Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Birthday set complete and some news.....

Hello everyone and lovely to see you here. A special welcome also to my new followers, I feel honoured you decided to follow me.

Well, today I managed to complete the gift set I made for my SIL:
The bag and tag I showed already in my last post, but I have now managed to finish the card:

I followed the same technique as with the bag and tag, to make them all match more or less of course. The little postcard this time is from the Graphics 45 French Country Collection stamps.


One of the elements cut from the 6 x 6 paper collection. (You can read more about that here )


Some flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, layered with some leaves and a bit of tea dyed cheese cloth





And finally another butterfly with some strips cut with the Tim Holtz tattered banners die.


Now to the news: Some of you might remember that I was chosen to be a member of the Sincity Stamps Design Team. Well, today would have been the day of my first post, but..... all of the stamps they sent me to work with got stuck in customs so I never received them in time. So meanwhile I thought I would just show you some of the wonderful stamp sets I will be working with:


They are really reasonably priced if you are interested (only $20 for a full rubber sheet) and they have many  amazing designs, from Art, to Steampunk to Seasonal, so much to choose from,  I fell in love with them straight away and am now keeping my fingers crossed they will get here soon.....

Thank you for dropping in today and see you next time!

33 comments:

  1. What beautiful projects. I love the shabby chic feel. Congrats on your new DT spot, those stamps look amazing. :)

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  2. Astrid, your SIL will be so thrilled to receive this lovely birthday set! The gift bag is such a pretty alteration and that card is luscious! Now I can't wait to see what you come up with using those stamps and what a great way to start a new DT spot! My favorite is that Halloween set! Woo! Enjoy!

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  3. Your SIL is going to love her set .... not good about your stamps being stuck in customs ... but won't be long and you'll be creating with them. They look fabulous.

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  4. What beautiful work... she'll love this. On your side of the world it's my birthday already...here I still have a few hours before I check off the next higher number!!!!! It was a true pleasure to see something so pretty for a birthday gift even if it wasn't mine!

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  5. You continue to amaze me! The set for your SIL is so gorgeous, that folded corner alone takes my breath away, just brilliant, no wonder you are a design team member! So sorry about the stamp glitch, but the designs looks awesome, you will be creating up a storm!

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  6. Loooove the card Astrid ... it finishes the set off beautifully. You do realize that I will have to pinch the design don't you? It is soooo gorgeous. Sorry that the stamps got held up but I can see why you love them ... they are fabulous! ox

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  7. Good Morning Astrid. What a lucky Sister in Law to receive such a beautiful set. The whole design of the card is so beautifully done. Hugs Rita xxx

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  8. Beautiful artwork Astrid, really love the warm colours and the vintage feel. Great news about your new DT spot, those new stamps are fabulous so I do hope you receive them soon
    Claire xx

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  9. Great set! Love the colours :-)

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  10. I think your SIL is going to be one very happy lady! The card is simply gorgeous (you should enter it into Simon Says this week). Love the new stamps, the journal one looks so useful and the butterflies are divine! Hugs, Anne x

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  11. A wonderful set for your SiL I am sure she will be over the moon with her lovely handmade pieces. Can't wait to see what you create with those fab stamps.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

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  12. That card is so beautiful and just finishes off the gift which I'm sure will be much treasured and appreciated. Congratulations on the DT bit - shame about the stamps though - they certainly look great so will be checking out the link. Hopefully yours will arrive soon so you can play.

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  13. Your card is just as pretty as the bag and tag. Your friend must be very happy getting this as a gift.
    So sorry you have didn't get the stamps in time. Hope they may come soon. Anneke. www.annekescardart.blogspot.com

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  14. Your SIL will treasure this wonderful gift set... beautifully put together.
    Can't wait to see how you use the fabulous Sincity stamps.
    Now I NEED! more stamps!
    Suzi B xx

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  15. Your card is fabulous!! I love the details ... Sorry about the stamps ... what a nuisance for you ... they look gorgeous - especially the butterflies - and I am looking forward to seeing your creations

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  16. Sounds like your custom is just the same as ours here, and they sure take their time, when they put their hands on things LOL.
    But these sets sure looks amazing, and it´ll be great to see, what you´ll be creating from these, when you get them.
    And biig CONGRATS with the spot on the DT by the way. Have lots of fun with that.

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  17. Love the card, Astrid! It's the perfect compliment to the gift bag and tag set!

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  18. Beautiful birthday set Astrid. Great stamps, especially love the butterfly ones. Hugs Annette x

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  19. Beautiful card to match the bag. This is such a great gift set!!
    xxx Marianne

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  20. Beautiful gift for your SIL. I will tell you Astrid - I went straight away to purchase some of these stamps and really had a difficult time. Then what ever "thing" looks over my computer inserted a message saying the site could not be verified and was unsafe. I don't know what to do - I love their stamps.
    sandy

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  21. Hey Astrid! I wanted you to know that I just talked with Sin City and they are aware of my problem. They are working on the problem and I am excited about ordering their stamps. I do love them and look forward to seeing your works using these wonderful images!!
    sandy

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  22. Beautiful Astrid you never cease to amaze me with your artistic ability. I bet your SIL was thrilled to bits

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

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  23. Your SIL will love this gorgeous card. Congratulations on your DT post, the stamps look fantastic. I look forward to seeing your projects.
    Yvonne

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  24. The bag, tag and card are a perfect trio and so perfectly shabby chic. Those papers are so beautiful, every time I see you use them I keep oohing and ahhing.
    Astrid, that is terrible the stamps were delayed due to customs although it probably did prolong that lovely sense of anticipation.
    Eagerly await your creations!
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  25. Gorgeous card to compliment the wonderful tag & bag..your SIL will be delighted I'm sure....Congrats on your DT Post sorry the stamps have been held up... They look amazing I bet you can't wait for them to drop through the letter box.... Hugs May x x x

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  27. Congrats on your new DT position! The stamps are wonderful! Love your present to your SIL in too! The bag and card are beautiful!

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  28. Another beautiful creation!! Love everything about it!!

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  29. The card is just wonderful - the perfect final element in the whole package. Beautiful, Astrid.

    And, oh dear - I'm already in love with those butterfly stamps... you're going to cost me dear, I can see already!!

    Sorry to be behind - my internet's been playing up, so I'm sitting in Caffe Nero trying to do some catching up... have a great weekend!
    Alison xx

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  30. Tasche und Karte sind traumhaft schön. Die besondere Gestaltung der Karte ist so elegant.
    Von den neuen Stempeln bin ich so begeistert, dazu kann ich nur gratulieren!
    Liebe Grüße
    Bärbel

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  31. Wowww Astgris, this is so beautiful!

    Hugs and have a nice weekend,
    Ellen

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  32. What a fabulous card to complete the set, those stamps look wonderful
    Rosie x

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  33. As Always they are all so beautiful. The card itself it simply stunning. Lucky Sister in law

    Hugs

    Annie xx

    ps Thank You for yesterday Astrid...it was such fun and I have to say the lunch was amazing. xxxx

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