Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Whimsy Inspiration - Christmas Wreath Owl

Hi Everyone!
I have some more Whimsy inspiration from our October release to share with you!

For this card I used the new 'Christmas Wreath Owl' stamp by Meljen's Designs, available at the Whimsy Stamps store.


As you can see it is a very quick and easy card, as we are getting into that 'Christmas-card-production' time of year lol! :)



Hope you like it!
Have a happy day, and don't forget to pop in next week for the Whimsy November Release!

Here's what I used:
Whimsy Stamps Products:
'Christmas Wreath Owl' by Meljen's Designs, available at Whimsy Stamps;
Colouring Medium/Ink: Memento 'Tuxedo' Ink, Copic markers, 'Frayed Burlap' Distress Ink.
Papers: Cardstock - Bazzill; DP - 'Tatty Teddies' 6x6 paper pad (magazine cover gift);
Embellishments:
MFT Die-namics 'Dizzy Doily' die and Circle STAX, Kaisercraft 'Chino' Pearls;
Tools/Other: Cuttlebug and Embossing Mat, Inkssentials Sponging Tool.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Whimsy Inspiration - Christmas Scene Builder

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

For this card I inked up the new 'Christmas Scene Builder' set by SC Designs, available at the Whimsy Stamps store.

 
I had a lot of fun creating this scene as I've never attempted a night sky before. I sponged it using several different colours of Memento Dew Drops, and using post it notes to mask for the snow and moon.
 
I then stamped the images directly onto the card (masking a bit in front of the trees to look like snow drifts). I added some snow with a Signo white pigment pen.

 
I framed the scene with dark blue cardstock, then white, and a final layer of dark blue, before mounting onto a white card base.


Hope you like it!

Here's what I used:
Whimsy Stamps Products:
'Christmas Scene Builder' set by SC Designs (Simonne Clay), available at Whimsy Stamps;
Colouring Medium/Ink: Memento 'Tuxedo', 'Summer Sky', 'Paris Sky', and 'London Fog' Ink.
Papers: Cardstock - Bazzill; DP - n/a;
Embellishments: n/a;
Tools/Other: Inkssentials Sponging Tool and sponges, Post-It Notes, Uniball Signo 'White' Pigment Pen.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Whimsy October 2014 Release - Grand Blog Hop!

Hello again, and welcome to the...
Whimsy Stamps October 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 this absolutely adorable new image by Crissy Armstrong called 'Penguins Hang a Wreath'. Oh my goodness I love Crissy's sweet images... they just make me smile! :)

The sentiment is from the 'Winter Wonderland' set by Simonne Clay, and I have also used 'Elegant Notables 1',  'Notables 1' and 'Layered Snowflake' dies. All of these products are available at the Whimsy Stamps store.

The image was stamped twice with Memento ink, and coloured with Copic markers. I then fussy cut the penguins and wreath section from one image, and double mounted it onto the other complete image for extra dimension.

The papers are from a Sweet Shoppe Designs digital kit, and all edges were sponged with Distress Ink 'Frayed Burlap'. The Astor Daisies and Holly Leaves are from Wild Orchid Crafts, and I finished with Stickles for some sparkly snow.

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 October 10th.

Thanks so much for visiting today and happy hopping!

Here's what I used:
Whimsy Stamps Products:
'Penguins Hang a Wreath' by Crissy Armstrong'Winter Wonderland' set by Simonne Clay, 'Elegant Notables 1',  'Notables 1' and 'Layered Snowflake' dies, all available at Whimsy Stamps;
Colouring Medium/Ink: Memento 'Tuxedo' Ink, Copics (E11/41/42/43/44/47, R20/22/24/27/29, C00/1/3/5/7, BG000,10,11,53,57 G21/24/28, Y26/28, YR12/15/18), Distress Ink 'Frayed Burlap'.
Papers: C/S - Bazzil
; DP - Sweet Shoppe Designs 'Life Stories - Christmas' digital papers;
Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts Holly Leaves and Astor Daisies, Ranger 'ICE' Stickles, Want2Scrap Pearl.
Tools/Other: Cuttlebug and Embossing Mat, Mounting Foam, Inkssentials Sponging Tool.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Whimsy October 2014 Release - Day 2

Hi everyone, and welcome to Day 2 of our...
2014 Holiday Release - Part2

This week we are releasing 18 *BRAND NEW* red rubber stamps/stamp sets and 6 *BRAND NEW* coordinating die/die sets this week, and they will be available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store and selected Whimsy Stamps retailers TOMORROW!

Today we are excited to show you the brand new Meljen's Designs, Time for Tea Designs, Elisabeth Bell 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 inked up this adorable new image from Elisabeth Bell called "Pumpkin Princess Penny".  I think she's a real sweetie and looks like she's enjoying a crisp Autumn day! :)

 I coloured the image with Copic markers, and used some digital papers from Sweet Shoppe Designs.

The large Gardenia, Daisy, and Roses are all from Wild Orchid Crafts, and I finished it off with a strip of grosgrain ribbon and some pearls.

 
So now it's time for you to continue today's hop! We are thrilled to welcome Stephanne, Vicki, Denise, Debbie, Donna and our fabulous artist Crissy Armstrong, as our 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 our Release Day Hop!

Thanks so much for visiting today and happy hopping!

Here's what I used:
Whimsy Stamps Products: 'Pumpkin Princess Penny' by
Elisabeth Bell;
Colouring Medium/Ink: Memento 'Tuxedo' Ink, Copics (E000/00/04/11/23/25/27/30/31/35/40/41/42/43/44, R20, B000/21/23, YR12/14/15/16/18/24, YG63/67/91/93/95/97), Distress Ink 'Frayed Burlap'.
Papers: C/S - Bazzil
; DP - Sweet Shoppe Designs 'Life 101-Work Hard' digi kit;
Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts Gardenia, Daisy and Roses, Ivory Roses, Kaisercraft 'Brown' Grosgrain Ribbon, Kaisercraft 'Pewter' Pearls.
Tools/Other: Mounting Foam, Inkssentials Sponging Tool.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Whimsy Inspiration - Holiday Party

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

For this card I inked up this fabulous new Christmas image from Art by Mi Ran called Holiday Party. I've also used the fun new Christmas Mini Gift Tags and matching Mini Gift Tags Dies by Raindrop Echo Designs. All of these are available at the Whimsy Stamps store.





Hope you like it!

Here's what I used:
Whimsy Stamps Products: Holiday Party by Art by Mi Ran, 'Christmas Mini Gift Tags' and matching 'Mini Gift Tags Dies' by Raindrop Echo Designs - all available at Whimsy Stamps;
Colouring Medium/Ink: Memento 'Tuxedo' Ink, Copic Markers (B000/00/01, BG000/53/57, R20/22/24/27/29, E000/00/11/23/25/41/42, YG11/23/63/67, W1), Distress Ink 'Frayed Burlap'.
Papers: Cardstock - SU; DP - Sweet Shoppe Designs 'Life Stories - Christmas' digital kit;
Embellishments: Nestabilities 'Lacey Squares', Wild Orchid Crafts 'Red' Gardenia, Kaisercraft 'Red' Pearls, Ranger 'Icicle' Stickles;
Tools/Other: Cuttlebug and Embossing Mat, Mounting Foam, Inkssentials Sponging Tool.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Whimsy Inspiration - Cutie Elf

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

For this card I inked up this sweet image from Time 4 Tea Designs called Cutie Elf. I've also used the fun new Christmas Mini Gift Tags and matching Mini Gift Tags Dies by Raindrop Echo Designs. All of these are available at the Whimsy Stamps store.





Hope you like it!

Here's what I used:
Whimsy Stamps Products: 'Cutie Elfby Time 4 Tea Designs, 'Christmas Mini Gift Tags' and matching 'Mini Gift Tags Dies' by Raindrop Echo Designs - all available at Whimsy Stamps;
Colouring Medium/Ink: Memento 'Tuxedo' Ink, Copic Markers (B000/00/01, BG000, R20/22/24/27, E000/00/11/23/25/41, YG11/23, W1), Distress Ink 'Frayed Burlap'.
Papers: Cardstock - Bazzill 'Red' & 'Aqua' C/S; DP - My Mind's Eye 'Be Merry' 6x6 papers;
Embellishments: The Twinery 'Red' Baker's Twine, Kaisercraft 'Red' Pearls;
Tools/Other: Cuttlebug and Embossing Mat, Mounting Foam, Inkssentials Sponging Tool.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Whimsy Inspiration - Winter Wonderland Tutorial

Hi Everyone!

I have some Whimsy Inspiration to share with you today!

This week I shared a short tutorial on the Whimsy Inspiration Blog using the gorgeous new image and sentiment set called 'Winter Wonderland' from Simonne Clay (SC Designs). So I thought I'd pop it on here too ;)


 
You’ll need:

white cardstock
Bazzill ‘Simon' cardstock

Memento ‘London Fog’ and 'Rhubarb Stalk' Ink
Spellbinders Nestibilities ‘Romantic Rectangles’
Manual die-cutting machine
Kaisercraft 'Red' Pearls

1. Trim a piece of white cardstock to 6 1/4" x 8 1/2", then score and fold to create a card blank. Cut a piece of  teal cardstock 6 1/8" x 4 1/16" and attach to the card front. 

2. Die cut a Romantic Rectangle from white cardstock, and attach to card.

3. Trim another piece of white cardstock to 5 3/5" x 3 3/8" (which will fit neatly inside the romantic rectangle). Onto this piece stamp 'Winter Wonderland' birch trees in London Fog ink several times, leaving a gap on the right hand side (for your deer later). For added interest shift your stamp to get different 'heights' on your trees.


4. Stamp several more trees around the first ones and in the gap, this time 'kissing' your inked stamped onto a tissue first to leave just whispy impressions with the remaining ink. 



5. Stamp the Winter Wonderland deer with Rhubarb Stalk ink in the gap in the trees.

 

6. Adhere stamped scene to card.

7. Die cut a Fancy Label Die from teal cardstock, and trim a piece of white cardstock to fit neatly inside. Stamp with Winter Wonderland sentiment in Rhubarb Stalk, and add to left hand side of card. Finish with a couple of tiny red pearls.



Hope you have a wonderful week!


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Whimsy Stamps September 2014 Release - Day 2

Hello again, and welcome to Day 2 of our...
2014 Holiday Release - Part 1

This week we are releasing 22 *BRAND NEW* red rubber stamps/stamp sets and 7 *BRAND NEW* coordinating die/die sets this week, and they will be available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store and selected Whimsy Stamps retailers TOMORROW!

Today we are excited to show you the brand new Art by Mi Ran, Time for Tea DesignsWee Stamps and SC Design 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 inked up this absolutely gorgeous new image and sentiment set called 'Winter Wonderland', from our very own lovely Simonne's SC Designs. I loved creating with this set, and am planning on making many of my Christmas cards with it this year.

 
I stamped some of the gorgeous tall birch trunks in Memento 'Rich Cocoa', leaving a gap in the centre to stamp my Brilliance 'Coffee Bean' deer. I added a sentiment from the same set in Memento 'Rhubarb Stalk', and scattered snowflakes (also from this set) in Memento 'London Fog'.


Then I framed this scene with dark brown, and attached to a white square card.
To finish I added Stickles for some sparkle on the snowflakes.


So now it's time for you to continue today's hop! We are thrilled to welcome Linda, Lis and Stephanne, as well as some of our artists, as our 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 Release Day Grand Hop!

Thanks so much for visiting today and happy hopping!

Here's what I used:
Whimsy Stamps Products: 'Winter Wonderland' by
SC Designs (Simonne Clay), available at Whimsy Stamps;
Colouring Medium/Ink: Memento 'Rich Cocoa', Rhubarb Stalk' and 'London Fog 'Ink, Brilliance 'Coffee Bean'.
Papers: C/S - Bazzil
; DP - n/a;
Embellishments: Ranger 'Stardust' Stickles.
Tools/Other: n/a

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Whimsy Stamps September 2014 Release - Day 1

Hi Everyone!
Welcome to Day 1 of our...
2014 Holiday Release - Part 1

We are super excited to announce that this month's release is our very first HOLIDAY RELEASE of 2014! We have so many fantastic holiday stamps and dies this year that we have split them into 2 releases. We are releasing part 1 of the collection this week, and will release the second part next month.

Over the next 3 days we will reveal 22 *BRAND NEW* red rubber stamps/stamp sets and 7 *BRAND NEW* coordinating die/die sets this week, and they will be available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store and selected Whimsy Stamps retailers on Wednesday.

Today we are excited to show you the brand new Crissy Armstrong, Meljen DesignsElisabeth Bell, 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 inked up this absolutely gorgeous new image called 'Jungle Bells One - Lion' from Crissy Armstrong. I had so much fun colouring him up, and even I was quite please with how his Santa hat turned out... and I never say that! ;)


I framed my sweet lion with a border of red and a dark brown Whimsy Double Scalloped Doily Die. The papers are from Teresa Collins 'Christmas Cottage' 6 x 6 paper pad, and all the edges inked with Distress Ink 'Frayed Burlap'.

 
To embellish I used the Whimsy Vines Die Set, and Holly and Berries from Wild Orchid Crafts, and a strip of red velvet ribbon. Also from Wild Orchid Crafts I've used a gorgeous Red Gardenia, Deep Red Rose, and several smaller Ivory and Yellow Roses. I finished with a few red pearls.
 
 
So now it's time for you to continue today's hop! We are thrilled to welcome Linda, Lis and Stephanne, as well as some of our artists, as our 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.

I would like to enter this card in the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 Challenge - Sketch 27 and Completely Christmas Challenge # 29 Anything Goes.

Thanks so much for visiting today and happy hopping!

Here's what I used:
Whimsy Stamps Products: 'Jungle Bells One - Lion' by
Crissy Armstrong, 'Double Scallop Doily Die', 'Vines Die Set', all available at Whimsy Stamps;
Colouring Medium/Ink: Memento 'Tuxedo' Ink, Copics (E000/23/25/27/30/41/42/43/44/47/49, R20/32/35/37/39/89, Y26/28/32, YR21/24, BV20, W1), Distress Ink 'Frayed Burlap'.
Papers: C/S - Bazzil
; DP - Teresa Collins 'Christmas Cottage' 6 x 6 papers;
Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts Holly Leaves and Red Berries, Red Gardenias, Deep Red Roses, Ivory Roses and Autumn Yellow Roses, Artsy.licious 'Ruby' Splendid Ribbons, Kaisercraft 'Red' Pearls.
Tools/Other: Cuttlebug and Embossing Mat, MFT Circles STAX, Mounting Foam, Inkssentials Sponging Tool.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Whimsy Inspiration - Chalkboards 2

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

For this card I again inked up the 'Chalkboards 2' sentiment set by SC Designs, available at the Whimsy Stamps store. Love this set!


This card is fairly similar to one I made a couple of weeks ago, but I thought it was worth showing how fab this set is for adapting to different people and occasions. This time I needed a Birthday card,  so I stamped the birthday sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Ink. I cut it out with Nestabilities Labels 8, and sponged around the edge with Distress Ink 'Frayed Burlap'.

 

I framed this with the matching Nestabilities Decorative Labels 8, and added it to my card made with My Mind's Eye - 'Hattie' 6x6 papers. (I've been hoarding these for AGES!!)


To finish I added a triple twine bow, some roses from Wild Orchid Crafts, and pearls.

Hope you like it!

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 'Frayed Burlap'.
Papers: Cardstock - SU 'Espresso'; DP - My Mind's Eye - 'Hattie' 6x6;
Embellishments:Twine, Kaisercraft 'Pewter' Pearls, WOC Roses;
Tools/Other: Cuttlebug and Embossing Mat, Nestabilities Labels 8 and Decorative Labels 8, Mounting Foam, Inkssentials Sponging Tool.