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Sunday, 26 October 2014

Whimsy Stamps Design Team Application

Whimsy Stamps is looking for some new people to add to their design team and I have decided to throw my card in the ring as they say......

The information about the design team call can be found here on the Whimsy Inspirations Blog 

One of the requirements is to pick your favourite Whimsy Stamps stamp and design a brand new card for your application. 

I have one question - how are you supposed to pick a favourite??!! I have so many favourites!

I have chosen to use Kicking Up Leaves by Crissy Armstrong which can be found  here at the  Whimsy Stamps  store.

Card Recipe
Stamp: Kicking Up Leaves by Crissy Armstrong
Patterned Paper: Recollections, Micheals
Ink: Creamy Carmel, Stampin' Up
Corner Stamp: Dollar Store
Brads: from my stash
Pearls: Zva Creative
Sentiment: Fall Sentiment Freebie, Whimsy Stamps and Inspiratons on Facebook
Spectrum Noir Markers: Jeans: BT9, TB8, TB9, Foal: TN3, TN6, TN8, 
Skin: FS2, FS3, TN2, Leaves: TN4, TN3, GB1, GB4, Hooves:IG3, IG5,
Hair: TN7, TN8, EB8, Shirt: CT2, CT4, Blanket: CG1, CG3, Halter: CG4, CG1, Boots: GG1, GG2, Flowers: CR7, CR9, "Grass": GB5, GB1 
Card Layout: based on layout by Norma Lee in Card Maker magazine, Autumn 2013 issue. 

I would also like to include two other projects I have done using Whimsy Stamps.

For my first card I used Wee Stamps - Ruby by Sylvia Zet which can be found at here in the Whimsy Stamps store

For my second card I used Christmas Robin by Time 4 Tea designs which can be found here in the Whimsy Stamps Store

I am new to card making and I have loved Whimsy Stamps from the start.

 There are numerous artists all with their own style which makes it easy to find the stamp you require for your own style and project. 

Participating in monthly challenges and having the privilege of being a guest designer with Whimsy Stamps, has pushed me to expand my creativity, photography and colouring skills and to  try to find "my style" - still a work in progress. 

To be chosen to be part of the Whimsy Stamps design team would help me continue to grow and expand my skills and creativity, and I would be honoured to work with such a fun, talented, encouraging team.

Thank you for considering my application.

Monday, 20 October 2014


This stamp - Special Friends by Crissy Armstrong makes my heart melt every time I see it. 

It reminds me of the relationship I had/have with my horse - my heart horse.

                                                    Card Recipe
                            Stamp: Special Friends by Crissy Armstrong
                                   Patterned Paper: from my stash
                                         Ribbon - Martha Stewart
                           Butterfly: Elizabeth Craft Dies
                           Flowers: Forever In Time
                           Frame: Floral Ovals - Spellbinders
                     Glitter Dots: Glitter Gum Drops - Your Next Stamp
               "Glitter": Perfect Pearls - Ranger (flower centers and sentiment)
               Spectrum Markers: GB8, GB10, EB5, EB7, EB8, TB3, TB5, TB6, GB11, CT4, CT2, DG2, DG1, DG3, HB1, HB2, TB1, TB2, FS2, FS3, TN2

   Thanks for stopping by! Comments are always welcome! 

Thursday, 16 October 2014

October YNS Challenge

I am on holidays and I am having my family over for Thanksgiving dinner and there is a ton! of things I should be doing to get ready. 

Instead, I have taken some time to make my card for the monthly challenge at Your Next Stamp. I find colouring and crafting relaxing so why shouldn't I - I'm on holidays after all - time to relax right?! 

I made my card based on the sketch. I chose to use tags and I also challenged myself personally to NOT include a sentiment which is hard for me to do. 

                                                  Card Recipe
                    Stamp: Tobi's Dearest Deer - Your Next Stamp Digi
                    Patterned Paper: Handmade Christmas - Simple Stories
                    Glitter Dots: Silver Glitter Gum Drops - Your Next Stamp
                    Snow: Snow Writer - Deco Art
                    Glitter: Hero Arts  
     Spectrum Noir Markers: DG4, DG2, EB1, TN1, DR7, DR5,TN7, TN8, EB8, GB10, GB8, CT3, FS2, FS3, TN2 

I guess I should go get some preparation done now.....or .......maybe not! I have other cards bouncing around in my head.........

    Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have enjoyed my project for today. 

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Whimsy Stamps October Release Blog Hop

Welcome to the ...

Whimsy Stamps October release BLOG HOP!

The Whimsy Stamps DT and GDT have been sharing some amazing creations made with the new stamps and dies over the last couple of days, and today we are celebrating their release with a GRAND BLOG HOP!

The hop starts today (Wednesday October 8th at 12.00PM noon ET) and ends on Friday October 10th at 12.00pm noon ET.

For today's project, I have inked up Three French Hens by Crissy Armstrong and Notables 9 - Holidays. 

Card Recipe
Stamps -  Three French Hens 
Notables 9 - Holidays (holly and berries)
Patterned Paper - Recollections, Simple Stories - Handmade Holiday
Twine - American Crafts
"Berries" - Pebbles Pearl Candy Dots
Candy Cane - Quickutz
Border - Cricut - Elegant Edges
Sentiment -  Cricut - Celebrate with flourish
Coloured with Spectrum Noir Markers -  TN3, TH6, TN8, CR11, DR3, CT3, CT4, GB5,CR8, CR11, CG1, DG3, DG4, LY1, LY2, LY3, TN1, TN2, TB2, TB1, TB9


One lucky hopper will win a $25 gift certificate! To enter the draw, simply leave a comment at EVERY stop along the hop by 12.00pm noon on Friday October 10th.

Here is a complete blog hop list in hopping order:

Thanks so much for visiting today. Happy hopping!

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Whimsy Stamps 2014 Holiday Release - Part 2 - Sneak Peak

I am thrilled to join Whimsy Stamps as a guest designer this week to help showcase their October release! So without further ado …

Welcome to Day 1 of the Whimsy Stamps ...

2014 Holiday Release - Part 2

This week Whimsy is releasing 18 *BRAND NEW* red rubber stamps/stamp sets and 6 *BRAND NEW* coordinating die/die sets, and they will be available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store and selected Whimsy Stamps retailers TOMORROW.

Whimsy is thrilled to welcome Stephanne Maraver, Vicki Parson, Denise Griffith, Debbie Jennett, Donna Rudy that's me  and Crissy Armstrong as Guest Designers for this release.

Yesterday we sneak peeked the new Crissy Armstrong, Art by Mi Ran, and SC Design products. Today we are excited to show you the brand new Meljen’s Designs, Time for Tea Designs, Elisabeth Bell and Raindrop Echo Designs stamps and dies being released this month. For a full reveal of these products, hop on over to the Whimsy blog!

For today's project, I inked up Christmas Robin, Time For Tea Designs and Notables 9 - Holidays. 

Card Recipe
Stamps - Christmas Robin- Time for Tea Designs 
Sentiment (trimmed) Notables 9 - Holidays 
Ink - Studio G
Crystals - Crystazzi
Patterned Paper: My Minds Eye - Dolled Up, Bo Bunny 
Diamond Folds - Paper Pizazz Template
Flourish - Cricut - Joys of the Season
Snowflakes - Marvy Punch 
Coloured with Spectrum Noir Markers - DR1, DR5, DR7, TB8, TB9, BT9, DG1, DG2, DG4, FS2, FS3, TN2, GB8, GB10, EB5


PRIZE ALERT ... We have hidden a fabulous prize of a $15 GIFT CERTIFICATE at one of the stops on today’s hop! We will draw the lucky winner from the comments left here and on today’s design team posts (listed below), so be sure to visit everyone and leave a comment at every stop to be entered into the draw.

Be sure to visit the Whimsy blog again tomorrow for the release day grand hop!

Thanks so much for visiting today. Happy hopping!