Tuesday, 10 November 2009

On the Eighth Day of Christmas ...

Whimsy Stamps Blog Hop


On the eighth day of Christmas ...
my true love sent to me:
Eight Maids a Milking
Seven Swans a Swimming
Six Geese a Laying
Five Golden Rings
Four Calling Birds
Three French Hens
Two Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree


Hello everyone, and welcome to the Whimsy Stamps new release '12 Days of Christmas' BLOG HOP! The DT have 4 fantastic new stamps to show to you today from the brand new Crissy Armstrong Holiday Collection!  Yep, that's right, Whimsy has a brand new designer - the fabulous Crissy Armstrong!

If you'd like to participate in the hop, and you didn't arrive here from Sharon's blog, then click here to return to the start of the blog hop, as you don't want to miss all the fab new releases as we hop through the 12 Days of Christmas!

The hop starts today (Tuesday 10th November at 12noon ET) and ends on Friday 13th November at 12 noon ET (that's 5.00 pm for us Brits!).

As always here at Whimsy, we have a fab grand prize for you to win at the end of this hop... Mystery Candy with Stamps ... but remember that to be eligible to be entered into the draw to win our hop prizes, you must leave a comment on EVERY blog along the hop. 

So for my blog hop/new release card, I have used this brand new adorable stamp called "Very Present Helpers", which is available to buy right now (along with all the other stamps you'll see along the hop) at the Whimsy Stamps store.



The 'present' was just crying out to be paper pieced - this is my fave technique, as I love how it ties the image in with the papers.  And I had so much fun colouring this adorable kitties and that wonderful bow and ribbon (I tried to make it look shiny!).



I had one of those "ah-ha" moments, and used the border punch to create the punched corners on the image.  I was a little scared about doing it when the idea popped into my head, as before I punched the corners I had already coloured and paper-pieced the image .. so it could have gone horribly wrong, but thankfully it didn't and I didn't have to start over!



Originally I had hand-tied a bow in the grosgrain ribbon to put on the card, but I decided to use some satin ribbon and sew a kind of rosette type bow instead in an attempt to match the bow on the top of the present of the image!



I had great fun making this card, and the image was fabulous to stamp and colour.

So now you need to continue the hop by singing your way over to the fabulous and amazing talented Vicki ... altogether now - "on the ninth day of Christmas my true love gave to me ..."


Thanks for hopping with us today!

Hugs, Sem x


Ingredients
STAMP: Very Present Helpers from Whimsy Stamps Crissing Armstrong Holiday Collection
COLOURING MEDIA: Whispers Pens
PAPER: MME 12x12 Colorful Christmas 'Snowflkae Stripes' #CC1008
CARD: Core'dinations 12x12 Colorcore - Aquarium AB020 and Raspberry BR040
EMBELLISHMENTS: 5mm Grosgrain ribbon, 4mm Satin ribbon, 4mm half pearls, whie flower button
TOOLS: Paper trimmer, scissoris, PVA glue, 3D foam pads, Martha Stewart Lattice Arch border punch

77 comments:

  1. Such a fabulous card Simonne, love those punched corners and the paper piecing. Stunning!! xx

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  2. AWW!! How precious!! I love your papers and your coloring is so pretty!! :) Fabulous details with your border and I love that ribbon and button treatment!!

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  3. This is stunning Simonne your colouring is beautiful,Hugs Debbie x

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  4. Your coloring on the ribbon is stunning and the overall card is just too cute

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  5. Hi Simonne!

    I know you are feeling rather yucky right now, so first I want to send you some well wishes and big hugs to feel better soon!

    I love your card! Your coloring is fantastic and the image looks great! Beautiful papers and accents, love your ribbon bow you clever girl! :)

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  6. Gorgeous kittens on a fabulous background.

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  7. Gorgeous card Sem, I think this is my 2nd fave image so sweet. Joey.x

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  8. Great card. I am loving these little kittens. TFS.

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  9. I love this! Fabulous paper piecing, looks perfect. Great minds think alike you know - how strange that we both used the same papers and stamp!

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  10. What fun - and what a gorgeous card

    thanks for organising the hop folks

    Rx

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  11. stunning card Simmone, so love the paper piecing and the pretty colours, the edging looks fab! hugs Debx

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  12. Adorable! your coloring is amazing!!
    Blessings, Maria

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  13. Gorgeous card, and love the fabby colours, think I might be needing this stamp, Love Carol x

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  14. How awesome is this! I love the coloring and how you paper pieced the present! FAB

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  15. Such a beautiful card, and of cause cutie image x

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  16. Absolutely Purrfect,
    Hopin on
    Hugs
    Angie

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  17. super cute kitty image, beautifully colored, great card :)
    {love} Sylvia

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  18. Love this idea of piecing the prezzie,very well put together
    smiles
    Paola

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  19. what a great card with a lovely image....your colouring is beautiful...nive paper piecing!
    xxx Margreet

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  20. Very pretty Simmone...and yes you are brave!!! :) I would have been afraid to attempt that after coloring the image...great job!

    Vicki

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  21. Beautiful card love the colours. Christine x

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  22. Aahhhh what a lovely image. The colouring is excellent and the ribbon looks brilliant. Really must try paper piecing but still trying to cope with colouring. Gorgeous colours. Hope that you don't feel to bad after having that tooth pulled. Take care

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  23. Beautiful card, love the layout and how you have paper pieced the gift. Debs x

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  24. hoi,
    lovely card you made, love these cats
    hugs andrea

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  25. I love the colouring and your handmade rosette type bow! x

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  26. Beautiful card the colouring is excellent!
    Fantastic
    Greetings from Poland

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  27. Beautiful colouring Sem! The corners to the image are beautiful (so glad that turned out well). The idea with you satin ribbon was inspired! A fantastic card.
    Sharon xx

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  28. I love what you did with the kitties! I love the paper piecing and your gorgeous ribbon bow! The papers and colors are so pretty together too. I love it! Thanks for being part of this hop! xx Crissy

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  29. Gorgeous card, Sem! Just love the kitty image and your fab papers and layout. The image corners are perfect.x :)

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  30. Great card. These images are super cute.
    Andrea.xx

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  31. Sem. Colouring is amazing on this card. I want this stamp to make a card for friend who has two new kittens. How perfect. Great job. Domino, XX

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  32. Excellent colouring, brings these kittens to life. Very daring punching your corners but it has paid off, I love it.
    Pinky

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  33. so beautiful! love the paper piecing!!!! gorgeous colors!!

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  34. Hi Simmone,

    What fantastic little helpers. Love your colouring.
    Hugs Ali x

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  35. Gorgeous card Simmone fab colours the kittens have such adorable faces
    Anne xx

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  36. such a lovely card thanks for the inspiration and for making cards we love and use as a source of inspiration

    jayne
    x

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  37. This card is so beautiful and I just love this new image. hugs Jo x

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  38. awe how sweet is this card and the colours are very very bright, i just love it!!

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  39. Hi Sem, Gorgeous card! Such a sweet image and love the colours.

    Lisa x

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  40. lovely card just love those cute kittens. Shell x

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  41. Gorgeous card Simmone love the design and the colour combination is beautiful.

    Hugs Linda

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  42. Another fabulous card, coloured beautifully with stunning detail.
    Jenni x

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  43. Wow! I wouldn't of thought of using a border punch for the corners. Great tip.

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  44. Beautiful card, love the cute image and the satin bow looks fab x

    Jenny x

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  45. Love the pussy cats.
    Rene xo

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  46. How cute is this!!! i'm loving this image...

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  47. This is one of my fave images!! So sweet!! Your coloring is awesome as is your layout and colors!!! Love it!
    ~chris

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  48. Wonderful card and layout. Love the paper piecing for the parcel.
    Marion

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  49. Such a cute card and fab colouring.

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  50. Hi Sem


    gorgeous colouring the ribbon is so effective!!!
    i'm off to hop thanks for sharing your wonderful card

    Emma xxx

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  51. Such a cute image! Love your card!

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  52. Awwwwwwww.........I LOVE this! your colors are just wonderful and the ribbon with the button is the perfect accent. :)

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  53. Gorgeous card Sem, I think the ribbon looks amazing, I like how the rosette looks with the button. Nice coloring too :)
    Hugs
    Hazel

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  54. Gorgeous card sem your layout is fab and the papers are just lush.Great paper piecing too.
    Trish (-:

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  55. Very cute!

    Denise Wells
    mamascollections@aol.com

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  56. Wow, this is such a fabulous card! I really love your style. :)

    Cheers,
    Susan

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  57. Wow, great idea with the pseudo corner punch!! Fantastic job with the coloring, too - the highlights on this are just AMAZING. Another beautiful card from you :)
    - Ann

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  58. Oh wow, I love your color combination! It's so beautiful and the stamp is so darn cute!

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  59. I love your bow it really does look as though its shiny fab job Julye

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  60. Fantastique carte !!!!!! et l'image, j'adore !

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  61. Hi Sem, Congratulations!! you WON our GD spot for this week...please could you make contact with me by this evening if you wish to accept this.
    GDT is for the Sophisticat Challenge Blog. You have been announced winner in the announcement room with your winners badge to collect from us at the team.
    If I do not hear from you by 10pm this eve (wed 11th nov) I will have to apply to another entry to take your place.
    I hope you will come join us :-)

    Hugs
    Lisa.xx
    DT & ADMIN
    recycleastamp@yahoo.co.uk

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  62. how pretty love the shading on the cats

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  63. Your card came out so beautifully!

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  64. Love the card. I really like the white cat.
    What color marker did you use to color it. It looks great.

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  65. This truly beautiful
    Adorable Cats
    One question:
    As you've printed gift box
    Could you explain?
    Sorry, My English is not very good

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  66. Really cute card and love the stamps too. LIke the border punches you used.

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  67. Sem:
    A BEAUTIFUL card! I love your coloring and just the color selection in general (the ribbon looks almost real - great job!) - now, "on the ninth day of Christmas...."

    Jackie

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  68. Great card a perfect combination with the papers.
    Hugs Agnes

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  69. OMG Simonne soo beautifull hun, really.. wow everything about it is fabulous. I have a surprise for you on my blog hun can you come over and check it out?
    Thanks for sharing Sem....
    Hugs Terry

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  70. Stunning card Simmonne!! Love the border punch coordination and also the paper piecing~~ gonna have to try sooooonn!!
    Thanks and blessings
    Mary Lou

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Thank you so very much for taking the time to pop by and for leaving me a comment! I hope you have a wonderful day! Hugs, Sem x