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.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Whimsy Inspiration - Cat Witch!

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

For this card I inked up this sweet image from Crissy Armstrong called Cat Witch. I've also used the fun new Halloween Die Set by Raindrop Echo Designs. Both of these are available at the Whimsy Stamps store.

First, I created a card base with layers from Sweet Shoppe Designs 'Spiced Cider' digital papers, sponging each edge with Distress Ink 'Frayed Burlap'. I adhered a piece of black spotted ribbon across the card, then added a piece of orange cobweb paper to the centre.


Next I stamped the sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Ink, and coloured it with Copic Markers. I then fussy cut around the image, leaving a small border of white, and popped it onto the card with mounting foam.
To finish I added several die cuts from the Halloween Die Set, and some black pearls.

Hope you like it!

Here's what I used:Whimsy Stamps Products: 'Cat Witch' by Crissy Armstrong and Halloween Die Set by Raindrop Echo Designs - available at Whimsy Stamps;
Colouring Medium/Ink: Memento 'Tuxedo' Ink, Copic Markers, Distress Ink 'Frayed Burlap'.
Papers: Cardstock - CM 'Black'; DP - Sweet Shoppe Designs 'Spider Cider' digital papers;
Embellishments: SU Spotted Black Ribbon, Want 2 Scrap 'Black' Pearls;
Tools/Other: Cuttlebug and Embossing Mat, Mounting Foam, Inkssentials Sponging Tool.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Whimsy Inspiration - Chalkboards 2

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

For this card I inked up this awesome sentiment from 'Chalkboards 2' set by SC Designs, available at the Whimsy Stamps store. I just love these sentiments and can see myself using them for SO many cards!

 
I stamped the sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Ink, 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 - Lost and Found 'Sunshine' 6x6 papers. (Love these!!)


To finish I added some felt ribbon (made into a bow with a pearl brad), and some roses.

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 - Lost and Found 'Sunshine' 6x6;
Embellishments: Spotlight Velvet Ribbon, Kaisercraft 'Chocolate' Pearl Brads, Kaisercraft 'Pewter' Pearls, WOC Roses;
Tools/Other: Cuttlebug and Embossing Mat, Nestabilities Labels 8 and Decorative Labels 8,Mounting Foam, Inkssentials Sponging Tool.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Whimsy August Release Grand Blog Hop!

Hi Everyone!
Welcome to the ...
Whimsy Stamps August release GRAND BLOG HOP!

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

The hop starts today (Wednesday August 6th at 12.00PM noon ET) and ends on Friday August 8th at 12.00pm noon ET. If you would like to hop along with us today, please CLICK HERE to start the hop at Iris's blog.

 For my card today I have used the adorable new 'A Girl and Her Pumpkin' by Crissy Armstrong.


I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Ink, coloured with Copic markers, and sponged around image with Distress Ink (leaving the Nestie in place to create a border).


The papers are from a Sweet Shoppe Designs digital kit, edged with Distress Ink. I foam mounted the image for extra dimension, and added a bow, some skeleton leaves and flowers for embellishments.


Hope you like it!

Here is a complete blog hop list in hopping order:

One lucky hopper will win a $25 gift certificate!  To enter the draw, simply leave a comment HERE and at EVERY stop along the hop by 12.00pm noon on Friday August 8th.
The entire new release is available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store RIGHT NOW!

Thanks so much for visiting today, and happy hopping!

Here's what I used:
Whimsy Stamps Products: 'A Girl and Her Pumpkin' by
Crissy Armstrong - available at Whimsy Stamps;
Colouring Medium/Ink: Memento 'Tuxedo' Ink, Copics (
Copics (E000/00/04/11/23/25/30/31/41/42/43/44/47, B000/91/93/95, R20, YG91/93/95/97, YR12/14/15/18/21/27), Distress Ink 'Frayed Burlap' and 'Antique Linen';
Papers: Cardstock - Bazzil; DP - Sweet Shoppe Designs 'Sweater Weather' digital papers;
Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts 'Camel Hair' Seam Binding, Daisy and Aster Daisies, Cre8tiv 'Leaf Embellishments', Queen & Co 'Grass Green' Pearls (thank you Janice!!)
Tools/Other: Cuttlebug and Embossing Mat, Nestabilities 'Petite Ovals' and 'Petite Scalloped Ovals',
Mounting Foam, Inkssentials Sponging Tool.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Whimsy August Rubber & Die Release - Day 1

Hi Everyone!
Welcome to Day 1 of the ...
Whimsy Stamps August rubber stamp and die release!

Over the next 3 days we will reveal the new August 2014 Whimsy Stamps products. Whimsy is releasing 11 new red rubber stamps/stamp sets and 3 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 Elisabeth Bell, Time for Tea Designs and SC Design stamps being released this month. For a full reveal of these stamps, check out the Whimsy blog!

For today's project, I have inked up this sweet new image from Time 4 Tea Designs called 'Cozy Cardi'. I have also used a sentiment from the new 'Chalkboards 2' set from  SC Designs.

I stamped the image and sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Ink, coloured the image with Copicmarkers, and sponged around both pieces with Distress Ink.

 
The papers are from Basic Grey 'Pyrus' 6 x 6 paper pad, and I only had small pieces left so arranged them in a pattern with wide lace covering where they didn't quite meet! (cheeky I know!)

  
I framed the image and sentiment with Nestabilities Romantic Rectangles and attached with mounting foam. To finish I embellished with some roses and pearls.

So now it's time for you to continue today's hop! We are thrilled to welcome Hellen Pearce, Sheri Willshire, Tabbatha Sandoval and Tracey Murphy 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.

Thanks so much for visiting today. Happy hopping!

Here's what I used:
Whimsy Stamps Products: 'Cozy Cardi' by
Time 4 Tea Designs, 'Chalkboards 2' sentiment set by SC Designs. Both available at Whimsy Stamps;
Colouring Medium/Ink: Memento 'Tuxedo' Ink, Copics (E000/00/11/23/25/27/30/31/42/43/44, BG72/75, R20, YG91/93/95, YR12/15/27, W1), Distress Ink 'Frayed Burlap'.
Papers: Cardstock; DP - Basic Grey 'Pyrus' 6 x 6 papers;
Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts Roses and Guipure Lace, Want2Scrap 'LeCreme' Pearls.
Tools/Other: Cuttlebug and Embossing Mat, Nestabilities 'Romantic Rectangles', Mounting Foam, Inkssentials Sponging Tool.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Whimsy Inspiration - Summer Watermelon

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

For this card I inked up this sweet little fellow 'Little Jack and Bobbin Summer Watermelon' from Elisabeth Bell, and also used 'Everyday Moment' sentiments by Simonne Clay Designs. Both of these are available at the Whimsy Stamps store.

 
I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Ink, coloured with Copic markers, and used Pearlescent chalks for a soft sky.

 
I remembered I have this cute digital paper freebie with little wagons and think it was the perfect fit for this little guy ;)



I liked how clean and bright this card came out - I don't often get to make little boy cards with 3 nieces so this was a fun change!

Hope you like it too!

Here's what I used:
Whimsy Stamps Products:
'Little Jack and Bobbin Summer Watermelon' from Elisabeth Bell,  'Everyday Moment' sentiments by Simonne Clay Designs. Both available at Whimsy Stamps;
Colouring Medium/Ink: Memento 'Tuxedo' Ink, Copics (E000/00/11/23/25/30/31/33/40/42/43/44, BG11/53/57, R20/22/24/27, YG11/13/61/63/67, Y32/35/38), Distress Ink 'Antique Linen'.
Papers: Cardstock - SU; DP - Pixels & Co / Wishing Well Creations 'Playful' Mini Kit;
Embellishments: Spotlight Ribbon, Kaisercraft Teal Pearls;
Tools/Other: Cuttlebug and Embossing Mat, Mounting Foam, Inkssentials Sponging Tool.