Sunday, 14 March 2010

Whimsy Blog Hop: A Spin on the Merry Go Round


Hello everyone, and welcome to the Whimsy Stamps 'Spin on the Merry Go Round' BLOG HOP! The DT have 3 breath-taking new Whimsy Carousel Horses stamp sets to show to you today from the pen of the uber-talented Crissy Armstrong: Spring Stepping, Proud Momma, and Wings of Hope.  These new stamps are available to buy from today in the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites!

If you'd like to participate in the hop, and you didn't arrive here from the wonderful Bev's blog, then click here to return to the start of the blog hop, as you don't want to miss these fab new releases!

The hop starts today (Sunday 14th March at noon EST) and ends on Wednesday 17th March at noon EST.

As always here at Whimsy, we have a fab grand prize for you to win at the END OF THE HOP! One winner will be randomly chosen from the Whimsy site's Mr Linky entries to receive all 3 new carousel horse stamp sets and some Prima flowers and bling!


I chose to use 'Proud Momma' for my creation today.  Well, I say that 'I' chose it, but it was actually our darling daughter who told me that I simply 'had' to make a card with that beautiful stamp!  The 'Proud Momma' stamp set includes: Carousel Horse, Swirl stamp, and 3 sentiment stamps.  I stamped a 2nd 'baby horse', cut this out and popped it up using 3D foam pads for some dimension:


I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

3. Creative Card Crew ... It's a Celebration : The 'Proud Momma' stamp I have used is part of a set which is perfect for 'new baby', so what better reason to celebrate than the birth of a new life!

Finally, you may remember that the 'Wings of Hope' Carousel Horse stamp was released last month as a digi stamp to raise money for Haiti. Well, as promised, Whimsy has now released it in rubber as part of this new release (yay!) and is donating $1 from every sale of this stamp set to the American Red Cross. So I thought I'd also show you the card I made with the Wings of Hope stamp when it was first released as a digi stamp as it's such a beautiful stamp and such a worthy cause:


Finally, Whimsy Stamps are offering a special promotion from noon EST today (Sunday) until noon EST tomorrow (Monday). The first 25 orders placed at Whimsy, regardless of total, will receive FREE shipping. Shipping will be charged at checkout, but if your order was one of the first 25 orders in that 24 hour period, you will receive a shipping credit. This is a one day only special promotion during our new release!

So now it's time for you to spin on over to the gorgeous Lisa's blog ... but of course I'd love it if you left a comment first!! ;o)

Ooh, and I also want to remind you that there's still plenty of time to enter our Whimsy Stamps Guest DT call for Apr/May - full details can be found on the Whimsy Stamps website.

Thanks so much for hopping along with us today!  I hope you enjoy our Whimsy Merry-Go-Round ride!

Hugs,

Ingredients
STAMP: Whimsy Stamps 'Proud Momma'
COLOURING MEDIA: Whispers Dual Tip Brush Pens
PAPER: Imaginisce 'Fairest of the All' 12x12 double-sided (000922 Royal Procession, 000920 Magic Meadow, 000918 Back by Midnight)
CARDSTOCK: Core'dinations 12x12 Colorcore 'BR010 Amaryllis
EMBELLISHMENTS: Pink gingham ribbon (stash)
TOOLS: Paper Trimmer, Scissors, PVA glue, 3D foam pads, Martha Stewart 'Deco Fan' PATP, Sander

80 comments:

  1. Such a lovely card Simonne! Your coloring is fantastic. Love the soft pastels and that pretty edge border. I think I need that punch! Beautiful details! :)

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  2. Oh wow! Sem, I just LOVE the way you've cut out the horses!!! So beautiful and delicate!! Love BOTH of them and you've done a fabulous job showing them off here!! :) HUGS

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  3. What a stunner! Love the gorgeous colours you have used sweetie, the punhed border is so pretty too. xx

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  4. Great cards! Both, but the first one ist my favourite.
    Zetti :-)

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  5. awesome Sem , gorgeous work ... love the edging so very pretty !

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  6. Beautiful cards, your daughter certainly made the right choice, proud momma is just amazing and i love the colours you have used - thank you for the chance to win her - off to enjoy the rest of the hop - fingers crossed x

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  7. Excellent creation with a gorgeous image.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  8. oh wow, Simonne, they are both such stunning cards, so beautiful! hugs Debx

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  9. Wowzer stunning creations fab colouring love em both truly awesome..think you can tell I like them a lot..LOL.

    Hugs Christine xx

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  10. Oh my absolutely BEAUTIFUL cards!!!! WOW I love the framing and ribbon on the first one and the second one wowza lovin those colors!!! Gorgeous work girl!

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  11. Very pretty. What a fun stamp. Love all the colors and the white die cut piece.

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  12. wonderful card and surprise a baby horse too.....fab

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  13. Beautiful spring card! that edging is beautiful! Proud mama looks lovely and I love the baby with the added dimension!

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  14. What a beautiful card. You did a wonderful job coloring that image.
    thanks for joining us at Pile It On.

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  15. Exquisite I just love everything about this. How appropriate that you should put this on your blog on Mothers Day

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  16. "Proud Momma" is a perfect card for today!! and wow what a beauty love it!! The card you have made is stunning just love the colours you have used and the image is perfect!! coloured to perfection xxx

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  17. What absolutely beautiful cards simonne. so graceful and lovely. :)

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  18. Both beautiful cards. Love the frame on the first one - that punch is a must have! Thanks for playing along with us at OLL. Hugs x

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  19. Both are lovely cards.I love the gorgeous colours you have used. TFS!

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  20. How beautiful! Both your cards are stunning! I love these carousel horses-I think they're just adorable!

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  21. Simmone! I love how you colored the horses...it's fantastic! I love the dimension of the baby horse too! So gorgeous!

    Janna :)

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  22. Absolutely stunning cards. I love the pretty spring colours and fabulous details. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Happy Mother's Day.
    ✿Hugs Natalie.✿

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  23. Wow - the cards with the new stamps are all just amazing.

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  24. How adorable is this stamp...Lovin the colors and papers you used.
    smiles..tammy

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  25. Beautiful cards!! I love the border around Proud Momma - and the image is so cute and very different!!

    Esme xx

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  26. Gorgeous

    Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

    Hugs Jane x

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  27. 2 absolutly gorgeous cards I agree the punch is a must have and the colours on the 2nd card are beautiful
    Thank you for sharing with us at Ooh La l a
    Wendi

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  28. What a fantastic card.
    Hugs
    Sam xx

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  29. Sem, I love your card, sooooo sweet!
    Hugs,
    Mo

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  30. WOW I love your card its great! Love the new stamps Hugs Sarah

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  31. Wow I love this card - great colour choice,
    Beccy x

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  32. I love your card and your coloring is fantastic!

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  33. Gorgeous card Simmone. Your colouring is wonderful. Love the beautiful border.
    Sharon xx

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  34. OMG, this is simly gorgeous. I love the baby horse. Great card.

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  35. this is extra gorgeous - Ilove it.
    ann xxx

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  36. Those are such sweet colors, and that ribbon is perfect with it.
    hugs,
    gini

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  37. This is beautiful Simonne. Really sweet and pretty. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

    Kat x

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  38. Absolutely gorgeous!!! I love that MS border punch!!! Your image is colored divinely!!!

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  39. I just love your gorgeous coloring and your designs Simmone. Both are exquisite!! I especially love how you used the punch on the first one to frame your image and the dimension you added.
    hugs,
    Chris

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  40. Beautiful, thank you for joining in the fun at OLL
    Beryl x

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  41. I sat for ages just looking at your horses in close-up. I love how you've picked up the colours of the papers in the colouring of the horse's tack, the blue dots in the pink paper are a dream.
    Paula
    http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/

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  42. These are both so beautiful, Simonne!!! I LOVE the first card with the soft colors, and your coloring is amazing! Love all the blue on the second one, and those flowers are gorgeous!!!

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  43. gorjuss work hon..thanks for joining us at TG this week...Debs x

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  44. This card is breathtaking. Love it.

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  45. Oh Sem, this is fantastic!!! I just love your color choice, and your layout style.... but OH WHAT A SUPER SWEET image...FANTASTIC card girl!
    I'm off to keep hopping! =)
    Hugs
    Lynda

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  46. Very nice colours and layout, I love the decoration

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  47. So pretty! I'll definitely note your cards as inspiration!

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  48. Both cards are simply beautiful! I'm so glad Wings of Hope will be released as rubber!

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  49. So pretty! I'll definitely note your cards as inspiration!

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  50. These are beautiful stamps Sem

    Love Dawn xx

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  51. Beautiful cards Simmone and absolutely gorgeous coloring. Love the edging on your first card too!

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  52. just a beautiful card, love the colors..

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  53. Stuning card, the coluors are gorgeous and love the border.
    hugs
    Sue x

    ps I purchased the Wings of Hope digi image it is beautiful.

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  54. Beautiful! A truly impressive piece of art. I LOVE the various DPs you used and your images are so beautifully done. So happy you could have some fun with Creative Card Crew and Pile it On this week!

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  55. Such a lovely card Simmone. Fantastic coloring. Thanks for the chance to win.

    Hugs Nicola

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  56. A very nice card. Great colors.

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  57. Hi Simmone,
    stunning creation gorgeous colours love it.

    Hugs, Sonja xx

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  58. Fab cards and love the dimension thanks for sharing Julye

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  59. Oh what a lovely image so beautiful and serene, fabulous colouring to. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

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  60. Both cards are just great...love them, Sem...
    Denise Trottier

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  61. Gorgeous! I love that you cut the horse out and popped it up!

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  62. Stunning card. Love the pastel colours and that image is awesome. Very pretty border.
    Marion

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  63. Thanks for playing and love your work!

    Aloha,
    Michelle

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  64. Oh, so beautifully coloured. I love how you gave the images such dimension. What a pretty card!

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  65. Wonderful images, love the dimension on your card, beautiful!

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  66. What a gorgeous card Sem - I love the stamp set and all of the pretty pastel colors you have chosen both on your card and your blog!

    When you have a moment, come visit me at Create With Joy - I'd love to meet you!

    Ramona
    http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

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  67. Wow, this is Stunning. Wonderful work with lovely Details....

    Hugs
    Heike

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  68. Simmone ~ All of your cards are simply gorgeous! Very beautiful! I love the blues on the Wings of hope and I really love the colors that you used for the proud Momma. Just lov'n this stamp set! Thanks for the op to hop along and enter!
    HUGS
    Rach ~ Queen La Rubba
    Hop on over to my blog and enter in my candy give away.

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  69. A "sweet" card. Thanks for joining us at TG
    Love Sarah W XXX

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  70. The blue and silver of your card is gorgeous! I love how you used the border eyelet punch you used, beautiful!

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  71. Beautiful card - the horses are so nicely colored and the mama horse looks truly proud..!

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  72. Wow hun! Great card! Thank you so much for playing along at Totally Gorjuss this week. Hugs, Squirrel xx

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  73. So different of Bev and also so beautiful!

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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