Thursday 26 September 2013

Cute Card Thursday - Pretty Ribbons

Our theme this week on Cute Card Thursday is 
Pretty Ribbons!
I have decorated a chocolate bar as a special Halloween treat!
So love this image from Whimsy Stamps she is Trixxie Treat by Kenny K.  She is coloured with Prismacolor Pencils.
 We are sponsored this week by Crafty Devils.
Hope you can join us this week!  Thanks for dropping by!

Tuesday 24 September 2013


I managed to clear off part of the table last week only to fill the space with project life stuff!
This does have a home but I am starting to gather up bits for my up coming retreat.  I like to make a pile to check through before I start to pack!
Project Life seems like a very convenient thing to work on while on a retreat.  I only need my packages and photos (you can see, I have one or two of those too)!
The tin, stamp and metal embellishment pack are a pressie from the hubster, (I know, I trained him well!) they are most likely going to be packed up to come to the retreat.
I love the stamp it says 'One of the secrets of a happy life is continuous small treats'
The other packages to the left are some bits I picked up from Michaels today, along with my second PL card pack as I thought they would be perfect to work alongside my PL cards!
The orange card and black ribbon are the remnants of a project I just finished, you will be able to see it on Thursday!
I hope you can join us this week, pop on over to Julia's blog for more details and link ups!

Wednesday 18 September 2013

Whimsy Stamps September Rubber Stamp and Die release Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Whimsy Stamps September 2013 rubber stamp and die release BLOG HOP!

Our brand new September Release Rubber Stamps, Stamp Sets, Whimsy Shapeology Dies and Whimsy Designer Paper 6x6 packs are now available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store!!

To celebrate our new release, the DT are holding a blog hop today and are sharing creations made with some of the brand new Elisabeth Bell, Time For Tea Designs and Raindrop Echo Designs stamps! The blog hop has a prize of 2 new release stamps hidden somewhere along the way and you have 24hrs to enter each prize draw.

To be entered into today's blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT posts listed below by 12.00PM EST tomorrow. All winners will be announced here on the Whimsy blog on Friday.
Here is my card using Santa Baby from the Time for Tea collection, Seasons Greetings notables 7 from the Raindrop Echo Sentiments collection, Notables 7 die, Holly and Berries die and the Snowflake border die.
This is also my card for the Whimsy Stamps Challenge, the theme this week is 'Masculine Cards'!

To take a peek at today's fabulous new release creations, please click on the links below...

 Don't forget to visit today's DT and leave a comment on their blog posts to be entered into our prize draw!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy our new release!

Don't forget to pop back tomorrow for our final blog hop!

Tuesday 17 September 2013


My desk is a huge mess this week!  Just completed another project and not got around to tidying up from the previous project! Will have to make a big effort tonight to put some stuff away!  I have created a space for all the fabrics I have been buying so that should clear up some of the mess!  I have fabric and interfacing, embroidery hoops etc at the top underneath other things, my paper crafting stuff at the front right.  
The project life binder and core kit are new, the binders are on offer this week at Michaels, this is one of 3 that I got and the core kit I used a 50% off coupon on! Now, need to find somewhere to house 3 new binders!  As you can see, they are not particularly small!
 I am busy painting the house so not getting a lot of crafty time but I did manage to finish the rabbit's legs!
Come and share your crafty space with us, pop on over to Julia's blog for details!

Cute Card Thursday - Hip to be Square

I am very late with this card for Cute Card Thursday.  Our theme is Hip to be Square!  I kept everything I could square and kept it flat and simple to that it is an easy mailer.  This one is another for the collection going to Jan for the ladies at the refuge!
The image is a Whimsy stamp called Little Flower.
We are sponsored this week by Whiff of Joy!

Thank you for dropping by!

Wednesday 11 September 2013

Whimsy Stamps Alberto Gava debut digital stamp release!

We are thrilled to welcome a brand new digital artist to the Whimsy Stamps team of artists... Alberto Gava
This month we are releasing FOUR digital stamps illustrated by Alberto Gava for Whimsy Stamps. To celebrate Alberto’s debut release we are holding a fabulous BLOG HOP to showcase creations made with these fantastic new digital stamps.
 The hop starts today (Wednesday September 11th at 8.00AM EST) and ends on Sunday September 15the at 12.00 midnight EST. For this hop we have a TWO GRAND PRIZE DRAWS!
Two lucky hoppers will each WIN the entire new release of ALL FOUR DIGITAL STAMPS.
But that's not all ... we've also hidden 9 single digital stamp prizes throughout the hop and I’m one of the prize stops! To be added to the draw to win one of the new Alberto Gava digital stamps (winner’s choice!), please leave a comment on this post! We will draw the winners shortly after the hop ends, and a full list of winners will be posted on the Whimsy blog on Monday 16th September.
Here is my creation!
A yuletide banner!
I coloured up Alberto's supercute Red Hat image and of course had to make her hat red!  Then green came naturally and once I saw her I knew I wanted to make something festive!
I have just ordered a new piece of furniture for my kitchen and knew this was what I wanted to make to decorate it for Christmas!  
 I used Authentique 'festive' and 'peaceful', October Afternoon buttons and the Stampin' Up stocking and pennant dies.

  Thanks so much for stopping by and happy hopping!

Tuesday 10 September 2013


 Wednesday again ( at least it is in the UK!) so that means time for WOYWW.  Doesn't it feel like we just did this?
ON my desk today ( photographed Tuesday) are these die cuts.  The paper is Authentique and the dies are all from Stampin' Up.
You can see this finished (believe it or not) later on Wednesday!
Not enjoying the crochet as much as I do knitting so after finishing off my scarf ( will share once I can get someone to model it) I started this at the weekend.  Working on the second foot/leg and I love it! So looking forward to meeting this little sweetie!

You can find this pattern here!
If you want to share your workspace you can do so at Julia's blog!

Thursday 5 September 2013

Cute Card Thursday - Pretty in Pink

A nice easy theme on Cute Card Thursday this week, Pretty in Pink!
Never difficult for me to use pink!
WE are sponsored by Bunny Zoe's Crafts.
I used this sweet image from Whimsy Stamps which is now only available in Digi form.
She is called Summer Day Emma.
We have a colouring challenge going on at the Facebook Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Group (Whimsy Fans can request to join) which is to colour pleats.  I couldn't resist a little extra practice but then it seemed a shame not to finish and  use the image!
This and some of my future cards are going to be kept as flat as possible so ensure easy posting.  I am going to send a few cards over to Lunch Lady Jan who is asking for cards to send to a women's refuge that she supports.
Many thanks for dropping by!

Tuesday 3 September 2013


I don't know where the week went!  I didn't get much creating done at all!  I was a bit under the weather all last week which zapped my mojo! I was horribly lethargic which is not me at all, I usually have to be doing 3 things at once!  Anyway, whilst I had no energy I worked on my family tree and ordered some more certificates so at least the week wasn't a total loss!  Now that is out the way I hope I am immune for the rest of the year!
This week I am catching up with some colouring of  stamped images.  I have a great pile waiting to be coloured up for the month ahead!
This one is offered on the Whimsy Inspirations Facebook page as a free digi to join in a colouring challenge.  This time it is pleats! That is something I certainly need practice on so I welcome this challenge!  If you are a Whimsy fan you can request to join the group!
I am keeping some large sheets of packing paper on my new desks now.  I got some pencil marks on one of them which are not easy to remove so I came up with this solution.  I love that I can just jot down any notes or plans right onto my desk!  You might just be able to make out some dates and also a card sketch in the top right!
 This was part of our Labor Day celebrations this week!  It is an annual event where golf balls are sold to raise money for charity and are then released down the makeshift race track.  Luckily, we were on a hill!
Once the balls were cleared away a parade followed.  I loved this yarn bombed golf cart!

Back to colouring for me.  What are you doing this Wednesday?  Let us know by popping over to Julia's blog for links and more information!