Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Love of Pets

It's Wednesday so that means it's time for a new Whimsy Stamps Inspirations challenge! This isn't my team's week to host the challenge but I am playing along as I love the theme... 'Love of Pets'. As lots of you know I have a big black cat called Ben, he was 10 on Saturday and he is my first baby ;-)

Today is the first day of school for my youngest son, Thomas. I have scheduled this post as I am probably huddled somewhere crying into my tea about where has the time x

Update: I haven't cried and here is a pic of the boys on their way to school...

So onto my card I have to share today, I used a gorgeous image designed by Crissy Armstrong called Frog Friend and is available to purchase here. I have teamed the image with some of my all time fave papers by Echo Park and embellished simply with some buttons and raffia...

Did you notice my gorgeous new watermark? Puchased from Whimsy Stamps and designed by the lovely Ann Vento. Thank you Ann, I love it x

Don't forget you don't have to use a Whimsy image to enter the challenge (it would be great if you did though!) The prize this week is...

Don't forget also...As well as a random winner being chosen each challenge one lucky player who has used a Whimsy Stamps image (rubber or digital) will have the opportunity to be a Guest Designer for a future challenge. If you have used a Whimsy Image and would like to be a future guest please add GDT to your name when entering. The Guest Designer will be able to choose a digi stamp of their choice from the store to create their guest card too!

Remember anyone can enter our challenge and we don't mind you combining with other challenges either!
All we ask is that you add a link in your blog post to tell your friends you entered the Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Challenge.

Image - Frog Friend by Crissy Armstrong from Whimsy Stamps coloured with Promarkers
Papers - For the Record by Echo Park from The Glitterpot
Cardstock - Bazzill kraft
Sentiment - generated on pc
Raffia - Crafty Ribbons
Buttons - Crafty Emma's Store
Tools - scissors for distressing


  1. Gorgeous card love the image. Hope Thomas has a good first day and that your tea wasn't to watered down.
    Jenny x

  2. What a pair of handsome lads, Im not surprised if you didnt shed a few tears as they are just so gorgeous. Love your card and Im sure it went down very well with that frog on it. hugs Shirleyxxx

  3. Thanks for using the "F" word with us this week at Craft Your Passion Challenges!!

    Good Luck!!


  4. Two very handsome little boys there, Thomas doesn't look a bit concerned about going, does he? And blue sky - we've not had any for ages!.......Oh & your card is fab xx

  5. A gorgeous card hun! Thanks for playing with us at Charisma Cardz this week! xxx

  6. Fantastic card - love the pic of the boys and not a chip in sight lol! xx

  7. Gorgeous card, love your watermark. Fab picture of your boys. Congratulations on your Nutcrafters win.
    Debs xx

  8. Your boys look gorgeous in their uniform.Your card is gorgeous

  9. Hey hun he is gorgeous i am just sat or was colouring him up too, i struggle with wood but yours looks fab, love the papers too hugs pops x

  10. gorgeous card sarah.i love your colours and design and the image is stunning ;D
    great pic of your handsome boy ;D

    xx coops xx

  11. too cute! love the image, and your colours are just fab! thanks so much for playing along with the Charisma Galz this week!

  12. Gorgeous card. Love the colour combo.Awsome watermark as well. Thanks for playing at Totally Gorjuss this week and good luck. Hope to see you back saturday for a new challenge. Bettina x

  13. Wonderful card. thank you for joining us at TG this week
    hugs sarah x

    p.s., I have blog candy on offer on my blog

  14. I love your card! That image is so adorable!! TFS and playing along with us over at Craft Your Passion :)

  15. Awe, what gorgeous children all grown up and looking very handsome in their new uniforms.

    Fabulous card, I love those papers xxx

  16. Great card - love that cute image. Thank you for entering this months BTC&G's Bright and Beautiful challenge