Sunday, 25 July 2010

...Day 2 Midnight Feast and Wanda's Pantry

ED -yup, I'm prepping a wee tutorial for how to cut the panel on the witch card!! Ta for asking ladies!

Welcome to day two of our previews for the new Waltzingmouse Stamps due for release on Tueday! Two new sets of clear photopolymer stamps!! We're having a little early Halloween fun! lol, mostly because I just felt like it! I love to decorate for Halloween, usually I leave it too late but this year, I'll be ready!!!

Today, DT ladies also previewing with me are: Julia, Lynn, Anya, Bonnie, Mona, Jennifer, Belinda

can't wait to see! lol

So to start with today I have a little salad oil jug, picked it up in a charity shop for 50p, sterilized it, which is the neat thing about glass, I can confidently say it is clean!

We'll have some 'decomposed' salad at our Halloween table and this wee jug will be perfect, we (me and smaller girlie) filled it with some olive oil and then we threw in a few drops of green food colouring, give it a quick stir and you have some 'warty oil' lol! perfect for my Irish Toad oil label (Wanda's Pantry set)! lol.

I stamped with versamark and used gold embossing powder on light green card, sponged on some cracked glass distress ink and then punched out the label with a 2 inch punch. A spiky mat made with a Spellbinders pinked circle die template to finish the tag. I felt I wanted a little something extra and so I cut out two foil leaves (Spellbinders leaves die templates) sanded them a little and inked them with cracked glass distress ink. As it was foil, it doesn't really sink in but i felt that it did 'take' a little and was worth doing. I adhered them behind the label.

Isn't this cool? lol! You can have a lot of fun just making witch type potions and mixtures for your Halloween table, although watch the strength of the food colouring, I spent a full half hour last night removing huge red stains for my little daughters hands, lol, after she mixed up some 'innards' for me! LOL!

Och poor old Wanda, she's a lonely soul and over the years has perfected her particular blend of 'Love Potion #9'. The poor oul critter takes a bottle to every party she's invited to...

This fabby Love potion Label (Wanda's Pantry) looks great simply stamped (show ya later) or coloured, I used copics here, I stamped in black and clear embossed, the cardstock was pale pink slightly textured card, bit like watercolour paper. I've been itching to colour in these swirly bits! lol! Wouldn't this look great on a Valentines card? and if your host had a sense of humour you could dress up a wine bottle as a hostess gift for any party!

You might have your own home brew like us (lol, lemonade with a drop of pink food colouring) or you might use a purhcased drink, any sort of coloured drink would do. You can colour the label to match or just sponge a bit of colour on.

I made a wee card in similar colours this time using stamps from Midnight Feast. I love that witch in an apron! lol, In our house Halloween is all about the food, it seemed a natural thing to put an apron on a witch! Wanda is too set in her ways and wouldn't wear it but her younger sister Wendy (below) was happy to oblige. I also wanted a spooky Halloween style 'From my Kitchen' sentiment as Halloween seems to bring out the baker in me!

I used the sentiment to create a pattern for the back ground panel. Heavily sponged! Fave thing to do right now!

The witch is stamped in black and clear embossed, I then coloured the moon green around her. Punched out with a 1.75 inch punch and matted on a 2 inch purple card circle. I put her onto a little panel cut with a Spellbinders labels 13 die template. I cut the top of the background panel with a larger Labels 13 die template so that it would match the focal point.

A little tag to finish!
Hope they tickle!


  1. Gorgeous projects Claire! Love all your concoctions & potions of sorts :) Your coloring looks awesome - a retro feel to the LOVE label!

  2. OK Claire who has more fun in your or the children???
    Looks like more stamping goodness this month!

  3. OMG, these creations are amazing! I cannot wait for their release. They are all beautiful designs Claire,
    Love Sarita xx

  4. Lovely labels, Claire, now who is going to make the Boxty...have to get the recipe off my older sister....

  5. Claire your projects are beautiful and the sets are so much fun!!

  6. Love your projects Claire - that salad oil is a wonderfully creepy idea! and love the lemonade!!

  7. What great bottles Claire! Love the shape of the oil one - and your decorations are wonderful! I love the watercoloring in the love potion and the great bg stamping on the Wanda one - wonderful inspiration for us!!

  8. those project look amazing and so much fun. can't wait to see to whole set

  9. LOVE these Claire!! How did you do the larger label on the card, I mean just cutting the top portion like that? I love the way that looks!!

  10. Exquisite Claire! Your new releases are amazing...your work here to highlight them is stunning! Thank You for everything. I have a question about your technique on the witch label -- how do you cut the top of the panel with Labels 13 without cutting the whole label out? I can't visualize or imagine how to do that. I hope you can answer to this technique... thanks again Claire.

  11. Claire, you've got to be the most fun mum around-lol!
    You have also blown me away with your incredible imagination and these new stamp designs. So many fun and fine details to take in with these last 2 posts, I'm going to need a new notebook :)
    I smell another successful release brewing!

  12. Wow, these are so beautiful! Love it!

  13. Fantastic work! Love the wart oil, too funny!!

    So much technique shown in this one post!!

  14. Eek! These creations are spook-tacular! I love the green droplets in the oil...perfect! And you've found some great jars to work with. Love it!

  15. Love the Irish Toad Oil - guessing it's a bit like snake oil??! Love how you sponge to such great effect, your projects really have a love warmth and depth, fabulous Claire as always xx

  16. Love your new release! All your samples are so creative! You are a fabulous designer, Claire!

  17. claire -
    those two sets are screaming more than just Halloween. i'm already brainstorming on how to stretch these stamps, and the love potion and lil with as well as the oil are superb. love 'em already.

  18. Claire,
    you are such a creative person! not only great art work, but add to that the great stories (Wanda won't wear the apron, but her sister Wendy will:) You're a doll: I'll bet your kids have a blast with the wonderful stories that you tell!! You do a great job! Wish the world was smaller and all us stamp crazies could meet easily for get-togethers; what fun that would be:)
    Looking forward to the next post: you're probably just getting it ready now as it is tomorrow for you, but just getting bed time here in Calif.
    Have a GREAT week!

  19. WOW again, the idea's are fantastic. What wonderful talent, You Claire and all your DT.


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