Thursday, April 16, 2015

Whimsy April 2015 Release - Grand Blog Hop!

Welcome to the ...

Whimsy Stamps April release BLOG HOP!
The DT have been sharing some amazing creations made with new stamps 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!

Well the image I'm using today was so cute that I couldn't resist making TWO cards! (Well actually I had two ideas and couldn't decide which to go with so just did both lol!)
I've used the new image from Krista Heij-Barber called 'Pirate Boy', available from Whimsy Stamps.

Here's the first card...

 Another view...

And a close up of the cute little Pirate Boy ;)

The images were stamped with Memento ink and coloured with Copic markers. I fussy cut around them all ready to use for each card. The digital papers and cute matching elements are from the Nitwit Collection 'Land Ho' kit, and I kind of went a little crazy with them. ;)

Here's the second card...
 
Another angle...

 And another close up...
 
I hope you like them!

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 April 17th.
 
Thanks so much for visiting today and see you again soon!

Here's what I used for both cards:
Whimsy Stamps Products: 'Pirate Boy' by
Krista Heij-Barber, available at Whimsy Stamps;
Colouring Medium/Ink: Memento 'Tuxedo' Ink, Copics (E000/00/04/11/21/25/29/42/43/44/47, R20/22/24/27,  B91/93/95, W00/1/3/5/7/9), Distress Inks 'Frayed Burlap';
Papers: C/S - Bazzil; DP - 'Land Ho' digital papers and elements from Nitwit Collection;

Tools/Other: Inkssentials Sponging Tool.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Whimsy Stamps April 2015 Release - Day 1

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

Over the next 3 days we will reveal 15 *BRAND NEW* red rubber stamps/stamp sets and 3 Die Sets. 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, Lizzy Love and Michele Roos 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 cute and fun new image from Art by Mi Ran called 'Shop Til You Drop'. I have also used 'Girl Talk' sentiments from the Clearly Whimsy Stamps Collection, and 'Stitched Circles Die Set'.  Of course these are all available at the Whimsy Stamps store.


The image is stamped in Memento Tuxedo ink, coloured with Copic markers, then fussy cut and adhered onto patterned paper. The sentiment is stamped directly onto patterned paper and matt with purple cardstock, both die cut using the smallest Whimsy stitched circle die.

 
The papers are from the 'Confetti' free digital kit at Sweet Shoppe Designs. All the edges were inked with Distress Ink 'Antique Linen'. I added a row of crochet lace and tiny pearls over the paper joins.


I finished wish a pink satin bow, some pink pearls, and flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.

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

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

Here's what I used:
Whimsy Stamps Products: 'Shop Til You Drop' by
Art by Mi Ran, 'Girl Talk' sentiments from the Clearly Whimsy Stamps Collection, and  'Stitched Circles Die Set', all available at Whimsy Stamps;
Colouring Medium/Ink: Memento 'Tuxedo' Ink, Copic Markers, Distress 'Antique Linen';
Papers: C/S - Bazzill; DP - 'Confetti' free digital kit from Sweet Shoppe Designs;
Embellishments: Roses and ribbon from Wild Orchid Crafts, Want 2 Scrap Pearls, Crochet lace from Alyce Keegan :);

Tools/Other: Cuttlebug and Embossing Mat, Mounting Foam, Inkssentials Sponging Tool.
 

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Whimsy Inspiration - Maggie's Hand Me Downs

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

For this card I inked up this sweet girl from the  Lizzy Love Collection called 'Maggie's Hand Me Downs'. I've also used one of the sentiments that come with this set, which of course is available at the Whimsy Stamps store.


The image is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Ink and coloured with Copic Markers.

 
The papers are from the Sweet Shoppe Designs 'Keep Calm' digital kit, and the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

 
To finish I added some enamel dots.

Hope you like it!

Here's what I used:
Whimsy Stamps Products: 'Maggie's Hand Me Downs' by Lizzy Love Collection and included sentiments, available at Whimsy Stamps;
Colouring Medium/Ink: Memento 'Tuxedo' Ink, Copic Markers, Distress Ink 'Frayed Burlap' Ink.
Papers: C/S; D/P- Sweet Shoppe Designs 'Keep Calm' digital kit;
Embellishments:Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers, Spotlight Enamel Dots;
Tools/Other: Cuttlebug and Embossing Mat, EK Success Rock Fern punch, Inkssentials Sponging Tool.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Whimsy Inspiration - Hang In There!

Hi Everyone!

Today I'm excited to share a Whimsy Stamps card with a very Aussie image from our fabulous new artist, Krista Heij-Barber. :) This little cutie is called 'Hanging in There' and is obviously one I had to have! It even comes with the cute sentiment!

 

The image is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Ink, and coloured with Copic markers. I then fussy cut around the image so I could pop it up onto my card. The papers are from a Sweet Shoppe Designs digital kit.

To finish I rolled some small pieces of cotton ball and coloured with yellow Copic (my attempt at Wattle lol), coloured a rose to match, and then added some punched EK Success Rock Ferns for leaves.
 
 Hope you like my card!

Thanks so much for visiting today and see you again soon!

Here's what I used:
Whimsy Stamps Products:
'Hanging in There' from Krista Heij-Barber, available at Whimsy Stamps;
Colouring Medium/Ink: Memento 'Tuxedo' Ink, Copics, Distress Ink 'Frayed Burlap'.
Papers: C/S - Bazzil; DP - Sweet Shoppe Designs 'Lakeside Retreat' digital papers;
Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts White Rose and cotton ball
coloured with Y17
Tools/Other: Cuttlebug and Embossing Mat, EK Success Rock Fern punch, Inkssentials Blending Tool, mounting foam.

Whimsy Spring Sale!

Hi Everyone!

I just wanted to let you know that there is a Spring Sale on over at the Whimsy Stamps store RIGHT NOW! 
Don't miss out! :)

Hope you have an awesome week!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Whimsy March 2015 Release - Grand Blog Hop!

Welcome to the ...

Whimsy Stamps March release BLOG HOP!
The DT  have been sharing some amazing creations made with the new stamps 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 new image from Art by Mi Ran called 'Sierra', available from Whimsy Stamps.


The image was stamped with Memento ink and coloured with Copic markers. I trimmed around the image, then matt with two colours picked out from the pattern paper.


The papers are 'Live the Life you Love' digital papers from Sweet Shoppe Designs, and all edges were inked with Distress Inks 'Antique Linen'.


I finished with some ribbon, flowers and a few pearls... hope you like it!

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 March 13th.

Thanks so much for visiting today and see you again soon!

Here's what I used:
Whimsy Stamps Products: 'Sierra' from
Art by Mi Ran, available at Whimsy Stamps;
Colouring Medium/Ink: Memento 'Tuxedo' Ink, Copics (E000/00/04/11/21/25/29, R20/30/32/35/37, BG000/00/01/02/10/11/70/72/75/78, YR21/24, YG11/13/17/61/63/67, Y17/38, W00/1/3), Distress Inks 'Antique Linen', Pebbles 'Pearlescent' Chalk;
Papers: C/S - Bazzil; DP - 'Live the Life you Love' digital papers from Sweet Shoppe Designs;
Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts Aqua Satin Ribbon, Gardenia, Lilies, Roses and Sweetheart Blossoms, Want-2-Scrap 'Cream' Pearls, Ranger 'Glossy Accents'.

Tools/Other: Cuttlebug and Embossing Mat, Inkssentials Sponging Tool.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Whimsy Stamps March 2015 Release - Day 1

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

Over the next 3 days we will reveal 16 *BRAND NEW* red rubber stamps/stamp sets. 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 Lizzy Love and Denise Lynn stamps being released this month. For a full reveal of these stamps, check out the Whimsy blog.


For today's hop, I have used this cute and fun new image from the always fabulous Crissy Armstrong. I have also used 'Happy Hello' sentiments from the Clearly Whimsy Stamps Collection, and 'Notables 2 Die'.  Of course they are all available at the Whimsy Stamps store.

I figured my U.S. friends could use a reminder that Spring will eventually arrive -with BBQ's and sunshine! - so I created an American flag look with my papers. ;)


The image is stamped in Memento Tuxedo ink, coloured with Copic markers, and die cut with a circle. I then matt this with another circle of red.


The papers are 'Let Freedom Ring' digital papers from Sweet Shoppe Designs, and obviously perfect for my 'US flag-look'. All the edges were inked with Distress Ink 'Frayed Burlap'.


Each sentiment is matted with blue cardstock, and arranged with my foam-mounted image onto the card as shown. I finished wish a red satin bow, and some red and white roses.

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

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

Thanks so much for visiting today and happy hopping!

Here's what I used:
Whimsy Stamps Products: 'Hedgehog Hamburger' by
Crissy Armstrong, 'Happy Hello sentiments from the Clearly Whimsy Stamps Collection, and 'Notables 2 Die', all available at Whimsy Stamps;
Colouring Medium/Ink: Memento 'Tuxedo' Ink, Copics (E000/00/11/21/25/29/30/31/33/35/42/43/44, R20/22/24/27/29, YR21, YG13/17, W00/1/3/5, BG000), Distress Ink 'Frayed Burlap'.
Papers: C/S - Bazzill; DP - 'Let Freedom Ring' digital papers from Sweet Shoppe Designs;
Embellishments: White and red roses from I Am Roses, Want2Scrap Red Pearls, Wild Orchid Crafts Red Satin Ribbon;

Tools/Other: Cuttlebug and Embossing Mat, MFT Circle STAX, Mounting Foam, Inkssentials Sponging Tool.