Friday 28 March 2014

Project Life cards.

Here are a couple of quick Project Life cards I whipped up.
They both use PL 3 x 4 cards for the base.  
The white frame is a Technique Tuesday die.
All other stamps and dies are Whimsy Stamps from the new Clear Stamps line. (Links to all stamps and dies below)
The sweet card has some space for journalling and I plan to use it for Easter week.  The lemons card is purely  a decorative filler.

Lemons sentiment - Feeling Fruity Stamps
Lemon die -  Fruit Trio set
Lollipop stamps - Sweet as Candy stamps
Many thanks for dropping by, have a great weekend!

Thursday 27 March 2014

Cute Card Thursday - Floral Delights!

The theme for Cute Card Thursday this week is
Floral Delights.
The sentiment is part of the Spring Notables 8 set and was cut out with the matching Notables 8 Die. 
We are sponsored this week by Bugaboo, hope you can join us!

Thank you for dropping by!

Tuesday 25 March 2014


I hope some of you are enjoying a lovely spring day like we had today, it felt so much like summer was just around the corner but I am not fooled, it will probably snow tomorrow! 
It has been a busy day on my desk!  This is going to be a travel album, only doing as far as the background up to now as I am waiting for something to arrive before going any further!
It is a Little Yellow Bicycle album that I have been hoarding for a few years, not wanting to break into it, well, finally I am going to be brave and use it!
 Have you seen this craze?  It is all over Facebook just now!  Just had to give it a whirl.  These are old Hama beads that my kids had years ago.  They have been in the oven for some time now and still have a hole in the middle.  I hope after a bit longer I might have some enamel dots!
If they don't I may have to pop to Michaels and pick up some newer ones, maybe the old recipe doesn't work!
 After I put the album aside I got to work on a small project life card for last year's Halloween page.  You might recognize the Halloween stamp as one I was embossing last week, see, I knew I would need them soon!  I am very erratic in my way of doing Project Life, I tend to do random cards which I hope will fit in somewhere rather than working on a page at a time in order!  I don't like that kind of discipline, rather do what I feel like when I feel like it! 
Has anyone read this book series?  They have been around for a while.  I had  a couple of books from the series since picking them up in a Yard Sale last year but not the 1st book so I ordered the ones I was missing after being recommended them by some friends.  These just arrived this evening, perfect timing as I just finished my last book!
Sorry, it has been a long post, I do normally try to keep them short but I had a bit more to share this week!
If you would like to join in with us pop on over to Julia's blog for more details! 

Thursday 20 March 2014

Day 4 Whimsy Stamps March Release

Welcome to the 4th Day of the Whimsy Stamps March Release event.
We are releasing a fabulous selection of new rubber stamps, clear stamps, shapeology dies and papers this month.  Today the Whimsy DT is holding a blog hop to share sneak peeks of some of the brand new stamps by Crissy Armstrong and Elisabeth Bell. The entire new release is now available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store!

We have hidden FOUR prizes of 2 new release rubber stamps somewhere on the DT’s blogs throughout the 5-day release event.  As the location of the prizes are secret, be sure to leave a comment on ALL the stops on each daily blog hop to maximize your chance of winning! We will draw the lucky winners over the weekend and announce them here on the Whimsy blog on Monday (March 24th).

Today I have created a Project Life card which is my current crafting addiction!
I used Crissy's Strawberry Mouse (what a cutie!!) and the new Clear Stamps Scrapbook Tiles by Raindrop Echo Designs.  I am going to be using these lots in my Project Life album throughout the year! The mouse is coloured with Prismacolor pencils and the memories was stamped in black pigment ink and heat embossed with ultra fine black embossing powder.
I have attached the image and sentiment with temporary adhesive so when I have a suitable photograph I can place them slightly over the photograph.
This is also my card for Cute Card Thursday this week where the theme is It's a Wild World and we just so happen to be sponsored by Whimsy Stamps!
I am also entering this Project Life card into the Pocket Page Challenge which is asking you to Make it Clear or Cut it Out.  I did the cut it out challenge, fussy cutting my little mouse image and also the sentiment!
Thank you so much for dropping by!

Tuesday 18 March 2014


My table was this clear when I started working on it, it has since become a little more cluttered while I have been working on the card!
Doing a little colouring today with some new images just released this week from Whimsy Stamps. 
I have once again made a PL card, a bit of an addiction going on here!
Not a lot of creativity going on this week again because of the paintwork in the house.  I am working my way through all the bathrooms. My eldest daughter's this week while she is away for Spring Break!
I took some time out this morning to make this card but it is back to the grind this afternoon stripping everything out the bathroom and prepping it for painting!
and here is what I did a little later (just putting off the inevitable!) a bit of heat embossing with some new Whimsy sentiment stamps!
Don't look at some of the messy edges, I was less careful where I knew it would be die cut off! Totally loving these new Chalkboard stamps especially!

Hope you will play along with us this week, for more details pop on over to Julia's blog!

Whimsy Stamps Sneak Peek Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of the Whimsy Stamps Rubber Stamp and Die March Release Sneak Peeks!
Tomorrow Whimsy Stamps will release 25 new image sets, 7 new rubber sentiments sets, 3 new clear sentiment sets, 7 new shapeology dies and 1 new 6x6 paper pack!
Also tomorrow, on launch day, Whimsy is collaborating with Kit and Clowder for an exciting special release event!
We are also having week long blog hops and special prizes throughout the week!  Make sure you comment on all posts throughout the week to increase your chance of winning a prize!
Today we are showcasing the new sentiment and dies being released this week!
for my card I used the incredible Mini Chalkboard Sentiments and Mini Chalkboard Die both by SC Designs.  I totally love these, the sentiments come in a set with different sentiments for many occasions such as Christmas, Thanksgiving, friendship, love, Halloween and also this fabulous birthday stamp!  
I stamped this one with white pigment ink and heat embossed it with white fine embossing powder.  I just love the chalkboard effect!
 I used the Mini Chalkboard die which gives you a perfect frame for your sentiment.  I layered it up to give a 3d effect.
I also used the Spiral notebook border die also from Whimsy Stamps!

 The papers I used for this project are Echo Park 'This and that'!
***Edited to add a tutorial I created a few years ago for this style of card***
 Don't forget to visit the other DT members showcasing the release today
Thank you so much for dropping by today, don't forget to visit the Whimsy Inspirations Blog the rest of the week for details on the rest of the week's blog hops!

Thursday 13 March 2014

Cute Card Thursday - Girls, girls, girls!

If you hadn't already heard, Whimsy Stamps debuted their Clear Stamps this week.  They are a very high quality clear stamp.  They ink perfectly and they have renewed my love of clear stamps!  
I have to give our new Stamp artist a special shout out, the Clear Stamps designer is our very own, long standing Whimsy Stamps multi-talented, designer Simonne Clay!  
You can still join in the release blog hop, it runs until Sunday and there are prizes to be won!  Pop along to the Whimsy Inspirations Blog for more details!
I used the new Sweet as Candy stamps to create the sweetie jar and used the Sweet as Candy - sweet sentiments for the words.
This week the theme on Cute Card Thursday is Girls, girls, girls.
 Hope you will join us both with the Whimsy blog hop and also on Cute Card Thursday where you can win a stamp from Whiff of Joy!
Many thanks for dropping by!

Wednesday 12 March 2014

Whimsy Stamps Clear Stamps Release Blog Hop!

Hi everyone and welcome to the Clearly Whimsy Stamps release BLOG HOP! If you stopped by over the past couple of days, you would have read the announcement that Whimsy Stamps have added a whole new line and style to their existing product range ...
Photopolymer Clear Stamps
The brand new debut release of photopolymer clear stamps and coordinating shapeology dies are now available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store!
 To celebrate this new release, we are holding a new release blog hop today. We have hidden TWO prizes of 2 new release clear stamp sets and 1 matching die somewhere along the hop. To be entered into the draw, simply leave a comment on every stop along the hop! 
 You have until Sunday March 14th at 12.00PM EST to leave comments and the lucky winners will be announced on the Whimsy blog on Monday (March 15th).
 You should have hopped here from Michelle's blog. If not, and you would like to hop along with us today, please CLICK HERE to start the hop at the Whimsy Stamps blog. Your next stop on the hop is Maureen

Finally, here is a complete blog hop list in hopping order:
For a full reveal of the new release, be sure to stop by the Whimsy blog.
Thank you so much for dropping by!

Tuesday 11 March 2014


This came around so quickly.  Must be that hour we lost this week!  
Definitely time this outdated activity was done with, I don't mind gaining an hour but I so dislike the spring forward malarkey! 
I managed to get the one wall finished then other things got in the way after straightening this side up I didn't get around to painting the other wall yet!  
This week I am starting on my son's bathroom while he is away for Spring Break so the other half of my room reorganization and paintwork will have to wait!
So, on my desk this week is a card in progress which I have since finished and I actually put everything away and cleared off my desk again! We will see how long that lasts!
As you can see I have some new found space so, what is a girl to do with space?
Go shopping of course!
come and join us for our weekly jaunt around the world's craft spaces!  For more info pop on over to Julia's blog!

Whimsy Clear Stamps sneak peek day 2

Hi everyone and welcome to Day 2 of the Clearly Whimsy Stamps debut release sneak peeks! Yesterday, Whimsy Stamps announced that they have added a whole new line and style to their existing product range ...
Photopolymer Clear Stamps
Today, myself and the rest of the team are holding another sneak peek hop, and if you hop along with us and leave a comment at every stop along the way, you will be entered into the draw to win a $15 GIFT CERTIFICATE to spend at the Whimsy Store!
 Here is today's hop list:
For today's creation I used ...  Wrapped Candy Dies and Sweet as Candy sweet labels stamps.

 Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to join us tomorrow for the grand BLOG HOP.  We have 2 fantastic prizes of new release goodies to give away to 2 lucky hoppers!

Monday 10 March 2014

Whimsy Stamps Clear Stamps Sneak Peek

Hi everyone! If you stopped by the Whimsy Stamps blog today, you would have read the announcement that they have added a whole new line and style to their existing product range ...
Photopolymer Clear Stamps
Whimsy Stamps has put together a DREAM TEAM of crafters to help them launch their debut clear release, and I am thrilled to be part of that team.
 Myself and the rest of the team will be sharing some fabulous sneak peeks of the first release of this new clear line over the next 2 days in the lead up to their release on Wednesday 12th March.Then on Wednesday, we will be holding a fantastic BLOG HOP to celebrate the new release where 2 lucky hoppers will win 2 amazing prizes! 
 Today we are holding a sneak peek hop, and if you hop along with us and leave a comment at every stop along the way, you will be entered into the draw to win a $15 GIFT CERTIFICATE to spend at the Whimsy Store! Here is today's hop list:
For today's creation I used ... Feeling Fruity

 Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check the Whimsy blog tomorrow for more sneak peeks!

Friday 7 March 2014

Whimsy Stamps Challenge

Just about got some creating space on my desk now (see post below!!!)!  
I managed to rustle this quick little project life card up this morning before I go off and clean the house!
The Whimsy Stamps Challenge for March is
Spring Colours!

I love spring and can't wait until my garden is awash with yellow from my hundreds of daffodils!
I used Whimsy Stamps Cup of Joy sentiment stamp set  I love this set, have already used it numerous times and I am not finished with it yet!
I simply layered up some patterned papers on top of a 6 x 4 Project Life card.  The tea cups are paper pieced to make them pop.  The little happiness button is one from a set from Reflections that I picked up in Michaels this week.  
To post your entry you need to come along and join the Whimsy Stamps inspiration Facebook page and post your entry there anytime during March!
Some exciting news from Whimsy, next week we have a brand new range of stamps, I will be back with sneak peeks on Monday and Tuesday and Wednesday is the release day.  They are so amazing, don't miss them!
Thanks for dropping by, have a great weekend!

Tuesday 4 March 2014


Do you ever wish you hadn't started something?
This is one of those snowball effects!  I decided to change out some furniture in my craft room, removing a cupboard and chest of drawers.  Unfortunately, it left me with scuffed walls which I then repaired and decided to repaint the whole wall in the same paint colour.  This is what I did this morning but once dried it is obviously a shade or 2 darker than the original!  Not so bad on one wall but silly me touched up a couple of patches on another wall!!! Now I have to do the rest of the room!
You can't really see my desk today, it is there beneath those piles!  I was hoping it would be clear to create on by tomorrow but this job looks like lasting out the week!
 This is the reason for all the drama!  I wanted to change out the existing furniture for a nice white Expedit!  The idea being I can see my stash therefore might use it and not forget I have it!  
If you want to see some more productive desks than mine pop on over to Julia's blog for links and more info!