Monday, March 31, 2014

Birthday Cake Lucy


I have some exciting news to share.  I am now a member of the CC Designs team :)  Yay!!!
I have loved CC Designs for a long time now and it's so wonderful to be a part of their team.
I've had lots of fun colouring and making cards with the new CC Designs April release.  All the stamps are so cute! They will be available to purchase from the CC Designs store on the 3rd of April.

For my first card I used a new  CC Designs stamp called Birthday Cake Lucy.  Isn't she gorgeous! The sentiment is also from a new set called Great Birthday Greetings.  It's full of wonderful Birthday sentiments and most of them are big enough to be a real focal point of the card.  I love them all, but I think this saying will definitely be used a lot :)

birthday cake lucy, cc designs, great birthday greetings

Ingredients :
Stamps : Birthday Cake Lucy, Great Birthday Greetings (CC Designs)
Card : x-press it, black, crumb cake, Vintage Summer (Little yellow bicycle)
Ink : memento black, antique linen distress ink
Other : big shot, opulent ovals (SB), pierced oval stax (MFT), subtles dots (SU), rhinestones, star dust stickles, copics

Copics used :
C 1, 5, 7, 9
Y 13, 15
YR 14
E 000, 00, 50, 53
R 000. 00. 20, 30
B 0000, 00

I actually cut the cake out to and attached it with foam to give it more dimension. And if you haven't seen one before, the card is called a Tent Topper card. It's my first one - Super easy, but just a bit different :) There is a Splitcoast Stampers tutorial here if you'd like to try one too.

If you'd like to see what the rest of the design team created with one of their new CC Designs stamps please visit the Blog.
And please drop by again tomorrow to see another card I've made using a new CC Designs release.


Saturday, March 29, 2014

I just wanted to let you know about a great die sale at Bunny Zoe's Crafts.
There are so many beautiful dies to choose from.
And while you're there, you should take advantage of the Paper Sale that's still on too :)


Tuesday, March 25, 2014


It was my eldest daughter's birthday yesterday and this was my card for her. She reads my blog and even Pins some of my cards, so I knew I couldn't do this post until today :)  
She has been a real pig lover ever since she was a little girl. She loves all animals - but especially pigs!  
So I was so excited when I saw the new Bildmalarna release at Bunny Zoe's Crafts!
A cute Pig stamp and the girl looks just like my girl did when she was little too :) 

Pig Bildmalarna,  garden flowers die

The sentiment is from a Whimsy set called Everyday Moments.
The paper is from a beautiful pad by Teresa Collins called Summer Stories, but it looks as though Nikki has just sold out of it.  There is a great paper sale on now at Bunny Zoe's Crafts and there are still a lot of gorgeous papers to be had at a great price.  You can check them out Here.

I used a brand new Whimsy Die called Garden Flowers for the first time.  It's a great die with a few different flowers but I just thought these blue bells would look nice with the image. 
I also used the Magnolia Tilda Lace Die.

I sponged the edges with Antique Linen distress ink and used a little Star Dust Stickles on her wings.  I also added some flat backed pearls and a Ladies Club button.

Ingredients :
Stamps : Pig (Bildmalarna), Everyday Moments (Whimsy)
Card : x-press it, crumb cake, Summer Stories pad
Ink : memento black, Antique Linen distress ink 

Copics used :
E 000, 00, 35, 50, 53, 55
R 000, 00, 30
W 00, 1, 3
BG 0000, 000, 72,75
YG 11

I would like to enter into the following challenges :
Pile it on - Pretty Hair
Stampin' for the Weekend - Anything Goes
Southern Girls - Floral Frenzy

Thanks for dropping by today.
Oh .... and my daughter LOVED her card!  She said she thought it was one of my best ever :) :) :)


Saturday, March 22, 2014

Birthday Present

It's Day 5 of the Whimsy Stamps March Rubber and Die release.

Today's hop features designs by Sylvia Zet and Jo Davies.
Please leave a comment at each stop along the way for your chance to win a prize :)
The lucky winners will be announced on the Whimsy Blog on March 24.

I decided to use a very cute stamp by Jo Davies called Birthday Present.

Birthday Present, Whimsy Stamps, Jo Davies, Time For Tea

She is such a sweetie and really fun to colour too!
I also used a stamp from the new sentiment set by Simonne Clay called Girl Talk.

Ingredients :
Stamps :  Birthday PresentGirl Talk
Card : x-press it, choc chip, pretty in pink, old SU papers
Ink : memento black, choc chip
Other : Whimsy corner die, SU button and ribbon, copics

Copics used :
R 20,30
RV 21, 23
YR 16,18
B 0000, 00, 02
E 000, 00, 33, 35, 39, 50, 53, 55

Thanks for dropping by today. Please leave me a comment and I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop :)


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Whimsy Release Day - Fairy On The Tree

Welcome to the Whimsy Stamps March 2014 rubber stamp and die release BLOG HOP!
This month’s brand new release of image stamps, sentiment sets, shapeology dies, and designer paper pack is now available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store! To celebrate this new release, the Whimsy DT are holding a BLOG HOP today to share creations made with our new release goodies, and I am part of today’s hop! FOUR prizes of 2 new release rubber stamps have been hidden on the Whimsy DT blogs throughout our 5-day release event this week. As the location of the prizes are secret, be sure to leave a comment on ALL the stops on each daily blog hop to maximize your chance of winning! The lucky winners will be drawn over the weekend and announced on the Whimsy blog on Monday (March 24th). To take a peek at today's fabulous new release creations, please click on the links below...

This month, Whimsy has something extra for you! Kit & Clowder is an online coloring community run by Alyce Keegan. The Kit & Clowder DT are hosting a special joint release party event today, which includes a special blog hop showcasing Whimsy’s March release. So today's Whimsy DT are also sharing their creations in this second hop! There is a $25 gift voucher up for grabs as a prize for the Kit and Clowder release party, and details of how to enter can be found over at Kit & Clowder. PLEASE NOTE - this is a separate event, so if you simply want to join in the regular Whimsy release hop, please visit the blogs listed at the beginning of this post.
Please click here if you'd like to join the special Kit and Clowder Release Event

Kit and Clowder Blog Hop


For my Release Day card I decided to use this gorgeous stamp by Cathy Delanssay called Fairy On The Tree.  She's really beautiful isn't she?!! I also used a new Whimsy sentiment set by Simonne Clay called Girl Talk.  It's a fabulous set of fun sayings to use with "girly" images.  I decided to colour her with my copics in what I think are sugar and spice colours and coloured the "nice" sentiment to match :)  She was lots of fun to colour!

Fairy on the Tree. Girl Talk, Whimsy Stamps

I hope you'll take part in the Hops and please leave a comment on my blog.  I love reading them and you may also be lucky enough to win a great prize :)


Monday, March 17, 2014


I have a card for Bunny Zoe's Crafts to share with you today.
I've used a Saturated Canary stamp called Yuki.  And she's so beautiful isn't she! I especially love her eyes.
It's the first time I've used a Saturated Canary stamp and I absolutely loved colouring her.
I decided to use some paper from the My Minds Eye - Cambridge Court pad and coloured her with copics to match.

Yuki, Saturated Canary

The sentiment is from the Everyday Moments set by Whimsy Stamps.
I used the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die to make some little roses and the leaves are from the Whimsy Vines die.  I used antique linen distress ink on all edges.
I also used some dark pink raffia lace behind the image. It wasn't quite the right colour though (too bright), so I swiped it with a white ink pad and it worked out perfectly :)  I will have to use this trick with the raffia lace again.

Ingredients :
Stamps : Yuki  Saturated CanaryEveryday Moments Whimsy
Card : black, craft, pink pirouette, blushing bride, x-press it, My Minds Eye - Cambridge Court
Ink : memento black, antique linen distress ink
Other : big shot, Tim Holtz Tattered Florals dieWhimsy Vines die,  dark pink raffia lace, pink taffeta ribbon, copics

Copics used : 
W 00, 1,3,5
R 000, 20, 30, 81, 83, 85
RV 21
BG 01, 10,11
Y 21
E 000, 00, 50, 53, 55

I would like to enter my card into the ABC Challenge - H is for Hair

Thanks for dropping by today
Kathy :)

Friday, March 14, 2014


I just wanted to let you know that Bunny Zoe's Crafts is having a fantastic sale on paper pads.

They are all 30% off!!! 

And there are so many beautiful ones to choose from!
You can check them out here.
Why not grab a few?  You know by doing that you'd actually be saving money, right  ;)


Thursday, March 13, 2014

Bunny's Birthday

I decided to make another card using the adorable Whimsy stamp by Crissy Armstrong called Bunny's Birthday.  He is just so cute isn't he?  And he's a brown bunny this time, not a grey hare :)

I also used the wonderful new Whimsy sentiment set called Everyday Moments.  I knew I would use this set a lot, there are so many useful sayings in it and in really nice fonts too.

Ingredients :
Stamps :  Bunny's BirthdayEveryday Moments
Card : x-press it, crumb cake, choc chip, paper (old SU)
Ink : memento black, choc chip, crumb cake
Other : tag stax (MFT), hemp cord, crystal effects, subtles dots (SU), copics

I would like to enter my card into the challenge at Corrosive Challenge Blog which is to feature an animal on your card.

Thanks for dropping by for a look today.

Monday, March 10, 2014


It's challenge time again at Bunny Zoe's Crafts and this month the challenge is Monochrome.

I decided to use my R copics to create this monochromatic red card.

sweetheart, whimsy, time for tea, jo davies

I used a Whimsy Stamp by Jo Davies called Sweetheart and the sentiment is from a Whimsy set called Everyday Moments.  You can pre -order both of these now.
All the beautiful papers are from the Echo Park Head over Heels pad.  I am really enjoying using this pad, there are so many great designs in it and in really beautiful colours too.
I even used the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die to create a flower from it.
I also used some cute Ladies Club Buttons.

Ingredients :
Stamps : SweetheartEveryday Moments
Card : x-press it, red, Echo Park Head over Heels
Ink : memento black
Other : big shot, Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die, romantic rectangles (SB), Ladies Club Buttons, hemp twine, copics

Copics used : 
R 000, 00, 20, 24, 27, 29, 30, 81, 83
E 000, 00, 50, 53, 55
B 0000, 00, 02
C 1

I hope you will join our Monochrome challenge.  You may even be lucky enough to win a Bunny Zoe's Crafts gift voucher :)


Thursday, March 6, 2014

Penny's Dandelion Shower

I have a card for Bunny Zoe's Crafts to show you today.  I used a really adorable CandiBean stamp called Penny's Dandelion Shower . It is so sweet isn't it?!
When I got to choose one of these new CandiBean stamps to use, I  was wondering if I'd made the right decision.  There were just so many cute ones to choose from!  But now that I've used it, I know I made the right choice for me because I really love it!  :)

CandiBean, Penny's dandelion shower

I used the Whimsy sentiment set Magical Mini Letter Seals and the Whimsy Double Scallop Doily Die.
I sponged a cloudy sky behind her and coloured her with my copics.
I also used lots of star dust stickles  (It's a lot more sparkly looking in real life) and a Prima Sun Kiss button.
The paper is from a pad by My Minds Eye called Oxford Lane.

I very rarely use yellow on my cards, it's just not one of my favourite colours.  But I love how this turned out. It has inspired me to use it more often :)

Ingredients :
Stamps : Penny's Dandelion Shower (CandiBean), Magical Mini Letter Seals (Whimsy)
Card : x-press it, crumb cake, pool party,  Oxford Lane (MME)
Ink : memento black, pool party
Other : big shot, Whimsy Double Scallop Doily Diestar dust stickles,  Prima Sun Kiss button, hemp thread, SU daffodil ribbon, copics

Copics used :
W 3
Y 11, 13, 15
YR 14, 16, 18
YG 0000, 01, 03, 11, 13, 17
BG 000
R 000, 00
E 000, 00, 35, 39, 50, 53, 55

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Deep Ocean Challenge - Just for a girl
ABC Challenge - G is for girls

Thanks for dropping by for a look today :)


Monday, March 3, 2014


There is a new challenge on the Whimsy Stamps Facebook page and it is to create something using spring colours.

I decided to use this very cute stamp by Jo Davies of Time For Tea Designs, called Ruffles.  She's very sweet isn't she ?!

Ruffles, whimsy stamps, time for tea, copics

I made this card for a friend who actually has pink hair, it's not quite this bright though :) And it worked perfectly with the spring colour theme too.  Bonus!

Ingredients :
Stamps : Ruffles, Birthday Greetings 2
Card : x-press it, pool party, island indigo, celery, pink pirouette, Delightful (Authentique), spring fling (SU)?
Ink : memento black, antique linen distress ink
Other : big shot, tag die (MFT), heart balloon die (Marianne Designs), Vines (Whimsy), pool party button, stickles star dust, copics

Copics used :
BG 0000.000, 01, 10, 11
E 000, 00
RV 0000, 21, 23,63
R 20,30
C 1

Thanks for dropping by today.