Tuesday, 20 September 2011

SS173 Whimsy Stamps September Rubber & Die Release Showcase - Day 6

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Hello and welcome to Day 6 of the Whimsy Stamps September Rubber Die Release Showcase!

On Wednesday (Sept 14th), Whimsy Stamps released their September rubber designs and new shapeology die! From then until September 21st, the Whimsy Stamps DT are showcasing these fabulous new stamps and shapeology die with a daily mini blog hop and today I'm helping to showcase the new Kenny K stamps.

Each daily mini blog hop will have a new release prize hidden somewhere along the way and you will have 24hrs to enter each prize draw.


Supplies
Memento Tuexdo Black ink pad
Copics
MME 6x6 paper pad Lime Twist 'Fly a Kite'
Die-namics Musical Notes dies
Die-namics Stacking Stars dies

All supplies in pink are available from My Mum's Craft Shop



I have used Kenny K Teen Idol for today's card and followed this week's Sketch Saturday #173 sketch.

To be entered into today's mini blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT's posts listed below by 9.00am EST tomorrow morning. All winners will be announced here on the Whimsy Inspirations blog after 12noon on September 21st.

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

Annika Ryan
Debbie Eastman
Mariska van der Veer {Special Guest}
YOU ARE HERE ---> Simonne Clay <--- YOU ARE HERE
Sylvia Blum
Tammy Louise Cunliffe
Zoe McGrath {Special Guest}


Remember that the entire new release is available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites.  Whimsy Stamps is also offering a fabulous 10% discount on all new release stamps and die. There is no need to enter any code when checking out as the 10% discount has already been applied. (Please note that this special discount is valid for one week only and until stocks last, and expires at midnight EST on Wednesday 21 September 2011.)

Thanks so much for dropping by!

Hugs,

SCRSC61: Back to Black


Hi everyone! 

This week at Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps challenge we are challenging you to create a card  inspired by your favourite song.


Now, I have LOADS of favourite songs!  I thought about using Ukelele Josh for Bryan Adams 'Summer of 69' or Cocktail Lucy for Pink's 'Raise Your Glass'.  I really wanted to do a Lady Gaga 'Hair' inspired card (love that song!), but I just couldn't decide how to go about it with a SCRS image, lol!  So, finally I settled on Amy Winehouse's 'Back to Black' and have made a B&W card using Cafe Lucy, as I think she is the most suited to sitting in a Jazz Club.  (I slightly altered her by replacing her coffee cup for a microphone!)

You Tube have disabled embedding for the video I wanted to show you, but here is the link to Amy singing a phenomenal live acoustic version of 'Back to Black' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbVp09E1LRg  I didn't want to link another version here, 'cause I just love this acoustic version. :)

I chose to follow this week's Card Patterns #133 sketch not least because Sparkle Creations is sponsoring this challenge!  If you join in you will be entered into the draw to win 2 SCRS stamps (Cupcake Ruby and Turntable Josh).  So why not combine today's SCRS challenge with the Card Patterns sketch as I have done, and double your chances of winning a SCRS stamp!

I turned the sketch 90 degrees to the right to accommodate the orientation of my image, and instead of using a border punch at the bottom, I used some 1/8" Black Mini Ric Rac from http://www.sewsweet.co.uk/.  The yummy papers are from my *new* Echo Park Apothecary Emporium Collection kit from http://www.mymumscraftshop.co.uk/ - I just {HEART} this kit so much and you don't have to use the papers just for halloween themed cards!




Thanks for stopping by today.  I shall be back later with my Whimsy Stamps Day 5 Showcase card, so I would love for you to pop by again! :)

Hugs,


Supplies
SCRS Cafe Lucy rubber stamp
Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad (from MMSC)
Copic markers (W0 W1 W2 W3 W5 W7 W9) (from MMSC)
Echo Park Apothecary Emporium Collection Kit (from MMSC)
1/8" Black Mini Ric Rac ribbon (from Sew Sweet)

Monday, 19 September 2011

Whimsy Stamps September Rubber & Die Release Showcase - Day 5

Hello and welcome to Day 5 of the Whimsy Stamps September Rubber Die Release Showcase!

As I'm sure you know by now, Whimsy Stamps released their September rubber designs and new dies on 14 September! From then until September 21st, the Whimsy Stamps DT are showcasing these fabulous new stamps and shapeology die with a daily mini blog hop and today I'm helping showcase the gorgeous Crissy Armstrong stamps from this new release.

Each daily mini blog hop has a new release prize hidden somewhere along the way and you have 24hrs to enter today's mini candy draw. 



Supplies
Basic Grey 6x6 paper pad - Indian Summer; Kraft cardstock
Copics (list at end of post) (available from MMSC)

I have used the wonderful Ock Toe Bur Fairy rubber stamp for my creation and kept the card fairly minimal to showcase the fabulous image.  I took quite a while to colour this image (pumpkins are hard using copics, LOL!), but I really did enjoy it.  I was quite proud of the way I coloured the sunset and her wings to make the colours melt into each other (...well, that was the idea anyway, LOL!). 



To be entered into today's mini blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT's posts listed below by 9.00am EST tomorrow morning (2.00pm UK time). All winners will be announced on the Whimsy Inspirations blog after 12noon on September 21st.

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

Ann Vento
Debbie Eastman
Mariska van der Veer {Special Guest}
YOU ARE HERE ---> Simonne Clay <--- YOU ARE HERE
Sylvia Blum


Remember that the entire new release is available to buy right now at 10% off from the Whimsy Stamps store!  The discount ends Wednesday 21 Sept at midnight EST, so if you haven't filled your basket already, what are you waiting for? :)  

Thanks for stopping by! I will be back on Wednesday with my final new release creation, so I hope you will join me again then!

Hugs,




Copics
Skin: E11 E00 E000 R20 E02
Hair: E18 E15 E11
Dress: R46 R85 R83 R81
Leaves: G99 YG95 YG91 YR20
Pumpkins: E18 E08 YR07 YR04
Sunset & Wings: V95 V91 V01 V000 BV00 R81 R11 YR20 Y21

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Whimsy Stamps September Rubber & Die Release Showcase - Day 4


Hi everyone!  Today is Day 4 of Whimsy Stamps September Rubber Die Release Showcase!

On Wednesday (Sept 14th), Whimsy Stamps released their September rubber designs and new shapeology die! From then until September 21st, the Whimsy Stamps DT are showcasing these fabulous new stamps and shapeology die with a daily mini blog hop.

Each mini blog hop will have a new release prize hidden somewhere along the way and you will have 24hrs to enter each prize draw.

To be entered into today's mini blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT's posts listed below by 9.00am EST tomorrow morning. All winners will be announced here on the Whimsy Inspirations blog after 12noon on September 21st.

Today we are showcasing the DT's choice of artist stamps along with the new Raindrop Echo Designs Sentiment stamps.

I was going to take part in today's mini hop, but unfortunately due to having a bad few days with my eyes, I've had to postpone today's post to Tuesday instead.  However, 4 of my fabulous DT sistahs are showcasing today, so please hop on over to their blogs and take a peek at their AMAZING new release creations...



Remember that the entire new release is available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites.

I will be back tomorrow with a creation I made using one of the brand new Whimsy Crissy Armstrong stamps, so I would love you to stop by then!

Hugs,

Friday, 16 September 2011

Whimsy New Release Showcase Day 2: Wasn't Me

Hello and welcome to Day 2 of the Whimsy Stamps September Rubber & Die Release Showcase!

On Wednesday (Sept 14th), Whimsy Stamps released their September rubber designs and new shapeology die. From then until September 21st, the Whimsy Stamps DT will be showcasing these fabulous new stamps and shapeology die with a daily mini blog hop.

Each mini blog hop will have a new release prize hidden somewhere along the way and you will have 24hrs to enter each prize draw.

To be entered into today's mini blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT's posts listed below by 9.00am EST (2.00pm UK time) tomorrow. All winners will be announced on the Whimsy Inspirations blog after 12noon on September 21st.

Today we are showcasing the new Kenny K stamps and Sentiment stamps. To take a peek at today's fabulous new release creations by the Design Team, please click on the links below...


For my new release card I used the fabby Kenny K Wasn't Me rubber stamp (currently 10% off!).  I wanted to make a bright, summery card and also use some paper and sticker elements from the Echo Park Country Drive Collection (available from MMSC), so this is what I did:

I found it a bit difficult to photograph this as the weather is awful here today - so dark and gloomy.  I've done my best to lighten it with my free Microsoft photo editing software, but the colours are softer and brighter in real life! :)  Again, difficult to see in the photo, but I covered the windscreen with glossy accents and then sprinkled with glitter, so it sparkles and shines!

Here is a list of supplies:

Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad (from MMSC)
Copic markers (from MMSC)
Echo Park Country Drive 12x12 papers - Bee's Knees, Leafy Tree Top, Just Dandy (from MMSC)
Prima flowers and gems, Flatback pearls
Glossy Accents, Fine Loose Glitter


Remember that the entire new release is available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites.  Whimsy Stamps is also offering a fabulous 10% discount on all new release stamps and die. There is no need to enter any code when checking out as the 10% discount has already been applied. (Please note that this special discount is valid for one week only and until stocks last, and expires at midnight EST on Wednesday 21 September 2011.)

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check the Whimsy Inspirations Blog tomorrow for more new release creations and another chance to win a new release stamp!

Hugs,

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

SCRSC60: Cafe Lucy


Happy Tuesday everyone!

This week at Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps challenge we are challenging you to CASE one of the DT! Choose one of our designers, take a look at her project for this week and/or blog, and CASE (Copy and Steal Everything).




For my creation I decided to pull out one of my all-time favourite stamps, Cafe Lucy.

Here is a list of supplies I used:

Supplies


Our challenge is open to all players. Each week a random winner will be chosen, and this week's winner will receive the adorable Cheerleading Emily rubber stamp. In order to qualify for a prize, you must use a Sparkle Creations image on your creation.

Do hop on over to the SCRS blog to see the gorgeous creations from the rest of the DT.

Hope you have a wonderful Tuesday!

Hugs,

Saturday, 10 September 2011

SCRS Release Day: Franken Josh

Hello everyone and welcome to Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps RELEASE DAY! Yay!

Today the SCRS DT are showcasing the last of this month's brand new SCRS stamps that are available to buy right now from the SCRS store! So without further ado, I am pleased to introduce FRANKEN JOSH who comes with the darling sentiment stamp "Happy Haunting":


Supplies
Core'dinations 12x12 Colorcore card
Sander


Be sure to visit the rest of the SCRS designers for more peeks of Franken Josh. Sparkle will be giving away Franken Josh to one lucky person! For a chance to WIN, you need to visit and comment on all of the designer's Franken Josh blog posts (links listed below). Then head on over to the SCRS blog and comment on the Franken Josh post there. You have until midnight EST today to comment.



Wishing you all a wonderful weekend! :)
Hugs,

Thursday, 8 September 2011

SCRS: Mummy Oliver previews

Hi everyone!

Today, myself and the rest of the Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps DT are previewing the first of 2 darling new stamps due to be released on Saturday! So without further ado I am pleased to introduce MUMMY OLIVER who comes with a fab "Spooktacular Treats" sentiment:


I used some of my brand new and very yummy Authentique 6x6 paper pad 'Glowing' which I bought from Kitty at My Mum's Craft Shop.  Oooh, I LOVE this paper!!  Such amazing quality and the best thing is that the pad contains 48 sheets (4 of each of the 12 designs), so plenty to use and to keep! (I like to save one sheet of each pattern...well, you never know if it will go out of print and then what would I do if I needed it in the future, LOL!)

I also used some of my all-time favourite May Arts Stripped Twill Ribbon from http://www.sewsweet.co.uk/  I used the Black/White striped one, but added Vintage Photo distress ink to tone down the white a bit so it matched the aged look of the papers.   

Here is a list of supplies, complete with direct links, should you wish to do a little shopping *wink*:

Supplies
SCRS Mummy Oliver rubber stamp (available from SCRS on 10 Sept)
Black cardstock, white cardstock, 4mm black gems


Be sure to visit the rest of the SCRS designers for more peeks of Mummy Oliver. Sparkle will be giving away Mummy Oliver to one lucky person! For a chance to WIN, you need to visit and comment on all of the designer's Mummy Oliver blog posts (links listed below). Then head on over to the SCRS blog and comment on the Mummy Oliver post there. You have until midnight EST today to comment.





I hope you will pop by on release day (Saturday) when we will be showcasing the final SCRS new release stamp.

Thanks, as always, for popping by!

Hugs

Sunday, 4 September 2011

RE-DRAW Winner of my Whimsy Stamps August Blog Hop Mini Candy

Hi everyone!

Unfortunately the original winner of my Whimsy Stamps August Blog Hop Mini Candy draw never contacted me. As it has now been 9 days since I announced the winner, I'm afraid I have to re-draw.

So without further ado I plugged the numbers into the random generator thingy and it came up with ...

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
15
Timestamp: 2011-09-04 17:38:11 UTC



So that means it's ... ASTRID G of  http://astridcreative.blogspot.com

Congratulations Astrid! You have won the Vintage Seed Packets rubber stamp set.

Please email me with your full details I will pass these onto Denise so that she can mail out your prize!

Hugs,

Saturday, 3 September 2011

SS171: The Crafts Meow

Hi everyone!

Just popping by to share my Sketch Saturday #171 DT card.

As it's the first Saturday of the month, it's DT week and this month it's the lovely Lisa's turn to set the sketch.  Not only is Lisa our hostess with the mostess, but her darling shop The Craft's Meow (don't you just love the name!) is sponsoring this week's challenge! Yay! If you enter you will be popped into the draw to win a TCM stamp of your choice, and let me tell you they are AWESOME!!


Lisa very kindly allowed me to choose a stamp to use for today (thank you SO much Lisa!) and I just had to pick Little Frieda at the Seashore. This is such a darling stamp set, and I must say it is fabulous quality!  I don't own many clear stamps, and the ones that I do own don't really like Memento ink, but this one stamped perfectly first time!  I also used Versafine for the sentiment, and again that worked perfectly!


I felt in the mood to make a pretty, soft card to go with this beautiful stamp, and so broke open my brand *NEW* MME Honey Cake 6x6 paper pad that I got from Kitty at My Mum's Craft Shop.  I am in love with all the new MME 6x6 paper pads - they are gorgeous!


And speaking of My Mum's Craft Shop, Kitty is holding a FREE UK P&P weekend this weekend - woo-hoo! - so now is the time to stock up!!  Be quick though, as the free P&P offer ends tomorrow at midnight!

Here is a list of supplies I used, should you wish to do a little retail therapy:

Supplies
Core'dinations 12x12 Colorcore cardstock
Bakers Twine (from My Mum's Craft Shop)
Brads, paper distresser, paper sander



Thanks so much for popping by today! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

Hugs,