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Thursday, 27 February 2014

New stamps: Fantasy Castles and Magical Landscapes (by Glenda)

If you've checked the New Stamps section of the website this week, you may already have spotted our gorgeous new stamps.

Firstly we have Magical Landscapes

which go perfectly with Fantasy Castles

and of course we have a multibuy

We are also launching our Spring fairy stamps comprising March, April and May, available individually or as a multi-buy.

As with our previous Autumn and Winter fairy collections, we've put together a Fairy Inspirations Leaflet which is free for a limited time when you purchase the Spring Fairy Collection.


The card above has been stamped onto a brayered background using a home made kaleidacolour inkpad (I inked the strips with Distress Reinkers) and I brayered onto a matte card rather than the usual glossy or silk.  After stamping the image, I continued some of the lines of the hills out to the edge of the card, then masked off the roof and stamped the clouds.

There are two sets of clouds on Magical Landscapes with rain going in different directions, so I simply rotated the small one and stamped it so the angle of the rain is the same as the large.  The scene is coloured with Coloursoft pencils.

The background is Dylusions sprays with a little stencilling and stamping and I've used a nutmeg brown card for the base and layer.

At the moment you can find all these stamps in our New Stamps department and until the end of March, they are all at fantastic introductory prices.

I can see lots of possibilities for these stamps and you'll be delighted with what the DT come up with over the next month so stay tuned.

And if you don't already know, we reward our loyal commenters each month with a Chocolate Baroque gift voucher, and the more often you comment, the more chances you have of winning, so why not leave a kind word or two for the girls - it means a lot.

PS - talking of Design Team, yes we have selected our new team members and we will be introducing them in a couple of weeks once they've settled in!


  1. These new stampsets are to dream away with! Love the castles, they remind me a little bit of the buildings in "De Efteling" a fairy-park here in the Netherlands.. . Enjoy your day, Gerrina

  2. wow - loving these new stamps Glenda - the samples are stunning as always - beautiful xx

  3. Fabulous new stamps and some lovey samples too.
    I am looking forward to seeing the DT makes over the coming days as well and to meeting the new DT members
    Jackie x

  4. Not one but two amazing sets of stamps. I really love the Fantasy Castles they will work so well with any of the fairy sets.

    Sue xx

  5. I saw these on the website and love the designs but I'm not sure how I could use them so I'm looking forward to seeing some inspiration.

  6. A glorious collection & I just love those clouds & the little incidental stamps. The warmth of your base background contrasts beautifully with the blue-purple clouds & the aqua water whilst at the same time brining out the warmth of the brickwork. Lovely to have fantastic buildings for the unicorns & elves, perhaps we can persuade the little time imps & their perfectionist cousins to go & live in one of those! Mind you I can imagine that being an oriental landscape too.
    Paula (PEP)

  7. Love the new stamps,quite magical and you have made a fabulous card Glenda.x

  8. What a glorious set of new stamps, I love especially the first one and this Spring fairy collection, very beautiful. And your card is fabulous, love the contrast of the scene with the fantastic background. Hugs, Coco x

  9. Lovely Stamps and castles. Great idea to put a project leaflet in too xxx

  10. Wow, These are so gorgious I love those castles and feries a lot!!! and I look forwards to see all the pretty creations you and your team will make with it!!!


  11. OMG I sooooooooooooo love these stamps, Roll on pay day :) Gorgeous creations as always.
    Linda xxx

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  13. Two gorgeous stamp sets. They remind me of the illustrations in the books of fairy tales I had as a child.

  14. Really beautiful creation - love the new stamp too! Wonderful use of colour and I love that you made your own IP! TFS and have a good weekend xx

  15. A very beautiful card Glenda, the new stamps are lovely.


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