Monday, September 30, 2013


I got a very exciting email a couple of days ago from Bunny Zoe's Crafts

I was asked to be a Guest Design Team member!  :)

I am so happy and excited to create with all the wonderful goodies they have in store and I get to be a part of their extremely talented team too! 

I just need to wait for a package from England to arrive now so that I can get started.
I’ll be stalking the postman! :)

Bunny Zoe's Crafts


Monday, September 23, 2013

True Friends

Aren’t these two cute!!!
This is a very sweet stamp by Sylvia Zet called Beau and Bashful.  They are part of the new release at Whimsy Stamps this month.
And I love them and so do my girls of course :)


I decided to colour them in blue and purple because I love this colour combination and I have just added a couple of copics to my BV and BG collections and wanted to try them out.  And at Bunny Zoe’s Crafts the challenge this month is to add something blue and I wanted to play along :)
There are so many fun ways you could colour these two and they could be used for lots of different occasions.
It’s a great stamp!

Ingredients :
Stamps : Beau and Bashful, Magical mini letter seals
Card : wisteria, x-press it, subtles core'dinations, subtle dsp stack, black
Ink : memento black. wisteria
Other : Marvellous squares (SB), Lovely Lattice ef (SB), Romantic rectangles (SB), gold spica pen, white pen, kindy glitz, big shot, copics

Copics used:
BV0000, 00, 02, 08, 13
BG0000, 000, 01, 05, 09
E50, 53
RV21, 23, 25
W00, 1, 3, 5


Friday, September 20, 2013

Inspiring Apple

Hello and welcome to the
Whimsy Stamps September Release Review Day Blog Hop!

Yesterday (18 September) Whimsy Stamps released this month's new rubber designs, Shapeology dies and Whimsy Designer Paper packs. From 17 September until today the Whimsy Stamps DT are showcasing these fabulous new goodies with a daily blog hop!

I decided to use a beautiful new stamp by Elisabeth Bell called Apple Dumpling.
Isn't she so sweet!!!

I also used the new set from Raindrop Echo called Holiday Sliders 3 again.  As you can probably tell, that sentiment doesn't come with the set, it is actually from Treasured Moments Tickets.  I just cut the sentiment out in an oval and placed it on top.  There are lots of smaller sentiments that could be used with the Holiday Sliders set this way, such as ones in the mini letter seals and ticket sets. So it is a great Christmas set but it also means you have a beautiful frame for your sentiments that you can use throughout the year.

Ingredients :

Stamps : Apple Dumpling, Holiday Sliders 3, Treasured Moments Tickets
Card : Black, x-press it, blushing bride, Delightful (Authentique)
Ink : memento black
Other : big shot, marvellous squares SB, Slider 3 die, circles and ovals SB, red satin ribbon, copics

copics used :
BV0000, BV00
Y11, Y13, Y21, Y23
YG11, YG13
R000, R00, R24, R27, R29, R30
E000, E00, E11, E31
BG000, BG72
W1, W3, W5, W7, W9

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's posts listed below by 12.00PM EST tomorrow. All winners will be announced here on the Whimsy blog tomorrow.

To take a peek at today's fabulous new release creations, please click on the links below...

Ann-Marie Sinfield
Debbie Eastman
Ellie Stover
Iris Wiechmann
Jodi Amidei
Kathy Tanner
Louise Roache
Melissa Andrew
Shanna Shands
Tammy Louise Cunliffe
Patricia Garcia

Remember that the entire new release is available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites.

Thanks so much for stopping by and happy hopping!


Thursday, September 19, 2013

Santa's Buckle

Welcome to the Whimsy Stamps September 2013 rubber stamp and die release BLOG HOP! 

Our brand new September Release Rubber Stamps & Stamp Sets, Whimsy Shapeology Dies and Whimsy Designer Paper 6x6 packs are now available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store!!

To celebrate our new release, the DT are holding a blog hop today and are sharing creations made with some of the brand new Elisabeth Bell, Time For Tea Designs and Raindrop Echo Designs stamps!

I decided to use a new sentiment set by Raindrop Echo Designs called Holiday Sliders 3.
I just love this font, it's so fun!
I thought it would make a great belt buckle for a Santa suit card.
I embossed it once with silver embossing powder and used the matching Slider 3 die to cut it out and then stamped it again with black and just cut out the oval and glued that on top.
This set is actually really versatile, I hope you'll come back to my blog tomorrow to see how I've used it in a very different way.

Ingredients :

Stamps : Holiday Sliders 3
Card : red, white, black
Ink : versamark, stazon
Other : Slider 3 die, Delicate designs ef (SU), big shot, silver ep, oval nesties, buttons and thread

The 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 here on the Whimsy blog on Friday.

To take a peek at today's fabulous new release creations, please click on the links below...

Deb Routledge
Debbie Eastman
DeNetra Bates
Ellie Stover
Heidy Blom
Iris Wiechmann
Janette Garcia
Jodi Amidei
Kathy Tanner
Melissa Andrew
Patricia Garcia
Tammy Louise Cunliffe

My card is also for the September Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Challenge. 
The challenge this month is to create something Masculine.  There are prizes up for grabs so please create something for a guy and join us. 

Finally, here is a full reveal of the wonderful September release. Don't forget to visit today's DT and leave a comment on their blog posts to be entered into our prize draw!

[Please note that the following pictures are not to scale]

4 Crissy Armstrong rubber stamps
Christmas Kiss ~ Mousey Candy Cane ~ Penguin Joy ~ Santa's Glee

2 Elisabeth Bell rubber stamps
Apple Dumpling ~ September Rose

4 Kenny K rubber stamps
Bow ~ Harper Blue ~ On Vixen ~ Trixxie Treat

4 Time For Tea Designs rubber stamps
Santa Baby ~ Snowflake Bauble ~ Under the Mistletoe Boy ~ Under the Mistletoe Girl

2 Wee Stamps rubber stamps
Beau and Bashful ~ Rowan Fairy

4 Raindrop Echo Designs rubber stamp sets
Holiday Cheer ~ Holiday Mini Letter Seals ~ Holiday Sliders 3 ~ Seasons Greetings Notables 7

6 Shapeology dies
Bow ~ Gift ~ Notables 7 ~ Slider 3 ~ Rolled Flowers set ~ Football set

6x6 Paper Stacks
Fright Night ~ Winter Frost

24 sheets per pack - 12 designs, 2 of each printed on heavy weight slightly textured papers.
Acid and Lignin free.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy our new release!

Don't forget to pop back tomorrow for our final blog hop!


Monday, September 9, 2013

Enjoy it


I made this card using a really beautiful image from the Little Cottage Cuties Collection by Elisabeth Bell called Summer Ice Cream.  It is a new August release stamp available now at Whimsy Stamps.

I just love this stamp it is so very sweet!  It was lots of fun to colour too!


I paper-pieced the two patches on her jeans with the same paper I used for the background.  I cut that into squares too and zigzag stitched it to mimic the sewn patches.

I would like to enter the Sizzling Summer Days challenge at Elisabeth Bell’s World  with this card too.  I have only just discovered this challenge blog and it looks like it has lots of inspiration there.


Ingredients :

Stamps :  Summer Ice Cream, Birthday Letter Seals

Card : crumb cake, x-press it, subtles dsp stack SU, blue paper ?

Ink : memento black, pool party

Other : SU buttons (ret.), photo corner punch, linen thread, copics, white gel pen, gold spica



Copics Used :

R24, R27, R29, R20, R30, R000

E000, E00, E11, E31, E33, E35, E37

Y23, Y26

W00, W1, W3, W5

YG11, YG13

B0000, B00, B93, B95, B97

                                     BG 0000, BG000, BG10



Thursday, September 5, 2013

Horse Love


This is a card I made using a new Whimsy Stamp by Crissy Armstrong called Horse Love.


Isn’t this image so sweet!  If you have a girl that loves horses then this stamp is a must have I think.  My girls aren’t really horse crazy (although they do like them) but they both have good friends who are. I think this will be a great card for one of them. (I probably should make another one too!)

I would also like to enter this card into the challenge at Stamp and Create.  Their challenge this month is Birthdays.


Ingredients :

Stamps : Horse Love, Treasured Moments Tickets

Card : river rock, pool party, x-press it, paper?

Ink : memento black, not quite navy

Other : big shot, Ticket Die, Vines Die, Mini rolled rose (MFT), pearl pen, lacy brocade ef, copics, oval and oval scallop nesties

Copics used:

E000, E00, E31, E33, E35

R00, R20

BG0000, BG000, BG10, BG01

Y11, Y21, Y23



Monday, September 2, 2013

Welcome Favourite


This is the third Christmas card my friends and I made at my card class on Saturday.  This one was my favourite, probably because it is using one of my favourite colour combinations : Crumb cake, Pool party, Vanilla and Midnight Muse.  I found a new to me challenge called Loves Rubber Stamps Challenge Blog and their challenge this week was to use your favourite colour combo, so I did :)


Ingredients :

Stamps : Ornament Keepsakes, welcome christmas (MDS)

Card : crumb cake, pool party, pool party coredinations, vanilla, naturals ivory

Ink : midnight muse, crumb cake

Other : big shot, linen thread, holiday ornaments framelits, lacy brocade ef, square scallop die


It was quite a lot of layers to cut for a class but I loved the look and they are good friends  :)