Ladies Camera Club

23 Feb 2010

The thing about stamps.....**with giveaway**

is that I love them very very much.
Although, perhaps 3 years ago, I would have never have said that.
Nuh uh. I used to think stamps were for nerds, geeks and nerdy-geeksters.
I am reborn.
Clear stamps store so neatly and smell absolutely delicious. Ive been snorting Banana Frog stamps for a few days now and Im on a lily pad of loveliness. Here is my first of what Im sure will be many projects using their lush stamps.
And because Bev accidentally packed a duplicate set of stamps in my DT box, she gave me per-mish to give this set of Matryoshka Dolls away for one lucky commenter - worth £10.99!



The winner of my mini canvas from last week was picked at random by the dog. I made him wait in front of the screen and bark when he liked the look of one you hot mommas (I think he wanted to chew you up, more likely). No really, I used a generator to pick a number and the number was: 6, who happens to be Anne. Well done, chick a lick a loo.

What else?.......hmmm, our boiler has started to misbehave and is not heating the water properly. We have all had to take freezing cold showers/washes for 2 stinky days and its not fun on Ellie, who is a little slip of a thing - she shivers at the sight of a 1 degree drop in temperature on a hot day, let alone a cold day. Now with Mark being out of work this was bound to happen (ie expensive and at a time when the cash flow is pretty weak.) That was until we learned that finally his enhanced CRB was finalised today (its only taken since 17th December) which means he can start work in his job that was promised to him on the 15th December and thankfully they kept the post open just for him! So now we can actually afford to call out the Gas bandits and have hot water again. I honestly will make a conscious effort to be grateful for the luxury of hot water again instead of taking it for granted. The amount of times I forget to be grateful for food, shelter, love and happiness is amounting to be pretty bad, so tonight I am raising my arms to the heavens to say a great big thank you to whoever is running the whole god damn show on this often crummy planet.

Time to have another swatch sample from my new CD which, for some reason, sold like wildfire today - thank you! This collection has everything to make the perfect tea party including bunting, cake flags, invites etc. This is a small sample of one collection and there are three collections like it in other colours too including plum with lime and raspberry with lime. Do look at the last two blog posts for other sample swatches!

Don't forget to add your pretty lil name in my comments box below to be in with a chance of winning a pack of cute Russian dolly stamps.

60 comments:

becky said...

i love matrushka dolls -- i have a slight obsession after visiting ukraine...these would be wonderful!

Deanne said...

dollies are delish delish delish :)

Kate said...

Congrats on your DT appointment. I'd love to win some yummy stamps please ** Kate **

sarah said...

i would love to win the stamps, please enter me into teh draw, they are gorgeous!!!

Clare said...

Congrats on the BananaFrog DT! Their stamps are fab.
BTW I have hinted most heavily about receiving a certain craft cd for Mother's Day. Your first one was brill and so I need the new one! x

Cath said...

I love the dolls and can't wait for the cd.

Jenni said...

Would love to be entered in your draw - I love stamping. Congrats on your DT place! Take care,
Jenni x

Sharon said...

Thank goodness his CRB check has finally arrived. My son has been waiting since mid-December for his CRB too - luckily the company have taken him on through a temp agency until it's finalised. Can't believe how slowly the wheels of red tape move. Sharon XXX P.S. Love the matrushka stamps!

Maggie said...

I want, I want, I want -
everything, but the matrushka
dolls will do for a start!

Thinkie said...

cool giveaway!

Antonia said...

I love Russian dolls at the moment and would love the stamps. Hope you get hot water soon - cold showers are the pits!

Kathy said...

I love stamping and the dollies would be alovely addition to my collection. Congratulations on joining the Banana frog DT. I can't wait to see what magic you work. Thanks for the chance to enter the giveaway.

Sandrine Deleuze said...

I loooooooooove russian dolls ahahahhahah !
Did you received my awnser ?? Please check your spam files as sometimes my yahoo mail become spams :( Thanks for your kindness and chance to win ;-)

Mel said...

Love the cupcakes stamps and the bling you've used as the cherry. Glad the CRB has arrived, I know from experience how painful that wait can be. I love Matroyshka stamps and realise these would be perfect for my Russia album. Please enter me in the draw.

Mel x

Sarah said...

Great giveaway - love Banana Frog stamps. Can't wait to see your DT projects xxx

Jo said...

fab stamps

Kirsty, I love your cd - cant wait for mine to arrive

Hannah said...

Woo hoo! For Marks CRB first and foremost! The dolly stamps are just divine :) loving all your latest posts and glad your boiler is getting fixed! Think you deserve a trip to Lush and get something yummy to bathe in luxury! x x x

Debo said...

Have fun playing, I mean, Working with the new Banana Frog stamps - They are such brilliant designs.

I love the Russian dolls. And love your blog too.

Bettyann said...

oh, goody, goody..love the dolly stamps...thanks for the giveaway...thank heavens for food shelter and love...

Anonymous said...

so pleased the curlygirls back-more pics of the ruby reds needed to cheer my day and help relieve the pain of this stupid shoulder!!!!!
please put my name 4ward for the russian doo-dah's..even tho i wont be able to use them 4 a wk or so....this one-handed typing's a bit rubbish...
love to the home-again curlygirl
Lulubelle x

Sam said...

those dolly stamps are lovely Kirsty. so pleased Mark got his CRB check thru, mine for Scouts took ages!! hope you all enojoy your hot baths/showers once you get sorted.
Sam
xx

Pat said...

Love that cupcake card Kirsty. So pleased you will have hot water again, and pleased for Mark to be back in work x

katharine said...

hi i would loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the doll stamps, i have a bit of a stamp fetish .....in a good way.... myself, love love love stamps, and these would give my little peep squeak of a collection a big ole boost. katharine

katharine said...

hi i would love love love the doll stamps they would boost my little collection stash of stamperoonies sooooooo much

Rhian said...

Fab stamps, would love to win those xx

Julie Ratcliffe said...

Congrats on the Design Team appointment. Love BF stamps.

JB said...

Thanks for the chance to win these delish stamps kirsty...please enter me. xJanex

Anonymous said...

I am in love with these gorgeous stamps! I think my daughter and I could have lots of fun using them together - thanks kirsty! Donna W

alison-lee said...

i love these dolls, i have a little collection of russian dolls somewhere!"!

Deborah said...

After watching Tim Holz yesterday feel inspired to stamp and distress.These stamps would be a great start.Cd looks inspired too!
Deborah x

debbon@live.co.uk

Susan said...

Good luck for your fella's new job.
Love the stamps.

SueF said...

Those dolls really are to die for - love your papers, espeially the cupcakes (feeling hungry now)!!

Sue

Anonymous said...

oh I would really love those dollies, please
Bhenson@live.co.uk

Clarky J said...

Wow russian dollies are FAB! thanks for the chance in a super giveaway x

tracie said...

i love russian dollys - i have set my late nana gave me

Justine Burgess said...

I would love to be in with a chance to win these delish dolls!

clare said...

How Scrummylicious are those stamps and I'd love to win them..... but to be honest your new CD has just arrived and that is going to make me happy for the next year. If anybody is umming and ahhing whether or not to buy it - just do it - it'll be the best £15.00 you'll ever spend. Thanks Kirsty - xxxx

angie's blogspot said...

ooh loving the russian dollies, I made an atc with the valentine download I'll put it on my blog when I get a minute, I lurve the smell of acrylic stamps too, reminds me of when I got a new dolly as a child xx

Anonymous said...

I love these stamps and even moe would love to win them.

thanks
Janet

Anonymous said...

I love these stamps and even more would love to win them.

thanks
Janet

ally said...

those dolls are mega cute x **ally**

Jo E said...

Those stamps are too cute for words. Russian Dolls are just about Charlotte's favourite thing right now so I'd love to be the recipient of this giveaway.

Net said...

I am the nerdy-geek that can love these just the way a nerdy-geek should ;))

Rachel said...

I have a big thing about russian dollies who doesn't - so pick me pick me!!!! And as for stamps - we have snared you and you will now be a stamper foreva!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

counting my lucky stars these Russian Dolls find their way home to my house. Please enter my name onto the list of chances to win. Thanks Kirsty. **Lynetta** lynettab@sky.com

carolw said...

Cograts on your DT appt - well deserved, glad for you that Marks CRB check came thru - my daughter waited months ! many thanks for the freebie digi stamps. Love the russian doll stamps, they are just soo cute x

Lizzie said...

The dolly stamps are fabby... so is your new CD! Can't wait for mine to arrive... I can feel a whole set of new books coming on...
Please enter me in the draw for the pretty stamps..I could Russian Dolly-fy everything for weeks!

Good luck with the boiler - hope it's fixed by now.

Linda said...

Ooooh these stamps are lush... thanks for a chance of winning them.... love your Mother's Day Card too...

valc said...

Love the stamps Kirsty...never knew what they were called before
Val

Sharon said...

What a great giveaway. Your card is fabulous.

Lynn said...

I would love to give these dollies a home ... please add me to your draw.

Thanks, Lynn x

Debbie said...

Looking forward to seeing the show, and some of your creations. Would love to be included in the draw!

Debbie

katie squirrel x said...

Gorgeous card Kirsty - congrats on making the BF design team.. looking forward to seeing your creations. Good Luck for Wed on c&c will set sky+ so can watch when get back from work.

Rosie (Freycob) said...

Me, me, me! I'd love the stamps babes nearly as much as I luvs you and Belle!

xx

kirsticoo said...

I really don't understand why some of my blogwatches are not moving up the list as they are being updated... I have missed your posts for about a week now... these stamps are gorgeous - I love those little dollies..xoxo

LauraLaura said...

thank your the chance to win these fabby stamps x

LauraLaura said...

thank your the chance to win these fabby stamps x

Rachelsmum said...

Great stamps, thank you for the chance to win them. Have just found your blog after seeing a cd of yours on QVC and googling you. Will look out for your new one on Create and Craft. They look like great designs. Love the blog btw.
xxsue

Jane said...

love the stamps and congrats on making the DT

cannycrafter said...

Oh no! Did I miss this??? For some reason my blog has not been updating your posts! According to it, you had not posted for two weeks and I assumed you were on holiday! Caroline x