I treated myself to two stamp sets in the Stampin' Up range Sale via the lovely Jo Austin. The 'For Father' set reduced to a bargain £11.48 and the 'Summer by the Sea' set - although I bought the German version of this as it was cheaper in the sale than the English version! £18.71 as opposed to £24.95. (Scrooge I hear you cry, but I wanted the pictorial stamps rather than the sentiments, and it saved me over £6!!).
Anyhoo, the delivery is speedy indeed and the quality is fantastic. They are cut deeply and stamp perfectly.
I've only played with the Summer by the Sea set so far and wanted them simple and vintage in style so I stamped them with Chestnut Roan from ColorBox onto cream cardstock, and for my beach LO, I stamped onto craft cardstock. The couple cuddling are chalked lightly for a bit of added colour.
LO: Beige Bazzill Swiss Dots carstock.
Cards: cream 7"x5" card, white 4"x8 1/2", craft 6"x4".
Ribbons: Ribbon Mad & QVC.
Papers: My Minds Eye.
Corrugated card: Wilkinsons packaging.
Chalks: Craf-T Products.
Frame, bird & Adore sentiment: Cut on the Cricut using Home Accents cartridge.
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug.
Glitter glue: Stickles.
Ink pad: ColorBox Chalk.