Sunday, December 22, 2013

Whimsy 24 Days of Christmas Event - Day 21!

Hi Everyone!
I'm here today to share my creations for the Whimsy Stamps
24 Days of Christmas Event!

As I'm sure you know by now, the Whimsy Stamps design team are holding a fun event here on the Whimsy blog in the run up to Christmas. Each day from the 1st to the 24th of December, a member of the design team will be sharing a Whimsy holiday creation and today is my turn!
 
Each day during the event we are posting a letter.  Visit us every day, make a note of each letter and keep them safe.  Once you have collected all 24 letters, you should be able to unscramble them and make a 4 word phrase. Email your phrase to whimsystampscontests@gmail.com by 31st December 2013, and if you've guessed correctly, you will be entered into the draw to win a fantastic GRAND PRIZE! 
 
For today's card I used an older image that I've been wanting to use for ages, "Two Turtle Doves" by Elisabeth Bell. I love her sweet, excited face!


I also used "Everyday Sayings Notables 4" sentiments - Delight in the Little Things (I love this saying!) I stamped the sentiment twice so that I could layer them.
 

I used lots of pearls and Stickles for the ice and snow, and even used some pleated ribbon and crocheted lace.


 
I would also like to share this card I made for a special Whimsy Stamps feature in the "Magnolia Ink Magazine - Christmas Issue". I was so happy to be included in their gorgeous magazine!
  

For this card I used the adorable Wee Stamps image "Winter Friends", stamped twice, fussy cut, and double mounted for extra dimension.
   
 
I also used "Spell It Out" alphabet set and matching die, "Layered Snowflake Dies" and "Snowflake Border Die" with Stickles and pearls for sparkle.   

  
 Hope you like my creations!
 
Here is your letter for today ...

 
 

Don't forget that we are also running some fun SPOT PRIZES throughout the entire event. The prizes could be hidden on the Whimsy blog or on DT member's blog, so be sure to leave a comment here and on the Whimsy Inspiration Blog today to be in with a chance to win!
 

Thanks for stopping by today!
 

Here's what I used for my cards:

Card 1: "Two Turtle Doves"
Whimsy Stamps Products: "Two Turtle Doves" by Elisabeth Bell" and "Everyday Sayings Notables 4" by Raindrop Echo Designs.
Ink/Colouring Medium: Memento 'Tuxedo' and 'Rich Cocoa', Copics, Distress Inks 'Antique Linen' and 'Frayed Burlap';

Papers: Cardstock - SU, DP - Sweet Shoppe Designs 'A Christmas Wonderland: Cozy' digital kit;
Embellishments: SU 'Red Riding Hood' Pleated Ribbon, White Crochet Lace, Roses from I Am Roses, Kaisercraft 'Snow' Pearls, Ranger 'ICE'   and 'Stardust' Stickles;
Tools/Other: Cuttlebug and Embossing Mat, Nestabilities Petite Ovals, Petite Scalloped Ovals, Mounting Foam. 
Card 2: "Winter Friends"
Whimsy Stamps Products: "Winter Friends" by Wee Stamps"Spell It Out" alphabet set and matching die, "Layered Snowflake Dies", and "Snowflake Border Die" by Raindrop Echo Designs.
Ink/Colouring Medium: Memento Tuxedo, Copics, Distress Inks;
Papers: Cardstock - SU, DP - My Mind's Eye 'Holly Jolly' 6x6 papers;

Embellishments: Wild Orchid Craft Gardenia and Aster Daisies, Kaisercraft 'Ice' Pearls, Ranger 'Stardust' Stickles;
Tools/Other: Cuttlebug and Embossing Mat, Nestabilities Decorative Labels 1, Lables 1, Mounting Foam. 

38 comments:

Jan Ltc said...

Stunning cards. Merry Christmas xx Jan

Sammy said...

These are just incredible! Your colouring is fantastic! x

Trena Johnson said...

They are both so darling.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Sweet images. TFS

Anke said...

they are both so beautiful
hugs Anke

Jeannean said...

Great job on having a card in the Magnolia Inks Magazine!! Both cards are fantastic!

Tami B. said...

Great cards...I'm pinning the 2nd one- absolutely adorable!

Jane said...

Just popped over from Whimsy, such sweet cards but I do love the Wee stamp..so cute x

Heidi said...

Just gorgeous! Great coloring.

Maxine D said...

Love the Whimsy card Shannah with the bling and such rich colours. Your colouring there if fabulous and the shimmer adds a wonderful finish.
Congrats on being published with the second adorable card.
Blessings
Maxine

Carla S. said...

Stunning cards, Shannah! Beautiful colors and wonderful images! Fantastic coloring and details!

Mary Lou said...

Shannah these are so SWEET!!! Love the sentiment with two turtle doves!! And the cute JOY pieces are FABULOUS!!!!
Hugs and Happy holidays!!

Laila B. said...

Wow...both cards are amazing. Congratulations!!!

Maryann Laursen said...

Both cards are simply stunning hun, and your coloring is so perfect, which is definitely also why you got in the MAgnolia magazine too. They´re both incredible pieces of art.

julieprice3 said...

Your cards are just beautiful, I love the pretty images and lovely details, beautifully coloured too, very pretty, Have a very Happy Christmas Hugs Julie P

Shari Czerwinski said...

Your cards are simply gorgeous. Love the layers and the coloring on the stamped images.

Jade Passmore said...

Two cute! I love the creativity shown on both cards. And the red hair is colored perfectly on the wee one. :)

Eli Kvinge said...

Beautiful cards. Love it ;)

Rose said...

Shannah, your fabulously colored Two Turtle Doves image looks wonderful on this beautifully embellished card. Lovin' your Winter Friends Joy card too! TFS! Hugz, ~ Rose

Wendy said...

These are absolutely gorgeous, love them both.
Wendy xx

C Dixon said...

I love your embellishments. Great job on both cards!!

Joanne Turner said...

Beautiful cards!

Helen said...

Lovely cards!

D- said...

Your cards are gorgeous.
Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

cghundley said...

So lovely and
super sweet! Love
both cards, wonderfully
done.
Carla from Utah

Butterfly471 said...

Shannah, your cards are beautiful and very creative! Great job!
Merry Christmas!

loulou said...

Shannah, your cards are gorgeous. Lovely colour combinations. Fantastic colourings. I love the layering and the bling touches such as the glitter and the little pearls. Very beautiful

Mary said...

Both cards are gorgeous!!!

Jennyfer L said...

Stunning Xmas cards!!!

KT Fit Kitty said...

You are a very talented designer! I love both of these cards. Your colouring is AWESOME! And all your little details are fabulous!

Sol said...

Stunning Colors.. FAB FAB snowflakes.. Beautiful Beautiful Coloring.. and TWO card!!! WOW.. I barely manage to make one card a week!!! :o)

Phi said...

You are really talented Shannah. Both are beautiful cards. I particularly liked the colours of the first card. Just beautiful.

Norma Gomez said...

These are two beautiful Cards! Great coloring!

Sharla said...

Gorgeous cards Shannah, I really love the Winter friends image, it's so very cute!!

Julye said...

2 really stunning cards these would be cards to keep if received thank you for sharing.

Aartje said...

Great cards, great images, beautyfull coloring.
Hugs Aartje

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

your coloring is amazing!

Karen said...

Both cards have great images which you colored beautifully. Love the ribbons, lace and blooms you have added. Congrats on the card in the Magnolia issue