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!'s nearly time

Folks it's nearly time for our big release - we have 8 stamp sets and 11 die sets brand new and ready to go. The store is closed now, but will reopen around 7.00pm (UK time - in about 30 mins) with all the new goodies added. Check back here at 7.00pm (ish) also for the full reveal of all the new goodies in one place and also for the traditional DT release hop! Gotta rush...

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

...Introducing Boo and Friends

Evening folks -  are you all vintaged out? yep? lol, well we have something different now for you - a total change of pace - we have some cute Halloween characters for you. 

Here are the DT ladies - there's another new set called A Great Big Owl previewing tonight - I'll be back with him later on...

This set is called Boo and Friends and I'm going to go right ahead and pop up the whole set image here for you this eve - I know we don't normally reveal all 'til release day, but I can't properly introduce you to these guys unless you can see them all at once - aren't they cute?

Boo is a ghost - she's the little ghost in the top left hand corner of the image below - and those guys are her friends. They are all ghosts who love to dress up for Halloween! I loved the concept of a Halloween ghost actually dressing up for Halloween.

Here at WMS we have always gone down a more traditional path at Halloween and this year I thought it might be fun to add some cuteness (roughly translated - this means my kids twisted my arm for some cute Halloween stuff that they could use themselves...)

My cards this evening feature the little ghost witch and the vamp - The sentiments are from another new set called Peek-a-boo Sentiments - a bunch of punny Halloween sentiment that work great with the images in Boo and Friends, because we all need a little corny right? So easy to trim out a dose of these with the matching dies which are available as singles so you only buy the ones you need. I stamped up a few backgrounds with the Zig Zag backgrounders and Reverse Crackle Backgrounder.

There are dies to match all those characters and each die has a little bonus die attached - I will do another post to show you how to get the best from those.

Hope these tickle! I will see you later on with my great big owl!!!

...Little Darlings Post two

Good morning folks -I hope you are enjoying the previews so far - I have some more vintage fun for you this morning and then later on this evening we'll be shaking it up with some sets of a completely different style. Scroll down for last night's post if you missed it.

The light is a bit brighter here today thanks to Mr G. Electric... and I've been able to take pics of this wee set. Feel free to pin and share these pics - lol, it's only the ones with grotty lighting that I am ashamed of...

I don't think there is much on the planet that is sweeter than a pair of baby shoes and so I set about learning how to crochet them on my week off - I lean towards home made gifts if I can do it well enough - I'll pass out jam like it's going out of style, but if the shortbread didn't work out you are likely to get something store bought... I made up these sweet little Baby Janes (pattern from these delightful gals at etsy) and I was very pleased - I think they are up to giveable standard.

Deciding how to present these was easy with the Little Darlings sets. All of the images are from the Little Darlings Image set and the Sentiments are from the Little Darlings sentiments set. I made up a card and taggy and then part covered a duo cupcake box with some of the patterned paper. The Cradle image on the card was stamped in a deep purple (SU elegant eggplant) and trimmed out with the matching die. I used the Picot panel for the sentiment - I'm finding that so versatile. I used a stitched tag die upside down to create a stitched panel on the card front - under the cradle and I stamped the round sentiment from LD sentiments in a blue shade to tone with the paper (Tilda).

The tag uses the Pram ( stroller US?) image and I cut that out with the matching die. The largest of the stitched tags was ut in kraft card and a wee strip of patterned paper just sets it off. Lots of sponging - because there are no other stamping techniques... :) Loving the small contrasting grommet die that comes with the stitched tags - it's all about the details sometimes.

The box was a find - it's a due cupcake box with those sweep-up-and-gather sides, I love it! - I covered the end panels in paper - a little sponging...for old times sake....

And there it was, a lovely little bundle - I think it does justice to my crocheted efforts - I think handmade goodies should be presented properly - I think it alerts folks to the fact that you have made the effort and spent time creating a little piece of love. Don't sell yourself short all you knitters and crocheters by giving away your beautiful hard work all rolled up in a paper bag - present yourselves! :)

Hope it tickles - I'll be back this eve with Halloween!

Monday, 25 August 2014

...Introducing Little Darlings

Evening ladies - welcome to the second day of our previews for the August release. You will have guessed by now that we are now posting our previews at 7pm UK time, in line with the release day - hoping to make it just that little bit simpler for all of us!

I'm kicking off with this little card and I will be back later with more, but the light here is dreadful for taking photos, yada yada.... it's been like winter here all day!

Anyhow, this little card will serve as an intro to another one of the new Vintage Baby sets - there are 3 in total this release - you saw Vintage Baby Shower yesterday and today we are showing, Little Darlings - which is an image based set, and a sentiment set, Little Darlings Sentiments - specifically designed to go with vintage baby images. All three vintage baby sets are 6x4 inch sets. The Vintage baby shower dies are sold as a set, but I decided to do the dies for Little Darlings as single dies, that way you can pick your favourites.

The Bassinet (or Moses basket ) image used on this is from Little Darlings images set and the New Fangled parents sentiment is from the Little darlings sentiments set.

Also previewing today we have 'Tis the Season - a fabulously fonted Christmas set, I'm just easing us in gently... - pop off to see what the ladies have for you - I'll be back later, soon as I track down a daylight bulb...

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

Just before you shoot off tho' I just want to show you another trick for that Picot Panel die from yesterday - if you look in detail at this card below, you can see how I have used the picot panel die on the plaid background to cut a space in the centre of the panel, I mounted the plaid panel onto the kraft cardbase with foam tape. Then, when I cut another panel in just plain white and discard the edge, I can pop it into the vacant space in the plaid panel and the kraft card shows as a neat border between the white panel and the plaid frame!

Chat later, c