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

Should you purchase any of the above products, please select  'Design Team'  in the 'where have you seen us' drop down so we know we have inspired you! Thank you x

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