmas ones especially the sentiments. I love all of you rubber stamps so am interested by the clear ones.

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  37. At last - sensible protective (and brilliant) packaging for clear stamps. Great innovation - that's before we even get to the super stamps.
    Beryl xx

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  38. How can I choose, they're all wonderful!! If I'm lucky enough to win, I will pick the Halloween set because I have lots of Halloween projects to make & these stamps would be perfect.
    Thanks for making clear stamps (definitely my favourite type) AND for thinking of their storage too.

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  39. Love the new storage idea! I have a 'thing' about Halloween so my favourite set is the owls/bats/lanterns. But as everyone has said they're ALL lovely stamps!

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  40. just caught up with the launch- and am stuck between 2 sets! The two on the far right - love the oriental set with the birds, but the word stamps would be so useful at Christmas..........trouble is, I'd like them all!

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  41. oh thats easy for me - owls owls and more owls Lol so that would be halloween then x Lavinia

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  42. Ooh the Halloween set with the owl on the wall is my favourite BUT love them all xx

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  43. Fab stamps, I think the moonlit waterfall is my favourite!

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  44. These look amazing and I'd like all of them well maybe except the Halloween ones as I don't think I would use them I'm torn between the Christmas Peace and Joy set and the sentiments ion the bottom right. I think if I had to choose just one it would be that sentiment set

    Jackie x

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  45. Oh my Goodness - these are just FAB, FAB & FAB!!! I love a clear stamp & these are grand. I think I love them all, but especially the lilypad, moonlit waterfall, oriental lanterns, both Halloween sets, both Christmas sets & the words! Hmmm.....I think that's all of them, but they're just so gorgeous.

    These will be a HUGE success, Glenda...I shall be placing my order shortly.

    ttfn, Liz M xxx

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  46. You've thought of everything as far as these stamp sets are concerned! They are truly designed from a crafter's viewpoint. The storage folder is fantastic - the folded acetate to keep them in rather than a single sheet - the printed design so you know what they look like and the hanger tabs!! Well done! The designs are fabby too xx

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  47. How do you choose one from all these, they're FAB!! I'm so pleased to see the you've still got the same amazing designs but now in clear. If I should be lucky I think I'd have to go for the Chinese Lanterns, I've always loved Oriental designs.

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  48. Love the new clear polymer stamp sets, and may have to choose a couple while the price is so good. BTW, I love bagpipes being Scottish, thistles too, lol

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  49. I so love those Halloween stamps! I can't imagine how you managed to keep us all in the dark about these clear stamps Glenda

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  50. Those Oriental stamps look great - especially the ones with the waterfall!

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  51. Thanks for the clear stamps. I do prefer them now. Think my favourite are the sets of words - so useful.

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  52. These all look good though I don't do Halloween. I love the oriental set. All 'create a scene' stamps do it for me. I also much prefer working with clear stamps so this is a good move for me. Kate

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  53. As usual you have outdone yourself, these new stamps are amazing and I will definitely be buying some of them soon, Clear stamps are fabulous the way you can see through them for positioning. Love them all.
    Love and hugs
    Susan xxx

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  54. As usual you have outdone yourself, these new stamps are amazing and I will definitely be buying some of them soon, Clear stamps are fabulous the way you can see through them for positioning. Love them all.
    Love and hugs
    Susan xxx

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  55. It's great that you are bringing us clear stamps. For us newbies it helps to see where we are going with our stamping! Love the Oriental Crane stamps with the weeping willow and cherry blossom.

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  56. Loving the New stamps but i love love love the halloween one I think its definately my fave and may encourage a lot of Halloween crafting for me and my 4 kiddies this year x x

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  57. I've been at work today so joined the party late. Wow what a party! Love the stamps,and if I should be chosen well.....it has to be Witches Brew...Mothers Day card springs to mind, she would so laugh.

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  58. Congrats with the new stamps Glenda, they are all fabulous. But my choice at this moment is the Chinese Lanterns. I think I can make many beautiful things with it.
    KLovely greet
    Marja

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  59. Too difficult to choose a favourite. I do love clear stamp and thanks for all your hard work x

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  60. All the new stamps are great.Have ordered the Lillypad so the Lanterns would be lovely to win! Thanks for an interesting day!Well done to the team!

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  61. I love them all, but the frog one has to be a winner!

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  62. Oh no Just got to have these stamps, they are all fantastic just don't know which one to have. The frog or the owl decisions decisions.
    Thanks
    Anne

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  63. What a fun day, and what great news with the new clear stamps - I love them all!
    Love the way you've sorted out the storage too Glenda - absolutely perfect! Especially the fact that the plastic storage sheet folds over ... I've lost count of how often I've taken a single storage sheet off stamps only to have it 'disappear' totally somewhere (can't see them as they're see-through) then have to put the whole thing back into a flimsy plastic pocket. The ones you've made for us are substantial and can be filed ... bliss!
    Thanks for a fun day, great new stamps and the brilliant Chocolate Baroque service - as my son would say 'you're awesome'!

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  64. They all look wonderful and sadly I missed the whole day as I was out on the Tyne!!!!!Didnt get back until 8.30 so I really feel as though I have missed out on all the fun.xx Joyce

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  65. WOW!!! these stamps are gorgeous, they willall shortly have to find their way into my craft room. How to choose - I wrote them all down and drew one out of a bag - it was batty owls. Well done everyone another success.

    witchbeader

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  66. Wow Great stamps I love the Warm Christmas Greetings but they are all so lovely :)

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  67. What a wonderful set of stamps, I think it is very hard to choose a fovourite as I really like them all I think Ivy Trails would be the one I would choose.

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  68. Ooh great news! Love all the new clear stamp desgins but I think my favourite would have to be Witches Brew (with the Owls coming a close second!)
    Good luck with the launch of them, not that you'll need it, and Thanks for the chance to win. xx

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  69. Wow, a great collection. Lily pad? sentiments? oriental crane? Hmmm I think the Christmas poinsettia is my favourite. Hope to win..

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  70. Love them all esp the oriental ones, the Chinese lanterns are lovely.
    Also the xmas poinsettias and tree is great.

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  71. Sounds like a fantastic idea and I just love the Halloween ones - the designs are so gorgeous.

    Best of luck hugs Ali x

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  72. Fabulous sets of stamps and the halloween ones may just fall into my basket.
    Jenny x

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  74. Absolutely gorgeous stamps, love the Lily Pad but think my favourite has got to be Joyful Christmas (love the poinsettia)
    Jan x

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  75. Hi, Glenda! Fab new clear stamps! I don't have any of the sentiments, so those would be good ones, as well as the "witchy" one, if I'm the winner. I wasn't able to get online while you were on, but have gone through and looked at everything, and you've done a wonderful job! I hope everything has gone according to plan.

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  76. Finally clear stamps from Glenda, I have been using a free giveaway clear stamp of yours from a papercrafting magazine from 2010 for my christmas cards this year and saying if only.....and voila you finally did it and lovely they are too - more please.

    I love moonlit waterfall but they are all great

    Stephen x

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  77. Wow, all these fabulous stamps, I love the hallowe'en set with the railings, so spooky! Maddy x

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  78. OMG how are we expected to pick a favourite. I love the spooky one, no wait, the heron or maybe i like the butterfly and tranquil scene best, but then there's the uber cute owl....... Nope its no use they are all fantastic and Im having a meltdown trying to decide. Have enjoyed lurking around in the background tonight (am working so no time to linger but has been lovely to pop in and out)

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  79. Fantastic stamps, all fab but I'm a 'Sentiment' junkie, so love the Christmas sentiments. Good luck with this new venture xx

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  80. I just keep on starring at this great new stamps... Just splendid how you have packet them! Greetings, Gerrina

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  81. I love clear stamps and all your designs look fantastic. Good luck with your new venture. Hugs x ChrisB

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  82. Have already ordered two of the Christmas sets , so my fav now I think is the owl.
    Ann

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  83. Fantastic choice of stamp sets - I think I would go for the words, some of the fonts are gorgeous. Pat x

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  84. I am seriously impressed with the storage and packaging of these stamps. I think I need them all but for starters it has to be the haloween, or perhaps the oriental!. Oh my, how to decide!

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  85. These look beautiful stamps - we wouldn't expect anything less! It's great that you've thought beyond the stamps and really considered that thorny question of storage. That can add quite a bit to the cost of stamp sheets so is a very welcome feature. I'm not really into Hallowe'en so I think I'm going to go for the Christmas sentiments. They could be used in so many ways they can be used over and over again.

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  86. I absolutely love the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th set of stamps. I can imagine and see the beautiful cards that I could make with them. The rest of the stamps are lovely, but those 4 sets are most definately my favourites. I want them all. lol

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  87. These look beautiful stamps - we wouldn't expect anything less! It's great that you've thought beyond the stamps and really considered that thorny question of storage. That can add quite a bit to the cost of stamp sheets so is a very welcome feature. I'm not really into Hallowe'en so I think I'm going to go for the Christmas sentiments. They could be used in so many ways they can be used over and over again.

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  88. I so love the Chinese lanterns but since there are 3 of kinds, its hard to choose!

    Stampsnews at gmail dot com

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  89. Congratulations on your new launch! Personally I love all the oriental stamps - especially the crane.
    Sorry I couldn't join the fun, but I was way too busy as I'm getting married at 2.15 pm today (Friday 7th)! I'll have to watch your videos afterwards.

    Lynn Wild (but soon to be Lynn Hardy)

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  90. Wow!!! Your new stamps are wonderful! I think they are all great, so picking one fav is really difficult, but thinking of upcoming projects I think I'm leaning toward #1 Warm Christmas Greetings, #2 Witches Brew! #3 Batty Owls. Looks like I'm going to have to be saving up my milk money! Oh Boy what a launch...I hope you offer us more clear stamp options in the future because they are my fav and your packaging details are perfect. Well done!
    Beth Anne in PA, USA
    woody42997 at aol dot com

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  91. Ohhh all I can say is AB FAB xxxxx well done all xx

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  92. What a really fabulous collection to launch with. Hard to choose just one fave I think - as I really love the ALL the oriental collection - and the Christmas - and the Halloween - though with no little ones around we don't do much Halloween stuff any more and the text - so where to I go from here???

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  93. Oooh lots to choose from, what a great range of stamps... x

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  94. Wow, my favourite brand of stamps and now in clear!! Like Pokemon I've got to collect them all!! I think they are all great designs and I am so glad Oriental is coming back, been missing it. Well done Glenda and all at Chocolate Baroque for more fab goodies. XXX

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  95. What great stamps and so versatile. I also love the packaging - great idea. I have lots of my clear stamps on acetate sheets in pollypockets which I find an easy way to store them. But your pocket is even better. Great! x

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  96. I love the oriental stamps! they look fantastic, I especially like the japanese crane set <3 these are must haves.

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  97. They are all so great, but i really love the Batty Owls!!

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  98. I love all the new stamps and have ordered one of the Halloween sets but I also like the Christmas Greetings, very useful set.
    Lorraine

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  99. Oh my what a response! Love them all Glenda - you have been busy - thanks
    for the offer.

    Great ideas, as usual.

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  100. All the sets are top notch as usual, want them all, Halloween being my first purchase then lily pad,then lucky dip as I love them all. Genius thinking the storage solution, Might even be able to find my desk when crafting with these sets.Love Dee.x

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  101. Great range of stamps and really practical storage system - it can get quite expensive having to buy storage sheets etc in addition to the stamps themselves.

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  102. The stamps are great and beatyful.
    My English is not so good.

    Die Stempel sind außergewöhnlich schön und für jeden gibt es ein passendes Motiv.

    I like them all, but the Ivy Trails is my favorit.
    Greatings from Germany and have a good day.
    Martina

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  103. Long before yester I was hooked on your stamps.
    I have several: My absolute Favorite is the carousel horses. I have used them for many cards. Also the large steam punk set and the smaller ones I have used regularly. I have some examples on my blog (hannemaj22.blogspot.dk). I have used the steam punk stamps on my boxes amongst other things.
    I would really love more of your stamps. I haven't eally any Halloween stamps so I would love to tryout the ones on the 'SPOOKY' set. I have ordered the Cardmaking magasine that has your card on the front in the hope that I can learn how you have made the colouring on the background.
    I am also registrering all my stamps and on the cover of one of them I have your stamps on the front.
    Greatings from Denmark.

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  105. Love the new stamps, but I think my favourite set is the Oriental Crane, the sample card above is gorgeous . Annh x

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  106. oh wow i love these my fave is the halloween with the fences its awesome xx

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  107. Glenda,
    These clear stamps are just what I've been waiting for!!
    All the lovely chocolate baroque design with really well thought through packaging.
    No more struggling with that wretched ezmount stuff.
    regards
    Joan


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  108. They are soooooooooooooooooo fab. I can't choose!!! Christmas or sentiments or halloween??????? No its no good, I can't decide!!
    Ellie

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  109. That's 4 wows from me for them all, any would be good

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  110. Dear Glenda. It's so hard to choose a favourite but I do like the Chinese Lanterns. What a good idea you came up with. I'm sure all your followers think so too! Many thanks
    Jeannie E.

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  111. love them all...can't choose so you may choose for me.... haha
    thanks for a change to win these awesome stamps...
    greetings
    Anita
    http://alle-mooie-dingen.blogspot.nl/

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  112. Gorgeous stamps, love them all, but especially the Oriental Crane. Love Helen

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  114. Love The oriental lanterns most. You can do so much with those... Thanks for the opportunity.

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  115. This is great news, I like your stamps but was put off because they are rubber and I can't see where I'm stamping. Now I can buy your clear ones so won't have that problem.

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  116. Delighted (but not surprised) your new clear stamps are made from polymer and not acrylic. I think polymer is far superior because it 'grabs' the ink so much more efficiently than acrylic which tends to repel certain types of ink. Also, polymer is much more versatile - I presume your clear stamps can be used with Angelina, fusible films, melted embossing powders etc? As always, it is difficult to choose a favourite set when they are all so beautiful and useful but I am particularly drawn to the gorgeous Chinese Lanterns - closely followed by Witches Brew and Lily Pad. I am sure they will all prove to be extremely popular.

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  117. These new stamps are all gorgeous. I am sure this new venture will go well. I love the joy at Christmas set but they are all gorgeous
    Pat

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