Thursday, May 19, 2011

Playing with new stamps....

With New Zealand's dollar being so good against the USA one, it is quite a good time to be buying from the USA.... so I've been browsing over at Simon Says Stamps and a week or so ago made an order.  5 days after advising me the order was on it's way, it was in my letterbox... talk about excellent service.  So there are new stamps and a patterned paper pad now in my stash.    Even with postage, I can get stamps much cheaper than buying at my LSS.  And 5 days isn't that long to wait....

Anyway, I pulled some out yesterday ( felt much better after a sleep in the morning)  I bought a Magnolia Stamp ~ Berry Tilda.  I did a very CAS card just to try it out....
Hello Friend

 I stamped Tilda and then drew the line so she had something to sit on... then added her little bird friend ( from a Hero Arts little set - masked off his legs!)   Used Copics to colour it.. (note to self: More Copic colours needed)  Added the HA sentiment and some matching gems.  I used some Tea Dye distress to sponge round the edges.

Another set I got was by Crafter's Companion... "Tales of Peter Rabbit"  I love the Peter Rabbit and Beatrix Potters characters.  I thought these would be cool for baby cards.  What do you think of this one.......... 
Baby card

I used a digital gingham paper to make my background.  I stamped Peter Rabbit onto white card and used some watercolour crayons to colour.  I then cut it out and popped it onto the oval.  The sentiment is from a Fiskar's set which I layered onto blue and yellow card.

I did also manage a card for Hero Arts monthly challenge.... but I'll share that another day....  Won't be tomorrow though, as I'm off to the Trots tomorrow night.... that's horse racing.  Should be a fun night out.

Take care


Dawn

6 comments:

Barb said...

Sounds like you're feeling better, Dawn. . .so glad! Love your adorable cards today! Sure is fun getting new stamps. Have fun watchin' the horses run. :)

Isha said...

Enjoy Horse watching Dawn. Love your new cards. I am also thinking of ordering some PP from Simon says...I am thinking, should make a list...lol.Any suggestions???

Clare said...

So CUTE! Your coloring is great!
Oh, I am sooo in love with Peter Rabbit! I also love those books!! :)

Suzanne C said...

Adorable bunny and perfect baby card. The magnolia is adorable and superb coloring! I hope the races were good to you!

Tiffany said...

Super cute cards, love how you made it so Tilda is sitting, she is so darling! So good to hear happy news about receiving your products! Two Peas is really good with their service and fast shipment as well, if you have ever tried them, don't know if their shipping rates are much higher though.

AnitaRex said...

Hi Dawn! Well I am pure jealous of you and Simon Says Stamps! Last time I bought from them it took over 2 weeks to come here, from the US to Canada! Boy Canada post sucks! I just bought from them again on Friday we will see how long it takes this time. I ordered with a friend so we would get free postage this time! :> And I love that our CDN dollar is high too, more than the US! I love your peter rabbit card, it's soo sweet and perfect for a baby! And I like how you added the bird on your Tilda card!