Monday, 26 January 2015

STAMPlorations Stamp Release Week - Houses


It's Spotlight Week at STAMPlorations, and every day we'll be shining the spotlight on a fabulous set of stamps.


And we're starting off today with a set for The Bee's Knees range designed by moi: Houses


I've used the little cottage and given it a thatched roof.  I drew a fence, village green and pond with coloured markers, then scribbled over them with a 0.05 pen to define them.  I used one of the new ARTplorations stencils for the clouds.  Larkrise to Candleford, anyone?

ETA: the sentiment is from Sentiment Builders: Christmas & New Year

My teamies have created some fabulous cards with this set - I'm bursting with pride!  Not only that, but we have none other than Laura Bassen guesting designing for us.  With. My. Stamps.  Someone. Pinch. Me.

Go and check out what they've made, and leave comments at each blog for your chance to win.  Six (6) commenters randomly drawn from the Design Team's blogs will each win a $10 gift certificate, and one (1) commenter randomly drawn from the STAMPlorations blog will win a $30 gift certificate.  Get commenting!!

41 comments:

  1. Wow! You drawing and painting skills are great. Wonderful pond and fence

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  2. The scene you created is such a fun one!

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  3. Love your little village scene!! It does harken back to a quieter, simpler way of life!! So appealing!!

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  4. Very cute little village. I like how you staggered the houses a bit.

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  5. I LOVE Larkrise to Candleford! I binge watched the whole thing! This definitely is reminiscent of that. Which sentiment set did you use for this? I think I might have to buy it. (or you should design a sentiment set to go along with your houses wink* wink*)

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  6. I love your new stamp set, Shirley...Congrats on another success! Your card is fabulous, too! I love how you added hand drawn elements and beautiful coloring! Awesome card!

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  7. Just DARLING work, Wow! You are super talented and have SUCH a darling style to your crafting, drawing and coloring skill. Such a fun scene:))

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  8. Creating this little scene with the pond and field is simply brilliant. Those house look like a precious little neighborhood.

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  9. Shirley, this stamp set is just adorable. I know it will be a favorite of many!! Congratulations to you!! And, BTW, your card is so lovely with the hand-drawn scene.

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  10. Your cards reminds of the movie Holiday!

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  11. Pinch.
    So this is exactly how I imagine your 'hood. Am I right?

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  12. I love your scenery !!!
    Looks such real ...
    TFS CU hellerlittle

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  13. Great card and how fabulous to design your own stamp set! Love the name 'bee's knees' too! Jo x

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  14. *hihi* ein Heim auf dem Lande!!! Das hat was!!!

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  15. So cute! Love how you drew the scenery - do you even need stamps? Great card!

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  16. Love your row of cottage like houses...beautiful!

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  17. love your theme and row of houses

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  18. Great card Shirley, love your little scene.

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  19. wow!!!! this is really nice!

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  20. Amazing!! Look like a country scene with the little fence and pond... perfect

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  21. Love the scene you created with those darling houses. So glad I have that set myself.

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  22. I love this set Shirley and it's on its way to me now!! you've created such a serene village scene, love all the different styles in the set :0)
    Jenny x

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  23. This is a beautiful card with the cute houses, and the fence and the grass patch adds more interest to it.

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  24. Such a great scenery card!!!

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  25. You created a great scenic card.

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  26. Adorable houses! Love your coloring on them and the scene you made!

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  27. So cute - your little neighbourhood!

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    1. What a fun new home scene Shirley. Love your pond and sentiment too. TFS

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  28. Hey...these houses look like what I imagine the old English countryside houses might have looked....several years ago! Cool multi-colored doors!

    Amazed at what you 'scribbled' up....the fence and pond are awesome!

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  29. What a warm, welcoming, neighbourhood you've created with your awesome stamp set, Shirley! I'm claiming the house with the red door; my bags are packed and I'm ready to move in! Fabulous showcase; love this!
    Hugs~c

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  30. How perfectly clever adding in the pond!

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  31. What a charming country village scene, Shirley ... so quintessentially English ... fabulous! Anita :)

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  32. Love your new stamp set! Your card is fab with the little pond out in front. I want to move into the neighborhood!!

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  33. You designed this??!!! How cool is that?!! This is a sweet, fun set, and I love the card you've made with it. Happy dancin' for you! Bev

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  34. Beautiful, beautiful card!!! Love the little scene you created - it is so wonderful and I found the whole card to be just delightful!!!

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  35. Love the card! Such a cute scene you created ♥

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  36. What a sweet village! Darling scene!

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  37. sooo in love with your Scene Shirley
    so cute and I adore the color on the roof
    and lovely fence too
    ooh I love your card if I am not a winner on the drawing (as I always did hehe never won at drawing) may I have this card Shirley ...I would love to exchange with my card
    I am fan of your card Shirley and this is like a masterpiece soo in love with this...
    Adorable made...

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  38. This is such a lovely village scene. Are these houses for sale? Would love to live in one! ☺ xxx

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  39. This is such a lovely village scene. Are these houses for sale? Would love to live in one! ☺ xxx

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  40. The houses are so cute.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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