Thursday, 29 September 2011

Quickie boy's card

When you're in need of a card in a rush, nothing beats the pre-coloured LOTV images. This card took me about 10 minutes to make and that included selecting my paper and cutting everything to size. Not bad eh?


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - CAS

Supplies:
Image - LOTV die cut square
Paper - Craft Creations from Crafts 4 You
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards
Buttons - Dovecraft from Crafty Emma's Store
Tools - Quickutz star dies

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Whimsy Inspirations

Here's a card made with a gorgeous sentiment from Raindrop Echo Designs. I have made this card for my aunt for her birthday. She is a cardmaker herself but unlike me likes unfussy, clean cards. Hope this makes her smile...


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - CAS
Crafts & Me - Flowers

Supplies:
Image/sentiment - from the In My Garden set by Raindrop Echo Designs
Paper - not sure, received this from a crafty friend, think it may be K&Co
Pearls - stash
Ribbon - stash

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

How many days now...?

I found some very cute mini Christmas stamps recently, they are called Tinchies (by Personal Impressions) and are just over £1 each and very cute. Here is the reindeer face one. I thought I would only use these images on small cards but I have tried this one out on a normal sized card and it means you can see more of the beautiful paper so think it works ok...

Isn't he cute!

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Bah! Humbug! - Rudolf/Reindeer

Supplies:
Image - Reindeer Face by Personal Impressions from Crafts 4 You coloured with Promarkers
Papers - North Country by Prima from Crafty Emma's Store
Ribbon - Crafty Ribbons
Buttons - Dovecraft from Crafty Emma's Store
Pins - these came free with a Cross Stitch magazine last year
Pearls - ebay
Snowflake shape - freebie from Dies to Die For with an order
Tools - Deckle edge Nestie

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Anyone for a cuppa...?

Here is a dinky little card holding a teabag (aquired from a hotel room when we went to Blackpool!). I simply used the dimensions of the teabag package to work out the size of the card. The spine is 1/2 inch...


I would like to enter my teabag card into the following challenges:

Supplies:

Image - retired Elzybells coloured with Promarkers
Papers - Romantique by Prima from Crafty Emma's Store
Sentiment - Catslife Press from Crafty Emma's Store
Seam binding - Crafty Ribbons
Tools - Circle & scallop circle Nesties, MS scoreboard, Stickles Frosted Lace

Friday, 23 September 2011

Meow!

I have made this card for a friend to give to her mil, the brief was 'cats' and this is what I came up with. I have used some gorgeous Prima paper and an oldie but goodie LOTV image...

I have decorated the inside too, I adore these papers...


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly - Creature Comforts
One Stop Craft - Girlie
Simon Says Stamp - Dies To Die For

Supplies:
Image - Thomas Big Bunch of Flowers from LOTV coloured with Promarkers
Papers - Romantique by Prima from Crafty Emma's Store
Sentiment - Catslife Press from Crafty Emma's Store
Flowers - Crafty Emma's Store
Pearls - ebay
Charm - stash
Lace - Cuddly Buddly
Doily - pressie from my lovely friend Tams x
Tools - Circle & scallop circle Nesties

Thursday, 22 September 2011

There's a new Whimsy Stamps Mini Magazine...


We are delighted to announce that we are releasing a Whimsy Inspirations Mini Magazine today that focuses on the new release stamps! It features some never-before-seen creations from our wonderful Magazine Staff as well as many of the beautiful creations shared by the Whimsy DT over the past week. So grab a cup of your favourite beverage, CLICK HERE to open the *free* online magazine and indulge yourself in a bit of "me time".

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

We're going dotty at Whimsy Inspirations...!

It's Wednesday so that means it's time for a new Whimsy Stamps Inspirations challenge! Our theme this week is 'Polka Dots' so please use spots and dots on your creations!

I have used a fab image called Happy Puppy, isn't he gorgeous. Happy Puppy was designed by Kathryne (StampArt Design) and is available to purchase here. I have teamed Happy Puppy with lots of lovely pinks, hope he likes pink, lol 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.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Sentimental Sundays - Monochromatic
CES - Embellish Me More (ribbons x 2, pearls, pins, flowers, die-cut corners)
Allsorts - Alter/recycle (pink ribbon recycled from packaging)
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes
One Stop Craft - Girlie
Papertake Weekly - Creature Comforts

Supplies:
Image - Happy Puppy by StampArt Design from Whimsy Stamps coloured with Promarkers
Papers - Lost & Found Blush by MME from Crafty Emma's Store
Cardstock - Bazzill
Sentiment - generated on pc
Flowers - all from Crafty Emma's Store
Pins - Quixotic Paperie
Die-cut corners - from a MME paper pack
Ribbons - stash (white), pink (recycled from packaging)
Tools - Circle & Scallop Circle Nesties

Saturday, 17 September 2011

It's time for a new challenge at Craft Your Days Away...

It's time for challenge number 29 at CYDA, our theme this time is being hosted by our lovely teamie Angel and is 'Colour combination - Pink, Brown and Blue'. Our challenge is being sponsored by the fabulous Simon Says Stamp . The winner will receive a $10 voucher, what a fab prize! Please do come and join in the fun and check out the gorgeous creations made by my lovely team mates.

So onto my DT card, I have used an uber cute Tilda, lots of lovely flowers and some very pretty paper...


Image - Tilda brings a Present by Magnolia coloured with Promarkers
Papers - Summer Breeze by First Edition
Cardstock - Dovecraft
Seam binding - Crafty Ribbons
Pearls - Whiff of Joy
Flowers - Crafty Emma's Store
Tools - Oval & scallop oval Nesties, Marianne Designs swirl die

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

There's a new Whimsy release!


Whimsy Stamps is offering a fabulous 10% discount on all new release stamps! There is no need to enter a 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).

There is a fab blog hop here to celebrate the new release.

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 gone...lol 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.


Supplies:
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

Monday, 12 September 2011

We are anything but square at Cards for Men!

It's time for a brand new challenge at Cards for Men and our theme is - 'Anything But Square' (n.b. card must be for a male). Our fab sponsor is Pixie Dust Studio. Please pop over to the CFM challenge blog to check out the details of our new challenge. As always the DT have made some wonderful cards, please do go and have a peek and have a go at the challenge while you're there.

So onto my DT card, I have made an easel card using a card blank and a circle shape, it was very quick and easy to make and I printed my image onto kraft card again for a different look. The image is called Jack Sparrow and is available to purchase here. Isn't he fab! I cut some small circles out of mirri card to resemble gold coins (stole this from my boys craft stuff as I don't use mirri usually!). Let me know what you think...

Image - Jack Sparrow from Pixie Dust Studio coloured with Promarkers
Papers - et cetera by Bo Bunny from The Glitterpot
Sentiment - generated on pc
Cardstock - Bazzill
Tools - Circle & Scallop Circle Nesties, Quickutz circle dot die


Pixie Dust Studio is a land full of fairies, trolls, Glitter Bugs, Royal Frogs and MORE...look out, you might find everything you ever wanted or something that you did not even know you were looking for! The Studio is full of creative and fun digital stamps created by illustrator Kathy Fronczak.

The prize is 2 digital stamps of the winner's choice from Pixie Dust Studio. Please come and join in the fun :-)

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Whimsy Stamps Autumn Sale!!!


Click on the button above to be taken to the store!

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Whimsy Stamps Colour Challenge

It's Wednesday so that means it's time for a new Whimsy Stamps Inspirations challenge! This is my first DT piece since joining the fab Whimsy team, I hope you will come and play along with us. Our theme this week is a colour challenge and the colour of choice is Green. You can of course use other colours but the main colour must be Green.

I have altered a plain green notebook for my DT work. It was 80p in Tesco and now looks much better I think! I used a fab new Lia Stampz image called Tyalisha available to purchase here. The image also comes with a gorgeous sheet of sentiments.


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.


Supplies:
Image - Tyalisha by Lia Stampz from Whimsy Stamps coloured with Promarkers
Papers - Up, Up and Away by First Edition from One Stop Card Crafts
Cardstock - Dovecraft
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards
Paper lace - K&Co
Ribbons - stash
Buttons - Crafty Emma's Store
Notebook - Tesco
Tools - Deckle edge rectangle Nestie, Frosted Lace Stickles

Monday, 5 September 2011

A Few Quickie Cards...

A lovely friend sent me some very cute Lili of the Valley die cut images and I made these cards with them...


Supplies:
Images - Fluffy Bunnies from Lili of the Valley
Papers - Pixie Glen & Romantique by Prima from Crafty Emma's Store
Pearls - Kaisercraft
Ribbons - stash
Tools - Circle & scallop circle Nesties, Quickutz corner die

Saturday, 3 September 2011

We're surrounded by flowers at CYDA!

It's time for challenge number 28 at CYDA, our theme this time is being hosted by our lovely teamie Cathy and is 'Make Your Own Flowers'. Our challenge is being sponsored by the fabulous One Stop Card Crafts. The winner will receive a £10 voucher, what a fab prize! Please do come and join in the fun and check out the gorgeous creations made by my lovely team mates.

So onto my DT card, I have gone all green (for the second time this week!). The flowers have been made using a Sizzix die and I've popped pearls in the centres...