Thursday, July 24, 2014

July Facebook Challenge - Summer Ice Cream

Hi Everyone!
Today I'm here to share my card for this months Whimsy Stamps Facebook Challenge! 

Please hop over and join the Whimsy Stamps and Inspiration Facebook Group  (if you haven't already) and play along with our July challenge - you could win a $15 Whimsy gift voucher!
The Whimsy Rubber DT are sharing our inspirational creations throughout the first weeks of the month, but you have the whole month to enter!

The theme for July is "Favourite Colours"!

One of my favourite colour combinations (among MANY!) is Blue & Yellow, so that's what I chose to go with today!

I made this card using the adorable new 'Little Apple Blossom Summer Ice Cream' from Elisabeth Bell, 'Fluttering By Sentiments' by Simonne Clay Designs, and the Whimsy 'Vines Die Set'. All 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 used burlap, jute and real sea shells for my embellishments for a real seaside / nautical feel.


Hope you like my card... and I hope you'll join us in the  Whimsy Stamps Facebook Challenge!

Have a great week!

Here's what I used:
Whimsy Stamps Products:
'Little Apple Blossom Summer Ice Cream' from Elisabeth Bell, 'Fluttering By Sentiments' by Simonne Clay Designs, 'Vines Set' Shapeology Die. All available at Whimsy Stamps;
Colouring Medium/Ink: Memento 'Tuxedo' and 'Rich Cocoa' Ink, Copics (E000/00/01/11/23/25/30/31/41/42/43, B91/93/95/97, R20/24, YR14, YG11/13/61/63/67,  Y32/35/38), Distress Ink 'Frayed Burlap', Pebbles Pearlescent Chalk;
Papers: Cardstock - SU; DP - Sweet Shoppe Designs 'By the Seaside' digital papers;
Embellishments: Sea shells, Wild Orchid Crafts White Sweetheart Blossoms, Jute string, Burlap, Want2Scrap 'Le Creme' Pearls;
Tools/Other: Cuttlebug and Embossing Mat, Nestabilities 'Romantic Rectangles', Mounting Foam, Inkssentials Sponging Tool.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Whimsy Stamps Art by Miran Debut Release

Hi Everyone, and welcome to the final day of the Whimsy Stamps Art by Mi Ran Debut Release!

We are celebrating the debut release of our fabulous new Art by Mi Ran Collection, and we have 7 new rubber stamps available right now, exclusively at Whimsy Stamps!


PRIZE ALERT ... Hop and comment for a chance to win our Grand Prize of 3 new Art by Mi Ran rubber stamps!! 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 to be entered into the draw.

For today's hop I have used Mi Ran's sweet 'Deliver Beatrix' stamp. I love this cute, fun and modern stamp! I've also used Clearly Whimsy 'Simple Sentiments' by Raindrop Echo Designs.


The papers are Glitz 'Color Me Happy', and I used Copic markers to colour the image.


For this release, we are excited to be joined by the Art by MiRan digital design team, so without further ado, it’s time to check out today's hop!
Don’t forget to leave a comment at every stop to be entered into the grand prize draw and if you didn't hop Monday or Tuesday, you can go back and hop and comment for a chance to win 1 of 2 $15 gift certificate prizes.


All of the new rubber stamps are available right now, so check them out at the Whimsy Stamps store!

Have a wonderful week!!

Here's what I used:
Whimsy Stamps Products:  
'Deliver Beatrix' by Art by Mi Ran Collection,  Clearly Whimsy 'Simple Sentiments' by Raindrop Echo Designs - available at Whimsy Stamps;
Colouring Medium/Ink: Memento 'Tuxedo' Ink, Copics (B000/00/01/02/04, E000/00/11/23/25/40/41/42/43/44, R20/30/32/35/37) Distress Ink 'Frayed Burlap';
Papers: Cardstock ; DP - Glitz 'Colour Me Happy' 6 x 6 papers;
Embellishments:
Tools/Other:



Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Whimsy Stamps July Rubber & Die Release - Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of the ...
Whimsy Stamps July rubber stamp and die release!

This week Whimsy Stamps is releasing 14 new red rubber stamp/stamp sets and 4 coordinating die/die sets, and they will be available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store and all selected Whimsy Stamps retailers ... TOMORROW!


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.

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

For today's project, I have inked up the adorable new 'So Nuts About Home' by Crissy Armstrong. Isn't he such a little cutie with his chubby, full cheeks?!
I also used 'Life's Moments' sentiments by SC Designs and 'Fancy Label Die', and embellished with 'Vines Die Set'.
 
 
I coloured this sweet guy with Copic markers, and gave a bit of sky background with pearlescent chalk.

Hope you like him and his new home!

So now it's time for you to continue today's hop! Don’t forget to leave a comment at every stop along the hop to be entered into the draw to win a $15 gift certificate:


Be sure to visit the Whimsy blog again tomorrow for the release day grand hop!

Thanks so much for visiting today. Happy hopping!

Here's what I used:
Whimsy Stamps Products:  'So Nuts About Home' by
Crissy Armstrong, 'Life's Moments' sentiments by SC Designs'Fancy Label Die', and 'Vines Die Set' - available at Whimsy Stamps;
Colouring Medium/Ink: Memento 'Tuxedo' and 'Rich Cocoa' Ink, Copics (B01/02, E07/30/31/33/35/39/40/41/42/43/44/47, G40/82/85, YG11, YR02, W1), Distress Ink 'Frayed Burlap', Pebbles Inc Pearlescent Chalk;
Papers: Cardstock - SU 'Espresso', 'Pear Pizzazz', 'Natural Ivory'; DP - Sweet Shoppe Designs 'Go Adventure' digital papers;
Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts Teal Cherry Blossoms and Brick and Orange Roses, Want2Scrap 'Le Creme' Pearls.
Tools/Other: Cuttlebug and Embossing Mat, MFT Ovals STAX.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Whimsy Stamps July Rubber & Die Release - Day 1

Welcome to Day 1 of the ...
Whimsy Stamps July rubber stamp and die release!

Over the next 3 days we will reveal the new July 2014 Whimsy Stamps products. Whimsy is releasing 14 new red rubber stamps/stamp sets and 4 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.

We are thrilled to welcome Mary Johnson, Linda Levoir, Bridget Curnow and Sue Hughes 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.

Today we are excited to show you the brand new Elisabeth Bell, 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 project, I have used the fun new 'On the Grill' sentiment set by Raindrop Echo Designs, and the matching 'BBQ Grill' Shapeology Die.
I tried to use papers that would give a 'picnic' feel, and to create a banner I used Lace Tape -White No.1'  and Whimsy 'Banner Pennants Die set'. I also added some of the Lace Tape across the pattern paper joins.
 
 
Although the 'On the Grill' sentiments fit perfectly in the centre of the 'BBQ Grill' die, I chose to add a border and flower to frame it, and popped it up on the banner.

 
I die-cut the 'BBQ Grill' die from black cardstock, then cut the lid across "open" it. After gluing the die-cut to patterned matt, I added a few of the stamped accessories, and a little puff of 'cooking' smoke. I just added a few pearls to finish.


So now it's time for you to continue today's hop! Don’t forget to leave a comment at every stop along the hop to be entered into the draw to win a $15 gift certificate:


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:  'On the Grill' sentiment set by Raindrop Echo Designs'BBQ Grill' Die, 'Lace Tape -White No.1' and 'Banner Pennants Die set'.  All available at
Whimsy Stamps;
Colouring Medium/Ink: Memento 'Tuxedo' Ink, Distress Ink 'Antique Linen'.
Papers: Cardstock - SU 'Sahara Sand', CM Black; DP - Sweet Shoppe Designs 'Once Upon a Summer: Celebrating' digital papers;
Embellishments: Kaisercraft Paper Flower, Want2Scrap Red Pearls.
Tools/Other: Cuttlebug and Embossing Mat, MFT Die-namics Cloud Trio, CM Circle Punch, Mounting Foam, Inkssentials Sponging Tool.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Whimsy Inspiration - Daphne!

Hi Everyone!

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

I made this card using the adorable 'Daphne' from Wee Stamps. Isn't she so sweet? I've also used the new 'Tiny Tags Dies' set and 'Just My Type'  alphabet stamps to create a banner hanging from the 'Double Scallop Doily Die'.  All of these are available at the Whimsy Stamps store.

 
I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Ink, coloured with Copic markers, and sponged around image with Distress Ink. The papers are  Nitwit Collections 'Daffodil Joy' digital papers.


I stamped the letters in Memento Rich Cocoa, cut into small circles and glued onto the Heart Tags. I then attached the Heart Tags with embroidery floss around the bottom of the scalloped doily die, and popped the whole piece onto the card with mounting foam.
 

I used Stickles to give her some shimmery wings, and added some pearl details. I finished with an ivory bow and some roses and larger pearls.

Hope you like my card!

Here's what I used:
Whimsy Stamps Products: '
Daphne' from Wee Stamps, 'Tiny Tags Dies', 'Just My Type'  alphabet stamps, and 'Double Scallop Doily Die'.  All available at Whimsy Stamps;
Colouring Medium/Ink: Memento 'Tuxedo' and 'Rich Cocoa' Ink, Copics (E000/00/04/11/23/25/40/41/42/43/30/31/33, BG10/70, R20/81/83/85, RV000, YG11/13, YR18/21/24/27, Y17/38), Distress Ink 'Antique Linen'.
Papers: Cardstock - SU; DP - Nitwit Collection 'Daffodil Joy' digital papers;
Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts Roses and Ivory Satin Ribbon, Ranger 'Stardust' Stickles, Kaisercraft Pearls, DMC Embroidery Floss and needle;
Tools/Other: Cuttlebug and Embossing Mat, Mounting Foam, Inkssentials Sponging Tool.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Clearly Whimsy Stamps Release!

Hi Everyone!

I just wanted to let you all know about the new Clearly Whimsy Stamps Release!



There are 6 new clear stamp sets and 6 coordinating Shapeology metal dies, each designed by our talented artist Simonne Clay of SC Designs. (And some of these new products can also be purchased as discount bundles to save you $'s!)

Make sure you check out the Whimsy Inspirations Blog to get all the information, and for some fabulous DT inspiration!

All products are available to purchase in the Whimsy Stamps Store now!

Hope you have a wonderful week!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Whimsy Inspiration - Sunflower

Hi Everyone!

I have some inspiration to share with you today using stamps from our most recent Whimsy Stamps Rubber and Die Release.

This card was made using the adorable "Sunflower" from Time 4 Tea Designs, and "Life's Moments" sentiment set by SC Designs. I have also used the Whimsy Lovely Lace Tape 'Ivory No 5'. All of these are available at the Whimsy Stamps store.

 

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Ink, coloured with Copic markers, and sponged around image with Distress Ink.

 
I framed the image with a romantic rectangle Nestie, and layered onto my digital papers from Sweet Shoppe Designs. I finished with a couple of flowers and pearls.

Hope you like my card!

Here's what I used:
Whimsy Stamps Products: "
Sunflower" from Time 4 Tea Designs, "Life's Moments" sentiments by SC Designs and Whimsy Lovely Lace Tape 'Ivory No 5' available at Whimsy Stamps;
Colouring Medium/Ink: Memento 'Tuxedo', Distress Ink 'Antique Linen'.
Papers: Cardstock - Bazzill; DP - Sweet Shoppe Designs 'Summer Days' digital papers
;
Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts White Sweetheart Blossoms, Kaisercraft 'Copper' Pearls;
Tools/Other: Cuttlebug and Embossing Mat, Nestabilities 'Romantic Rectangles', Mounting Foam, Inkssentials Sponging Tool.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Whimsy Inspiration - Notables 7 Silhouettes

Hi Everyone!

I have some inspiration to share with you today using stamps from our most recent Whimsy Stamps Rubber and Die Release.

These simple cards are made using "Notables 7 Silhouettes" from Raindrop Echo Design, and the matching "Notables 7 Die". I have also used the Whimsy Lovely Lace Tape 'Ivory No 5'. All of these are available at the Whimsy Stamps store.

 
I chose two of the Notable 7 Silhouettes (they come in a very versatile set of six), and stamped one with Memento 'Bamboo Leaves' and one with 'Rhubarb Stalk'. I fussy cut around them, then matt with Notables 7 Die cut in kraft.
 

 
 The papers are from the 'Key to My Heart' 6x6 paper pad by Kaisercraft.


This Whimsy Lace tap is fabulously easy to use as it already has the adhesive strip on it... quick and easy, and finishes off a paper seam perfectly! My final touch was just a few pearls and all done!

Hope you like my cards!

Here's what I used:
Whimsy Stamps Products: "
Notables 7 Silhouettes" and "Notables 7 Die" from Raindrop Echo Design, and Whimsy Lovely Lace Tape 'Ivory No 5' available at Whimsy Stamps;
Colouring Medium/Ink: Memento 'Rhubarb Stalk' and 'Bamboo Leaves', Distress Ink 'Antique Linen'.
Papers: Cardstock - SU 'Natural Ivory', Bazzill 'Kraft'; DP - 
'Key to My Heart' by Kaisercraft 6x6 paper pad;
Embellishments: Kaisercraft Pearls;
Tools/Other: Cuttlebug and Embossing Mat, MFT Decorative Doily, Mounting Foam, Inkssentials Sponging Tool.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Whimsy June Facebook Challenge!

Hi Everyone!

Today I'm here to share my card for this months Whimsy Stamps Facebook Challenge! 

Please hop over and join the Whimsy Stamps and Inspiration Facebook Group  (if you haven't already) and play along with our June challenge - you could win a $15 Whimsy gift voucher!
The Whimsy Rubber DT are sharing our inspirational creations throughout the first weeks of the month, but you have the whole month to enter!

The theme for June is "Just Beachy"!


This sweet image and matching sentiment is from our most recent Whimsy Stamps New Release, and is called "Ciara & Penny" by Sandy Allnock's Ciara's Friends Collection.

 
I used Copics to colour the image, and some chalks to create a soft sky background.

 
The papers are from a Sweet Shoppe Designs digital kit called 'Memorable: Vacation', and I finished with some Glossy Accent water droplets and Dew Drops.


Hope you like my card... and I hope you'll join us in the  Whimsy Stamps Facebook Challenge!

Have a great week!

Here's what I used on my card:
Whimsy Stamps Products: "Ciara & Penny" by Sandy Allnock's Ciara's Friends Collection, available at Whimsy Stamps.
Colouring Medium/Ink: Memento 'Tuxedo' Ink, Copics, Pebbles Inc Pearlescent Chalk;
Papers: Cardstock - SU; DP - Sweet Shoppe Designs digital kit 'Memorable: Vacation';

Embellishments: Glossy Accents, Clear Dew Drops.
Tools/Other: n/a

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Whimsy May Rubber & Die Release - Day 5

 Hi Everyone and welcome to Day 5 of the
Whimsy Stamps May rubber stamp and die release!

It's RELEASE DAY at Whimsy Stamps!! The entire May release is available now to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store and from all good Whimsy Stamp retailers!!

PRIZE ALERT... We have hidden FOUR prizes of 2 new release rubber stamps somewhere on the Whimsy DTs blogs throughout our 5-day release event this week. As the location of the prizes are secret, be sure to leave a comment on ALL the stops on each daily blog hop to maximize your chance of winning! The lucky winners will be drawn over the weekend and announced on the Whimsy blog next week.

To take a peek at today's fabulous new release creations, please click on the links below...

Linda Kläringe (May Guest Designer)
Shelby Thomas

 
For today’s card I've used one of Elisabeth Bell's new stamps called "Sunny Ginger Meadows", and the new "Sun-Sational Circle Sentiments" by Raindrop Echo Designs.

  
 The image is stamped twice and coloured with Copic markers, then fussy cut and double mounted for extra dimension.

 The papers are from a digital kit by Sweet Shoppe Designs called "Once Upon a Summer: Chilling", and I used some of the elements from this kit also.
Here's a pic of her basking in the sunset glow  ;)


I finished with some lace to give texture to the 'sand', a sea bird embellishment and some flowers.

Hope you like it!
See you again on Friday for another new release card!

Here's what I used for my card:
Whimsy Stamps Products: "Sunny Ginger Meadows" by Elisabeth Bell, "Sun-Sational Circle Sentiments" by Raindrop Echo Designs.
Ink/Colouring Medium: Memento 'Tuxedo' and Memento 'Bahama Blue', Copics (E000/00/04/11/23/41/42, B000/01/02, BG10, R20/22/24/27/29,  YG21/23/25, YR21, Y17, C1), Distress Inks 'Antique Linen';

Papers: Cardstock, DP - Sweet Shoppe Designs "Once Upon a Summer: Chilling" digital kit ;
Embellishments: I Am Roses Teal Cherry Blossom, White Sweetheart Blossoms, Nautical Charms 'Sea bird', Mounting Foam;
Tools/Other: Personal Computer and Printer, Sponging tool, Tim Holtz 'Tonic' scissors.