Sunday, 31 January 2010

Winner of Snickerdoodle Snowball Fight blog hop prize

Denise asked me to choose a winner from the comments left on my Whimsy Stamps Snowball Fight post to launch the fabulous new Snickerdoodle range of stamps designed by Crissy Armstrong.
The winner is
Please contact Denise at to claim your prize of
The 'Janice and Marty's Snowday' stamp
that was the stamp that I used for my card in the hop.
Be sure to check out the winner of the grand prize at
don't worry if you didn't win, there are more prizes on more DT member's blogs, drop by to check out who won!
If you didn't win this time you can buy these fabulous stamps at
and also at

Thursday, 28 January 2010

**~ Blooming Gorgeous~**

this week on Cute Card Thursday the theme is Blooming Gorgeous!

Good excuse to get your flowers out! Not that I ever need an excuse, probably need an excuse to put them away!


This is another from the Whimsy Stamps latest release Snickerdoodle Kids designed by uber talented Crissy Armstrong (who by the way has the most sensational blog candy on her blog just now)

this is the very sweet Janice and the stamp is called 'ready, set, duck'

Project Tuesday have a great challenge this week too, to create a Wiper Card. You can find the tutorial here it is such a fun fold, took a bit of working out so I spent a bit longer on this card than I had hoped but glad I tried it out!


Over at the Whimsy Stamps group on SNR there is a new challenge this week set by Sue who is asking us to use hearts on our projects. You have to use a Whimsy image to be included in the draw for the prize, a whopping $10 Whimsy Gift Certificate! If you don't have a Whimsy image, you can download a freebie, just click on the link above.

More challenges for this card......Saturday Spotlight ~ Bright colours

Allsorts ~ Hearts and flowers

A spoonful of Sugar ~ Freestyle

your next stamp challenge ~ Anything that sparkles

creative inspirations ~ feminine

Lil red wagon ~ hearts


There is still time to join the Snowball Fight and be in with a chance to win some fantastic prizes! See here to start!

You can also still purchase the fabulous Whimsy Stamps 'Wings of Hope' designed by Crissy Armstrong to aid the people of Haiti. You can purchase it for only $4 from here!


Thank you so much for your visit, have a great thursday!

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

~Whimsy~ Sledding with Marty and Max

Here is another of Whimsy Stamps Snickerdoodle Kids
'Sledding with Marty and Max'
I love the look on Marty's face!
Okay, I have a few challenges for this card to fit into
Totally Gorjuss ~ Dimension
Basic Grey ~ Animals
Copic Colour Challenge ~ skin tones and sand
The designer paper is Basic Grey, sentiment stamp is from a Stampin' Up set, coloured with Copics.

If you haven't joined in the snowball fight blog hop yet, there is still time to do so, you can start
Make sure you don't miss it, there are some fantastic prizes!
You can also still buy the Whimsy Stamps Wings of Hope digi image from Whimsy Stamps!

See here for more details!
Thanks for dropping by, have a great evening!

Sunday, 24 January 2010

Whimsy Snowball Fight!!!

Welcome to the Whimsy Snowball Fight!
This is the very start of the Snowball Fight to launch the new release of
Snickerdoodle Kids
part of the
I hope you will join us by taking part in the Snowball fight and throwing a snowball at the next Whimsy Stamps Design Team member in this hop, she is
If you follow the whole Snowball fight you should get links all the way to the subsequent blogs but if you get a little lost off there are links on the Whimsy Home Page where you must be sure to leave a link on the Mr Linky to be in with a chance of winning this amazing prize.....

a $50 gift certificate for Whimsy Stamps Online Store!!!!!
Also there are other prizes along the way
3 secret DT members will choose someone who leaves a comment on their blog to win one of the new stamps AND
if you go along at the end of the snowball fight to the Whimsy page on SNR Universe you can play along in fun game and have the chance to win other prizes!!!!!

Now I get to show you my card. I used the very adorable 'Janice and Marty's Snow Day' stamp, they are such a cute pair! They are available to buy from today at
This is a good time of year to get started on next year's christmas cards when things are a lot quieter, I for one, am definitely getting a head start on next year and there are so many great stamps and challenges to help us along!
I found this 'Fab' challenge this week
I didn't use the gold but I did use the sentiment!
I used a sentiment stamp from Whimsy Stamps Sentiment Collection
Don't forget about the fantastic
Wings of Hope digital image
which you can purchase here
until the end of February to raise much needed funds for the American Red Cross to aid Haiti.
Please see the post below for more details!
I also hope you will drop by Crissy's blog for her amazing blog candy!

Thank you for dropping in, I hope you go and throw your next snowball at Sharon now to continue the Snowball Fight!

We have plenty of snow here this weekend so the snowball theme is very appropriate!
Have a great Sunday!

Friday, 22 January 2010

Whimsy Stamps ~ Wings of Hope for Haiti

Denise owner of Whimsy Stamps and Whimsy Artist Crissy Armstrong have collaborated on this stunning Carousel Horse image called 'Wings of Hope' to raise funds for the American Red Cross to aid their efforts to help the people of Haiti.


This special 'Wings of Hope' digital image, illustrated by Crissy Armstrong, is being released by Whimsy Stamps and will only be available to purchase in digital form from now until the end of February. This 'Wings of Hope' image will be sold for $4 and all proceeds from the sales of this digital image will be sent to the American Red Cross for disaster relief efforts in Haiti. Please help us help the people of Haiti by purchasing this limited edition digital image.

How stunning is this Carousel Horse? Crissy is the most amazing artist and she makes these horses so special, I was gobsmacked when I saw this one for the first time, apart from it being for a good cause I am sure I will lots of future use from it too!

If you would like to purchase this Carousel Horse in digital form for only $4 to help the people in Haiti you can do so here!

Talking of special somethings, Crissy has also designed another new stamp set called the Snickerdoodle Kids Collection for Whimsy Stamps. Here is a sneak peek of what is come on Sunday 24th January, the official release day! Can't wait! They are so adorable!

Make sure you come back here to start the snowball fight (blog hop) on Sunday noon (EST) and you will get to see the whole range by visiting the Whimsy Stamps Design Team but also be in with a chance of winning some incredible prizes! Lets just say Denise is being very generous!!!

Here is the link to the incredible blog candy that Crissy is offering to anyone who is making a donation or for example buying the above digi image to aid Haiti, you must see it, she has help from a number of crafting companies who are offering her some prizes to add to her own very generous prizes! You really do not want to miss this!

Hope to see you Sunday, have a great weekend!!!

Thursday, 21 January 2010

Cute Card Thursday ~ Fairy Fantastic

The theme this week is
Fairy Fantastic
I don't know why but I am not a huge fan of fairies and discovered that I had nothing suitable in my vast stamp stash! As soon as I spotted this over at Mo's digital pencil I knew I had to use it for this challenge!
The sweet little sentiment stamp is one from the Whimsy Stamps Sentiments Collection Whimsy Circle Postmarks.

I used Basic Grey Bittersweet Designer Paper and the punches are Martha Stewart, flowers all primas.
the other challenges I am entering this card into are
Allsorts ~ brown and pink
Papertake weekly ~ pretty pink
Simon says ~ punch it
Thanks for dropping in, have a great day!

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

whimsy stamps challenge ~ warm and cosy!

We have a new theme on the Whimsy Stamps Challenge over at SNR this week!
Cozy and Warm!
Just what we all need with all this crazy snow!
Denise is giving away a $10 Whimsy gift certificate to one lucky winner who participates in this challenge!
My lovely teamie Vicky has also created a fabulous tutorial to make a cocoa holder which is perfect to make for this challenge. Here is mine....

I used the beautiful Whimsy Stamps 'Cool Ride' designed by Crissy Armstrong. Watch out for Crissy's newest stamps being released on sunday, they are so cute!!!! The colour scheme is blue and white to fit into the Stamp Something Challenge this week. Whimsy are also sponsoring this challenge this week so make sure you play along!
It fits into a few more challenges too, see the list below!
This is the cute pocket inside the card for the cocoa to fit into.

Crafty Pad ~ Animals
Double Dutch ~ Frozen or Frosty
One stop Craft ~ fancy edges/corners
Spoonful of Sugar ~ Lots of layering

Be sure to visit Denise's blog as she is giving away some fabulous New Year Candy!!!

Friday, 15 January 2010

Whimsy ~ Baseball Connor havin' fun

This card fits into lots of challenges for this week! first of all the Copic Colour Challenge which is being sponsored by Whimsy Stamps this week, you could win a $15 gift certificate to spend in the Whimsy Online Store!!!
I used the ever so cute Whimsy Stamps Baseball Connor on this card, I thought this Cosmo Cricket paper was perfect for him, I love it, so boyish and so vintage!
My new mini voltage transformer arrived yesterday and no sooner was it through the door than it was attached to my UK sewing machine and off I went! It has been a bit of a drag having to fetch the large transformer that the kids have been using on the X Box but I missed not stitching on my cards so it was either a small transformer that the kids couldn't use or a new mini sewing machine. Think I made the right choice as I love my sewing machine.
I started off using the sketches from Papertake Weekly and Truly Scrumptious, had them both copied on one sheet and must have gone between them, weren't they so similar. Anyway, now it doesn't seem to resemble either one, more a mix of them both!
The other challenges are
Simon Says...... Shabby Chic
Creative Inspirations.....Distressing

Thanks to all of you for dropping by, hope you have a fabulous weekend! I am hoping for a very quiet one!!!!

Thursday, 14 January 2010

cute card thursday - Pink and Grey

Over at Cute Card Thursday this week the theme is

Pink and Grey

They are not colours I normally put together but so glad this challenge made me do it as I love it now! Of course the BG papers are gorgeous so what's not to love?

I finally got around to making an easel card, been admiring them all around blogland for a while now but this week was the first chance I got to really take my time and enjoy making my card instead of the rush jobs I have had to do lately!

I got this adorable image from Denise a while back, gonna have to get this stamp I have loved using her!
I used the fantastic sketch over at Stamp Something this week. This week the sketch is designed by Denise,

I am also entering this card into the Spoonful of Sugar challenge set this week by Karen she gave us a recipe.
use 3 pieces of DP, one piece of ribbon, 3 flowers and 3 buttons. okay, so I got carried away with the flowers just a tad but the extra ones are only tiny!
It also fits into the ABC challenge which is l for layering.

we once again have a fantastic prize on offer over at CCT and the DT examples are fabulous as always, hope you can play along!

I went to a Stampin' Up class yesterday and we made this, isn't it sweet? We made 6 cards which fit neatly inside complete with envelopes. some lucky person is going to be receiving this as a gift later in the year and I signed up for the next class next month! It was great to meet up with other stampers, I hadn't met any locally up to then!

Thanks for dropping by, hope you have a great day!

Monday, 11 January 2010

whimsy stamps challenge on SNR ~ let it snow

I made this card for the Whimsy Challenge over on SNR Universe, the theme is Let it Snow! I am not over Christmas yet so very happily made another Christmas card! I was so behind with everything this Christmas just gone that I am determined to be more organised for next year so will be making Christmas Cards all through the year, I have even started my Christmas shopping!
This card was therapy for me today. Our Mothers left after a 3 week visit and I missed them terribly when they went so I threw myself into making this card, even though my heart wasn't in it when I started, all teary eyed, but I was enjoying getting back to my crafting by the end.This is the first card I have made since they arrived as all my latest stuff I had made just before Christmas.
I would also like to enter this card into the Stamp with Fun challenge, my first time! their theme this week is 'snowflakes'

The stamp I used is Whimsy's fantastic Winter Raccoons, so love these two critters! You do need to use a Whimsy image to join in the challenge but if you don't own a stamp yet you can download a free digi just visit here!
It is well worth playing along, Denise is offering one lucky winner a $10 gift certificate to be spent in the Whimsy store!

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Cute Card Thursday ~ All New

This week on Cute Card Thursday we would like to see you use something new on your cards, the theme is
All New!
I used my brand new Whimsy Stamps Carousel horse 'Untamed Love', this was the new release from Whimsy this week, illustrated by the amazingly talented artist
There is still time to take part in the Whimsy bloghop and be in with a chance to win this amazing stamp set! Just check out the post on Crissy's blog which is the starting place for the hop!
I am also entering this into the Stamp Something challenge this week the theme is 'new somethings'
We have a fantastic sponsor this week 'Kraftin Kimmie Stamps' and the DT examples are amazing as always! Hope you find time to play along!
Have a great day! Thanks for dropping by!

Sunday, 3 January 2010

Whimsy Latest Release

Whimsy Blog Hop - come take a ride with us.....

Welcome to the Whimsy Blog Hop to launch the latest beautiful stamps designed for Whimsy by Crissy Armstrong.
Hopefully, if you are following the hop you arrived here from Vicky's blog. If not you can start the hop at Crissy's blog. Of course there is a fabulous prize to be won, you can see it above, those stamps are just amazing, you can check out all the details on the Whimsy Home Page which you should arrive it if you follow the hop! Be sure to leave a comment on all the blog hop posts if you want to be in with a chance of winning the prize!

Your next stop in the blog hop is at our Special Guest Designer

How amazing is this carousel horse? It is available at Whimsy now as a complete set, the horse, the snowflake and the swirl. This set is called 'Cool Ride'. Be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team to see the other set, named 'Untamed Love'.
The paper is My Mind's Eye and the circular sentiment stamp is Cat's Life Press.
The swirly sentiment stamp is from a Stampin' Up set.
That is it from me, hope you continue on the blog hop and don't forget to follow the rules and enter for the prize draw, you so need these fantastic stamps!

Where did the holidays go? Can't believe they are almost over and it is back to normal!
Hope you all had an amazing time and got lots of lovely new stash to play with during these cold months!