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Friday, 30 November 2012

...Introducing Ornate Ornaments...


ED - The competition is now closed!

Good morning and welcome to day three of our previews, if you are new to us, we design clear Photopolymer stamps and we're having a new release tomorrow! We have 4 new sets coming out and you are invited back tomorrow for our Design Team blog waltz, and to see the stamp sets in their entirety! Hope you can make it, there will be inspiration and eye candy and we will draw the winners from the commenting competitions on this and the DT blogs!

I have a Christmas set for you today. I know, you're going to tell me it's a little late in the season for these, and yep, I'm going to agree with you!

Fact is these should have been out in October, along with a few other Christmas goodies, but you know the drill...we are about two months behind yada, yada, yada...

Anyhow, I was just saying to somebody the other day that since Christmas Stamps are pretty much the reason WMS exists in the first place, I could not resist letting a set through. The rest of our glorious Christmas designs will have to wait until next year...but this set, I had to have.

It works with dies from all three Spellbinder ornament dies template sets released so far and I love the sheer opulence of it!

DT ladies who are previewing this set with me today are:


Don't forget to leave comments on the girls blogs as you pass by, you could win some stamps!

I used the largest stamp in the set to create this very special tag It co-ordinates with the largest die in the 2010 Heirloom ornaments set which many of you may already have. Highly detailed this stamp looks fabby just stamped, but I chose to emboss it in gold and then colour in selected areas with copics - I kinda made up the colour scheme as I went along, and I love how it turned out. Basically the swirly bits were coloured red and then bits were picked out in a darker red. The stripes are coloured a mustard shade and the wee scalloped detail was coloured brown. I love colouring graphic images like this because there is no right or wrong, it's not like colouring in images of people where I struggle with tones. I find this sort of colouring very theraputic, almost like doodling.

The sentiment is also from the Ornate Ornamets set, there are some 4 different ornament stamps, 14 sentiment stamps and one rather special snowflake 'leg'.


See those snowflakes at the bottom of the gift baggy - these were created with the snowflake leg - there was not room in the set for a full snowflake, but there was room for a leg! See the photo below where I have stamped the leg twice in red ink:


You can see clearly the dot at the bottom of the leg image - it is there so that you can easily line up the next leg by placing the dot on the stamp directly over the dot from the first impression. Also those little curly lines - see how they just touch? If you keep goung round in a circle with the curls just touching and the dot centered you get a perfect snowflake! It is much easier to stamp it than read about it! LOL!
 

Comment Competition!

So since I'm itching to know what you think, I want to ask you to leave a comment here, telling me which set you think you like best from our samples so far - one commenter will win all 4 sets! I will make the draw tomorrow at 6:00pm just before the release goes live at 7:15pm!

Hope it tickles!

84 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh! Love love love the ornate ornaments set, you made a gorgeous tag with that set! I'm also very excited about the heart yet you're releasing, perfect for manly valentine cards!

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  2. These are fabulous- so lush and yet simple and flexible too!!! Wonderful!!!

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  3. Such a beautiful snowflake (leg!) a truly vintage style that I love at Christmas.

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  4. Such a beautiful snowflake (leg!) a truly vintage style I love at Christmas.

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  5. I love the woodgrain and woodgrain alphabets.

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  6. sorry Claire, not sure how many times I sent the same comment as I dont know what all the options below mean and I just kept pushing the buttons as my comment disappeared each time. I then finally read the top bit which said it had been sent to you, ooops!
    Merry Christmas!

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  7. This is gorgeous, I can see why you wanted to let it through! And that snowflake leg?! Love it! I have to say I am most in love with the wood grain backgrounds so far though - wood grain chevrons - be still my beating heart!!

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  8. Oh, Claire! It's just soo difficult to choose just one set... I love them all!! The woodgrain background is fab and I love My Heart and Ornate Ornaments... So let's say My Heart even I know that they are all a must have!! Hugs

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  9. What a glorious set! Would love to own!

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  10. What a glorious set! Would love to own!

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  11. I am loving what I see so far but the snowflake has really caught my attention. The scripty look of it is so elegant and just the look I like.


    Penny

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  12. Wow - these are stunning! Ornate Ornaments is definately my favourite set of this release and, since I've not even started my Christmas cards yet this year (hangs head in shame), I shall be heading over to the store as soon as they are released on Saturday :)

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  13. It tickels for sure! My favorite set will be the hearts! I was looking for a nice set which I can use for wedding and engagement cards, so I have found! But the wooden background set is lovely too!

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  14. I am loving those ornate ornaments. I already have two of the spellbinders heirloom ornament sets and have just put in a request to santa for the third.

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  15. Saving the best 'til last!
    The Ornate Ornaments are my favourite, just gorgeous-so opulent.

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  16. So beautiful! I love the snowflake! So ornate and stunning! And the ornaments set is breathtaking! I love them all though...so hard to pick only one set!!!

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  17. Hi Claire

    The previews of the new sets look all very interesting and pretty. From all the samples I think I like best the "Ornate Ornaments" set because I just have a "soft spot" for pretty ornaments like yours.

    I look forward to seeing all the stamps in full tomorrow.

    Kind regards
    Carola

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  18. I do love woodgrain backgrounder ... but I can't resist ornate ornaments... too hard to choose! Ger x

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  19. Claire these new stamps are wonderful. This Christmas even more 'magical with your stamps!

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  20. While they are all beautiful, the ornate ornaments is my favorite. I love the delicate detail--absolutely stunning.

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  21. Your bow is a gorgeous topper for your wonderfully colored ornament Claire! and that long tall box is terrific! I'm in total awe with the design of that snowflake!

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  22. STUNNING CLaire!

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  23. Love the ornaments. And the trick with only one snowflake leg is stunning.

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  24. So glad you've issued this set - I adore your ornament stamps and I can't wait to get my hands on them!!! Love, the big tag you made - absolutely stunning! Another great issue!

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  25. Congratulations, Claire! Once again you've made it almost impossible to choose a favourite as all the sets are wonderful ;)
    I would have to say Ornate Ornament is my personal fave - because I love Christmas!

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  26. I am so excited for your woodgrain background!! I love full sized background stamps and yours are a the top of my Santa list this year! Also, that little snowflake leg is such a fantastic idea! Any possibility of a snowflake building set with more leg designs?

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  27. ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!! The snowflake is amazing, and the ornaments are just SO elegant and look like they would be a TON of fun to color.

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  28. Wow, this is beautiful. I'm really excited about the woodgrain alphabet and My heart sets. Would love, love, love to win :)

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  29. Today's set is my fav so far although that woodgrain background is right up there too :) Love how you created the snowflake!

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  30. It's never too late for Christmas things! When I'm out and about all year long I'm thinking...would this make a good gift or can I make this for my handmade gift giving.

    I love that you can use these with already established dies too!

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  31. Hands down the ornament set. Not because of the ornament.Don't get me wrong, it's lovely. But I LOVE the snowflake leg! I can picture it in white ink against a dark background... Yum!!

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  32. WOODGRAIN!!! Can you tell I love woodgrain? My very favorite this month, followed very closely by your ornate ornaments. Beautiful!

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  33. csbrenton@aol.com30 November 2012 at 14:56

    Have to say the Ornate Ornaments set is my favorite. Love the sets that go with the Spellbinder dies ( especially dies that I already own!) And I can't wait to try my "hand" at that snowflake "leg"! Ha ha ha!

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  34. Wow, I love so many of these new releases. First, my fav is the wood background. It is so real looking. I also love the snowflake! So elegant....would love to win! Sandy

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  35. Absolutely gorgeous Claire, so pretty and ornate!

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  36. This set is so beautiful Claire! It has to be my favourite in the release as I just love to make traditional cards. The snowflake is just beautiful!

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  37. Stunning - as always. The ornament looks stunning embossed in gold and colored with copics - wow. I think my favourite set so far is the one with the woodgrain background stamp.

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  38. Although they are all gorgeous I think it would have to be the My Heart set as I'm just a romantic at heart! Good luck for the release! Karen Steele

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  39. Wow !! Love the tag for your gift bag.
    My favourite has to be the ornaments so much so I have just been and purchased the spellbinders dies.
    Late Christmas cards this year can't wait to play with this set !!

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  40. Wow Claire!! Your really know how to dress up a box!! What a beautifully elegant tag. And your snowflake is super stunning!!

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  41. So excited to see the full reveals. I think my favorite so far is My Heart. I love woodgrain, and I've been loving the images I've seen!

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  42. All the sets look really great but I'm keen to see the full reveal of My Heart as I love what I've seen so far.

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  43. Gees, Claire! Do you ever sleep? The new sets are just fab and you make me want to head straight to my table! You can bet I will be putting in another order soon! XO &Happy Christmas to you and yours!
    Melinda - Winter Bear

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  44. I am sooooo very excited to get My Heart! What a brilliant idea with a woodgrain alphabet!!

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  45. Gorgeous and all of today's samples are beautiful!

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  46. Oh my -- you want us to actually call out one of your delectable creations as a favorite? That's always a challenge. I surprised myself with my pick, which is the Woodgrain Backgrounder set. I'm usually hesitant to use stamps that have a distressed look to them. I think I'm worried that if the recipient isn't a card maker, they might just think I did a bad job of inking, ha ha! This set looks completely different, and it's amazing.

    But then there's that Wooden Heart Alphabet. I know that a lot of stampers love just about any alphabet set, but I've never been one of them. I believe I own just one. But this one is totally...maybe perfect is the word? Oh my.

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  47. I forgot to ask you a very important question in my initial post -- I'm sure I'm not the only one who would LOVE to know how you made that gorgeous bow that's on that tag? That is one of the most beautiful bows I've ever seen, and the ribbon looks so luscious. Wow!

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  48. The ornate ornaments are so beautiful, they will be great on the christmas tree!!! Amazing all your creations as usual!!!

    Mary Poutou
    PoutouM@piraeusbank.gr

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  49. Never too late for another set of Christmas stamps Claire! I'm hoping next year's release will have some more "secret" ones!

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  50. Such a pretty release...I love the look of these ornaments. I always love Christmas stamps so Ornate Ornaments really caught my eye.

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  51. The ornaments are gorgeous! I don't own those Nesties, but these stamps could push me in that direction.

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  52. Oh dear - I can hear my credit card whinging already, it is definitely NOT tickled about this release (but I am, LOL!!) Lovely lovely stamp sets, so much detail, a must have! Hope I win!!! Merry Christmas Claire!!!

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  53. I would have to say that the ornate ornaments look to be my favorite. Love that snowflake, too.

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  54. The Ornate Ornaments seem to be quintessentially WMS. I love this set already. Cannot wait to order it. Thanks for letting it through, Claire.

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  55. It has to be the Ornate Ornaments set for me. The way you have coloured the sample is sumptuous. I'd love to make one like that.

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  56. I liked all the sets from this release but if I were to pick one then I think it would be this - ornate ornaments! I especially like the way you colored the embossed image!

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  57. Oh my it tickles all right! That snowflake leg is gorgeous!! Love it and the ornaments!! Ahhh another wish list item!
    Beth Greco

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  58. Claire you always do this -you create multiple beautiful stamp sets, and then ask your fans/followers/customers to pick a favorite! How can we????? Being forced to choose, I must go with Woodgrain Alphabet, followed by My Heart (because I cannot simply pick one).

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  59. Your designs never fail to impress! I always want everything but I really love the woodgrain. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  60. i'm intrigued by the snowflake leg!!
    christine k.

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  61. Claire,

    Love the new ornament and the "leg" idea is brilliant. What a pity we have to wait until next Christmas to see the rest of goodies you have up your sleeve!

    Just when you think you have enough stamps, along comes Claire to tempt you with more!!!!

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  62. Love the ornate ornaments set. It is my favorite. Love your project.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  63. I've been looking for ornate snowflakes so I am thrilled to see your gorgeous build-a-flake 'leg'! How clever!

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  64. Struggling to leave comment but here goes again. Love the Ornate Ornaments and the Snowflake leg particularly. All Waltzing Mouse stamps are fabulous though.
    Anne Bennett

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  65. I can't decide! I think the woodgrain background is my favourite...but then again, maybe the Christmas ornaments...all gorgeous as usual!

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  66. I'm not commenting to be in the draw but just want to say how clever you are to design that stamp so the 'leg' can be made into a snowflake....and other things too. Well done! Clever you!

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  67. ornate ornaments looks like a fabulous set! such gorgeous, elegant projects! laura j

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  68. nobody does christmas like waltzingmouse, they make me literally swoon...love love love

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  69. Oh, I'm late to the sneaks and the previews :) I simply LOVE all WM stamps...this release I'd have to vote for Christmas ornaments!! LOVE them!!

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  70. The ornate ornaments are my fav! Love the snowflake leg! Great idea!

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  71. It's very hard to just chose one! I chose "My Heart", after much pondering. I love the ornaments, but I love the heart set too... and the wooden backround stamp. See how tough this gets!? (And I just want to add that no one can get too many wooden background stamps, actually! I don't know if that is a particularly Swedish idea or if it's just me...)

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  72. All great sets as usual!!! I love the 'ornate ornaments' since I have one of the dies and they are just brilliant for Christmas tags and 'My heart' is fab and would be a staple in any collection year round!!
    Looking forward to the full reveal soon!
    Robin

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  73. Snowflake leg. You crack me up. I am usually shy about sets requiring color but I really love that gorgeous ornament set and may have to step out of my comfort zone. Can't wait for reveal.

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  74. Well of course I'm late...:(
    but what a gorgeous set of stunning ornaments!!
    Claire no one...
    and I do mean NO ONE...
    does Christmas like you do and this set of ornaments is everything we've come to love about Waltzingmouse.
    Stunning details...
    and you tickle and delight beyond imagination with each new set...
    awe and inspire with each new project! :)
    I love them all...
    I always do...
    but I think I'm most excited about My Heart...
    I LOVE it!! :)
    So original...
    and you don't just do "one" set...
    you design to mix and match with so many others...
    the possibilities are endless!! :)
    Hugs!!

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  75. Choosing? I'm allergic to that!!! I love them all...love the ornaments, of course and I have a friend with that die, so I could be a borrower!!!

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  76. Claire you`ve done it again! I love all your new release stamp sets. If I have to choose just one set, it would be the ornate christmas ornaments. Just beautiful!

    Lilian

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  77. All are so pretty! But I would definitely have to choose the beautiful ornaments! Plus it would give me an excuse to buy the coordinating Spellbinders dies! :)

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  78. I am totally IN LOVE with the wood backgrounder, it is AWESOME! I love these ornaments too, but I already have an earlier WMS ornament set, so it is further down on the wish list!

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  79. Well I've missed all the fun but I had to say I don't think it gets more gorgeous that your project here. Wow. And then to read that you included the snowflake leg in a set - had to say kudos for always maximizing the sets. Sometimes I get more mileage out of those tiny little buggers (the tree trunk in Teeny Trees, the holly berries from Around Christmastime, the stars from Midnight Feast). Thanks!

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    clover
    www.n8fan.net

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