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.

33 comments:

Margreet said...

Gorgeous card with pretty papers, gorgeous flowers and an adorable stamp with perfect coloring!
xxx Margreet

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW loved your lion he is the cutest!
Cheers
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

marylouh said...

How cute. Love all of the flowers and the black framing.
the coloring is wonderful
Thanks for sharing a great card.

Sandra H said...

Fabulous card x

Glittered Paws said...

Beautiful - lovin this lion with his great mane. Love all your embellishments.

Elaina said...

Great card, so cheerful. Well done

Pysselbus said...

Gorgeous!! You've done a fab coloring job and the card looks amazing!
Hugs
Linda

JoanneO said...

This is the cutest lion! The flowers really add to the card. The colors are perfect.

Linda K said...

This card is so colorful and I just love the lion all dressed for Christmas! Absolutely stunning card!

Adrianne Fane-Hervey said...

loving this Christmas Safari theme
hugs

Jenée said...

I do so like this image and both versions that were shown in this hob have been totally stunning! Great work; wonderful card.

cghundley said...

This card did come
out so pretty and the
coloring is wonderful!
Carla from Utah

Tina M said...

That little lion just makes me smile...adorable!

Ruth G said...

I love this lion! He's very handsome and you've surrounded him with lots of great flowers and greenery! Thanks so much for sharing!

Kristie W. said...

Your card is gorgeous! The lion is colored beautifully, fab job on the fur! Love the festive papers and embellishments!

Sue D said...

Great coloring and the I like the die you used for a frame.

Danni said...

This made me smile! What a superb card!!

Olivia said...

Such an adorable card..

Denise Bryant said...

Darling card! Great layering and coloring! Love the sweet lion stamp, and that doily die you used is just beautiful! Great embellishments!

Maxine D said...

Wow, Shannah this is amazing - love it!! Fabulous colouring too.
Blessings
Maxine

heidy said...

Oh he´s so cute Shannah,fabulous card!!
XXX Heidy

Vivienne Holden said...

You are right to be pleased! I would love to colour that hat as good as you have..(and the rest of that magnificent lion come to that)!
The whole card is fabulous.

Pat K said...

Oh he is majestic indeed. Fabulous card. hugs, Pat K x

Heide said...

Awwwww! What a great Holiday image. He is just the cutest Lion! Thanks for joining us this week with your regal card. Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

loulou said...

This image is just adorable. You should be pleased with your colouring is it fantastic and that hat is amazing - looks just like velvet.

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

oh and isn t he just sooo much fun hun love it and thank you for joining us at Completley Christmas hope to see u again real soon hugs Judith DT x

April Rogers said...

Love love love your combination, color flowers etc.. Beautiful
xo Nana

Joanna said...

Wow, I love EVERYTHING about this card! Your lion is just the cutest but all the extras: flowers, swirls and paper choices made this card something REALLY special. Thanks soo much for sharing this with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.
~Jo, SSW2-DT

Donna Rudy said...

Your colouring is wow! Beautiful card.

Sharon Basel said...

This is a work of art Shannah. I am in awe of your coloring - especially the hat. I've never seen anything colored really look like velvet like this one does. Into to my favorites of all time folder! Thanks for joining us at SSW!
Sharon

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Beautiful!!!! Love how you framed the image. TFS

Mary Lou said...

Oh how cute this lion is Shannah!! I love love love his hat!! Wonderful card!!
Hugs

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Ooh that is grand! Love Crissy's sweet lion. Beautiful scalloped frame and love those lush blooms! Hugs, Wends x