Saturday, 21 February 2015

Willow Heart

This willow heart had been sitting on my desk for a while waiting to be prettied up.  What better way to do this than with some delish Wild Orchid Crafts products?

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The original colour was a rather grubby grey so I spray-painted with flat white paint several times then spritzed with pearl mist to give a light sheen.

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The flowers and leaves were adhered with a glue gun

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WILD ORCHID PRODUCTS USED:

20 MIXED PURPLE/LILAC MULBERRY PAPER TEA ROSES 40mm QVR-017 (I also used a green one but this is not on the website ATM)
20 MIXED PURPLE/LILAC TONE MULBERRY PAPER TRELLIS ROSES MKX-094
50 MIXED PURPLE/LILAC/WHITE MULBERRY PAPER CHRYSANTHEMUMS QVR-005
PURPLE MULBERRY PAPER OPEN ROSES MKX-024
LILAC MULBERRY PAPER OPEN ROSES MKX-025
50 MIXED GREEN TONE CHERRY BLOSSOMS MKX-044
50 MIXED PURPLE/WHITE COSMOS DAISY STEM FLOWERS MKX-123
100 WHITE MULBERRY PAPER LEAVES - 1¼" (30mm) MKX-448
25 MIXED 2-TONE MULBERRY PAPER GYPSOPHILA FLOWERS ON A STEM MKX-654

Monday, 9 February 2015

New Whimsy Stamps Release

Welcome to Day 1 of our ...

February Rubber Stamp and Die Release

Over the next 3 days we will reveal 16 *BRAND NEW* red rubber stamps/stamp sets and 1 *BRAND NEW* die/die sets. They will be available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store and from selected Whimsy Stamps retailers on Wednesday.

Today we are excited to show you the brand new Crissy Armstrong, Time for Tea Designs and Lizzy Love stamps and dies being released this month, and I am sharing a card made with the new Lizzy Love Tiffany and Sammy Sleeps a Lot and I’ve also used one of the sublime  Elegant Labels Senitments  by Denise Lynn.

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I had a mooch through papers that I have had for absolute YEARS!!  Found these and knew they would be perfect for Tiffany!  Here’s a close up of that divine sentiment and also the little clock charm (link below)

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Everything got a splodge of gesso!

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A peek at the inside

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I forgot to do a close up of the image but I think you get the gist from the main picture.  I coloured with copic markers stamped on Neenah card, and I used the following colours:
Hair: E44, 42, 41, 40
Skin: E13, 11, 00, 000, 0000, R20
Aqua: BG57, 53, 000, 0000
Red: R37, 35, 30
Leggings: E43, 41, 40
Cat: W7, 5, 3, 1
Mat: E35, 33, 30

PRIZE ALERT ... We have hidden a fabulous prize of a $15 GIFT CERTIFICATE at one of the stops on today’s hop! We will draw the lucky winner from the comments left here and on today’s design team posts (listed below), so be sure to visit everyone and leave a comment at every stop to be entered into the draw.

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Here’s the hop list

Bridget Curnow
Shelby Thomas
Danni Bindel
Debbie Eastman
Bev Rochester (me)
Cindy Hoesel
Lizzy Smith
Ellie Stover
Maya Go
Natalie Dever
Louise Roache

Check back on the Whimsy Blog tomorrow for links to the  second day of sneak peeks.

Thanks so much for visiting us today. Happy hopping!

Products used:
Whimsy Stamps Lizzy Love Tiffany and Sammy Sleeps a Lot and Elegant Labels Sentiments
Wild Orchid Crafts:
VINTAGE SEAM BINDING RIBBON – AQUARELLE MKX-493
10 MIXED METAL EMBELLISHMENTS MKX-236
60 WHITE IVORY & TAN SELF ADHESIVE PEARLS - ⅕" (5mm) MKX-497
90 WHITE, IVORY & TAN SELF ADHESIVE PEARLS - ⅛" (3mm) MKX-507
20 WHITE MULBERRY PAPER COTTAGE ROSES MKX-683
50 MIXED RED/WHITE COSMOS DAISY STEM FLOWERS MKX-121
50 MIXED BLUE/AQUA/WHITE MULBERRY PAPER CHRYSANTHEMUMS QVR-006
100 MIXED BLUE & WHITE SWEETHEART BLOSSOM MKX-245

Saturday, 31 January 2015

Happy Anniversary

Sorry I’ve been MIA, boiler problems meant spending all of last weekend fighting with British Gas, and it’s STILL not sorted – I’m so not impressed.  So whilst I was sat here this morning waiting for the engineer yet again, I made a real quick card.  I really love the Cut Outs from Wild Orchid Crafts, they add so much to a card and are so pretty too.  I layered up a couple for extra dimension after painting with gesso and inking the edges in milled lavender.

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The flowers have been dabbed with white gesso

 

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I pleated and stitched the ribbon.  Tip, I ran a strip of Scor-Tape along the back of the ribbon to hold the pleats in place until I could run it through the sewing machine.  It worked a treat and didn’t gum up the needle either like I thought it would.

 

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PRODUCTS USED from Wild Orchid Crafts:
SELF ADHESIVE PEARLS MKX-499
50 MIXED PASTEL TONE MULBERRY PAPER MAGNOLIAS QVR-029
20 MIXED PURPLE/LILAC TONE MULBERRY PAPER TRELLIS ROSES MKX-094
40 MIXED PURPLE/LILAC TONE OPEN ROSES 15MM MKX-662
LILAC MULBERRY PAPER ROSEBUDS 6mm GST-011
50 MIXED COLOUR MINIATURE GARDENIA FLOWERS MKX-198
BACK TO VINTAGE OVAL CUTOUT SET GST-031

OTHER PRODUCTS ARE SPELLBINDERS BRACKET BORDERS, TAFETTA RIBBON FROM THE RIBBON GIRL AND LEAVES ARE A CHEERY LYNN DESIGNS DIE.

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Sunday, 18 January 2015

Wee Polly

Phew!  What a week this has been.  Our Penny took very poorly with pyometra and had to have an emergency spey.  She’s on the mend now, we are so very lucky because we nearly lost her.  A £750 vet bill was so not welcome a few weeks after Christmas though.  I haven’t transferred my photo’s to the new computer yet but here’s the little madam herself taken several years ago when she was still a pup.  Yep, that’s her – “Top of the heap” lol.

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So, with all the vet drama I didn’t a chance to get in my craft room till this afternoon.  I thoroughly enjoyed having a play!  I have had this stamp since September and have only managed to get it inked today.  My bad.

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The paper is exquisite but naturally I had to cover the blessed thing up with as many embellies as possible lol.  The little thread spool was a find from The Works, a pack for a quid …. bargain.  I just wrapped some paper string around it and hit it with the old gesso.

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Copic markers were used, I didn’t bother with pencils for this one.  I used:

Hair: E40, 50, 42, 44, Y21 then went back down to the lightest colour to blend slightly
Skin: E13, 11, 00, 000, R20
Clothes: BG75 (my own mix of 75 and 72 that I have called BG73 Smile with tongue out) BG70, W3, 1, 0, 00; E47, 44, 43

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Lots of Wild Orchid Crafts deliciousness on this one (product list at end of post)

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And a peek at the inside – ugh the photos are so dark, roll on light nights!!

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And that’s it from me today, have a good week

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PRODUCTS USED:

Whimsy Stamps POLLY
Wild Orchid Crafts:
MKX-458 ORGANZA ROSE TRIM
MKX-499 SELF ADHESIVE PEARLS
GST-055 FOREVER CORNER ORNAMENTS CUTOUTS
MKX-117 OFF-WHITE CHRYSANTHEMUMS
MKX-205 CURLY WILD ROSES CREAM (I spritzed mine with a walnut mist)
MKX-125 MIXED BROWN/WHITE COSMOS DAISIES
MKX-013 WHITE OPEN ROSES 15MM AND 20MM
GST-003 WHITE ROSEBUDS 4MM
MKX-336 WHITE SWEETHEART BLOSSOMS

PRIMA DOILY DIE
DOOHICKEY SWIRL DIE
FISKARS ROSE GARDEN DESIGNER PAPER

Monday, 12 January 2015

Lizzy Love–Savannah Crush

Welcome to Day 1 of our ...

January Rubber Stamp and Die Release

Over the next 3 days we will reveal 16 *BRAND NEW* red rubber stamps/stamp sets and 1 *BRAND NEW* die/die sets. They will be available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store and from selected Whimsy Stamps retailers on Wednesday.

Today we are excited to show you the brand new Crissy Armstrong, Time for Tea Designs, Lizzy Love and Denise Lynn stamps and dies being released this month, and I am sharing a card made with the new Lizzy Love Savannah Crush stamp and also a sentiment from the Simply Stitched Circles by Denise Lynn., which I popped on to a Slider 2 Die – it fits perfectly.  I also used the fabulous Lace Doily Border Die…… Best. Border. Die. Ever!

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I went with very non-Bev colours, eek.  But I am thrilled with how the card turned out, the black really makes everything pop!

I coloured Savannah with copic markers

Hair E29, 25, 21, 50
Skin E13, 11, 00, 000, 0000, R20
Peach R02, 01, 00, 000, 0000
Black C9, 7, 5, 3
Shading BV20, BG000, 000, C00

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The papers are from a Prima Pad – I cut out the brackets from one of the papers in the pad.  The embellies are all from Wild Orchid Crafts – Wild Rose 30mm in peach, open roses 15mm, small gardenias in white, and then I trailed 4mm white pearl string around the flowers.  I also used a corner and a flower (under the large peach rose) from the mixed metal embellishments set after painting with white gesso.

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Last pic

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PRIZE ALERT ... We have hidden a fabulous prize of a $15 GIFT CERTIFICATE at one of the stops on today’s hop! We will draw the lucky winner from the comments left here and on today’s design team posts (listed below), so be sure to visit everyone and leave a comment at every stop to be entered into the draw.

Ellie Stover
Natalie Dever
Danni Bindel
Chitra Nair
Louise Roache
Lizzy Smith
Cindy Hoesel
Bridget Curnow
Shelby Thomas
Iris Wiechmann
Maya Gomboc
Bev Rochester (that’s me )

Check back on the Whimsy Blog tomorrow for links to the  second day of sneak peeks.

Thanks so much for visiting us today. Happy hopping!

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