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.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Whimsy November 2014 Release - Day 2

 Welcome to Day 2 of our ...
November Rubber Stamp and Die Release

This wee we are releasing 19 *BRAND NEW* red rubber stamps/stamp sets and 4 *BRAND NEW* coordinating die/die sets. 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 Crissy Armstrong and Elisabeth Bell stamps 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 Crissy Armstrong
called "Reindeer In Training". Isn't he just so sweet? I love his sweet, happy little face! :)
I have also used the Whimsy Vines Die Set.


The image is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Ink, and coloured with Copic markers.
I then masked the image and used chalks to make a soft sky effect. I added fun flock for the cute little bear, and stickles for the snow.


The papers are from a Sweet Shoppe Designs digi kit, aged with Distress Inks.
The gorgeous flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts.


Here is a close up of the sweet little reindeer in training...


I finished the card off with some cute little gold bells from Seriously Scrapbooking, and some pearls.

So now it's time for you to continue today's hop! We are thrilled to welcome Lizzy Smith, Olivia Marmara, Miran Jung, 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! 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:


See you again tomorrow for our November Release Grand Hop!

Thanks so much for visiting us today. Happy hopping!

Here's what I used:
Whimsy Stamps Products: 'Reindeer in Training' by
Crissy Armstrong Collection, and Vines Die Set;
Colouring Medium/Ink: Memento 'Tuxedo' Ink, Copics (E30/31/35/37/42/43/44/47, BV20, R20/35/37/39, Y26/35), Distress Ink 'Frayed Burlap', Pebbles Pearlescent Chalk.
Papers: C/S - Bazzill & SU
; DP - Sweet Shoppe Designs 'Merry Little Christmas' digi kit;
Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts White Gardenias, Astor Daisies, Lily and Rose, Gold Bell Charms from Seriously Scrapbooking, Stampendous Fun Flock 'White', Ranger
'Stardust' Stickles, Kaisercraft 'Red' Pearls.
Tools/Other:
Cuttlebug and Embossing Mat, Nestabilities Lattice Rectangles, Mounting Foam, Inkssentials Sponging Tool.

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.