Thursday, 10 December 2009

Whimsy Stamps December Advent Event Day 10: Stamp Giveaway

As I'm sure you know by now, Whimsy Stamps is holding a December Advent Event and giving away a prize each day from 1st December through to Christmas!  Each day, selected Whimsy DT members (and guests) will be posting their special Whimsy December Advent Event posts, so make sure you keep checking the Whimsy Stamps home page every day for details of each day's prize and the URLs of where to enter. 

Today, it's the turn of both my fellow Whimsy DT sister Ann and myself to post our special Advent Event creations, and I also get to host today's Whimsy Stamps December Advent Event prize giveaway which is a cute brand new Whimsy Polar Bear stamp:

For today's Whimsy card, I decided to use my fab Whimsy Reindeer stamp again:

But this time I very lightly washed the sky with some pale blue ink.  I was really pleased with how the 'snow-sprinkled' ground came out. I wanted to achieve the effect of patchy snowfall (when it's only just started snowing, with bits of grass poking through), and I think I accomplished this quite well by colouring parts of the ground and surrounding them with Polar White Flowersoft:

Don't forget to pop over to Ann's blog and have a peek at her fabulous Whimsy card and leave her some love too!

To enter the random draw for these stamps, please leave your name and your blog URL in Mr Linky belowIf you don't have a blog, no problem, just leave a comment below with your email address and then add your name and my blog URL to Mr Linky. If you'd like to advertise this awesome event by popping the blinkie on your blog, that would be fab, but not necessary.  Please also LEAVE A COMMENT below, just in case Mr Linky has a wobbly and stops working (otherwise some entries may be lost, or they may end up in the wrong order, and I like to play fair!) - thanks!

You have 24 hours to enter this draw from the time of posting, so this draw will end at 10:00am (GMT) tomorrow (Friday 11th December 2009), and I will use to draw a winner later that day.

There will also be weekly specials at Whimsy Stamps, so be sure to check out the Whimsy Store Home Page for this week's weekly special.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

1. Cupcake Craft Challenge ... Challenge #69 Sing a Christmas Carol : I have chosen the Christmas song "Let it Snow" for my inspiration!
2. PollyCraft Monday Challenge ... Challenge #30 A Sketch by Paula : I have followed Paula's fab sketch, which worked perfectly for this image.
3. Whimsy Stamps Challenge ... Challenge 31 Die Cuts : Anything that is punched or cut out (die cut) - I have used my MS border punch.

Thanks for popping by!


STAMP: Whimsy Reindeer
COLOURING MEDIA: Whisper Brush Pens
PAPER: Basic Grey 6x6 paper pad
CARD: Core'dinations 12x12 ColorCore 'French Roast'
EMBELLISHMENTS: Blue grosgrain ribbon, SU twine, button, 5mm brown pearls, Versamagic Dew Drop 'Jumbo Java'
TOOLS: Paper Trimmer, Scissors, PVA glue, 3D foam pads, Martha Stewart border punch

** Entries to this draw are now closed. Click here to see entries for this draw**


  1. fab card as per usual from your talented self thanks for the chance to win Julye

  2. fab card that cute reindeer!!!..thanks for the chance to win!
    xxx Margreet

  3. Hi Sem,

    Love your card and the image is really fun. Would love to win the polar bear.

    Hugs Ali x

  4. Beautiful colouring, fun image, thanks for sharing!

  5. Oh what a fun image and gorgeous card. Love your design and coloring!! Beautiful work!

  6. gorgeous card hun..this image always makes me love the snow effect on the grass..great job.
    good luck with the challenges hugs clare x

  7. Simonne, this is fantastic! The way you did the grassy snow is just awesome! Love your coloring and the fun layout and papers. Beautiful as always! :)

  8. I love that stamp your card is great Hugs Sarah

  9. I LOVE your partially snow covered ground, Simonne! You did an awesome job with that, and the little reindeer is so cute catching the snowflakes!

  10. This is GREAT! I love the flower soft added, it just makes the card!

  11. Loved your card. Cute polar bear stamp. Have loved playing.

  12. HI sweetie!! Love your card!! Adorable coloring and details!! :) The green ground covered in snow is such a clever idea!! TFS! HUGS

  13. I love that Reindeer he is just adorable! I love the flowersoft as snow!

  14. Brilliant colouring as always and just the right amount of flowersoft. This image made me smile last time you used it ans he is still just as cute.

  15. Love that tongue catching the snow!!!

  16. Brilliant!!!!! Love the snowy ground and you certainly achieved the 'just starting to snow' look. Your colouring is fantastic.
    Sharon xx

  17. Hiya Sem, your card is fab i love that reindeer stamp it makes me laugh.
    Trish (-:

  18. love the way you have bits of grass peeking out! cute! :)

  19. Gorgeous card Simonne and I love the Reindeer it is so funny!! I also adore the polar bear he is sweet!
    Lana x

  20. What a fun card, he just looks like he is catching the falling snow with that tounge!! :-)
    The polar bear looks so cute,
    hugs Angela x

  21. Brilliant card Sem I love how you did his hoof prints in the snow!! so cool! no pun intended! te ehhehehe!! I would love to win the chilled out polar bear too My son just loves polar bears!! :0) samantha :0)

  22. What an unusual stamp always makes me smile and yr little additions make it just you, individual xx

    Love Dawn xx

  23. Your card is very lovely. Thanks for the chane to win. Happy Holidays, Linda

  24. Such a cute image! Love how you created the ground! Very creative! Great card!!!

  25. Absolutely love your card!! I had to buy this stamp when I first saw it!! And now I remember why! I just love how you used him on your card! Thank you for the chance to win a new one!

  26. What a cute card! I love this image - I gotta ink mine up!

  27. What a cute card. I love the image and the papers are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

  28. Cute card and great take on the theme! Cute reindeer! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Craft Challenge!
    Shelly ;)

  29. Gorgeous card, I love the image and colours.
    Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft & good luck.
    Hugs Emma x

  30. Wonderful card, love that reindeer image and the papers you have used.

    Thanks for joining in with the Pollycraft challenge.

    Joanne xx


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