Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Whimsy Sneak Peek!

Today it is my turn to give you a sneak peek of one of the new Whimsy Kids Collection Stamps, she is Princess Emma! I was so thrilled when I first saw her as I always knew she would make a fantastic princess! All this week the Whimsy Stamps design team are showing a sneak peek of the new stamps so be sure to visit everyone to see them all! Links are on my side bar!
These stamps will be released for sale 1st June!

Whimsy Stamps are also Sponsoring the ABC challenge this week the theme is P for Pearls! I added a few pearls to this card so I could play along! You can win one of the brand new Whimsy stamps this week, the ever so cute new Monkey!
The EverybodyArt Challenge this week is asking for 3d creations! This is very 3d! Not sure what kind of evelope it will ever fit into!

Supplies: Stamp ~ Whimsy Kids Collection 'Princess Emma'

DP ~ Kaiser and Stampin' Up

Embellishments ~ Prima flowers, Hero Arts pearls, nestabilities for windows and L-Em leaf punch.

Sunday, 24 May 2009

Just Magnolia and Stamptacular

The Just Magnolia challenge is asking for different shape cards, while this isn't strictly a card it is an alternative shape of sorts so hopefully qualifies!
The stamptacular sunday challenge is to have chocolate somewhere on your creation. I made a little pocket on my bottle decoration which is holding a packet of Thornton's special chocolate!

This is one of my favourite Edwins. He is from the Magnolia Summer Kit 2008. The papers are Basic Grey 'Archaic', I must find some different masculine papers I always resort to these!

Below is the template I used, I used my nestabilities circles to cut the top, I just stopped short of cutting out the whole circle and wound the cuttlebug backwards to take it out!

I used my Scorpal to create the folds where the points are which helps the card hang correctly on the bottle.

This is the basic shape of the box on the front to hold the chocolate. I haven't added any measurements as they differ depending on what size the chocolate bar is. I measured the chocolate bar and then added 2 cm around.

Hope you all had a fantastic weekend, many thanks for dropping in!

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Cute Card Thursday ~ A Sporting Chance

I finally got around to trying out a stair fold card! Been meaning to try it for ages, the Sporting Chance theme over at Cute Card Thursday was the perfect opportunity! I used cute Baseball Connor by Whimsy Stamps, love him! You can see some Whimsy sneak peeks of the fabulous new animal and kids stamps next week on the design team blogs, we each have a day to show a new stamp! I can't wait to see the other stamps made up, so far only seen the images but I promise you will love them! The new stamps go on sale on June 1st!

The stair fold card was based on this tutorial at Ashleys Creative Corner. The netting is rescued from an old trampoline net. The papers are Basic Grey and Stampin'Up. The silver brads are from a SU hodgepodge hardware set.
Over at CCT you can win a 3 month subscription to Scrapbook News and Review E-zine! YOu should really check out this site, it is full of information, it has 2 DT calls on the homepage at the moment!
Our fabulous guest designer this week is Susie Sunshine many thanks to Sue for joining us this week, her card is adorable.
Please pop over and check out the rest of the DT cards, they are fantastic as always!
Hope you have a great thursday!

Whimsy 3 in 1

A 3 in 1 challenge card today! This is my Whimsy Stamps Challenge card, the theme is flower power, I think I added plenty of those! The prize this time is the winners choice of any Whimsy Stamp! You can use any stamp for this challenge it doesn't have to be Whimsy and you can still be included in the draw for the prize but if you do use a Whimsy stamp you get 2 chances to win! Can't say fairer than that eh?
I used the sketch from Friday Sketchers, this has become my favourite sketch challenge lately. This week it is a sketch designed by the very sweet and talented Claudia!
The third Challenge is Cafe Mojo which asks for bling! I added some blingy brads! Whimsy Stamps are sponsoring Cafe Mojo all month and this week you can win Baseball Connor, Knight Connor and a pack of BAsic Grey Brads! Fabulous prize!
I used Whimsy Stamps 'Rainy Day Emma', the papers are Basic Grey 'Marrakesh', sentiment stamp is studio G and the small roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts. Other flowers made with punches.
I hope you will all drop by Whimsy Stamps Challenge and the Cafe Mojo challenge, they are fairly new so only have a few players, of course that means you have a very good chance of winning!!
Have a great day!

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Spoonful birthday celebration

You just have to check out the challenge over at A Spoonful of Sugar this week! It is their birthday and are having a fabulous party! The theme is Celebration so pretty much anything goes and they have lots of fantastic prizes on offer! Whimsy is just one of the fabulous sponsors offering the gorgeous Mother goose and babies stamp!
Seems like a long time ago now but I was on the original design team along with Marlou who is also featuring this week as a guest designer, I was so honoured to be asked to return for the birthday challenge! Thanks so much Debbie, it has been fun!

The stamp is by Magnolia from the Summer Stamp Kit 2008,

~DP~ Basic Grey 'Archaic'

Embellishments ~ Doodlebug brads, ribbon scraps, Basic Grey button


My friend Debbie Moore who owns The Crafty Pad has asked if I would promote this fabulous stamp for her. Here is what she says about it....

For every stamp I sell I shall donate £1.00 to THE CANCER RESEARCH CHARITY. :)

Introducing A Race for Life stamp named June I designed this stamp especially for the Race for Life charity run. I have named her June. :)I shall be donating £1.00 for every stamp sold to the Cancer Research Charity. She is quite a versatile stamp in that the Text is actually seperate to the image and so she can be used for Congrats, Good Luck, Well done etc. I have left the banner blank for you to use as you wish :)

June shall be available for pre-order from Monday 18th May - orders shall be dispatched on the 25th May. ;)She is of course available to buy from The Crafty PadThe price for the June stamp is £3.00I also have her for sale on ebay. :)

I hope everyone will help support this good cause, if like me you couldn't run to catch a bus this is a good way to contribute!

Have a great day!

Sunday, 17 May 2009

Stamp something clean and simple

The Stamp Something challenge this week asks you to case a card of Lauren's and also use her style which is Clean and Simple!
A real challenge for me, although I love the look I can't ever seem to achieve it or know when to stop! I saw this sweet little card on Lauren's blog and decided it was the one!
I have had a mojo-less morning and alread ditched a card I made, so ended up rushing this and not happy with it either. I needed to spend a bit more time on it I think! I love the idea and Lauren's examples are gorgeous. I will definitely make another one!
I will decorate the inside more next time! It was a ridiculously quick make though so if ever you need just a little bit more than a card but with little time it is a great little gift!
Incase anyone wants the measurements Lauren does have a template on her blog but I just used a 8 " x 8" square, I used my Scorpal to create folds at 4" on both sides. Then cut out one small square and the corner off the next one to make this shape. So simple!

No supplies list, think the paper is K and Co. Any other questions just shout! I am running late now so have to dash, hope you have a fabulous sunday!

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Cute Card Thursday ~ Letters and Numbers

The Challenge on Cute Card Thursday this week is letters and numbers. You can use either letters or numbers or both! I just had to make a card for one of the Post Pal children as I decided that last week's card was a bit too grown up. I chose Ben S who is one of the featured children this month. His lovely face reminds me of Whimsy Stamps Knight Connor!
I am also entering this card for the Ismaki Sketch challenge too, this week it is Manue's sketch that I used.
We have a fantastic prize on offer donated by Frazzled Crafts and Sam and Dawn are sharing their last week as Guest Designers! Please go and check out their cards and the rest of the fabulous Design Team's cards.
Supplies: Stamps ~ Whimsy Stamps 'Knight Connor'
DP ~ Basic Grey
Embellishments ~ Button ~ Basic Grey

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Spoonful ~ Buttons Galore!

I was honoured to be asked to be a Guest Designer for A Spoonful of sugar this week by Karen who very kindly brought us some sunshine back from her holiday in Spain last week, thanks hun!
The challenge theme this week is Buttons Galore! The DT cards are amazing and they have a fantastic prize to be won!
I made another of my book cards, this time for my daughter, the first time I made a girly one. She loved it! Her eyes lit up when she saw it!
She especially loved the little bag of sweeties!

The images are the fabulous Sugar Nellie 'Sweet and Sassy' and 'flowers' designed by Elisabeth Bell!

The papers are Basic Grey 'Lily Kate' and Doodlebug

The sentiment is a Basic Grey rub-on

I created a little box to attach so that the sweeties had a little holder.
Make sure you don't miss Spoonful next week as it is their blogaversary so lots of exciting things happening!

Think I covered all supplies but any questions just shout!
I am back in the garden today, just loving the sunshine, lots of jobs to do out there but they are never a problem if the weather is good! Hope you are having great weather too!
Have a fabby day!

Monday, 11 May 2009

Sugar Bowl Challenge - sketch by Marlene

Marlene has designed a fantastic sketch for the Sugar Bowl challenge, I love it! You also have to use buttons.
Here is my entry using the very sweet new Country Cousins stamp from Sugar Nellie 'Fragile Beauty'!
As you can see from the pic the weather has improved so I am off to do some gardening for the rest of the day, hope to catch up with you all later!
Papers are Basic Grey 'Perhaps' and flowers are Primas.
gotta fly, hope you are all enjoying some gorgeous weather where you are! Have a great day!!

Saturday, 9 May 2009

Muchas Gracias

I had to make a quick Thank you card this week, for a man! I know he has a good sense of humour so I think he will really like this image!
It is from a tiny pack of stamps by Dimensions. I bought mine at the Craft Barn.
I am entering this card into the Cafe Mojo challenge this week which is to use Stamps (I could be entering every card this week!)

The papers are Fancy Pants 'Papa' and the buttons and brads are Basic Grey!
Hope you have better weather than we do, it is cold and wet here! Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Cute Card Thursday ~ Happy Mail!

This week on Cute Card Thursday our theme is Happy Mail. We are asking you to make a card to cheer someone up or brighten their day! I also made this card for the Whiff of Joy challenge which has a fabulous sketch designed by Katharina! I used the adorable Whiff of Joy 'Musing Melinda' stamp.

I received an email from an amazing young lady, Vicki from Post Pals. The details are on the CCT post for this week along with a You tube clip. Please take the time to check this out and if possible send some happy mail to one of the featured children.
We have 2 fantastic stamps to give away this week kindly donated by our sponsor this week Debbie from The Crafty Pad! Debbie is also one of our guest designers along with Dawn from Dawn's Craft Time who is joining us for the first of her two weeks as guest designer. Please visit these talented ladies to see how they created their fabulous cards!

As always our amazing design team have created some stunners for your perusal, don't forget to check out their blogs too for more inspirational ideas!
Supplies: Stamps ~ Whiff of Joy 'Musing Melinda', Su ' Best yet', Crafty Individuals
DP ~ Basic Grey 'Sugared'
Embellishments ~ lace and handpunched flowers and leaves.
Thanks for dropping in, have a great day!

Pretty Pajama Time Emma! SS, CCC & SOS

Whimsy Stamps are sponsoring the Sketch Saturday challenge this week and Whimsy designer Debbie has designed the fantastic sketch! You can win the stamp I used on my card Pajama Time Emma and also Rainy Day Emma! You can also get a whopping 20% discount if you order before Saturday 9th May! Check out the Whimsy site for details!

I can also enter this card into the Copics Colour Challenge as I used RO2 flesh on Emma's face!
I am going to be cheeky and also enter this card into the Spoonful of Sugar Challenge which is 'Touchy Feely', I am sure the lovely crocheted flower can count towards being added texture!

I added a little pocket to the inside of the card to add a little flat gift or chocolate bar! Supplies: Stamp ~ Whimsy 'Pajama time Emma'
DP ~ Papertrunk 'Jellybean'
Embellishments ~ Prima hydrangeas, ribbon from Ribbon Oasis, crochet flower from Wild Orchid Crafts

many thanks for dropping in, I will be back in the morning with a card for Cute Card Thursday!
Have a great evening!

Sunday, 3 May 2009

Ismaki and Whimsy bookmark

I was in such a rush to make this card that although I used the Ismaki sketch designed by Kianel, I completely forgot the option was to use violet! Whoops!
Not altogether happy with it as I was rushing to catch the Post office (which wasn't open anyway!)

Papers are BAsic Grey 'Porcelain' available in the Whimsy Online Shop (if you shop this week you will get a 20% discount just type in the code VACATION) hurry for one week only while Denise is on vacation! Stamp is Magnolia from last year's summer kit. Punch is Martha Stewart. Tutorial for making the flowers is in my labels under tutorials!
I made this super quick bookmark today in between cutting the grass (I had to keep running in and out between showers!)
This is the boys version of this
having twins I have to make 2 of everything!
Stamp is the Whimsy Animal Collection 'Owl', he is so cute! Don't forget you can get him and all the other stamps at 20% off this week! They are already a fantastic price as they come already backed in EZ mount so with this discount they are not to be missed!
There will be 2 new kids stamps and 3 new animal stamps to be released in a few weeks, they are so cute, I promise you will love them, watch this space!!!
Hope you are all having a fabulous weekend and especially for those of you having an extended weekend with a bank holiday tomorrow!