Sunday, 31 July 2011

...aaaaaand some more Cicely and Gracie!! lol!

Good morning! If you have been visiting the ole blog over the last few days you will have seen that I am 'leaking' two new sets tomorrow!!!

It's supposed to be a SOAP month, and it is... lol, the DT will begin showing more inspirational samples for the stamps we just released in July, so do pop over to see us for the next few days while we show you what else you can do with your new goodies!

Today I just wanted to show you a couple of little tag type things I made with the circular tag image from Cicely at Halloween. Each of the two new sets contains a circular tag image, I find these very handy for focal points for cards when I'm in a rush, but also bag toppers, cup-cake picks and of course gift tags also.

Here I stamped the same image 3 times and coloured them with the same copics, but I varied the colors within the tags and mounted them on different coloured mats and star circles (New Spellbinder goodness from the CHA summer release)

I'm always on the lookout for neat packaging and ages ago I spotted these coffee bags. They are made of Kraft paper and lined so that they are suitable for food use. I always thought they were particular to the US, but just the other week I happened to pick up a load of these little baggies here in UK. I was wanting them especially for Halloween and Christmas, and so I snapped them up. I am making some available on the store as well. They are a very handy size for little goodies and treats and I'm playing around with a few more ideas on how to decorate them. Stamping of course!

For my larger baggie, I made a decorative cream panel, I used the new Classic petal edgeabilities (also a CHA Spellbinder summer release!) The neat thing about these is that you can combine them in so many ways, changing the look of the edge to suit your taste.

These little baggies have tin ties, so once you fold them down and tuck the tin flaps behind to hold the folds in place, you can tuck little items up inside the folds. I tucked the little cream panel up inside the fold, no need for glue and so I could re-use the baggie.

The little poem that is tucked up in the flap of the smaller bag is this one:

You can snag it from here for free, print it out and use it when you give chocolate covered raisins or peanuts at Halloween! it's a bit of fun!

Hope you can pop over tomorrow to see the new sets fully revealed and also to waltz along with some fresh inspiration from the DT!!!

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!!!

I was running a little comp from here! I'm sneaky, I didn't advertise it a lot, so pat yourself on the back if you spotted it! lol!!

the randomly chosen winner is:

Debbie Flowers who said... 15 These two little ladies are adorable. You are so talented! I can't wait to add them to my collections. So looking forward to more of these vintage beauties.

Debbie - pop me an email - put Halloween Winner in the Subject line and let me have your addy! I'll send the girls right over!!

Hope it tickles!!!


  1. So cute again!! I love the image in the circle, and I really love the free little poem (insert evil cackle here). Great little gift bags: yes, it tickles :-)

  2. Love the bags, the work so well, I shall be looking out for them... :)

  3. Claire - love these stamps and that little poem is just fab! I think we're going to have a Halloween party this year - just so that I can play with all your Halloween goodies :)

    Congratulations to Debbie!

  4. Cute projects - I love to give foodie gifts so thanks for the inspiration as ever ;)
    Can't wait to see C & G in all their glory tomorrow!

  5. This looks good, thanks for the little poem, I'm going to use that this year. I like the coffee bags, they don't sell those over here, great if you're going to put them in the store.

  6. These are adorable, loving those star circles, great coloring!

  7. Fabulous creations as always Claire they are full of delish inspiration.

    Ali x

  8. Love the new project! I can't believe I won! Yes, I am TICKLED!!! What a wonderful surprise to wake up to this morning. Thank you so much!

  9. There is no other stamp company out there who has made me want to make Halloween cards, tags, bags and goodies more than WMS! I own every one of your Halloween sets and I'm thinkin' the girls will be coming to stay with me now too!

    Thanks for all you do to make this hobby an addiction ;)


  10. I love Cicely and Gracie. I am not a Halloween person but they might convince me! Will we be seeing them for more holidays like Christmas?? I may actually have to buy some Copics! LOL!

  11. Oh! I absoluely LOVE these treat bags! Congrats to Debbie! Lucky, lucky!

  12. Your coloring skills are wonderful! and your "bat poop" rhyme is hilarious. Can't wait to put that into use in a couple months. :)
    Congrats to Debbie!

  13. Debbie is so lucky! I love these new sets and that poem today is so cute. I love the girls inside the circle for tags. Great idea.

  14. Congrats to Debbie first of all!! :)
    And loving that little ditty...
    with a 4th grader this year...
    and a boy...
    right up his alley!! :)
    Can't wait to see these sets in full...
    just in love with them and all the wonderful projects you've done!!

  15. Thanks everyone! I never win anything:) So this was a wonderful surprise! I am soooo TICKLED as Claire says (got me saying it all the time now):) I do feel sorry for the postman as I will be stalking him till the goodies arrive.

  16. More beauties, Claire! Love how Cicely is casually peeking out of those cute frames, never think to stamp just part of a person image, hee! That poem is so funny, and the font it's in is AWESOME!

  17. Congrats Debbie, thanks for telling us about Claire, just started following her blog

  18. Love your new girls... this vintage style is one of my favs. They're ADORABLE...OF COURSE!

  19. So darling Claire! What a scrumptious treat ensemble!


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