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Wednesday, 30 June 2010

...say hello to Asian Gardens Additions and a little bit of everything else.

ED - The new stamp sets will be released tomorrow, July 1st at 11:00 am Pacific, 12:00 noon Mountain, 1:00 pm Central, 2:00 pm Eastern and 7:00 pm GMT, thanks for asking!

OK, this is it, the mammoth post! Get the coffee, tea, whatever you like to imbibe at this hour of the day, maybe some nibbles and settle down for a spot of inspiration. Now that all of the hard work is done, I feel like waffling, but I'll try not to go on too much! LOL. I'll not go over every detail so if there's anything you want to ask, leave a wee comment and I'll answer it here on the post, cheers!

Tomorrow is release day Woohoo! pop back here tomorrow to see the artwork for all of the new sets and to follow the Design team waltz, and don't forget to comment on Mondays post to be in with a chance of winning a wee something!! I'll announce the winner and the prize tomorrow here!

Ooh, ooh, before I say another word, don't forget to have a mosey round the Dt blogs to see what else the ladies have created!! today we have fabulous creations from everybody!! Belinda, Bonnie, Anya, Julia, Lisa, Carly, Jennifer, Lynn, Laurie and Edna


First up is the Asian Gardens Additions set. I had these lanterns 'all drawed up' and ready to go for the main set, Asian Gardens but there just was no room, and so the overflow spilled into this little set, Asian Gardens Additions.

I chose to stamp two lanterns and hung them off the branch from Asian Gardens, a few sakura flowers trimmed out, as I have admired on many blogs lately. I stamped my lanterns on two separate panels, one in a vertical layout and one in a horizontal layout, and layered them over each other. I thought these floating panels gave the idea of one tree behind the other and they seemed to suit an Asian theme.

I love these big voluptuous lanterns and I see me stamping them in every colour!! and maybe one or two might become pumpkins closer to Autumn. The separate top handle and bottom fringe, mean I can mix and match these with the other shape lantern in the set.

This is the first of the new Mini sets, they come on a 4x6 inch sheet, exactly half the size of our normal large WMS sets. Thse set also features a cute little bridge, beautifully showed off by Lynn yesterday, some clouds, which are an auspicious Asian symbol! Rain drops, and another style of lantern accompany the 9 extra sentiments, done up in the same font as the Asian Gardens Sentiments. These mini sets will be priced at £9.00GBP (roughly equivalent to US$13.57, $14.28CAD, $15.91AUD or €11.13Euro at today's rate on XE.com, which is subject to change).



Pancake Syrup. One jar of pancake Syrup. On it's own, with the store label, it is nothing worth remarking on, but gussie it up with a label from the Rescue Remedies set and I think it makes a cracking little treat! A teatime feast beckons! Whip up a card and I think it makes a very self respecting gift! Hostess gift? Small thank you gift? Teacher treat? Cheer up a friend? Loads of opportunities for this!


I used the large circular flower shape to stamp my red background. I used a little delicate scroll from Rescue Remedies Additions on the top portion of the cream card strip, very French Proven├žal I thought! LOL! Some kettles and steam from Afternoon Tea, to add to the fun theme. The focal image on the card is of course the label, I love this one: "Doc Lily's patented Syrup of kindness, Vial should remain uncorked" LOL!

Isn't that red ink with clear embossing just luscious?? That's that Versacolour ink I was telling you about, Cardinal red I believe.

I coloured around the edge with a green copic to tone with the wee kettles. As the label is clear embossed I had no worries about the copics making the ink bleed.

Below, I made up a wee separate label for my jar, I used a little saw tooth frame from Vintage Labels 2, again the red ink and clear embossing. I stamped the words "Pancake syrup", from the Rescue Remedies Additions set, above the "Enjoy" sentiment also from that set. There are a load of little supporting sentiments in this, another mini set like the Asian Gardens additions. Things like Maple Syrup, Honey, Coffee Syrups are all catered for along with some other thank you style sentiments, too much to mention here, 16 sentiments and a delicate scroll flourish.


I had a lot of fun going over the top with this wee jar, using pinking shears on some red card to match my stamped label, all those wee green tea kettles and the red steam, and the crocheted lace! Vintage fun, but a nice bright modern vintage for a change!


Below, another little project to sneak in when you are short of time, a quickly filled Jar, with a pretty label, made with the circular medallion from Victorian Fripperie! A suitable sentiment also from the Fripperie set. And perhaps this is one of many wee things you need to make to sell at the church fundraiser. How handy to have a suitably vintage Alphabet set, Victorian Alphabet! LOL, now you can make price tags!! LOL! The Victorian Alphabet matches the sentiments from Victorian Fripperie, OOOOhh how fun to make Victorian place cards with that big ole Vintage labels 2 label!


Just a quick note on inks, see the photo below? I used Versacolour Pinecone ink for the sentiment and Tim Holtz Distress ink for the medallion, I love how you can get different looks from a stamp just by changing ink!!


And here it is, my very favourite project from this whole release, "Superior hand Baked and edible goods, to stimulate the appetite and give tone to the stomach" I am just head over heels for this label!! LOL, I love to bake (and yep, that is bake NOT cook, I cannot cook, I turn it on and walk away but baking...mmmmm, goooood stuff) and this will get tons of use especially now with Christmas on the way!! LOL!!!!


I think a Kilner style jar filled to the brim with edible goodies makes a very acceptable gift, and it hardly dents the wallet! I love these jars and my cupboards are full of them. Personally I would be very happy to get the jar! LOL, aaahhhh I'm a simple girl at heart!! LOL!!


Much sponging (Distress Tea die ink) of the precut label (Spellbinders 4 dies!) before stamping in a navy Versacolour ink, the name of which escapes me... I thought I would just pick out the wee floral motif and a couple of the little leaves in red. This motif is a favourite of mine. The design comes from a tiny little motif I found tucked away in a vintage font that I purchased, I fiddled and adjusted it until I got it just right for the label. Then I isolated a few wee bits to use as accompanying elements.


I love the warm tones of the Tea dye ink, it is just the perfect match for these wee blackberry thumbprints, I believe Martha has a recipe somewhere but I sneakily bought mine from Marks &Spencers...being up to my eyes in ink and all...

A very interesting feature of this particular label (and indeed you could do this with any of the labels,) is the ability to ink up the outer border and motif and leave the sentiment uninked. See the photo below. This produces a blank label!!! woohoo!


I used mine for the accompanying card! I filled it with a sentiment from the Rescue Remedies Additions. Fabby!


Do you like my plaid???


Here's how to make it using the narrower of the plaid maker stamps from Pic Nic Patterns.


Then pop a little red flowerlet (Rescue Remedies) in all of the little corners! What fun!


So, what do you think? LOL, are you tickled?

48 comments:

  1. Once again... BEYOND tickled! I'm *so* looking forward to this release!!! :) WONDERFUL job!

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  2. Brilliant Claire...you are so talented..i wish i was half as talented :0)....keep up the good work and i'm so looking forward to tomorrow,one more sleep :0)...

    Have a lovely day
    Take care
    San x

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  3. Agh! You mentioned the C word Claire - but what care I now that I already know exactly what my gifts will be - everyone is getting homemade goodies but this year they are going to look F A B U L O U S! OK I do always give bakes and preserves for Christmas but I can't wait to dress them up in Rescue Remedies this time - everyone will be "tickled" - hope you've got plenty of sets.... its going to be a sellout!

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  4. Claire I am loving these label designs and what you're doing with them. Is there no end to your talents? LOL Seriously tho' it is all fab - I want, I want, I want!!!

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  5. Claire, I'm loving these sneak peeks you are giving us of the new sets.

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  6. Oh my goodness! Too many awesome stamps/cards/products, etc. I took your advice and sat down to read this post and I'm so glad...

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  7. Sheila M Jones30 June 2010 at 09:27

    Can't wait until tomorrow - supposed to be tidying the house, but never mind, I'm dreaming instead....

    Sheila

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  8. Claire
    This is so beautifull.
    I am in love with this set and especially the last card and jar are so gorgeous ....you are such a great and sweet artist!!!

    Hugs Holly.

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  9. All of it certainly tickles - but can I afford it all? That is the question! Great samples as usual.
    Now that I've had my 'fix' today I'll have to off and earn some stamps.

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  10. You're amazing Claire! Today's projects are fantastic and the stamp designs are wonderful.

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  11. OMG Claire - what are you doing to us??? Knowing that the coming month will have a lot of financial obligations, I am sitting here and calculating, debating and arranging an order - these sets are just fubulous, must have.... never mind, we have nothing to eat - I am looking forward to place my order asap

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  12. Claire, the Asian additions are simply beautiful. Your work is so inspiring--thank you.

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  13. Claire you are ONE OF A KIND! I am so glad that you share so much of your talent with us! These projects are absolutely amazing. I always love your color schemes and distressing...the last project is just eye-popping good fun! Congrats on this release, it's gonna be a biggie!

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  14. I love the plaid, Claire. And can't wait for tomorrow! The anticipation is half the fun, tho! TY!!!

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  15. Wow, you just make it look so easy!!! LOVE the jar, a trip to Ikea is in order ;)


    What kind of sponge do use for sponging on the inks??

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  16. These are a hit with me too...great stuff Claire. Many thanks for all you talent!!

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  17. Oh WOW!!! All Way cute!!! Great job on the samples!!

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  18. Amazing - all of them! What a wonderful artist you are! Looking forward to all the new ones!

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  19. At what time tomorrow can I start putting all this luscious mousy-ness is my basket????? Can you tell I'm excited, read: desperate???? Everyone else, make sure you leave a Rescue Remedies for me!

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  20. I am just giddy over Rescue Remedies! Can't wait for release day!

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  21. No one can create with your stamps quite like you do. Fantastic EVERY PROJECT...creativity just oozes from you. You are such an inspiration to all of us! So many great ideas to use...so little time!!!

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  22. Wow....stunning samples, Claire. You're so amazingly talented. I really love your work. And yes....I'm tickled.

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  23. Oh, my gosh, Claire, you are killing me with your talent and these incredible stamps! I can't WAIT for them to be released! I love the spin you put on vintage and the lanterns in Asian Gardens additions are perfect. I can tell this is going to be an expensive month for me -- but don't worry, it's worth it!

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  24. First time here ... Okay, I'm officially a fan! WOW, I had heard of Waltzingmouse stamps, but I had no earthly idea of the edgy trends and pure class you've got going here! I can't wait to try the product ... and get to know you better!

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  25. these are so yummy and vintage-y. love them

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  26. Oh my goodness! I must have them all! Ack! I think my grocery money is now going to Ireland! LOL

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  27. Lovely, lovely. I'll be back tomorrow, can't wait.
    Eveline.

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  28. Not only am I tickled with all the 'eye candy' but head of heals in love with it all! What a fabulous release this is going to be.

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  29. these are awesome! great job!

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  30. Amazing sets, Claire!! You've got me pondering making my own backgrounds, excited about making blank labels, and wondering where the heck I can buy kilner jars, lol. Perfect way to spend a morning over some coffee... :)

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  31. Oh yes, sweetie, quite tickled, but my wallet is groaning, lol lol lol!!

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  32. What great sets, Claire! And lovely projects! And I'm so thrilled to learn that eating cookies gives tone to the stomach! I'll get right on that!

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  33. absolutely blown away. i'm glad you write up lil hints and tutorials. thanks for sharing your ideas.

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  34. Pure genius, you are! These samples are simply amazing!

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  35. All of this is SO wonderful Claire!!! The vintage labels make my heart flutter ;)

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  36. I had to run upstairs to the kitchen three times to refill my tea cup! So worth the time and running. fabulous display of what is to come...tomorrow. Better check my craft fund!!!!!!

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  37. All so beautiful Claire! I love Versacolor inks, they are fantastic on clear stamps! Can't wait to see the full sets!

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  38. Very tickled! I like how they fit the nesties dies and all the wonderful gift ideas presented.

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  39. Oh la la la the wnew cards are fabulous, as the last... it is too hard to wait......

    all I see here is a pleasure for my eyes !

    Carole

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  40. Oh, this is soo exciting! Tomorrow is Canada Day. Visiting with you then seeing the parade means a super fun sunny day coming up!
    I'm looking forward to seeing your new stamps, but you know I'm already in line for the Victorian Fripperie. Hee! I'm once again inspired to do and make more with your designs.
    Just one more dodo- yay!

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  41. All I can say is....I'M IN LOVE!
    These sets are gorgeous : )

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  42. OMG .... I'm in Washington and have just managed to get on line to see some of the new release sets.......... Fantastic Claire!!! You are so talented.
    Now I have to get back on line tomorrow - Can't miss the free shipping..can I!

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  43. Claire, these are *amazing*--you have truly outdone yourself!

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  44. Just for the record I am TOTALLY TICKLED! Great examples today and the plaid looks fabby in one one colour with the circle embellies, will be giving that a try!

    You finished the preview with a BIG BANG Claire!

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  45. Now......I also need to add the Pic Nic set to my collection....I've held off on the plaid as long as possible, but you've just provided the evidence needed to persuade me I NEED IT!! Can't wait to order and get inky with all of these sets!! xxx

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  46. Have just realised where your blog is and can't believe I've missed all these sneek peeks!! These look fabulous! Can't wait to see the whole collection :)

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  47. More beautiful creations to start my day--thank you, Claire.

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  48. AMAZING projects, Claire! So inspiring - love them all!

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