Friday, 26 February 2010

...March New Stamps Day 2 Nestie Eggs, Vintage Labels 3


Good Morning!! There are actually 10 separate egg images in this new Nestie Eggs stamp set, launching on Monday next, but I wasn't finished playing with this egg just yet! lol.

Also you simply must visit Bonnie today, simply breathtaking!! and Laurie, oh drool, take tissues! and go see Julia, and look veeeeery closely, lol, she has something up her sleeve too!!!!

It's the same egg stamp I used on the chocolate card yesterday but this time I blinged it up to look like one of those Faberge eggs, the potential for this stamp seems endless to me! lol, I'm just getting started with it! I made a few quick tags just to try a few things out!

Heat embossed the versamark stamped image with gold embossing powder and then sponged on Denim ink (Ranger) Some blue rhinestones to finish, very quick, but oh so effective!!


Loved it in gold and green too!



And some springy colours!!?, these three were clear embossed over the coloured ink and then coloured with various copics!


Also releasing Monday is a set of Vintage Labels N0.3. Designed especially for the Spellbinders labels 3 dies but perfectly good for making fancy borders and frames without using dies.


Here I've used two of the stamps and nested them to make a frame for my sentiment focal point. All of the cream card on this card was sponged with Ranger Denim ink, what a fabulous ink to smooth over paper!! and fingers...

The little fancy motif flourishes are also included in Vintage Labels N0.3.


A neat trick for lining up frame stamps. Because they are clear you can line the stamps up easily. A feature of my Nestie friendly sets is that often I will put several dotted frames all on the one stamp, as well as saving space and providing more stamp frames for your money, it is very handy to use the inner frames to line up the outer frames, below I have inked up the outer spotty frame as I want to stamp it only. I position the inner dotty frame right on top of the pre-stamped small circle frame and stamp. Easy peasy, you can try this with most of the nestie frames to get multiple frames for medallions etc!!



So, don't forget to pop over to see Bonnie, simply breathtaking!!, Laurie, oh drool! and I believe Julia, look veeeeery closely!!has something up her sleeve too!!!!

Me? I'm off to bed, I have a rotten sore throat and I want to be feeling better to share some more exciting stuff with you all over the weekend!!!!

Hope they tickle!!!

29 comments:

Mags said...

love the eggs!

Lynn Mercurio said...

THUD...oh my the things you create, Claire...AMAZING!

Julia Aston said...

I LOVE how you've blinged up these eggs with the embossing and gems! I'll be CASEing this for sure with projects for my church sale!! they are just SO lovely and SO Eastery!!! just beautiful! and your blue card is gorgeous with the subtle sponging effect - you are just SO inspiring!

Ann said...

Gorgeous - those embossed eggs look like Faberge. I'm sure I'll love this set. Oh, and I just googled Faberge to make sure I spelled it right - you MUST look at their website faberge.com ITS FABULOUS! Inspiration galore for crafters.

Bonnie said...

Simply gorgeous - just everything is gorgeous....honestly you never cease to amaze me Claire! and I'm always learning - why didn't I think of lining up the stamps like that....such a simple technique with a beautiful outcome!

Pauline said...

WOW! Green and gold, my fave!! Simply stunning, xx

Melissa said...

Oh Claire--these are all extraordinary!! I LOVE the new eggs, they are so elegant. That blue one is my favorite, I love that color!! Another excellent release, and digital paper??!! Wow!

Regina (TheStampin'Bean) said...

You are as priceless as a Faberge egg, Claire! These are lovely. XO

Polly Pierce said...

Even when you're ill, there's just no stopping you! What on earth next? I see what you mean about looking closely on Julia's blog, can't wait to see what more lies ahead!

suezie said...

Claire

I don't know just how big these eggs are (don't have the nestie egg set yet) but they look big enough to make an egg shaped card all on their own. Love em as tags.

Stephanie Kraft said...

Love them all! Your Faberge eggs are gorgeous!!

Lola G. said...

What you manage to do with the Nesties makes my eyes dance!!

Sharron said...

Stunning!! Claire, your eggs are gorgeous--the blue is to die for pretty! Both cards are lovely--the blue sponging works so well. Gosh, I am so sorry you have a sore throat. Hope it gets better soon!

Davis Family said...

Lord Have Mercy!
You and your team ROCK!

I love the eggs.
Gosh Claire - you get better daily!

Diane Jaquay said...

Oh my Claire, those eggs are so stunning! The embossed design also reminds me of the old tin ceiling tiles, don't you think? I always love stamps that I can get many different uses from :)

Karen said...

Such a beautiful egg!! I just love the gold embossing on the dark blue...and all that sweet bling! :>

Mary I said...

I'm loving what I'm seeing with the Labels 3 set. Another "must have". I also love the embossing and inking/coloring on top. The finished product is stunning.

Tamara said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!!

I love the gold ep and the gems you added to make it more "bling". totally love these!

Brocéliane said...

really gorgeous :)

Angela Mclean said...

This is your most creative set yet! it is AMAZINGLY brilliant. Love the waltzingmouse expansion plans for March also.
many hugs,
Angela xxx.

anya said...

These are amazing, Claire! Seriously stunning!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Oh Claire, you know how to thrill! I adore the embossed look to the eggs, especially with those rhinestones. They remind me of Faberge! I cannot wait to get a set and create these lovelies myself.

Heidi said...

WOWZA Claire! I am at a loss for words to describe those eggs! Striking!! The card is beautiful! You always outdo yourself! I can't wait to see more of the three sets and that beautiful paper.

Heather said...

I agree with Lynn - THUD! I honestly gasped when I saw the rich vibrancy of the blue on this eggie. You have really made a wonder here, Claire!
I can't wait to get my mitts on these puppies - I will be playing for ages :)
Yet one more reason I like the way you have designed your stamps is this: as they nestle within each other, they are infinitely more stable than those designed as frames with no centres. These are not flimsy stamps- yay!

Jennifer Holmes said...

Claire, your eggs are beautiful! Love the colors you used with the gold embossing. Just perfect!

Emilia said...

Claire, I have topped up my Paypal account and I AM READY for the release. If you want to be ready as well, you can start writing my address on one of your padded envelopes :)

Your are so amazingly TALENTED!!!

Finally, it's weekend and I can play with my stamps but I NEED the new ones as well!!!!

Sharli said...

Oh My Goodness, Claire! These are just STUNNING!!!! WOWIE!

Tracey Cuccia said...

WOW Claire -- WOW. I am speechless...well, sort of. Your images are so classy and elegant -- it's amazing -- Gorgeous.

Niki Estes said...

These are so pretty, Claire! I love them all, but especially that gold and blue egg. It's stunning!