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Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Whimsy February Rubber Release Party!


Hello and welcome to the Whimsy Stamps February new rubber release BLOG HOP!

We have 16 gorgeous new Whimsy Stamps plus 2 new fantastic dies to show you today! These new goodies are available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites. We also have our wonderful special guests joining us for this hop - Beate Johns, Deb Routledge, Chris Dark, Jacque Beddingfield, Tracy Payne, and Elaine Hughes!

The Whimsy Stamps DT have been sneak peeking these fabulous stamps for the past 5 days, so if you missed them be sure to hop on over to the Whimsy Inspirations Blog for some more fabulousness!

Here is a full list of the wonderful new rubber stamps and dies being released today:

5 stamps / stamp sets from Crissy Armstrong
Fragrant Rose ~ Darling Daisies ~ Smell the Flowers ~Valerie's Spring Rain ~ Fancy Bench

3 stamps from Meljen's Designs
Balloon Mouse ~ Baby Bunny's Bottle ~ Spring Sitter Bunny

4 stamps from Kenny K
Uptown Angel ~ Star ~ Lady Raven ~ Vicki LeeVicious

4 stamps / stamp sets from Raindrop Echo Designs
Postage Stamps ~ Birthday Postage Stamps ~ Balloon Sentiments ~ Birthday Wish List

2 dies
Postage Stamp Die ~ Balloon Set Dies

If you would like to participate in the hop and you didn't arrive here from Simonne's blog, please CLICK HERE to return to the beginning of the hop at Chris's blog.

The hop starts today (Wednesday February 9th at noon EST) and ends on Wednesday February 16th at noon EST.

For this hop we have 6 different prize draws! We have not one but TWO grand prize draws, so two lucky hoppers will win a large selection of new release stamps. Grand Prize 1 will be for those who help us advertise the hop, and Grand Prize 2 will be for those who hop along with us. Also, we have 4 mini candy stops throughout the hop where you can enter to win a new release stamp! I'm not going to tell you where they are, so if you haven't found them you'll just have go back to the beginning and start hopping! *wink*



For my card I used the incredibly adorable 'Valerie's Spring Rain' and 'fancy bench', these are two seperate stamps so I had to mask off Valerie and her kitty and stamp the bench over to create this sweet little scene.  
Both stamps are designed by Crissy Armstrong for Whimsy.  
  


I used my brand new Prismacolors for this image, my first time with them so will take a little more practice, particularly in the face which I did first, I was a little more confident by the time I coloured the wooden bench.    I used them rather like Copics blending in the darker shades with the lighter pencils and when all else failed I used a colourless blending pencil.  I bought the 72 pencil tin and am so happy with the range of colours.



For my project, I decided to make a book card.  I love these cards as they have plenty of room inside to add little pockets for treats and gifts!  
I created a tutorial for the Whimsy Inspirations Blog last year so if you would like to see how they are made you can check it out here!
I thought the image was perfect for an 'under the weather' card so added tissues and lip balm along with a  matching bookmark, perfect to send to someone who is feeling a little unwell!  



These are the amazing Postage Stamps designed by Ann Vento aka Raindrop Echo Designs and also using the new Whimsy Postage Stamp die to cut them out!  

The back has my custom signature stamp also available from Whimsy Stamps!


The little matching bookmark also tucked inside the pocket.


So now it's time for you to continue the hop by hopping on over to Crystal's blog!

Finally, here is a complete blog hop list in hopping order:


Thank you so much for hopping with us today and I hope you enjoy the new releases!

81 comments:

craftyb said...

glad i came back for the full view (lol)! -- your project is just delightful Deb! I'm sure this would brighten any sick person...especially with the thoughtful little extra's! The image is sooo cute...and congrats mrs - you did a FAB job with the prisma's....wish i was doing so well with the copics!! bx

*Vicki* said...

WOW! Deb, this is really gorgeous! LOVE your elegant Vintage papers and your coloring is just gorgeous girl!! Beautiful job with the images!!HUGS

Judi said...

What a gorgeous card, and I love the idea of the little gifts inside.

Judi x

Cindy Haffner said...

Ohhhhhhh GORGEOUS work!!

Tami said...

Love this love all of the new stamps Love Whimsy

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wowzer Deb!! I just LOVE this...can I have it...LOL! Your coloring and design inside and out with the bookmark is spectacular!! Love every detail.
hugs,
Chris

Vanja said...

This is stunning Deb!! I love the pretty paper and your colouring is amazing!
hugs
Vanja

Brennen said...

I gots to make me one of these book cards. But not until I'm done hopping. :) TFS

Karen Wilson said...

Oh wow! I've already followed the link and bookmarked it. I have to try this. You did a stunning job! GORGEOUS!

Marie-Anne said...

What a gorgeous projects you've made.

Marie-Anne

Iris said...

Fantastic project Deb!!! And what a fab job for a first time Prismas user....WOW! Looking forward to more! :-)

Hugs,
Iris

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

So very beautiful! Your colouring looks gorgeous.

Lillian Child said...

Absolutely STUNNING creativity and artwork - love your coloring and paper choices!

I just discovered your blog and am now a follower - so VERY nice to meet you!

http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

iluvmybugs said...

Beautiful get well card...would definitely cheer anyone one up!!! TFS
~Terry~

Jenny V. said...

What a lovely card! Such a great idea of the little gifts inside. Thanks for sharing!

Patricia Garcia said...

What a sweet project, love the papers and the image is just one of my faves, Great coloring too!

Hugs,
Patricia

Lisa said...

wow amazing job!!

Kopperhead said...

Wow, what beautiful projects.
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Lullina said...

I really like the different interpretations of this blog hop! And your book card is wonderful! ^^
Lu

♪♫♥ Charity Crafter ♪♫♥ said...

I agree with Lullina I love the different "take" on the theme x Leigh x

Rhonda Miller said...

What a fabulous card/gift. TFS.

Mona E said...

What a fabulous project! Love everything about it! So beautiful! Hugs...Mona

Crystal said...

Deb WOW this is totally GORGEOUS, your design is BEAUTIFUL!!!! AWESOME job showcasing these new stamps!! Hugs!

Beate said...

Hi Deb,
The first card looks great. I love your coloring, layout and card. But boy oh boy the second project just steals the show. Wow! It is soooo beautiful!
Hugs and smiles

Anki said...

Beautiful! She's so supercute that little girl! Kramis - Anki

Sandra said...

This is stunning Deb...brilliant work as always.

Take care
San x

Handmade with Love said...

Deb this is gorgeous and I love this style of card. Your colouring with your new prismas is wonderful, I haven't broken mine out of the tin yet! Have a great week! Tracey x

Snoopy said...

Wow! The card is gorgeous and the book card is amazing! I've never seen one before! I can think of so many occasions to use it for too! I will definitely be getting the pattern. Thanks so much for sharing!

Hugs,
Snoopy :D
http://www.snoopyshomemadefun.blogspot.com/

Dena said...

How beautiful!!! Stunning creation!!!
Hugs, Dena

Grenouille Greetings said...

stunning book card, stuffed with beautiful treats! Lovely! Hugs, Lesley

Rach said...

Deb i am gobsmacked this is just stunning, so beautiful.xx

Elin said...

Like your flowers on the card and the special bookmark

Marion said...

Hi Deb,
Wow! This is truly awesome. I love these book style cards and you have decorated it beautifully. Gorgeous images and sentiments. Fab-u-lous
hugs Marion

raindropecho said...

WOW!! This is just beautiful! You always make the most fantastic sets, Deb. I LOVE LOVE this one. The way that you cut out the kitty to be by herself is just too cute!!

- Ann

Louise said...

Absolutely beautiful card from front to back. Just love the DP you used.
Louise

Lorraine said...

So beautiful! Love the flowers you made!

Suzanne said...

What a fantastic creation, just gorgeous.
Hugs Sue x

Cheryl said...

This is gorgeous and so thoughtful!

Ila said...

Oh Wow!! this is Absolutely Gorgeous!!..Your coloring is Fantastic..You are a master with those prismacolor pencils!!....Hugs, Ila

Janet said...

This is so pretty..I love the muted colors. You've really showcased this set nicely.

Bizzi Hands said...

Deb - I am just gobsmacked at your wonderful creation - I would love to receive this as a pressie - if i was unwell.

Jules said...

Wow just BEAUTIFUL love the colours and love the book card itself Thanks for the inspiration and TFS

Heidi said...

just adorable, I am soooo loving the postage stamp images.

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

I love this project! I will have to check out your instructions it looks so fun. It is such a good idea for a get well card! Pretty colors too!

karensk said...

Oh my gosh what a great idea. I will have to try and make one of these if you dont mind.I became a follower
Thanks for sharing

karenk3 at ameritech dot net

Message Keeper said...

This project is absolutely fabulous and I bookmarked the tutorial! I will try that out someday!

Hugs,
Evelyn @ Message Keeper
http://messagekeeper.blogspot.com/

Chrissy said...

What a gorgeous project.Stunning
Luv CHRISSYxx

Sheng said...

Ah...so cute. I love the coloring, it's so cool.

Brenna said...

that is a beautiful card, with tons of beautiful small details!! i love the custom stamp on the back also beautiful!! thanks for sharing!
brenna
rbanderson@live.ca

Shirley N said...

Beautiful project, I love your color combo and your adorable image!

Sammibug said...

Awesome book! Love it!

Shime said...

During this Hop i see the girl with a cat again! But your card is so different from the other! I love how you used punched flowers and leaves!

Debbie said...

Deb this is just gorgeous and a fab little gift idea,Hugs Debbie x

Kari said...

Fantastic project!

AsilisA MaM said...

I like the kit, just amazing one!!!

Linda said...

Hi. Thats what you need when your are sick, it´s perfect. Hugs Linda

PrincessPammie said...

I thought a card was only a card but this is more than that! What a wonderful idea.

Randi WS said...

OmGosh Deb, your bookcard ia AMAZING! I simply love it!! The coloring, the flowers, papers and anything else: fantastic!
Thanks for sharing your great talent

Lots of love, Randi WS

De Roelies said...

wonderfull object have you made

Esme said...

Love it!
I'm off to find the tutorial now as your book card is simply stunning!

Esme x

Mervi said...

Gorgeous project, so lovely and beautiful colouring;-))m

Heather said...

So cute, and you're so creative :)

Heidi said...

Gorgeous!
Fantastic colouring:)
Hugs, Heidi:)

JoAnne said...

This is a wonderful card. I have bookmarked the tutorial and sent the link to several of my papercrafting friends. I have never used Prismcolor products but you inspire me to give it a try.

Karen McAlpine said...

Love the new postage stamp stamps. Your desk set is amazing. Love it!!

Cor* said...

OMG this is fantastic creation! love the little pocket and your image coloring is divine. I need more colors, but 72.....oiy...my eyes would go crossed! LOL ! Lovely. TFS !

Mary Lou said...

Gorgeous Book card Deb!!! I am amazed by your coloring for first time with pencils~~Very NICE!!!
Your dp choice is soft and sweet and really allows the images to pop:)
Beautiful~~Sensational Project~~~Thanks a million!!!
Blessings

Frea said...

That is such a beautiful card Deb!! The vintage look is gorgeous. I love the way you use the same paper for flowers and still have them stand out, very clever! HUgs, Frea

CardArTart said...

Adorable Deb, the papers, the style, the stamps Mwah!

Vicky said...

Your colouring is fantastic, and what a lovely gift for someone. Must go and bookmark this immediately!

KarenB said...

Wow, what fab results with the Prismacolors, wouldn't pick this as a creation by a first-time user. Gorgeous card :)

Glo said...

wow!! Adorable!

Sharon Peele said...

Oh Deb, I could go on and on about your cards and project you made!! I just love these stamps They are awesome!! and your coloring brings them to life!! Thanks for sharing your talent!!

Kleine85 said...

Wow, totally great! The coloration is just perfect!!

Tanja

Sharon said...

Wow, that's gorgeous!

Scrappymax said...

Gorgeous card and fantastic colouring, even for your first time with prismas.
Max x

stephanne said...

Oooooh, this is stunning!! I think your colouring looks sensational, and the papers and punches you've used on your beautiful card gift, wow, I think I'm in love!! And the kitty on the bookmark, now I KNOW I'm in love!! Fabulous!!!
hugs, stephanne

Diane said...

Your projects are just beautiful, love the coloring you did.

Corinne said...

So cute....love this image. Love your colors.
Hugs~
Corinne

Cat said...

What a stunning project! So many gorgeous details! I LOVE it!

Heike said...

Wow, wonderful creation with so lovely Details.

Hugs
Heike