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Wednesday, 21 March 2012

WOYWW - 146

Not so much a view of my desk this week, rather what is on  my desk.  I have been playing with my brand new Clarity stamp.If you want to know more, I wrote about it in my previous post at the weekend.

For those of you who don't have time to go back to that, I will just tell you that Clarity stamps agreed to make my favourite rose bud painting, created by my daughter, into a proper Clarity stamp, with all the quality we expect from that company.  They really did the artwork justice, and kept all the detail.

It is a joy to use, so light and easy to position, and I am having a wonderful time playing around with it, putting into practice all the ideas that I have had for it.  You may see the image coming up on Shaz Silverwolf's  blog at some time, as well as here.  We had three copies of the stamp cut, one for me, one for daughter and one for Shaz, who is her mother-in-law.

I have managed to finish all the cards for this month that I need, so I now have to have a look at April.  there are one or two there right at the start of the month, right where they catch me out and panic sets in.  One of my resolutions this year is to look ahead and try to avoid the panics.  How long will this last, I wonder.

I will leave you now to go on round the other blogs on show over at Julia Mansion.  I just hope that Mr Blogger and Mr Linky decide to play properly for her this week.  have a good week, all of you, and enjoy the signs of Spring all around us.

52 comments:

May said...

Maggie how wonderful to have your daughters beautiful art work made into a stamp by clarity, Fabulous!!! I love it, it;s simply Gorgeous I would buy one if they ever make more? your daughter is very gifted, Happy WOYWW, Hugs May x x x x x No9

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

That is a gorgeous stamp. I like the way you colored it. I'm having a terrible time leaving comments. They don't want to post. Hope this goes through. Happy WOYWW from # 7.

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Maggie,

You must be very proud of your daughter! To have a piece of her work made into a stamp -- that's wonderful. It looks lovely.

I'm impressed that you are ahead in your card making. I need to make a 50th birthday card for a friend (male). I'm not so good at male cards. Wish me luck!

Hugs,
Kay
#15

Bubbles said...

That image is just so beautiful! You've done it justice - the colours are all lovely.
Happy WOYWW!
#24
Bubbles
aka Sheleen at Patchwork Apples

http://patchworkapples.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/woyww-146.html

Joynana said...

Love the stamp. They did a wonderful job. You should be proud. #18

butlersabroad said...

How amazing that they made that beautiful image in to a stamp for you, your daughter should definitely license it to them for mass production and then work on doing more, she obviously inherited your talent.

Hugs
Brenda 2

Danielle said...

Very lovely stamp-great details! Dani32

Helen said...

Hi Maggie, What a great idea and a lovely stamp. I look forward to seeing some of your creations using it, Helen ♯35

RosC said...

If I can't be first on Mr Linky, at least I'll leave the first comment for you :-) The rose bud stamp is really lovely. You're so well organised... I've just promised myself to take a leaf from your book (blog?) and plan cards for each month.
Smiles,
Ros. #40

Neesie said...

What a beautiful rosebud and brilliant that you now have a stamp. Your daughter is very talented...does she get that from Mum I wonder? Yep, I thought so!

I'm a newie to WOYWW and I've got such a lot to learn :$

Enjoyed my peek ~ thanks Neesie #37

VonnyK said...

That stamp is really beautiful, your daughter is very talented.
Have a great week.
Von :) #43

Sara S. said...

The stamp is beautiful! My panic mode is going to be in September...I think I have something like 15 birthdays that month....ugh!

Sara S. (#27)

okienurse said...

beautiful stamp! Your daughter did a great job! Isn't it nice to have a family that enjoys crafting together! Hope you have a great week and thanks for sharing! Vickie #48

kay said...

how special to have a stamp made,have a fab week
#51

Helen said...

How fabulous to have your own (or your daughter's) design made up - and what a beauty it is!! Have a great day.
Helen, 21

Lunch Lady Jan said...

What a great idea! And hasn't the painting transferred well to being a stamp!! I know for sure that you're going to use that A LOT!!
Hugs, LLJ ~68 xx

BetteK said...

I did read the story about your Rosie stamp and what a wonderful thing to do ... I bet you are just over-the-moon with it and what a super thing to do! What a pity it is not on sale though because I am sure it would sell lots!
I am often caught out by early-in-the-month birthdays and even when I think ahead I then forget to post them in time ... am always SO cross with myself! Must develop a new system me thinks. Happy WOYWWing! Love Debbie #86 xXx

Ann B said...

Your daughter painted a beautiful rose and fantastic to have it made into a stamp.
Ann B
#56

Redanne said...

Loving that stamp. Clarity are sooo good and they have done you proud indeed. Well done! Regards, Anne #66

SophieNewton said...

Wow! That stamp is stunning, gorgeous detail. So simple but beautiful
Sophie no.88

sandra de said...

The stamp is beautiful and how lovely that you have captured it forever now that it is a rubber stamp. You will be able to do so many different techniques and create the most beautiful cards. Well done.

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

That is a beautiful stamp and so glad they left in the detail for you... I am sure many many people would use that...happy woyww... Trace #50

Doone said...

what a lovely thing, aw

dx @ 74

Gourdess said...

Happy WOYWW! The stamps are beautiful! Warmly, Tracy #34

CraftygasheadZo said...

Oh wow that stamp is beautiful. Thanks for sharing this WOYWW, let the snooping commence! Take care Zo xx 22

Bella said...

Wow, that is a beautiful stamp. What a great idea.

Shazsilverwolf said...

Blimey Marg-you were early this week, lol. The image does stamp up beautifully, doesn't it? I shall be having a play with mine later in the week. I hope the IT dept is getting you sorted- he is very versatile, :).
Love, Shaz

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

What a lovely stamp and so special. :)

Cheers,
Susan #128

Rita said...

Gorgeous image and the colouring is fab. Hugs Rita xxx

famfa said...

Gorgeous stamp. How lovely. I am going to visit everyone ending in no.5 this week and then try and work through the rest.
Famfa #125

sandee said...

That is so awesome, having a stamp made from your daughters artwork! WOW! I bet she loved that! It is very pretty too! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Sophia said...

Your roses are beatiful. I like the different colors. Nice! :)

Julia Dunnit said...

How utterly gorgeous, your daughter must be delighted! Such a versatile image.

Minxy said...

Loving the stamp
Happy Woyww'ing
Minxy #23

Twiglet said...

Pretty little rosebuds.

Craftychris said...

What a talented daughter you have, the stamp looks fab. Have a fab week xx No. 95

Princess Judy Palmer said...

That is so awesome that you got your daughter's painting made into a stamp--three of them to share nonetheless! I've not heard of clarity stamps but it does stamp with great clarity!

Marcia said...

fun stamping! stopping by from WOYWW: Marcia #160

Jeremy and Samantha said...

What a beautiful stamp. What a great idea to turn your daughter's painting into a stamp. Happy Woyww!

#47

karen said...

What a gorgeous image! And how fabulous to have art made by your daughter turned into a stamp! It looks to be a very versatile stamp as well, you could use it with other images or on its own with its simple perfect beauty!
xoxo Karen #169

Sam said...

Great to see you are enjoying your stamp Maggie!
Hugs
Sam (110)

Neet said...

What a beautiful stamp and how proud you must be of your daughter.
Thanks for sharing - and thanks for all the info you left on my blog.
Hugs, Neet #4

fairyrocks said...

You must be so proud of your DD. Beautiful stamp, wonderful of you to share. Keep smiling and creating

Elizabeth said...

How lovely to have such a special stamp - you will get such pleasure from it every time you use it. You have a talented daughter. Elizabeth x #73

Sherry Edwards said...

I love Clarity stamps and your daughter's design looks fab!

Sherry x
WoYwW # 8

Shoshi said...

What a beautiful stamp, and how lovely that it was designed by your daughter!! That's a real thrill.

Thanks for your comment on my blog. We've got loads of boxes that various pieces of equipment came in, and we're keeping those for when we eventually have to move. With their polystyrene blocks inside they do protect things better. It's all the other boxes that I've kept in case they came in useful that I've decided to get rid of!! Still loads of sorting to do, but no more energy at the moment.

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #14

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Don't ask me how but I missed this post first time round. How beautiful are these cards you must be so proud.

jacqui x

BetteK said...

Sorry I am late in replying to your visit to my blog ... the little birdies turned out to be BLUE and the whole project has taken far longer than I thought they would. They WILL be finished today but had thought they would only take one day!!!
What a pity you won't make it to Eastnor ... in that case I shall pop something in the post to you! Happy crafting! Love Debbie xXx

lisa said...

Oh Maggie, how wonderful to have your daughter's drawing made up into a stamp by Clarity. It looks beautiful, so elegant. A rose stem is such a useful thing to have for lots of occasions. Pity we can't all buy it.
Hope you are still having fun in your greenhouse, it's been perfect gardening weather hasn't it.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #123

peggy aplSEEDS said...

that is a wonderful stamp they made out of your daughters drawing! so dainty in all the details. happy WOYWW and thank you for sharing,
hugs, #26 peggy aplSEEDS

BJ said...

Thank you for your comment. Do you meant the Clarity stamp was exclusive to you and noone else can purchase one? It is lovely. BJ#54

Morti said...

LOL - for a brief second then, I has to ask myself who Julia Mansion was! LOL....

Fab that you've had the rosebud painting made into a stamp - but how cruel that none of us can buy it! It really is lovely, well done you and well done to your daughter!