Saturday, 29 January 2011

Got new stamps

Ever since I bought my first set of Nestabilities, I have thought that there should be stamps to go with them. Since then I've found that there are some companies making some. A while ago I bought a few Just-Rite stamps, but I'm not impressed, either with the designs or with the fiddly mounting system. But last week I discovered Waltzing Mouse! Wow! What a revelation. Just what I have been looking for! The company, based in N. Ireland is owned by the wonderful Claire Brennan, who designs all the stamps. To get some idea of her genius, check out not only her Nestie-compatible (and other) stamps, but also the "Secret Stamp Set", the idea behind which is quite simply brilliant! You need a password (provided) to see it! The website also has a fabulous gallery of inspiring samples.

The problem was which to order first! I settled on sets to go with my Labels 2 and Labels 10 Nesties, but then couldn't resist the "Rescue Remedies" set, so I will now have to buy the Nesties to go with the stamps!

I used Ella Blue papers (by GCD Studios) as a background for the stamps, which I had to cut around, not having the dies. (Yet!) The sentiment, I think, is an old Craft Stamper freebie.

The next card has the Waltzing Mouse border stamps on the Nestie die-cuts, Basic Grey Cappella papers, and an Impression Obsession sentiment. There is a bit of glitter glue in the flower centres and butterfly body, but it doesn't show up in the photo.

I have two more of the stamp sets already on order. I don't think they'll be the last!


lisa said...

These are fabulous Lynne. I love the remedy ones and would buy them without the nesties as you have done and cut round them, they are totally yummy. May have to investigate these further, although I'm trying very hard not to break that new years resolution I do have some birthday money to spend!!
The cards you've made with them are gorgeous, very vintage looking.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Lynne your post really interested me because I have been toying with the idea of treating myself to some Just Rite stamps now I don't have to. I have shopped with this company before but for flower stamps so I will just have to go have another look. I absolutely adore your creations they look truly wonderful.
Lorraine x

Lisa Jane said...

Hey there Lynn.. how are you, well i hope.
Wow i love these.. the top ones are delightful.. they remind me of the old apothacary at Howarth .. i love going in there - the smells of all the old soaps etc.
Mmmmm.. thanks for that wonderful memory . Beautiful cards as always
Lisa ;)

Sally H said...

These are gorgeous! I have been having a little look and may have to get a few myself!

chris said...

wow these are gorgeous, love the waqay you have used them your mix of papers is perfect with the stamps. hope you are ok love and hugs chris xx


Hi Lynne - love these cards - the papers are perfect with your wonderful stamped images.
I have a set of the WM Nestie stamps, but like lots of other crafty things, they have been sitting in a cupboard for ages - you've inspired me to get them out again!
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

judith@poppy cottage said...

These are lovely cards Lynne, very vintage. The colours are really gorgeous. I need to investigate, oh dear! Judith xx

Netty said...

Beautiful cards and love the colours you've chosen so peaceful. Annette x

Jules said...

Hi Lynne

Gorgeous makes .. .. and of course I have a soft spot for the Ella Blue.

Dare I look at those links? Well I might just risk one eye!! LOL!!!

Love Jules xx

craftimamma said...

Lynne these are fabulous and so is what you have done with them. The papers you have used are gorgeous.

I bought a couple of sets of the Just-Rite stamps too and feel exactly the same as you about them. They are so fiddly. I definitely think I need to check these out though so thanks for the links.

Lesley Xx

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