Sunday, 1 December 2013

Stamps. Stamps. Stamps - Confessions of a stampaholic.

Crafters have a lot of their own sweet, "guilty pleasure" addictions. One of mine is collecting and using all sorts of stamps. I could have millions of them and I can never get enough :) I'm a real sucker for all sorts of quirky and whimsical stamp designs and I find the Yellow Owl Workshop stamps to be so. They are good quality traditional wood block-mounted rubber stamps, each set being sold in an attractive box. Perhaps you remember this stamp set from one of my previous posts.  And I've recently treated myself to these festive sets:


I love these simple geometric designs. It's the simplicity of the designs that captures my heart. The Christmas bauble is lovely but it is the bell I really really really wanted to have in my collection. 


The mistletoe and the pine cone have also been long on my must-have list. I fancy making some Christmas cards with floral symbols of Christmas. 


And this scenery building stamp set has been on my wish list for weeks. Finally it's mine! :) 


I couldn't wait any longer and I had to have a go at this reindeer set:
I also added 2 extra stamps for this scenery - the curly Christmas tree is a stamp from The English Stamp Company and the wording comes from The Waltzing Mouse Stamps set - Nordic Winter.


The designs of these stamps are so simple, yet the stamping possibilities are unlimited. The colours, the arrangement, the intensity, the whole composition - it all depends on you. Let yourself get lost in the stamping fever :)


And a version with a small mistletoe stamp (also from The English Stamp Company)


Experimenting a bit, I used some textured watercolour cardstock for these impressions. I like how this paper absorbs the ink and how the stamped images overlap with each other.


With these new stamping toys I feel like my crafting passion is being rekindled now. Good :) as I'm going to have more stamping fun later this week.

Have a good weekend and thank you for your comments. x X x
Linking to Hand-made Harbour tonight for a Hand-made Monday blog hopping party. 

8 comments:

  1. You really have a great talent for stamping, and you made great use of your new stamps, so very pretty. Hope that you have lots of fun using them. xx

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  2. What wonderful stamps and the packaging is beautiful. I'm a sucker for lovely packaging.

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  3. Hi Marta,
    so good to have you back here! I missed you, but I have been to busy with our families, so I forgot to send an email! Hope you are well!
    Wonderful Christmas cards!
    Happy nwe week,
    Hugs
    Claudia

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  4. I have never seen this tamps before, I just love them.
    I have so many stamps too, and I still want more.. :O)

    Makes beautiful cards!

    Fredrikke

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  5. Welcome back! Long time no see! Love your new stamps, I just think Christmas time is such a good opportunity for crafting! X

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  6. I'm completely rubbish at stamping but you make it look so nice. I love the card stock you have used.

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  7. I had not realised stamps could be quite so lovely. They really are works of art.

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  8. What a lovely new collection of stamps, so simple and nice! And the landscapes you created look really good.
    I also have a soft spot for stamps... they're fun to play with, and the ink etc etc
    Enjoy!

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