Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Our Favourite Stamps of 2016

Whilst we're taking an official break from the blog whilst the store is closed, we thought it would be fun to come together as a Design Team and share some of our favourite products from this year with you.

We're kicking it off today with our Favourite Stamps and I made the girls pick no more than 3 each, which has been REALLY difficult!  We'd also love to hear about your favourites so do leave us a comment below.


It really was hard limiting myself to just three favourite stamps... there are so many I love! First up is My Favorite Things Beary Special Birthday. Those bears are adorable! I've used them on so many cards, both birthday and Christmas.
Next is the Concord & 9th Lace Leaf, one of the most stunning releases of this year in my opinion. The leaves can be used for birthdays, Christmas (try silver or gold embossing) and occasions cards such as autumn/fall, anniversaries, thinking of you, etc.
Finally, a great birthday set is the fun My Favorite Things Make a Wish. Perfect for mum, dad, brothers, sisters, kids, relatives and friends. Pretty them up with hot pinks and oranges, or take them cool and stylish in blues, greens and purples. So versatile!



Sentiment stamp sets are a favourite of mine and the MFT Label Maker Sentiments are really fun.
Altenew Birthday Greetings is another sentiment stamp set that I'm always reaching for, as it has such a great selection of fonts. I also love the layering balloon stamp included.
Mama Elephant Tiny Ninjas really did sneak their way into my heart!


I mean, how can you choose?  I've gone for my current favourite's as it changes all the time...if I wrote this post again tomorrow it would probably be different!  The recent Page Huggers from Mama Elephant melts my heart, you can't beat a good background stamp and MFT Geometric Grid Background is absolute knock-out, and Soak Up The Fun from MFT is a little different to my normal tastes, which made playing with it all the more fun!

Page Huggers            Geometric Grid Background Soak Up The Fun

You won't be surprised to to see that Avery Elle's Hat's off stamps are one of my favourite sets this year, those hands and arms are such useful stamps!! ;) I have to include a Lawn Fawn set in this section and the Pizza my Heart set has a great number of uses too..... even interactive!!
My third favourite set is a floral builder set by MFT, Beautiful Blooms is such a versatile set and helped me mass produce my Christmas cards this year :)

Yikes..... it's sooooo hard to pick just 3 favourite stamp sets of this year!
Concord & 9th 'Wildflower'
My Favour Things 'Pretty Posies'
Mama Elephant 'Organic Blooms'
Yep..... all floral sets from me!


It's so difficult to pick favourites - often my favourites change with each new arrival!  However, my first choice I know is going to be a perennial favourite.  I LOVE a humorous sentiment and Laura the owner of Lil' Inker Designs obviously shares my SOH as she often brings out ones I just love and Moody Santa combines that with 4 faces to create 4 different Santa - what's not to love!


My second choice goes narrowly to Avery Elle's Viking - I LOVE to colour that beard!


I thought I might go for one of the great versatile sentiment sets for my 3rd choice but a quick flick through reminded me about one of Wplus9's floral sets which I adore.  I don't think Dawn's floral designs can be topped and I really love the new range of Botanical Bouquets so have settled on Ranunculus as my 3rd favourite for this year.


We'll be back tomorrow with our favourite dies so make sure you pop by again and do let us know if we missed your favourite!


  1. Great choices...so many to choose from...great job x

  2. I bet it was a difficult decision...there's soooo many beautiful stamps to choose from, my 3 favourites would be Altenew Beautiful Day, Winnie and Walter Renee's leaves and MFT Distressed patterns x

  3. It's Sven the Viking all the way!! This is a great idea - reminds me of what is out there! Xx

  4. What a great feature. I really enjoyed looking thorough the DT's selection. So, I went through my Flickr site to see what I had used the most. Not surprisingly, all my favourites are from Altenew: Watercolour Wonders, Beautiful Day and the coffee set.


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