Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Whimsy Stamps Inspiration - January Week 3

Hi there everyone 💜

Today I'd love to share another of the new release digital stamps which is also available in rubber cling. The cute boy angel digi stamp is called 'Angel Cody' and he is by Sylvia Zet.  Both versions of the stamp can be found in Whimsy Stamps online store; I have supplied the links to both in the shopping list below.

I coloured the cute little boys angel with pencils on brown colouring card, and added glitter to their wings and the little stars. Please note, that the sentiment was computer generated, as were the extra stars and clouds. All the links to the specific Whimsy products can be found below and the link to the general store is here.



Here's What I Did
Using my graphics software I imported 2 of the cute little angel then resized both of them and flipped one of them. I created a little scene with the 2 angels along with a few of my own stars and clouds; lastly I added my own computer generated sentiment. The completed scene was printed directly onto Neenah Desert Storm card, and coloured with both Prismacolour and Caran D'ache pencils.

Before adding any colour pencil work to the printed out design, I lightly added white pencil over most of the images, taking care not to go over the black lines. The reason for the white pencil is because it helps to made the final colours pop. Layers of coloured pencil were then lightly added over the top of the white building up areas of light and dark areas on the image. The completed scene  was then die cut into a rectangle.

A rectangle was cut from blue card and added to the card front, and the finished scene was attached directly on top.  To complete the card glitter was added to the stars and angel's wings.

Here's What I Used
New Release Digital Stamp: 'Angel Cody'
Rubber Cling Stamp - Angel Cody

Other: 5" x 7" White Card Blank, Blue Card, Desert Storm Neenah Card, Glitter, Noble Double Pierced Rectangle Die (Creative Expressions)

Prismacolor (P) and Caran D'ache (CD): Skin - White (CD), Light Peach (P), Peach (P), Blush Pink (P), Pink (P), Carmine Red (P), Sienna Brown (P) / Hair - White (CD), Lemon Yellow (CD), Golden Bismuth Yellow (CD), Orange (CD), Burnt Ochre (CD), Burnt Sienna (CD) /Robe -White (CD), Light Cobalt Blue (CD), Light Cerulean Blue (P), Genuine Cobalt Blue (CD), Phthalocyanine Blue (CD), Prussian Blue (CD), Black (CD) / Ladybird - White (CD), Anthraquinoid Pink (CD), Scarlet (CD) / Feathers - White (CD), Light Cobalt Blue (CD), Genuine Cobalt Blue (CD) / Cloud & Wings - White (CD), Light Cobalt Blue (CD), Light Cerulean Blue (P) / Stars - White (CD), Lemon Yellow (CD), Golden Bismuth Yellow (CD), Orange (CD)

Why not, follow us on Facebook group, Pinterest, Instagram or on our Blog we'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :)  I'll be back on Wednesday 24th January with more fabulous Whimsy stamps and papers....so see you then. TTFN!

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x Janine x

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Whimsy Stamps Inspiration - January Week 2

Hi there everyone 💜

I'm back today to share one of the new release digital stamps that is also available in rubber cling. The cute angel stamp is called 'Angie' and she is by Sylvia Zet.  Both versions of the stamp can be found in Whimsy Stamps online store; I have supplied the links to both in the shopping list below.

I coloured the sweet angel with pencils on colouring card, and added glitter to her wings and the stars. Please note, that the sentiment was computer generated. All the links to the specific Whimsy products can be found below and the link to the general store is here.



Here's What I Did
Using my graphics software I imported the sweet angel, resized her and added my own sentiment then printed everything onto Neenah Desert Storm card. I coloured the images with both Prismacolour and Caran D'ache pencils. Before adding any colour I added white pencil over most of the image as this helps to made the colours pop. Layers of coloured pencil were lightly added over the top of the white to build up the light and dark areas of the image. The coloured in image was cut into a square. Glitter was added to the angels wings and stars

A scalloped square was cut from pink card, and the centre was cut out using a square die to create a frame. Pink pencil was added to the inside and outside edge of the frame. The frame was glued over the top of the coloured in topper, and added to the card front using foam pads. To complete the card die cut stars were added to the card front.

Here's What I Used
New Release Digital Stamp: Angie
Rubber Cling Stamp - Angie

Other: 6" x 6" White Scalloped Card Blank, Pink Textured Card, White Glitter Card, Desert Storm Neenah Card, Starry Skies Die (Lawn Fawn), Scallop Square Die (Spellbinders), Glitter, Essential Stars (Die'sire)

Prismacolor (P) and Caran D'ache (CD): Skin - White (CD), Light Peach (P), Peach (P), Blush Pink (P), Pink (P), Carmine Red (P), Sienna Brown (P) / Hair - White (CD), Lemon Yellow (CD), Golden Bismuth Yellow (CD), Orange (CD), Burnt Ochre (CD) / Dress, Bow, Feathers, Ladybird - White (CD), Blush Pink (P)  / Cloud & Wings - White (CD), Light Cobalt Blue (CD), Light Cerulean Blue (P) / Stars - White (CD), Lemon Yellow (CD), Golden Bismuth Yellow (CD), Orange (CD)

Why not, follow us on Facebook group, Pinterest, Instagram or on our Blog we'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :)  I'll be back on Wednesday 16th January with more fabulous Whimsy stamps and papers....so see you then. TTFN!

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x Janine x

Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Whimsy Stamps Inspiration - January 2019 New Release

Happy New Year guys 💜

I hope you all had a fabulous New Year, I know I did. :)

Today, it's my turn to share one of the brilliant new release digital stamps and papers from Whimsy Stamps. The sweet fairy stamp is called 'Spread Love' and the digital paper is called 'Hearts A Flutter' perfect for Valentine's Day or an anniversary. I coloured her with Copics and glitter up her wings and hearts. Nb. The sentiment is from my own stash. x

All the links to the specific Whimsy products can be found below and the link to the general store is here.



 
Here's What I Did
Firstly I printed the digital paper onto a sheet of smooth white paper, and after trimming it down it was attached to the front of a 6" x 6" white card blank.

Using my graphics software I imported the pretty fairy image, then resized and printed her directly onto Neenah card. I coloured the images with Copic pens and die cut it into a circle. Glitter was added to the fairy's wings and her scattered hearts. A sentiment (from my own stash) was stamped beneath the fairy using black ink.

The coloured image was attached to a fancy die cut frame cut from deep pink card. The topper was then added to the card front using foam pads. To complete the card pink gems were added to the top and bottom of the card.

Here's What I Used
New Release Digital Stamp: Spread Love
New Release Digital Paper: Hearts A Flutter

Other: 6" x 6" White Card Blank, Neenah Card, Pink Card, Glitter, Pink Gems, Fancy Frame Die LR0112 (Marianne Designs), Double Dot Circle (Crealies), Foam Pads,  Whatnot Sentiments 3 (YNS)

Copics: Skin - E000, E00, E02, E11 / Hair - YR0000, YR000, YR00, E13, E99, E37 / Dress - RV02, RV04, RV10, RV13, RV14 / Wings - RB10, BG11

Why not, follow us on Facebook group, Pinterest, Instagram or on our Blog we'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :)  I'll be back on Thursday 3rd May with another new digi stamp from the release....so see you then. TTFN!

Challenges entered:
Simon Says Stamp - https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/

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x Janine x

Monday, 31 December 2018

Whimsy Stamps Inspiration - December Week 5

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

For some of you, by the time this post is live it will be 2019, but for some it's still hours away....like me. No matter where you are in the world have a fabulous time, and best wishes and all my love for 2019. Thank you so much for visiting my blog during 2018 and for your support...it means the world to me.

So onto today, well this one is my last Christmas card and my last card for 2018. I am sharing another of the gorgeous little snowmen by CC Designs, this digi stamp is called 'Snowman and Bird' and it's part of this month's new stamp release in the Whimsy online store.



Here's What I Did
I trimmed down a piece of tartan patterned paper and covered the front of a 5" x 7" white top fold card blank leaving a white border around the edge. 
 
Using a graphics program the digital image was printed directly onto colouring card, die cut into an rectangle then coloured using Copic pens. The coloured image was then attached to a rectangle panel cut from deep red card on a slight angle. Both panels were then attached to the card front using foam pads. 
 
A poinsettia was die cut from the same deep red card used previously along with 2 green leaves. the flower and leaves along with a few gems was attached to the card front. To finish the card glitter was added to the snowman, along with a few gems at the top and bottom of the card.
 
Here's What I Used                                                    
December Digital Stamp: 'Snowman and Bird'

Other: 5" x 7" White Top Fold Card Blank, Neenah Card, Copics, A Winter's Tale Paper Pad (Crafter's Companion), Stitched Rectangle Die (Crealies), Poinsettia & Pillow Box Die Set (Sizzix), Deep Red Card, Green Card, Glitter, Gems

Copic Pens: Snowman & Snow - B0000, B000, BG000, BG01, C0, C1 / Nose - YR04, YR15, Y35 / Arms - E31, E33, E35, E37 / Hat & Band - C2, C3, C5, C7,YG01, YG03, YG17 / Scarf - YG01, YG03, YG17, RV10, RV23, RV34 / Bird - R17, R37, R59

Why not, follow us on Facebook group, Pinterest, Instagram or on our Blog we'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :)  I'll be back on the 2nd January with a new release digital stamp. See you in 2019. TTFN!

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Saturday, 29 December 2018

Whimsy Stamps Inspiration - December Week 5

Merry Christmas everyone

I hope you've all had a fabulous time, I know I did.  Both my daughter and husband were at home this year instead of working, which made it extra special. We spent hours chattering, laughing and playing games.  We made our time together fun and created new memories. :)

Anyhow back to crafty business --- today and on the 31st December I am sharing the last 2 of my Christmas cards for 2018 and I'm using 2 gorgeous little snowmen by CC Designs. The one I am sharing today is called 'Snowman and squirrels' and it's part of this month's new digital stamp release in the Whimsy online store.



 
Here's What I Did
I trimmed down a piece of tartan patterned paper and covered the front of a 5" x 7" white top fold card blank. 
 
Using a graphics program the digital image was printed directly onto colouring card, die cut into an oval then coloured using Copic pens. The coloured image was then glued onto a die cut oval frame and attached to the card front using foam pads. 
 
To finish the card glitter was added to the snowman, along with a few glittery enamel green dots.
 
Here's What I Used                                                    
December Digital Stamp: 'Snowman and squirrels'

Other: 5" x 7" White Top Fold Card Blank, Neenah Card, Copics, A Winter's Tale Paper Pad (Crafter's Companion), Oval Die (Tonics), Grand Decorative Oval Die (Spellbinders), Green Card, Glitter, Green Enamel Dots

Copic Pens: Snowman & Snow - B0000, B000, BG000, BG01 / Nose - YR04, YR15, Y35 / Arms - E31, E33, E35, E37 / Hat - C2, C3, C5, C7 / Squirrels - E08, E13, E15,  E47, E99 / Nuts & Nut Bag - Y02, Y15, Y35, E00, E11, E99, C1 / Scarf & Hat Ribbon - YG01, YG03, YG17

Why not, follow us on Facebook group, Pinterest, Instagram or on our Blog we'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :)  I'll be back on Monday 31st December  with my other Christmas....so see you then. TTFN!

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Friday, 14 December 2018

Whimsy Stamps Birthday Instagram Hop

Hi guys 💜

Today I'd love to share some Whimsy magic with you to celebrate our 10th birthday. To start off our party week we are having a Instagram Hop to share some inspiration, so if you have an Instagram account why not follow us and join in with the fun, there will be lovely random prizes to the win. Here is the link --- http://instagram.com/whimsystamps

Not done an Instagram hop before?
Well it's really easy - To be in with a chance of winning a random prize, you must ---

1. Firstly you need an Instagram (IG) account, so if you don't have one why not set one up, it's free and really easy to do.

2. Then use the search bar at the top of the page and type in Whimsy Stamps to go to their Instagram page. Once on their IG page press 'Follow' to follow Whimsy Stamps.

3. From the Whimsy gallery of pictures select the Birthday Hop photo - this will be the 1st picture. Press the speech bubble icon beneath the photo and type a comment, press Post to send it.

3. In the comments below this Birthday Hop photo there will be a link to the next person in our hop, this will be displayed as eg @jaycue23 (this will be a design team member). Press the member's name to travel to her Instagram page. You must again press 'Follow' to follow her, then select her birthday Hop card (1st picture) in her gallery and again leave a comment as in step 3. This person will have the next person in the hop displayed in the comments under her photo, so simply repeat the 'follow' and 'comment' procedure.

4. Repeat the steps for the total hop (there are 19 hops including whimsystamps)

5. Tag a friend for an extra chance of winning a random prize, you do this by adding a @ sign in front of their Instagram account name eg @jaycue23

We will be picking people at random drawn from each design team member's post, and will announce the winner on the Whimsy Instagram page on Monday, December 17th. Have fun and good luck.

To celebrate our birthday and IG hop I have created a card using the cute digital stamp 'Froggie Hoppy Day 1'. He's available from the Whimsy Stamps online store (see the links below).

PSSST...on our Facebook page we have a fabulous free polar bear digi courtesy of Crissy Armstrong, so go check it out. :)


 
Here's What I Did
Using a graphics program I created a backdrop with a sentiment and heart from one of our digi papers. After printing out the backdrop it was mounted onto some pink card and then onto the card front.
 
The image was stamped onto colouring card, coloured with Copics and fussy cut out. I die cut a '1' and '0' from pink glitter card and glued these both to his hands. The whole image was attached to the card front using foam pads.  Glossy accents was added to the frogs eyes to make them bulge.
 
To finish the card a few gems were added to the corners plus a little glitter on his hat.
 
Here's What I Used                                                    
Digital Stamp: 'Froggie Hoppy Day 1'

Other: 6" x 6" White Card Blank, White Card, Neenah Card, Copics, Pink Card, Pink Glitter Card, Glitter, Gems, Graphics Program, Glossy Accents

Copic Pens: Frog - YG01, YG03, YG17, Y15 / Banner & Hat - RV02, RV04, RV34, RV69 / eyes - B000 / Teeth - C1, C2

Our new facebook challenge #110  started on the 15th October, so why not come and join us when it starts. There will be a  fabulous $15 prize to win and the theme as always is 'Anything Goes'. Here is the link -
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.2402239159848036&type=3

Why not, follow us on Facebook group, Pinterest, Instagram or on our Blog we'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :)  I'll be back on Thursday 3rd May with another new digi stamp from the release....so see you then. TTFN!

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Thursday, 13 December 2018

Craftsulove Design Team - November #3

Morning everyone 💜

Today I'm sharing the last of my Craftulove cards using the snow globe stamp and die set from Studiolight, plus some green gingham paper pad from Echo Park.  I've kept my Christmas card CAS this week by just using the stamp, die and a few gems. I hope you like it. x

Just a little note about the snowglobe set I've used, it includes a snowglobe dome and base stamp plus 3 interior stamps featuring different snowy scenes. Over the month of November I have used 2 of the scenes plus the included sentiment.  All the links to the specific Craftuslove products can be found below, and the link to the general store is here.



 
Here's What I Did
I added a piece of pattered paper to the front of a 4" x 4" white card blank.

I stamped the snow globe onto colouring card and coloured it with Copic pens. Glitter was added to the snow and trees, then a white pen was used for the snow flakes. When the scene was finished it was cut out.

I stamped the snow globe base section onto brown colouring card, and added a little shading with Copic pens. When the colouring was finished the base was cut it out and glued over the top of the previously stamp snow globe.

Using the snow globe die I cut out the shape using black card, then glued the coloured image on top. The topper was then added to the card front using foam pads. To complete the card 6 green gems from my own stash were added to the top and bottom of the card front.

Available from Craftsulove
Stamp & Die Set: 'Basic Clear Stamp & Die Set No 18' by Studio Light
Paper Pad: 'Christmas Gingham - Dots & Stripes' by Echo Park

My Own Stash:
4" x 4" White Card Blank, Black Card, Copic Pens, Neenah Card (Solar White & Desert Storm), Foam Pad, Double Sided Tape, Glitter, Gems, Glitter, Versafine Black Ink, White Pen

Copics: Dome - B000, B00 / Snow Globe Base & Rabbit - E31, E33, E35 / Sky - B05, B29 / Trees - YG23, YG67 / Snowman - B000, B00, R14, R37, Y17

Why not, follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram or on our YouTube Channel we'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :)  I'll be back in a few days with another card using the sweet Studio Light Snow globe stamp set.....so see you then. TTFN!

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x Janine x

Friday, 30 November 2018

Whimsy Stamps Inspiration - November Week #5

Hi guys 💜

Today I'm sharing another of the fabulous fairy's available in the Whimsy store. This beautiful rubber stamp is called 'Snowflake Wishes Fairy' and is part of this month's new release. I just love working with these gorgeous images, they're just so magical.



 
Here's What I Did
I trimmed down a piece of red card and attached it to the card front of a 6" x 6" white card blank.
 
The image was stamped onto colouring card and die cut into a square with a dotted edge detail. The image was then coloured using Copic pens, and silver glitter pen was added to the snowflakes and bells. Crystal glitter was added to her wings to make them sparkle and a die cut sentiment was added below her.  The topper was attached to a die cut square cut from silver glitter card and then added to the card front using foam pads. 
 
To finish the card, silver stars were punched out from silver glitter card and glued around the fairy.
 
Here's What I Used                                                    
November Release Rubber Stamp: 'Snowflake Wishes Fairy'

Other: 6" x 6" White Card Blank, Neenah Card, Copics, Double Dot Square Die (Crealies), Pearl Square (Tattered Lace), Festive Frames - Snowball (Creative Expressions), Red Card, Silver Glitter Card, Glitter, White Pen, Silver Glitter Pen, Star Punch

Copic Pens: Background: Skin - E000, E00, E11, R30 / Hair - YR0000, YR000, YR00, E13, E99 / Dress - C0, C1, C2, R17, R27 / Jacket & Gloves - R17, R27, R37, R59 / Socks - C0, C1, R17, R37 / Wings - C0 / Fur trim - W0, W1, 0

Our new facebook challenge #110  started on the 15th October, so why not come and join us when it starts. There will be a  fabulous $15 prize to win and the theme as always is 'Anything Goes'. Here is the link -
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.2402239159848036&type=3

Why not, follow us on Facebook group, Pinterest, Instagram or on our Blog we'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :)  I'll be back on Thursday 3rd May with another new digi stamp from the release....so see you then. TTFN!

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Craftsulove Design Team - November Card #2

Morning everyone 💜

Today I'm sharing the 2nd of my November Craftulove Design Team cards with you. This month's cards is again featuring the lovely snow globe stamp and die set by Studiolight plus a gorgeous chequered paper by Echo Park. For today's cards I've gone with a sort of masculine look using a grey, black and silver colour palette. I hope you like it. x

All the links to the specific Craftuslove products can be found below, and the link to the general store is here.



 
Here's What I Did
I covered the front of a 4" x 4" card with patterned paper, then trimmed down 3 strips of silver glitter card to create banners in varying lengths.

The snow globe was stamped onto white colouring card and a sentiment was added to the centre. The whole snow globe was then cut out by hand. The inside edge of the globe was coloured with a blue Copic pen and crystal glitter was added over the top.

The base of the globe was stamped again onto silver mirror card using Stazon ink and cut out, this was then glued into place on the glittered snow globe. The snow globe was then mounted onto black card cut out using the snow globe outer die.

To complete the card, gems were added at the top and bottom edge of the card.

Available from Craftsulove
Stamp & Die Set: 'Basic Clear Stamp & Die Set No 18' by Studio Light
Paper Pad: 'Christmas Gingham - Dots & Stripes' by Echo Park

My Own Stash:
4" x 4" White Card Blank, Silver Glitter Card, Silver Mirror Card, Foam Pad, Double Sided Tape, Glitter, Black Stazon, Versafine Black Ink, Gems, Copic Pen - B000

Why not, follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram or on our YouTube Channel we'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :)  I'll be back in a few days with another card using the sweet Studio Light Snow globe stamp set.....so see you then. TTFN!

Challenges entered:
Color Throwdown Challenge

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x Janine x

Saturday, 24 November 2018

Whimsy Stamps Inspiration - November Week #4

Hi guys 💜

Today I'd love to share some Whimsy magic with you using this little beauty. This gorgeous rubber stamp is called 'Merry Wishes' and is part of this month's new release; it's available from the Whimsy Stamps online store (see the links below).



 
Here's What I Did
I die cut a square from blue card and attached it to the front of a 6" x 6" white card blank, then embossed a piece of white card and added it directly over the top of it.
 
The image was stamped onto colouring card and die cut into a circle. The image was stamped again onto masking paper and cut out. The mask was placed over the top of the image and the background was sponged over the top with pink and blue ink. The image was coloured using Copic pens and white pen was added to the snowflakes. When everything was dry the circle was attached to the card front using foam pads.
 
To finish the card, glitter and blue pearls were added.
 
Here's What I Used                                                    
New Release Digital Stamp: 'Merry Wishes'

Other: 6" x 6" White Card Blank, Neenah Card, Copics, Double Dot Circle Die (Crealies), Doily Square (Tattered Lace), Blue Card, White Card, Glitter, Blue Pearls, White Pen, Summer Sky & Rose Blush Colour Cloud ink (Cosmic Shimmer), Scattered Holly Embossing Folder (Crafters Companion)

Copic Pens: Background: Skin - E000, E00, E11, R30 / Hair - E13, E33 / Top, Skirt, Hat & Shoes - RV000, RV00, RV02, RV13, R32 / Scarf - BG10, BG11, BG13, C1, C3 / Basket - YG03, YG17, Y06, Y08 RV02, RV13, BG11, BG13, E312, E33, E35 / Wings - Y000, Y00 /

Our new facebook challenge #110  started on the 15th October, so why not come and join us when it starts. There will be a  fabulous $15 prize to win and the theme as always is 'Anything Goes'. Here is the link -
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.2402239159848036&type=3

Why not, follow us on Facebook group, Pinterest, Instagram or on our Blog we'd loved to see you.

Thank you so much for dropping by, don't forget to say hi :)  I'll be back on Thursday 3rd May with another new digi stamp from the release....so see you then. TTFN!

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