Thursday 30 September 2010

Cute Card Thursday - Tic Toc

Today I am going to give you a sneak peek of some of  the brand new rubber stamps to be released this Sunday October 3rd at Whimsy Stamps.  I already gave you a tiny peek of Santa in my game guess the stamp.  
The winner has to be Miria who was spot on down to the apron and bunny slippers!
Congratulations!  Please email your details to Denise at
This stamp was so perfect for the theme at Cute Card Thursday this week
Tic Toc - a clock or time inspired card
The stamp is called 'Santa's Midnight Snack' and will be available to purchase on Sunday along with some other fabulous stamps including a new set of ticket stamps including the one I have used, all Christmas themed!  To see more of the new releases check out the DT links in my side bar, lots of sneak peeks over there today, tomorrow and Saturday then a huge blog hop on Sunday, including DT and guests with prizes to be won!

The clock face is a Tim Holtz Timepiece and the hands are Tim Holtz game spinners!

I pulled apart a bouquet of flowers I bought in Michaels for my holly berries, didn't want to use flowers so I can give this card to one of my boys!

The candy cane is another sneak peek from a set that will be shown tomorrow so make sure you check out the DT blogs!
Other challenges my card fits into
Creative Inspirations ~ Christmas in September
CCT is sponsored this week by The Stamp Shoppe fabulous prize on offer as always!
Hope you pop along to see the  amazing cards the rest of the  DT have made!
Thank you for dropping by, I will be back with another Whimsy sneak peek on Saturday and then all singing and dancing on Sunday for the big blog hop!  Hope to see you then!

Tuesday 28 September 2010

Whimsy rubber to be won here!

I have a little Whimsy game for you today! 
It is called guess the stamp!
How would you like to win one of the very soon to be released new rubber Whimsy holiday stamps?
To play along all you have to do is leave a comment telling me what you think the image is in this little sneak peek.
The winner will be the first person to guess correctly or at least the closest. The winner will win this stamp and let me tell you it is well worth winning, soooo cute!  It is designed for Whimsy by Crissy Armstrong!
You can see the full version of this card on Thursday when the real sneak peeks for this release begin!
I will also reveal the winner of the game on Thursday.
There will be sneak peeks from the Whimsy Design Team  daily from Thursday  until the actual launch party which will be in the form of a blog hop on Sunday 3rd October.
So hope you can join us!

Sunday 26 September 2010

back to school notebook

A really quick notebook cover, this took no time at all but made such a difference to the front of my basic 20cents notebook! I bought loads of these for the kids before they went back to school and still have a few untouched.  I am a list person so need a notebook per theme so this one is for school notes and I will soon have to make one for Christmas lists!  Decorating them is a great way to easily distinguish them and it also toughens up the cover although I like to keep it fairly flat so no bulky embellishments on here.
I used a digi image from Whimsy Stamps Meljen's Designs 'back to school pencil'
A Spoonful of Sugar challenge is being sponsored by Whimsy Stamps this week and the theme is 
anything goes!
Whimsy Stamps have a fabulous new release coming up next week, sneak peeks start on Thursday with a blog hop on Sunday 3rd October!
I will have a sneak peek here on Thursday and will also be taking part in the blog hop!

Thursday 23 September 2010

Cute Card Thursday - Sketch by Leann!

Leann has designed us a fabby sketch over on Cute Card Thursday this week!
These adorable Halloween stamps from Hanglar and Stanglar arrived last week and just had to use them immediately!  Mine are coloured with distress inks.
The paper is Basic Grey Eerie, how perfect is it with the bats hanging from the trees?
The flowers are Primas and I distressed these a little too!
WE are sponsored this week by Kraftin' Kimmie stamps.  Please check out the rest of the DT creations, fabulous as always!
As well as CCT this card fits into 
Allsorts ~ at least 3 punches ( leaf punch, border punch and oval punch)
cutie sunday ~ fall colours
I love Halloween, as do the kids, the younger ones have already pulled out the Halloween costume box and started planning their very busy Halloween weekend!
Hope you have a fabulous Thursday, thank you for dropping by!

Wednesday 22 September 2010


Time once again for WOYWW!
Rather less tidy than it has been of late, not had time to tidy between makes this week so it is a confused jumble.
The card is turned over as it is a secret until tomorrow's CCT post but that is what I am working on, just the embellishments left to add!
Also, what you can't see is my little pile of new Whimsy stamps for the upcoming rubber release, watch out for these next week, they are fantastic, saving some time to have a play with those later today!
Hope you get time to play along, if you don't know what WOYWW is, pop along to Julia's blog to find out and join in!

Monday 20 September 2010

A little Christmas shopping!

Love new sneaky Tilda from the Christmas 2010 collection but didn't realise until after I had already masked her and stamped the boutique behind her, then coloured her that she was in her pjs!  I cunningly cut off her socks so it was less obvious!
I followed the sketch on Friday Sketchers and also added the lace so it also fit into the Just Magnolia challenge which is 'lace it'.  
Moving along with the times has a Christmas theme 
Winter Wonderland has a monochromatic theme.
Papers are Tim Holtz, flowers mixture of Prima, Wild Orchid Crafts and Michaels.
Stamps are of course Magnolia 'sneaky Tilda' and 'boutique' and the Merry Christmas stamp is Cat's Life Press. 
gotta go and do some housework now, boo hiss!
have a great day!

Important information regarding Whimsy Stamps

Important information from Whimsy Stamps

The recent problems with the Whimsy Store have all been rectified and so I am happy to announce that the 

Thursday 16 September 2010

Cute Card Thursday -Tweet and a flutter

This week the theme on Cute Card Thursday is
Tweet and a Flutter!
Another sweet Lily of the Valley stamp, yes it is an addiction!  
Paper is Basic Grey 'Eskimo Kisses' and flowers assortment of Prima and also some from Wild Orchid Crafts and Michaels.  
I used the fabby sketch over on Friday Sketchers this week.

The Whimsy Online Store is down at the moment but you can still order direct, you can see Meljens latest release here you will also find directions on how to order.

Guess what? I am still behind with everything so rushing off now, hoping to get caught up today and have a nice crafty, bloggy morning tomorrow!  
Hope you have a great day!

Wednesday 15 September 2010


Can't get my head around it being Wednesday!  Anyway, I am told it is so time for 
I was out having a coffee this morning with friends and just happened to get sucked into Michael's on my way past and found these scrummy flowers!  That was all I bought though so pretty good I thought!
The picture is from TJ Maxx, couldn't resist, so cute!

Finally got all my storage sorted, built them all up myself!  The middle 2 sections are still empty, obviously still don't have enough stash!

Hope you will play along, go along to Julia's blog for more details and to link your pic!
I am dashing now as I am way behind for a change!  
thanks for dropping by....

Tuesday 14 September 2010

An Autumn Day!

I have had this stamp a while now, it has such an Autumnal feel, so this is the first time it has seen ink. I am very into Autumn, Summer is so last season!  The colours are already beginning to change, only thing I dread is the leaves falling, so much work!  Apple pie is a perfect Autumn dessert, we had huge apple tree in our garden a few houses ago and I made apple pies and crumbles every week throughout the Autumn so now I always associate the two.
 I copied a recipe of apple pie from a cook book and then distressed it, tore it etc to give it a vintage look.  This is a good idea if you don't actually want to rip up your book!  
A few Autumn themed challenges around this week:
A spoonful of Sugar ~ Fall into Autumn
Incy Wincy ~ Autumn Colours
Pollycraft ~ Autumn Colours
Paperplay  ~ Autumn is a comin'
Totally Gorjuss challenge has a flower theme!

Once again used my new Whimsy Stamps Custom Design stamp you can get yours
Other supplies
Stamps ~ Belles and Whistles 'warm apple pie', Cat's Life Press 'Autumn Day', 
Dies ~ Stampin' Up 'Top Note', Tim Holtz  Alterations 'Poincon, troquel', Nestabilities, 
Designer Paper ~ Basic Grey 'Infuse'
Punch 'Martha Stewart leaf'
Assorted flowers from Prima and Wild Orchid Crafts.

Monday 13 September 2010

One layer Christmas Card!

Wanting to get cracking on my Christmas cards I have been stalking the Christmas challenges and spotted a real challenge for me
Winter Wonderland ~ One Layer Cards!
Decided to take the challenge and this was the result!
I struggle with CAS cards as I never feel they have enough on them so I stamped like mad on this which is simply a piece of watercolour paper folded into a card.  It fits into an A6 (UK), A2 (US) envelope so perfect for posting and no bulk!  Might have to make a few more like this!
It is also a perfect card for the 
also because I had to mask my images to stamp the background it also works for the 

Supplies ~ 
Stamps ~  Main Image - Lily of the Valley, Postage Stamp - Inkadinkado, postcard, postmark, background and sentiment stamp all Stampin' Up.
Stamped in Stazon on Bockingford Watercolour Paper 300gsm, coloured with Distress Inks.
Hope you are all having a great start to the week!  
thanks for dropping by!

Friday 10 September 2010


I have been desperate to make a card with this cute Lily of the Valley stamp, she is so quick to colour so I think it will be perfect for making a batch of simpler cards too!
The jewelled snowflake is Jolee's Jewels, crystallized Swarovski Elements I bought mine from Michael's, will someone lock those doors and keep me out of that store!  I always wished to be close to one but this one may be just a tad too convenient!
With my whopping big jewel I just had to enter the My time to craft challenge this week the theme is 'jewelled'!
Also perfect for me just now is Stampin for the weekend 'shabby or vintage' I am definitely in my vintage stage!  Errr, cardmaking style I mean!  

Here is my Custom Design Stamp from Whimsy Stamps designed by Ann Vento.  There are lots of different styles to choose from and the wording is completely up to you, take a look here!  
They really are perfectly customised to suit your needs! I love mine!  

I am back into fully furnishing the insides of my cards again, now coming out of my' lazy period' and launched  into my 'can't get enough on my card period!'  Please ignore the blob in the middle of the top note die cut, my glue went crazy and I couldn't wait for it to dry!

Just love this jewel!  Might have to give this card to one of my daughters as I may not be able to part with this jewel!  Well, anyway, it would make the card too heavy to mail, no really it would.....

Stamps - Lily of the Valley - coloured with distress inks, Prima clear stamp, Whimsy Custom Design stamp
DP - My Mind's Eye 'life stories'
Jolee's jewels - snowflake pendant
Tools - Stampin' Up 'ticket corner punch', 'bigz die top note'

I will be back on Monday, hope you all have a fabulous weekend, I for one am so happy it is here!  

Thursday 9 September 2010

Cute Card Thursday - Play on Words!

Cute Card Thursday has a fun theme this week
Play on Words
I thought this Halloween stamp was so funny when I saw it just had to grab it out of a bargain basket in Michaels!
I masked it and stamped the background using a Stampin' Up background stamp.  I created the tag top using one edge of a nestie frame.

I covered some Hershey nuggets in this Halloween paper by Basic Grey called 'Eerie' it is a 6x6 pad so the patterns are perfectly small enough.  
The basket I found in a Yard Sale a couple of weeks back for about 50 cents!

This is the wooden box I was painting the other day.  Finished it off with some distressing and then stamped on some Halloween images in Stazon.  The stamps are Clear Art 'Halloween Fun'

The crackle finish was obtained by painting the box with Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint in Vintage Photo. 

Do pop over and see what the rest of the DT have come up with, there are some great fun sentiments out there, can't wait to see yours!
We are sponsored this week by Simon Says Stamp!

Have a great day!

Wednesday 8 September 2010

Custom Rubber Collection by Whimsy Stamps

Have you always wanted your own custom made rubber stamp to finish off your creations?
Well, now you can, Whimsy Stamps are launching their Custom Rubber Collection today perfectly designed by Ann Vento aka Raindrop Echo Designs.
Lots of designs to choose from there is bound to be one you love!
Pop on over today and order yours!

Aren't they amazing? 
Whimsy also have a new rubber release coming up later in the month, some unbelievably gorgeous Christmas stamps, I can't wait to get my hands on mine!


This is such a short week, Wednesday has come around so fast!  It is time for WOYWW (what's on your workdesk Wednesday!)
Here is something I am working on to hopefully show tomorrow in my Cute Card Thursday post (it is not my main project so I feel I can show you this little snippet)
It is a wooden box I picked up from Michael's, hoping to create a Halloween creation, we will see how it turns out!  Painted it with Distress Crackle Paint and I love how it is drying, very spooky!

Also from Michael's this week I bought this gorgeous storage unit, wanted to see how it fit and it is perfect, off to get some more later today!  

The little drawers are the perfect size for my Tim Holtz dies!  May need to get some more just to fill the drawer though! Can't have them jostling about in there!

I picked this up at a yard sale, so love this humour, there are lots of pages so will show a new one each week!  
Off to check out what is on your workdesk...I hope, if you played along, if not pop along here!