Friday, 26 February 2010

Stamp Something ~ Guest Designer

I am a guest designer this week for Stamp Something, what an honour, I love this challenge and try to play along each week if possible!
This week they have a recipe!
Designer Paper, ribbon, button
I decided to make a bookmark for this challenge, I want to make a few more of these as they make a great little gift to add in with a card, especially if using the same papers and similar images!
I also messed it up by distressing the edges and scrumpling up my circular flower so that it fit into the Saturday Spotlight challenge which is being sponsored by Whimsy Stamps this week.
The very cute owl on my bookmark is a Whimsy Stamp, he was one of the first stamps I received from Whimsy and I still love him!
The books are from Whiff of Joy, they are gorgeous, they will be featuring on a few more of my bookmarks I am sure!
I coloured them both with distress inks for a change, it was great to get the paintbrushes out again!
The Designer Paper I used is
Basic Grey 'Lily Kate'
Thank you for dropping in, hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Thursday, 25 February 2010

Cute Card Thursday ~ ribbontastic

The theme this week on Cute Card Thursday is
I decided to make a wall hanging to celebrate Easter
I spotted this saying on a picture in a store and couldn't resist using it.
I used the bunny from the Whimsy Stamps Bunny and Snowman stamp, he always gives me a giggle, he has such a cheeky face!
The Whimsy DT have been posting on the Whimsy Inspiration blog this week, do pop in if you can and see their amazing creations!

Cuttlebug Challenge ~ wall hanging
Stamps ~ Whimsy Stamps 'bunny and snowman'
DP ~ Imaginisce 'for peeps sake'
Flowers ~ Prima and Wild Orchid Crafts
SU ~ Eyelets
Cricut ~ letters

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

A spring day

The Stamp Something challenge this week is a
touch of spring
just what I needed this week, some gorgeous spring colours to chase away the cold!
Funny, that I used Whimsy Stamps ~ Summertime Emma but I reckon she lends herself very well to spring too!
Hope you can drop by to Whimsy Stamps to see who won the
Magical Mystery Tour!
Also, there are some fabulous posts on the new
This turned out very clean and simple, not my usual thing especially so much yellow but I was so in a yellow mood! I decided to make another small circle easel card as the one I made the other week was so quick and simple and I am chasing my tail this week.
Other challenges
Totally Gorjuss ~ Flower Power

I am way behind with my visiting, my internet has been playing up all day, seems to have settled now so fingers crossed I get to visit you all in the next day or so!
Thanks for dropping by!

Friday, 19 February 2010

Whimsy ~ You make a perfect pear!

Here is my last card this week using the fabulous new
This one is called
Pretty Peartunia!
Isn't she adorable? As soon as I saw her I had her in mind to make this anniversary card for our friends.
If you are interested in this and all the other new releases this week along with some fab charms and flowers please join in the blog hop, you can start it here! Don't delay though as it ends at 11.59pm tonight! The winners are announced tomorrow! If you scroll down you can see all the other stamps from this release used on my creations from earlier this week.

I used the gorgeous sketch over at Truly Scrumptious, it was so perfect for this image! I used my new SU corner punch, have the border punch too but just can't seem to co-ordinate is me, I know it is! One of these days I will learn how to use them together!
The other challenge I made this for is Your Next Stamp Challenge which asks for spring colours!

I couldn't resist making some little gifts to go along with my card and as I had plenty of scraps left it was easy to make them straight off. I made a little candy goody bag and a tea bag holder. Could have easily gone on to make more but decided really it was time to clean the house!!!
Have a fabulous weekend and thank you so much for visiting this week!

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Cute Card Thursday ~ Metal Mania

this week has the theme
Metal Mania
I used the newly released Whimsy Stamps 'Splashy Sabrina' from the Mythical Collection.
To see more of these fabulous new stamps please join us in our blog hop or 'Magical Mythical Tour', you can start it at Simonne's blog.

I used the fabulous sketch at
I hope you will pop over to the
there you can win some extra candy!
There is also some fabby candy to be won by entering the CCT challenge this week, make sure you check it out here and see the rest of the fabulous DT creations!

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Whimsy Magical Mythical Tour

All Aboard......
Welcome to the
Hope you are enjoying your tour around the Whimsy DT blogs, hopefully you will have arrived here after visiting Denise's blog, if you have just jumped in here you may want to go to the start which is at
You won't want to miss any of this tour!

This little cutie is Shy-Ann, she is one of 4 new stamps from Whimsy Stamps Mythical Collection designed by Katie Sowa, also newly released today are 3 new sets of sentiments and accessories designed by Ann Vento AKA Raindrop Echo.
I used the gorgeous Best Wishes stamp and also one of the swirly frames from the Oval Snippets set. I used the edges of the swirly frame to create a swirly border around all the edges of my layers, it worked a treat!
The DP I used is The Paper Company 'Secret Garden Blossoms'
the flowers are a mixture of Primas and Wild Orchid Crafts and some punched out flowers.
Of course I have to enter my card into some challenges, it just wouldn't be cricket otherwise.....
Cutie Sunday Challenge ~ a fabby sketch #79
Incy Wincy ~ punch it out (my punched out flowers and border punch)
I am guessing you might like to see the fabby prize on offer, well here it is........
All the new stamps plus some charms and flowers!

Whimsy online shop now has charms and flowers too , aren't those cherry blossoms gorgeous? There is also an extra prize available if you visit the new Whimsy Inspirations Blog and leave a link there, so don't forget to drop in there at the end of the tour!
*********** Okay, from here to continue in the
Magical Mythical Tour
just go to Lisa's blog for more mythical inspiration!
Hope you enjoy your tour and Good Luck!

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Whimsy Sneak Peeks Day 2

Less of a peek and more of a full blown ogle today!
Couldn't resist letting you see the whole thing!
This is Water Lily, one of the brand spanking new Whimsy Stamps to be released tomorrow. She is one of a set of 4 Mythical stamps designed by Katie Sowa.

My bag is for the following challenges:
Stamp Something ~ Something Cute
Saturday Spotlight ~ Around the house (the bag)
Our Creative Corner ~ Something old thats new (the little metal brad, had forever)
Allsorts ~ 3,2, 1 (used 3 flowers, 2 DP, 1 ribbon)
Totally Gorjuss ~ Feel the lurve
Spoonful of Sugar ~ Spring is in the air
You can see more of these adorable Mythical Stamps tomorrow in the
Magical Mythical Tour
starting at noon (EST) on Simonne's blog
There is a fabulous prize on offer to one randomly selected hop participant including all the new stamps along with the new sentiment stamps. Denise is also stocking some fabulous flowers and charms in the Whimsy Online Store so she is adding some of those to the fabby prize!
There will also be an extra prize drawn on the Whimsy Inspirations Blog so don't forget to drop by and leave a comment there tomorrow too! If you drop in today you can find out which other DT members are giving sneak peeks today!

Stamps ~ Whimsy Stamps 'Water Lily' (released wednesday 17th Feb)
Sentiment stamp ~ SU ' holiday best'
DP ~ Cosmo Cricket ' Girl Friday'
Flowers ~ Wild Orchid
Nesties ~ circle and scalloped circle
Punches ~ SU oval and scalloped oval

Hope you have a fantastic and hope you can drop by tomorrow for the
Magical Mythical Tour!

Monday, 15 February 2010

Sneak Peek Day 1

I have a little sneaky peeky for you all from the fantastic new
Whimsy Stamps Mythical Collection
designed by Katie Sowa.

This is Splashy Sabrina and she is one of 4 gorgeous stamps that will be released on wednesday 17th February and of course we will be having a blog hop (Magical Mythical Tour) at noon EST to show you all these little beauties along with some fabulous candy!
We also have some new sentiments and accessories to be released at the same time designed by our fellow DT member Ann Vento AKA Raindrop Echo
I'll be back with another little peek tomorrow!
Hope you are having a great start to your week!

Friday, 12 February 2010

Whimsy Stamps ~ Cool Ride Tag and News!

Whimsy Stamps New Release
Wednesday 17th February
Come and join us on our
Magical Mythical Tour
to see all the new Mythical Collection stamps and Sentiment stamps.

teeny tiny

this week and so came the inspiration for this tiny tag!

I was lucky enough to have this Whimsy Stamps Carousel Horse 'Cool Ride' in digi form so I shrunk it right down to make into a tag.

You can see how tiny and cute the horse is below when shown against the full size card version.
Other Challenges
For more Whimsy Inspiration please drop in our Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Blog and please drop by again on monday and tuesday to see the first sneak peeks of the new
Whimsy Stamps Mythical Collection!
Have a fabulous weekend!

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Cute Card Thursday ~ In the name of love

Along with many other challenges this week the
has a loved up theme!
In the name of love!
Well, it is that time of year!
This week our sponsor is Simon Says Stamp
I used my old favourite Whimsy Stamps 'Owl' and printed the computer generated sentiment.
I stamped around the edges with the swirl stamp that comes with the Whimsy Stamps 'Untamed love' from the Crissy Armstrong collection.
I used the sketch from the
the challenge is being sponsored by Whimsy Stamps and you can win a whopping $15 gift certificate to spend in the Whimsy Online Store!
The Whimsy Stamps Challenge over at SNR Universe is also sponsored by Whimsy and you have another chance to win a $10 gift certificate, the theme over there is also
'Sweetness and Love'

Whimsy Stamps are also sponsoring Colour Create Challenge this week! The colours are red, white, chocolate and pink so I think I can just about qualify!
Other love themed challenges
Don't forget there is the new Whimsy Inspiration Blog, take a look over there, today it is my turn to post!

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Whimsy sponsors A Spoonful of Sugar

The challenge over at Spoonful of Sugar
this week is being sponsored by
and the theme is a recipe
1 patterned paper, 1 embossing, 1 button and 1 ribbon
Yikes, wasn't keen on those 1's!
I decided to use Whimsy Stamps 'A cool ride' one of the carousel horses designed by Crissy Armstrong. It is a nice big image so I woudn't miss my usual layering!
The Whimsy Inspirations Blog is now open, the design team will be taking turns to showcase their favourite Whimsy creations and we will be watching blogland for Whimsy creations that catch our eye to feature too!
The Whimsy Online Store is now stocking Charms, there is a fantastic selection over there and such a great price too!

I used the sketch from the Totally Gorjuss Challenge. Not totally convinced I followed the sketch well, I turned it round and got confused! I am very easily confused!
Can also enter Fab's Big Christmas Card Challenge the theme is punch it and bling it!
The secret crafter saturday challenge is asking for monochrome, tones of one colour + white.
Allsorts Challenge would like to see distressing, button(s) and bows.
My ingredients
Whimsy Stamps ~ A Cool Ride
Whimsy Stamps ~ Whimsy Holiday Postmarks
Basic Grey ~ Figgy Pudding 'Silent Night'
Image coloured with Copics
Edges distressed and stamped with Distress inks ~ Antique linen and Tea Dye
Cuttlebug and snowflakes embossing folder
Martha Steward border punch
EK Success snowflake punch
ribbon and gems
Thanks for dropping in!

Friday, 5 February 2010

little note of thanks

This was my original card for this weeks CCT spots and dots theme but then I got the chance to use a Phindys Place digi image (this weeks sponsor of CCT) and couldn't resist making another.
This is the thank you card for my kids' ski instructor, they are having their last lesson with him today and they have done so well in 5 weeks! They are better than me (not saying much)!
I kept it simple, after all it is for a man and you know what they're like!

totally gorjuss ~ paper piecing
incywincy ~ use a hat
Hope to get to visit you all sometime over the weekend (keep hoping for a quiet one) after what has been a busy week!
Hope you all have a great weekend!

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Cute Card Thursday ~ Spots and Dots

Over on Cute Card Thursday this week the theme is

spots and dots

The image I used is a digi from Phindys Place, our sponsor this week, you just have to check out the cuties she has over there! This sweet image is called 'love cycle'.

The sentiment stamp is from Whimsy Stamps Sentiment collection

other challenges ~

I used the fabulous sketch from

Papertake weekly - Love Actually

Monday, 1 February 2010

whimsy stamps challenge lots of frills

I got the idea for this circular easel card from someone I visited recently for CCT, I am so sorry that I didn't remember the name, if you recognize yourself please shout up and I will credit you here!
This week the theme for the Whimsy Stamps Challenge over on the Whimsy group at SNR is
lots of frills
what a great challenge, a good excuse to make something pretty and girly!
One random winner will be chosen to win a $10 gift certificate from the Whimsy online store!
The stamp I used here is the very sweet 'Summer Day Emma' from Whimsy Stamps.
other challenges
Pollycraft ~ things with wings
Pink Elephant ~ all about pink
Paperplay ~ pink, white and green

Whimsy stamps 'summer time emma' coloured with Copics
SU sentiment stamp
nesties, circular and scalloped circles
DP ~ Basic Grey 'bittersweet'
prima flowers