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Friday, 1 February 2013

February New Stamps


It's the first of the month and you know what that means - we have new stamps!

Our Stamp of the Month is this gorgeous A4 Woodland Fantasy.
 If you liked Woodland Dreams, this will go with it beautifully.

Then we have two smaller A5 rubber sets, the first is Spring is in the Air






and a great partner to it is Spring Foliage



I made this tree card with PanPastels and the Spring Foliage stamps which were stamped in Versamark and rubbed over with the paler pastel colours.  The flowery trees were stamped separately with Versafine, coloured with pencils and decoupaged onto the background.

I used the asymmetrical tree from Woodland Fantasy as a border around the edge - it works so well for that I can see I'll be using it for more than just a tree.

The sentiment is from Artistic Expressions


I also made a couple of ATCs 
I smudged this one a bit, but I like the layering of the foliage in the background - I used very pale coloured Archival inkpads for both the stamping and the background colours.


On this one, I wanted to create a scene of the first new flowers poking through the snow.  I used an Inkssentials white gel pen to whiten the snowdrop flowers and create some snow on the ground, but to make it stand out, I shaded some dark blue pencil around the ground and flowers.

All these stamps are at introductory prices until February 28th 2013 (that includes trade prices too). I'm also going to be doing a random giveaway so please leave us a comment below and who knows, you could be the lucky winner of a stamp set.

The girls have some great artwork to show you with these stamps - I've been oohing and aahing at the previews I've seen - you're going to love them!



28 comments:

  1. my favourite is the spring foliage - such a useful set, will make great backgrounds too. Love the way you used the tree as a border stamp btw

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  2. Love the way you have used the stamps with the pan pastels.Fantastic samples .

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  3. Beautiful work, the stamps all mix so well and the colouring is wonderful.

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  4. I love that spring foliage stamp set, can see it would be so useful. I was admiring the main card in your e-mail yesterday wondering where the hanging foliage came from ,now I know. Thanks for sharing such lovely samples x Lavinia

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  5. Spring Foliage is now top of my wish list! I love the use of the tree as a border too.

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  6. I love the card and the ATC's, and I adore the stamps. They look as though they will all work together beautifully. They also look great with the pan pastels. I'm sure they will be finding their way into my basket very soon.

    Sue x

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  7. Das sind wieder wunderschöne Stempel. Mein Favourit ist "Spring is in the Air". Da kann der Frühling wirklich kommen. Auch die anderen beiden Stempelplatten sind sehr vielseitig. Ich freue mich, wenn ich sie hier in Deutschland bekommen.
    Liebe Grüße
    Martina

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  8. Oh goodness my little heart was bouncing up & down - the ATCs have me hankering after their little canvases & I desperately need to stamp a crocus - have just seen my little bulbs sprouting poking their heads up.........
    I love that background stamping you have done with these. Sue has just surpassed herself with these.......& I have ideas flying with Woodland Dreams & Elegant Crocus not to mention Elegant Spring Flowers thrown into the mixture. You don't release a plate where I can't use the image - quite remarkable. I'm saving for ALL of them!
    Everything else on the Craft Budget List has just been crossed off!
    Can you tell I'm excited????
    Paula (PEP)

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  9. Wow, Glenda! I've got to get cracking! Beautiful work!

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  10. Love all the beautiful examples
    and what an exciting collection of stamps.

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  11. These are gorgeous stamps and I love your card and ATCs especially the second oe with the flowers peeking through the snow.

    Jackie x

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  12. Spring flowers are so lovely after the long winters days.These are beautiful stamps. Ilove the Spring Foliage.Would look good with the Perfect Pearls I have been using.

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  13. Again some great stamps! The ATC's are beautiful! But then; I love snowdrops... that meens some saving is in order to buy them! Greetings, Gerrina

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  14. these stamps are stunning... i cant choose which set i love the most...the samples are as ever fabulous.. your design team rock!!!.. my next purchase is gonna be the textured fragments... everyone who has recieved a card featuring the tangled butterfies has left me so much more confident about stamping... i used the rose and thistle heart for my hubbys valentine card which (i think) turned out fab... im enjoying stamping its something that i shyed away from for years... but this year i took the plundge and im so glad i did...

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  15. love the woodland fantasy and the very vibrant colours of the first card

    what shades panpastels were they

    I have yet to invest and not sure which way to go colour wise

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  16. Unfortunately, I don't get much time for commenting (or even crafting for fun) at the moment even though I try to visit regularly but I had to leave a comment on these gorgeous sets Glenda. All three are gorgeous and so are your samples.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  17. Oh Glenda - I do love a tree stamp or 3 (hundred!). And these are no exception! Loving the Spring Foliage set, too.....oh please, Mr/Mrs Random Number Selector, pick me...
    Pretty please...

    Liz M x

    p.s. Love all the gorgeous samples, too - ah, to be a lady of leisure & have loads of time just to play with gorgeous Choc Baroque stamps! One day, hopefully.

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  18. Love all your samples.Don't have any Spring stamps so that's more on the 'Wanted' list!!!!Thanks for the inspiration again.xx joyce

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  19. Ooh, I can see these being another set that there's just no point in putting away. Most of the stamps that live out on my desk seem to be from you!

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  20. Love the spring with the new greens and bright flowers - just what we need to brighten these dull days. Great artwork and I love that catkin- very efective!!

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  21. Oh my goodness I don't know where to start with these stamp sets - I'm sure I need them all so they have been added to my wish list for when I've recovered from money spent on the car.

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  22. Fab stamps again Glenda. How did I miss this post!!!! Just put an order through for the spring stamps so if I am lucky I would pick the trees.

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  23. I have loved that Woodland Fantasy set since you first aired it - the samples being made with it are gorgeous. You have a lot of talent on your team.

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  24. I love the Spring Foliage set especially. They are all gorgeous but the foliage is really talking to me.our samples really do them justice.

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  25. Great new stamps Glenda and your artwork looks fantastic !!

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  26. Yet again I find myself arguing with myself - "now look, you don't need any more stamps, you've got enough" "yes but I really, really want the Spring is in the Air stamps and the Spring Foliage ones because they're absolutely beautiful and just think of all the wonderful cards I can make"

    I wonder who will win?

    Stunning stamps Glenda.

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  27. Once again a set of stamps that everyone wants! Not only the first

    glimpse of spring but also a number of sets which will prove to be very

    versatile for a lot of other occasions. These stamps can be mixed and

    matched to enable any designer to create compositions of infinite variety.

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  28. What a stunning selection! Choc Baroque have done it again. It's so difficult to choose one set from the new range as they all will be useful for putting together designs that will fit any occasion. A really versatile selection and I for one would love any of them.

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