Thursday, August 29, 2013

Merry Owl

I saw this cute sketch over at retro sketches this week and decided it would work wonderfully for using up all those little scraps of Christmas paper I have stashed away.

I broke out my trusty owl punch again to make a cute Christmas card. This is another card for my Christmas card making day with friends this weekend :)


Ingredients :
Stamps : Occasional greetings, Tags til Christmas
Card : vanilla, espresso, lime aid, peach, crumb cake, naturals ivory, SU dsp
Ink : espresso, cherry
Other : owl punch, pearls, big shot, woodgrain ef


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Merry Late

Well I actually made this card for the challenge at Freshly Made Sketches this week.  It was their 100th sketch,  which is quite an achievement!

Unfortunately I didn’t get it done in time to enter but I thought I’d put it on my blog anyway.
I was lucky enough to be a guest design team member for FMS and I loved being on their team.  They always have fantastic sketches and the whole team is talented and lovely too. 


I am holding a Christmas card making day and stamp sale at my place this Saturday and this is one of the cards we’ll be making.  If you’re interested in coming along please email me :)

Ingredients :
Stamps : Watercolour winter, Winter Post, Contempo Christmas, Jolly Jingles wheel
Card : white, slate, pink pirouette, raspberry, primrose
Ink : versamark, pink pirouette, raspberry
Other : white ep, pearls, primrose ribbon, big shot, polka dot ef, delicate designs ef, scallop edgelit, silver ep


Thursday, August 22, 2013

Goldfish Kid

Welcome to the Whimsy Stamps August 2013 rubber stamp and die release BLOG HOP!

Our brand new August release Rubber Stamps & Stamp Sets, Whimsy Shapeology Dies, Shape EZ template and Whimsy Designer Paper 6x6 packs are now available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store!! To celebrate our new release, the DT are holding a blog hop today and are sharing creations made with some of the brand new Crissy Armstrong, Elisabeth Bell and Kenny K stamps! The blog hop has a prize of 2 new release stamps hidden somewhere along the way and you have 24hrs to enter each prize draw.

 For my card I used a new Kenny K image called Goldfish Kid.
 I realised the last time my daughter had a boy's birthday party to go to, that I had no good boy stamps that weren't babyish!  (She is 8 and was not impressed with the card she had to give :(  Very uncool!)
So I thought this one would be a perfect addition to my stamp collection :)  Great for boys of any age I think.

I coloured the kid all in greys to try to give it a real comic strip feel. And I put the emphasis on the cute goldfish by giving it all the colour and  using crystal effects on the bag to make it shiny.
I printed the O'fish'ally saying on the computer and used the great "smile" saying from the Treasured Moments Tickets set.  I think it's perfect for the goldfish and kid.

Ingredients :
Stamps : Goldfish Kid (KK), Treasured Moments Tickets
Card : x-press it, pumpkin coredinations, grey
Ink : memento black
Other : crystal effects, ticket die, big shot, alphabet press ef, copics

Copics used :
W00, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9
Y13, 15
YR14, 16
BG000, 10, 01

This is also my Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Challenge card. Today the Whimsy Stamps rubber team are posting their challenge creations on the challenge blog. You have until September 3rd to join this month's challenge which is "Clean & Simple" and as always we have 3 prizes up for grabs: a $15 gift certificate, 5 digi stamps, and 1 surprise rubber stamp. To be entered into today's blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT posts listed below by 12.00PM EST tomorrow. All winners will be announced here on the Whimsy blog on Friday. To take a peek at today's fabulous new release creations, please click on the links below...
For a full reveal of the wonderful August release, please visit the Whimsy blog. Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy our new release!


Wednesday, August 21, 2013


Hi everyone and welcome to the ...  Time For Tea Designs for Whimsy Stamps BLOG HOP
Last month we announced the very exciting news that Jo Davies of Time For Tea Designs has joined the Whimsy Stamps family of artists! Jo’s debut release for Whimsy Stamps will be available to buy from the Whimsy store tomorrow (21 August 2013) along with the rest of the brand new August rubber and die release. In the lead up to the release, the Whimsy Stamps DT are excited to share with you an exclusive Time For Tea Designs for Whimsy Stamps BLOG HOP packed full of previews of these fabulous new stamps. This month we are releasing FOUR Time For Tea Designs for Whimsy Stamps rubber stamps:      

Windy Day
Fall Love
Heart Balloon

I love all of Jo's images so it was very hard to choose which one to use.  But I decided on Bookish.  I love her and she was so much fun to colour too! I'm sure I'll be using this stamp a lot!

Ingredients :

Stamps : Bookish, Magical Mini Letter Seals
Card : x-press it, mustard, crate paper
Ink : memento black, pool party, crumb cake
Other : crochet trim, crystal effects, copics, fran-tage shabby white embossing enamel

Copics used:
E000, 00, 35, 31, 33
BV0000, 00, 02, 04
BG0000, 000, 01, 05, 10
B93, 95, 97
R20, 30

 If you would like to hop along with us today, please CLICK HERE to start the hop at the Whimsy blog. Thanks so much for stopping by and happy hopping!


Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Udderly Fabulous


I wanted to try to get another card made for the Dare To Get Dirty Challenges at Splitcoast and I have only just got it done in time. Phew!

I decided to use my cute Whimsy cow again.  I love her!




I coloured her differently this time and used a sentiment from Stampin Up and added the word “udderly” to it :)

I think I will give this to my daughter’s violin teacher to let her know how much we appreciate all the love and effort she puts in to her lessons.      She really is Udderly Fabulous!


Ingredients :

Stamps : You Moove Me, Million and One (SU)

Card : x-press it, saffron core’dinations, slate, black

Ink : memento black, stazon

Other : kindyglitz, big shot, square scallop die, fancy fan ef


Copics :

W00, W1, W3, W5, W7, W9

Y13, Y15, Y23, Y26

R000, R00, R30



Saturday, August 3, 2013

Let The ….

I made this card using another new release Whimsy Stamp.  It is by Raindrop Echo Designs and is called Welcome To The Big Top.

It’s a set with lots of great sentiments in it plus it also has some fun images like this merry-go-round too!


I stamped the sentiment on some card cut with the Whimsy Ticket Die. It’s my first time using it and it’s such a fun element, I love the way it looks!

There is one bad thing about this sentiment though.  Every time I read it, I sing it! 
Like this:
  “LET THE  …..   Good times ro-lllll! “
The Cars were singing that over and over in my head while I was making this card.  I do like that song though luckily :)

This card is also for the Dare To Get Dirty Challenges at Splitcoast Stampers.  If you’re a Splitcoast Fan Club Member you can see all the details of these fun challenges here

I sponged daffodil, cherry and starfruit inks to make the sun rays background.

Ingredients :
Stamps : Welcome To The Big Top
Card : crumbcake, white, midnight muse
Ink : daffodil delight, cherry cobbler, starfruit, midnight muse, crumbcake
Other : ticket die