Friday, 30 November 2012

Whimsy Stamps Prints Collection BLOG HOP!

Hi everyone and welcome to the Whimsy Prints BLOG HOP!

In October, Whimsy Stamps announced the release of a BRAND NEW Whimsy Stamps product line - the Whimsy Prints Collection.

The Whimsy Prints Collection are beautiful sets of hand-colored images which have been digitally reproduced and die-cut into various shapes. Whimsy Prints are printed on 100lb premium coated paper and professionally die-cut leaving smooth edges. Each pack contains 12 die-cut prints (3 sets of 4 images).

The Crissy Armstrong prints are lovingly hand-colored by Crissy Armstrong herself:


The Elisabeth Bell prints have been hand-colored by our Senior Designer Simonne Clay (...that's me, tee hee!):


Whimsy Prints Collection are very straight forward and easy to use. They can be attached directly to your project with glue or double sided tape. Use them as is or cut to fit the needs of your project. One of the benefits of using Whimsy Prints is to cut back on the amount of time needed to hand color images. To summarize, it is a great way to make quick projects when time is of the essence! These are also wonderful for beginner crafters and kid projects.

If you joined us for our last 2 releases, you may have seen some of the beautiful projects our DT and Special Guests have created using these prints. Today we are showcasing these gorgeous Whimsy Prints with a special BLOG HOP! In addition to our regular Special Guests, we are delighted to welcome both Crissy Armstrong and Elisabeth Bell who are joining us for this hop!

The hop starts today (Friday November 30th at 12.00PM EST) and ends on Monday December 3rd at 12.00PM EST.

For this hop we have 4 different candy stops where you can enter to win a set of Whimsy Prints ... and I'm one of the mini candy stops!!! So if you would like to win a set of Whimsy Prints, just pop your details into InLinkz at the end of this post!

If you would like to hop along with us today and haven’t arrived from the Ellie's blog, please CLICK HERE to return to the beginning of the hop at Bev's blog.

For my blog hop creations, I used two of the toppers from the Whimsy Prints Merry Christmas set:



So now it’s time for you to continue the hop by hopping over to Ann's blog, but don't forget to pop your name and details into the linky tool at the end of this post to be added to my mini candy draw to win one of the new Whimsy Prints Collection set of toppers.

If you would like to see more Whimsy Prints projects, check out our latest mini magazine over on our Issuu site.

Finally, here is a complete blog hop list in hopping order:


Thank you so much for hopping with us today and I hope you enjoy our Whimsy Prints projects!

Hugs,




Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Whimsy Stamps - Showcase Day 7


Hello and welcome to the Final Day of our November Rubber & Die Release Showcase!

Last Wednesday (21 November) Whimsy Stamps released this month's new rubber designs, Shapeology dies, Whimsy Designer Paper packs, Shape EZ templates and *new* Whimsy Prints pre-coloured toppers. From then until today, the Whimsy Stamps DT and Special Guests have been showcasing these fabulous new goodies with a daily mini blog hop!

Each mini blog hop has a new release prize hidden somewhere along the way and you 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 12.00PM EST tomorrow. All winners will be announced on the Whimsy blog TOMORROW. You also still have 24hrs to enter our Guest Designer Contest (details on the Whimsy blog).

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


For today's card I used SkippyDee and Bella. I must apologise as this card isn't quite finished, plus I had terrible trouble taking a decent photo as it's SO dark today!  I've been in pain with a toothache since lunchtime. :( Unfortunately it's a tooth that I had root canalled about a year ago, but thankfully I have managed to get a appointment with my dentist for tomorrow.  I will finish embellishing this card tomorrow and then upload the finished version!


Also, as I'm very close to 700 followers, I thought I would start putting together a followers candy in readiness for when I (hopefully!) hit the 700 mark!! So watch this space!

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


** Guest Designer Contest - January 2013 **

Would you like to join us as our guest designer for our January 2013 release? Read all about how to enter on the Whimsy Blog HERE. Ends 12.00pm EST on Wednesday 28 November. 

Thanks fo stopping by!

Hugs,

SCRSC93B - Snow Bunny Lucy

Happy Tuesday!

Today I have my Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Challenge card to share.

You have until Sunday 2 December @ 9PM PST to play along with challenge 93, which is a fantastic sketch by Kim ...


For my card I decided to ink up Snow Bunny Lucy and paired her with some Echo Park papers:


Our challenge is open to all players. Each challenge a random winner will be chosen to win a fantastic SCRS rubber stamp! In order to qualify for a prize, you must use a Sparkle Creations image on your creation.

Please pop along to the rest of Challenge Team B to see what gorgeousness they have created this week:


Thanks so much for popping by! Hope you have a wonderful Tuesday!

Hugs,

Monday, 26 November 2012

Whimsy Stamps - Cardinal Stocking


Hello and welcome to Day 6 of Whimsy Stamps November Rubber & Die Release Showcase!

Last Wednesday (21 November) Whimsy Stamps released this month's new rubber designs, Shapeology dies, Whimsy Designer Paper packs, Shape EZ templates and *new* Whimsy Prints pre-coloured toppers. From then until 27 November the Whimsy Stamps DT and Special Guests are showcasing these fabulous new goodies with a daily mini blog hop!

Each mini blog hop has a new release prize hidden somewhere along the way and you 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 12.00PM EST tomorrow. All winners will be announced on the Whimsy blog on 28 November.

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

Ann Vento
Debbie Eastman
Ellie Stover
Erin Bailey
YOU ARE HERE ---> Simonne Clay <--- YOU ARE HERE
Sylvia Blum
Michele Roos - Special Guest
Pops Morfitt - Special Guest

For my creation today I decorated a Tando Creative chipboard stocking sent to me by a wonderful friend (thank you!!!!) and used the gorgeous *new* Cardinal in Winter rubber stamp. I have to confess that I didn't know what a cardinal looked like, but once I'd googled it, I tried to replicate the colours and markings as best I could with my Copics.


Remember that the entire new release is available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites ... and today we are holding a special Cyber Monday sale! Woo-hoo!! So go grab yourself a bargain or two! :)


** Guest Designer Contest - January 2013 **

Would you like to join us as our guest designer for our January 2013 release?

If you would like to be considered for this, please make a new post on your blog telling us why you would like to be a guest designer for Whimsy Stamps and add the direct link to your post in the Linky tool on the Guest Designer Contest page HERE.

Please ensure you include at least one Whimsy Stamps creation in your blog post (this doesn't have to be new, but it would be great if it was a recent creation).

The contest will remain open during the entire November release week and will close at 12.00pm EST on Wednesday 28 November.  We will announce the winning entry in our "Release in Review" post here on the Whimsy blog on Wednesday 5 December.

Thanks so much for popping by today!

Hugs,

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Whimsy Stamps Nov Release - Wee Stamps Angelica



Welcome to the Whimsy Stamps November 2012 rubber stamp and die release!

Today, Whimsy Stamps is releasing 21 fantastic new Rubber Stamps & Stamp Sets, 5 wonderful new Whimsy Shapeology Dies, 2 fabulous new Shape EZ by TLC templates, 2 beautiful Whimsy Designer Paper 6x6  packs and 2 new Whimsy Prints Collection pre-coloured topper sets. These new goodies are available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites.

From today until 27 November, the Whimsy DT and Special Guests will be showcasing these new products with a daily mini blog hop and I am part of today's hop!. Each mini blog hop has a new release prize hidden somewhere along the way and you have 24hrs to enter each prize draw by leaving a comment on every blog listed for that day.

At the end of release week (Wednesday 28 November) a 'Release Round-Up' will be posted on the Whimsy blog. This will include a selection of DT work from the new release week together with a complete list of winners from the daily mini blog hops.

To be entered into today's mini blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT posts listed below by 12.00pm EST tomorrow:

Debbie
Ellie
Heidy
Iris
YOU ARE HERE---> Simonne <--- YOU ARE HERE
Tammy Louise
Beate - Special Guest
Colleen - Special Guest
Zoe - Special Guest

For a full reveal of this month’s fabulous release, please visit the Whimsy blog.

For today's card I used the adorable Angelica rubber stamp, illustrated by Sylvia Zet. I also used the amazing *new* Snowflake Border die.  This is such a fantastic die!!! You can, of course, use it as a border, but it has been designed so that each of the snowflakes can be snipped off in their entirety and used individually! To create the snowflake doily, I die-cut 3 snowflake borders from white card and cut them down to the size I wanted. I attached one strip to the top and one to the bottom edges of my image plate, and then snipped the 3rd border into individual snowflakes and "filled in the gaps" on the left and right sides! Soooo versatile!


I have added some Stickles glitter glue to the snow, angel wings and halo, but as the weather is just awful for taking photographs at the moment (and I don't have anything other than a point and click camera!), you can't really see the sparkle.

** Guest Designer Contest - January 2013 **

Would you like to join us as our guest designer for our January 2013 release?

If you would like to be considered for this, please make a new post on your blog telling us why you would like to be a guest designer for Whimsy Stamps and add the direct link to your post in the Linky tool on the Guest Designer Contest page HERE.

Please ensure you include at least one Whimsy Stamps creation in your blog post (this doesn't have to be new, but it would be great if it was a recent creation).

The contest will remain open during the entire November release week and will close at 12.00pm EST on Wednesday 28 November. The winning entry will be announced in the "Release in Review" post on the Whimsy blog on Wednesday 5 December.


Thanks so much for stopping by today and don't forget to leave me a comment below to be in with a chance of winning today's mini blog hop prize.

Hugs,

Saturday, 10 November 2012

SCRS November Release Day - Mistletoe Lucy


Hi everyone! It's Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps NOVEMBER RELEASE DAY today! All new stamps are now available to buy from the SCRS store and we are also previewing Mistletoe Lucy today:


Supplies
SCRS Mistletoe Lucy rubber stamp
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Copic markers
MME 'All is bright' 6x6 paper pad
White & Kraft cardstock
Sewing maching & white thread
Seaming binding; 4mm white flatback pearls

Be sure to visit my fellow SCRS designers for more peeks of Mistletoe Lucy. Sparkle will be giving away a Mistletoe Lucy rubber stamp to one lucky person! For a chance to WIN, you need to visit and comment on all of the designers' Mistletoe Lucy blog posts (listed below) and leave a comment on the SCRS blog post. You have until midnight EST tonight to comment.


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

Hugs,

Friday, 9 November 2012

SCRS November Previews - Poinsettia Charlotte

Hi everyone and welcome to the first day of the Sparkle Creations November previews! Today we are excited to show you Poinsettia Charlotte. All new stamps will be available to buy tomorrow (Saturday 10th November 2012).


Supplies
SCRS Poinsettia Charlotte rubber stamp
Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad; Tim Holtz Antique Linen distress ink pad
Copic markers; Copic Gold Spica pen
Basic Grey 'Jovial' 6x6 paper pad
Bazzill Bitter Chocolate cardstock; Core'dinations Scarlet cardstock
Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 4
Martha Stewart border punch
Red ribbon, 4mm flatback pearls

I followed The Sweet Stop SSS183 sketch for my layout.

Be sure to visit our wonderful SCRS designers for more peeks of Poinsettia Charlotte. Sparkle will be giving away a Poinsettia Charlotte rubber stamp to one lucky person! For a chance to WIN, you need to visit and comment on all of the designers' Poinsettia Charlotte blog posts (listed below) and leave a comment here on the SCRS blog post. You have until midnight EST tonight to comment.


I hope you all have a great Friday! We'll be back tomorrow for release day!

Hugs,

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Whimsy Silver Fairy

Happy Wednesday everyone!

I was going through my blog at the weekend, updating a few things and doing a bit of general housekeeping, when I spied a few draft blog posts that I never got round to finishing and posting! *rolls eyes* LOL! So today I thought I'd share with you a card that I made for a past issue of the Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine (issue 5, page 42) that I never got round to blogging!  It was for the Company Team-Up feature we did with Cheery Lynn Designs.

The gorgeous rubber stamp is called Silver Fairy and was designed by Sylvia Zet of Wee Stamps for Whimsy Stamps:


I stamped some Whimsy Stamps Lavish Flourishes around the image to frame it and the gorgeous sentiment is from the Whimsy Stamps Winter Notables 1 stamp set.  Papers are from an older Cosmo Cricket 6x6 pad and the snowflake dies are all from Cheery Lynn Designs.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Hugs,

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Christmas Card Trio

Hi everyone!

Today I have some Christmas cards to share with you that I made for issue 98 of Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine.  As this commission was published a year ago, I am now finally able to share it on my blog! Yay!

The brief for this commission was to make 3 cards with the Bonus Papers that come as a free pull-out in the middle of the magazine.  The idea is to give readers some inspiration and card ideas that they can make straight away with the papers and 'staple' stash they already have in their cupboards.

For my first card I decided to replicate the star and round baubles from the paper:



For my second card I made a quick and simple tree by punching some scallop circles of green card, cutting them up and sticking them down in a tree pattern:


My final card is very non-traditional in colour, but I actually really love the orange/purple combo! I highlighted the orange/white stripey stockings in my choice of ribbon:


Really quick cards that you can make with you basic craft stash!  Inexpensive and perfect for those last minute cards!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Hugs,

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