Friday, 31 March 2017

Paperbabe new stamp release

Hello to anyone reading my blog and welcome.

I was very pleased and excited to be asked, by my friend Chris, if I would do some samples for the launch of her stamps she designed for Paperbabe.
Please read the information below and view the blog  hop.


We are very excited to announce a guest artist in the Paperbabe Stamps family and to celebrate we are having a little blog hop...

The very talented Chris Dark has designed a collection of beautiful Garden Fairies Stamps, the Butterfly Catcher, Butterfly Emerges, Butterfly Fairy, and Musical fairy, they are a larger set and each includes a beautiful sentiment.

To add extra fun to our blog hop... we are offering up a prize! 
of the whole garden fairies collection to one lucky winner.

Here are the details:
  • A winner will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the designer's blogs and the PaperbabeStamps Blog to win.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the designer's blogs listed below or the Paperbabe stamps blog for your chance to win! (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your chances) 
  • Deadline: You have until midnight on Sunday, 2nd April to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paperbabe Stamps blog on Wednesday, 5th April to see if you are one of our lucky winners.
Here's a sample from me...

Today, we’ve enlisted some super talented designers to inspire you with ideas on how to use these beautiful new garden fairies! Hop along for lots of fun and inspiration! 
Carole C  ( Me)

Have fun on the HOP!

I think the fairies are very pretty, not normally my thing, but when I first saw the designs I had ideas immediately popping into my mind, as to what I could do with them.

 The two fairies I worked with are Musical fairy  and Butterfly fairy, and I think both of them would  make really pretty Christmas cards, as well as general greeting cards.
 They are also a great size for using on home décor pieces, as you can see from a couple of my samples.

I started by doing a variety of background pieces with Distress inks . Haven't used these in a while.
As I am not brilliant at colouring, I have paper pieced some of the dresses using Artcuts Chiyogami papers and coordinated the backgrounds with the colour of the papers. This worked well, particularly for the Musical fairy, as her dress was much easier to cut out.

The little wooden flowers are from Artcuts and coordinate well with the flowers on the paper.
The tiny flower stamps , with the fairy, made perfect centres for the flowers.

         This time she  has been stamped onto a 15cm. wooden heart (Artcuts) . 
The fairy's hair makes a great hanging, vine like, border too. 
The lovely Butterfly fairy below has been stamped and cut out. A bit fiddly! I like the little butterfly bag , so decided to stamp several of them and cut them out, to fly. Again, the background is made with Distress inks, weathered wood, sage and stormy sky.

Parts of her hair, dress and wings have been foiled and  I made the flower from white muslin.

Lastly, I have another home décor project.
I do like stamps that can be adapted slightly to give a different look, hence the fairy, minus wings.
Again, she has been stamped and cut out, as she fitted well on the 14cm. frame that I had. She has been coloured with Brilliance and VersaMagic ink pads.

I have had great fun using these stamps and I hope that you will too.
I have some more samples to show and I will post those soon.
Please visit again to see a few more ideas..
Happy blog hopping and thank you for your visit.


  1. What a magnificent collection of projects you have created Carole each and everyone of them as creative as the next. Stunning stamps from Chris and I have to agree with you they would make stunning Christmas Cards. Hugs Tracey xx

  2. Carol your samples are amazing, I love the paper piecing. The heart is so pretty and feminine x

  3. Brilliant samples Carole. Love these stamps. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  4. Brilliant samples, they show the stamps beautifully

  5. Wow! Awesome projects. I'm in love for the amazing details!
    Valerija xx

  6. Thank you lovely friend for agreeing to help introduce the stamps, I know how busy you are at the moment so it's even more appreciated. I'm amazed at how many ideas you've had and all your samples are so beautiful and creative, such lovely inspiration for the blog hoppers. Hope today went well, speak over the weekend, Chris xx

  7. Wow! these are gorgeous. Lovely to see so many variations. I particularly love the heart.
    Hugs Maz

  8. I love all of them, it's hard to choose! The effects on each fairy is amazing so individual. Excellent work big hugs Sandy xx

  9. Wow. I don't know which project I like best. They are all fun and fabulous. Love your embellishments and coloring.


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