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Wednesday, 28 November 2007

Gotta Love Winter Swirls

I've been playing with the fabby new HOTP Winter Swirls stamps - sooooo versatile. The first layout is based on Di's November sketch. I've used the Bo Bunny 'Jack Frost' papers (so more Christmas papers for non-Christmas layouts!) & the background is this one by MAMBI. The stamps are really easy to mix together - you can just stamp a bunch of them overlapping each other & they look fabulous - no real skill required! I've actually used seven of the ten stamps included in the pack. And in the UK, if you buy them here, you get a fabby project sheet full of great ideas from the HOTP designers!
The second layout, featuring yet more photos of my gorgeous baby boy, uses the stamps on the oversized photo mat. I've also stamped a spare piece of the plain cardstock and die cut the letters from it. I've just got one of these gorgeous new tool bags (at 40% off!), which come filled with fabby tools - & the trimmer is PINK!!! - anyway, the point is that it comes with a fastenater. I hadn't bothered getting one as, well - it's a stapler! LOL Anyway, turns out that you can get tons of different bars for it - and obviously they're alterable (what isn't?). I've just used a plain one (at the top & the bottom of the strip), which come with it but I'm gonna be getting loooooads more!!
Papers are American Crafts; poinsettia from the poundshop bargains a couple of weeks back; HOTP Big Brad & rub on.

Oooooh! Only three more posts 'til blog candy!!


Looby said...

Ooh, these are gorgeous - love the way you've layered all those stamps!

Ruth said...

Love both of these Guv, but especially love the journalling on the top one!

Charli said...

They are both fab Guv - I must try layering the stamps like that! Fab!

Di Hickman said...

love your sketch layout, great job! You are rocking the stamping! You go girl! TFS!

Still Loving Cosmo Cricket!