Wednesday 27 August 2014

...New stamps for August!

Good Evening ladies - I have a very long release post for you today -
8 Stamp sets and 11 die sets!
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OK, One last thing before I let you lose on the goodies - 
the DT ladies have a last round of inspiration for you - here they are (don't forget to comment!):

Lynn, Kelly, Renee, Becca, Karin, Teresa, Jeanne, Julia, Jen, Anya, Laurie, Sandie, Tosha

Here are the New goodies for August

Great Big Owl Stamp set 6x8 inches £15.95GBP

Great Big Owl Die set 5 dies £12.99GBP

Boo and Friends Stamp Set 6x4 inches £9.95GBP

Boo and Friends Bat Die set of 2 dies £5.99GBP

Boo and Friends Ghost die set of 3 dies £4.45GBP

Boo and Friends Witch Die set of 2 dies £8.50GBP

Boo and Friends Vamp die set of 2 dies £4.75GBP

Peek-a-Boo sentiments Stamp Set 6x4 inches £9.95GBP

'Tis the Season Stamp Set 6x4 inches £9.95GBP

Hello Happy Thanks Stamp Set 6x4 inches £9.95GBP

Picot Panel self Matting Die £6.50GBP

Vintage baby Shower Stamp Set 6x4 inches £9.95GBP

Vintage Baby Shower Die Set set of 4 dies £16.99GBP

Little Darlings Sentiments Stamp Set 6x4 inches £9.95GBP

Little Darlings Images Stamp Set 6x4 inches £9.95GBP

Little Darlings Cradle die £5.79GBP

Little Darlings Pram/Baby Carriage die £6.35GBP

Little Darlings Bassinet/Moses basket die £4.89GBP

Little Darlings Bow Die £4.25GBP

 Now if you are in the mood to read on I will show you my Great big Owl

I really wanted to make this guy 'perchable' and I do this with the help of the matching die set. Fist, I stamped the owl in black - I clear embossed him at this point as I was going to colour him with copics. Then I trimmed him out with the die and colored in the white card - I knew he was going on a black background.

then, I placed the little 'claws line die right on top of his feet. Even though you cannot see the cutting line when you do this there is a simple way to make sure it lines up - see where the red arrows are - I just made sure the centre of the metal at both ends was 
centred on top of the last toe/claw on each side.

This is how it looks when the cut was made - perfect.

At this point you can slide a branch in underneath his toes!!! The Great big owl die set contains a branch die which is a perfectly sized perch for him. Love this tip.

I simply mounted him on a layered card base - he really is a big chappie

Hope it tickles!


  1. Fantastic new release and that perching owl trick is amazingly clever!!

  2. Wow... great release Claire, since I don't need much for babies, but am a big fan of Halloween... I just LOVE the sentiments. :o)
    Bye bye says Katharina

  3. Wow!! That owl is stunning, and I just adore owls, so I'm delighted to see this one! Love the way you've cut out his feet.

    Claire - great release - love the cute Halloween sets and the vintage baby sets too! Well worth the wait - order in!!!

  4. Hello Claire,
    This is my second post so I'm either rolling around in cyberspace, or you're going to get another one from me sometime!
    Your cards are amazing but I suppose first rate stamps and dies do make things easier!!
    That's not to say that I don't wish I had a smidgeon of your talent. xx

  5. Awesome release! I love those cute Boo Friends.

  6. Great new release of stamps and dies….hard to pick a favorite. Am leaning toward the owl, but then all the vintage baby goodies get me…sigh…too many choices, too little wallet! Thanks so much!

  7. Wow...what a fantastic new release!
    Your owl is wonderful!

  8. I love the owl stamp and die! Lots of great ideas!

  9. Wonderful releases!!!! Plumbing problems have ruined my crafting budget for a wee bit but I will be getting some of these lovely goodies soon! :) Jill

  10. Fab release! Love the little ghosts!

  11. Very nice job on coloring this big guy. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us.

  12. Claire,
    Awesomw owl. Love the colors and the paper. Great coloring job. Love all the dies and stamps.

  13. Gorgeous new releases! Fabulous owl :)


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