19 September 2013

Whimsy Stamps September Rubber and Die Release - Review Day Hop

Hi and welcome to the Whimsy Stamps September 2013 rubber stamp and die release Review Day BLOG HOP!

Yesterday (18th August) Whimsy Stamps released this month's new Rubber Stamps & Stamp Sets, Whimsy Shapeology Dies and Whimsy Designer Paper 6x6 packs and these are now available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store!!

From the 17th September until today the Whimsy Stamps DT are showcasing these fabulous new goodies with a daily blog hop!

Each blog hop has a prize of 2 new release stamps hidden somewhere along the way and you have 24hrs to enter each prize draw. 

To be entered into today's blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT posts listed below by 12.00PM EST tomorrow. All winners will be announced on the Whimsy blog tomorrow.

Okay so let me show you my creation for the hop.  I decided to make a card using the new stamp 'Rowan Fairy' by Wee Stamps and seriously is she not the most cutest little fairy you ever did see.  I can see her in so many different colour combinations, but for my card I decided to go autumnal with my colours as it is my favourite season and all!  Anyway, here's the piccies:-

Medium:  copics
Papers:  Papermania 'Hampstead'

Copics/Promarkers List
Face/Body:  E000, E00, E21, R20
Clothes/Berries:  E08, E11, Burnt Umber/B23, B26, B29
Hair:  E50, E53, Cocoa, E49
Leaves:  YG11, YG13, YG67, G28  

To take a peek at today's fabulous new release creations, please click on the links below...
Ann-Marie (THATS ME!)
  Okay I hope you enjoy the hop and don't forget to be entered into the hop prize draw remember to leave comments on all of the above stops.  A full reveal of the fabulous September release can be seen over on the Whimsy blog.

Take care,


18 September 2013

Whimsy Challenge Time

Hi everyone a very happy Wednesday to you and one day closer to the weekend.  Well I think Autumn has sort of arrived here the weather has definitely changed its been a bit grotty the past few days but the weekend is meant to be better so I'm planning to drag the kiddiewinkles and hubby for a walk in the forest.  We have been finishing off our walks with an ice cream but I think those days may have gone for this year but no worries I think we'll stop for a hot chocolate and a slice of apple pie instead!

Well as the title suggests its time for the Whimsy rubber team to show you their makes for the challenge over at the Whimsy Inspirations blog.  The theme this month is Masculine Cards and I was a little stumped for a bit as masculine isn't something I do very often.  Anyway here is what I came up with. 

As you can see very clean and simple.  I used the new release Holiday Sliders 3 sentiments which can be found HERE and stamped them with Tim Holtz Distress Ink 'fired brick'.  They're fab sentiments and they stamp beautifully.  I cut them out using the new release Slider 3 die which can be found HERE and matted them onto black card.  To get the correct shape for the black mat I just placed the die on the black card, drew around the outside of the die to give me that next size up mat and cut it out. 

Sorry for my wonky picture taking skills, they're straight in real life I promise you!
Anyway, we would love to see your take on masculine cards so why not pop over HERE and join in the fun - as always there are three prizes up for grabs!
Okay folks whilst I'm here don't forget today is Whimsy Stamps Release Day and as usual we have our preview (yesterday), release day (today) and review day (tomorrow) blog hops going on.  So pop over to the Whimsy Inspirations Blog HERE to check out all the Whimsy gorgeousness being released this month.  You're going to love them!!!
Right time for me to go but see you same time same place tomorrow as I'll have some more Whimsy inspiration to share with you.
Take care,

15 September 2013

New challenge time over at The ABC Challenges

Good morning everyone and a happy Sunday to you folks.  I hope you've all had a good week and been enjoying your weekend and maybe squeezing in a little crafty time.  We're still struggling a little here to get back into the early morning school routine but I'm sure it won't be long before we're in the swing of it.

Anyways, as it's the 15th it's time again for another new challenge over at The ABC Challenges and I have my DT card to share with you all.  This challenge we are on the letter V so that's V for Very Cute and we are being sponsored this time by Stamp and Create.  My teamies as usual have made lots of cute creations for you to feast your eyes upon so go and take a peek at all the gorgeous inspiration.

So let me show you my card.  I had a bit of a dig around my stamp collection and came across this little cutie pie.  I don't even think she has been inked up before and how bad is that.  So she is a Sarah Kay image called 'Bernadette admiring the spring flowers' and she's so cute and I've coloured her up with my copics.   

Image:  Sarah Kay 'Bernadette admiring spring flowers'
Medium:  copics
Papers:  Papermania 'Rose Garden'
Dies:  Spellbinders 'Fleur de Lis' ovals
Flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts

The close up.  Love how the hair turned out and those butterflies and sentiment are actually from the paper pack.
Copic List 
Face/Body:  E000, E00, E21, E11, R20, R81
Hair:  E43, E47, E49
Trousers:  RV00, R81, R83, R85
Top:  YG00, YG03, YG63, YG67
Watering Can/Flowers:  BG000, BG000, BG01, BG05
Grass:  YG11, YG13, YG95
Okay folks I'd like to say thank you for popping in on my little blog it really is very much appreciated.  I've not been the best blogger of late with leaving comments and I am sorry so I'm hoping to put that right in the next couple of days and to visit you all and leave you some love.
Take care,


11 September 2013

Whimsy New Artist 'Alberto Gava' debut release blog hop!

We are thrilled to welcome a brand new digital artist to the Whimsy Stamps team of artists...

Alberto Gava
This month we are releasing FOUR digital stamps illustrated by Alberto Gava for Whimsy Stamps.

To celebrate Alberto’s debut release we are holding a fabulous BLOG HOP to showcase creations made with these fantastic new digital stamps. The hop starts today (Wednesday September 11th at 8.00AM EST) and ends on Sunday September 15th at 12.00 midnight EST. 

For this hop we have a TWO GRAND PRIZE DRAWS! Two lucky hoppers will each WIN the entire new release of ALL FOUR DIGITAL STAMPS.  But that's not all ... we've also hidden 9 single digital stamp prizes throughout the hop and I’m one of the prize stops!   To be added to the draw to win one of the new Alberto Gava digital stamps (winner’s choice!), please leave a comment on this post!  We will draw the winners shortly after the hop ends, and a full list of winners will be posted on the Whimsy blog on Monday 16th September.

Okay so here's my creation using the new digital stamp 'Queen of Hearts' and isn't she fabulous.  She has been coloured using my copics and I went for quite bold colours and love how its turned out.  I went all out with the heart theme and decided to use the Shape EZ template 'Triple Heart Gift Box Card' which can be found HERE on the Whimsy Store.

Image:  Alberto Gava 'Queen of Hearts' for Whimsy Stamps
Medium:  copics
Papers:  My Mind's Eye 'Everyday Tango'
Dies:  Magnolia Doohickey 'So Wrapped Lovely'

Okay last photo coming up and its a close up of the beautiful image.
Copic List
Face/Body:  E000, E00, E11, E21, R20, R30
Hair:  E50, E53, E31, E33, E35, E37
Dress/Crown:  R20, R22, R14, R35, R37/B93, B97, B99/G02, G05, G07, G28
Okay that's all from me.  I'd like to say thank you so much for stopping by, enjoy the rest of the hop and don't forget to leave comments folks if you would like to be entered into the prize draws along the way!  
Happy hopping!
Take care,

4 September 2013

"Text Me"

Good morning everyone from a rather misty Bournemouth which I'm hoping will burn off later to leave us with another beautiful day.  The mornings and evenings are starting to have that lovely fresh autumnal smell about them and although I will be sad to see the warmer weather go I just love autumn its my most favourite season.
As I'm up nice and early today I thought I would load up my latest creation for you.  This time I've used a Kenny K image called 'Texting Diva' which is from Whimsy's latest release.  I've coupled her with the 'Tiny Shapes Die' set which is fab you get three little shaped dies to use and I opted for the heart one on this card.  The image has been coloured up using copics and then once I'd cut it out with my Spellbinders die I just left it all in place and inked around it before taking it out to give me the white border around the image. 
Medium:  copics
Papers:  Prima 'Rondelle'
Dies:  Whimsy 'Tiny Shapes' die set, Spellbinders 'Romantic Rectangles', Dienamics 'Crochet' border
The close up.  Fab image isn't she - she can be used for so many things so a good one to have in your stash I think.  Now I'm not too hot with text speak so I just went with 'lol' which for the purpose of my card is 'lots of love'.

List of copics
Face/body:  E000, E00, E21, E11, R20, R30
Hair:  W00, W1, W3, W5, W7, 100
Trousers:  W1, W3, W5, W7
Top:  YR16, YR23, YR31
Phone/Necklace/Belt:  R81, R83, R85
Okay, a couple of challenges I would like to enter this card into:
Right time for me to toodle on off now folks.  Its my little girl's last day at home today so we have some serious chillin out to do.  We've got a tinkerbell film lined up with the obligatory popcorn and chocolate fest and maybe a batch or two of cookie making.  My boy had his first day of senior school yesterday and he came home buzzing so I was happy as I had been worried all day that he would hate it.  Today will be the tester though as yesterday it was just the new Year 7 but today the whole school is back so we'll see. 
Take care everyone and catch up with you soon.

1 September 2013

New Challenge time over at The ABC Challenge

Good morning everyone and I hope its a fine one where you are.  We've had another few gorgeous warm days with great weather and beautiful clear skies for the annual Bournemouth Air Show.  No need for us to go into town to see the show as they all pass over our house anyway and we saw some spectacular displays from the Red Arrows today the kiddies just loved it!
Anyways, just popping in today as its time again for another new challenge over at The ABC Challenges and I have my DT card to share with you all.  This challenge we have moved on to the letter U so that's U for Unlimited folks so that's 'anything goes'.  We are being sponsored by the fab Tilda's Town and a nice easy challenge theme this time so we'd love to see you join in and have a chance at winning.  As usual there are some gorgeous creations from my teamies so do pop over and take a peep at all the gorgeous inspiration.

So moving on here is my card.  I decided to play with my Strawberry Yummy Tilda from the Sweet Rainbow collection and she has been coloured up using my copics. 

Image:  Strawberry Yummy Tilda from Sweet Rainbow Collection
Medium:  copics
Dies:  Spellbinders 'Fleur de Lis' rectangles, Whimsy 'Everyday Honeycomb' sentiments
Ribbon and lace from stash

A close up of Tilda for you - I do so love her little hat!
Copic List
Face/Body:  E000, E00, E21, E11, R20, R81
Dress:  B91, B93, B95, B97
Hat/Boots:  YG13, YG63, YG67
Strawberries:  R32, R35, R37
Hair/Basket:  E43, E47, E49
Okay time for me to go now.  Off to cook a yummy full English breakfast for the clan and then we're heading on out for another walk in the New Forest.  I haven't picked the trail yet but after last week's gymnastics I think it best if I choose a relatively flat route!! A quick stop afterwards for a New Forest ice cream as a treat is a must too I think! 
Take care folks and enjoy your day whatever you're up to.