Thursday, January 22, 2015

Whimsy Inspiration - Asian Beauty

Hi Everyone! I'm back to share some Whimsy Inspiration with you!

 
For today's card I have used this new image from Art by Mi Ran called 'Asian Beauty', which you can find at Whimsy Stamps. Its very different from anything I've ever done before, so it was a lot of fun and a real challenge. :)
 
 
The image was stamped with Memento ink, and coloured with Copic markers.
 
The papers are from a Sweet Shoppe Designs digital kit, and I finished with roses from Wild Orchid Crafts.

 Hope you like my card!
 
Thanks so much for visiting today and see you again soon!

Here's what I used:
Whimsy Stamps Products:
'Asian Beauty' from Art by Mi Ran, available at Whimsy Stamps;
Colouring Medium/Ink: Memento
'Tuxedo' Ink, Copics (E000/00/11, R20/59, BV00/02/04, RV10/13/14/17, YR 21/24/30, BG000/10/11/13, YG91/93/95), Copic Black Multi-liner.
Papers: C/S - Bazzil; DP - Sweet Shoppe Designs 'Vintage Harbor' digital papers;
Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts Yellow Roses.
Tools/Other: Cuttlebug and Embossing Mat

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Whimsy Stamps January 2015 Release Blog Hop

Welcome to the ...

Whimsy Stamps January release BLOG HOP!
 
The DT  have been sharing some amazing creations made with the new stamps and dies over the last couple of days, and today we are celebrating their release with a GRAND BLOG HOP!

You can see all the stamps and dies from this release, along with the last 2 days hops at the Whimsy blog. And the entire new release is available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store RIGHT NOW!

For today's card I have used the fun new 'Music Girl' stamp from Time 4 Tea Designs, available from Whimsy Stamps.


The image was stamped twice with Memento ink, coloured with Copic markers, and fussy cut. I then double mounted the image onto layers of papers from a Sweet Shoppe Designs digital kit.

 
I also printed several of the kit elements which I also fussy cut and added to the card as
embellishments.

Hope you like my card!

So now it's time for you to continue today's hop!


One lucky hopper will win a $25 gift certificate!  To enter the draw, simply leave a comment at EVERY stop along the hop by 12.00pm noon on Friday January 16th.
 
Thanks so much for visiting today and see you again soon!

Here's what I used:
Whimsy Stamps Products:
'Music Girl' stamp from Time 4 Tea Designs, available at Whimsy Stamps;
Colouring Medium/Ink: Memento 'Tuxedo' Ink, Copics (E000/00/11/23/25/40/41/42/43, R20/22/24/27, BG000/00/01/02/11/13/70/72/75, C7, BV20).
Papers: C/S - Bazzil; DP - Sweet Shoppe Designs 'The One That I Want' digital papers;
Embellishments: 

Tools/Other: Mounting Foam.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Whimsy Inspiration - Mittens Border Die

 Hi Everyone!

I have some more Whimsy inspiration to share with you today!

Today I've made another CAS card, this time using the cute new 'Mittens Border Die' and 'Winter Brackets' sentiments from Raindrop Echo Designs. Both are available at the Whimsy Stamps store.


 
After making a card base with layers of  'Christmas Spirit - Comfort & Joy' digital papers from Sweet Shoppe Designs, I created 3 bows from dark brown embroidery cotton. I adhered these to the top of the card, and stamped the 'Winter Brackets' Sentiment at the bottom.


I die-cut the Mittens Border once from each pattern paper, trimmed a pair from each set, and adhered them from each bow.
I added some rhinestones to finish.

Hope you like it!

Here's what I used:
Whimsy Stamps Products:
'Mittens Border Die' and 'Winter Brackets' sentiments by Raindrop Echo Designs, available at Whimsy Stamps;
Colouring Medium/Ink: Memento 'Rich Cocoa';
Papers: C/S - Bazzill; D/P -
'Christmas Spirit - Comfort & Joy' digi papers from SSD
Embellishments: Dark Brown Embroidery Cotton, Kaisercraft Rhinestones;
Tools/Other: Manual die-cutting machine, Mounting Foam.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Friendship Hop for Simonne!

Hi Everyone!

Today the Whimsy DT members are hosting a  friendship hop in honor of a special member of the Whimsy Stamps family, Simonne Clay! Simonne has been a fixture here at Whimsy for many years and we all just wanted to show our appreciation for all that she does for each of us and for sharing her amazing talent as an illustrator. :)


 I wanted to use one of Simonne's own stamps, so I used her fabulous 'Chalkboards 2' sentiment set, available at the Whimsy Stamps store. This would be one of my absolute fave go-to birthday and friendship card stamp sets!


The papers are from Kaisercraft 'Storyteller', and I used a Nestabilities Decorative Labels 8 to frame the sentiment.


Thank you so much for all you do for us Simonne! And hope you are loving the love!! {{{HUGS!!}}}

And now it's time to continue with the Friendship Hop in honour of our sweet Simonne...


Hope you have enjoyed all the creations, and please feel free to leave some love and a message for Simonne on the Whimsy Blog!

See you next week!
 
Here's what I used:
Whimsy Stamps Products:
'Chalkboards 2' set by SC Designs (Simonne Clay), available at Whimsy Stamps;
Colouring Medium/Ink: Memento 'Tuxedo' Ink, Distress Ink 'Antique Linen'.
Papers: Cardstock - Bazzill; DP - Kaisercraft - 'Storyteller' 6x6 and embellishments;
Embellishments:
Tools/Other: Cuttlebug and Embossing Mat, Nestabilities Labels 8 and Decorative Labels 8, Mounting Foam, Inkssentials Sponging Tool.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Whimsy Inspiration - Winter Hat Border

Hi Everyone!
I have some Whimsy inspiration to share with you today!

Today I've made a CAS Christmas card using the cute new 'Winter Hat Border Die' and 'Winter Brackets' sentiments from Raindrop Echo Designs. Both are available at the Whimsy Stamps store.


I die-cut the Winter Hat Border twice - once in red and once in white cardstock. I then trimmed and adhered the white sections onto the red hats. I strung them across a panel of Square Lattice embossed cardstock, and added twine for them to hang from.


I stamped the sentiment in rich cocoa ink, framed with cardstock, and mounted at the bottom of the card. I added a final santa hat using mounting foam.

Hope you like it!

Here's what I used:
Whimsy Stamps Products:  'Winter Hat Border Die' and 'Winter Brackets' sentiments by Raindrop Echo Designs
, available at Whimsy Stamps;
Colouring Medium/Ink: Memento 'Rich Cocoa';
Papers: Cardstock - S/U and Bazzill;
Embellishments: SU Square Lattice embossing folder, Garden Twine;

Tools/Other: Manual die-cutting machine, Mounting Foam.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Whimsy December 2014 Release - Grand Blog Hop!

Hello again, and welcome to the...
Whimsy Stamps December Release BLOG HOP!

Our DT and GDT have been sharing some amazing creations made with the new stamps and dies over the last couple of days, and today we are celebrating their release with a GRAND BLOG HOP!

You can see all the stamps and dies from this release, along with the last 2 days hops at the Whimsy blog. And the entire new release is available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store RIGHT NOW!

For today's card I have used the beautiful new 'Dreams of Paris' from Art by Mi Ran. I also used  Vines Die Set, and both are available now from Whimsy Stamps.

 
The image was stamped with Memento ink, and coloured with Copic markers. I then fussy-cut the image and adhered onto layered patterned papers. The papers are from Teresa Collins 'World Traveler' 6x6 pad.


I die-cut the Vines Die Set from black cardstock to suit my colour scheme, and added red and white flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts. I added a decorative metal brad to a satin bow, and finished with a swirl of rhinestones and a metal Eiffel tower charm.


Hope you like my card!

So now it's time for you to continue today's hop!


One lucky hopper will win a $25 gift certificate!  To enter the draw, simply leave a comment at EVERY stop along the hop by 12.00pm noon on Friday December 5th.
Here is a complete blog hop list in hopping order:
 
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Thanks so much for visiting today and see you again soon!

Here's what I used:
Whimsy Stamps Products: 'Dreams of Paris' from
Art by Mi Ran and Vines Die Set, available at Whimsy Stamps;
Colouring Medium/Ink: Memento 'Tuxedo' Ink, Copics (E000/00/11/23/25/27/40/41/42/43, R20/32/35/37/39, C1/3/5/7, BG000, B000/00/01, YG61/63/67), Copic Black Multi-liner.
Papers: C/S - Bazzil; DP - Teresa Collins 'World Traveler' 6x6 papers;
Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts Red Sweetheart Blossoms, White and Red Roses and Red Satin Ribbon, Kaisercraft Decorative Black Pearl Flourish, Artsy.licious 'Kohl' Fabulous Brad, Eiffel Tower Charm from Seriously Scrapbooking.
Tools/Other: Cuttlebug and Embossing Mat.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Whimsy Stamps December 2014 Release - Day 1

Hi Everyone!
Welcome to Day 1 of our...
December Rubber Stamp and Die Release

Over the next 3 days we will reveal 10 *BRAND NEW* red rubber stamps/stamp sets and 4 *BRAND NEW* die/die sets, and they will be available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store today and from selected Whimsy Stamps retailers on Wednesday.

Today we are excited to show you the brand new Crissy Armstrong, Time For Tea Designs, and Raindrop Echo Designs stamps and dies being released this month. For a full reveal of these stamps, check out the Whimsy blog!

For today's hop, I have used this sweet new image from Crissy Armstrong called 'You've Caught My Heart'. How cute is he??


The image is stamped in Memento 'Tuxedo' ink, and coloured with Copic markers. The papers are Kaisercraft 'Sweet Nothings' 6 x 6 papers, and all the edges inked with Distress Ink 'Frayed Burlap'.

I added a piece of Guipure Lace and cream grosgrain ribbon across the card, and framed the image with a Nestabilities Romantic Rectangle.


Along with several flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, I coloured a chipboard butterfly with Copic and attached with a rhinestone swirl to finish.
 
So now it's time for you to continue today's hop! We are thrilled to welcome Lizzy Smith, Linda Levoir, Pauline Yates and Crissy Armstrong as Guest Designers for this release. Welcome ladies!


PRIZE ALERT ... We have hidden a fabulous prize of a $15 GIFT CERTIFICATE at one of the stops on today’s hop! The lucky winner will be drawn from the comments left on today’s design team posts (listed below), so be sure to visit everyone and leave a comment at every stop along the hop to be entered into the draw:

 
Be sure to visit the Whimsy blog again tomorrow for the second day of sneak peeks.

Thanks so much for visiting today and happy hopping!

Here's what I used:
Whimsy Stamps Products: 'You've Caught My Heart' by
Crissy Armstrong, available at Whimsy Stamps;
Colouring Medium/Ink: Memento 'Tuxedo' Ink, Copics (E000/00/11/23/40/41/42/43/44/47, R20/32/35/37/39, B91/93/95, YG11/61/63/67/91/93/95), Distress Ink 'Frayed Burlap'.
Papers: C/S - Bazzil
; DP - Kaisercraft 'Sweet Nothings' 6 x 6 papers;
Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts Cream Gardenia, Ivory Roses, Aqua and Autumn Yellow Roses and Cream Guipure Lace, SU Cream Grosgrain Ribbon, Want2Scrap 'Funky Swirls - Silver' Rhinestones.
Tools/Other: Cuttlebug and Embossing Mat, Nestabilities 'Romantic Rectangles', Mounting Foam, Inkssentials Sponging Tool.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Whimsy Inspiration - Abby & Jade

Hello!
I'm back today to share some Whimsy inspiration with you.

For this card I've used this adorable image called 'Abby & Jade' from Crissy Armstrong, and Winter Brackets' sentiments from Raindrop Echo Designs. Both are available at the Whimsy Stamps store.

The patterned paper is from the Authentique 'Joyous' 6 x 6 pad, and I inked the edges with Distress Ink 'Frayed Burlap'. The image is stamped in Memento 'Tuxedo' ink, and coloured with Copic markers. I stamped another image onto patterned paper and fussy cut the jackets of both 'Abby & Jade', and paper-pieced onto the main image.
 
I sponged around the image with Memento 'Summer Sky' ink, and added Fun Flock and Stickles for fur and snow. Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and a few pearls were the finishing touches.
 

Hope you like it!

Here's what I used:
Whimsy Stamps Products:
'Abby & Jade' from Crissy Armstrong, and Winter Brackets' sentiments from Raindrop Echo Designs, available at Whimsy Stamps;
Colouring Medium/Ink: Memento 'Tuxedo' and 'Summer Sky', Distress Ink 'Frayed Burlap' Ink.
Papers: Cardstock - Bazzill; DP - Authentique 'Joyous' 6x6 paper pad;
Embellishments: Gardenia and Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts, Kaisercraft Red Pearls, Stampendous White Fun Flock, Ranger 'ICE' Stickles;
Tools/Other: Inkssentials Sponging Tool and sponges.
 

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Whimsy Inspiration - Pinecone Sentiments and Die

Hi Everyone!
I have some Whimsy inspiration to share with you today!

Today I've made a quick card using this great new 'Pine Cone Sentiments' set from Raindrop Echo Designs and matching 'Pine Cone Die', both available at the Whimsy Stamps store.



The patterned paper is from the Kaisercraft 'Yuletide' 6 x 6 pad, and I inked the edges with Distress Ink 'Frayed Burlap', and bordered with dark brown Bazzill cardstock.
 

I stamped one plain and one sentiment pine cone onto kraft cardstock with Memento Rich Cocoa ink, and trimmed around. I die cut 2 Pine cone dies from dark brown cardstock, distressed with ink, and layered them before attaching with mounting foam onto the card.


I added a button and a seam binding bow below the pinecones, and a piece of lace finished with a strip of the seam binding. Both the 'Moss' seam binding and gorgeous cream Guipure lace are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The final touch is a couple more buttons.
Here is a close up of the pinecone sentiment stamps showing the layered dies...


Hope you like it!

Here's what I used:
Whimsy Stamps Products:  '
Pine Cone Sentiments' set by Raindrop Echo Designs and matching 'Pine Cone Die', available at Whimsy Stamps;
Colouring Medium/Ink: Memento 'Rich Cocoa', Distress Ink 'Frayed Burlap' Ink.
Papers: Cardstock - Bazzill; DP - Kaisercraft 'Yuletide' 6x6 paper pad;
Embellishments: 'Moss' Seam Binding and Cream Guipure Lace from Wild Orchid Crafts, Buttons from Spotlight;

Tools/Other: Inkssentials Sponging Tool and sponges, Mounting Foam. 

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Whimsy November 2014 Release - Grand Blog Hop!

Hello again, and welcome to the...
Whimsy Stamps November Release BLOG HOP!

Our DT and GDT have been sharing some amazing creations made with the new stamps and dies over the last couple of days, and today we are celebrating their release with a GRAND BLOG HOP!

You can see all the stamps and dies from this release, along with the last 2 days hops at the Whimsy blog. And the entire new release is available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store RIGHT NOW!

For today's card I have used the beautiful new 'Lullaby' from Wee Stamps. She is such a sweet darling! I also used the 'Double Scalloped Doily Die' and
'Layered Snowflake' dies, both available from Whimsy Stamps.


The image was stamped twice with Memento ink, and coloured with Copic markers, and shaded with Distress Ink 'Antique Linen'. I then die-cut the image into a circle and layered on the Whimsy Double Doily. The papers are from a Sweet Shoppe Designs digital kit.


The beautiful mulberry flowers and pearl sprays are all from Wild Orchid Crafts, and I have used a mixture of Gardenias, Wild Roses and Astor Daisies, all in Ivory and White. The gorgeous lace and string of pearls were a gift and went perfectly with this card!


I finished with Stickles for some sparkly snow, and glittery angel wings, and some silver bells to embellish.Here is a close up of the sweet 'Lullaby' image...

 
Hope you like my card!

So now it's time for you to continue today's hop!
 


One lucky hopper will win a $25 gift certificate!  To enter the draw, simply leave a comment at EVERY stop along the hop by 12.00pm noon on Friday November 7th.
 
Thanks so much for visiting today and happy hopping!

Here's what I used:
Whimsy Stamps Products:
'Lullaby' from Wee Stamps, 'Double Scalloped Doily Die' and 'Layered Snowflake' dies, all available at Whimsy Stamps;
Colouring Medium/Ink: Memento 'Tuxedo' Ink, Copics (E000/00/11/23/25/31/35/40/41/42, R20, W00/1, B91/93/95, Y17, BV20), Distress Ink 'Antique Linen'.
Papers: C/S - Bazzil
; DP - Sweet Shoppe Designs 'Mr Frost' digital papers;
Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts Pearl Sprays,
Gardenia, Wild Roses and Astor Daisies, White Guipure Lace, String Pearls, Ranger 'ICE' Stickles and 'Stardust' Stickles, Silver Bells from Seriously Scrapbooking.
Tools/Other: Cuttlebug and Embossing Mat, MFT Circle STAX, Mounting Foam, Inkssentials Sponging Tool.