Sunday, 21 September 2014

Chalkboards

Good grief!  Three cards in one week from me (AND I have another one ready to post tomorrow), I must be feeling better lol.  Not quite …. but all the tests are done and now I am just waiting for a call back from the cardiologist.  Things are creeping along very slowly. 

I’m off work this week and next and was whiling away the hours on Pinterest and kinda got inspired to play yesterday.  This is what I came up with using the sublime new Christmas Chalkboards 1 sentiment stamps designed by Simonne Clay.  Shoo, that girl is ace at sentiments.

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I used some Wild Orchid Crafts goodies to embellish.  See, even though (for me) this is a trendy card I still managed to frou-frou it up HA!  I seperated the poinsettia and misted with pearl spray, allowed to dry and then reassembled and finished it off with one of these delish flatback pearls in a diamond circle.  I love that the charcoal grey pops off the white flower and also ties in with the chalkboard sentiment.  I heat embossed a wooden reindeer, added a couple of bells and a small metal corner and job done.  I think this set will be getting heaps of use this year.

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These stamps make for really quick and easy cards, that’s for sure.  I stamped the sentiment onto black card using Versamark ink, heat embossed with white embossing powder and layered it up.  The Papermania papers are from last year, or was it the year before?  All I know is a bought quite a few packs ….. I love red and white for Christmas.

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Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Whimsy September Release Hop–Day 2

Hi Whimsy fans and welcome to Day 2 of our ... 2014 Holiday Release - Part 1
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This week we are releasing 22 *BRAND NEW* red rubber stamps/ stamp sets and 7 *BRAND NEW* coordinating die/die sets, and they will be available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store and selected Whimsy Stamps retailers ... TOMORROW!

We are thrilled to welcome Linda, Lis and Stephanne as our Guest Designers for this release. We are also excited to welcome some of our artists as guest designers this month. Welcome ladies!

Yesterday we sneak peeked the new Crissy Armstrong, Meljen Designs, Elisabeth Bell and Raindrop Echo Designs products. Today we are excited to show you the brand new Art by Mi Ran, Time for Tea Designs, Wee Stamps and SC Design stamps and dies being released this month. For a full reveal of these products, hop on over to the Whimsy blog!

For today's project, I inked up Mr Frosty.  Oh Man!  I just love his raggedy hat lol.  I also used the Christmas Tree Trio stamps which I heat embossed with detail gold embossing powder.  There is also a matching Christmas Tree Trio die that works perfect with the stamps.

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A closer look at Mr Frosty, he is just so stinking cute.

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I used one of the new flatback pearls in a gold circle from Wild Orchid Crafts in the centre of the bow, and finished off the gold embossed snowflakes with 15mm and 20mm open roses.

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And now on to the good stuff Smile

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.

Bev Rochester (that’s me)
Shannah Bartle
Mi Ran (GDT)
Ellie Stover
Debbie Eastman
Iris Wiechmann
Lis Murphy (GDT)
Danni Bindel
Jacque Beddingfield

Be sure to visit the Whimsy blog</ a> again tomorrow for the release day grand hop! Thanks so much for visiting today.

Happy hopping!

Monday, 15 September 2014

Whimsy September Release Hop - Day 1

Welcome to Day 1 of our ... 2014 Holiday Release - Part 1
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We are super excited to announce that this month's release is our very first HOLIDAY RELEASE of 2014! We have so many fantastic holiday stamps and dies this year that we have split them into 2 releases. We are releasing part 1 of the collection this week, and will release the second part next month. Over the next 3 days we will reveal 22 *BRAND NEW* red rubber stamps/stamp sets and 7 *BRAND NEW* coordinating die/die sets. They will be available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store and selected Whimsy Stamps retailers on Wednesday. We are thrilled to welcome Linda, Lis and Stephanne as our Guest Designers for this release. We are also excited to welcome some of our artists as guest designers this month. Welcome ladies!

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. Today we are excited to show you the brand new Crissy Armstrong, Meljen Designs, Elisabeth Bell and Raindrop Echo Designs stamps and dies being released this month. For a full reveal of these stamps, hop on over to the Whimsy blog!

For today's project, I inked up Butterfly Net by Elisabeth Bell, isn’t she just the sweetest little lady?  I used a sentiment from the Frame of Thanks set (from an earlier release) along with the matching mini picture frame dieAnd see those delish butterflies?  Well they are from the fabulous butterfly border die. I just ran it through the die machine then chopped off butterflies as needed, inked the edges, a few little pearls and job done.

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Coloured with copic markers, I used

Hair: E57, 43, 42, 51, 40, 50
Skin: E13, 11, 00, 000, R20
Clothes: R22, 20, 30, 000; W3, 1, 0, 00
Grass: YG67, 63, G20

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I used papers from the Spring Feast (First Edition) paper pad, love the vintagey colours.  The doily behind the image is a Prima die. 

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Lace, pearls and flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  Flowers used are mixed pastel magnolias, cosmos daisies and open roses (25mm, 15mm) and rose buds.

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So now it's time for you to continue today's hop! Don’t forget to leave a comment at every stop along the hop to be entered into the draw to win a $15 gift certificate:

Be sure to visit the Whimsy blog again tomorrow for the second day of sneak peeks. Thanks so much for visiting today. Happy hopping!

Thursday, 11 September 2014

WILD ORCHID CRAFTS DESIGN TEAM CALL

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Wild Orchid Crafts is looking for talented designers to join our design team. Do you have a Youtube channel where you like to showcase your design projects, or do you have a passion for card making with an online gallery and blog?  We're looking for both experienced and brand-new artists.
If you have the following skills, we would love to hear from you:

  • Excellent Photography: clear, sharp, bright photos for online media.
  • Strong Design Skills: ability to create stylish and original projects.
  • Social Media Presence (either Youtube, Facebook, blog, or Pinterest)
  • Video Skills for filming project videos (if you do not have video skills and only use a blog or gallery to showcase your work, we are still very interested to hear from you)
  • A desire to work with our great products (2 - 3 projects per month for 6 months)

Craft Activities:

  • Layouts
  • Altered Items
  • Cards and Tags
  • Mixed Media

Please send the following in your DT application to: dt-call@wildorchidcrafts.com

1. Subject Line: "WOC DT Call"

2. Contact email address

3. A link to your blog, Youtube, Facebook or Pinterest page

4. List of any design teams you are currently on, or have been on.

5. A recent design project created by you.  Projects do not have to use Wild Orchid Crafts products although we would LOVE to see any work you have done with our products.

The DT call is open immediately and will end on November 12, 2014.  New design team members will be announced on December 1st, 2014.

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Sara

I’ve had this card sat on my desk for over a week waiting to be photographed and at last I managed to get it done this evening.  I’ve been MIA again …… I go for the 2nd last (I hope) scan tomorrow then just one more and hopefully a diagnosis and correct medication so I don’t land up spending Saturday hooked up to machines in A&E resus till the wee hours of Sunday morning.  Ugh I am so fed up with all this now, I am like a pin cushion from all the sticking they did to me yesterday …. they got me good and I’ve got the bruises to prove it lol. 

Anyhoo, enough moaning, here’s Sara (another Saturated Canary beauty) that I coloured with copic markers.

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Copic colours used are:
Hair E57, 53, 40
Skin E13, 11, 00, 000, R30
Pinks: R89, 85, 83, 81
Aqua BG15, 13, 11, 10

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The papers are First Editions Bella Rose – LOVE this paper pad

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I used some of the new products (as well as the old) from Wild Orchid CraftsMixed pastel magnolias, cosmos daisies, open roses, sweetheart blossoms, pearl loop spray stems (that I used as leaves), pearls, butterfly from the mixed metal embellishments, seam binding and white flower shape flat backed pearl.

WOC have added loads of new goodies to the website, and some of the new colour combinations are simply sublime!  You can check out the new goodies here.

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hugs

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