Saturday, 30 June 2012

...more of My Island and release schedule

ED - Deborah - Yes!!!!

I have two more cards for you from the My Island series, are you liking this set? I love it! lol....

This card features the large palm trees from the set, I made up a panel with cut out detail on one side - it will be available as part of the cut file package for this stamp set. We will be making some cut files available as we go along. I'll have two free bundles of cut files for you tomorrow and there will be two more bundles available on the store at the very excellent price of 50p (about 75cents) each. These are going to be super for folks who have a personal cutter. Going forward we'll be making cut files available now and again, but not for every set, for a very special reason...about which I can't spill yet....but I'm sure you'll guess!

Very simple stamping going on here on what was a very quick card to put together!

I made a cool plaid background for this set with a plaid maker stamp from Pic Nic patterns, I have a little series of pics to show you how to do the same if you have that set already.

For my next card I made up a little moonlight scene! I love how you can change the emphasis of a stamp just by changing colour!!!

Let me show you how I made the scene, these are such fun to do. First I punched out a circle of post-it note, a piece with the sticky stuff on the back.

Next I stamp over it with the solid rectangle shape in a blue tone.


Next I mask off the top four fifths of the stamped rectangle. I ink up a portion of the same solid rectangle and stamp directly over the same area.

Next, add island! Instant scene!

For my card I added some crackle accents, had to let it dry overnight and I'm not big on patience, but the effect is lovely!

I stamped the sentiment inside the oval frame and trimmed it out with a classic Spellbinder die template (lge set) you can see in the pic how to line up the die and just fix it in place with a little tape before running it through the Grand Calibur.

Hope it tickles!!

ooh, btw here is a little schedule for the release tomorrow!

Please note these are the UK times that are local to me. I have a little note below of equivalent times in other places.

6:00PM - the Store will close to allow final adjustments
7:00PM - the New Stamps for July post will go live on this blog and there will be more              fabulous samples from the DT in our July release Blog Waltz. Don't forget also that we run a little random giveaway from the DT blog waltz, another chance to win goodies!
7:15PM - the Store will re-open.

Just in case you are new to us, we are releasing three new stamp sets tomorrow - I design and produce clear photopolymer stamps. Scroll back through the most recent posts to see examples of what is coming later tomorrow July 1st. And if you are not in need of new stamps just now I invite you to come back tomorrow evening at 7:00pm anyhow for the DT Blog Waltz, loads of eye candy and inspiration!! AND a competition!

7:00pm my time Sunday 1 July is approximately equal to:

Australia,Queensland  - 4:00am Monday July 2nd (ouch, sorry ladies!)
Brazil, Rio de Janeiro - 3:00pm Sunday 1st
Canada, Ontario - 2:00pm Sunday 1st
Germany - 8:00pm Sunday 1st
Japan - 3:00am Monday July 2nd (oooh, sorry ladies!)
Netherlands - 8:00pm Sunday 1st
Russia, Moscow - 10:00pm Sunday 1st
South Africa - 8:00pm Sunday 1st
USA Pennsylvania - 2:00pm Sunday 1st
USA Missouri - 1:00pm Sunday 1st
USA Washington - 11:00am Sunday 1st


  1. Hi Claire
    Loving all these new stamps really looking forward to the DT Blog Waltz. Love the cards you have made just gorgeous.
    Hugs Rizwana xx

  2. Really like both these cards - the crackle finish on the second card is fab! I like the sound of cutting files. Are you going to be making dies soon - say yes!!!

  3. Beautiful set and wonderful cards Claire!! I'll be back again tomorrow to see more of the lovelies!!

  4. These are fabulous!!
    Love that nighttime beach scene...
    just stunning!!
    Just such an incredible release...
    with all kinds of wonderful surprises...
    can't wait for tomorrow!! :)

  5. Claire, Wow these are both great -= I love the plaid background on the first - looks like it was made to go together, and the way you built your scene on the second. Thanks for sharing tips on getting everything lined up straight - I'm looking forward to the new release!

  6. Love these new stamps Claire! So fun! Also thank you for the picnic pattern tutorial! I am going to try that tomorrow! You rock!

  7. Love this Claire! The background is amazing. I learned something new today. Thanks. Cant wait until tomorrow.

  8. Can't wait for this evening!

  9. Lovely stuff but what is a cut file? Excuse my total ignorance...could it be something one downloads which includes the image and a line to cut around? Feel free to laugh out loud if this sounds daft!!

  10. Absolutely fabulous Claire! Now, all we need is some sunshine on these soggy islands! Hope you managed to get your flooding sorted out and there wasn't too much damage.

  11. Brilliant timing Claire! The footie final will be just starting on the TV so my other half will be engrossed - leaving me plenty of time to browze.

  12. Such stunning cards bothe..LOVE IT!
    You have such super ideas Claire!

  13. Fabulous samples! Oh how I love plaid!! Gotta get me some crackle stuff too! Great effect!

  14. This was a nice technique!


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