Friday 30 October 2009

Friday Sketchers - Charlotte in monochrome

A quick post tonight, found some time I didn't expect to have as my youngest two have been taken to a Halloween Party and are going to be brought back in an hour! It Halloween crazy here and the kids are having a ball except that they have to keep changing for each event!
Here is my card for Friday Sketchers this week, the sketch is fantastic as ever!
My eldest son asked for a card for a friend (last minute as always) who's birthday is on Halloween! She is into Nightmare before Xmas (wonder if that is anything to do with being born on Halloween)! Thought Kraftin' Kimmies Charlotte would fit the bill in monochrome as she is definitely a bit quirky! I love how she came out! Son is happy with it, job done!
DP is MME and Paper Pizzazz. Gems are Primas and the Halloween sentiment stamp is Cat's Life Press.
The Birthday Sentiment stamp is of course Whimsy from the Sentiments collection. These are the Circle Postmark Sentiments

Thursday 29 October 2009

Cute Card Thursday ~ Midnight Margheritas

Cute Card Thursday
This week on Cute Card Thursday the theme is
Midnight Margheritas
a drink/cocktail theme!
This image immediately sprung to mind! She was sent to me ages ago in an image swap and can't remember who sent it now! I know she is from Stamping Bella!
I decided to make a tag initially then it transformed into a mini card, it is so cute! I think I might have to make more of these, sort of an extension of an ATC but more useful!
The size is approx. 3"by 5" and is the card waste I end up with when I make a square card! I might have to make one of these for every square one!

I used Basic Grey paper scraps I have had leftover from other cards too so kind of a recycled card!
Please drop in and check out the rest of the DT cards, they are amazing!
Have a great day!!

Wednesday 28 October 2009

Winner of Whimsy Blog Hop Stamp

Now to reveal the winner of the cute Whimsy Winter Raccoon Stamp

from the

Whimsy Blog Hop

Please email your address to me so I can send you your prize!

Don't forget to check out the rest of the DT blogs as they all have a stamp to give away.
Denise has also announced the winners on the whimsy company blog and also over at snr on the Whimsy Page!

Layers of Color ~ Reindeer waltz

for the next few weeks I am a guest designer for
Artist Laura Kirste Campbell designs all of these beautiful stamps and runs the
where you can purchase all of the Layers of Color stamps.

This is my first card using the Reindeer Waltz stamps! These reindeer are so elegant and there are so many to choose from in the set, you are going to see a lot of reindeer here!
Laura is holding a Release Party and you are all invited!
The party takes place on November 14th and 15th! There are free digi images to pick up at the party and also prizes to be won!
Laura has even provided some free party favors before the event, you can grab some free digi images on November 7 -13th!
Drop in here for more details!
Hope to see you at the party!
I will be back later with the winner of the gorgeous Whimsy Stamps Winter Raccoons from the Whimsy Blog Hop!

Monday 26 October 2009

Friday Sketchers - Whimsy Reindeer

To continue the Whimsy Blog Hop please go here
if you haven't already joined in please do so, you can win all of the new stamps just out and each DT member has a stamp to give away! I have the Winter Raccoons stamp to give away, the draw will be this wednesday the 28th!
I have used another of my fab new Whimsy Christmas stamps this one is
these fun stamps are now available to buy over at in the animal section.
I used the Friday Sketchers sketch for the layout.
I have coloured the reindeer in a monochrome just to see how he would look and I rather like him, think it makes him look a little elegant!

The fabulous sentiment stamp is another of Whimsy sentiments, I love it! The papers are MME and a little Basic Grey.
Not sure where I got this charm from it was in a set, think the snowflakes were in a pack at Roberts.
don't forget to join in the Whimsy Blog Hop, you have a few chances to win to one of these fab new stamps and one lucky person will win the whole set!
Have a great evening!

Friday 23 October 2009

Whimsy Change of Seasons Blog Hop

Whimsy Change of Seasons Blog Hop
***Winter at Whimsy***

Welcome to the Whimsy Blog hop, hopefully you came here via Debbie, if not then please start the hop at Stacey's blog.

If you follow the blog hop and leave a comment on each of the DT's blogs and also follow the instructions and links then you will be in with numerous chances to win stamps. Each DT member has one of the new stamps to give away! How fantastic is that?

There is also a grand prize of all the new stamps to be drawn too and an extra prize if you join the Whimsy group over on SNR!!

So what are you waiting for, get hopping! Here is a sneak peek of the new stamps that you can win!

Here is my card, I used Whimsy Stamps Winter Raccoons. Aren't they so adorable, I love this stamp!

The papers I used are My Mind's Eye 'The Merry Days of Christmas', a Cat's Life Press sentiment stamp, flocked lace and a charm, the sentiment is a rub-on from Letraset.

So to continue with the Hop and be in with a chance of winning all 4 stamps, please hop over to the Whimsy Website at where you should follow the next instructions!


Remember you can only be added to the draw for prizes if you have commented on all the Design Teams hop posts!


The blog hop ends at noon (EST) on 28th October, the draw for prizes will take place soon afterwards! You could be one of the first people to own these fabulous new stamps!
Good luck and happy hopping!

Wednesday 21 October 2009

Cute Card Thursday ~ Candy Corns

Cute Card Thursday
I am late posting again this week....I had to take my driving test today....I passed, Yeh! I was even more nervous than when I took my first one in the UK more than 20 years ago!
The theme this week on CCT is Candy Corns
anything sweet or candy related!
We are at a birthday party this weekend and I thought a nice bottle of wine and some choccy would make a good gift. The apron seems the perfect shape for a bottle, I think I will use this one again!

I like that the tag is seperate and of course my Candy is hidden behind the tag which gives an extra surprise to the recipient!

The stamp is another of Kraftin' Kimmies cuties, this time it is Francesca, I love her expression!

Hope you are inspired to play along with CCT this week, there is a fabulous prize on offer and gorgeous cards and other creations from the Design Team!
I am back at midday tomorrow with the Whimsy Blog Hop, hope you can drop by then!

Whimsy Dog and Sign Bookmark

A very quick post today, it's been one of those weeks!
thanks to those who asked about my son, the good news is he just has to keep his finger in a splint, he won't need a cast and he will only need to go back if there is a problem!

I made this bookmark in record time this afternoon after colouring the image this morning. It is Whimsy Stamps Dog and Sign. I love him, he is such a cutie and so quick to colour! He is also so versatile with that empty stamp. The Whimsy Stamps Ruff Day Sentiments work perfectly with it but today I chose to add some rub-on letters as I love this sentiment on a bookmark!
that is it for today but I will be back tomorrow with my CCT creation and on Friday it is a new Whimsy Stamps Blog Hop to launch the fabulous new stamps, I have to tell you, they are so cute, you will love them. I just finished colouring mine and can't stop looking at it! they are fall and Winter stamps and the Blog Hop has a seasons theme! Make sure you drop by and join in the fun, there will be prizes!

Friday 16 October 2009

Kraftin' Kimmie's Stamps Challenge - Charlotte

I couldn't resist a couple of these new stamps from Kraftin'Kimmie! This is Charlotte, she is so quirky and unusual! I made this card for Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge, the theme is birthdays! The paper is Cosmo Cricket, flower Prima and quote from Inkadinkado 'kids quotes'
Gotta run, spent the afternoon in a clinic with my son after a pe accident at school, we thought he had dislocated his finger but no, it is a fracture!\
\Hope your weekend got off to a better start than mine! \
I will be glad when it is 'wine o'clock'!

Thursday 15 October 2009

Cute Card Thursday - Spook Fest

Here is my card for this weeks
the theme is Spook Fest
to create something for Halloween!
I was a bit short of time so reached for my fabulous MY Mind's Eye kit, it is brilliant for quick makes! I even managed to whip up a quick candy packet!
Can't believe how fast Halloween is looming....where did this year go?

Monday 12 October 2009

Whimsy Stamps Cat and Fish

This is one of the new Whimsy Stamps latest releases, from the Animals Collection, it is called Whimsy Cat and Fish.

It is such a naughty looking cat, still very cute though! He makes me giggle!

I am entering this card for the Whimsy Stamps Challenge which this week is punches and die cuts. I did struggle as I decided this was a male card so didn't want to add any flowers or leaves so went for a nestie frame cut around the image.

I found this great paper on saturday in Robert's, it is The Paper Company and it is called Paws and Claws Cat Toys! It was so perfect for this stamp!
The other papers are Stampin' Up and were a great match. The sentiment is a rub-on, the tiny cute star buttons are Dress It Up and the gems are Prima.

Friday 9 October 2009

Whimsy Challenge Summer Day Emma

Here is the very adorable Summer Day Emma from Whimsy Kids Collection.
I knew as soon as I saw the sneak peeks of her she would be a delight to colour and I wasn't disappointed! Again I used one of the sentiment stamps from the Whimsy Sentiment Collection Circle Postmark Sentiments. These fabulous new stamps were released this week and are available to purchase here!

This is my card for this week's Whimsy Stamps Challenge which is Sugar and Spice/Frogs and Snails or make a girl or boy card! Well, I would say this is a very girly card!
You might recognise the sketch from the Basic Grey Challenge, I followed it very carefully then realised I hadn't used any Basic Grey.....duhhhh! Oh well, maybe next time!
This must the first card I made in a long time that didn't have some BG on it!
Papers are Crate from the Mia Collection, the flowers and pearls are Prima and of course all stamps are Whimsy!
Have a great weekend!

Thursday 8 October 2009

Whimsy Stamps Pet Friends

Just have to show you some of the newly released Whimsy Stamps! Mine arrived yesterday and I couldn't wait to play with them!

The circular sentiment stamp is also from Whimsy from the Sentiments Collection, they are fantastic sentiment stamps! This one is perfect for teen cards (this one is for my son's friend) as reminds me of text type!

The little paw prints are also Whimsy Stamps from the Whimsy Sentiments Collection ~ Ruff Day Sentiments. They are so cute!

The papers I used are Crate Paper from the Mia Collection, the buttons are Basic Grey.

Thank you to everyone who played along in the Whimsy Blog Hop!

The winner of the Blog Hop Candy was Rachael Doxsee (aka Queen La Rubba)

congratulations Rachael, hope you enjoy your new Pet Stamps!
I am off to clear up an enormous mess, the little ones thought it would be fun to empty out every single box which contained their toys into my daughter's bedroom and then cut windows and doors into every box they emptied to create a huge cardboard house/building....very creative I must say, just not to good at tidying up afterwards!
have a great evening!

CCT, Friday Sketcher & just Magnolia

Originally for the Cute Card Thursday challenge this week which is So use charms, I followed the Friday Sketcher's sketch #72 and also made the handmade flower to enter the Just Magnolia challenge. I am not finding time to enter all individually so when needs must.....

Denise has been so kind to me while I was without all my stash and sent me some sweet images last week, this one was included, I hadn't realised how much I missed my Magnolias!
Michelle showed a fabulous handmade flower tutorial over on Just Magnolia, I was so pleased with how this turned out, even though it was made using different flower punches than the tute!

The papers are BG (what else did you expect?) Lemonade (scrumptious), the Tilda stamp is of course Magnolia, the Autumn Day stamp is Cat's Life Press (so impressed with their direct service!) Did I tell ya I love living here! The charms are some I have had an age, can't remember where I got them, love being reunited with them though!

Sunday 4 October 2009

Whimsy Blog Hop

Welcome to the Whimsy Blog Hop, I hope you are enjoying all the Design Team's creations so far! Aren't the new stamps adorable? If you didn't start at Vicki's blog then please pop along there first, if you comment on every DT members Blog Hop post then you have a chance of winning the adorable Whimsy Pet Stamps as seen below.

I have used Whimsy Stamps Soccor Connor on my card, he is so cute and I know I will get plenty of use from him! You can purchase him from monday 5th October!

To continue the blog hop and be in with a chance of winning these adorable stamps go next to

The hop will run till noon on the 8th October, have fun!

All the new stamps are available to purchase from monday 5th October!

Don't forget to check out the Whimsy Stamps Challenge on monday, there is a new challenge every week!

I hope to be back with another card later in the week and hope to visit you all soon but I am swamped with boxes to unpack so struggling to find blogging and crafting time at the moment, I'll be back soon though!

Thursday 1 October 2009

CCT ~ Pinch and a Punch

This week on Cute Card Thursday the theme is 'A Pinch and a Punch'! Nothing to do with fighting but more the first of something to celebrate the 1st of the month!
I made this card with another of the My Mind's Eye paper kits, it is so cute and this card came together so quickly. I was pushed for time all week trying to finish some decorating and today we finally got all our shipped belongings!

We seem to have gone from summer to winter in a couple of days here, the kids were in the pool after school on tuesday and on wednesday they were playing in the snow! I did think it was rather convenient that we had snow on the trees as a backdrop for the christmas card!
hope you are having a warmer end to the week than I am!
I will be back on sunday with the Whimsy Blog hop, don't forget to tune in and see the supercute new releases! You are going to love them, they are the best yet!