Tuesday 31 March 2009

To You from Me - Whimsy DT and Spoonful of Sugar

have a fabulous sketch to follow this week designed by Lim!

I used the very cute Whimsy Owl, once again couldn't resist colouring her pink to match these gorgeous Basic Grey papers and brads all available at Whimsy Online Shop!
The background paper is stamped with various stamps using Worn Lipstick Distress Ink.
Whimsy Stamps are sponsoring the challenge this week and are offering two fabulous Whimsy stamps as prizes!
Baseball Connor and Rainy Day Emma!

If you would like to have a chance to win these adorable stamps then all you have to do is play along in the challenge this week!
Baseball Connor is available to buy in two different sizes until the larger size runs out! Don't miss out on a larger Connor as he is ideal for the larger A5 cards or scrapbooks etc!

The new Whimsy animals are shortly going on sale too! Go and have a peek at these cuties here!
You can also buy BasicGrey 6x6 pads, buttons and brads in the Whimsy Online Store!
There is a new Whimsy Challenge which will launch on 13 April, there is currently a DT call for a whole new team, hurry on over as the deadline for DT entrants is 5th April!
Supplies: Stamps 'Whimsy Animals Collection Owl', Stampin' Up 'Best Yet', Basic Grey 'Insignia', 7 Gypsies ' Notting Hill'
DP ~ BasicGrey 'Porcelain'
Embellishments ~ Basic Grey 'Porcelain brads', Heidi swapp brads, Kaiser gems

Spring is definitely here, I heard the first lawn mower of the year this evening! Mine won't be seeing daylight for another couple of weeks! Love the smell of fresh cut grass but glad it wasn't mine! I am hoping the hares are hungry just now and keep it down a bit longer!
Hope you are all enjoying some gorgeous spring weather too! Thanks so much for your visit!

Sunday 29 March 2009

Easter Basket

Another busy weekend but just managed to whip this up this morning after the finding the template here.
It fits perfectly into the Spoonful of Sugar Challenge which this week is Easter!
The basket was so simple to make, the hardest part was deciding what to embellish it with!
It was made with Imaginisce papers, the bunny and heart is from Panduro and the button is Basic Grey.

Friday 27 March 2009

Whimsy Stamps News!

DT call!
Fabulous news, a new challenge is about to launch featuring Whimsy Stamps!
Denise has just announced a DT call for designers for the challenge blog, this will run until Sunday April 5th! Go check out the details here! The Whimsy Stamps Design Team won't be part of the Challenge Design Team but we will feature as guest designers from time to exciting!!! I am sure we will all be playing along each week too!
If you need some inspiration check out the Whimsy Stamps gallery !
As if that is not excitement enough for one post, I would like to inform you in advance of a fun Whimsy Blog Hop which will take place from Sunday April 5th to Wednesday 8th April. It will start and finish on Denise's blog and there will be prizes!

Thursday 26 March 2009

Bro ~ Cute Card Thursday

Our challenge over at Cute Card Thursday this week is A Family Affair!

You have to make a card for a family member, I need one for my BIL soon so thought that Baseball Connor by Whimsy Stamps would be the perfect choice. I printed the sentiment directly onto my DP.

We have another fabulous prize on offer this week, stamp set kindly donated by My Favourite Things. I hope you will pop on over and check out the DT's fantastic creations, we also have a new Guest Designer, Joanne many thanks for joining us this week!
Supplies: Stamps ~ Whimsy Stamps 'Baseball Connor'
DP ~ Fancy Pants 'Papa'
Embellishments ~ Word cut on Cricut, Basic Grey 'Archaic' brads, photo turns and ribbon.

Wednesday 25 March 2009

So glad we're friends

A very quick post today, I am way behind after having an off-day yesterday! I didn't get this finished in time and so am late for last week's Truly Scrumptious challenge! I used their fabulous sketch and the very sweet 'Rainy Day Emma' from Whimsy Stamps. I can't tell you how much I love these stamps, they stamp perfectly everytime and are a dream to colour!
Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Kids Collection 'Rainy Day Emma', SU 'Best yet'
DP ~ Basic Grey 'Eva'

Sunday 22 March 2009

Thinking of You

The Whiff of Joy Challenge this week is to use green!
Okay, I may have a tad more blue than green but there is quite a bit of green in there too! I also used the Friday Sketcher's Sketch designed this week by Beatrix!
I was lucky enough to receive some of these gorgeous new Whiff of Joy Guardian Angel stamps just a little early, thank you so much Katharina, so kind of you and I love them!
The stamps are now available to buy along with some new accessory stamps which are so adorable! They have been designed by the fabulous Elisabeth Bell of course, just love her work!

Supplies: Stamps ~ Whiff of Joy 'Melinda with bouquet', Stampin' Up 'circle of friendship'

DP ~ Basic Grey 'Periphery'

Embellishments ~ Flower punch EK success, L-Em leaf punch, Crystal Stickers Pearls, Rub-on

Hope all the Mum's celebrating Mother's Day today had a fabulous day with lots of treats, think I might have overindulged in the chocolate today!

Thanks for visiting!

Thursday 19 March 2009

Baseball Connor ~ Cool Kid!

I am cutting it fine with this one as I used the Friday Sketcher's Sketch by Carole from last week for my layout but it may be just a bit too late! I have had a busy old week so didn't get to post it earlier!
It also fits into the Spoonful of Sugar Challenge which asks for Gems!
I am also entering it for the last (for now) Arty Girlz challenge which is 'stamping'
Here is Baseball Connor from Whimsy Stamps, isn't he adorable? I so enjoyed colouring him and my son just loves him! I can see him being used on lots of projects!
Fantastic news from Whimsy! Denise now has Basic Grey paper pads, buttons and brads, they are gorgeous and my favourite papers so I will definitely be rushing over there to snap some up!
You can also get a first glimpse of the new animals due for release early in April, they are so cute! Have a look here!
This one had to go in the mail so no money!!! Instead I found the flattest chocolate bars I could find, I wish I could see my nephew's face when he opens this, hopefully the postman will get it to him in the morning!
I used my new Crackle effect stamp by Crafty Individuals! I also stamped the stars and the boy motif which were both Studio G stamps! The sentiment is a rub-on. Supplies: Stamps ~ Whimsy Stamps 'Baseball Connor', Crafty Individuals 'crackle', Studio G 'boy'
DP ~ BAsic Grey 'archaic'
Embellishments ~ Charms from Ebay, recycled twine and Papermania adhesive gems

I have a busy weekend coming up but hopefully enjoyable, hope you all enjoy your weekend too, thank you for your visit and your kind words!

Cute Card Thursday ~ Recipe

This week on Cute Card Thursday we have a recipe to follow set by Lynn who
is now lying low (on holiday) as she gave us a real stinker!
Her challenge is this, take 1 thing torn, 2 papers and 4 embellishments! Hah, easy I hear you say, until you hear her catch....if you layer your flowers, each
layer, each brad has to be counted as an embellishment! This was a REAL challenge for someone like me who likes to be very liberal with embellishments!
I decided to play safe and cover a shopping jotter that I have been meaning to alter for a while. This is one of the sweet Gorjuss girls from Sugar Nellie.
I might have stretched the rules just a little, I made my flower out of my patterned paper so I didn't count it as an embellishment but I did count the rub-on! You have to be quite creative with this challenge! My 4 embellishments are the rik rak ribbon, the spacer, the brad and the rub-on.
We have a super set of stamps as a prize to give away with this challenge kindly donated from The Greeting Farm!
It is the Happy Chef set and is so cute!
Supplies: Notebook
Stamps : Sugar Nellie Gorjuss girl, Crafty Individuals letter stamp
DP : Basic Grey 'Sugared'
Embellishments : Spacer from Ebay, Heidi Swapp brad, rik rak and rub on.

Monday 16 March 2009

Whimsy DT card ~ Memories

I was so excited to receive my new Whimsy DT stamps at the weekend, I couldn't believe how fast they winged their way across the Atlantic!
I didn't know which one to do first so I stamped and coloured them side by side. Emma was first to be made into a card though! Ladies first! She is called 'Rainy Day Emma'! She is available to buy along with Baseball Connor now!
I popped Emma onto the inside of the card as the front has a collagey effect and she got lost sitting on top of it. I much prefer her here and the style of the card means that it will probably be displayed open.
I was in a real stamping mood yesterday and just couldn't stop, I stamped and inked up everything in sight! As I had coloured Emma in sepia tones I decided she needed a nice vintage type card ~ my favourite type!
The gorgeous letter style stamp is by crafty individuals which I bought at the Craft Barn with a voucher I won at Ismaki! The text and butterfly stamp are from a set by 7 Gypsies it is called Notting Hill. I have used this set loads since I bought it from the Glitter Garden a couple of months ago. I stamped the butterfly first, masked it, then stamped the text over it.

I made my own flowers again, the only way to get a great match and of course gives you a very economical embellishment!

The journalling sheet comes from a spiral bound pad by Making Memories.
A close up of darling Emma, she is such a sweetie. I can't wait to try her in all my favourite colours! No doubt you will see her in pink very soon!

Supplies: Stamps ~ Whimsy Stamps 'Rainy Day Emma', 7 Gypsies ' Notting Hill', Crafty Individuals 'CI-214'
Inks ~ Distress Inks 'Tea Dye', 'walnut stain' and 'antique linen', Colorbox dark brown chalk inkpad, Stazon jet black
DP ~ Basic Grey 'Motifica', K&Co 'name unknown'
Embellishments ~ EK Success flower punch, L-Em leaf punch, Woodware small flower punch, eyelets, ribbon, charm, gold thread, MM 'spiral journalling book Paperie Mocha', page from old book

Saturday 14 March 2009

Whimsy DT card ~ Pretty in Pink

Just look at my girly Whimsy owl! I couldn't resist doing her in pink....funny how I now call her a she when coloured brown I called it he!
This card is for the Whimsical Wednesday challenge over at SNR the card universe the fabulous sketch was designed by Whimsy design team member Jeanette
Do try to play along, you can win the new Whimsy Stamps Kids Collection Stamps, Baseball Connor and Rainy Day Emma!
You do have to join SNR but it is quick and it is free, drop on in and check out the details!
I am also entering this card into the Stamp Something Challenge which this week has a green theme!
Supplies: Stamps ~ Whimsy Stamps Animals Collection 'Owl'
DP ~ Basic Grey 'sugared'
Embellishments ~ Kaiser adhesive stones, Prima flowers, lace, doily and ribbon.
Images coloured with watercolour paints.

I have just received my gorgeous new Whimsy DT stamps Baseball Connor and Rainy Day Emma and also enclosed was this beautiful card made my Denise. Thank you so much Denise, I love it and I can't wait to get my stamps inked up and coloured, off to do that now!

Thursday 12 March 2009

Happy Birthday Cute Card Thursday!

Exciting things going on over at Cute Card Thursday today! It is our first birthday!
We have a special sketch to follow designed by super talented Katharina and it is also a Celebration theme!
We decided to give CCT a face lift for our birthday! Lynn and Jo from Siggi Shop have been working so hard all week to make the blog look super duper for today! Well, it is only right that it dresses up for its birthday!
We have an amazing line up of prizes from our fabulous sponsors

I just had to make one of these special book cards for my son's birthday. He loves to go ski-ing so this Edwin was just perfect!
Katharina's sketch is a dream to use and take a look at the rest of the DT cards they all look so different, it is amazing how many ways you can use the same sketch. Must admit I did switch the image and the sentiment around to suit my purpose!
We have a very special Guest designer this week, lovely Marlene returns for one week only with a beautiful card! We were thrilled when she agreed to return for our bithday week!
I kept the inside very similar to the last one I made, just added a sweet little verse and this time I left the jelly beans uncovered as I really like the colours! I used the little pocket to add some cash and my son's eyes lit up and he announced it was cool!
Of course, now all the kids have spotted this, they all want a little pocket in their card with some cash in! I've really started something now!

Supplies: DP ~ Basic Grey 'Archaic'
Stamps ~ Magnolia 'Edwin ski-ing', Basic Grey 'Archaic', SU 'Circle of friendship'
Embellishments ~ eyelet and twine
Tools ~ sewing machine, cuttlebug, nestabilities

Wednesday 11 March 2009

Whimsical Wednesday!

Whimsy Stamps News!
It is Whimsical Wednesday over on SNR card Universe there is a sketch challenge to take part in which will run until march 26th. This is a brand new monthly challenge which will take place on the second wednesday of the month. Do try to take part, you can win the brand new Whimsy Kids Collection stamps, Rainy Day Emma and Baseball Connor!
The new Whimsy Kids Collection stamps are now instock! Baseball Connor is due to be resized so the larger size is available until stocks run out, you can get him at a reduced price now here! Hurry, when he is gone he is gone! He will be perfect for larger projects such as A5 cards, scrapbooking and gift bags etc. I can't wait till he arrives, watch this space!
More fabby Whimsy news........Denise is going to be stocking Basic Grey and matching embellishments....woohoo! All my favourite things in one place!
Gotta run, got lots going on today!! See you all tomorrow for Cute Card Thursday, we have a brand new look to unveil and some amazing prizes!

Monday 9 March 2009

Blog Candy Winner!

The Winner of my Blog Candy draw is
Please send me your postal address by email so I can get your goodies sent off to you.
Don't forget to have a look at the gorgeous Whimsy Stamps and choose which one you would like so that Denise can get it sent out to you!
Many thanks to everyone who entered and joined my merry band of followers!
pS My internet is back on, woohoo! Will catch up with you all soon!

Sunday 8 March 2009

Blog Candy!

Apologies, my blog candy draw might be a little later than planned! My internet is down (full explanation in the post below! )
I hope it will be fixed early on monday but if not I will make the draw as soon as possible after my phone line is working again!
This means you can continue to enter as I will take the list just before the draw!
You can see my blog candy here,

stamp something and truly scrumptious

I may not be around much in the next day or so! Our telephone line and internet are down since a massive thunderstorm last night. We were awoken by such a loud bang and the electricity went off for a few seconds, then the loudest thunder we had ever heard!
Today, everything else seems fine but the telephone line is dead! It would seem that there is no urgency on a sunday!!!! I just hope it gets fixed early tomorrow!
I am using a mobile broadband stick, but it is painfully slow so I will post this and then have to call it a day I am afraid!
Anyway, here is the card I spent 3 days creating and was desperate to show this morning but has taken until now to get some internet access!
I created it for the Stamp Something Challenge which was to use a favourite something, my favourites on this card are the Basic Grey (of course) hardly ever use anything else! Also, this cute little Whimsy boy ' Knight Connor' is my favourite Whimsy stamp, although just wait till next week when the new Whimsy kids come out and I may just have a new favourite!!!

This card is also for the Truly Scrumptious Challenge which had a fantastic sketch to follow! The other part of the challenge was to add handmade buttons, I don't know if I can class these shields as buttons but the sketch was fab and I just had to use it!

This card is a birthday card for my nephew who loves to receive money inside his card, I am sure he will be thrilled to find it in this little pocket and also the roll of Jelly beans! The card is like a book to accomodate the tube and I love the feel of it, so robust and thick!

Here is a close up of super cute Knight Connor, isn't he adorable? I love stamping these Whimsy images, the stamps are a beautiful deep red rubber and stamp perfectly every time!

The shields once again came in very handy as a little extra embellishment without the need for another stamp!

Here you can see how thick the card is, very like a book shape.

The back view!
Supplies: DP ~ Basic Grey 'Archaic'
Stamps ~ Whimsy 'Knight Connor'
Embellishments and tools ~ Cuttlebug and nestabilities, brads, scrappers floss

Thank you so much for your visit, I will be around to visit you back as soon as I can!