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Saturday, 25 October 2014

...New for October - Flurries and a giveaway!


Good evening folks - how are you? We're getting the WMS October stamp release underway and tonight the Design Team and I are bringing you samples showing a new 6x4 stamp set called Flurries. Flurries will be available from the WMS store from 7:00pm on Tuesday 28th - our new static release date.

This set is packed with possibilities and all my samples this evening revolve around only one or two stamps from the set - it's the sort of set that encourages you to play with your inks.

Before I show you my samples, here are the ladies who are previewing with me today, can't wait to see what they have created! Don't forget you can see all the DT cards in one place here on the DT inspiration blog.

Becca Feeken
Jeanne Jachna
Julia Aston
Karin Akesdotter
Laurie Schmidlin
Sandie Dunne
Tosha Leyendekker

Giveaway

If you like the look of this set why not enter our giveaway - simply help us spread the word by sharing this post on Facebook or pinning some of our new release samples to your Pinterest boards - leave a comment here to tell us what you have done to spread the news. It's not limited to Facebook and Pinterest, if you have another avenue to help us get the word out, simply use it and let us know what you did by commenting on this post. One random entry will win this set. The winner will be drawn from the comments here on Tuesday evening, just before the release opens - good luck!


One of the stamps in this 26 piece set is this row of trees, if you are thinking  that they look a little familiar that's because they are related to the snowflake one die and also to some of the snowflake stamps that give this set it's name - Flurries.

I included some tear drop shaped stamps in the set that can be used to add colour behind the tree branches, this is a shot of my little row of trees half coloured.


There are also single trees in the set - added flexibility.


I love this little row of stars - perfect for making little starry skies above the mini woodland. Here everything was clear embossed and then cream ink was wiped over.


It's kinda hard to stop stamping these trees once you get started, I love them in Autumnal shades.


Perfect for creating little Autumn forests like the one on this Thansgiving card.


 This is a particularly versatile winter set - and I have not even shown you the snowflakes yet!
Hope it tickles.




Friday, 24 October 2014

...another peep at October release

I do love this set. We're beginning samples tomorrow and I'll be running a wee giveaway - do pop by!

Thursday, 23 October 2014

...first peek at October

Evening folks! I have a peek for you! We have some new goodies coming on the 28th! I've been laid up with lurgy for the second time this month and so there has not been much action on the old blog this week, but I will have some things to bring you over the next few days as we get our October release underway.

Are you liking the new format? - the new static release date of the 28th and our smaller releases? I'm thinking it is going pretty well - it's taken a little getting used to and as always there are still improvements to be made, but I'm thinking it's worth it so that folks know what our routine is - the feedback I've had so far has been great, a lot of folks seem to like the static date.

Looking forward to showing you the new goodies, it's a fun release! I'll be back tomorrow with another peek and then from Saturday onwards we'll have some fabby inspiration for you!

Thursday, 16 October 2014

...Boo to you! and a debossing tip


Folks did you enjoy the PJ party? I must admit I am only just getting started today - I loaded the post on Tuesday night and was able to hang around for an hour or so to make sure it was all going and then I went to bed, woke up with a wicked sore throat and temperature, ugh, had a small home from school sick also and spent yesterday pretty much wiped out on the sofa!

I had a quick look and the entries look fabulous and I'll be getting round all of them today! The random winner has been announced - scroll down - to see if it was you!

This card is quite simple, I found some fabby copper checked paper while i was cleaning up and took my cue from that! The Owl (A Great Big Owl)is quite detailed so I didn't add much, aside form a sentiment which I embossed in copper to pick up on the BG paper- quite liked it!

this card was atrial for the embossing challenge so I had added a little embossing using a die cut blank of the owl:

It can be tricky to stamp in a depression - so I stamped the image first


then I die cut an owl from a piece of scrap card (Great Big Owl die set), 
and placed the negative shape over the stamped image
 then I placed the die cut blank back in the hole.


I secured it with some tape, I'm using lo-tac masking tape here

then I ran it through the Grand Calibur - it gave a lovely debossing all over the stamped image, a very subtle frame effect.

 
Hope it tickles
Chat tomorrow!

...PJ Party Winner



I'm very late with this winners post, my apologies!

The random winner of the PJ party prize was Tanya of little Art Cottage Blog - this lovely Little deer card was the randomly chosen entry - what a charming card!

Tanya - Huge congratulations! your winning entry used WMS product loudly and proudly and so you winn the double prize of £60GBP to spen in the WMS store!

please pop us an email on info@waltzingmousestamps.com to claim your prize!