'Evening folks and welcome to the second day of previews of our October release! - thank you all so much for sharing our last night's samples - I very much appreciate you all helping us get the word out. If you have just joined us we are running a little giveaway comp on this blog post. There's still time to enter - all of the giveaway winners will be drawn about a half hour before the release goes live on Tuesday 28th (two more sleeps!).
Tonight's GiveawayI'm going to do the same for tonight's set - it's called 'Jolly Old Elf' and it is a new 6x8 set that will be releasing on Tuesday also. Let's share, share, share - post or pin your facourite samples of this set anywhere you 'hang out', Facebook, Pinterest, Twitterland, wherever you know of folks who might be interested in seeing these! Don't forget to come back and comment on this post tell us how you shared - the winner of this comp will be drawn on Tuesday and will win one set of Jolly Old Elf stamps.
The Design Team gals also previewing with me today are listed below and don't forget you can also see all of their fabby samples in one place here on the DT Inspiration blog.
OK, remember back when you first started stamping - what was it that hooked you? For me it was the moment I lifted the stamp away from the cardstock, leaving that lovely sharp, clean image behind - the fact that I could do that over and over again nearly blew my little mind - they do say little amuses the innocent lol. I love that. I love stamping. Stamping is my favourite!
The first set I drew - do you remember - it was the gingerbreads - I was, and still am in love with sets. Sets of stamps that work together, sets of stamps that I can combine with different colours - I love the idea of getting unlimited variations using the same set - I love that I can still pick up the gingerbreads for example and create something entirely different to what I made with them last year, or the year before. I love timeless stamps. I love stamps that don't date quickly - I love sets that can be mixed with other sets. Did I ever tell you I love Christmas? All of that was in my head when I was drawing these Elves.
Jolly Old Elf - Santa - Elf...mmmmm elves...garden..... This set contains a figure of a Jolly Old Elf, but he is not limited to being Santa, he could also be your favourite garden gnome... There are a whopping 36 stamps in this set. You can either stamp just one image or you can combine lots of stamps - I cannot wait to show you this set.
For my card this evening, I used the Elf figure with his satchel full of candy canes - from his eyes down - he is all one piece - so he is easily stamped. Lots of detail in this stamp - his little stitched bag, his quilted waistcoat, stripey pantaloons, right down to his little turnover boots - I love this! There are 3 different hats stamps in the set and I chose the 'relaxed Santa' hat with the mistletoe - there are also a traditional Santa hat and a cone shaped gnome hat stamp. I stamped him in green to tone with my patterned paper.
Do you like his wee flocky beard? A little glue and some white flock. I sooo want to know what you think of this guy! :) So hope he tickles!
I used the Picot Panel die to place my sentiment on - the USA DT ladies got their lovely new Pretty Panel dies and us Euro ladies are a little jealous - ours have not arrived yet...fingers crossed for tomorrow... :)