Monday, 6 August 2012

'Twas the Night Before Christmas Clarity Stamps

I love this set of stamps and was very pleased to be able to make some samples with them.

This card is very simple but it's one of my favourites from this month.  It's a theatre card and I got the idea from my Everyone Needs a Hougie 2 book.  I love my Hougie board.  I used the wood effect card as I wanted it to look like a mouse hole in a skirting board.

It's just two pieces of card with a couple of score lines at each edge.  You can cut whatever shape aperture you want in the front.  Simples!

This one is my Mum's favourite.  Again it's very simple but the Angelina Fibres and Film really enhance it.

I used black Archival ink to stamp the image onto the film for the shoe.  The background is just two pieces of film with some fibres in-between.  I heated them with an iron to fuse them together, then I cut it out with a Nestabilities die.

I am lucky enough to have the whole set of these stamps and these are a couple of cards that I have  previously made with them.

I love making these folded books and had to make one with these stamps.  This one was made for my Mum and Dad.  It was before I got into Spellbinders and ProMarkers!

This one was post ProMarkers and Nestabilities, although I've still used my Sakura Stardust pens on parts of them.  I do love a bit of sparkle, especially on Christmas cards.  My Hubby was the recipient of this one, so I get to enjoy it too.  It comes out again every year.

There are three more stamps in the collection since I made the last two books.  I really need to make something new with the whole set.  This time I will try and do something that I can add to when new stamps come out, like the gorgeous wall hanging that Dee Paramour made.  The K&Co papers that I used were perfect at the time but I don't have enough left to add to it.  A wall hanging will also be easier to display.  I don't suppose it will get made in time for this Christmas though.  I haven't even started my Christmas cards!

I wonder if Barbara has created any new stamps in the collection for this year?  I do hope so.


  1. beautiful cards Lynne I'm with your mum as my favourite is the second one aswell Just gorgeous

  2. Stunning cards Lynne, I like the idea of cutting Film and Fiber in die cutting machines, thanks for the tip. Lovely clean stamping, just perfect. X

  3. the mouse in the shoe is my favourite of this set, I hope to add to my collection this year. I also agree with your mum I love the Angelina fibres is my favourite although the mousehole is a very cute idea. All your clarity samples were amazing especially the Dove/Noel card. Annie x

  4. Yes another set of cards to be proud of.I think that there is not a lot between them both amazing in different ways

  5. I love how you call a most exquisite card 'simple' - to me, they are anything but easy to achieve. Most laudable - well done, Lynne!

  6. Hi, I've just found this going from one blog to another (aaages later), and simply adore those stamps. Do you know where I can buy the hwole set from please. At present I don't seem to be able to find them all together. The extended cards you made are superb and wonderful gifts. And the way you've coloured them is superb. Thanks for the inspiration :o) Mo

    1. Thank you. They can all be bought at Claritystamp. It's beautiful set. x

    2. Thanks Lynne - I think I must have been having internet problems because it wouldn't show up at all, but I have now got it :)

  7. Where do you get your ideas from. I just love all your cards. you are such an inspiration. thank you for taking the time to share.


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